Darren McGavin

Lowest Rated: 7% Captain America (1990)
Birthday: May 7, 1922
Birthplace: San Joaquin, California, USA
Darren McGavin dropped out of college after one year and moved to New York, where he trained for the stage at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio. In the mid '40s he began landing small roles in occasional films, but worked primarily onstage. He first made an impression onscreen as a painter in David Lean's Summertime and a drug pusher in Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm (both 1955); nevertheless, his subsequent film work tended to occur in intermittent spurts, with long periods off-screen between roles. He is best known as a TV actor; he starred in the TV series Crime Photographer, Mike Hammer, Riverboat, The Outsider, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and also appeared in a number of TV movies. He occasionally directed episodes of his TV shows, and directed and produced the film Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973), whose title was later changed to Run, Stranger, Run.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hay que matar a B. Actor 2013
No Score Yet Angels in Disguise Actor 2007
No Score Yet Pros and Cons Mr. Stanford 2001
No Score Yet Waiting for the Man Sam 1998
No Score Yet Still Waters Burn Actor 1996
40% Billy Madison Brian Madison 1995
No Score Yet Mysteries of the Ancient World Host 1994
No Score Yet Mysteries of the Ancient World, Vol. 4: The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark Host 1993
No Score Yet The American Clock Older Huntington 1993
No Score Yet Happy Hell Night Henry Collins 1992
No Score Yet Blood & Concrete: A Love Story Hank 1991
No Score Yet Perfect Harmony Mr. Hobbs 1991
7% Captain America Gen. Fleming 1990
No Score Yet By Dawn's Early Light Condor 1990
No Score Yet Child in the Night (Testimone oculare) Os Winfield 1990
No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Days Benjamin Mudge 1989
11% Dead Heat Dr. Ernest McNab 1988
17% Sunset Actor 1988
No Score Yet Inherit the Wind E. K. Hornbeck 1988
No Score Yet The Diamond Trap Chief Vadney 1988
No Score Yet Power, Passion and Murder A.D. Nathan 1987
22% From the Hip Craig Duncan 1987
25% Raw Deal Shannon 1986
20% Turk 182! Detective Kowalski 1985
No Score Yet My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Dr. Gerrit Koets 1985
No Score Yet The Baron and the Kid Beamer 1984
82% The Natural Gus Sands 1984
89% A Christmas Story Mr. Parker 1983
No Score Yet Firebird 2015 A.D Actor 1981
No Score Yet Hangar 18 Harry Forbes 1980
No Score Yet Waikiki Actor 1980
No Score Yet Hot Lead and Cold Feet Mayor Ragsdale 1978
No Score Yet Zero to Sixty Michael Nolan 1978
No Score Yet Ike: The War Years Gen. George S. Patton 1978
43% Airport '77 Stan Buchek 1977
No Score Yet No Deposit, No Return Duke 1976
No Score Yet American Reunion Director Actor 1976
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Director Actor 1974
No Score Yet 43: The Petty Story Lee Petty 1974
No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Oliver Spencer 1973
86% The Night Strangler Carl Kolchak 1973
No Score Yet Run, Stranger, Run Director Actor Producer 1973
No Score Yet Something Evil Paul Worden 1972
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Dr. Lou Grazzo 1972
86% The Night Stalker Carl Kolchak 1971
No Score Yet Mrs. Pollifax-Spy Farrell 1971
No Score Yet Tribes Drake 1970
No Score Yet Mission Mars Mike Blaiswick 1967
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Massacre Benton 1965
No Score Yet Bullet for a Badman Sam Ward 1964
No Score Yet Summer Magic Actor 1963
No Score Yet Riverboat Actor 1959
No Score Yet The Case Against Brooklyn Pete Harris 1958
No Score Yet Beau James Charley Hand 1957
No Score Yet The Delicate Delinquent Mike Damon 1957
86% The Man With the Golden Arm Louie 1955
93% Summertime Eddie Yaeger 1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Russ Peters 1955
No Score Yet Queen for a Day Dan, Gossamer World segment 1951
No Score Yet Fear Chuck 1946
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes The Kid 1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember Man 1945


75% The X-Files
Arthur Dales
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
  • 1997
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Commish
Boyle Terry Boyle
  • 1995
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
Hale Stoddard
  • 1988
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Buck Gibson
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man
  • 1978
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Carl Kolchak Executive Producer
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
J. Richard Taggart
  • 1967
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • 1967
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Joe Bascome Gorman Helmick
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Red Hillman Lyle Endicott
  • 1955
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker