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Brian Smiar (1937–2013)

Brian Smiar was born on August 27, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Great Debaters (2007), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Regarding Henry (1991). He died in 2013. See full bio »

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(age 75)

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Party, Party (S5, Ep23)
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Humiliation (S6, Ep7)
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Known For

The Great Debaters Harvard Dean
(2007)
The Royal Tenenbaums Elderly 'Baumer' Fan #1
(2001)
Regarding Henry Dr. Marx, Chief of Staff
(1991)
L.A. Firefighters Battalion Chief Dick Coffey
(1996)

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 2007 The Great Debaters
Harvard Dean
 2007 Gracie
Boardmember Fitzpatrick
 2005 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Doctor
- Rebirth (2005) ... Doctor
 2004 Retreat
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
Bill Olshansky
- All Others Pay Cash (2003) ... Bill Olshansky
- Signature (2003) ... Bill Olshansky
- Death of Innocence (2003) ... Bill Olshansky
 2003 Chappelle's Show (TV Series)
James 'Skank' Scanton
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Mr. Eldon
- Tomorrow (2002) ... Mr. Eldon
 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums
Elderly 'Baumer' Fan #1
 2001 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
- Herding Cats (2001)
 2001 Boss of Bosses (TV Movie)
Jimmy Malone
 2001 Ed (TV Series)
 2000 Radical Jack (Video)
Ollie
 2000 The $treet (TV Series)
Alden Executive
- Propheting on Losses (2000) ... Alden Executive
 2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
- The Ice Box (2000)
 1999 Third Watch (TV Series)
Leonard's Dad
- History of the World (1999) ... Leonard's Dad
 1999 Total Stranger
Barry Simpson
 1998 Frasier (TV Series)
Karl
- Party, Party (1998) ... Karl (unconfirmed)
 1998 NightMan (TV Series)
Dr. Swift - Lorrie's Father
- Nightwoman (1998) ... Dr. Swift - Lorrie's Father
 1997 Prison of Secrets (TV Movie)
Joe
 1996 The Bachelor's Baby (TV Movie)
 1996 L.A. Firefighters (TV Series)
Battalion Chief Dick Coffey
- A Mad Tea Party (1996) ... Battalion Chief Dick Coffey
- Curiouser and Curiouser (1996) ... Battalion Chief Dick Coffey
- The Fire Down Below (1996) ... Battalion Chief Dick Coffey
- It's a Family Affair (1996) ... Battalion Chief Dick Coffey
- Till Death Do Us Part (1996) ... Battalion Chief Dick Coffey
 1990-1995 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mr. McCracken / Judge Harper / Arraignment Judge Harper
- Humiliation (1995) ... Mr. McCracken
- Indifference (1990) ... Judge Harper
- By Hooker, by Crook (1990) ... Arraignment Judge Harper
 1994 The Next Karate Kid
O'Connor
 1993 Kiss of a Killer (TV Movie)
 1992 The Commish (TV Series)
Jake Bellin
- The Frame (1992) ... Jake Bellin
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Sergeant Rainer
- The Girl in the Plastic Bubble (1992) ... Sergeant Rainer
 1992 In My Daughter's Name (TV Movie)
Judge #1
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Cop at Police Station
 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Bob Morton
 1991 A Woman Named Jackie (TV Mini-Series)
Lyndon B. Johnson
- The Onassis Years (1991) ... Lyndon B. Johnson
- The Kennedy Years (1991) ... Lyndon B. Johnson
 1991 Regarding Henry
Dr. Marx, Chief of Staff
 1991 American Dreamer (TV Series)
Lucchesi
- Don't Drink the Water (1991) ... Lucchesi
 1991 Stat (TV Series)
- High Society (1991)
 1990 Running Against Time (TV Movie)
President Lyndon B. Johnson
 1990 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Therapist
- Her Cup Runneth Over (1990) ... Therapist
 1990 A Matter of Degrees
Dean Simon
 1989 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
John Nelson
- A Town's Revenge (1989) ... John Nelson
 1989 Alien Nation (TV Movie)
Priest
 1989 Shannon's Deal (TV Movie)
Cox
 1988 Lip Service (TV Movie)
Suicide Guy
 1988 China Beach (TV Series)
General Dean Cunliffe
- Lost and Found: Part 2 (1988) ... General Dean Cunliffe
- Lost and Found (1988) ... General Dean Cunliffe
 1987-1988 The Slap Maxwell Story (TV Series)
Nelson Kruger
- Episode #1.22 (1988) ... Nelson Kruger
- Episode #1.21 (1988) ... Nelson Kruger
- Episode #1.20 (1988) ... Nelson Kruger
- Episode #1.19 (1988) ... Nelson Kruger
- Episode #1.18 (1988) ... Nelson Kruger
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1988)
- Episode #1.1 (1988)
 1982-1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sargeant's Ass't / Gus
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) ... Sargeant's Ass't
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Asa Buchanan (2000) (temporary replacement for Mr. Carey)
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Other Works:

Directed Puccini's opera 'Madame Butterfly' at the University of Lowell in 1979. Appeared in commercials for Budweiser.
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Virgo

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