Roy Brocksmith Biography (1945-)

Born September 15, 1945, in Quincy, IL; son of Otis E. (a mechanic) and VeraA. (maiden name, Hartwig) Brocksmith; married Adele M. Albright, December 25,1963; children: Blake. Addresses: Agent: Talent Group, Inc., 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2110, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Contact: 8730 Sunset Blvd.,#220, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Actor, director, playwright, essayist
Birth Details
September 15, 1945
Quincy, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Warehouse owner, Rip Off (also known as The Squeeze, Controrapina, Der Diamantencoup, Diamond Thieves, Gretchko, The Heist, Rip Off-The Diamond Connection, and The Rip-Off), Warner Bros., 1972
  • Frinkuleschti, King of the Gypsies, Paramount, 1978
  • Ollie, Killer Fish (also known as Deadly Treasure of the Piranha, The Naked Sun, L'invasion des piranhas, Killer fish agguato sul fondo, and Treasure of the Piranha), Associated Films,1979
  • Dick Lobel, Stardust Memories, United Artists, 1980
  • Stan, Rent Control, Group S, 1981
  • (As Ray Brocksmith) Fat park jogger, Wolfen, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Bartender, Tales of Ordinary Madness (also known as Storie di ordinaria follia), Fred Baker, 1983
  • Crystal salesman, Who's That Girl?, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Doctor Parker, Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988
  • Mike the mailman, Scrooged, Paramount, 1988
  • Mr. Fisk, The War of the Roses, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Federal Agent Davis, Tango & Cash, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Coroner, Relentless, New Line Cinema, 1989
  • Doctor Edgemar, Total Recall, TriStar, 1990
  • Irv Kendall, Arachnophobia, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Mr. Kornheiser, Martians Go Home!, Taurus Entertainment, 1990
  • Deputy James, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (also known as Bill and Ted Go to Hell), Orion, 1991
  • Sammy Thornton, Nickel & Dime, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992
  • Death Ring, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Poultney Dab, The Road to Wellville, Columbia, 1994
  • Junction City tailor, Lightning Jack, Savoy Pictures, 1994
  • Assessor, It Runs in the Family (also known as My Summer Story), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Board member, The Hudsucker Proxy (also known as Hudsucker-Dergrosse Sprung), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Tu, Kull the Conqueror, Universal, 1997
  • The Brave, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Passerby/Hitchcock cameo, Psycho, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mr. Guest, It's Garry Shandling's Show, 1986
  • Principal Michael Oslo, Picket Fences, CBS, 1992-1995
  • Also appeared in The Beggar's Opera, a cable television production.
  • Movies
  • Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number (also known as Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number), NBC, 1983
  • Sheriff Bledsoe, Izzy and Moe, CBS, 1985
  • Mr. Solomon, Killer Instinct (also known as Over the Edge and Deadly Observation), NBC, 1988
  • Colonel Roland Duggins, Steel Justice (also known as Nash's Vision), NBC, 1992
  • Professor Trumbell, A Walton Wedding (also known as John-Boy'sWedding), CBS, 1995
  • Guv'ner Twist, White Dwarf, Fox, 1995
  • Kuranda, Almost Dead (also known as Resurrection), HBO, 1996
  • Specials
  • Monsieur Loyal, "Tartuffe," Great Performances, PBS, 1978
  • "Almost Partners," WonderWorks, PBS, 1987
  • Martin (Old One), "The Price of Life" (also known as "Triple Play II"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • Zwertlow Cruntagg, Vidiots, CBS, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Marv Fletcher, "The House of the Rising Flan," L.A. Law, 1986
  • "Sweet and Sour Charity," Newhart, 1986
  • Soloman Marcus, "The Aztec Dagger," The Wizard, CBS, 1987
  • "Boomerang," Hunter, 1988
  • Dr. Wiggle, "Yet Another Day in the Life," Night Court, NBC, 1989
  • Sirna Kolrami, "Peak Performance," Star Trek: The Next Generation,syndicated, 1989
  • Vic, "The Man Who Was Death," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1989
  • Bartender, "Cutting Cards," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1990
  • Fulton, "The Switch," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1990
  • Landlord, "The Nose Job," Seinfeld, NBC, 1991
  • "Good to the Last Drop," L.A. Law, 1991
  • Mr. Carter, "A Night in the Life," Ferris Bueller, 1991
  • Mr. Lemkur, "Frank and Denise," The Wonder Years, 1991
  • William, "Room Seven," The Golden Girls, 1991
  • Chairman, "The Forces of Nature," The Jackie Thomas Show, 1993
  • Judge, "Belly of the Beast," Coach, ABC, 1993
  • Floyd, "Neverending Battle," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, ABC, 1993
  • Dr. Elliott Matheson, "Chapter Five," Murder One, ABC, 1995
  • Bud Atkins, "Shine A Light on You," Nowhere Man, UPN, 1995
  • Razka, "Indiscretion," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, syndicated, 1995
  • Brother Alwyn Macomber, "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars," Babylon5, syndicated, 1997
  • Carl Huber, "Grace's New Job," Grace under Fire, ABC, 1997
  • Brother Alwyn Macomber, "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars," Babylon5, syndicated, 1997
  • Chef Henry Jambon, "Pacific Open Duck," Payne, CBS, 1999
  • Judge Raymond Norway, "Over the Rainbow," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000
  • Judge Raymond Norway, "Boy Next Door," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000
  • Also appeared in "Charlie Smith and the Fritter Tree," Nova, PBS;as Mr. Busby, "The Bloodhound Gang: The Veiled Thief," 3-2-1 Contact,PBS.
  • Pilots
  • Orthwaite Frodo, Starstuck, CBS, 1979
  • Also appeared in The Streets, NBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Jack in the box, A Christmas Pageant, Quincy JuniorTheatre, Quincy, IL, 1950
  • (New York debut) Cop, The Whip Lady, Hunter's Playwrights Project,1971
  • The ballad singer, The Threepenny Opera, Vivian Beaumont Theatre,New York City, 1976
  • Louis XIII, The Three Musketeers, Broadway production, 1984
  • Also appeared in The Stingiest Man in Town (musical), New York Town Hall, New York City; as Sganarelle, Don Juan, Delacorte Theatre, NewYork City; appeared in multiple roles in the Broadway production of Stages; appeared in a California production of A Woman of Mystery; appeared in New York City productions as Dr. Roy, Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre; in multiple roles, Polly; as Ben Budge/Peachum, The Beggar'sOpera; as Varanushka, The Master and Margarita; as Worm, In the Jungle of Cities; as Green Father, The Leaf People; as Loyal, Tartuffe; in regional theatre as Cauchon, Joan of Lorraine, Hartman, CT; as Baron, The Lower Depths, Arena; as Harry Donovan, Swing, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC; as Petkoff, Arms and the Man, as Sganarelle, Don Juan, as Professor Willard, Our Town, as Touchstone, As You Like It, and as Semicolon, Hang On to Me, all Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; toured as Thurio in the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Stage Work
  • Director, Twelfth Night, Alaska Repertory Theatre, Anchorage, 1985-1986
  • Directed Africanis Instructus at Lennox Arts Center and Flea inHer Ear at Center Stage, Baltimore, MD; directed Box Prelude Opus No.1, Matinee, The One Less Traveled, A Necessary End, Ripe Conditions, andLetters from Queens, California Cottage Theatre.
  • Plays
  • Paraplanta Verite, La MaMa, New York City, 1977
  • Adapter of Flea in Her Ear, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD; author ofthe plays Box Prelude Opus No. 1 and Letters from Queens, bothCalifornia Cottage Theatre.
  • Other
  • Contributor to periodicals, including Performing Arts Journal; contributor to satirical newsletters under the pseudonym Billy Breeze.

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