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Also Known As: Died: July 8, 1991
Born: January 31, 1934 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Clayton, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Secret Weapons (1985) as Colonel Victor Khudenko
Harking back to assorted B-movies of the late ''30s, here with a contemporary twist, this one has Sally Kellerman, wife of a ruthless Soviet colonel (James Franciscus), in charge of a spy school where beautiful young women are trained by the KGB to seduce and blackmail American industrialists -- only to discover that some of her budding spies aren''t as pliant as the State would like. Subsequent title: "Secrets of the Red Bedroom."
Ultimo Squalo, L' (1981) as Peter Benton
Butterfly (1981) as Moke Blue
Jess Tyler is hermit who has lived in the desert for years, protecting an abandoned silver mine. One day, he is surprised by the return of his grown daughter Kady, who was taken away as a baby when his wife left him. Kady has been rejected by the rich young man who fathered her illegitimate child, a
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981) as John F Kennedy
Jaclyn Smith plays the starring role, tracing Jackie Kennedy's career from age five through finishing school, her arrival in Washington as a newspaper photographer and columnist, her whirlwind romance with a young Congressman from Boston, to November 22, 1963, in Dallas. James Franciscus is JFK, a r
Nightkill (1980)
Suspense thriller revolving around a menage a trois ending in murder.
When Time Ran Out (1980) as Bob Spangler
A group of tourists are staying in a hotel on a remote Pacific island. When warnings of an impending volcanic eruption are issued, they are advised to wait for a rescue team. But with the lava flowing directly toward the hotel, a small group of guests choose instead to head for higher ground and safety on the other side of the island.
City on Fire (1979)
William Dudley is a corrupt mayor who has allowed a chemical works to be built right in the centre of town. When an employee at the works has been denied an expected promotion and, in addition, finds himself fired shortly thereafter, he decides to take his revenge by opening the valves to the storage vats and their interconnecting pipes. It doesn't take long for this act of petty vandalism to start a fire that soon engulfs an entire metropolis! The drama focuses on a newly built hospital which, like all civic buildings that went up during the mayor's crooked administration, is shoddily built and poorly equipped.
Killer Fish (1979) as Paul Diller
The story has evil Franciscus hiding some diamonds in a lake full of man-eating piranhas. Other gang members go after the rocks but are gobbled in the expected gory fashion, which gets more disgusting with each new victim. The story is compounded by appropriate romantic interludes as some glamorous fashion models and a photo crew arrive at the luxury resort hotel where the criminals are staying. The already-skeletal Hemingway and Berenson appear to offer little nourishment for the ferocious fish.
Secrets of Three Hungry Wives (1978) as Mark Powers
Three prominent women are suspected in the slaying of an amoral zillionaire who has been having affairs with each.
Good Guys Wear Black (1978) as Conrad Morgan
The former leader of a commando rescue attempt into Vietnam tries to discover why his squad members are being murdered, one-by-one, after the war is over.
Greek Tycoon, The (1978) as James Cassidy
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.
Amazing Dobermans, The (1976) as Lucky Vincent
After a run of bad luck, gambler "Lucky" Vincent owes over $12.000 to the gangster Solly Kramer. Lucky is rescued from Solly's thugs by a born-again Christian named Daniel Hughes who has a team of trained Doberman pinschers. When Lucky goes undercover at a circus, he convinces Daniel to create an ac
One of My Wives Is Missing (1976) as Daniel Corban
A small-town detective faces a baffling case when the missing wife of a wealthy man suddenly reappears but the distraught husband claims that she is not his wife but an imposter. This pilot to a prospective Jack Klugman series was adapted from the same source as the TV movie "Honeymoon With a Strang
Dream Makers (1975) as Sammy Stone
A college professor becomes a top recording company executive only to be swept out of a job in the wake of a payola scandal.
Trial of Chaplain Jensen, The (1975) as Chaplain Andrew Jensen
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.
Aloha Means Goodbye (1974) as Dr Lawrence Maddox
A young schoolteacher in Hawaii fights for her life against both a rare blood disease and an unscrupulous surgeon in need of a heart-transplant donor.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) as Voice Of Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.
500-Pound Jerk, The (1973) as Gil Davenport
An ad-man's dreams of grooming a gentle hillbilly giant into an overnight weight-lifting champion, have him win a gold medal, and then endorse a breakfast cereal are shattered when his protege falls in love with a petite Russian gymnast and almost ignites an international incident.
Cat O'Nine Tails (1971) as Carlo Giordani
A blind man and a reporter investigate a break-in at a center for genetic research.
Longstreet (1971) as Michael Longstreet
A New Orleans-based insurance investigator, blinded in an explosion, tracks down the man who killed his wife and took his sight. This was the pilot to the short-lived series (1971-72) that starred Franciscus, with Peter Mark Richman replacing Bradford Dillman as his boss and Marlyn Mason taking over
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) as Brent
The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telekinetic humans.
Hell Boats (1970) as Lieut. Comdr. Tom Jeffords
James Franciscus, Elizabeth Shepherd, Ronald Allen, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Inigo Jackson. A daring plan to destroy the Nazi arsenal in Sicily is set in motion by an American commander (James Franciscus) serving under the British Royal Navy near Malta.
The Valley of Gwangi (1969) as Tuck Kirby
Cowboys discover a lost world populated by dinosaurs.
Marooned (1969) as Clayton Stone
Three U.S. astronauts face a slow death when their rockets fail during a space voyage.
Snow Treasure (1968) as Lieutenant Kalasch
This movie is based on a book by Marie McSwigan. It is 1940 in Norway, a neutral, peace-loving country that is invaded by Nazi Germany. A gang of Norwegian children do what Norwegian children like best - ski. They are actually rescuing Norwegian gold from the nazi invaders. The Nazis search all adults but don't suspect children playing. The children carry the gold, one bar at a time, across the mountains to a fishing boat. It is a race against time, it is spring and the snow is melting. So they ski from dawn to dusk every day.
Youngblood Hawke (1964) as Youngblood Hawke
A novelist exercises a powerful spell over every woman he meets.
Miracle of the White Stallions (1963) as Major Hoffman
In WWII Austria, Col. Alois Podhajsky must protect his beloved Lipizzaner stallions and make sure that they are surrendered into the right hands. But Patton's something of a horse fancier and can help...if he sees the stallions perform.
The Outsider (1961) as Jim Sorenson
A Native veteran who helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima suffers from survivor''''s guilt.
I Passed for White (1960) as Frederick "Rick" Leyton
The Mugger (1958) as Eddie Baxter
An unidentified city is plagued by a mysterious mugger who attacks women at night, steals their purses, and cuts them on their left cheek. A police shrink, Dr. Pete Graham, is called in when one of the mugger's victims turns up dead.
Four Boys and a Gun (1957) as Johnny [Doyle]

Writer (feature film)

29th Street (1991) as From Story
Set in New York City in the 1950s-60s, a young man wins a bundle in the lottery and tries to get his father out of debt with loan sharks.

Producer (feature film)

29th Street (1991) as Associate Producer
Set in New York City in the 1950s-60s, a young man wins a bundle in the lottery and tries to get his father out of debt with loan sharks.

Cast (special)

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 better sex.
Hunter (1976) as James Hunter
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The exploits of James Hunter and Marty Shaw, U.S. Government spies. In the pilot episode, Hunter and Marty attempt to apprehend an innocent ex-con who is determined to get revenge on those responsible for framing him.
Doc Elliot (1973) as Dr Benjamin Elliot
The pilot for the series of the same title. The story of Ben Elliot, a New York doctor who gives up his practice to begin a new life and a new dedication to his profession in the Colorado Rockies. In the pilot episode, as Ben travels to the high country town of Purgatory for a visit to the schoolhou
Love Is a Lion's Roar (1961) as Bill Taylor
The story of Renee Fontaine, a French entertainer who lives by her family tradition that hearing a lion's roar means love.
Six Guns for Donegan (1959) as Clay Darrow; Orville'S Son
The story of Orville Darrow, an aging sheriff, and his attempts to maintain law and order in the town of Donegan. In the pilot episode, Darrow attempts to protect a cowardly citizen, acquitted of killing one of the notorious Clinton brothers, from the remaining brothers who have come to town seeking

Cast (special)

Harold Robbins' The Pirate (1978) as Dick Carriage
Elaborate Harold Robbins fiction dealing with a handsome Israeli, raised by an influential Arab, who comes into conflict with his heritage when he is entrusted with managing his country's oil fortunes and must deal with a fanatical terrorist group led by his daughter.

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