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Also Known As: Died: June 24, 1997
Born: November 14, 1921 Cause of Death: self-inflicted gunshot wound
Birth Place: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Follow Your Heart (1997)
An eight year old girl, Taylor, loses her mother to cancer. Her mother's last wish is that her daughter one day marry for love, finding that 'special magical person' like her own late husband. Some twenty years later, Taylor's life is in turmoil. She has no love life, no money and no job--having bee
Second Civil War, The (1997) as General Buford
Set in the not-too-distant future, the Governor of Idaho decides to close his state''s borders when a planeload of orphaned refugees from Pakistan are heading that way. Fed up with immigration policies that have transformed the nation into a tumultuous melting pot, the Governor vows to keep the American way of life intact and even threatens to secede from the Union if the federal government responds to his blockade with force. The White House responds with a 67-hour deadline for lifting the blockade. As anarchy reigns in the streets, a news service goes behind the scenes to cover what could be the news event of the century.
Return of Hunter, The (1995) as Pete Morgan
A television movie based on the series, "Hunter," which aired on NBC from 1984 to 1991. When his fiancee is murdered, Hunter must overcome his grief to bring a media-hungry serial killer to justice.
National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins (1995) as Noble Hart ("Greed")
A trilogy of stories dramatizing three of the seven deadly sins -- lust, greed and anger. In "Lust," a married man begins to fantasize about a female neighbor, but when he finally learns the truth about her, he begins to appreciate his wife in a whole new light. In "Greed," a television movie produc
Wind Dancer (1993) as Truman Richards
When a riding accident leaves a young girl unable to walk, her widowed father seeks help from a renowned and beautiful therapist who uses animals to help people. But the girl must first learn to trust the doctor - and so must her father. Ultimately, a spirited, purebred horse named Wind Dancer will
Welcome Home (1989) as Harry
A MIA, who became part of the Cambodian family that saved him, must learn to adjust to his American family when he returns from captivity.
Lady in a Corner (1989) as David Henderson
The respected, veteran editor of an international fashion magazine is challenged by an ambitious young executive when an infamous publisher threatens to buy out the company.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989) as Frank Wellman Sr
A student is found murdered in the mock courtroom of a law school where Perry Mason is the guest lecturer. Against the wishes of the victim's father, who is an old friend of Mason's, the lawyer decides to defend the accused. Complicating matters, the defendant can't keep his rich and uninhibited ex-
Young Guns (1988) as Buckshot Roberts
Western adventure, based on a true story, about six young men hired to guard an Englishman''s ranch against a mob in 1870s New Mexico.
After the Rain (1988) as Byron Monroe
After her business owner father kicks pregnant Annie May Bonner out of his house, she marries Jesse, the working-class son of one of her father's employees.
Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, The (1987) as Davy Crockett
A movie about the small group of Texans who defended the Alamo against attack by Mexican troops. In 1836, a small garrison of 181 men, led by Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and commandant Wiliam Travis, vow to fight for Texas independence from Mexico. They are up against a 6000-strong army led by General
Death Before Dishonor (1987) as Colonel Halloran
U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Burns is serving at an American embassy in the Middle East. He and the rest of the security force find their jobs complicated by the restrictions placed on them by the American Ambassador who is afraid of offending the local government. This situation becomes critical wh
B.R.A.T. Patrol, The (1986) as General Newmeyer
A family adventure about a high-spirited group of youngsters living at a Marine air station who uncover a scheme to steal military equiptment, only to find that the authorities believe their discovery is just one more in a long line of pranks.
Cry For the Strangers (1982) as Chief Whalen
Psychiatrist Patrick Duffy and his wife, Cindy Pickett, lease a house in a secluded village on the Pacific coast and discover that one of their neighbors, a hyperkinetic youngster who had been one of his patients, is now involved in a series of strange deaths haunting the apparently peaceful communi
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981) as Police Chief
Masterful sleuth Charlie Chan is called out of retirement when a detective asks for his help in solving a series of murders in San Francisco. Now with his grandson at his side, Chan matches wits against his nemesis from the old days, the Dragon Queen, who seems to be responsible for the crimes.
Sharky's Machine (1981) as Papa
An Atlanta vice-squad detective loves a high-class call girl linked to politics and a mob boss.
The Mountain Men (1980) as Henry Frapp
The story of two rowdy hunters living in the mountains, drinking and fighting off attacks.
Moviola: The Silent Lovers (1980) as Mauritz Stiller
The ill-fated romance between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert is the centerpiece of the third "Moviola" film. Swedish actress/model Kristina Wayborn made her American debut as Garbo, but next to nothing was heard from her since, other than reemerging as one of James Bond's girls in "Octopussy." The Emm
Moonraker (1979) as Us Shuttle Captain
When a U.S. space shuttle is stolen in a midair abduction, only James Bond (Agent 007) can find the evil genius responsible. The clues point to billionaire Hugo Drax, who has devised a scheme to destroy all human life on earth. As Bond races against time to stop Drax''s evil plot, he joins forces with Dr. Holly Goodhead, a NASA scientist who is as beautiful as she is brilliant. And 007 needs all the help he can get, for Drax''s henchman is none other than Bond''s old nemesis Jaws, the indestructible steel-toothed giant. Their adventure leads them all the way to a colossal, orbiting space station, where the stage is set for an epic battle which will determine the fate of all mankind.
Meteor (1979) as Dubov
A collision with a comet sends an asteroid speeding toward the Earth.
Hooper (1978) as Jocko
An aging stuntman teams up with a young hotshot.
Court-Martial of General George Armstrong Custer, The (1977) as Allan Jacobson
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.
In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan (1977) as Joe Quinlan
A fact-based drama about the ordeal of a New Jersey couple over whether to keep their comatose teenage daughter alive on life-supporting machines or let her die with dignity. (The girl lapsed into a coma in the spring of 1975, and lived for another decade.)
Joe Panther (1976) as Captain Harper
A young Seminole indian boy comes of age outside the Florida Everglades by trying to enter the establishment ( white man's world ). He gets work as crew member on ( brian Keith's ) fishing boat, hunts for alligators and has cathartic encounters with bad guys trying to bring illegal aliens into Florida on fishing boats.
Nickelodeon (1976) as H H Cobb
A bashful lawyer gets mixed up in the movies'''' turbulent early years.
Quest, The (1976) as Tank Logan
Two brothers search the western frontier for their sister who was taken away as a child and is living with Indians in this pilot for the short-lived series (1976-77) that is more than faintly reminiscent of the storyline of John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956). Adding distinction to this movie are an
Loneliest Runner, The (1976) as Arnold Curtis
A teenage loner who happens to be a gifted athlete must cope with personal shame and the angry accusations of his parents, especially his demanding mother, over his chronic bed-wetting, although his shame ironically results in his eventually becoming an Olympic gold-medalist runner. Michael Landon b
The Yakuza (1974) as George Tanner
Trying to help a kidnapped girl puts a private eye on the wrong side of the Yakuza.
Second Chance (1972) as Geoff Smith
A serio-comedy about a rich stockbroker who buys a ghost town in Nevada to create a community for "losers" who are seeking another chance in life.
something big (1971) as Colonel [Donald] Morgan
Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier.
Scandalous John (1971) as John McCanless
John McCanless was once a gunslinger and has become a cranky old rancher. There is a plan to build a dam which would flood his property. John has no intention of selling his land and is determined to fight the dam to the end if necessary, and an illegal immigrant friend and John's daughter are ther
The McKenzie Break (1970) as Capt. Jack Connor
Captive Nazis plot their escape from a Scottish prison camp.
Gaily, Gaily (1969) as Francis X. Sullivan
An innocent young writer learns the ways of yellow journalism working for a top Chicago paper.
Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) as Connerly
A salvage boat''''s captain gets mixed up with island convicts during a volcanic eruption.
With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) as Jake Iverson
A widow and a widower have to contend with hostile children when they fall in love.
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) as Lieut. Col. Morris Langdon
A military officer becomes obsessed with an enlisted man.
Way ... Way Out (1966) as General Hallenby
The Americans and Russians each have a two-person base on the Moon The Americans have had to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been using only male astronauts on the unspoken assumption that this would avoid any possibility of impropriety. The Russians, as godless Communists, are under no such constraints, and their male-female team has remained well-adjusted At the start of the film, a male and female American astronaut team is sent up to replace the sex-starved all-male team. The government insists on them being married first to preserve morality. Most of the story revolves around the eventual consummation of this marriage of convenience, and around their relationship with their Russian neighbors, who keep casually dropping by.
The Rare Breed (1966) as Alexander Bowen
A brave woman tries to breed her English bull with western cattle.
Nevada Smith (1966) as Jonas Cord
A part-Indian cowboy avenges his parents' murder.
The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966) as Link Mattocks
When a Russian sub runs aground in New England, it creates a local panic.
The Hallelujah Trail (1965) as Frank Wallingham
Indians, soldiers and temperance women fight to control a wagon train hauling whiskey across the West.
Those Calloways (1965) as Cam Calloway
A fur trapper dreams of building a bird sanctuary.
The Raiders (1964) as John G. McElroy
A Tiger Walks (1964) as Sheriff Pete Williams
A tiger escapes from a circus truck as it passes by a small town, and hides itself in the surrounding woods. This throws the town into a panic and everyone wants the animal killed immediately, except for the daughter of the sheriff. She wants to capture the tiger and put it in a zoo, thereby saving the tiger's life. Her determination starts a nationwide campaign among children to raise the money to buy the tiger from the circus, but first, she, her father and an Indian tiger trainer must find the tiger before the National Guard do, who have orders to kill it on sight.
The Pleasure Seekers (1964) as Paul Barton
Three young women share a room in Madrid between romantic escapades.
Savage Sam (1963) as Uncle Beck Coates
Moon Pilot (1962) as Maj. Gen. John Vanneman
An astronaut dodges secret agents and a beautiful spy before his first moon trip.
The Deadly Companions (1961) as Yellowleg
To make amends for killing a man, a Civil War veteran accompanies his corpse through dangerous territory.
The Parent Trap (1961) as Mitch Evers
Twins separated by divorce plot to bring their parents back together.
Ten Who Dared (1960) as William Dunn
Based on Major John Wesley Powell's own journal, adventure yarn depicting the perils encountered by Powell and nine boatmen in successfully navigating three small craft down the treacherous Colorado River for the first time in 1869.
The Young Philadelphians (1959) as Mike Flanagan
A young lawyer from the wrong side of town tries to break into society.
Violent Road (1958) as Mitch Barton
Truck drivers take cargo of explosives over bumpy mountain road.
Sierra Baron (1958) as Jack McCracken
Fort Dobbs (1958) as Clett
A frontierswoman suspects the man who rescued her from the Comanches of killing her husband.
Villa!! (1958) as Bill Harmon
The career of folk hero Pancho Villa whose banditry was put to the service of Mexican patriots attempting to overthrow the feudal landowners.
Appointment with a Shadow (1958) as Lt. "Spence" Spencer
Desert Hell (1958) as Capt. Robert Edwards
French Foreign Legion Captain Edwards (Brian Keith), is returning to his post with his desert patrol that is ambushed by an Arab tribe, with Edwards and his sergeant, Benet (Richard Denning), the only survivors. Edwards and Benet are later sent to gather a new patrol. While Benet seeks volunteers, Edwards goes to say farewell to his wife, Celie (Barbara Hale), whom he finds in the arms of another officer, Lieutenant Forbes (Johnny Desmond.) Edwards and Forbes, naturally, begin their dangerous mission with hostility between them. Surrounded by the deadly Tuaregs, Edwards loses one man after another, but doggedly pushes on. He learns that even while the leader of the Tauregs is signing a peace treaty at the outpost, rivals within the tribe plan to ambush the leader, blame it on the French and start a new war.
Run of the Arrow (1957) as Capt. Clark
A bitter Confederate veteran joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.
Dino (1957) as Larry Sheridan
Hell Canyon Outlaws (1957) as Happy [Waters]
Chicago Confidential (1957) as Jim Fremont
A union president fights off organized crime only to find himself framed for murder.
Nightfall (1957) as John
A man on a hunting trip gets mixed up with murderous bank robbers.
Storm Center (1956) as Paul Duncan
A librarian fights to keep a controversial book on the shelves.
Tight Spot (1955) as Vince Striker
A district attorney tries to get a hardboiled woman to testify against the mob.
The Violent Men (1955) as Cole Wilkison
The wife of a crooked cattle baron plots his murder.
The Bamboo Prison (1955) as Corp. Brady
An undercover agent investigates atrocities at a Korean P.O.W. camp.
5 Against the House (1955) as Brick
Four college buddies plot to rob a Reno casino.
Jivaro (1954) as Tony
At Rio Galdez's remote Brazilian trading post live assorted outcast Americans and Europeans, including Jerry Russell, ex-engineer who became obsessed with the Jivaro headhunters' treasure, quit his job, and took up with the bottle and local girl Maroa. But he still gets letters from his nominal fiancée in California, and unexpectedly the shapely, glamorous Alice Parker arrives, expecting to marry a rich planter. Disillusioned, Alice is almost ready to fall into Rio's arms when news comes that Jerry is missing in Jivaro country...
Alaska Seas (1954) as Jim Kimmerly
Robert Ryan and Brian Keith, vastly under-rated actors, take a B-potboiler and make it appear to actually be something more. Matt Baker (Robert Ryan), a nere-do-well adventurer, gets out of jail and skips/sails away on his boat without paying for the storage and repairs. Back in his hometown, he is hired by his old friend Jim Kimmerly (Brian Keith), head of the Salmon fishermen who have formed a canning cooperative, and are battling against an organized gang that rob the fishing traps regulary. Matt gets into a jam and needs money, so he joins the raiders, although his friend Jim, unaware of his duplicity, keeps covering for him among the other fishermen. The two men are also vying for the favors of Nicky (Jan Sterling.)
Arrowhead (1953) as Capt. North
An Army scout and an Indian chief resolve their differences in single combat.

Cast (special)

Wild West, The (1993)
A five-part, 10-hour documentary depicting the "Wild West." Uses still photographs and voice-over narration.
Streets of Beverly Hills, The (1992) as Charlie Street
A Los Angeles cop transfers to the Beverly Hills Police Department in order to get his son enrolled in a better school, but the policeman's tough-as-nails approach to law enforcement is completely foreign to the button-down style of the cops in Beverly Hills.
All-Star Party For Joan Collins (1987)
Joan Collins is honored by more than 100 of her fellow celebrities and co-workers at the twelfth annual salute of Variety Clubs International, an invitational black-tie entertainment hour of comedy, music, and nostalgia.
All Star Party For Clint Eastwood (1986)
Variety Clubs International honors Clint Eastwood in the eleventh annual salute to an entertainment industry figure for career and humanitarian achievements.
ABC All-Star Spectacular, The (1985)
The program features the stars of ABC's 1985-86 Fall line-up attending a lavish party to introduce viewers to the new and returning ABC series.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Rough Riders (1997) as President William Mckinley
Two-part miniseries depicting the story of how Teddy Roosevelt led a regiment of cavalry in a charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
World War III (1982) as Secretary General Gorny
The world is placed on the brink of a nuclear holocaust following a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union when an insurgent Russian military group lays siege to the Alaskan pipeline in retaliation for an American grain embargo. U.S. President Rock Hudson and Soviet General Sec
Chisholms, The (1979) as Andrew Blake
The sprawling saga of a close-knit pioneer family's hazardous trek from their home in Virginia to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and ultimately California. The subsequent brief series "killed off" Robert Preston in the opening segment.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Sun Also Rises, The (1984) as 2nd Sergeant
This "expansion" of Ernest Hemingway's vivid novel about American expatriates trying to find themselves in lives of disillusion in Europe just after World War I proved to be as flawed as the 1957 movie version that starred Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner and Errol Flynn, among other notables. Not helping
Seekers, The (1979) as Elijah Weatherby

Cast (short)

The Lion Roars Again (1975)
This MGM promotional short advertises the studios resurgence into the movie industry in the mid-1970s.

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