Richard Masur (born November 20, 1948) is an American actor who has appeared in more than 80 movies during his career. From 1995-1999, he served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Masur sits on the Corporate Board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Masur was born in New York City to a high school teacher mother and a pharmacist father. He attended P.S. 28, Walt Whitman Junior High School, and Roosevelt High School in Yonkers. He is the brother of Judith Masur and the husband of Eileen Henry.
Masur studied acting at The Yale School of Drama and appeared on stage before acting in movies and television shows during the 1970s. He had recurring roles in Rhoda from 1974 to 1978; One Day at a Time from 1975 to 1976; Hot L Baltimore in 1975; and the pilot to an NBC sitcom, Bumpers, in 1977. In January 2006, he began appearing as a recurring character on the soap opera All My Children. He has also appeared in guest spots on many TV shows, including… read more