Le Mat, Paul 1952(?)–

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Le MAT, Paul 1952(?)–


Born September 22, 1952 (some sources cite 1945 or 1946), in Rahway, NJ; married Suzanne De Passe (a producer and writer), 1978 (separated). Education: Attended San Diego City College, Cypress Junior College, Chapman College, and L.A. Valley College; studied acting with Milton Katselas and Herbert Berghof.

Addresses: Agent—The Artists Agency, 1180 South Beverly Dr., Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90035.

Career: Actor. Trained for the 1972 U.S. Olympic boxing team. Military service: U.S. Armed Forces, served in Vietnam; National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and George Washington Honor Medal.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award, most promising newcomer—male, 1974, for American Graffiti; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor—musical/comedy, 1981, for Melvin and Howard; Golden Globe Award, best supporting actor in a miniseries or made for television movie, 1984, for The Burning Bed.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) John Milner, American Graffiti, Universal, 1973.

Bobby, Aloha, Bobby and Rose, Columbia, 1975.

Blaine "Spider" Lovejoy, Citizens Band (also known as Handle with Care and The Great American Citizens Band), Paramount, 1977.

John Milner, More American Graffiti (also known as Purple Haze), Universal, 1979.

Melvin Dummar, Melvin and Howard, Universal, 1980.

John, Jimmy the Kid, New World, 1982.

Mike, Death Valley, Universal, 1982.

Charles Bigelow, Strange Invaders, EMI/Orion, 1983.

Speaking voice of Omar, Rock & Rule (also known as Ring of Power and Rock 'n' Rule), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Earl Hubman, The Hanoi Hilton, Cannon, 1987.

Kid Kane, P. K. and the Kid, Castle Hill, 1987.

Lieutenant Wexler, Private Investigations (also known as P.I. Private Investigation), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1987.

Jack Purcell, Veiled Threat (also known as Threat), 1989.

Alex Whitaker, Puppet Master, Paramount, 1989.

David Shaw, Grave Secrets, SGE Home Video, 1989.

Bruce, Easy Wheels, Fries Entertainment, 1989.

Basie, Wishman, Curb/Esquire Films, 1991.

Sheriff, Deuce Coupe, Resonant Pictures, 1992.

Ray, Deep Down (also known as Conversations in Public Places), Imperial Entertainment, 1994.

Emmett, Caroline at Midnight (also known as Someone's Watching), New Horizons, 1994.

Himself, George Lucas ... Cruisin' Modesto, 1998.

MacMahon, American History X, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Monroe, Big Bad Love, IFC Films, 2001.

(In archive footage) Alex Whitaker (Puppet Master), Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation, Flixmix, 2001.

Also appeared in Annabelle Lee (short film).

Television Appearances; Series:

Josiah Peale, Lonesome Dove: The Series, syndicated, 1994.

Mayor Josiah Peale, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, syndicated, 1995–1996.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jay Coburn, On Wings of Eagles, NBC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dwayne Sutton, The Gift of Life, CBS, 1982.

Michael Baldwin, The Night They Saved Christmas, ABC, 1984.

Mickey Hughes, The Burning Bed, NBC, 1984.

Derrick Winston, Into the Homeland, HBO, 1987.

Kurt Blackburn, Secret Witness (also known as No Secrets), CBS, 1988.

Detective Mike Tuthill, Blind Witness, ABC, 1989.

Doug Bodrero, In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (also known as Children of Fury), NBC, 1992.

Merle, Woman with a Past, ABC, 1992.

Mitch Snyder, Sensation, HBO, 1994.

Robby, The Outfitters, Sundance Channel, 1999.

Guido Levits, The Long Shot, Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Bill Dalzell, Firehouse, ABC, 1973.

Nick Sandusky, Long Time Gone, ABC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Making of "American Graffiti," 1998.

Mackenzie Phillips: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

American Graffiti: Then and Now, VH1, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jake Purley, "Doctor's Orders," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1987.

Luke Purdue/Carl Mattson, "Showdown in Saskatchewan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

Tom Bennett, "Appointment on Route 17," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1988.

Charlie, "The Jar," The Ray Bradbury Theatre, USA Network, 1992.

The stranger, "Memphis Bound," Grace under Fire, ABC, 1995.

"The Siege of Ahl Sohn–Bar," Conan, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in productions with the Actors Studio, New York City; also toured in Tobacco Road, U.S. cities.

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