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Born: November 15, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1951:
Served with U.S. Army Signal Corps in France
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Performed with Playwrights Theatre Club and Second City Chicago
1957:
Began appearing on TV in shows such as as "Studio One" (CBS) and "Decoy" (Syndicated)
1960:
Made Broadway debut in "Face of a Hero"
1961:
Moved to Hollywood, CA
1962:
Film debut, "Kid Galahad"
1969:
First worked with Mary Tyler Moore in feature film "Change of Habit"
1970:
Played role of Mary's boss Lou Grant on long-running CBS sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
1977:
Reprised role from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" for CBS drama series "Lou Grant"
1977:
Earned Emmy for his role as Captain Davies in ABC miniseries "Roots"
1981:
Served as president of the Screen Actors Guild
1984:
Played Sam Waltman on short-lived ABC sitcom "Off the Rack"
1987:
Founded Blake/Quince Productions with actress Timothy Blake; company dissolved 1991
1987:
Played leading role of Joe Danzig on NBC drama series "The Bronx Zoo"
1989:
Returned to Broadway opposite Madeline Kahn in a revival of "Born Yesterday"
1991:
Played Guy Bannister in Oliver Stone's "JFK"
1991:
Joined CBS drama series "Trials of Rosie O'Neill"
1992:
Supplied voice of Chief Abalone for short-lived CBS animated series "Fish Police"
1992:
Joined one season of CBS sitcom "Hearts Afire"
1994:
Played Gil Jones on ABC sitcom "Thunder Alley"
1997:
Re-teamed with Mary Tyler Moore for TV movie "Payback" (ABC)
1997:
Landed recurring role as a judge on ABC legal drama "The Practice"
1998:
Returned to series TV as co-star of Fox sitcom "Ask Harriet"
1998:
Co-starred with Tom Selleck on CBS comedy "The Closer"
2003:
Cast in recurring role on ninth season of NBC medical drama "ER"
2003:
Played Santa Claus opposite Will Ferrell in Jon Favreau directed comedy "Elf"
2006:
Played recurring role on NBC drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
2006:
Starred in Hallmark Channel Original Movie "The Christmas Card"
2009:
Played Paul Dano's 80-year-old pot-smoking father in "Gigantic"
2009:
Voiced retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen in Pixar animated film "Up"
2009:
Guest starred on "CSI: NY" (CBS) as clockmaker Abraham Klein
2009:
Narrated children's album <i>Scat</i>
2011:
Portrayed Warren Buffett in HBO film "Too Big to Fail"
2012:
Appeared in ABC Family movie "Home Alone: The Holiday Heist"

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