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Marjoe Gortner



Starting out as a child evangelist, Marjoe Gortner spent 25 energetic years preaching on the religious-revival circuit. In the early 1970s, Gortner turned his back on all that, summing up his new philosophy in the tell-all 1972 documentary Marjoe. He made his acting debut as a sex killer in the made-for-TV The Marcus/Nelson Murders (1973), then fluctuated between good and bad guys in such films as The Gun and the Pulpit (1974), Earthquake (1974), Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976) and When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979). Touted by Columbia's publicity department as the embodiment of "magnetic masculinity," Gortner never caught on as a leading man; his most impressive achievements in the past 20 years have been in the field of fundraising. Still, Marjoe Gortner has kept his hand in moviemaking into the 1990s, accepting supporting roles in films like Fire, Ice and Dynamite (1991) and Wild Bill (1995).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Marjoe
  • Actor
2000
41% Wild Bill
  • Preacher
1995
No Score Yet Fire, Ice And Dynamite
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt
  • Cobra
1989
No Score Yet The Survivalist
  • Lt. Youngman
1987
No Score Yet Hellhole
  • Dr. Dane
1985
No Score Yet Jungle Warriors
  • Larry
1984
No Score Yet Mausoleum
  • Oliver Farrell
1983
33% Starcrash
  • Akton
1979
No Score Yet When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
  • Producer
  • Teddy
1979
No Score Yet Female Space Invaders
  • Actor
1979
17% Viva Knievel!
  • Jessie Hammond
1977
No Score Yet Sidewinder One
  • Digger
1977
24% The Food of the Gods
  • Morgan
1976
No Score Yet Bobbie Jo And The Outlaw
  • Lyle Wheeler
1976
35% Earthquake
  • Jody
1974
No Score Yet Pray for the Wildcats
  • Terry Maxon
1974
No Score Yet Acapulco Gold
  • Actor
1972

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