Dana Elcar

1927 - 2005

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Ibson Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927 – June 6, 2005) was an American television and film character actor. He appeared in about 40 films as well as in the 1960s television series Dark Shadows as Sheriff George Patterson and the 1980s and 1990s television series MacGyver as Peter Thornton, MacGyver's immediate supervisor at the Phoenix Foundation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dana Elcar has received more than 1,164,680 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Dana Elcar is the 1,136th most popular actor (down from 941st in 2019), the 1,954th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,736th in 2019) and the 528th most popular American Actor.

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  • 57.99

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  • 22

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  • 5.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Dana Elcar ranks 1,136 out of 13,578Before him are Lee Majors, Michael Fassbender, David Thewlis, Billy Dee Williams, Michel Bouquet, and Otto Sander. After him are Adrienne Lecouvreur, Ciarán Hinds, James Faulkner, Adel Emam, Silvia Pinal, and Akiko Wakabayashi.

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Among people born in 1927, Dana Elcar ranks 94Before him are Rosemary Harris, Jerry Stiller, R. D. Laing, Robert Shaw, Odvar Nordli, and Ram Narayan. After him are Dick Bruna, Eldar Ryazanov, Eartha Kitt, Vernon L. Smith, Jorge Batlle, and Hans Schäfer. Among people deceased in 2005, Dana Elcar ranks 69Before him are John Garang, Henry Taube, Maurice Trintignant, Narriman Sadek, Amrish Puri, and Charly Gaul. After him are Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, Ba Jin, Richard Pryor, Yao Wenyuan, Will Eisner, and Zhang Chunqiao.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dana Elcar ranks 1,954 out of 20,380Before him are Dean Koontz (1945), Langston Hughes (1902), Bo Diddley (1928), James Newton Howard (1951), Eric Adams (1952), and Mark W. Clark (1896). After him are Peggy Lee (1920), Paul Schrader (1946), Howard S. Becker (1928), Kevin Mitnick (1963), Fred Phelps (1929), and Gigi Hadid (1995).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dana Elcar ranks 528Before him are Eddie Constantine (1913), Jean Arthur (1900), Frances Conroy (1953), Armand Assante (1949), Lee Majors (1939), and Billy Dee Williams (1937). After him are Sydney Chaplin (1926), Carl Reiner (1922), Janet Gaynor (1906), Judd Hirsch (1935), Henry Calvin (1918), and John Carradine (1906).

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