He turned in a diverse array of roles on the big screen in Wait Until Dark (1967), Marooned (1969) and Un Flic (1971) before earning an Emmy for his portrayal of a tough cop who becomes a rape victim in The Rape of Richard Beck (1985).
But the 1980s would deliver some of the most memorable character roles of Crenna's career: a wealthy man with a wayward wife in Body Heat (1981), a dishonest gambler in The Flamingo Kid (1984) and Rambo's superior in First Blood (1982). He died on Jan. 17, 2003, at the age of 76.
Smitten insurance man Walter Neff plots the perfect murder with femme fatale client Phyllis Dietrichson: staging her husband's "accidental" death to collect double indemnity on his life insurance and absconding with the loot.
- Wait Until Dark
- Body Heat
- Rambo: First Blood
- Rambo: First Blood Part II
- Rambo III: Ultimate Edition
- The Sand Pebbles
- Summer Rental
- Out of the Ashes
- Dirty Money
- Centennial: The Complete Series
- The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special
- Over-Exposed / Women's Prison
- Table for Five
- Deadly Justice
- Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence
- Race Against Time: The Search for Sarah
- Legendary Lighthouses II
- Daniel Boone