Donald Moffat

Donald Moffat

87 (passed away Dec. 20th, 2018)
Dec. 26th, 1930
Born in
Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
6' 1 1/2

Donald Moffat's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Logan's Run TV Show
Logan's Run
Bull TV Show
The Chisholms TV Show
The Chisholms
The New Land TV Show
The New Land

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Donald Moffat was an English–American actor with a decades-long career in film and stage in the United States. HIs best known film role is likely as the corrupt U.S. President in Clear and Present Danger.

On television, Moffat appeared as Dr. Marcus Polk in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, as Rem the android in the CBS science-fiction series Logan’s Run, and as the Rev. Lars Lundstrom in The New Land, the 1974 ABC drama series about Swedish immigrants. He was also seen in episodes of Mannix, Ironside,Gunsmoke, Murder She Wrote, Columbo and The Defenders to name a few.

Among Moffat’s better known film roles were as Garry, the station commander, in John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), as Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff (1983) and as an arrogant corporate lawyer in Costa-Gavras’s Music Box (1989).

Moffat, a two-time Tony Award nominee died at his home in Sleepy Hollow, New York, complications from a stroke, as reported by the New York Times.

  • Resides in Los Angeles, California.
  • Has played two United States Presidents: 'Lyndon Johnson (I)' (qv) in _The Right Stuff (1983)_ (qv), and the fictional President in _Clear and Present Danger (1994)_ (qv).
  • He was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in "Misalliance" at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Began his acting career as a member of London's Old Vic theater in the 50s.
  • Studied acting at RADA.
  • Made his stage debut at age 24 in a London stage production of "Macbeth".
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1967 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for two plays - both revivals: Pirandello's "Right You Are If You Think You Are", and Ibsen's "The Wild Duck".

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