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John Spencer (December 20, 1946 -- December 16, 2005) was an American actor. He started acting as a teenager in the early 1960s. His debut was on ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'' as one of Patty's boyfriends. This led to many bit roles before he made his film debut in 1983's ''Film/WarGames''.

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John Spencer (December 20, 1946 -- December 16, 2005) was an American actor. He started acting as a teenager in the early 1960s. His debut was on ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'' as one of Patty's boyfriends. This led to many bit roles before he made his film debut in 1983's ''Film/WarGames''.
''Film/WarGames''. He would join ''Series/LALaw'' in 1990 as street smart attorney Tommy Mullaney.



* ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow''

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* ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow''''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'' - Henry
* ''Series/LALaw'' (1990-1993) - Tommy Mullaney


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* ‘’Series/TheOuterLimits1995’’- As colonel Thurman in the episode “The Summit”

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* ‘’Series/TheOuterLimits1995’’- ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' - As colonel Colonel Thurman in the episode “The Summit”

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* ‘’Film/SeaOfLove’’ (1989)

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* ‘’Film/SeaOfLove’’ ''Film/SeaOfLove'' (1989)



* ''Film/ForgetParis'' (1995)



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* ‘’Series/TheOuterLimits1995’’- As colonel Thurman in the episode “The Summit”


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John Spencer (December 20, 1946 -- December 16, 2005) was an American actor. He started acting as a teenager in the early 1960s. His debut was on ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow'' as one of Patty's boyfriends. This led to many bit roles before he made his film debut in 1983's ''Film/WarGames''.

However, it was the role of Leo [=McGarry=], the White House Chief of Staff on ''Series/TheWestWing'' which would earn him the greatest acclaim. He would win the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2002.

He died suddenly from a heart attack on December 16, 2005, four days before his 59th birthday.

!!Notable TV Credits:

* ''Series/ThePattyDukeShow''
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' (1999-2006) - Leo [=McGarry=] (Emmy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 2002)

!!Notable Film Credits:

* ''Film/WarGames'' (1983)
* ''Film/PresumedInnocent'' (1990)
* ''Film/ForgetParis'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheRock'' (1996)
* ''Film/CopLand'' (1997)
* ''Film/TheNegotiator'' (1999)

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