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Dana Elcar (1927–2005)


Dana Elcar was born on October 10, 1927 in Ferndale, Michigan, USA as Ibson Dana Elcar. He was an actor and director, known for MacGyver (1985), The Sting (1973) and Guiding Light (1952). He was married to Marianne Torrance, Peggy Romano Prager, Katherine Frances Mead and Judith Curtis. He died on June 6, 2005 in Ventura, California, USA. See full bio »

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(age 77) in Ventura, California, USA

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 2002 ER (TV Series)
Manny Kendovich
- Damage Is Done (2002) ... Manny Kendovich
 1995 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Mr. Terese
- Going Batty (1995) ... Mr. Terese (voice)
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Robert Cook
- Virus (1993) ... Robert Cook
 1993 For Their Own Good (TV Movie)
Sally's father (uncredited)
 1985-1992 MacGyver (TV Series)
Pete Thornton / King Arthur / Santa Claus / ...
- The Mountain of Youth (1992) ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
- Off the Wall (1991) ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
- Gunz 'n Boyz (1991) ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
- Split Decision (1991) ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Arthur Hughes
- The Court-Martial: Part 1 (1987) ... Arthur Hughes
 1986 Inside Out
Leo Gross
 1986 Murder in Three Acts (TV Movie)
Dr. Strange
 1983-1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Jared Vennemar / Howard Bowman
- Billboard Barney (1985) ... Jared Vennemar
- Pasts Imperfect (1983) ... Howard Bowman
 1985 Toughlove (TV Movie)
Max Wiley
 1985 There Were Times, Dear (TV Movie)
Don Mason
 1984-1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
Judge Leonard Mordente / George Olsen
- Judgement Day: Part 2 (1985) ... Judge Leonard Mordente
- Judgement Day: Part 1 (1985) ... Judge Leonard Mordente
- Double Heat (1984) ... George Olsen
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Harry Silverman
- Arrivederci, Baby (1985) ... Harry Silverman
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Lt. Mel Taber
- Washington Deceased (1985) ... Lt. Mel Taber
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Mitch Larner
- Spiderweb (1985) ... Mitch Larner
 1984 Sweet Revenge (TV Movie)
Sen. Arthur Hagerty
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Dean Hackett
- Terror U. (1984) ... Dean Hackett
 1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Mr. Sam Hart
- Hart Goes Home (1984) ... Mr. Sam Hart
 1984 Jungle Warriors
D'Antoni
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Mayor Akers
- Death Match (1984) ... Mayor Akers
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Frank Cardigan
- The Georgia Street Motors (1984) ... Frank Cardigan
 1983 Quarterback Princess (TV Movie)
Mr. Caine
 1983 Insight (TV Series)
Dr. Dimitri
- Dutton's Choice (1983) ... Dr. Dimitri
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Admiral Springfield
- Pandora Has Wings (1983) ... Admiral Springfield
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Strock
- Merchants of Death (1983) ... Strock
 1983 Small & Frye (TV Series)
Problems
- Schlockty Too (1983) ... Problems
 1983 I Want to Live (TV Movie)
Warden
 1983 Blue Skies Again
Lou
 1983 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Colonel Knox
- Sneak Attack (1983) ... Colonel Knox
 1983 Newhart (TV Series)
Sam Ebersol
- The Visitors (1983) ... Sam Ebersol
 1982 Forbidden Love (TV Movie)
Burt Wagner
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Judge Carlson
- The Man in the White Hat (1982) ... Judge Carlson
 1982 Teachers Only (TV Series)
Clayton
- The Make Up Test (1982) ... Clayton
 1982 Herbie, the Love Bug (TV Series)
Warden
- Calling Doctor Herbie (1982) ... Warden
 1981-1982 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Carl Reed
- Heir Apparent (1982) ... Carl Reed
- The Candidate (1982) ... Carl Reed
 1982 The Day the Bubble Burst (TV Movie)
Mr. Block
 1982 Code Red (TV Series)
Jason Connors
- My Life Is Yours (1982) ... Jason Connors
 1982 Help Wanted: Male (TV Movie)
Milhauser
 1981 Buddy Buddy
Capt. Hubris
 1981 Benson (TV Series)
Chapman
- Benson's Appointment (1981) ... Chapman
 1981 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
Crane
- The Arrangement (1981) ... Crane
 1981 Wendy Hooper, U.S. Army (TV Movie)
Sergeant
 1981 Condorman
Russ Devlin
 1981 Foul Play (TV Series)
Lt. Bidecker
- Double Play (1981) ... Lt. Bidecker
 1980 Mark, I Love You (TV Movie)
Mr. Bassett
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
John Steadman
- Space Croppers (1980) ... John Steadman
 1980 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Ben
- Roll Over Bradford (1980) ... Ben
 1980 Death Penalty (TV Movie)
John Mulligan
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Sheriff Nathan MacCandles
- Silent Night, Unholy Night (1979) ... Sheriff Nathan MacCandles (uncredited)
 1979 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Captain
- A Little Larceny (1979) ... Captain
 1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Ranol
- The Tower of Babel (1979) ... Ranol
 1979 Samurai (TV Movie)
Frank Boyd
 1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
Havermeyer
 1979 The Champ
Hoffmaster
 1979 Crisis in Mid-air (TV Movie)
Brad Mullins
 1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Hart
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... Judge Hart
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Sheriff Harris
- Escape from Los Santos (1978) ... Sheriff Harris
 1977 Waiting for Godot (TV Movie)
Vladimir
 1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Larry Stover
- Nightmare in the Sky (1976) ... Larry Stover
 1976 St. Ives
Lt. Charles Blunt
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Harold Schuyler
- Pilot (1976) ... Dr. Harold Schuyler
 1976 Baby Blue Marine
Sheriff Wenzel
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
Rev. Mr. Endicott
 1976 W.C. Fields and Me
Agent Dockstedter
 1972-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
John Brinegar / Walter Ryan / Lieutenant
- The Star (1975) ... John Brinegar
- A Long Way Down (1972) ... Walter Ryan
- Cain's Mark (1972) ... Lieutenant
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Sheriff Mitchell
- The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company (1975) ... Sheriff Mitchell
 1975 Love Nest (TV Movie)
Mort
 1975 Report to the Commissioner
Chief Perna
 1974 Panic on the 5:22 (TV Movie)
Hal Rodgers
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Prosecutor Daley
- Edge of Evil (1974) ... Prosecutor Daley
 1974 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Paul Reed
- Senior Year (1974) ... Paul Reed
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
Phelps
- Hot Beef (1974) ... Phelps
 1974 Heatwave! (TV Movie)
Prescott
 1968-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Waverly / Ewing Carter / Ed Garth / ...
- Fatal Reunion (1973) ... Waverly
- Superstition Rock (1971) ... Ewing Carter
- The Fatal Connection (1971) ... Ed Garth
- The Young Warriors (1969) ... Howard Swift
- The Messenger (1968) ... Howard Bergdahl
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
George Porter
- The Prize (1973) ... George Porter
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Falcon
- Any Old Port in a Storm (1973) ... Falcon
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Noah Jones / Judge Todd A. Pritikin
- The Assassin (1973) ... Noah Jones
 1973 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dory Strong
- The Case of the Prodigal Prophet (1973) ... Dory Strong
 1973 Dying Room Only (TV Movie)
Sheriff
 1973 Catch-22 (TV Movie)
Col. Cathcart
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Dr. Aaronson
 1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Mr. Felcher
- Trial of the Partridge One (1973) ... Mr. Felcher
 1973 Hernandez (TV Movie)
Jackman
 1968-1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Fred Restin / Skip Seldon / Tom Coleman / ...
- A Matter of Principle (1973) ... Skip Seldon
- The Search for Darrell Andrews (1970) ... Tom Coleman / Al Beckworth / Darrell Andrews / ...
- Fear I to Fall (1968) ... Sheriff Conrad Bucola
- Deadfall: Part 2 (1968) ... Fred Restin
- Deadfall: Part 1 (1968) ... Fred Restin
 1971-1973 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sam Haney / Benjamin T. Bowers
- Only Three to a Bed (1973) ... Sam Haney
- Stagecoach Seven (1971) ... Benjamin T. Bowers
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Michael Kendall
- The Top Secret Secret Project (1972) ... Michael Kendall
 1969-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mr. Merrick / Caleb Milton
- The Twenty-Sixth Grave (1972) ... Mr. Merrick
- Speak No Evil (1969) ... Caleb Milton
 1971-1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Tomlinson / Dr. Jim McCready
- A Woman's Place (1971) ... Dr. Jim McCready
 1969-1972 Ironside (TV Series)
George / Joe Markham / Bill O'Brien / ...
- The Savage Sentry (1972) ... George
- Joss Sticks and Wedding Bells (1971) ... Joe Markham
- A Killing at the Track (1971) ... Bill O'Brien
- Eye of the Hurricane (1969) ... Toby
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Edward Winslow
- Witch, Witch, Burning Bright (1972) ... Edward Winslow
 1972 Fireball Forward (TV Movie)
Col. Talbot
 1972 The Bravos (TV Movie)
Captain Detroville
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Dr. Burlen
- The Shape of Nightmares (1971) ... Dr. Burlen
 1971 The Death of Me Yet (TV Movie)
Hank Keller
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
A. J. Potts (segment "Love and the Naked Stranger")
 1969-1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Gale / District Attorney Shannon / Huston
- The Invasion of Kevin Ireland (1971) ... Gale
- The Crowd Pleaser (1969) ... District Attorney Shannon
- The Whole World Is Watching (1969) ... Huston
 1971 A Gunfight
Marv Green
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Collie Ford
- Some Day, They'll Elect a President (1971) ... Collie Ford
 1969-1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
General Montague / Mazur
- Man at Bay (1970) ... General Montague
- The Last Ten Yards (1969) ... Mazur
 1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Pennigrath
- Snow Train: Part 2 (1970) ... Pennigrath
- Snow Train: Part 1 (1970) ... Pennigrath
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
H.L. Sloane
- The Electric Kid (1970) ... H.L. Sloane
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
Everett Stiles
- The Lincoln Story (1970) ... Everett Stiles
 1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
C.W. Cameron
- Flip Side (1970) ... C.W. Cameron
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series)
George Woodruff
- San Francisco International (1970) ... George Woodruff
 1970 Adam at Six A.M.
Van Treadly
 1970 Soldier Blue
Capt. Battles
 1970 Zig Zag
Harold Tracey
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Dr. Benjamin
- Three Dead Cows at Makapuu: Part II (1970) ... Dr. Benjamin
- Three Dead Cows at Makapuu: Part I (1970) ... Dr. Benjamin
 1969 D.A.: Murder One (TV Movie)
Dr. Carl Enright
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Kruger
- And Baby Makes Four: Part 2 (1969) ... Kruger
- And Baby Makes Four: Part 1 (1969) ... Kruger
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Bennett Poole
- The Power Seekers (1969) ... Bennett Poole
 1969 The Learning Tree
Kirky
 1969 The Maltese Bippy
Sgt. Kelvaney
 1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
George Stack
- Deadlock (1969) ... George Stack
 1969 Pendulum
Det. J.J. 'Red' Thornton
 1968 The Sound of Anger (TV Movie)
Andrew Pearce
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Fred Oliver
- The Twenty Thousand Dollar Carrot (1968) ... Fred Oliver
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Champion
- Weep the Hunter Home (1968) ... Champion
 1968 The Boston Strangler
Luis Schubert
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Hood
- Witness (1968) ... Hood
 1968 A Lovely Way to Die
Layton
 1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Sheriff Tom Halloway
- The Pursued (1968) ... Sheriff Tom Halloway
 1968 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Dr. George Graham
- The Killing Scene (1968) ... Dr. George Graham
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
La Hire
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Phelan
- Shakedown (1967) ... Phelan
 1967 The Crucible (TV Movie)
 1967 The Borgia Stick (TV Movie)
Craigmeyer
 1966 A Christmas Masque (TV Movie)
The Giant
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Lou Coolidge
- The Confession (1966) ... Lou Coolidge
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Stanley Yullen
- Thanks for the Honeymoon (1966) ... Stanley Yullen
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Sam Styles
- How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? (1965) ... Sam Styles
 1963-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
District Attorney / Dr. Marvin Graham
- The Objector (1965)
- All the Silent Voices (1964) ... Dr. Marvin Graham
- The Captive (1963)
 1965 The Fool Killer
Mr. Dodd
 1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Anderson
- The Best Date in Town (1964) ... Anderson
 1964 Fail-Safe
Foster
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Priest
- It's War, Man (1964) ... Priest
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Kevin
- The Whistling Shrimp (1963) ... Kevin
 1963 The Patriots (TV Movie)
Jacob
 1961-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Carl Rogers
- The Embezzler (1963) ... Carl Rogers
- Medicine Man (1961)
 1962-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
FBI Agent Potter / Gunderson - Construction Boss / Van Police Officer
- The Star Boarder (1963) ... FBI Agent Potter
- Occupancy, August 1st (1962) ... Gunderson - Construction Boss (uncredited)
- No More Pickpockets (1962) ... Van Police Officer (uncredited)
 1962-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Al Borris / Varney
- Man Without a Skin (1963) ... Al Borris
- Strike a Statue (1962) ... Varney
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
- False Face (1961)
 1960 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Newspaperman
- The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 2 (1960) ... Newspaperman
- The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1 (1960) ... Newspaperman
 1959 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
Dr. Gibbs
- Our Town (1959) ... Dr. Gibbs
 1959 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Friend Ed
- Burning Bright (1959) ... Friend Ed
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Bartender
- False Witness (1959) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Larry Hanson
- Project U.F.O. (1959) ... Larry Hanson (uncredited)
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Schneider
- Accusing Finger (1959) ... Schneider
 1956-1958 The Big Story (TV Series)
Lt. Alameda / Cashmore / Bernie / ...
- Until Proven Guilty (1958) ... Lt. Alameda
- Car 83 (1957) ... Cashmore
- Young Lovers (1957) ... Bernie
- Mass Murder: Flight 169 (1956) ... Oscar
- Till Death Do Us Part ... Sergeant
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Clinton Wheeler (1964-1965)
 1954 A Time to Live (TV Series)
Dr. Clay
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
District Attorney Andrew Murray (1962)
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Stage Play: Good as Gold. Comedy. Written by John Patrick. Based on the book by Alfred Toombs. Directed by Albert Marre. Belasco Theatre: 7 Mar 1957- 9 Mar 1957 (4 performances). Cast: Tom Ahearne, Clement Brace, Juleen Compton, Joseph Dooley, Dana Elcar (as "Policeman McFadden"), Robert Emhardt, Hugh Evans, Paul Ford (as "Congressman ... See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

"The fact that you are losing your eyesight does not mean you have forgotten how to act." - in a speech to the National Federation of the Blind in 1991.

Trivia:

Attended University of Michigan. Founded Ann Arbor Theater, while in college.

Joined the U.S. Navy in 1948: Was stationed in Newfoundland, Canada. See more »

Trademark:

Played leaders of secret/government agencies on several occasions.

Star Sign:

Libra

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