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November 5, 1937 |
Los Angeles, California, US
|Spouse(s)||Gwen Welles (1975-1993; her death)|
Harris Yulin (born November 5, 1937) is an American actor who has appeared in over a hundred film and television series roles, such as Scarface (1983), Ghostbusters II (1989), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Looking for Richard (1996), The Hurricane (1999), Training Day (2001), and Frasier which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award Nomination in 1996.
Yulin was born in Los Angeles, California in 1937. He was raised in a Jewish home. Yulin attended UCLA, where he studied acting with fellow actor, Jeff Corey. Yulin made his off-Broadway debut in 1963.
Yulin made his New York debut in 1963 in Next Time I'll Sing to You by James Saunders and continued to work frequently in theater throughout his career. His Broadway debut came in 1980's Watch on the Rhine. He has returned to Broadway multiple times in productions of The Visit featuring Jane Alexander, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Price, and Hedda Gabler featuring Kate Burton and Michael Emerson. In 2010 he played Willy Loman, the lead role in Death of A Salesman at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.
His first prominent film role was his portrayal of Wyatt Earp in Doc (1971) starring Stacy Keach as "Doc" Holliday. He is notable in the Brian De Palma film Scarface (1983) as corrupt cop Mel Bernstein. In 1989, he played the role of loud and obnoxious Judge Stephen Wexler in Ghostbusters II. He portrayed a corrupt National Security Adviser in the 1994 Harrison Ford thriller Clear and Present Danger, based on a novel by Tom Clancy.
On television, Yulin appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in the episode "Duet". During the second season of the TV series 24, he played the Director of the National Security Agency Roger Stanton. He was nominated for a 1996 Emmy for his portrayal of crime boss Jerome Belasco in the sitcom Frasier. In the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he played Quentin Travers, head of the Watchers' Council. Yulin also appeared in Season 3 of Entourage, in the episode "Return of the King", as studio head Arthur Gadoff. In 2009, he performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. In 2010 he appeared in the AMC series Rubicon.
Yulin was married to actress Gwen Welles until her death in 1993.
TV and filmography
- "Awards for Harris Yulin". Internet Movie Database.
- "Harris Yulin Biography". The New York Times.
- "Harris Yulin". Internet Broadway Database.
- Jones, Kenneth (15 July 2010). "Harris Yulin Is Salesman's Willy Loman in Ireland; David Esbjornson Directs". Playbill.com.
- "The People Speak At MOMA. Special Sneak Preview Screening!". PeoplesHistory.us. Voices of a People’s History. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- "The People Speak (2009): Full Cast & Crew". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- Brantley, Ben (5 December 2005). "There's No Place Like an Imaginary Home". The New York Times.