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5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
Age is as much an asset for character players as it is for good wine. Human experiences, both good and bad, leave their marks on one's face and bearing. A few lines on the face and a few gray hairs coupled with the idiosyncrasies an actor adopts throughout life help out round out the actor's personality. So far as I'm concerned, the older a character actor gets, the firmer his position is.
Did an episode of the The Dick Van Dyke Show
(1961) called "Baby Fat" in which he portrayed a playwright based on Tennessee Williams
in 1965. Fifteen years later while hosting Saturday Night Live
(1975), he admitted during the monologue that because of that part, many times he was actually mistaken for the famous playwright.
Often played grimy, unlikeable villains