James Farentino

Highest Rated: 75% Dead and Buried (1981)
Lowest Rated: 8% Bulletproof (1996)
Birthday: Feb 24, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Secret Of The Sahara Actor 2015
33% 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 Sabatini 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 When No One Would Listen Gary Cochran 1992
No Score Yet Naked Lie Jonathan Morris 1989
14% 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
75% Dead and Buried Sheriff Dan Gillis 1981
44% 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 Psychomania Charlie Perone 1973
No Score Yet The Family Rico Gino Rico 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 Rosie! David 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Beck
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Ray Ross
  • 1996
No Score Yet Dynasty
1981-1989
Dr. Nick Toscani
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth
1977
Simon Peter
  • 1977
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Craig David Faulkner
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Cusack
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Carter
  • 1967
0% Julie
1992
Sam

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