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John McLiam

Highest Rated: 100% Sleeper (1973)

Lowest Rated: 0% Lucky Lady (1975)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

He was born John Williams, but there already was a John Williams in show business (several of them, in fact), so the Canadian-born actor selected John McLiam as his professional moniker. McLiam's man-on-the-street countenance could be molded into a vast array of characterizations, ranging from a cockney low-life (My Fair Lady) to a Southern redneck (Cool Hand Luke). The actor's bland normality was a key factor in his being cast as real-life murder victim Herbert Clutter in 1967's In Cold Blood. John McLiam accepted more TV guest-star assignments than can possibly be listed here; he was also a regular on the weekly series Men From Shiloh (1970) and Two Marriages (1983).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet King Richard II Actor 2001
50% Fall from Grace Rev. Aubrey Sara 1990
No Score Yet Split Decisions Pop McGuinn 1988
No Score Yet Walk Like a Man H.P. Truman 1987
No Score Yet J. Edgar Hoover A. Mitchell Palmer 1987
No Score Yet Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Jessie 1986
No Score Yet Dempsey Hyrum Dempsey 1983
85% First Blood Orval 1982
No Score Yet The Ambush Murders Judge Collier 1982
No Score Yet End of August Colonel 1982
No Score Yet The Five of Me Actor 1981
No Score Yet Freedom Road Ulysses S. Grant 1979
No Score Yet The Return of the Incredible Hulk Actor 1977
24% The Food of the Gods Mr. Skinner 1976
No Score Yet Call of the Wild Prospector 1976
81% The Missouri Breaks David Braxton 1976
0% Lucky Lady Rass Huggins 1975
No Score Yet Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers) John 1975
73% Bite the Bullet Gebhardt 1975
No Score Yet The Dove Lyle Graham 1974
100% Sleeper Dr. Agon 1973
No Score Yet Showdown P. J. Wilson 1973
91% The Iceman Cometh Jimmy Tomorrow/James Cameron 1973
No Score Yet The Culpepper Cattle Co. Pierce 1972
83% Big Jake Actor 1971
88% Monte Walsh Fightin' Joe Hooker 1970
No Score Yet R.P.M. Rev. Blauvelt 1970
No Score Yet Halls of Anger Lloyd Wilkerson 1970
80% The Reivers Van Tosch 1969
90% Madigan Dunne 1968
No Score Yet Riverrun Jeffries 1968
84% In Cold Blood Herbert Clutter 1967
100% Cool Hand Luke Boss Kean 1967
95% My Fair Lady Harry 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Soapy 1992
1990
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Fento 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Harry Stevens 1987
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
George Nemchek 1986
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest Ted Simpson Carl Fred Simms 1986
1985
No Score Yet Hunter
1984-1991
Dr. Jarvis 1985
No Score Yet T.J. Hooker
1982-1986
Hooker's Dad 1985
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Col. Woody Cooke 1983
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Johnny Wells 1983
1981
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Caleb Fisher Harris 1983
1979
1978
1977
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Gramps 1978
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Trash Father Holt 1974
1973
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Dr. Joe 1973
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Harry Carlis 1970
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Tucker 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Dr. Edward Stoner Anton Usakos 1968
1967
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Mr. MacDonald 1968
1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Delphos Bender Sloan Stableman Sam Kinney 1968
1964
1962
1961
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Seidlizt 1966
1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Alec Jeff Sheriff Grover Deputy Kelton 1966
1965
1964
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Police Officer Policeman Guard Man 1963
1961
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Councilman William Daniels 1961

QUOTES FROM John McLiam CHARACTERS

Orval says: Let's do some huntin'!

Preston says: Hunting? We ain't huntin' him, he's huntin' us!