Terry Kiser

Terry Kiser

actor, director, stunts

Terry Kiser was born on Aug 01, 1939 in USA. Terry Kiser's big-screen debut came with Rachel, Rachel directed by Paul Newman in 1968, strarring Preacher. Terry Kiser is known for Live Shot directed by Anson Williams, Sam Anderson stars as Marvin Seaborne and David Birney as Harry Chandler Moore. The upcoming new movie Terry Kiser plays is The Kingsbury Run which will be released on Apr 01, 2018.

Excellent, prolific and dependable character actor Terry Kiser was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Terry attended the University of Kansas on both football and dramatic scholarships. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and worked for three years in this profession in his hometown of Omaha. Kiser also acted in some 50 plays around this same time. Terry then moved to New York and studied his craft at the Actors Studio, where he was mentored by legendary Method acting teacher Lee Strasberg. Following several gigs in television commercials, he made his film debut as a preacher in the film Rachel, Rachel (1968). Although often cast as sleazy and unlikable scoundrels, Terry has shown on occasion that he can portray more sympathetic parts with equal skill and conviction.Kiser gave an especially strong and engaging performance in a rare substantial starring role in the little seen drama Lapin 360 (1972). Best known as the deceased, but still active Bernie Lomax in the hilarious "Weekend at Bernie's" films, Terry's other memorable roles include Chuck Norris' ill-fated cop partner Dave Pierce in the exciting Dent pour dent (1981), shady businessman Freddy Barrett in the entertaining science fiction disaster film Starflight One (1983), petty worthless hoodlum Jesse Hardwick in the superior horror anthology opus Nuits sanglantes (1987), sneaky psychiatrist Dr. Crews in Vendredi 13 - Chapitre 7: Un nouveau défi (1988), and the evil Count Gunther Spretzle in Mannequin: On the Move (1991). Kiser had a recurring part on the daytime soap opera The Doctors (1963).Among the many television series Terry has done guest spots on are Will & Grace (1998), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), Mitch Buchannon (1995), Dream On (1990), Les craquantes (1985), La loi de Los Angeles (1986), Rick Hunter (1984), Arabesque (1984), Riptide (1984), K 2000 (1982), L'homme qui tombe à pic (1981), Magnum (1980), Capitaine Furillo (1981), Chips (1977), Arnold et Willy (1978), All in the Family (1971), Maude (1972), Hawaii police d'état (1968), Super Jaimie (1976), L'homme qui valait 3 milliards (1974), and Baretta (1975). In addition to his film and television work, Kiser has acted on stage in the Broadway plays "God's Favorite" (Terry received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in this Neil Simon comedy), "Shelter", "The Castro Complex", and "Paris Is Out!". Terry won both an Obie and a Theater World Award for his exemplary acting in the dramatic play "Fortune and Men's Eyes".Terry currently resides in Colorado and co-founded the premiere acting school The Actors Arena in Austin Texas with Joy Leigh.

  • Birthday

    Aug 01, 1939
  • Place of Birth

    Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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