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Also Known As: Raymond Nicolas Wise Died:
Born: August 20, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Akron, Ohio, USA Profession: actor

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This supporting player of theater, TV and film is best known for his portrayal of Laura Palmer's murderous father on David Lynch's cult series "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) and in its feature incarnation, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992). Wise got his professional start onstage, in such plays as "The Subject was Roses" and Sam Shepard's "The Tooth of Crime" (for which he won an OBIE in 1983), and toured in various classics ("Romeo and Juliet", "Tartuffe").

This supporting player of theater, TV and film is best known for his portrayal of Laura Palmer's murderous father on David Lynch's cult series "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91) and in its feature incarnation, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" (1992). Wise got his professional start onstage, in such plays as "The Subject was Roses" and Sam Shepard's "The Tooth of Crime" (for which he won an OBIE in 1983), and toured in various classics ("Romeo and Juliet", "Tartuffe").

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dead Still (2014)
2.
 Bronx Bull, The (2014)
3.
 Wrong Cops (2013)
4.
 Big Ass Spider! (2013)
5.
 Nuclear Family (2012)
7.
 Excision (2012)
8.
 Rosewood Lane (2012)
10.
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1970:
Played attorney Jamie Rollins on the soap opera, "Love of Life"
1978:
Moved to Los Angeles with wife
1982:
Feature acting debut, "Swamp Thing"
1989:
Played the role of Leland Palmer on the series, "Twin Peaks" (ABC)
1993:
Played Judge Stinson on the short-lived CBS series, "Second Chances"
1995:
Cast in the emotionally touching drama, "Powder"
1996:
Was a regular on the Aaron Spelling produced series, "Savannah" (The WB)
2000:
Was a regular on the Showtime series, "Resurrection Blvd"
2001:
Featured in the romantic comedy, "Two Can Play That Game"
2003:
Co-starred in the summer horror feature, "Jeppers Creepers 2"
2005:
Played CBS news anchor, Don Hollenbeck, in George Clooney's "Goodnight, and Good Luck"
2006:
Played Vice President Hal Gardner on the Fox series, "24"
2007:
Cast as the Devil in the The CW series, "Reaper"
2009:
Cast as Father Peter Westley on two episodes of "Psych" (USA Network)
2011:
Portrayed US Secretary of State in the prequel to the "X-Men" film series, "X-Men: First Class"
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Education

Kent State University: Kent , Ohio -

Notes

Wise plays catcher on a Burbank fast-pitch softball team.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Julie Burr. Engaged in the 1970s; no longer together.
wife:
Kass McClaskey. TV commercial producer.

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son:
Gannon McClaskey-Wise. Born on December 26, 1984.
daughter:
Kyna McClaskey-Wise. Born on August 22, 1987.

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