Fast Facts

  • Got his start in theater by working as a box-office manger for ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) in Seattle. Eventually, joined ACT's touring company as an actor.
  • Portrayed newsroom photographer Animal on Lou Grant for the series' entire five-year run.
  • Served on the SAG board of directors from 1980 to 2002.
  • In 1981, visited East Germany as part of an 11-member showbiz delegation.
  • Along with his wife and three SAG board veterans, launched the SAG Awards telecast in 1995.
  • Has one daughter.


  • Kathy Connell — Wife
  • Shirley Anderson — Mother
  • Donald Anderson — Father


  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Birth Place: Seattle, WA
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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