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Peter MacLean



Peter MacLean's appearances on such 1970s television staples as Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels without question made the character actor one of the small screen's most recognized supporting players, and his later role as the star and director of Disneyland Paris' Buffalo Bill's Wild West attraction would help to ensure that his face would remain equally recognizable to future generations as well. A Boston native who graduated from Emerson College, MacLean later made a name for himself in repertory Shakespeare groups across the country, during which time he gained an especially solid reputation for his portrayal of Macbeth. MacLean alternated frequently between television and film following his big-screen bow in the 1963 drama The Cardinal, and by the 1970s he could be spotted virtually everywhere on the small screen. From an appearance in the pilot for Fantasy Island to a role in the enduring daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, MacLean could always be counted upon to liven up what might otherwise have been incidental roles. In the 1976 frightener Squirm MacLean pinned a badge to his chest as the sheriff who must help to save a small community from carnivorous worms. In the 1980s MacLean's onscreen career began to slow, though in the next decade his position in front of and behind the scenes of Disneyland Paris' Buffalo Bill's Wild West found the ageing actor as in-demand as ever. MacLean would ultimately appear in a staggering 1,800 performances in Buffalo Bill mode, even performing at the base of the Eiffel Tower as the real Buffalo Bill had done 100 years previously. On May 28, 2003, Peter MacLean died of lymphoma in Los Angeles. He was 67.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet King Richard II
  • Actor
2001
67% Margaret's Museum
  • Old man 1
1995
No Score Yet Who Is Julia?
  • Newscaster
1986
20% Breakin' 2 - Electric Boogaloo
  • Mr. Douglas
1984
No Score Yet Force - Five
  • Sen. Forrester
1981
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (Othello)
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Disaster on the Coastliner
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Fantasy Island
  • 3rd Hunter (Alex Davidson)
1977
36% Squirm
  • Sheriff
1976
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  • Partridge
1973
60% The Cardinal
  • Father Callahan
1963
No Score Yet Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Happy Birthday Buck
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Schmidt

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