Actor Denis Arndt

Denis Arndt (born November 23, 1939) is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Alex Priest in the play Heisenberg for which he earned a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play.

Life and career

Denis Arndt served in the Vietnam War as a United States Army helicopter pilot, earning a Purple Heart and Commendation Medal. After the war, Arndt flew helicopters in Alaska for several years before completing a degree at the University of Washington. He joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon where he completed 15 seasons and was a charter member of Seattle’s Intiman Theater.

After Kenneth Welsh exited rehearsals of the play Heisenberg, Arndt was cast and joined the Manhattan Theater Club’s production, which opened June 3, 2015. The production moved to Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on October 13, 2016.

Arndt has also appeared in guest roles on a number of television shows including The Good Fight, Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural and Vanished. He had a regular role on Annie McGuire and recurring roles on Picket Fences and L.A. Law. He has appeared in films including Basic Instinct and How to Make an American Quilt.


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Distant Thunder Larry
1992 Basic Instinct Lieutenant Walker
1992 We’re Talking Serious Money Jacubick
1995 How to Make an American Quilt James
1997 Metro Capt. Frank Solis
2000 Blast Sheriff
2002 Undisputed Warden Lipscom
2002 Dead Heat Dr. Ivan Barnes
2003 S.W.A.T. Sgt. Howard
2004 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid CEO
2006 Bandidas Ashe
2014 Dolphin Tale 2 Dennis / Disabled Vet

External Links

Actor Denis Arndt – Wikipedia

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