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Morgan Paull
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Born (1944-12-15)December 15, 1944
Died July 17, 2012(2012-07-17) (aged 67)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1970–1996
Gaye Huston
(m. 1965; div. 1976)

Carmen Paull
(m. 1976; div. 1996)

April Paull
(m. 1990; div. ??)
Jenny Elam
(m. 2004)
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Morgan Paull (December 15, 1944 – July 17, 2012) was an American actor most notable for playing Dave Holden in the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner.

Early life

Morgan Paull was born to a wealthy family in Wheeling, West Virginia and appeared in many high school plays. When he told his father that he wanted to attend Boston University to continue acting, his father disagreed with his plans and Morgan ran off. He went to the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia and then later appeared on Broadway in New Faces of 1965 and the off-Broadway show That Thing at the Cherry Lane.


After moving to LA, he appeared in Muzeeka at the Mark Taper Forum and caught the attention of director Franklin Schaffner and producer Frank McCarthy. He made his acting debut in the 1970 film Patton playing Captain Richard N. Jenson. He was in the 1971 film Fools' Parade with Jimmy Stewart and the 1976 film The Last Hard Men with Charlton Heston. He is also known for playing the scheming Philip Wendell in the 1978 American television miniseries Centennial and a greedy businessman in the 1984 comedy Surf II.

Personal life

Until his death he resided in Lake Arrowhead in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino National Forest about 90 miles (140 km) from Hollywood. Paull was married four times, first to Gaye Huston in 1965 until they divorced in 1976. He was then married to Carmen Paull from 1976 to 1996, which ended in divorce. He was then married to April Paull in 1990 until that marriage ended in divorce. He later married Jenny Elam in 2004 until his death in 2012. Paull had two daughters.

Paull died on July 17, 2012 from stomach cancer in his home in Ashland, Oregon. He is buried in the Paull family plot, located in section 10 of Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.



Year Title Role Notes
1970 Patton Captain Richard N. Jenson
1971 Fools' Parade Junior Kilfong
1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal Struther
1974 Dirty O'Neil Jimmy O'Neill
1975 Live A Little, Steal A Lot Arnie Holcomb
1975 Mitchell Salvatore Mistretta
1976 The Last Hard Men Portugee Shiraz
1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming First Lt. Louis Cannellis
1978 The Swarm Dr. Newman
1979 Norma Rae Wayne Billings
1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Corporal #1
1980 Fade to Black Gary Bially
1982 Blade Runner Dave Holden
1984 Surf II Chuck's Dad
1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Matt Hunter Voice
1989 Out Cold Hunter #1
1996 Uncle Sam Mayor (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
1963 The Doctors Episode: "The Young Spinning Wheels"
1965 The Patty Duke Show Roger Episode: "My Cousin the Heroine"
1970 Dan August Gibbs Episode: "Love Is a Nickel Bag"
1971 Bearcats! Don Kemper Episode: "The Big Guns"
1971 The F.B.I. Nat Wenning Episode: "The Natural"
1972 The F.B.I. Tony Baughmiller Episode: "Dark Christmas"
1972 Ironside Pete Karns Episode: "Find a Victim"
1973 Ironside Martin Lowell Episode: "All About Andrea"
1973 Emergency! Dr. Mike Williams Episode: "Rip-Off"
1974 Petrocelli Dan Carter Episode: "Edge of Evil"
1974 Gunsmoke Ham Episode: "A Family of Killers"
1975 Gunsmoke Brinker Episode: "The Squaw"
1975 Stowaway to the Moon Astronaut Dave Anderson TV film
1975 The Kansas City Massacre Alvin "Creepy" Karpis TV film
1975 The Blue Knight Phil Davis Episode: "Two to Make Deadly"


The Waltons

Frank Taylor

Episode: "The Emergence"

1976 Bronk Lacy Episode: "Death with Honor"
1977 McCloud Pierre Belsen Episode: "The Moscow Connection"
1977 The Fantastic Journey Argon Episode: "A Dream of Conquest"
1978 Chico and the Man Secret Service Agent Episode: "Buenas Dias, Mr. President"
1978 Baa Baa Black Sheep Congressman Mackintosh Episode: "Ten'll Get You Five"
1979 Quincy, M.E. Defense Attorney Episode: "Walk Softly Through the Night"
1979 Centennial Philip Wendell as Adult Episode: "The Winds of Death"
1980 Beyond Westworld Parker Episode: "Parker"
1983 The Fall Guy Captain Jones Episode: "Win One for the Gipper???"
1984–85 Challenge of the GoBots Matt Hunter, Scorp 9 episodes
1986 Crazy Like a Fox Frank Butler, Jr. Episode: "Hearing Is Believing"
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