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July 10, 1939 |
Cynthiana, Kentucky, U.S.
|Occupation||Film and television actor|
|Spouse(s)||Lanna Saunders (1973-2007) (her death) (1 child)|
|Children||David Pressman (b. 1965)|
David M. Pressman, Senior (born July 10, 1939) is an American actor, probably best known for roles on Doogie Howser, M.D., Ladies Man, a recurring role on Profiler, the titular character on Mulligan's Stew and as a fictional scientist in the 1971 film The Hellstrom Chronicle.
Pressman has often portrayed a doctor, such as in Mighty Joe Young, TV movies A Fighting Choice, Whose Daughter Is She?, Murder Without Conviction, Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story, as well as in guest roles on Hawaii Five-O, Paper Moon, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Griff, Dawson's Creek, The Drew Carey Show, Providence, The Practice, Dangerous Minds, Diagnosis Murder Law & Order, Matlock "Ghost Whisper" and Marcus Welby, M.D.
He had a guest role on M*A*S*H as troublemaking Congressional aide, R. Theodore Williamson; who vindictively schemed to paint Margaret Houlihan (Loretta Swit) as a communist sympathizer, but eventually failed.
Pressman also guest starred on Gilmore Girls.
Pressman has also played various guest characters in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.