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6, 1931
Temple, TX
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6, 1931 (age 88)
Temple, TX


Character actor who played Zed in Men in Black and portrayed Arthur in The Larry Sanders Show, a role that earned him six Emmy Award nominations. He was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor for his acting in the 1983 film, Cross Creek.

Before Fame

After making his debut in the film, Baby Doll, he trained with Lee Strasberg in the Actors' Studio.


He played Henry Miller in Tropic of Cancer.

Family Life

His first cousin is actress Sissy Spacek. He has six children. He was married to Ann Wedgeworth from 1955 to 1961 and Geraldine Page from 1963 to 1967. He then married Amy Wright in 1989.

Associated With

He starred in Men in Black with Will Smith.