Murray Hamilton

Highest Rated: 100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Birthday: Mar 24, 1923
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

CREDIT
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
75% Brubaker John Deach 1980
39% 1941 Claude 1979
29% The Amityville Horror Fr. Ryan 1979
No Score Yet A Last Cry for Help Ralph Muir 1979
59% 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
64% 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
91% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • 1986
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
  • 1984
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Bud Michaels
  • 1984
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Harry Bob Harmon
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Dr. Jerome Cooper
  • 1972
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Snyder
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Steelman Starling
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Death
  • 1959
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Cutter Calhoun Buley
  • 1958
  • 1957

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