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Posted by: JLC31383 27 June 2007 - 04:11 PM
In respect to the late Dana Elcar who will always best be remembered for playing Peter Thornton- MacGyver's boss and best friend- does anyone know about roles he has played in other common TV shows?

I know him outside of 'MacGyver' in-

'Knight Rider': Strock in "Merchants of Death" (Season 2)

'Hardcastle & McCormick': Frank Cardigan in "Georgia Street Motors" (Season 1)

'Incredible Hulk': Sheriff Harris in "Escape From Los Santos" (Season 2)

'A-Team': George Olson in "Double Heat" (Season 3) and Judge Mordente in "Judgement Day" (Season 4)

Posted by: MacGyverOnline 27 June 2007 - 05:50 PM
theres a full list and more details about Dana if you haven't already found it.

Posted by: 13coltsfan 26 March 2009 - 12:32 PM
He was in a lot of other shows, but he'll always be remembered as Pete Thornton. You rock, Dana!

Posted by: Astra 26 March 2009 - 01:26 PM
I've also seen him in one episode of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", where he already worked with Richard Dean Anderson. Funny how you always meet people twice in life...

Posted by: Lothithil 26 March 2009 - 01:45 PM
He was a regular in 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. biggrin.gif

Posted by: MacGyver and Magnum, pi 9 November 2009 - 06:54 PM
You must also remember that in the pilot Dana was Andy Colson.

Posted by: Miasma 9 December 2009 - 10:08 AM
I was watching Scarecrow & Mrs. King last weekend, and Dana Elcar guest starred as Lee Stetson's boss. Actually, the role was pretty similar to his role as Pete Thornton-- he was the head of the agency. In this episode, Dana's character suspects Amanda King (Kate Jackson) is a spy who has infiltrated the agency, and he demands that she be fired. But, of course, it turns out that he's wrong, and the spy is someone much closer to him.
I couldn't see him as anyone other than Pete, though.

Posted by: MacGyverOnline 9 December 2009 - 12:40 PM
QUOTE (MacGyver and Magnum @ pi,10 November 2009 - 03:54 PM)
You must also remember that in the pilot Dana was Andy Colson.

Yeah but it's the same show. wink.gif

Dana also appeared in an episode of another RDA show, Seven Brides for Seven brothers. smile.gif

Posted by: Dennman 15 March 2010 - 04:53 PM
He's also in a classic Rockford Files episode as well. A great actor, and always great to see him in other roles..

Posted by: MacGyverisms 16 February 2013 - 05:18 PM
He's also in an old episode of Get Smart. smile.gif

Posted by: YopeGyver 24 May 2013 - 10:05 AM
And he also appeared in an episode of "Alias Smith and Jones". He had a mustache x3.

Posted by: Mac1977 25 May 2013 - 01:16 PM
Dana Elcar was also in Columbo tv series episode 'Any old port in a storm' from season three.

Posted by: YopeGyver 25 May 2013 - 01:23 PM
QUOTE (Lothithil @ 26 March 2009 - 04:45 PM)
He was a regular in 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'. biggrin.gif

Good ol' Colonel Laird! biggrin.gif

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