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Richard Dysart (I) (1929–2015)

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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Back to the Future Part III
Back to the Future Part III Barbwire Salesman
L.A. Law
L.A. Law Leland McKenzie
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Castle in the Sky Uncle Pom


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 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)
 1995 A Child Is Missing (TV Movie)
Riley Hallihan
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Henry L. Stimson
 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)
 1991 Mystery of the Keys (TV Movie)
 1988 Moving Target (TV Movie)
Arthur Cambridge
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie)
Warden James Johnston
 1986 Blood & Orchids (TV Movie)
Harvey Koster
 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)
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 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
 1981 The Seal (TV Movie)
 1981 Norma Rae (TV Movie)
Judge Elvin Allen
 1981 Bitter Harvest (TV Movie)
Dr. Morton Freeman
 1980 Bogie (TV Movie)
Jack Warner
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Mitchell Webster
- Censored (1980) ... Mitchell Webster
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Dr. Brennerman
 1978 Visions (TV Series)
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Max Duval
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Dr. Kipness
- In the Event of My Death (1977) ... Dr. Kipness
 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
 1975 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series)
 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 Baretta (TV Series)
Wilmont Harmond
- Ragtime Billy Peaches (1975) ... Wilmont Harmond (as Richard A. Dysart)
 1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV Movie)
Master Bryant (as Richard A. Dysart)
 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
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Jerry Arnst
- Shadow Game (1969) ... Jerry Arnst
 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 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Tom Morgan
- The Sinner (1963) ... Tom Morgan
 1959 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
- Our Town (1959)
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(February 12 to March 27, 1982) He acted in Lillian Hellman's play, "Another Part of the Forest," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Dorothy McGuire and David Dukes in the cast. George Schaefer was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard A. Dysart


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In addition to having played Harry Truman twice, he co-starred in the movie "Truman" as Henry L. Stimson. See more »



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