Loudon Wainwright III


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Loudon Snowden Wainwright III was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to Martha Taylor, a yoga teacher, and Loudon Wainwright II, longtime editor of Life Magazine. LWIII eschewed magazines in favor of folk music, which he began playing professionally in the '60s. Part of the "New Bob Dylan" scene in the late '60s, early '70s (and subject of a ... See full bio »

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Big Fish Beamen
(2003)
Elizabethtown Uncle Dale
(2005)
G-Force Grandpa Goodman
(2009)
(2005)

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 2019 We Were an Island (Short)
Art Kellam
 2018 We Only Know So Much
Theodore Copeland
 2017-2018 Mosaic (TV Series)
Dennis Klein / Casey Delacroix
- The Reckoning (2018) ... Casey Delacroix / Dennis Klein
- Moving Forward, Not Back (2018) ... Dennis Klein
- Meet Olivia Lake (2018) ... Dennis Klein
- App Mosaic (2017)
 2016 No Pay, Nudity
Brian
 2016 I Had a Dream (Short)
 2015/I True Story
Older Man
 2013 Pleased to Meet Me
Eric
 2012 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Sheriff Landry
- Bad Code (2012) ... Sheriff Landry (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2012 Sleepwalk with Me
Uncle Max
 2011 Certainty
Tom
 2009 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Barry
- Sister City (2009) ... Barry (as Loudon Wainwright)
- Pilot (2009) ... Barry (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2009 G-Force
Grandpa Goodman (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2007 Knocked Up
Dr. Howard (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2006 For Your Consideration
Nominee Ben Connelly (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2006 According to Jim (TV Series)
Minister
- Renewing Vows (2006) ... Minister (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2005 Elizabethtown
Uncle Dale (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Priest (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2004 The Aviator
Cocoanut Grove Vocalist #2 (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2003 Big Fish
Beamen (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2003 Grounded for Life (TV Series)
Dr. Weidlinger
- Cuts Like a Knife (2003) ... Dr. Weidlinger (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Jerome Trouper
- Love Is All Around: Part 2 (2002) ... Jerome Trouper (as Loudon Wainwright)
- Love Is All Around: Part 1 (2002) ... Jerome Trouper (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2001-2002 Undeclared (TV Series)
Hal Karp
- Eric's POV (2002) ... Hal Karp (as Loudon Wainwright)
- Hal and Hillary (2002) ... Hal Karp (as Loudon Wainwright)
- The Perfect Date (2002) ... Hal Karp (as Loudon Wainwright)
- Parents' Weekend (2002) ... Hal Karp (as Loudon Wainwright)
- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (2002) ... Hal Karp (as Loudon Wainwright)
 2000 28 Days
Guitar Guy
 1992 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
Norman
- Lifelines (1992) ... Norman
 1989 Jacknife
Ferretti
 1985 The Slugger's Wife
Gary
 1978 America 2-Night (TV Series)
- Hostage Crisis (1978)
 1974-1975 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Capt. Calvin Spalding
- Big Mac (1975) ... Capt. Calvin Spalding
- There Is Nothing Like a Nurse (1974) ... Capt. Calvin Spalding
- Rainbow Bridge (1974) ... Capt. Calvin Spalding
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Album: "I'm Alright" (1985) See more »

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Loudon Wainwright

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Played guitar and sang on three episodes of the third season of M*A*S*H (1972) as "Capt. Spalding". Songs included "North Korea Blues (Oh, Tokyo)", featured prominently throughout the episode "Rainbow Bridge". In 2004, he played one of the Cocoanut Grove singers (lead singer in tune "Happy Feet") in the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Aviator (2004), which also starred M*A*S*H (1972) alum Alan Alda. ... See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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