Murray Hamilton

Murray Hamilton

Highest Rated: 100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Lowest Rated: 27% The Amityville Horror (1979)

Birthday: Mar 24, 1923

Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina, USA

Longtime stage, film and television actor Murray Hamilton is known for his memorable appearances in the films "The Hustler," "The Graduate" and "Jaws." He became interested in acting while in high school and eventually moved to New York City to pursue a stage career. He made his screen debut in a small role in the film "Reckless Age" and followed with appearances in "The Whistle at Eaton Falls" and "Bright Victory" before making his TV debut in 1951 on "The Billy Rose Show." In 1959, he received his first notable recurring role on the sitcom "Love and Marriage" and followed that year with work on the features "The FBI Story" and the Oscar-nominated "Anatomy of a Murder." In 1961 he appeared in another notable role alongside Paul Newman in "The Hustler." Throughout the 1970s he appeared in numerous films including "The Drowning Pool," the Steven Spielberg film "Jaws" and its sequel "Jaws 2." In 1979 He worked with Speilberg again on "1941" and later that same year appeared in the classic film "The Amityville Horror."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 68% The Last Days of Patton Gen. Hobart `'Hap'` Gay (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 29% Too Scared to Scream Jack Oberman (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Girl Jack Reardon (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 19% Mazes and Monsters Lt. John Martini (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Joel Lynch (Character) - 1981
75% 73% Brubaker John Deach (Character) - 1980
27% 52% The Amityville Horror Father Ryan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Last Cry for Help Ralph Muir (Character) - 1979
42% 48% 1941 Claude Crumm (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Donovan's Kid Henry Carpenter (Character) - 1978
78% 73% Casey's Shadow Tom Patterson (Character) - 1978
58% 38% Jaws 2 Larry Vaughn (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder at the World Series Harvey Murkison (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer on Board Dr. Ned Folger (Character) - 1977
98% 90% Jaws Mayor Larry Vaughn (Character) $260.9M 1975
50% 49% The Drowning Pool Kilbourne (Character) - 1975
63% 81% The Way We Were Brooks Carpenter (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murdock's Gang Harold Talbot (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 20% Incident on a Dark Street Edmund Schilling (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Harvest Sheriff Bill Jessup (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harness Roy Kern (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 40% A Tattered Web Sgt. Joe Marcus (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Failing of Raymond Sgt. Manzak (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Arthur Gibson (Character) - 1971
60% 61% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Fred Ferguson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker Capt. Appleton (Character) - 1968
89% 75% No Way to Treat a Lady Inspector Haines (Character) - 1968
86% 78% The Boston Strangler Det. Frank McAfee (Character) - 1968
67% 25% The Brotherhood Jim Egan (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Sgt. Borth (Character) - 1967
87% 90% The Graduate Mr. Robinson (Character) $285.8K 1967
89% 87% Seconds Charlie (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 8% An American Dream Arthur Kabot (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Has Two Faces Colonel Jack Forbes (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 15% Thirteen Frightened Girls Wally Sanders (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 82% Papa's Delicate Condition Mr. Harvey (Character) - 1963
98% 93% The Hustler Oames Findley (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 40% Tall Story Sandy Hardy (Character) - 1960
100% 90% Anatomy of a Murder Alphonse Paquette (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 47% The FBI Story Sam Crandall (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 33% Too Much, Too Soon Charlie Snow (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 44% Darby's Rangers Pvt./Sgt. Sims Delancey (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 80% No Time for Sergeants Irving S. Blanchard (Character) - 1958
64% 72% Houseboat Capt. Alan Wilson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 44% Jeanne Eagels Chick O'Hara (Character) - 1957
85% 75% The Spirit of St. Louis Bud Gurney (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 0% The Girl He Left Behind Sgt. Clyde (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Toward the Unknown Maj. Bromo Lee (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whistle at Eaton Falls Al Webster (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 82% Bright Victory Pete Hamilton (Character) - 1951

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Big Daddy Hollingsworth (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama's Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
33% No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Bud McKenna (Guest Star) 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Bud Ellwood (Character) 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Barney Lujack (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanished Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Mel Starling (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seaway Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theatre '62 Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Marriage Steve Baker (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Lt. Col. Bill Aborg (Guest Star) 1960
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Mr. Death (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Web Cutter (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Latham (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason John 'Johnny' Davis Hale (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953

QUOTES FROM Murray Hamilton CHARACTERS

Mr. Robinson says: I was just telling Ben here he ought to sow a few wild oats. Have a good time while he can. You think that's sound advice?

Mrs. Robinson says: Yes, I do.

The Mayor says: Kate says you're a real schizoid ass.

Benjamin Braddock says: Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.

Mr. Robinson says: Shaking hands? Well, that's not saying much for my wife, is it?

Paul Biegler says: Mr. Paquette, what would you call a man with an insatiable penchant for women?

Alphonse Pacquette says: A what?

Paul Biegler says: A penchant... a desire... taste... passion?

Alphonse Pacquette says: Well, uh, ladies' man, I guess. Or maybe just a damn fool! [laughter in the courtroom]

Judge Weaver says: Just answer the questions, Mr. Paquette. The attorneys will provide the wisecracks.

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: I want these paint happy bastards hung up by their Buster Browns!

Mrs. Kintner says: Chief Brody?

Chief Martin Brody says: Yes?

Mrs. Kintner says: (SLAPS him, starts crying) I just found out...that a girl got killed here last week...and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! (starts crying harder) You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things. But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that. (leaves with her father)

Mrs. Kintner says: [slaps him, starts crying] I just found out...that a girl got killed here last week...and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! [starts crying harder] You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things. But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that. [leaves with her father]

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: I'm sorry, Martin. She's wrong.

Chief Martin Brody says: No, she's not.

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: I don't think either one of you are familiar with our problems!

Matt Hooper says: I'm familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you in the ass!

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: Martin, it's all psychological. You yell "barracuda", everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell "shark", we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, 'Huh? What?' You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: Now fellas. This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half ass autopsy on a fish. And I'm not going to stand here, and see that thing cut open and see that little Kitner boy spill out all over the dock!

Mayor Larry Vaughn says: Now fellas. This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half ass autopsy on a fish. And I'm not going to stand here, and see that thing cut open and see that little Kitner boy spill out all over the dock!

Father Ryan says: Father Nuncio and I have seen our share of phenomena, and never once did any of them turn out to be Satanist!

Father Delaney says: Oh I see. We're just gonna walk away from it. Has that become the fashion now, to cover up?

Father Ryan says: Nothing to walk away from.

Father Delaney says: I think it's nonsense!

Father Ryan says: There's nothing to cover up.

Father Delaney says: I think it's bureaucratical bullsh*t! What do you think I am? I am not some pink cheat seminarian who doesn't know the difference between the supernatural and a bad clam. I am a trained psychotherapist! I went into that house! What I saw there was real, what I felt there was real, and what I heard there was real! Gentlemen, I have a family in my parish that's at great risk! And they are facing real danger.

Father Delaney says: I happened to check into the murders and the 20-year-old boy who killed his parents and his four brothers and sisters. When he was at trial, he testified that he heard voices in the house. The voices told him to do it! I was in the house, and I heard the voices, too! And I also felt the presence in the house. There was a presence in that house!

Father Ryan says: Half the killers in this country say the same thing. "The voices. The voices told me to do it."

Father Ryan says: Half the killers in this country say the same thing. 'The voices. The voices told me to do it.'

Father Delaney says: I heard them, Father! I heard voices!

Father Ryan says: I'm not in the habit of blaming Satan for every phenomenon.