Hughie. Written by Eugene O'Neill
. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by David Hays. Directed by José Quintero
. Royale Theatre: 22 Dec 1964- 30 Jan 1965 (51 performances + 8 previews that began on 16 Dec 1964). Cast: Jack Dodson
(as "A Night Clerk"), Jason Robards
(as "Erie Smith"). Understudy: Dana Elcar
[final Broadway role]. ...
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
"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.
Befriended Richard Dean Anderson
on the set of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" in 1982. Anderson remembered Elcar when production on "MacGyver" started, and recommended Elcar for the part of Pete Thornton, MacGyver's friend and director of operations at The Phoenix Foundation. Elcar appeared in almost every episode of the show, only backing out when becoming ill in his later years.
Played leaders of secret/government agencies on several occasions.