Harry Guardino Actor

Harry Guardino (December 23, 1925 – July 17, 1995) was an American actor whose career spanned from the early 1950s to the early 1990s. In 1964, he was cast in a short-lived CBS series entitled The Reporter, a drama about a hard-hitting investigative journalist named Danny Taylor. His principal co-star was Gary Merrill as city editor Lou Sheldon. WIth Merrill, he had co-starred the year before in "The Human Factor" episode of The Outer Limits. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Guardino appeared on stage, in films, and on television. His Broadway theatre credits included A Hatful of Rain, One More River (earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance), Anyone Can Whistle, The Rose Tattoo, The Seven Descents of Myrtle, and Woman of the Year. Guardino's other film credits include Houseboat, Pork Chop Hill (about the Korean War), The Five Pennies, King of Kings, Madigan, Lovers and Other Strangers, and Dirty Harry. He was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He guest starred on John Cassavetes's 1959–1960 series, Johnny Staccato, the story of a pianist/private detective in New York City.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 23rd, 1925
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
July 17th, 1995 at age of 69
Place of death
Palm Springs, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)

Family

Spouses

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Action106.3
Crime95.93
Thriller46.9
Comedy106.12
Drama136.51
Family36.0
Adventure27.4
War46.7
Biography36.7

1. Fist of Honor (1993)

Action, Drama
played Dino Diamond
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
,
Richard Pepin
Richard Pepin
Charles T. Kanganis
,
David Halver
6 Show list

Fist of Honor is a 1993 action and drama film written by Charles T. Kanganis and directed by Richard Pepin.

Awards

Top cast

Frankie Pop
Victor Malucci
Nick Glowacki
Detective Johnson
Fist Sullivan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ken Blakey
Craig Anthony
English
United States of America

2. Any Which Way You Can (1980)

Action, Comedy
played James Beekman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Fritz Manes
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
,
Stanford Sherman
30 Show list

Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 American action comedy film, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith, and Ruth Gordon. It is directed by Buddy Van Horn. The film is the sequel to the 1978 hit comedy film Every Which Way but Loose.

Awards

Top cast

Dallas
Palomino Bartender
Fat Zack
Bar Fighter #1
Baggage Man #2
Orville Boggs
Henchmen
Fight Spectator
Moody
Officer Morgan
Little Melvin
Joe Casey
'Big Tony'
CHP Captain Wright
Jack Wilson
Desk Clerk
Loretta Quince
Cholla
Ma Boggs
Wyoming Officer
Sergeant Cooley
Tony Paoli Jr.
Old Codger at Motel
Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Luther Quince
Motel Clerk
Frank
Long John
Jackson Officer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Donald Harris
,
Grover B. Helsley
,
Steve Dorff
David Worth
Any Which Way You Can
English
United States of America

3. Every Which Way but Loose (1978)

Action, Comedy
played James Beekman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
20 Show list $5.2M

Every Which Way but Loose is a 1978 American adventure comedy film, released by Warner Brothers, produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. It stars Clint Eastwood in an uncharacteristic and offbeat comedy role, as Philo Beddoe, a trucker and brawler roaming the American West in search of a lost love while accompanied by his friend/manager Orville and his pet orangutan, Clyde. In the process Philo manages to cross a motley assortment of characters, including a pair of police officers and an entire motorcycle gang, who end up pursuing him for revenge. Eastwood's appearance in the film, after his string of spaghetti western and Dirty Harry roles, somewhat startled the film industry and he was reportedly advised against making it. Panned by critics, the film went on to become an enormous success and became, along with its 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can, two of the highest grossing Eastwood films. When adjusted for inflation, it still ranks as one of the top 200 highest grossing films of all time.

Awards

Top cast

Young Trucker
Dallas
Biker #4
Orville
Tank Murdock's Manager
Trucker #1
Woody
Biker #7
Trailer Court Manager
Cholla
Lynn Halsey-Taylor
Clerk at D.M.V.
Frank
Tank Murdock
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Steve Dorff
Rexford L. Metz
Every Which Way but Loose
English
United States of America

4. Evening in Byzantium (1978)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
240.0
Robert F. O'Neill
Michael Sloan
,
2 Show list

Evening in Byzantium is a 1978 television movie produced by Glen A. Larson Productions and Universal Television, and directed by Jerry London, about the Cannes Film Festival being overtaken by terrorists. It stars Glenn Ford, Vince Edwards, Shirley Jones, Eddie Albert and Erin Gray, with Edward James Olmos in a bit role. The film is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw. Evening in Byzantium was one of the many TV movies, miniseries and other shows syndicated to local independent television stations in the USA as part of a project known as Operation Prime Time, in an effort to compete with the major broadcast networks.

Awards

Top cast

Gail McKinnon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Matilda (1978)

Comedy, Crime, Family
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
1 Show list

Matilda is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Daniel Mann and starring Elliott Gould, Robert Mitchum and Lionel Stander.

Awards

Top cast

Duke Parkhurst
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Rollercoaster (1977)

Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
118.0
Tommy Cook
2 Show list

Rollercoaster is a 1977 disaster-suspense film starring George Segal, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda and Timothy Bottoms, and directed by James Goldstone. It was one of the few films to be shown in Sensurround, which caused audience seats to vibrate during certain periods during the "thrill scenes" on the rides.

Awards

Top cast

Tracy Calder
Messenger
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David M. Walsh
Rollercoaster
English
United States of America

7. The Enforcer (1976)

Action, Crime, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
$9M

The Enforcer is a 1976 American action film and the third in the Dirty Harry film series. Directed by James Fargo, it stars Clint Eastwood as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan, Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore and DeVeren Bookwalter as terrorist leader/main antagonist Bobby Maxwell.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Whiffs (1975)

Comedy, Crime
played Chops Mulligan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
6 Show list

Whiffs is a 1975 film directed by Ted Post, produced by Brut Productions and released theatrically in the U.S. by 20th Century Fox. It stars Elliott Gould. It is about a gullible private that volunteers to be the subject of numerous military biological and chemical weaponry experiments and later robs banks.

Awards

Top cast

Dudley Frapper
Lockyer's Aide
Colonel Lockyer
State Trooper
Sgt. Post
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David M. Walsh
English
United States of America

9. Capone (1975)

Biography, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
1 Show list

Capone is an American crime film directed by Steve Carver and stars Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely and Sylvester Stallone in an early film appearance. The movie is a biography of the infamous Al Capone, although much of it is supposedly fiction. The film was released on DVD in the U.S. for the first time on March 29, 2011 through Shout! Factory and has been available in Europe for some time.

Awards

Top cast

Frankie Yale
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, Canada

10. Get Christie Love! (1974)

Action, Crime
played Captain Casey Reardon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
74.0
, ,
Peter Nelson
7 Show list

Get Christie Love! is a 1974 made-for-television film starring Teresa Graves as an undercover female police detective who is determined to overthrow a drug ring. This film is based on Dorothy Uhnak's crime-thriller novel, The Ledger. However, the main character "Christie Opara"—a white, New York Police detective—was dropped completely and "Christie Love" emerged. Det. Olga Ford of the NYPD served as the series Technical Advisor.

Awards

Top cast

Normand
Spiliolis
Max Loomis
Enzo Cortino
Dr. Shepard
Helena Varga
Christie Love
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Big Bad Mothaz (1974)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
250.0

Awards

Top cast

12. Dirty Harry (1971)

Action, Crime, Thriller
played Police Lt. Al Bressler
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
20 Show list $4M

Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco Police Department Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan. The film drew upon the actual case of the Zodiac Killer as the Callahan character seeks out a similar vicious psychopath. Dirty Harry was a critical and commercial success and set the style for a whole genre of police films. Upon its release, film critic Roger Ebert said, "Dirty Harry is a very good example of the cops-and-killers genre." The film was followed by four sequels: Magnum Force in 1973, The Enforcer in 1976, Sudden Impact in 1983, and The Dead Pool in 1988. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.

Awards

Top cast

Dist. Atty. William T. Rothko
Homosexual #1
Police Inspector Chico Gonzalez
Flower Vendor
Mr. Jaffe
The Mayor
Ann Mary Deacon
Charles 'Scorpio Killer' Davis
The Chief
Bus Driver
Police Inspector Frank DiGiorgio
Bank Robber
Sid Kleinman
Pedestrian Passing Harry's Car
Hot Mary
Mrs. Russell
Hippie Guy #2
Tunnel Hoodlum #1
Miss Willis
Policeman #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Serial killer
Police
Zodiac Killer
Dirty Harry
English
United States of America

13. Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
Cy Howard
6 Show list

Lovers and Other Strangers is a 1970 comedy film based on the play by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna. The cast includes Richard Castellano, Gig Young, Cloris Leachman, Anne Jackson, Beatrice Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Brandon, Harry Guardino, Anne Meara, Bob Dishy, Marian Hailey, Joseph Hindy, and, in her film debut, Diane Keaton. Sylvester Stallone was an extra in this movie. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, and was one of the top box office performers of 1970. It established Richard Castellano as a star and he, along with Diane Keaton, was subsequently cast in The Godfather. The song For All We Know was composed by Fred Karlin with lyrics by Robb Royer and Jimmy Griffin. Lovers and Other Strangers was released by ABC Pictures. It was released on VHS in 1980 by Magnetic Video, but soon went out of print. The Magnetic Video release was a collector's item for many years, but the film was eventually re-released on VHS by CBS/Fox Video in the 1990s. It is now available on DVD by MGM Home Entertainment. Upon seeing this film, Richard Carpenter set about recording the song played during the wedding scene, "For All We Know", with his sister Karen.

Awards

Top cast

Extra at Wedding
Joan Vecchio
Bernice Henderson
Flower Girl/Carol
Bea Vecchio
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Jigsaw (1968)

Mystery, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
1 Show list

Jigsaw is a 1968 mystery film directed by James Goldstone. It stars Harry Guardino and Bradford Dillman.

Awards

Top cast

Helen Atterbury
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. Madigan (1968)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Frank P. Rosenberg

Madigan is a 1968 American dramatic thriller film directed by Don Siegel and starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda. The screenplay—originally titled Friday, Saturday, Sunday—was adapted by two writers who had been blacklisted in the 1950s, Howard Rodman and Abraham Polonsky. It was based on the 1962 novel The Commissioner by Richard Dougherty, a former New York bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times who had served in the 1950s as a deputy New York City police commissioner for community relations. Siegel was a genre director known at the time for taut action films like The Lineup and Hell Is for Heroes. He later directed five films starring Clint Eastwood, including Dirty Harry.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

16. The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
played Sam Trimble
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0
Bill Anderson
James Neilson
27 Show list

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.

Awards

Top cast

Chinese Food Eater
Bullwhip Griffin
Barber
Saloon Percussionist
Timekeeper
Judge Higgins
Quentin Bartlett
Saloon Barker
Mountain Ox
Miss Irene Chesney
Fight Rooter #2
Arabella Flagg
Police Officer
Ship Ticket Agent
Mr. Pemberton
Man in Bathtub
First Haircut Man
Captain Swain
Chief Executioner
Short Cowboy
Mr. Brown
Joe Turner
Townsman #5
Short Haircut Man
Bandido Leader
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Edward Colman
English
United States of America

17. Treasure of San Gennaro (1966)

Comedy, Crime
played Jack
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
,
Adriano Baracco
, ,
7 Show list

Treasure of San Gennaro is a 1966 Italian comedy film starring Nino Manfredi, Senta Berger, Totò and Claudine Auger. It is directed by Dino Risi and is a funny classic story of a perfect robbery plan gone wrong in the Italian way. It was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Silver Prize.

Awards

Top cast

Don Vincenzo
Il capitano
Concettina
Sciascillo
Maggie
Armandino Girasole
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aldo Tonti
Maurizio Chiari
Italian
West Germany, Italy, France

18. The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

Comedy, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0

The Pigeon That Took Rome is a 1962 film directed and written by Melville Shavelson and starring Charlton Heston. The film was based upon the novel The Easter Dinner, written by Donald Downes.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Italian, German, English
United States of America

19. Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

Drama, War
played Sgt. Larkin
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
11 Show list $2.5M

Hell Is for Heroes is a 1962 American war film directed by Don Siegel and starring Steve McQueen. It tells the story of a squad of U.S. soldiers who, in the fall of 1944, must hold off an entire German company for approximately 48 hours along the Siegfried Line until reinforcements reach them.

Awards

Top cast

Cpl. Henshaw
Pvt. Driscoll
Supply Sgt. Frazer
Wounded Prisoner
Homer Janeczek
Capt. Mace
Pvt. Kolinsky
Sgt. Pike
Old Man #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
English
United States of America

20. 5 Branded Women (1960)

Drama, War
played Branco
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
9 Show list

Five Branded Women is a 1960 film directed by Martin Ritt. It featured an international cast including Richard Basehart, Silvana Mangano, and Vera Miles and was Ritt's only war movie, set during the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia.

Awards

Top cast

Daniza
Jovanka
Captain Eric Reinhardt
Velko
Sargeant Paul Keller
Svenko
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Maria De Matteis
,
Maurizio Chiari
English
Italy, United States of America

21. The Five Pennies (1959)

Biography, Drama, Music
played Tony Valani
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0
6 Show list 2 Show list

The Five Pennies was a semi-biographical 1959 film starring Danny Kaye as cornet player and bandleader Red Nichols. Other cast members included Barbara Bel Geddes, Harry Guardino, Bob Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Susan Gordon, and Tuesday Weld. The film was directed by Melville Shavelson. The film received four Oscar nominations: Best Musical Scoring, Best Original Song, Best Cinematography, and Best Costumes. The real Red Nichols recorded all of Kaye's cornet playing for the film soundtrack. The other musicians in Red's band were not asked to provide their musical contributions and the sound of his "band" was supplied by session players.

Awards

1960 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Musical
1959 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress

Top cast

Dorothy Nichols
Willa Stutsman
Artie Schutt
'Red' Nichols
Wil Paradise
Dave Tough
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

22. Pork Chop Hill (1959)

War, Drama, Action
played Pvt. Forstman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
22 Show list

Pork Chop Hill is a 1959 Korean War film starring Gregory Peck, Rip Torn and George Peppard. The film, which was the final war film directed by Lewis Milestone, is based upon the book by U.S. military historian Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall. It depicts the first fierce Battle of Pork Chop Hill between the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division, and Chinese and North Korean forces in April 1953. The film features numerous actors who would go on to become movie and television stars in the 1960s and the 1970s such as Woody Strode, Harry Guardino, Robert Blake, Norman Fell, Gavin MacLeod, and Harry Dean Stanton. It also the screen debut of Martin Landau and George Shibata who was a West Point classmate of Lieutenant Joe Clemons who also acted as technical adviser on the film.

Awards

Top cast

US Soldier with BAR
Lt. Walter Russe
Lt. Marshall
Lt. Joe Clemons
Message Runner
Pvt. Franklin
Chalmers
Sgt. Coleman
Lt. Cummings
Maj. Gen. Trudeau
Col. Kern
Pvt. Velie
Cpl. Jurgens
Cpl. Chuck Fedderson
Pvt. Saxon
Sgt. Kreucheberg
Lt. Harrold
American Admiral at Peace Conference
Kindley
Pvt. Boven
Lt. Col. Davis
Cpl. Kissell
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Korean War
English
United States of America

23. Houseboat (1958)

Comedy, Drama, Family
played Angelo Donatello
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
19 Show list

Houseboat is a 1958 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Paul Petersen, Charles Herbert and Mimi Gibson. The movie was directed by Melville Shavelson, who also directed the original 1968 version of Yours, Mine and Ours.

Awards

Top cast

Laundromat Gossip
Tom Winters
Country Club Dance, Wedding Guest
Capt. Alan Wilson
Handsome Man
Mrs. Farnsworth
Cinzia Zaccardi
Elizabeth Winters
Mr. William Farnsworth
Carolyn Gibson
Arturo Zaccardi
British Society Woman
Harold Messner
Robert Winters
David Winters
Mrs. Eleanor Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ray June
English
United States of America

24. The Court Jester (1956)

Adventure, Comedy, Family
played Forester #3
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
21 Show list

The Court Jester is a 1955 musical-comedy film starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury and Cecil Parker. The movie was co-written, co-directed, and co-produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama. The film was released by Paramount Pictures in Technicolor and in the VistaVision widescreen format. Danny Kaye received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/Musical. Made for a cost of $4 million in the fall of 1955, it was the most expensive comedy film produced at the time. The motion picture bombed at the box-office on its release, bringing in only $2.2 million in receipts the following winter and spring of 1956. Since then, it has become a television matinee favorite. The film contains the famous exchange: "The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!". In 2000, The Court Jester was listed at #98 on the American Film Institute's list of 100 Years... 100 Laughs. In 2004, The Court Jester was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Awards

Top cast

Princess Gwendolyn
Sir Brockhurst
Giacomo
One of Hermine's Midgets #2
Townsman #1
Maid Jean
Sir Ravenhurst
Griselda
One of Hermine's Midgets #3
Black Fox's Man with Message
King's Soldier
King Roderick I
Sir Pertwee
Novice Knight
Sir Finsdale
Hubert Hawkins
Sir Locksley
One of Hermine's Midgets #9
Sir Griswold
Captain of the Guard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ray June
English
United States of America

25. Sirocco (1951)

Drama, Action
played Lt. Collet
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
,
Hans Jacoby
21 Show list

Sirocco is a 1951 American film noir directed by Curtis Bernhardt and written by A.I. Bezzerides and Hans Jacoby. It is based on the novel Coup de Grace written by Joseph Kessel. The drama features Humphrey Bogart, Märta Torén, Lee J. Cobb, among others.

Awards

Top cast

Harry Smith
Col. Feroud
The Barber
Feisal
Wealthy Syrian
Nasir Aboud
Rifat
Sergeant #2
Master Sergeant #1
Balukjiaan
Gen. LaSalle
Major Jean Leon
Flophouse proprietor
Emir Hassan
Officer
Maj. Robbinet
Hamal
Guard #1
Merchant Businessman
Violette
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Monty Nash

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
September 18th, 1971 1

2. The New Perry Mason

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 16th, 1973 January 20th, 1974 1
Monte Markham
English

3. The Reporter

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 25th, 1964 December 18th, 1964 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E08 November 24th, 1957

Barnaby Jones

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles. The show ran on CBS from January 28, 1973 to April 3, 1980, beginning as a mid-season replacement.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E19 March 6th, 1980

Ben Casey

Program genre

Medical fiction
Drama
Medical drama

External resources

Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E25 February 26th, 1964

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variety of formats, including musical, dramatic, and comedy.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 December 20th, 1963
Alex March

Cain's Hundred

Program genre

Legal
Police procedural
Legal drama
Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

Cain's Hundred is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from 1961 to 1962. The series was produced by Vanadas Productions, Inc. in association with MGM Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E29 May 1st, 1962

Dangerous Assignment

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E32 1951
S01-E11 1951

Dr. Kildare

Program genre

Medical drama

External resources

Dr. Kildare is an NBC medical drama television series which ran from September 27, 1961 until April 5, 1966, encompassing a total of 190 episodes. The show, which premiered at the same time as an ABC medical drama, Ben Casey, quickly achieved success and helped spark a number of new shows dealing with the medical field. Kildare told the story of a young intern, Dr. James Kildare (Richard Chamberlain), working in a fictional large metropolitan hospital (Blair General) whilst trying to learn his profession, dealing with the problems of the patients, and winning the respect of the senior doctor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey).
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E06 November 1st, 1962

Good Heavens

Program genre

Fantasy
Anthology series
Comedy

External resources

Good Heavens was an ABC comedy anthology series produced by Columbia Pictures Television that aired between February 29 and June 26, 1976. It ranked #17 in the Nielsen ratings during the 1975-76 television season.nThe main character was Mr. Angel, who was an Emissary of Heaven that came down to Earth to grant wishes to those who had performed a good deed. Episodes featured actors such as Don Ameche, Susan Dey, Sandy Duncan, Pat Harrington Jr., Florence Henderson, Alex Karras, Penny Marshall, Hugh O'Brian, Loretta Swit, Brenda Vaccaro, and Fred Willard.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 June 12th, 1976

Hawaii Five-O

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime
Action
Crime Fiction
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S12-E01 October 4th, 1979
S12-E02 October 4th, 1979
S08-E01 September 12th, 1975
Orville H. Hampton
S08-E02 September 12th, 1975
Orville H. Hampton
S03-E02 September 23rd, 1970
S02-E01 September 24th, 1969

Hotel

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

External resources

Hotel is an American prime time drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983, to May 5, 1988, in the timeslot following Dynasty.nBased on Arthur Hailey's 1965 novel of the same name, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling and set in the elegant and fictitious St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco. Establishing shots of the hotel were filmed in front of The Fairmont San Francisco atop the Nob Hill neighborhood. Episodes followed the activities of passing guests, as well as the personal and professional lives of the hotel staff.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E03 October 29th, 1986
S02-E23 June 12th, 1985
Charles S. Dubin

Hunter

Program genre

Drama
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Action

External resources

Hunter is an American police drama television That was created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to pursue other acting and musical opportunities. In the seventh season, Hunter partnered with two different women officers. The titular character, Sgt. Rick Hunter, was a wily, physically imposing, often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolved many of their cases by lethal force, but no more so than many other related television dramas..nThe show's executive producer during the first season was Stephen J. Cannell, whose company produced the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E08 December 2nd, 1989

I Led Three Lives

Program genre

Drama

External resources

I Led Three Lives is an American drama series which was syndicated by Ziv Television Programs from October 1, 1953 to January 1, 1956. The series stars Richard Carlson. The show was a companion piece of sorts to the radio drama I Was a Communist for the FBI, which dealt with a similar subject and was also syndicated by Ziv from 1952 to 1954.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E04

Jake and the Fatman

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural
Legal drama

External resources

Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. Fatman McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles.nThe series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987 to 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of this series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E14 February 6th, 1991

Johnny Staccato

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

Johnny Staccato is an American private detective series which ran for 27 episodes on NBC from September 10, 1959 through March 24, 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 March 24th, 1960

Kojak

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Action
Police procedural
Action/Adventure
Suspense
Adventure Film

External resources

Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, moved one hour earlier, it aired on CBS from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978. In 1999 TV Guide ranked Theo Kojak number 18 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 March 6th, 1974 ,

Kraft Television Theatre

Program genre

Anthology
Drama
Anthology series

External resources

Kraft Television Theatre is an American drama/anthology television series that began May 7, 1947 on NBC, airing at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings until December of that year. In January 1948, it moved to 9pm on Wednesdays, continuing in that timeslot until 1958. Initially produced by the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, the live hour-long series offered television plays with new stories and new characters each week, in addition to adaptations of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland.nBeginning October 1953, ABC added a separate series, created to promote Kraft's new Cheez Whiz product. This series ran for sixteen months, telecast on Thursday evenings at 9:30pm, until January 1955.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E18 January 29th, 1958

McCloud

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

McCloud is an American television police drama that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1977. The title role is played by Dennis Weaver as Marshal Sam McCloud, a law officer from Taos, New Mexico, on semi-permanent special assignment with the New York City Police Department.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E05 February 4th, 1973

Medical Center

Program genre

Medical drama
Drama
Medical fiction

External resources

Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. It was produced by MGM Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E05 October 18th, 1972

Murder, She Wrote

Program genre

Cozy mystery
Crime Fiction
Crime
Procedural drama
Drama
Mystery

External resources

Murder, She Wrote is an American television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network, with 264 episodes transmitted. It was followed by four TV films and a spin-off series, The Law & Harry McGraw. It is one of the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, with close to 23 million viewers in its prime, and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. The series is also successful around the world.nLansbury was nominated for a total of ten Golden Globes and 12 Emmy Awards for her work on Murder, She Wrote. She holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a television drama series and the most Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for Murder, She Wrote, with those nominations netting her four Golden Globe awards. The series received three nominations but no wins in the Outstanding Drama Series category at the Emmys. It was nominated for a Golden Globe in the same category six times and won twice.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 November 16th, 1986
Michael McGough
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Tom Sawyer
Seymour Robbie

Naked City

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

Naked City is a police drama series which aired from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture of the same name, and mimics its dramatic “semi-documentary” format.nIn 1997, the episode “Sweet Prince of Delancey Street” was ranked #93 on TV Guide’s “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time”.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E28 April 17th, 1963
S01-E38 June 16th, 1959

Night Gallery

Program genre

Drama
Fantasy
Anthology
Horror
Anthology series

External resources

Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he had on The Twilight Zone. Serling viewed Night Gallery as a logical extension of The Twilight Zone, but while both series shared an interest in thought-provoking dark fantasy, the lion’s share of Zone‘s offerings were science fiction while Night Gallery focused on horror and the supernatural.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E51 January 19th, 1972

P.S. I Luv U

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural

External resources

P.S. I Luv U is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS as a part of its 1991-92 schedule. The title derived from the phone number of fictitious Palm Security and Investigations, which was 774-5888, which can be reached by dialing PSI-LUVU on a standard North American telephone.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E06 November 9th, 1991

Playhouse 90

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Playhouse 90 is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City near the Los Angeles district of Hollywood in California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E22 March 5th, 1959
S03-E35 June 4th, 1959

Police Story

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.nAlthough it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E06 April 30th, 1978
S01-E20 March 5th, 1974
S02-E02 September 17th, 1974

Route 66

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Route 66 is an American TV series in which two young men traveled across America in a Chevrolet Corvette sports car. It ran weekly on Fridays on CBS from October 7, 1960, to March 20, 1964. It was shot on location, and though it derived its title from a famous American highway, very few episodes involved that highway.nThe program starred Martin Milner as Tod Stiles and, for the first two and a half seasons, George Maharis as Buz Murdock. Maharis was ill for much of the third season, leading to his eventual departure from the series. During his absence, Tod was shown traveling on his own, though references were made to Buz. Late in the third season, with Maharis gone from the show, a new character, Lincoln Case, played by Glenn Corbett, was introduced. He and Tod traveled together until the end of the fourth and final season, parting ways in a then-unusual wrap-up episode. The series currently airs on Me-TV, My Family TV and RTV.nAmong the series' more notable aspects were the featured Corvette convertible, and the program's instrumental theme song, which became a major pop hit.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E11 November 30th, 1962

Run for Your Life

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Adventure Film
Action

External resources

Run for Your Life is an American television drama series starring Ben Gazzara as a man with only a short time to live. It ran on NBC from 1965 to 1968. The series was created by Roy Huggins, who had previously explored the man on the move concept with The Fugitive.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 March 14th, 1966
S01-E24 March 21st, 1966

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E02 September 20th, 1957

Studio One

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

External resources

Studio One is an American radio–television anthology series, created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E35 June 10th, 1957

Target: The Corruptors!

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Target: The Corruptors! is an American crime drama series starring Stephen McNally which aired on ABC from September 29, 1961 to June 8, 1962. The series was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 March 9th, 1962

The Evil Touch

Program genre

Thriller
Anthology
Anthology series
Drama

External resources

The Evil Touch is an Australian-produced television series, originally broadcast in Australia in 1973. It was an anthology series where each episode had a self-contained story and a new set of characters. Each episode feature a new cast of guest actors, although several guest stars appeared in more than one episode, playing different characters. Each story is a thriller or horror story of some variety, ranging from tales of the occult and the supernatural, science fiction horror stories, to more standard murder schemes and whodunits. Most stories feature a twist ending.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E25 June 2nd, 1974
S01-E13 December 9th, 1973

The F.B.I.

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police procedural

External resources

The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa co-sponsored the first season only.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E03 October 4th, 1970

The Greatest Show on Earth

Program genre

Drama

External resources

The Greatest Show on Earth is an American drama series starring Jack Palance about the American circus, which aired on ABC from September 17, 1963, to April 28, 1964. It was produced by Desilu, the production company founded by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Sr..
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 17th, 1963

The Manhunter

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Manhunter is an American crime drama that was part of CBS' lineup for the 1974–1975 television season. The series was produced by Quinn Martin and starred Ken Howard as Dave Barret, a 1930s-era private investigator from Idaho.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 October 2nd, 1974

The Millionaire

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama

External resources

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from January 19, 1955, to June 8, 1960, originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who insisted they never know him, with one exception. The series was known in syndication by two titles—The Millionaire, and as If You Had a Million.nThe 1932 film If I Had A Million had a similar plot to this TV show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E03 October 2nd, 1957
Gerald Mayer

The Outer Limits

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology
Suspense
Science Fiction

External resources

The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The series is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science fiction stories. The Outer Limits is an anthology of self-contained episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end.nThe series was revived in 1995, airing on Showtime from 1995 to 1999, then on Sci-Fi Channel from 1999 until its cancellation in 2002. In 1997, the episode The Zanti Misfits was ranked #98 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 11th, 1963

The Streets of San Francisco

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Crime
Adventure Film
Action
Police procedural
Action/Adventure

External resources

The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television police drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television. This was an updated version of the 1954-60 The Lineup.nIt starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The show ran for five seasons, between September 16, 1972, and June 9, 1977, on ABC, amassing a total of 119 60-minute episodes.nThe series started with a pilot movie of the same title a week before the series debuted. Edward Hume, who wrote the teleplay for the pilot, was credited as having developed the series based on characters in Weston's novel. The pilot featured guest stars Robert Wagner, Tom Bosley and Kim Darby. Douglas left the series at the start of its final season and was replaced by Richard Hatch.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E07 November 18th, 1976
William Wiard

The Virginian

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Western
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E13 December 15th, 1965
Richard Fielder
Anton Leader

Vega$

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Drama
Crime

External resources

Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC from 1978 until 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced entirely in Las Vegas.nThe show stars Robert Urich as private detective Dan Tanna, who drove around the streets of Las Vegas in a red 1957 Ford Thunderbird solving crimes and making Las Vegas a better place for residents and tourists alike.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E16 March 18th, 1981

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on CBS television between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 December 22nd, 1958
Allen Reisner

Wonder Woman

Program genre

Action
Fantasy
Drama
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

External resources

Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor Sr. & Jr., the show originally aired from 1975 to 1979.nUnlike Batman and Superman, there has not been an animated revival series about this Amazonian superhero.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 April 7th, 1978

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