Doug McClure

Doug McClure

Highest Rated: 100% Shenandoah (1965)

Lowest Rated: 33% At the Earth's Core (1976)

Birthday: May 11, 1935

Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

Husky blond TV and film actor Doug McClure was best-known for his Western series, "The Virginian" (NBC, 1962-70), and for his appearances in seemingly hundreds of TV-movies from 1960 through 1994. The athletic California native spent his youth surfing and learning to ride and rope on nearby ranches. The latter skills would eventually pay off in his many roles in Westerns. McClure briefly worked on the rodeo circuit before an agent discovered him. By the late 1950s, he was modeling, appearing in commercials, on TV in a bit part in "Ivy League" (1959), with fellow neophytes Mary Tyler Moore and Arte Johnson, and in movies, "The Enemy Below" (1957). While McClure co-starred in over 20 features between his 1957 debut and his posthumously-released "Riders in the Storm" (1995), he never really achieved stardom on the big screen. His affable, laid-back personality and clean-cut but unremarkable good looks were more suited to the small screen. McClure played small roles in "Gidget" (1959) with Sandra Dee, "Because They're Young" (1960), which marked the screen debut of Dick Clark, and John Huston's Western, "The Unforgiven" (also 1960). A number of his films were either Westerns, war films or rollicking adventures. In "Shenandoah" (1965), McClure was a Confederate soldier engaged to marry James Stewart's daughter, Rosemary Forsyth. He was the younger brother of Guy Stockwell's "Beau Geste" (1966) and the leader of a group who discover dinosaurs in "The Land That Time Forgot" (1975). Among his other films were the pallid comedy "Nobody's Perfect" (1968), the fantasy "Warlords of Atlantis" (1978), with Cyd Charisse as an Atlantean, "Cannonball Run II" (1983), John Frankenheimer's political thriller "52 Pick-Up" (1986), the rock music comedy "Tapeheads" (1988) and an affectionate cameo in "Maverick" (1994).

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riders in the Storm Hamilton Monroe (Character) - 1995
66% 71% Maverick Riverboat Poker Player (Character) $101.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battling for Baby David (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: The King of Jazz Unknown (Character) - 1989
60% 46% Tapeheads Sid Tager (Character) $129K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Before Dawn Kirkland (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Suspect Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 40% Omega Syndrome Detective Milnor (Character) $13.3K 1987
47% 45% 52 Pick-Up Mark Arveson (Character) $4.3M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Companions Archie (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 21% The House Where Evil Dwells Alex Curtis (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 44% Firebird 2015 AD McVain (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightside Danny Dandoy (Character) - 1980
55% 41% Humanoids From the Deep Jim Hill (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 44% Warlords of Atlantis Greg Collinson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet SST: Death Flight Hank Fairbanks (Character) - 1977
63% 25% The People That Time Forgot Bowen Tyler (Character) - 1977
33% 34% At the Earth's Core David Innes (Character) - 1976
43% 39% The Land That Time Forgot Bowen Tyler (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Satan's Triangle Lt. J. Haig (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure in Ventana Narrator - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bananas Boat Charley Farthing (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Race Lt. Del Culpepper (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hellhounds of Alaska Don Rutland (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shirts/Skins Doctor Francis Murphy (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playmates Kermit Holvey (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bull of the West Trampas (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and Jake Wyler Jake Wyler (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror in the Sky George Spencer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death of Me Yet Edward Young/Paul Towers (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape of the Birdmen Major Harry Cook (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backtrack Trampas (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nobody's Perfect Doc Willoughby (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Hundred Miles Cpl. Steve Bennett (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The King's Pirate Lt. Brian Fleming (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beau Geste John (Character) - 1966
100% 79% Shenandoah Lt. Sam (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lively Set Chuck Manning (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Because They're Young Jim Trent (Character) - 1960
60% 59% The Unforgiven Andy Zachary (Character) - 1960
82% 69% South Pacific Pilot in Hospital (Character) - 1958
86% 87% The Enemy Below Ens. Merry (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of This World Unknown (Character) 2020 1987-1991
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law J. Ross Richardson, highest bidder (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1985
No Score Yet 88% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Master Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roots Jemmy Brent (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbary Coast Conover (Character) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Search C.R. Grover (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Character) 1962-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkmate Jed Sills (Character) 1961-1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Pete Grant (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Unknown (Character) 1957

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