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Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor. Although he appeared in about 40 films, his most memorable role was on the 1980s television series MacGyver as Peter Thornton, an administrator working for the Phoenix Foundation. It should be noted that Elcar appeared In the pilot episode of MacGyver as Andy Colson(a completely different character). He was then cast as Pete Thorton and the Character made his first appearence In the 11th episode of the first season. Image File history File links Dana_Elcar_(1927-2005). ... Image File history File links Dana_Elcar_(1927-2005). ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... MacGyver is an American adventure television series about a laid-back, extremely resourceful ex-secret agent, played by Richard Dean Anderson. ...


Born Ibson Dana Elcar in Ferndale, Michigan, Elcar was an alumnus of the University of Michigan where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Elcar was also a student of legendary acting coach Sanford Meisner. He brought this education to bear when in 1986, with fellow character actor William Lucking, he formed the Santa Paula Theater Center. Elcar sat as artistic director for six years. Ferndale is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... ATΩ (Alpha Tau Omega) annually ranks among the top ten national fraternities for number of chapters and total number of members. ... Sanford Meisner (born August 31, 1905 in New York City, died February 2, 1997 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California) was an actor and a teacher of acting. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... William Lucking (June 17, 1941– ), also known as Bill Lucking, is an American film, television, and stage actor. ... Santa Paula is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... The artistic director of a theatre is responsible for choosing the material staged in a season, and the hiring of creative/production personnel (such as directors), as well as other theatre management tasks. ...


Elcar had supporting roles in The Sting, 2010: Odyssey Two, All of Me, and The Learning Tree. He also had a recurring role in the popular 1970s television series Baa Baa Black Sheep. Another of his recurring roles was as Sheriff Patterson #1 on Dark Shadows. He was often mistaken for his MacGyver stunt/photography double [1], Don S. Davis, and vice-versa. He also appeared in the cult hit series Knight Rider in the 1983 episode Merchants of Death. This article is about the 1973 film involving con artists. ... 2010: Odyssey Two, is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke (January 1982) and also a motion picture (1984) by Peter Hyams entitled simply 2010, or sometimes 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ... Summary Steve Martin plays an attorney dating the boss daughter, who is also an aspiring jazz rhythm guitarist. ... The Learning Tree is a 1969 film which tells the story of a young African American growing up in a rural setting in the early part of the 20th century, when racial discrimination was a social norm, legally sanctioned in parts of the United States. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Baa, Baa Black Sheep is a nursery rhyme set to a variant of the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star tune [1]. Baa Baa, Black Sheep is the title of a short story by Rudyard Kipling. ... Dark Shadows was a gothic television soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. ... Don Sinclair Davis (born August 4, 1942) in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, is an American actor. ... Knight Rider was a popular American television series that ran between September 26th, 1982 and August 8th, 1986. ...


In 1991, Elcar began to develop glaucoma, a condition of the eyes that in advanced cases, especially if untreated, can cause blindness. This condition was written into the show, MacGyver, with Elcar's character developing the disease. After MacGyver ended, he guest starred on Law & Order, The Magic School Bus and ER. In each he played a blind character although The Magic School Bus was animated and it would have thus been unnecessary for the character to be blind. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or psychological factors. ... Law & Order is an American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... The Magic School Bus was a series of childrens books intended to teach scientific concepts to children. ... ER is a long-running serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Once blind, Elcar took on the challenge of playing Vladimir in Waiting for Godot complete with white cane. This was his theatrical swan song, and he retired in 1992. Elcar died on 6 June 2005 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California due to complications from pneumonia. He was 78. He is survived by his son, Dane Elcar, his three daughters, a stepdaughter, his sister, his half-sister, and his long-time partner, Thelma M. Garcia. Vladimir (left) and Estragon (right) hold Pozzo aloft (from a production by Naqshineh Theatre). ... A swan song is a reference to an ancient and false belief that the occasional Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is completely mute during its lifespan, but may sing one heartbreakingly beautiful song just before it dies. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


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Dana Elcar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (413 words)
Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927–June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor.
Born Ibson Dana Elcar in Ferndale, Michigan, Elcar was an alumnus of the University of Michigan where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Elcar died on 6 June 2005 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California due to complications from pneumonia.
Dana Elcar; actor on 'MacGyver' fought failing eyesight; 77 | The San Diego Union-Tribune (351 words)
Dana Elcar, the round-faced, balding actor whose real-life struggle with blindness was written into his role on the TV adventure series "MacGyver," has died.
Elcar, who suffered from glaucoma, told producers he was going blind after four seasons with "MacGyver," so they adapted his character to match his medical condition.
Elcar is survived by three daughters, a stepdaughter, a sister, a half sister and longtime companion Thelma M. Garcia.
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