Art LaFleur was an American character actor.Art LaFleur Net Worth was $3 Million at the time of his death.He also appeared on House M.D. in 2005 as Warner Fitch, in the episode entitled “Sports Medicine.”He also appeared on Home Improvement as Jimbo in season 1 episode 7.
Art LaFleur has died at the age of 78.His wife Shelley shared the news on Instagram, penning a sweet tribute after her husband’s 10-year battle with Parkinson’s.
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|Birthdate||September 9, 1943|
|Died||November 17, 2021|
|Age (as of 2021)||78 Years Old|
|Place of Birth||North Hollywood, California, U.S.|
|Parents||Name not Known|
|Profession||American character actorArt LaFleur|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
Early Life and Family
LaFleur was born in Gary, Indiana. He played football in 1962 as a redshirt at the University of Kentucky under Coach Charlie Bradshaw as chronicled in a 2007 book, The Thin Thirty. He was a sportscaster on ESPN and on CBS.
Art LaFleur Wife
Art LaFleur Married with wife Shelley and the couple have Two Children Together.His wife Shelley wrote on Instagram ‘I was so very lucky to have had a 43 year relationship with a man who cherished me and who I adored. Art was larger than life and meant the world to us.’
Art LaFleur Net Worth
Art LaFleur was an American character actor has an estimated Net Worth around $3 Million.All earnings comes feom his acting career.
Art LaFleur Professional Career
LaFleur has had many guest-starring roles on television series, including Angel and JAG.In 1983, he was cast in the ABC sitcom pilot Another Ballgame alongside Alex Karras and Susan Clark. The series went through many development changes before its fall premiere, with Emmanuel Lewis being added to the show and LaFleur, in lieu, being dropped from the regular cast. Once the series experienced its final title change—to Webster—LaFleur was only kept as a guest star in the pilot.
In 1993, LaFleur played baseball player Babe Ruth in The Sandlot.He had another notable role as the eccentric and obsessive character Red Sweeney (Silver Fox), in the 1995 family comedy film Man of the House. He also appeared in one episode of the television series M*A*S*H,in season 9 (“Father’s Day”) as an MP, looking for the people responsible for a stolen side of beef. LaFleur played US Army soldier, Mittens in the 1985 science fiction film Zone Troopers.
In addition to playing Babe Ruth, LaFleur also appeared as baseball player Chick Gandil of 1919 Black Sox infamy, in Field of Dreams. In terms of military and national security film roles he appeared as the White House’s security chief in Disney’s First Kid (1996), as “McNulty” in both Trancers (1985), Trancers II (1991) and as 1st Sgt. Brandon T. Williams in In the Army Now (1994). He played pilot, Jack Neely in Air America (1990), appeared as Banes in The Replacements (2000) and in Beethoven’s 4th (2003) as Sergeant Rutledge.
LaFleur played a coach for the New York Yankees in the 1992 film, Mr. Baseball. He also appeared in The Santa Clause 2 in 2002, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006 as the tooth fairy.In 2005, he appeared in Hostage as a deputy sheriff of Bruce Willis. In 2009, he appeared in the Direct-to-DVD film Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective and in the Science-Fiction horror film “The Rig”.He also appeared on House M.D. in 2005 as Warner Fitch, in the episode entitled “Sports Medicine.” He also appeared on Home Improvement as Jimbo in season 1 episode 7.LaFleur died from Parkinson’s disease on November 17, 2021, at the age of 78.
Art LaFleur Cause of Death
Art LaFleur died after a 10-year battle with atypical Parkinson’s disease, his wife, Shelley LaFleur, said on Facebook. He was 78.His wife Shelley shared the news on Instagram, penning a sweet tribute after her husband’s 10-year battle with Parkinson’s.She wrote: ‘This guy… After a 10 year battle with A-typical Parkinson’s, Art LaFleur, the love of my life passed away.‘He brought laughter to so many people as Babe Ruth in the Sandlot, The Tooth Fairy in The Santa Clause 2 and 3, and Chick Gandil in Field of Dreams to name just a few.
He was a generous and selfless man which carried over to his acting but more importantly it was who he was for his family and friends.’Shelley went on: ‘I was so very lucky to have had a 43 year relationship with a man who cherished me and who I adored. Art was larger than life and meant the world to us.’