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Also Known As: Died: July 28, 2004
Born: September 22, 1928 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Dancing at the Harvest Moon (2002)
Maggie, a woman in the midst of a life crisis returns to the lake where she spent romantic summers as a teen and falls into a passionate affair with the son of her first love.<P>When Maggie's husband abruptly leaves her after 20 years of marriage, she struggles to find a way to overcome the loss and
Woman Chaser, The (1999) as Used Car Salesman
Richard is a L.A. used car salesman on a quest to find the true meaning of his life. When he turns over his car lot to his inept assistants, he begins to write his first screenplay -- a woeful tale about a truck driver who runs over a little girl and gets shot to death trying to outrun the law. Whe
Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors, The (1997) as Frank
Jim Rockford becomes entangled in a case incriminating two veteran police officers on vice charges and finds himself harassed by the entire Los Angeles Police Department. As he delves deeper into the case, Rockford finds himself battered and threatened by criminals with long murderous records.
Executive Decision (1996) as Admiral Lewis
Terrorists hijack a 747 carrying 400 passengers, and everyone involved mistakenly thinks the passengers are going to be bartered for the terrorist group's imprisoned leader. However, an American intelligence analyst and expert in terrorism believes that their plan is to launch a nerve gas attack on Washington DC. The President's Crisis Management Team must then choose between ignoring the agent's nerve gas theory and allowing the plane clearance to land in the Capitol, or destroying the plane and sacrificing its 400 passengers. A Special Forces leader, however, has a different solution--to secretly board the 747 using an experimental aircraft.
Roswell (1994) as James Forrestal
Based on the true story of the 1947 crash landing of an unidentified aircraft in the New Mexico desert, the people who reported it, and the people who covered it up.
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) as Walter
Film focuses on a year in a married couple''s life; including some of the problems they face, including the wife''s alcoholism and experiences in rehab.
Death of a Cheerleader (1994) as Priest
Based on the "Rolling Stone" article about the real-life murder of a popular high school cheerleader by one of her peers in the upper middle class community of Orinda, California.
Case for Murder, A (1993) as Alan Nugent
When a principled, young attorney becomes romantically involved with her very successful colleague, she uncovers damaging secrets behind his rise to prominence.
Sitter, The (1991) as Carl
A successful author and his wife arrange for a sitter to watch over their five-year-old daughter during a hotel stay. The little girl's life turns into a terrifying ordeal when she is trapped into playing frightening games with the disturbed woman charged with watching over her.
Eternity (1990) as Governor/Ridley
An idealistic documentary filmmaker recognizes a power-crazed industrialist as his equally power-crazed brother from a previous life.
Eight Is Enough Wedding, An (1989) as Mr Fulbright
A television movie sequel reuniting the Bradford family from the ABC series "Eight Is Enough" (1977-81). In this telefilm, David's wedding brings the clan together again. When David announces his plans to marry again, there are mixed emotions among the Bradford clan, who gather at the homestead for
Stranded (1986) as Sullivan
Two business arch-rivals find themselves stranded together on a deserted South Pacific Island. In order to assure the account of an important comsmetics company, Stacy Tweed, the head of a successful advertising agency, flies to meet the owner of the client firm in the South Pacific. At the same t
Oh, God! You Devil (1984) as Charlie Gray
A struggling songwriter sells his soul to the devil for success, but then God tries to intervene.
Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks) (1984) as Chief Frank Brockmeyer
A football field becomes the confrontation site between a small-town police department headed by its peace-loving chief (Roche) and a band of local hippies led by his son (Goodeve) who decide to settle their differences on the gridiron. Tony Randall is a bearded guru -- a successful insurance agent
Cocaine and Blue Eyes (1983) as Sergeant Khoury
In this pilot to a prospective series, O.J. Simpson (also the executive producer) is a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a dead client, leading him to a politically prominent family. The series would have featured TV's fi
Farrell For The People (1982) as Patrick J Malloy
A spunky assistant district attorney is involved with a puzzling rape case, another dealing with a brilliant ex-con accused of murder and his celebrity sponsor, and a romance with a defense lawyer.
Miracle On Ice (1981) as Mr Craig
The story of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey players, a group of amateurs from around the country who were whipped into a cohesive unit by controversial coach Herb Brooks to win a gold medal at Lake Placid during the winter games.
Rape and Marriage:The Rideout Case (1980) as Gary Gortmaker
Based on the well-publicized Oregon criminal case, this television movie dramatizes the unique dispute in which Greta Rideout instigated the prosecution of her husband, John, charging him with raping her.
Love For Rent (1979) as Sloane
Two small-town sisters go to Hollywood and find themselves seduced by the glamour of the big time and big money as high-priced professional escorts.
Child Stealer, The (1979) as Lew Beck
A young mother battles to get her children back after her ex-husband kidnaps them and the law won't help her in her efforts.
You Can't Take It With You (1979) as Paul
An adaptation for television of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy about an eccentric "drop-out" known as Grandpa Vanderhof and his peculiar family members and friends who populate a roomy uptown Manhattan home.
Hart to Hart (1979) as Marcus Wheeler
Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers are happily married jet-set investigators and Lionel Stander is their jack-of-all-trades right hand in this pilot to the hit series, co-produced by Wagner and wife, Natalie Wood, under their Rona II banner. Here, the Harts look into the mysterious death of a close f
New Maverick, The (1978) as Judge Crupper
Recycling the legendary comedy Western series (1957-62), this pilot for a prospective new run for "Maverick" has brothers Bret and Bart (Garner and Kelly recreating their original roles) joining forces with the eager but inexperienced son of their British cousin Beau (played in the earlier series by
Ghost of Flight 401, The (1978) as Matt Andrews
A supernatural mystery involving an actual plane crash in December 1972 in the Florida Everglades and the subsequent legend growing from it about the recurring presence on other flights of the ghostly figure of its captain. For his photography, Howard R. Schwartz won an Emmy Award nomination.
Foul Play (1978) as Archbishop Thorncrest; Twin Brother
An innocent woman stumbles onto a plot to murder the pope.
Corvette Summer (1978) as Ed Mcgrath
A high school student takes off in search of his stolen, rebuilt Corvette.
Winds of Kitty Hawk, The (1978) as Bishop Milton Wright
The Wright Brothers' story and their efforts to fly, stunningly filmed and first shown on the seventy-fifth anniversary of their historic flight. Dennis Dalzell (cinematographer) and John A. Martinelli (editor) received Emmy Award nominations for their work, but the film won in only one category: F
Possessed, The (1977) as Sergeant Taplinger
A defrocked minister -- and freelance exorcist -- battles the forces of evil apparently responsible for a rash of mysterious fires threatening an isolated girls' school.
Never Con a Killer (1977) as Schroeder
In this movie pilot, shown some time after "The Feather and Father Gang" series came and went in the spring of 1977, detective Powers and con-man dad Gould team up to outwit Runyonesque horseplayer Forsythe.
Corey: For the People (1977) as District Attorney Patrick Shannon
A lowly assistant D.A. bucks the system and files capital charges against a socialite in the murder of her doctor-husband, suspecting that she is more than the battered wife killing her spouse in self-defense. This was a proposed pilot for a series for Artur Rubinstein's actor/musician son John.
The Late Show (1977) as Ron Birdwell
An aging private eye hooks up with a Hollywood eccentric to investigate his partner''s murder.
Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence (1976) as Bob Lattimer
After many years in the fictional world of criminal law, first as Perry Mason and then as Robert T. Ironside, Burr returned to familiar ground in this pilot about a prominent lawyer with a tarnished reputation who defends a young man charged with committing homicide in prison.
Last Survivors, The (1975) as Prosecutor
This uncredited remake of the Tyrone Power movie "Abandon Ship" (1957) recounts the agony of a ship's officer who must decide which passengers in an overcrowded lifeboat are to be sacrificed so that the majority can survive an approaching typhoon.
Art of Crime, The (1975) as Detective Sergeant Harry Isadore
A pilot for a prospective series dealing with a gypsy private eye who is dragged into a homicide case from his other job -- as an antique dealer -- when one of his colleagues is accused of the crime.
Crime Club (1975) as Daniel Lawrence
Aided by a defense attorney and an investigative reporter, the head of an exclusive club dedicated to crime prevention sets out to learn who is behind a series of icepick murders for which a loser craving public attention has confessed. This was another movie pilot for a programming idea that never
Mr. Ricco (1975) as Detective Cronyn
A defense lawyer faces down racist killers to prove his black client innocent.
W (1974) as Charles Jasper
In one twenty-four hour period, three nearly fatal accidents occurred. And at the scene of each accident, the injured person was found with the letter "W" written on them.
Winter Kill (1974) as Mayor Clinton Bickford
The sheriff of a ski resort town is challenged by a murderer who leaves spray-painted messages next to his victims for the perplexed lawman. This was a pilot film for a proposed Andy Griffith series that failed to materialize.
Newman's Law (1974) as Reardon
Police officer Newman has not gotten the reputation of a straight arrow by avoiding conflict when fighting for right. His honesty is put to a strong test when he and his partner discover an international drug ring involving some of the police department's highest ranking officers.
Crawlspace (1972) as Emil Birge
A middle-aged, childless couple discover that a young handyman, hired to fix their furnace, has moved into the crawlspace in their cellar, and they make him part of their family. Director Newland replaced Buzz Kulik in mid-production.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) as [Edgar] Derby
"Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." The opening words of the famous novel are the quickest summary of this haunting, funny film. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story of Pilgrim, whosurvives the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, then lives simultaneously in his pastas a young American POW, in the future as a well-cared-for resident of a zoo on the planet Tralfamadore, and in the present as a middle-aged optometrist in Ilium, N.Y.
They Might Be Giants (1971) as Policeman
They Might be Giants chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in modern day New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes (George C. Scott) is a psychotic paranoid and Dr. Watson (Joanne Woodward) is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the point. Dr. Watson follows Holmes across Manhattan and is, against her better judgement, drawn into the master detective's world of intrigue and danger. This is a sweet, goofy and fairly romantic film that asks the questions "Who's reality is right...and does it really matter?"
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) as Anderson
Two black police detectives suspect a preacher''''s "Back to Africa" movement is a scam.
The Happening (1967) as 1st motorcycle officer
A kidnapped gangster joins forces with the hippies who abducted him.

Cast (special)

Johnny Blue (1983) as Deputy Police Chief "Mitch" Mitchell
The exploits of Johnny Blue, the owner of Mr. Blue's, a restaurant in New Orleans, and a detective who helps the police solve puzzling crimes. In the pilot episode, titled "The Kruger Affair," Blue risks his life to break up a gang of murderers.
Life's Most Embarrassing Moments (1983) as Guest
A lighthearted look at bloopers made by celebrities, politicians, athletes, and newscasters.
Juggler of Notre Dame, The (1982) as Father Delaney
The play, based on a twelfth-century French folk tale, tells the story of Barnaby Stone, a down-and-out street performer who has only his talents as a juggler to present as a Christmas offering to a statue of the Virgin Mary. The legend states that when Barnaby offered his only gift, the statue cam
Two the Hard Way (1981) as Walter Chester
A comedy, set in New York City, about Walter Chester and Richard Mallory, the writers of the fictional TV serial "Paradise Lost." In the pilot, the two writers battle over their first assignment as a newly-formed team.
Alone At Last II (1980) as Larry Elliott
The second of two unsold pilots that depict events in the day-to-day lives of the Elliotts, a family of four. In the second pilot, Larry Elliott, the chief of radiology at Memorial General Hospital in California, attempts to cope with his son Michael's uncaring attitude and teach him the meaning of
Princess (1980) as Paul
The story of Laurie, a seemingly well-adjusted teenager from an apparently ideal family whose world begins to fall apart when her parents plan to divorce. Her attempts to understand the situation are the focal point of the program.
Local 306 (1976) as Harvey Gordon
The misadventures of Harvey Gordon, the newly appointed chief steward of Plumber's Local 306. In the pilot episode, Harvey seeks a way to overcome his fear of flying in order to to attend a distant union meeting.
People Like Us (1976) as Davy Allman; The Father, A Steelworker
The story of the Allmans, a contemporary American family, and their struggles to retain their close ties amid economic instability and a changing moral climate.
Egan (1973) as Eddie Egan
The exploits of Eddie Egan, a former New York City police detective turned private investigator. The pilot follows his attempts to solve the syndicate murder of his ex-partner.
Higher and Higher, Attorneys at Law (1968) as Mcelheny
The adventures of Liz and John Higher, a husband-and-wife law team. The program relates how Liz and John's defense of an accused murderer involves them with a haunted house, ghosts, and numerous suspects.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995) as George Stevens
Miniseries based on C. David Heymann's unauthorized biography of actress Elizabeth Taylor.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Last Halloween, The (1991) as Grandpa
A special in which Martians on a mission to replenish their planet's supply of sweets help two children save a small-town candy factory.

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