Murray Hamilton


Actor
Murray Hamilton

About

Birth Place
Washington, North Carolina, USA
Born
March 24, 1923
Died
September 01, 1986
Cause of Death
Cancer

Biography

Longtime stage, film and television actor Murray Hamilton is known for his memorable appearances in the films "The Hustler," "The Graduate" and "Jaws." He became interested in acting while in high school and eventually moved to New York City to pursue a stage career. He made his screen debut in a small role in the film "Reckless Age" and followed with appearances in "The Whistle at Eaton...

Family & Companions

Terry DeMarco
Wife
Actor.

Biography

Longtime stage, film and television actor Murray Hamilton is known for his memorable appearances in the films "The Hustler," "The Graduate" and "Jaws." He became interested in acting while in high school and eventually moved to New York City to pursue a stage career. He made his screen debut in a small role in the film "Reckless Age" and followed with appearances in "The Whistle at Eaton Falls" and "Bright Victory" before making his TV debut in 1951 on "The Billy Rose Show." In 1959, he received his first notable recurring role on the sitcom "Love and Marriage" and followed that year with work on the features "The FBI Story" and the Oscar-nominated "Anatomy of a Murder." In 1961 he appeared in another notable role alongside Paul Newman in "The Hustler." Throughout the 1970s he appeared in numerous films including "The Drowning Pool," the Steven Spielberg film "Jaws" and its sequel "Jaws 2." In 1979 He worked with Speilberg again on "1941" and later that same year appeared in the classic film "The Amityville Horror."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Whoops Apocalypse (1988)
Former President Jack "Kill The Commies" Preston
The Last Days of Patton (1986)
General Hobart "Hap" Gay
Summer Girl (1983)
Jack Reardon
Hysterical (1983)
Too Scared to Scream (1982)
Rona Jaffe's Mazes and Monsters (1982)
Lieutenant Martini
Swan Song (1980)
Brubaker (1980)
1941 (1979)
A Last Cry for Help (1979)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Father Ryan
Jaws 2 (1978)
Casey's Shadow (1978)
Murder at the World Series (1977)
Harvey Murkison
Killer on Board (1977)
Jaws (1975)
Mayor Vaughn
The Drowning Pool (1975)
The Way We Were (1973)
Incident on a Dark Street (1973)
Murdock's Gang (1973)
Harold Talbot
Deadly Harvest (1972)
Cannon (1971)
The Harness (1971)
Roy Kern
A Tattered Web (1971)
The Failing of Raymond (1971)
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)
Fred Ferguson
No Way To Treat a Lady (1968)
Inspector Haines
The Brotherhood (1968)
Egan
Sergeant Ryker (1968)
Captain Appleton
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Frank McAfee
The Graduate (1967)
Mr. Robinson
An American Dream (1966)
Arthur Kabot
Seconds (1966)
Charlie Evans
13 Frightened Girls (1963)
Wally Sanders
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
Mr. Harvey
The Cardinal (1963)
Lafe
The Hustler (1961)
Findlay
Tall Story (1960)
Coach Sandy Hardy
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Alphonse Paquette
The FBI Story (1959)
Sam Crandall
Too Much, Too Soon (1958)
Charlie Snow
No Time for Sergeants (1958)
Irvin S. Blanchard
Darby's Rangers (1958)
Sims Delancey
Houseboat (1958)
Alan Wilson
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Harlan A. "Bud" Gurney
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
Chick O'Hara
The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
Sgt. Clyde
Toward the Unknown (1956)
Maj. Bromo Lee
Bright Victory (1952)
Pete Hamilton
The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951)
Al Webster

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Five Days One Summer (1982)
Other

Cast (Special)

The Boys in Blue (1984)
All the Way Home (1981)
Joel Lynch
The Cheap Detective (1980)
After the Fall (1974)
Mickey
A Bell for Adano (1967)
Sergeant Borth
Inherit the Wind (1965)
E K Hornbeck
The Farmer's Daughter (1962)
Nordick

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Donovan's Kid (1979)
Rich Man, Poor Man (1975)
Vanished (1971)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Darby's Rangers (1958) - Real Meat Grinder Outfit Jack Warden as sidekick Sergeant Rosen narrates scenes introducing the recruits, Murray Hamilton (as "Delancey"), Adam Williams (as "Heavy Hall") and Corey Allen (as "Sutherland") in William A. Wellman's Darby's Rangers, 1958, starring James Garner.
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) - Sayeth Solomon Opening with appearances by Sandy Baron, Norman Fell, Reva Rose, Marty Ingels (with cameos by Ben Gazzara and John Cassavetes), Michael Constantine, Peggy Cass, Suzanne Pleshette, Murray Hamilton and Hilarie Thompson, part of the tour group in If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, 1969.
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) - Lord Of The Reedy River Now in Switzerland, resolute American Samantha (Suzanne Pleshette) withstands the further advances of tour-guide Charlie (Ian MacShane) offering fondue, while the kids (Hilarie Thompson, Luke Halpin) hit a hostel where Donovan offers an original composition, in If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, 1969.
No Time For Sergeants (1958) - Sleepin' With The Hogs Ben (Nick Adams) and Will (Andy Griffith) are in a friendly spat over bunks when Blanchard (Murray Hamilton) leads a gang into a larger fight, alarming Sergeant King (Myron McCormick), in No Time For Sergeants, 1958.
Jaws 2 (1978) - -- Get Out Of The Water! While his wife (Lorraine Gary) who works for developer Peterson (Joseph Mascolo), and the mayor (Murray Hamilton) are showing the beach to prospective buyers, Brody (Roy Scheider), haunted by the last movie and suspecting a shark, overreacts to a shadow in the water, in the sequel Jaws 2, 1978.
Jaws (1975) - I'll Catch This Bird Civic panic in "Amity" (in fact, Martha's Vineyard), as Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) chairs, Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) comments, and crusty shark-hunter Quint (Robert Shaw) takes over, in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, 1975.
Drowning Pool, The (1975) - Are You Slant Drilling Me? Out-of-town detective Harper (Paul Newman) has been invited at gunpoint to meet Louisiana oil-man J-Hugh Kilbourne (Murray Hamilton), who seems to know all about the case at hand, in The Drowning Pool, 1975, Stuart Rosenberg directing from the Ross MacDonald novel.
Graduate, The (1967) - Open, Sounds Of Silence Director Mike Nichols’ unorthodox opening, introducing Paul Simon’s landmark song, performed with Art Garfunkel, as Ben (Dustin Hoffman, title character, in his first lead role, sharing top billing with Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross) arrives at LAX, in The Graduate, 1967..
Jaws (1975) - Beach Closed Signs Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) interviewing Cassidy (Jonathan Filley) about the girl who went missing, soon found by Hendricks (Jeffrey Kramer), leading back to the first Martha's Vineyard location shots and the introduction of Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, 1975.
FBI Story, The (1959) - People Are In Bondage Starting in contemporary time, veteran agent Chip Hardesty (James Stewart) lecturing trainees, segues to his early days in Tennessee, with boss Dakins (Parley Baer) and colleague Crandall (Murray Hamilton), early in The FBI Story, 1959.

Family

David Hamilton
Son
Actor, singer.

Companions

Terry DeMarco
Wife
Actor.

Bibliography