Person Details

Birthday: 1933-09-14 13:21:26

Death: 2009-06-30 13:21:26

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Modesto, California, USA

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Movie Involvements: 17

TV Involvements: 11


Most Famous Work

Biography

Harve Presnell (September 14, 1933 – June 30, 2009) was an American actor and singer. He began his career in the mid 1950s as a classical baritone, singing with orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States. His career reoriented away from classical music to musical theatre in 1960 after Meredith Willson cast him in the lead role of his new Broadway musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown. His portrayal of "Leadville Johnny" was a resounding success and he reprised the role in the 1964 film version of the musical, winning a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal. Presnell went on to star in a few more films during the 1960s, but by the early 1970s that aspect of his career came to a standstill. From 1970 to 1995 he mostly worked as a musical theatre performer on Broadway, the West End, and in touring productions out of New York. In his early 60s, Presnell saw a resurgence in his movie career which lasted until his death. He portrayed character roles in films like Fargo (1996), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Flags of Our Fathers (2006). He also appeared on television as Mr. Parker in The Pretender and Lew Staziak in Andy Barker, P.I.. He had recurring roles on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Dawson's Creek. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harve Presnell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Star Trek: Voyager
Average
8

Star Trek: Voyager

(1995) Colonel Q
Cold Case
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8

Cold Case

(2003) Harry Kemp Jr. (2009)
ER
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8

ER

(1994) Mr. Venema
Saving Private Ryan
Average
8

Saving Private Ryan

(1998) General Marshall
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
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7
Dawson's Creek
Average
7

Dawson's Creek

(1998) Arthur Brooks
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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8

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

(1955) Mitch (uncredited)
The Pretender
Average
7

The Pretender

(1996) Mr. Parker

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2010 Dr. Smathers
2008 N/A
2007 Congressman Burrows
N/A
2006 Self
2005 Frank, the Judge (voice)
2003 Harry Kemp Jr. (2009)
N/A
Mr. Springbrook
2002 N/A
Preston Blake
Winslow Schnaebelt
2001 Mr. Parker
Joe Kennedy
Albert Soady
Mr. Parker
2000 Big Ed
John Invergordon
1999 Finner
1998 Dean Anderson
Captain Black Jack Cutting
(voice)
General Marshall
Garth
Harve
Edgar J. Hagerty
Arthur Brooks
1997 Mayor Henry Leech
Victor Lazarro
N/A
Stanley Schiff
1996 Trowbridge Bowers
Attorney General Roxburgh
Mr. Parker
Dr. Howard
Doug (voice)
N/A
Wade Gustafson
1995 Colonel Q
1994 Mr. Venema
N/A
1993 Mike Shaw
Dr. Sam Lane
1985 From 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' (archive footage)
1975 Peter Brown
1972 Self
Ballad Singer
1969 "Rotten Luck Willie"
1965 Danny Churchill
Sol Rogers
1964 Johnny Brown
1963 Self
1955 Mitch (uncredited)
1953 Self
Year Character Movie/Tv

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