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Kevin McCarthy (I) (1914–2010)


Handsome, chisel-jawed character actor Kevin McCarthy appeared in nearly 100 movies in a career that spanned seven decades. He also had some starring roles, most notably the horror cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). He played the disillusioned son Biff Loman in the 1951 screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic Death of a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dr. Miles J. Bennell
(1956)
Innerspace
Innerspace Victor Eugene Scrimshaw
(1987)
UHF
UHF R.J. Fletcher
(1989)

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 2005 Eyes (TV Series)
Judge Leonard Donnelly
- Trial (2005) ... Judge Leonard Donnelly
 1997 The Weird Al Show (TV Series)
Mayor
- Al Plays Hooky (1997) ... Mayor
 1997 Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Movie)
Deep Throat (uncredited)
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
Judge Jake Wellborn
- The Jury (1997) ... Judge Jake Wellborn
 1996 Boston Common (TV Series)
Professor Weaver
- Coming Clean (1996) ... Professor Weaver
 1995 The Sister-in-Law (TV Movie)
George Richards
 1994 Dream On (TV Series)
Wade
 1994 Roadracers (TV Movie)
Miles
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Miles
- Roadracers (1994) ... Miles
 1993 Love & War (TV Series)
Fletch
- Friends and Relations (1993) ... Fletch
 1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
- The Color of Honor (1992) ... (voice)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Jack
- Curiosity Killed (1992) ... Jack
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Dr. Long
- Nothing to Fear (1992) ... Dr. Long (voice)
 1992 Human Target (TV Series)
Harry Chance
- Going Home (1992) ... Harry Chance
 1992 Duplicates (TV Movie)
Dr. Congemi
 1985-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Walter Bowman / Randolph Sterling / Milton Porter
- Ever After (1992) ... Walter Bowman
- From the Horse's Mouth (1991) ... Randolph Sterling
- Armed Response (1985) ... Milton Porter
 1991 Charlie Hoover (TV Series)
Mr. Culbertson
- Happy Anniversary (1991) ... Mr. Culbertson
- Happy Birthday to Hugh (1991) ... Mr. Culbertson
 1991 Dead on the Money (TV Movie)
Waverly Blake
 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Laidlaw / Stackpole
- The Hardboiled Mystery (1991) ... Laidlaw / Stackpole
 1990 The Rose and the Jackal (TV Movie)
Senator Henry Wilson
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Jonathan Horton
- The Fugitive (1989) ... Jonathan Horton
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Congressman Holmes
- Twilight (1989) ... Congressman Holmes
 1989 Passion and Paradise (TV Movie)
Harold Christie
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Atty Doug McKenna
- First, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (1988) ... Atty Doug McKenna
 1988 Channel 99 (TV Movie)
The General
 1988 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Harold LaPierre
- Pilot: Part 2 (1988) ... Harold LaPierre
- Pilot: Part 1 (1988) ... Harold LaPierre
 1988 Once Upon a Texas Train (TV Movie)
The Govenor
 1987 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Lawrence P. Whitley
- Revenge of the Liberal (1987) ... Lawrence P. Whitley
 1987 The Long Journey Home (TV Movie)
Harland Everett
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Franklyn Hutton (parts 1-4)
 1986-1987 The Colbys (TV Series)
Lucas Carter
- The Dead End (1987) ... Lucas Carter
- The Gala (1986) ... Lucas Carter
- No Exit (1986) ... Lucas Carter
 1987 Home (TV Movie)
Edison
 1986 Fame (TV Series)
Mr. William Quigley
- To Tilt at Windmills (1986) ... Mr. William Quigley
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Richard
- Second Motherhood (1986) ... Richard
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Bob McKeever
- Members Only (1986) ... Bob McKeever
 1986 A Masterpiece of Murder (TV Movie)
Jonathan Hire
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie)
Judge Crandall
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Calvin Polk
- Second Offense (1985) ... Calvin Polk
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
William O'Keefe
- Over the Limit (1985) ... William O'Keefe
 1985 Deadly Intentions (TV Movie)
Reichman
 1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Ben Harper
- Surrogates (1985) ... Ben Harper
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)
Wes Vandergelder
 1984 Dynasty (TV Series)
Billy Waite
- The Rescue (1984) ... Billy Waite
- Fallon (1984) ... Billy Waite
 1984 Invitation to Hell (TV Movie)
Mr. Thompson
 1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Daniel Koster
- Sweet Life/Games People Play (1984) ... Daniel Koster
 1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Barry Cooper
 1983 Making of a Male Model (TV Movie)
Ward Hawley
 1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Jones
 1980 Portrait of an Escort (TV Movie)
Dr. Ken Paige
 1977 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Levering
- The Army Deserter (1977) ... Levering
 1977 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (TV Movie)
Tom Atherton
 1977 Exo-Man (TV Movie)
Dist. Atty. Kamenski
 1968-1976 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Hunter R. Hickey / Victor Reese
- The Last of the Great Paperhangers (1976) ... Hunter R. Hickey
- Full Fathom Five (1968) ... Victor Reese
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
- To Kill a Tiger (1975)
 1974-1975 Great Performances (TV Series)
Trigorin / Hart
- The Seagull (1975) ... Trigorin
- June Moon (1974) ... Hart
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
General Nielson
- The Deadly Trail (1974) ... General Nielson
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Simmons
- Requiem for a Falling Star (1973) ... Dr. Frank Simmons
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Allen Markham
- To Steal a King (1972) ... Allen Markham
 1972 A Great American Tragedy (TV Movie)
Mark Reynolds
 1972 Between Time and Timbuktu (TV Movie)
Bokonon
 1971 The Last of the Powerseekers (TV Movie)
Philip Hastings
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Whitmore Channing
- Invasion (1971) ... Whitmore Channing
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Carter Gladstone
- Conqueror's Gold (1971) ... Carter Gladstone
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
Philip Hastings
- Chapter Thirteen (1969) ... Philip Hastings
- Chapter Twelve (1969) ... Philip Hastings
- Chapter Ten (1969) ... Philip Hastings
- Chapter Eight (1969) ... Philip Hastings
- Chapter Seven (1969) ... Philip Hastings
 1969 Medical Center (TV Series)
Clifford Coswell
- U.M.C. (1969) ... Clifford Coswell
 1966-1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
James Evans / Paul Dorn / Lamont
- Conspiracy of Silence (1969) ... James Evans
- Counter-Stroke (1967) ... Paul Dorn
- The Spy-Master (1966) ... Lamont
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
James Forrest
- North to Tucson (1968) ... James Forrest
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Carter Haines
- Incident in Berlin (1968) ... Carter Haines
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Major General Walter Kroll
- The Night of the Doomsday Formula (1968) ... Major General Walter Kroll
 1967-1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Joe Maddox / Paul Christopher
- You Remember Joe Maddox (1968) ... Joe Maddox
- Conspiracy (1967) ... Paul Christopher
 1966-1968 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Virgil Haney / Charles Roland Flagg
- Image of Evil (1968) ... Virgil Haney
- Between Two Fires (1966) ... Charles Roland Flagg
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Maj. Richards
- The Expendables (1967) ... Maj. Richards
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Sheriff Tom Mills
- Ride the Man Down (1967) ... Sheriff Tom Mills
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Paul Cook
- The Watchers (1967) ... Paul Cook
 1967 Ghostbreakers (TV Movie)
Cameron Witherspoon
 1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Rando
- Never Chase a Rainbow (1967) ... Rando
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Sean
- Crazier Than Cotton (1966) ... Sean
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Major Baladin
- Massacre (1966) ... Major Baladin
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Sheriff Dockery
- A Burying for Rosey (1966) ... Sheriff Dockery
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Arthur Caresse
- The Moonglow Affair (1966) ... Arthur Caresse
 1964-1966 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Bill Adams / Chukker Curtis / Elliott Dunning
- Who Killed Nobody Somehow? (1965) ... Chukker Curtis
- Who Killed Madison Cooper? (1964) ... Elliott Dunning
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Herb Malone
- Wife Killer (1966) ... Herb Malone
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Jerry Ivar
- The Gray Lady (1965) ... Jerry Ivar
 1963-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Omar Larson / Dr. Harvey Gruboldt
- Believe and Live (1965) ... Dr. Omar Larson
- The Backslider (1963) ... Dr. Harvey Gruboldt
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Peter Malone
- White on White (1964) ... Peter Malone
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mr. Williams
- Fare Thee Well (1964) ... Mr. Williams
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Paul Blackshear
- Beast in View (1964) ... Paul Blackshear
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Jim Marnell
- Cold Hands, Warm Heart (1963) ... Jim Marnell
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
David Henry
- Fire and Ice (1963) ... David Henry
 1963 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
Man
- Room for Death (1963) ... Man
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Ralph Johnson
- The Hour Before Doomsday (1963) ... Ralph Johnson
 1961-1963 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Winslow Quince / Mark Twain
- Suspicion (1963) ... Winslow Quince
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Ray Corbin
- Ask Me No Questions (1962) ... Ray Corbin
 1961-1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Bradley Hayward / Neil Draper
- Journey to Oblivion (1962) ... Bradley Hayward
- Moment of Panic (1961)
- Moment of Panic (1961) ... Neil Draper
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Frank McCloud
- Nobody Gets Hurt (1962) ... Frank McCloud
 1954-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Rich Monighan
- Two Black Kings (1962)
- Highway (1954) ... Rich Monighan
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Dave Taylor
- A Few Brief Lines for Dave (1961) ... Dr. Dave Taylor
 1961 Great Ghost Tales (TV Series)
Jerry
- Lucy (1961) ... Jerry
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Sandham
- The Overnight Case (1961) ... Dr. Paul Sandham
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
John Tourell
- The Wall Between (1959) ... John Tourell
 1959 Summer of Decision (TV Movie)
Mr. Rogers
 1954-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
City attorney / Mark Quinlin / Prentice Brown / ...
- Hands of the Enemy (1957) ... City attorney
- Weapon of Courage (1956) ... Mark Quinlin
- Moment of Triumph (1955) ... Prentice Brown
- Midnight Haul (1954) ... Glenn Sheridan
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Hal Carmichael / Halsey / Brooks
- Deadly Climate (1957) ... Hal Carmichael
- The Circular Staircase (1956) ... Halsey
- Flame-Out in T-6 (1956) ... Brooks
 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Russel Stevens / Tommy Jordan / Jason Forrester
- Desperation (1957) ... Russel Stevens
- Lucky Tommy Jordan (1954) ... Tommy Jordan
- Sunk (1952) ... Jason Forrester
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Towne / Wayne Temple
- A Question of Survival (1957) ... Dr. Towne
- The Doctors of Pawnee Kill (1957) ... Wayne Temple
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Medallion (1957)
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Frank O'Keefe
- The Last Signer (1957) ... Frank O'Keefe
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Rev. William J. Menster
- Ice Cathedral (1957) ... Rev. William J. Menster
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Carl Wilson
- We Who Love Her (1956) ... Carl Wilson
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Samuel Howe
- The Key (1956) ... Samuel Howe
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
George Whitaker
- Instant of Truth (1956) ... George Whitaker
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- The Secret Place (1956)
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series)
Dick Conley
- State of Confusion (1955) ... Dick Conley
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Matt
- You Need Me (1955) ... Matt
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
- Antigone (1954)
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Spring Reunion (1954)
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie)
Tony
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
- The Stranger (1954)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Letter of Thanks (1953)
 1950-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Rochester / Dermot McDermot / Lt. Johnny Quayle
- Jane Eyre (1952) ... Rochester
- Hangman's House (1951) ... Dermot McDermot
- Away from It All (1950) ... Lt. Johnny Quayle
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- Mr. Nothing (1952)
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950-1951 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben Jordan / Richard Kurt
- Icebound (1951) ... Ben Jordan
- Biography (1950) ... Richard Kurt
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Seth Gale
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1950) ... Seth Gale
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- I Can't Breathe (1949)
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Stage Play: The Day the Money Stopped. Drama. Written by Maxwell Anderson and Brendan Gill (based on his novel). Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Harold Clurman. Belasco Theatre: 20 Feb 1958- 22 Feb 1958 (4 performances). Cast: Richard Basehart, William Hansen, Kevin McCarthy, Mildred Natwick, Collin Wilcox Paxton [... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kevin Mc Carthy | Kelvin McCarthy | Kevin Mccarthy

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Lee Strasberg could be very caustic and he was fairly nasty to me on several occasions -- regarding his still-rewarding experience with The Actor's Studio. See more »

Trivia:

Of Irish descent on his father's side, he was the third of four children (the others were Mary, Preston and Sheridan). His parents, Roy Winfield and Therese (Preston) McCarthy, both died of influenza during the deadly 1918 pandemic. All four children lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota with an overly strict great-aunt and her husband. See more »

Trademark:

Strong commanding voice

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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