Richard Dysart

Richard Dysart

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Hospital (1971)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Meteor (1979)
  • Birthday: Mar 30, 1929
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actor Richard Dysart portrayed sandy-haired, distinguished corporate types for nigh onto thirty years. Several seasons of stage and TV work were followed by supporting authority-figure roles in such films as The Hospital (1971), The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974) (as the title character's dad), Meteor (1978) (the Secretary of Defense) and Being There (1979) (the doctor of politico Melvyn Douglas). TV-movie credits for Dysart include The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1973), The People vs. Jean Harris (1980), Last Days of Patton (1985), the Hedda Hopper/Louella Parsons biopic Malice in Wonderland (1988), and the made-for-cable Marilyn and Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993). In 1986, Richard Dysart gained nationwide TV fame as senior law partner Leland McKenzie on the NBC weekly L.A. Law, for which he earned an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He mostly retired from acting once L.A. Law ended in 1994, doing occasional voice-over work and reprising his role in an L.A. Law TV movie in 2002. Dysart died in 2015, at age 86.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

28% Proteus: A Nineteenth Century Vision Ancient Mariner 2004
No Score Yet L.A. Law: The Movie Leland McKenzie 2002
No Score Yet Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle Actor Director 1999
28% Hard Rain Henry 1997
88% Truman Stimson 1995
27% Panther Hoover 1995
No Score Yet Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair J. Edgar Hoover 1993
79% Back to the Future Part III Barbed Wire Salesman 1990
96% Castle in the Sky Uncle Pomme 1989
No Score Yet Day One President Harry Truman 1989
No Score Yet Moving Target Cambridge 1988
78% Wall Street Cromwell 1987
No Score Yet Six Against the Rock Warden Johnston 1987
No Score Yet The Last Days of Patton General 1986
92% Pale Rider Coy LaHood 1985
No Score Yet Malice in Wonderland Louis B. Mayer 1985
93% Mask Abe 1985
80% The Falcon and the Snowman Dr. Lee 1985
11% Warning Sign Dr. Nielsen 1985
84% The Thing Dr. Copper 1982
No Score Yet Bitter Harvest Dr. Morton Freeman 1981
No Score Yet The People vs. Jean Harris Actor 1981
No Score Yet Churchill and the Generals Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd Actor 1980
94% Being There Dr. Allenby 1979
5% Meteor Secretary of Defense 1979
29% Prophecy Isely 1979
No Score Yet An Enemy of the People Aslaksen 1978
No Score Yet First You Cry Dr. Brennerman 1978
No Score Yet Riding with Death Actor 1976
64% The Day of the Locust Claude Estee 1975
36% The Hindenburg Lehmann 1975
57% The Terminal Man Dr. John Ellis 1974
No Score Yet The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Master Bryant 1974
100% The Hospital Dr. Welbeck 1971
No Score Yet The Sporting Club Spengler 1971
No Score Yet The Lost Man Barnes 1969
86% Petulia Motel Receptionist 1968
89% Love with the Proper Stranger Accountant 1963

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Todd McFarlane's Spawn
1997-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet L.A. Law
1986-1994
Leland McKenzie
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
President Harry S Truman
  • 1989
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Max
  • 1978
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Russ
  • 1972

QUOTES FROM Richard Dysart CHARACTERS

Dr. Copper
Yeah, you don't want to drug me...Mac, I'm not a PRISONER!
Dr. Copper
Yeah, you don't want to drug me... Mac, I'm not a PRISONER!
Dr. Copper
(Stitching Bennings bullet wound) Awww, come on, four stitches. Barely grazed you.
Dr. Copper
[stitching Bennings bullet wound] Aw, come on, four stitches. Barely grazed you.
Dr. Copper
(viewing the ruined Norwegian camp) - My God, what the hell happened here?
MacReady
Come on, Doc.