William Katt Actor

William katt

William Theodore Katt (born February 16, 1951) is an American film and television actor, best known as the star of The Greatest American Hero. He is also known for playing Tommy Ross, the ill-fated prom date of Carrie White in the film version of Carrie and Paul Drake Jr. in the Perry Mason TV movies. His mother is Barbara Hale, who played Della Street in the television series Perry Mason. Katt was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actor, Bill Williams (real name Hermann Katt), and actress, Barbara Hale. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley and began acting while a teenager. Katt attended Orange Coast College before pursuing a career as a musician. He then started acting, appearing in summer stock and in small television roles. His earliest film credits include the role of a jock, Tommy Ross, in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film adaptation Carrie, and the role of Sundance Kid in the 1979 film Butch and Sundance: The Early Days. The same year he also appeared as Barlow in the John Milius surf film Big Wednesday opposite Jan-Michael Vincent and Gary Busey. His mother in that film was his real-life mother, Barbara Hale.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 16th, 1951
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children

Education

1. Orange Coast College Colleges/University

Orange Coast College (OCC) is a community college in Orange County, California. It was founded in 1947, with its first classes opening in the fall of 1948. It provides two-year associate of art and science degrees, certificates of achievement, and lower-division classes transferable to other colleges and universities. The school enrolls 24,424 undergraduate students. In terms of population size, Orange Coast College is the third largest college in Orange County. It is located in Costa Mesa, California, about 40 miles (63 km) south of Los Angeles. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) away from both the 55 freeway and 405 freeway as well as State Route 73. It is about 10 miles (16 km) from Corona del Mar State Beach. It is 20 minutes from Disneyland, and from two hours to a half day from the mountains and ski regions of Southern California.

Endowment
2009. 10 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1947
Headquarters
2701 Fairview Road, 92626 - Costa Mesa, California
Undergraduates
2010. 24,239
2009. 24,800
Local tuition
2011. 926 $
2010. 686 $
2009. 686 $
2008. 573 $
Official web page www.orangecoastcollege.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Orange Coast College connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama216.5
Horror114.19
Sci-Fi84.02
Comedy95.68
Fantasy24.75
Thriller94.29
Mystery76.6
Action63.68
Family24.0
Adventure25.0
Crime106.46
Romance35.7

1. The Secret Lives of Dorks (2013)

Comedy
played Mr. Gibson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
,
Dominic Ianno
,
Stephen Israel
Nicholas Brandt
,
Johnny Severin
11 Show list

The Secret Lives of Dorks is a 2013 comedy film directed by Salomé Breziner, and written by Nicholas Brand and Johnny Severin.

Awards

Top cast

Ms. Stewart
Bronko
Jessica
Mrs. Gibson
Samantha
Bernice
Gale Sara Ralph
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mark Mervis
Bonnie Stauch
,
Liz M. Schroeder
English
United States of America

2. Super (2010)

Comedy, Drama
played Sgt. Fitzgibbon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
,
Miranda Bailey
20 Show list $2.5M

Super is a 2010 American comedy-drama superhero film written and directed by James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion. The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theaters in the United States on April 1, 2011 and on video on demand on April 13, 2011. The film was released unrated in U.S. theaters, and later received an R rating for its DVD/Blu-ray release.

Awards

Top cast

Sarah Helgeland
Jacques
Libby, Boltie
Frank D'Arbo, The Crimson Bolt
The Holy Avenger
Detective John Felkner
Pet Store Employee
911 Man
Toby
Hamilton
Jerry
Comic Book Store Jerk
Demonswill
Jennifer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Steve Gainer
Mary Matthews
English
United States of America

3. Earthling (2010)

Sci-Fi
played Ryan Donnelly
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
,
Adam Donaghey
,
Clay Liford
,
Josh Ridgway
Clay Liford
Clay Liford
3 Show list

Earthling is the 2010 sci-fi film by Clay Liford starring Rebecca Spence, Peter Greene and William Katt in lead roles.

Awards

Top cast

Swinnert
Isabel
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Curtis Heath
Jason Croft
English
United States of America

4. Mirrors 2 (2010)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller
played Jack Matheson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Víctor García
6 Show list

Mirrors 2 is a 2010 American horror film. It is a sequel to the 2008 film Mirrors. Released by 20th Century Fox in direct-to-video format, the film is written by Matt Venne and is directed by Víctor García. It is available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Awards

Top cast

Max Matheson
Henry Schow
Elizabeth Reigns
Eleanor Reigns
Jenna McCarty
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Shauna Leone
Mirrors 2
English
United States of America

5. A Pure Country Gift (2010)

Drama, Music, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
1 Show list

Pure Country 2: The Gift is a 2010 American musical western film directed by Christopher Cain. It is the sequel to the 1992 Pure Country and stars country music artist Katrina Elam.

Awards

Top cast

Pedro
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Steve Dorff
Pure Country 2: The Gift
English
United States of America

6. The Encore of Tony Duran (2010)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Fred A. Sayeg
,
Gerard DiNardi
,
Mitchell Cohen
Fred A. Sayeg
Mitchell Cohen

The Encore of Tony Duran is a 2010 drama film written by Mitchell Cohen and directed by Fred A. Sayeg.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Andrew Fraga
,
Tad Sisler
Kenneth H. Wiatrak
English
United States of America

7. Deadland (2009)

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
Damon O'Steen

Deadland is a 2009 American science fiction film directed by Damon O'Steen, written by Gary Weeks, and starring Weeks, Brian Tee, and William Katt as survivors in a post-apocalyptic society five years after the United States is destroyed in a nuclear holocaust.

Awards

Top cast

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

8. AVH: Alien vs. Hunter (2007)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Scott Harper
$500K

AvH: Alien vs. Hunter is a 2007 direct-to-video science fiction horror film by The Asylum starring William Katt and Dedee Pfeiffer. Much like The Asylum's other films, AvH is a "mockbuster", or a low-budget film made to capitalize on the popularity of a more widely released film using a derivative of the plot and title of the latter; in this case, AvH is a mockbuster to Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. It was released straight to DVD on December 18, 2007, one week before Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem's theatrical release, and was met with a large negative response from critics.

Awards

Top cast

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

9. The Man from Earth (2007)

Drama, Sci-Fi
played Art
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
,
Eric D. Wilkinson
5 Show list

The Man from Earth is a 2007 science fiction film written by Jerome Bixby and directed by Richard Schenkman.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Will Gruber
Dan
Linda Murphy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mark Hinton Stewart
Afshin Shahidi
Jill Kliber
English
United States of America

10. Bone Eater (2007)

Horror, Sci-Fi
played Dr. Boombas
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
11 Show list $700K

Bone Eater is a 2008 monster movie directed and written by Jim Wynorski. It stars Bruce Boxleitner as a sheriff who must stop a Native American monster from destroying his town. It premiered on Syfy and was later released on DVD.

Awards

Top cast

Sheriff Steve Evans
Johnny Black Hawk
Coogan
Deputy Roberts
Storm Cloud
Commissioner Hayes
Construction Worker #1
Big Jim Burns
Dick Krantz
Kelly Evans
Chuck Hanson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Gamers: The Movie (2006)

Comedy
played Reese's Boss
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
3 Show list $180K

Gamers: The Movie is an independent 2006 mockumentary film written, directed and produced by Chris Folino. The film follows four friends who, saddled with "four of the worst jobs known to man", attempt to set the world record for playing Demons, Nymphs, and Dragons, a Dungeons & Dragons-like game. Filmed in only six days and entirely self-financed with $60,000 from credit cards, the film featured several '80s stars in supporting roles: Kelly LeBrock, Beverly D'Angelo, and William Katt. The soundtrack also includes songs by Loverboy and other '80s bands. Indie film web sites Indie Film Nation and bumscorner.com named Gamers the "Best Film of 2006." It also received the award for Best Screenplay at the 2006 Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

Awards

Top cast

Gordon's Dad
Gordon's Mom
Angela's Mom
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Scotland, United States of America

12. River's End (2005)

Action, Adventure, Crime
played Ed Kennedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
12 Show list $1M

River's End is a 2005 American Western-drama film directed by William Katt.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Powell
Murray Blythe
Sarah Watkins
Sheriff 'Buster' Watkins
Clay Watkins
Alejandro
Doug Barton
Anne Blythe
Regina Kennedy
Coach Chuck Kramer
Deputy 'Fetch'
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. Descendant (2003)

Horror, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Kermit Christman
,
4 Show list $650K

Descendant is a 2003 film starring Katherine Heigl and Jeremy London based on the story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Awards

Top cast

Emily Hedgerow, Ann Hedgerow
Edgar Allan Poe
Ethan Poe/Frederick Usher
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Snake Island (2002)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0

Snake Island is a 2002 South African action horror film directed by Wayne Crawford. The film's plot revolves around a group of tourists attempting to survive on a tropical island infested with snakes. The film shares several thematic elements with Anaconda and its sequels.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
South Africa

15. Circuit (2001)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
Dirk Shafer
Dirk Shafer

Circuit is a 2001 gay-themed independent film set in the world of gay circuit parties. Written by Dirk Shafer and Gregory Hinton and directed by Shafer, Circuit follows the lives of several people involved in the circuit party scene. Shot on digital video over a period of six months, Shafer was inspired by circuit party music in crafting the film. Circuit received mixed reviews, with reviewers finding the film too long and the performances of several of the lead actors weak.

Awards

Top cast

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

16. Twin Falls Idaho (1999)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
,
Marshall Persinger
,
Rena Ronson
Michael Polish
Mark Polish
,
Michael Polish
7 Show list $500K

Twin Falls Idaho is a 1999 independent film directed by Michael Polish, who co-wrote and co-stars in the film with his identical twin brother, Mark Polish.

Awards

Top cast

Lawyer Jay Harrison
Miss America
Sissy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Stuart Matthewman
Bic Owen
Twin Falls Idaho
English
United States of America

17. The Clean and Narrow (1999)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
1 Show list $2.5M

Awards

Top cast

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

18. Deadly Game (1998)

Action, Comedy, Crime
played Jean Benoit
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
,
Mark R. Harris
,
Paul Colichman
,
Shawn Williamson
,
Lorne Cameron
5 Show list

Deadly Game is a 1998 crime, thriller and family film written by Lorne Cameron and David Hoselton and directed by Jeffrey Reiner.

Awards

Top cast

Det. Murdoch
Trish Gannon
Sgt. Tina Walcott
Capt. Morris Bernasky
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christopher Brady
Jonathan Freeman
Darryl Levine
,
Jana Stern
English
United States of America, Canada

19. Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor (1997)

Biography, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0

Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor is a 1997 film directed by Kevin Connor. It stars Geraldine Chaplin as Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa herself had approved the script but withdrew her imprimatur shortly before her death. It was broadcast on ABC Family, then The Family Channel on 5 October 1997.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mother Teresa
English
United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany

20. Daddy's Girl (1996)

Drama, Horror, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Martin Kitrosser

Daddy's Girl is a 1996 film directed by Martin Kitrosser.

Awards

Top cast

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

21. Piranha (1995)

Horror
played Paul Grogan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
Chako van Leeuwen
,
Mike Elliott
Scott P. Levy
Alex Simon
7 Show list

Piranha, also known as Piranhas, is a 1995 American horror film directed by Scott P. Levy about a school of killer piranha descending upon the bustling Lost River Lake Resort. Produced by Roger Corman for the Showtime network, the film is a remake of the 1978 film Piranha, directed by Joe Dante and is also Mila Kunis' debut role.

Awards

Top cast

Terry Wechsler
Susie Grogan
Governor
Maggie McNamara
Dr. Leticia Baines
Whitney
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christopher Baffa
Rina Ramon
,
Tami Mor
English
United States of America

22. Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Cyborg 3: The Recycler is the 1995 direct-to-video sequel to Cyborg 2 starring Malcolm McDowell and Khrystyne Haje. Released on home video in 1995, the film is directed by Michael Schroeder.

Awards

Top cast

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

23. The Paperboy (1994)

Horror, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
,
Tom Berry
Douglas Jackson
$2M

The Paperboy is a 1994 Canadian horror film starring Alexandra Paul and William Katt.

Awards

Top cast

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

24. Desperate Motive (1993)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Andrew Lane
1 Show list

Kate is scolding her young son for his latest prank when she is interrupted by a phone call from Harry. Harry is a distant cousin of Kate’s husband Richard who hasn’t seen him for 20 years. The next day Harry arrives with his fiancée, Connie. All is well until their suspicious behavior convinces Kate her family is at risk. Harry and Connie have escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane – they plan on killing Kate and Richard and assuming their identity.

Awards

Top cast

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

25. Double X: The Name of the Game (1992)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Shani S. Grewal
2 Show list

Double X: The Name of the Game is a 1992 British thriller film. The screenplay by Shani S. Grewal is based in part on Vengeance, a novel by David Fleming.

Awards

Top cast

Arthur Clutten, Maurice Rigby
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

26. House IV (1992)

Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
Lewis Abernathy

House IV is a 1992 direct-to-video comedy horror film. It was directed by Lewis Abernathy, produced by Sean S. Cunningham and Debbie Hayn-Cass and written by Geoff Miller and Deidre Higgins. It is the third and final entry in the House series. The film sees the return of Roger Cobb from the original House, but the film otherwise does not connect its storyline to the first film. Kane Hodder was the stunt cordinator on the film.

Awards

Top cast

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

27. Last Call (1991)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
1 Show list

Last Call is a 1991 American erotic thriller film about a woman who decides to take revenge on an estate agent who killed her mother. The film was directed by Jag Mundhra, and stars William Katt, Shannon Tweed, and Joseph Campanella.

Awards

Top cast

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

28. Swimsuit (1989)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Chris Thomson
3 Show list

Swimsuit is a 1989 romantic comedy film written by Robin Schiff and directed by Chris Thomson.

Awards

Top cast

Romella
Mrs. Allison
Maria
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

29. Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Ron Satlof
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

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

30. Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Richard Lang
2 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Perry Mason
Susan Warrenfield
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

31. Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

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

32. Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Ron Satlof
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

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

33. Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Ron Satlof
Anne Collins
1 Show list

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star is a 1986 crime drama film written by Anne C. Collins and directed by Ron Satlof.

Awards

Top cast

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

34. House (1986)

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
$3M

House is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz. It was followed by three sequels: House II: The Second Story, House III: The Horror Show and House IV.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Vietnam War
Mac Ahlberg
English
United States of America

35. Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Ron Satlof
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

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

36. Perry Mason Returns (1985)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Ron Satlof
2 Show list

Perry Mason Returns is a 1985 TV movie directed by Ron Satlof.

Awards

Top cast

Perry Mason
Arthur Gordon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

37. Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
played George Loomis
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
8 Show list

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend is a 1985 American adventure fantasy film directed by Bill L. Norton and starring William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, and Julian Fellowes. The story is based on rumors about dinosaur-like creatures purported to exist in Africa.

Awards

Top cast

Doctor Eric Kiviat
Susan Matthews-Loomis
Sergeant Gambwe
Kenge Obe
Dr. Pierre Dubois
Nigel Jenkins
Etienne
Colonel Nsogbu
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
English
United States of America

38. The Rainmaker (1982)

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

Awards

Top cast

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

39. Pippin: Special Edition (1981)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0

Awards

Top cast

40. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

Comedy, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days is a 1979 Western film and prequel of sorts to the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It starred Tom Berenger as Butch Cassidy and William Katt as the Sundance Kid. It was directed by Richard Lester and written by Allan Burns. It generally received mixed reviews but was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

Awards

Top cast

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

41. Big Wednesday (1978)

Comedy, Drama, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
Buzz Feitshans
,
Dennis Aaberg
2 Show list $11M

Big Wednesday is a 1978 American coming of age film directed by John Milius. Milius co-wrote Big Wednesday with Dennis Aaberg, and it is loosely based on their own experiences at Malibu and a short story Aaberg had published in a 1974 Surfer Magazine entitled "No Pants Mance." The picture stars Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, and Gary Busey as California surfers facing life and the Vietnam War against the backdrop of their love of surfing. Although initially a commercial failure, the film has found a cult audience in the years since its release.

Awards

Top cast

Leroy
Matt Johnson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Surfing
Vietnam War
Surf culture
Big Wednesday
English
United States of America

42. First Love (1977)

Drama, Romance
played Elgin Smith
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
David Freeman
,
Jane Stanton Hitchcock
5 Show list

First Love is a 1977 American romance movie. It stars Susan Dey and William Katt and was directed by Joan Darling. The movie is based upon the story Sentimental Education by Harold Brodkey. The original music score was composed by John Barry.

Awards

Top cast

David
John March
Marsha
Caroline
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

43. Carrie (1976)

Horror
played Tommy Ross
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
12 Show list 1 Show list $1.8M

Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The film received two Academy Award nominations, one for Sissy Spacek in the title role and one for Piper Laurie as her abusive mother. The film featured numerous young actors – including Nancy Allen, William Katt, Amy Irving, and John Travolta – whose careers were launched, or escalated, by the film. It also relaunched the screen and television career of Laurie, who had not been active in show business since 1961. Carrie was the first of more than 100 film and television productions adapted from, or based on, the published works of Stephen King.

Awards

1976 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress

Top cast

Helen Shyres
Carrie White
Mr. Fromm
Sue Snell
Chris Hargensen
Norma Watson
Freddy DeLois
Margaret White
Miss Collins
Mr. Henry Morton
Mrs. Eleanor Snell
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosanna Norton
Carrie
English
United States of America

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
River's End
Action,Adventure,Crime
2005 USD 1M
The Clean and Narrow
Drama
1999 USD 2.5M

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Hollywood Don't Surf!
Documentary
2010 Him/Herself
Lincoln Forrest Phipps

Starring TV roles

1. Problem Child 3: Junior in Love

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

2. The Greatest American Hero

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
March 18th, 1981 February 3rd, 1983 4
Don Cervantes
Branden Williams
English

3. Top of the Hill

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 21st, 1989 December 28th, 1989 1 English

4. Good Sports

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

CBS
January 10th, 1991 July 13th, 1991 1
Christine Dunford
English

Guest TV appearances

7th Heaven

Program genre

Teen drama
Drama

Official site

External resources

7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from August 26, 1996 to May 13, 2007. The series finale was scheduled for May 8, 2006; however, the show was renewed by The CW when the intended final episode received high ratings. The final season premiered on Monday, September 25, 2006 and ended on May 13, 2007.n7th Heaven is the longest-running series on The WB. It is also the longest-running show produced by Aaron Spelling.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 April 28th, 1997

Batman: The Animated Series

Program genre

Action
Drama
Animated series
Mystery
Superhero fiction
Crime Fiction
Fantasy
Thriller
Children's television series
Adventure Film
Suspense
Animated cartoon
Family
Crime
Animation
Science Fiction
Family

Official site

External resources

Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network from September 5, 1992 to September 15, 1995. The series was widely praised for its thematic complexity, darker tone, artistic quality and modernization of its title character's crime-fighting origins. The series also won four Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Animated Program.nWhen the first season of the series aired on weekday afternoons, its opening theme sequence lacked an on-screen title, but when the timeslot was moved to weekends during its second season, the series was given the on-screen title The Adventures of Batman & Robin. The series was the first in the continuity of the shared DC animated universe, and spawned the theatrical film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 September 24th, 1994 ,
Randy Rogel
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Cybill

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

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Cybill is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, which aired on CBS from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998. Starring Cybill Shepherd, the show revolves around the life of Cybill Sheridan, a twice-divorced single mother of two and struggling actress in her 40s, who has never gotten her big show business break. Alicia Witt and Dedee Pfeiffer co-starred as Sheridan's daughters, with Alan Rosenberg and Tom Wopat playing their respective fathers, while Christine Baranski appeared as Cybill's hard-drinking friend Maryann.nThe sitcom was produced by Carsey-Werner Productions and YBYL Productions, with Shepherd, Lorre, Howard Gould, Jay Daniel, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner serving as the show's original executive producers. Broadcast to critical praise, Cybill was nominated for twelve Emmy Awards throughout its run and awarded the 1996 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Shepherd won a third Golden Globe Award for her performance, while Baranski received an Emmy, a SAG and an American Comedy Award.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E15 February 11th, 1996

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

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Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S20-E19 February 10th, 1975
S20-E06 October 14th, 1974
S20-E09 November 11th, 1974

Heroes

Program genre

Drama
Science Fiction
Television drama series
Fantasy
Thriller

Official site

External resources

Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the stories of ordinary people who discover superhuman abilities, and how these abilities take effect in the characters' lives. The series emulates the aesthetic style and storytelling of American comic books, using multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. The series was produced by Tailwind Productions in association with Universal Media Studios. It was filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California.nFour complete seasons aired, ending on February 8, 2010. The critically acclaimed first season had a run of 23 episodes and garnered an average of 14.3 million viewers in the United States, receiving the highest rating for an NBC drama premiere in five years. The second season of Heroes attracted an average of 13.1 million viewers in the U.S., and marked NBC's sole series among the top 20 ranked programs in total viewership for the 2007–2008 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E02 September 22nd, 2008

House

Program genre

Mystery
Drama
Comedy

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External resources

House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The show's main character is Dr. Gregory House, a pain medication-dependent, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. The show's premise originated with Paul Attanasio, while David Shore, who is credited as creator, was primarily responsible for the conception of the title character. The show's executive producers include Shore, Attanasio, Attanasio's business partner Katie Jacobs, and film director Bryan Singer. It was filmed largely in Century City.nHouse often clashes with his fellow physicians, including his own diagnostic team, because many of his hypotheses about patients' illnesses are based on subtle or controversial insights. His flouting of hospital rules and procedures frequently leads him into conflict with his boss, hospital administrator and Dean of Medicine Dr. Lisa Cuddy. House's only true friend is Dr. James Wilson, head of the Department of Oncology.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E19 April 25th, 2006

Ironside

Program genre

Crime
Drama
Crime Fiction

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Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967, to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When broadcast in the United Kingdom the show was initially titled A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E20 January 27th, 1972

JAG

Program genre

Military
Adventure Film
Thriller
Legal
Drama
Mystery
Legal drama

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JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct military theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television. The first season was co-produced with NBC Productions.nOriginally conceived as a Top Gun meets A Few Good Men, the pilot episode of JAG first aired on NBC on September 23, 1995, but the series was later canceled on May 22, 1996, after finishing 79th in the ratings, leaving one episode unaired. Rival network CBS picked up the series for a midseason replacement, beginning on January 3, 1997. For several seasons, JAG climbed in the ratings and was on the air for nine additional seasons. JAG furthermore spawned the hit series NCIS, which in turn spun off NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.nIn total, 227 episodes were produced over 10 seasons. At the time of the original airing of its fifth season in the United States, JAG was seen in over 90 countries worldwide. JAG entered syndication early in 1999 and is still regularly repeated.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E02 October 1st, 2004
S06-E12 January 30th, 2001

Kojak

Program genre

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

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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
S03-E07 October 26th, 1975

Kung Fu

Program genre

Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action
Western
Drama

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Kung Fu is an American action-adventure western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972, to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes. Kung Fu was preceded by a full-length feature television pilot, an ABC Movie of the Week, which was broadcast on February 22, 1972. The series became one of the most popular television programs of the early 1970s, receiving widespread critical acclaim and commercial success upon its release.nKung Fu was created by Ed Spielman, directed and produced by Jerry Thorpe, and developed by Herman Miller, who was also a writer for, and co-producer of, the series.nThe series follows the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks Danny Caine, his half-brother.nKeye Luke and Philip Ahn were also members of the regular cast. David Chow, who was also a guest star in the series, acted as the technical and kung fu advisor, a role later undertaken by Kam Yuen.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 May 3rd, 1973

M*A*S*H

Program genre

Comedy
Black comedy
Comedy-drama
Medical fiction
Satire
Military
Sitcom
Medical drama

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M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 December 17th, 1972

Models Inc.

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

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Models Inc. is an American prime time soap opera that aired on the Fox television network during the 1994–95 television season. It is the third series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The series was created by Charles Pratt, Jr. and Frank South, and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, Charles Pratt, Jr., Frank South, and E. Duke Vincent.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 July 20th, 1994
S01-E07 August 10th, 1994
Jule Selbo
S01-E10 September 14th, 1994
S01-E02 July 6th, 1994
Paul Lazarus
S01-E06 August 3rd, 1994
Paul Lazarus
S01-E05 July 27th, 1994
S01-E03 July 13th, 1994
Jule Selbo
S01-E08 August 17th, 1994

Murder, She Wrote

Program genre

Cozy mystery
Crime Fiction
Crime
Procedural drama
Drama
Mystery

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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
S09-E22 May 16th, 1993
Chris Manheim

Numbers

Program genre

Crime
Thriller
Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

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Numb3rs is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI Special Agent Don Eppes and his brother Charlie Eppes who helps Don solve crimes for the FBI. Brothers Ridley and Tony Scott produced Numb3rs; its production companies are the Scott brothers' Scott Free Productions, CBS Television Studios.nThe show focuses equally on the relationships among Don Eppes, his brother Charlie Eppes, and their father, Alan Eppes, and on the brothers' efforts to fight crime, normally in Los Angeles. A typical episode begins with a crime, which is subsequently investigated by a team of FBI agents led by Don and mathematically modeled by Charlie, with the help of Larry Fleinhardt and Amita Ramanujan. The insights provided by Charlie's mathematics were always in some way crucial to solving the crime.nIn May 2010, CBS announced that Numb3rs had been canceled after six seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E14 February 5th, 2010

Police Woman

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Action

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Police Woman is an American television police drama starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 September 27th, 1974

Son of the Beach

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

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Son of the Beach is an American sitcom that aired from 2000 to 2002 on the FX network. The series was a spoof of Baywatch, with much of the comedy based on sexual double entendres, puns, innuendo and the like. A major running gag portrayed the studly David Hasselhoff character as a balding, middle-aged, pot-bellied and out-of-shape man who is nonetheless seen by all the other characters as highly fit and attractive. Radio talk show host Howard Stern was one of the executive producers.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E04 July 9th, 2002

The Rookies

Program genre

Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Rookies is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookie police officers working in an unidentified city for the fictitious Southern California Police Department.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E10 November 25th, 1974

Walker, Texas Ranger

Program genre

Police procedural
Drama
Action

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Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season consisting of three pilot episodes. Eight full seasons followed with new episodes airing from September 25, 1993, to May 19, 2001, and reruns continuing on CBS until July 28, 2001. It has been broadcast in over 100 countries and has since spawned a made-for-television movie entitled Trial By Fire. The movie ended on a cliffhanger, which, as of 2014, has not yet been resolved. DVD sets of all seasons have been released. At various times since 1997, reruns of the show have aired, in syndication, on the USA Network and Action in Canada. As of June 19, 2014, the series is shown on WGN America and TV Land.nThe show was known for its moral values. For example, the characters refrained from the use of drugs, and they participated in community service.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E20 April 4th, 1998

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