Dana Elcar

1927 - 2005

Dana Elcar

Ibsen Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927 – June 6, 2005) was an American television and film character actor. Although he appeared in about 40 films, his most memorable role was 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 622,059 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 891st most popular actor.

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  • 620k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Television and Movie Roles

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Among actors, Dana Elcar ranks 885 out of 8,832Before him are Joseph Cotten, William Dieterle, Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Berenger, Eric Bana, and Lily Tomlin. After him are Richard Jenkins, David Schwimmer, Geneviève Bujold, Helen Hayes, Billy Crystal, and Hervé Villechaize.

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Among people born in 1927, Dana Elcar ranks 86Before him are Carlo Maria Martini, Günter Guillaume, Claude Gensac, Rosemary Harris, Jean-Claude Pascal, and Pierre Alechinsky. After him are Eartha Kitt, Dick Bruna, Marvin Harris, Jerry Stiller, Andy Williams, and Eduardo Martínez Somalo. Among people deceased in 2005, Dana Elcar ranks 68Before him are Ba Jin, Yao Wenyuan, John Garang, Narriman Sadek, Mary Jackson, and Victoria de los Ángeles. After him are Urie Bronfenbrenner, Ed McBain, Augusto Roa Bastos, Zhang Chunqiao, Álvaro Cunhal, and Maurice Trintignant.

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Among people born in United States, Dana Elcar ranks 1,702 out of 12,171Before him are Murray Bookchin (1921), Kyle MacLachlan (1959), Tom Berenger (1949), Scott Walker (1943), Alfred Stieglitz (1864), and Lily Tomlin (1939). After him are Richard Jenkins (1947), Philip José Farmer (1918), Roy O. Disney (1893), David Schwimmer (1966), Larry Page (1973), and Helen Hayes (1900).