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Gavin MacLeod

Highest Rated:   100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated:   22% Time Changer (2002)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
  • Jonathan Sperry
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
80% Kelly's Heroes
  • Moriarty
1970
No Score Yet The Comic
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet The Thousand Plane Raid
  • Sgt. Kruger
1969
79% 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
93% 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
84% Operation Petticoat
  • Ernest Hunkle
1959
No Score Yet Pork Chop Hill
  • Saxon
1959
100% I Want to Live!
  • Lieutenant
1958
No Score Yet Mary Tyler Moore Show - Special Christmas Edition
  • Actor
No Score Yet Mary Tyler Moore Show, The: The Collector's Edition V. 1
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Ellsworth
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
Oz
1997-2003
  • Cardinal Frances Abgott

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