Post questions to Annie's Conrad John Schuck. John plays good 'ol Daddy Warbucks in the new 20th Anniversary musical production of Broadway's Annie. John's answers will be posted on July 9th in Playbill On-Line's Celebrities/Guest Area
John's first screen kiss was with Elizabeth Taylor. He has starred with Charlton Heston, Bette Midler, Donald Sutherland, Rock Hudson and Little Orphan Annie. His versatile portrayals have ranged from a bumbling detective to a stumbling police sergeant to a grumbling Klingon Ambassador. Yet, while there are a few people who do not know Conrad John Schuck by name, most recognize the jutting toothy jaw and distinctive bass-baritone of this world-renowned actor.
Plucked from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre in 1969 by Robert Altman to play "Painless," the dentist with a one-track mind in the original M*A*S*H motion picture, Schuck began what has been a non-stop film and television and stage career.
He began his personal career performing in summer stock productions while attending college. Upon graduation from Denison University he embarked immediately on a career as an actor.
On Broadway, he held the role of "Daddy Warbucks" for 1-1/2 years in Annie. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in productions of the The Streets of New York and The Shrike. He played opposite Charlton Heston in Detective Story and toured the following year with Heston to London's West End in a production of The Cain Mutiny. He has worked with regional theatres throughout the country such as the Cleveland Play House, Center Stage in Baltimore, The Mark Taper Forum, the Kennedy Center and Buffalo Studio Arena. His extensive screen credits include Star Trek IV, Star Trek VI, Second Sight, Outrageous Fortune, Finders Keepers, Blade and Just You and Me Kid. Schuck has acted in a total of four Robert Altman films: M*A*S*H, Brewster McCloud, McCabe and Mrs. Miller and Thieves Like Us. On Television, many will remember him as Rock Hudson's ever present sidekick Sgt. Enright on the hit series McMillan and Wife. He has had four other television series, most recently a 4-1/2 year run as Herman Munster on The Munsters Today. His latest television guest appearances include Murder She Wrote, NYPD Blue, Bonnie Hunt and Four Eyes. Recent directional credits for Schuck include the Los Angeles production of Sand Mountain by Romulus Linney and, in San Francisco, The Foreigner by Larry Shue.
Annie is currently playing at the Martin Beck Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC). For ticket information, please call Tele-charge at 212-239 6200; Outside NY: 800-432-7250.
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