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Also Known As: Died: February 1, 2005
Born: February 24, 1932 Cause of Death: Complications from heart surgery.
Birth Place: Zehner, Saskatchewan, CA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) as Rupert Thorne
Batman tries to unravel the mystery of a new vigilante roaming the streets of Gotham going by the name of Batwoman before the Penguin and his goons can take her out of the picture permanently.
Sorority Boys (2002) as Old Man
Three playboy chauvanists, strapped for cash, find themselves drawn to one last, desperate hope for free housing: one of their campus' sororities, Delta Omicron Gamma (or D.O.G.). With a little make-up, a little pantyhose, and lots of "pluck", Dave, Adam and Doofer go undercover in the sorority hous
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1999) as Principal Scotti
Live-action musical-comedy that follows Baby Huey, a 7-foot tall, well-intended yet clumsy talking duck, as he befriends a young boy named Nick, his parents and friends, and amazes them with his ability to hit home runs, topple telephone poles or lift a truck with one hand. Despite the seedy bad guy
Princess in Love (1996) as Sergeant Matthew
Telefilm based on the love affair between Princess Diana and Captain James Hewitt, her former horseback riding instructor. Based on a book of the same title.
Malicious (1995) as Detective Pronzini
A dangerous liaison turns malicious when a college athlete indulges a mysterious woman in a night of impulsive sex, finding himself a wanted man when his rejection leads to her deadly revenge.
Family of Cops (1995) as Frank Rampola
The entire family of a Milwaukee police chief becomes entangled in a web of murder and deception when the youngest daughter is accused of killing a multimillionaire businessman.
Hostage For a Day (1994) as V D Regan
A dispirited man stages his own kidnapping in an attempt to escape his overbearing wife and his miserable job.
Sodbusters (1994) as Slade Cantrell
A group of homesteaders in 1875 are harassed by an evil, land-grabbing, gunslinging cattleman until a stranger with a mysterious past comes to their aid.
Forget-Me-Not Murders, The (1994) as Ruggieri/Boyce
One of a series of television movies depicting the exploits of police detective Frank Janek. Janek tries to find a serial killer who glues his victims' eyes and mouths shut and leaves flowers beside the corpses.
Woman Who Sinned, The (1991) as Lieutenant Girvetz
A married woman's extra-marital affair causes her to stand accused of the murder of her best friend.
W.B., Blue and the Bean (1990) as Mr Ridgeway
Three bounty hunters search for a rich heiress.
Mob Story (1989) as Don Luciano
The comedic events surrounding the arrival to Canada of an American crime boss avoiding a senate investigation.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) as Mr Big
After his brother dies of a gold chain overdose, Jack Spade attempts to avenge his death.
Deadly Stranger (1988) as Mitchell
Centers on the mistreatment of migrant plantation workers.
Office Party (1988)
A quiet accountant takes his colleagues hostage.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) as Officer Mooney
Some kids are terrified of clowns, and with good reason. The new big top set up in the center of town is really a spaceship, and those clowns are really spacemen plotting to take over the Earth.
Blue Monkey (1987) as Roger Levering
Insect-like creature, which has sprung from the mouth of a patient in the emergency room of a hospital, grows to a monstrous size and terrorizes everyone in its search for sustenance to keep it alive.
Dixie Lanes (1987) as Elmer Sinclair
Set in a small American town after World War II, a soldier returns home to find that his family and the town has been split apart and alienated by his absence.
Double Exposure (1987) as Karrothers
Nightstick (1987) as Adam Beardsley
Jack Calhoun, a New York City policeman, pursues the Bantam brothes, who are terrorizing the city's banks with stolen explosives.
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) as Sherman Krader
Ernest P. Worrell, the bumbling handyman at Kamp Kikakee, is given a chance to be a counselor to a group of juvenile delinquents. Ernest has his hands full with his young charges that delight in tormenting him with their practical jokes. When an unscrupulous mine owner sets his sights upon the camp property, Ernest and his campers must band together to save the day.
Fraternity Vacation (1985) as Chief Ferret
Two fraternity brothers are stuck with their nerdy frat brother Wendell when they take a break from the Iowa winter and go to Palm Springs. As soon as they arrive, the guys meet the gorgeous Ashley Taylor, who is not interested in them, yet the two begin to step all over each other to see who will b
Angela (1984) as Ben Kincaid
Savage Streets (1984) as Principal Underwood
Doin' Time (1984) as Big Mac
An innocent man tries to survive hard time in a prison filled with con artists and eccentrics.
Curtains (1983) as Jonathan Stryker
Jungle Warriors (1983) as Vito
Chained Heat (1983) as Warden Backman
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) as Dr Stone
This time around the ill-fated aircraft of the original version, AIRPLANE!, is now a Moon-bound space shuttle but the same crew of loonies are still at the controls, along with some additional cameo appearances by such veteran stars as Sonny Bono, Chuck Connors, Rip Torn, Richard Jaeckel, Sandahl Bergman, John Dehner, and Jack Jones.
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) as Prindle
The owners of a magical Volkswagen drive through Latin America on the way to a Brazilian race.
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) as Dean Vernon Wormer
A college fraternity made up of misfits makes life miserable for the school''''s conservative dean..
Special Day, A (1977) as Emanuele
Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler''s visit in Italy in May 1938.
Golden Rendezvous (1977) as Luis Carreras
The Caribbean Star is a cargo ship and a gambling casino. While at sea, the ship is hijacked by mercenary Luis Carreras, who is controlled by some mysterious authority. Luis installs an atomic device in the vessel, and the passengers are held hostage, threatened with death unless he receives the go
Uncanny, The (1977) as Pomeroy ("Hollywood 1936")
Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.
Mary Jane Happer Cried Last Night (1977) as Dr Orrin Helgerson
Child abuse is the subject of this film dealing with a deeply troubled young mother whose serious psychiatric problems lead her to take them out on her daughter. Editor Kenneth R. Koch received an Emmy Award nomination.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) as Fletcher
A peaceful farmer turns vigilante when soldiers murder his family.
Imposter, The (1975) as Sheriff Turner
An ex-Army intelligence officer accepts $5,000 to impersonate a wealthy contractor targeted for assassination and uncovers a conspiracy to loot a land development company. This was a pilot film (made in early 1974) for a project that failed to materialize.
Brannigan (1975) as Larkin
A Chicago police detective has to bring a crook home from London.
Swiss Family Robinson, The (1975) as Charles Forsythe
A new version, and a pilot for the 1975-76 series, of the adventure classic about a family striving together to survive on a remote island following a shipwreck and facing an invasion by pirates in search of a golden idol.
Matt Helm (1975) as Harry Paine
Intrepid secret agent-turned-private eye Matt Helm finds himself involved with an international black market operation in heavy munitions when he tries to protect a beautiful movie star whose life is endangered. The pilot, with Franciosa taking up where Dean Martin left off after four Helm movies, s
Barbary Coast, The (1975) as Robin Templar
A government undercover agent and the dashing owner of a boomtown San Francisco casino team up to expose an elaborate extortion plot devised by a Confederate Army officer in this pilot for the short-lived (late 1975) series that bore a striking resemblance to the fondly-remembered "Wild, Wild West."
Mousey (1974) as David Richardson
Cast somewhat against type in his first made-for-TV movie, Kirk Douglas is a milquetoast biology teacher in Nova Scotia who learns during divorce proceedings that he is not the father of his wife's son and stops at nothing to take vengeance on her in a cat and mouse game.
Black Windmill, The (1974) as Mckee
A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
Virginia Hill Story, The (1974) as Nick Rubanos
The fact-based story of Virginia Hill, girlfriend of notorious Las Vegas gangster Bugsy Siegel, who was slain gangland style in 1947.
W (1974) as Arnie Felson
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.
Sweet Movie (1974) as Mr Kapital
The winner of the Miss World Virginity contest escapes from a sexless marriage to an oil tycoon, has a wild affair with a famous rock star and settles in a radical commune. Meanwhile, a boat travels the canals of Amsterdam with a cargo of sugar, a demented crew, a revolutionary zealot captain and her lover, a refugee from the Battleship Potemkin. Makavejev's bizarre and pointedly satirical vision is totally uncompromising and filled with shocking images.
Questor Tapes, The (1974) as Geoffrey Darro
An unsuccessful pilot by Gene ("Star Trek") Roddenberry about a sophisticated android looking for his true identity, hoping to locate his missing creator through the use of his computerized brain.
Hunter (1973) as David Hunter; Praetorius
In this pilot for a projected spy series by the man who gave "Mission: Impossible" to TV, a racetrack crash in which a government agent is critically injured uncovers an enemy brainwashing scheme, and another agent assumes his colleague's identity to expose the plot. Made in 1971 and originally sch
Fear Is the Key (1973) as Vyland
Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a certain tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane.
Charley Varrick (1973) as Maynard Boyle
A band of small-time crooks accidentally steals the mob''s money.
Cool Million (1972) as Inspector Duprez
An international private investigator whose fee is one million dollars hunts for an heiress who has not been seen for thirteen years when her tycoon father dies under mysterious circumstances. Filmed on location in Greece and Italy, this pilot emerged in series form with Farentino during the 1972-73
Journey (1972) as Boulder Allin
Dirty Harry (1971) as The mayor
A maverick San Francisco cop tracks down a deranged sniper.
Escape (1971) as Charles Walding
An escape artist and his sidekick/assistant attempt to rescue a kidnapped scientist and thwart a dastardly plan to rule the world in this unsuccessful pilot to a proposed series.
One More Train to Rob (1971) as Timothy X[avier] Nolan
In the 1880's, Harker and his gang steal $40,000 from a train in the gold-mining country of California. After the robbery, the gang splits up to hide out, but when they meet to divide the spoils, Harker is cornered, framed for the crime and is sent to jail. When he is released over two years later,
Justine (1969) as Nessim
In Egypt, an Alexandrian Jewess and her wealthy Christian husband plan a covert operation to ship arms to Israel, but their decadent lifestyle gets in the way.
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) as Hacker
After killing his girlfriend''s father in self defense, a rebellious Native American races to elude a bloodthirsty posse.
Topaz (1969) as Rico Parra
A French agent is sent to Cuba to spy for the CIA.
Point Blank (1967) as Mal Reese
A gangster plots an elaborate revenge on the wife and partner who did him dirty.
Nobody Waved Goodbye (1965) as Lot supervisor
1984 (1956) as Voice on speaker
In a futuristic, state-run society controlled by "Big Brother" in which love is outlawed, employee of the state Winston Smith falls for Julia, and is tortured and brainwashed for his crime.

Cast (special)

Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story, The (2000) as Voice Over
Documentary detailing a story of racial violence in 1920s Oklahoma. After a black shoeshine boy was accused of assaulting a white female, an angry white mob left 300 blacks massacred -- but only 30 people were reported dead.
Seance (1992)
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the horror anthology series for HBO. A conniving couple summon the ghost of a murdered man to convince his widow to hand over a fortune.
B-Men (1989) as Lieutenant Naylor
Two teenage buddies become professional bounty hunters in Los Angeles.
Fuzzbucket (1986) as The Principal
An invisible creature becomes friends with a 12-year-old boy and helps him get out of trouble from time to time.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Fire Next Time, The (1993) as Boudreaux
Set in the future, the story follows the struggles of a Louisiana family facing the effects of a massive hurricane and the results of global warming.
Naked Truth, The (1993) as Von Bulo
Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts (1979) as Jonathan Pritts
A traditional sagebrush saga based on two novels by Louis L'Amour, the foremost Western author on the contemporary scene, and the first dramatized for television of the seventy-four he has written (eleven are about the Sackett family). This four-hour movie focuses on the three Sackett brothers in Ne

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Blue and the Gray, The (1982) as Secretary Of State Seward
This sweeping Civil War saga that took eight hours to unfold (over three nights), adapted from historian Bruce Catton's book, has an all-star cast winding its way through fact and fiction, covering the period from 1859 to the Lincoln assassination. The two leads are Stacy Keach as the fictional Jona

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, The (2000) as Voice
Pilot for an animated series. As Billy and Mandy wish Mr. Snuggles, Billy's 10-year-old hamster, a happy birthday, The Grim Reaper arrives to take the aged rodent back to the netherworld. Mandy strikes a deal with the Grim Reaper; if he wins, he can keep Mr. Snuggles; but if she wins, she and Billy

Cast (short)

The Rock (1967)
This promotional short for the film "Point Blank" (1967) offers a behind-the-scenes look at location shooting on Alcatraz.

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