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Art LaFleur
Born September 9, 1943 (1943-09-09) (age 66)
Gary, Indiana

Art LaFleur (born September 9, 1943) is an American character actor.


Life and career

LaFleur was born in Gary, Indiana. He has had many guest-starring roles on television shows, including Angel and JAG. He may be best-known for his appearance as baseball player Babe Ruth in The Sandlot . He also appeared in one episode of the TV show M*A*S*H in season 9 ("Father’s Day”) as an MP looking for the people responsible for a stolen side of beef.

LaFleur also appeared as a baseball player, Chick Gandil, in Field of Dreams, as the White House's security chief in First Kid, as "McNulty" in both Trancers (1985) and Trancers II (1991). He has appeared in Air America (1990), The Replacements (2000) and Beethoven's 4th (2003) as Sergeant Rutledge.

A coach for the New York Yankees in the 1992 film, Mr. Baseball. LaFleur, a Gary, IN, native, played football in 1962 as a redshirt at the University of Kentucky under Coach Charlie Bradshaw as chronicled in a 2007 book, The Thin Thirty.

He also appeared in The Santa Clause 2 in 2002, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006 as the tooth fairy. In 2005 he appeared in Hostage. In 2009, he appeared in Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective and in the Science-Fiction horror film "The Rig"[1] .

He also appeared in House, M.D. in 2005 as Warner Fitch, in the episode entitled "Sports Medicine."

LaFleur's nephew, Kyle J. Bickoff, is an aspiring film director at the University of Florida.

Further reading

  • Voisin, Scott, "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting." BearManor Media, 2009. ISBN 9-781593-933425.


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