Starred as Father Flynn in I.R.T's Jan. 2008 production of "Doubt".
Lenny Von Dohlen
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I wanted to be a jockey when I was growing up. But I grew too tall. I grew to be six-one. It was devastating. Somehow acting came up, and that became my obsession. When that devastation happened with the jockey business I thought, 'Okay, I don't want to be the kind of actor who does just one thing.' So I thought, 'I've got to get rid of my Texas accent.' I saw an ad in the back of Life magazine ...
Suggested that his Twin Peaks
(1990) character Harold Smith, instead of hanging himself could gas the orchids and himself, and die with all the orchids lying over him. As he came up with this idea quite late, the scene couldn't have been changed, but as a compromise, a scene where Von Dohlen gases the orchids was added.