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Severn Darden



Severn Darden was born in New Orleans, educated at Mexico City College, and given his first professional acting opportunity at Virginia's Barter Theater. A charter member of the Compass Theater, the improvisational group that would later evolve into Second City, Darden distinguished himself as an "intellectual" monologist, effortlessly weaving allusions to Freud and Kant into his hilariously nonsensical ramblings. From 1963's Goldstein onward, Darden worked in films as a character actor and sometimes writer/director. He chalked up quite a few eccentric characterizations in films like Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). He was at the top of his form in The President's Analyst (1967) as Kropotkin, a gay Soviet counterintelligence agent who turns out (much to his own surprise) to be one of the film's heroes. The peripatetic Severn Darden settled down long enough to appear as a TV-series regular on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1977; as Popesco), Beyond Westworld (1980; as Foley), and Take Five (1987; as psychiatrist Noah Wolf).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Werewolves on Wheels
  • One
2001
No Score Yet Once Upon a Midnight Scary
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Telephone
  • Max
1988
84% Back to School
  • Dr. Barazini
1986
75% Real Genius
  • Dr. Meredith
1985
No Score Yet Quarterback Princess
  • Mr. Hobart
1983
No Score Yet A Minor Miracle
  • Actor
1983
10% Saturday the 14th
  • Van Helsing
1981
No Score Yet In God We Tru$t (In God We Trust) (Gimme That Prime Time Religion)
  • Priest
1980
No Score Yet A Small Circle of Friends
  • Art Professor
1980
75% Hopscotch
  • Maddox
1980
No Score Yet Why Would I Lie?
  • Dr. Barbour
1980
No Score Yet A Cry for Love
  • Paul
1980
No Score Yet Orphan Train
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Wanda Nevada
  • Merlin Bitterstix
1979
No Score Yet Jackson County Jail
  • Sheriff Dempsey
1976
No Score Yet Victory at Entebbe
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Aimee
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Captains and the Kings
  • Plover
1976
50% Mother, Jugs and Speed
  • Moran
1976
43% The Day of the Dolphin
  • Schwinn
1973
38% Battle For The Planet Of The Apes
  • Gov. Kolp
1973
No Score Yet The Legend of Hillbilly John
  • Mr. Marduke
1973
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy
  • Big Jim
1972
No Score Yet Play It as It Lays
  • Hypnotist
1972
No Score Yet The War Between Men and Women
  • Dr. Harris
1972
No Score Yet Cisco Pike
  • Lawyer
1972
44% Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • Kolp
1972
No Score Yet Playmates
  • Actor
1972
43% The Last Movie
  • Mayor
1971
92% The Hired Hand
  • McVey
1971
84% They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Cecil
1969
No Score Yet Justine
  • Balthazar
1969
No Score Yet The Mad Room
  • Nate
1969
No Score Yet Model Shop
  • Portly Man
1968
80% The President's Analyst
  • Kropotkin
1967
No Score Yet Luv
  • Vandergrist
1967
No Score Yet Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
  • Miles Fisher
1966
No Score Yet Goldstein
  • Doctor
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Mr. Smythe Waterman

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