R.D. Call as “The General.”
R.D. Call was the first choice for the General. His work was well known to Robert and Joan. Joan relayed the story of how the General was secured. “We wound up calling him and, through some confusion, he auditioned. When I came out I said ‘I didn’t mean for them to call you in. I would’ve been satisfied to have you just take the part.’ He said he was happy to audition.”
R.D. Call began his acting career in college by mistake on a bet.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1975 and began studying with Lee Strasberg, Charlie Shull, and Lonny Chapman.
His first TV role was as a guest star in an episode of Barnaby Jones, which was directed by Leo Penn. Since then, R.D. has worked in New York, Los Angeles and all over the world on stage, television and film. Some of the films he has worked in are At Close Range, State of Grace, Born on the Fourth of July, Other People’s Money, Water World, Last Man Standing, Murder by Numbers, Babel and Into the Wild.
R.D. has also appeared in numerous TV shows and mini-series, including Cruel Doubt, Stephen King’s Golden Years and the acclaimed series E.Z. Streets. He has worked with some of the greatest directors – Norman Jewison, Walter Hill, Oliver Stone, James Foley, and Sean Penn.