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Lance LeGault (1935)

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Lance LeGault , sometimes credited as W. L. LeGault, is an American film and television actor, best known as Colonel Roderick Decker in the 1980s American television series The A-Team.

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 personal life
LeGault was born in Chicago, Illinois to a French Canadian father and a Slavic Jewish mother. The family was poor. He lived in an orphanage for a time between his dad's death when Lance was 4 and when his mother remarried. He started working at 11, and was fired from the railroad at 13 when they discovered he was not 18 as he'd said. He grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois and graduated from Chillicothe Township High School in 1955, later earning a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The Municipal University of Wichita, Kansas. He is married with four children.

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His first three feature films he starred in were three Elvis Presley movies, Girls! Girls! Girls! in which he was a stunt double for Elvis Presley, Kissin' Cousins , and Viva Las Vegas . He also appeared in Elvis Presley's groundbreaking 1968 NBC television special Elvis (also known as Elvis' 68 Comeback Special), where he sat at the side of the stage playing a tambourine.

In 1969, he appeared as Iago in the UK stage version of Jack Good's Catch My Soul: Rock Othello, and played Iago again in the 1974 Metromedia film version of Catch My Soul.

He has starred on some TV shows and in TV movies and is known mainly for portraying military personnel, especially officers. His best known TV role was in the 1980s hit series The A-Team as Colonel Roderick Decker, a United States Army colonel who tried to catch the fugitive Vietnam veterans. He played the role of Colonel Decker from 1983 to 1986. He also had a recurring role in the other 1980s hit TV series Magnum, P.I. as a United States Marine Corps colonel, Colonel "Buck" Greene. His other shows include the short lived series Werewolf in 1987. In 1980, he starred with Kenny Rogers in the TV movie The Gambler. He made a few appearances during Dynasty's second season, as Ray Bonning, a henchman for Vegas mobster "Logan Rhinewood" . He also appeared in the other hit 1980s hit TV series Knight Rider in the pilot episode "Knight of the Phoenix" and appeared in the season 2 episode "Knight in Shining Armor"; and also played three different bad-guy characters in Airwolf as well as doing the voice-overs for the series' 1st Season "saga sell" teasers. He also guest-starred on the hit 1980s TV series Dallas as Al Halliday in 1989.

He has made many guest appearances on TV shows, his appearances range from The Rockford Files episode "A Deadly Maze", Gunsmoke, Barbary Coast, Logan's Run, Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Dukes of Hazzard (episode "Treasure of Hazzard"), TJ Hooker, Voyagers!, MacGyver, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Renegade and Crusade. He also appeared in Land of the Giants in the first season episode "Underground" as a police officer.

His most recent role is in the 2005 movie Tugger: The Jeep Who Wanted to Fly.

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