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Also Known As: Died: June 13, 2005
Born: April 29, 1936 Cause of Death: Lou Gehrig's disease
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
WW3 (2001) as John Sullivan
FBI Agent Larry Sullivan is summoned to Washington D.C. to track down a sudden outbreak of a mysterious flu. More deadly than any conventional weapon, the untraceable virus threatens to wipe out a quarter of the population within hours. MJ Blake, a bio-hazard expert, is thrust into ground zero to tr
2.
Legend of Bagger Vance, The (2000) as Grantland Rice
Rannulph Junuh has returned to Savannah a damaged, tortured soul, his youthful innocence shattered by the trauma of World War I. While he's been gone, his former fiancee, Adele Invergordon, has devoted herself to fulfilling her late father's dream of building a world-class golf course on a nearby island. To keep the dream alive in the depths of the Great Depression, she proposes an exhibition tournament featuring golf superstars Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. When city officials insist that the match can only take place if a local golfer participates, Hardy turns to Junuh to defend his hometown's honor. Along the way he faces down his demons, fights for the love of the woman he abandoned and hits a hole in one with the help of a black caddie named Bagger who offers down-home folk wisdom, spiritual guidance and the secret to a perfect swing.
3.
Inherit the Wind (1999) as Reverend Jeremiah Brown
Television movie based on the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial." Schoolmaster Bertram Cates is put on trial for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution to students in rural Tennessee. Prosecuting Cates is three-time presidential nominee, self-appointed Bible scholar and acclaimed orator Matthew Harri
4.
Getting Personal (1999) as Dr Maddie
A quirky romantic comedy set in the small Massachusetts seaside community of Scituate about a young man who is unable to commit to his girlfriend because of something that happened when he was in high school.
5.
Hi-Lo Country, The (1998) as Steve Shaw
Two lifetime friends work as ranchers during WW2 in california. However, things change when love enters their lives.
6.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1998) as Ezra Grahme
True story of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon. In 1956, Frankie scores a huge hit with title song, only to fall rapidly into obscurity, drug addiction and death of an overdose at age 25. After his death three women come forward to claim his estate royalties. They tell their stories in court. The first, Zola, is the singer of the Platters, whom he dated for a while. Next, Elizabeth, who is a shoplifter, testifies to having met and married Frankie. Then Zola returns to the scene and he marries her too. Frankie is drafted into the army, absconds, and marries schoolteacher Emira in Georgia before being discovered by MPs. Eventually, back in the present, the warring widows come together and bond over their shared situation.
7.
Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997) as Senator Silverthorne
Television movie based on the 1988 feature film "Alien Nation" and the 1989-90 television series of the same name. Set in the future when earth is inhabited by both humans and the alien race of "Newcomers." During a hotly contested election, a human police detective and his Newcomer partner sort thr
8.
Spy Within, The (1995)
A demolitions expert takes off after inadvertantly killing some homeless when he blows up a building on CIA orders, and ends up falling in love with a CIA operative.
9.
Scout, The (1994) as Ron Wilson
The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled ball player.
10.
Son-In-Law (1993) as Walter Warner
A city dweller falls in love with a country bumpkin and goes back to the farm to meet her parents.
11.
Duplicates (1992) as Fryman
A family falls victim to a scientific institute that removes memories and transfers them to a computer.
12.
Mighty Ducks, The (1992) as Coach Reilly
Tough trial lawyer Gordon Bombay never loses. But when he's slapped with a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee-wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score, and can't win. Reluctantly, Bombay takes on the assignment and soon realizes there are more important things than winning. Armed with this new attitude, feathers fly as Bombay and the Ducks battle along to the toughest game of their lives.
13.
My Cousin Vinny (1992) as Jim Trotter Iii
A clumsy and amateurish New York lawyer takes on the case of his young cousin and a friend who have been charged with murder in a small Southern town.
14.
Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) as Dick Dodge
A conman is elected to Congress where he takes advantage of his power to the fullest, until he falls in love with a lobbyist who tries to make him do something worthwhile.
15.
Blind Vengeance (1990) as Colonel Blanchard
After the racially-sparked murder of his son, a father takes revenge on the acquitted killers through mind games.
16.
Challenger (1990) as Larry Mulloy
A television movie about the "Challenger" space mission. The story focuses on the seven astronauts tragically killed in the space shuttle accident in January 1986.
17.
Air America (1990) as Senator Davenport
The story of two American pilots who fly for the CIA's covert airline during the last days of the Vietnam war.
18.
Race For Glory (1989) as Joe Gifford
Two boys attempt to build a motorcycle for an international race.
19.
Night Games (1989)
An ex-cop tries to stop a serial killer before he strikes again.
20.
Final Days, The (1989) as Richard M Nixon
A television movie based on the Woodward & Bernstein book depicting the final days of the Nixon administration. Spanning a period from April 1973 to August 1974, the film details Richard Nixon's attempts to block the investigation into the bungled burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washing
21.
Killer Instinct (1988) as Dr Butler
A young psychiatrist finds herself in danger after releasing a dangerous mental patient.
22.
Prison (1988) as Ethan Sharpe
The ghost of a wrongfully-executed prisoner haunts the warden who knew he was innocent.
23.
Place to Call Home, A (1987) as Sam Gavin
A movie based on a true story, about a Houston housewife who moves with her eleven children from urban America to a remote Australian sheep ranch. Liz and Sam Gavin, parents of 13 children, both their own and adopted, become concerned with all the negative facets of big-city America, and decide to r
24.
Weeds (1987) as Claude
A group of San Quentin paroles struggle with their production of a play they performed in prison.
25.
Native Son (1986) as Britton
In Chicago during the Depression, an African-American man named Bigger Thomas is trying to improve his station in life through his job as chauffeur to a weathly white family. In addition to bossing Bigger around, the family's daugther also routinely make advances to him. One evening when she is drun
26.
Terror At London Bridge (1985) as Anson Whitfield
A police detective believes a series of grizzly killings in Lake Havasu, Arizona, may be the work of Jack the Ripper, whose murderous spirit may have been transported to the desert community along with London Bridge.
27.
Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues (1985) as Captain Max Rosenberg
Comely female detective from Laramie, Wyoming, links up with laid-back Beverly Hills cop, a desk jockey assigned to keep her out of the department's hair, while she goes about tracking down the killer of a respectable smalltown girl who turns out to be a hooker mixed up in diamond smuggling. This li
28.
Places In The Heart (1984) as Albert Denby
A farmer's widow fights to keep her land during the Depression.
29.
Red Dawn (1984) as Mayor Bates
When the Soviet Union and Cuba invade the United States and paratroop into a small mid-western town, a group of teens band together to fight off their occupiers.
30.
Purple Hearts (1984) as Commander Markel
A dedicated Army surgeon falls in love with an equally dedicated nurse but the Vietnam War is raging and the two find themselves pitted against greater odds than either of them know how to handle.
31.
Something About Amelia (1984) as Officer Dealy
Controversial, highly publicized drama about incest, spotlighted at the time as TV's "last taboo," with Ted Danson -- as far from his "Cheers" character of Sam Malone as imaginable -- playing the father accused by his teenage daughter of having sex with her. Original, more exploitive title was "Daddy's Little Girl." Emmy Award nominations included Outstanding Drama Special, actor, actress, supporting actress (Zal), director, writer, composer and film editor.
32.
Thou Shalt Not Kill (1982) as Clarence Blake
The second in a prospective but aborted series contemporizing the Ten Commandments, this 1978-made film about a lady defense attorney's attempt to prove the innocence of a young man on two murder charges was a followup to "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" (1978) and originally was scheduled for airin
33.
Frances (1982) as Dr Symington
Actress Frances Farmer's mind snaps under the pressures of Hollywood life and a domineering mother.
34.
Prime Suspect (1982) as Tom Keating
In a film somewhat akin to Paul Newman's "Absence of Malice," Mike Farrell is an upstanding, law-abiding citizen whose life is shattered by TV reporter Teri Garr's story linking him with the sex murder of a young girl from whom he was seen buying cookies, and his voluntary cooperation with the polic
35.
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) as Harless Hocker
Mystery thriller about a bigoted community's retribution against the town dummy, whom a group of vigilantes led by a mailman think did harm to a ten-year-old girl.
36.
Prince of the City (1981) as Tug Barnes
A narcotics cop investigating police corruption gets in over his head.
37.
Honeysuckle Rose (1980) as Brag
A country music star leads different lifestyles at home and on the road.
38.
Mark, I Love You (1980) as Don Payer
Kevin Dobson is Hal Painter, a distraught widower, caught in a bitter custody battle with his late wife's parents over his ten-year-old son, following his plan to remarry and move off to California with the boy. The real-life Painter's book about his experiences was the source for Sue Grafton's scri
39.
Georgia Peaches, The (1980) as Randolph Dukane
A Southern gal who runs her family's auto repair shop, her aspiring country singer sister, and their stock-car racing friend who runs moonshine on the side are conned into working as government undercover agents to track down a dangerous criminal. A pilot to a prospective TV series.
40.
Gideon's Trumpet (1980) as Fred Turner
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
41.
City in Fear (1980) as Brian
David Janssen had his final role as a boozing newspaper columnist who is hired by circulation-hungry publisher Robert Vaughn to make a page-one celebrity out of a psycho (Mickey Rourke) who has been murdering young blondes. Inspired unofficially by New York's infamous Son of Sam killer, this movie,
42.
Resurrection (1980) as Don
After a horrible accident, a woman discovers she posseses a special gift of healing.
43.
Solitary Man, The (1979) as Jack Collins
A blue-collar "Kramer vs. Kramer", this drama focuses on a family man's adjustment after his wife of fifteen years one day blurts out that she wants a divorce and leaves him to construct a new life.
44.
Disaster On The Coastliner (1979) as John Carlson
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.
45.
Over the Edge (1979) as Sloan
New Grenada is a planned community set in the desert where there is nothing for the kids to do, save for a rec center - which closes at 6 PM. The parents, in their zeal to attract industry to their town, have all but neglected their children. As a result, the kids begin to create their own entertainment, which involves vandalism, theft, and general hooliganism. During an incident when one of the kids brandishes an unloaded gun at town cop Ed Doberman, he is shot and killed. When the parents gather the next night to discuss the killing and the level of lawlessness among the youth, they soon find out that their kids have had all they can take.
46.
Blue Collar (1978) as Clarence Hill
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.
47.
On the Yard (1978) as Captain Blake
A con artist with an independent personality goes to prison where he clashes with a gang leader.
48.
Crash Of Flight 401 (1978)
A dramatization of the jetliner crash into the Florida Everglades in December 1972, and the rescue of seventy-three passengers (103 died), made up primarily of recognizable TV personalities plus famed bandleader Artie Shaw in his TV-movie debut. This crash also was the basis for the earlier TV movie
49.
Death In Canaan (1978) as Bob Hartman
A dramatization of the nonfictional account of Connecticut townspeople, rising to the defense of a local teenager charged with the mutilation murder of his mother in September 1973. Clemens, son of actress Eleanor Parker, made his film acting debut here. This movie also marked the American TV directing debut of Tony Richardson and was Emmy Award-nominated as Outstanding Special of the 1977-78 season.
50.
Bad News Bears In Breaking Training, The (1977) as Officer Mackie
After miraculously winning the the Little League champions of California, the team is invited to play an exhibition game at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly, the Bears' star player, decides to rejoin the team for the trip to Houston, where he confronts his estranged father, Mike.
51.
Between The Lines (1977) as Roy Walsh
The staff of a small, alternative newspaper in Boston consists of Harry, an ambitious reporter who is involved with the paper's photographer Abbie; Michael, a writer who is working on a novel; Max, the paper's rock critic who uses his job to meet women; and Lynn, the typist and mother figure of the
52.
Network (1976) as Robert Mcdonough
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into 'the mad prophet of the airwaves.'
53.
Rooster Cogburn (1975) as Leroy--Hawk Gang Member
An aging U.S. Marshal and a minister's daughter join forces to catch a band of outlaws.
54.
Man on a Swing (1974) as Reporter
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.
55.
Last American Hero, The (1973)
Junior Jackson grew up in North Carolina where he used his driving skills to outrun the law while helping his father in the moonshine business. But when his father is jailed for selling the illegal whiskey, Junior decides to use his talent to become a professional stock car racer and earn enough mon

Cast (special)

56.
Special Bulletin (1983) as Morton Sanders
Nuclear protestors threaten the destruction of Charleston, South Carolina, unless warheads stored there are de-activated, in this unique, taped (rather than filmed) simulated newscast that received an Emmy Award as Outstanding Drama Special, with Emmys also for the writers/producers Marshall Herskov
57.
Big Easy, The (1982) as Lieutenant Frank Medley
The story, set in the French Quarter of New Orleans, follows the exploits of Jake Rubidoux, a tough private detective, who, on occasion, plays clarinet at The Big Easy, a nightclub run by a friend of his. In the pilot episode, Jake accepts a missing persons case -- to find the daughter of a wealthy
58.
Member of the Wedding, The (1982) as Mr Addams
The drama, set in Georgia in 1945, tells the story of Frankie Addams, a twelve-year-old girl who can't wait to grow up and become a woman, and who fears losing her brother, who is about to marry.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

59.
From the Earth to the Moon (1998) as Emmett Seaborn
Series based on America's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972. Episodes include: the birth of the space program; the probe into the fatal launch-pad blaze of Apollo 1, January 27, 1967; the countdown to launch Apollo 7, October 1968; the first moon orbit by Apollo 8, December 1968; Apollos 9 and
60.
False Arrest (1991) as Martin Busey
A miniseries based on the true story of an Arizona housewife who was wrongly convicted of murdering her husband's business partner.
61.
If Tomorrow Comes (1986) as Warden Brannigan
Madolyn Smith and Tom Berenger are a pair of romantically entwined international jewel thieves in this slickly produced three-part adaptation by Carmen Culver of Sidney Sheldon's best-selling novel, filmed in Los Angeles, New Orleans, London, Nice, Cannes, Cap Ferrat and Amsterdam. Richard Kiley is

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

62.
Dress Gray (1986) as Colonel King
A two-part miniseries concerning the murder of a first-year cadet at a prestigious military academy and the subsequent cover-up by school authorities that implicates an innocent cadet.
63.
Chiefs (1983) as Hoss Spence
Three different police chiefs in three different eras become involved in a growing mystery -- who is the mass murderer behind the killing of transient youths in and around the fictional southern town of Delano over a forty year period? In this three-part, six-hour miniseries, Charlton Heston, in his
64.
Rumor of War, A (1980) as Sergeant William Holgren
Pulitzer Prize winning author Philip Caputo's best-selling account of his Vietnam experiences and his transformation from idealistic college student turned Marine to battle-hardened and subsequently embittered veteran is dramatized in this two-part film with Brad Davis as Caputo and Keith Carradine

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