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James Farentino

Lowest Rated:   8% Bulletproof (1996)
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A product of the Brooklyn parochial school system, James Farentino studied for a theatrical career at AADA. Farentino made his Broadway debut in 1961 as Pedro in Tennessee Williams's Night of the Iguana. Though most of his subsequent professional time would be taken up by film and TV work, he would make frequent return visits to the stage, winning a Theatre World Award for his portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in a mid-1970s revival of another Williams piece, A Streetcar Named Desire. After an inauspicious movie bow in 1963's Psychomania, Farentino was signed by Universal, playing second leads in such films as The War Lord (1965) The Pad: And How to Use It (1966) and Rosie (1968). While still under the Universal banner, he starred in a brace of TV series, playing Neil Darrell in The Lawyers (1969-72) and high-profile private eye Jefferson Keyes in Cool Million (1972). He went on to star as copter jockey Frank Chaney in Blue Thunder (1984), Mary Tyler Moore's boss Frank DeMarco in Mary (1985) and Julie Andrews' veterinarian husband Sam McGuire in Julie (1992); one of his more famous weekly TV assignments was as Dr. Nick Toscannini during the first season of Dynasty (1981). Of his many TV-movie roles, several are standouts, among them the apostle Peter in Jesus of Nazaraeth (1977) and Juan Peron in Evita Peron (1985). James Farentino was formerly married to actress Michele Lee. Farentino died in early 2012 at age 73.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Secret Of The Sahara
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Last Producer
  • Poker Player
2002
No Score Yet Murder in the Mirror
  • Det. Frank Russo
2000
No Score Yet The Final Hit
  • Poker Player
2000
No Score Yet Women of the Night
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story
  • Bernard Geis
1998
No Score Yet Termination Man
  • Security Chief
1997
8% Bulletproof
  • Capt. Jensen
1996
No Score Yet Outlaws and Lawmen
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Dazzle'
  • Jimmy Rosemont
1995
No Score Yet Deep Down
  • Tony
1994
No Score Yet One Woman's Courage
  • Lt. Bill Lawson
1994
No Score Yet Honor Thy Father and Mother - The True Story of the Menendez Murders
  • Jose Menendez
1994
No Score Yet Naked Lie
  • Jonathan Morris
1989
15% Her Alibi
  • Frank Polito
1989
No Score Yet Family Sins
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Sins
  • Westfield
1985
No Score Yet License to Kill
  • John Peterson
1984
No Score Yet A Summer to Remember...
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Cradle Will Fall
  • Dr. Edgar Highley
1983
73% Dead and Buried
  • Sheriff Dan Gillis
1981
40% The Final Countdown
  • Cmdr. Richard Owens
1980
No Score Yet Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet The Possessed
  • Kevin Leahy
1977
No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth
  • Peter
1977
No Score Yet Psychomania
  • Charlie Perone
1973
75% Dead of Night (Deathdream)
  • Sabatini
1972
No Score Yet Me, Natalie
  • David Harris
1969
No Score Yet Banning
  • Chris Patton
1967
No Score Yet The Ride to Hangman's Tree
  • Matt Stone
1967
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman
  • Happy Loman
1966
67% The War Lord
  • Marc
1965
No Score Yet Ensign Pulver
  • Insigna
1964
No Score Yet Violent Midnight
  • Charlie Perone
1963

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Ray Ross
  • 1996

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