Peter MacLean

Birthday: Jan 2, 1936
Birthplace: Not Available
Peter MacLean's appearances on such 1970s television staples as Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels without question made the character actor one of the small screen's most recognized supporting players, and his later role as the star and director of Disneyland Paris' Buffalo Bill's Wild West attraction would help to ensure that his face would remain equally recognizable to future generations as well. A Boston native who graduated from Emerson College, MacLean later made a name for himself in repertory Shakespeare groups across the country, during which time he gained an especially solid reputation for his portrayal of Macbeth. MacLean alternated frequently between television and film following his big-screen bow in the 1963 drama The Cardinal, and by the 1970s he could be spotted virtually everywhere on the small screen. From an appearance in the pilot for Fantasy Island to a role in the enduring daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, MacLean could always be counted upon to liven up what might otherwise have been incidental roles. In the 1976 frightener Squirm MacLean pinned a badge to his chest as the sheriff who must help to save a small community from carnivorous worms. In the 1980s MacLean's onscreen career began to slow, though in the next decade his position in front of and behind the scenes of Disneyland Paris' Buffalo Bill's Wild West found the ageing actor as in-demand as ever. MacLean would ultimately appear in a staggering 1,800 performances in Buffalo Bill mode, even performing at the base of the Eiffel Tower as the real Buffalo Bill had done 100 years previously. On May 28, 2003, Peter MacLean died of lymphoma in Los Angeles. He was 67.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet King Richard II Actor 2001
67% Margaret's Museum Old man 1 1995
No Score Yet Who Is Julia? Newscaster 1986
29% Breakin' 2 - Electric Boogaloo Mr. Douglas 1984
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (Othello) Actor 1981
No Score Yet Force - Five Sen. Forrester 1981
No Score Yet Disaster on the Coastliner Actor 1979
No Score Yet Fantasy Island 3rd Hunter (Alex Davidson) 1977
36% Squirm Sheriff 1976
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle Partridge 1973
60% The Cardinal Father Callahan 1963

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Alden
  • 1989
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Jonathan
  • 1986
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
  • 1986
33% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
1979-1981
  • 1980
33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1979
President Arends
  • 1979
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Judge McClellan
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Ross Fred Heston
  • 1979
  • 1977
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Schmidt
  • 1977

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