: Played "Flegont Alexandrovitch Tropatchov" in "Fortune's Fool", a play by Ivan Turgenev
, adapted by Mike Poulton
(Stamford Center for the Arts, Truglia Theater, Stamford, Connecticut, USA).
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6' 3" (1.91 m)
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[on his role as Skeletor in Masters of the Universe
(1987)] It's one of my favorite parts. I played him because my son was four years old and walked around with a sword yelling "I have the power!". And he loved, loved, loved Skeletor. I didn't even blink when I was offered the role. I couldn't wait to play him.
Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award: as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic), in 1975 for Edward Albee
's "Seascape", and as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play), in 2002 for "Fortune's Fool". He was also nominated for the Tony two other times as Best Actor (Play): in 1978 for "Dracula", a role he recreated with a different script in the film Dracula
(1979), and in 2004 for "Match".
Frequently plays imposing, menacing villains