Richard Masur

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Richard Masur
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Masur at the premiere of Air America in 1990
President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
1995–1999
Preceded by Barry Gordon
Succeeded by William Daniels
Personal details
Born (1948-11-20) November 20, 1948 (age 65)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Fredda Weiss (1976–2004; divorced)
Eileen Henry (2004–present)
Occupation Actor

Richard Masur (born November 20, 1948) is an American actor who has appeared in more than 80 movies. From 1995 to 1999, he served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Masur currently sits on the Corporate Board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Masur was born in New York City to a high school teacher mother and a pharmacist father.[2] He attended P.S. 28, Walt Whitman Junior High School, and Roosevelt High School in Yonkers. He is the brother of Judith Masur and the husband of Eileen Henry.

Masur studied acting at The Yale School of Drama and appeared on stage before acting in movies and television shows during the 1970s. He had recurring roles in Rhoda from 1974 to 1978; One Day at a Time from 1975 to 1976; Hot L Baltimore in 1975; and the pilot to an NBC sitcom, Bumpers, in 1977. In 1981, Masur played the role of a child molestor armed with a camera in the television film Fallen Angel.

In 1985 he appeared in the film My Science Project.[3]

In January 2006, Masur began appearing as a recurring character on the soap opera All My Children. He has also appeared in guest spots on many TV shows, including M*A*S*H, All in the Family, Hawaii Five-O, Happy Days, Picket Fences, Matlock, Murphy Brown and Law & Order.

Masur played the role of Martin Stone in the off-Broadway play Dust.

Masur played the role of a character modeled after Jewish-American spy Jonathan Pollard in the film Les Patriotes (The Patriots) (1994), by French director Éric Rochant

He played the adult Stan Uris in the two-part miniseries of Stephen King's It in 1990.

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