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Richard Masur

Masur at the premiere of Air America in 1990
Born November 20, 1948 (1948-11-20) (age 61)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974—present

Richard D. Masur (born November 20, 1948) is an American actor who has appeared in over 80 movies during his career. He is best known as the Princeton interviewer in the 1983 film Risky Business. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) from 1995 to 1999. Masur sits on the Corporate Board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund.[1]

Masur was born in New York City to a high school teacher mother and a pharmacist father.[2] Masur attended P.S. 28, Walt Whitman Junior High School, and Roosevelt High School in Yonkers. He is the brother of Judith Masur, and the husband of Fredda Weiss.

Masur studied acting at The Yale School of Drama and appeared on stage before acting in movies and television shows during the 1970s. He had recurring roles in Rhoda from 1974 to 1978, One Day at a Time from 1975 to 1976, Hot L Baltimore in 1975 and the pilot to an NBC sitcom, Bumpers, in 1977. In January 2006, he began playing a recurring character on the soap opera All My Children. He also played in guest spots on TV's M*A*S*H and All in the Family.

Masur played the role of Martin Stone in the off-Broadway play Dust. Masur also played the role of a character modeled after Jewish-American spy Jonathan Pollard in the film Les Patriotes (The Patriots) (1994), by French director Éric Rochant.



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