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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 138

Birthday 1928-11-17

Day of Death 2017-11-25

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Talk Radio as Lou
2019 The Christ Slayer as Devil as Old Man
2017 Chasing the Star as Devil as an Old Man
2017 Broken Memories as Jasper
2016 Kalebegiak as José Mari
2016 40 Nights as Devil as an Old Man
2015 Solemates as Older Man
2013 Gone Dark as Charles
2013 Nebraska as Uncle Ray
2013 The Lone Ranger as Engineer
2013 Huff as Scotty
2011 Redemption: For Robbing the Dead as Doctor
2011 Rosewood Lane as Fred Crumb
2011 InSight as Cemetery Presider
2011 Harley's Hill as Charlie
2011 Night Club as Chuck
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 as Preacher
2011 The Dilemma as Burt
2010 Once Fallen as Harry
2010 The Genesis Code as Dr. Tolley
2010 The Child Wanderers as Old Knut
2009 Play the Game as Mervin Lavine
2009 Angels & Demons as Cardinal Beck
2009 Lie to Me (1 episode) as Joe Metz
2009 Boppin' at the Glue Factory as Walker Bill
2008 Frost/Nixon as Ollie
2008 Ghost Town: The Movie as Sheriff Tom Parker
2008 Drillbit Taylor as Older Man
2008 Grizzly Park as Ranger Howard
2008 Audie & the Wolf as Dr. Maleosis
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as Preacher
2006 Sasquatch Mountain as Harris Zeff
2006 Be My Baby as Zippy
2006 Harrison Bergeron as Narrator
2005 Ghost Whisperer (1 episode)
2005 Cinderella Man as Announcer Al Fazin
2004 Toolbox Murders as Chas Rooker
2004 CSI: NY (1 episode)
2004 Ghost Rock as Cash
2004 Death and Texas as Circuit Court Judge
2003 The Missing as Telegraph Operator
2003 Cold Case (1 episode)
2003 A Crack in the Floor as Floyd Fryed
2003 The Long Ride Home as Old Man
2003 Legend of the Phantom Rider as Doc Fisher
2002 That '80s Show (1 episode)
2001 A Beautiful Mind as White-Haired Patient
2001 Rat Race as Feed the Earth Spokesman
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas as Elderly Timekeeper
2000 The Huntress (1 episode)
2000 Son of the Beach (1 episode)
2000 Big Wind on Campus as Grandpa Morton
1999 Angel (1 episode) as Marcus Roscoe
1998 Psycho as Mr. Lowery
1998 Two of a Kind (2 episodes)
1998 The Night Caller as Hank
1998 Evasive Action as Train Engineer
1997 Holiday in Your Heart as Blind Man
1997 The Second Civil War as Arnold Tooney, jr.
1997 Just Shoot Me! (1 episode)
1996 Mars Attacks! as Texan Investor
1996 Clueless (2 episodes)
1996 7th Heaven (1 episode)
1996 Tiger Heart as Mr. Johnson
1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest as Employer
1995 Apollo 13 as Reverend
1994 Little Giants as Father Kelly
1994 Ed Wood as Old Man McCoy
1994 ER (1 episode)
1994 Forced to Kill as Rance
1994 The Paper as Alicia's Doctor
1994 Babylon 5 (3 episodes) as David Sheridan
1994 Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter as Todd
1993 Snapdragon as Priest
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode)
1993 Fearless as Bald Cabby
1993 Ticks as Sheriff Parker
1993 Ed and His Dead Mother as Rev. Praxton
1992 Universal Soldier as John Devreux
1992 Melrose Place (1 episode)
1992 Far and Away as Tomlin
1991 Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter as Bernie
1991 9 1/2 Ninjas! as Ninja Negotiator
1989 Limit Up as Chuck Feeney
1989 Parenthood as Dean at College
1989 Seinfeld (2 episodes)
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1989 Baywatch (1 episode) as Fireman (1 episode)
1989 Quantum Leap (1 episode)
1989 The 'Burbs as Detective #2
1989 B.L. Stryker (1 episode)
1988 Superboy (1 episode)
1988 Dark Before Dawn as Grain Hauler as Logan
1988 B.O.R.N. as Robert Morrison
1987 Wiseguy (1 episode)
1987 Innerspace as Supermarket Customer
1986 Gung Ho as Mayor Conrad Zwart
1985 Cocoon as St. Petersburg Dectective
1985 Playing with Fire as Fireman Goodwin
1985 Scandal Sheet as Mr. Bell
1984 Splash as McCullough
1984 The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins as Policeman
1983 Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess as Still Photographer
1983 The Thorn Birds (4 episodes) as Doc Wilson
1981 Smokey Bites the Dust as Football Coach
1981 Dynasty (1 episode)
1979 Mr. No Legs as Lou's Sidekick
1979 Flatbed Annie & Sweetie Pie: Lady Truckers as Mr. Murray
1977 Another Man, Another Chance as Wagonmaster
1977 Grand Theft Auto as Ned Slinker
1977 The Legend of Frank Woods
1976 Eat My Dust as Clark
1976 Laverne & Shirley (1 episode)
1974 Locusts as Aaron
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1974 Chinatown as Irate Farmer
1974 Where the Lilies Bloom as Roy Luther
1974 Happy Days (3 episodes)
1972 Kung Fu (1 episode)
1972 ABC Afterschool Special (1 episode)
1972 The Waltons (6 episodes)
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1972 Bloody Trail as Jake
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode)
1970 The Wild Country as Cleve
1969 Then Came Bronson (1 episode)
1967 Gentle Ben (56 episodes) as Henry Boomhauer
1967 Cool Hand Luke as Sheriff
1966 The Monroes (3 episodes)
1966 An Eye for an Eye as Harry
1965 Village of the Giants as Deputy
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (4 episodes) as Bus Driver
1958 Bat Masterson (1 episode)
1956 Frontier Woman as Prewitt
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)


1981 Through the Magic Pyramid Writer
1977 Grand Theft Auto Writer
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)Writer
1967 Gentle Ben (2 episodes)Writer
1960 The Flintstones (2 episodes)Writer


1977 Grand Theft Auto Associate Producer

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