77 (passed away Jun. 6th, 2005)
Oct. 10th, 1927
Ferndale, Michigan, USA
Dana Elcar's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1984 - 2010: The Year We Make Contact
1984 - All of Me
1981 - Buddy Buddy
1981 - Condorman
1980 - The Nude Bomb
1980 - The Last Flight of Noah's Ark
1979 - The Champ
1976 - St. Ives
1975 - Report to the Commissioner
1973 - The Sting
1972 - The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
1970 - Soldier Blue
1968 - The Boston Strangler
1965 - The Fool Killer
1964 - Fail-Safe
Guest TV Roles
Charles Vincent Addison
District Attorney Shannon
Born: Ibson Dana Elcar in Ferndale, Michigan, USA and had a Major Role in MacGyver playing Pete Thorton Macgyvers boss at the Phoenix Foundation
- Did not appear in either of the two _"MacGyver" (1985)_ (qv) TV-movies: _MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) (TV)_ (qv) and _MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994) (TV)_ (qv)
- Married and divorced three times. Was long-time companion of Thelma M. Garcia, at the time of his death.
- Most recently played a blind character in a guest spot on _"ER" (1994)_ (qv).
- When he started going blind, his character Peter Thornton on _"MacGyver" (1985)_ (qv) was also written with the same affliction. His blindness was also written into his guest appearance on _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv), resulting from Diabetic Retinopathy.
- His body double on _"MacGyver" (1985)_ (qv) was 'Don S. Davis (I)' (qv) who would later star on _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv) with Elcar's co-star 'Richard Dean Anderson' (qv).
- Parents were Danish immigrants. Father was a butcher; mother was a nanny.
- Father of son, Dane Elcar, daughters, Nora Elcar Verdon, Chandra Elcar, and Marin Elcar, and stepdaughter, 'Emily Prager' (qv). Brother of Marie E. Hewitt and half-sister Janet K. Melville.
- At the time of his death in 2005, he was survived by his companion, Thelma M. Garcia, one son, Dane, and three daughters, Nora, Chandra and Marin.
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