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Also Known As: Died: December 24, 2012
Born: February 28, 1923 Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Birth Place: Highland Falls, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Life Zone, The (2012)
Kidnapped by a mysterious figure, three women find themselves trapped in an abandoned hospital. Held against their will for months, the prisoners are faced with life-transforming decisions and must struggle for their lives.
Affirmative Act, An (2012)
Terry and Samantha married under false pretenses, ignoring state law that discriminates against homosexual partners and prohibits them from receiving the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts. Now the governor, in an effort to protect his politically necessary anti-gay marriage bil
Golden Boys, The (2009)
Three 70-year-old retired sea captains, in 1905 Cape Cod, try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.
IMurders (2009)
A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a Myspace chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes. What is the connection? Sandra Wilson is a good place to start. The intelligent, 30-ish professional woman has a haunting past th
Unbeatable Harold (2009)
In the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno Nevada lives a lovable loser, Harold James Clark. He cruises the streets in his make shift 1959 Cadillac convertible. He cut off the hard top himself. He's reaching for the stars while he searches for love and hopes to live his dream of becoming full tim
Good Dick (2008)
A persistent video clerk draws a troubled, reclusive young woman out of her claustrophobic world by starting up a unique courtship with her. As they become closer, her sexual antipathy is met with unflinching optimism, until finally her aggressive defenses overwhelm them both and the relationship bu
Deal (2008)
Tommy Vinson, an ex-gambler, quit the game of Texas Hold'em over 30 years ago after missing a family emergency and swearing to his wife, Helen, "never again." Tommy tries to be content with his luggage business but while watching a poker tournament on television, he sees someone who reminds him of h
Bunch of Amateurs, A (2008)
An aging Hollywood star accepts an invitation to play King Lear at Stratford in the hope of reviving his career.
Forget About It (2008)
An East Coast wiseguy's efforts to stick to the straight and narrow under the FBI's Witness Protection Program are severely tested by the mischievous locals.
Kinky Killers (2007)
Through a series of horrific murders, the occult, biblical prophecy and sex clash in a melee of gore and mystery, with psychiatrists, attorneys, homicide detectives and rock stars all being suspects.
Room and Board (2007)
A mother and her two daughters bring hearty appetites to their renowned bed and breakfast where boarders end up on the menu and residents swear they get the best steak in town.
Audie and the Wolf (2007)
A beautiful rocker gal named Audie falls for a guy who used to be a wolf. She soon finds out about who he really is after he goes on a savage and bloodthirsty killing spree in a supermodel's mansion by the light of the full moon.
Local Color (2007)
A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life. The two form what appears to be at first a tenuous r
Stephen King's Desperation (2006)
In the middle of the Nevada desert stands the once proud mining town of Desperation - a harmless, non-descript little community that one may briefly notice on a drive through the vast, empty desert on the way to some distant vacation destination. But something evil has taken over Desperation - its n
Arthur Hailey's Detective (2006) as Cast
A former priest turned Miami detective is in a career rut after a failed affair with the woman who became police commissioner. When he is asked by a serial killer he helped put away for a "confession" before his execution, he finds that one set of murders was a copy cat killing leading him to high r
Dirty Deeds (2005)
It's homecoming weekend at Roosevelt High School and rumors are spreading fast about the legendary Dirty Deeds--ten increasingly outrageous and raucous challenges that have to be completed from dusk to dawn on Friday night.
L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005)
It's 1992 and Los Angeles along with the entire nation, holds its collective breath as attention is centered on a jury in suburban Simi Valley where a decision is forthcoming in the trial of LAPD officers captured on film beating a man after making a traffic stop. The man in Rodney King. A decision
One Last Ride (2004) as Orlick
Michael seems to have everything going for him. A great marriage to his wife Gina, who any day is about to deliver their first child, a secure and successful career as a salesman in the garment district of Los Angeles, and Carmine, his childhood friend whose common sense is slightly off kilter but w
Broadway: The Golden Age (2004) as Himself
The Golden Age of Broadway theater is brought to the screen by interviews with over 100 Broadway stars, composers, writers and notables, whose stories bring Broadway's past to life. Includes archival footage of productions from the pre-video era and vintage photographs of some of Broadway's most fam
Very Married Christmas, A (2004) as Ozzie
When his wife leaves him, a jilted man is transformed by working as a department store Santa.
Death & Texas (2004) as Marshall Ledger
Mockumentary that follows a running back who went to jail for armed robbery and is offered furlough from Death Row to take his former team to victory. In 1994, Barefoot Bobby Briggs was arrested for his role in a botched armed robbery of an Austin convenience store. When he was convicted and sentenc
Mr. Saint Nick (2002) as Nicholas Xx
Nick St. Nicholas is the heir to the Santa Claus throne but before he can assume the role from his famous father who's bound for retirement, he must get over his reluctance and swanky Miami lifestyle by learning the true meaning of Christmas.
Bleacher Bums (2002) as Scorekeeper
The trials and tribulations of nine die-hard Chicago baseball fans as they root for a team that never seems to win. For these characters, who bring a religious fervor to the ballpark, baseball is more than a game, it's their life. The action is set on a beautiful summer day and the woeful Chicago Br
Last Producer, The (2001) as Syd Wolf
An aging veteran producer in desperate need of a hit in order to re-enter the Hollywood club has his idea stolen by a brash young executive.<P>Sonny Wexler's last chance for glory is the script optioned from a hungry young writer. When the writer tells Sonny that he has made a deal with a hot young
Constant Forge: The Life and Art of John Cassavetes, A (2001) as Himself
A journey through the life and art of filmmaker John Cassavetes, as told through interviews with the artists and friends who knew him and his work best.
Lakeboat (2000) as Skippy
Dale, an attractive Ivy League college student, accepts a summer internship aboard the Seaway Queen as the replacement for the ship's cook who has disappeared. Once there, he's exposed to a subculture and way of living he's never experienced or even imagined existed.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) as Pappy O'Daniel
A convict escapes a chain gang to stop his wife from remarrying.
Very Mean Men (2000) as Paddy Mulroney
A bartender concocts a story about two crime families who start a turf war over someone stiffing a waitress on her tip.
State and Main (2000) as Mayor George Bailey
During a film shoot in a rural New England town, screenwriter Joe White's old-fashioned values are put to the test when he is the only witness to a heartthrob movie star's indiscretions with a local teenage girl. The movie's smooth-talking director and aggressive producer pressure Joe to put aside
Jerry & Tom (1999) as Vic
Tom is an unconventional veteran hitman who masquerades as a used car salesman, taking a novice named Jerry under his wing and showing him the ropes. Their attitudes toward their work couldn't be more different -- and both men's loyalties are severely tested when Tom is assigned to bump off his best
Hostage Hotel (1999) as Duffy
A California congressman's wife and daughter are abducted and held hostage in a historic hotel. Logan McQueen is sent to the scene to assist his former partner, Charlie Duffy, who has been taken captive trying to broker the ransom deal. McQueen must risk his life to face the cunning killer and save
Premonition, The (1999) as Duffy
As a serial bomber terrorizes the city, veteran ex-cop/ex-con Logan McQueen investigates the only lead -- a notorious murderer imprisoned on death row who claims to be having dreams that foretell the terrible crimes. When the bomber kidnaps the convict''s daughter, McQueen races against a ticking bomb to save her life.
Hi-Life (1998) as Fatty
It's Christmastime on the upper West Side and unemployed actor Jimmy is in trouble. He recently put money on Notre Dame with bartender/bookie Fatty, and now his five hundred-dollar bet has turned into a nine hundred-dollar debt. He turns to his girlfriend Susan for assistance, telling her that the m
Chance of Snow, A (1998) as Earl Palmer
When Maddie Parker is stranded at the airport by a blizzard on Christmas Eve with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Matt Hill, a meeting with Ruth and Earl Lewis, who have been married for 49 years, causes them to realize that their marriage is worth saving despite Matt's one-night extramarital affair.
Hard Time (1998) as Duffy
When a stake-out goes bad and the suspect is murdered, veteran officer Conrad Logan finds himself framed for the crime and serving time in a maximum security prison. Logan is eventually retried and hits the streets to clear his name and reclaim his life.
Secret Life of Algernon, The (1997) as Norbie Hess
An absurdist comedy chroncling the misadventures of an eccentric fellow, Algernon Pendelton--the great-grandson of a famous explorer and Egyptologist--who lives in his renowned ancestor's artifact-laden home and is convinced by a mysterious, beautiful "colleague" that his great-grandpa has left a pr
Shelter (1997) as Landis
On the run from his corrupt boss, an honest government agent finds shelter with a gun-running mobster and his attractive wife.
Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996) as Voice Of Archie
Coming-of-age stories of the charming young dinosaurs in a long ago era when the world seemed a simpler place to live, though not entire without challenges.
One Fine Day (1996) as Lew
Melanie Parker is a career-minded architect/Super Mom, taking on the demands of single parenting in New York City. Meanwhile, Jack Taylor is a hard-driving newspaper columnist/every-other-weekend Dad, challenging the improprieties of City Hall. Having been let down in the past, she has almost given
Spy Hard (1996) as The Director
Fearless, sophisticated and debonair, Agent WD-40, a.k.a. Steele--Dick Steele, was The Agency''s star spy until he left after his true love, a fellow agent, literally slipped through his fingers during a battle with the evil General Rancor, Steele''s longtime nemesis. Steele is lured back to active service when he receives an urgent message from The Agency''s Director. General Rancor, the megalomaniacal madman presumed dead after losing two limbs in an explosive altercation with Steele fifteen years earlier, is alive! He''s mad as hell--armless--but still dangerous, and Steele is the only man who can get a leg up on him and stop his diabolical scheme for global power. Steele is joined in his pursuit of Rancor by the beautiful, mysterious Agent 3.14, and together they elude Rancor''s henchmen, escape speeding vehicles, avoid booby traps and thwart kidnap attempts (and have time for a little dining and dancing) as they make their way to General Rancor''s lair.
Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) as Santa Claus
Set in December 1910, Mrs. Santa Claus has devised a new round-the-world route which she is convinced will save Santa lots of time on Christmas Eve. She leaves the North Pole to test the route, but over New York City, her reindeer-driven sleigh is downed by a wind current, and Cupid's leg is twisted
Recon (1996)
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Jack Lemmon.
Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995) as Voice Of Archie
A meteorite crashes to earth, cutting off the dinosaurs' water supply and causing a chain reaction in the ecology of the area. All of the dinosaurs have leave the safety of their valley, and work together in order to restore their drinking supply and the balance of life.
Last Supper, The (1995) as Guest--The Reverend Hutchens
Five liberal Iowa graduate students want to make a difference in the world. But when they're put to the test, like most liberals, they are really a whole lot of talk and very little action. Until one stormy night. An unexpected encounter launches the group into a lively series of weekly dinner parti
Grass Harp, The (1995) as Reverend Buster
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin
Home for the Holidays (1995) as Henry Larson
A single mom faces Thanksgiving with her domineering mother and sister.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) as Waring Hudsucker
A corrupt executive tries to control his company by appointing a small-town boob to replace the president.
Roommates (1994) as Barney
Two men with AIDS, one a heterosexual ex-con, the other a homosexual, Harvard-educated professional, develop a close friendship while roommates at a residence for people living with the disease.
I.Q. (1994) as Louis Bamberger
Set in Princeton, N.J. in the mid-1950s, the scientific genius Albert Einstein is cast in the role of a most unlikely Cupid when his brainy niece, Catherine, becomes engaged to an equally scholarly but conniving psychologist. Foreseeing a bleak future for Catherine if she goes through with the marri
When A Stranger Calls Back (1993) as John Clifford
Sequel to the 1979 thriller "When a Stranger Calls." A babysitter is tormented by an unseen stranger.
Music of Chance, The (1993) as Bill Flower
Lottery winners fall victim to con men.
Water Engine, The (1992) as Guide
A television movie set during the Depression, about a genius inventor who revolutionizes manufacturing technology only to discover the dark side of American big business bent on preserving the status quo.
Dreamers (1991) as Ozzie
Return of Eliot Ness, The (1991) as Roger Finn
Federal agent Eliot Ness returns to Chicago in 1947, sixteen years after winning fame as the man who put Al Capone behind bars. This time Ness fights murderous underworld kingpin Art "Roses" Malto.
Story Lady, The (1991) as The Judge
A retired widow's excitement about doing a children's story hour on national television wanes when she is exploited by an advertising agency as "Granny Goodheart."
V.I. Warshawski (1991) as Lieutenant Mallory
A female detective teams up with a teenage girl to solve the mystery behind her father''s murder, and uncovers intrigue within a wealthy Chicago family.
Dick Tracy (1990) as Chief Brandon
The intrepid comic strip detective fights off a ruthless gangster and his seductive girlfriend.
Cat Chaser (1989) as Jiggs Scully
A US veteran of the American offensive on the Dominican Republic in 1965, lives a peaceful, Florida beach motel existence. His tranquility is upset when an old sweetheart, now married to a Domincan general-cum Florida crime kingpin, re-enters his life, alongside memories of the war.
Brenda Starr (1989) as Editor Francis I. Livright
Adventures of comic book ace reporter Brenda Starr.
Prime Target (1989) as Earl Mulcahaney
A detective finds she may become the next victim during her investigation of the murders of several policewomen.
Dinner At Eight (1989) as Dan Packard
Based on the George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber play and the 1933 MGM screenplay of the same title. Individuals from various strata of New York society are invited to a dinner party. A rash of cancellations and unexpected events turn the soiree into a disaster.
Etoile (1989)
An American ballerina is possessed by the ghost of a 19th century dancer.
Unholy Matrimony (1988) as Samuel Corey
Based on a true story, a detective investigates what seems to be a routine hit-and-run fatality, and ends up uncovering sinister connections between the deceased's surviving husband, an alleged doctor with two identities but no apparent practice, and his associate, a mail-order minister who owns a s
Far North (1988) as Bertrum
Four generations of a family in northern Minnesota are brought together when the head of the family lands in the hospital after being thrown by his horse.
Cop (1988) as Dutch Peltz
A police detective becomes involved in a bizarre murder which alienates him from both his colleagues and family.
Case Closed (1988) as Les Kabalski
A young homicide detective and a retired police detective work together to solve three recent murders related to an old, unsolved case of a stolen diamond.
Tiger's Tale, A (1987) as Charlie Drumm
Rosary Murders, The (1987) as Father Nabors
A priest hears the confession of the man responsible for the murders of priests in Detroit, and due to the secrecy of confession is forced to predict who the next victim will be without revealing the killer's name.
Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, The (1987) as Warden Hardy
A movie that tells the true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner whose life inspired the film, "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang." After being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, the innocent Burns makes two daring escapes to astound the nation.
Happy New Year (1987) as Charlie
Two crooks don a variety of disguises to rob a jewelry store.
Tough Guys (1986) as Deke Yablonksi
Archie Long and Harry Doyle are a pair of old-time criminals, jailed for 30 years after committing the last train robbery in the US. Upon their release, Harry, the older of the two, must go to a nursing home, while Archie is offered a chance at menial employment. Neither will be allowed to contact the other for three years, a jarring proposition that doesn''t sit well with either man. Meanwhile, Deke Yablonski, the lawman who arrested them, keeps an eye on Harry and Archie, convinced that they will return to a life of crime.
Where The River Runs Black (1986) as Father O'Reilly
Solarbabies (1986) as The Warden
A group of incarcerated young athletes find their dismal lives changed when a benevolent force from another planet encourages them to escape.
Man with One Red Shoe, The (1985) as Ross
An innocent man becomes the target of some government spy hunters.
Death of a Salesman (1985) as Charley
An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.
Stick (1985) as Chucky Gorman
An ex-con seeks to avenge the death of a friend and goes up against some ruthless drug dealers.
Big Trouble (1985) as O'Mara
An unhappy wife tries to get her insurance agent to help her kill her husband.
Stand Alone (1985) as Louis Thibadeau
Mass Appeal (1984) as Monsignor Burke
A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor.
To Be or Not to Be (1983) as Colonel Erhardt
An actor and his wife struggle to survive (and make a living) when the Nazis invade Poland in this remake of "To Be or Not to Be" (1942).
Two of a Kind (1983) as Charlie
Deadhead Miles (1982) as Truck driver in café
A picaresque tale in which a trucker steals a truck, picks up a tramp for company and heads west. En route he encounters an array of bizarre characters including a mysterious man in black, who drives a hearse and seems to incarnate the American past.
Tootsie (1982) as Les
An unemployed actor masquerades as a woman to win a soap-opera role.
Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, The (1982) as Governor
The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a televison evanagelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."
True Confessions (1981) as Jack Anderson
A police detective clashes with his brother, a monsignor, during a murder investigation.
Sharky's Machine (1981) as Frisco
Reynolds stars in and vibrantly directs this violent yet witty adaptation of William Diehl''s best seller about an Atlanta homicide detective obsessed with capturing a local mobster (Gassman), even after he''s been busted down to working with the city''s seedy vice squad. Beautiful British model Rachel Ward made her theatrical feature debut playing the mobster''s premier $1000-a-night call girl, with whom Reynolds falls in love.
Crisis at Central High (1981) as Jess Matthews
The historic 1957 federal-state controversy over the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, as seen through the eyes of Elizabeth Huckaby, one of the teachers and girls' vice principal. Based on Mrs. Huckaby's journals, this film brought another Emmy Award nomination as Outstan
Best Little Girl in the World, The (1981) as Frank Powell
The story of a teenager suffering the disorder anorexia nervosa -- the deliberate starving either by excessive dieting or self-induced vomiting -- in the case of this plot, by her inability to cope with family stress and because of social pressures. Jennifer Jason Leigh, daughter of actor Vic Morrow
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) as Otis Hazelrig
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.
Final Countdown, The (1980) as Senator Samuel Chapman
Cold war era aircraft carrier is transported back to December 6, 1941 through a time warp.
Perfect Match, A (1980) as Bill Larson
A successful fashion designer who learns that she has a mysterious illness that threatens her life searches frantically for the one suitable donor for a bone marrow transplant -- the daughter she, as a teenager, had given up for adoption. John Sayles, whose reputation has grown through his cult film
Die Laughing (1980) as Arnold
A cab drive is wrongly accused of assassinating a world famous nuclear scientist. Soon after this accusation, he finds that the late scientist's chimpanzee has been hiding in his taxi. The chimp is the sole being who knows the secret formula that could end the world, and the cab driver is plunged in
Attica (1980) as Russell Oswald
Acclaimed dramatization of Tom Wicker's book recreating the incidents surrounding the 1971 revolt in New York's Attica State Prison that lasted for 23 days and resulted in the greatest casualty toll between Americans since the Civil War. Marvin J. Chomsky won an Emmy Award for his direction, and nom
Starting Over (1979) as Michael "Mickey" Potter
A middle-aged man loses confidence after his wife, an ambitious singer, divorces him. Then, just as his new relationship with an insecure teacher is blossoming into a romance, his wife attempts a reconciliation. The seduction by his wife and the song she has written just for him help him make up his mind which woman to choose.
Tilt (1979) as Harold "The Whale" Remmens
Tilt is the story of a young girl (Tilt (Brenda Louise Davenport)), who is a pinball machine wizard. Because she does not get on with her parents, Tilt is contemplating running away from home, and skipping school one day she decides to go to Mickey's Bar. Mickey, who is Tilt's good friend, helps her set up a gambler for a pinball game. Because the gambler is unaware of Tilt's pinball wizardry, he is easily hustled out of his money. While watching the confrontation, a young man (Neil Gallagher), who is a potential country and western singer and who has tried to hustle and cheat the pinball champion (Harold "The Whale" Remmens), is impressed with Tilt's ability, congratulating her after the win. Because Neil Gallagher has to raise money to make a demo tape of his songs, he has an idea of taking Tilt with him and having her hustle would-be gamblers. Neil invites Tilt to watch him sing at a rock concert, and after seeing him sing, she believes that he can become a great singer. Henry Bertolino, Neil's manager, thinks his plan is a bad idea and they have a dispute resulting in Henry abandoning Neil. Neil Gallagher then explains his story to Tilt, telling her that they will have a contract between them, and because she was already considering leaving home, she decides to go with Neil. But Tilt is unaware that she will eventually be playing Harold "The Whale" Remmens.
Muppet Movie, The (1979) as Doc Hopper
Orson Welles interpreta Lew Lord, potente e famoso produttore cinematografico, contattato per produrre un film con Kermit la Rana e gli altri Muppets, dopo aver trattato con il loro agente.
When A Stranger Calls (1979) as John Clifford
High school student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting by a caller who repeatedly asks, "Have you checked the children lately?" After notifying the police, Jill is told that the calls are coming from inside the house...
North Dallas Forty (1979) as Coach Johnson
Phillip Elliot is a wide receiver for the Dallas Bulls whose cynical outlook and strong independent streak are considered liabilities by the team''s coaches and owner. Now near the end of his career, Elliot is relying on heavy doses of painkillers to get him through the games. He is well aware of how impersonal professional football has become, but when management benches him after they have manipulated him into training a teammate, Elliot is faced with the decision of whether he should continue with his career or move on.
Greek Tycoon, The (1978) as Michael Russell
This lavish drama focuses on the jet-set's continual struggle for love and power. The world's richest shipping magnate romances the widow of a United States President.
An Enemy Of The People (1978) as Peter Stockmann
A scientist stands against an entire town when he discovers their medicinal spa is polluted.
Special Olympics (1978) as Carl Gallitzin
A widowed father struggles to hold together his family of three teenagers, one of whom is mentally retarded and enrolled in a state school for "special" children where he finds self-fulfillment in his love of sports, emulating his older, athletic brother.
Fury, The (1978) as Dr Mckeever
Teenager Gillian Bellaver has the psychic powers of telekinese and extra-sensory perception. She also has the effect of causing others to bleed if they touch her. So Gillian volunteers to go to the Paragon Clinic, unaware of the fact that its director is working on harnessing the psychic abilities of his patients as weapons.
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) as David T Stevens--United States President
A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President revels details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.
Choirboys, The (1977) as "Spermwhale" Whalen
The careers and personal lives of a group of bigoted and hard-drinking Los Angeles policemen are examined. Although the officers provide emotional support for each other, they are lacking in sensitivity and judgement on the job. And when one of them accidentally shoots a teenage homosexual in a city
Harry And Walter Go To New York (1976) as Rufus T Crisp
Two hopless con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the 19th century.
Rivalry, The (1975) as Stephen Douglas
A television adaptation of the famous 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates, in which Abraham Lincoln did verbal battle with Stephen Douglas, his opponent for a U.S. Senate seat, over the issue of slavery.
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) as Al Green
A striking, Emmy Award-winning drama with music about a suddenly widowed housewife who finds that her acute problems are loneliness and the well-meaning attempts at comfort by her family and friends. She discovers a new life and companionship at a local ballroom where she meets a married mailman who
Trial of Chaplain Jensen, The (1975) as Budd Rogers
The true account of the ordeal of a chaplain, the only U.S. naval officer ever to be court-martialed solely on charges of adultery.
Breakheart Pass (1975) as Frank O'Brien
A U.S. Marshall tries to bring in a captured outlaw during a treacherous train ride.
Switch (1975) as Phil Beckman
An ex-con and a retired cop, partners in an investigation agency, try to prove that a safecracker with a previous record is innocent of a diamond heist and pin the crime on the police by laying an intricate trap. Wagner and Albert went on to recreate their roles in the later series (1975-77).
The Hindenburg (1975) as Captain Pruss
Sabotage causes the airship Hindenburg to crash on arrival at New York in this disaster film.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975) as Ny Detective Moretti
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover''''s operation.
The Front Page (1974) as Murphy
A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.
The Sting (1973) as Lieutenant Snyder
Two con men hit the big time to take on a gangster in '30s Chicago.
Connection, The (1973) as Frank Devlin
An out-of-work newspaperman, trying to keep a step ahead of his alimony payments, becomes the go-between for a jewel thief and the insurance company that wants to settle.
Sisters (1973) as Private Investigator
A small-time reporter tries to convince the police she saw a murder in the apartment across from hers.
Doomsday Voyage (1972) as Robson
After a hit man kills a political figure, he gets on a ship heading for New York. On the way, he kidnaps the captain's daughter, holding her for ransom while her father desperately tries to figure out the best way to save her.
The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) as Second guard
A student goes on the run to evade a sentence for vehicular manslaughter.
I Walk the Line (1970) as Hunnicutt
A Southern sheriff risks his life when he falls for a moonshiner''''s daughter.
Harvey Middleman, Fireman (1965) as Dooley

Music (feature film)

Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)
Set in December 1910, Mrs. Santa Claus has devised a new round-the-world route which she is convinced will save Santa lots of time on Christmas Eve. She leaves the North Pole to test the route, but over New York City, her reindeer-driven sleigh is downed by a wind current, and Cupid's leg is twisted
Grass Harp, The (1995) as Song Performer ("Rock Of Ages")
Based on the novel by Truman Capote, the story is set in the 1940s in a small southern town. After his mother dies, Collin Fenwick, comes to live with his father's maiden cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. Verena is a rigid and proper businesswoman who owns half the stores in their small town. Collin
Muppet Movie, The (1979) as Song Performer ("Frogs' Legs So Fine")
Orson Welles interpreta Lew Lord, potente e famoso produttore cinematografico, contattato per produrre un film con Kermit la Rana e gli altri Muppets, dopo aver trattato con il loro agente.

Cast (special)

American Veteran Awards (2002)
Celebrities, dignitaries and top military brass assemble to honor our country's military in a red, white and blue celebration of the role of the U.S. Armed Forces in American society. A variety of honorees are awarded the "AVA" in this special presented annually by the Veterans Foundation, a non-pro
Jessica Lange: On Her Own Terms (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of actress Jessica Lange.
A musical tribute to the World War II generation, the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and a 10th anniversary salute to the veterans of Desert Storm. The concert also honors former P.O.W.s of the Korean War and those who served in Vietnam.
A musical tribute to those who served in World War I and II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (1999) as Voice
Documentary on Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the fight for women's suffrage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the daughter of a wealthy attorney and former Revolutionary War hero. She married and had seven children. Susan B. Anthony was from a disciplined Quaker background and chose never t
Guest artists perform with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Erich Kunzel live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building.
American Film Institute Salute to Robert Wise, The (1998)
A tribute to director Robert Wise, the 26th recipient of the American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award.
Chicken Soup For the Soul (1998) as Dying Man ("The Window")
Special that recreates stories from the "Chicken Soup For the Soul" book series by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
America in the Forties (1998) as Host
Documentary special crafted from the moods and memories of a generation of Americans whose childhoods were shaped by the Great Depression and whose character was forged in the chaos of World War II. Told through the true-life experiences of these storytellers who lived in the 1940s.
Burt Reynolds (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Burt Reynolds.
Annual Memorial Day tribute dedicated to American soldiers who gave their lives for freedom. Features guest artists in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel, live from the West Lawn of the Capitol building.
Intimate Portrait: Jessica Lange (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary profiling the life and career of actress Jessica Lange.
Annual Memorial Day concert commemorating the American soldiers who have died in war. Broadcast live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Annual Memorial Day concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., blending music performances and dramatic readings with archival footage. Includes a look back at the wartime contributions of women on the homefront and a salute to disable veterans.
Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) as Santa Claus
When Elmo, the little red monster from "Seasame Street," rescues Santa Claus from a tight chimney on Christmas Eve, Santa gives him a magic snow globe that will grant Elmo three wishes. Elmo's wish to make every day Christmas may not be such a great idea, so Santa shows Elmo what the effects would b
American Revolution, The (1994) as Voice Of Benjamin Franklin
Three-part documentary series on the American Revolution, featuring dramatic re-enactments of battles of the War.
Normandy: The Great Crusade (1994) as Narration
Documentary on the World War II invasion of Normandy by the Allies on June 6, 1944. Utilizes diaries, personal letters, home movies, snapshots, period music and vintage radio broadcasts and newsreels.
Annual Memorial Day Concert from the US Capitol. This year's concert honors American nurses who served in Vietnam and commemorates the 50th anniversary of D-Day.
Leslie's Folly (1994) as Dr Futterman
A woman in the depths of a mid-life crisis must deal with an unplanned pregnancy.
Texan (1994) as Vaughn
An older man suspects his younger wife of shady dealings when he discovers that she has withdrawn a large sum of money from her bank account.
Harlan & Merleen (1993) as Harlan Elldridge
Pilot for a spinoff of the CBS series "Evening Shade," featuring the characters Harlan and Merleen. When Merleen takes out an ad in a national tabloid offering to help unwed pregnant women, she receives an overwhelming response, much to Harlan's chagrin.
49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992)
A presentation of the 49th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honoring special achievement in film and television.
Tales From Hollywood (1992) as Charles F Money
Set during the years 1938-50, a group of German writer emigres find themselves stranded in the twisted maze of Hollywood.
Jessica Lange: It's Only Make-Believe (1991)
A documentary about actress Jessica Lange. Included are interview footage of Lange herself, as well as interviews with family, friends and colleagues and clips from some of her films.
17th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1991)
A live presentation of the seventeenth annual "People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers. The Gallup organization determines the winners by way of a special poll.
I Would Be Called John: Pope John XXIII (1987) as Angelo Roncalli--Pope John Xxiii
A one-man show about Angelo Roncalli, who was elected Pope John XXIII at the age of 77.
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The (1986) as Doffue
Shelley Duvall's comic recreation of Washington Irving's chiller about Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman who rides through the countryside every Halloween. Ichabod Crane, a shy, skinny and scared schoolmaster, arrives in town and falls in love with Katrina, a local lass. However Brom Bones, th
American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, The (1986)
A taped special of the live presentation by the American Film Institute to director, Billy Wilder, of its AFI Life Achievement Award at a dinner on March 6, 1986, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Celebrities pay tribute to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter.
40th Annual Tony Awards, The (1986)
The annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater, broadcast live from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. This year (1986) marks the twentieth time the Tony Awards have been presented on national television.
Stuntman Awards, The (1986) as Guest
The ceremonies honoring the stuntmen and stuntwomen in movies and on television.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
P.O.P. (1984) as P Oliver Pendergast
The story of P. Oliver Pendergast, a lovable con-artist who suddenly moves back into the lives of his former wife and their two grown sons after a twenty-year absence. In the pilot episode, P. Oliver schemes to help his ex-wife, Rosalyn, save the magazine she publishes, "Personality Plus."
Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, The (1984)
The Screen Actors Guild, the trade union for motion picture performers, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in this variety special.
Side By Side (1984) as Harry Deegan
The story, set in Chicago, follows events in the lives of Harry Deegan, a shipping affairs supervisor for McCloskey's, and his longtime friend and tenant, Joey Caruso, a shipping clerk. In the pilot episode, Harry seeks to better his position in life by pursuing a job at a rival shipping company.
Mr. Roberts (1984) as Captain
The story, set aboard a U.S. Navy cargo ship during World War II, follows the efforts of Lieutenant Douglas Roberts as he tries to convince his mean-spirited skipper to transfer him to combat duty.
Best Little Special in Texas, The (1982)
A country music jamboree celebrating the premiere of the movie "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."
Working (1982)
A musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book about the average working man and woman which takes the viewpoint that he or she is anything but average.
Rx for the Defense (1973) as D A Horn
The story of Zach Clinton, a doctor turned attorney who works for a law firm that specializes in cases involving the medical profession. In the pilot, Clinton attempts to help free famed professor of medicine Daniel Kemper from a psychiatric hospital after his wife has him committed following an all

Music (special)

P.O.P. (1984) as Theme Song Performer
The story of P. Oliver Pendergast, a lovable con-artist who suddenly moves back into the lives of his former wife and their two grown sons after a twenty-year absence. In the pilot episode, P. Oliver schemes to help his ex-wife, Rosalyn, save the magazine she publishes, "Personality Plus."
Side By Side (1984) as Theme Song Performer ("Side By Side")
The story, set in Chicago, follows events in the lives of Harry Deegan, a shipping affairs supervisor for McCloskey's, and his longtime friend and tenant, Joey Caruso, a shipping clerk. In the pilot episode, Harry seeks to better his position in life by pursuing a job at a rival shipping company.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Boyfriend for Christmas, A (2004) as Santa Claus
Steve Martini's The Judge (2001) as Judge Harlan Radovich
Judge Armando Acosta is an arrogant but brilliant Superior Court judge and longtime enemy of Paul Madriani, an idealistic attorney recently jailed for contempt in Acosta's court. But when Acosta is arrested on a trumped-up charge of soliciting a prostitute and the key witness is later found murdered
Justice (1999) as Moe Ryan
Woman of Independent Means, A (1995) as Papa Alcott
A woman living during the turn-of-the-century is determined not to be ruled by the conventions of her time.
Kennedys of Massachusetts, The (1990) as John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald
A miniseries spanning 55 years of the Kennedy family, from the early courtship of Joseph Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald to the realization of the family's dreams with JFK's election to the presidency.
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas (1989) as Santa Claus
Casey Stengel (1981) as Casey Stengel
Studs Lonigan (1979) as Paddy Lonigan
The television adaptation drawn from James T. Farrell's once-banned-for-being-oh-so-racy '30s trilogy ("Young Lonigan," "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" and "Judgment Day") about the struggles and growing pangs of a self-destructive Depression-era Chicago youth introduced to TV viewers the rough
Captains and the Kings (1976) as Ed Healey
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
Captains and the Kings Part 5 & 6 (1976) as Ed Healey
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)

Dr. Seuss' Butter Battle Book (1989) as Voice Of Grandpa Yook
An animated special based on Dr. Seuss' "The Butter Battle Book," which tells the story of an ongoing war between the Zooks and the Yooks over which side their bread should be buttered on.
Dr. Seuss' Butter Battle Book (1989) as Narration
An animated special based on Dr. Seuss' "The Butter Battle Book," which tells the story of an ongoing war between the Zooks and the Yooks over which side their bread should be buttered on.

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