Obituaries

Lance LeGault, actor was 75

lance-legault-bhcourier.jpg.jpgYou know his face and you his know his voice (see video below.) Character actor Lance LeGault worked in Hollywood for 50 years, and after numerous character roles on television through the 1970s he got his break as Vince in "Coma" with Michael Douglas. LeGault died at home in Los Angeles on Monday From LeGault's website:

Lance was born in Chillicothe, IL an orphan and had a defining childhood which made him the great man he is. At the age of 13 he was working on the railroads which led up to his first break on the screen as an extra in a John Wayne film. John Wayne was so pleased with Lance and his ability to be a real cowboy, he told Lance he should move to California. Lance also a musician started playing music in night clubs in Las Vegas and in Los Angeles opening for Sinatra himself. He then later attracted a very well known musician “The King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley. Lance played many shows with Elvis and Doubled him in several movies like "Kissing Cousins," "Viva Las Vegas" and "Roustabout" to name a few.

Lance played several Characters in TV series through the 70's, but in 78' he landed the role of Vince in "COMA" with Michael Douglas. "The Incredible Hulk," "Captain America" and "Battlestar Galatica" followed... making a name for himself as a tough SOB playing Colonel Glass in the hit movie "Stripes" starring John Candy and Bill Murray. Glen Larson, creator of "Knight Rider," once described his voice as “four octaves lower than God’s”.

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Lance LeGault's final appearance will be seen in the upcoming comedy starring Paul Rudd in 2013 titled "Prince Avalanche."

LeGault did a lot of voice work, as in this commercial for "Frasier."


Photo: Beverly Hills Courier


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