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Richard Masur
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Masur in 1990
Born (1948-11-20) November 20, 1948 (age 75)
Education Yale University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974–present
Fredda Weiss
(m. 1976; div. 2004)
Eileen Henry
(m. 2004)
24th President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
July 11, 1995 – March 5, 1999
Preceded by Barry Gordon
Succeeded by William Daniels

Richard Masur (born November 20, 1948) is an American character actor who has appeared in more than 80 films. From 1995 to 1999, he served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He is best known for playing David Kane on One Day at a Time (1975–1976), Nick Lobo on Rhoda (1974–1977), Clark in The Thing (1982), Stanley Uris in the miniseries It (1990), and Edward L. L. Moore on Younger (2016–2018).

Masur appeared in the 1976 made-for-TV movie Having Babies, playing the role of Adrienne Barbeau‘s husband.

Life and career

Masur was born in New York City to Jewish parents, a high school counselor mother, Claire Masur, and a pharmacist father, Jesse Masur. He has a sister Judith Masur. He attended P.S. 28, Walt Whitman Junior High School, and Roosevelt High School, Yonkers, New York. He is married to Eileen Henry.

Masur studied at the Yale School of Drama toward an MFA in acting and appeared on stage before acting in movies and television shows during the 1970s. He appeared on an episode of The Waltons as well as in an episode of All in the Family in late 1974 and had recurring roles in Rhoda from 1974 to 1978; One Day at a Time from 1975 to 1976; Hot l Baltimore in 1975; and the pilot to an NBC sitcom, Bumpers, in 1977. ..... His next project was the 1982 horror/sci-fi movie The Thing as the dog handler Clark.

Masur played the father to Corey Haim's character in 1988's License to Drive and was part of the ensemble cast of the 1990 TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It.

Masur played the role of a character modeled after Jewish American spy Jonathan Pollard in the film Les Patriotes (The Patriots) (1994), by French director Éric Rochant.

In January 2006, Masur began appearing as a recurring character on the soap opera All My Children. He has also appeared in guest spots on many TV shows, including M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Hawaii Five-O, Happy Days, Picket Fences, Matlock, Murphy Brown, Law & Order, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, All In The Family, and Transparent.

Masur played the role of Martin Stone in the off-Broadway play Dust.


  • All in the Family (1974) as George
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1974) as Bob Larson
  • The Waltons (1974) as Tom Povich
  • Rhoda (1974–1977) as Nick Lobo
  • Whiffs (1975) as Lockyer's Aide
  • One Day at a Time (1975 TV series) (1975–1976) as David Kane
  • M*A*S*H (1975) as 2nd LT. Digger
  • Bittersweet Love (1976) as Alex
  • Semi-Tough (1977) as Phillip Hooper
  • Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) as Danskin
  • Mr. Horn (1979, TV Movie) as Sheriff Ed Smalley
  • Hanover Street (1979) as 2nd Lieut. Jerry Cimino
  • Scavenger Hunt (1979) as Georgie Carruthers
  • Heaven's Gate (1980) as Cully
  • Fallen Angel (1981, TV Movie) as Howard Nichols
  • One Day At A Time (1981) as David R. Kane
  • I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982) as Alan Newman
  • The Thing (1982) as Clark
  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) as Claude Dorsett
  • The Demon Murder Case (1983, TV Movie) as Anthony Marino
  • Risky Business (1983) as Rutherford
  • Nightmares (1983) as Steven Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")
  • Adam (1983, TV Movie) as Jay Howell
  • Under Fire (1983) as Hub Kittle
  • Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (1984, TV Movie) as Roger Olian
  • The Burning Bed (1984, TV Movie) as Aryon Greydanus
  • The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) as Bartender (uncredited)
  • The Mean Season (1985) as Bill Nolan
  • My Science Project (1985) as Detective Isadore Nulty
  • Head Office (1985) as Max Landsberger
  • Heartburn (1986) as Arthur
  • Mr. Boogedy (1986, TV Series) as Carleton Davis
  • Adam: His Song Continues (1986, TV Movie) as Jay Howell
  • When the Bough Breaks (1986, TV Movie) as Milo Sturgis
  • Hard Lessons (1986, TV Movie) as Ben Proctor
  • The Believers (1987) as Marty Wertheimer
  • Rent-A-Cop (1987) as Roger Latrele
  • Walker (1987) as Ephraim Squier
  • Bride of Boogedy (1987, TV Series) as Carleton Davis
  • Shoot to Kill (1988) as Norman
  • Hiroshima Maiden (1988, TV Movie) as Jim Bennett
  • License to Drive (1988) as Mr. Anderson
  • Third Degree Burn (1989, TV Movie) as Clay Reynolds
  • Far From Home (1989) as Duckett
  • Molly and the Skywalkerz: Two Daddies? (1989, Direct-to-video) as Michael (voice)
  • Flashback (1990) as Barry
  • The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990, TV Movie) as Kevin Conrad
  • It (1990, TV miniseries) as Stanley Uris
  • Always Remember I Love You (1990, TV movie) as Earl Monroe
  • Going Under (1991) as Defense Contractor
  • My Girl (1991) as Phil Sultenfuss
  • The Story Lady (1991, TV Movie) as Norm Denton
  • Encino Man (1992) as Mr. Morgan
  • Blood In Blood Out (aka Bound by Honor) (1993) as Prison Librarian (uncredited)
  • The Man Without a Face (1993) as Prof. Carl Hartley
  • And the Band Played On (1993, TV Movie) as William W. Darrow, Ph.D.
  • Six Degrees of Separation (1993) as Dr. Fine
  • My Girl 2 (1994) as Phil Sultenfuss
  • Les Patriotes (The Patriots) (1994) as Jeremy Pelman
  • Forget Paris (1995) as Craig
  • The Face on the Milk Carton (1995, TV Movie) as Jonathan Sands
  • Multiplicity (1996) as Del King
  • Fire Down Below (1997) as Phil Pratt
  • Play It to the Bone (1999) as Artie
  • Law & Order Justice (1999) as Judge Andrew Wolinsky
  • 61* (2001, TV Movie) as Milt Kahn
  • Palindromes (2004) as Steve Victor
  • Lovely By Surprise (2007) as Dave
  • Vote and Die: Liszt for President (2008) as Rease Cunningham
  • Tumbledown (2015) as Bruce
  • The Good Wife (2015–16, TV Series) as Geoffrey Solomon
  • Transparent (2015–16, TV Series) as Buzzy Rackless
  • Orange Is the New Black (2015–16, TV series) as Bill Montgomery
  • Don't Think Twice (2016) as Lou
  • Younger (2016–18, TV Series) as Edward L.L. Moore / Edward LL Moore / Edward
  • Lonely Boys (2016) as Irving
  • Kaleidoscope (2023) as Dr. Wagner
  • The Equalizer (2023) as Rabbi Altman

See also

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