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Paul Gleason
Personal information
Date of birth

May 4, 1939

Place of Birth

Burbank, California, USA

Date of Death

May 27, 2006

Cause of Death


Years Active


Die Hard

Dwayne T. Robinson

Appeared in

Die Hard

Paul Gleason (May 4, 1939 - May 27, 2006) was an American character actor. He portrayed the role of police chief Dwayne T. Robinson in Die Hard.


Gleason had many film roles, such as The Breakfast Club, Trading Places and Miami Blues. He also had roles on TV shows, including Hill Street Blues, Dallas (The original series), L.A. Law, Walker, Texas Ranger, Dawson's Creek, Cold Case, and Drake & Josh.


Gleason passed away on May 27th, 2006 from mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer that is linked to asbestos.

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