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Brandon Maggart

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Birth date12 December 1933(age 83)
Place of birthCarthage, Tennessee

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Brandon Maggart (born 12 December 1933) is an American actor.

Maggart was born Roscoe Maggart, Jr. in Carthage, Tennessee. His acting career began in the early 1950s, at first in local and regional theatre in Tennessee, which eventually branched out to New York's Broadway. He appeared in half of the "Buddy and Jim" sketches with James Catusi in the first season of Sesame Street, in 1969. In 1970, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in Applause. He played Harry Stadling in Christmas Evil, and Cleveland Sam in Dressed to Kill, both in 1980. In 1982 he played Garp's wrestling coach in The World According to Garp. He then played George Elliot in the short lived NBC series Jennifer Slept Here with Georgia Engel and Ann Jillian in 1983. He was also a cast member of the groundbreaking Showtime original comedy Brothers, where he played Lou Waters. The show was on the air from 1984 to 1989. For his role on Brothers, Maggart was nominated for two Cable ACE awards (for Best Actor in a Comedy Series) in 1985 and 1987, following the show's first and third seasons, respectively. Later in 1989, following up his role on Brothers, he appeared as Lynn Redgrave's brother on the short-lived Jackie Mason sitcom Chicken Soup. In 1990, he had a notable guest turn on the Fox sitcom Babes, playing the ex-husband of Susan Peretz's character, Darlene Gilbert.

Maggart has been married once; with his wife, Jan, he had three children, Spencer, Justine (now deceased) and Garett. He has two daughters, Amber and Fiona, with former singer Diane McAfee, whom he did not marry. Spencer Maggart (also known as Brandon, Jr.) is now a writer/director, and Garett Maggart has been a well-known TV and movie actor for many years, at times working with Brandon on some projects. Amber is better known in show business as cabaret singer Maude Maggart, and Fiona, as singer Fiona Apple.

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