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Harve Presnell

Actor | * 09/14/1933 († 75, 06/30/2009) | Modesto, California (United States of America (USA))
George Harvey 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 played character roles in films like Fargo (1996), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Flags of... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Mystery

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Movies with Harve Presnell as Actor(28)

as Dr. Smathers2010 Love Ranch
as Congressman Burrows2007 Evan Almighty
as Mr. Springbrook2003 Old School
as Preston Blake2002 Mr. Deeds
as Winslow Schnaebelt2002 Super Sucker
as Albert Soady2001 Escanaba in da Moonlight
as Mr. Parker2001 The Pretender 2001
as Big Ed2000 The Family Man
as Finner1999 Walking Across Egypt
as General Marshall1998 Saving Private Ryan
as Dean Anderson1998 Patch Adams
as Victor Lazarro1997 Face/Off
as Mayor Henry Leech1997 Julian Po
as Stanley Schiff1997 Tidal Wave: No Escape
as Dr. Howard1996 The Whole Wide World
as Wade Gustafson1996 Fargo
as Attorney General Roxburgh1996 The Chamber
as Trowbridge Bowers1996 Larger Than Life
as Peter Brown1975 Blood Bath
as Ballad Singer1972 The Great Man's Whiskers
as Rotten Luck Willie1969 Paint Your Wagon
as Sol Rogers1965 The Glory Guys
as Danny Churchill1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls
as Johnny Brown1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown

TV Shows/Series with Harve Presnell as Actor(14)

2002 Monk
as Arthur Brooks1998 Dawson's Creek
1998 Charmed
as Mr. Parker1996 The Pretender
as Colonel Q1995 Star Trek: Voyager
1994 Duckman
1994 ER
as Mike Shaw1993 Frasier

Born: Thursday, 09/14 1933 (September) in Modesto, California (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 06/30 2009 (June) in Santa Monica (aged: 75)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: University of Southern California, USC Thornton School of Music, Modesto High School
Harve Presnell frequently works together with these people:
Robert Picardo (8x, Actor)
John Rubinstein (7x, Actor)
Raphael Sbarge (6x, Actor)
Patrick Fischler (6x, Actor)
Vaughn Armstrong (6x, Actor)
John Finn (6x, Actor)
Francis Guinan (6x, Actor)
Brad Kern (6x, Crew)
Aaron Lustig (6x, Actor)
Todd Phillips (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10399, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 09/02/2021