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Lance LeGault : biography

02 May 1935 - 10 September 2012

William Lance LeGaulthttp://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PWFAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=c1cMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3563,3339286&dq=william-lance-legault&hl=en (May 2, 1935 – September 10, 2012), sometimes credited as W. L. LeGault, was an American film and television actor, best known as Colonel Roderick Decker in the 1980s American television series The A-Team.

Death

LeGault died on Monday, September 10, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 77, survived by his wife of 35 years Mary and their four children Mary, Teresa, Marcus and Lance.

Voicework

On the Knight Rider season 1 DVD pilot commentary, creator Glen A. Larson mentioned that Lance LeGault had "a voice that was four octaves lower than God's." This trait helped him obtain roles (often) as a villain or other "tough guy". It also resulted in a side career doing voice-over work. LeGault's trademark voice was at one point featured on self-guided tour cassettes at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

In the video game world, he was heard as the voice of Major Manson in the 1998 video game Battlezone II: Combat Commander.

He provided the voice of Junior the Buffalo in Disney's Home on the Range (2004). He also voiced Yank Jus­tice in the nine-episode, 30-minute 1985 series Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines, part of Marvel Productions’ Super Sunday block.

From 2009 to 2010, he performed voiceover work for Burger King, with the then-new "Angry Whopper" burger. He did voice-over work on commercials for Dodge and 7-Up as well.

Filmography

  • Stuntmen (2009)
  • The Legend of Sasquatch (2006) (voice)
  • (2005)
  • Home on the Range (2004) (voice)
  • Crusade episode "Each Night I Dream of Home" (1999) (TV)
  • Scorpio One (1998)
  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
  • Executive Target (1997)
  • Dark Breed (1996)
  • Two Bits and Pepper (1995) (V)
  • Columbo episode "No Time to Die" (1992) (TV)
  • Shadow Force (1992)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Emissary" (1989) (TV)
  • MacGyver episode "Jack in the Box" (1987) (TV)
  • Iron Eagle (1986)
  • Airwolf (1984-1985)
  • The A-Team (1983-1986)
  • Knight Rider (1982)
  • Fast-Walking (1982)
  • Dynasty (1981-1982)
  • Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988)
  • Stripes (1980)
  • Coma (1978)
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) (voice)
  • Catch My Soul (1974)
  • The Young Runaways (1968)
  • The Swinger (1966)
  • Roustabout (1964) (uncredited)
  • Viva Las Vegas (1964) (uncredited)
  • Kissin' Cousins (1964) (uncredited)
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) (uncredited)
  • (2013) (Truck Driver)

Personal life

LeGault was born May 2, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Mary Jean (née Kovachevich) and Ernest Legault. His father was from Moose Creek in Ontario, Canada. LeGault's father, Ernest, was French-Canadian, while his mother, Mary, was born in Illinois, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from the former Yugoslavia and Austria-Hungary. The family was poor. He lived in an orphanage for a time between his dad's death when Lance was 4 and when his mother remarried. He started working at 11, and was fired from the railroad at 13 when they discovered he was not 18 as he'd said. He grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois and graduated from Chillicothe Township High School in 1955, later earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The Municipal University of Wichita, Kansas. He was married and had four children.

Career

LeGault's first three feature films he starred in were three Elvis Presley movies, Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) in which he was a stunt double for Elvis Presley, Kissin' Cousins (1964), and Viva Las Vegas (1964). He also appeared in Elvis Presley's groundbreaking 1968 NBC television special Elvis (also known as Elvis' 68 Comeback Special), where he sat at the side of the stage playing a tambourine. He also appeared in the Elvis movie "Roustabout" as a carnival barker

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