Go to main content

Lance LeGault Died

September 12, 2012 | People

Funeral arrangements were pending today for Lance LeGault, a veteran character actor whose 50-year Hollywood career included work as a stunt double for Elvis Presley and appearances in television programs such as “Magnum P.I.” and “The A-Team” and movies such as “Stripes” and “Coma.”

LeGault died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his daughter, Mary. He was 75.

One of LeGault’s best-known roles was that of Col. Roderick Decker on the hit 1980s series “The A-Team,” his daughter said. The actor, a Chicago native who grew up in Chillicothe, Ill., also played a military officer, Col. Glass, in the 1981 comedy “Stripes,” which starred Bill Murray and John Candy she said.

LeGault had a recurring role in 1980 and 1981 on the series “Dynasty,” according to IMDB. His early credits include stunt double for Presley in “Viva Las Vegas,” “Kissin’ Cousins” and “Roustabout,” his daughter said. LeGault also did voice work in cartoons and in commercials, pitching products for such brands as Burger King, Dodge and 7-Up, Mary LeGault said.

His voice was also used for time as the narrator of the tour audiotape at Presely’s Graceland mansion. Glen Larson, creator of the television series “Knight Rider,” said LeGault’s voice was “four octaves lower than God’s,” his daughter said. LeGault is survived by his wife of 35 years, Teresa; daughters Mary and Teresa; and two sons, Marcus and Lance.

Source:Beverly Hills Courier
Pietro S wrote on September 12, 2012
Oh my, this is very sad news. Rest in peace, Lance, and thanks for all your work. You will be missed by many.
Steve V wrote on September 12, 2012
Very big presence in Elvis movies, the 68 Special, etc. Very sad. RIP
GEORGE (GK) wrote on September 12, 2012
It's so sad to hear that, another Elvis Friend and co-worker, has passed away. But, I guess we can't stop "Father Time". Thankfully Lance's recorded work, will live on, for future generations to enjoy. Lance, Thanks for being a part of the wonderful Legacy of Elvis Presley.
jb4elvis wrote on September 12, 2012
Always appreciated Lance's acting ability, especially on Magnum PI. May he rest in peace. My prayers go out to his family.
dismas wrote on September 12, 2012
Not just a great voice, but one of the great characters of the Elvis Hollywood Years. In interviews, he always seemed to have been proud of his Elvis association. Ever upbeat and always the true friend and gentleman, Lance LeGault never had a bad word to say about Elvis. RIP, Lance, and know that you'll be missed.
Chop983 wrote on September 15, 2012
Never realised that Lance played Decker in the A-Team, I loved that show.