LOS ANGELES--Peter MacLean, a versatile stage, screen and TV actor, whom MSTies will remember as the overly
suspicious sheriff in episode 1012- SQUIRM, died May 28 of lymphoma at the University of California's Kenneth Morris
Cancer Hospital here. He was 67.
A native of Boston and a graduate of Emerson College, MacLean was regular in Shakespeare repertory groups around
the country (he was noted for his portrayal of MacBeth). He appeared in two different daytime dramas, and, in later
years delighted audiences at Disneyland Paris with his tribute to Buffalo Bill.
Paul Barry, who directed him for eight years at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival at Cape May, told the Associated
Press that "Peter was not just the best Macbeth. He was the only Macbeth. He played it for me three times,
and its ferocity always shook the rafters." He also appeared in many other Shakespeare plays, including of
"Henry IV," "Othello," and "Julius Caesar."
In the 1990s, MacLean was chosen out of 4,000 candidates for the role of the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody in the
"Buffalo Bill's Wild West" dinner theater show at Disneyland Paris. Riding a white stallion, MacLean
played 1,800 performances, and once even gave a performance under a tent at the base of the Eiffel Tower, just
as the real Buffalo Bill did 100 years ago.