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Also Known As: Died: August 24, 1998
Born: June 18, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Owatonna, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Defenders: Choice of Evils, The (1998) as Lawrence Preston
Television movie remake of the 1960s courtroom drama series, "The Defenders." After the death of his eldest son and his partner in the law firm of Preston and Preston, senior partner, Lawrence Preston enlists his granddaughter, M.J, a former prosecutor, and his other son Don, a law professor, to continue the work of ensuring that every individual accused of a crime is entitled to a proper defense. In this telefilm, a muckraking reporter, who is found guilty of a murder he didn''t commit, is mistakenly released from prison. Seeking to flee, he is eventually confronted by two cops, one of whom becomes injured and ultimately dies. Although he is found innocent of the first murder, the reporter must stand trial for murdering the policeman.
Absolute Power (1997) as Walter Sullivan
The actions of a philandering United States President provoke a gruesome murder and carefully orchestrated cover-up. When a professional burglar witnesses the crime and comes away with crucial evidence, he becomes the target of a manhunt by the President''s advisors.
Miss Evers' Boys (1997) as Senate Chairman
Drama about the controversial Tuskegee, Alabama, syphilis experiments of the 1930s and 1940s, performed on unknowing black men. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by David Feldshuh. The story centers on nurse Eunice Evers who works at Tuskegee Hospital in 1932 to assist in caring for poor black men with syphilis. Government funding becomes available to study syphilitic African-American men who will receive no medical treatment as a way to establish whether the disease affects blacks and whites differently. Evers reluctantly goes along, lying to the men while giving them only vitamins and tonics. As the years pass, the afflicted men never receive treatment. Eventually all the men die and the full truth of the inhumane experiment is revealed in a U.S. Senate hearing decades later.
Defenders, The: Payback (1997) as Lawrence Preston
Television movie remake of the 1960s courtroom drama series, "The Defenders." After the death of his eldest son and his partner in the law firm of Preston and Preston, senior partner, Lawrence Preston enlists his granddaughter, M.J, a former prosecutor, and his other son Don, a law professor, to continue the work of ensuring that every individual accused of a crime is entitled to a proper defense. In this telefilm, a father murders the rapist of his young daughter after the man is released from prison and moves back to his old neighborhood. The Prestons take the case even though the father is unrepentent and unwilling to offer the attorneys any help in finding legally mitigating circumstances for his actions.
Nixon (1995) as John Mitchell
The controversial president struggles to maintain his integrity and sanity in a shifting political landscape.
Russian Holiday (1993)
An American school teacher arrives in St. Petersburg and promptly falls in love with a handsome American businessman. Everything seems ideal until people start getting murdered, and she stumbles on a ruthless conspiracy to steal a priceless Russian treasure.
Consenting Adults (1992) as George Gordon
Story revolves around neighboring couples involved in mate swapping and the man who is framed for the murder of the woman he was in love with.
Ironclads (1991) as Commodore Smith
The Civil War confrontation between the warships Monitor and Merrimack. A woman helps a Union soldier infiltrate the Confederate Army and learn important secrets regarding the firepower of the Merrimack for the designer of the rival battleship.
Two Evil Eyes (1991) as Steven Pike ("The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar")
A dying man is manipulated by his wife and her lover in "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar." A photographer is terrorized by a black cat in "The Black Cat."
Hijacking Of The Achille Lauro (1989) as Stan Kubacki
Based on the true story of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship "Achille Lauro" by Arab terrorists and the murder of wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) as Art
Unexpected guests and a run of bad luck turn Christmas into a season in hell.
Gran Fiesta, La (1987) as Judge Cropper
My Chauffeur (1986) as Witherspoon
Casey Meadows confronts sexism when she becomes the only female driver at the Brentwood Limousine Company. She is harassed by her co-workers and the manager who gives her the worst fares. Casey's life becomes more complicated when she is assigned to chauffeur a workaholic executive who recently brok
Power (1986) as Senator Sam Hastings
Pete St. John is an image advisor to powerful and sometimes dishonest politicians. He is reluctantly working on the campaign of conservative industrialist Jerome Cade who is running for the Senate seat once held by Pete's friend Sam Hastings. Before long, Pete is butting heads with Cade's public rel
John Steinbeck's "The Winter of Our Discontent" (1983) as Mr Baker
In his return to dramatic TV after more than fifteen years, Donald Sutherland is a grocery store clerk who dreams of buying back from the present owner the store which had been in his family for generations and his corruption at the hands of the town banker who wants him to sell out his alcoholic fr
Saigon - Year of the Cat (1983) as Ambassador
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982) as John Foster Dulles
A dramatization of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt following FDR's death through the time of her new career at the fledgling United Nations. Jean Stapleton was Emmy Award-nominated as Outstanding Actress, and other nominations went for costume design and hairstyles.
Creepshow (1982) as Upson Pratt ("They'Re Creeping Up On You")
Five horror stories are presented in this anthology: A murdered man returns to get his Father''s Day cake; a farmer finds a meteor that causes everything that touches it to grow; a vengeful cuckold buries his wife and her boyfriend up to their necks on the beach and waits for high tide; a professor plans to feed his nagging wife to a creature that lives under the college steps; and a nasty millionaire who fears insects meets up with a huge number of cockroaches.
Superman II (1981) as President
On the verge of giving up his powers for love, the man of steel is confronted with three super-criminals.
Phoenix, The (1981) as Dr Ward Frazier
A god-like being, discovered in an ancient sarcophagus in the plains of South America, is brought back to life and must learn to cope with today's society while using his extraordinary powers to combat evil. This variation on the "Superman" theme served as the pilot to the short-lived series (1981-8
Vampire (1979) as Harry Kilcoyne
Biting contemporary "Dracula" tale, with a handsome millionaire who has an irresistible power over women becoming the quarry of a pair of frenzied vampire hunters in presen- day San Francisco. "I underestimated you two," he tells them after they trap him. "You're the best in years -- in centuries, i
Disaster On The Coastliner (1979) as Roy Snyder
A deranged engineer, bent on revenge for the death of his wife and daughter, sets two passenger trains on a collision course, and con-man Mike Connors puts his life on the line to ward off the crash.
Interiors (1978) as Arthur
Three sisters fight to adjust to their parents'''' divorce and their father''''s re-marriage.
Independence (1976) as Narration
Collision Course (1976) as President Harry S Truman
Dramatization of the historical events surrounding the clash between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War.
Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1976) as Senator Joseph Paine
After he was jailed on false charges, Billy Jack is pardoned and released. Due to the public sympathy for him, some Washington politicians opportunistically appoint him to a vacant Senate in order to gain support from young and minority voters. Billy is told not to buck the system, but when he sees how much corruption there is in the government he makes it his job to bring honesty back into the system.
Abduction of Saint Anne, The (1975) as Bishop Francis Paul Logan
A cynical detective and a Roman Catholic bishop from the Vatican team up to investigate the reported miraculous powers of a beautiful seventeen-year-old girl being held captive in the home of her father, an ailing syndicate kingpin, whose associates will stop at nothing to keep her imprisoned.
Money to Burn (1973) as Jed Finnegan
A light-hearted caper tale about an ingenious convict who manages to counterfeit one million dollars in the prison print shop and, with the aid of his wife, executes a complex scheme to swap the phony bills for real ones in the U.S. Treasury.
Pursuit (1972) as James Wright
A government agent tries to keep an extremist from decimating with stolen nerve gas a city where a political convention is underway in this suspense thriller that marked the directorial debut of surgeon-turned novelist Michael Crichton, adapting the book "Binary" which he had written under his pseud
City, The (1971) as Sheridan Hugotor
Quinn's powerhouse TV-movie debut as a shirt-sleeved mayor in Albuquerque who solves urban as well as personal problems later led him to reprise the role in the brief (1971) series that was retitled "The Man and the City."
Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You (1971) as Dr Cazalis
Pilot for a prospective new Ellery Queen series, marred by the miscasting of too-suave Lawford in the leading role. This film, taken from the 1949 mystery by Queen (pseudonym as well as principal character for Frederick Dannay and Manfred Lee), has the sleuth involved in a series of murders, with vi
The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) as Daniel Lawrence
A student goes on the run to evade a sentence for vehicular manslaughter.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) as Lieut. Col. Rufus S. Bratton
The Japanese take advantage of American blunders to launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Bridge at Remagen (1969) as Brigadier General Shinner
During WWII, German troops fight a desperate battle to hold their position.
Is Paris Burning? (1966) as Intelligence Officer Powell [see note]
Resistance fighters and secret agents struggle to keep the Nazis from destroying Paris before their retreat.
The Chase (1966) as Val Rogers
A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown.
Town Without Pity (1961) as Maj. Jerome Pakenham
A military lawyer defends three soldiers accused of raping a girl in occupied Germany.
Cash McCall (1960) as Winston Conway
A corporate spoiler makes a play for a failing company and the owner''s daughter.
Compulsion (1959) as State's Attorney Harold Horn
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Governor [William] Claiborne
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
12 Angry Men (1957) as Juror 4
A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty.
Man on Fire (1957) as Sam Dunstock
A divorced man fights for custody of his son when his ex-wife remarries.
The Bachelor Party (1957) as Walter
A group of frustrated office workers try to give their engaged friend a big send-off.
The Mountain (1956) as Solange
Brother mountain climbers clash over how to deal with the survivor of a plane crash.
The Scarlet Hour (1956) as Lt. Jennings
The Silver Chalice (1955) as Ignatius
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
The Left Hand of God (1955) as Dr. Dave Sigman
The new priest at a Chinese mission takes an unorthodox approach to spreading God''''s word.
The Bamboo Prison (1955) as Father Francis Dolan
An undercover agent investigates atrocities at a Korean P.O.W. camp.
Broken Lance (1954) as The governor
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Cmdr. Challee
Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity.
Pushover (1954) as Lt. Carl Eckstrom
A police detective falls for the bank robber's girlfriend he is supposed to be tailing.
Anything Can Happen (1952) as Immigration officer
A quirky relationship unfolds between an immigrant and an all-American folk music fan.
Diplomatic Courier (1952) as MP driving jeep
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Rayska
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
13 Rue Madeleine (1947) as Emile
Tragedy occurs when a spy chief finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent.
Untamed Fury (1947) as Pompano
The House on 92nd Street (1945) as Attendant at morgue
An FBI agent infiltrates a Nazi spy ring.

Cast (special)

Walker Evans/America (2000) as Narration
Documentary about photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975), best known as the photographer for the book "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," a collaboration with writer James Agee. A pioneer of the documentary style of photography, Evans was the first photographer to have a one-man retrospective at the Muse
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (1997)
Documentary celebrating 50 years of television history. Featuring a large collection of television clips introduced by legendary and current television stars. The documentary, also shown at a Hollywood gala, launches the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences new Archive of American Television.
Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud (1996) as Voice Over
A documentary portrait of architect, designer, engineer, poet, author, teacher and philosopher Buckminster Fuller--known to some as a genius, to others as a crackpot.
Way West, The (1995) as Voice
A documentary exploring the history of the American West from the time of the Gold Rush until shortly after the last of the Indian Wars at Wounded Knee (1845 - 1893).
Messengers From Moscow (1995) as Narration
A series of specials examining the Cold War as it looked from the other side of the Iron Curtain, including eyewitness accounts, secret documents from Kremlin archives and film footage from personal sources and newly opened state collections.
Earth and the American Dream (1993) as Voice
A documentary chronicling how the pursuit of the American Dream has changed the environment. Makes use of first-person accounts of writers, politicians, historians, business people, Native Americans and other citizens. Combines archival footage and original photography.
George Marshall and the American Century (1993) as Narration
A documentary tracing the life and career of George Marshall who led the Allied victory in World War II and created the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after the War.
CAPITOL FOURTH -- 1993, A (1993) as Host
1993 Independence Day concert telecast live from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
A special broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol commemorating the men and women of the Armed Forces through musical and spoken tributes.
This Was America... 1968 (1993) as Host
Documentary on some of the historical and culture events in the United States in 1968.
This Was America... 1963 (1993) as Host
Documentary on some of the historical and culture events in the United States in 1963.
Lincoln (1992) as Voice Of Gideon Welles
A two-part, four-hour documentary special about Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War as told in the words of people who figured importantly in his life. Uses the voices of an all-star cast.
Realm of the Serpent (1992) as Narration
A documentary examining the world of snakes.
CAPITOL FOURTH -- 1992, A (1992) as Host
A broadcast of the 13th annual Fourth of July concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
CAPITOL FOURTH -- 1991, A (1991) as Host
A live broadcast of the 12th annual Fourth of July concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year's celebration also commemorates singer Tony Bennett's 40th year in show business.
Arctic Wars (1990) as Narration
A documentary exploring the controversy over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the intense environmental debate between preservationists and the oil industry.
National Memorial Day Concert (1990) as Host
A musical program of popular works broadcast live from the Capitol's West Lawn in Washington, D.C. Commemorates Memorial Day and those who died in defense of the United States.
Capitol Fourth 1990, A (1990) as Host
A live special celebrating the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Congress. E.G. Marshall hosts the 11th annual Fourth of July concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Elephant (1989) as Narration
A "National Geographic Specials" presentation which focuses on elephants as beasts of burden, gods, sources of income and show-business amusements. The special also examines how poaching is threatening elephant populations.
Black Forest Journey (1989) as Host
A documentary that focuses on the Black Forest in Germany. The program spans all four seasons and looks at the region from a variety of aspects, including environmental, historical and recreational.
Capitol Fourth 1989, A (1989) as Host
A television special celebrating the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Congress. E.G. Marshall hosts the tenth annual Fourth of July concert from the West Lawn of the Capitol building.
Explorers: A Century of Discovery, The (1988) as Narration
A "National Geographic Specials" presentation which celebrates a century of scientific exploration and commemorates the National Geographic Society's 100th anniversary. The program chronicles the Society's historic expeditions using rare archival footage as well as new material.
Tanner '88: Moonwalker and Bookbag (1988) as Tanner'S Father
The fourth part of a limited series which provides a satiric look at the campaign of a fictional U.S. presidential candidate. In this episode, Tanner is attempting to rebound from a split with a politically influential southern minister. Forced to resort to stern measures, he freezes his media dir
Tanner '88: Something Borrowed, Something New (1988) as Jack'S Father
This segment of the "Tanner '88" series finds Jack Tanner preparing for the Democratic convention in Atlanta and second thoughts cool a major celebration as Tanner gets ready for this ultimate contest.
Blessings of Liberty, The (1987) as Justice Taney; Justice William O Douglas
A special tracing the evolution of the Constitution during its 200 years as the foundation of the laws and liberties in the United States. The program is telecast from the National Archives in Washington, and utilizes dramatic interpretation of Constitutional debates, arguments, letters, and pleadi
Capitol Fourth -- 1987, A (1987) as Host
A live concert broadcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. celebrating Independence Day. The performance is capped by a fireworks display.
Ike (1986) as Dwight D Eisenhower
A one-hour drama, set in 1967, two years before Dwight D. Eisenhower's death. A young graduate student obtains an interview with the former president who reminisces about his life. Filmed at Eisenhower's farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and at various Civil War sites.
Capitol Fourth -- 1986, A (1986) as Host
In celebration of Independence Day, the National Symphony is conducted by its music director, Mstislav Rostropovich, in a live concert from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, accompanied by a fireworks display.
Born of Fire (1983) as Narration
New ideas about the causes of geologic events, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, may help humanity both to predict them and to cope with them.
Born of Fire (1983) as Host ("National Geographic Specials")
New ideas about the causes of geologic events, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, may help humanity both to predict them and to cope with them.
Thames, The (1982) as Host ("National Geographic Specials")
This National Geographic special traces the course of England's greatest river from the Cotswold Hills to the North Sea, and reveals the history of the nation as it relates to the waterway.
Show Must Go On, The (1982) as Host
A pilot that involves a group of performers attempting to present a stage show that is plagued by numerous difficulties. The program is set in a large theater and viewers are given front-row center seats.
Polar Bear Alert (1982) as Host ("National Geographic Specials")
This National Geographic documentary special focuses on the largest and most deadly carnivore on Earth, the polar bear. The animal is captured on film during its annual fall migration through the town of Churchill, Manitoba, in northern Canada.
Sharks, The (1982) as Host ("National Geographic Specials")
This National Geographic documentary puts all the information about sharks into perspective, sifting through the sensational publicity about these fishes as vicious killers and the more sober scientific data, to reveal a creature that remains one of the great marvels of nature.
Egypt: Quest for Eternity (1982) as Host ("National Geographic Specials")
This National Geographic documentary explores one of the longest-lasting of all civilizations on earth. The focus is on the preservation of ancient treasures and the effect of the environment on present-day Egypt.
Gorilla (1981) as Narration
This National Geographic documentary depicts the efforts of scientists to prevent the shy and retiring gorilla from disappearing into extinction, both in the mountains of Africa and in the world's zoos.
Gorilla (1981) as Host ("National Geographic Specials")
This National Geographic documentary depicts the efforts of scientists to prevent the shy and retiring gorilla from disappearing into extinction, both in the mountains of Africa and in the world's zoos.
Little Foxes, The (1956) as Oscar Hubbard
A taut drama set in the South in the later nineteenth century about the ruthless, amoral members of a decadent, well-to-do family.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) as Professor Taw
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Allan Gurganus that dramatizes the post-Civil War years to the present through the irreverent eyes of 100-year-old Lucy Marsden, a widow now living in a North Carolina charity home.
Stephen King's The Tommyknockers (1993) as Ev
Based on the Stephen King book about the discovery of a mysterious object and the strange force it unleashes in a small Maine town.
Emma: Queen of the South Seas (1988) as President Ulysses S Grant
At Mother's Request (1987) as Franklin Bradshaw
A two-part miniseries based on fact, about a New York socialite, Frances Schreuder, who persuaded her son Marc to kill his father for his inheritance.
Kennedy (1983) as Joseph Kennedy
A three-part miniseries based on the life of President John F. Kennedy.
Vanished (1971) as Arthur Ingram
A thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a senior presidential advisor. This first long-form TV movie, shown in two parts (actual running time minus commercials totaled three hours and ten minutes), paved the way for subsequent filmed miniseries. Both Richard Widmark, in his TV acting debut,
The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) as Jones
In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe.

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