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Paul Butler (I) (1942–2010)

Paul Butler was born on March 12, 1942 in Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), The Insider (1999) and Reign Over Me (2007). He died on January 12, 2010 in Manhattan, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Glengarry Glen Ross
The Insider
The Insider Charlie Phillips
Reign Over Me
Reign Over Me George Johnson
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 2010/I 13
Money Boss
 2009 The Only Good Indian
 2007 Reign Over Me
George Johnson
 2005 Confess
FBI Agent Davis
 2000 Tadpole
Professor Sherman
 2000 Chinese Coffee
Barney - Poet / bartender
 2000 State and Main
Real Judge
 1999 The Insider
Charlie Phillips
 1998 Meschugge
Lt. Lynch
 1997 The Spanish Prisoner
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding
 1992 Zebrahead
 1991 Strictly Business
Leroy Halloran
 1991 Homicide
Commissioner Walker
 1991 He Said, She Said
Al, at the Deli
 1990 The Rookie
Captain Hargate
 1990 To Sleep with Anger
 1989 Renegades
Captain Blaloch
 1988 Things Change
Gas Station Owner
 1986 Off Beat
 1985 Silver Bullet
Edgar Rounds
 1985 Compromising Positions
2nd Cop
 1984 Old Enough
Security guard
 1980 The Blues Brothers
Elwood's Boss (scenes deleted)
 1973 The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Do-Daddy Dean
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He played Eli in August Wilson's play, "Gem of the Ocean," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Yvette Ganier (Black Mary); Kenny Leon (Citizen Barlow); Greta Oglesby (Aunt Ester); Anthony Chisholm (Stolly Two Things); Raynor Scheine (Rutherford Selig); and Peter Jay Fernandez (Caesar) in the cast. Marion McClinton ... See more »

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His scene as Elwood Blues's boss in The Blues Brothers (1980) were deleted from theatrical cut but later restored in the extended cut.

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