Murray Hamilton - Rotten Tomatoes

Murray Hamilton

Highest Rated:   100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Lowest Rated:   29% The Amityville Horror (1979)
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Birthplace:   Washington, North Carolina, USA
Murray Hamilton first stepped on a Broadway stage in 1945; among his subsequent theatrical credits was the original production of Mister Roberts and his Tony-winning stint in 1964's Absence of a Cello. Hamilton's film career began with a minor role in Bright Victory (1951). He often played abrasive, cynical characters, such as the "feller sufferin' from R.O.T.C" in 1958's No Time for Sergeants, but he occasionally essayed good-guy roles, notably as James Stewart's foredoomed partner in The FBI Story (1959). Murray Hamilton is best known to many moviegoers for his role as the bombastic mayor in 1975's Jaws, a role which he won, according to the film's scenarist Carl Gottlieb, thanks to his acute ability "to portray weakness disguised as strength."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Swan Song
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Whoops Apocalypse
  • Jack Preston (ex-President)
1988
No Score Yet The Last Days of Patton
  • "Hap" Gay
1986
No Score Yet Too Scared to Scream
  • Jack
1985
No Score Yet Hysterical
  • Mayor
1983
No Score Yet Mazes and Monsters
  • Lt. John Martini
1982
77% Brubaker
  • John Deach
1980
36% 1941
  • Claude
1979
29% The Amityville Horror
  • Fr. Ryan
1979
No Score Yet A Last Cry for Help
  • Ralph Muir
1979
57% Jaws 2
  • Mayor Larry Vaughn
1978
75% Casey's Shadow
  • Tom Patterson
1978
No Score Yet Killer on Board
  • Actor
1977
97% Jaws
  • Mayor Larry Vaughn
1975
50% The Drowning Pool
  • Kilbourne
1975
63% The Way We Were
  • Brooks Carpenter
1973
No Score Yet Incident on a Dark Street
  • Ed Schilling
1972
No Score Yet A Tattered Web
  • Sgt. Joe Marcus
1971
60% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
  • Fred Ferguson
1969
86% The Boston Strangler
  • Frank McAfee
1968
89% No Way to Treat a Lady
  • Inspector Haines
1968
75% The Brotherhood
  • Jim Egan
1968
No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker
  • Capt. Appleton
1968
89% The Graduate
  • Mr. Robinson
1967
90% Seconds
  • Charlie Evans
1966
60% The Cardinal
  • Lafe
1963
No Score Yet 13 Frightened Girls (The Candy Web)
  • Wally Sanders
1963
No Score Yet Papa's Delicate Condition
  • Mr. Harvey
1963
98% The Hustler
  • Findlay
1961
No Score Yet Tall Story
  • Coach Hardy
1960
No Score Yet The FBI Story
  • Sam Crandall
1959
100% Anatomy of a Murder
  • Alphonse Paquette
1959
64% Houseboat
  • Capt. Alan Wilson
1958
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants
  • Irvin Blanchard
1958
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers
  • Sims Delancey
1958
No Score Yet Too Much, Too Soon
  • Charlie Snow
1958
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • Chick O'Hara
1957
84% The Spirit of St. Louis
  • Bud Gurney
1957
No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind
  • Sgt. Clyde
1956
No Score Yet Toward the Unknown
  • Maj. `Bromo' Lee
1956
No Score Yet Bright Victory
  • Pete Hamilton
1951
No Score Yet The Whistle At Eaton Falls
  • Actor
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • Actor
  • 1986
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
  • Actor
  • 1984
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Bud Michaels
  • 1984
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • Harry Bob Harmon
  • 1977
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • Dr. Jerome Cooper
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Steelman Starling
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Actor
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Death
  • 1959
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Cutter Calhoun Buley
  • 1958
  • 1957

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