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Born: April 23, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: Cast ...
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1963:
Served in US Army
1965:
Made stage debut in "Hay Fever" at Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA; also made stage directorial debut at same theatre with "The Zoo Story"
1967:
Made off-Broadway debut, "The Comedy of Errors" at New York Shakespeare Festival
1967:
TV debut, "Saint Joan" on "Hallmark Hall of Fame" (NBC)
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Was regular on CBS soap opera, "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"
1970:
Played title role in "Hamlet" in Pennsylvania
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Became regular on ABC daytime drama "A World Apart"
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Played the title character Bernie Steinberg (opposite Meredith Baxter as Bridget) in the CBS sitcom "Bridget Loves Bernie"
1974:
Feature acting debut, "Caravan to Vaccares"
1976:
Played John Quincy Adams in the PBS miniseries "The Adams Chronicles"
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Played title role in the NBC TV series "Serpico"
1977:
Starred in the syndicated miniseries "Testimony of Two Men"
1981:
Starred as Lyon Burke in CBS remake of "Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls 1981"
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Played Dr. Ben Samuels on NBC's "St. Elsewhere"
1983:
Made Broadway debut as Salieri in "Amadeus"
1984:
Played star reporter Sam Dillon on "Glitter" (ABC)
1986:
Hosted the future focused Australian-based series, "Beyond 2000"
1987:
Debut as co-executive producer, the TV-movie, "The Long Journey Home"; also acted
1989:
Wrote and co-starred in (with then-wife Meredith Baxter) "The Diaries of Adam and Eve", a two characted play taped from a stage performance (directed by Birney) and broadcast by PBS; also served as executive producer
1991:
Played Alan Hamel in "Keeping Secrets", the Suzanne Somers story
1995:
Played Harry Chandler Moore in "Live Shot" for UPN
1996:
Played King Arthur in a Southern California production of "Camelot"

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