Del Close (1934–1999)


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Del Close played "Polonious" once in "Hamlet", and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for it. But the role he really wanted to play was "Yorick". He had to die to do it, but now he may get his wish. Under the terms of his will, Close, who died March 4, 1999, has left his skull to the Goodman Theatre. Del Close was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, ... See full bio »

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(age 64) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Known For

The Blob Reverend Meeker
(1988)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off English Teacher
(1986)
The Untouchables Alderman
(1987)
American Graffiti Man at Bar (Guy)
(1973)

Filmography

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 1998-2000 Upright Citizens Brigade (TV Series)
Narrator
- Thunderball (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Virtual Reality (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Small Town (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Sex (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- College (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 1997 Mommy's Day
Warden
 1992 The Public Eye
H.R. Rineman
 1992 A League of Their Own
Baseball Owner (uncredited)
 1990 Opportunity Knocks
Williamson
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Dr. Kenneth Whiteside
 1989 Next of Kin
Frank
 1989 Dream Breakers (TV Movie)
Dr. Stone
 1988 The Blob
Reverend Meeker
 1987 Sable (TV Series)
Middlebury
- Serial Killer (1987) ... Middlebury
 1987 The Big Town
Deacon Daniels
 1987 The Untouchables
Alderman
 1987 Light of Day
Dr. Natterson
 1986 One More Saturday Night
Mr. Schneider / Large Tattooed Man
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
English Teacher
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
Zoologist
 1981 Thief
Mechanic #1
 1973 American Graffiti
Man at Bar (Guy)
 1972 Gold
Hawk (as Del Clos)
 1972 Beware! The Blob
Hobo Wearing Eyepatch
 1965-1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Camp Counselor / Cheskin / Dr. Kadigan
- You Can't Get There from Here (1966) ... Camp Counselor
- Many Happy No-Returns (1965) ... Cheskin
- For Whom the Horn Honks (1965) ... Dr. Kadigan
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Minelli
- Aboard the Orient Express (1965) ... Minelli
 1964 Goldstein
Doctor
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Ringo Cat
- Raid in Beatnik Village (1960) ... Ringo Cat
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Other Works:

Book: By Charna Halpern, Del Close, and Kim "Howard" Johnson. Truth in Comedy: the Manual of Improvisation. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Meriwether Publishing Ltd., 1994. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Del Clos

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Fall, then figure out what to do on the way down. [his advice on improvisation] See more »

Trivia:

Was the Voice of Baron Barracuda in The Diver Dan Shows of the '60s. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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