Rory Calhoun

Rory Calhoun

Highest Rated: 84% How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Lowest Rated: 8% Night of the Lepus (1972)

Birthday: Aug 08, 1922

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

A chance meeting with Alan Ladd led to a film career for Rory Calhoun, a rangy, likable leading man who started out billed as Frank McCown before settling on his permanent moniker. Best remembered for his work in the Westerns and action pictures, he acted in a wide variety of movies, portraying eligible bachelors in modern-day comedies like "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953) and "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1955), as well as venturing into period fare for "The Colossus of Rhodes" (1961) and the title role in "Marco Polo" (1962). Calhoun's cowboy credits included the comedy-Western, "A Ticket to Tomahawk" (1950) and a series of films that he produced (with Victor Orsatti) and starred in, "Domino Kid," "The Hired Gun" (both 1957) and "Apache Territory" (1958), all directed by Ray Nazarro. He solidified his Western standing as star of the CBS series, "The Texan" (1958-60), which he also produced with Orsatti. Calhoun has acted in some laughers like "The Night of the Lepus" (1972) and "Angel" (1984), but has balanced those with appearances in the popular CBS miniseries, "The Blue and the Gray" (1982), and features like "Bad Jim" (1990) and "Pure Country" (1992). During the 80s, he also ventured into the realm of daytime drama, playing a judge with political connections on the CBS series "Capitol."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
41% 90% Pure Country Ernest Tucker (Character) $12.5M 1992
No Score Yet 0% Bad Jim Sam Harper (Character) - 1989
56% 46% Hell Comes to Frogtown Looney Tunes (Character) - 1988
33% 25% Avenging Angel Kit Carson (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 43% Angel Kit Carson (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smokey and the Judge Matt Polsky (Character) - 1980
71% 49% Motel Hell Vincent Smith (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mulefeathers Bonaparte Shelby (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight to Holocaust Ed Davis (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and the Midnight Auto Supply Len Thompson (Character) - 1977
20% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Philip Hart (Character) - 1975
8% 26% Night of the Lepus Cole Hillman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Cross Eagles Sgt. Sean McAfee (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dayton's Devils Mike Page (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Men in Baghdad Alex (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Emerald of Artatama Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finger on the Trigger Larry Winton (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Uprising Jim Walker (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Spurs Santee (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Fury Clint McCoy (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun Hawk Blaine Madden (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young and the Brave MSgt. Ed Brent (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Face in the Rain Rand (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco Polo Marco Polo (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of Monte Cristo Captain Adam Corbett (Character) - 1961
63% 31% The Colossus of Rhodes Darios (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thunder in Carolina Mitch Cooper (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saga of Hemp Brown Hemp Brown (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 29% Apache Territory Logan Cates (Character),
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet 50% The Big Caper Frank Harper (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Utah Blaine Utah Blaine (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Domino Kid Domino (Character),
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride Out for Revenge Tate (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hired Gun Gil McCord (Character),
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 18% The Spoilers Alex McNamara (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raw Edge Tex Kirby (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight to Hong Kong Tony Dumont (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Sundown Deputy Alec Longmire (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Kenneth Post (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Looters Jesse Hill (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 45% The Treasure of Pancho Villa Tom Bryan (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Writer - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Tomahawk Adam (Character) - 1954
57% 53% River of No Return Harry Weston (gambler) (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Dawn at Socorro Brett Wade (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% A Bullet Is Waiting Ed Stone (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Guns to the Border Ray Cully (Character) - 1954
84% 78% How to Marry a Millionaire Eben (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silver Whip Sheriff Tom Davisson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Powder River Chino Bullock (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 67% Way of a Gaucho Martin Penalosa (Character) - 1952
67% 62% With a Song in My Heart John Burn (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Jack Stark (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Me After the Show David Hemingway (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet County Fair Peter Brennan (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the Frontiersman Larrabee (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 50% A Ticket to Tomahawk Dakota (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rogue River Ownie Rogers (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Massacre River Phil Acton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sand Chick Palmer (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miraculous Journey Larry Burke (Character) - 1948
83% 68% The Red House Teller (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure Island Mr. Herrick (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 57% That Hagen Girl Ken Freneau (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great John L. James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett (Character) - 1945

TV

Credit
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Lou Gerard (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Pete Eastman (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Ben Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
90% 73% Gilligan's Island Jonathan Kincaid (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Capt. Burt Mossman (Character) 1966 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ben Stack (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955

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