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Dennis Lipscomb (March 1, 1942 - July 30, 2014)[1][2] was an American actor.

Dennis Lipscomb
Born(1942-03-01)March 1, 1942
DiedJuly 30, 2014(2014-07-30) (aged 72)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materClarkson University Bachelor's degree in Industrial Distribution
Years active1977–2002
Spouse(s)Pat Lipscomb[1]

Lipscomb's first feature film was Union City (1980). From the early 1980s to the 1990s, Lipscomb appeared in key roles in various motion pictures including Love Child (1982), WarGames (1983), Eyes of Fire (1983), The Day After (1983), A Soldier's Story (1984), Crossroads (1986), Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987), Retribution (1987), Sister, Sister (1987), The First Power (1990) and Under Siege (1992). Lipscomb also had a recurring role as mayor of the fictitious town of Sparta, Mississippi in the first season of In the Heat of the Night (1988). In more recent years, Lipscomb has guest starred on television commercials and shows, including WKRP In Cincinnati, T.J. Hooker, and Wiseguy (1987; CBS) as Sid Royce/Elvis Prim. To a younger audience he is perhaps best known as DCI Peter Sterling in Spycraft: The Great Game.


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Union City Harlan
1982 Penitentiary II Announcer
1982 Love Child Arthur Brady
1983 WarGames Watson
1983 Eyes of Fire Will Smythe
1983 The Day After Reverend Walker TV movie
1984 A Soldier's Story Captain Taylor
1986 Crossroads Lloyd
1987 Retribution George Miller
1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck Johnny B. Goode
1987 Sister, Sister Cleve Doucet
1990 The First Power Commander Perkins
1992 Under Siege Trenton
1993 Undercover Blues Foster
1995 Automatic Raymond Hammer
2000 Finding Kelly Book Collector
2001 Firetrap Mr. Reed
2001 The Medicine Show Dr. Votkiff


  1. ^ a b "Dennis Lipscomb's Obituary on Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Dennis Lipscomb Biography (1942-)".

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