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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 December 1930Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (2)

Gwen Arner (13 June 1970 - present) (2 children)
Anne Murray Ellsperman (22 May 1954 - 1968) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Bushy eyebrows and upright posture

Trivia (13)

Resides in Los Angeles, California.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1967 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for two plays - both revivals: Pirandello's "Right You Are If You Think You Are", and Ibsen's "The Wild Duck".
Made his stage debut at age 24 in a London stage production of "Macbeth".
Studied acting at RADA.
Began his acting career as a member of London's Old Vic theater in the 50s.
Has played two United States Presidents: Lyndon Johnson in The Right Stuff (1983), and the fictional President in Clear and Present Danger (1994).
He was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in "Misalliance" at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He and Kurt Russell are the only stars of The Thing (1982) to have worked with James Arness, who played the original monster in The Thing from Another World (1951). They both worked with him on episodes of Gunsmoke (1955).
Is an only child.
Father of Kathleen Wendy and Gabriel Robin from his first marriage, and Lynn Marie and Catherine Jean with his wife, Gwen Arner.
He was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Performance for "The Heiress" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1979 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Terra Nova" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1986 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Iceman Cometh," in Mark Taper Forum production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre at the University of California in Los Angeles, California.

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