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Richard “Dick” Cusack was an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer and satirist. He is the father and paterfamilias of the Cusack thespian dynasty.
Dick served the US Air Force at the Philippines during the Second World War. He went to college when he returned from the war where he was a roommate to future peace activist Philip Berrigan.
Best Known For
As a filmmaker, his documentary on abortion titled The Committee in 1971 earned an Emmy award. His highly rated works include My Bodyguard in 1980, Eight Men Out in 1988, The Fugitive in 1993, High Fidelity in 2000.
Dick is straight. He enjoyed marital bliss with his wife for 43 years.
His parents are Dennis and Margaret Cusack. He took Nancy Carolan as his wife and together they have 5 children; Ann, Bill, Susie, Joan and John. He has 2 grandsons Dylan John and Miles both from Joan.
Dick was Catholic. His parents were Catholic and he also trained his children in the Catholic faith.
Worth To Know
Dick had his first job writing speeches for General Electric before quitting to become an ad executive.
He left his position as creative director of an ad agency to establish Cusack Prods. in 1970 and started out by making documentaries and advertisements.
The man won a Commitment to Chicago Award in the year 2000, which he shared with his family.
He died in 2003 at the age of 77 from pancreatic cancer.