Ray Danton

Highest Rated: 91% The Longest Day (1962)
Lowest Rated: 60% A Majority of One (1961)
Birthday: Sep 19, 1931
Birthplace: Not Available
Handsome leading man Ray Danton trained for an acting career at Carnegie Tech. In films from 1952, Danton made an excellent impression as a hot-tempered Native American in Chief Crazy Horse (1954), but would not star in a film until Outside the Law (1956). Projecting an image of dangerous unpredictability, he was effectively cast in such roles as sex maniac Stan Hess in The Beat Generation (1959). During Hollywood's gangster cycle of the early '60s, Danton played the title roles in The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) and The George Raft Story (1960). As time went by, he began buoying his villainous characterizations with a wry sense of humor: Explaining his treachery to girlfriend Judi West in the 1965 Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV episode "The Discotheque Affair," Danton smoothly comments, "Darling, I forgot to tell you...I'm a cad." A more pleasant (but no less roguish) Danton was seen as one of the leads of the weekly Warner Bros. TVer The Alaskans (1959-1960). Unhappy at being typecast, Danton turned to directing in 1972 with the theatrical feature The Deathmaster. He later directed episodes of such TV weeklies as Cagney and Lacey, Fame, Quincy, and Dallas, and served a supervising producer of The New Mike Hammer (1984-1987). Ray Danton was married to Julie Adams, with whom he co-starred in Tarawa Beachhead (1958).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Vietnam War Story 1 Director 1988
No Score Yet Psychic Killer Director 1978
No Score Yet Flatfoot Actor 1978
No Score Yet Six Pack Annie Mr. O'Meyer 1975
No Score Yet Psychic Killer Director Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Apache Blood Actor 1975
No Score Yet The Centerfold Girls (Girl Hunter) Actor 1974
No Score Yet Hannah, Queen of the Vampires (Crypt of the Living Dead) Director 1972
No Score Yet Deathmaster Director 1972
No Score Yet The Ballad of Billie Blue (Star-Crossed Roads) Actor 1972
No Score Yet Triangle Carlo Di Fermi 1971
No Score Yet New York chiama Superdrago (Secret Agent Super Dragon) (New York Calling Superdragon) Bryan Cooper/Super Dragon 1966
No Score Yet Conqueror and the Empress Actor 1964
No Score Yet The Chapman Report Fred Linden 1962
91% The Longest Day Captain Frank 1962
60% A Majority of One Jerome Black 1961
No Score Yet The George Raft Story George Raft 1961
No Score Yet Ice Palace Bay Husack 1960
71% The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond Jack "Legs" Diamond 1960
No Score Yet Yellowstone Kelly Sayapi 1959
No Score Yet The Beat Generation Stanley Belmont aka Stan Hess 1959
No Score Yet Onionhead Ens. Dennis Higgins 1958
No Score Yet Too Much, Too Soon John Howard 1958
No Score Yet The Night Runner Roy Turner 1957
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow David Tredman 1955
No Score Yet The Spoilers 'Bronco' Blackie 1955
No Score Yet Chief Crazy Horse Little Big Man 1955

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Dynasty
1981-1989
Director
  • 1988
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Director
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey
1982-1988
Director
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1982
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Director
  • 1984
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Director Screenwriter
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Director
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Sierra
  • 1975
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Joe Melcor
  • 1972
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Ortega
  • 1970
  • 1969
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Carver
  • 1965
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Don Felipe
  • 1961
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Director

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