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Hansford Rowe (born May 12, 1924) is an American character actor who has starred in films and on television. He has been known to play ministers in some of his roles.
Life and career
Rowe was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Virginia Isabel (née Willis) and Hansford Herndon Rowe, who was a veterinarian. His first television role was in the 1967 TV movie The Thanksgiving Visitor. In 1968, he had a non-speaking role as a Judge in three episodes of the cult series Dark Shadows. In 1969, he played another judge, who did speak, on the long running CBS daytime drama The Guiding Light. On that show he played Judge Evan Kruger who presided over the case of the state vs. Peggy Scott Dillman for Peggy's supposedly murdering her husband Marty Dillman (Peggy was acquitted.) His well known role is in the 1983 NBC hit miniseries V as Arthur Dupres, the stepfather of resistance leader Mike Donovan. Hansford reprised his role in the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle.
Hansford has starred in some films, his first feature film was in the 1973 movie Gordon's War, his other movie credits are Missing (1982), Baby Boom (1987), and his most recent film is in the 2003 movie Dry Cycle.
He has made guest appearances on TV shows, including Love, Sidney, L.A. Law, The Greatest American Hero, Six Feet Under, Night Court and Will & Grace. He played President Harry S. Truman in Dark Skies.
On Broadway, Rowe starred in Nuts in 1980, and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his performance.
- The Thanksgiving Visitor (1967)
- Gordon's War (1973)
- Three Days of the Condor (1975)
- Simon (1980)
- Missing (1982)
- Malibu (1983) (TV)
- The Osterman Weekend (1983)
- V (1983) (TV)
- V: The Final Battle (1984) (TV)
- Dream West (1986)
- Baby Boom (1987)
- The First Power (1990)
- The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
- Dante's Peak (1997)
- You Lucky Dog (1998)
- Dry Cycle (2003)
- Spin, Shoot & Run (2003)
- The Perfect Family (2011)