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Also Known As: Died: July 25, 2005
Born: August 8, 1908 Cause of Death: complications from a series of strokes
Birth Place: Mountain Home, Idaho, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff (1999)
The legacy of actor-teacher Michael Chekhov and his student-protege George Shdanoff on classical Hollywood actors such as Gregory Peck and Patricia Neal is explored. Coming to Hollywood during World War II, both men helped to create and define a school of acting that offered an alternative to Stanis
2.
Marshal Law (1996) as Old Timer
A massive earthquake strikes Los Angeles and divides the city between good and bad forces. On one side is a frightened band of residents led by a former U.S. marshall. On the other, is a gang of dangerous marauders led by a vicious sociopath.
3.
Bed & Breakfast (1992) as Amos
A man washes ashore and is cared for by three women at a bed and breakfast, changing their lives.
4.
Cellar, The (1989)
Suspense thriller about a family's encounter with a 150 year old Indian demon.
5.
J. Edgar Hoover (1987) as Harlan Fisk-Stone
A television movie about the late director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover. The film follows Hoover from his childhood in a working-class section of Washington at the turn of the century to his final days during the social and political turbulence of the '60s and '70s. The factors that helped him to bui
6.
Who Is Julia? (1986) as The Commentator
A movie about the legal and moral decisions that must be faced after the first human brain transplant. After a stunning model and an average-looking housewife are presumed dead after the first is hit by a truck and the other suffers a sudden brain hemorrhage, their fates come together in a daring ex
7.
Halloween II (1981) as Dr Mixter
Shaken and injured from her battle with unkillable psycho Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is taken to the Haddonfield Hospital for observation, while Dr. Sam Loomis continues his desperate search for his monstrous patient. After slashing his way through the town, Myers manages to track Laurie to the hospital. Numerous night-shift employees are slaughtered in a variety of gruesome ways as Myers closes in on his fixation.
8.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980) as 2nd Justice
In one of his final television roles, Henry Fonda stars as the semi-literate Florida drifter whose court case--being denied counsel at a breaking-and-entering trial because of his inability to afford a lawyer--drastically changed the course of American legal history. His performance won him an Emmy
9.
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979) as Mr Meecham
A drama about a dying woman who returns to the home of her widowed mother after an absence of twenty years and how their bitter estrangement slowly turns to love. This double tour-de-force for Bette Davis and Gena Rowlands was a heralded first effort for writer Michael de Guzman, and premiered right
10.
Friendly Fire (1979) as Hamilton
A drama about a rural American couple who become increasingly embittered as they cope with governmental indifference in their search for the truth behind the death of their son in Vietnam -- killed by friendly fire from American artillery. Based on the true story of war activist Peg Mullen. Emmy Awa
11.
Family Upside Down, A (1978) as Charlie Case
Fred Astaire won an Emmy Award as Best Actor and Helen Hayes received a nomination as Best Actress for their performances as a retired house painter and his loving wife of forty years who face an emotional crisis when he has a heart attack that makes both of them dependent on their grown children an
12.
New Daughters of Joshua Cabe, The (1976) as The Judge
Rascally Joshua Cabe is back for his third go-around (John McIntire takes over for Dan Dailey who previously took over for Buddy Ebsen) and is wrongly convicted of murder, so his "daughters" devise a daring plot to smuggle him out of prison and cheat the hangman.
13.
Mountain Man (1976) as Abraham Lincoln
As Galen Clark moves into his later years, he regrets not having made any great accomplishments and goes out west to die in the wilderness. But living in nature renews his spirit, and he sends for his daughter and her family to join him there where they start a new life in the forest.
14.
Babe (1975) as Dr Tatum
Susan Clark here gave an Emmy Award-winning performance as America's foremost woman athlete who won two Olympic track-and-field gold medals in 1932 and went on to become a world champion golfer. The film traces her development as an athlete, her battles to be accepted in sports, her marriage to wrestler-turned-promoter George Zaharias (played by ex-football pro Alex Karras), and her losing struggle with cancer. In addition to an Emmy for its star, the movie also received a nomination as the Outstanding Special of 1975-76, and director Buzz Kulik and writer Joanna Lee were nominated for their work, as were composer Jerry Goldsmith, cinematographer Charles Wheeler, editor Henry Berman and makeup artist William Tuttle.
15.
Strange New World (1975) as Sirus
A science-fiction adventure with three astronauts returning to earth after 180 years in suspended animation and finding scientists who have developed means of giving everyone eternal life, as well as primitives who live with jungle beasts. This pilot film for a prospective series subsequently was ed
16.
Medical Story (1975) as Dr Patterson
Paralleling the successful format of its sister show "Police Story", this pilot for the short-lived anthology series pits an idealistic intern against three established doctors over the question of whether a young actress should have a hysterectomy. Executive producer-writer Abby Mann was said to ha
17.
Like a Crow on a June Bug (1974)
A country girl leaves her rural community looking for excitement.
18.
The Parallax View (1974) as Commission Spokesman
A reporter uncovers the deadly conspiracy behind a political assassination.
19.
Stranger Who Looks Like Me, The (1974) as Mr Gilbert
The drama of an adopted girl searching for her real mother with the help of a young man who also is looking for the parents who gave him up. Meredith Baxter's real-life mother, Whitney Blake, plays the real mother of the girl in the story.
20.
Story of Pretty Boy Floyd, The (1974) as Mr Suggs
An affecting version of the Floyd saga, telling of the Oklahoma farm boy who, to escape poverty, becomes enmeshed in a life of crime and ends up as one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 1930s. Sheen and his real-life brother, Joseph Estevez, played Pretty Boy and one of his two brothers.
21.
Manhunter (1974) as James Barrett
A World War I ex-marine turns 1930s bounty hunter and goes after Bonnie-and-Clyde style bank robbers who murdered his former girlfriend. Ken Howard later starred in the TV series (1974-75) as the Depression Era crimefighter tracking down wanted criminals for the reward money.
22.
Key West (1973) as Prescott Webb
An ex-CIA operative, running a boat service in Florida with an old buddy, finds himself the target of an ailing tycoon with a score to settle and becomes involved in a chase for evidence incriminating a U.S. Senator in this pilot for a prospective series.
23.
Linda (1973) as Chief Vernon
A calculating woman kills her lover's wife, then sets about framing her own husband for the murder. Mary Robin-Redd replaced Jess Walton.
24.
Howling in the Woods, A (1971) as Bud Henshaw
The "other side" of the co-stars of TV's long-running "I Dream of Jeannie" shows up in this chiller about a disillusioned housewife vacationing in the wilds, her incompatible husband who is trying to get her to come home, and a starving dog with a baleful howl.
25.
Glory Boy (1971) as Sheriff [Wes] Coleman
A young man comes back from Vietnam and returns to his father's ranch, bringing along two of his war-time friends to help out. Things work out well on the ranch until one of the men begins to have flashbacks and thinks he is back in Vietnam.
26.
The Traveling Executioner (1970) as Stanley Mae
(Com '70). Stacy Keach, Marianna Hill, Bud Cort, Graham Jarvis, M. Emmet Walsh, Ford Rainey, Stefan Gierasch. Stacy Keach gives an offbeat, flamboyant performance as Jonas Candide, an executioner for hire who tours the country (circa 1918) with his portable electric chair and idiot assistant (Bud Cort). A bizarre black comedy produced and directed by Jack Smight (THE ILLUSTRATED MAN).
27.
The Naked Zoo (1970) as Mr. Golden
28.
My Sweet Charlie (1970) as Treadwell
A pregnant white southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run, meet in a boarded-up house in rural Texas and develop a close friendship for their mutual survival. Patty Duke won an Emmy for her acting -- the first given to a TV-movie performance -- and Levinson and Link were given Emmy
29.
The Gypsy Moths (1969) as Stand owner
A trio of barnstorming skydivers finds love and heartache at one small-town stop.
30.
Gunpoint (1966) as Emerson
A Colorado sheriff pursues a ruthless gang of train robbers into New Mexico, where he has no official jurisdiction. Accompanying him is a motley posse, including a sharp-shooting gambler whose fiancee the gang has kidnapped.
31.
Johnny Tiger (1966) as Sam Tiger
32.
The Sand Pebbles (1966) as Harris
Epic tale about the lives of crew members aboard a US gunboat, patrolling China's Yangtze River in 1926, that eventually gets caught up in the middle of that country's Civil War.
33.
Forty Pounds of Trouble (1963) as Judge
34.
Kings of the Sun (1963) as Ixchel's father
A Mayan tribe emigrates northward but has to fight off Native Americans.
35.
Two Rode Together (1961) as Henry Clay
Two tough westerners bring home a group of settlers who have spent years as Comanche hostages.
36.
Parrish (1961) as John Donati
When his mother marries into the tobacco business, a young man struggles to find himself.
37.
Claudelle Inglish (1961) as Reverend Armstrong
A defiant Southern girl marries a poor dirt farmer instead of the wealthy landowner her mother picked out.
38.
Dead to the World (1961) as Congressman Keach
39.
Ada (1961) as Speaker
A call girl weds an easygoing politician and helps him against corrupt state officials.
40.
Flaming Star (1960) as Doc Phillips
Sam Burton's second wife Neddy is Indian, their son Pacer a half-breed. As struggle starts between the whites and the Kiowas, the Burton family is split between loyalties. Neddy and Sam are killed; Pacer sides with the Indians, his half-brother Clint with the whites.
41.
John Paul Jones (1959) as 1st Lt. Thomas Simpson
The hero of the Revolutionary War clashes with Congress.
42.
The Last Mile (1959) as Red Kirby, Cell 7
Jail house tensions mount as a killer's execution approaches.
43.
The Badlanders (1958) as Warden
Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
44.
3:10 to Yuma (1957) as Marshal
A sheriff must run the gauntlet to get his prisoner out of town.
45.
The Human Jungle (1954) as Jones, the older cop
Danforth (Gary Merrill) is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidently kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott (Jan Sterling) from Swados (Chuck Connors), a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.
46.
The Robe (1953) as Ship's captain
Biblical epic in which a Roman military tribune, who commands the unit that crucified Jesus Christ, tries to learn about the man he killed.
47.
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Ernest Craig
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
48.
White Heat (1949) as Zuckie Hommell
A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.

Cast (special)

49.
Sam Hill (1961) as Colonel Tyson (Guest)
The story, set in 1864, relates the adventures of Sam Hill, a traveling blacksmith of legendary strength who roams throughout the West with only a knife and a hammer. In the pilot episode, Sam tries to protect a piece of land he owns from a colonel who is seeking to buy it--at any cost.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

50.
Backstairs at the White House (1979) as Navy Secretary
A lovingly filmed version of the book by Lillian Rogers Parks, the crippled seamstress-maid who, along with her mother, served for fifty-two years as a White House domestic during eight presidential administrations. A mixture of pop history of the Twentieth Century and the private lives of the vario
51.
Captains and the Kings (1976) as Abraham Lincoln
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
52.
Captains And The Kings (Part 5 and 6) (1976) as Abraham Lincoln
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

53.
Cross Of Fire (1991)
A two-part miniseries based on a true story. Set in Indiana in the 1920s, the story concerns a young woman who becomes a victim of the terrorist activities of the Ku Klux Klan. She eventually dies at the hands of charismatic political boss and Grand Dragon David Stephenson. The ensuing investigation
54.
Amerika (1987) as Will Milford
A seven-part miniseries set ten years after a hypothetical Soviet takeover of the United States. The story relates how the release of a political dissident from prison triggers strong reactions from his estranged family, his childhood friend (now a rising figure in the new regime), the leaders of th

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