Darren McGavin

Screenwriter / Film Producer / Film Director | * 05/07/1922 († 83, 02/25/2006) | Spokane, Washington (United States of America (USA))
William Lyle Richardson (May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006), known professionally as Darren McGavin, was an Emmy-winning American actor whose prolific career encompassed half a century. Born in Spokane, Washington, McGavin claimed to have been a child runaway who went on to begin his film career while working as a set painter for Columbia Pictures. In 1954, he originated roles in Broadway productions of My 3 Angels and The Rainmaker, and the following year starred in David Lean's Summertime, and Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm. McGavin had his greatest successes on television, portraying the title character in Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, and starring in the NBC Western, Riverboat. He left "an enduring mark on popular culture as the grizzled has-been crime reporter in the 1970s series Kolchak: The ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | TV Movies | Comedies

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Movies with Darren McGavin as Actor(70)

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as Brian Madison1995 Billy Madison
as John Henry Phillips1994 A Perfect Stranger
as Older Arthur Huntington1993 The American Clock
as Folsom Bunting1992 Mastergate
as Henry Collins1992 Happy Hell Night
as Hank Dick1991 Blood and Concrete
as Mr. Hobbs1991 Perfect Harmony
as Condor - Secretary of Interior1990 By Dawn's Early Light
as General Fleming1990 Captain America
as Os Winfield1990 Child in the Night
as Chief Walter Vadney1988 The Diamond Trap
as Dr. Ernest McNab1988 Dead Heat
as E.K. Hornbeck1988 Inherit the Wind
as Craig Duncan1987 From the Hip
as Walter1987 Day to Day
as Chief Harry Shannon1986 Raw Deal
as Det. Kowalski1985 Turk 182!
as Gus Sands (uncredited)1984 The Natural
as The Old Man (Mr. Parker)1983 A Christmas Story
as Harry Forbes1980 Hangar 18
as Captain1980 Waikiki
as General George Patton1980 Ike: The War Years
as Coach John Martin1979 Love for Rent
as Timothy Donovan1979 Donovan's Kid
as Henry Waller1978 The Users
as Mayor Ragsdale1978 Hot Lead & Cold Feet
as Michael Nolan1978 Zero to Sixty
as Stan Buchek1977 Airport '77
as Carl Kolchak1976 Crackle of Death
as Pal Kovak1975 Hay que matar a B.
as Oliver Spencer1973 The Six Million Dollar Man
as Carl Kolchak1973 The Night Strangler
as Paul Worden1972 Something Evil
as Carl Kolchak1972 The Night Stalker
as Sergeant Eddie Ryker1972 The Rookies
as Dr. Lou Grazzo1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole
as Darren McGavin (uncredited)1971 Mooch Goes to Hollywood
as Nexdhet1971 Mrs. Pollifax — Spy
as Lieutenant Pete Cordova1971 Banyon
as Joe Chalk1971 The Death of Me Yet
as Drake1970 Tribes
as Jim McCabe1970 The Challengers
as Jacob Gallery1970 The Challenge
as Paul Killian1970 Berlin Affair
as Col. Mike Blaiswick1968 Mission Mars
as David Ross1967 The Outsider
as Mike Gregory1965 African Gold
as Captain Frederick William Benton1965 The Great Sioux Massacre
as Sam Ward1964 Bullet for a Badman
as Fred1961 Witchcraft
as Pete Harris1958 The Case Against Brooklyn
as Mike Damon1957 The Delicate Delinquent
as Charley Hand1957 Beau James
as Eddie Yaeger1955 Summertime
as George Peters1955 A Word to the Wives...
as Capt. Russ Peters1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
as Student (uncredited)1945 A Song to Remember
as The Kid - Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
as Balancing hobbyist1945 Your Next Job

TV Shows/Series with Darren McGavin as Actor(58)

Movies with Darren McGavin as Crew(2)

Writing/Screenplay1978 Zero to Sixty
Directing/Director1973 Happy Mother's Day, Love George

TV Shows/Series with Darren McGavin as Crew(3)

Production/Producer1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Directing/Director1973 The Evil Touch
Directing/Director1959 Riverboat

Full Name: Darren McGavin
Born: Sunday, 05/07 1922 (May) in Spokane, Washington (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 02/25 2006 (February) in Los Angeles (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of the Pacific, Puyallup High School
Spouses (current/former): Kathie Browne
Other names for Darren McGavin (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"W. Lyle Richardson"
Darren McGavin frequently works together with these people:
Leslie Nielsen (20x, Actor)
Simon Oakland (19x, Actor)
James Gregory (18x, Actor)
Ricardo Montalban (17x, Actor)
William Shatner (17x, Actor)
Lloyd Bochner (17x, Actor)
Leo Penn (16x, Crew)
Fritz Weaver (16x, Actor)
Robert Culp (15x, Actor)
Charles Aidman (15x, Actor)
Bert Freed (15x, Actor)
Bob Clark (9x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10069, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/31/2021