Richard Dysart

Richard Dysart
1929 - 2015

Richard Dysart  American Actor


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American Actor Richard Dysart was born Richard Allen Dysart on 30th March, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and passed away on 5th Apr 2015 Santa Monica, California USA aged 86. He is most remembered for L.A. Law. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Richard Dysart was in an on-screen matchup with Estelle Getty in Mask (1985).

Richard Dysart is a member of the following lists: American air force personnel of the Korean War, Male actors from Boston and 2015 deaths.


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First Name Richard
Middle Name Allen
Last Name Dysart
Full Name at Birth Richard Allen Dysart
Alternative Name Richard A. Dysart, Dick
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th March, 1929
Birthplace Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died 5th April, 2015
Place of Death Santa Monica, California USA
Cause of Death Long Illness
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine
University MFA Speech Communication, Emerson College
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame L.A. Law
Year(s) Active 1953–2004
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Lumina, LLC
Official Websites,,

Richard Allen Dysart (March 30, 1929 – April 5, 2015) was an American screen and stage actor. His most recognizable role was in the television series L.A. Law (1986–1994), for which he received four consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and one win in 1992.

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L.A. Law: The Movie2002Leland McKenzieTV Movie
Todd McFarlane's Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle1999Cogliostro (voice)Movie
Hard Rain1998Henry SearsMovie
Todd McFarlane's Spawn 21998Cogliostro (voice)Movie
Spawn1997CogliostroTV Show
Panther1995J. Edgar HooverMovie
A Child Is Missing1995Riley HallihanTV Movie
Truman1995Henry L. StimsonTV Movie
My Secret Summer1995CaptainTV Show
Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair1993J. Edgar HooverTV Movie
Batman: The Animated Series1992Dr. BartholomewTV Show
Mystery of the Keys1991Movie
Back to the Future Part III1990Barbwire SalesmanMovie
Day One1989President Harry S. TrumanTV Movie
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988Leland McKenzieTV Movie
Moving Target1988Arthur CambridgeTV Movie
War and Remembrance1988President Harry S TrumanTV Show
Wall Street1987CromwellMovie
Six Against the Rock1987Warden James JohnstonTV Movie
Castle in the Sky1986Uncle Pom (English version, voice)Movie
Blood & Orchids1986Harvey KosterTV Movie
The Last Days of Patton1986Gen. Dwight D. EisenhowerTV Movie
L.A. Law1986Leland McKenzieTV Show
Pale Rider1985Coy LaHoodMovie
The Falcon and the Snowman1985Dr. LeeMovie
Warning Sign1985Dr. NielsenMovie
Malice in Wonderland1985Louis B. MayerTV Movie
Challenge of the GoBots1984Additional Voices (voice)TV Show
The Thing1982Dr. CopperMovie
Missing Children: A Mother's Story1982Hunter BurgessTV Movie
Bitter Harvest1981Dr. Morton FreemanTV Movie
American Playhouse1981Lloyd Paul StrykerTV Show
The Smurfs1981Additional VoicesTV Show
The People vs. Jean Harris1981Judge Russell R. LeggettTV Movie
The Seal1981TV Movie
Norma Rae1981Judge Elvin AllenTV Movie
Bogie1980Jack WarnerTV Movie
The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd1980Edwin StantonTV Movie
Being There1979Dr. Robert AllenbyMovie
Meteor1979Secretary of DefenseMovie
Churchill and the Generals1979Gen. Dwight D. EisenhowerTV Movie
An Enemy of the People1978Aslaksen (as Richard A. Dysart)Movie
First, You Cry1978Dr. BrennermanTV Movie
It Happened One Christmas1977Peter BaileyTV Movie
Lou Grant1977Mitchell WebsterTV Show
The Andros Targets1977Dr. KipnessTV Show
The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer1977TV Movie
Riding with Death1976Leonard Driscoll (flashback scenes)TV Movie
Gemini Man1976Leonard DriscollTV Show
Visions1976TV Show
Sara1976NoonanTV Show
The Day of the Locust1975Claude EsteeMovie
The Hindenburg1975Captain Ernst Lehman (as Richard A. Dysart)Movie
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner1975Matt DraytonTV Movie
Baretta1975Wilmont HarmondTV Show
Doc1975HelpmanTV Show
Doctors' Hospital1975TV Show
McCoy1975BoylinTV Show
The Terminal Man1974Dr. John EllisMovie
The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder1974FatherMovie
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman1974Master Bryant (as Richard A. Dysart)TV Movie
Lincoln1974Judge David DavisTV Show
Maude1972Mason EverhardtTV Show
The Hospital1971Dr. Welbeck (as Richard A. Dysart)Movie
The Sporting Club1971SpenglerMovie
All in the Family1971Russ DeKuyperTV Show
Cannon1971Hartford DunneTV Show
Columbo1971Max DuvalTV Show
The Lost Man1969BarnesMovie
Petulia1968Motel ReceptionistMovie
CBS Playhouse1967Jerry ArnstTV Show
NET Playhouse1964Calvin, Rich ManTV Show
Mr. Broadway1964DonovanTV Show
Love with the Proper Stranger1963Accountant (uncredited)Movie
East Side/West Side1963Tom MorganTV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962RalphTV Show
The Defenders1961Mr. WestfallTV Show
Insight1960SamTV Show
Art Carney Special1959TV Show
You Are There1953Maj. Gen. Benedict ArnoldTV Show
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Josie Dysart McCoySep 1, 2014

Are we related? Parents name? Grandfather Joseph Edward Dysart?

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 20, 2013

Was great in 1982's The Thing until he got his arms bitten off.

jekuper2010jekuper2010Apr 29, 2011

I loved his character of Leland McKenzie on L.A. Law

jekuper2010jekuper2010Apr 9, 2011

Richard Dysart was great at playing Leland McKenzie on "L.A. Law"

starrey belovedNov 13, 2009

hi mr richard A.dysart how are you ...... this is anneth d. dysart. in selma ala.....

RosalindRosalindDec 14, 2008

I just watched the famous "christmas scene" all over again! I`m still in love with it!

RosalindRosalindDec 13, 2008

This man is GREATNESS itself!

EvaDec 5, 2007

Richard Dysart is my favourite male actor in the whole world! I can`t get enough of him!

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