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Harve Presnell (1933–2009)


By the time handsome, brawny baritone Harve Presnell arrived on the film scene, the "Golden Age" of musicals had long dissipated. Born in Modesto, California in 1933 and spending part of his youth on a family ranch near Yosemite Valley where he labored in the fields, it was discovered he had quite a voice at such a young age (7) and he became a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fargo Wade Gustafson
(1996)
Saving Private Ryan General Marshall
(1998)
Paint Your Wagon Rotten Luck Willie
(1969)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown 'Leadville' Johnny J. Brown
(1964)

Filmography

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 2010 Love Ranch
Dr. Smathers
 2010 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
- Hail to the Teeth (2010) ... (voice)
 2007-2009 American Dad! (TV Series)
Judge / Frank, the Judge
- Man in the Moonbounce (2009) ... Judge (voice)
- The Magnificent Steven (2007) ... Frank, the Judge (voice)
 2009 Cold Case (TV Series)
Harry Kemp Jr. '09
- Libertyville (2009) ... Harry Kemp Jr. '09
 2008 Bait Shop (Video)
Jack
 2007 Evan Almighty
Congressman Burrows
 2007 Andy Barker, P.I. (TV Series)
Lew Staziak
- The Lady Varnishes (2007) ... Lew Staziak
- The Big No Sleep (2007) ... Lew Staziak
- Dial M for Laptop (2007) ... Lew Staziak
- Three Days of the Chicken (2007) ... Lew Staziak
- Fairway, My Lovely (2007) ... Lew Staziak
 2006 Flags of our Fathers
Dave Severance
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Venema
- Split Decisions (2006) ... Mr. Venema
 2005 Monk (TV Series)
Zach Ellinghouse
- Mr. Monk and Mrs. Monk (2005) ... Zach Ellinghouse
 2004 Charmed (TV Series)
Captain Black Jack Cutting
- Charrrmed! (2004) ... Captain Black Jack Cutting
 2003 Legally Blonde (TV Movie)
Henry Whitehouse
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Elliott Beacon
- Hubris (2003) ... Elliott Beacon
 2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Judge Dickem
- We the People (2003) ... Judge Dickem
 2003 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Jack
- Unaired Pilot ... Jack
 2003 Old School
Mr. Springbrook
 2003 Frasier (TV Series)
Mike Shaw
- Daphne Does Dinner (2003) ... Mike Shaw
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Andrew 'Andy' March
- Orders (2003) ... Andrew 'Andy' March
 2002 Mr. Deeds
Preston Blake
 2002 Super Sucker
Winslow Schnaebelt
 2001 The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (TV Movie)
Mr. Parker
 2001 Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (TV Movie)
Joe Kennedy
 2000-2001 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Arthur Brooks
- A Winter's Tale (2001) ... Arthur Brooks
- Hopeless (2001) ... Arthur Brooks
- The Tao of Dawson (2001) ... Arthur Brooks
- Self Reliance (2000) ... Arthur Brooks
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2000) ... Arthur Brooks
 2001 Escanaba in da Moonlight
Albert Soady
 2001 The Pretender 2001 (TV Movie)
Mr. Parker
 2000 The Family Man
Big Ed
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
John Invergordon
 1997-2000 The Pretender (TV Series)
Mr. Parker
- The Inner Sense: Part 2 (2000) ... Mr. Parker
- The Inner Sense: Part 1 (2000) ... Mr. Parker
- Spin Doctor (2000) ... Mr. Parker
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (2000) ... Mr. Parker
- Rules of Engagement (2000) ... Mr. Parker
 1999 Walking Across Egypt
Finner
 1999 Payne (TV Series)
Colonel Forest Brinkman
- Wedding Fever (1999) ... Colonel Forest Brinkman
 1998 The Lionhearts (TV Series)
- Don't Bug the Neighbors: Part Two (1998) ... (voice)
- Don't Bug the Neighbors: Part One (1998) ... (voice)
- The Pony Show (1998) ... (voice)
- Leo's Diet (1998) ... (voice)
- The Treehouse (1998) ... (voice)
 1998 Patch Adams
Dean Anderson
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Greg Matheson
- The Balance of Nature (1998) ... Greg Matheson
 1998 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series)
Edgar J. Hagerty
- Two Guys, a Girl and a Landlord (1998) ... Edgar J. Hagerty
 1998 Saving Private Ryan
General Marshall
 1998 Everything That Rises (TV Movie)
Garth
 1998 A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie)
MACV General
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
 1998 George & Leo (TV Series)
- The Poker Game (1998)
 1997 The Guardian (TV Movie)
Clovis McConnell
 1997 Players (TV Series)
Roy Erickson
- Three of a Con (1997) ... Roy Erickson
 1997 Julian Po
Mayor Henry Leech
 1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Sir Declan McManus
- My Feral Lady (1997) ... Sir Declan McManus (voice)
 1997 Face/Off
Victor Lazarro
 1995-1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Dr. Sam Lane
- The Family Hour (1997) ... Dr. Sam Lane
- Twas the Night Before Mxymas (1996) ... Dr. Sam Lane
- Swear to God, This Time We're Not Kidding (1996) ... Dr. Sam Lane
- I Now Pronounce You... (1996) ... Dr. Sam Lane
- Home Is Where the Hurt Is (1995) ... Dr. Sam Lane
 1997 Tidal Wave: No Escape (TV Movie)
Stanley Schiff
 1997 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Jack
- Vegas (1997) ... Jack
 1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Doug / NRC Man #2
- Nuclear Netherworld (1996) ... Doug / NRC Man #2 (voice)
 1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Colonel Q
- The Q and the Grey (1996) ... Colonel Q
 1996 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Jack deLanae
- Neither Have I Wings to Fly ... Jack deLanae
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Corick McMillan
- The Brothers McMillan (1996) ... Corick McMillan
 1996 The Chamber
Atty. Gen. Roxburgh
 1996 Larger Than Life
Trowbridge Bowers
 1996 Fargo
Wade Gustafson
 1996 The Whole Wide World
Dr. Howard
 1995 The Client (TV Series)
Buddy Hutchinson
- The Peach Orchard (1995) ... Buddy Hutchinson
 1984 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Matthew Crane
- Episode dated 18 June 1984 (1984) ... Matthew Crane
- Episode dated 15 June 1984 (1984) ... Matthew Crane
 1976 Blood Bath
Peter Brown
 1972 The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Movie)
Ballad Singer
 1969 Paint Your Wagon
Rotten Luck Willie
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Lawyer Harkness
- A Taste of Money (1965) ... Lawyer Harkness
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls
Danny Churchill
 1965 The Glory Guys
Sol Rogers
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
'Leadville' Johnny J. Brown
 1955-1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Dismas
- A Child Is Born (1956) ... Dismas
- A Child Is Born (1955) ... Dismas
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mitch
- Place of Shadows (1956) ... Mitch (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Annie. Musical comedy. Musical Director: Peter Howard. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Book by Thomas Meehan. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Dance arrangements by Peter Howard. Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray. "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

6' 4¾" (1.95 m)
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Trivia:

Took a 20-year hiatus from movie appearances between 1976 and 1996, focusing more on theater roles and rare TV appearances, returning with great effect in Fargo (1996) which made him a more regular presence in motion pictures. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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