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Del Close (1934–1999)


Del Close played "Polonious" once in "Hamlet", and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for it. But the role he really wanted to play was "Yorick". He had to die to do it, but now he may get his wish. Under the terms of his will, Close, who died March 4, 1999, has left his skull to the Goodman Theatre. Del Close was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 64) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Known For

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off English Teacher
(1986)
The Untouchables
The Untouchables Alderman
(1987)
American Graffiti
American Graffiti Man at Bar (Guy)
(1973)
The Blob
The Blob Reverend Meeker
(1988)

Filmography

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 1998-2000 Upright Citizens Brigade (TV Series)
Narrator
- Thunderball (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Virtual Reality (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Small Town (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Sex (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- College (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 1997 Mommy's Day
Warden
 1992 The Public Eye
H.R. Rineman
 1990 Opportunity Knocks
Williamson
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Dr. Kenneth Whiteside
 1989 Next of Kin
Frank
 1989 Dream Breakers (TV Movie)
Dr. Stone
 1987 Sable (TV Series)
Middlebury
- Serial Killer (1987) ... Middlebury
 1987 The Big Town
Deacon Daniels
 1987 The Untouchables
Alderman
 1987 Light of Day
Dr. Natterson
 1986 One More Saturday Night
Mr. Schneider / Large Tattooed Man
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
Zoologist
 1981 Thief
Mechanic #1
 1973 American Graffiti
Man at Bar (Guy)
 1972 Gold
Hawk (as Del Clos)
 1972 Beware! The Blob
Hobo Wearing Eyepatch
 1965-1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Camp Counselor / Cheskin / Dr. Kadigan
- You Can't Get There from Here (1966) ... Camp Counselor
- Many Happy No-Returns (1965) ... Cheskin
- For Whom the Horn Honks (1965) ... Dr. Kadigan
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Minelli
- Aboard the Orient Express (1965) ... Minelli
 1964 Goldstein
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Ringo Cat
- Raid in Beatnik Village (1960) ... Ringo Cat
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Saroyan's play, "The Time of Your Life", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Nan Cibula was the costume designer, Robert Christen was the lighting designer and D.W. Moffett was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Del Clos

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It's a grim business, this being funny. Every time you come up with a strong satiric idea, the world tops it. None of our reactionary military characters in the past decade could top the real-life line that came out of Vietnam: "We had to destroy the village in order to save it." See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 109. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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