Presnell, Harve 1933–

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Presnell, Harve 1933–


Full name, George Harvey Presnell, born September 14, 1933, in Modesto, CA; married, wife's name Sherri, (divorced); married Veeva Suzanne Hamblen, May 6, 1966; children: (first marriage) three. Education: Attended University of Southern California. Avocational Interests: Flying airplanes.

Addresses: Agent—Harry Abrams, Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor and opera singer. Former soloist with Roger Wagner Chorale.

Awards, Honors: Golden Globe Award (with George Segal and Topol), most promising male newcomer, 1965; Golden Laurel Award nominations, new male face, and outstanding male musical performance, Producers Guild of America, 1965, for The Unsinkable Molly Brown; Golden Laurel Award nomination, outstanding male musical performance, 1966, for When the Boys Meet the Girls.


Television Appearances; Series:

Matthew Crane, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1984–85.

Dr. Sam Lane, a recurring role, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995–97.

Mr. Parker, The Pretender, NBC, 1997–2000.

Voice, The Lionhearts (animated), syndicated, 1998.

Arthur Brooks, a recurring role, Dawson's Creek, The WB, 2000–2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Alan Shepard's party guest, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Joseph "Joe" Kennedy, Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (also known as Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Kennedy Women), NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ballad singer, The Great Man's Whiskers, NBC, 1973.

Dr. Stanley Schiff, Tidal Wave: No Escape, ABC, 1997.

Garth, Everything that Rises, TNT, 1998.

General Paul Harkins, A Bright Shining Lie, HBO, 1998.

Finner, Walking Across Egypt, Hallmark Channel, 2001.

Mr. Parker, The Pretender 2001 (also known as The Pretender), TNT, 2001.

Mr. Parker, The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (also known as Island of the Haunted), TNT, 2001.

Henry Whitehouse, Legally Blonde, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Uncredited) Mitch, "Place of Shadows," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1956.

Singer, Toast of the Town (also known as The Ed Sullivan Show), 1964.

Himself, Big Night Out, 1964.

Himself, "The Masques of Music," The Bell Telephone Hour, 1965.

Buddy Hutchinson, "The Peach Orchard," The Client (also known as John Grisham's "The Client"), CBS, 1995.

Colonel Q, "The Q and the Grey," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), syndicated, 1996.

Cork McMillan, "The Brothers McMillan," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Voices of Doug and second NRC man, "Nuclear Netherworld," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated; also known as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures), 1996.

Jack, "Vegas," Grace Under Fire (also known as Grace Under Pressure), ABC, 1997.

Roy Erickson, "Three of a Con," Players, NBC, 1997.

Voice of Sir Declan McManus, "My Feral Lady," Duckman (animated; also known as Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man), USA Network, 1997.

Chief of police, "Neither Have I Wings to Fly," EZ Streets, 1997.

Dylan (some sources cite Edgar) J. Hagerty, "Two Guys, a Girl, and a Landlord," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.

Greg Matheson, "Balance of Nature," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), 1998.

Earl, "The Poker Game," George & Leo, 1998.

Colonel Forest Brinkman (some sources cite last name as Brakeman), "Wedding Fever," Payne, CBS, 1999.

Andrew "Andy" March, "Orders," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2003.

Mike Shaw, "Daphne Does Dinner," Frasier, NBC, 2003.

Judge Dickem, "We the People," The Practice, ABC, 2003.

Elliot Beacon, "Hubris," The Lyon's Den, NBC, 2003.

Captain Black Jack Cutting, "Charrrmed!," Charmed, The WB, 2004.

Zach Ellinghouse, "Mr. Monk and Mrs. Monk," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Mr. Venema, "Split Decisions," ER, NBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Other:

The 36th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1964.

The Singers (pilot), CBS, 1969.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Himself, The Story of a Dress (short publicity film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964.

John J. "Johnny'/'Leadville" Brown, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964.

Danny Churchill, When the Boys Meet the Girls (also known as Girl Crazy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1965.

Sol Rogers, The Glory Guys, United Artists, 1965.

Rotten Luck Willy, Paint Your Wagon, Paramount, 1969.

Peter Brown, Blood Bath, Cannon, 1976.

Attorney General Roxburgh, The Chamber, Universal, 1996.

Dr. Howard, The Whole Wide World, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Trowbridge Bowers, Larger than Life, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Wade Gustafson, Fargo, Gramercy, 1996.

Mayor Henry Leech, Julian Po (also known as The Tears of Julian Po), Fine Line, 1997.

Victor Lazarro, Face/Off (also known as Face Off), Paramount, 1997.

Dean J. P. Anderson, Patch Adams, Universal, 1998.

General George C. Marshall, Saving Private Ryan, DreamWorks, 1998.

Big Ed, The Family Man, Universal, 2000.

John Invergordon, The Legend of Bagger Vance, DreamWorks, 2000.

Albert Soady, Escanaba in da Moonlight, Purple Rose Productions, 2001.

Winslow Schnaebelt, Super Sucker (also known as Daft as a Brush), Purple Rose Productions, 2002.

Preston Blake, Mr. Deeds, Columbia TriStar/New Line Cinema, 2002.

Mr. Springbrook, Old School, DreamWorks, 2003.

Himself, Life after Tomorrow (documentary), Reif Entertainment, 2006.

Film Work:

Song performer, "They Call the Wind Mariah," 50 First Dates, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Johnny "Leadville" Brown, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (musical), Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1960–62.

Frank Butler, Annie Get Your Gun (musical), Jones Beach Theatre, Long Island, NY, 1978.

Nobody Starts Out to Be a Pirate, Whole Theatre Company, Montclair, NJ, 1983–84.

Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, Annie (musical), Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1977–81.

Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, Annie II: Miss Hannigan's Revenge (musical), Opera House, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1990, then Norma Terris Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1990, produced as Annie Warbucks, Variety Arts Theatre, New York City, 1993–94.

Appeared as Rhett Butler in a musical version of Gone with the Wind, Drury Lane Theatre, London; also appeared in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.

Major Tours:

Johnny "Leadville" Brown, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, U.S. cities, beginning 1962.

Billy Bigelow, Carousel, U.S. cities, 1965.

Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks, Annie, U.S. cities, 1979.



Baritone soloist, Carmina Burana, with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra; also recorded music with the Roger Wagner Chorale.



Xpose, June, 1999, pp. 30-33.

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