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Dana Elcar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927 – June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor. Although he appeared in about 40 films, his most memorable role was on the 1980s and 1990s television series MacGyver as Peter Thornton, an administrator working for the Phoenix Foundation. Elcar had appeared in the pilot episode of MacGyver as Andy Colson (a completely different character), but was later cast as Peter Thornton, making his first regular appearance in the 11th episode of the first season. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dana Elcar, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 10, 1927 In Ferndale, Michigan United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series ER 1994-09-19
Known For
Poster of Inside Out
Poster of Report to the Commissioner
Poster of Heatwave!
Poster of Dying Room Only
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series The Magic School Bus Unknown 1994-09-10
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie Murder in Three Acts Dr. Strange 1986-10-01
Movie Inside Out Leo Gross 1986-11-01
Series MacGyver Pete Thornton 1985-09-29
Movie There Were Times, Dear Don Mason 1985-10-01
Movie Jungle Warriors D'Antoni 1984-05-11
Movie 2010 Dimitri Moisevitch 1984-12-06
Movie All of Me 1984-09-21
Movie Blue Skies Again Lou 1983-04-29
Series The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
Series Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Movie Quarterback Princess Mr. Caine 1983-12-03
Series Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie Forbidden Love Burt Wagner 1982-10-18
Series Voyagers Unknown 1982-10-03
Series Foul Play 1981-01-26
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Condorman Russ Devlin 1981-07-02
Series The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
Movie Buddy Buddy Capt. Hubris 1981-12-11
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie The Nude Bomb Chief 1980-05-09
Series Galactica 1980 Unknown 1980-01-27
Movie The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Benchley 1980-06-24
Movie Crisis in Mid-air Brad Mullins 1979-02-13
Series B. J. and the Bear Unknown 1979-02-10
Movie Samurai Frank Boyd 1979-04-29
Movie Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff Havermeyer 1979-04-13
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Movie The Champ Hoffmaster 1979-07-10
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Movie Law of the Land Rev. Mr. Endicott 1976-04-29
Movie St. Ives Lt. Charles Blunt 1976-02-24
Movie W.C. Fields and Me Dockstedter 1976-03-31
Movie Baby Blue Marine Sheriff Wenzel 1976-05-05
Series Black Sheep Squadron Thomas A. Lard 1976-09-21
Movie The Flying Misfits Col. Thomas A. Lard 1976-09-21
Series Baretta Inspector Shiller 1975-01-17
Movie Report to the Commissioner Chief Perna 1975-02-05
Movie Heatwave! Prescott 1974-01-27
Movie Panic on the 5:22 Hal Rodgers 1974-11-20
Movie Dying Room Only Sheriff 1973-09-18
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The Sting F.B.I. Agent Polk 1973-12-25
Series The Sixth Sense Unknown 1972-01-15
Movie The Bravos Captain Detroville 1972-01-09
Movie Fireball Forward Col. Talbot 1972-03-05
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Movie The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Allen 1972-05-12
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie Mrs. Pollifax — Spy Carstairs 1971-02-17
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie A Gunfight Marv Green 1971-08-25
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie The Death of Me Yet Hank Keller 1971-10-26
Movie Zig Zag Harold Tracey 1970-05-01
Movie Soldier Blue Capt. Battles 1970-08-12
Movie San Francisco International George Woodruff 1970-09-29
Movie Adam at Six A.M. Van Treadly 1970-09-22
Movie Pendulum Det. J.J. 'Red' Thornton 1969-02-17
Movie The Maltese Bippy Sgt. Kelvaney 1969-06-18
Movie Deadlock George Stack 1969-02-22
Movie The Learning Tree Kirky 1969-08-06
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie The Sound of Anger Andrew Pearce 1968-12-10
Movie The Boston Strangler Luis Schubert 1968-10-08
Movie The Borgia Stick Craigmeyer 1967-02-25
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie The Fool Killer Mr. Dodd 1965-04-28
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie Fail Safe Foster 1964-10-07
Series The Patty Duke Show Unknown 1963-09-18
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24