Darryl Hickman

Darryl Hickman

Highest Rated: 100% Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story (2007)

Lowest Rated: 14% Any Number Can Play (1949)

Birthday: Jul 28, 1931

Birthplace: Not Available

Actor Darryl Hickman was discovered at age three by kiddie-troupe entrepreneur Ethel Meglin, to whom Hickman's insurance salesman father had sold a policy. Whenever young Hickman would ask his ambitious mother exactly why he was trodding the boards with Meglin's Kiddies, she would reply, "But, dear, it's what you've always wanted." Hickman's first movie was a minor role in If I Were King (1938), followed by a better, critically lauded role in Bing Crosby's The Star Maker (1939). After free-lancing for several seasons, Hickman signed a five-year MGM contract, which he later considered a mixed blessing in that, while his roles were good ones, he grew up much too quickly for his tastes. During the 1940s, Hickman often played the film's leading adult character as a child: young Ira Gershwin in Rhapsody in Blue (1945), young Eddie Rickenbacker in Captain Eddie (1945), and so on. Hickman's first mature role, for which he garnered a passel of excellent reviews, was as Clark Gable's son in 1949's Any Number Can Play. Weary of the Hollywood game in 1951, Hickman entered a monastery, but quit this austere existence after 18 months to enroll in Loyola University. Some of Hickman's better adult roles after his Army service included a meaty part in 1956's Tea and Sympathy and a starring part on the 1961 Civil War-based TV series The Americans. In the late 1950s, Hickman found that his fame had been eclipsed by his younger brother Dwayne, who co-starred on TV's Bob Cummings Show and played the lead in the weekly sitcom Dobie Gillis. Like Dwayne, Darryl eventually went into the production side of the business as a CBS executive, though he was still willing to take a part if the project interested him (as 1976's Network obviously did). Darryl Hickman was married to actress Pamela Lincoln, whom he met on the set of The Tingler (1959).

Highest Rated Movies



100% Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story Actor 2007
20% Rhapsody in Blue Ira Gershwin as a Boy 2001
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Actor 1995
No Score Yet A un Paso de la Muerte Dr. Hayes 1991
No Score Yet High School U.S.A. Actor 1983
86% Sharky's Machine Smiley 1981
29% Looker Dr. Jim Belfield 1981
91% Network Bill Herron 1976
No Score Yet How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Actor 1965
No Score Yet Johnny Shiloh Lieutenant Jeremiah Sullivan 1963
No Score Yet Geronimo's Revenge Ashley 1960
76% The Tingler David Morris 1959
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff Benjamin 'Benjie' Galt 1957
80% Tea and Sympathy Al 1957
No Score Yet Prisoner of War Merton Tollivar 1954
No Score Yet Southwest Passage Jeb 1954
No Score Yet Island in the Sky Swanson 1953
No Score Yet Destination Gobi Wilbur Cohen 1953
No Score Yet Submarine Command (The Submarine Story) Ens. Wheelwright 1951
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice String 1951
No Score Yet The Happy Years Actor 1950
No Score Yet Almost a Bride Dexter Franklin 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Larry Price 1949
78% The Set-Up Shanley 1949
14% Any Number Can Play Paul Enley Kyng 1949
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne Matt Davis 1948
No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters Jud Tewilliger 1948
No Score Yet The Devil on Wheels Michael 'Micky' Clark 1947
100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Sam Masterson as a Boy 1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Sam Hooper 1946
92% Leave Her to Heaven Danny Harland 1945
100% Meet Me In St. Louis Johnny Tevis 1944
No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Joe 1944
80% The Human Comedy Lionel 1943
No Score Yet Keeper of the Flame Jeb Rickards 1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American Johnny Smith 1942
No Score Yet Henry Aldrich, Editor Actor 1942
40% Men of Boys Town Flip 1941
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf Billy 1941
No Score Yet Young People Tommy 1940
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh Victor as a Child 1940
100% The Grapes of Wrath Winfield Joad 1940


96% The Americans
Ben Canfield 2015
No Score Yet The Nanny
Priest 1999
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
Quint 1987
No Score Yet All in the Family
Pete 1978
No Score Yet Maude
Andy 1977
No Score Yet Rawhide
Mathew Andy 1962
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Danny Andy 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Jackie Blake 1957
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Harris 1957
No Score Yet Playhouse 90
Larry Gordon


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