J. A. Preston

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J. A. Preston
Born James Allen Preston
(1932-11-13) November 13, 1932 (age 84)
Washington, D.C., USA
Years active 1971–2006

James Allen "J. A." Preston (born November 13, 1932) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Ozzie Cleveland on the 1980s television series Hill Street Blues, court martial judge Col J.A. Randolph, USMC in the 1992 film A Few Good Men, and the minor but important role of a USAF Major General in Air Force One (1997).[1]

Preston was born in Washington, DC, where he attended public schools before earning a track scholarship to a college in North Carolina.[1] From 1957 to 1972, he was married to Merilyn Alsop (1934–2010), with whom he had three children.[2] He also appeared on the tv series The A-Team as a judge presiding over a military tribunal convened to try the A-Team.

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  1. ^ a b "J.A. Preston". IMBdPro. 
  2. ^ "Merilyn Alsop Preston Taylor: Obituary", May 1, 201.
  3. ^ "Search for J.A. Preston". Lortel Archives. 

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