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Cast (feature film)

Blades of Glory (2007)
Perhaps nowhere in sports is the marriage of athleticism and grace more evident than in the arena of world champion pairs figure skating--the lifts, the jumps, the routines. It''s an elegant world, a rarefied universe, a noble place populated by the crème de la crème of skating elite. Well, it used to be. When the macho, swaggering Chazz Michael Michaels takes to the rink, he is the rock star of the arena, leaving a trail of thrashed ice and shrieking female fans in his wake. The only competitor who can match Michaels'' scores is the driven former child prodigy, Jimmy MacElroy. Spotted as a youth executing triple lutzes on the frozen pond of an orphanage, MacElroy was whisked away to days of endless training, and now stands as the picture of poise, the personification of the highest ideals of the men''s sport. Michaels and MacElroy have met in finals rounds before, but their latest head-to-head at the World Championships--when they tie for first--is more than either one can bear, and their longstanding rivalry erupts into a no-holds-barred fight. The ensuing brawl not only sets fire to the World Championship''s helpless mascot, but lands both athletes in hot water: Chazz and Jimmy are called before the sport''s governing board, stripped of their gold medals and banned from the sport for life. Now, three-and-a-half years later, both men are still trying to find their way in a world without competitive skating. Michaels has devolved into a drunken party machine, skating as a costumed evil wizard in a kiddie ice review, and MacElroy has been banished to the shoe department of a chain sporting goods store. But then, inspiration (in the form of an over-friendly, former stalker of Jimmy''s) strikes, and a loophole emerges. To skate again, all Chazz and Jimmy have to do is set aside their long festering hatred of one another and join forces--as the first male/male figure skating pair to compete in the history of the sport.
Lottery, The (1996) as Reverend Hutchinson
Returning to his small hometown of Icara, Maine, a man discovers its horrible secret -- a bizarre, clandestine ritual that led to his mother's early death and his father's insanity. Knowledge of the secret may cost him his life.
Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992) as Judge Julius Burns
Mike Stone is now a police captain who goes back to the streets to find the killer of his longtime partner.
Knight Rider 2000 (1991) as Voice Of Kitt
A television movie sequel to the series, "Knight Rider," which aired from 1982 to 1984. An undercover police officer and his computerized, indestructible car nicknamed "KITT," fight a gun-running ring in the year 2000.
On Thin Ice: The Tai Babalonia Story (1990) as John Nicks
A television movie based on the true story of Tai Babilonia, the figure skater. Her dreams of an Olympic gold medal were dashed when her partner, Randy Gardner, suffered an injury and was unable to complete the 1984 Winter Olympics competition. Devastated, she turned to drugs until she decided to pu
Howard Beach: Making the Case For Murder (1989) as David Slaney
A movie based on the racial turmoil in Howard Beach, New York, in December 1986, in which a group of white teenagers caused the death of a young black man. The story focuses on Charles Hynes, the special prosecutor who struggled to bring the white youths to trial. The screenplay is based on court re
Her Alibi (1989) as Sam
A writer becomes involved with a beautiful murder suspect.
Blind Date (1987) as Judge Harold Bedford
When Walter Davis is set up with gorgeous Nadia Gates, the perfect blind date dissolves into disaster. Walter invites beautiful southern belle Nadia to a button-down corporate dinner, expecting to impress his associates with this dazzling beauty. But all hell breaks loose when Nadia has "one too
Little Match Girl, The (1987) as Haywood Dutton
A homeless child brings the gifts of love and reconciliation into the lives of a rich and powerful family.
Princess Who Had Never Laughed, The (1984) as Narration
Princess Henrietta is the daughter of a stern king, who has been humorless since the death of his fun-loving wife several years before the tale begins and therefore has banned fun and laughter throughout his kingdom. Under the tutelage of a solemn governess and a straight-laced tutor, the sad Prince
Drop-out Father (1982) as Draper Wright
Successful advertising executive decides to get out of the rat race but the family rebels at the new lifestyle he outlines. He and his youngest daughter leave the suburbs for a Manhattan loft apartment while the rest of the brood -- wife and three kids -- re-evaluate the situation. For his engaging
Rooster (1982) as Dr Devega
Paul Williams and Pat McCormick are a pair of ill-matched investigators--a police psychologist and a one-time cop turned insurance detective--tracking down arsonists and running into assorted "guests", like Eddie Albert as a flamboyant TV evangelist, William Daniels as the head of a sex clinic, Mari
Rehearsal For Murder (1982) as Walter Lamb
On the eve of her marriage to successful playwright Robert Preston, film star Lynn Redgrave, who had just made her New York stage debut, is found dead. Rejecting an official verdict of suicide, Preston arranges an on-stage reunion of all involved in his play to trap a suspected murderer. "Cold Readi
Million Dollar Face, The (1981) as Henry Burns
Tony Curtis is the ruthless head of a cosmetics firm, Kiss of Gold, locked in fierce competition with his arch-rival, Glamour, Inc., that happens to be run by his former lover Lee Grant, and finds his company in the grip of a power struggle among his executives (one of whom, unbeknownst to him, is t
Reds (1981) as Julius Gerber
American activist John Reed travels to Russia to witness the revolution and its aftermath.
All Night Long (1981) as Richard H Copleston
George Dupler is fed up with his life. He hates his job as the manager of an all-night drugstore, the fact that he is in debt, and he is also fairly dissatisfied with his wife Helen, so enters into an affair with one of her relatives.
Conquest of the Earth (1980) as Norman
The Blue Lagoon (1980) as Arthur Lestrange
Two children shipwrecked on a tropical island learn to live with nature and their developing sexuality.
Father Damien: The Leper Priest (1980) as Bishop Koeckemann
The dramatization of the life of the 19th century priest who devoted himself to service in Hawaii's leper colony cast Ken Howard in the title role as a last-minute replacement for David Janssen, who had just died and to whose memory this film is dedicated. Nominated for Emmy Awards were Peter Matz f
City in Fear (1980) as Freeman Stribling
David Janssen had his final role as a boozing newspaper columnist who is hired by circulation-hungry publisher Robert Vaughn to make a page-one celebrity out of a psycho (Mickey Rourke) who has been murdering young blondes. Inspired unofficially by New York's infamous Son of Sam killer, this movie,
Sunburn (1979) as Crawford
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (1978) as Father Veller
A strong drama based on the true story of an Air Force sergeant's fight to stay in the service after admitting his homosexuality.
One And Only, The (1978) as Mr Crawford
1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than expected; most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling.
Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus (1978) as Lawrence Stepwell Iii
A rambunctious comedy about a ragtag auto racing team that helps an heir to gain the inheritance his uncle is trying to snatch from him, and finds itself in a race from one end of Louisiana to the other that pits one Rolls-Royce against another.
Killer on Board (1977) as Marshall Snowden
A cruise ship, with a traditional roster of TV faces, is swept with fear and panic when hit by a mysterious, deadly virus, disrupting the fun and games.
Black Sunday (1977) as Pugh
Terrorists threaten to unleash a deadly plague at the Superbowl.
Court-Martial of General George Armstrong Custer, The (1977) as Major Reno
A dramatization of what might have happened had General Custer survived the battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and stood trial for allowing the massacre of his own troops.
Oh, God! (1977) as George Summers
A grocer is selected by God to help spread a message.
Return of the Incredible Hulk, The (1977) as Dr Bonifant
This second pilot to the subsequent series that began in March, 1978 and continued somewhat intermittently through the spring of 1982 (87 episodes) offered the further adventures of the Marvel Comics-created scientist who, as it was described, "conducted radiation experiments that turned him into a
Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976) as Bissell
A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los
Sarah T. -- Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975) as Matt Hodges
A drama about a fifteen-year-old girl (Linda Blair again in another of her inevitable put-upon-teenager roles) who is unable to cope with her problems and the lack of love at home and becomes an alcoholic.
One of Our Own (1975) as Dr Moresby
A hospital drama involving a neurosurgeon/chief of services who faces numerous crises -- including saving a fellow doctor's life after an incompetent physician makes an erroneous diagnosis. This was the pilot for Peppard's short-lived "Doctors Hospital" series (1975-76), that had Lampert, Campos and
The Parallax View (1974) as Austin Tucker
A reporter uncovers the deadly conspiracy behind a political assassination.
Case of Rape, A (1974) as Leonard Alexander
A tough drama about a middle-class housewife whose rape experience made her feel not only humiliation but the feeling that she was the guilty party following her husband's waning trust and the harsh courtroom interrogation leading to sympathy for the accused. The sensitive performance by Elizabeth M
Murdock's Gang (1973) as Roger Bates
A flamboyant, disbarred attorney and his staff of ex-cons are hired by a multimillionaire to find an embezzling bookkeeper, uncovering a trail of murder, suicide, blackmail and double-dealing in this unsuccessful series pilot.
1776 (1972) as John Adams
The founding fathers struggle to draft the Declaration of Independence.

Cast (special)

Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special (2001)
Celebrities from the world of entertainment speak about their efforts to rally public sentiment in the United States after the events of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
American Revolution, The (1994) as Voice Of John Adams
Three-part documentary series on the American Revolution, featuring dramatic re-enactments of battles of the War.
Clara (1991) as Detective Lieutenant Fine
A drama about a man who is forced to face the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of his daughter and his own repressed feelings of racial prejudice.
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.
Wonderful World of Philip Malley, The (1981) as Frederick Carswell
The story of Philip Malley, a bright science professor at Rutledge University in Riverside County. The pilot episode depicts Malley's efforts to put the unknown Rutledge on the map by using an anti-gravity device he invented to help the school's track team win an important meet.
Nuts and Bolts (1981) as Warren Berlinger
The story of Miles Fenton, a widowed computer engineer, who uses his homemade robots to help him raise his two children. In the pilot episode, Miles contemplates selling Primo, his compassionate computer, to raise the money he needs to send his daughter, Lucy, to a very exclusive and expensive music
Boston and Kilbride (1979) as C Donald Devlin
The story of Tom Boston and Jim Kilbride, a pair of freewheeling private detectives. In the pilot episode, Boston and Kilbride team with Jill Miller, a pilot, in a mission that takes them to Central America, where they seek to snatch a stolen jet and return it to its rightful owner in the United Sta
Heaven on Earth (1979) as Sebastian Parnell; The Celestial Messenger
The story of Roxy and Karen, two beautiful girls who are allowed to return to their earthly status after bungling celestial powers caused a fatal car accident that claimed their lives. The would-be series was to focus on their efforts to repay the kindness by performing good deeds.
Instant Family (1977) as Clifford Beane
The story of Clifford Beane and Frank Boyle, two single fathers who pool their resources to share an apartment and save on rent. The pilot episode depicts the efforts of the two families to live together.
That Was the Year That Was (1976)
A satirical review of 1976 -- an election year, an Olympics year, a leap year, and of course, the year of the much ballyhooed bicentennial celebration.
Fabulous Dr. Fable, The (1973) as Elliot Borden
The story of Dr. Justin Darius Fable, a brilliant but eccentric diagnostician and teacher with an uncanny knack for perceiving ailments that are the results of criminal actions. In the pilot, Fable attempts to uncover the culprit responsible for the poisonings of several people at the university whe

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Blind Ambition (1979) as G Gordon Liddy
The Watergate crisis as viewed by John Dean and his wife Maureen, based on their respective personal accounts, and distilled into an eight-hour drama with all of the political figures of the day parading by. Sheen, whose gamut of political portrayals has run from Robert Kennedy (in "The Missiles of

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Rebels, The (1979) as John Adams
Bastard, The (1978) as Samuel Adams

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