George Plimpton

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Born: 03/18/1927 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Soul Power 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Simpsons 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

A Walk Through Central Park 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Breakfast With Hunter 2002 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

Nero Wolfe 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

RFK: His Many Sides 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1998, 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Visiting 2001 (Movie)

Doctor Brady (Actor)

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sports Pages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Like, You Know... 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

James Thurber: The Life and Hard Times 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Single Guy 1994 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wonderland 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Edtv 1999 (Movie)

Panel Member (Actor)

John Wayne: The Unquiet American 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Art Buchwald: The Wit of Washington 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Disco 1998 (Movie)

Clubgoer (Actor)

Truman Capote: The Tiny Terror 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Will Hunting 1997 (Movie)

Psychologist (Actor)

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Central Park West 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

When We Were Kings 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Cable Crossings: The Early Months 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

Elder Phillips (Actor)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

President's Lawer (Actor)

The Way West 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Fireworks! With George Plimpton 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Coney Island 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

L.A. Story 1991 (Movie)

Straight Weatherman (Actor)

Little Man Tate 1991 (Movie)

Winston F Buckner (Actor)

Space For Wildlife 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

Well Wisher (Actor)

The Wonderful Kangaroo 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Easy Wheels 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

It's a Frog's Life 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Religion, Inc. 1989 (Movie)

God (Actor)

The Parenthood Game 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winged Messenger 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytellers: The PEN Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Volunteers 1985 (Movie)

Lawrence Bourne Jr (Actor)

The Future: What's Next 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Reds 1981 (Movie)

Horace Whigham (Actor)

Playboy's 25th Anniversary Celebration 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Narrator

If Ever I See You Again 1978 (Movie)

Lawrence (Actor)

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 1977 (Movie)

Quentin Reynolds (Actor)

Plimpton! Did You Hear the One About...? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Plimpton! Showdown at Rio Lobo 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Plimpton! The Man on the Flying Trapeze 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Rio Lobo 1970 (Movie)

Whitey's Henchman (Actor)

Beyond the Law 1968 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Hickory Hill 1967 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Margaret Sanger (TV Show)

Voice

Strictly For the Birds (TV Show)

Narrator

The Civil War (TV Show)

Voice

The Donner Party (TV Show)

Voice

The Lost Generation (TV Show)

Actor

The Waterhole (TV Show)

Actor

Unitas (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Hickory Hill 1967 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Paper Lion 1969 (Movie)

(Book as Source Material)

EDUCATION

King's College, University of Cambridge

1950 - 1952

Harvard College

1950

Milestones

1997

Published final non-fiction book Truman Capote

1987

Wrote parody sports bio The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

1980

Gained lasting pop culture fame as spokesman for Intellivision

1977

His bout opposite Archie Moore inspired the boxing book Shadow Box

1966

Published football book, Paper Lion

1961

Penned book about pitching opposite the Yankees, Out of My League

1953

Became first editor of The Paris Review, a title he kept until his death in 2003

Bonus Trivia

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Was a classmate and close friend of Robert F. Kennedy, and was present at his assassination in 1968. He, along with Rosey Grier and Rafer Johnson, were credited as helping to subdue Sirhan Sirhan.

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Appeared in a cameo in the 1968 film version of "Paper Lion," with Alan Alda as Plimpton.

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Played Fourth Gunman, who is shot by John Wayne, in "Rio Lobo" (1970).

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Hosted "Mousterpiece Theater," a showcase for vintage Disney cartoons, for the Disney Channel between 1983 and 1984.

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His enthusiasm for fireworks led to his participation with U.S. Representative Felix Grucci, in the 16th International Fireworks Festival in 1979. They were the first American competitors to win the event. With Grucci, he created a fireworks display to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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In 1997, he played "Tea for Two" and several improvised tunes at the Apollo Theater's "Showtime" amateur event. He won second prize.

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Suffered a cut finger while trying to catch a puck in his gloved hand while serving as goaltender for the Boston Bruins.

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Served briefly as a temporary percussionist with the New York Philharmonic.

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His "participatory" journalism was inspired by writer Paul Gallico, who boxed Jack Dempsey.

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