Harve Presnell

Biography: Although this dashing baritone initially made a splash as the romantic lead in both the stage and screen incarnations of The Unsinkable Molly Brown in the 1960s, the golden age of movie musicals was on the brink of death. After a few more big-screen appearances — including a respectable turn in the infamous Paint Your Wagon featuring the vocal stylings of Clint Eastwood — Presnell returned to the stage in the 1970s, appearing mostly in regional theater for the next two decades. In the mid-1990s the balding sexagenarian reinvented himself as a character actor with a string of meaty movie and TV turns, including imposing performances in Fargo and The Chamber, as well as recurring roles on The Pretender, Dawson's Creek and Andy Barker, P.I. At the age of 75, Presnell died in June 2009 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

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 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
37 Evan Almighty Jun 22, 2007 Congressman Burrows 4.7
24 Mr. Deeds Jun 28, 2002 Preston Blake 5.4
42 The Family Man Dec 22, 2000 Big Ed 8.7
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 7.5
85 Fargo Mar 8, 1996 Wade Gustafson / Wade Gustafson tbd
50 Paint Your Wagon Oct 15, 1969 Rotten Luck Willie tbd