Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Actors I Love: Fredric Lehne

A few years ago I wrote about my love of the film Ordinary People. (HERE:) One of the reasons I love the film, in addition to the story and Robert Redford's direction is the incredible cast. Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Timothy Hutton and Judd Hirsh all give amazing performances. The supporting cast, including Dinah Manoff, Elizabeth McGovern and Fredrick Lehne were also top notch.

Actor Lehne played Joe Lazenby, and although only in a few scenes, also stood out as the lone friend of Conrad who saw and sympathized with what he was going through.

Fredric Lehne began acting on television in the late 1970's, and although never a huge star, has managed over the past 35 years to work steadily creating memorable characters in many television shows and movies. I think Lehne was at his hottest in the mid eighties while romancing Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton) on DALLAS.

Most recently, many might remember Lehne as Frank the guard on Amercian Horror Story Asylum (below) but he has also had regular roles on Supernatural, LOST, Big Love and Ghost Whisper. Lehne has also guested on shows going back to the 70's like Eight Is Enough and Family, through the present on Cagney and Lacey, China Beach, Wiseguy, The X Files, Castle and Boardwalk Empire to name just a few.

The actors movie roles have been equally impressive including; Con Air, Men In Black, Zero Dark Thirty, The Dark Knight Rises and opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1981 television movie, The Children Nobody Wanted. (below).

Although undoubtedly sexy, Lehne has always avoided the trappings of being a heartthrob with a focus on the work by choosing roles and characters that show off his talent.

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1 comment:

Bobby F. said...

Interesting how one actor has transitioned through all kinds of genres of film and TV. I am glad he got sucked out of the plane on "Lost". :-)