Harris Yulin

Harris Yulin

Born: November 5, 1937
Age: 86
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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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.[1]

Yulin was born in Los Angeles, California in 1937. He was raised in a Jewish home.[2] Yulin attended UCLA, where he studied acting with fellow actor Jeff Corey. He made his Off-Broadway debut in 1963.[3]



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.[4]

His Broadway debut came in 1980's Watch on the Rhine. He has returned to Broadway multiple times in productions of The Visit, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Price, and Hedda Gabler.[5] In 2010, he played Willy Loman in Death of A Salesman at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.[6]

His first prominent film role was his portrayal of Wyatt Earp in Doc (1971) starring Stacy Keach as Doc Holliday. He was notable in the Brian De Palma film Scarface (1983) as corrupt cop Mel Bernstein. In 1989, he played the role of Judge Wexler in Ghostbusters II. He portrayed a corrupt national security adviser in the 1994 Harrison Ford thriller Clear and Present Danger.

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.[7][8] In 2010 he appeared in the AMC series Rubicon.

Yulin is also a director and won the Lucille Lortel Award for directing The Trip to Bountiful at Signature Theatre in New York with Lois Smith.[9]

Film critic Jim Emerson once quipped that Yulin "should be in every movie ever made."[10]

Personal life

Yulin was married to actress Gwen Welles until her death in 1993. His second marriage is to Kristen Lowman.[citation needed]

Selected filmography

  • Maidstone (1970)
  • End of the Road (1970) as Joe Morgan
  • Neither Are We Enemies (1970, TV movie) as Barabbas
  • Doc (1971) as Wyatt Earp
  • Incident at Vichy (1973, TV movie) as Leduc, A Doctor
  • The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1973, TV series) as John Connors
  • Kojak (1974, TV series) as Bert Podis
  • The Midnight Man (1974) as Casey
  • Melvin Purvis: G-Man (1974) as George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
  • Barnaby Jones (1974, TV series) as Porter Long
  • The Greatest Gift (1974) as Hog Yancy
  • The Missiles of October (1974, TV movie) as KGB Agent Alexander Fomin
  • Ironside (1975, TV series) as Sam North
  • Little House on the Prairie (1975, TV series) as John Stewart
  • Night Moves (1975) as Marty Heller
  • Caribe (1975, TV series) as Peter Brady
  • Baretta (1975, TV series) as Detective Grissom
  • The Kansas City Massacre (1975) as John Lazia
  • S.W.A.T. (1975, TV series) as Paul Julian
  • Police Woman (1975, TV series) as Benny Hummel
  • Dynasty (1976, TV movie) as John Blackwood
  • Insight (1976, TV series)
  • St. Ives (1976) as Det. Carl Oller
  • Most Wanted (1976, TV series) as Billy Wilcox
  • Victory at Entebbe (1976, TV movie) as General Dan Shomron
  • American Raspberry (1977) as Charles Conlin
  • Wonder Woman (1977, TV series) as Mark Bremer
  • When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978) as Prosecutor Joseph T. Antonelli
  • How the West Was Won (1978-1979, TV mini-series) as Deek Peasley
  • Steel (1979) as Eddie Cassidy
  • Meeting of Minds (1979-1981, TV series) as Leonardo da Vinci/William Shakespeare
  • Scarface (1983) as Mel Bernstein
  • As the World Turns (1984-1985, TV series) as Michael Christopher
  • Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985, TV mini-series) as Sen. Joseph McCarthy
  • Short Fuse (1986) as Chief Harrigan
  • Cagney & Lacey (1986, TV series) as Ross O'Brien
  • Candy Mountain (1987) as Elmore Silk
  • The Believers (1987) as Robert Calder
  • Fatal Beauty (1987) as Conrad Kroll
  • Bad Dreams (1988) as Dr. Berrisford
  • Judgment in Berlin (1988) as Bruno Ristau
  • Another Woman (1988) as Paul
  • Ghostbusters II (1989) as The Judge
  • Narrow Margin (1990) as Leo Watts
  • WIOU (1990-1991, TV series) as Neal Frazier
  • Final Analysis (1992) as Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
  • The Heart of Justice (1992, TV movie) as Keneally
  • There Goes the Neighborhood (1992) as Marvin Boyd
  • Civil Wars (1992, TV series) as Nicolo Nicolai
  • The Last Hit (1993, TV movie) as Wilbur Bryant
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993, TV series) as Aamin Marritza
  • Clear and Present Danger (1994) as James Cutter
  • Stuart Saves His Family (1995) as Dad
  • The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) as Harold
  • Truman (1995, TV movie) as General George Marshall
  • Cutthroat Island (1995) as Black Harry
  • Loch Ness (1996) as Dr. Mercer
  • Frasier (1996, TV series) as Jerome Belasco
  • Multiplicity (1996) as Dr. Leeds
  • If These Walls Could Talk (1996, TV movie) as Professor Speras (segment "1974")
  • Looking for Richard (1996) as Himself / King Edward
  • Murphy Brown (1997, TV series) as The Jackal
  • Murder at 1600 (1997) as General Clark Tully
  • La Femme Nikita (1997, TV series) as Gregory Kessler / Norris Gaines
  • Bean (1997) as George Grierson
  • The American Experience (1997-2001, documentary TV series) as Himself
  • Hostile Waters (1997, TV movie) as Admiral Quinn
  • American Masters (1998, documentary TV series) as Narrator
  • Vengeance Unlimited (1999, TV series) as Judge Harold Wabash
  • Cradle Will Rock (1999) as Chairman Martin Dies
  • The Hurricane (1999) as Leon Friedman
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999-2002, TV series) as Quentin Travers
  • The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) as Stanley Goldkiss
  • The X-Files (2000, TV series) as Cardinal O'Fallon
  • Perfume (2001) as Phillip
  • Rush Hour 2 (2001) as Agent Sterling
  • American Outlaws (2001) as Thaddeus Rains, President Rock Northern Rail Road
  • Training Day (2001) as Doug Rosselli
  • Chelsea Walls (2001) as Bud's Editor
  • The Emperor's Club (2002) as Senator Bell
  • 24 (2002-03) as Roger Stanton
  • Mister Sterling (2003, TV series) as Chairman Wilson
  • King of the Corner (2004) as Peter Hargrove
  • Game 6 (2005) as Peter Redmond
  • Third Watch (2005, TV series) as Jonathan Turner
  • The Treatment (2006) as Dr. Arnold Singer
  • Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) as David Nemerov
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007, TV series) as Thomas M. Grady Sr.
  • Entourage (2008, TV series) as Arthur Gatoff
  • Cashmere Mafia (2008, TV series) as Rafe Gropman
  • Canterbury's Law (2008, TV series) as Chris Canterbury
  • Law & Order (1994, 2008, TV series) as Stanley Devon / Edward Manning
  • Loving Leah (2009, TV movie) as Rabbi Belsky
  • The People Speak (2009) as Himself
  • Damages (2009, TV series) as Claire's father
  • My Soul to Take (2010) as Dr. Blake
  • Rubicon (2010, TV series) as Tom Rhumor
  • Madso's War (2010, TV movie) as Jim O'Connor
  • Pan Am (2011, TV series) as Henry Belsen
  • Nikita (2011-12, TV series) as Admiral Bruce Winnick
  • The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) as Al Cross
  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013) as William O. Douglas
  • A Short History of Decay (2014) as Bob Fisher
  • The Family Fang (2015) as Hobart Waxman
  • The American Side (2016) as Tom Soberin
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2016-17, TV series) as Orson Snyder
  • Ozark (2017-18, Netflix series) as Buddy Dyker
  • Billions (2018, TV series) as Leonard Funt
  • Murphy Brown (2018, TV series) as Professor Talbot

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