Dick Button at 1980 Winter Olympics

Professional career

Animaniacs (TV Series)
- The Tiger Prince/All the Words in the English Language/The Kid in the Lid/Method to Her Madness (1995) ... Himself (voice)

Button decided to enter Harvard Law School in the fall of 1952. Because of the time commitments, Button retired from amateur skating that year in order to focus on law school. Following his retirement, Button signed on to skate with the Ice Capades during his law school vacations.

After his competitive skating career ended, Button toured with Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice, and completed a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree at Harvard Law School. After graduation, he was admitted to the bar in Washington, D.C.. He co-produced "Dick Button's Ice-Travaganza" for the 1964 New York World's Fair, starring 1963 World Champion Donald McPherson, but the ice show lost money and closed after a few months. As an actor, Button has performed in movie roles such as "The Young Doctors" starring Fredric March, and "The Bad News Bears Go to Japan" starring Tony Curtis. He also appeared in television roles, including The Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Hans Brinker" co-starring Tab Hunter, as well as "Dancing is a Man's Game", dancing alongside star Gene Kelly and famed New York City Ballet star Edward Villella, as well as "Mr. Broadway" starring Mickey Rooney. Other television appearances include "Beverly Hills 90210" and Stephen Spielberg's "Animaniacs", "Omnibus", "Art Linkletter's House Party", numerous other appearances on the Hallmark Hall of Fame, "Christmas at Rockefeller Center" with Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence, and many others. On the stage, Button has starred in the touring productions of Irving Berlin's "Call Me Madam", Leonard Bernstein's"On the Town", The Gershwins' "Girl Crazy", Rodgers and Hart's "Pal Joey", "The Teahouse of the August Moon", "Tall Story", and "Picnic", as well as in the New York City Center revivals of "Mister Roberts" and "South Pacific" to name a few. Button also studied acting with the famed Sandy Meisner at his school in New York City.

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