Richard Masur

Richard Masur

Nov. 20th, 1948
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
6' 1"

Richard Masur's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
One Day at a Time (1975) TV Show
One Day at a Time (1975)
Family Law TV Show
Family Law
Hot L Baltimore TV Show
Hot L Baltimore
Significant Others (1998) TV Show
Significant Others (1998)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Mazur has also been active in the theatre with increasing frequency. His Broadway debut was in The Changing Room by David Storey (1973). More recently, Masur returned to Broadway in Michael Frayn's Democracy (2004-05), and, among his many off-Broadway and regional theatre appearances, are recent major roles in A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem (Playwrights Horizons - 2007)and Mike Leigh's Two Thousand Years (The New Group - 2008).

  • "Served two 2-year terms as president of Screen Actors Guild, 1995-1999."
  • A graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
  • Present wife Eileen Henry is a SAG New York branch President.
  • Moved from being a familiar face for over 20 years in film and television to directing. His first project _Love Struck (1986)_ (qv), a 23-minute film which he both wrote and directed, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. His ex-wife 'Fredda Weiss' (qv) produced the short.
  • (1995-1999) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
  • Sits on the Boards of The Hollywood Policy Center and The Creative Coalition, and has been deeply involved, for over six years, in the campaign for a U.S. National Health Program.
  • Remembered as 'Bonnie Franklin' (qv)'s lumpish, even-natured boyfriend in the earlier seasons of _"One Day at a Time" (1975)_ (qv).
  • Versatile character actor whose quality TV movie roles over the years have ranged from playing a Senate investigator in _Adam (1983) (TV)_ (qv), to a child molester in the acclaimed _Fallen Angel (1981) (TV)_ (qv), to a gay cop in _When the Bough Breaks (1986) (TV)_ (qv). He also received an Emmy nomination for his performance, opposite 'Farrah Fawcett' (qv) (also nominated) as an abused wife and mother in _The Burning Bed (1984) (TV)_ (qv).

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