Richard Dysart ( born March 30, 1929 in Augusta, Maine, United States) is an American film and television actor. He also acted in the television series LA Law - with celebrity attorneys, tricks, processes, which aired from 1986 to 1994.
Richard Dysart served during the Korean War for four years in the U.S. Air Force.
In an issue of EGG magazine a scene of the series LA Law was listed as the 38th greatest moment in television. It was a scene in which he presented the character Leland McKenzie, patriarchal representative of a so stiff as successful law practice, in bed with his Rosalind Shays a contestant (Diana Muldaur ) was caught.
1972 Dysart was awarded a Drama Desk Award and 1992 with an Emmy Award.