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Born: September 17, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Vinton, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began performing as a child in school and local theater productions
1950:
Served in the US Air Force
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Had featured role in the touring company of "The Music Man"
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Toured in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
1964:
Film debut in bit role in "Black Like Me"
1965:
NYC stage acting debut, "Harry, Noon and Night"
1968:
Toured in the stage musical "Mame"
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Spent one season with the Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland
1970:
Had featured role in "Rio Lobo"
1973:
Played the district attorney in the CBS pilot "Hawkins", starring James Stewart; reprised role on the series spin-off
1973:
TV series debut as regular, played Lt. Sam Church on the NBC detective series "Tenafly"
1974:
Portrayed policeman friend to Barry Newman's "Petrocelli" (NBC)
1974:
Co-starred in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles"
1977:
Headed the family in the short-lived NBC summer sitcom "The Kallikaks"
1979:
Played title role in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Hizzoner"; also was series creator and co-executive producer
1981:
Played Branch Rickey in the short-lived Broadway musical "The First"
1984:
Co-starred with Dustin Hoffman in the Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman"
1985:
Had title role in "Santa Claus: The Movie"
1988:
TV directorial debut, an episode of the NBC series "Our House"
1990:
Had recurring role as Grandpa Arnold on ABC's "The Wonder Years"; earned 1990 Emmy nomination
1991:
Co-starred in the above-average TV miniseries "In a Child's Name" (CBS)
1998:
Cast in title role of the Coen brothers "The Big Lebowski"
1998:
Succeeded Pat Hingle as Benjamin Franklin in the Broadway revival of "1776"
2005:
Played a Judge in the movie musical "The Producers," based on the stage musical by Mel Brooks and starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick

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