Richard Kiley

Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. In Jurassic Park, the impresario boasted, "We've spared no expense. We got Richard Kiley to do the narration!" [approximate quote]

Kiley was born in Chicago, Illinois. His work on stage included Oklahoma! in 1947, and the lead roles in Redhead and the original production of Man of La Mancha, for which he won Tony Awards in 1959 and 1966.

Kiley won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television, including The Thorn Birds (1983) and A Year in the Life (1986–87).

He died of bone-marrow disease in Warwick, New York in 1999.

Partial Filmography

  • Patch Adams (1998)
  • Tigers of the Snow (1997) (TV)
  • Phenomenon (1996)
  • Jurassic Park (1993) (voice)
  • A Year in the Life (1987) TV
  • Howard the Duck (1986) (voice)
  • George Washington (1984) TV Miniseries
  • The Thorn Birds (1983) TV Miniseries
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
  • Blackboard Jungle (1955)

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He died of bone-marrow disease in Warwick, New York in 1999. He should not be confused with actor Bill Macy who co-starred in the television series Maude. Kiley won several Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his work in television, including The Thorn Birds (1983) and A Year in the Life (1986–87). He is married to actress Felicity Huffman, and has two daughters. His work on stage included Oklahoma! in 1947, and the lead roles in Redhead and the original production of Man of La Mancha, for which he won Tony Awards in 1959 and 1966. A book describing the technique, A Practical Handbook for the Actor (ISBN 0394744128), is dedicated to Macy and Mamet. Kiley was born in Chicago, Illinois. He serves as director-in-residence at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, where he teaches a technique called Practical Aesthetics.

We got Richard Kiley to do the narration!" [approximate quote]. In a November 2003 interview with USA Today, Macy said he wants to star in a big-budget action movie "for the money, for the security of a franchise like that.". In Jurassic Park, the impresario boasted, "We've spared no expense. His work on E.R. and Sports Night has also been recognized with Emmy nominations. Richard Paul Kiley (31 March 1922 – 5 March 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor, though he is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series. Macy is particularly proud of the writing for that film; he turned the commercial-interrupted format of television into an advantage in the film, by breaking the story up into several uninterrupted stories. Blackboard Jungle (1955). In 2003, he won two Emmy Awards, for the lead role and as co-writer of the made-for-TNT film Door to Door, a drama based on the true story of Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Oregon, born with cerebral palsy.

Goodbar (1977). Macy has also had a number of roles on television. Looking for Mr. Holland's Opus, Ghosts of Mississippi, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, Pleasantville, Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Happy, Texas (set in the town of the same name), Mystery Men, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III, Panic, Welcome to Collinwood, Seabiscuit, and The Cooler. The Thorn Birds (1983) TV Miniseries. His film work also includes Benny & Joon, Above Suspicion , Mr. George Washington (1984) TV Miniseries. He may be best known for his lead role in Fargo, in a role for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

Howard the Duck (1986) (voice). He has appeared in films that Mamet wrote and/or directed, such as House of Games, Things Change, Homicide (his favorite role by Mamet), Oleanna, and more recently, Wag the Dog and State and Main. A Year in the Life (1987) TV. While living there he had roles in over fifty off-Broadway and Broadway plays. Jurassic Park (1993) (voice). After spending some time in Los Angeles, he moved to New York in 1980. Phenomenon (1996). Nicholas Theater Company, where Macy originated roles in a number of Mamet's plays, such as American Buffalo and The Water Engine.

Tigers of the Snow (1997) (TV). Within a year he and Mamet, among others, founded the successful St. Patch Adams (1998). He moved to Chicago after graduating in 1971, and got a job as a bartender to pay the rent. Macy later came to consider Mamet the greatest writer of our time. It was at Goddard that he met the playwright David Mamet, who was only a couple of years older than he was.

By his own admission a "wretched student," he transferred to Goddard College and got involved in theatre. After graduating from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland, he entered Bethany College to study veterinary medicine. He was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Georgia and Maryland. William Hall Macy (born March 13, 1950) is an actor, teacher, and director, in theatre, film, and television.

Benny & Joon (1993) - Randy Burch. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) - Tunafish Father. David Morgenstern. ER (1994-1998) - Dr.

Holland's Opus (1995) - Vice Principal Gene Wolters. Mr. Fargo (1996) - Jerry Lundegaard. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) - Charlie Crisco.

Air Force One (1997) - Major Caldwell. Boogie Nights (1997) - Little Bill. Wag the Dog (1997) - CIA Agent Charles Young. Pleasantville (1998) - George Parker.

Psycho (1998) - Milton Arbogast. Happy, Texas (1999) - Sheriff Chappy Dent. Mystery Men (1999) - The Shoveller. Magnolia (1999) - Quiz Kid Donnie Smith.

State and Main (2000) - Walt Price. Jurassic Park III (2001) - Paul Kirby. Door to Door (2002) - Bill Porter. The Cooler (2003) - Bernie Lootz.

Seabiscuit (2003) - Tick Tock McGlaughlin. Cellular (2004) - Mooney.

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