The actor continued appearing on stage into the early 2000s. Completing his studies at the local King Edward VI School and national service in the Army from 1949 to 1951, Moffat trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

[3], After moving to the United States, Moffat worked as a bartender and a lumberjack in Oregon, his wife's home state.

[4], Moffat died six days before his 88th birthday on 20 December 2018 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, of complications from a stroke.

Two years later, he moved to the U.S. and settled in Oregon, the home state of his first wife, Anne Murray Ellsperman.

According to The New York Times, Moffat died from complications of a recent stroke in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Donald Moffat Death Donald passed away on December 20, 2018 at the age of 87 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA. [15], Moffat played Enos in the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms,[16] Lars Lundstrom in the ABC drama The New Land. His daughter, Lynn Moffat, told the New York Times the cause of death was complications from a recent stroke. [8] He also appeared in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including John Guare's A Few Stout Individuals (as Ulysses S. Grant),[9] The Heiress,[10] The Cherry Orchard,[11] Much Ado About Nothing,[12] The School for Scandal,[12] The Affair[13] and Hamlet.

He was 87. Donald Moffat, a prolific character actor with over 200 credits who appeared on Broadway, film and television during a career spanning nearly 50 years, died Thursday in Sleepy Hollow, New York… He was survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was 87… Copyright 2018 PopCulture.com. [19], Moffat married actress Anne Murray in 1954;[1] they had a daughter, Wendy, and a son, Gabriel, before divorcing in 1968. Donald Moffat, a multi-talented actor who thrived in theater works ranging from Shakespeare to O'Neill, passed away on December 20 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, according to The New York Times. [2], He joined APA (The Association of Producing Artists), a repertory company on Broadway, and was nominated for a Tony for Best Actor in a Play in 1967 for his roles in revivals of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck and Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are.

Donald Moffat. Garry in The Thing, Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff, the corrupt president in Clear and Present Danger, and, yes, Talmidge “Tal” Cregg in The West Wing. So I started acting again. His parents ran a boardinghouse in Totnes, in western England.

His daughter, Lynn Moffat, told the New York Times the cause of death was complications from a recent stroke. Donald Moffat, veteran character actor with iconic roles in John Carpenter’s The Thing and Tom Clancy adaptation Clear and Present Danger, has passed away. [18] He also appeared in The West Wing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Tales of the City, in which his performance as dying executive Edgar Halcyon earned him many new fans. Donald Moffat, the prolific character actor whose credits include Clear and Present Danger, The Thing and The Right Stuff, died Thursday at age 87. He made his stage debut with a Old Vic Theatre Company production of MacBeth in 1954 in London. He also met many Americans after the war at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he studied, including his first wife, Anne Murray.". 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV Headlines, System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian Talks Cannabis, New Music Project and Lifestyle Brand, TBS made its own version of The Good Place, but with Steve Buscemi as God, Rudy Giuliani Caught on Camera Attempting to Seduce Borat's "15-Year-Old Daughter", Bruce Springsteen Interviewed Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl, And of Course You're Going to Listen, R.I.P. In 1954, he stage managed the popular revue "Salad Days".

[17] and Rem in the CBS science-fiction series Logan's Run. Donald Moffat, Actor: The Thing. Born December 26th, 1930 in Plymouth, Devon, England, Moffat was both a professional of the stage and the screen, the former of which saw him receive two Tony nominations in 1967 for both Right You Are (If You Think You Are) and The Wild Duck. Moffat also appeared in several feature films, including The Thing and The Right Stuff, along with his guest appearances in the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and The West Wing. He began his acting career on- and off-Broadway, which included appearances in The Wild Duck and Right You Are If You Think You Are, earning a Tony Award nomination for both, as well as Painting Churches, for which he received an Obie Award. [5], He was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his work in Play Memory (1984) and for Outstanding Featured Actor in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh (1986) with Jason Robards.

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Moffat died six days before his 88th birthday on 20 December 2018 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, of complications from a stroke.

A few of his most memorable roles on the screen include M.T. [6] He won an Obie for Painting Churches. His daughter told the Times it was always a dream of her father's to move to the U.S. after meeting American soldiers. He also earned Drama Desk Awards nominations for Play Memory (1984) and The Iceman Cometh (1986), and won an Obie Award for Painting Churches. Donald Moffat, veteran character actor with iconic roles in John Carpenter’s The Thing and Tom Clancy adaptation Clear and Present Danger, has passed away. Post Malone Forgets How to Lip-Sync During Billboard Music Awards: Watch, Stevie Nicks: There Would Have Been No Fleetwood Mac "If I Had Not Had That Abortion", The Title to Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat Sequel Is Absolutely Glorious, David Crosby Gets Backlash Over Dismissive Eddie Van Halen Tweet, Mick Fleetwood Joins TikTok Just to Recreate Viral "Dreams" Video: Watch, Rick Moranis Hospitalized Following Unprovoked Attack in Manhattan, Get This Mask if Being Home Alone Makes You Want to Scream, You Ain't Got No Business Going Outside Without This Mask, Remembering Eddie Van Halen’s 10 Greatest Riffs, This Pixar Movie Is Skipping Theaters and Going to Disney+. His parents ran a boarding house in Totnes. [14], Among Moffat's best-known film roles are as Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff (1983), the corrupt U.S. President in Clear and Present Danger, and as Garry, the station commander in The Thing. Donald's cause of death was complications of a stroke.

He is also survived by his two children from his first marriage, Kathleen and Gabriel Moffat; and his two daughters from his second, Lynn and Catherine Railton; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Military service: British Army (Royal Artillery, 1949-51)

He died in Sleepy Hollow, New York and is survived by his second wife, Gwen Arner. - December 20, 2018 09:09 pm EST. His last film was 1999's Cookie's Fortune and his final TV appearance came as a judge in an episode of Law & Order: Trial By Jury.

[1][2], Moffat began his career as a stage actor in London and New York City.

He racked up 220 credits in the U.S. between stage plays, movies and TV shows, but rarely ever got top billing. Born in England, the son of an insurance agent, RADA-trained Donald Moffat first appeared on the Shakespearean stage with the Old Vic.

Selected TV and filmography

He was survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. "One reason he was anxious to leave England was the class system.

Donald Moffat, the prolific character actor whose credits include Clear and Present Danger, The Thing and The Right Stuff, died Thursday at age 87.

One of his final roles was as Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in the HBO movie, 61*. [2] He later married actress Gwen Arner. His first work was at the Old Vic Theatre Company in London. Moffat was born in the U.K. and trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. And he loved Americans," Lynn told the Times.

He died in Sleepy Hollow, New York and is survived by his second wife, Gwen Arner.

He was 87.

[15] Moffat's last role was as a judge in an episode of Law & Order: Trial by Jury in 2005.

The cause was complications from a stroke. The No. He worked as a carpenter, and his wife took in ironing in order to supplement his $25 per week pay. All rights reserved.

Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor. Moffat was born in Plymouth, Devon, the only child of Kathleen Mary (née Smith) and Walter George Moffat, an insurance agent. It was in the American sector for the D-Day invasions. And an actor must act. In 1967, Moffat was nominated for the Best Actor Tony for his roles in two revivals that year, Henrick Ibsen's The Wild Duck and Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are. He is survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was only six days away from his 88th birthday.

Moffat's best-known movie roles were as President Bennett in the Harrison Ford Jack Ryan movie Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Taxman in Popeye (1980), President Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff (1983) and Garry in The Thing (1982). "After six months," he said, "I realized that I was an actor and I would always be an actor. Series Plans Part Of 'The Brig'; Play Will Be a Segment of 'Look Up and Live, "Donald Moffat, 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Thing' Actor, Dies at 87", "Donald Moffat List of Movies and TV Shows", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Donald_Moffat&oldid=978535129, Alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Internet Off-Broadway Database person ID same as Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 September 2020, at 13:58.

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The actor continued appearing on stage into the early 2000s. Completing his studies at the local King Edward VI School and national service in the Army from 1949 to 1951, Moffat trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

[3], After moving to the United States, Moffat worked as a bartender and a lumberjack in Oregon, his wife's home state.

[4], Moffat died six days before his 88th birthday on 20 December 2018 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, of complications from a stroke.

Two years later, he moved to the U.S. and settled in Oregon, the home state of his first wife, Anne Murray Ellsperman.

According to The New York Times, Moffat died from complications of a recent stroke in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Donald Moffat Death Donald passed away on December 20, 2018 at the age of 87 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA. [15], Moffat played Enos in the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms,[16] Lars Lundstrom in the ABC drama The New Land. His daughter, Lynn Moffat, told the New York Times the cause of death was complications from a recent stroke. [8] He also appeared in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including John Guare's A Few Stout Individuals (as Ulysses S. Grant),[9] The Heiress,[10] The Cherry Orchard,[11] Much Ado About Nothing,[12] The School for Scandal,[12] The Affair[13] and Hamlet.

He was 87. Donald Moffat, a prolific character actor with over 200 credits who appeared on Broadway, film and television during a career spanning nearly 50 years, died Thursday in Sleepy Hollow, New York… He was survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was 87… Copyright 2018 PopCulture.com. [19], Moffat married actress Anne Murray in 1954;[1] they had a daughter, Wendy, and a son, Gabriel, before divorcing in 1968. Donald Moffat, a multi-talented actor who thrived in theater works ranging from Shakespeare to O'Neill, passed away on December 20 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, according to The New York Times. [2], He joined APA (The Association of Producing Artists), a repertory company on Broadway, and was nominated for a Tony for Best Actor in a Play in 1967 for his roles in revivals of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck and Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are.

Donald Moffat. Garry in The Thing, Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff, the corrupt president in Clear and Present Danger, and, yes, Talmidge “Tal” Cregg in The West Wing. So I started acting again. His parents ran a boardinghouse in Totnes, in western England.

His daughter, Lynn Moffat, told the New York Times the cause of death was complications from a recent stroke. Donald Moffat, veteran character actor with iconic roles in John Carpenter’s The Thing and Tom Clancy adaptation Clear and Present Danger, has passed away. [18] He also appeared in The West Wing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Tales of the City, in which his performance as dying executive Edgar Halcyon earned him many new fans. Donald Moffat, the prolific character actor whose credits include Clear and Present Danger, The Thing and The Right Stuff, died Thursday at age 87. He made his stage debut with a Old Vic Theatre Company production of MacBeth in 1954 in London. He also met many Americans after the war at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he studied, including his first wife, Anne Murray.". 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV Headlines, System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian Talks Cannabis, New Music Project and Lifestyle Brand, TBS made its own version of The Good Place, but with Steve Buscemi as God, Rudy Giuliani Caught on Camera Attempting to Seduce Borat's "15-Year-Old Daughter", Bruce Springsteen Interviewed Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl, And of Course You're Going to Listen, R.I.P. In 1954, he stage managed the popular revue "Salad Days".

[17] and Rem in the CBS science-fiction series Logan's Run. Donald Moffat, Actor: The Thing. Born December 26th, 1930 in Plymouth, Devon, England, Moffat was both a professional of the stage and the screen, the former of which saw him receive two Tony nominations in 1967 for both Right You Are (If You Think You Are) and The Wild Duck. Moffat also appeared in several feature films, including The Thing and The Right Stuff, along with his guest appearances in the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and The West Wing. He began his acting career on- and off-Broadway, which included appearances in The Wild Duck and Right You Are If You Think You Are, earning a Tony Award nomination for both, as well as Painting Churches, for which he received an Obie Award. [5], He was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his work in Play Memory (1984) and for Outstanding Featured Actor in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh (1986) with Jason Robards.

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Moffat died six days before his 88th birthday on 20 December 2018 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, of complications from a stroke.

A few of his most memorable roles on the screen include M.T. [6] He won an Obie for Painting Churches. His daughter told the Times it was always a dream of her father's to move to the U.S. after meeting American soldiers. He also earned Drama Desk Awards nominations for Play Memory (1984) and The Iceman Cometh (1986), and won an Obie Award for Painting Churches. Donald Moffat, veteran character actor with iconic roles in John Carpenter’s The Thing and Tom Clancy adaptation Clear and Present Danger, has passed away. Post Malone Forgets How to Lip-Sync During Billboard Music Awards: Watch, Stevie Nicks: There Would Have Been No Fleetwood Mac "If I Had Not Had That Abortion", The Title to Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat Sequel Is Absolutely Glorious, David Crosby Gets Backlash Over Dismissive Eddie Van Halen Tweet, Mick Fleetwood Joins TikTok Just to Recreate Viral "Dreams" Video: Watch, Rick Moranis Hospitalized Following Unprovoked Attack in Manhattan, Get This Mask if Being Home Alone Makes You Want to Scream, You Ain't Got No Business Going Outside Without This Mask, Remembering Eddie Van Halen’s 10 Greatest Riffs, This Pixar Movie Is Skipping Theaters and Going to Disney+. His parents ran a boarding house in Totnes. [14], Among Moffat's best-known film roles are as Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff (1983), the corrupt U.S. President in Clear and Present Danger, and as Garry, the station commander in The Thing. Donald's cause of death was complications of a stroke.

He is also survived by his two children from his first marriage, Kathleen and Gabriel Moffat; and his two daughters from his second, Lynn and Catherine Railton; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Military service: British Army (Royal Artillery, 1949-51)

He died in Sleepy Hollow, New York and is survived by his second wife, Gwen Arner. - December 20, 2018 09:09 pm EST. His last film was 1999's Cookie's Fortune and his final TV appearance came as a judge in an episode of Law & Order: Trial By Jury.

[1][2], Moffat began his career as a stage actor in London and New York City.

He racked up 220 credits in the U.S. between stage plays, movies and TV shows, but rarely ever got top billing. Born in England, the son of an insurance agent, RADA-trained Donald Moffat first appeared on the Shakespearean stage with the Old Vic.

Selected TV and filmography

He was survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. "One reason he was anxious to leave England was the class system.

Donald Moffat, the prolific character actor whose credits include Clear and Present Danger, The Thing and The Right Stuff, died Thursday at age 87.

One of his final roles was as Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in the HBO movie, 61*. [2] He later married actress Gwen Arner. His first work was at the Old Vic Theatre Company in London. Moffat was born in the U.K. and trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. And he loved Americans," Lynn told the Times.

He died in Sleepy Hollow, New York and is survived by his second wife, Gwen Arner.

He was 87.

[15] Moffat's last role was as a judge in an episode of Law & Order: Trial by Jury in 2005.

The cause was complications from a stroke. The No. He worked as a carpenter, and his wife took in ironing in order to supplement his $25 per week pay. All rights reserved.

Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor. Moffat was born in Plymouth, Devon, the only child of Kathleen Mary (née Smith) and Walter George Moffat, an insurance agent. It was in the American sector for the D-Day invasions. And an actor must act. In 1967, Moffat was nominated for the Best Actor Tony for his roles in two revivals that year, Henrick Ibsen's The Wild Duck and Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are. He is survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was only six days away from his 88th birthday.

Moffat's best-known movie roles were as President Bennett in the Harrison Ford Jack Ryan movie Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Taxman in Popeye (1980), President Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff (1983) and Garry in The Thing (1982). "After six months," he said, "I realized that I was an actor and I would always be an actor. Series Plans Part Of 'The Brig'; Play Will Be a Segment of 'Look Up and Live, "Donald Moffat, 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Thing' Actor, Dies at 87", "Donald Moffat List of Movies and TV Shows", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Donald_Moffat&oldid=978535129, Alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Internet Off-Broadway Database person ID same as Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 September 2020, at 13:58.

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[7] In 1998, he was nominated for a Gemini Award for his performance as attorney Joe Ruah in the CBC miniseries The Sleep Room. He hated it. Nationality: England Executive summary: British-American character actor.

After a brief break from acting, he returned to the craft and made his Broadway debut in a 1957 production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood. Photo credit: Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images. By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the PopCulture.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, By Daniel S. Levine

Moffat soon began switching between stage, television and film roles easily and eventually lost his English accent.

The cinema took a while to discover him. Two-time Tony Award nominee Donald Moffat has died at his home in Sleepy Hollow, New York, the New York Times reports.

Donald Moffat was born in Plymouth, England, on Dec. 26, 1930, the only child of Walter and Kathleen (Smith) Moffat. One of his final appearances came during an Off-Broadway production of John Guare's A Few Stout Individuals, in which he played Ulysses S. Grant during the former president's last days. [1], Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, "Donald Moffat, 87, a Top Actor Who Thrived in Second Billings, Dies", "He's Still Broke But Has Grown As Actor", "Award-Winning Actor and Director Donald Moffat Passes Away At Age 87", "C.B.S. "He met many American G.I.s in Totnes, in Devonshire, where he lived as a boy.

The actor continued appearing on stage into the early 2000s. Completing his studies at the local King Edward VI School and national service in the Army from 1949 to 1951, Moffat trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

[3], After moving to the United States, Moffat worked as a bartender and a lumberjack in Oregon, his wife's home state.

[4], Moffat died six days before his 88th birthday on 20 December 2018 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, of complications from a stroke.

Two years later, he moved to the U.S. and settled in Oregon, the home state of his first wife, Anne Murray Ellsperman.

According to The New York Times, Moffat died from complications of a recent stroke in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Donald Moffat Death Donald passed away on December 20, 2018 at the age of 87 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA. [15], Moffat played Enos in the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms,[16] Lars Lundstrom in the ABC drama The New Land. His daughter, Lynn Moffat, told the New York Times the cause of death was complications from a recent stroke. [8] He also appeared in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including John Guare's A Few Stout Individuals (as Ulysses S. Grant),[9] The Heiress,[10] The Cherry Orchard,[11] Much Ado About Nothing,[12] The School for Scandal,[12] The Affair[13] and Hamlet.

He was 87. Donald Moffat, a prolific character actor with over 200 credits who appeared on Broadway, film and television during a career spanning nearly 50 years, died Thursday in Sleepy Hollow, New York… He was survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was 87… Copyright 2018 PopCulture.com. [19], Moffat married actress Anne Murray in 1954;[1] they had a daughter, Wendy, and a son, Gabriel, before divorcing in 1968. Donald Moffat, a multi-talented actor who thrived in theater works ranging from Shakespeare to O'Neill, passed away on December 20 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, according to The New York Times. [2], He joined APA (The Association of Producing Artists), a repertory company on Broadway, and was nominated for a Tony for Best Actor in a Play in 1967 for his roles in revivals of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck and Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are.

Donald Moffat. Garry in The Thing, Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff, the corrupt president in Clear and Present Danger, and, yes, Talmidge “Tal” Cregg in The West Wing. So I started acting again. His parents ran a boardinghouse in Totnes, in western England.

His daughter, Lynn Moffat, told the New York Times the cause of death was complications from a recent stroke. Donald Moffat, veteran character actor with iconic roles in John Carpenter’s The Thing and Tom Clancy adaptation Clear and Present Danger, has passed away. [18] He also appeared in The West Wing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Tales of the City, in which his performance as dying executive Edgar Halcyon earned him many new fans. Donald Moffat, the prolific character actor whose credits include Clear and Present Danger, The Thing and The Right Stuff, died Thursday at age 87. He made his stage debut with a Old Vic Theatre Company production of MacBeth in 1954 in London. He also met many Americans after the war at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he studied, including his first wife, Anne Murray.". 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV Headlines, System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian Talks Cannabis, New Music Project and Lifestyle Brand, TBS made its own version of The Good Place, but with Steve Buscemi as God, Rudy Giuliani Caught on Camera Attempting to Seduce Borat's "15-Year-Old Daughter", Bruce Springsteen Interviewed Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl, And of Course You're Going to Listen, R.I.P. In 1954, he stage managed the popular revue "Salad Days".

[17] and Rem in the CBS science-fiction series Logan's Run. Donald Moffat, Actor: The Thing. Born December 26th, 1930 in Plymouth, Devon, England, Moffat was both a professional of the stage and the screen, the former of which saw him receive two Tony nominations in 1967 for both Right You Are (If You Think You Are) and The Wild Duck. Moffat also appeared in several feature films, including The Thing and The Right Stuff, along with his guest appearances in the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and The West Wing. He began his acting career on- and off-Broadway, which included appearances in The Wild Duck and Right You Are If You Think You Are, earning a Tony Award nomination for both, as well as Painting Churches, for which he received an Obie Award. [5], He was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his work in Play Memory (1984) and for Outstanding Featured Actor in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh (1986) with Jason Robards.

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Moffat died six days before his 88th birthday on 20 December 2018 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, of complications from a stroke.

A few of his most memorable roles on the screen include M.T. [6] He won an Obie for Painting Churches. His daughter told the Times it was always a dream of her father's to move to the U.S. after meeting American soldiers. He also earned Drama Desk Awards nominations for Play Memory (1984) and The Iceman Cometh (1986), and won an Obie Award for Painting Churches. Donald Moffat, veteran character actor with iconic roles in John Carpenter’s The Thing and Tom Clancy adaptation Clear and Present Danger, has passed away. Post Malone Forgets How to Lip-Sync During Billboard Music Awards: Watch, Stevie Nicks: There Would Have Been No Fleetwood Mac "If I Had Not Had That Abortion", The Title to Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat Sequel Is Absolutely Glorious, David Crosby Gets Backlash Over Dismissive Eddie Van Halen Tweet, Mick Fleetwood Joins TikTok Just to Recreate Viral "Dreams" Video: Watch, Rick Moranis Hospitalized Following Unprovoked Attack in Manhattan, Get This Mask if Being Home Alone Makes You Want to Scream, You Ain't Got No Business Going Outside Without This Mask, Remembering Eddie Van Halen’s 10 Greatest Riffs, This Pixar Movie Is Skipping Theaters and Going to Disney+. His parents ran a boarding house in Totnes. [14], Among Moffat's best-known film roles are as Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff (1983), the corrupt U.S. President in Clear and Present Danger, and as Garry, the station commander in The Thing. Donald's cause of death was complications of a stroke.

He is also survived by his two children from his first marriage, Kathleen and Gabriel Moffat; and his two daughters from his second, Lynn and Catherine Railton; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Military service: British Army (Royal Artillery, 1949-51)

He died in Sleepy Hollow, New York and is survived by his second wife, Gwen Arner. - December 20, 2018 09:09 pm EST. His last film was 1999's Cookie's Fortune and his final TV appearance came as a judge in an episode of Law & Order: Trial By Jury.

[1][2], Moffat began his career as a stage actor in London and New York City.

He racked up 220 credits in the U.S. between stage plays, movies and TV shows, but rarely ever got top billing. Born in England, the son of an insurance agent, RADA-trained Donald Moffat first appeared on the Shakespearean stage with the Old Vic.

Selected TV and filmography

He was survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. "One reason he was anxious to leave England was the class system.

Donald Moffat, the prolific character actor whose credits include Clear and Present Danger, The Thing and The Right Stuff, died Thursday at age 87.

One of his final roles was as Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in the HBO movie, 61*. [2] He later married actress Gwen Arner. His first work was at the Old Vic Theatre Company in London. Moffat was born in the U.K. and trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. And he loved Americans," Lynn told the Times.

He died in Sleepy Hollow, New York and is survived by his second wife, Gwen Arner.

He was 87.

[15] Moffat's last role was as a judge in an episode of Law & Order: Trial by Jury in 2005.

The cause was complications from a stroke. The No. He worked as a carpenter, and his wife took in ironing in order to supplement his $25 per week pay. All rights reserved.

Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor. Moffat was born in Plymouth, Devon, the only child of Kathleen Mary (née Smith) and Walter George Moffat, an insurance agent. It was in the American sector for the D-Day invasions. And an actor must act. In 1967, Moffat was nominated for the Best Actor Tony for his roles in two revivals that year, Henrick Ibsen's The Wild Duck and Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are. He is survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was only six days away from his 88th birthday.

Moffat's best-known movie roles were as President Bennett in the Harrison Ford Jack Ryan movie Clear and Present Danger (1994), The Taxman in Popeye (1980), President Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff (1983) and Garry in The Thing (1982). "After six months," he said, "I realized that I was an actor and I would always be an actor. Series Plans Part Of 'The Brig'; Play Will Be a Segment of 'Look Up and Live, "Donald Moffat, 'The Right Stuff' and 'The Thing' Actor, Dies at 87", "Donald Moffat List of Movies and TV Shows", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Donald_Moffat&oldid=978535129, Alumni of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Internet Off-Broadway Database person ID same as Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 September 2020, at 13:58.

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