Peter Donat, who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father on “The X-Files” and acted in dual Francis Ford Coppola films, died Monday during his home in Point Reyes, Calif. He was 90.
His wife, Maria, told a New York Times a means was complications of diabetes.
Donat, maybe many tangible for his repeated “X-Files” role, was also a visit theatre actor, playing Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, King Lear and Hadrian VII over a years.
He also guest starred on TV array like “The F.B.I.,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Mannix,” McMillan Wife,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Murder, She Wrote.”
Francis Ford Coppola expel Donat as a counsel in “The Godfather Part II” after he was deliberate for a purpose of Tom Hagen in “The Godather,” a partial that eventually went to Robert Duvall. Donat also played Otto Kerner in Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” in 1980.
The Canadian-born actor originated from Kentville, Nova Scotia, and was drawn to behaving by a career of his uncle, “Goodbye, Mr. Chips’” Robert Donat. His career began on stage, and he nabbed a few radio roles before creation his Broadway entrance in 1957 in “The First Gentleman.”
In further to his wife, Donat is survived by his sons, Caleb, Christopher and Lucas; dual stepdaughters, Barbara Park Shapiro and Marina Park Sutton; a stepson, Malcolm Park; 11 grandchildren; and his brother, Richard, who is also an actor.