Richard Dysart

Biography

Date of Birth 30 March 1929, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Nickname Dick Mini Biography Richard Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He's a founding member of the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. He received the Drama Desk Award in 1972 and a Emmy Award in 1992. He is good friends with Diana Muldaur, who played Rosalind Shays on L.A. Law. Spouse Kathryn Jacobi (5 September 1987 - present) Trivia Is a brother of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. The scene where his L.A. Law character, Leland, were discovered in bed with his enemy Rosalind, was ranked as the 38th greatest moment in television in the March 1991 issue of EGG magazine. Earned a Master's degree in Speech Communication at Emerson College. Enjoys dogs, writing, art, cooking, fitness, backpacking and ocean swimming. He is a certified open water diver. Worked with L.A. Law co-star Diana Muldaur at New York's legendary Circle in the Square Theatre in the 60s. Muldaur has described Dysart as "wonderful" and "a great character actor". In 1990, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law. Worked for a local radio station while growing up in the Kennebac Valley in Maine. Twice portrayed President Harry S. Truman in The Winds of War (1988) and Day One (1989). His third wife is artist Kathryn Jacobi. The scene where his "L.A. Law" character, Leland McKenzie, the patriarchal and founder of a successful law practice, was discovered in bed with his nemesis/competitor Rosalind Shays (played by Diana Muldaur), was ranked as the 38th greatest moment in television in an issue of EGG magazine. He earned one Emmy Award, and three more nominations, for his role as McKenzie on L.A. Law. He and Muldaur are also off-camera friends. In addition to having played Harry Truman twice, he co-starred in the movie "Truman" as Henry L. Stimson. Twice played J. Edgar Hoover - in "Panther" and "Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Years". Twice played Dwight Eisenhower - in "Churchill and the Generals" and "The Last Days of Patton".

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Birth Name

Richard Dysart

Birth Place

Boston, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

3/30/1929

Death Date

4/5/2015
Known For
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The Last Days of Patton

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Truman

Henry L. Stimson

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The Hospital

Dr. Welbeck

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The Terminal Man

Dr. John Ellis

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Master Bryant (as Richard A. Dysart)

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Six Against the Rock

Warden James Johnston

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Todd McFarlane's Spawn

Cogliostro (voice)

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An Enemy Of The People

Aslaksen

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Malice in Wonderland

Louis B. Mayer

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The People vs. Jean Harris

Judge Russell R. Leggett

Starring In
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Everything Is Terrible: The Movie

Self (archive footage)

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Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle

Cogliostro (voice)

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Hard Rain

Henry

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Todd McFarlane's Spawn

Cogliostro (voice)

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Truman

Henry L. Stimson

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A Child Is Missing

Riley Hallihan

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Panther

J. Edgar Hoover

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Back to the Future Part III

Barbwire Salesman

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Day One

President Harry S. Truman

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Moving Target

Arthur Cambridge

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Wall Street

Cromwell

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Six Against the Rock

Warden James Johnston

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The Last Days of Patton

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Uncle Pom (Disney dub) (voice)

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Pale Rider

Coy LaHood

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The Falcon and the Snowman

Dr. Lee

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Malice in Wonderland

Louis B. Mayer

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Warning Sign

Dr. Nielsen

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The Thing

Dr. Copper

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The People vs. Jean Harris

Judge Russell R. Leggett

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Churchill and the Generals

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Meteor

Secretary of Defense

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Being There

Dr. Robert Allenby

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An Enemy Of The People

Aslaksen

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It Happened One Christmas

Peter Bailey

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The Hindenburg

Captain Ernst Lehman (as Richard A. Dysart)

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The Day of the Locust

Claude Estee

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The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder

Father (as Richard A. Dysart)

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Master Bryant (as Richard A. Dysart)

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The Terminal Man

Dr. John Ellis

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The Hospital

Dr. Welbeck

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The Sporting Club

Spengler

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The Lost Man

Barnes

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Petulia

Motel Receptionist

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Bogie

Jack Warner

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