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      Charles Aidman

      Charles Aidman

      Highest Rated: 88% Hour of the Gun (1967)

      Lowest Rated: 55% Zoot Suit (1981)

      Birthday: Jan 21, 1925

      Birthplace: Frankfort, Indiana, USA

      Known for his good looks and versatility as an actor, Charles Aidman appeared in a wide variety of films and television shows throughout his career. As a young man, Aidman set out to become a lawyer, attending DePaul University in Chicago. These plans changed when a drama teacher sought him out and cast him in a play. His passion for acting ignited, Aidman began his onscreen career in 1952 with "Goodyear Playhouse," a series of televised plays. His ability to act across different genres landed him roles in projects as varied as the first incarnation of "The Twilight Zone" and a co-starring role in the 1962 Korean War drama "War Hunt"--performances that solidified his position as a coveted acting commodity. In 1971 Aidman starred as Walter Matthau's son in the award-winning dramedy "Kotch," directed by Jack Lemmon. The scope of projects with which Aidman was involved is impressive; perhaps the most unique was a co-starring role in the 1981 musical "Zoot Suit," as the public defender for a group of young Latinos. Though quite prolific in front of the camera, Aidman has also been recognized for his voice acting. He narrated the 1985 revival of "The Twilight Zone" for over 30 episodes, his last major role. He died of cancer in 1993.

      Highest rated movies

      Hour of the Gun poster
      Hour of the Gun
      Pork Chop Hill poster
      Pork Chop Hill
      Kotch poster
      Kotch
      Countdown poster
      Countdown
      Uncommon Valor poster Uncommon Valor Zoot Suit poster
      Zoot Suit

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      60% 61% Uncommon Valor Sen. Hastings (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 67% Prime Suspect McKinney (Character) - 1982
      55% 74% Zoot Suit George Shearer (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marian Rose White Dr. Ashcroft (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Warden Johnson (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 11% Alien Zone Detective Malcolm Toliver (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amelia Earhart Mr. Earhardt (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbary Coast Lt. Tully (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Carol Enders Dr. Peter Bernard (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Badge of Courage The Tattered Man (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 44% The Picture of Dorian Gray Basil Hallward (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deliver Us From Evil Arnold Fleming (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Life Paul Ross (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 67% Dirty Little Billy Ben Antrim (Character) - 1972
      75% 67% Kotch Gerald Kotcher (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 43% Adam at 6 A.M. Mr. Hopper (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 38% Cult of the Damned Willy Steele (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret of the Pirate's Inn Carl Buchanan (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 80% The Secrets of the Pirate's Inn Carl Buchanan (Character) - 1969
      71% 28% Countdown Gus (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker Maj. Kitchener (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sound of Anger Gerald Thompson (Character) - 1968
      88% 50% Hour of the Gun Horace Sullivan (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 43% War Hunt Capt. Wallace Pratt (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Space Dave (Character) - 1959
      83% 71% Pork Chop Hill Lt. Harrold (Character) - 1959

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% The Twilight Zone Narrator 1985-1987
      No Score Yet 100% Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet 93% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      80% 60% Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman John Skow (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet 90% M*A*S*H Colonel Victor Bloodworth (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Noah Deitweiler (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Sam Dobkins (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dr. Paul Danvers (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Dr. Robert Jason (Guest Star) 1973 1975
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      100% 89% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Alex (Guest Star) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad George Williamson (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Carl Buchanan (Character) 1969-1970
      No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Vince (Guest Star) 1958 1960-1961 1968-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Army Sgt. Sanford Sandy Lufton (Guest Star) 1966-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Captain Reiner (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Captain James Eckhardt (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Frank Smith (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Ed Rubin (Guest Star) 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      84% 95% The Twilight Zone Colonel Ed Harrington (Character) 1959 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Gil Martin (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Ben Wiley (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960-1961
      No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1958 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Arthur Siddons (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Mr. D Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Len Starbuck (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Shammah (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star)