George Coe

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George Coe
Born (1929-05-10) May 10, 1929 (age 85)
Jamaica, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963-present

George Coe (born May 10, 1929) is an American film, stage, and television actor.

Career[edit]

Coe's Broadway theater career began in 1964 and included turns as M. Lindsey Woolsey opposite Angela Lansbury in the original cast of Jerry Herman's Mame and as Owen O'Malley in On The Twentieth Century alongside John Cullum, Imogene Coca, Kevin Kline and Madeline Kahn, as well as creating the role of David in the original Broadway cast of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company.

Coe was also an original member of the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players," the original cast of Saturday Night Live, but he was only credited as a cast member for the first show, October 11, 1975. Coe was used in several other episodes of SNL, but was never again credited.

In 1979 he appeared as the head of Dustin Hoffman's advertising firm in the Academy Award-winning Kramer vs. Kramer. He was himself nominated for an Academy Award for the 1968 comedy short film The Dove, a parody of Ingmar Bergman's films, which he co-directed as well as starred in. Coe is also known for a guest-starring role in Star Trek: The Next Generation; in the 1991 episode "First Contact," he plays Chancellor Durkin, the leader of an alien planet with whom the Federation is attempting to establish relations. He also portrayed Ben Cheviot, the eventual head of Network 23, in the TV series Max Headroom.

His various television appearances include Murder, She Wrote, Bones, Judging Amy, The King of Queens, Nip/Tuck, Grey's Anatomy, Columbo, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls, The Golden Girls, and as Senator Howard Stackhouse in two episodes of The West Wing.

Most recently, he voices the character of Woodhouse the much-put-upon butler in the FX animated series Archer. He voiced the Autobot Wheeljack in Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.[1] Coe provided voice acting for the 2011 video games The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1968 De Düva: The Dove Viktor Short film
1975 Stepford Wives, TheThe Stepford Wives Claude Axhelm
1979 French Postcards Mr. Weber
Kramer vs. Kramer Jim O'Connor
1980 First Deadly Sin, TheThe First Deadly Sin Dr. Bernardi
1981 Bustin' Loose Doctor Wilson T. Renfrew
Amateur, TheThe Amateur Rutledge
1982 Entity, TheThe Entity Dr. Weber
1984 House of God, TheThe House of God Dr. Leggo
Micki + Maude Governor Lanford
1985 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Gen. Scott Watson
Head Office Senator Issel
1987 Blind Date Harry Gruen
Best Seller Graham
1989 Cousins Phil
1990 End of Innocence, TheThe End of Innocence Dad
1992 Mighty Ducks, TheThe Mighty Ducks Judge Weathers
1995 Gospa Father Ferdo Vlasic
1997 Nick and Jane Mr. Morgan
1999 Omega Code, TheThe Omega Code Sen Jack Thompson
2000 Big Eden Sam Hart
Rumor of Angels, AA Rumor of Angels Dr. Sam Jenkins
Diamond Men Tip Rountree
2008 Corporate Affairs George Parker
2009 Funny People George's Dad
Slice of Water Ben Short film
2010 Bathtub Picnic Short film
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Que/Wheeljack Voice only
2013 13 Sins Game Voice Voice only
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1963 Doctors, TheThe Doctors Scott Conrad
1971–1972 Somerset Leo Kurtz #1
1975 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Matthews Television film
1975–1976 Saturday Night Live Various
1980 Big Blonde Ed Television film
1981 Kent State Mayor Leroy Satrom Television film
Broken Promise George Mathews Television film
Red Flag: The Ultimate Game Television film
1983 Listen to Your Heart John Television film
Rage of Angels Maguire Television film
Goodnight, Beantown Dick Novak
Sessions Max Television film
Hill Street Blues Benjamin Fisk
1984 He's Not Your Son Doctor Sadler Television film
1984–1985 American Playhouse Brian Haas
Old Man
1985 My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Irving Jerome Television film
Moonlighting Lou LaSalle
1986 Family Ties Justin Phillips
Blood & Orchids Dr. Lansing Television film
Simon & Simon Nolan Scott
Paper Chase, TheThe Paper Chase
Dallas Fritz Longley
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Dr. Quidd
1986–1991 L.A. Law Judge Wallace R. Vance
1987 Uncle Tom's Cabin Mr. Shelby Television film
1987–1988 Max Headroom Ben Cheviot
1987–1990 thirtysomething Ted Murdoch
1988 Why on Earth? Henry Television film
Magnum P.I. William Wainwright
Golden Girls, TheThe Golden Girls Al
Shootdown David Television film
1989 Those She Left Behind Bill Page Television film
My Name Is Bill W. Frank Shaw from Rice & Co. Television film
Hollywood Detective, TheThe Hollywood Detective Sid Curley Television film
Tracey Ullman Show, TheThe Tracey Ullman Show Reverend Graylin
Columbo: Murder: A Self Portrait Dr. Hammer
Matlock Dr. Lucas Sinclair
1990 Amen Col. Adams
Father Dowling Mysteries Mr. Vance
Fine Things Paul Berman Television film
Murphy Brown Theodore
To My Daughter Frank Parsons Television film
1990–1992 Murder, She Wrote Andrew Thayer
Martin Bergman
1991 Star Trek: The Next Generation Chancellor Durken
Equal Justice Colin Baker
Night Court Peter Collingswood
1992 Crossroads Hugh
Human Factor, TheThe Human Factor Dr. Astor
Camp Candy Voice only
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story Dr. Feldman Television film
Nurses Rudy
1993 Law & Order Lee Hastings
Joe's Life Grandpa
1995 Cosby Mysteries, TheThe Cosby Mysteries Agent Carter
New York Undercover Mr. Braddock
Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling Dan Broadbent Television film
1997 Home Improvement Parker
1998 Jenny Thomas Kendall
Pretender, TheThe Pretender Dr. Nicholas Haring
Practice, TheThe Practice Judge Walters
Nanny, TheThe Nanny Ernest
1998–1999 Working Peter Baines
1999 Any Day Now Mr. Noonan
Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place Mr. Belt
2000 Ladies Man Herb
Bull Ed Krakauer
2001 Lone Gunmen, TheThe Lone Gunmen Bertram Byers
Becker Mr. Spector
2001–2002 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Sen. Howard Stackhouse
2002 Smallville William Clark
Crossing Jordan Warren Lauer
2002–2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm General Manager
2003 Division, TheThe Division Joe Marks
Judging Amy Judge
2005 Gilmore Girls Grandpa Huntzberger
Numb3rs Steven Logan
2006 Cold Case Bill Simmons
2006–2007 Celebrity Deathmatch Albert Einstein
Bud Selig
Voice only
2007 Bones Father William Donlan
King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens Father Biskup
Private Practice Stan
Nip/Tuck Dr. Joshua Lee
2008 Supernatural Pat
Grey's Anatomy Ed Bullard
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Tee Watt Kaa Voice only
2009–present Archer Woodhouse Voice only
2011 Wilfred Gene
2012 Legend of Korra, TheThe Legend of Korra Toza Voice only
2013 Two and a Half Men Victor
Video game voice roles
Year Title Role
2011 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, TheThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Tolfdir
Calcelmo
Calixto Corrium
Cedran
Cow Hand
Jouane Manette
Nepos the Nose
Nils
Raerek
Runil
Storn Crag-Strider
Styrr
Star Wars: The Old Republic Doctor Godera

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