Larry Cedar

Infobox actor


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birthdate = 6 March 1955
birthplace = Los Angeles, California

Larry Cedar (born 6 March 1955) is an American actor and a voice actor best known for playing "Leon", the opium addicted thief and faro dealer in the internationally acclaimed HBO series, Deadwood.

Biography

Born and raised in Pacoima in the Los Angeles San Fernando Valley (Richie Valens' home town), Larry's professional acting career didn't begin until shortly after his admission to Hastings Law School when, on an impulse, he decided to audition for, and was accepted into the MFA Theater program at UCLA. There he won the Hugh O'Brian Acting Competition award for Best Actor, resulting in his signing a one-year artist development contract with Universal Studios. He went on to star in various TV movies, numerous episodics and feature films, including a starring role opposite Rebecca De Mornay in the Ivan Reitman produced, Feds, as well as a memorable appearance as "The Creature on the Wing" opposite John Lithgow in the Steven Spielberg remake, Twilight Zone: The Movie, directed by George Miller.

Larry spent six seasons in New York starring in the award-winning PBS series Square One TV and later starred in 40 episodes of the Fox television series A.J. s Time Travelers. A veteran stage performer, Larry most recently performed the lead in the one-man play Billy Bishop Goes to War at the Colony Theatre. He’s been nominated for two Los Angeles Theater Alliance "Ovation" awards for his performances in Anything Goes (as Lord Oakley) opposite Rachel York and She Loves Me (as Sipos, for which he won Best Featured Actor in a Musical). Other stage work includes portraying Hoagy Carmichael in Hoagy, Bix, and Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhaus at L.A.’s Mark Taper Forum, as Vernon opposite Lea Thompson in They're Playing Our Song, and as Secretary Thompson in 1776: The Musical opposite Roger Rees.

In August, 2008 Larry will appear in Towelhead, the directorial debut of Alan Ball (creator, Six Feet Under). He most recently co-starred opposite Adrien Brody as the demented "Chester Sinclair” in the Ben Affleck , Diane Lane noir feature film, Hollywoodland, directed by Allen Coulter, and recurred for three seasons as "Leon", the opium-addicted card dealer and thief, in the David Milch helmed HBO hit series, Deadwood opposite Powers Boothe and Ian McShane. Independent feature work includes the award winning short Tel Aviv, the sci-fi thriller Forecast as well as the full length horror flic, Midnight Son. Larry also excels in the field of voiceovers, lending his vocal characterizations to hundreds of commercials, cartoon series, and video games.

Filmography

Movie roles

* - Palace Guard
* Towelhead - Photographer
* Hollywoodland - Chester Sinclair
* Paparazzi - Charlie
* Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Car Rental Agent
* - Creature on the Wing (Episode #4)
* "Constantine" - Vermin Man
* "Pinocchio's Revenge" - District Attorney
* "The Gingerdead Man" - Jimmy Dean
* "The Master of Disguise" - Businessman

Television roles

* Deadwood (HBO) - Leon (3 seasons)
* State of Mind - Larry Carson
* The Riches - Karl
* Boston Legal - Robert Hooper
* Saved by the Bell- Mystery Weekend actor
* Without a Trace - Ray Pallidies
* Square One TV - Series Regular

Video game roles

* "EverQuest II" - Rune Shimmerstar, Tristan Gallaway, Eorandalanu Otuden, Alchemist Alus Crispian, Dyric Pyre, Waylon March, The Glademaster, Generic Male Dark Elf Merchant, Generic Male Erudite Merchant, Generic Male Gnome Merchant, Generic Male Halfling Merchant, Generic Male Human Merchant, Generic Male Ratonga Merchant, Generic Dark Elf Guard, Various Character Languages
* "" - Loki
* "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4" -
* "Tony Hawk's Underground" - The Skater
* "Tony Hawk's Underground 2" -
* "Ultimate Spider-Man" - Additional Voices

External links

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