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Born: June 8, 1936 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

1.
Gladiator School (1988) as Director
A "Police Story" television movie in which a hard-line cop is investigated by two members of the Internal Affairs Division after being framed for the murder of a prostitute. Imprisoned, he is identified as a cop and targeted for death.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Blood Sport (1986) as Jim Corrigan
Terrorists threaten the lives of Senator Stuart Grayle and his Eurasian wife. Veteran police officer T.J. Hooker and officers Stacey Sheridan and Jim Corrigan are assigned to accompany the couple to Hawaii where the senator, an outspoken foe of terrorism, is scheduled to appear. In Hawaii, Hooker le
3.
Scruples (1981) as Vito Orsini
In this sequel to the 1980 miniseries, taking up the plot where it -- and Judith Krantz's source novel -- left off, Shelley Smith (in the part originated by Lindsay Wagner) is the owner of a chic Beverly Hills boutique against which romantic, corporate and political power plays unfold in the classic
4.
Turnover Smith (1980) as Georgie Green
Criminology professor William Conrad uses scientific methods, advanced computer technology, his expertise in chess, and the leg work of several of his students to track down a crazed killer in San Francisco. Pilot to another series which Conrad (as executive producer as well as star) hoped would put
5.
Boss' Son, The (1978) as Buddy
Bobby Rose starts working on the delivery vans in his father's carpet factory. Included in his new group of work friends is a driver who is suspected of stealing. When an investigation into the crime starts, Bobby finds himself in the uncomfortable position of siding with his father and against his
6.
Lives Of Jenny Dolan, The (1975) as Oriando
Veteran producer Ross Hunter came to television with this drama (a pilot for a prospective series) about a glamorous newspaper reporter who is assigned to investigate the assassination of a political figure.
7.
City Beneath The Sea (1971) as Dr Talty
Presumably intended as a follow-up to his successful "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series, this elaborate Irwin Allen pilot has a group of 21st-century colonists inhabiting earth's first underwater city, called Pacifica, and pitting the predictable good guys against various alien forces. In i
8.
Venus in Furs (1969) as Jimmy Logan
A musician attracted to a young woman finds her dead--or does he?
9.
For Those Who Think Young (1964) as Gardner "Ding" Pruitt III
Teens fight to keep a wealthy businessman from shutting down their beachside hangout.
10.
The Lively Set (1964) as Casey Owens
Casey Owens (James Darren), a young mechanic, has developed a design for a turbine car engine, paving the way for a jet-powered auto certain to set a new land speed record. Wealthy playboy Stanford Rogers (Peter Mann) hires Casey to build the car for him to race in the Tri-State Endurance Run. Chuck Manning (Doug McClure), an engineering student Casey met in a drag race, discovers potential flaws in the car's design. After an unsuccessful test run, Rogers abandons the turbine-powered car for a traditional racing model, but Casey and Chuck rework the turbine vehicle to compete with Rogers in the endurance run. Pamela Tiffin plays Eadie, Chuck's sister who becomes Casey's love interest.
11.
Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) as Jeff
A surfer girl leaves the California beaches behind for a romantic vacation in Rome.
12.
Diamond Head (1963) as Paul Kahana
A rich Hawaiian pineapple grower tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister.
13.
The Guns of Navarone (1961) as Pappadimos
A team of Allied saboteurs fight their way behind enemy lines to destroy a pair of Nazi guns.
14.
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) as Jeff Mather
A surfer girl triggers romantic confusion during a Hawaiian vacation.
15.
Because They're Young (1960) as
A crusading high school teacher tries to help his troubled students.
16.
The Gene Krupa Story (1960) as Eddie Sirota
Legendary jazz musician Gene Krupa faces highs and lows along the path of his life.
17.
All the Young Men (1960) as Cotton
A black sergeant is forced to take command when his lieutenant is killed during the Korean War.
18.
Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) as Nick Romano as an adult
Residents of a Chicago tenement join forces to save a troubled teen from a life of crime.
19.
Gidget (1959) as Moondoggie, also known as Jeffrey Mathews
A young girl dreams of winning acceptance from a gang of surfers.
20.
Gunman's Walk (1958) as Davy Hackett
A rancher's rebellious son tries to teach him that violence is no longer an answer.
21.
The Tijuana Story (1957) as Mitch
(Dra '57,BW). Rodolfo Acosta, James Darren, Robert McQueeney, Jean Willes, Joy Stoner, Robert Blake, Paul Newlan. Mexican newspaperman Rodolfo Acosta wages a one-man war against a powerful crime syndicate in this inspirational melodrama based on a real-life incident and narrated by the original reporter who broke the sensational story, Paul Coates.
22.
The Brothers Rico (1957) as Johnny Rico
A reformed mob accountant tries to get to his gangster brother before the criminals can.
23.
Operation Mad Ball (1957) as Pvt. Widowskas
A peacetime soldier plots to throw a party under his strict captain's nose.
24.
Rumble on the Docks (1956) as Jimmy Smigelski
The leader of a New York street gang gets involved with mobster.

Music (feature film)

25.
Down to You (2000) as Song Performer ("You'Re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You")
Al and Imogen meet at college in New York City and discover that first love is bittersweet, as they struggle to make their relationship work amid all the distractions of college and big city life.

Cast (special)

26.
Elvis Forever (2002) as Interviewee
Documentary that marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. "The Early Years" covers the years from Presley's humble beginnings in Tupelo, Mississippi, to his rise to fame in the 1950s with his first Sun recordings, his early television appearances and his first films. "The Hollywood
27.
Bobby Rydell: Wild About Bobby (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of singer/actor Bobby Rydell.
28.
Sandra Dee (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Sandra Dee.
29.
Intimate Portrait: Heather Locklear (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Heather Locklear includes comments by the actress and her parents; husband Richie Sambora; costar Jack Wagner; actors Mike Myers and Peter Strauss; her agent and close friends; and producer Aaron Spelling. Also includes TV clips and commercials; photographs from her childhood and
30.
TV Guide Looks at Science Fiction (1997) as Interviewee
Retrospective of past television shows with science-fiction themes. Culled from TV Guide's archival photographs and feature stories during its 43 years of operation. The special is divided into six segments and celebrates television's relationship with science fiction, featuring vintage and recent c
31.
Hollywood Starr (1985) as Jim Corrigan
The exploits of Dani Starr, a beautiful female detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Station, Vice Squad Division. In the pilot episode, Dani attempts to solve the murder of a man who produced pornographic films.
32.
Battle of the Network Stars XVI (1984) as Abc Team Member
The sixteenth battle in which stars from ABC, CBS and NBC compete to determine which network is number one on the athletic field.

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