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Ackroyd, David 1940–

ACKROYD, David 1940–

PERSONAL

Born May 30, 1940, in East Orange, NJ; son of Arthur Oldfield (an insurance adjuster) and Charlotte Beatrice (maiden name, Henderson) Ackroyd; married Ruth Gail Liming (a college admissions officer), March 30, 1963; children: Jessica Lyn, Abigail Ruth. Education: Bucknell University, B.A., 1962; studied law at Rutgers University, 1962; Yale University, M.F.A., drama, 1968. Religion: Protestant.


Addresses: Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Career: Actor. Long Island Festival Repertory, Mineola, NY, member of company, 1968; Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, member of company, 1968–71. Military service: U.S. Army, first lieutenant, 1963–65.


CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Tony, You Can't Take It with You, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1966.

Sergeant Nathan Marx, "Defender of the Faith," and The Man, "Eli, the Fanatic," Unlikely Heroes, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Captain Korovkin, Full Circle, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre (ANTA), New York City, 1973–74.

Rosencrantz, Hamlet, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1975–76.

Catch–22, Hartman Theatre Company, Stamford, CT, 1975–76.

Author, Isadora Duncan Sleeps with the Russian Navy, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Richard Crawford, Hide and Seek, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1980.

James Leeds, Children of a Lesser God, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1980–81.

Captain Charles Taylor, A Soldier's Play, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1982.

Theatre Good, 1984.

It Just Catches, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 2003.


Film Appearances:

Medicine Wolf, The Mountain Men, Columbia, 1979.

First assistant director, Memories of Me, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1987.

Richard, Second Son, 1989.

Robert Owen, Wrestling with God, Journey Productions, 1990.

Switzer, I Come in Peace (also known as Dark Angel), Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Dexter Davenport, Relentless II: Dead On, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1991.

Dexter Davenport, Dead On, Orion, 1993.

Dr. Singer, No Strings Attached, 1997.

Father Matthew, Prison Life, 2000.


Television Appearances; Series:

Kevin Kincaid, The Secret Storm, CBS, 1971–74.

Dr. David Gilchrist, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1974–77.

Garrison Arthur "Gary" Ewing, Dallas, CBS, 1979–80.

Professor Friedrich Bhaer, Little Women, NBC, 1979.

John David Yeager, The Yeagers, ABC, 1980.

Dr. Boyer, After M*A*S*H (also known as After MASH), CBS, 1984.

Voice of John/Prince Corran of Dar–Shan, Wildfire, CBS, 1986.

J. J. McMillan, Studio 5B, ABC, 1989.

Dr. Bartholomew Langley, Peaceable Kingdom, CBS, 1989.

Additional voices, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated), 1990.

Senator Jack Reed, The Round Table, NBC, 1992.

Voice of Rage and additional voices, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated; also known as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures), 1996.

Narrator, In Search of History, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Nick Constantine, Dark Secrets of Harvest Home, 1978.

Tom Carey, The Word, CBS, 1978.

Dr. Mike Rayburn, Women in White, NBC, 1979.

Ernest W. Jones, Nutcracker: Money, Madness, and Murder, NBC, 1987.

Graham Mattison, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, NBC, 1987.

Dr. Edward Ashley, Sidney Sheldon's Windmills of the Gods (also known as Windmills of the Gods), CBS, 1988.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story, 1971.

Nicholas Conrad, Exo–Man, 1977.

Jay Fuller, And I Alone Survived, 1978.

Ben, Mind Over Murder (also known as Deadly Vision), 1979.

Joe Cates, A Gun in the House, 1981.

Peter Marriott, The Sound of Murder, 1982.

Joe Waterson, When Your Lover Leaves, 1983.

John Ferrar, Deadly Lessons, 1983.

Bruce Neumann, Cocaine: One Man's Seduction, 1983.

Colonel Charlie King, The Sky's No Limit (also known as The Sky's the Limit), 1984.

Dr. Eric Harding, Picking Up the Pieces, 1985.

Kenneth Clayton, Stark: Mirror Image (also known as Stark II), 1986.

Video director, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, 1986.

Peter Roberts, The Children of Times Square (also known as Street Wise), 1986.

Stanley Ferguson, Hell Hath No Fury, NBC, 1991.

Agent Conroy, Stop at Nothing, Lifetime, 1991.

Brandon Cole, The Fear Inside, Showtime, 1992.

Dr. Berringer, Breaking the Silence (also known as Some Kind of Love), CBS, 1992.

Tom Kerry, Love, Cheat, and Steal, Showtime, 1993.

William Kuntsler, Against the Wall (also known as Attica! Attica! and Attica: Line of Fire), HBO, 1994.

Bill Gilley, The Raven, The Movie Channel, 1996.


Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Nicholas Conrad, Exo–Man, NBC, 1977.

Gabe, Tom and Joann, CBS, 1978.


Television Appearances; Specials:

Reginald Broderick, "Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson" (also known as "Tales from the Hollywood Hills" and "Power, Passion, and Murder"), Great Performances, PBS, 1987.

Narrator, The Mysteries of Amelia Earhart (documentary), 1998.

Narrator, Bounty Hunters: Relentless Pursuers (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Buried Secrets: Digging for DNA (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Devil's Triangle (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Dr. Guillotine and His Execution Machine (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Exodus: Desperate Voyage (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Exorcising the Devil (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Family Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, First Americans (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Ishi: The Last of His Kind (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Miracles (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Mysteries of Easter Island (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Potions or Poisons (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The Bloody Tower of London (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The End of the World (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The First Detective (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The Gold of El Dorado (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, History's Mysteries: The Inquisition (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The Plot to Overthrow FDR (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The Strange Disappearance of the Anasazi (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The True Story of the Untouchables, History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Truth About Science Fiction (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Vanished! (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Vigilantes (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Spies of the Revolutionary War (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Silent Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Murder (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Roswell: Secrets Unveiled (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Killer Submarine (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Getting High (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, First Americans (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, The Evil Eye (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Doomed Sister of the Titanic (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Bloody Tower of London (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Amazon Women (documentary), History Channel, 1999.

Narrator, Where Is Jimmy Hoffa? (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Vikings: Fury from the North (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, History's Mysteries: Amityville–The Haunting (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, History's Mysteries: Cults (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The True Story of the Fighting Sullivans (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The True Story of Robin Hood (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The True Story of Marco Polo (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The True Story of Braveheart (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Superstitions (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Spanish Armada (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Sodom and Gomorrah (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Small Pox: Deadly Again? (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The Shroud of Turin (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Ship of Gold (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Secret Plunder: GI Looters (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The Search for Life on Mars (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Raise the Hunley (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Nazi Ghost Train (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Mind Control (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The Legacy of Al Capone (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Japan's Mysterious Pyramids (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Italian–American Internment: A Secret Story (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Hunt for Jack the Ripper (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Human Bondage (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Hitler's Perfect Children (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, History of Prostitution: Sex in the City (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Ghost Ships (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Ghost Plane of the Desert: "Lady Be Good" (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The FBI's Ten Most Wanted (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The FBI Celebrity Files (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Failed Assassinations (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The Essex: The True Story of Moby Dick (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Discharged Without Honor: The Brownsville Raid (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The Death of Marilyn Monroe (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Contaminated: The Karen Silkwood Story (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Circus Freaks and Sideshows (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, The Children's Crusade (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Chain Gangs: The Untold Story (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Carlos the Jackal (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Body Snatchers (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, Area 51: Beyond Top Secret (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, America's Psychic Past (documentary), History Channel, 2000.

Narrator, War Illusionist (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, The True Story of Rob Roy (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, The True Story of Mutiny on the Bounty (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, The True Story of Gladiators (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Secret Societies (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, The Secret of U–110 (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, The Search for Noah's Ark (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Jack Ruby on Trial (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, The Hidden Tomb of Antiochus (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Fatima: Secrets Unveiled (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Drake's Secret Voyage (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Crypts, Coffins, and Corpses (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Crop Circle of Controversy (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Cliff Mummies of the Andes (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Buried Treasure (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Bigfoot and Other Monsters (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Ancient City: Found and Lost (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, America's Stonehenge (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, America's Most Secret Agency (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Alaska's Bermuda Triangle (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Alamo Scouts (documentary), History Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Sutton vs. Taylor (documentary), History Channel, 2002.

Narrator, Johnson County Cattle Wars (documentary), History Channel, 2002.

Narrator, Clay County War (documentary), History Channel, 2002.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Vincent Hackley, "Close Cover Before Killing," Kojak, 1975.

Mike Kessler, "Sports," Lou Grant, CBS, 1978.

Eric Ryerson, "Voices of Silence," The Paper Chase, 1978.

Bill Medford, "Mistaken Motives," Knots Landing, CBS, 1982.

Major Tim Dorsey, "The Academy," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1982.

Major Tim Dorsey, "The Academy II," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1982.

Dr. Langtry, "Victims," Trapper John, M.D., 1982.

"The Last Hero," McClain's Law, 1982.

David Kerris, "Fatal Error," Whiz Kids, CBS, 1983.

Detective Lieutenant Fred Merrill, "The Arrest," Dynasty, ABC, 1983.

Detective Lieutenant Fred Merrill, "The Bungalow," Dynasty, ABC, 1983.

Detective Lieutenant Fred Merrill, "The Note," Dynasty, ABC, 1983.

Gus Trancus, "Hard Contract," Hunter, 1984.

James Sutherland, "Catch a Fallen Star," Riptide, 1984.

Eddie Dawson, "Undercover McCormick," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1985.

Lucien Trumbo, "Trumbo's World," MacGyver, ABC, 1985.

Colonel Chuck Cochrane, "Lost and Found in Space," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.

Colonel Chuck Cochrane, "Close Encounters," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.

Colonel Chuck Cochrane, "Watch the Skies," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.

Brian Cagney, "Old Ghosts," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1985.

Tom Casselli, "Trial by Error," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Laskov, "Trial by Fire," The A–Team, 1986.

Brian Cagney, "Turn, Turn, Turn: Part 1," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Mr. Knapp, "The Negotiator," MacGyver, ABC, 1988.

Captain Matthew Rogers, "Hello and Farewell," Highway to Heaven, 1988.

David Welch, "Till Death Do Us Part," Hotel, 1988.

Nate Parsons, "The Witch's Curse," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Bert Lown, "Portrait of Death," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Jessup Morell, "Tiger's Eye," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994.

Desmond Pierce, The Cosby Mysteries, CBS, 1994.

Paxton Leeds, "The Alpha Team," Fortune Hunter, Fox, 1994.

Jeffrey, "Big Brother Is Watching," The Cosby Mysteries, 1995.

Anteus, "Altered States," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1996.


Also appeared in "Story Theatre," Theatre in America, PBS and Two Marriages, ABC.


RECORDINGS

Taped Readings:

Personal and Interpersonal Frameworks, Dove Audio, 1998.

Staying Street Smart in the Internet Age by Mark McCormack, New Millennium Audio, 2001.


OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Library Journal, April 15, 1998, p. 133.

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