Peter MacLean, character actor in popular ’70s and ’80s skeins from “Knots Landing” to “MacGyver” and who was later star and director of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West at Disneyland Paris, died May 28 in Los Angeles of lymphoma. He was 67.
In 1963, MacLean’s debuted on the silver screen in “The Ritual.” He went on to chopsocky favorite “Force: Five,” breakdancing pic “Breakin 2” and “The Friends of Eddie Coyle.”
MacLean nabbed guest appearances on popular TV sitcoms, like “Hunter,” “the A-Team,” “Remington Steele,” and “Charlie’s Angels” and won a reprised role on “Starsky and Hutch” in 1975.
He additionally served as artistic director of the Bates Summer Theater in Maine, where he directed productions of “The Man Who Came To Dinner” “The Good Doctor” and others.
He is survived by wife Dorothy, a son, two daughters, a granddaughter, and two brothers.
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Donations can be made in his memory to MacLean’s alma mater, Emerson College, Attn: Barbara Rutberg, “In Memory of Peter MacLean,” 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.