Denis Arndt

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Denis Arndt
Born (1939-11-23) 23 November 1939 (age 80)
Years active1974–present
Marjorie Ann Arveson
(m. 1957; died 2014)

Denis Arndt (born November 23, 1939) is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Alex Priest in the play Heisenberg for which he earned a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Denis Arndt served in the Vietnam War as a United States Army helicopter pilot, earning a Purple Heart and Commendation Medal. After the war, Arndt flew helicopters in Alaska for several years before completing a degree at the University of Washington. He joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon where he completed 15 seasons and was a charter member of Seattle's Intiman Theater.[2]

After Kenneth Welsh exited rehearsals of the play Heisenberg, Arndt was cast and joined the Manhattan Theater Club's production, which opened June 3, 2015.[3] The production moved to Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on October 13, 2016.[4]

Arndt has also appeared in guest roles on a number of television shows including The Good Fight, Grey's Anatomy, Supernatural and Vanished. He had a regular role on Annie McGuire and recurring roles on Picket Fences and L.A. Law. He has appeared in films including Basic Instinct and How to Make an American Quilt.


  1. ^ Appleford, Steve (July 6, 2017). "An overnight sensation after 45 years in the biz: Denis Arndt, Mary-Louise Parker's co-star in 'Heisenberg'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Soloski, Alexis (September 28, 2016). "At 77, He Gets to Woo Mary-Louise Parker". The New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Brantley, Ben (June 3, 2015). "Review: 'Heisenberg,' With Mary-Louise Parker, Mines the Extraordinary in the Commonplace". The New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  4. ^ Viagas, Robert (October 13, 2016). "See What the Critics Thought of Broadway's New Heisenberg". Playbill. Retrieved August 2, 2017.

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