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Merle Kessler was born on October 1, 1949 in Milbank, South Dakota, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Phone Booth (2002), Zadar! Cow from Hell (1989) and Programmed to Kill (1987). He has been married to Amy Ellyn Anderson since March 15, 2002. See full bio »

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Known For

Phone Booth Miscellaneous Crew
Zadar! Cow from Hell Sleepless Walker
Programmed to Kill Medical Technician


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 2001 Majestic (Video Game)
 1990 Dead Pan Alley (TV Movie)
Ian Shoales
 1989 Zadar! Cow from Hell
Sleepless Walker
 1987 Dr. Science (TV Series)
- Hypnotism (1987) ... Rodney
- Nightmares (1987) ... Rodney
- Robots (1987) ... Rodney
- Heat (1987) ... Rodney
- Bugs (1987) ... Rodney
 1987 Programmed to Kill
Medical Technician
 1985 Grunt! The Wrestling Movie
Ian Shoals
 1984 Out of Control (TV Series)
Segment performer - Adult Education / Sketch performer
- Mail (1984) ... Segment performer - Adult Education
- Battle of the Reporters (1984) ... Sketch performer
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 1996 Three Dirty Dwarves (Video Game)
 1990 Dead Pan Alley (TV Movie)
 1989 Zadar! Cow from Hell (writer)
  Dr. Science (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- Nightmares (1987) ... (writer)
- Robots (1987)
- Bugs (1987)
- Meets His Match (1987)
- Dinosaurs (1987)
 1986 The Jay Leno Special (TV Special)
  Out of Control (TV Series) (1 episode, 1984) (sketch writer - 1 episode, 1984)
- Big Things (1984)
- Battle of the Reporters (1984) ... (sketch writer)
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
 2002 Phone Booth (dialogue consultant)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 1989 Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (Documentary) (special thanks)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played the Unabomber onstage in San Francisco world premiere of 'Ted Kaczynski Killed People With Bombs'

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Alternate Names:

Ian Shoales

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