George Coe

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George Coe
Born(1929-05-10) May 10, 1929 (age 84)
Jamaica, Queens, New York City, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1963-present
 
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George Coe
Born(1929-05-10) May 10, 1929 (age 84)
Jamaica, Queens, New York City, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1963-present

George Coe (born May 10, 1929) is an American film, stage, and television actor.

Career[edit]

Coe's Broadway theater career began in 1964 and included turns as M. Lindsey Woolsey opposite Angela Lansbury in the original cast of Jerry Herman's Mame and as Owen O'Malley in On The Twentieth Century alongside John Cullum, Imogene Coca, Kevin Kline and Madeline Kahn, as well as creating the role of David in the original Broadway cast of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's Company.

Coe was also an original member of the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players," the original cast of Saturday Night Live, but he was only credited as a cast member for the first three shows (October 11, 18, and 25 of 1975), often as a pitchman in commercial parodies. Coe was used in several other episodes of SNL, but was never again credited.

In 1979 he appeared as the head of Dustin Hoffman's advertising firm in the Academy Award-winning Kramer vs. Kramer. He was himself nominated for an Academy Award for the 1968 comedy short film The Dove, a parody of Ingmar Bergman's films, which he co-directed as well as starred in. Coe is also known for a guest-starring role in Star Trek: The Next Generation; in the 1991 episode "First Contact," he plays Chancellor Durkin, the leader of an alien planet with whom the Federation is attempting to establish relations. He also portrayed Ben Cheviot, the eventual head of Network 23, in the TV series Max Headroom.

His various television appearances include Murder, She Wrote, Bones, Judging Amy, The King of Queens, Nip/Tuck, Grey's Anatomy, Columbo, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Gilmore Girls, The Golden Girls, and as Senator Howard Stackhouse in two episodes of The West Wing.

Most recently, he voices the character of Woodhouse the much-put-upon butler in the FX animated series Archer. He voiced the Autobot Wheeljack in Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.[1] Coe provided voice acting for the 2011 video games The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1968De Düva: The DoveViktorShort film
1975Stepford Wives, TheThe Stepford WivesClaude Axhelm
1979French PostcardsMr. Weber
Kramer vs. KramerJim O'Connor
1980First Deadly Sin, TheThe First Deadly SinDr. Bernardi
1981Bustin' LooseDoctor Wilson T. Renfrew
Amateur, TheThe AmateurRutledge
1982Entity, TheThe EntityDr. Weber
1984House of God, TheThe House of GodDr. Leggo
Micki + MaudeGovernor Lanford
1985Remo Williams: The Adventure BeginsGen. Scott Watson
Head OfficeSenator Issel
1987Blind DateHarry Gruen
Best SellerGraham
1989CousinsPhil
1990End of Innocence, TheThe End of InnocenceDad
1992Mighty Ducks, TheThe Mighty DucksJudge Weathers
1995GospaFather Ferdo Vlasic
1997Nick and JaneMr. Morgan
1999Omega Code, TheThe Omega CodeSen Jack Thompson
2000Big EdenSam Hart
Rumor of Angels, AA Rumor of AngelsDr. Sam Jenkins
Diamond MenTip Rountree
2008Corporate AffairsGeorge Parker
2009Funny PeopleGeorge's Dad
Slice of WaterBenShort film
2010Bathtub PicnicShort film
2011Transformers: Dark of the MoonQue/WheeljackVoice only
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1963Doctors, TheThe DoctorsScott Conrad
1971–1972SomersetLeo Kurtz #1
1975How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingMatthewsTelevision film
1975–1976Saturday Night LiveVarious
1980Big BlondeEdTelevision film
1981Kent StateMayor Leroy SatromTelevision film
Broken PromiseGeorge MathewsTelevision film
Red Flag: The Ultimate GameTelevision film
1983Listen to Your HeartJohnTelevision film
Rage of AngelsMaguireTelevision film
Goodnight, BeantownDick Novak
SessionsMaxTelevision film
Hill Street BluesBenjamin Fisk
1984He's Not Your SonDoctor SadlerTelevision film
1984–1985American PlayhouseBrian Haas
Old Man
1985My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol FlynnIrving JeromeTelevision film
MoonlightingLou LaSalle
1986Family TiesJustin Phillips
Blood & OrchidsDr. LansingTelevision film
Simon & SimonNolan Scott
Paper Chase, TheThe Paper Chase
DallasFritz Longley
Scarecrow and Mrs. KingDr. Quidd
1986–1991L.A. LawJudge Wallace R. Vance
1987Uncle Tom's CabinMr. ShelbyTelevision film
1987–1988Max HeadroomBen Cheviot
1987–1990thirtysomethingTed Murdoch
1988Why on Earth?HenryTelevision film
Magnum P.I.William Wainwright
Golden Girls, TheThe Golden GirlsAl
ShootdownDavidTelevision film
1989Those She Left BehindBill PageTelevision film
My Name Is Bill W.Frank Shaw from Rice & Co.Television film
Hollywood Detective, TheThe Hollywood DetectiveSid CurleyTelevision film
Tracey Ullman Show, TheThe Tracey Ullman ShowReverend Graylin
Columbo: Murder: A Self PortraitDr. Hammer
MatlockDr. Lucas Sinclair
1990AmenCol. Adams
Father Dowling MysteriesMr. Vance
Fine ThingsPaul BermanTelevision film
Murphy BrownTheodore
To My DaughterFrank ParsonsTelevision film
1990–1992Murder, She WroteAndrew Thayer
Martin Bergman
1991Star Trek: The Next GenerationChancellor Durken
Equal JusticeColin Baker
Night CourtPeter Collingswood
1992CrossroadsHugh
Human Factor, TheThe Human FactorDr. Astor
Camp CandyVoice only
Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz StoryDr. FeldmanTelevision film
NursesRudy
1993Law & OrderLee Hastings
Joe's LifeGrandpa
1995Cosby Mysteries, TheThe Cosby MysteriesAgent Carter
New York UndercoverMr. Braddock
Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass CeilingDan BroadbentTelevision film
1997Home ImprovementParker
1998JennyThomas Kendall
Pretender, TheThe PretenderDr. Nicholas Haring
Practice, TheThe PracticeJudge Walters
Nanny, TheThe NannyErnest
1998–1999WorkingPeter Baines
1999Any Day NowMr. Noonan
Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza PlaceMr. Belt
2000Ladies ManHerb
BullEd Krakauer
2001Lone Gunmen, TheThe Lone GunmenBertram Byers
BeckerMr. Spector
2001–2002West Wing, TheThe West WingSen. Howard Stackhouse
2002SmallvilleWilliam Clark
Crossing JordanWarren Lauer
2002–2007Curb Your EnthusiasmGeneral Manager
2003Division, TheThe DivisionJoe Marks
Judging AmyJudge
2005Gilmore GirlsGrandpa Huntzberger
Numb3rsSteven Logan
2006Cold CaseBill Simmons
2006–2007Celebrity DeathmatchAlbert Einstein
Bud Selig
Voice only
2007BonesFather William Donlan
King of Queens, TheThe King of QueensFather Biskup
Private PracticeStan
Nip/TuckDr. Joshua Lee
2008SupernaturalPat
Grey's AnatomyEd Bullard
2009Star Wars: The Clone WarsTee Watt KaaVoice only
2009–presentArcherWoodhouseVoice only
2011WilfredGene
2012Legend of Korra, TheThe Legend of KorraTozaVoice only
2013Two and a Half MenVictor
Video game voice roles
YearTitleRole
2011Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, TheThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimTolfdir
Calcelmo
Calixto Corrium
Cedran
Cow Hand
Jouane Manette
Nepos the Nose
Nils
Raerek
Runil
Storn Crag-Strider
Styrr
Star Wars: The Old RepublicDoctor Godera

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