Art LaFleur Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Kids, and Net Worth

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 Who is Art LaFleur?

Art LaFleur (September 9, 1943 – November 17, 2021) was a famous American professional character actor and acting coach.

LaFleur worked mainly in sales and in both the saloon and restaurant business. In 1975, at the age of 31, he decided to relocate from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California with the objective of pursuing a profession in films. He initially opted on being a screenwriter, however, fellow actor and friend Jonathan Banks convinced him to try his luck in acting. Art started his acting career at the age of 35.

A photo of Art LaFleur

A photo of Art LaFleur

How old is Art LaFleur?

Art LaFleur was born on September 9, 1943, in Gary, Indiana, the U.S. He died at the age of 78 on November 17, 2021, in North Hollywood, California, U.S., from Parkinson’s disease. He shares his birthday with famous people including Adam Sandler, Ronni Hawk, Michael Bublé, Hunter Hayes, Michelle Williams, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Akshay Kumar, among others.

Art LaFleur Family

Who are LaFleur’s parents?

Art LaFleur was born to his parents, Alan Ladd and Sue Carol in Gary, Indiana. His parents’ information is not well known as he rarely spoke about his family in the public and media.

Does LaFleur have siblings?

There is not much information about his family or siblings on social media, but he is linked to one brother, David Ladd. David is the only known brother to LaFleur, although it is not known if he has more siblings.

Art LaFleur Education

Not much is known about Art’s educational background and where he studied. However, it is chronicled in a 2007 book, The Thin Thirty, that he played football in 1962 as a redshirt at the University of Kentucky under Coach Charlie Bradshaw.

Art LaFleur Interests

LaFleur had interests in sports as he played football in university and also took up several roles as a player in his acting career. He was also a sportscaster on ESPN and on CBS, and additionally an acting coach.

Art LaFleur Wife

LaFleur passed away as a married man, he was married happily to his beautiful wife and spouse Shelley LaFleur. Shelley is the one who broke out the news about his death at their home to the media.

Art LaFleur Kids

LaFleur and his adorable and loving wife, Shelley have two children together. He has two sons, Joe and Molly, and one daughter-in-law, Glenda, together with a granddaughter, Frankie.

Art LaFleur Residence

LaFleur lived with the love of his life, Shelley, and his two children at their home in Los Angeles. He died at home surrounded by his family, after battling the disease for 10 years.

Art LaFleur Height

The famous character actor, LaFleur, had a muscular and well-built body with an impressive height of 5 ft 11.75 in (1.82 m) and a body weight of 75 kg (165.3 lbs).

Art LaFleur Career

LaFleur has appeared in numerous guest-starring roles on television series which include Angel and JAG. He has cast in the ABC sitcom pilot Another Ballgame together with Susan Clark and Alex Karra. The series went through numerous development changes prior to its fall premiere. Emmanuel Lewis was added to the show and Art was dropped from the regular cast. After the final change to the series title was made (to Webster), LaFleur was kept as a guest star in the pilot.

Art portrayed baseball player Babe Ruth in The Sandlot in 1993. He also had another main role as the eccentric and obsessive character Red Sweeney (Silver Fox), in the 1995 comedy movie Man of the House. Later he appeared in one episode of the TV series M*A*S*H, in season 9 (”Father’s Day”) as an MP, searching for people responsible for a stolen side of beef. He then portrayed US Army soldier, Mittens in Sci-Fi movie Zone Troopers in 1985. Aside from portraying Babe Ruth, Art additionally played baseball player Chick Gandil of 1919 Black Sox infamy, in Field of Dreams.

Other film roles

In terms of military and national security movie roles, LaFleur played the White House’s security chief in Disney’s First Kid (1996). As well as ”McNulty” in both Trancers (1985), Trancers II (1991), and as of 1st Sgt. Brandon T. Williams in, In the Army Now (1994). He portrayed pilot, Jack Neely in Air America (1990), appeared as Banes in The Replacements (2000), and in Beethoven’s 4th (2003) as Sergeant Rutledge. In the 1992 movie, Mr. Baseball, he played a coach for the New York Yankees.

LaFleur appeared in The Santa Clause 2 in 2002, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006 as the tooth fairy. He performed in Hostage as a deputy sheriff of Bruce Willis in 2005. Also, he appeared in the Direct-to-DVD movie Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective and in the Sci-Fi horror movie ”The Rig” in 2009. In 2005, Art appeared on House M.D. as Warner Fitch in the episode named ”Sports Medicine.” Additionally, he played Jimbo in season 1 episode 7 (Nothing More Than Feelings), on Home Improvement.

Art LaFleur Net Worth

Famous American professional character actor and acting coach, Art has been active from 1978 to 2021. He has made a great name in the industry and a great fortune throughout his career. LaFleur died with an amazing net worth of approximately $20 million as of 2021.

Art LaFleur Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Rescue from Gilligan’s Island Ivan TV movie
1980 The Hollywood Knights Thomas
Any Which Way You Can Baggage Man #2
M*A*S*H M.P. credited as Art La Fleur Season 9 Episode 4 “Father’s Day”
1982 Cannery Row Doorman
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal Homeowner TV movie
I Ought to Be in Pictures Baseball Fan
In the Custody of Strangers Clifford TV movie
Two of a Kind Cook TV movie
Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again Clock Repairman
1983 Sometimes I Wonder Joe TV movie
The Invisible Woman Phil TV movie
Who Will Love My Children? Krause TV movie
WarGames Sergeant Ginzberg
Emergency Room Colon TV movie
1984 Unfaithfully Yours Desk Sergeant
Sins of the Past TV movie
Boys in Blue Stanley Singleton TV movie
City Heat ‘Bruiser’
1985 Trancers McNulty
The Man with One Red Shoe CIA Agent
Zone Troopers Mittens
1986 The Fifth Missile ‘Animal’ Meslinsky TV movie
A Winner Never Quits John Stewart TV movie
Cobra Captain Sears
Say Yes Ernest
Little Spies Sergeant Westwood TV movie
Penalty Phase Pete Pavlovich TV movie
1987 Rampage Mel Sanderson
The Three Kings TV movie
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Rodney Hobart Season 4 Episode 18 “One Flew East”
1988 The Wrong Guys Woody Winslow
The Blob Pharmacist / Mr. Penny
1989 Field of Dreams Chick Gandil
1990 Keaton’s Cop Detective Ed Hayes
Air America Jack Neely
Death Warrant Sergeant DeGraf
1991 Oscar Officer Quinn
Trancers II Old McNulty
Acting Sheriff Captain Van Patten TV movie
1992 Live! From Death Row Lockart TV movie
Mr. Baseball Skip
Forever Young Alice’s Father
1993 Jack the Bear Mr. Festinger
The Sandlot Ghost of ‘Babe’ Ruth
1994 Maverick Poker Player
In the Army Now 1st Sergeant Brandon T. Williams
1995 Man of the House ‘Red’ Sweeney
1996 First Kid Agent Morton
1997 Running Time Warden
Hijacking Hollywood Eddie
Lewis and Clark and George Fred
1998 The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon Gus Rogenheimer TV movie
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning ‘Big Joolie’ Direct-to-video
1999 Last Chance Jimmy
Tycus Shyler Direct-to-video
2000 The Replacements Assistant Coach Banes
2001 Beethoven’s 4th Sergeant Rutledge Direct-to-video
2002 The Santa Clause 2 Tooth Fairy
2004 A Cinderella Story Football Coach
Breaking the Fifth Abraham Polinsky
2005 Malcolm in the Middle Fred 1 episode
Hostage Officer Bill Jorgenson
McBride: Tune in for Murder Armen TV movie
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Tooth Fairy
2007 Shiloh Falls Sheriff
2008 Bad Guys Shep
Speed Racer Fuji Announcer
2009 War Wolves Leo TV movie
Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective Russell Hollander Direct-to-video
2010 Ilegales Agent Wallace
The Rig Ken Fleming
2011 Dahmer Vs. Gacy Dr. Hess
2012 Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen Art
Ben and Kate Mr. Carlson 1 episode
2012-2013 Have You Met Miss Jones? Lou ‘Limo Lou’ 2 episodes
2013 House Hunting Don Thomson
A Snow Globe Christmas Mr. Barns TV Movie
2015 Key and Peele Father 1 episode
2016 The Last Treasure Hunt Robert Sinclair Voice role
2017 Dive Dad