John McLiam - Rotten Tomatoes

John McLiam

Highest Rated:   100% Sleeper (1973)
Lowest Rated:   24% The Food of the Gods (1976)
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet King Richard II
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet 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
88% 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
75% The Missouri Breaks
  • David Braxton
1976
No Score Yet Lucky Lady
  • Rass Huggins
1975
No Score Yet Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers)
  • John
1975
71% 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
89% The Iceman Cometh
  • Jimmy Tomorrow/James Cameron
1973
No Score Yet The Culpepper Cattle Co.
  • Pierce
1972
No Score Yet Big Jake
  • Actor
1971
100% Monte Walsh
  • Fightin' Joe Hooker
1970
No Score Yet R.P.M.
  • Rev. Blauvelt
1970
No Score Yet Halls of Anger
  • Lloyd Wilkerson
1970
No Score Yet The Reivers
  • Van Tosch
1969
100% Madigan
  • Dunne
1968
86% In Cold Blood
  • Herbert Clutter
1967
100% Cool Hand Luke
  • Boss Kean
1967
96% My Fair Lady
  • Harry
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
  • Soapy
  • 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 M*A*S*H
1972-1983
  • Col. Woody Cooke
  • 1983
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
  • Johnny Wells
  • 1983
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Caleb Fisher Harris
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
  • Gramps
  • 1978
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Harry Carlis
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
  • Mr. MacDonald
  • 1968
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 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
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Police Officer Policeman Guard Man
  • 1963
  • 1961

Quotes from John McLiam's Characters