Lawrence Pressman

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Lawrence Pressman
Mulligan's Stew Elinor Donahue Lawrence Pressman 1977.jpg
Lawrence Pressman with Mulligan's Stew co-star Elinor Donahue, 1977
Born David M. Pressman
(1939-07-10) July 10, 1939 (age 76)
Cynthiana, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Film and television actor
Years active 1969-present
Spouse(s) Lanna Saunders (1973-2007) (her death) (1 child)
Children David Pressman (b. 1965)

Lawrence Pressman (born July 10, 1939) is an American actor, probably best known for roles on Doogie Howser, M.D., Ladies' Man, a recurring role on Profiler, the titular character on Mulligan's Stew and as a fictional scientist in the 1971 film The Hellstrom Chronicle.

His first role was on the soap opera The Edge of Night, and one of his first movie starring roles was in Shaft (1971). His other film credits include Making It (1971), The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), 9 to 5 (1980), The Hanoi Hilton (1987), Angus (1995), Trial and Error (1997), Very Bad Things (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998) and American Pie (1999).

He has appeared in TV movies such as The Gathering, A Fighting Choice, Whose Daughter Is She?, Murder Without Conviction, Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story, as well as in guest roles on Hawaii Five-O, Paper Moon, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Griff, Dawson's Creek, The Drew Carey Show, Providence, The Practice, Dangerous Minds, Diagnosis Murder Law & Order, Matlock "Ghost Whisper" and Marcus Welby, M.D., and 3 episodes of Murder, She Wrote.

Pressman played Bill Denton in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. In 1979, he portrayed H.R. Haldeman in the CBS miniseries Blind Ambition.

He had a guest role on M*A*S*H as troublemaking Congressional aide, R. Theodore Williamson; who vindictively schemed to paint Margaret Houlihan (Loretta Swit) as a communist sympathizer, but was ultimately blackmailed into backing off.

Pressman also guest starred on Gilmore Girls. He also played Col. Cathcart in the Hanoi Hilton.

Pressman has also played various guest characters in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

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