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Born: May 5, 1938 Cause of Death:
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Cast (feature film)

White House Down (2013)
Washington D.C. policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job of being a Secret Service agent and protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to disappoint his young daughter with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, and they are there when the complex is overtaken by a
Jimmy Picard (2013)
A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.
Surrogates (2009)
People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates-sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Gr
According to Greta (2009)
Greta is a rebellious 17 year old 'exiled' for the summer to a sleepy Jersey shore community where she immediately informs her grandparents of her plans to kill herself by the time she turns 18. But before Greta can cross suicide off her 'to-do' list, she'll begin a romance with a young cook from a
Trotsky, The (2009)
Leon Bronstein is a precocious Montreal teen who fervently believes himself to be the reincarnation of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. He is determined to duplicate every aspect of Trotsky's life, including being exiled, at least twice, and ultimately assassinated. His most pressing issues right
Smokin' Aces (2007)
A mob contract is put out on a semi-famous Las Vegas magician, turning hordes of two-bit hoods and villains into a squad of hit-men in an all out race for his head.
Away From Her (2006)
An aging couple faces the wife''s Alzheimer''s.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
A "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Ma
Heights (2004) as Cast
In New York City, Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that her husband has a new lover, and begins to re-think her life choices and her open marriage. Diana and Isabel's paths cross with Al
Silver City (2004) as Jud Pilager
Set against the backdrop of a mythic "New West," a satire that follows grammatically-challenged, "user-friendly" candidate Dicky Pilager, scapegrace scion of Colorado's venerable Senator Jud Pilager, during his gubernatorial campaign. When Pilager finds that he's reeled in a corpse during the taping
Stuck on You (2003) as Halloween House Folk
Bob and Walt Tenor are small-town legends who excel at sports, and who are the proud owners of a fast-food restaurant where their four hands work the grill at lightning speed. When the acting bug bites Walt, he convinces Bob to honor their childhood pact to never hold back the other, and the brothers head west for the bright lights of Hollywood. Bob and Walt make fast friends with their sexy neighbor, who helps Walt land a grizzled agent whose idea of a prime gig for Walt is a porn film. Things finally begin to look up for Walt when the boys encounter legendary diva--and Academy Award winning actress--Cher. Looking to sabotage her new television series, of which she wants no part, Cher casts Walt as her co-star. Instead of dooming the show, Walt propels it to the top of the ratings, and the brothers became instant celebrities. But their real adventure is only beginning, as Bob finds romance with a longtime cyber-pal, and the brothers make a decision that will forever change their lives. Whatever happens to the boys, one thing is certain: nothing will ever come between them.
Footsteps (2003) as Robbie Lowendahl
Based on the unproduced stage play of the same name this dramatic thriller is about a novelist who becomes the subject of a true life crime story when she encounters two stange men at her isolated beach house -- one is there to kill her and other to save her life.
Day Reagan Was Shot, The (2002) as Michael Deaver
The assassination attempt on former President Reagan.
Live From Baghdad (2002) as Tom Johnson
A dramatization of CNN's coverage of the Gulf War. In August 1990, CNN producer Robert Wiener, along with his producing partner and alter ego Ingrid Formanek, led their group of journalists and crew to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a few months before the U.N.-imposed deadline for the Iraqis to with
Orphan (2001) as Charles Broderick
Hired killer Jake McCrory carries out a routine hit on local businessman Charles Broderick, while Broderick's young daughter Anna looks on in horror. But Jake himself is subsequently gunned down by Broderick's friend Timmy. As he hovers between life and death, Jake is visited by Broderick's spirit,
Magnolia (1999) as Alan Klingman--Attorney
On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention they will weave and warp through each other''s lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax.
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1998) as Russell Burton
Julia Burton, the dedicated wife of an American diplomat in Rome, has an affair with an Italian vintner, who arouses in her a passion that has long been missing in her life. Ultimately, she must choose between the two men she loves so differently.
There's Something About Mary (1998) as Office Worker
There's something about Mary that still bewitches Ted. Although he hasn't seen her in over a dozen years, since that shameful prom night, his heart still flutters at the recollection of her. He's still crazy about her after all these years, and curious as to her whereabouts. At the insistence of his
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997) as Pete Louganis
Television movie based on Olympic Gold-medal-winning diver Greg Louganis' autobiography, "Breaking the Surface." The movie chronicles Louganis' tumultuous life; his difficult childhood, close relationships, his success in diving and his courage in dealing with HIV.
Private Parts (1997) as Roger Erlick
With nothing more than burning desire and a complete lack of decorum, incorrigible shock jock Howard Stern goes from Detroit college radio dork to undisputed heavyweight king of the New York City airwaves. The story follows his life infancy to the beginning of his career.
Ultimate Lie, The (1996) as Malcolm Mcgrath
Drama exploring the psychological secrets kept by members of a seemingly perfect family. The father's secret pastime of hiring high-priced call girls is revealed when his troubled daughter turns up at his hotel room as one of the call girls.
Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996) as Dean Rumplemeyer
Drama revolving around the first human attempt to land on Mars and the Global News Network's television coverage of the event. The mission is endangered by the Native Earth Alliance, a non-violent group set on ending interplanetary exploration.
Kansas City (1996) as Henry Stilton
In 1934, while the rest of the country was mired in the Depression, Kansas City thrived with gambling, prostitution, and jazz-filled nightclubs flourishing under the rule of city bosses and organized crime. On the eve of the municipal elections, a scrappy telegraph operator, Blondie O''Hara, has kidnapped wealthy Carolyn Stilton, a drug-addicted socialite wife married to an advisor to president Roosevelt. Blondie plans to swap Carolyn for her small-time gangster husband Johnnie who has been taken hostage by big-time gangster and club owner Seldom Seen. Robert Altman''s riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music.
Clean Slate (1994) as Dr Doover
A private eye gets short-term amnesia as the result of an accident; he then winds up involved in a jewelry theft.
Batman Returns (1992) as The Mayor Of Gotham
Batman''''s fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992) as William Reilly
A television movie dramatizing the events surrounding the massive 1989 oil spill from the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Folks! (1992) as Ed
A comedy about a successful commodities executive whose life is disrupted by his aging parents.
Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (1989) as Richard Burt
A "HBO Showcase" movie based on the real-life events surrounding the 1983 Soviet downing of a Korean Airlines passenger jet which strayed into Soviet airspace and resulted in 269 deaths. Focuses on the U.S. government's response to this serious threat to U.S.-Soviet relations.
Hot Money (1989)
An ex-con changes his identity, moves to a small upstate New York town, and steals a million dollars during the town's fourth of July celebration. Feeling guilty, he leaves clues for the local sheriff to find the money.
Shocker (1989) as Lieutenant Don Parker
After a mass murderer is electrocuted, his killing rampages continue on a more deadly scale.
Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The (1988) as Captain Blakely
An adaptation of Herman Wouk's drama about the trial of a Navy officer accused of unlawfully relieving his captain of command of their ship during a typhoon.
Salvador (1986) as Ambassador Thomas Kelly
Mesmerized (1986) as Reverend Wilson
Countdown to Looking Glass (1984) as Bob Calhoun
A drama, shown through the eyes of a network television news team, focusing on the events that occur when an international crisis in South America brings the world to the edge of nuclear disaster and then over that edge in only nine days. The special uses real events written up in daily newspapers t
Cloak and Dagger (1984) as Rice
Henry Thomas gets involved with murderous spies--but no one will believe him. He turns to a computer game called "Cloak and Dagger" and begins to fantasize that secret agent Jack Flack (Dabney Coleman) is helping him deal with his real-life dangers.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) as Pete Curtis
Two American journalists get more than they''d bargained for during an Indonesian revolution.
Talk to Me (1982) as Ross
After he has exhausted a number of alternatives, a man enrolls in the Hollins Institute in the hope of curing his stuttering. While at the institute, he not only solves his speech problem, he falls in love.
Strange Behavior (1981) as Brady
A scientist's experiments on teenagers turn them into killers.
Manhattan (1979) as Yale
A TV comedy writer falls for his best friend''''s girl.
Unmarried Woman, An (1978) as Martin Benton
Erica seemingly has the perfect life until her husband informs her he's leaving her for another woman. With help from a therapist and a supportive group of friends, she recovers and begins to build a life for herself. She even entertains the possibility of a new relationship.
The Great Bank Hoax (1977) as Manigma
Small town bankers try to cover up a missing $100,000 from the bank examiner.
The Front (1976) as Alfred Miller
A bookie agrees to put his name on scripts by blacklisted writers.
Nashville (1975) as Triplette
Country music stars get caught up in tangled affairs and an independent''s political campaign.
I Love You... Goodbye (1974) as Alec Shield
Frustrated by the role society has forced on her as a wife and mother, a suburbanite abandons her family in an effort to find a more challenging and fulfilling life.
Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1974) as Quentin Lerner
Winner of nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, this was one of the most acclaimed TV movies ever, highlighted by Cicely Tyson's Emmy-winning performance as the (fictional) woman who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lived to see the Civil Rights movement a centur
Phase IV (1974) as Lesko
Scientists at a remote desert base discover that ants are preparing to conquer the world.
Gettin' Back (1974)
This documentary chronicles the country-rock festival that was held in Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 1973. Performers include Big Mama Thornton, Leo Kottke, Clifton Chanier and The Red Hot Cajun Band, Michael Murphey, and the Earl Scruggs Revue.
The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973) as Ted
A jewel thief worms his way into Texas society.
Crooked Hearts, The (1972) as Frank Adamic
A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.
What's Up, Doc? (1972) as Mr. Smith
The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) as [Eugene] Sears
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town.
M*A*S*H (1970) as "Me-Lay" Marston
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor to keep their sanity during wartime.
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) as Paul
Two couples at a siance are taken in by a slick count who's really a vampire.
Brewster McCloud (1970) as Frank Shaft
A mysterious boy living in the Houston Astrodome dreams of building himself a pair of wings.
The Arrangement (1969) as Father Draddy
A car crash causes a rich man to reconsider the life he leads.
That Cold Day in the Park (1969) as
A sexually repressed, emotionally disturbed woman becomes obsessed with a young man she meets by chance. He plays along, as a lark. Their situation becomes increasingly darker as her obsession fades into psychosis. Realizing, finally, what he's dealing with, the young man seeks to extricate himself from the "relationship" only to find violence and tragedy awaiting.
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) as Mark Peter Sheean
An obsessed movie director grooms an unknown to play his deceased movie-star wife.
Countdown (1968) as Rick
An astronaut takes a one-way voyage to the moon.
Double Trouble (1967) as Morley
A teen heiress falls for an American rock singer in London.

Cinematography (feature film)

Dreams of Glass (1970) as Director of Photography
The Lollipop Cover (1965) as Director of Photography
An ex-boxer meets a 9-year-old abandoned girl and together they hitchhike to California, where he must find a junkie who owes him money.

Art Director (feature film)

Moulin Rouge! (2001) as Art dept runner
Christian, a young Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet-innocent find

Cast (special)

Mayday (2005)
An airline flight headed from San Francisco to Tokyo is accidentally hit by a U.S. Navy missle, leaving almost all of the crew and passengers dead, near death, or psychologically deranged. While terror and hysteria begin to increase for those on board, a weekend pilot is forced to take control of t
Mount Rushmore (2002) as Narration
An artist's determination propelled the largest sculptural project in history. Gutzon Borglum directed dozens of ordinary Americans in the creation of what some call a monstrosity and others a masterpiece -- Mount Rushmore.
Irish in America: Long Journey Home, The (1998) as Narration
The story of Irish immigrants to the United States from the arrival of the earliest immigrants in the mid-19th Century to the present. Successful Irish-Americans from all walks of life share their stories.
Tanner '88: Child's Play (1988) as Jack Tanner
The sixth segment of a limited series which provides a satiric look at the campaign of a fictional U.S. presidential candidate. In "Child's Play," Tanner tries to sharpen his public image.
Tanner '88: Moonwalker and Bookbag (1988) as Jack Tanner
The fourth part of a limited series which provides a satiric look at the campaign of a fictional U.S. presidential candidate. In this episode, Tanner is attempting to rebound from a split with a politically influential southern minister. Forced to resort to stern measures, he freezes his media dir
Tanner '88: Night of the Twinkies (1988) as Jack Tanner
The third part of a limited series which provides a satiric look at the campaign of a fictional U.S. presidential candidate. In this episode, Jack Tanner's race for the presidency is picking up momentum after a surprising third place finish on Super Tuesday. However, the Democratic hopeful discove
Tanner '88: Something Borrowed, Something New (1988) as Jack Tanner
This segment of the "Tanner '88" series finds Jack Tanner preparing for the Democratic convention in Atlanta and second thoughts cool a major celebration as Tanner gets ready for this ultimate contest.
Tanner '88: The Dark Horse (1988) as Jack Tanner
The first part of a limited series which provides a realistic look at the current political scene by focusing on candidate Jack Tanner, who hits the campaign trail to capture the Democratic presidential nomination.
Tanner '88: The Great Escape (1988) as Jack Tanner
The seventh episode of a limited series which provides a satiric look at the campaign of a fictional U.S. presidential candidate. Jack Tanner's private life comes under scrutiny as he continues his bid for the White House.
Tanner '88: The Boiler Room (1988) as Jack Tanner
The tenth episode of the limited series "Tanner 88," which provides a satiric look at the campaign of Jack Tanner, a fictional candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. In this segment, time is running out for the former congressman. The Democratic convention is almost certain to give D
Tanner '88: The Girlfriend Factor (1988) as Jack Tanner
This episode in the "Tanner '88" series finds Jack Tanner bringing his campaign to his home state of Michigan, and there he encounters renewed controversy.
Tanner '88: Bagels With Bruce (1988) as Jack Tanner
The fifth episode of a limited series which provides a satiric look at the campaign of a fictional U.S. presidential candidate. Tanner is arrested at a South African embassy demonstration, and he meets with former real-life candidate Bruce Babbitt to discuss the ups and downs of running for the pre
Tanner '88: The Reality Check (1988) as Jack Tanner
The eleventh episode of a limited series which provides a satiric look at the campaign of Jack Tanner, a fictional candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. In this episode, creditors descend on Tanner's Atlanta campaign headquarters, as campaign manager T.J. Cavanaugh steps out on the
Tanner '88: For Real (1988) as Jack Quentin Tanner
The second part of a limited series providing a satiric look at the campaign of a fictional U.S. presidential candidate. In this segment, candidate Tanner's "reality-based" television campaign has succeeded. He surges ahead in the pols and as a measure of its success, his organization learns that t
Bell, Book and Candle (1976) as Alex Brandt
The story of Alex Brandt, a publisher who moves into a flat above a curio shop that is run by Gillian Holroyd, a beautiful young witch, and her aunt Enid, also a sorceress. In the pilot episode, Brandt first meets -- and immediately falls in love with -- Gillian.
Walk in the Night, A (1968) as William Smith
The exploits of James Van Ducci, the head of the Great Lakes Interstate Bureau, a Chicago-based investigative organization. Van Ducci and his team search for a Swedish sailor who jumped ship -- unaware that his suitcase contains a bomb that is set to detonate in a matter of hours.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Rules Of Marriage, The (1982) as Alan Murray
Lengthy contemporary drama, written by Reginald Rose, dealing with a supposedly "perfect marriage" and the effects when it breaks up -- on the couple involved, their children and their friends. Elizabeth Montgomery and Elliott Gould (in his TV acting debut) are an affluent suburban couple who split

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Path to 9/11, The (2006)
For six years John O'Neill was the FBI's expert on Al Qaeda. O'Neill made repeated warnings of Al Qaeda's potential threat to the United States, but his warnings fell on deaf ears at the FBI headquarters. O'Neill left the FBI in the Summer of 2001 to take a head of security job at the World Trade
Tanner on Tanner (2004) as Jack Tanner
This sequel to "Tanner '88" revisits the original characters 16 years after Tanner ran for the 1988 presidential election as his daughter Alex is shooting a documentary about the current presidential race.

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