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Also Known As: Richard A Dysart Died:
Born: March 30, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Augusta, Maine, USA Profession: actor

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Distinguished, bespectacled character actor who has worked steadily in theater, features and TV since the mid-1950s. Dysart has repeatedly been called upon to represent distinguished members of the community from doctors to judges, several presidents and other historical figures. Dysart has proved a reliable supporting player in numerous projects but he is perhaps most readily identifiable as Leland McKenzie, the esteemed patriarch of a prestigious law firm in the long-running courtroom drama series "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-94).

Distinguished, bespectacled character actor who has worked steadily in theater, features and TV since the mid-1950s. Dysart has repeatedly been called upon to represent distinguished members of the community from doctors to judges, several presidents and other historical figures. Dysart has proved a reliable supporting player in numerous projects but he is perhaps most readily identifiable as Leland McKenzie, the esteemed patriarch of a prestigious law firm in the long-running courtroom drama series "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-94).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Hard Rain (1998) Henry
3.
 Truman (1995) Henry L Stimson
4.
 Panther (1995) Hoover
5.
 Child Is Missing, A (1995) Riley Hallihan
6.
 Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993) J Edgar Hoover
7.
 Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990) Barbwire Salesman
8.
 Day One (1989) President Harry S Truman
9.
 Moving Target (1988) Cambridge
10.
 Six Against the Rock (1987) Warden Johnston
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Born and raised in Maine
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Served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War
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Began career on the off-Broadway stage in such productions as "The Quare Fellow" (1958) and "Our Town" (1959)
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Founding member of the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA
1968:
Feature debut, "Petulia"
1974:
First featured role in a film, "The Terminal Man"
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TV debut in an historical series, "Sandburg's Lincoln"
1974:
TV-movie debut, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman"
1981:
Debut in a TV miniseries, "People vs. Jean Harris"
1986:
Debut in a regular role on a drama series, "L.A. Law"
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Education

Emerson College: Boston , Massachusetts -
Emerson College: Boston , Massachusetts -

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wife:
Kathryn Jacobi.

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