Here are 50 famous actors from United States of America were born in 1943:
Joe Pesci (July 18, 1943 Newark-) also known as Joseph Frank Pesci, Joe Ritchie or Joseph Frank "Joe" Pesci is an American actor, comedian, singer and musician. He has one child, Tiffany Pesci.
Pesci began his career as a child actor, appearing in various television commercials and series including "The Lucy Show" and "Half Nelson". However, he rose to prominence in the early 1980s, starring in films like "Raging Bull", "Goodfellas", and "Home Alone". Pesci received critical acclaim for his roles in these films, earning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Goodfellas".
Aside from acting, Pesci is also a singer and musician. In the 1960s, he released an album under the name Joe Ritchie titled "Little Joe Sure Can Sing!". He also collaborated with fellow actor Robert De Niro and singer Frank Vincent as part of the musical group called "Four Seasons".
In 1999, Pesci announced his retirement from acting, however, he has since made a few appearances, notably in the 2019 film "The Irishman". Pesci is known for his quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor.
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Sam Shepard (November 5, 1943 Fort Sheridan-) also known as Samuel Shepard Rogers, Charlie, Samuel Shepard Rogers IV, Shepard, Sam, Steve Shepard or Samuel Shepard Rogers III is an American playwright, actor, author, writer, screenwriter, film director, television director, musician, teacher, voice actor and essayist. His children are called Samuel Walker Shepard, Hannah Jane Shepard and Jesse Mojo Shepard.
Shepard began his career as a playwright in the 1960s and quickly gained recognition for his unconventional and often gritty style of writing. Some of his most famous works include "Buried Child," which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979, "True West," and "Fool for Love."
In addition to his work as a playwright, Shepard also had a successful career as an actor, appearing in over 50 films including "The Right Stuff," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Shepard was also an accomplished author, with several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs to his name. He was awarded the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for excellence in American theater in 2009.
Throughout his career, Shepard was known for exploring themes of family dysfunction, masculinity, and the American West in his work. He was hailed as a significant voice in American theater and literature and influenced generations of writers and artists. Shepard passed away in 2017 at the age of 73 from complications related to ALS.
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Jim Storm (August 12, 1943 Highland Park-) also known as James Storm is an American actor. He has one child, Jeptha Storm.
Jim Storm is best known for his role as Gerard Stiles in the television series "Dark Shadows" which aired from 1968 to 1971. He also appeared in several other television series including "The Wild Wild West," "Gunsmoke," and "Bonanza." In addition to his television work, Storm has also acted in several films, including "One Man Jury," "Tales of the Bizarre," and "Jungle Warriors." Storm has also worked as a stage actor, appearing in productions of "The Elephant Man" and "The Taming of the Shrew." In his spare time, Storm enjoys painting and playing music.
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Bobby Diamond (August 23, 1943 Los Angeles-) otherwise known as Robert LeRoy Diamond, Bob Diamond, Robert 'Bobby' Diamond, Robert Diamond or Rober Leroy "Bobby" Diamond is an American lawyer and actor. His children are called Robert A. Diamond and Jesse Diamond.
Bobby Diamond began his acting career in 1955, when he was just 12 years old, with a role in the TV series "Fury". He went on to appear in many popular TV shows of the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "Peter Gunn", and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". In 1963, Diamond retired from acting and pursued a career as a lawyer. He went on to become a successful attorney in California, specializing in entertainment law. Despite his success as a lawyer, Diamond remains a beloved figure in the world of classic television and continues to make appearances at conventions and events celebrating the shows he appeared in as a child actor.
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Jackson Bostwick (October 23, 1943 Carlisle-) also known as Jackson Leonard Bostwick Jr. is an American actor, teacher and voice actor.
He is best known for his portrayal of Captain Marvel in the 1970s television series "Shazam!" which lasted for three seasons. Bostwick started his acting career in the 1960s and has had roles in several shows and movies such as "The Green Berets," "Here Come the Brides" and "The Paper Chase." In addition to acting, he is also a teacher of the Meisner technique of acting and has taught at several universities and performing arts schools. Bostwick has also done voice-over work for video games such as "Command & Conquer" and "Saturn Bomberman." In recent years, he has continued to attend comic book conventions and make appearances as Captain Marvel, much to the delight of his fans.
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Randall Duk Kim (September 24, 1943-) also known as Randall Kim, Randy Kim, Gim Deokmun or Kim Tŏk-mun is an American actor and voice actor.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim emigrated to the United States when he was a child and grew up in San Francisco, California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley where he studied English and drama. Kim has had a long and distinguished career both on stage and on screen. He is probably best known for his roles in "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" as The Keymaker, and in "Memoirs of a Geisha" as Dr. Crab. Kim has also appeared in numerous stage productions, including the Broadway revival of "Flower Drum Song" and the Lincoln Center Theater production of "The King and I". In addition to his acting work, Kim is an accomplished voice actor, and has provided the voice for numerous video game characters, including Oogway in the "Kung Fu Panda" video game series.
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Joel Higgins (September 28, 1943 Bloomington-) also known as Joel Franklin Higgins is an American actor and singer. He has one child, Graham Higgins.
Joel Higgins is best known for his work in the popular television series "Silver Spoons" (1982-1987), in which he played the lead role of Edward Stratton III, a wealthy man who reconnects with his son after years of neglect. Aside from his extensive work in television, Higgins has also had a successful career on stage, appearing in numerous Broadway productions such as "Shenandoah", "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public", and "The Pirates of Penzance". He is a graduate of Michigan State University and started his career in music before transitioning to acting. In addition to his work in entertainment, Higgins is also an advocate for animal welfare and is involved in various organizations that promote animal rights.
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Gary Burghoff (May 24, 1943 Bristol-) a.k.a. Gary Richard Burghoff or Radar is an American artist, drummer, actor and musician. His children are called Gena Gale Burghoff, Miles Burghoff and Jordan Burghoff.
Gary Burghoff is best known for his role as Corporal Walter Eugene "Radar" O'Reilly on the popular television series M*A*S*H. He played the character for seven years, from 1972 to 1979, and even reprised the role in the spin-off series AfterMASH. Besides his successful acting career, Burghoff is also a talented artist and has painted portraits of several of his M*A*S*H co-stars. He is also an accomplished jazz drummer and has released several albums. In his later years, Burghoff has focused on his art career and has even exhibited his work in galleries across the country.
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Carmen Argenziano (October 27, 1943 Sharon-) also known as Carmen Antimo Argenziano or Carmin Argenziano is an American actor and film producer. He has two children, Tony Argenziano and Joseph Argenziano.
Argenziano has appeared in over 100 films and television shows, including popular series like "Stargate SG-1," "Cheers," "Melrose Place," and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." He also had a recurring role on "The Young and the Restless" from 1985 to 1986. Argenziano has received critical acclaim for his performances, including a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in "Stargate SG-1." In addition to his acting career, Argenziano has also produced several films, including "The Curse of the Black Dahlia" and "Dismal." He remains a prominent figure in the entertainment industry and continues to work on new projects.
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Christopher Mitchum (October 16, 1943 Los Angeles-) a.k.a. Chris Mitchum or Christopher Allan Mitchum is an American actor, politician, writer and film producer. His children are called Carrie Mitchum, Bentley Mitchum, Jennifer Mitchum and Kian Mitchum.
Mitchum was born into a family of actors, including his father Robert Mitchum and his mother Dorothy Mitchum. He started his career in the film industry as an actor in the late 1960s, appearing in various films including "Thunder Road" and "The Last Hard Men". In the 1980s, he shifted his focus to producing and writing films, producing movies like "The Killer Elite" and "Animal Protector".
Aside from his involvement in the film industry, Mitchum has also dabbled in politics, running as a Republican candidate for Congress in 1998 and for the California State Assembly in 2012, though he was unsuccessful in both bids. He has also written several novels, including "A Quiet Knowing" and "Perdido".
Mitchum has been married twice and has four children, all of whom have followed in his footsteps by pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.
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Arch Hall, Jr. (December 2, 1943 Van Nuys-) also known as Arch Hall is an American actor, pilot and musician.
He is best-known for his work in the low-budget B-movies of the 1960s, including "Eegah" and "The Sadist." Hall's father, Arch Hall Sr., was both a filmmaker and a musician, and he cast his son in many of his films. In addition to his acting career, Hall has also worked as a commercial pilot and a musician. He has released several albums, including the 2011 album "Wild Guitar: The Wichita Sessions." Despite his cult status as an actor, Hall has largely retreated from the public eye in recent years.
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Patrick Adiarte (August 2, 1943 Manila-) is an American actor and dancer.
Adiarte began his career as a child actor and dancer, appearing in several musicals, including the original Broadway production of "Flower Drum Song" when he was just 13 years old. He later transitioned to television and film, with notable roles in the films "The King and I" and "A Majority of One." Adiarte also appeared in numerous television shows, including "The Twilight Zone," "Hawaii Five-O," and "M*A*S*H." He later went on to work behind the scenes as a choreographer and director for theater productions. In addition to his entertainment career, Adiarte is also a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.
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Billy Chapin (December 28, 1943 Los Angeles-) also known as William McClellan Chapin is an American actor.
He began his career as a child actor in the 1950s appearing in films such as "The Night of the Hunter" and "The Kid from Left Field" and television shows such as "Lassie" and "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin". As an adult, Chapin transitioned to directing and producing documentaries. He has won several awards for his work, including an Emmy for the documentary "Lives Next Door" in 1989. Chapin has also been involved in various philanthropic endeavors, particularly focused on environmental conservation and the arts.
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Edward Herrmann (July 21, 1943 Washington, D.C.-) a.k.a. Edward Kirk Herrmann, Edward Hermann, Edward Herman, The History Channel Guy, Ed Herrmann or Ed Hermann is an American actor, spokesperson, presenter, voice actor, screenwriter and film director. He has one child, Rory Herrmann.
Herrmann was best known for his portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the made-for-television movie "Eleanor and Franklin" in 1976 and its sequel "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years" in 1977, earning Emmy Awards for both performances. He also appeared in several notable films including "The Great Gatsby" (1974), "The Lost Boys" (1987), and "Richie Rich" (1994). In addition, Herrmann was a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to the animated television series "The Tick" (1994-1996) and "American Dad!" (2005-2014), among others. He passed away on December 31, 2014, in New York City at the age of 71 due to brain cancer.
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Peter Simon (September 27, 1943 New York City-) is an American actor.
Peter Simon began his acting career in the 1960s and has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. He is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Ted Ballantine on the popular soap opera "Guiding Light" from 1981 to 1983. He has also had recurring roles on other soap operas such as "As the World Turns" and "All My Children". Simon has also acted in films such as "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "The Shadow". In addition to his acting career, Simon is an accomplished author and has written several books on spirituality and meditation.
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Kevin Dobson (March 18, 1943 Jackson Heights-) a.k.a. Keven Dobson or Kevin Patrick Dobson is an American actor, soldier and television director. He has three children, Patrick Dobson, Sean Dobson and Mariah Dobson.
Dobson rose to fame in the 1970s for his role as Det. Bobby Crocker in the TV series, "Kojak." He then went on to star in several other successful TV shows such as "Knots Landing" and "Days of Our Lives." In addition to his acting career, Dobson served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Following his success as an actor, Dobson also worked as a television director on various shows, including "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Models Inc.," and "Santa Barbara." He has been recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry with several awards, including a Soap Opera Digest Award and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
Outside of his career, Dobson is also actively involved in philanthropic work, supporting organizations such as the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Special Olympics.
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Josh Taylor (September 25, 1943 Princeton-) otherwise known as Timmy, Tommy Tim Taylor or Tim Taylor is an American actor. He has two children, Tristen Taylor and Jason Taylor.
Josh Taylor is best known for his role as Roman Brady on the popular soap opera, "Days of Our Lives," which he has played on and off since 1977. He has also made appearances in other popular TV shows such as "Bonanza," "The Wild Wild West," "The Fugitive," and "Walker, Texas Ranger." In addition to his acting career, Taylor is also a licensed pilot and a certified flight instructor. He has been recognized for his charitable work, including serving as a national spokesperson for a cancer advocacy organization.
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John Denver (December 31, 1943 Roswell-October 12, 1997 Pacific Ocean) also known as Denver, John, John Dennver, Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., H.J. Deutschendorf, Jr. or Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. was an American songwriter, singer, poet, musician, writer, singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist, social activist, pilot, composer, lyricist and record producer. He had three children, Jesse Belle Deutschendorf, Zachary John Denver and Anna Kate Denver.
John Denver started his music career in the 1960s as a member of the Mitchell Trio. Later, he embarked on a successful solo career, earning numerous awards throughout his lifetime. Some of his most famous hits include "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Annie's Song" and "Rocky Mountain High."
In addition to his music career, Denver was an environmental and humanitarian activist. He was one of the founders of the charitable organization Plant-It 2020, which aimed to plant, conserve and promote the growth of trees worldwide. Denver was also appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the President's Commission on World Hunger, highlighting his dedication to social causes.
Tragically, Denver died in a plane crash in 1997 while piloting his own small aircraft. However, his legacy as a prolific musician and activist continues to live on through his music and charitable works.
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Frank Galati (November 29, 1943 Highland Park-) is an American theatre director, writer, actor and screenwriter.
He is best known for his work in adapting literary works for the stage, including the Tony Award-winning production of "The Grapes of Wrath." Galati has also been a long-time member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, where he has directed numerous productions and received critical acclaim. In addition to his work in theater, Galati has written and directed for film and television, including the screen adaptation of "The Accidental Tourist" which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. He is currently a professor at Northwestern University where he teaches in the theater department.
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Georg Stanford Brown (June 24, 1943 Havana-) is an American actor, film director, television director, film producer and television producer. His children are called Kathryne Dora Brown, Alisabeth Brown and Alyxandra Beatris Brown.
Georg Stanford Brown began his acting career in the late 1960s, appearing in various television series and films. He is best known for his role as Tom Harvey in the television series "The Rookies" (1972-1976) and as Terry Webster in "Roots" (1977). Brown has also directed and produced several films and television shows, including "Cagney & Lacey," "Hill Street Blues," and "NYPD Blue." He has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his directing work. Outside of his work in entertainment, Brown has been an active member of the civil rights movement and has been involved in various humanitarian causes.
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Bill Duke (February 26, 1943 Poughkeepsie-) also known as William Henry Duke Jr., Maccy Bub, William Henry "Bill" Duke, Jr., William Henry Duke, Jr. or Bill is an American actor, television director, film director and film producer.
Duke is best known for his acting roles in several iconic films, including "Car Wash," "American Gigolo," and "Predator." As a director, he has helmed episodes of popular TV shows such as "Dallas," "Miami Vice," and "NCIS." He has also directed several feature films, including "Deep Cover," "Hoodlum," and "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit." In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Duke is a fierce advocate for social justice and has been recognized for his activism by several organizations. He is also a published author, having written a memoir titled "Dark Girls," which explores colorism in the African American community.
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Austin Stoker (October 7, 1943 Port of Spain-) is an American actor.
He is perhaps best known for his role as Lieutenant Ethan Bishop in John Carpenter's cult classic film "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976). Stoker began his career in the entertainment industry in the late 1960s, appearing in a number of television shows such as "Star Trek" and "The Bill Cosby Show". In addition to his work in films, he also acted in a number of stage productions and is considered a pioneer for his roles in blaxploitation films in the 1970s. Stoker continues to act in movies and TV shows to this day, with his most recent work being in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019) as Older Cop.
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Ron van Clief (January 25, 1943 Brooklyn-) also known as The Black Dragon is an American actor.
He is also a martial artist who competed in numerous martial arts tournaments in the 1960s and 1970s, winning several titles. Van Clief became the first African American martial artist to appear in a Hong Kong-produced kung fu film, The Black Dragon, in 1974. He has also appeared in several American films, including Black Dragon's Revenge, The Tattoo Connection, and An Eye for an Eye. In addition to his acting career, Van Clief has authored several martial arts-related books and served as a bodyguard for celebrities such as movie director Roman Polanski and singer Stevie Wonder.
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Lisle Wilson (September 2, 1943 Brooklyn-March 14, 2010 Rancho Mirage) a.k.a. Lisle Astor Wilson Jr. was an American actor.
He began his acting career in the 1960s and appeared in several TV shows such as "The F.B.I.," "Mission: Impossible," and "Kojak." Wilson also had roles in popular movies such as "The Graduate" and "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three." He later transitioned to theater and was a member of the original Broadway cast of "Fiddler on the Roof." In addition to his work in entertainment, Wilson was also involved in philanthropy and worked with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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Theodore Wilson (December 10, 1943 New York City-July 21, 1991 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Theodore R. Wilson, Teddy Wilson, Theodore Rosevelt Wilson or Theodore "Teddy" Wilson was an American actor.
He was best known for his roles in 1980s comedies such as "That's My Mama," "Good Times," and "The Cosby Show." Wilson also appeared in films, including "The River Niger" and "Bloodsport." In addition to acting, he was a talented musician and composer, playing both the piano and drums. Wilson passed away in 1991 at the age of 47 from complications related to a stroke.
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Harry Shearer (December 23, 1943 Los Angeles-) a.k.a. Harry Julius Shearer, Howlific Harry Shearer, Derek Smalls, Frighticious Harry Shearer, Harry 'I'll Dance on my Grave' Shearer, Harry 'Dead Til 2005' Shearer, Harry J. Shearer, Harry 'O.J.' Shearer, Fearsome Harry Shearer, Phone-Hacky Shearer, Spinal Tap, Phone Hacky Shearer, Ed Roboto or Harry 'I Want To Own Every Media In The World' Shearer is an American comedian, actor, film director, screenwriter, voice actor, musician, author, television producer, film producer and radio personality.
He is best known for his work on "The Simpsons," where he voices various characters including Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, and many others. Shearer co-created and starred in the satirical rock band and mockumentary film "This Is Spinal Tap." He has also appeared in numerous films such as "The Truman Show" and "A Mighty Wind." Shearer is an accomplished musician and has released several albums showcasing his talents. He is a political activist and has written and produced several media projects that focus on social and political issues. Shearer is also a vocal advocate for artists' rights and has testified before Congress on the subject.
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Wallace Shawn (November 12, 1943 New York City-) also known as Wallace Michael Shawn, Wally Shawn or Wallace Michael "Wally" Shawn is an American actor, playwright, voice actor, essayist, screenwriter and comedian.
He is best known for his roles in films such as "My Dinner with Andre" and "The Princess Bride". In addition to his successful acting career, Shawn is also an accomplished playwright, with works such as "Aunt Dan and Lemon" and "The Fever". Shawn has also lent his voice to several animated films, including "Toy Story" and "The Incredibles". He is known for his distinctive voice and unique style of delivery, which has made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Shawn is also a political activist, and his work often addresses issues of power, social justice, and inequality.
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Don Novello (January 1, 1943 Ashtabula-) also known as Donald Antonio Novello, László Tóth, Father Guido Sarducci, Lazlo Toth or Donald "Don" Novello is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, author, television producer, film producer, singer, copywriter and voice actor.
Novello is best known for his performances as the character Father Guido Sarducci, a chain-smoking priest who often appeared on the television show "Saturday Night Live" in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also a writer for the show during this time. Novello has authored a number of books, including "The Lazlo Letters," a compilation of prank letters he wrote under various pseudonyms to famous individuals and corporations. As a screenwriter, Novello has worked on a number of films, including "Head Office" and "Casual Sex?" He has also appeared in a number of television shows and movies, such as "Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico" and "The Godfather Part III."
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Chevy Chase (October 8, 1943 Lower Manhattan-) a.k.a. Cornelius Crane Chase, Chevy, The Voice of Chevy Chase, Chevey Chase, Chevy 'Bud' Chase, Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase, Chase or Bud is an American actor, screenwriter, comedian and television producer. He has four children, Caley Leigh Chase, Cydney Cathalene Chase, Emily Evelyn Chase and Bryan Perkins.
Chevy Chase began his career in comedy as a writer and performer for the National Lampoon Radio Hour. He later became one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, creating memorable characters and impressions that became staples of the show, such as the bumbling news anchor, Weekend Update co-host with Jane Curtin, and President Gerald Ford.
Chase has starred in numerous films throughout his career, including Caddyshack, Fletch, National Lampoon's Vacation, and Three Amigos. He has also made many cameos in popular movies and TV shows, such as Community and The Muppets.
In addition to acting and writing, Chase has worked as a producer and has lent his voice to animated projects, such as The Secret World of Arrietty and the television series Archer.
Chase has struggled with addiction and has been open about his past problems with alcohol and drugs. Despite these challenges, he has remained a beloved figure in the entertainment industry and continues to work in both film and television.
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Christopher Walken (March 31, 1943 Astoria-) a.k.a. Chris Walken, Christopher Wlaken, Ronnie, Chris, Ronnie Walken, Ronald Walken or Ronald "Christopher" Walken is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and voice actor.
He is best known for his iconic roles in movies such as The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, and Catch Me If You Can. Walken has also had a successful Broadway career, winning a Tony Award for his role in James Joyce's The Dead. He has been nominated for the Academy Award three times and has won numerous other awards throughout his career. Aside from acting, Walken is also known for his distinct voice and has lent his voice to several popular animated films and TV shows. Walken is known for his unpredictable and eccentric behavior both on and off-screen, which has only added to his legend as one of Hollywood's most unique and mesmerizing actors.
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Kurtwood Smith (July 3, 1943 New Lisbon-) also known as Kurtwood Larson Smith, Wood, Woody or Kurt is an American actor and voice actor. His children are called Laurel Garner and Shannon Smith.
Smith is best known for his role as Red Forman in the popular TV series "That '70s Show". He has also had notable roles in various films, including "RoboCop", "Dead Poets Society", "To Die For", and "Heart and Souls". In addition to on-screen work, Smith has lent his voice to a variety of animated projects, including "Batman: The Animated Series", "Justice League Unlimited", and "Green Lantern: The Animated Series". Before pursuing acting, Smith attended Stanford University and holds a degree in theater.
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Geoffrey Deuel (January 17, 1943 Lockport-) otherwise known as Geoffrey Jacob Deuel is an American actor.
He is best known for his roles in Western movies and TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s. He made his debut in the Western film "Guns of the Magnificent Seven" in 1969 and appeared in the TV series "Alias Smith and Jones" in 1971. Deuel also appeared in the TV series "Bonanza", "Gunsmoke", and "The Big Valley". He later transitioned to working behind the camera, becoming a camera operator and director of photography.
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Gil Gerard (January 23, 1943 Little Rock-) also known as Gilbert Gerard, Gilbert C. "Gil" Gerard, Gilbert C. Gerard or Gil is an American actor. He has one child, Gib Gerard.
Gil Gerard is best known for his work as the lead character, Captain William "Buck" Rogers in the 1979 TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. He also starred in the TV series, E.A.R.T.H. Force and the 1990s revival of the popular game show, Password. Besides his work in television, Gerard has appeared in several movies including The Nice Guys, Nuclear Hurricane, and Blood Fare. Gerard has also lent his voice to various animated series such as Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series. In addition to his acting career, Gil Gerard is a licensed pilot and a professionally trained firefighter.
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Max Wright (August 2, 1943 Detroit-) a.k.a. George Wright, George Edward Maxwell Wright, George Edward Maxwell "Max" Wright or Max is an American actor. He has two children, Ben Wright and Daisy Wright.
Max Wright is best known for his role as Willie Tanner in the TV series "ALF," which aired from 1986 to 1990. Before landing his breakout role, Wright appeared in a number of popular TV shows such as "The Norm Crosby Show," "Buffalo Bill" and "Cheers." He also had a successful stage career, appearing in productions of "The Great White Hope" and "The Inspector General." Wright's other television credits include appearances on "Friends," "Mad About You," and "Quantum Leap." Despite his successful acting career, Wright experienced personal challenges stemming from struggles with addiction. He passed away on June 26, 2019, at the age of 75.
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Jack Nance (December 21, 1943 Boston-December 30, 1996 South Pasadena) a.k.a. Marvin John Nance or John Nance was an American actor.
He studied theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career on screen. Nance is best known for his collaboration with director David Lynch, appearing in several of his films including "Eraserhead," "Blue Velvet," and "Twin Peaks." Nance was also a frequent collaborator with cult director and fellow Lynch collaborator, Monty Montgomery. In addition to his film work, Nance also appeared in several television shows and had a successful stage career in Los Angeles. Tragically, he died in 1996 following a brawl outside of a Pasadena restaurant. Despite his untimely death, Nance's legacy continues to live on through his memorable performances and the admiration of his many fans.
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David Clennon (May 10, 1943 Waukegan-) otherwise known as Dave Clennon is an American actor.
He is best known for his roles as Miles Drentell in the television series "Thirtysomething", as Palmer in the movie "Being There", and as Ray Lambert in "The Thing". Clennon has also appeared in several other notable films, including "The Paper Chase", "Missing", "Silverado", "The Right Stuff", and "Matinee". In addition to his film and television work, Clennon is also an active stage actor, having appeared in numerous productions in New York and Los Angeles. He has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including an Emmy Award for his performance in "Thirtysomething".
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Paul Michael Glaser (March 25, 1943 Cambridge-) also known as Paul Manfred Glaser, Michael Glaser, Paul M. Glaser, Paul Michael Glasser, Paul Michael Glazer, Curly, Paul Glaser, Mike Glaser or P.M. Glaser is an American film director, actor, film producer, writer, television director, author, television producer and voice actor. His children are called Jake Glaser, Ariel Glaser and Zoe Glaser.
Paul Michael Glaser rose to fame for his portrayal of Detective David Starsky in the iconic TV series Starsky and Hutch, which aired from 1975 to 1979. He then went on to direct various TV shows and films such as The Running Man, The Cutting Edge, and Kazaam. Prior to his acting career, Glaser was a successful stage actor, performing in multiple off-Broadway productions.
Apart from being an accomplished actor and director, Paul Michael Glaser is an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. He co-founded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in honor of his wife and children, who contracted HIV via blood transfusions. The foundation has since raised over $700 million to help find a cure for the disease. Additionally, Glaser has authored several books, including "Chrystallia and the Source of Light" and "Something to Believe In," a memoir about his personal and professional life.
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Ken Osmond (June 7, 1943 Glendale-) also known as Kenneth Osmond, Kenneth Charles "Ken" Osmond or Kenneth Charles Osmond is an American actor and police officer. His children are called Eric E. Osmond and Christian S. Osmond.
Osmond is best known for his role as Eddie Haskell on the classic TV series "Leave It to Beaver" from 1957 to 1963, as well as reprising the role in the 1983 sequel series "The New Leave It to Beaver." After his acting career, Osmond became a Los Angeles police officer in 1970, and served for 18 years before retiring in 1988. He was awarded the LAPD's Medal of Valor for his role in a 1980 shootout that left him injured. Despite his successful law enforcement career, Osmond continued to make occasional appearances as Eddie Haskell in various TV shows and movies, and has become a beloved figure in American pop culture.
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Michael Durrell (October 6, 1943 Brooklyn-) is an American actor.
Michael Durrell started his career in acting in the late 1960s and early 1970s with roles in several TV shows, including "The Mod Squad," "Ironside," and "The Streets of San Francisco." He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Alex Nikolas on the popular soap opera "Days of Our Lives" and for his portrayal of J. Edgar Hoover in the 1991 TV movie "The Josephine Baker Story."
In addition to his work in TV and film, Durrell has also appeared on stage in productions of "The Front Page," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "All My Sons," among others. He has also done voiceover work for commercials, documentaries, and video games.
Off-screen, Durrell is an accomplished artist, sculptor, and photographer. He has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States and internationally, and his sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the world.
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Bruce Weitz (May 27, 1943 Norwalk-) also known as Bruce Peter Weitz is an American actor.
He is best known for his role as Detective Michael "Mick" Belker in the television series "Hill Street Blues," for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1984. Weitz has also appeared in numerous other television shows such as "Moonlighting," "Murder, She Wrote," and "Law & Order." In addition to his television work, Weitz has acted in films such as "Half Past Dead," "Deep Impact," and "Elvis Has Left the Building." Outside of his acting career, he is an accomplished artist and has had his paintings and sculptures exhibited in galleries across the United States.
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Max Gail (April 5, 1943 Detroit-) also known as Maxwell Trowbridge Gail, Maxwell Trowbridge Gail, Jr., Max Gail Jr., Maxwell Gail Jr. or Maxwell Trowbridge "Max" Gail, Jr. is an American actor, businessperson and film producer. He has three children, Grace Gail, Maxwell Gail and India Gail.
Max Gail is best known for his role as Detective Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz in the television series "Barney Miller" which aired from 1975 to 1982. He also appeared in several other popular TV shows such as "Whiz Kids," "Sons and Daughters," and "General Hospital," where he portrayed the character of Mike Corbin from 2018 to 2021.
Aside from acting, Max Gail is also a successful businessperson and film producer. He co-owns and operates a production company called Full Circle which has produced award-winning documentaries such as "The Sons of Tennessee Williams" and "Surviving Terminal Cancer." In 2021, he executive produced and starred in the film "4/20."
Max Gail is a longtime activist and advocate for mental health, having lost his own son to schizophrenia. He has served on the board of directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and is also involved with Bring Change to Mind, a nonprofit organization focused on ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.
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Sab Shimono (July 31, 1943 Sacramento-) also known as Saburo Shimono, Shimono Saburō or Saburo Shimono Simonnot Saburo is an American actor and voice actor.
He is known for his roles in films such as "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and "Waterworld," as well as his numerous appearances on television shows such as "Seinfeld," "ER," and "The West Wing." Shimono has also lent his voice to many animated projects, including "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." In addition to his acting career, Shimono is also a trained classical singer and has performed in operas and musicals. He has received several awards for his work in theater, including the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Performance. Shimono has continued to work in both film and TV, and remains a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.
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Herschel Sparber (October 18, 1943 Gary-) also known as Hershel Sparber is an American actor.
He is best known for his work in popular films such as "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971), "Taxi Driver" (1976) and "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984). Sparber has also appeared in numerous television series, including "Law & Order", "The Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire". In addition to his work in front of the camera, Herschel Sparber is also an accomplished acting coach and has taught at some of the most prestigious acting schools in the country. Throughout his career, Sparber has earned critical acclaim for his versatility and ability to bring complex characters to life onscreen.
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Jack O'Halloran (April 8, 1943 Philadelphia-) otherwise known as Irish Jack O'Halloran or The Giant is an American actor and professional boxer.
O'Halloran is notably 6'6" tall and has a successful boxing career with 16 wins, 1 loss, and 11 knockouts. He competed in the heavyweight division and even fought against legends such as George Foreman and Ken Norton. O'Halloran eventually transitioned to acting and appeared in numerous films such as "Superman II" where he played the villainous character Non. He has also appeared in other films such as "Farewell, My Lovely" and "The Flintstones". In addition to his acting career, O'Halloran is also a successful businessman and real estate developer.
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Charles Haid (June 2, 1943 San Francisco-) also known as Charles Maurice Haid III or Charlie Haid is an American actor, film director, film producer, television producer and television director. He has two children, Arcadia Elizabeth Haid and Brittany Catherine Haid.
Haid is best known for his portrayal of Officer Andy Renko in the classic police drama series Hill Street Blues, which aired from 1981 to 1987. He also directed several episodes of the show, including the highly acclaimed episode "Grace Under Pressure" in 1984.
In addition to his work on Hill Street Blues, Haid has appeared in a variety of films and TV shows. He had a recurring role on the popular teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 in the 1990s, and has also appeared on shows such as ER, NYPD Blue, and Criminal Minds.
As a director, Haid has worked on numerous TV shows, including ER, Grey's Anatomy, and Sons of Anarchy. He also directed the film The Last Summer, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019.
Haid has been recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.
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Lee Aaker (September 25, 1943 Los Angeles-) also known as Lee William Aaker is an American actor, carpentry and film producer.
He is best known for his role as Rusty on the television series "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" which aired from 1954 to 1959. Aaker began his acting career at the age of 9 and went on to appear in several films and TV shows throughout the 1950s and 1960s. After his acting career, he worked in carpentry and later became a film producer, working on several independent films. In his later years, Aaker devoted himself to animal rescue, specifically rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need.
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Daniel Truhitte (September 10, 1943 Sacramento-) is an American actor.
He is best known for his role as Rolf in the 1965 film adaptation of the musical "The Sound of Music". Truhitte grew up in Sacramento and began performing in school plays before pursuing a career in acting. After "The Sound of Music", he continued to act in both film and television, appearing in shows such as "Hawaii Five-O" and "The Virginian". In addition to acting, Truhitte has also worked as a singer and songwriter, releasing several albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He currently resides in Northern California and occasionally makes appearances at events commemorating the legacy of "The Sound of Music".
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Raye Birk (May 27, 1943 Flint-) also known as Ray Birk is an American actor and teacher. His child is called Joshua Birk.
Birk is best known for his roles in popular TV shows and movies like "Cheers", "Arrested Development", and "The Hudsucker Proxy". He started his acting career in the 1970s and has since appeared in over 100 films, TV shows and theater productions. In addition to his successful acting career, Birk also teaches acting workshops and classes across the United States. He has been a faculty member at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Birk has received several awards for his acting performance throughout his career including the Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement. He currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife, Bonnie.
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Charles Hallahan (July 29, 1943 Philadelphia-November 25, 1997 Los Angeles) also known as Charles, Charlie, Charles John Hallahan, Chuck Hallahan or Chuck was an American actor. His children are called Seamus Hallahan and Liam Hallahan.
He started his career in Chicago where he studied at the Goodman School of Drama. He then moved to New York City and became a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Hallahan appeared in numerous films such as "The Thing," "Vision Quest," "Manhunter," and "Dante's Peak." He also appeared on television shows such as "Hill Street Blues," "Hunter," "MacGyver," and "The X-Files." Hallahan passed away at the age of 54 due to a heart attack. He was survived by his wife and two sons.
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John Beasley (June 26, 1943 Omaha-) is an American actor.
He had a long and distinguished career in the entertainment industry, appearing in a variety of television shows and movies. Some of his most notable roles include Irv Smiff on the television show “Everwood”, Sheriff Clifford Franklin in “Walking Tall”, Rev. Leland C. White in “The Apostle”, and Detective Aaron Stiles in “CSI: Miami”. In addition to his work in front of the camera, Beasley is also an accomplished musician and composer, having released several albums of jazz and gospel music. He has also worked extensively in theater, both as an actor and director, and has won several awards for his stage work.
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