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Mel Ferrer (I) (1917–2008)


Actor/director/producer Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on August 25, 1917, in Elberon, New Jersey. The son of a Cuban-born surgeon and a Manhattan socialite, he went to prep school and attended Princeton University. From the age of 15 he worked in summer stock. After Princeton he became an editor on a small Vermont newspaper and wrote a... See full bio »

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 1996 Catherine the Great (TV Movie)
Patriarch
 1991 Eye of the Widow
Frankenheimer the CIA chief
 1989-1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Doctor
- Only the Good Die Young (1990) ... Doctor
- In Vino Veritas (1990) ... Doctor
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) ... Doctor
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) ... Doctor
 1985-1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Miles Austin / Eric Brahm
- Weave a Tangled Web (1989) ... Miles Austin
- Widow, Weep for Me (1985) ... Eric Brahm
 1989 Wild Jack (TV Mini-Series)
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Elkins
 1986 Outrage! (TV Movie)
Judge Michael Lengel
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series)
Frederick
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
- Nightfall (1985)
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Garrett Hardy / Anthony Palandrini
- Celebrations (1985) ... Garrett Hardy
- Resolutions (1985) ... Anthony Palandrini
 1985 Seduced (TV Movie)
Arthur Orloff
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
George Matthews
- Forgotten Melodies (1984) ... George Matthews
 1984 Un tenero tramonto
Franz Bollenstein
 1982 One Shoe Makes It Murder (TV Movie)
Carl Charnock
 1982 Die Jäger
Stephan Mathiesen
 1982 Mille milliards de dollars
Cornelius A. Woeagen
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Moriarity / Lord Collingwood
- The Case Against Mr. Roarke/Save Sherlock Holmes (1982) ... Moriarity / Lord Collingwood
 1981 Behind the Screen (TV Series)
Evan Hammer (1981-1982)
 1981 Lili Marleen
David Mendelsson
 1980 Nightmare City
Murchison
 1980 Fugitive Family (TV Movie)
Anthony Durano
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie)
Dr. Sanford
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
Poole
- The Straw Man (1980) ... Poole
 1980 Eaten Alive!
Carter
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Andreas Heggener
 1979-1980 Dallas (TV Series)
Harrison Page
- Jenna's Return (1980) ... Harrison Page
- Love and Marriage (1979) ... Harrison Page
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
 1979 The Great Alligator
Joshua
 1979 The Visitor
Dr. Walker
 1979 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Dr. Paolo Brogli
- Vicious Circle (1979) ... Dr. Paolo Brogli
 1979 Screamers
Radcliffe (US version)
 1978 L'immoralità
Vera's husband
 1978 The Fifth Floor
Dr. Sidney Coleman
 1978 Yesterday's Tomorrow
Colonel Stone
 1978 The Norseman
King Eurich
 1978 Hi-Riders
Sheriff
 1978 The Amazing Captain Nemo (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Cook
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Hale Burton
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Hale Burton
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Hale Burton
- Pilot (1978) ... Hale Burton
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Nicholas Skinner
 1978 Seagulls Fly Low
Roberto Micheli
 1977 La ragazza dal pigiama giallo
Professor Henry Douglas
 1977 Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress (TV Movie)
David
 1977 Logan's Run (TV Series)
Analog
- Man Out of Time (1977) ... Analog
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Gerlich
- Anschluss '77 (1977) ... Gerlich
 1977 L'avvocato della mala
Peseti
 1977 Eaten Alive
Harvey Wood
 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Mike Rushmore
- In Hot Weather, the Crime Rate Soars (1977) ... Mike Rushmore
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Mini-Series)
Appolonius
- Funhouse (1977) ... Appolonius
 1977 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Emil Radick / Father Neill
- To Kill a Mind (1977) ... Emil Radick
- The Bells Toll at Noon (1977) ... Father Neill
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
 1976 The Black Corsair
Van Gould
 1976 Origins of the Mafia (TV Mini-Series)
Armando Della Morra
- La legge (1976) ... Armando Della Morra
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Brandon Childs
- The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger (1976) ... Brandon Childs
 1975 The Net
Aurelio Morelli
 1975 The Suspicious Death of a Minor
Police superintendent
 1975 Silent Action
District Attorney Mannino
 1975 Brannigan
Fields
 1974 The Antichrist
Massimo Oderisi
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Carlo
- Designs (1974) ... Carlo
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Dr. Ross
- Wyatt Earp Syndrome (1974) ... Dr. Ross
 1973 The Girl from the Red Cabaret
Dalton Harvey
 1973 Search (TV Series)
John Rickman
- Suffer My Child (1973) ... John Rickman
 1973 Tenafly (TV Series)
Charlie Rush
- Pilot (1973) ... Charlie Rush
 1973 Carola (TV Movie)
Gen. Franz von Clodius
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Jerry Parks
- Requiem for a Falling Star (1973) ... Jerry Parks
 1972 A Time for Loving
Dr. Harrison
 1967 Wait Until Dark
French-Canadian Radio Speaker (voice, uncredited)
 1964 El señor de La Salle
Juan Bautista de La Salle
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Peter Carrington
- The Fifth Passenger (1963) ... Peter Carrington
 1962/II Marco Polo
 1962 The Longest Day
Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments
Philip Allan (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
 1960 Ladies Man
Georges Gauthier
 1960 Blood and Roses
Leopoldo De Karnstein
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Marshal Monty Elstrode
- The Ghost (1959) ... Marshal Monty Elstrode
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
 1958 Fräulein
Maj. Foster MacLain
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Lost Boundaries (1957)
 1957 The Vintage
Giancarlo Barandero
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Crown Prince Rudolph
- Mayerling (1957) ... Crown Prince Rudolph
 1956 Elena and Her Men
Le comte Henri de Chevincourt
 1954 Forbidden
Don Paolo Salinas
 1953 Saadia
Henrik
 1952 Scaramouche
Noel, Marquis de Maynes
 1951 The Brave Bulls
Luis Bello
 1950 Born to Be Bad
Gabriel 'Gobby' Broome
 1947 The Fugitive
Father Serra (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the 1946 Broadway production of "Cyrano de Bergerac", starring José Ferrer, to whom he was not related. However, both actors did attend Princeton University. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Melchor G. Ferrer | Melchor Ferrer

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I curl up inside and freeze when I have to act. I much prefer sitting on the sidelines and trying to get the best out of other people.

Trivia:

Father of five children: Pepa Phillippa (born on 19 August 1941) and Mark Young Ferrer (born on 19 June 1944) with Frances Pilchard, Mela (born on 22 January 1943) and Christopher Ferrer (born on 4 February 1944) with Barbara C. Tripp, and Sean H. Ferrer (born on 17 July 1960) with Audrey Hepburn. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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