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James Olson

Highest Rated:   90% Ragtime (1981)
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A graduate of Northwestern University, actor James Olson did stage work in and around Chicago before his 1956 film bow in The Sharkfighters. Angular and sandy-haired, Olson was well suited to classical stage roles. In films and on television, it was his lot to portray a long line of understanding husbands, doubting doctors, mystery killers and corporate bigwigs. James Olson garnered some of his best reviews for his performance as Joanne Woodward's autumn romance in Rachel, Rachel (1967), under the direction of Paul Newman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Rachel River
  • Jack Canon
1987
70% Commando
  • Major Gen. Franklin Kirby
1985
7% Amityville II: The Possession
  • Father Adamsky
1982
90% Ragtime
  • Father
1981
No Score Yet My Sister, My Love
  • David
1978
No Score Yet The Spell
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Someone I Touched
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Strange New World
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Manhunter
  • Actor
1974
83% The Missiles of October
  • McGeorge Bundy
1974
40% The Groundstar Conspiracy
  • Stanton
1972
No Score Yet Incident on a Dark Street
  • Joe Dubbs
1972
No Score Yet Paper Man
  • Art Fletcher
1971
60% Wild Rovers
  • Joe Billings
1971
67% The Andromeda Strain
  • Dr. Mark Hall
1971
No Score Yet Crescendo
  • Georges/Jacques
1970
No Score Yet Moon Zero Two
  • Bill Kemp
1969
86% Rachel, Rachel
  • Nick Kazlik
1968
No Score Yet The Three Sisters
  • Baron Tuzenbach
1965
No Score Yet The Strange One
  • Roger Gatt
1957
No Score Yet The Sharkfighters
  • Ens. Harold Duncan
1956
No Score Yet Manhunt in Space
  • Actor
1954

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Rev. Edward Danforth
  • 1983
  • 1979

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