Dwight Schultz (November 24, 1947-) is an American actor best known for his roles on television as Captain H.M. Murdock from The A-Team
and Lieutenant Reg Barclay from Star Trek: The Next Generation
Prior to appearing in The A-Team he was primarily a theatre actor and acted in plays opposite Maggie Smith, Glenn Close and Charlton Heston. In 1989 he starred in "Fatman and little boy" opposite Paul Newman. He is currently known for a variety of voice work in animation such as Ben 10
and video games such as Dragon Age
, Mass Effect
and The Darkness
. He also regularly fills in for various radio shows including Rusty Humphries
, Michael Savage
and Jerry DoyleHis official fansite
and The other Wiki
have more detailed information on his career.
Tropes commonly associated with Dwight Schultz, or even applicable to him in Real Life:
- Happily Married
- Heterosexual Life-Partners / Vitriolic Best Buds: With A-Team co-star Dirk Benedict.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: Is an extremely talented voice actor and very well known for his voice work in video games and cartoons, often playing several characters which are completely indistinguishable as being played by the same person; good luck should be wished to anyone who might try to make it a game to try to figure out what characters he plays without cheating and looking at credits or looking it up online. His jumping from voice to voice and accent to accent at cons mesmerizes audiences who cannot believes their senses that it is the same man doing all of them.
- One of Us: Was a massive fan of Star Trek as a child before becoming Barclay in the show. Also is a self confessed audiophile and loves music especially symphonies. Big film fan as well. And loves playing video games (his preferred platform is Play Station).
- Real-Life Relative: His wife appeared on an episode of the A-Team as a love interest for Murdock.
- Promoted Fanboy: Of Star Trek
- The Unpronounceable: Apparently. It is unbelievable the amount of times people pronounce his last name wrong, or get his whole name wrong altogether.
- Wild Hair: At times on The A-Team.