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The X-Files Peter Donat actor dead

Sunday - September 16, 2018 12:44 pm , Category : ENTERTAINMENT
Los Angeles Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Peter Donat who played agent Fox Mulders father in "The X-Files" and featured in two Francis Ford Coppola films is dead. He was 90.
Donat died on Monday at his home in Point Reyes California. His wife Maria told the New York Times the cause was complications of diabetes.
The actor was also a frequent stage actor. He played Cyrano de Bergerac Prospero Shylock King Lear and Hadrian VII over the years.
He also guest starred on TV series like "The F.B.I." "Hawaii Five-O" "Mannix" McMillan & Wife" "Hill Street Blues" and "Murder She Wrote".
Coppola cast Donat as a lawyer in "The Godfather Part II" after he was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in "The Godather" a part that eventually went to Robert Duvall.
The Canadian-born actor also played Otto Kerner in Coppola s "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" in 1980.
In addition to his wife Donat is survived by his sons Caleb Christopher and Lucas; two stepdaughters Barbara Park Shapiro and Marina Park Sutton; a stepson Malcolm Park; 11 grandchildren; and his brother Richard who is also an actor.

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