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Richard Dysart

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Born: March 30, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Augusta, Maine, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision (2004) as Voice
An animated documentary about biologist and painter Haeckel (1834-1919) who was torn between seemingly clashing ideas like science and art, materialism and religion, rationality and passion. The chronicle explores his role in our evolving epistemology while offering a parable about both the difficul
2.
Hard Rain (1998) as Henry
Tom has taken a job with his uncle as an armoured car courier. They currently have $3 million entrusted to their care when they are caught in the rising waters of the Mississippi during a major flood. Jim is a career criminal who hopes to get out of crime by pulling off one last job: stealing the $3 million. His plan goes terribly wrong when Tom refuses to do the easy thing and give up the money. However, both face the sheriff of the small town who has plans of his own for the cash.
3.
Child Is Missing, A (1995) as Riley Hallihan
Account of the struggle to rescue a young boy suspected of being kidnapped by a recluse who has lost his own wife and child, a man known as "The Dog Hermit." Based on David Stout's novel.
4.
Truman (1995) as Henry L Stimson
Biography of President Harry S. Truman, chronicling his life from World War I through his presidency.
5.
Panther (1995) as Hoover
A semi-historic account of the origins of the radical Black Panthers.
6.
Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993) as J Edgar Hoover
A fictional account of the alleged romantic relationship between Marilyn Monroe and then-U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy in the final months before the actress's August 1962 death.
7.
Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990) as Barbwire Salesman
Marty McFly drives into the Old West to rescue Doc, whose blossoming romance makes him reluctant to return, from the clutches of the villainous Tannen Gang.
8.
Day One (1989) as President Harry S Truman
A television movie dramatizing the story of the Manhattan Project and the race to develop the atomic bomb. The saga revolves around three main characters: General Leslie R. Groves, the military man who spear-headed the endeavor; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of the project; and
9.
Moving Target (1988) as Cambridge
A teenager's family disappears without a word of warning. Trying to track them down, he finds himself being hunted by both the police and some very cold-blooded killers.
10.
Six Against the Rock (1987) as Warden Johnston
A movie based on the true story of six convicts who, in 1946, battled incredible odds and the U.S. Marines in the most desperate, daring escape ever attempted at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay.
11.
Wall Street (1987) as Cromwell
A young stockbroker prospers on wall street under the tutelage of a greedy millionaire stockbroker.
12.
Last Days of Patton, The (1986) as General Dwight D Eisenhower
A television movie continuing the story of General George S. Patton Jr. detailed in the 1970 feature film, "Patton." The film chronicles the controversial last days, both public and private, of the American general.
13.
Mask (1985) as Abe
A lady biker and her deformed son try to lead normal lives.
14.
Warning Sign (1985) as Dr Nielsen
15.
Falcon And The Snowman, The (1985) as Dr Lee
Outrage leads two young Americans to sell national secrets to the Soviets in this intense, Cold War era drama that is based on real events. Disgusted by what he learns at his job routing messages for the CIA, ex-seminary student Timothy Hutton joins forces with his best friend Sean Penn to do a litt
16.
Pale Rider (1985) as Coy Lahood
A mysterious avenger helps the innocent citizens of a corrupt gold-mining town.
17.
Malice in Wonderland (1985) as Louis B Mayer
Fact-based comedy drama recounting Hollywood's legendary feud between Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper during filmdom's golden era. Jane Alexander's depiction of Hedda Hopper won her an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actress, with other nominations going to costume designers Nolan Miller and M
18.
Missing Children: A Mother's Story (1982) as Hunter Burgess
An illiterate, unemployed woman abandoned by an abusive husband, puts her three children in a child-care center and then learns she has unwittingly signed them away to an unscrupulous private adoption agency and finds that she is the victim of a conspiracy. Emmy Award nominations for costume design
19.
Thing, The (1982) as Dr Copper
The stage is set for havoc and terror when a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.
20.
Bitter Harvest (1981) as Dr Morton Freeman
The real-life story of a young farmer's efforts to find out what's killing his dairy herd and afflicting his infant son are hampered by the foot-dragging of state agriculture officials. Emmy Award nominations went to director Roger Young, writer Richard Friedenberg, photographer Gayne Rescher and ed
21.
Bogie (1980) as Jack Warner
The Humphrey Bogart story from the early '30s until his death, covering the period as a struggling young actor through movie stardom and his marriages to Mayo Methot (the third Mrs. Bogart) and Lauren Bacall. Academy Award-winning writer Daniel Taradash, who co-wrote the screenplay to Bogart's "Knoc
22.
Ordeal of Dr. Mudd, The (1980) as Edwin Stanton
Dennis Weaver is the Maryland physician condemned to prison in the Dry Tortugas in 1865 after unwittingly aiding in John Wilkes Booth's escape following Lincoln's assassination by setting Booth's broken leg, and several years later was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson for his work during an epid
23.
Being There (1979) as Dr Robert Allenby
Political pundits mistake an illiterate gardener for a media genius and turn him into a national hero.
24.
Meteor (1979) as Secretary Of Defense
A collision with a comet sends an asteroid speeding toward the Earth.
25.
Prophecy (1979) as Bethel Isley
When Dr. Robert Verne and his wife go to Maine to study the effects of a lumber mill on the environment there, they find a horrifying variety of mutations in the local wildlife. After a series of violent deaths of people in the area, a research expedition is formed, and a large, mutant bear is found to be the killer.
26.
First You Cry (1978) as Dr Brennerman
A dramatization of the true story of NBC news correspondent Betty Rollin and her experience with a mastectomy that shook her emotions, her marriage and her outlook on life. Fredric March's widow, Florence Eldridge, made a rare acting appearance as Rollin's mother in one of the only jobs she has ever
27.
An Enemy Of The People (1978) as Aslaksen
A scientist stands against an entire town when he discovers their medicinal spa is polluted.
28.
Court-Martial of General George Armstrong Custer, The (1977) as President Grant
A dramatization of what might have happened had General Custer survived the battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and stood trial for allowing the massacre of his own troops.
29.
It Happened One Christmas (1977) as Peter Bailey
A new version of Frank Capra's 1947 classic "It's a Wonderful Life" with a gender switch -- Marlo Thomas for James Stewart, Wayne Rogers for Donna Reed, and Cloris Leachman for Henry Travers. Emmy Award nominations went to Cloris Leachman as well as to art director John J. Lloyd and set decorator Ha
30.
Gemini Man (1976) as Leonard Driscoll
In this recycling of the unsuccessful TV series "The Invisible Man," a brash special agent finds himself capable of invisibility from the after-effects of an underwater explosion during a government salvage operation and uses his new-found "talent" to prove the incident was sabotage. Unfortunately,
31.
Day of the Locust, The (1975) as Claude Estee
Tod Hackett, a new arrival to Los Angeles and aspiring art director, is trying to make it in Hollywood in the late 1930's. He soon finds himself increasingly infatuated with his mysterious neighbor, Faye, a wanna-be starlet with possibly devious motives of her own. As Tod is drawn deeper into th
32.
The Hindenburg (1975) as Lehmann
Sabotage causes the airship Hindenburg to crash on arrival at New York in this disaster film.
33.
Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, The (1974) as Master Bryant
Winner of nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, this was one of the most acclaimed TV movies ever, highlighted by Cicely Tyson's Emmy-winning performance as the (fictional) woman who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lived to see the Civil Rights movement a centur
34.
Crazy World of Julius Vrooder, The (1974) as Vrooder'S Father
After returning home, a Vietnam veteran lives in the psychiatric ward on the V.A. hospital, because he cannot cope with the craziness of the world.
35.
Terminal Man, The (1974) as Dr John Ellis
As the result of a head injury, brilliant computer scientist Harry Benson begins to experience violent seizures. In an attempt to control the seizures, Benson undergoes a new surgical procedure in which a microcomputer is inserted into his brain. The procedure is not entirely successful.
36.
The Lost Man (1969) as Barnes
The leader of a black militant group hides out from police in an old movie theatre and enlists the help of a social worker to make his escape.
37.
Petulia (1968) as Motel receptionist
A married doctor falls for the young wife of an abusive rich man.
38.
Love With the Proper Stranger (1963) as Accountant
When a one-night stand results in pregnancy, a musician and a young girl try to resolve the issue together.

Cast (special)

39.
L.A. Law: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001) as Interviewee
Special profiles legal drama "L.A. Law," a television series that ran from 1986 to 1994 on NBC.
40.
Wild West, The (1993) as Voice Of Horace Greeley
A five-part, 10-hour documentary depicting the "Wild West." Uses still photographs and voice-over narration.
41.
Learning in America: Education on Trial (1992) as Host
A three-part special in which critical issues facing American education are debated in a courtroom setting.
42.
Mickey's 60th Birthday Special (1988)
A special, combining live-action and animation, in which Mickey Mouse shocks the nation when he suddenly vanishes while taping his birthday show. Cartoon stars appearing include Roger Rabbit, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy. A "Magical World of Disney" presentation.
43.
1988 Miss America Pageant, The (1988) as Judge
The 35th annual live telecast of the Miss America Pageant originating from the Convention Hall on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
44.
Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour (1987)
Comedian Jay Leno hosts his first network television primetime special, with a salute to the American family. The program spotlights Leno in a humorous monologue about real and fictional families and features special appearances by show-business family acts.
45.
Concealed Enemies (1984) as Lloyd Paul Stryker
A dramatization of the Alger Hiss/Whittaker Chambers spy case of the late '40s as it was carried out in hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee. The case against Hiss later went to a criminal court where he was convicted -- some contend unjustly -- of espionage and treason agaist his
46.
Norma Rae (1981) as Judge Elvin Allen
A pilot based on the 1979 feature film of the same title about a woman's struggle to unionize the textile mill in which she works. In the pilot episode, titled "A Matter of the Heart," Frank Osborne, the father of Norma Rae's illegitimate son, brings her to court in an attempt to gain custody of the
47.
Seal, The (1981)
The exploits of a man known only as "The Seal," a former mercenary turned free agent who undertakes dangerous, high risk cases. In the pilot episode, The Seal is hired by the U.S. government to free Stephanie Thayer, a CIA cryptographer who was abducted by a spy ring to decode satellite data.
48.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1975) as Matt Drayton; Joanna'S Father
The story of an interracial marriage. In the pilot episode, white woman Joanna Prentiss and her black husband John face the prospect of having their respective families meet for the first time.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

49.
War and Remembrance (1988) as Harry S Truman
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting
50.
Blood and Orchids (1986) as Harvey Koster
This fictional melodrama about a '30s rape-assault trial in Hawaii, intertwined with prejudice and corruption among the Island's establishment, with subplots involving a Hawaiian princess and an unassuming native lawyer-with-a-future, was based on Norman Katkov's best-selling novel which he (and, ac

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

51.
People vs. Jean Harris, The (1981) as Judge Russell R Leggett
For topicality, this production remains unique in having its premiere just nine weeks after the actual headline-making trial of the refined private school headmistress who was convicted of the murder of her unfaithful lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower, the famed "Scarsdale Diet" author. This taped movie br

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