Donald Moffat

Donald Moffat

  • Highest Rated: 98% The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% A Smile like Yours (1997)
  • Birthday: Dec 26, 1930
  • Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
  • RADA alumnus Donald Moffat made his London stage debut in 1954, playing the First Murderer in MacBeth. On stage, the wiry, angular Moffat excelled in the plays of Ibsen and Moliere; on screen, he has since carved his niche in eccentric, unpredictable roles. He has also sparkled in authoritative characterizations, both bombastic (a tantrum-tossing LBJ in 1981's The Right Stuff, a fascistic Colonel Ruppert in the 1991 TV movie Babe Ruth) and cool-headed (the fictional U.S. president in 1993's A Clear and Present Danger, Kennedy in-law Hugh Auchincloss in the 1982 video presentation Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy). In addition, Moffat has brightened many a Robert Altman production, most prominently as the ubiquitous bike-riding tax collector in Popeye (1980). Donald Moffat's TV-series resumé includes such roles as an immigrant Scandinavian minister in The New Land (1974), a lovable android in Logan's Run (1977), and all-knowing Dr. Marcus Polk on the ABC daytimer One Life to Live.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Forget-Me-Not-Lane Actor 2003
82% 61* Ford Frick 2001
86% Cookie's Fortune Jack Palmer 1999
No Score Yet The Sleep Room Actor 1998
6% A Smile like Yours Dr. Felber 1997
22% The Evening Star Hector Scott 1996
No Score Yet Is There Life out There? Grandpa Walter 1994
80% Clear and Present Danger President Bennett 1994
10% Trapped in Paradise Clifford 1994
No Score Yet Love, Cheat & Steal Frank Harrington 1993
No Score Yet Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story O'Connell 1992
37% Housesitter George Davis 1992
No Score Yet Columbo: No Time to Die Sheldon Hays 1992
No Score Yet Majority Rule Walter Simms 1992
No Score Yet Babe Ruth Jacob Ruppert 1991
41% Regarding Henry Charlie 1991
No Score Yet When the Time Comes Harold 1991
75% Class Action Quinn 1991
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities Mr. McCoy 1990
No Score Yet Kaleidoscope Arthur Patterson 1990
No Score Yet A Son's Promise Paw Paw 1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire Actor 1989
72% Music Box Harry Talbot 1989
13% Far North Uncle Dane 1988
No Score Yet The Bourne Identity David Abbott 1988
88% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Chief Surgeon 1988
No Score Yet Necessary Parties Actor 1988
No Score Yet Desperado Malloy 1987
No Score Yet Monster in the Closet Gen. Turnbull 1987
No Score Yet Gone to Texas Actor 1986
31% The Best of Times The Colonel 1986
No Score Yet Alamo Bay Wally 1985
No Score Yet License to Kill Webster 1984
98% The Right Stuff Lyndon B. Johnson 1983
No Score Yet Through Naked Eyes Actor 1983
No Score Yet Who Will Love My Children? Dick Thomas 1983
84% The Thing Garry 1982
No Score Yet Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Hugh Auchincloss 1981
60% Popeye Taxman 1980
No Score Yet Health Colonel Cody 1980
No Score Yet The Long Days of Summer Josef Kaplan 1980
No Score Yet On the Nickel Sam 1980
No Score Yet Promises in the Dark Dr. Walter McInerny 1979
87% Winter Kills Captain 1979
No Score Yet Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter Wally Ball 1979
No Score Yet Mrs. R's Daughter Actor 1979
No Score Yet Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Gift of Love Actor 1978
No Score Yet Tartuffe Actor 1978
No Score Yet Mary White Actor 1977
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Harry Hopkins 1977
No Score Yet Call of the Wild Simpson 1976
38% Earthquake Dr. Harvey Johnson 1974
57% The Terminal Man Dr. Arthur McPherson 1974
No Score Yet A Touch of the Poet Actor 1974
No Score Yet Showdown Art Williams 1973
67% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Manning 1972
No Score Yet The Trial of the Catonsville Nine Thomas Melville 1972
No Score Yet R.P.M. Perry Howard 1970
86% Rachel, Rachel Niall Cameron 1968

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Talmidge Cregg
  • 2003
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1993-1998
Walt Whitman
  • 1997
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Sheldon Hays
  • 1992
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Tim Carver
  • 1985
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Brooks Oliver
  • 1982
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Nathaniel Mears
  • 1982
  • 1978
No Score Yet Logan's Run
1977-1978
Rem
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Morgan
  • 1977
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Joseph
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Hartz Daniel
  • 1974
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Alex Pierson
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Thatcher Judge
  • 1971
  • 1970
75% More Tales Of The City
1998
Edgar Warfield Halcyon
100% Tales of the City
1993
Edgar Warfield Halcyon

QUOTES FROM Donald Moffat CHARACTERS

Garry
This is pure nonsense. It doesn't prove a thing.
MacReady
I thought you'd feel that way, Garry. You were the only one that could've gotten to that blood. We'll do you last.
Jack Palmer
He died alright about four years later in Alabama, in a button factory accident.
Emma Duvall
A button factory?
Camille Orcutt
Seems the hole poker machine broke loose and fell on him. He had 273 holes in him before they could get it off.
Garry
This is pure nonsense. Doesn't prove a thing.
MacReady
I thought you'd feel that way, Garry. You were the only one who could've gotten to that blood. We'll do you last.
Garry
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot. And when you find the time I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!!!
Garry
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot. And when you find the time I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!
Garry
But I've known Bennings for ten years!
Garry
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!
Garry
I'll put this right through your HEAD.
Garry
I don't know about Copper...But I give you my word I did not go near that blood.....But I guess you'll all feel a little easier...If someone else was in charge.
Garry
I don't know about Copper. But I give you my word I did not go near that blood... But I guess you'll all feel a little easier, if someone else was in charge.
Garry
The generator's gone.
MacReady
Any way we can fix it?
Garry
It's GONE, MacReady.
Garry
You reach anybody, yet?
Windows
Reach anybody? We're a thousand miles from nowhere, man. And it's gonna get a hell of a lot worse before it gets any better!
Garry
Well stick to it, Windows. Stick to it.
Bennings
Winds are gonna die down a tad over the next couple of hours.
Garry
A TAD?
Garry
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot. But when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS F*CKING COUCH!
Garry
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!
Garry
This is pure nonsense. It doesn't prove a thing.
MacReady
I thought you'd feel that way, Garry. You were the only one who could've gotten to that blood. We'll do you last.
MacReady
I don't know...it's like this: thousands of years ago this spaceship crashes, and this thing, whatever it is, jumps out or crawls out and gets entombed in the ice.
MacReady
I don't know, it's like this: thousands of years ago this spaceship crashes, and this thing, whatever it is, jumps out or crawls out and gets entombed in the ice.
Garry
So, the Norwegians find it, and they dig it out of the ice...
MacReady
That's right, Garry. They dig it up; they cart it back to their base. Somehow it gets thawed; it wakes up, probably not the best of moods, and...I don't know. I wasn't there!
MacReady
That's right, Garry. They dig it up; they cart it back to their base. Somehow it gets thawed; it wakes up, probably not the best of moods, and, I don't know. I wasn't there!
Garry
You reach anybody, yet?
Windows
Reach anybody? We're a thousand miles from nowhere, man. And it's gonna get a hell of a lot worse before it gets any better!
Garry
The generator's gone.
MacReady
Any way we can we fix it?
Garry
It's "gone", MacReady.
Garry
It's 'gone', MacReady.
Garry
My god, what was happening to him?
MacReady
If it had any more time, just a few minutes more to finish, it would have looked and sounded and acted just like Bennings!
Garry
I don't know what you're saying.
MacReady
That was one of those things out there, trying to imitate him, Garry. Come on.
Garry
MacReady, I know Bennings, I've known him for ten years. He's my friend.
MacReady
We've gotta burn the rest of him.
Garry
I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!