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Born: January 27, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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After college graduation, spent ten years working in resident theaters
1974:
First TV performance, an episode of "The Rockford Files" (NBC)
1974:
Played recurring role of Jerome 'Stretch' Cunningham on CBS sitcom "All in the Family"
1975:
First lead role on TV, as Bill Lewis on short-lived "Hot L Baltimore" (ABC)
1976:
Made TV miniseries debut in "Once an Eagle" (NBC)
1976:
Made film debut in Neil Simon's "Murder By Death"
1976:
Played featured role on ABC series "The Nancy Walker Show"
1977:
Appeared in various roles on several episodes of "Barney Miller" (ABC)
1978:
Again collaborated with writer Neil Simon for "The Cheap Detective"
1984:
Played a corrupt deputy sheriff in James Garner-Shirley Jones film "Tank"
1984:
First appearance as Mr. Skolnick, father of main character Lewis in comedy film "Revenge of the Nerds"
1985:
Played River Phoenix's dad in fantasy film "Explorers"
1986:
Cast as Dana Ivey's husband on NBC sitcom "Easy Street"
1987:
Reprised role of Mr. Skolnick for "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise"
1990:
Guest starred on syndicated series "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
1992:
Landed featured role in biopic "The Babe"
1995:
Played Farmer Hoggett in Chris Noonan's "Babe"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
1996:
Played Dr. Zefram Cochrane in "Star Trek: First Contact"
1997:
Formed Koshari Films with then-wife Julie Cobb
1997:
Co-starred as the venal police chief in film adaptation of James Ellroy's "L.A. Confidential"
1998:
Reprised Oscar nominated role for sequel "Babe: Pig in the City"
1999:
Portrayed newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst in HBO movie "RKO 281"; received first Emmy nomination
1999:
Appeared as the judge presiding over a murder trial in "Snow Falling on Cedars"
1999:
Cast opposite Tom Hanks, as the warden in supernatural prison drama "The Green Mile"
2000:
Appeared in live CBS version of Cold War thriller "Fail Safe"
2000:
Performed on stage as British poet A.E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love"
2001:
Garnered an Emmy nomination for his role as a dying Catholic bishop on several episodes of "ER" (NBC)
2001:
Played title role on CBS drama series "Citizen Baines" as a former U.S. Senator
2002:
Co-starred in A&E miniseries "The Magnificent Ambersons"
2003:
Landed recurring role as Ruth's second husband on HBO drama "Six Feet Under"; received third Emmy nomination
2003:
Starred in award-winning HBO miniseries "Angels in America," adapted by Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner's play
2004:
Played Father Donald Callahan in TNT miniseries "Salem's Lot," based on novel by Stephen King
2005:
Cast as the Warden in remake of "The Longest Yard," starring Adam Sandler and Burt Reynolds
2006:
Portrayed Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh opposite Helen Mirren in title role of "The Queen"
2007:
Guest starred on sixth season of "24" (Fox) playing Phillip Bauer, the estranged father of Jack (Kiefer Sutherland)
2007:
Cast as Captain Stacy, father of Bryce Dallas Howard's character in Sam Raimi directed "Spider-Man 3"
2008:
Co-starred in Oliver Stone's biopic "W." as former President George H. W. Bush
2009:
Acted alongside Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, and Ving Rhames in "Surrogates"
2009:
First executive produced feature, "A Lonely Place for Dying"
2010:
Played supporting role in family feature "Secretariat"
2011:
Cast in critically acclaimed black-and-white, nearly silent film "The Artist"
2012:
Played former Nazi and surgeon Arthur Arden in FX miniseries "American Horror Story: Asylum"

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