Von Dohlen, Lenny 1958(?)–

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Von Dohlen, Lenny 1958(?)–

(Lenny Von Dohlen)


Full name, Lenny H. Von Dohlen; born December 22, 1958 (some sources cite 1959), in Augusta, GA; son of L. H., III (an automobile dealership owner and racetrack owner) and Gay (an automobile dealership owner; maiden name, Aoueille) von Dohlen; children: one daughter. Education: Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin; studied drama at Loretto Heights College; trained for the theatre with Blair Cutting at the Michael Chekhov Studio.

Addresses: Agent—The Gage Group, 14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite 505, Los Angeles, CA 91403.

Career: Actor.

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

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award nomination, best lead performance, 2005, for Light; some sources cite Ovation Award from the LA Stage Alliance and other awards for Light.


Film Appearances:

(As Lenny Von Dohlen) Robert Dennis, Tender Mercies, Universal, 1983.

Miles Harding, Electric Dreams, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1984.

Title role, Billy Galvin, Vestron Pictures, 1986.

Raymond Everett, Dracula's Widow, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1988.

Blattis, Jennifer Eight (also known as Jennifer 8), Paramount, 1992.

Harold Smith, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Teresa Banks and the Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer and Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Harrison "Harry" Rainey, Leaving Normal, Universal, 1992.

Janice Bickle, Eye of the Beholder, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1992.

(As Lenny Von Dohlen) William Dalton, Blind Vision, Saban Entertainment, 1992.

Jack, Tollbooth, New Line Cinema, 1994.

Justin Campenella, Amberwaves, Initial Entertainment Group, 1994.

Forster Batterham, Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (also known as Entertaining Angels), Paulist Pictures, 1996.

Johnny, Bird of Prey, Cabin Fever Entertainment/Astra Cinema, 1996.

Matt Forrest, One Good Turn, 4th Quarter Productions, 1996.

Burton Jernigan, Home Alone 3, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Jimmy, Cadillac, 1997.

Ludwig Haig, Frontline (also known as Front Line), Showcase Entertainment, 1998.

Anton, Breathing Hard, Had to Be Made Films, 2000.

Ralph Searle, Great Sex, 2000.

Adrian Kennet, How's My Driving (short film), 2004.

Bill, Teeth, 2006.

Reggie as an adult, Beautiful Loser, Sneak Preview Entertainment, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Harold Smith, a recurring role, Twin Peaks (also known as Northwest Passage), ABC, 1990.

Mr. Cox, a recurring role, The Pretender, NBC, 1999–2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cal, Kent State, NBC, 1981.

Paulie, Sessions, NBC, 1983.

Jonathan Brinkman, Love Kills, USA Network, 1991.

DeYancey Clanahan, "The Ponder Heart," ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's "American Collection" (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre, Masterpiece Theatre, and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ricky, Mother May I?, PBS, 1981.

Knowleton Whitney, "Under the Biltmore Clock," American Playhouse (also known as American Playhouse: Under the Biltmore Clock), PBS, 1985.

Mike Rivers, "Don't Touch," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1985.

Television Appearances: Episodic:

Erik Crimpley, "How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days," WonderWorks, PBS, 1983.

Bob Rickert, "Give a Little, Take a Little," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1985.

Mr. Smith, "Distant Signals," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1985.

Dan Turner, "Shades of Darkness," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986.

Roy MacCauley, "We'll Meet Again," thirtysomething, ABC, 1988.

"End of Innocence," The Young Riders, ABC, 1989.

Jeremy, "Blow Off," Grand, NBC, 1990.

Jeremy, "Czech Please," Grand, NBC, 1990.

Jeremy, "Trigonometry Made Easy," Grand, NBC, 1990.

Jason Brassell, "Twin Streaks," The Flash, CBS, 1991.

Police officer, "Back to Reality," Red Dwarf, BBC and PBS, 1992.

Adam Quinn, "Hall of Fame," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996.

Gerald "Gerry" Bey, "Bye Bye, Bey-Bey," Picket Fences, CBS, 1996.

Psychiatric patient Tom Van Deusen, "A Goy and His Dog," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999.

Cyrus Poplar, "Penance," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 2000.

Professor Adam Metzger, "A Horrible Mind," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, May Bonfils Center, Denver, CO, 1977.

Robert Wesner, Twister, Academy Arts Players, 1980.

Hal, Loot, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Portland, OR, 1981.

Richard, The Chinese Viewing Pavilion, BoarsHead Theatre, Lansing, MI, 1981.

Betty/Gerry, Cloud 9, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Tom, Asian Shade, Workshop of the Performing Arts (WPA) Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Eben, Desire under the Elms, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Dan Moore, The Team, Hartman Center at the Stamford Center for the Arts, Stamford, CT, 1985.

Spense, Vanishing Act, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Ritt, The Maderati, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Alwa, Lulu, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1988.

Various roles, The Blue Room, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 2002.

Voltaire, Light, Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena, CA, 2004.

Theater District, Black Dahlia Theatre, Los Angeles, 2004.

Appeared as Don Baker, Butterflies Are Free, Grand Lake, CO; and as Japheth, The Flowering Peach, May Bonfils Center; some sources cite an appearance in A Poster of the Cosmos. Appeared as Richard, Ah, Wilderness!, as Bus Riley, Bus Riley's Back in Town, as Fortin-bras, Hamlet, as a king and a judge, King Ubu, as the first player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, as Charles, The School for Scandal, as Tom, Tea and Sympathy, and as Gustave, Thieves' Carnival, all University of Texas.

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