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Also Known As: Died: September 10, 2011
Born: September 9, 1923 Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Pilot, The (1979) as Director
Mike Hagan is a pilot in passenger service and candidate for the honor "Best Pilot of the Year". Nobody knows that he's got private sorrows - he's an alcoholic. A stewardess notices his regular visits of the toilet and reports it.
2.
JW Coop (1972) as Director
A professional rodeo rider tries to pick up the pieces after eight years in prison.

Cast (feature film)

3.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side
4.
Stephen King's Riding the Bullet (2004) as Farmer
It's Halloween 1969 and a distraught 21-year-old New England college student hitchikes through rural Maine to visit his sick mother, only to be picked up by a mysterious driver carrying haunting secrets.
5.
Spider-Man 2 (2004) as Ben Parker
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers, while balancing his dual id
6.
Spider-Man (2002) as Uncle Ben Parker
Orphaned at an early age, Peter Parker lives in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter leads the life of a normal student, working as a photographer at the school paper, pining after the beautiful Mary Jane Watson and hanging out with buddy Harry Osborn. On a school trip, during which Peter and his classmates are given a science demonstration on arachnids, Peter is bitten by a genetically-altered spider. Soon after, he discovers that he has unusual powers: he is endowed with the strength and agility of a spider along with a keen, ESP-like "spider-sense." Peter first uses his powers to make money, but in the face of a tragedy that hits close to home, he vows to dedicate his life to fighting crime, taking to heart the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: "With great power comes great responsibility." Meanwhile, megalomaniacal businessman Norman Osborn, Harry's father, is undergoing some changes of his own. An experimental formula has gone awry, increasing his intelligence and strength but also driving him insane. He is now the Green Goblin, Spider-Man's arch enemy, who will put young Peter Parker's vow to fight crime and help innocent people to the ultimate test.
7.
13th Child - Legend of the Jersey Devil, Volume 1 (2002) as Mr. Shroud
People are being killed, mysteriously, either by someone with superhuman strength, or by something with grisly powers. A clever Assistant D.A. is sent to investigate the puzzling case. The D.A.--along with his fellow investigators--attempts to figure out whether he is uncovering a series of perfect
8.
Mach 2 (2001) as Vice President Pike
Senator Stuart Davis, a U.S. Congressman running for president, travels to the Balkins to speak with political leaders about stopping a civil war that threatens to become a major conflict. While on board the plane, Davis opens up a computer disc he was handed prior to the flight, and to his surprise
9.
Family Tree (2000) as Larry
A young boy teams up with a mysterious eccentric to thwart a factory developer's plans to cut down a cherished oak tree to make room for a much-needed plastics factory. 9-year-old Mitch who, like generations of children before him, has played in "Old Oak," decides to rally the townspeople against th
10.
Waiting For Sunset (1998) as Ted Roth
Story about the reunion of non-German graduates from the University of Heidelberg.
11.
Race (1998) as Jack Durman
Two candidates in an LA City Council race--one black, the other Latino--vie for the endorsement of the outgoing white councilman. In theory, the candidate who can capture the floating white vote will win. But with a small margin of error, while both candidates start out on the straight and narrow, s
12.
John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. (1996) as President
It's 16 years after Snake Plissken's rescue of the President in New York. Now, a different President is in power, and declares the United States to be a land of moral superiority: no smoking, no red meat, no freedom of religion and no unapproved marriages. A massive earthquake has hit Los Angeles, l
13.
Renaissance Man (1994) as Colonel James
An unemployed civilian advertising executive lands a teaching job with the Army, and soon discovers that his radical teaching philosophy doesn't please his rigid military superiors.
14.
Wind (1992) as Morgan Weld
Story set around the 1987 America's Cup yachting competition in Perth, Australia.
15.
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991) as Doctor Carver
Based on the true story of Sonora Webster, a stunt rider whose famous trick was to dive on horseback into a tank of water.
16.
Dead Reckoning (1990) as Dr Daniel Barnard
A television movie set along the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States. A woman charts the death of her husband, aboard a luxury sailing yacht with the help of her young lover.
17.
William Holden: The Golden Boy (1989)
A documentary about the life and career of actor William Holden. Included are clips from many of his films as well as interviews with friends, family and colleagues, as well as an interview with Holden himself.
18.
Malone (1987) as Delaney
19.
Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story (1986) as Mel Fisher
As the title sums it up, this is a dramatization of real-life treasure hunter Mel Fisher's 17-year search for a sunken Spanish galleon, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which had sunk in a storm off the Florida Keys in 1622. On July 20, 1985, the ocean yielded to Fisher and his crew the encrusted remains o
20.
Shaker Run (1985) as Judd Pierson
Two stunt drivers in possession of a biological weapon are pursued by military forces.
21.
Brainstorm (1983) as Alex Terson
A scientist battles the military for control of a machine that records sensory experiences-including death.
22.
Class (1983) as Mr Burroughs
A slightly repressed working-class teen gets a scholarship to a prestigious prep-school, but his world is turned upside-down when he has an affair with his wealthy roommate's mother.
23.
Star 80 (1983) as Hugh Hefner
The fact-based story about the life and death of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten. Stratten's opportunistic husband and manager planned to make her a successful porn star and was jealous of her success following the Playboy spread, eventually resulting in a murder-suicide.
24.
Two of a Kind (1982) as Frank Minor
In his television dramatic debut, George Burns is a geriatric relegated to a nursing home after his wife's death by son Cliff Robertson, and Robby Benson is his retarded grandson who takes on the task of getting the old man to shake off his lethargy and get back on his feet. James DiPasquale and Dor
25.
Pilot, The (1979)
Mike Hagan is a pilot in passenger service and candidate for the honor "Best Pilot of the Year". Nobody knows that he's got private sorrows - he's an alcoholic. A stewardess notices his regular visits of the toilet and reports it.
26.
Dominique (1979) as David Ballard
The wife of a greedy man comes back to haunt him after he scares her to death in this horror-thriller. He is after her money and must try several times before he finally succeeds. Because she is mentally exhausted from being frightened all the time, she commits suicide, but soon the husband begins experiencing her ghostly presence.
27.
Overboard (1978) as Mitch Garrison
A flashback story, filmed in French Polynesia, in which Angie Dickinson spends two hours bobbing around in the ocean after having fallen overboard from lawyer-husband Cliff Robertson's forty-foot sailboat, recalling her life with him and the fling she had ashore with a French playboy.
28.
Fraternity Row (1977)
Zac Sterling is a college student in the early 1950s who is eager to join a fraternity, even though his girlfriend Jennifer thinks the Greek system is elitist and discriminatory. During the hazing portion of their initiations, Zac joins with some other pledges in rebelling against the cruel practice
29.
Obsession (1976) as Michael Courtland
A businessman falls in love with a double for his murdered wife.
30.
Midway (1976) as Commander Carl Jessop
The summer of 1942 brought Naval stalemate to the Pacific as the American and Japanese fleets stood at even numbers each waiting for the other to begin a renewed offensive. "Midway" tells the story of this historic June battle where a Japanese carrier force, in an attempt to occupy Midway island and lure the American fleet to destruction, was meet valiently by US forces operating off of three aircraft carriers and numerous escort ships. It was the first battle in which naval air power was extensivly used, and at its conclusion the Japanese Carrier force had been completly destroyed which lead the way for the US 1943 and 44 offensives which would eventually bring the Pacific War to a close.
31.
Return to Earth (1976) as Colonel Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr
A dramatization of the true story of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin who, two years after his historic moon landing in 1969, suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, ultimately losing his wife and children.
32.
Shoot (1976) as Major Rex Jeanette
When boredom, pride and a mad second of misjudgement leaves a hunter shot dead by one of five combat veterans also hunting in the Canadian hills, it is expected a police investigation will follow, but when the veterans discover the incident has not been reported, the leader of the team, Major Rex (Cliff Robertson) suspects the other party maybe plotting revenge. Convinced that he, his party, and their families will be targets themselves he decides to beat his suspected assailants at their own game, grouping together more army comrades and stocking up an arsenal of weapons for the forthcoming battle.
33.
Out Of Season (1975) as Joe
34.
My Father's House (1975) as Tom Lindholm Jr
A drama about a heart attack patient, a busy, highly paid executive who reflects upon his happy childhood and the way he was brought up in a simpler age. Although playing father and son, Preston and Robertson, sharing star billing, never appear together in this film.
35.
Three Days of the Condor (1975) as Higgins
A CIA researcher uncovers top secret information and finds himself marked for death.
36.
Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1974) as Johnny Nolan
Sentimental tale, remade from the 1945 classic with an eye toward a possible series, of an impoverished family in a 1912 New York tenement with an alcoholic father and a strong-willed mother.
37.
Man on a Swing (1974) as Police Chief Tucker
A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be more involved in the case than he lets on.
38.
Man Without a Country, The (1973) as Philip Nolan
This classic about the man who renounced his country and lived to regret it received a sparkling production here with a tour-de-force performance by Cliff Robertson, aging sixty years as Philip Nolan. Previously it had been filmed three times as a silent movie and once (in 1938) as a short for Vitap
39.
Ace Eli And Rodger Of The Skies (1973) as Eli
The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town.
40.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) as Cole Younger
This film chronicles the most daring robbery of the James Younger gang. On September 7, 1876, the gang held up the bank in Northfield, Minnesota which was known at the time as "the biggest bank west of the Mississippi."
41.
JW Coop (1972) as J. W. Coop
A professional rodeo rider tries to pick up the pieces after eight years in prison.
42.
Too Late the Hero (1970) as Lieut. Sam Lawson
During World War II, a British platoon goes behind enemy lines in the Pacific.
43.
The Devil's Brigade (1968) as Maj. Alan Crown
Experienced soldiers and misfits join forces to create a World War II commando unit.
44.
Charly (1968) as Charly Gordon
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
45.
The Honey Pot (1967) as William McFly
A millionaire fakes a terminal illness to fleece his former girlfriends.
46.
Masquerade (1965) as David Frazer
An Arab heir plots his own kidnapping in a desperate bid for peace in the Middle East.
47.
Up From the Beach (1965) as Sgt. Edward Baxter
48.
Love Has Many Faces (1965) as Pete Jordan
An aging heiress struggles to hold on to the kept man she loves.
49.
The Best Man (1964) as Joe Cantwell
Two presidential hopefuls get caught up in the dirty side of politics.
50.
633 Squadron (1964) as Wing Comdr. Roy Grant
World War II flyers take on a suicide mission to bomb a Nazi rocket fuel factory.
51.
Sunday in New York (1964) as Adam Tyler
A philandering pilot gets real moral, real fast when his sister contemplates a premarital fling.
52.
PT 109 (1963) as Lieut. (j.g.) John F. Kennedy
Future president John Kennedy fights to save his crew when their PT boat sinks in the Pacific.
53.
My Six Loves (1963) as Rev. Jim Larkin
Successful Broadway star Janice Courtney collapses from exhaustion and is ordered to rest for six weeks at her country home in Connecticut. While there, she meets some people who change her life permanently, and discovers true love and happiness.
54.
The Interns (1962) as Dr. John Paul Otis
Five interns clash with the head of surgery while trying to balance medical studies and romance.
55.
Underworld U. S. A. (1961) as Tolly Devlin
A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
56.
The Big Show (1961) as Josef Everard
57.
All in a Night's Work (1961) as Warren Kingsley, Jr.
Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies her and after having a few misconceived conversations with her, they suspect that she is trying to extort them, and she thinks that Tony's a nut.
58.
59.
Gidget (1959) as Kahoona, also known as Burt Vail
A young girl dreams of winning acceptance from a gang of surfers.
60.
Battle of the Coral Sea (1959) as Lt. Comm. Jeff Conway
A U.S. submarine and its crew are captured by the Japanese on the eve of a major World War II battle.
61.
The Naked and the Dead (1958) as Lt. Robert Hearn
A green lieutenant comes up against incompetent officers and a sadistic sergeant during World War II.
62.
The Girl Most Likely (1958) as Pete
A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man.
63.
Autumn Leaves (1956) as Burt Hanson
A woman falls for a younger man with severe mental problems.
64.
Picnic (1955) as Alan Benson
A handsome drifter ignites passions at a small-town Labor Day picnic.
65.
We've Never Been Licked (1943) as Adams
WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly knock off. Once adjusted, Craig falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter, only to find she is in love with his roommate, played by Noah Beery. In the meantime, Craig associates with Japanese spies (including William Frawley of "I Love Lucy") bent on stealing a secret chemical compound being worked on a the University. But is he one of them, or a double agent for his country?
66.
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Lookout
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.

Writer (feature film)

67.
13th Child - Legend of the Jersey Devil, Volume 1 (2002) as Screenwriter
People are being killed, mysteriously, either by someone with superhuman strength, or by something with grisly powers. A clever Assistant D.A. is sent to investigate the puzzling case. The D.A.--along with his fellow investigators--attempts to figure out whether he is uncovering a series of perfect
68.
JW Coop (1972) as Writer
A professional rodeo rider tries to pick up the pieces after eight years in prison.

Producer (feature film)

69.
JW Coop (1972) as Producer
A professional rodeo rider tries to pick up the pieces after eight years in prison.
70.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) as Producer
This film chronicles the most daring robbery of the James Younger gang. On September 7, 1876, the gang held up the bank in Northfield, Minnesota which was known at the time as "the biggest bank west of the Mississippi."

Cast (special)

71.
Hollywood's Magic Night (2001) as Host
A review of films from 2000 that received Academy Awards nominations in the major categories includes, Best Picture, Actor and Actress
72.
Sandra Dee (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Sandra Dee.
73.
Lana Turner: Hollywood's Screen Siren (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Lana Turner, the glamorous movie star who arguable is known more for her scandals -- including affairs with Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra and Tyrone Power, and the killing of her mobster/boyfriend Johnny Stompanato by Lana's daughter Cheryl.
74.
Bob Fosse: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of choreographer Bob Fosse.
75.
William Holden: An Untamed Spirit (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of actor William Holden.
76.
Lusitania: Murder on the Atlantic, The (1998) as Narration
Chronicles the last voyage of the RMS Lusitania from New York to Ireland, in May 1915. Just before reaching the Irish coast, the Lusitania was sunk by a torpedo fired from the German submarine U-20, killing 1198 of the 1959 passengers and crew.
77.
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
78.
25th International Emmy Awards (1998) as Presenter
Presentation of the 25th Anniversary International Emmy Awards celebrating the best television programs produced and broadcast outside the United States.
79.
Kennedys: Power, Seduction and Hollywood: The E! True Hollywood Story, The (1998) as Interviewee
Two-part documentary looks at the Kennedys, America's political dynasty, and their relationships within the entertainment industry.
80.
Voices of Scotland (1997) as Narration
Special which travels to Scotland to places seldom visited by tourists. The Total Aberdeen Youth Festival Choir performs traditional songs of Scotland and Scottish actress Patricia Ramsey delivers readings of Scottish verse.
81.
Danger in the Jet Stream (1997) as Narration
Follows the preparation and launch of one of the top ballooning teams attempting to circumnavigate the Earth during the 1996-1997 season.
82.
GI Bill: The Law That Changed America, The (1997) as Narration
Chronicles the GI Bill, passed by Congress in the closing months of World War II, that guaranteed education, housing and business loans to 15 million veterans, creating the largest middle class in the world.
83.
Story of the Gun, The (1996) as Narration
Historical, cultural and technical exploration of the evolution of the gun. Featuring expert interviews, art artifacts, archival photographs and film clips.
84.
JFK: A Personal Story (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of President John F. Kennedy.
85.
Earthwinds (1995) as Narration
Documentary showing how a double balloon system and its pressurized capsule open the possibilities for a balloon flight around the world.
86.
Sonja Henie: Queen of Ice (1995) as Narration
Life of Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie, who won nine world champion titles and three Olympic gold medals. After turning professional, she made several Hollywood films and toured the United States with her ice show, "Hollywood Ice Revue."
87.
P.T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995) as Narration
Documentary profiling Phineas Taylor Barnum, the risk-taking entrepreneur who transformed a "freak show" into the circus known as the "Greatest Show on Earth." Uses Barnum's own words to show how he set new standards for media manipulation.
88.
American Revolution, The (1994) as Voice Of George Washington
Three-part documentary series on the American Revolution, featuring dramatic re-enactments of battles of the War.
89.
Wings as Eagles (1994) as Narration
Documentary exploring the lives of three Navy chaplains stationed on board the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, in the ocean west of Singapore, where they offer spiritual guidance to 5,500 sailors of 37 different faiths.
90.
Lincoln (1992) as Voice Of Noah Brooks
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.
91.
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards (1992) as Presenter
Live presentation of the first annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with honors in four film and eight television categories, as determined by the Guild's 78,000 eligible members.
92.
Life and Death of a Dynasty (1991) as Narration
A documentary focusing on the lives of three of India's 20th-century political leaders: Jawaharal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi.
93.
Ghosts of '87 (1988)
A one-man performance taped before a live audience in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, featuring Cliff Robertson who narrates the events during the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787 as well as portraying ten of the important players in the formation of the Constitution.
94.
All-Star Party For "Dutch" Reagan, An (1985)
An entertainment special honoring President Ronald Reagan, nicknamed "Dutch" in his Hollywood days. The black-tie, invitational event was taped in early December, 1985, as a benefit for the Variety Clubs International's charities for children.
95.
World Of Audubon: Galapagos Island (1984) as Narration
A documentary about the flora and fauna on the Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin first observed animals that led him to develop the theory of the evolution of species.
96.
Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, The (1984)
The Screen Actors Guild, the trade union for motion picture performers, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in this variety special.
97.
Saturday's Children (1962) as Rims O'Neil
The story relates the romantic adventures of Bobby Halevy, a stenographer who pursues a lover instead of a husband, fearing marriage and its related hardships would not be for her. Based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, "Saturday's Children" (which refers to people who must always work for a living

Writer (special)

98.
Sonja Henie: Queen of Ice (1995) as Writer
Life of Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie, who won nine world champion titles and three Olympic gold medals. After turning professional, she made several Hollywood films and toured the United States with her ice show, "Hollywood Ice Revue."

Misc. Crew (special)

99.
Sonja Henie: Queen of Ice (1995) as Creative Consultant
Life of Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie, who won nine world champion titles and three Olympic gold medals. After turning professional, she made several Hollywood films and toured the United States with her ice show, "Hollywood Ice Revue."

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

100.
Assignment Berlin (1999) as Cliff Garret
101.
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) as William Martin
A lavish fictionalized retelling of the Watergate story (based on Watergate conspirator John Ehrlichman's novel) mixing political intrigue and personal drama and centering on the rise of a power-hungry American president and the men with whom he surrounds himself in order to keep his grip on his off

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

102.
Judith Kranz's Dazzle (1995) as Mike Kilkullen
A miniseries based on Judith Krantz's novel "Dazzle." A fashion photographer struggles to maintain her father's dream of preserving the family's valuable ranch property, in addition to overcoming her own personal tragedies and the pressures of a divided family.
103.
Ford: The Man and the Machine (1987) as Henry Ford
104.
Key to Rebecca, The (1985) as Major William Vandam

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