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Donald Moffat



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Forget-Me-Not-Lane
  • Actor
2003
80% 61*
  • Ford Frick
2001
No Score Yet Babe Ruth
  • Actor
2001
86% Cookie's Fortune
  • Jack Palmer
1999
No Score Yet The Sleep Room
  • Actor
1998
6% A Smile like Yours
  • Dr. Felber
1997
23% The Evening Star
  • Hector Scott
1996
No Score Yet Is There Life out There?
  • Grandpa Walter
1994
82% 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 Babe Ruth
  • Jacob Ruppert
1991
44% 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
75% Music Box
  • Harry Talbot
1989
17% Far North
  • Uncle Dane
1988
No Score Yet The Bourne Identity
  • David Abbott
1988
95% 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
33% 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
81% The Thing
  • Garry
1982
No Score Yet Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
  • Hugh Auchincloss
1981
59% 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
No Score Yet Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter
  • Actor
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
86% Winter Kills
  • Captain
1977
No Score Yet Call of the Wild
  • Simpson
1976
35% Earthquake
  • Dr. Harvey Johnson
1974
58% 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
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Nathaniel Mears
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Talmidge Cregg

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