May. 2nd, 1935
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Lance LeGault's Main TV Roles
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Lance LeGault (born as William Lance Legault; May 2, 1935) in Chicago, Illinois. LeGault grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois and graduated from Chillicothe Township High School in 1955.
LeGault began his acting career as a stunt double for 'Elvis Presley'; he appears in the 60s Presley vehicles Girls! Girls! Girls!, Kissin' Cousins, Viva Las Vegas, and Roustabout. With his tall, lean, compact build, strong, intense and commanding screen presence, and highly distinctive low, deep, gravel voice, LeGault has been frequently cast as various stern and severe military types in both movies and television programs alike.
His most memorable film roles include Iago in the Shakespearean rock opera Catch My Soul, evil pimp Burt in the offbeat French Quarter, vicious hired killer Vince in Coma, formidable card sharp Doc Palmer in the made-for-TV Western The Gambler, the austere Colonel Glass in the hilarious Stripes, steely prison guard security chief Lieutenant Barnes in the terrific Fast-Walking, and the strict Reverend Bates in Nightmare Beach. LeGault had recurring parts on several TV shows in the 80s: outstanding as the cunning and antagonistic Colonel Roderick Decker on The A-Team, ramrod Colonel "Buck" Greene on Magnum, P.I., and rugged cowboy bounty hunter Alamo Joe Rogan on Werewolf.
Among the many TV shows Lance has had guest spots on are Land of the Giants, Gunsmoke, Wonder Woman, Barbary Coast, The Rockford Files, The Incredible Hulk, Battlestar Galactica,The Dukes of Hazzard, Dallas, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Voyagers!, Dynasty, Knight Rider, Airwolf, Murder, She Wrote, MacGyver, Major Dad, Quantom Leap, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Outside of his acting gigs in both films and TV shows, LeGault has also worked as a lounge and nightclub singer (he even recorded a self-titled album in 1970). In addition, Lance has done voice work for cartoons and video games as well as the narrator of the tour audiotape for Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion and Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Lance LeGault lives on a ranch in California.
- Doubled for 'Elvis Presley' (qv) in several of his movies, including _Kissin' Cousins (1964)_ (qv), in which there was an error in one of the scenes where you can see it's Lance when it's supposed to be Elvis.
- Last name is pronounced "LUH-GOH" .. not "Gault" as in "Fault"
- Earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wichita, Kansas.
- Lance LeGault is an accomplished pilot, and enjoys flying his Cessna Skyhawk. He also breeds Arabian horses on his ranch.
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