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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 27, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Warren, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, playwright, director, acting teacher

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For over the past 30 years, the diminutive, stage-trained character actor, Austin Pendleton has been cast in film and TV roles that, in an earlier generation, might have been filled by such hand-wringing nervous Nellies as Edward Everett Horton or Franklin Pangborn. He worked at the Williamstown (MA) Theater Festival while attending Yale, then headed for New York after his 1961 graduation. Though hardly a leading man type, he quickly got work, making his off-Broadway debut in 1962's "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad".

For over the past 30 years, the diminutive, stage-trained character actor, Austin Pendleton has been cast in film and TV roles that, in an earlier generation, might have been filled by such hand-wringing nervous Nellies as Edward Everett Horton or Franklin Pangborn. He worked at the Williamstown (MA) Theater Festival while attending Yale, then headed for New York after his 1961 graduation. Though hardly a leading man type, he quickly got work, making his off-Broadway debut in 1962's "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad".

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 HairBrained (2013)
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 Game Change (2012)
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 Raising Flagg (2007)
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 Glass Houses (2007)
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 Southside (2006)
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1962:
Off-Broadway debut, "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad"
1968:
Feature acting debut, "Skiddo"
1972:
First major supporting role in a feature, "What's Up, Doc?"
1972:
TV debutin the variety special "Let's Celebrate"
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Taught acting at Yale University in the 1970s
1985:
TV series debut, "Hometown"
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Served as last artistic director of the Circle Repertory Theater
1995:
Penned the two character drama "Uncle Bob"; wrote lead role especially for actor George Morfogen
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Played recurring role as a coroner on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street"
1999:
Had cameo as a pawn shop owner in "Joe the King"
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Appeared as the bigoted senator in the touring revival of "Finian's Rainbow"
2000:
Played a theater producer having an affair with a single, thirtysomething waitress in "Fast Food, Fast Women"
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Cast as a dying prisoner on "Oz" (HBO)
2001:
Play "Uncle Bob" produced Off-Broadway
2001:
"Orson's Shadow", a play based on a true incident involving Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier, produced in Los Angeles
2003:
Cast in the feature "Uptown Girls"
2006:
Cast in the HBO original film, "The Notorious Bettie Page" starring Gretchen Mol as the 1950's pin-up model
2007:
Cast opposite Alan Arkin in director Neal Miller's character-driven comedy drama, "Raising Flagg"
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Education

Yale College, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1961

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wife:
Katina Cummings.

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