Harve Presnell

Biography: Presnell was born in 1933 in Modesto, California at 2:10 AM PST. He won numerous accolades for his roles in Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo and Dan Ireland's The Whole Wide World, as well as his role opposite Dennis Quaid in TNT's Everything That Rises. He has also appeared in the feature films The Chamber with Gene Hackman, Saving Private Ryan directed by Steven Spielberg and Face/Off with Nicholas Cage. He recently completed shooting Jeff Daniels' Escanaba In Da Monnlight and portrayed Joseph Kennedy in Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot for NBC. He will soon be seen in Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance with Will Smith and Matt Damon, and as Nicholas Cage's father-in-law in Family Man.
Harve is perhaps best known for his performance in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown in a role he created on Broadway and later performed on film. He also appeared in the film version of Paint Your Wagon with Clint Eastwood and has recently done many guest appearances on
Presnell was born in 1933 in Modesto, California at 2:10 AM PST. He won numerous accolades for his roles in Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo and Dan Ireland's The Whole Wide World, as well as his role opposite Dennis Quaid in TNT's Everything That Rises. He has also appeared in the feature films The Chamber with Gene Hackman, Saving Private Ryan directed by Steven Spielberg and Face/Off with Nicholas Cage. He recently completed shooting Jeff Daniels' Escanaba In Da Monnlight and portrayed Joseph Kennedy in Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot for NBC. He will soon be seen in Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance with Will Smith and Matt Damon, and as Nicholas Cage's father-in-law in Family Man.
Harve is perhaps best known for his performance in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown in a role he created on Broadway and later performed on film. He also appeared in the film version of Paint Your Wagon with Clint Eastwood and has recently done many guest appearances on television including recurring roles on The Pretender as Mr. Parker and also on Lois & Clark and Dawson's Creek.
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Harve Presnell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 48
Highest Metascore: 85 Fargo
Lowest Metascore: 24 Mr. Deeds
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
9 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
37 Evan Almighty Jun 22, 2007 Congressman Burrows 4.6
24 Mr. Deeds Jun 28, 2002 Preston Blake 5.3
42 The Family Man Dec 22, 2000 Big Ed 9.0
47 The Legend of Bagger Vance Nov 3, 2000 John Invergordon / John Invergordon tbd
25 Patch Adams Dec 25, 1998 Dean Anderson / Dean Anderson tbd
82 Face/Off Jun 27, 1997 Victor Lazarro 8.8
43 Larger Than Life Nov 1, 1996 Trowbridge Bowers tbd
45 The Chamber Oct 11, 1996 Atty. Gen. Roxburgh 7.4
85 Fargo Mar 8, 1996 Wade Gustafson / Wade Gustafson tbd