Robert Prosky (December 13, 1930 – December 8, 2008) was an American actor with hundreds of credits on stage and screen including "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Hill Street Blues"
Death of Robert Prosky
Robert Prosky died on December 8, 2008, five days short of his 78th birthday, of complications following a heart procedure. At the time of his death, he lived on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Robert Prosky appeared in such films as Thief, Christine, The Natural, Broadcast News, Green Card, Hoffa, Rudy, and Dead Man Walking. In addition to appearing in numerous films, Prosky appeared as a regular on the television shows Hill Street Blues and Veronica’s Closet. Prior to his film and television career, Prosky appeared in numerous productions at the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, most notably as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. He was considered for the role of Martin Crane in Frasier and later made a guest appearance in the show as a reclusive writer. He also played Rebecca Howe’s father on Cheers.
Prosky often performed at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, with over 100 stage credits to his name at that theatre alone. He also originated the role of Shelly Levene in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.
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The Skeptic (2009)
Suits on the Loose (2005)
D-Tox (2002) – McKenzie
Death to Smoochy (2002) (uncredited)
Dudley Do-Right (1999) – Inspector Fenwick
Veronica’s Closet (1997) (TV series) (1997–1998)
The Chamber (1996)
Dead Man Walking (1995)
The Scarlet Letter (1995) – Horace Stonehall
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) – Judge Henry Harper
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) – Jonathan Lundy
Rudy (1993) – Father Cavanaugh
Last Action Hero (1993)
Far and Away (1992) – Daniel Christie
Green Card (1990)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Outrageous Fortune (1987) – Stanislav Korzenowski
Broadcast News (1987)
Hill Street Blues (1981) (TV series) (1984–1987)
The Natural (1984)
The Keep (1983)
The Lords of Discipline (1983)
Hanky Panky (1982)