James Thomas Nolan
December 1, 1926
Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||November 9, 2018 (aged 91)|
|Years active||1950 – 2018|
Elsbeth M. Collins
James Greene, born James Thomas Nolan, (December 1, 1926 – November 9, 2018) was an American film, theater and television character actor. Greene was best known to television audiences for his recurring role as Councilman Fielding Milton, the oldest member of the fictional Pawnee city council on Parks and Recreation, as well as his starring role as Davey McQuinn the elevator operator on The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which aired for five seasons on NBC and Lifetime from 1987 to 1991. He also had a recurring role as Uncle Moodri in the Fox Network science fiction TV series Alien Nation.
Greene was born James Nolan in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on December 1, 1926, to Tim and Martha Nolan. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 1950. Greene then became an original, founding member of Elia Kazan's Lincoln Center Repertory Company in New York City.
In 1951, Greene made his Broadway debut in Romeo and Juliet, starring Olivia de Havilland, as a chorus member. He appeared in 22 Broadway plays and productions between 1951 and 1991, as well as 29 off-Broadway plays. His Broadway credits included the original Broadway debut productions of Inherit the Wind in 1955; The Changeling, also helmed by Elia Kazan, in 1964; and Foxfire, opposite Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, in 1982. He also appeared in the Broadway revivals of You Can't Take It With You in both the 1965 and 1967 productions, as well as The Iceman Cometh in 1985, in which he co-starred with Jason Robards. His last Broadway appearance was in David Hirson's play La Bête in 1991.
In later years, he became known for playing Councilman Fielding Milton, the oldest member of the fictional Pawnee city council on Parks and Recreation. Previously, he starred as Davey McQuinn the elevator operator on The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which aired for five on NBC and Lifetime from 1987 to 1991.
|1961||Mad Dog Coll|
|1964||Babo 73||Lawrence Silver-Sky|
|1970||The Traveling Executioner||Gravey Combs|
|1976||The Missouri Breaks||Hellsgate Rancher|
|1982||A Little Sex||Father Anthony|
|1984||Body Rock||Chilly's Friend #2|
|1993||Nowhere to Run||Country Store Clerk|
|1993||Philadelphia Experiment II||Professor Longstreet|
|2001||Instinct to Kill||Old Man|
|2002||Road to Perdition||Farmer Bill|
|2003||The Statement||Dom Olivier|
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