Brandon Maggart
Brandon Maggart is an American
United States
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Maggart was born Roscoe Maggart, Jr. in Carthage, Tennessee. His acting career began in the early 1950s, at first in local and regional theatre in Tennessee, which eventually branched out to New York
New York
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's Broadway
Broadway theatre
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. He appeared in half of the "Buddy and Jim" sketches with James Catusi in the first season of Sesame Street
Sesame Street
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, in 1969. In 1970, he was nominated for a Tony Award
Tony Award
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as a Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway...

 for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in Applause
Applause is primarily the expression of approval by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise. Audiences are usually expected to applaud after a performance, such as a musical concert, speech, or play...

. He played Harry Stadling in Christmas Evil
Christmas Evil
Christmas Evil is a 1980 slasher film directed by Lewis Jackson. It is considered an obscure film but has gained a cult following which includes legendary film director John Waters.It was originally released as You Better Watch Out...

, and Cleveland Sam in Dressed to Kill, both in 1980. In 1982 he played Garp's wrestling coach in The World According to Garp
The World According to Garp
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. He then played George Elliot in the short lived NBC series Jennifer Slept Here
Jennifer Slept Here
Jennifer Slept Here is an American fantasy sitcom series that ran for one season on NBC from October 21, 1983 to September 5, 1984.-Overview:...

with Georgia Engel and Ann Jillian
Ann Jillian
Ann Jillian is an American actress, who started acting at age 10. Her career reached its zenith in the 1980s, with her best-known role being that of waitress Cassie Cranston on the sitcom It's a Living.-Early life and career:...

 in 1983. He was also a cast member of the groundbreaking Showtime original comedy Brothers
Brothers (TV series)
Brothers is an American television sitcom that originally aired on the cable network Showtime from July 13, 1984 to July 25, 1989, totaling 115 episodes. It was produced by Gary Nardino Productions, in association with two separate divisions of Paramount; first by the Paramount Video division and...

, where he played Lou Waters. The show was on the air from 1984 to 1989. For his role on Brothers, Maggart was nominated for two Cable ACE awards (for Best Actor in a Comedy Series) in 1985 and 1987, following the show's first and third seasons, respectively. Later in 1989, following up his role on Brothers, he appeared as Lynn Redgrave's brother on the short-lived Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason is an American stand-up comedian and movie actor.-Early life:Born Yacov Moshe Maza in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, he grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City....

 sitcom Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup (TV series)
Chicken Soup is an American sitcom that aired on ABC, starring Jackie Mason and Lynn Redgrave.-Overview:The series focuses on the interfaith relationship of a middle-aged Jewish man, Jackie , and an Irish Catholic woman, Maddie...

. In 1990, he had a notable guest turn on the Fox sitcom Babes
Babes is an American situation comedy series that ran for one season on the Fox Television Network from September 13, 1990 to August 10, 1991. It was created by Gail Parent and executive produced by Dolly Parton and Sandy Gallin's Sandollar Productions for Twentieth Century Fox Television...

, playing the ex-husband of Susan Peretz
Susan Peretz
Susan Peretz was an American actress, best known for her performances in film and on television. Among others, she appeared in Dog Day Afternoon, Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, and Oh, God! You Devil....

's character, Darlene Gilbert.

Maggart has been married once; with his wife, Jan, he had three children, Spencer, Justine (now deceased) and Garett. He has two daughters, Amber and Fiona, with former singer Diane McAfee, whom he did not marry. Spencer Maggart (also known as Brandon, Jr.) is now a writer/director, and Garett Maggart
Garett Maggart
Garett Maggart is an American actor. He is the son of fellow actor Brandon Maggart and half brother of singers Fiona Apple and Maude Maggart.- Filmography :* The World According to Garp - Kid in Gym...

 has been a well-known TV and movie actor for many years, at times working with Brandon on some projects. Amber is better known in show business as cabaret singer Maude Maggart
Maude Maggart
Maude Maggart is an American cabaret singer and recording artist who performs throughout the United States and Europe, but most often in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.-Biography:...

, and Fiona, as singer Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Apple met international acclaim for her 1996 debut album, Tidal, which was a critical and commercial success...


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