Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod

Highest Rated: 89% The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Lowest Rated: 22% Time Changer (2002)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1931

Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Though best known for playing distinctly sunny characters in a trio of long-running and popular television series, Gavin MacLeod was typecast as a heavy for much of his early acting career. Director Blake Edwards first recognized his potential for comedy in 1959's "Operation Petticoat," and he later gained notice as Navy seaman "Happy" Haines on "McHale's Navy" (ABC, 1962-66) and news writer Murray Slaughter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS, 1970-77). But it was as Merrill Stubing, captain of "The Love Boat" (ABC, 1977-1986) that ensured MacLeod's place in pop culture history, though it would eventually overshadow the large body of work that preceded it. After converting to evangelical Christianity in the mid-1980s, MacLeod began to host programming on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, while maintaining a reserved presence in secular entertainment.

Highest rated movies

The Sand Pebbles
The Party
Pork Chop Hill
Operation Petticoat
Kelly's Heroes
Time Changer

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 83% Betty White: A Celebration Self - 2022
No Score Yet 84% The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry Jonathan Sperry (Character) $1.4M 2008
22% 91% Time Changer Norris Anderson (Character) $15.3K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage Capt. Stubing (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Boat: A Summer Cruise Capt. Stubing (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 70% Student Exchange Vice Principal Durfner (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Love Boat Captain Merrill Stubing (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ransom for Alice Yankee Sullivan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat III Captain Merrill Stubing (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only With Married Men Jordan Robbins (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Intruders Warden (Character) - 1970
78% 88% Kelly's Heroes Moriarty (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 50% The Thousand Plane Raid Sgt. Kruger (Character) - 1969
83% 88% The Party Charlie S. Divot (Character) - 1968
89% 88% The Sand Pebbles Crosley (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathwatch Emil (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 53% McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Seaman Joseph Haines (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sword of Ali Baba Hulagu Khan (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 62% McHale's Navy Seaman Joseph 'Happy' Hanes (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 43% War Hunt Pvt. Crotty (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 56% The Crimebusters Harry Deiner (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twelve Hours to Kill Johnny (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 40% High Time Professor Thayer (Character) - 1960
81% 81% Operation Petticoat Ernest Hunkle (Character) - 1959
83% 70% Pork Chop Hill Pvt. Saxon (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet 78% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 81% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
92% 98% Oz Cardinal Frances Abgott (Guest Star) 2000
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Jerry Marz (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Captain Merrill Stubing (Character) 1977-1987 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
100% 86% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974-1975 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Murray Slaughter (Character) 1970-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garrison's Gorillas Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Whelan (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mortimer Hershey (Guest Star) 1961 1965
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Bryan Bender (Guest Star) 1965
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Fred Fay (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
83% 86% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961-1962
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Maxwell (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Dr. Dave Parsons (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Neil Jackson (Guest Star) 1958