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Dana Elcar is a Actor American born on 10 october 1927 at Ferndale (USA)

Dana Elcar

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Birth name Ibsen Dana Elcar
Nationality USA
Birth 10 october 1927 at Ferndale (USA)
Death 6 june 2005 (at 77 years) at Ventura (USA)

Ibsen Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927 – June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie 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, an administrator working for the Phoenix Foundation. Elcar had appeared in the pilot episode of MacGyver as Andy Colson (a completely different character), but was later cast as Peter Thornton, making his first regular appearance in the 11th episode of the first season.


Fils de Hedwig (née Anderberg) et James Aage Elcar, charpentier et boucher. Il a une sœur et une demie-sœur. Il était un élève de l'université du Michigan où il était un membre de la fraternité Alpha Tau Omega. Elcar a fait une année de service dans la marine des États-Unis. Il a déménagé à New York dans les années 1950 pour devenir acteur professionnel. Il était un étudiant du professeur intérimaire légendaire Sanford Meisner. Il donnait des cours quand, en 1986, avec l'acteur William Lucking, il a formé le Santa Paula Theatre Centre. Elcar a été directeur artistique pendant six ans.

Il a notamment joué dans des séries télévisées très populaires telles que Les Têtes brûlées et en a réalisé quatre épisodes (Col. Thomas A. Lard) et MacGyver (Peter Thornton).

Devenu aveugle à la suite d'un glaucome, il a su se transcender dans les dernières saisons de MacGyver en l'intégrant à son personnage.
Il met fin à sa carrière de comédien en 2002 et fera sa dernière apparition dans la série Urgences (ER) lors de l'épisode 13 de la saison 8, diffusé le 31 janvier 2002 sur NBC .

Best films

Condorman (1981)

Usually with

Paul Baxley
Paul Baxley
(3 films)
Stan Winston
Stan Winston
(2 films)
Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks
(1 films)
Peter Hyams
Peter Hyams
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dana Elcar (36 films)

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Murder in Three Acts, 1h34
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil, Fernando Allende, Pedro Armendáriz (fils)
Roles Dr. Strange
Rating61% 3.091943.091943.091943.091943.09194
Poirot joins his assistant Hastings in Acapulco, Mexico, where Hastings is staying. They go to a party at which the other guests include the writer Janet Crisp, the American actor Charles Cartwright, a clergyman called Babbington, Daisy Eastman and her daughter Egg, Dr Strange, and Ricardo Montoya. Babbington dies of poisoning, and then Strange is poisoned, too. Poirot hunts the murderer.
2010 (1984)
, 1h56
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about computing, La préhistoire, Dans l'espace, Sur la Lune, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Space opera, Sur la Lune
Actors Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban, Keir Dullea, Douglas Rain
Roles Dimitri Moisevitch
Rating66% 3.3495453.3495453.3495453.3495453.349545
After the mysterious failure of the Discovery One mission to Jupiter in 2001, which resulted in the deaths of four astronauts and the disappearance of David Bowman, the fiasco was blamed on Dr. Heywood Floyd, who resigned his position as head of the National Council for Astronautics. While an international dispute causes tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, both nations prepare space missions to determine what happened to the Discovery. Although the Soviet ship, the Leonov, will be ready before the American spacecraft Discovery Two, the Soviets need American astronauts to help board the Discovery and investigate the malfunction of the ship's sentient computer, HAL 9000, which caused the disaster. The US government agrees to a joint mission when it is determined that Discovery will crash into Jupiter's moon Io before Discovery Two is ready. Floyd, along with Discovery designer Walter Curnow and HAL 9000's creator Dr. Chandra, joins the Soviet mission.
All of Me
All of Me (1984)
, 1h33
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith, Richard Libertini, Dana Elcar
Roles Burton Schuyler
Rating66% 3.348113.348113.348113.348113.34811
Dissatisfied 38-year-old attorney Roger Cobb (Martin) is dating his boss' daughter and is also an aspiring jazz guitarist. A difficult, eccentric millionairess named Edwina Cutwater (Tomlin) has been bedridden since childhood. Cutwater hires Roger to make some unusual final arrangements to her will.
Jungle Warriors, 1h33
Genres Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Rape and revenge films, Women in prison films
Actors Sybil Danning, John Vernon, Paul L. Smith, Alex Cord, Woody Strode, Dana Elcar
Roles D'Antoni
Rating45% 2.268752.268752.268752.268752.26875
A group of gorgeous American models take a long trip to South America, to participate in a photo session on a location deep in the jungle, apparently somewhere around Peruvian tropical forest. While flying over a cocaine plantation, their plane is shot down by Cesar, a dangerous drug lord, and the girls are taken prisoner by his army. Cesar suspects that an undercover police officer is among the models. In fact, one of the women actually is a special agent. Cesar orders his mercenaries to drag the girls into his dungeon for interrogation. After being tortured by Angel, Cesar’s sister, and cruelly gang-raped by all soldiers, the models are imprisoned in an underground cell to await Cesar's decision whether to execute them or keep them as slaves for his soldier’s “entertainment.” With the help of an old female servant, the models manage to escape from the basement jail and get some guns. As they make their way toward freedom, they run into a high-level Mafia meeting there in Cesar’s manor. A final gunfight breaks out as the women fight to take revenge and escape alive.
Blue Skies Again, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Harry Hamlin, Mimi Rogers, Kenneth McMillan, Dana Elcar, Joseph Giangrosso
Roles Lou
Rating54% 2.7168752.7168752.7168752.7168752.716875
Un joueur de baseball génial essaye de s'intégrer à une petite équipe en travaillant sur un spot publicitaire. Mais il y a un problème : le joueur est une femme, ce qui provoque pas mal de réticences et de défiance de la part des membres de l'équipe.
Buddy Buddy, 1h32
Directed by Billy Wilder
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Time travel films, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss, Klaus Kinski, Dana Elcar, Joan Shawlee
Roles Capt. Hubris
Rating64% 3.247763.247763.247763.247763.24776
Hitman Trabucco has been hired to eliminate Rudy "Disco" Gambola before he testifies against fellow members of the Mob, but completing the contract becomes problematic once he encounters suicidal Victor Clooney, an emotionally disturbed television censor staying in the room adjacent to his in the Ramona Hotel in Riverside, California.
Condorman (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Charles Jarrott, Denys Granier-Deferre
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes La bande dessinée, Spy films, Superhero films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Michael Crawford, Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrera, James Hampton, Dana Elcar, Vernon Dobtcheff
Roles Russ Devlin
Rating56% 2.848652.848652.848652.848652.84865
Woodrow "Woody" Wilkins is an imaginative, yet eccentric, comic book writer and illustrator who demands a sense of realism for his comic book hero "Condorman", to the point where he crafts a Condorman flying suit of his own and launches himself off the Eiffel Tower. The test flight fails as his right wing breaks, sending him crashing into the Seine River. Later after the incident, Woody is asked by his friend, CIA file clerk Harry, to perform what appears to be a civilian paper swap in Istanbul. Upon arriving in Istanbul, he meets a beautiful Soviet named Natalia Rambova, who poses as the Soviet civilian with whom the exchange is supposed to take place, but it is later revealed that she is in fact a KGB spy. Woody does not tell Natalia his real name, and instead fabricates his identity to her as a top American agent code-named "Condorman". During the encounter, Woody fends off a group of would-be assassins and saves her life by sheer luck before accomplishing the paper trade. Impressed by Woody, and disgusted by how she was treated by her lover/boss Krokov when she returns to Moscow, Natalia decides to defect and asks the CIA to have "Condorman" be the agent that helps her.
The Nude Bomb, 1h34
Directed by Clive Donner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Don Adams, Sylvia Kristel, Dana Elcar, Andrea Howard, Vittorio Gassman, Rhonda Fleming
Roles Chief
Rating51% 2.556092.556092.556092.556092.55609
La société KAOS a inventé une arme capable de détruire tous les vêtements sur Terre. L'agent Maxwell Smart, aidé de l'Agent 34 vont tenter de déjouer les plans de Sauvage, le patron de la société. La tâche se complique lorsqu'on découvre que Sauvage a aussi mis au point une machine capable de cloner les humains. Il va falloir retrouver le bon Sauvage.
The Last Flight of Noah's Ark, 1h37
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Children's films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Elliott Gould, Geneviève Bujold, Rick Schroder, Vincent Gardenia, Dana Elcar, John Fujioka
Roles Benchley
Rating57% 2.850862.850862.850862.850862.85086
A jaded pilot named Noah Dugan (Gould) is unemployed and owes a large amount of money due to his gambling. He goes to an old friend, Stoney (Vincent Gardenia), who owns an airfield. He is offered a job flying a cargo of animals to a remote South Pacific island aboard a B-29 bomber, a large plane well past its prime (having born the brunt of U.S. combat against Japan decades earlier during World War II). Bernadette Lafleur (Bujold) is the prim missionary who accompanies him. Bernadette has raised the animals at an orphanage and is close to two of the orphans, Bobby and Julie (Schroder and Tammy Lauren).
Crisis in Mid-Air
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors George Peppard, Desi Arnaz Jr., Michael Constantine, Dana Elcar, Martin Milner, Greg Morris
Roles Brad Mullins
Rating64% 3.221383.221383.221383.221383.22138
The film starts with Nick Galver having a nightmare: a military pilot intentionally switching off his transponder signal is intruding into the airspace of civilian flights Nick is controlling, causing an air collision. He wakes up terrified and his wife Betsy advises him to see a doctor, and to find a less stressful job.
The Champ
The Champ (1979)
, 2h3
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Rick Schroder, Jack Warden, Arthur Hill, Joan Blondell
Roles Hoffmaster
Rating68% 3.401073.401073.401073.401073.40107
Billy Flynn, an ex-boxing champion, is now a horse trainer in Hialeah, Florida. He makes just enough money to raise his little son T.J., of whom Flynn has full custody of since his wife Annie left him, seven years before the events of the film. T.J. worships "The Champ," who has gambling debts and begins working on a comeback to give his boy a better future. Suddenly Annie shows up again and wants to become a part of T.J.'s life.
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff, 1h45
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about virginity
Actors Anne Heywood, Donald Pleasence, Robert Vaughn, Earl Holliman, Carolyn Jones, Ronee Blakley
Roles Havermeyer
Rating58% 2.9472852.9472852.9472852.9472852.947285
In 1954 in Freedom, a fictional small Kansas town, Evelyn Wyckoff, a lonely and greatly depressed 35-year-old high-school Latin teacher, no longer finds any satisfaction in her work, in spite of being well-liked by students and colleagues. Attractive but still a virgin, on the verge of premature menopause, her physician Dr. Neal thinks her problems would be solved if she got a love life. He directs her to Dr. Steiner, a Jewish psychiatrist in Wichita. The talks with Steiner help her to alleviate her grief and slowly she acknowledges her craving for love. She starts flirting with Ed Eckles, the friendly bus driver in her trips to Wichita. Ed cares for her and suggests they should have a love affair. She was hesitant about that because Ed was married and of a lower status. When she finally was willing to, Ed had left town for good and she felt distraught.
St. Ives
St. Ives (1976)
, 1h34
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Charles Bronson, Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, John Houseman, Harry Guardino, Harris Yulin
Roles Lt. Charles Blunt
Rating61% 3.0960953.0960953.0960953.0960953.096095
Abner Procane hires Raymond St. Ives, a crime reporter and ex-policeman, to return five ledgers stolen from his safe.