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Donald Moffat

Donald Moffat was born on December 26, 1930 in Plymouth, Devon, England. He is an actor, known for The Thing (1982), One Life to Live (1968) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). He has been married to Gwen Arner since June 13, 1970. They have two children. He was previously married to Anne Murray Ellsperman. See full bio »

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Known For

The Thing
The Thing Garry
One Life to Live
One Life to Live Dr. Marcus Polk #1 (1968-1969)
Clear and Present Danger
Clear and Present Danger President Bennett


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 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Judge Matthew Sherwood
- The Abominable Showman (2005) ... Judge Matthew Sherwood
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
Talmidge Cregg
- The Long Goodbye (2003) ... Talmidge Cregg
 2001 61* (TV Movie)
Ford Frick
 1999 Cookie's Fortune
Jack Palmer
 1998 The Sleep Room
Joseph Rauh
 1997 A Smile Like Yours
Dr. Felber
 1996 Just in Time (Short)
Ernie (uncredited)
 1996 The Evening Star
Hector Scott
 1994 Is There Life Out There? (TV Movie)
Grandpa Walter
 1993 Love, Cheat & Steal
Frank Harrington
 1992 Majority Rule (TV Movie)
Walter Simms
 1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (TV Movie)
 1992 HouseSitter
George Davis
 1992 Columbo (TV Series)
Sheldon Hays
- No Time to Die (1992) ... Sheldon Hays
 1991 Babe Ruth (TV Movie)
Jacob Ruppert
 1991 Regarding Henry
Charlie Cameron
 1991 The Great Pretender (TV Movie)
Owen Milner
 1991 Class Action
 1990 Kojak: Flowers for Matty (TV Movie)
Garrett Fitzsimons
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Mr. McCoy
 1990 Kaleidoscope (TV Movie)
Arthur Patterson
 1990 A Son's Promise (TV Movie)
Paw Paw
 1989 Music Box
Harry Talbot
 1989 Cross of Fire (TV Movie)
George Oberholtzer
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
- The World: Part 1 (1989) ... Dad
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Judge Lawrence O'Neil
- The Accidental Jurist (1989) ... Judge Lawrence O'Neil
 1989 Tattinger's (TV Series)
Father Fitzmaurice
- Broken Windows (1989) ... Father Fitzmaurice
 1988 Necessary Parties (TV Movie)
Grampa Mills
 1988 Far North
Uncle Dane
 1988 The Bourne Identity (TV Mini-Series)
David Abbott
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... David Abbott
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... David Abbott
 1987-1988 Buck James (TV Series)
Les Grant
- The Requiem (1988) ... Les Grant
- Pilot (1987) ... Les Grant
 1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Chief Surgeon
 1987 When the Time Comes (TV Movie)
 1987 Desperado (TV Movie)
Malloy, Nora's Dad
 1986 Houston: The Legend of Texas (TV Movie)
Col. John Allen
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Gardner Church
- Painting Churches (1986) ... Gardner Church
 1986 Monster in the Closet
Gen. Turnbull
 1986 The Best of Times
The Colonel
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Chandler (segment "The Star")
- Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star (1985) ... Dr. Chandler (segment "The Star")
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Tim Carver
- Funeral at Fifty-Mile (1985) ... Tim Carver
 1985 Alamo Bay
 1984 License to Kill (TV Movie)
 1984 The Mississippi (TV Series)
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
 1983 Who Will Love My Children? (TV Movie)
Dick Thomas
 1982-1983 Dallas (TV Series)
Brooks Oliver
 1982 The Thing
 1981 The White Lions
 1981 Wagner (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1980 HealtH
Colonel Cody
 1980 The Long Days of Summer (TV Movie)
Josef Kaplan
 1980 On the Nickel
 1980 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
- Death in the Sierras (1980) ... Enos
- Vengeance (1980) ... Enos
- Endless Desert (1980) ... Enos
 1979 Promises in the Dark
Dr. Walter McInerny
 1979 Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Movie)
Frank Randell
 1979 Ebony, Ivory and Jade (TV Movie)
Ian Cabot
 1979 Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (TV Movie)
Wally Ball
 1977-1979 Family (TV Series)
Gene Carson / Philip Raskin
- The Friend's Affair (1979) ... Gene Carson
- Taking Chances: Part 2 (1977) ... Philip Raskin
 1978 Tartuffe (TV Movie)
 1978 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
William Schuyler
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series)
Henri Aubert
 1978 Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (TV Movie)
Col. Benton
 1978 Land of No Return
Air Traffic Controller
 1977-1978 Logan's Run (TV Series)
- Stargate (1978) ... Rem
- Turnabout (1978) ... Rem
- Night Visitors (1978) ... Rem
- Carousel (1978) ... Rem
- Futurepast (1978) ... Rem
 1978 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Nathaniel Mears
- Be My Friend (1978) ... Nathaniel Mears
 1977 Waiting for Godot (TV Movie)
 1977 The Fitzpatricks (TV Series)
Father Maloney
- The Sacrament (1977) ... Father Maloney
 1977 Mary White (TV Movie)
Sir James Barrie
 1977 Exo-Man (TV Movie)
Wallace Rogers
 1977 Code R (TV Series)
Jack Douglas
- A Federal Case (1977) ... Jack Douglas
 1977 The Waltons (TV Series)
Lester Morgan
- John's Crossroad (1977) ... Lester Morgan
 1975-1976 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Davis / Lester Burstyn
- Nightmare in the Sky (1976) ... Dr. Martin Davis
- The Bionic Criminal (1975) ... Lester Burstyn
 1976 The Call of the Wild (TV Movie)
 1974 Earthquake
Dr. Harvey Johnson
 1974 The New Land (TV Series)
Rev. Lundstrom
 1974 The Terminal Man
Dr. Arthur McPherson
 1974 Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love (TV Movie)
 1974 A Touch of the Poet (TV Movie)
Jamie Cregan
 1972-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Daniel Keyes / Hartz
- Close to the Heart (1974) ... Daniel Keyes
- Shadow Soldiers (1972) ... Hartz
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Joseph Graham
- The Foundling (1974) ... Joseph Graham
 1973 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Shriver Danforth
- Corpse and Robbers (1973) ... Shriver Danforth
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Don McGrath
- All the Dead Were Strangers (1973) ... Don McGrath
 1973 Showdown
Art Williams
 1972 The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
Thomas Melville
 1971 The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV Movie)
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Uncle George (segment "Pickman's Model")
- Pickman's Model/The Dear Departed/An Act of Chivalry (1971) ... Uncle George (segment "Pickman's Model")
 1970-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Thatcher / Judge MacIntyre
- Face of Fear (1971) ... Thatcher
- The Trouble with Amy (1970) ... Judge MacIntyre
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Alex Pierson
- Mindbend (1971) ... Alex Pierson
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Colonel Scott
- The Age of Independence (1970) ... Colonel Scott
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Dr. David Forbes
- And a Time to Die... (1970) ... Dr. David Forbes
 1970 R.P.M.
Perry Howard
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Henry Simmons
- The Lieutenant (1970) ... Henry Simmons
 1970 Lancer (TV Series)
- The Lion and the Lamb (1970) ... Porter
 1969 Room 222 (TV Series)
Lloyd Hollis
- The Exchange Teacher (1969) ... Lloyd Hollis
 1969 The File on Devlin (TV Movie)
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
- Next Week, East Lynne (1969) ... Marlowe
 1968 Rachel, Rachel
Niall Cameron
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Dr. Marcus Polk #1 (1968-1969)
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Rector - the Father Superior
- A Dozen Demons (1967) ... Rector - the Father Superior
 1963-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. Finch / Dr. Leon Elm
- The Prosecutor (1965) ... Dr. Finch
- The Colossus (1963) ... Dr. Leon Elm
 1961 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
- Greek Echoes (1961)
 1958-1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Joe Cartey / Lieutenant Jack Harrison / Younger Detective / ...
- You Can't Have Everything (1960) ... Joe Cartey
- No Leave for the Captain (1959) ... Lieutenant Jack Harrison
- This Day in Fear (1958) ... Younger Detective
- Death Minus One (1958) ... Captain Stolner
 1958 Naked City (TV Series)
- Violent Circle (1958) ... Brickwell
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Swanston - Lookout, HMS Ajax (uncredited)
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(January 7 to March 4, 1979) He acted in Ted Tally's play, "Terra Nova," in a West Coast premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with James Cromwell in the cast. Gordon Davidson was director. Tharon Musser was lighting designer. Peter Wexler was set designer. Peter Berggren was costume designer. ... See more »

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