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Darren McGavin



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hay que matar a B.
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Still Waters Burn
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Angels in Disguise
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Angels in Disguise
  • Actor
2006
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
46% 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 Happy Hell Night
  • Henry Collins
1992
No Score Yet Blood & Concrete: A Love Story
  • Hank
1991
No Score Yet Perfect Harmony
  • Mr. Hobbs
1991
8% 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
  • Actor
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
29% 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
81% 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
50% 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
  • Actor
  • Director
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
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Director
1973
No Score Yet Something Evil
  • Paul Worden
1972
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole
  • Dr. Lou Grazzo
1972
No Score Yet Richard Petty Story
  • Actor
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 Legend of Jud Starr
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Massacre
  • Benton
1965
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
No Score Yet Riverboat
  • Actor
No Score Yet All the King's Horses
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Arthur Dales
Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Actor

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