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Richard Masur Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Masur has been active in the theatre with increasing frequency. His Broadway debut was in The Changing Room by David Storey (1973). More recently, Masur returned to Broadway in Michael Frayn's Democracy (2004-05), and, among his many off-Broadway and regional theatre appearances, are recent major roles in A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem (Playwrights Horizons - 2007), and Mike Leigh's Two Thousand Years (The New Group - 2008).

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Spouse (2)

Eileen Henry (7 August 2004 - present)
Fredda Weiss (24 September 1976 - 6 July 2004) ( divorced)

Trivia (9)

Served two 2-year terms as president of Screen Actors Guild, 1995-1999. His wife Eileen is also a SAG New York branch president.
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Moved from being a familiar face for over 20 years in film and television to directing. His first project Love Struck (1986), a 23-minute film which he both wrote and directed, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. His ex-wife Fredda Weiss produced the short.
Versatile character actor whose quality TV movie roles over the years have ranged from playing a Senate investigator in Adam (1983), to a child molester in the acclaimed Fallen Angel (1981), to a gay cop in When the Bough Breaks (1986). He also received an Emmy nomination for his performance, opposite Farrah Fawcett (also nominated) as an abused wife and mother in The Burning Bed (1984).
Remembered as Bonnie Franklin's lumpish, even-natured boyfriend in the earlier seasons of One Day at a Time (1975).
Sits on the boards of The Hollywood Policy Center and The Creative Coalition, and has been deeply involved, for over six years, in the campaign for a U.S. national health plan.
New York, NY, USA: Co-starring in Busch, Charles's 'Olive and the Bitter Herbs' stage comedy in Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters. [August 2011]
Appearing in off-Broadway play, "Make Me". [June 2009]
In his early career, he used to work with Charlotte Rae.

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm a familiar face, but rarely do people typecast me. I've been very lucky that way.

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