Del Close (1934–1999)


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Del Close was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, and attended Kansas State University, after touring with a sideshow act for a period of time in his teenage years. In 1957, at the age of 23, he became a member of the St. Louis branch of "The Compass Players", the direct precursor of "The Second City", which opened in December, 1959. Most of the... See full bio »

Died:

(age 64) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Known For

The Blob Reverend Meeker
(1988)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off English Teacher
(1986)
The Untouchables Alderman
(1987)
Thief Mechanic #1
(1981)

Filmography

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 1998-2000 Upright Citizens Brigade (TV Series)
Narrator
- Thunderball (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Virtual Reality (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Small Town (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Sex (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- College (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 1997 Mommy's Day
Warden
 1994 Mad Science (TV Mini Series)
The Man
- Project Roof (1994) ... The Man
 1992 The Public Eye
H.R. Rineman
 1992 A League of Their Own
Baseball Owner (uncredited)
 1990 Opportunity Knocks
Williamson
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Dr. Kenneth Whiteside
 1989 Next of Kin
Frank
 1989 Dream Breakers (TV Movie)
Dr. Stone
 1988 The Blob
Reverend Meeker
 1987 Sable (TV Series)
Middlebury
- Serial Killer (1987) ... Middlebury
 1987 The Big Town
Deacon Daniels
 1987 The Untouchables
Alderman
 1987 Light of Day
Dr. Natterson
 1986 One More Saturday Night
Mr. Schneider / Large Tattooed Man
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
English Teacher
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
Zoologist
 1981 Thief
Mechanic #1
 1973 American Graffiti
Man at Bar (Guy)
 1972 Gold
Hawk (as Del Clos)
 1972 Beware! The Blob
Hobo Wearing Eyepatch
 1966 The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (TV Series)
Tailor
- Phyfe and the Code Book: Part 2 (1966) ... Tailor
 1965-1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Camp Counselor / Cheskin / Dr. Kadigan
- You Can't Get There from Here (1966) ... Camp Counselor
- Many Happy No-Returns (1965) ... Cheskin
- For Whom the Horn Honks (1965) ... Dr. Kadigan
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Minelli
- Aboard the Orient Express (1965) ... Minelli
 1964 Goldstein
Doctor
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Ringo Cat
- Raid in Beatnik Village (1960) ... Ringo Cat
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: By Charna Halpern, Del Close, and Kim "Howard" Johnson. Truth in Comedy: the Manual of Improvisation. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Meriwether Publishing Ltd., 1994. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Del Clos

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's a grim business, this being funny. Every time you come up with a strong satiric idea, the world tops it. None of our reactionary military characters in the past decade could top the real-life line that came out of Vietnam: "We had to destroy the village in order to save it." See more »

Trivia:

He's the only actor to appear in two "Blob" movies: he's in both Beware! The Blob (1972) and the 1988 The Blob (1988) remake. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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