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Born: November 15, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Casting By (2013)
A portrait of the late, legendary casting director Marion Dougherty who was a pioneer in the field of casting before the job even received a significant credit. Establishing herself in the early 1960s with two groundbreaking television series - "Naked City" and "Route 66" - she went on to become the
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)
When successful New York marketing executive discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother in her home town on the bayou.
Too Big to Fail (2011)
When the U.S. economy dangles on the precipice of disaster in 2008, Henry Paulson is tasked with holding it all together by gathering the heads of all of the top banks in the country to come up with a solution in this dramatization of a true story.
Desert of Forbidden Art, The (2010)
How does art survive in a time of oppression? During the Soviet rule artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals or Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky. He pretends to buy state-approved art but instead daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artist's
Gigantic (2009)
Brian Weathersby is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents, the youngest son with two successful older brothers, a shady oil man, a surgeon, Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good porti
Up (2009)
Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip - an over
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)
The true story of television pioneer, Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer, and star of "The Goldbergs," a popular radio show that debuted in 1929 and later became a popular television sitcom.
Christmas is Here Again (2008)
Sophianna, a young orphan girl, teams up with a feisty elf, an ambitious young reindeer, a fox and a polar bear to recover Santa's elusive magical toy sack.
Heart Specialist, The (2008)
A Harvard Medical School graduate arrives for his internship at a hospital in South Florida. When the chief resident discovers that the intern has actually come to recapture the girl that got away, he and his girlfriend conspire to teach him a lesson not just about medicine but about true love.
Man Who Saved Christmas, The (2008)
Based on a true story about the inventor of the Erector Set who convinces congress not to cancel the Christmas holiday during WWI.
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2007)
Semi-biographical story of Thomas Kinkade and how he was motivated to become an aritst when his mother was in danger of losing the family home.
Sir! No Sir! (2005)
Like the Vietnam War itself, the GI antiwar movement started small and within a few years had exploded into a force that altered history. Like the times from which it grew, the movement involved organized actions and spontaneous resistance, political groups and cultural upheaval. Today, at a time wh
Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror, The (2005)
According to O.E.C.D. data, the Middle-East holds 70% of the world oil reserves while North America and Europe will run out of oil in 2010 at their current rate of production. Current technologies might provide alternatives to oil for energy but not to oil for plastics. In the wake of Vice President
All In (2005)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003) as Uncle Nick
Though Eddie's fired right at Christmastime, his boss sends him and his family on a South Pacific vacation, hoping Eddie won't sue him after being bitten by a lab monkey. When the Tuttle family winds up trapped on a tropical island, however, Eddie manages to provide for everyone and prove himself a
Elf (2003) as Santa Claus
As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa's toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots. Unfortunately, they turn out to be a "Scr
Commission, The (2003) as Dallas Police Homicide Captain Will Fritz
Drama based on the recently declassified transcripts and documents of The Warren Commission, who was charged with the task of ascertaining the facts regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Gahan Wilson's The Kid (2001) as Voice
Animated telefilm based on three stories from Gahan Wilson's comic strip "Nuts," about a 10-year-old boy with an overactive imagination. He is, however, clever enough to know that being 10 is not nearly old enough to deal with the many perils of childhood. Covers topics such as feigning illness to s
In Search of Peace - Part One: 1948-1967 (2001) as Narration
A historical overview of the first two decades for the nation of Israel, examining the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Animal, The (2001) as Chief Wilson
A man that received organ transplants from animals begins to take on their traits.
Full Blossom (2000)
A look at poet and actor Roberts Blossom, which focuses on the lifelong importance to him of sound and its magic. Broadway, Hollywood and Blossom's childhood serve as backdrops to his journey through a disconnected family, strange visions and love of language in pursuit of a better world.
Above Suspicion (2000) as Thomas O'Claire
Lisa Stockton is shocked and amazed when she discovers that her husband of 11 years, James Stockton, is actually a fugitive charged with murder. Between the detective, who has been tracking James since his days as part of an Atlantic City crime family, and the husband she has loved, Lisa does not kn
Becoming Dick (2000) as Davis Aidrich
Aspiring New York actor Richard Breggs is a nice guy who, after years of refining his craft, has little to show for his hard work but a shabby Greenwich Village walk-up and a career that's stuck in neutral. In a last-gasp attempt at finding success, he decides to shed his nice-guy persona and don th
Common Ground (2000) as Ira ("Andy & Amos")
Three stories about gay life in the fictional small town of Homer, Connecticut, over the past half century. Johnny Burroughs has lived in Homer his entire life and has watched the characters' different experiences from the center of town. In the 1950s, Dorothy Nelson returns to Homer and is alienate
Our Friend, Martin (1999) as Voice Of Mr Harris
Fictional story focuses on two 12-year-old boys, one black and the other white, who travel in time with the help of a magical watch, interacting with Martin Luther King, Jr., at different moments in his life. Interspersed throughout the animation is actual film footage and photographs.
Olive the Other Reindeer (1999) as Santa Claus
Olive, a dog, hears the tragic news on the radio that Blitzen the reindeer has been injured and Christmas may be canceled. Santa must now rely on "all of the other reindeer," to pull his sleigh. Olive misinterprets this as "Olive, the other reindeer," and with the help of her pet flea Fido, realizes
Love & Action in Chicago (1999) as Taylor
Eddie Jones is a government hit man, one of the elite team of assassins known as "The Eliminators." He's also a deeply religious Catholic who's taken a vow of celibacy as his own self-inflicted penance for killing people. Lois Newton is a woman with a mission -- to get Eddie to renounce his vows and
Bachelor, The (1999) as Gluckman
Twenty-nine-year-old bachelor Jimmy has been dating Ann for three years and feels compelled to finally ask for her hand in marriage. However when he does, the proposal comes out all wrong. Instead of accepting his offer she walks out on him. When Jimmy''s grandfather dies, leaving a will stipulating that his grandson must marry by age 30 or forfeit a $100 million inheritance, he tries desperately to either win her back or find a new bride -- with his next birthday only 27 hours away.
Hard Rain (1998) as Charlie
Tom has taken a job with his uncle as an armoured car courier. They currently have $3 million entrusted to their care when they are caught in the rising waters of the Mississippi during a major flood. Jim is a career criminal who hopes to get out of crime by pulling off one last job: stealing the $3 million. His plan goes terribly wrong when Tom refuses to do the easy thing and give up the money. However, both face the sheriff of the small town who has plans of his own for the cash.
Long Way Home, The (1997) as Voice
Focusing on the struggle Jews faced after being released from World War II concentration camps--particularly pointing out the absurd irony of Jewish survivors being housed in "displaced persons camps," often on the same sites as death camps, surrounded by barbed wire and not allowed to leave, and mi
Christmas Carol, A (1997) as Voice
The life of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted, miserly businessman, is revealed to him in flashbacks on Christmas Eve.
Fanatics, The (1997)
With their beloved football team, the Buzzards, moved out of state and their hopes dashed of receiving one of the new expansion teams, the town of Quimby Falls settles in for some heavy grieving and economic loses. One diehard fan, Charlie Atwater, a 29-year veteran of the Buzzard's Marching Band, d
Payback (1997) as Jack Patkanis
A working mother witnesses a brutal incident of police violence and becomes a target of the rogue cop's revenge after she reports the crime to an internal affairs investigator.
Heads (1994) as Abner Abbott
A bumbling newspaper reporter is assigned to cover a sinister trail of decapitation murders in a small town.
Happily Ever After (1993) as Voice Of Scowl
An animated "sequel" to the classic fairytale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
Gypsy (1993) as Pappa
Television adaptation of the Broadway musical about the legendary striptease queen Gypsy Rose Lee and her relationship with her mother.
Down on the Waterfront (1993)
Two fledgling filmmakers, eager to make a feature film that will improve the tarnished reputation of the longshoreman's union, meet with union officials.
Beyond Jfk: The Question Of Conspiracy (1992) as Himself
The conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy is examined through interviews of people involved in the real-life investigation and others involved in the making of the Oliver Stone picture "JFK".
Silent Motive (1991) as Sam Van Drake
A screenwriter becomes a suspected killer when a series of murders are closely modelled after her own works of fiction.
JFK (1991) as Guy Bannister
A New Orleans district attorney fights to uncover the truth behind President Kennedy's assassination.
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991) as Edward P Mitchell
Retells the events leading up to the famous 1897 New York Sun editorial, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus," written by Francis P. Church. An unemployed father tries to explain to his children why their Christmas will not be filled with presents.
Good Cops, Bad Cops: The Biggest Heist in History (1990) as Police Superintendent Jake Quinn
A television movie based on the factual account of the estimated $25 million bank robbery of the Boston-based Depositers Trust Bank by police officers in 1980.
Moon Over Parador (1988) as Himself
A Caribbean government minister persuades an American actor to impersonate the country''s dictator, who is actuallly dead.
Pinocchio And The Emperor Of The Night (1987) as Voice Of Scalawag
Cracked Up (1987) as Vincent Owens
A high school track star is obsessed with the deadly drug "crack." His addiction not only endangers his life but threatens to destroy his relationships with his best friend and his father, an introspective clergyman.
Christmas Star, The (1986) as Horace Mcnickle
A Christmas movie about a crafty con man whose holiday spirit is renewed when two children believe him to be the real Santa Claus.
Vital Signs (1986) as Dr Matthew Hayward
In this television movie, a father and son, both doctors, ruin their lives and careers when they get hooked on substances -- the father as an alcoholic and the son as an addict using various and sundry drugs. Consequently, their families face disintegration and their patients are put in danger.
Kate's Secret (1986) as Dr Resnick
A movie about a bulimic housewife and mother whose life and marriage are coming apart as a result of her eating disorder.
Darlin' Clementine (1985) as Lucky Jake
A tale set amidst the historic California gold rush of 1849, deals with Clementine, an awkward young lady who is the only female in town, making her fair game for romance among the local miners.
Anatomy of an Illness (1984) as Norman Cousins
Humanitarian, lecturer and "Saturday Review" editor, Norman Cousins' controversial decision in the mid-1960's to cure himself of a debilitating spinal disorder after the medical community gave up hope provides the thrust of this dramatization of his book. Despite the physical disparity between Cousi
Daniel (1983) as Jacob Ascher
O'Hara's Wife (1982) as Bob O'Hara
Workaholic lawyer Bob O'Hara is devastated when his wife suddenly dies. Before long, she returns to convince him to get his life in balance, take better care of his health, and repair his relationships with their two grown children.
Marva Collins Story, The (1981) as Narration
Cicely Tyson was Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Actress for her portrait of a Chicago schoolteacher whose remarkable achievements with black children labelled "unteachable" were spotlighted in a 1979 "60 Minutes" segment about how she became disillusioned with the traditional school system and decide
Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981) as Captain Dennis Connolly
Murphy is an honest policeman whose beat is the dangerous South Bronx. He performs his job well and treats people with dignity in the the drug and gang infested neighborhood. But Murphy's superior officers maintain a policy of brutality in dealing with the locals. After he sees a fellow officer murd
Small Killing, A (1981) as Simon Shaber
A woman college professor (Jean Simmons) is recruited, against his better judgement, by an undercover cop (Edward Asner) to pose as a bag lady to track down a drug connection following the brutal killing of a skid row crone (Sylvia Sidney).
Family Man, The (1979) as Eddie Madden
Edward Asner is a happily married family man and owner of a parking garage in Manhattan, who drifts into a romance with one of his customers, attractive Meredith Baxter, who has been having troubles with her lover.
Gathering, The (1977) as Adam Thornton
A crusty businessman, facing his last Christmas, makes an eleventh hour attempt to pull together the family which he shattered by allowing them to become second to his work and which he left years earlier. The Emmy-winner as Outstanding Special of 1977-78, with nominations also going to Maureen Stap
Life and Assassination of the Kingfish, The (1977) as Huey Long
A lavishly detailed dramatization of the events leading up to the 1935 assassination of Huey Long, Louisiana's Depression-era governor and U.S. Senator. An Emmy Award nomination went to Ric Waite for his cinematography.
Gus (1976) as Hank Cooper
The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy.
Imposter, The (1975) as Barney West
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.
Death Scream (1975) as Peter Singleton
An all-star suspense drama about a young woman whose murder was witnessed by fifteen of her neighbors who did nothing to help and refused to cooperate with the police. Based on an actual event, this was filmed under the title "Homicide" and in its repeat showing was called "The Woman Who Cried Murde
Hey, I'm Alive (1975) as Ralph Flores
A dramatization of the 1963 plane crash in which an adventurous young woman and an older man survived in the frozen Yukon wilderness for forty-nine days, subsisting on melted snow.
Wrestler, The (1973) as Frank Bass
Police Story, The (1973) as Lieutenant Dave Blodgett
A solid cop movie that served as the pilot to the acclaimed anthology series (1973-77) which focused on various aspects of police work with different leading players every week (aside from one or two recurring roles). The TV-movie pitted a hard-nosed cop, in charge of a special felony squad, against
Girl Most Likely To..., The (1973) as Detective Ralph Varone
A black comedy about the trials of an ugly girl who undergoes plastic surgery and then takes revenge on those who have been mean to her through a series of bizarre killings.
Haunts of the Very Rich (1972) as Albert Hunsicker
Seven people who arrive at an idyllic tropical resort after receiving a mysterious invitation find their dream of paradise turning into a hellish nightmare with little chance of escape.
Last Child, The (1971) as Barstow
This futuristic drama, containing Van Heflin's last performance, focuses on a young couple trying to circumvent the government's edict that limits each family to only one child. Heflin is a retired U.S. Senator who tries to help them in this film originally to have been called "The Day They Took the
They Call It Murder (1971) as Chief Otto Larkin
Gardner's small-town district attorney, Doug Selby, came to TV in this pilot that has him investigating a swimming pool murder of a gambler, a questionable car crash and a huge insurance claim. Hutton was more successful subsequently in bringing another fictional detective, Ellery Queen, to televisi
The Todd Killings (1971) as Fred Reardon
Skin Game (1971) as Plunkett
Two western con artists team with a lady card shark to take on slavers.
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs (1970) as Woody Garfield
A police detective''''s investigation of a prostitute''''s murder points to his best friend.
Halls of Anger (1970) as Ernie McKay
A former basketball star returns home to teach and lands in the middle of racial tensions.
Change of Habit (1969) as Lieutenant Moretti
A nun helps a doctor clean up the ghetto in which he lives.
El Dorado (1967) as Bart Jason
A gunfighter and a drunken sheriff take on a corrupt cattle baron.
The Venetian Affair (1967) as Frank Rosenfeld
A reporter investigates an American diplomat''s murder in Venice.
Gunn (1967) as Jacoby
The Satan Bug (1965) as Veretti
A mad millionaire bribes a scientist to steal a deadly virus.
The Slender Thread (1965) as Det. Judd Ridley
A crisis line volunteer tries to save a woman from suicide.
Murder Men (1961) as Dave Keller

Producer (feature film)

Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle, A (2000) as Executive Producer
Based on a true story, a psychic works with the police to find a serial killer. Donielle is a woman terrorized by psychic abilities that cause her to envision violent crimes before they happen. She discovered her unique ability as a young girl and it ultimately destroyed her relationship with her mo
Payback (1997) as Executive Producer
A working mother witnesses a brutal incident of police violence and becomes a target of the rogue cop's revenge after she reports the crime to an internal affairs investigator.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) as Funding
Explores the philosophies of distinguished linguistics professor, intellectual and activist Noam Chomsky in regard to the media and American society.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Through the Wire (1990) as Assistance
An expose of the United States penal system's mistreatment of political activists, specifically three women incarcerated in the Female High Security Unit at Lexington, Kentucky.
Roger & Me (1989)
Documentary about the elimination of 30,000 jobs in Flint, Michigan by General Motors.
Roger & Me (1989)
Documentary about the elimination of 30,000 jobs in Flint, Michigan by General Motors.

Special Thanks (feature film)

Long Way Home, The (1997) as Special Thanks
Focusing on the struggle Jews faced after being released from World War II concentration camps--particularly pointing out the absurd irony of Jewish survivors being housed in "displaced persons camps," often on the same sites as death camps, surrounded by barbed wire and not allowed to leave, and mi

Cast (special)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2004)
An award show that celebrates classic television.
World Poker Tour: Hollywood Home Game (2004) as Contestant (Episode 4)
Special in which celebrities compete in poker games against one another. Some games will be taped in a custom studio specially-designed to resemble the atmosphere of well-known gambling-themed films, while others will be taped in the living rooms of celebrity homes.
Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World (2003) as Interviewee (Mary Tyler Moore Segment)
A special that salutes six women, as nominated by network viewers, for their efforts to change the world for the better.
Mary Tyler Moore Reunion, The (2002) as Featuring
Mary Tyler Moore hosts this retrospective of her classic sitcom, interviewing former castmates and reminiscing.
Behind the Fame: Mary Tyler Moore/Bob Newhart (2002) as Interviewee
From 1970 to 1978, Americans experienced their changing world through programs like "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Bob Newhart Show." Both were produced by Mary Tyler Moore and her then-husband, Grant Tinker, and their company MTM Enterprises.
Roots -- Celebrating 25 Years: The Saga of an American Classic (2002) as Interviewee
Documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of the miniseries "Roots," Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa to their emanicipation in the post-Civil War South. The program includes interviews with cast members and television viewers whose lives were
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, The (2002) as Honoree
Live coverage of the eighth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards presentation.
Intimate Portrait: Brooke Shields (2001) as Interviewee
Portrait of actress Brooke Shields.
Great American History Quiz: America at War, The (2001)
History quiz show that tests viewers' knowledge about wartime America, from the Revolution to the Gulf War. Celebrities pose questions in categories such as War Heroes, On the Homefront, Military Intelligence and Lack of Military Intelligence.
Intimate Portrait: Sharon Gless (2001) as Interviewee
Portrait of actor Sharon Gless.
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.
There Once Was a Town (2000) as Narration
Documentary that follows a group of people who return to their childhood shtetl in Poland to share memories of their culture and lives before World War II, their escape from the massacre that destroyed the Jewish presence in the town, and their years of fighting for survival during the Holocaust.
Wonders of Wildlife Honors: Concert For Conservation (2000)
Coverage of a gala event from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, to benefit The Wonders of Wildlife, an interactive museum and aquarium built by the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum of Springfield, Missouri. The special includes a concert by country music artists and a presentatio
Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, The (2000)
Game show that tests viewers' knowledge about how Americans have exercised their right to have fun. Among the celebrities asking questions and providing answers are Kellie Martin, Miss Piggy, Maya Angelou and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Last Stand -- The Struggle For the Ballona Wetlands (2000) as Host
Documentary that covers the politics, players and environmental issues related to preservation and development at the Ballona Wetlands, one of Southern California's remaining wetland ecosystems and one of Los Angeles' last open spaces.
Hollywood, D.C.: A Tale of Two Cities (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary special that traces the modern history of the relationship between politics and entertainment.
Intimate Portrait: Betty White (2000) as Interviewee
Portrait of television comic actress and animal activist Betty White.
Snowden's Christmas (1999) as Voice Of Big Daddy
Stop-motion animated holiday special about the adventures of Snowden the stuffed snowman, and three of his fellow toys -- Drummer, a pessimistic teddy bear; Footloose, a bunny with extremely large feet; and Tiny, a claustrophobic elephant -- as they try to get to New York City to spend Christmas wit
Sissy Duckling, The (1999) as Voice Of Father Duck
Animated musical about a duckling who doesn't fit in, giving a modern twist to the classic fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Anderson. Once upon a time, a duck by the name of Elmer didn't want to play sports -- he liked to play make-believe instead. Because he was different, the other
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1999)
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 14th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, California. The inductees are Carl Reiner, Fred Rogers, Lorne Michaels, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Fred Silverman, Ethel Winant and the lat
Michael Landon (1999) as Interviewee
Biography that chronicles the life of actor Michael Landon.
More Great Escapes of World War II (1998) as Narration
Documentary chronicles five dramatic escapes during World War II. Segments include: Escape From the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor; The Wooden Horse of Stalag Luft 3; Dunkirk -- A Mass Military Escape; Escape From Sulmona; and Germany's Great Escaper.
Behind the Laughs: The Untold Stories of Television's Favorite Comedies (1998) as Interviewee
Special reveals behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the creators and stars of television sitcoms. The special also includes three segments: "Birth," reveals how shows originated; "Growth," explores how comedies evolved once on the air; and "Maturity," spotlights comedies that spun off of hit series.
CBS: The First 50 Years (1998) as Interviewee
Special celebrating the CBS Television Network's Golden Anniversary as a television broadcaster.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame (1998)
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California, honoring and inducting individuals into the ATAS Hall of Fame who have made significant contributions to the television industry.
Ed Asner: Lovable Grouch (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Edward Asner.
M-A-S-H, Tootsie & God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart (1998)
Special tribute to writer Larry Gelbart, from the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Features film clips and readings from Gelbart's plays, as well as tributes and conversation about the art of writing comedy.
Trial of Adolf Eichmann, The (1997) as Voice Of Dr Robert Servatius
Documentary about Nazi SS Lieutenant Adolf Eichmann, tried in 1961 in Israel for crimes against the Jewish people after a 15-year manhunt by Israeli agents. The documentary features rare videotapes of the original trial, exclusive interviews with courtroom witnesses, prosecutors and others -- many o
Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America (1997) as Narration
Documentary examines the thirteen years of Prohibition in the United States, as mandated by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. The special presents a study of the "dry" years that are often represented in popular culture by flappers, speakeasies, gangsters and G-men. America's craving for alcoh
Michael Landon: The E! True Hollywood Story (1997) as Interviewee
Special explores the life of actor Michael Landon who died of pancreatic cancer in July of 1991. Landon's wholesome on-screen image was in sharp contrast to his off-screen struggles with drug and alcohol addiction and infidelity. He eventually overcame these personal problems to become one of televi
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (1997)
Documentary celebrating 50 years of television history. Featuring a large collection of television clips introduced by legendary and current television stars. The documentary, also shown at a Hollywood gala, launches the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences new Archive of American Television.
Screen Actors Guild Awards, The (1997) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 33rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented to actors by their peers for outstanding performances in motion pictures and television.
Story of Santa Claus, The (1996) as Voice Of Nicholas "Santa" Claus
Animated musical special traces the orgins of Santa Claus, revealing how Mr. and Mrs. Claus came to live at the North Pole and begin the tradition of giving every child in the world a toy at Christmas.
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, The (1996)
Annual Christmas parade from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
P.T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995) as Voice Of George Emerson; Voice Of Oliver Wendell Holmes
Documentary profiling Phineas Taylor Barnum, the risk-taking entrepreneur who transformed a "freak show" into the circus known as the "Greatest Show on Earth." Uses Barnum's own words to show how he set new standards for media manipulation.
Sugar Scandal (1995) as Narration
TBS' "Network Earth" reporters go from the fields to the refineries to the financiers to demonstrate how consumers and the environment are paying the high price for sugar production and the artificial price supports maintained by Congress.
Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge, The (1995)
Special challenging TV viewers and celebrities to answer trivia questions about television history. Features clips highlighting solutions.
Ninth Annual Genesis Awards (1995) as Co-Host
Highlights of The Ark Trust's Ninth Annual Genesis Awards, honoring individuals in the major media and artistic community who have spotlighted animal issues in their work.
Stan Lee: The ComiX-MAN! (1995) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of writer/editor Stan Lee, who revolutionized comic books with the creation of characters like Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the X-Men. Produced with the cooperation of Marvel Entertainment Group and Stan Lee.
Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger (1994) as Voice Over
Family special about endangered animals and what people can do to protect them. Uses both animated and live-action segments, with voiceovers by actors committed to wildlife preservation.
Down at the Waterfront (1994) as Bobby Gleason
Set in the 1950s, a writing team is put to work by a labor boss on a film to counter the assertions of union racketering in Budd Schulberg's "On the Waterfront."
Earth and the American Dream (1993) as Voice
A documentary chronicling how the pursuit of the American Dream has changed the environment. Makes use of first-person accounts of writers, politicians, historians, business people, Native Americans and other citizens. Combines archival footage and original photography.
For the Living (1993) as Narration
Documentary covering the design, groundbreaking and opening ceremonies of the U.S. Holocaust Museum.
For the Living (1993) as Host
Documentary covering the design, groundbreaking and opening ceremonies of the U.S. Holocaust Museum.
Happy Birthday to You (1992) as Voice Of Charlie The Horse
An animated musical special inspired by the tune "Happy Birthday to You." An unhappy Olivia finds her world brightened when Barnaby writes the perfect birthday song.
Star-athon '92: A Weekend with the Stars (1992)
A live broadcast of the annual telethon to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
Listen Up! Voices in Celebration of Education (1992)
A special addressing some of the major issues facing American education.
Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show (1991) as Himself; Lou Grant
A special highlighting the 20th anniversary of the comedy series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Combines clips from the series with reactions from cast members.
18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1991)
A telecast of the eighteenth annual Emmy Awards for excellence in daytime television programming.
Christmas at Pops (1990)
The Boston Pops Orchestra performs Christmas holiday music.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Tube Test, The (1990)
An interactive special designed to test viewer's knowledge of the television medium in such categories as TV taboos, TV families, prime-time passions, signatures, law and order, musical themes, and opening acts.
Troubled Waters (1988) as Host
A documentary which examines the significance and fate of the most important river in the west--the Colorado River. The program looks at the problems facing the river and the problems facing communities dependent on it.
Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King (1988)
A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The special features gospel performances and narrative highlights of Dr. King's life.
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
Star Tour Australia (1986) as Host
American celebrities tour the Land Down Under, in this travelogue special.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1986)
In a special black-tie event, celebrities perform as entertainers and pay tribute as seven new members are inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. The inductees include: Steve Allen, Fred Coe, Walt Disney, Jackie Gleason, Mary Tyler Moore, Frank Stanton, and Burr Tillstrom.
37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, The (1985)
The thirty-seventh annual presentation by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) of the Emmy Awards for prime time television. Telecast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
Celebrities: Where Are They Now? (1985) as Host
An update on the lives of Anita Bryant, Linda Lovelace, Hal Linden, Fess Parker, Liza Minnelli, Diahann Carroll, Billy Dee Williams, Angela Cartwright, Tiny Tim, Samantha Smith and Teddy Pendegrast.
Second City 25th Anniversary Special, The (1985)
A comedy special that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Second City, the famous Chicago-based improvisational comedy troupe. The program featuers an array of graduates who appear in brief comedy skits.
Case of Libel, A (1985) as Robert Sloane
A television adaptation of Henry Denker's 1963 courtroom drama about Boyd Bendix, a self-appointed and self-righteous Red Menace watchdog, who is accused of libeling Dennis Corcoran, a one-time World War II correspondent he feels is "a drunken, yellow-bellied degenerate" and a Communist sympathizer.
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.
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984) as Guest
A salute to Walt Disney's character Donald Duck on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, combining live-action and animation.
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.
Parade of Stars (1983) as Guest
Celebrities perform in a benefit for the Actor's Fund Charity in a program that recalls vaudeville's golden age.
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) as Cbs Team Captain
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes (1977) as Male Team Member
A twice-yearly series of specials in which celebrities compete in various athletic contests to determine which is the superior sex.
Circus of the Stars (1977) as Performer
An irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
Monty Hall's Variety Hour (1976)
A music and comedy special presided over by Monty "Let's Make a Deal" Hall.
Ted Knight Musical Comedy Variety Special Special (1976)
An hour of music and comedy with Ted Knight and friends.
Twigs (1975) as Phil
Four playlets that each present a slice of American life as seen through the eyes of three sisters and their mother.
Dinah in Search of the Ideal Man (1973) as Know-It-All
A comical interlude in which Dinah Shore seeks the ideal man.
Rowan and Martin Special, The (1973)
An hour of vaudeville-style music and comedy sketches hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Out of the Woods (2004) as Cast
King and Queen of Moonlight Bay, The (2003) as Auggie Sinclair
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (1998) as Jack Lederer
Adapted from Armistead Maupin's second novel about the lives of the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, an apartment house in San Francisco. Set in 1977, Mary Ann Singleton and Michael Tolliver go on a Mexican cruise in search of romance, much to the dismay of Michael's roommate, Mona Ramsey. Mary Ann mee
Dog's Best Friend (1997) as Voice Of Jeep The Sheep Dog
Gone in the Night (1996) as John Waters
A couple is unjustly accused of the murder of their daughter. Based on a true story and book of the same title.
Cruel Doubt (1992) as Bill Osteen
A two-part miniseries based on Joe McGinniss's nonfiction book. A family is torn apart when a woman discovers that her husband's murderer is a member of her own family.
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1990) as Harvey Metcalfe
A two-part miniseries based on Jeffrey Archer's best-selling about four men who were defrauded by a multimillionaire in a stock exchange plan, and who seek revenge against him.
Friendship in Vienna, A (1988) as Opah Oskar
Tender is the Night (1985) as Devereux Warren
A five-part miniseries chronicling the passionate yet soul-destroying romance of Dick and Nicole Diver, two wealthy American ex-patriates living in Europe during the twenties.
Roots (1977) as Captain Thomas Davies
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Switched at Birth (1991) as Ted Marx
A two-part miniseries based on the true story of two Florida girls somehow swapped in a hospital nursery and raised for a decade by the wrong biological parents.
Rich Man, Poor Man (1975) as Axel Jordache
The overwhelming success of this star-laden TV adaptation of Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-seller that was shown as six two-hour motion pictures over a seven-week period assured the future of the "Novel for Television" miniseries genre. Stars of varying magnitudes were made of the production's three leadin

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

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