Felton Perry

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Felton Perry
Born (1945-09-11) September 11, 1945 (age 77)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation(s)Actor, playwright
Years active1968–present

Felton Perry (born September 11, 1945) is an American actor.[1] He is most notable for his roles as Deputy Obrah Eaker in the 1973 movie Walking Tall, and as Inspector Early Smith in the 1973 movie Magnum Force, the second film in the Dirty Harry series.[2] Felton's other well-known role is in the 1987 science fiction movie RoboCop as Donald Johnson, an executive at the corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP). He reprised his role as Johnson in the sequels RoboCop 2 (1990) and RoboCop 3 (1993).

Perry is also a playwright known for such plays as Buy the Bi and Bye which in 1976 the Progress Bulletin called an "offbeat and hilarious black satire with a zinging performance by Ron Thompson."[3][4]


A life member of the Actors Studio,[5] Felton starred on the television show Hooperman as Inspector Clarence McNeil. He has made guest appearances on many TV series, including 227, Adam-12, Ironside, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Cagney and Lacey, What's Happening Now!!, Ironside, Mannix, The Partridge Family, Barnaby Jones, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, N.Y.P.D. Blue, Judging Amy, Civil Wars, Murphy Brown, Stingray, Marcus Welby, M.D., Sports Night and The West Wing.

He has also voiced characters in animation including the feature film The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat and the children's television series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.

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  1. ^ Hal Erickson (2016). "Felton Perry". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Sayre, Nora (December 26, 1973). "Screen: 'Magnum Force':Police Story Is Sequel to 'Dirty Harry' The Cast". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Entertainment in the Valley". Progress Buelltin. Pomona, California. February 7, 1976. p. 28.
  4. ^ Shirley, Don (June 20, 1986). "'Buy The Bi And Buy' Gets A Bit Stale". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. 133.
  5. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.

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