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Paul Gleason

Paul Gleason is one of Hollywood's busiest character actors. He played Beeks in Trading Places and recently starred in George Cosmatos' Shadow Conspiracy. His other film credits include Die Hard, The Breakfast Club, Tender Mercies, The Great Santini and Miami Blues.

Fans of the daytime soap All My Children know Gleason as David Thornton, a character he played for several years. His numerous television appearances include Tales From The Crypt, Cagney & Lacy, Murder, She Wrote, Hill Street Blues and many others.

He has appeared in numerous productions at Williamstown and Long Wharf Theatres.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Paul Gleason Facts

Birth Name Paul Xavier Gleason
BirthdayMay 4, 1939
BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA
Date of deathMay 27, 2006 (Burbank, California, USA, age 67)
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Paul Gleason compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Trading Places
The Breakfast Club
Smokey and the Bandit
A Cinderella Story
Die Hard
Bruce Almighty
Money Talks
John Hughes Yearbook Collection
Smokey and the Bandit: Pursuit Pack: The Franchise Collection
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