James McEachin

James McEachin

Highest Rated: 84% Play Misty for Me (1971)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972)

Birthday: May 20, 1930

Birthplace: Rennert, North Carolina, USA

James McEachin had multiple lives in the entertainment industry, first as a music producer and then moving into acting for film and television, largely in supporting parts as good, upstanding citizens. He served in the Army during the Korean War, one of only two men in his company to survive an ambush (for which he was decorated with the Purple Star). After the war, he moved to California and found success producing records, using the name Jimmy Mack and working with such talents as Otis Redding and The Furys. Dropping the music business to pursue acting, he soon landed a contract with Universal and began making regular appearances on such shows as "Mannix" and "Hawaii Five-O," often as trustworthy cops or lawyers. Supporting roles in films followed, including the John Wayne Western "The Undefeated" and the Clint Eastwood psychological drama "Play Misty for Me." In 1973, he had the lead part on the detective series "Tenafly," a rarity for an African-American at the time. The show didn't last a full season, but McEachin continued to find steady work in films and TV series, including a recurring role as Lieutenant Ed Brock in nearly every "Perry Mason" TV movie of the '80s and '90s. In 2007, he wrote, produced, and starred in "Old Glory," a patriotic short video that led to his solo play, "Above the Call; Beyond the Duty," both productions featuring McEachin as the Old Solder.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reveille Army Man (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 20% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester Lt. Brock (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle Lt Brock (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Exposure Detective Becker (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sworn to Vengeance Willie (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 40% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives Lt. Brock (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Lt. Brock (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss Lt Brock (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? Frank (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace Police Sergeant Clifford Brock (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 43% Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Lt. Ed Brock (Character) - 1986
66% 61% 2010 Victor Milson (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honeyboy Nate Walker (Character) - 1982
37% 55% Every Which Way But Loose Herb (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Make Me a Perfect Murder Walter Mearhead (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 40% The Dead Don't Die Frankie Specht (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christina Donovan (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Running Harry Tenafly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cash and Carry Caper Harry Tenafly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Window That Wasn't Harry Tenafly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joyride to Nowhere Harry Tenafly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tenafly Harry Tenafly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alpha Caper Scat (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 100% Short Walk to Daylight Ed (Character) - 1972
33% 62% The Groundstar Conspiracy Bender (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 60% Buck and the Preacher Kingston (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 18% Fuzz Det. Arthur Brown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Certain Summer Mr. Early (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and Jake Wyler Quint (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol Loughton (Character) - 1972
84% 72% Play Misty for Me Al Monte (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crosscurrent Don Cope (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neon Ceiling Highway Patrolman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadlock Noah (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 27% The Black Klansman Lonnie (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
21% No Score Yet First Monday Justice Jerome Morris (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2002
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Police Det. Sgt. Frank Garriman Ret. (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Reggie Hill (Guest Star) 1985 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Walter Mearhead (Guest Star) 1978 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Det. Roy Hacker (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1973
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
71% 88% The Good Guys Leon (Guest Star) 1968

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