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Brian Smiar

Brian Smiar is an actor, known for One Life to Live (1968), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Great Debaters (2007). See full bio »
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 2005 Rescue Me (TV Series)
- Rebirth (2005) ... Doctor
 2004 Retreat
 2003 Chappelle's Show (TV Series)
James 'Skank' Scanton
- Episode #1.8 (2003) ... James 'Skank' Scanton
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Mr. Eldon
- Tomorrow (2002) ... Mr. Eldon
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums
Elderly 'Baumer' Fan #1
 2001 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
- Herding Cats (2001)
 2001 Boss of Bosses (TV Movie)
Jimmy Malone
 2001 Ed (TV Series)
 2000 Radical Jack (Video)
 2000 The $treet (TV Series)
Alden Executive
- Propheting on Losses (2000) ... Alden Executive
 2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
- The Ice Box (2000)
 1999 Stranger in My House
Barry Simpson
 1999 Third Watch (TV Series)
Leonard's Dad
- History of the World (1999) ... Leonard's Dad
 1998 Frasier (TV Series)
- Party, Party (1998) ... Karl (unconfirmed)
 1998 NightMan (TV Series)
Dr. Swift - Lorrie's Father
- Nightwoman (1998) ... Dr. Swift - Lorrie's Father
 1997 Prison of Secrets (TV Movie)
 1996 The Bachelor's Baby (TV Movie)
 1990-1995 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mr. McCracken / Judge Harper / Arraignment Judge Harper
- Humiliation (1995) ... Mr. McCracken
- Indifference (1990) ... Judge Harper
- By Hooker, by Crook (1990) ... Arraignment Judge Harper
 1994 The Next Karate Kid
 1993 Kiss of a Killer (TV Movie)
 1992 The Commish (TV Series)
Jake Bellin
- The Frame (1992) ... Jake Bellin
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Sergeant Rainer
- The Girl in the Plastic Bubble (1992) ... Sergeant Rainer
 1992 In My Daughter's Name (TV Movie)
Judge #1
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Cop at Police Station
 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Bob Morton
 1991 A Woman Named Jackie (TV Mini-Series)
Lyndon B. Johnson
 1991 Regarding Henry
Dr. Marx, Chief of Staff
 1991 American Dreamer (TV Series)
- Don't Drink the Water (1991) ... Lucchesi
 1991 Stat (TV Series)
- High Society (1991)
 1990 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
- Her Cup Runneth Over (1990) ... Therapist
 1990 A Matter of Degrees
Dean Simon
 1989 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
John Nelson
- A Town's Revenge (1989) ... John Nelson
 1989 Alien Nation (TV Series)
- Alien Nation (1989) ... Priest
 1989 Shannon's Deal (TV Movie)
 1988 Lip Service (TV Movie)
Suicide Guy
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
 1982-1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sargeant's Ass't / Gus
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... Sargeant's Ass't

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Directed Puccini's opera 'Madame Butterfly' at the University of Lowell in 1979. Appeared in commercials for Budweiser.

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