Lance LeGault was Junior in Home on the Range

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Lance LeGault

Lance LeGault

Longtime character actor Lance LeGault, the voice of Junior the Buffalo in the 2004 Disney movie Home on the Range, died Monday at his Los Angeles home, his daughter Mary said.

Although his official Web site indicated that he was 75, the Internet Movie Database gives his birthdate as May 2, 1935, making him 77.

One of his best-known roles was as Col. Roderick Decker on the hit 1980s series The A-Team, his daughter said.

In cartoons, he voiced Yank Justice in the nine-episode, 30-minute 1985 series Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines, part of Marvel Productions’ Super Sunday block.

He also voiced Cletus McNabb in the 2006 cartoon movie The Legend of Sasquatch and the Chief in the 2005 animated video Tugger: The Jeep 4×4 Who Wanted to Fly.

Often playing stern colonels, the low-pitched, gravelly-voiced actor portrayed Col. Glass in the 1981 comedy Stripes, starring Bill Murray and John Candy.

A stunt double for Elvis Presley, he had uncredited appearances in the King’s movies Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) and Roustabout, Viva Las Vegas and Kissin’ Cousins (all 1964). His voice was used for a while to narrate tour audiotape at Presley’s Graceland mansion.

LeGault also appeared in such movies as Coma and TV series including The A-Team. He had a recurring role on Dynasty in 1980 and 1981.

He did commercial voiceovers for such products as Burger King, Dodge and 7-Up, his daughter said. Glen Larson, creator of the television series Knight Rider, observed that LeGault’s voice was “four octaves lower than God’s,” she added.

Born in Chicago, LeGault grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois.

Lance LeGault is survived by Teresa, his wife of 35 years; daughters Mary and Teresa; and sons Marcus and Lance.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

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