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

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  2. Who are Art LaFleur’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Art LaFleur’s interests and hobbies?
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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

YearTitleRoleNotes
1978Rescue from Gilligan’s IslandIvanTV movie
1980The Hollywood KnightsThomas
Any Which Way You CanBaggage Man #2
M*A*S*HM.P. credited as Art La FleurSeason 9 Episode 4 “Father’s Day”
1982Cannery RowDoorman
Lois Gibbs and the Love CanalHomeownerTV movie
I Ought to Be in PicturesBaseball Fan
In the Custody of StrangersCliffordTV movie
Two of a KindCookTV movie
Jekyll and Hyde… Together AgainClock Repairman
1983Sometimes I WonderJoeTV movie
The Invisible WomanPhilTV movie
Who Will Love My Children?KrauseTV movie
WarGamesSergeant Ginzberg
Emergency RoomColonTV movie
1984Unfaithfully YoursDesk Sergeant
Sins of the PastTV movie
Boys in BlueStanley SingletonTV movie
City Heat‘Bruiser’
1985TrancersMcNulty
The Man with One Red ShoeCIA Agent
Zone TroopersMittens
1986The Fifth Missile‘Animal’ MeslinskyTV movie
A Winner Never QuitsJohn StewartTV movie
CobraCaptain Sears
Say YesErnest
Little SpiesSergeant WestwoodTV movie
Penalty PhasePete PavlovichTV movie
1987RampageMel Sanderson
The Three KingsTV movie
Scarecrow and Mrs. KingRodney HobartSeason 4 Episode 18 “One Flew East”
1988The Wrong GuysWoody Winslow
The BlobPharmacist / Mr. Penny
1989Field of DreamsChick Gandil
1990Keaton’s CopDetective Ed Hayes
Air AmericaJack Neely
Death WarrantSergeant DeGraf
1991OscarOfficer Quinn
Trancers IIOld McNulty
Acting SheriffCaptain Van PattenTV movie
1992Live! From Death RowLockartTV movie
Mr. BaseballSkip
Forever YoungAlice’s Father
1993Jack the BearMr. Festinger
The SandlotGhost of ‘Babe’ Ruth
1994MaverickPoker Player
In the Army Now1st Sergeant Brandon T. Williams
1995Man of the House‘Red’ Sweeney
1996First KidAgent Morton
1997Running TimeWarden
Hijacking HollywoodEddie
Lewis and Clark and GeorgeFred
1998The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia PhenomenonGus RogenheimerTV movie
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning‘Big Joolie’Direct-to-video
1999Last ChanceJimmy
TycusShylerDirect-to-video
2000The ReplacementsAssistant Coach Banes
2001Beethoven’s 4thSergeant RutledgeDirect-to-video
2002The Santa Clause 2Tooth Fairy
2004A Cinderella StoryFootball Coach
Breaking the FifthAbraham Polinsky
2005Malcolm in the MiddleFred1 episode
HostageOfficer Bill Jorgenson
McBride: Tune in for MurderArmenTV movie
2006The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseTooth Fairy
2007Shiloh FallsSheriff
2008Bad GuysShep
Speed RacerFuji Announcer
2009War WolvesLeoTV movie
Ace Ventura Jr: Pet DetectiveRussell HollanderDirect-to-video
2010IlegalesAgent Wallace
The RigKen Fleming
2011Dahmer Vs. GacyDr. Hess
2012Bring Me the Head of Lance HenriksenArt
Ben and KateMr. Carlson1 episode
2012-2013Have You Met Miss Jones?Lou ‘Limo Lou’2 episodes
2013House HuntingDon Thomson
A Snow Globe ChristmasMr. BarnsTV Movie
2015Key and PeeleFather1 episode
2016The Last Treasure HuntRobert SinclairVoice role
2017DiveDad
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