Del Close

Del Close

  • Born on
    • March 9th, 1934
  • Died on
    • March 4th, 1999
Del P. Close was an American actor, writer, and teacher who coached many of the best-known comedians and comic actors of the late twentieth century. In addition to an acting career in television and film, he was a premier influence on modern improvisational theater. Close co-authored the book Truth in Comedy, which outlines techniques now common in longform improvisation and describes the overall structure of "Harold", which remains a common frame for longer improvisational scenes.

Starring Del Close on Plex


Acting (12 Credits)

1992The Public Eye as H.R. Rineman
1992A League of Their Own as Baseball Owner (uncredited)
1989Next of Kin as Frank
1989Fat Man and Little Boy
1988The Blob as Reverend Meeker
1987The Big Town as Deacon Daniels
1987Light of Day
1987The Untouchables as Alderman
1986Ferris Bueller's Day Off as English Teacher
1981Thief as Mechanic #1
1973American Graffiti as Man at Bar (Guy)
1972Beware! the Blob as Hobo Wearing eyepatch

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