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Tim Choate

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Birth dateOctober 11, 1954
Place of birthDallas, Texas
Date of deathSeptember 24, 2004(age 49)
Death placeLos Angeles, California

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Tim Choate (October 11, 1954 - September 24, 2004) was an American actor who starred in a number of film and television roles on series such as Dragnet and Babylon 5.

Choate was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, the son of Betty Nell (née Strong), a commercial artist, and Ben Tom Choate, who worked in building and construction. He appeared in theater productions while attending the University of Texas in Austin and also attended Cornell University.

He was active on stage in both New York and Hollywood. On Broadway, he appeared in Crimes of the Heart and Da. He also performed at the Los Angeles Shakespeare Fest in Twelfth Night and Merry Wives of Windsor as well as in the Los Angeles production of Beyond Therapy. Choate appeared in regional productions at the Long Wharf Theater, the Kennedy Center and the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

On film, some of his appearances included Pearl Harbor; several Merchant Ivory productions including Jefferson in Paris, The Europeans and Jane Austen in Manhattan; Soapdish, Ghost Story and the Oscar-winning short Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall.

On television, he played Zathras on Babylon 5 and had a recurring role on Newhart, as well as appearing in several TV movies, notably Child in the Night (1990), and guesting on shows including The Practice, Diagnosis: Murder and The Bold and the Beautiful.

He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, California in 2004, aged 49.

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