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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Murder She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003) as Eamon Byrne
Adapted from Lyn Hamilton's novel of the same name, the latest "Murder She Wrote" installment has octagenarian sleuth Jessica Fletcher traveling to Ireland for the reading of a will, only to find herself in the midst of a den of thieves.
2.
Deep End, The (2001) as Jack Hall
A woman's life gets out of hand as she tries to keep her son from being found connected to a murder.
3.
Red Corner (1997) as David Mcandrews
An American businessman in China is framed for murder and must prove his innocence with the help of a Chinese court appointed lawyer.
4.
Game, The (1997) as Samuel Southerland
A bored billionare philanthropist is given a birthday gift by his brother to make his life more interesting- a high-stakes game in which the rules remain a mystery. After receiving numerous clues and life-saving keys, he realizes that someone has made him the target of a detailed scam, completely draining his bank account in the process. When he begins to believe that "the game" ends when he is dead, he must do what he can to save his own life.
5.
Seduced And Betrayed (1995) as Judge Van Owen
A vindictive widow is obsessed with ruining the career and marriage of a carpenter who spurned her advances.
6.
School Ties (1992) as Headmaster Dr Bartram
A Jewish boy attending an elite prep school hides his religion until another student brings it into the open.
7.
Babe, The (1992) as Harry Frazee
Story about Babe Ruth, the man and the legend, and the woman who forced him to confront the one thing that threatened his dominance over the game of baseball - his fast-paced lifestyle.
8.
Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) as Walker Garretson
Christine Cromwell is a lawyer from a wealthy background who works as a financial advisor for a major San Francisco investment firm. In this television movie, Christine is forced to act as defense counsel for a woman who was a childhood friend and now stands accused of murdering her wealthy husband.
9.
Skin Deep (1989) as Sparky
An alcoholic writer tries to get back with his ex-wife, but his sexual exploits constantly get him in trouble.
10.
War Of The Roses, The (1989) as Larrabee
A couple feuds over control of their house after they separate.
11.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) as Kerner
A millionaire risks everything on a revolutionary new auto design.
12.
Unfinished Business... (1987) as Ferenzy
13.
Lune de Miel (1987) as Novak
14.
Bay Boy, The (1984) as Mr Campbell
Set in a small mining town 1937 Nova Scotia, the story revolves around a teenage boy who witnesses the shooting of an elderly couple by a public figure he recognizes.
15.
Massive Retaliation (1984) as Lee Briscoe
16.
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982) as Harley Dennis
An obsessed young woman launches an all-girl rock band.
17.
Rona Jaffe's Mazes and Monsters (1982) as Harold--Daniel'S Dad
Four gifted college students' fantasy game -- a complex, theoretical war strategy played against a medieval background allowing each to assume other identities, plunge into various adventures, and keep from getting killed -- takes an ominous turn. A quartet of young, fairly-new-to-television actors
18.
Golden Gate (1981) as Richard Byrne
A venerable San Francisco publishing family becomes embroiled in a bitter power struggle between the iron-fisted but ailing patriarch's son and a ruthless businessman who tries for a takeover. This splashy pilot is in the "Dallas-Dynasty-Falcon Crest" soap opera school.
19.
Matter of Life and Death, A (1981) as Dr Whedon
Inspired by a story that appeared on "60 minutes" in 1978 about Joy Ufema, a nurse dedicated to treating the terminally ill, Linda Lavin turned it into this TV movie for her Big Deal, Inc. production outfit, teaming with Tyne Daly, playing Joy's psychologist friend and confidante. Coincidentally, an
20.
Princess and the Cabbie, The (1981) as Edward James
Valerie Bertinelli is a pretty young heiress suffering from dyslexia and Robert Desiderio is a feisty, self-taught cabbie, a frustrated writer, who helps re-educate her in this romantic comedy/drama. An Emmy Award went to composer Patrick Williams for his score and a nomination went to Gayne Rescher
21.
Fun and Games (1980) as Ted
Billed as the first television film dealing with sexual harassment on the job, this movie finds Valerie Harper playing a divorcee who decides to fight back after her hopes of gaining a promotion are dashed by her rejection of the advances of her boss, played by Max Gail, and it is only after he actu
22.
The China Syndrome (1979) as Don Jacovich
A television newswoman stumbles onto deadly secrets at a nuclear power plant.
23.
Suicide's Wife, The (1979) as Wayne Harrington
Angie Dickinson plays a woman struggling to rebuild her life following her college professor husband's unexplained suicide and the subsequent feelings that it might have been her fault. In its second network showing, it was retitled "A New Life."
24.
Highpoint (1979) as Don Maranzella
25.
Return Engagement (1978) as George
The story of Dr. Emily Loomis, a professor of ancient history whose secret past as a dancing girl comes to light when she becomes romantically involved with one of her students.
26.
Mirrors (1978) as Dr Philip Godard
A newlywed couple check into an old hotel, and soon the wife finds herself having hallucinations and wandering the halls aimlessly. It seems a voodoo priestess has placed a curse on her in order to steal her soul. A mysterious doctor attempts to help her, but the couple has their suspicions about him also.
27.
Different Story, A (1978) as Sills
Albert is an illegal alien from Belgium who works as a chauffeur and is a lover to some powerful men. Stella is a real estate agent who has several women lovers. When Albert is between jobs, Stella hires him to work as her cook and housekeeper, and eventually marries him to keep him from being deported. After they both have too much to drink at a birthday party, Stella finds herself pregnant by Albert. As the unlikely couple try to create a family, their feelings for each other grow, but it remains to be seen if they can stay true to each other.
28.
F.I.S.T. (1978) as Arthur St Clair
A small-time union member trades his integrity for power within the organization.
29.
Delta County U.S.A. (1977) as John Mccain Jr
Delta County is "Peyton Place" relocated in a staid southern community, with the communications barrier between the generations as solid as ever.
30.
Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, The (1976) as Colonel H Norman Schwarzkopf
A dramatization of the 1932 kidnapping of the Lindbergh infant, the search for the abductor, and his capture, trial and execution three years later. Anthony Hopkins won an Emmy for his acting in this movie which itself was nominated as Outstanding Special, as were J.P. Miller (original teleplay), Ri
31.
Hindenburg, The (1975) as Reed Channing
Sabotage causes the airship Hindenburg to crash on arrival at New York in this disaster film.
32.
Last Hours Before Morning (1975) as Peter Helms
Atmospheric private eye film set in the 1940s about a hotshot house detective and ex-cop who moonlights by chasing deadbeats and finds himself investigating the connection between an arrogant gambler's murder and a beautiful film star's jewel robbery.
33.
First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant, The (1975) as Dr Bryce
An idealistic young surgical resident confronts the realities of medical ethics with a life and a career at stake during his first hectic hours on call at a big city hospital.
34.
Russian Roulette (1975) as Inspector Mcdermott
A mountie finds himself engulfed in a KGB conspiracy to kill the renegade Russian Premier Alexei Kosygin during his visit to Canada in 1970.
35.
Godfather, Part II, The (1974) as Questadt
Continuing saga of the Corleone family as they move to Nevada and make the casino business their major income source under the leadership of the increasingly paranoid and malevolent Michael, whose reign as the "Don" is juxtaposed against the parallel tale of his father's escape from Sicily as a young boy and his subsequent rise to power in New York's Lower East Side during the turn-of-the-century.
36.
Missiles of October, The (1974) as David Ormsby-Gore
A three-hour television movie dramatizing the events surrounding the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the Soviet Union tried to establish nuclear ballistic missles on Cuba in defiance of the American demands that they be removed. Some months later, the U.S. removed its own missles from bases in Tu
37.
Return Of Charlie Chan, The (1971) as Noel Adamson
Plans to bring Charlie Chan back to TV in this mystery involving the legendary sleuth and a wealthy Greek ship tycoon aboard the latter's yacht off the coast of Vancouver resulted in this curiously disappointing TV-movie with a stranger history. Filmed on location in late 1970, it premiered on Briti
38.
Glory Boy (1971) as Car salesman
A young man comes back from Vietnam and returns to his father's ranch, bringing along two of his war-time friends to help out. Things work out well on the ranch until one of the men begins to have flashbacks and thinks he is back in Vietnam.
39.
Lost Lagoon (1958) as David Burnham
A man tries to start a new life on a Pacific island, but is haunted by memories of the family he left behind.

Cast (special)

40.
Alpine Adventure (1995) as Narration
Documentary touring the scenic wonders, the people and the cultures throughout the belt of European mountain ranges known as the Alps.
41.
Creation of Omo, The (1987) as Narration
A documentary which profiles "OMO", an experimental dance company which made its debut in San Francisco in July of 1985. The program chonicles the development of the dance company's first performance series and showcases segments of their three original full-length ballets.
42.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1974) as Cyrano
An adaptation for television of Edmond Rostand's romantic play about the great French poet and soldier, Cyrano de Bergerac, who loves the beautiful Roxanne in vain and courts her vicariously through the handsome but ineloquent Christian.
43.
Enemies (1974) as Zakhar Bardin

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

44.
Hanging By a Thread (1979) as Mr Durant
Irwin Allen, filmdom's "disaster master," strands a party of friends in a disabled sightseeing tram dangling above a mountain gorge to sweat out a rescue while reliving (through flashbacks) past jealousies, simmering conflicts and forgotten secrets as the cable begins snapping wire by wire.
45.
Captains And The Kings (Part 5 and 6) (1976) as Clair Montrose
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g
46.
Captains and the Kings (1976) as Clair Montrose
The nine-hour serialization of Taylor Caldwell's novel about an Irish immigrant and the establishment of his family name through the accumulation of wealth and power during the years from 1857 to 1912, along with his goal of having his son elected the first Catholic President of the United States, g

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

47.
Earth Star Voyager (1988) as Admiral Beasley
Six young people are forced to take command of an interstellar spaceship and proceed with a life-and-death mission, when their captain mysteriously disappears.

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