Art LaFleur Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Gary, Indiana, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (Parkinson's disease)
Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Character actor Art LaFleur was born on September 9, 1943 in Gary, Indiana. LaFleur worked extensively in sales as well as in both the saloon and restaurant business prior to deciding at age 31 in 1975 to move from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California in order to pursue a career in film. Art initially planned on being a screenwriter, but was ultimately persuaded to try his hand at acting instead by fellow actor and friend Jonathan Banks. LaFleur started landing acting gigs in plays in 1977 and acted in his first TV movie a year later. Often cast in tough guy roles, Art continued to act in a steady succession of both films and television shows alike with pleasing regularity up until 2017. LaFleur died at age 78 following a ten year battle with Parkinson's disease on November 17, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Family (1)

Spouse Shelley Malka Friedman (4 September 1981 - 17 November 2021)  (his death)  (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Often played tough but sage-like givers of advice

Trivia (6)

Profiled in "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting" by Scott Voisin. [2009]
Both he and James Earl Jones appear in two of the most beloved baseball movies of all-time, Field of Dreams (1989) and The Sandlot (1993).
Supporting actor in three Mel Gibson blockbusters of the early 1990's. Air America (1990), Forever Young (1992) and Maverick (1994).
Has acted in a combined eight films with fellow B-movie actor, Tim Thomerson. Trancers (1984), Zone Troopers (1985), The Wrong Guys (1988), Air America (1990), Trancers II (1991), Last Chance (1999), War Wolves (2009) and Trancers: City of Lost Angels (2013).
Met his production coordinator wife while acting in the TV movie Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978).
Upon his death, he was immediately cremated and his ashes given to his family.

Personal Quotes (1)

It's all about the part. That's the primary thing to me -- the part. If the script is good, then it's something I'll do.

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