George Peppard

George Peppard

  • Highest Rated: 90% Home from the Hill (1960)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% The Carpetbaggers (1964)
  • Birthday: Oct 1, 1928
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though actor George Peppard could have succeeded on his looks alone, he underwent extensive training before making his first TV and Broadway appearances. The son of a building contractor and a singer, Peppard studied acting at Carnegie Tech and the Actor's Studio. His early TV credits include the original 1956 production of Bang the Drum Slowly, in which he sang the title song. He made his film debut in 1957, repeating his Broadway role in Calder Willingham's End As a Man, retitled The Strange One for the screen. His star continued to ascend in such films as Home From the Hill (1960) with George Hamilton, and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) as the boyfriend/chronicler of carefree Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn). He was also effective as James Stewart's son in How the West Was Won (1962), a characterization that required him to age 30 years, and as the Howard Hughes counterpart in The Carpetbaggers (1963), in which he co-starred with the second of his five wives, Elizabeth Ashley. In 1978 he made a respectable directorial debut with Five Days From Home, but never followed up on this. A familiar television presence, he starred on the TV series Banacek (1972-1973), Doctors Hospital (1975), and The A-Team (1983-1987), and delivered a powerhouse performance as the title character in the 1974 TV-movie Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Case. Forced to retire because of illness, George Peppard died of cancer in the spring of 1994.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Hit Man Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Tigress Sid Slaughter 1992
No Score Yet Night of the Fox Col. Harry Martineau 1990
No Score Yet Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders Frank Doakey 1989
No Score Yet Silence Like Glass Mr. Martin 1989
No Score Yet Target Eagle McFadden 1982
No Score Yet Race for the Yankee Zephyr Theo Brown 1981
No Score Yet Your Ticket is No Longer Valid Jim Daley 1981
45% Battle Beyond the Stars Cowboy 1980
No Score Yet Torn Between Two Lovers Actor 1979
No Score Yet From Hell to Victory Brett Rosson 1979
44% Damnation Alley Maj. Eugene Denton 1977
No Score Yet Newman's Law Vince Newman 1974
40% The Groundstar Conspiracy Tuxan 1972
No Score Yet The Bravos Actor 1972
No Score Yet One More Train To Rob Harker Fleet 1971
No Score Yet Cannon for Cordoba Capt. Rod Douglas 1970
No Score Yet The Executioner John Shay 1970
No Score Yet What's So Bad About Feeling Good? Pete 1968
No Score Yet Violence à Jericho Dolan 1967
No Score Yet Tobruk Capt. Bergman 1967
No Score Yet The Blue Max Bruno Stachel 1966
71% Operation Crossbow Lt. John Curtis 1965
No Score Yet The Third Day Steve Mallory 1965
29% The Carpetbaggers Jonas Cord 1964
No Score Yet The Victors Cpl. Chase 1963
86% How the West Was Won Zeb Rawlings 1963
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's Paul 1961
No Score Yet The Subterraneans Leo Percepied 1960
90% Home from the Hill Raphael 'Rafe' Copley 1960
83% Pork Chop Hill Cpl. Chuck Fedderson 1959
No Score Yet The Strange One Robert Marquales 1957
No Score Yet Bang the Drum Slowly Piney Woods 1956

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Max Morgan
  • 1994
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
John `Hannibal' Smith
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Evan Wallace
  • 1957
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988

QUOTES FROM George Peppard CHARACTERS

Holly Golightly
No, no, you disapprove of me. And I will not accept drinks from gentlemen who disapprove of me. I'll pay for my own whiskey and don't you forget it!
Paul Varjak
Holly...
Holly Golightly
I do not accept drinks from disapproving gentlemen. Especially not from disapproving gentlemen who are kept by the ladies. So take it. You should be used to taking money from ladies by now.
Holly Golightly
How do I look?
Paul Varjak
Very good. I must say, I'm amazed.
Denton
Don't go making something personal out of this. Perry is dead. That doesn't make you right and me wrong. It just means Perry is dead.
Paul Varjak
: You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. [takes out the ring and throws it in Holly's lap]
Paul Varjak
You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, 'Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness.' You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. [takes out the ring and throws it in Holly's lap]
Paul Varjak
You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, 'Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness.' You call yourself a free spirit, a 'wild thing,' and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. [takes out the ring and throws it in Holly's lap]
Holly Golightly
Here. I've been carrying this thing around for months. I don't want it anymore.
Holly Golightly
He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.
Paul Varjak
Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store.
Holly Golightly
That's right. I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!
Paul Varjak
You know what's wrong with you, miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, 'Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness.' You call yourself a free spirit, a 'wild thing,' and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
Paul Varjak
People do fall in love. People do belong to each other, because that's the only chance that anyone's got for true happiness.
Paul Varjak
And I always heard people in New York never get to know their neighbors.
O.J. Berman
Hey, Fred-baby!
Paul Varjak
No, no. It's Paul-baby.