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April 14, 1950
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
|Years active||1965 - 2008|
|Spouse(s)||Jacqueline Epps. 1981-present|
|Children||2 daughters, Alana Powell, Kai Powell|
Randolph "Randy" Powell (born April 14, 1950) is an American actor, best known for his roles on television. He was a leading cast member of the science fiction series Logan's Run and played Alan Beam in the soap opera Dallas.
Life and career
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Powell was raised in nearby Mason City, Iowa. As a youth, Powell acted in plays in junior high and high school before landing the role of Tommy Djilas in a production of "The Music Man" in 1968 at age 17 at the Mason City Community Theatre.
In 2005, he returned to Mason City to help spearhead the conversion of a former sporting goods store in the theatre's new facility, serving as honorary chairman for the fund-raising campaign to convert the former Decker Sporting Goods building into the now present MCCT facility.
After graduating from high school im Mason City, Powell attended the University of Denver, where he was in the theater program. After doing summer stock on Cape Cod and in Illinois, he embarked on his professional acting career, heading for Hollywood in 1974.
In addition to his recurring roles on Logan's Run and the original Dallas TV series, Powell has also made guest appearances on Laverne and Shirley, Harry O, Eight is Enough, Barnaby Jones, Fantasy Island, and T.J. Hooker. His film credits include Doctors' Private Lives (1978), Battletruck (1982) and National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982).
- Pieper, Mary (August 19, 2005). "Actor leads fund-raising for theater". Mason City (IA) Globe Gazette. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
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