Richard Masur

Actor, Director, Technical director (for theater companies)
A familiar face to film and television fans for over three decades, Richard Masur was an Emmy- and Oscar-nominated character actor whose avuncular roles included turns on "Rhoda" (CBS, 1974-78), "One Day at a Time" ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1948 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (111)

Tumbledown 2014 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bored to Death 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Day at a Time Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Palindromes 2005 (Movie)

Steve Victor (Actor)

The Practice 1968 - 1980, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

61* 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Law 1968 - 1980, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Felicity 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1968 - 1980, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Keys to Her Past 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Play It to the Bone 1999 (Movie)

Artie (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 1968 - 1980, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1968 - 1980, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Significant Others 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

Pratt (Actor)

Steve Martini's Undue Influence 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Multiplicity 1996 (Movie)

Del King (Actor)

The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Forget Paris 1995 (Movie)

Craig (Actor)

My Girl 2 1994 (Movie)

Phil Sultenfuss (Actor)

Patriots 1994 (Movie)

Jeremy Pelman (Actor)

The Search For Grace 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

Dr Fine (Actor)

The Man Without A Face 1993 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Encino Man 1992 (Movie)

Mr Morgan (Actor)

My Girl 1991 (Movie)

Phil Sultenfuss (Actor)

Sight Unseen 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's It 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Blossom 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Flashback 1990 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

Far From Home 1989 (Movie)

Duckett (Actor)

Shortstories (10/08/88) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Daddies? 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

Vietnam, Texas 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

License to Drive 1988 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Rent-A-Cop 1988 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Shoot to Kill 1988 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

The Believers 1987 (Movie)

Marty Kaplan (Actor)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

Ephraim Squier (Actor)

Head Office 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

Mr. Boogedy 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Horses 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Embassy 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

My Science Project 1985 (Movie)

Detective Isadore Nulty (Actor)

The Burning Bed 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mean Season 1985 (Movie)

Bill Nolan (Actor)

Adam 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Empire 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

One Day At A Time 1975 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bounder 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmares 1983 (Movie)

Steven Houston (Actor)

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

Rutherford (Actor)

Timerider 1983 (Movie)

Claude (Actor)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

Alan Newman (Actor)

The Thing 1982 (Movie)

Clark (Actor)

Under Fire 1982 (Movie)

Hub Kittle (Actor)

Fallen Angel 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

Cully (Actor)

Betrayal 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Hanover Street 1979 (Movie)

2nd Lieutenant Jerry Cimino (Actor)

Rhoda 1974 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Scavenger Hunt 1979 (Movie)

George Carruthers (Actor)

The Many Loves of Arthur 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Who'll Stop the Rain? 1978 (Movie)

Danskin (Actor)

Bumpers 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Semi-Tough 1977 (Movie)

Phillip Hooper (Actor)

Bittersweet Love 1976 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Hot l Baltimore 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Whiffs 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adam: His Song Continues (TV Show)

Actor

Always Remember I Love You (TV Show)

Actor

An Invasion of Privacy (TV Show)

Actor

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Bride of Boogedy (TV Show)

Actor

Cast the First Stone (TV Show)

Actor

Embassy (Movie)

Dennis Thorne (Actor)

Fallen Angel (Movie)

Howard Nichols (Actor)

Having Babies (TV Show)

Actor

Higher Ground (TV Show)

Actor

Hiroshima (TV Show)

Actor

Hiroshima Maiden (TV Show)

Actor

It (Movie)

Stan Uris (Actor)

It Was Him Or Us (TV Show)

Actor

Money on the Side (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Horn (TV Show)

Actor

My Brother's Keeper (TV Show)

Actor

Noriega: God's Favorite (TV Show)

Actor

Oh Baby (TV Show)

Actor

Roses Are For the Rich (TV Show)

Actor

Settle the Score (TV Show)

Actor

The Demon Murder Case (TV Show)

Actor

The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Show)

Actor

The George McKenna Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Story Lady (TV Show)

Actor

Third Degree Burn (TV Show)

Actor

Walking Through the Fire (TV Show)

Actor

When the Bough Breaks (TV Show)

Actor
Sound (1)

My Crasy Life 1990 (Movie)

computer dialogue speaker (ADR/Dialogue Editor)
Director (1)

Torn Between Two Fathers 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director
Music (1)

Peaceful Warrior 2006 (Movie)

("Thirsty") (Song)

Biography

A familiar face to film and television fans for over three decades, Richard Masur was an Emmy- and Oscar-nominated character actor whose avuncular roles included turns on "Rhoda" (CBS, 1974-78), "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984) and "The Burning Bed" (NBC, 1984) as well as commanding parts in feature films like "Risky Business" (1983), "License to Drive (1988) and countless other projects. The former stage actor branched into directing in the late 1880s, but remained faithful to his craft throughout most of his career, which included two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild. His dependable and versatile talent made him a welcome presence on both the big and small screens and he never failed to elevate whatever project he was involved with.

Relationships

Fredda Weiss

Wife

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut

State University of New York, Stony Brook

Stony Brook , New York
switched from majoring in anthropology (as a pre-med) to theater arts after appearing in a college production during freshman year

Milestones

1997

Re-elected to second term as SAG president

1996

As SAG president, worked on the merger plan between his guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA); put the guild on record as opposing the California Civil Rights Initiative (an anti-affirmative action measure); the initiat

1995

Elected president of SAG

1995

Directed an episode of "Picket Fences"

1993

Elected third vice-president of Screen Actors Guild

1993

Appeared in three consecutive episodes of the NBC legal drama "L.A. Law" as 1960s activist-turned-fugitive Barry Glassman (aka Jay Ellison)

1991

Helmed two episodes of "The Wonder Years", the popular nostalgic ABC sitcom

1989

Directed a well-received installment of the "ABC Afternoon Specials" entitled "Torn Between Two Fathers"; nominated for a DGA award for his direction (Dramatic Series, Daytime)

1987

Directed an episode of the Jay Tarses-produced sitcom "The 'Slap' Maxwell Story"

1986

Co-starred as Mr. Carlton Davis, the head of a joke-playing family in "Mr. Boogedy", an unsold hour-long pilot aired as part of ABC's "Disney Sunday Movie"; reprised role for a two-hour 1987 TV-movie sequel, "Bride of Boogedy", also aired on "Disney Sunda

1986

Film directing debut, helmed Oscar-nominated live-action short, "Love Struck", produced by wife Fredda Weiss and starring Judge Reinhold

1984

Co-starred in "Empire", a short-lived broadly played satire of corporate in-fighting spoof on CBS, played an incompetent sales vice president (ran one month)

1984

Garnered an Emmy nod for Best Supporting Actor playing Farrah Fawcett's defense attorney in the acclaimed telefilm "The Burning Bed"

1983

Played the supporting role of Jay Howell in the acclaimed NBC docudrama "Adam" about missing children; reprised the role for the 1986 sequel "Adam: His Song Continues"

1981

TV miniseries debut, "John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden'" on ABC

1981

Played a child pornographer in the highly rated CBS TV-movie "Fallen Angel"

1978

Starred as Dr. Arthur Murdock, a zoo veterinarian, on "The Many Loves of Arthur", an unsold NBC sitcom pilot

1977

Starred in "Bumpers", a busted NBC sitcom pilot, as an assembly-line auto worker

1976

TV-movie debut, "Having Babies", an ABC medical drama

1975

Co-starred as the harried manager in the short-lived Lear-produced sitcom "Hot L Baltimore" on ABC

1975

Film debut in "Whiffs"

1974

On October 12th, made guest shot on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (episode title: "The Outsider") as consultant who irks the newsroom staff with his efforts to bolster ratings

1974

Moved to Los Angeles in August

1974

On February 2nd, made TV acting debut with guest shot on "All in the Family" (episode title: "Gloria's Boyfriend") as a mentally challenged supermarket stockboy whom Gloria befriends

1973

Broadway debut, "The Changing Room", played Jack Stringer, Number 4

1973

Appeared in the New Haven production of "The Changing Room"

1973

Portrayed Menelaus and Ajax off-Broadway in New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Troilus and Cressida"

1970

Worked as an actor and technical director for the Hartford Stage Company in Hartford, CT

Played the occasional recurring role of Ed Lawson, an unpleasant postal worker who eventually becomes mayor before meeting an unfortunate fate on the quirky CBS drama "Picket Fences"

While a freshman at SUNY-Stony Brook, accompanied a friend to an audition for a school play; asked to try out, won the part; changed major from anthropology (pre-med) to Theater Arts

Studied acting at Yale School of Drama

Played David Kane, the much younger boyfriend of protagonist Ann Romano (Bonnie Franklin), a regular during the first season of the hit Lear-produced sitcom "One Day at a Time"

Raised in Yonkers, NY

Worked in various technical positions at theater companies in the Northeastern US

Seen performing on stage by TV producer-writer Norman Lear who invited him to appear on "All in the Family"

Played recurring role of Nick Lobo, the Las Vegas musician who dates Brenda (Julie Kavner), during the second season of the sitcom "Rhoda"

Bonus Trivia

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Masur has remained active in theater as a member of the Los Angeles Classic Theater Works. He has also directed several plays in the Los Angeles area.

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