Character actor Don Gordon was well into middle age when he made the transition from stage and TV to films. Gordon is most generally cast as a cop, though he has also effectively portrayed gangland henchmen. His film credits include such gutsy fare as Bullitt (1968), Fuzz (1971), The Towering Inferno (1974), Lethal Weapon (1987) and Die Hard (1988). On television, Don Gordon played Lt. Hank Bertelli on The Blue Angels (1960), Prentiss on Lucan (1977), and Harry on The Contender (1980).
by Hal Erickson biography