Dennis Lipscomb (1942–2014)


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Leading and supporting actor Dennis Lipscomb has been appearing in films since the early eighties. Trained as a Shakespearian stage actor, Lipscomb first starring role was the lead in Union City (1980), a film about the 1930s with mobsters and Nazi criminals. After co-starring in Love Child (1982), he took other lead roles in the ghost story Eyes ... See full bio »

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Known For

WarGames Watson
(1983)
Under Siege Trenton
(1992)
Eyes of Fire Will Smythe
(1983)
Union City Harlan
(1980)

Filmography

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 2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Judge
- The Innocent (2002) ... Judge
 2001 The Medicine Show
Dr. Votkiff
 2001 Firetrap
Mr. Reed
 2000 Roswell (TV Series)
Congressman
- Skin and Bones (2000) ... Congressman
 2000 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Dr. Mick Callahan
- The Value of Secrets (2000) ... Dr. Mick Callahan
 2000 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Mirror Man
- The End of an Era (2000) ... Mirror Man
 2000 Felicity (TV Series)
Doctor
- Help for the Lovelorn (2000) ... Doctor
 2000 Finding Kelly
Book Collector
 1993-1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Malcolm Trainor / IA Det. Lloyd Schroeder
- Retribution: Part 2 (1998) ... Malcolm Trainor
- Retribution: Part 1 (1998) ... Malcolm Trainor (uncredited)
- Vanishing Act: Part 1 (1993) ... IA Det. Lloyd Schroeder
 1997 Fired Up (TV Series)
Donnie Rhymer
- Truth and Consequences (1997) ... Donnie Rhymer
 1996 Spycraft: The Great Game (Video Game)
DCI Peter Sterling
 1996 Apollo 11 (TV Movie)
George Low
 1996 Party of Five (TV Series)
Mr. Conklin
- Going, Going, Gone (1996) ... Mr. Conklin
 1995 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Court-Appointed Doctor
- Melrose Is Like a Box of Chocolates (1995) ... Court-Appointed Doctor
 1995 Automatic
Raymond Hammer
 1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Stanley Gables
- Resurrection (1995) ... Stanley Gables
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Wilson
- Love's Labor Lost (1995) ... Dr. Wilson
 1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
President Ulysses S. Grant
- The Washington Affair: Part 2 (1994) ... President Ulysses S. Grant
- The Washington Affair: Part 1 (1994) ... President Ulysses S. Grant
 1994 Without Warning (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Pearlman
 1994 Renegade (TV Series)
Mickey
- Dutch on the Run (1994) ... Mickey
 1994 The Force (Video)
Sykes
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Attorney Belknap
- Tunnel of Love (1994) ... Attorney Belknap
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
Leonard Vance
- Miracle Man (1994) ... Leonard Vance
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Martin Tucker
- The Stinger (1994) ... Martin Tucker
 1993 Nick's Game (TV Movie)
Joe 'Little Joe' Diaco
 1993 Undercover Blues
Foster
 1993 Curacao (TV Movie)
Henry Rawlings
 1992 Under Siege
Trenton
 1992 Death Ring (Video)
Jessup (as Jessup)
 1992 Jack's Place (TV Series)
Ogden Lake
- I See Cupid, I See France (1992) ... Ogden Lake
 1991 Rewrite for Murder (TV Movie)
Lt. Reiderman
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie)
Max LeMar
 1989-1991 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Nick Clemente
- The Leopard (1991) ... Nick Clemente
- That's Amoré (1991) ... Nick Clemente
- Do You Believe in Miracles? (1989) ... Nick Clemente
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
Sidney Weitz
- Bang the Potts Slowly (1990) ... Sidney Weitz
- No Noose Is Good Noose (1990) ... Sidney Weitz
- Marital Blitz (1990) ... Sidney Weitz
- Potts Don't Fail Me Now (1990) ... Sidney Weitz
- Cop-a-Felliac (1990) ... Sidney Weitz
 1990 Ferris Bueller (TV Series)
Janitor Lou
- Custodian of the People (1990) ... Janitor Lou
 1990 Anna (TV Movie)
Al Lubinski
 1989-1990 The Famous Teddy Z (TV Series)
Harland Keyvo
- Teddy Goes to the Awards (1990) ... Harland Keyvo
- Loyalty (1990) ... Harland Keyvo
- A Case of Murder (1989) ... Harland Keyvo
- The Dark Closet (1989) ... Harland Keyvo
- Pilot (1989) ... Harland Keyvo
 1990 The First Power
Commander Perkins
 1987-1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Sidney 'Sid' Royce / Elvis Prim
- To Die in Bettendorf (1990) ... Sidney 'Sid' Royce / Elvis Prim
- No One Gets Out of Here Alive (1987) ... Sidney 'Sid' Royce
- The Marriage of Heaven & Hell (1987) ... Sidney 'Sid' Royce
- One on One (1987) ... Sidney 'Sid' Royce
- The Birthday Surprise (1987) ... Sidney 'Sid' Royce
 1989 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Forrest Murdy
- Payback (1989) ... Forrest Murdy
 1989 Prime Target (TV Movie)
 1989 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Tobias Bennett
- The Silent Bell (1989) ... Tobias Bennett
 1989 She Knows Too Much (TV Movie)
Ivan Fletcher
 1988 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Mayor Jim Findlay
- Blind Spot: Part 2 (1988) ... Mayor Jim Findlay
- Blind Spot: Part 1 (1988) ... Mayor Jim Findlay
- Road Kill (1988) ... Mayor Jim Findlay
- Pilot: Part 2 (1988) ... Mayor Jim Findlay
- Pilot: Part 1 (1988) ... Mayor Jim Findlay
 1987 Sister, Sister
Cleve Doucet
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Movie)
Michael Light
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Val Webster
- Moving Day (1987) ... Val Webster
 1987 Retribution
George Miller
 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck
Johnny B. Goode
 1987 Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Hutchison
 1986 Slow Burn (TV Movie)
Ron McDonald
 1986 Crossroads
Lloyd
 1986 Matlock (TV Series)
Les McCall
- Diary of a Perfect Murder (1986) ... Les McCall
 1985 The Blue Yonder (TV Movie)
Finch
 1985 Our Family Honor (TV Series)
Carl Martin
- Everybody Is a Star (1985) ... Carl Martin
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Simon
- Moonlighting (Pilot) (1985) ... Simon
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Gordon Redding
- Odds on a Dead Pigeon (1985) ... Gordon Redding
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
Calvin Tanner
- Trick of Fate (1984) ... Calvin Tanner
 1984 A Soldier's Story
Captain Taylor
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series)
Child Psychologist
- Call to Glory (1984) ... Child Psychologist
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Rollins
- Deadlock (1984) ... Rollins
 1984 Benson (TV Series)
Tom McMullen
- Take My Life, Please (1984) ... Tom McMullen
 1982-1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Freddie / Mr. Vosca
- Fuchs Me? Fuchs You! (1984) ... Freddie
 1983 The Day After (TV Movie)
Reverend Walker
 1983 Eyes of Fire
Will Smythe
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Prince
- Bad Time on the Border (1983) ... Prince
 1983 WarGames
Watson
 1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Deke Griffin
- The Quadrian Caper (1983) ... Deke Griffin
 1982-1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Tom Gardener / Dave Tanner
- Heaven Is in Your Genes (1983) ... Tom Gardener
- The Good Samaritan (1982) ... Dave Tanner
 1982 Gavilan (TV Series)
Harry August
- The Guns of Harry August (1982) ... Harry August
 1982 Farrell for the People (TV Movie)
Jed Carter
 1982 Dallas (TV Series)
Nelson Harding
- Billion Dollar Question (1982) ... Nelson Harding
 1982 Love Child
Arthur Brady
 1982 Penitentiary II
Announcer
 1982 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Sherman Andruss
- A Faraway Cry (1982) ... Sherman Andruss
 1982 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Lawrence Pryne
- The Tontine (1982) ... Lawrence Pryne
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Pat Perillo
- Who's on First? (1981) ... Pat Perillo
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Wally Bartell
- Anything But the Truth (1981) ... Wally Bartell
 1980 Union City
Harlan
 1977 Le grand silence (Video short)
Benny Lansing
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Alternate Names:

Jessup

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Pat Melton  (his death)
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Star Sign:

Pisces

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