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Sidney Clute

Highest Rated: 88% The Big Fix (1978)

Lowest Rated: 14% Viva Knievel! (1977)

Birthday: Apr 21, 1916

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A veteran character actor who made over 100 television guest appearances, Sidney Clute started climbing the rungs of show business with numerous uncredited roles in such 1950s films as "Mohawk," "The Big Heat," and "The Best Years of Our Lives." After landing a spot on an episode of the long-running Western "Gunsmoke" entitled "Young Man with a Gun," the actor experienced a steady flux of one-off and recurring parts on such detective and adventure series as "Dragnet," "Kojak," "Mannix," "Ironside," and "77 Sunset Strip." Willing and more than able to branch out to other genres, Clute soon appeared on the emergency-response dramas "Adam-12" and "Ben Casey" and the classic comedies "Bewitched" and "Mary Tyler Moore." While his gig on "Moore" led to a recurring role as the National Editor on the newsroom spin-off "Lou Grant," it was the tried-and-true detective genre that took Clute to his most widely recognized role, as Det. Paul La Guardia on the 1980s female-duo action drama "Cagney & Lacey." Although the actor died at the start of the show's fourth season, his name remained on the opening credits until the series' end. Clute also made occasional film appearances in such late-'60s and '70s movies as "Breakout," "...And Justice for All.," and "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!."

Highest rated movies

The Big Fix
Walking Tall
Executive Action
Breakout
Viva Knievel!

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive Family Sam Todd (Character) - 1980
88% 51% The Big Fix Mr. Johnson (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 61% The Deadly Dust Unknown (Character) - 1978
14% 13% Viva Knievel! Andy (Character) - 1977
50% 42% Breakout Henderson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 70% Thursday's Game Camp Director (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death Squad Driver (Character) - 1974
67% 61% Executive Action Depository Clerk (Character) - 1973
75% 71% Walking Tall Sheldon Levine (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of Hillbilly John Charles (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 0% Cry of Battle Col. Ryker (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Branded Women Milan (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Mafia Henry Beery (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey Det. Paul La Guardia (Character) 1982-1988
43% 88% Battlestar Galactica Stone (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dr. Fenton Boyle (Guest Star) 1972-1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
100% 100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's My Mama! Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 91% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Mr. Horowitz (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Danny (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 20% Bewitched 2nd Police Officer (Guest Star) 1966 1969 1971
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Everett Edwards (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
71% 87% The Good Guys Customer (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Cab Driver (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Dr. Bernstein (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet 100% Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Joe (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet 50% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on a Rooftop Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Pampanooch (Guest Star) 1962-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Sam Willis (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Lou Lewis (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Frederick Arms (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Spencer (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Furniture Mover (Guest Star) 1954