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Philip 'Phil' Bruns


Born - 2 May 1931, Pipestone, Minnesota, USA
Died - 8 February 2012

Wry-faced American character actor who seemed born to play comic parts. He had key roles in some of the country's most popular light-entertainment TV series: Barney Miller, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, M*A*S*H and Seinfeld. And there were films, too, almost always as eccentric characters: A Thousand Clowns (1965), The Swimmer (1968), Midnight Cowboy (1969), The Out-of-Towners (1970), The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971), Harry and Tonto (1974), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), Nickelodeon (1976), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982), Flashdance (1983), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), Dead Men Don't Die (1990), Love Bites (1993), Ed (1996), Johnny Skidmarks (1998) and Inferno (1999), his last. He married actress Laurie Franks, who survives him.