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Ray Milland (1905–1986)


Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor. Born in the Welsh town of Neath, Glamorgan, in 1905, he spent his youth in the pursuit of sports. He became an expert rider early on, working at his uncle's ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1985 The Gold Key (Video)
Carl Bruhn
 1984 The Sea Serpent
Profesor Timothy Wallace
 1984 Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (TV Movie)
Home Secretary
 1983 Cave In! (TV Movie)
Professor Harrison Soames
 1983 Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (TV Movie)
Q. T. Thornwell
 1982 The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (TV Movie)
Mr. Griffiths
 1981 Our Family Business (TV Movie)
Tony
 1980 The Attic
Wendell
 1980 The Dream Merchants (TV Movie)
Lawrence Radford
 1979 Game for Vultures
Col. Brettle
 1979 Spree
Professor
 1979 The Darker Side of Terror (TV Movie)
Prof. Meredith
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Colonel James Weston
- Let the Goodtimes Roll/Nightmare/The Tiger (1978) ... Colonel James Weston
 1978 Blackout
Richard Stafford
 1978 Slavers
Hassan
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Dr. Orin Thatcher
- Voodoo Doll, Part II (1978) ... Dr. Orin Thatcher
- Voodoo Doll: Part 1 (1978) ... Dr. Orin Thatcher
 1978 Cruise Into Terror (TV Movie)
Dr. Isiah Bakkun
 1977 La ragazza dal pigiama giallo
Inspector Thompson
 1977 The Uncanny
Frank Richards
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Jonas Witherby
 1977 Cuibul salamandrelor
The Boss
 1977 Seventh Avenue (TV Mini-Series)
Douglas Fredericks
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Douglas Fredericks
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Douglas Fredericks
 1976 The Last Tycoon
Fleishacker
 1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Movie)
Dr. Joseph Mannheim
 1976 Aces High
Brigadier Whale
 1976 The Swiss Conspiracy
Johann Hurtil
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Carson McKell
- Too Many Suspects (1975) ... Carson McKell
 1975 The Dead Don't Die (TV Movie)
Jim Moss
 1974 Gold
Hurry Hirschfeld
 1974 The Student Connection
Dr. Roger Mann
 1973 Terror in the Wax Museum
Harry Flexner
 1973 The Big Game
Prof. Pete Handley
 1973 The House in Nightmare Park
Stewart Henderson
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
Neil Fitzsimmons
- Hunt for a Lonely Girl (1972) ... Neil Fitzsimmons
 1971-1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Jarvis Goodland / Arthur Kennicut
- The Greenhouse Jungle (1972) ... Jarvis Goodland
- Death Lends a Hand (1971) ... Arthur Kennicut
 1972 The Thing with Two Heads
Maxwell Kirshner
 1972 Frogs
Jason Crockett
 1972 Embassy
Ambassador
 1971 Black Noon (TV Movie)
Caleb Hobbs
 1971 Company of Killers (TV Movie)
George DeSalles
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Dr. Archibald Ravadon (segment "The Hand of Borgus Weems")
- The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes/Miss Lovecraft Sent Me/The Hand of Borgus Weems/Phantom of What Opera? (1971) ... Dr. Archibald Ravadon (segment "The Hand of Borgus Weems")
 1971 River of Gold (TV Movie)
Evelyn Rose
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jonathan Booker
- A Love to Remember (1970) ... Jonathan Booker
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie)
Prof. Samuel Constable
 1969 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Cameo
- Don't You Cry for Susannah (1969) ... Cameo
 1968 Hostile Witness
Simon Crawford - Q.C.
 1964 The Confession
Mario Forni
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Investigator
- The Silver Burro (1963) ... Investigator
 1963 The Silver Burro (TV Movie)
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Howard Fennick
- A Home Away from Home (1963) ... Dr. Howard Fennick
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Keith Briscoe
- Pattern of Guilt (1963) ... Keith Briscoe
 1962 Panic in Year Zero!
Harry Baldwin
 1962 Premature Burial
Guy Carrell
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Keith Briscoe
- Pattern of Guilt (1962) ... Keith Briscoe
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Binyon
- A London Affair (1959) ... Binyon
 1956-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Caradoc Williams / John / Woodward / ...
- Battle for a Soul (1958) ... Caradoc Williams
- Angel of Wrath (1957) ... John
- Never Turn Back (1957) ... Woodward
- That's the Man! (1956) ... Russel Kent
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Markheim
- Markheim (1958) ... Markheim
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Roy Markham
 1958 The Safecracker
Colley Dawson
 1957 High Flight
Wing Commander Rudge
 1957 The River's Edge
Nardo Denning
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry Carstairs
- The Girl in the Grass (1957) ... Harry Carstairs
 1956 Three Brave Men
Joe DiMarco
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
District Attorney Peter Sloan
- Catch at Straws (1956) ... District Attorney Peter Sloan
 1956 Lisbon
Capt. Robert John Evans
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Markheim
- Markheim (1956) ... Markheim
 1955 A Man Alone
Wes Steele
 1953 Let's Do It Again
Gary Stuart
 1953 Jamaica Run
Patrick Fairlie
 1952 Something to Live For
Alan Miller
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon
Kern Shafter
 1951 Rhubarb
Eric Yeager
 1951 Night Into Morning
Philip Ainley
 1950 Copper Canyon
Johnny Carter
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Steve Harleigh
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Prof. Alexander 'Alec' Stevenson
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Maj. Robert Lawson
 1948 The Big Clock
George Stroud
 1947 Variety Girl
Ray Milland
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Professor Gilbert Sedley
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Clive Loring
 1946 The Well-Groomed Bride
Lt. Dudley Briggs
 1945 Kitty
Sir Hugh Marcy
 1944 Till We Meet Again
John
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Charley Johnson
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Brad Cavanaugh
 1943 Forever and a Day
Lt. William 'Bill' Trimble
 1942 The Major and the Minor
Major Kirby
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
George Cugat
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Stephen Tolliver
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Joe in Card-Playing Skit
 1941 Sullivan's Travels
Near-collision man on studio street (uncredited)
 1941 I Wanted Wings
Jeff Young
 1940 Untamed
Dr. William Crawford
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Dr. Timothy Sterling
 1940 Irene
Don Marshall
 1939 Everything Happens at Night
Geoffrey Thompson
 1939 Hotel Imperial
Lieutenant Nemassy
 1938 Say It in French
Richard Carrington, Jr.
 1938 Men with Wings
Scott Barnes
 1938 Tropic Holiday
Ken Warren
 1938 Her Jungle Love
Bob Mitchell
 1937 Wise Girl
John O'Halloran
 1937 Easy Living
John Ball Jr.
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
Lt. Samuel Gilchrist
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Lord Michael Stuart
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Bob Miller
 1936 The Return of Sophie Lang
Jimmy Dawson
 1936 Next Time We Love
Tommy Abbott (as Raymond Milland)
 1935 Alias Mary Dow
Peter Marshall (as Raymond Milland)
 1935 Four Hours to Kill!
Carl Barrett
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Charles Gray (Lord Granton)
 1934 One Hour Late
Tony St. John (as Raymond Milland)
 1934/I Menace
Freddie Bastion (as Raymond Milland)
 1934 Charlie Chan in London
Neil Howard (as Raymond Milland)
 1934 Many Happy Returns
Ted Lambert
 1934 Orders Is Orders
Dashwood
 1934 We're Not Dressing
Prince Michael (credited, actually Prince Alexander} (as Raymond Milland)
 1934 Bolero
Lord Robert Coray (as Raymond Milland)
 1933 This Is the Life
Bob Travers
 1932 Payment Deferred
James Medland
 1932 -But the Flesh Is Weak
Mr. Stewart - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Polly of the Circus
Church Usher (uncredited)
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Eddie (uncredited)
 1931 Blonde Crazy
Joe Reynolds
 1931 Ambassador Bill
King Lothar
 1931 Bought!
Charles Carter Jr. (as Raymond Milland)
 1931 Just a Gigolo
Freddie
 1931 Strangers May Kiss
3rd Admirer (uncredited)
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Geoffrey Trent
 1930 Passion Flower
Party Guest with Letter (uncredited)
 1930 Way for a Sailor
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1929 The Informer
Sharpshooter (uncredited)
 1929 The Plaything
Ian (as Raymond Milland)
 1929 The Flying Scotsman
Jim Edwards (as Raymond Milland)
 1929 The Lady from the Sea
Tom Roberts (as Raymond Milland)
 1929 Piccadilly
Diner in Nightclub Scene (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (21 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/28/50) Radio: Appeared in a "Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast of "Alias Nick Beal". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

R.A. Milland | R. Milland | Raymond Alton Milland | Raymond Milland | Spike Milland

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[After doing Arise, My Love (1940)] I called up my wife long distance and said, "Mal honey, when this picture comes out I'm finished. Sell everything we've got and we'll try to start a new life somewhere else". Then it came out and was an enormous hit which really boosted my career
  • that shows you how much I knew in those days.


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Trivia:

Ray Milland got his stage name from a riverside street called Milland Road in Neath, where he resided prior to becoming an actor. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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