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Overview (4)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USA  (complications from heart surgery)
Birth NameRobert Jozef Porzuczek
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Member of Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage repertory company in 60's and 70s, where he worked with Jane Alexander James Earl Jones Robert Foxworth and others.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Ida Hove (4 June 1960 - 8 December 2008) ( his death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (10)

Received a degree in Economics from Temple University. Later worked as a bookkeeper with the Federal Reserve Bank while taking acting classes at the American Theatre Wing in New York.
Appeared on Broadway in "A View From the Bridge, " "Glengarry, Glen Ross" (Tony nomination for Featured Actor) and "A Walk In the Woods" (Tony nomination for Best Actor).
Father of Andy Prosky, Stefan Prosky and John Prosky.
Has played Kirstie Alley's father twice, first in a guest appearance on Cheers (1982), and later on the series Veronica's Closet (1997).
Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1984, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," and in 1988 as Best Actor (Play) for "A Walk In the Woods."
Made his movie debut in Michael Mann's Thief (1981). That film also marked the film debuts of Jim Belushi, Dennis Farina, and William Petersen.
He was nominated for a 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award For Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Glengarry Glen Ross" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Got into acting via a a scholarship to New York's American Theatre Wing through a TV talent contest.
Briefly joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War but was honourably discharged when his father died.
He was of Polish descent.

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