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Birth year: 1941
Biography from 1991 Bogus Journey Press Kit
HAL LANDON, JR. (Capt. Logan) recreates the role of Ted’s father that he
played in "Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure." Among his
other film credits are "Pacific Heights" and "Eraserhead,"
in addition to "Almost an Angel," "Prison" and
Landon is a veteran television actor, having been seen in guest roles on such
series as "Cheers," "Newhart," "Father Murphy,"
"Highway to Heaven," "Lou Grant," "T.J. Hooker,"
"Remington Steele" and "Matlock." He has also done
guest shots on such new series as "Down Home," starring Judith Ivey
and "Get a Life." His TV movie credits include
"Winnie" and "Sunset Limousine."
In the theatre, Landon has played numerous starring roles at Southern
California’s South Coast Repertory Theatre in productions of such plays as
"Talley’s Folly," "American Buffalo," "Buried
Child," "Glengarry Glenn Ross" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
Nest." He has also acted in various other regional theatre across the
An amazingly prolific actor and undoubtedly one of the hardest
working, Hal Landon, Jr. has an impressive amount of film and television credits
on his resume, but that only scratches the surface of his credentials . . . to
get the whole picture one must pay attention to his stage work and devotion to
A founding member of the South Coast Repertory Theatre in Orange
County, California, Hal Landon has appeared in literally dozens of plays,
including such classics as Amadeus, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The
Tempest and Waiting for Godot. Most notably he has performed
every year for the past 30 years as Ebenezer Scrooge in SCR's delightful
adaptation of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. This cheerful
holiday classic has become a tradition to many theater-goers in Southern
California. Currently, Hal has been nominated for an L.A. Drama Critics
Circle Award for his performance in The Drawer Boy.
In addition to performing onstage, Hal Landon, Jr. teaches
courses in acting through South Coast Repertory, Long Beach College and Ron
Michaelson's OC Actors Workshop.
Somehow Hal still finds the time to act in front of the
camera. Since Bogus Journey he has appeared in such films as Trespass
(which also featured William Sadler), Break Up, Playing By Heart and
His television appearances included roles in episodes of Ellen, Star Trek:
Deep Space Nine, General Hospital and Frasier.
Mr. Landon, Jr.
the film Greener Mountains in 2005 and had a hilarious turn on the series My
Name is Earl in 2008. Other recent roles include appearances on the
series Numb3rs, Mad Men, CSI: NY, The Middle and
The Closer. He also appeared in the 2012 Oscar-winning
film The Artist as well as the film California Solo and
the short film The Sleepy Man.
For information about upcoming South Coast Repertory
productions which Hal Landon, Jr. may be appearing in, click here.
For a list of Hal Landon, Jr.'s acting credits,
please visit the Internet Movie Database