Gavin MacLeod

Highest Rated: 100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated: 22% Time Changer (2002)
Birthday: Feb 28, 1931
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, USA
Best remembered for his high-profile acting roles on two 1970s television sitcoms -- that of genial news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS's The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977) and that of sweet-natured Captain Merrill Stubing on ABC's The Love Boat (1977-1986), stage-trained actor Gavin MacLeod in fact began his career typecast as a villain. He landed parts in Hollywood features including The Sand Pebbles (1966), Deathwatch (1966), and The Comic (1969), and enjoyed a tenure as Joseph "Happy" Haines on the sitcom McHale's Navy from 1962 through 1964. After The Love Boat permanently laid anchor in the mid-'80s, MacLeod signed on as a spokesperson and pitchman for Princess Cruises and returned to regional theatrical work. He also tackled guest spots on programs including Touched by an Angel and (in a move that surprised everyone) the HBO prison drama Oz. Off-camera, MacLeod is an outspoken born-again Christian. He hosted a popular talk show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, along with his wife, Patti (whom he divorced in 1982 and remarried three years later), called Back on Course, and personally funded many of the Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible animated videos for children.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry Jonathan Sperry $1.1M 2008
22% Time Changer Norris Anderson 2002
No Score Yet Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible Actor 1996
No Score Yet Student Exchange Vice Principal Durfner 1987
No Score Yet The Comic Actor 1985
No Score Yet Scruples Actor 1980
No Score Yet Only with Married Men Jordan Robbins 1974
76% Kelly's Heroes Moriarty 1970
No Score Yet The Comic Director 1969
No Score Yet The Thousand Plane Raid Sgt. Kruger 1969
82% The Party Charlie S. Divot 1968
No Score Yet A Man Called Gannon Lou 1968
No Score Yet Women of the Prehistoric Planet Radio operator 1966
94% The Sand Pebbles Crosley 1966
No Score Yet Deathwatch Emil 1966
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Seaman Joseph `Happy' Haines 1965
No Score Yet McHale's Navy Seaman Joseph `Happy' Hanes 1964
No Score Yet War Hunt Pvt. Crotty 1962
No Score Yet High Time Thayer 1960
No Score Yet The Gene Krupa Story Ted Krupa 1959
100% Compulsion Padua 1959
85% Operation Petticoat Ernest Hunkle 1959
80% Pork Chop Hill Saxon 1959
92% I Want to Live! Lieutenant 1958

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Suite Life on Deck
2008-2011
Mr. Baxter
  • 2009
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Smitty
  • 2006
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Calvin
  • 2003
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Uncle Stu
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Art Sommers
  • 1990
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Ellsworth
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Murray Slaughter
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Contell Seymour
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Von Rauscher Zolle General Keegle
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Gerber
  • 1968
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Alvin Wannamaker
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Powers
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Bryan Bender Gilbert Jamel
  • 1965
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Cleveland
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Paul
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Maxwell
  • 1961
89% Oz
1997-2003
Cardinal Frances Abgott

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