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Actor | Voice Actor
Dano appeared in five episodes of The Rifleman ―
Sheridan Story as the Confederate Soldier Private Frank Blanden.
A Matter of Faith as Jonas Epps the Rain Maker ― A Case of
Identity as Aaron Wingate, he was the man who was searching for his
long loss son, Robert.
Honest Abe as Able "Abe" Lincoln,
Able suffered a mental shock during the civil war and as a
result believes he is Abraham Lincoln ―
Reckoning as Reverend Jamison, he was the
minister who was once a crooked outlaw.
In later years he again appeared with Chuck Connors in a made for TV movie
called Once Upon A Texas Train.
I find it interesting that out of
all the things he's done - he never appeared in Branded — I wouldn't be
afraid to bet he was all booked up.
a durable character actor whose career spanned over
more than four decades and some 300 films and television
He appeared in many movies. A few were The Outlaw Josey
Wales ― Back to the Planet of the Apes ― Cahill - U.S.
Marshal ― The Undefeated ― Killer Klowns From Outer Space ― Savage Sam to the voice of Marley's
ghost in Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol.
As far as TV appearances,
he has done oodles and oodles of guest appearances. Royal Dano very
convincingly portrayed Lincoln. He has done the
role Of Abraham Lincoln many of times. He did Lincoln's voice for Walt
Disney's Hall of Presidents in both Disneyland and Disney World. First
Presidents exhibit at the World's Fair 1960. His voice is still used today. Provided the voice of Disney's audioanimatronic Abraham Lincoln in
Moments with Mister Lincoln, presented as part of the State of Illinois
pavilion during the 1964 -65 New York World's Fair.
He was an
American film and television character actor. Born in New
York City, he left home at the age of 12 and at various
intervals, lived in Florida, Texas and California.
After reaching an agreement with his father, he agreed to
continue his education, on the condition that he be allowed
Royal Dano's wife was named Peggy. They met while
they were in the armed forces. She would help him with
his acting voice
They moved to Williamsburg Brooklyn on
Knoll street where he later attended New York University,
where he began his career on the stage and went on to appear
on Broadway in such productions as Finian's Rainbow
during the 1940's.
Roy's younger brother was living with them at that
time. I was in the apartment with them when he got the
telegram stating that he got the part in the play, Roy took
us all out to get some great deserts to celebrate.
Thank you Anthony Giordano!
"A supporting actor only has to work that much harder, carefully planning his or her performance to enhance the entire storyline and star players."
Royal Dano was born on November 16, 1922
He died May 15, 1994 of a heart attack after a car accident.
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