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Robert Prosky (1930–2008)


Member of Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage repertory company in 60's and 70s, where he worked with Jane Alexander James Earl Jones Robert Foxworth and others. See full bio »

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Known For

Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking Hilton Barber
(1995)
Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire Mr. Lundy
(1993)
Last Action Hero
(1993)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
(1990)

Filmography

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 2009 The Skeptic
Father Wymond
 2007 ER (TV Series)
Wayne Rutley
- Family Business (2007) ... Wayne Rutley
 2007 The Valley of Light (TV Movie)
Hoke
 2005 Suits on the Loose
Bishop Hollister
 2003 K Street (TV Series)
Tommy's Dad
- Week 10 (2003) ... Tommy's Dad
- Week 5 (2003) ... Tommy's Dad
- Week 4 (2003) ... Tommy's Dad
 1997-2002 The Practice (TV Series)
Father Patrick
- Small Sacrifices (2002) ... Father Patrick
- The Telltale Nation (2002) ... Father Patrick
- Life Sentence (2000) ... Father Patrick
- Happily Ever After (1999) ... Father Patrick
- Race with the Devil (1997) ... Father Patrick
 2002 Once and Again (TV Series)
Herbert Miller
- Aaron's List of Dreams (2002) ... Herbert Miller
 2002 Death to Smoochy
Network Chairman (uncredited)
 2002 Eye See You
McKenzie
 2001 Danny (TV Series)
Lenny
- Episode #1.8 (2001) ... Lenny
- Episode #1.7 (2001) ... Lenny
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Lenny
- The Dress Mess (2001) ... Lenny
- Forget About Your Boss (2001) ... Lenny
 2000 Grandfather's Birthday (Short)
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Harrigan
- The Grudge (2000) ... Dr. Robert Harrigan
 2000 Pasta for War (Short)
The Dictator (voice)
 1999 Dudley Do-Right
Inspector Fenwick
 1999 Swing Vote (TV Movie)
Chief Justice
 1997-1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Pat Chase
- Veronica's Silent Partner (1998) ... Pat Chase
- Veronica's Mole (1998) ... Pat Chase
- Veronica's All Nighter (1998) ... Pat Chase
- Veronica's Man in a Suitcase (1998) ... Pat Chase
- Veronica's Bridal Shower (1998) ... Pat Chase
 1998 LateLine (TV Series)
Boone LeGarde
- Pilot (1998) ... Boone LeGarde
 1998 The Lake (TV Movie)
Herb
 1997 Mad City
Lou Potts
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
T.H. Houghton
- A Crane's Critique (1996) ... T.H. Houghton
 1996 The Chamber
E. Garner Goodman
 1995 Brothers' Destiny (TV Movie)
Father Tierney
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Hilton Barber
 1995 The Scarlet Letter
Horace Stonehall
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Judge Henry Harper
 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
Mr. Lundy
 1993 Rudy
Father Cavanaugh
 1993 Last Action Hero
Nick
 1992 Hoffa
Billy Flynn
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Navy Captain Franklin Howe
- Daddy's Little Middle-Aged Girl (1992) ... Navy Captain Franklin Howe
 1992 Brooklyn Bridge (TV Series)
Joe Cardini
- Nun But the Brave (1992) ... Joe Cardini
 1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (TV Movie)
Maishe
 1992 Far and Away
Daniel Christie
 1992 Double Edge (TV Movie)
Maggie's Father
 1991 Coach (TV Series)
Coach 'Jake the Snake' Connelly
- The Pineapple Bowl: Part 2 (1991) ... Coach 'Jake the Snake' Connelly
- The Pineapple Bowl: Part 1 (1991) ... Coach 'Jake the Snake' Connelly
 1991 Age Isn't Everything
Grandpa Irving
 1990-1991 Lifestories (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Darryl Tevis (1991) ... Storyteller (voice)
- Steve Burdick (1990) ... Storyteller (voice)
- The Hawkins Family (1990) ... Storyteller (voice)
- Art Conforti (1990) ... Storyteller (voice)
- Jerry Forchette (1990) ... Storyteller (voice)
 1990 Green Card
Brontë's Lawyer
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
Bishop Richard Baker
 1990 Funny About Love
E.T
 1990 Johnny Ryan (TV Movie)
Capt. Fitzgerald
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Grandpa Fred
 1990 Dangerous Pursuit (TV Movie)
Bill
 1990 Loose Cannons
Von Metz
 1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Larry Cerreta
- In Vino Veritas (1990) ... Larry Cerreta
 1989 The Heist (TV Movie)
Dancer
 1989 From the Dead of Night (TV Movie)
Doctor Walter Hovde
 1989 Home Fires Burning (TV Movie)
Rosh Benefield
 1988 Things Change
Joseph 'Don Giuseppe' Vincent
 1988 The Great Outdoors
Wally
 1988 A Walk in the Woods (TV Movie)
Andrey Botvinnik
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Watson
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Tom Watson
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Tom Watson
 1987 Broadcast News
Ernie Merriman
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Bishop Patrick Shea
- Old Habits Die Hard (1987) ... Bishop Patrick Shea
 1987 Big Shots
Keegan
 1984-1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Sgt. Stan Jablonski
- Days of Swine and Roses (1987) ... Sgt. Stan Jablonski
- Dogsbreath Afternoon (1987) ... Sgt. Stan Jablonski
- A Wasted Weekend (1987) ... Sgt. Stan Jablonski
- Amazing Grace (1986) ... Sgt. Stan Jablonski
- Say Uncle (1986) ... Sgt. Stan Jablonski
 1987 Outrageous Fortune
Stanislav Korzenowski
 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Sutton A. Vogel
- The Right Kind of Medicine (1986) ... Dr. Sutton A. Vogel
 1985 Into Thin Air (TV Movie)
Jim Conway
 1984 The Natural
The Judge
 1983 The Keep
Father Fonescu
 1983 Christine
Will Darnell
 1983 The Lords of Discipline
Col. 'Bear' Berrineau
 1982 Monsignor
Bishop Walkman (as Robert J. Prosky)
 1982 Hanky Panky
Hiram Calder
 1982 World War III (TV Movie)
Gen. Aleksey Rudenski
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Paul Policzinski
- Hometown (1981) ... Paul Policzinski
 1981 The Ordeal of Bill Carney (TV Movie)
Judge Philip Erbsen
 1981 Thief
Leo
 1978 The Brink's Job
Cop in Police Lineup (uncredited)
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Benjamin Stoddert
- Chapter VI: John Adams, President (1976) ... Benjamin Stoddert
 1975 Beacon Hill (TV Series)
McLeague
- The Million Dollar Gate (1975) ... McLeague
 1975 Zalmen: or, The Madness of God (TV Movie)
The Chairman
 1974 Jabberwocky (TV Series)
 1971 They've Killed President Lincoln! (TV Movie)
Edwin M. Stanton
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(January 7 to February 7, 1965) He acted in Louis O. Coxe and Robert Chapman adaptation of Herman Melville's novel, "Billy Budd," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. with Tom Ligon (Billy Budd), Ned Beatty, Rene Auberjonois, Byrne Piven, George Ebeling, Ronny Cox, Anthony Zerbe, Richard McKenzie, Mel Zimmer, John ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Robert J. Prosky

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1984, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," and in 1988 as Best Actor (Play) for "A Walk In the Woods." See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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