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Troy Donahue (1936–2001)

Troy Donahue was a journalism student at Columbia University when he began playing in stock productions. He made his film debut in Man Afraid (1957) and in 1959 signed as a contract player with Warner Bros., which promoted him to stardom with A Summer Place (1959) that year. He was soon a teenage heartthrob, his blond hair and blue eyes appearing ... See full bio »

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The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part II Merle Johnson
Surfside 6
Surfside 6 Sandy Winfield II / Sandy Winfield
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Rome Adventure
Rome Adventure Don Porter


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 1999 The Bixby Clown Project (Short)
 1998 Legion (TV Movie)
 1998 Merchants of Venus
FBI Agent
 1993/II Showdown
Police Captain
 1992 The Pamela Principle (Video)
 1992/I Double Trouble
 1991 Deadly Diamonds (Video)
Matt Plimpton
 1991 Shock 'Em Dead
Record Exec
 1990 Sexpot
 1990 Omega Cop
 1990 Cry-Baby
Hatchet's Father
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas Becker
- Micro Minds (1990) ... Dr. Thomas Becker
 1990 The Platinum Triangle
Harold Farber
 1989 Deadly Spygames
 1989 The Chilling
Dr. Miller
 1989 Blood Nasty
Barry Hefna
 1989 Hot Times at Montclair High
Mr. Nichols
 1989 Bad Blood
Jack Barnes
 1989 Sounds of Silence
Larry Haughton
 1989 Terminal Force
 1989 Dr. Alien
Dr. Ackerman
 1989 American Rampage
Police Psychiatrist
 1988 Hard Rock Nightmare
Uncle Gary
 1988 Hawkeye
 1987 Deadly Prey
Don Michaelson
 1987 Hollywood Cop
Lt Maxwell
 1987 The Drifting Classroom
 1987 Cyclone
Bob Jenkins
 1987 Fight to Win
 1986 Low Blow
John Templeton
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
Donny Vinton
 1984 Katy Caterpillar
Additional Voices (English version, voice)
 1983 Tin Man
 1983 Malibu (TV Movie)
Clint Redman
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
William 'Willie' Hoyt
- Joey's Here (1982) ... William 'Willie' Hoyt
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Wallis Jaeger / Jack Terry
- The Proxy Billionaire/The Experiment (1981) ... Wallis Jaeger
- The Appointment/Mr. Tattoo (1978) ... Jack Terry
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mr. Clark
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series)
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Teddy Howard
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Bob Niles
- Peaks and Valleys (1978) ... Bob Niles
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Alan Summerville
- Mystery on the Avalanche Express (1978) ... Alan Summerville
 1977 Ultraje
 1977 The Legend of Frank Woods
Sheriff John Baxom
 1974 South Seas
 1974 Cockfighter
Randall Mansfield
 1974 Seizure
Mark Frost
 1972 The Last Stop
 1971 Sweet Savior
 1969 The Lonely Profession (TV Movie)
Julian Thatcher
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Fox, Hound and the Widow McCloud (1969) ... Bracken
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Norman Hoak
- Nightmare (1968) ... Norman Hoak
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Father Dugan
- Split Second to an Epitaph: Part 2 (1968) ... Father Dugan
- Split Second to an Epitaph: Part 1 (1968) ... Father Dugan
 1967 Come Spy with Me
Pete Barker
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Dr. Morgan
- Operation: Tonsils (1965) ... Dr. Morgan
 1965 My Blood Runs Cold
Ben Gunther
 1964 A Distant Trumpet
2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard
 1963 Palm Springs Weekend
Jim Munroe
 1962 Rome Adventure
Don Porter
 1961 Susan Slade
Hoyt Brecker
 1960-1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Sandy Winfield II / Star Bright
- Condor's Lair (1960) ... Star Bright
 1961 Parrish
Parrish McLean
 1960 The Crowded Sky
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
David Manning
- The Payment (1960) ... David Manning
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Ted Andrews
- Heart of Gold (1960) ... Ted Andrews
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Bart Donner / Roy Parrott
- The Devil's Spawn (1959) ... Bart Donner
- Backfire (1959) ... Roy Parrott
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
James 'Jim' Gibson
- The Hothead (1959) ... James 'Jim' Gibson
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Ken Savage
- The Wild Bunch (1959) ... Ken Savage
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Dan Jamison
- Pappy (1959) ... Dan Jamison
 1959 Imitation of Life
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Cliff Smith
- The Rawhide Kid (1959) ... Cliff Smith
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ted Garner
- The Hunter Malloy Story (1959) ... Ted Garner
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Buzz Travis
- Incident at Alabaster Plain (1959) ... Buzz Travis
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
- A Girl Named Sam (1958) ... Jud
 1958 The Perfect Furlough
Sgt. Nickles
 1958 Voice in the Mirror
Paul Cunningham
 1958 Wild Heritage
Jesse Bascomb
 1958 This Happy Feeling
Tony Manza
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Night of Violence (1958) ... Jan
 1958 Live Fast, Die Young
Artie Sanders / Artie Smith
 1958 Flood Tide
Teenager at Beach (uncredited)
 1957 The Tarnished Angels
Frank Burnham
 1957 The Monolith Monsters
Hank Jackson (uncredited)
 1957 Man Afraid
Reporter (uncredited)
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
R.B. Keefer (1970)
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[Discussing his role in A Summer Place (1959), with Sandra Dee] What I did basically was knock up Gidget, and you just don't do that!


Son of Edith (Frederickson), a stage actress, and Merle Johnson Sr., a vice-president at General Motors. His mother was born in New York, to Swedish parents. His father was born in Illinois. Troy's paternal grandfather was English. See more »

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