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Robert Prosky (born Robert Porzuczek on December 13, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American character actor who has appeared in such films as Christine, The Natural, Broadcast News, Green Card, Hoffa, Rudy and Dead Man Walking. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Christine (also known as John Carpenters Christine) is adaptated from a novel written by Stephen King, and is a horror film about a supernaturally malevolent automobile and its effects on the teenager who owns it. ... The Natural is a 1952 novel about baseball written by Bernard Malamud. ... Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy about a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks), his charming but admittedly far less seasoned rival (William Hurt), and their virtuoso producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns. ... DVD cover Green Card is a 1990 romantic comedy directed by Peter Weir. ... Hoffa is a 1992 biopic film based on the life and mysterious death of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa. ... Rudy is a 1993 film directed by David Anspaugh. ... // Dead Man Walking is a work of non-fiction by Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and one of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille. ...


In addition to appearing in numerous films, Prosky has appeared as a regular on the television shows Hill Street Blues and Veronica's Closet. Prior to his film and television career, Prosky appeared in numerous productions at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., most notably as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. He was considered for the role of Martin Crane in Frasier, and later made a guest appearance in the show as a reclusive writer. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... Veronicas Closet was a sitcom which aired on NBC from 1997 to 2000. ... The following is taken from the Arena Stage website: Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... Cover to the Penguin Group edition. ... Martin Crane (often called Marty) is a fictional character of the TV show Frasier. ... Frasier was a popular American situation comedy television series that starred Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane, and featured David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jane Leeves, and Peri Gilpin in regular roles. ...


He now lives on Capital Hill in Washington, DC.


Selected filmography

Death to Smoochy is a 2002 dark comedy film starring Robin Williams, Edward Norton, and Catherine Keener. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Dudley Do-Right was the eponymous hero of a segment on The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show which parodied early 20th century melodrama and silent film. ... // April 17 - Star Wars fans begin lining up at movie theaters in Westwood and Hollywood to buy tickets for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Veronicas Closet was a sitcom which aired on NBC from 1997 to 2000. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1998. ... The Chamber (1994) is a legal/suspense novel by noted American author John Grisham. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... // Dead Man Walking is a work of non-fiction by Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and one of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... The Scarlet Letter published in 1850, is a Gothic American romance novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne; generally considered to be his masterpiece. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart in the UK) is a 1947 film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus at Macys department store in New York City, who contends that he is the real Santa. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... Mrs. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Rudy is a 1993 film directed by David Anspaugh. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Hoffa is a 1992 biopic film based on the life and mysterious death of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... DVD cover Far and Away is a 1992 drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... DVD cover Green Card is a 1990 romantic comedy directed by Peter Weir. ... // Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers divorce. ... // Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers divorce. ... The Great Outdoors is a 1988 comedy film starring John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Annette Bening, and Stephanie Faracy. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy about a brilliant yet prickly reporter (Albert Brooks), his charming but admittedly far less seasoned rival (William Hurt), and their virtuoso producer (Holly Hunter), who has daily emotional breakdowns. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1981. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1984. ... See also: 1986 in television, other events of 1987, 1988 in television and the list of years in television. ... The Natural is a 1952 novel about baseball written by Bernard Malamud. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... For other uses, see The Keep. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Christine is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1983. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... The Lords of Discipline (published 1980)is a novel by Pat Conroy. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Thief is a 1981 noir crime drama written and directed by Michael Mann, based on the novel The Home Invaders by Frank Hohimer (the pen name of real-life jewel thief John Seybold). ... // Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ...

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Robert Prosky - Overview - MSN Movies (173 words)
December 13, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA Biography:A holder of an economics degree from Philadelphia's Temple University, Philly-born actor Robert Prosky kicked off his career by winning a televised talent contest.
With his sharp-edged voice and mashed-potato features, Prosky rose to prominence as a character actor, spending 23 years with Washington, D.C.'s prestigious Arena Stage.
Prosky's first film role was as the backstabbing mob boss in 1981's "Thief".
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