Dana Elcar

1927 - 2005

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Ibsen 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 on 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 711,728 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Dana Elcar is the 1,128th most popular actor (down from 880th in 2019), the 2,086th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,702nd in 2019) and the 555th most popular American Actor.

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  • 20

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  • 4.99

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  • 2.39

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Among actors, Dana Elcar ranks 1,128 out of 10,030Before him are Robert Pattinson, Claire Forlani, Helene Weigel, Victor Garber, David Warner, and Renée Taylor. After him are Jonathan Frakes, Dharmendra, Stephen Fry, Ethel Barrymore, Katey Sagal, and Hou Hsiao-hsien.

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Among people born in 1927, Dana Elcar ranks 101Before him are R. D. Laing, Éva Székely, Alfredo Kraus, Andy Williams, Ken Russell, and César Milstein. After him are François Furet, Rosemary Harris, Dick Bruna, Vasile Milea, Claude Gensac, and Pierre Henry. Among people deceased in 2005, Dana Elcar ranks 73Before him are Maurice Trintignant, Augusto Roa Bastos, John DeLorean, Yao Wenyuan, Narriman Sadek, and Richard Pryor. After him are Zhang Chunqiao, George Mikan, Richard Smalley, Vincent Schiavelli, John Garang, and Simone Simon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dana Elcar ranks 2,086 out of 15,968Before him are Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923), John C. Mather (1946), Ric Flair (1949), Frank Lucas (1930), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), and Renée Taylor (1933). After him are Frederik Pohl (1919), James B. Donovan (1916), Roy Sullivan (1912), Jonathan Frakes (1952), Curtis LeMay (1906), and Charlie Wilson (1933).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dana Elcar ranks 555Before him are Lionel Barrymore (1878), Ralph Bellamy (1904), Angela Bassett (1958), Henry Bergman (1868), Donald Glover (1983), and Renée Taylor (1933). After him are Jonathan Frakes (1952), Ethel Barrymore (1879), Katey Sagal (1954), Mary Steenburgen (1953), Matthew Broderick (1962), and Louise Brooks (1906).

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