Harris Yulin

Harris Yulin

Nov. 5th, 1937
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 11

Harris Yulin's Main TV Roles

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Meeting of Minds TV Show
Meeting of Minds

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Harris Yulin (born November 5, 1937) is an American actor who has appeared in over 100 films and television series.
Life and career Yulin was born in Los Angeles, California. He was married to Gwen Welles until her death in 1993.
Yulin's first prominent film role was in the Brian De Palma film Scarface (1983) as Mel Bernstein.
In 1989, he played the role of loud and obnoxious Judge Stephen Wexler in Ghostbusters II
He appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in the episode "Duet". During the second season of 24 he played the Director of the National Security Agency Roger Stanton. He was nominated for a 1996 Emmy for his portrayal of crime boss Jerome Belasco in the television series Frasier. In the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer he played Quentin Travers, head of the Watchers' Council. Yulin also appeared in Season 3 of Entourage in the episode "Return of the King" as studio head Arthur Gadoff.
In 2009, Yulin performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.[1]

  • Cousin of actress 'Linda Stirling' (qv) and 'Sloan Nibley' (qv).
  • His father was a dentist in Los Angeles with many film business clients who introduced him to a drama coach.
  • The first episode of _"24" (2001)_ (qv) in which he appeared was aired on the same night his character on _"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)_ (qv) was killed.
  • Co-starred with actress 'Faye Dunaway' (qv) in the movie _'Doc' (1971)_ (qv). They were romantically involved from 1970-1972.
  • First began acting and directing when he was living in Tel Aviv during the 1960s.
  • In 1980, he collapsed on stage from exhaustion while performing at the end of the first act in a Broadway play in front of a live audience; he had been struggling to keep said play from closing.
  • After college, Harris spent time in Italy trying to be a painter like his friends. "I was very bad," he says.

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