Larry Cedar

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3/6/1955 , Los Angeles, California, USA

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Larry Cedar is an accomplished film, television, stage, and voiceover artist. Admitted to Hastings Law School after earning his BA in Communication Studies, the course of his life was dramatically altered when he impulsively decided to audition for and was accepted into the MFA Theater program at UCLA. There he participated in and won the Hugh O'Brian Acting Competition award for Best Actor and as a result was signed to an exclusive one year artist development contract with Universal Studios where he subsequently appeared in his first television pilot. He went on to star in various projects for Walt Disney Studios, numerous episodics, and several feature films, including a starring role opposite Rebecca De Mornay and Mary Gross in the Ivan Reitman produced Feds (1988), as well as an unforgettable appearance opposite John Lithgow as "The Creature on the Wing" in the Steven Spielberg remake of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), directed by George Miller. Larry spent six years in New York starring in the award winning PBS series "Square One TV" (1987) and later starred in 40 episodes of the Fox television series "A.J.'s Time Travelers" (1995) produced by Gianni Russo. An excellent singer, on stage he has portrayed Hoagy Carmichael in "Hoagy, Bix, and Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhaus" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, starred as "Vernon" opposite Lea Thompson in "They're Playing Our Song", and as "Secretary Thompson" in "1776: The Musical" opposite Roger Rees. An avid reader and monologuist, he is currently developing a one-man show based upon the works of one of his favorite authors, George Orwell. In 2003 he was nominated for two Los Angeles Theater Alliance "Ovation" awards for his performances in "Anything Goes" (as Lord Oakley) opposite Rachel York and "She Loves Me" (as Sipos, for which he ultimately won Best Featured Actor in a Musical). He also excels in the field of voiceovers, and in addition to lending his numerous vocal characterizations to hundreds of commercials, cartoon series, and video games, he specializes in the art of "speed talking". Demos of his voiceover work can be heard at www.disclaimerman.com. Larry currently recurs as "Leon", the opium addicted card dealer and thief, in HBO's newest hit series, "Deadwood" (2004/I) opposite Powers Boothe, Ricky Jay and Ian McShane. He most recently completed work opposite Keanu Reeves as the horrific "Vermin Man" (with special effects makeup by Stan Winston)in the feature film Constantine (2005) directed by Francis Lawrence