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Also Known As: Died: February 1, 2005
Born: February 24, 1932 Cause of Death: Complications from heart surgery.
Birth Place: Zehner, Saskatchewan, CA Profession: Cast ...
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Acted on the Canadian stage with amateur theatrical groups
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Won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London
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Worked with various British repertory companies
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Returned to Canada
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Began working regularly in Canadian TV, specializing in Shakespeare, and in stage productions
1956:
Feature acting debut (voice only), Big Brother in "1984"
1964:
Returned to the screen in "Nobody Waved Good-Bye", the first feature produced by the National Film Board of Canada
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Broadway debut, "The Royal Hunt of the Sun"
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Starred in "Wojeck", a highly regarded Canadian TV series
1969:
US TV-movie debut, "Trial Run"
1978:
Widely seen as Dean Vernon Wormer in "Animal House"
1978:
Reprised the role of Dean Wormer for the TV spin-off "Delta House"
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Played the recurring role of Number One on "The New Adventures of Beans Baxter", a Fox sitcom

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