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Art LaFleur Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Marriage
Who is Art LaFleur?
Art LaFleur (September 9, 1943 – November 17, 2021) was a famous American professional character actor and acting coach.
LaFleur worked mainly in sales and in both the saloon and restaurant business. In 1975, at the age of 31, he decided to relocate from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California with the objective of pursuing a profession in films. He initially opted on being a screenwriter, however, fellow actor and friend Jonathan Banks convinced him to try his luck in acting. Art started his acting career at the age of 35.
How old is Art LaFleur?
Art LaFleur was born on September 9, 1943, in Gary, Indiana, the U.S. He died at the age of 78 on November 17, 2021, in North Hollywood, California, U.S., from Parkinson’s disease. He shares his birthday with famous people including Adam Sandler, Ronni Hawk, Michael Bublé, Hunter Hayes, Michelle Williams, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Akshay Kumar, among others.
Art LaFleur Family
Who are LaFleur’s parents?
Art LaFleur was born to his parents, Alan Ladd and Sue Carol in Gary, Indiana. His parents’ information is not well known as he rarely spoke about his family in the public and media.
Does LaFleur have siblings?
There is not much information about his family or siblings on social media, but he is linked to one brother, David Ladd. David is the only known brother to LaFleur, although it is not known if he has more siblings.
Art LaFleur Education
Not much is known about Art’s educational background and where he studied. However, it is chronicled in a 2007 book, The Thin Thirty, that he played football in 1962 as a redshirt at the University of Kentucky under Coach Charlie Bradshaw.
Art LaFleur Interests
LaFleur had interests in sports as he played football in university and also took up several roles as a player in his acting career. He was also a sportscaster on ESPN and on CBS, and additionally an acting coach.
Art LaFleur Wife
LaFleur passed away as a married man, he was married happily to his beautiful wife and spouse Shelley LaFleur. Shelley is the one who broke out the news about his death at their home to the media.
Art LaFleur Kids
LaFleur and his adorable and loving wife, Shelley have two children together. He has two sons, Joe and Molly, and one daughter-in-law, Glenda, together with a granddaughter, Frankie.
Art LaFleur Residence
LaFleur lived with the love of his life, Shelley, and his two children at their home in Los Angeles. He died at home surrounded by his family, after battling the disease for 10 years.
Art LaFleur Height
The famous character actor, LaFleur, had a muscular and well-built body with an impressive height of 5 ft 11.75 in (1.82 m) and a body weight of 75 kg (165.3 lbs).
Art LaFleur Career
LaFleur has appeared in numerous guest-starring roles on television series which include Angel and JAG. He has cast in the ABC sitcom pilot Another Ballgame together with Susan Clark and Alex Karra. The series went through numerous development changes prior to its fall premiere. Emmanuel Lewis was added to the show and Art was dropped from the regular cast. After the final change to the series title was made (to Webster), LaFleur was kept as a guest star in the pilot.
Art portrayed baseball player Babe Ruth in The Sandlot in 1993. He also had another main role as the eccentric and obsessive character Red Sweeney (Silver Fox), in the 1995 comedy movie Man of the House. Later he appeared in one episode of the TV series M*A*S*H, in season 9 (”Father’s Day”) as an MP, searching for people responsible for a stolen side of beef. He then portrayed US Army soldier, Mittens in Sci-Fi movie Zone Troopers in 1985. Aside from portraying Babe Ruth, Art additionally played baseball player Chick Gandil of 1919 Black Sox infamy, in Field of Dreams.
Other film roles
In terms of military and national security movie roles, LaFleur played the White House’s security chief in Disney’s First Kid (1996). As well as ”McNulty” in both Trancers (1985), Trancers II (1991), and as of 1st Sgt. Brandon T. Williams in, In the Army Now (1994). He portrayed pilot, Jack Neely in Air America (1990), appeared as Banes in The Replacements (2000), and in Beethoven’s 4th (2003) as Sergeant Rutledge. In the 1992 movie, Mr. Baseball, he played a coach for the New York Yankees.
LaFleur appeared in The Santa Clause 2 in 2002, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006 as the tooth fairy. He performed in Hostage as a deputy sheriff of Bruce Willis in 2005. Also, he appeared in the Direct-to-DVD movie Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective and in the Sci-Fi horror movie ”The Rig” in 2009. In 2005, Art appeared on House M.D. as Warner Fitch in the episode named ”Sports Medicine.” Additionally, he played Jimbo in season 1 episode 7 (Nothing More Than Feelings), on Home Improvement.
Art LaFleur Net Worth
Famous American professional character actor and acting coach, Art has been active from 1978 to 2021. He has made a great name in the industry and a great fortune throughout his career. LaFleur died with an amazing net worth of approximately $20 million as of 2021.
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