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Born: May 29, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Raising Flagg (2007)
A rural handyman, Flagg Purdy, prides himself on being a man of principle--though he often can't remember which principle. Flagg ekes out a living doing odd jobs for his neighbors while his wife Ada sells cage-free chicken eggs. Lovable but stubborn to the core, Flagg is easily overwhelmed by life'
Sunshine State (2002) as Buster Bidwell
A comedy drama set in modern day Florida concerning two vibrant women who find themselves, after their big time dreams have not panned out, back in their small neighboring hometowns. Caught between their past and their future, both are struggling to find a way to become independent women in a place
Interstate 84 (2000)
Joe Weldon is an emotionally screwed-up cop living in a small, grimy town in upstate New York. Recently separated from his wife and kids, he is intensely devoted to his work - especially when he stumbles on the case of an anonymous dead man just fished out of the Hudson River. Unable to positively i
Summer of Ben Tyler, The (1996) as Chief Sam Thomkins
Set in the Deep South in 1942, a white man and his wife open their home to the young, mildly retarded son of their black housekeeper after her sudden death, but this simple act of compassion causes problems for the couple when some members of the community express their prejudice and hatred.
Lone Star (1996) as Hollis
The sheriff of a sleepy border town investigates his predecessor''''s murder.
Carolina Skeletons (1991) as Dexter Cody
In 1967, a Marine Corps officer returns from the Vietnam War to his home in rural South Carolina determined to clear his dead brother's name of the murders of two young girls in 1934.
Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990) as Albert Fox
Story of New York City bond salesman, Sherman McCoy, who accidentally hits a young black man with his car during an unexpected foray into the Bronx.
Whoops Apocalypse (1988) as Maxton S Pluck
Eight Men Out (1988) as Charles Comiskey
Gamblers tempt members of the Chicago White Sox to throw the World Series.
Where Are the Children? (1986) as Chief Coffin
Talk to Me (1982) as State Trooper
After he has exhausted a number of alternatives, a man enrolls in the Hollins Institute in the hope of curing his stuttering. While at the institute, he not only solves his speech problem, he falls in love.
Superman II (1981) as Sheriff
On the verge of giving up his powers for love, the man of steel is confronted with three super-criminals.
Undercover With the KKK (1979) as Jimmy Eakin
The story of Gary Thomas Rowe Jr., who worked undercover for the FBI to infiltrate a Klan klavern in his Alabama hometown, later testifying as a key prosecution witness during the trial of several klansmen and writing about it in his book, "My Undercover Years with the Ku Klux Klan." Filmed in the s
Hart to Hart (1979) as Sheriff
Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers are happily married jet-set investigators and Lionel Stander is their jack-of-all-trades right hand in this pilot to the hit series, co-produced by Wagner and wife, Natalie Wood, under their Rona II banner. Here, the Harts look into the mysterious death of a close f
Bad News Bears In Breaking Training, The (1977) as Sy Orlansky
After miraculously winning the the Little League champions of California, the team is invited to play an exhibition game at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly, the Bears'' star player, decides to rejoin the team for the trip to Houston, where he confronts his estranged father, Mike.
Silver Streak (1976) as Sheriff Chauncey
A book editor takes a train from Los Angeles to Chicago, looking forward to a restful trip. During the journey, he has a love affair, witnesses a murder, is accused of committing it himself by an undercover FBI agent, becomes the target of the real murderer and enlists the help of a car thief to help him save himself and his new girlfriend.
November Plan, The (1976) as Lieutenant Murray Quint
Runaway Barge, The (1975) as Sooey
An adventure drama involving three modern-day Mississippi boatmen who find themselves neck-deep in a kidnapping and hijacking plot.
Rancho Deluxe (1975) as John Brown
Two modern cowboys turn to rustling cattle.
Bon Baisers de Hong Kong (1975) as Bailey
The Queen of England has been kidnapped! As you know who is dead, the British S.I.S. ask the French secret service for help, which comes with four bumbling secret agents, and a cleaning lady who is a perfect match for the Queen. The chase will lead them from Spain to Hong Kong with many broken cars, boats and planes along the way.
Except For Thee And Me (1975) as Sam Jordan
A loving remake of William Wyler's 1956 film classic, with Kiley and Knight in the Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire roles as a Quaker couple who, when forced to a painful decision by their convictions, risk their lives to help a pair of runaway slaves.
Deadly Tower, The (1975) as Captain Fred Ambrose
The Texas Tower massacre of August 4, 1966 has disturbed student Charles Whitman holed up with a gun in the tower of the University of Texas and fires on people below, killing thirteen and wounding thirty-four.
Bank Shot (1974) as Streiger
Crooks hatch an original plot to rob a bank temporarily housed in a mobile home.
Juggernaut (1974) as Corrigan
Two demolitions experts race the clock to find and disarm a set of bombs placed on an ocean liner at sea.
Man with the Golden Gun, The (1974) as Sheriff J W Pepper
James Bond (Agent 007) must find the missing "Solex Agitator," a device that will harness the sun''s radiation and give awesome power to whomever possesses it. Also vying for the prize is Francisco Scaramanga, a world-class assassin who brandishes a distinctive golden gun. When 007 discovers he is to be Scaramanga''s next target, he is hurled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, continuing the search as he evades the killer on his trail. Bond must also contend with Scaramanga''s exotic lover Andrea Anders, and Nick Nack, whose small size belies his lethal abilities. Even as 007 enlists the aid of sensuous Mary Goodnight, he must overcome ferocious odds to survive an explosive showdown on Scaramanga''s remote island. His adventures draw him into a gripping boat pursuit, a wild automobile chase through Bangkok, and an unthinkable confrontation against an entire martial arts school.
Werewolf Of Washington (1973) as Attorney General
A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C. . . .
Live and Let Die (1973) as Sheriff J W Pepper
When James Bond (Agent 007) investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he soon finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as he closes in on the powerful Kananga. Known on the streets as "Mr. Big," Kananga is coordinating a globally threatening scheme using tons of self-produced heroin. As Bond tries to unravel the mastermind''s plan, he meets Solitaire, the beautiful Tarot card reader whose magical gifts are crucial to the crime lord. Bond works his own magic on her, and embarks on a series of adventures, involving voodoo, hungry crocodiles and turbo-charged speedboats.
The Last Detail (1973) as Chief Master-At-Arms
Two shore patrolmen decide to show a prisoner a good time on his way to the brig.
Buster and Billie (1973) as Jake
Dimwitted but sweet high school girl of easy virtue and the most popular boy in the school share an improbable romance. But when his buddies forget she's no longer the crew slut she once was, watch out!!
Iceman Cometh, The (1973) as Pat Mcgloin
It's 1912 and the patron's of 'The Last Chance Saloon' have gathered for their evening of whiskey to contemplate their lost faith and dreams, when Hickey (Lee Marvin) arrives. Hickey is out to convince everyone that he can help them all find peace of mind by ridding them of the foolish dreams and by bringing them back to reality. Hickey is working especially hard on Larry Slade (Robert Ryan) a former anarchist who has lost his will for life and is awaiting the eventuality of death. Larry is not affected by the cajolings of Hickey but his young companion Parritt (Jeff Bridges) is strangely affected and this leads to revelations about his own mother and feelings of betrayal and loss. As the night wears on the mood changes as everyone has the their faith and dreams slowly destroyed by Hickey. As the anger builds everyone turns on Hickey about his wife and the iceman. This leads to more revelations and with Hickey having the faint questioning of his own new found convictions.
The Biscuit Eater (1972) as Mr. Eben
Two Georgia boys of different races work together to take care of a feral dog and train him for a fence-jumping contest.
Kid Blue (1972) as Mr Hendricks
A western satire in which the counterculture visits 1902 Dime Box, Texas.
The New Centurions (1972) as Whitey [Duncan]
Rookie Los Angeles policeman Roy is being taught the ropes by Kilvinsky, an old pro who is about to retire and wants to train Roy to take over for him when he leaves the force. But Roy is not at his best due to his recent divorce, so takes extra work on Kilvinsky''s part.
WUSA (1970) as Speed
Rheinhardt, a cynical drifter, gets a job as an announcer for right-wing radio station WUSA in New Orleans. Rheinhardt is content to parrot WUSA's reactionary editorial stance on the air, even if he doesn't agree with it. Rheinhardt finds his cynical detachment challenged by a lady friend, Geraldine, and by Rainey, a neighbor and troubled idealist who becomes aware of WUSA's sinister, hidden purpose. And when events start spinning out of control, even Rheinhardt finds he must take a stand.
...tick...tick...tick... (1970) as D. J. Rankin
A black sheriff's arrival sets off racial fireworks in a small southern town.
The Reivers (1969) as Butch Lovemaiden
A young man comes of age when he stows away in his grandfather''''s stolen car.
Will Penny (1968) as Catron
An Oregon ranchhand finds that his mountain cabin has been appropriated by a woman and her son.
The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967) as Philippe Lemoins
Peter Churchman stopped robbing banks a long time ago and is now living as a wealthy and respected citizen in Pampelona, Spain. But then his former companion Angela appears and blackmails him to help her robbing the Spanish National Bank of Pampelona. He gives in and develops a brilliant plan... Will this be then end of his comfortable life?
The Happening (1967) as O'Reilly
A kidnapped gangster joins forces with the hippies who abducted him.
Cool Hand Luke (1967) as Carr
A free-spirited convict refuses to conform to chain-gang life.
The Chase (1966) as Lem
A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown.
The Big T.N.T. Show (1966) as Back-up for Bo Diddley
Black Like Me (1964) as Eli Carr
With medical help, a white reporter passes as black to investigate racism.
Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964) as Tuttle
Frontier town enlists half-black gunman to rid them of uncontrollable Confederate veteran.
Experiment in Terror (1962) as Captain Moreno
A master criminal tries to force a bank teller to help him pull off a big heist.
David and Lisa (1962) as John
A troubled boy begins to deal with his problems when he befriends a young schizophrenic.
Something Wild (1961) as Detective Bogarde
A rape victim runs away from her family and takes shelter with a romantic auto mechanic.
The Last Mile (1959) as Harris
Jail house tensions mount as a killer''''s execution approaches.
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958) as Gen. Montgomery And Himself
British intelligence hires a man to impersonate General Montgomery during World War II.
The Strange One (1957) as Colonel [Cliff ] Ramey
A military school student develops a destructive power over his fellow cadets.

Writer (feature film)

Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958) as Book As Source Material
British intelligence hires a man to impersonate General Montgomery during World War II.

Cast (special)

Somerset Gardens (1989) as Jack Gross
An active group of senior citizens in a San Diego condo development proves the adage that you're as young as you feel when the arrival of a striking, 62-year-old married woman ignites flirtations, jealousies and some long-dormant passions in all of them.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Vernon Johns Story, The (1994) as Judge Blake
Guyana Tragedy: Story of Jim Jones (1980) as Barber Charlie Amos
Then-relatively unknown Powers Boothe's dynamic performance as the charismatic self-styled preacher who led the settlers of Jonestown, Guyana, to mass suicide in 1978, won him the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actor. His appearance at the presentation ceremony as the only performer to show up (an actors
Captains and the Kings Part 5 & 6 (1976) as Governor Skerritt
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 (1976) as Governor Skerritt
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

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