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Who was Lenny Von Dohlen?

Lenny Von Dohlen (December 22, 1958 – July 5, 2022) was an American film, television, and stage actor.He appeared in numerous stage, television, and film roles, and was probably best known for his performance as architect Miles Harding in the film Electric Dreams, and as the orchid-loving agoraphobe Harold Smith in the television series Twin Peaks and the spin-off film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

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Lenny Von Dohlen Biography, Wikipedia

Von Dohlen was born on December 22, 1958, in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in Goliad, a small town in south Texas. He has German ancestry from his paternal side. As a child he wished to become a jockey, but grew too tall for his dream. He studied Theater at University of Texas, and graduated from Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado. From there he moved to New York City to pursue a career on the stage, saying in an interview: “I knew I wanted to go to New York City to work in the theater … so I rid myself of my Texas accent by listening to John Gielgud records. Then, after I got to NYC, the first film I was offered was to play the leader of a country & western band in Texas. Ahh, irony.”

Real NameLenny Von Dohlen
Nickname Lenny
Profession American film, television, and stage actor
Wife/Girlfriend NameMarina Drujko (m. 2007–2008)
Children’s NameHazel Von Dohlen
Physical Status 
Age63 Year Old (Died)
Height (Approx)In centimeters- 188 cm (Approx)
In meters- 1.88 m (Approx)
In Feet Inches-6.0 (Approx)
Weight (Approx)Not Known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 22 December 1958
Birth PlaceAugusta, Georgia, United States
ReligionNot Known
NationalityAmerica
EthnicityNot Known
School NameNot Known
College NameLoretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado
QualificationsGraduate
Family Status
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Sister/BrotherNot Known
ChildrenWilke Itzin, Julia Itzin
Career 
Source Of IncomeAmerican film, television, and stage actor
Appeared AsAmerican film, television, and stage actor
Net Worth (Approx)$1 million
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Lenny Von Dohlen Career

Lenny Von Dohlen’s film debut was in Academy Award-winning Tender Mercies, starring Robert Duvall in 1983. In 1984, Von Dohlen played the lead role in the cult film Electric Dreams, which Roger Ebert called “perfect casting”. Other early movie roles include: Under the Biltmore Clock (1985); Dracula’s Widow (1987); Blind Vision (1992); Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992); Jennifer 8 (1992); Ed Zwick’s Leaving Normal (1992) and the title role in Billy Galvin (1986) opposite Karl Malden. He has appeared in acclaimed independent films such as Tollbooth (1994), Bird of Prey (1996), One Good Turn (1996), Entertaining Angels (1996), Cadillac (1997) and Frontline (1997), and played one of the villains in Home Alone 3 (1997).

Von Dohlen’s first television role was in NBC’s Emmy-award-winning Kent State (1981). He is well known for portraying agoraphobic orchid lover Harold Smith in David Lynch and Mark Frost’s 1990 TV series Twin Peaks, which aired on ABC. In 2010, for its homage to Twin Peaks, Von Dohlen appeared in USA Network’s show Psych in the episode Dual Spires, playing Sheriff Andrew Jackson joining a cast reunion including Sheryl Lee.

In the theater, Von Dohlen has created roles in the New York productions of Asian ShadeThe Team, Twister, Vanishing Act, and The Maderati, the latter two by Richard Greenberg. For nine months he starred in Caryl Churchill’s play, Cloud 9, directed by Tommy Tune, followed by The Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Desire Under the Elms, opposite Kathy Baker.

In 2015, he played the title role of legendary film director Oskar Knight in Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story.

Lenny Von Dohlen Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2018Near Myth: The Oskar Knight StoryOskar Knight
2017Ray Meets HelenArmond
2012Camilla DickinsonBill Rowan
2011ChooseCreepy guy in hotel
2010DownstreamElder Daniel
2010Night BlindSheriff Jack Carter
2008Beautiful LoserReggie (adult)
2007TeethBill
2003How’s My Driving?Adrian Kennet
2000Breathing HardAnton
2000The Ponder HeartDeYancey Clanahan
1999FrontlineLudwig Haig
1997CadillacJimmy
1997Home Alone 3Burton Jernigan
1996One Good TurnMatt Forrest
1996Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day StoryForster Batterham
1995Bird of PreyJohnny McKenna
1994AmberwavesJustin Campenella
1994TollboothJack
1992Leaving NormalHarry Rainey
1992Jennifer 8Blattis
1992Eyes of BeholderJanice Bickle
1992Blind VisionWilliam Dalton
1992Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with MeHarold Smith
1991Cold HeavenHotel Clerk (uncredited)
1991Love KillsJonathan Brinkman
1989Dracula’s WidowRaymond
1986Billy GalvinBilly Galvin
1984Electric DreamsMiles Harding
1983Tender MerciesRobert
1983SessionsPaulieTV movie
1983How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three DaysErik CrimpleyTV movie
1981Kent StateUncreditedTV movie
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Lenny Von Dohlen Personal Life

He died on July 5, 2022, after a long illness. His death was announced by his sister Catherine on Facebook three days later. He had a daughter, Hazel, and a partner, playwright James Still.

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When did Lenny Von Dohlen die?

Lenny Von Dohlen died on 5 july 2022.

How rich is Lenny Von Dohlen?

Lenny Von Dohlen had net worth of $1 million.

Who is Lenny Von Dohlen Wife?

Lenny Von Dohlen married to Marina Drujko in 2007.

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