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Earl Holliman

Highest Rated:   100% The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
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While many of Earl Holliman's bucolic screen characters tended to shy away from "book learnin," Holliman himself is a graduate of UCLA. Making his film debut with a one-line bit as a bellboy in Martin and Lewis' Scared Stiff (1953), Holliman went on to featured and co-starring roles in westerns and military dramas, usually cast as a hot-headed rustic with a streak of manic unpredictability. His larger film roles include the comic-relief cook in Forbidden Planet (1956), Katharine Hepburn's girl-happy brother in The Rainmaker (1956)--a performance that earned him a Golden Globe nomination--and Matt Elder in the John Wayne starrer Sons of Katie Elder (1965). A nearly inescapable presence on television, Holliman turned in some impressive work on the many live TV anthologies of the 1950s. His portrayal of a shipwrecked marine in the 1958 Kraft Theatre production "The Sea is Boiling Hot," in which he carried on a one-sided debate with monolingual Japanese officer Sessue Hayakawa, led to his being cast in a similar solo turn in the 1959 Twilight Zone pilot episode "Where is Everybody?" His series-TV credits include the roles of gunslinger-turned-hotelier Sundance in Hotel de Paree (1959), bronco buster Mitch Guthrie in Wide Country (1962), Palm Springs private eye Matthew Durning in PS I Luv U (1991) and barkeep Darden Towe in Delta (1992). Undoubtedly his most famous TV assignment was as Angie Dickinson's superior officer Lt. Bill Crowley in the weekly Police Woman (1974-78). Most recently Earl Holliman made a most welcome guest appearance as Lea Thompson's Wisconsinite dad in the TV sitcom Caroline in the City.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Children of Giant
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Les enfants de GĂ©ant
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Return to 'Giant'
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Perfect Tenant
  • Earl Michaels
2000
No Score Yet Race Against the Harvest
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Visit To A Small Planet
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: Return to Dodge
  • Jake Flagg
1987
No Score Yet Shattered: If Your Kid's on Drugs
  • Actor
1986
93% Sharky's Machine
  • Hotchkins
1981
No Score Yet Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
  • Ed Eckles
1979
No Score Yet I Love You...Goodbye
  • Tom Chandler
1973
No Score Yet The Biscuit Eater
  • Harve McNeil
1972
No Score Yet Tribes
  • DePayster
1970
No Score Yet Smoke
  • Cal Finch
1970
67% Anzio (Lo sbarco di Anzio)
  • Platoon Sergeant Abe Stimmler
1968
No Score Yet The Power
  • Talbot Scott
1968
No Score Yet A Covenant with Death
  • Bryan Talbot
1966
100% The Sons of Katie Elder
  • Matt Elder
1965
No Score Yet Summer and Smoke
  • Archie Kramer
1961
No Score Yet Armored Command
  • Mike
1961
80% Last Train from Gun Hill
  • Rick Belden, Craig's Son
1959
No Score Yet Don't Go Near the Water
  • Adam Garrett
1957
82% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • Charles Bassett
1957
No Score Yet Trooper Hook
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet The Rainmaker
  • Jim Curry
1956
95% Giant
  • Bob Dace
1956
98% Forbidden Planet
  • Cook
1956
No Score Yet The Burning Hills
  • Mort Bayliss
1956
No Score Yet Westward Ho the Wagons!
  • Little Thunder
1956
No Score Yet Strange Lady in Town
  • Tomasito Diaz
1955
92% The Big Combo
  • Mingo
1955
No Score Yet I Died a Thousand Times
  • Red
1955
No Score Yet Escape to Burma
  • Kasha
1955
80% Broken Lance
  • Denny Devereaux
1954
No Score Yet Secret of the Incas
  • Actor
1954
78% The Bridges at Toko-Ri
  • Gamidge
1954
No Score Yet Destination Gobi
  • Frank Svenson
1953
83% Scared Stiff
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon
  • Joe
1953
No Score Yet Pony Soldier
  • Comes Running
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Mike Ferris

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