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George Hearn

George Hearn plays Abby and Cody's doting grandfather. His farm becomes the conduit from the real world to the new enchanted one to which they are introduced by Barney. Hearn is known as one of the finest stage actors of his generation. He created the role of Max von Mayerling in the Broadway and Los Angeles premieres of Sunset Blvd. and received a Tony Award for his performance. It was his second Tony; he received his first for playing Albin in La Cage Aux Folles on Broadway and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his work in the play in London. Other Broadway appearances include I Remember Mama, with Liv Ullman, Ah, Wilderness! opposite Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards and A Doll's Life, for which he received a Tony nomination. He received an Emmy Award for recreating his title role in the Broadway production of Sweeney Todd on PBS' Great Performances.

His films include See You in the Morning, Sneakers, All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Pagemaster and last year's thriller The Devil's Advocate, with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. His many television appearances include Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, Golden Girls, Cheers, Star Trek ­ The Next Generation and the telefilm Fire in the Dark.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

George Hearn Facts

BirthdayJune 18, 1934 (88)
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

Selected Filmography

Annie: A Royal Adventure
Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie
The Devil's Own
Double Indemnity
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Lorenzo's Oil
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