Harve Presnell

Harve Presnell

  • Born on
    • September 14th, 1933
  • Died on
    • June 30th, 2009
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.

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Acting (24 Credits)

2010Love Ranch as Dr. SmathersWatch Free
2007Evan Almighty as Congressman Burrows
2007Andy Barker, P.I.
2003Old School as Mr. Springbrook
2002Super Sucker as Winslow Schnaebelt
2002Mr. Deeds as Preston Blake
2001Escanaba in da Moonlight as Albert SoadyWatch Free
2001The Pretender: Island of the Haunted as Mr. Parker
2001The Pretender 2001 as Mr. Parker
2000The Family Man as Big Ed
1999Walking Across Egypt as Finner
1998Patch Adams as Dean Anderson
1998Saving Private Ryan as General Marshall
1997Julian Po as Mayor Henry Leech
1997Face/Off as Victor Lazarro
1996Fargo as Wade Gustafson
1996The Whole Wide World as Dr. HowardWatch Free
1996Larger Than Life as Trowbridge Bowers
1996The Chamber as Attorney General Roxburgh
1996The Pretender as Mr. Parker
1985That's Dancing!
1969Paint Your Wagon as "Rotten Luck Willie"
1965The Glory Guys as Sol RogersWatch Free
1964The Unsinkable Molly Brown as Johnny Brown

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