Richard Masur

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director

Fast Facts

  • Studied premed in college before changing his major to theater arts.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1973 in The Changing Room, which was seen by television writer-producer Norman Lear, who gave Masur his first TV role on All in the Family.
  • His directorial debut, 1987's Love Struck, was nominated for a Best Short Film Academy Award.
  • Served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild between 1995 and 1999, but lost his third bid for the position to William Daniels.
  • Appeared in Mike Leigh's Off-Broadway play Two Thousand Years in 2008.


  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee


  • Eileen Henry — Wife
  • Fredda Weiss — Ex-wife


  • State University of New York, Stony Brook , New York, United States; Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States