David Allen Ogden Stiers (/ˈstaɪ. ərz/ STY-ərz; October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor and conductor. Born in Peoria, Illinois, Stiers was primarily raised in Oregon. He attended the University of Oregon before enrolling at the Juilliard School in New York City, from where he graduated in 1972. He went on to appear in numerous productions on Broadway, and originated the role of Feldman in The Magic Show, in which he appeared for four years between 1974 and 1978.