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Richard Dysart

Highest Rated:   100% The Hospital (1971)
Lowest Rated:   5% Meteor (1979)
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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
29% Hard Rain
  • Henry
1997
88% Truman
  • Stimson
1995
27% Panther
  • Hoover
1995
No Score Yet Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair
  • J. Edgar Hoover
1993
74% Back to the Future Part III
  • Barbed Wire Salesman
1990
95% 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
84% The Falcon and the Snowman
  • Dr. Lee
1985
20% Warning Sign
  • Dr. Nielsen
1985
81% 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
96% Being There
  • Dr. Allenby
1979
5% Meteor
  • Secretary of Defense
1979
23% 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
40% The Hindenburg
  • Lehmann
1975
58% 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
91% Petulia
  • Motel Receptionist
1968
89% Love with the Proper Stranger
  • Accountant
1963

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