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Richard Dysart (I) (1929–2015)

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Richard Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a founding member of the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. He received the Drama Desk Award in 1972 and a Emmy Award in 1992. He was good friends with Diana Muldaur, who played Rosalind Shays on L.A. Law. See full bio »

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Known For

The Thing Dr. Copper
L.A. Law Leland McKenzie
Wall Street Cromwell
Being There Dr. Robert Allenby


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 2002 L.A. Law: The Movie (TV Movie)
Leland McKenzie
 1997-1999 Spawn (TV Series)
- Prophecy (1999) ... Cogliostro (voice)
- Chasing the Serpent (1999) ... Cogliostro (voice)
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Cogliostro (voice)
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... Cogliostro (voice)
- Twitch Is Down (1999) ... Cogliostro (voice)
 1998 Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2
Cogliostro (voice)
 1998 Hard Rain
 1997 Todd McFarlane's Spawn (Video)
Cogliostro (voice)
 1995 A Child Is Missing (TV Movie)
Riley Hallihan
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Henry L. Stimson
 1995/I Panther
J. Edgar Hoover
 1995 My Secret Summer (TV Series)
 1992-1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Dr. Bartholomew
- Lock-Up (1994) ... Dr. Bartholomew (voice)
- Dreams in Darkness (1992) ... Dr. Bartholomew (voice)
 1986-1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Leland McKenzie
- Finish Line (1994) ... Leland McKenzie
- Whistle Stop (1994) ... Leland McKenzie
- How Am I Driving? (1994) ... Leland McKenzie
- Tunnel of Love (1994) ... Leland McKenzie
- Dead Issue (1994) ... Leland McKenzie
 1993 Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (TV Movie)
J. Edgar Hoover
 1993 The Wild West (TV Mini Series)
- Dreamers & Wayfarers/Chroniclers (1993) ... (voice)
 1991 Mystery of the Keys (TV Movie)
 1990 Back to the Future Part III
Barbwire Salesman
 1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini Series)
President Harry S Truman
- Part XII (1989) ... President Harry S Truman
 1989 Day One (TV Movie)
President Harry S. Truman
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Leland McKenzie
 1988 Moving Target (TV Movie)
Arthur Cambridge
 1987 Wall Street
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie)
Warden James Johnston
 1986 The Last Days of Patton (TV Movie)
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
 1986 Castle in the Sky
Uncle Pom (Disney dub) (English version, voice)
 1986 Moses (Video short) (voice)
 1986 Blood & Orchids (TV Movie)
Harvey Koster
 1985 The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible (TV Series short)
- Moses (1985) ... (voice)
 1985 Warning Sign
Dr. Nielsen
 1985 Pale Rider
Coy LaHood
 1985 Malice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Louis B. Mayer
 1985 Mask
 1984 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Symbols of Wisdom/Blue Eyes Returns (1984) ... Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
 1984 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1984 Insight (TV Series)
- The Game Room (1984) ... Sam
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Lloyd Paul Stryker
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Lloyd Paul Stryker
 1982 Missing Children: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
Hunter Burgess
 1982 The Thing
Dr. Copper
 1981 The Seal (TV Movie)
 1981 Norma Rae (TV Movie)
Judge Elvin Allen
 1981 The People vs. Jean Harris (TV Movie)
Judge Russell R. Leggett
 1981 Bitter Harvest (TV Movie)
Dr. Morton Freeman
 1980 The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Movie)
Edwin Stanton
 1980 Bogie (TV Movie)
Jack Warner
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Mitchell Webster
- Censored (1980) ... Mitchell Webster
 1979 Being There
Dr. Robert Allenby
 1979 Meteor
Secretary of Defense
 1979 Churchill and the Generals (TV Movie)
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
 1979 Prophecy
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Dr. Brennerman
 1978 Visions (TV Series)
 1978 An Enemy of the People
Aslaksen (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Max Duval
- Murder Under Glass (1978) ... Max Duval
 1977 It Happened One Christmas (TV Movie)
Peter Bailey
 1977 The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer (TV Movie)
President Ulysses S. Grant
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Dr. Kipness
- In the Event of My Death (1977) ... Dr. Kipness
 1976 Riding with Death (TV Movie)
Leonard Driscoll (flashback scenes)
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini Series)
Leonard Driscoll
- Pilot (1976) ... Leonard Driscoll (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1976 Sara (TV Series)
- Reprieve (1976) ... Noonan
 1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Hartford Dunne
- Point After Death (1976) ... Hartford Dunne (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1975-1976 Lincoln (TV Mini Series)
Judge David Davis
- Crossing Fox River (1976) ... Judge David Davis
- Prairie Lawyer (1975) ... Judge David Davis
 1975 The Hindenburg
Captain Ernst Lehman (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1975 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series)
- And Sorrow for Angels (1975) ... Gillette
 1975 McCoy (TV Series)
- Bless the Big Fish (1975) ... Boylin
 1975 Doc (TV Series)
- Quartet (1975) ... Helpman
 1975 Maude (TV Series)
Mason Everhardt
- Consenting Adults (1975) ... Mason Everhardt
 1975 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (TV Movie)
Matt Drayton
 1975 The Day of the Locust
Claude Estee (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Wilmont Harmond
- Ragtime Billy Peaches (1975) ... Wilmont Harmond (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1974 The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder
Father (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1974 The Terminal Man
Dr. John Ellis
 1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Movie)
Master Bryant (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1972 Another World (TV Series)
Gil McGowan
- Episode #1.2048 (1972) ... Gil McGowan
- Episode #1.2028 (1972) ... Gil McGowan
 1972 All in the Family (TV Series)
Russ DeKuyper
- Edith Gets a Mink (1972) ... Russ DeKuyper (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1966-1972 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Calvin / Rich Man
- Harriet (1972) ... Calvin (as Richard A. Dysart)
- Ofoeti (1966) ... Rich Man
 1971 The Hospital
Dr. Welbeck (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1971 The Sporting Club
 1969 The Lost Man
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Jerry Arnst
- Shadow Game (1969) ... Jerry Arnst
 1968 Petulia
Motel Receptionist
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mr. Westfall
- Eyewitness (1965) ... Mr. Westfall
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
- The Outpost (1964) ... Ralph
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
- Nightingale for Sale (1964) ... Donovan
 1963 Love with the Proper Stranger
Accountant (uncredited)
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Tom Morgan
- Go Fight City Hall (1963) ... Tom Morgan
- The Sinner (1963) ... Tom Morgan
 1959 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
- Our Town (1959)
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold
- The Treason of Benedict Arnold (1953) ... Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold
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(January 21 to June 18, 1967) He acted in Joseph Kesselring's play, "Arsenic and Old Lace," in The American Conservatory Theatre production at the Geary Theatre in San Francisco, California with Ruth Kobart and Carol Teitel in the cast. Allen Fletcher was director. William Ball was artistic director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard A. Dysart


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In 1990, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law. See more »



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