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Sam Gilman

Highest Rated: 100% Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)

Lowest Rated: 43% Macon County Line (1974)

Birthday: Feb 05, 1915

Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

Today he's probably more known for a series of movies he made with legendary actor and personal friend Marlon Brando, but, prior to his acting career, Sam Gilman was a celebrated comic book artist for Funnies, Inc., one of the leading comic book packagers of the 1930s and 1940s. Some of the more notable comics Gilman illustrated included "Vapo-Man," "Iron Skull," and "Masked Marvel," one of the lesser known comics in the Marvel Comics universe. By the early '50s, however, Gilman grew tired of the comic book racket and decided to try his hand at acting. His first on-screen role, albeit uncredited, was in 1950's "The Men," a film about a paralyzed war veteran trying to readjust to society. While shooting the movie, Gilman developed a close bond with Brando, the film's star, and would go on to play supporting roles in several of Brando's films throughout the next two decades, including the 1953 motorcycle drama "The Wild One," the 1961 Brando-directed Western "One-Eyed Jacks," and the offbeat 1976 Western "The Missouri Breaks."

Highest rated movies

Sometimes a Great Notion
The Missouri Breaks
PT 109
One-Eyed Jacks
Wild Rovers
Macon County Line

Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 59% The Missouri Breaks Hank Rate (Character) - 1976
43% 55% Macon County Line Deputy Bill (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tribe Rouse (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 38% Gator Bait T.J. Bracken (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Sabbath Lonzo (Character) - 1972
57% 44% Wild Rovers Sam Hansen (Character) - 1971
100% 76% Sometimes a Great Notion John Stamper (Character) - 1970
64% 53% PT 109 Raymond Starkey (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Men Unknown (Character) - 1961
61% 72% One-Eyed Jacks Harvey Johnson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart Is a Rebel Greg Johnson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 63% Away All Boats Lieut. Jim Randall (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 20% Full of Life Dr. Atchison (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 69% Desiree Fouche (uncredited) (Character) - 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Tom Sommers (Character),
Fingerman (Guest Star)
1974-1975 1968
80% 88% Star Trek Doc Holliday (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Jim Gunther (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Captain Mulvaney (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Al Pike (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shane Sam Grafton (Character) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Biggy Morgan (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Ian Pepperday (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Gringo Hawkby (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Writer 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Duva (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Jim Eddington (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason George Danvers (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medic Unknown (Guest Star) 1954

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