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|Born:||February 6, 1931||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Temple, Texas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Broadway debut as understudy and replacement for Alex Nicol (as Brick) in the original production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
Made film debut in Elia Kazan's "Baby Doll"
Earliest TV appearance, the NBC anthology series, "The Alcoa Hour"
Appeared in the Tennessee Williams dramas, "Orpheus Descending" and "Sweet Bird of Youth" (as Tom Finley Jr.); earned a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Play for the latter
Earliest prominent feature supporting role in "Pork Chop Hill" as the brother-in-law of Gregory Peck's character
Recreated his stage role in Tennessee Williams's "Sweet Bird of Youth" for the film version
Played a sleazy New Orleans blackmailer opposite Steve McQueen and Karl Malden in "The Cincinnati Kid"
Made stage directing debut with "The Beard"
First top billed role in the feature, "Beyond the Law"; directed by Norman Mailer
Starred in another Norman Mailer (also acted) directed film, "Maidstone"
Received rave reviews for his portrayal of a country & western singer in the cult film "Payday"
Starred in the cult classic science fiction movie "The Man Who Fell to Earth"
Returned to Broadway for the short-lived comedy, "Mixed Couples"
Received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Cross Creek"
Made feature film directorial debut with the offbeat comedy "The Telephone" starring Whoopi Goldberg
Played the ultra-hawkish Colonel Fargo in the HBO Original Movie "By Dawn's Early Light"
Cast as talk show producer and TV veteran Artie in "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO); earned six consecutive Emmy (1993-1998) nominations as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Played the OCP CEO in the science fiction film, "Robocop 3"
Hosted the syndicated series "Ghost Stories"
Returned to Broadway to co-star with Shirley Knight in Horton Foote's "The Young Man From Atlanta"
Played the gruff boss Agent Zed in "Men in Black" opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones
Voiced Zeus in Disney's animated feature "Hercules"
Starred as Father Robert Grant in the TNT movie "Passing Glory"
Featured in "Wonder Boys" opposite Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire
Reprised the role of Agent Zed in "Men in Black II"
Cast in a recurring role as Senator Turner on the NBC drama, "The Lyon's Den"
Featured in the Comedy "Welcome to Mooseport"
Cast with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in the comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"
Appeared in the black comedy "Eulogy"
Played an aging music producer in Ira Sachs' independent film "Forty Shades of Blue"
Co-starred with Tim Allen and Courteney Cox in the family comedy "Zoom"
Starred as France's Louis XV in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette"
Played the recurring role of Don Geiss, the CEO and Jack's boss, on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock"; earned an Emmy nomination in 2008 for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
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