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Alan Fudge (February 27, 1944 – October 10, 2011) was an American actor known for his roles in four television programs, Man from Atlantis, Eischied, Paper Dolls and Bodies of Evidence, along with a recurring role on 7th Heaven.
|Born||February 27, 1944|
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
|Died||October 10, 2011 (aged 67)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Arizona|
|Spouse(s)||Kathryn (Kathy) Jean Brown (1980–2011; his death)|
Fudge was born in Wichita, Kansas. He moved to Tucson, Arizona, at the age of five. He acted with Mary MacMurtrie's Children's Theater in Tucson and with the Tucson Little Theater. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a major in theater. He received the university's Best Actor Award in two seasons worked with the Globe Theater in San Diego during one summer.
Fudge appeared in many television movies based on popular series, such as Columbo: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine, Columbo: Columbo Goes to College, Matlock: The Witness Killings, and Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For.. He had a turn as the title character in the M*A*S*H episode "Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?," which was nominated for a Humanitas Prize.
Films in which he appeared include Airport 1975 (1974), Bug (1975), Capricorn One (1978), Chapter Two (1979), The Border (1982), Brainstorm (1983), The Natural (1984), My Demon Lover (1987) and Edward Scissorhands (1990).
Fudge's work on stage included performing at the Charles Playhouse in Boston. For three years, he acted with the APA-Phoenix Theatre. He appeared on Broadway, including being part of the original cast of War and Peace at the Lyceum Theatre in 1967. His other credits on Broadway included Hamlet (1969), The Show Off (1968), Pantagleize (1968), The Cherry Orchard (1968), You Can't Take It With You (1967), The Wild Duck (1967), We, Comrades Three (1966), and The School for Scandal (1966).
Fudge died in Los Angeles at age 67, as a result of lung and liver cancer, on October 10, 2011.
|1973||Kojak||Gus||Episode: Girl in the River|
|1974||Columbo||David Chase||Episode: Publish or Perish|
|1974||The Man from Independence||Mooney|
|1974||Airport 1975||Danton, Salt Lake Controller|
|1975||M*A*S*H||Capt. Arnold Chandler / Jesus Christ||Episode: Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler|
|1976||Family Plot||Helicopter Pilot||Uncredited|
|1978||Capricorn One||Capsule Communicator|
|1979||The Concorde ... Airport '79||FBI Agent||TV version, Uncredited|
|1979||Chapter Two||Lee Michaels|
|1984||The Natural||Ed Hobbs|
|1987||My Demon Lover||Phil Janus|
|1989||Breaking In||Detective #3|
|1990||Edward Scissorhands||Loan Officer|
|1993||The Liars' Club||Mr. Reynolds|
|1995||Galaxis||Chief of Police|
|1995||7th Heaven||Lou Dalton||1997-2007 (27 episodes)|
|2001||The Man Who Wasn't There||Dr. Diedrickson|
|2009||The Office||Alan Brand||Episode: "Shareholder Meeting"|
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