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Also Known As: Died: August 30, 1993
Born: July 19, 1938 Cause of Death: brain tumor
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, theater director

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This strong-featured regular of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival appeared in over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Jordan began making screen appearances in lead roles, such as Woody Allen's "Interiors" (1978) and as one of the "Iron Johns" in "The Men's Club" (1986). He appeared in the weirdly Mid-Pacific "The Yakuza" (1975) and in supporting roles in features that ranged from big budget comedies like "The Secret of My Success" (1987) to the rococo "Dune" (1985), where he played an oddly normal character. Jordan was in several TV-movies and miniseries in the 1970s and gave a gripping performance as Albert Speer in the TV-movie movie "The Bunker" (1981). He played his last TV role in the movie "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1992). Very shortly before he died, Jordan completed work on the earnest feature epic, "Gettysburg" (1993), which showcased his sizable, stalwart talent as Brigadier General Armistead, who died doing battle with Union forces.

This strong-featured regular of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival appeared in over 100 Broadway and off-Broadway plays. Jordan began making screen appearances in lead roles, such as Woody Allen's "Interiors" (1978) and as one of the "Iron Johns" in "The Men's Club" (1986). He appeared in the weirdly Mid-Pacific "The Yakuza" (1975) and in supporting roles in features that ranged from big budget comedies like "The Secret of My Success" (1987) to the rococo "Dune" (1985), where he played an oddly normal character. Jordan was in several TV-movies and miniseries in the 1970s and gave a gripping performance as Albert Speer in the TV-movie movie "The Bunker" (1981). He played his last TV role in the movie "Are You Lonesome Tonight" (1992). Very shortly before he died, Jordan completed work on the earnest feature epic, "Gettysburg" (1993), which showcased his sizable, stalwart talent as Brigadier General Armistead, who died doing battle with Union forces.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Posse (1993) Sheriff Bates
2.
 Gettysburg (1993) Brigadier General Lewis A Armistead (Confederate)
3.
 Time Bomb (1991) Colonel Taylor
4.
 Primary Motive (1991) Chris Poulas
5.
 Delusion (1991) Conference Room Executive
6.
 Heaven is a Playground (1991) Racine
7.
 Shout (1991) Eugene Benedict
8.
 Hunt For Red October, The (1990) Jeffrey Pelt
9.
 Romero (1989) Father Rutilio Grande
10.
 Manhunt: Search For The Night Stalker (1989) Frank Salerno
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Milestones close milestones

1963:
Played Romeo in New York Shakespeare Festival's "Romeo and Juliet"
1964:
Feature acting debut, "Ready for the People"
1973:
TV acting debut, "Nightside"
1990:
Directed a production of Shakespeare's "MacBeth" starred Raul Julia in the title role
1993:
Final film appearance, "Gettysburg"
1993:
Was playing the role of the evil doctor in "The Fugitive" when he died; replaced in the part by Jeroen Krabbe
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -

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wife:
Kathleen Widdoes. Actor. Married in 1963; divorced in 1972.
companion:
Blair Brown. Actor. Together from c. 1976; separated.

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Nina Jordan. Mother, Kathleen Widdoes.
son:
Robert Jordan. Born in 1983; mother, Blair Brown.

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