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George Plimpton (I) (1927–2003)

George Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as George Ames Plimpton. He was an actor and writer, known for Good Will Hunting (1997), When We Were Kings (1996) and Reds (1981). He was married to Sara Whitehead Dudley and Freddy Medora Espy. He died on September 26, 2003 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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 2001-2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery (TV Series)
Winterhoff / Mr. Parker / John Barrett / ...
- Immune to Murder (2002) ... Cook
- The Silent Speaker: Part 2 (2002) ... Winterhoff
- The Silent Speaker: Part 1 (2002) ... Winterhoff
- Help Wanted, Male (2002) ... General Carpenter
- Murder Is Corny (2002) ... Nathaniel Parker
 2001 Bullet in the Brain (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2001 Deadline (TV Series)
- Red Herring (2001)
 2000 Woman Found Dead in Elevator (Short)
Famous Author
 2000 Wonderland (TV Series)
Spelling Bee Judge
- Spell Check (2000) ... Spelling Bee Judge
 1999 Edtv
Panel Member
 1998 The Last Days of Disco
 1997 Good Will Hunting
Henry Lipkin - Psychologist
 1995 Just Cause
Elder Phillips
 1994 Wings (TV Series)
Dr. Greyson
- The Shrink (1994) ... Dr. Greyson
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1991 Little Man Tate
Winston F. Buckner
 1991 L.A. Story
Straight Weatherman
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Well Wisher
 1989 Easy Wheels
 1989 Religion, Inc.
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Clinton Brandauer
- Starfire (1989) ... Clinton Brandauer
 1985 Volunteers
Lawrence Bourne Jr.
 1984 Mouseterpiece Theater (TV Series)
 1981 Reds
Horace Whigham
 1978 If Ever I See You Again
 1977 The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover
Quentin Reynolds
 1970 Rio Lobo
4th Gunman
 1968 The Detective
Reporter (uncredited)
 1968 Beyond the Law
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Bedouin (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn (1986) See more »

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1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

The worst thing that can happen to your career is to be shot out in an open field. You've got to be in the right position to die dramatically, against a wall, near something to hang onto. Never close your eyes. Glaze them. You can't go wrong bringing something down with you when you fall. A tablecloth is excellent. Preferably with a meal on it. See more »


As a "participatory journalist", quarterbacked in a preseason NFL game, pitched to several all-stars (retiring Willie Mays & Richie Ashburn) in an exhibition prior to Baseball's 1959 All-Star game, performed as a trapeze artist for the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus, and fought boxers Archie Moore and Sugar Ray Robinson. See more »


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