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 4x4 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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