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Darryl Hickman

Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
93% 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
71% The Tingler
  • David Morris
1959
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff
  • Benjamin 'Benjie' Galt
1957
No Score Yet 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 The Happy Years
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Almost a Bride
  • Dexter Franklin
1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal
  • Larry Price
1949
86% The Set-Up
  • Shanley
1949
No Score Yet 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
95% 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 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% The Americans
2013
  • Ben Canfield
  • 2015
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Quint
  • 1987

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