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Howard Duff (I) (1913–1990)


Tough, virile, wavy-haired and ruggedly handsome with trademark forlorn-looking brows that added an intriguing touch of vulnerability to his hard outer core, actor Howard Duff and his wife-at-the-time, actress Ida Lupino, were one of Hollywood's premiere film couples during the 1950s "Golden Age". Prior to that, Duff had relationships with a ... See full bio »

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 1990 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Mangiacavallo
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Montgomery Carson
- A Snitch in Time: Part 2 (1990) ... Montgomery Carson
- A Snitch in Time: Part 1 (1990) ... Montgomery Carson
 1989 Settle the Score (TV Movie)
Cy Whately
 1989 The Ed Begley Jr. Show (TV Movie)
Councilman Slaney
 1989 Island Son (TV Series)
- Falling Stars (1989)
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Det. Travis
- Play It Again, Simon (1988) ... Det. Travis
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
William Tuttle
- Part 4 (1988) ... William Tuttle
- Part 2 (1988) ... William Tuttle
 1987 Werewolf (TV Series)
Will 'Big Daddy' Fraser
- Big Daddy (1987) ... Will 'Big Daddy' Fraser
 1987 No Way Out
Senator Duvall
 1985-1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Harry Thornton / Capt. Harry V. Thornton
- The Khrushchev List (1987) ... Harry Thornton
- Tail of the Dancing Weasel (1985) ... Capt. Harry V. Thornton
 1987 Roses Are for the Rich (TV Movie)
Denton
 1986 Monster in the Closet
Father Finnegan
 1985 Love on the Run (TV Movie)
Lionel Rockland
 1984-1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Adam Korsak / Byron Comstock
- Anniversary (1985) ... Adam Korsak
- Lifelines (1984) ... Byron Comstock
 1985 Detective in the House (TV Series)
- Swann's Song (1985)
- Down and Out (1985)
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ralph / Stephen Earl
- Deadly Lady (1984) ... Ralph / Stephen Earl
 1983 This Girl for Hire (TV Movie)
Wolfe Macready
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Herbie
- Addiction (1983) ... Herbie
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Glen Leciter
 1982 The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (TV Movie)
Colonel Samuel Isaacs
 1981 East of Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Jules Edwards
- Part Three (1981) ... Jules Edwards (credit only)
- Part Two (1981) ... Jules Edwards (credit only)
- Part One (1981) ... Jules Edwards
 1980 Oh, God! Book II
Dr. Benjamin Charles Whitley
 1980 The Dream Merchants (TV Movie)
Charles Slade
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Harrigan
- Harrigan's Angel (1980) ... Harrigan
 1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island (TV Movie)
A.J. Morgan
 1979-1980 Young Maverick (TV Series)
Herman Rusk
- Dead Man's Hand: Part 2 (1980) ... Herman Rusk
- Dead Man's Hand: Part 1 (1979) ... Herman Rusk
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Wild Man Moran
- Hollywood (1979) ... Wild Man Moran
 1978 Battered (TV Movie)
Bill Thompson
 1978 A Wedding
Dr. Jules Meecham
 1978 Ski Lift to Death (TV Movie)
Ben Forbes
 1978 Actor (TV Movie)
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Lt. Martinelle
- Voodoo Doll, Part II (1978) ... Lt. Martinelle
- Voodoo Doll: Part 1 (1978) ... Lt. Martinelle
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Douglas Shane
- Family Reunion/Voodoo (1978) ... Douglas Shane
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Ira Larkin
- Who Killed Lila Craig? (1978) ... Ira Larkin
 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Cyrus Hollister
- Say It Ain't So, Chief (1977) ... Cyrus Hollister
 1973-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
DeHart / Lieutenant Blodgett / Lt. Hyatt / ...
- The Six Foot Stretch (1977) ... DeHart
- 50 Cents-First Half Hour, $1.75 All Day (1976) ... Lieutenant Blodgett
- Company Man (1975) ... Lt. Hyatt
- Breaking Point (1975) ... Sergeant Al Butler
- Headhunter (1975) ... Sgt. Virgil Devereux
 1977 In the Glitter Palace (TV Movie)
Raymond Dawson Travers
 1977 The Late Show
Harry Regan
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Edward J. Marks
- There's One in Every Port (1977) ... Edward J. Marks
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Larry Dobbs
- Dead or Alive (1976) ... Larry Dobbs
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Eddie Morgan
- The Adventure of the Black Falcon (1976) ... Eddie Morgan
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Roger Graham
- An Air Full of Death (1975) ... Roger Graham
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Max Abbott
- Downshift to Danger (1974) ... Max Abbott (uncredited)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Mr. Jenkins / Noah Fleck
- A Dream Within a Dream (1974) ... Noah Fleck
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Tom Oliver
- Hit-Run (1973) ... Tom Oliver
 1973 Faraday and Company (TV Series)
Clark Sanford
- Say Hello to a Dead Man (1973) ... Clark Sanford
 1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Chief Harry Decken
- A Way to Dusty Death (1973) ... Chief Harry Decken
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Dr. Jamison
- Countdown to Panic (1973) ... Dr. Jamison
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Walter Graham
- Put Out the Welcome Mat for Death (1973) ... Walter Graham
 1973 Snatched (TV Movie)
Duncan Wood
 1972 The Heist (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Nicholson
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Matt McKinnon
- Conflict (1972) ... Matt McKinnon
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Arthur Porter (segment "There Aren't Any More MacBanes")
- I'll Never Leave You - Ever/There Aren't Any More MacBanes (1972) ... Arthur Porter (segment "There Aren't Any More MacBanes")
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
George Fendler
- Shootout at Diablo Station (1971) ... George Fendler
 1971 A Little Game (TV Movie)
Dunlap
 1971 In Search of America (TV Movie)
Ray Chandler
 1963-1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Stuart Masters / Ed Frazer
- The Town Killer (1971) ... Stuart Masters
- A Distant Fury (1963) ... Ed Frazer
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Wally Cook
- The Glory Shouter (1970) ... Wally Cook
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Arthur Cameron
- Paradise Bay (1970) ... Arthur Cameron
 1969 D.A.: Murder One (TV Movie)
Lynn D. Compton
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Henry Speiser
- Man Without a Heart (1969) ... Henry Speiser
 1967-1969 Insight (TV Series)
the Major / Simon
- Is the 11:59 Late This Year? (1969) ... the Major
- The Highest Bidder (1967) ... Simon
 1968 Panic in the City
Dave Pomeroy
 1966-1968 Batman (TV Series)
Cabala / Det. Sgt. Sam Stone
- The Joker's Flying Saucer (1968) ... Cabala (uncredited)
- The Impractical Joker (1966) ... Det. Sgt. Sam Stone (uncredited)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Sean
- Crusade to Limbo (1966) ... Sean
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Joe Stillman
- Mountains to Climb (1965) ... Joe Stillman
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
G. Carter Huntington
- Bless You, G. Carter Huntington (1965) ... G. Carter Huntington
 1965 The Changing Geometry of Flight (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1964 Calhoun: County Agent (TV Movie)
Sid Rayner
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Leo
- The Sojourner (1964) ... Leo
 1963-1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Charlie January / Lou Cole
- Who Killed the Paper Dragon? (1964) ... Charlie January
- Who Killed Billy Jo? (1963) ... Lou Cole
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Harold Baker
- Prodigy (1964) ... Harold Baker
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Robert Forbes
- Isn't It a Lovely View (1963) ... Robert Forbes
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Gregory Tyler
- Not Even the Gulls Shall Weep (1963) ... Gregory Tyler
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Peter Harding
- The Tender Poisoner (1962) ... Peter Harding
 1962 War Gods of Babylon
Sardanapolo
 1962 Combat! (TV Series)
Col. Hobey Jabko
- Missing in Action (1962) ... Col. Hobey Jabko
 1962 Boys' Night Out
Doug Jackson
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Steve Martyck
- Door Without a Key (1962) ... Steve Martyck
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Kane
- Small Bouquet (1959) ... Joe Kane
 1959 The George Burns Show (TV Series)
Howard Duff
- Howard Duff Guests (1959) ... Howard Duff
 1958 Teenage Idol (TV Movie)
 1957 Sierra Stranger
Jess Collins
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Matt
- Pride of the Man (1956) ... Matt
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Dr. John C. Clark
- Fury at Dawn (1956) ... Dr. John C. Clark
- Escape from Fear (1955)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dark Legacy (1956)
 1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Johnny Abel / Charlie O'Connor / John Stevens aka Johnny Nighthawk
- The Payoff (1956) ... Johnny Abel
- A Season to Love (1954) ... Charlie O'Connor
- The Ming Lama (1953) ... John Stevens aka Johnny Nighthawk
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado
Tom 'Blackjack' Ketchum
 1956 The Broken Star
Deputy Marshal Frank Smeed
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Jim
- The Steel Trap (1956) ... Jim
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Phil Nyack
- The Morals Squad (1956) ... Phil Nyack
 1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Tom / Henry Pell / Malcolm Rainey
- Payment in Kind (1956) ... Tom
- The True Confessions of Henry Pell (1955) ... Henry Pell
- First Offense (1955) ... Malcolm Rainey
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Harrigan's Ghost (1956)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1956 Flame of the Islands
Doug Duryea
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Tom Mathews
- Sound of Murder (1955) ... Dr. Tom Mathews
 1955 Women's Prison
Dr. Crane
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Woman Expert (1954)
 1954 The Yellow Mountain
Pete Menlo
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Ernie Madden
- Letters from Aaron Burr (1954) ... Ernie Madden
 1954 Private Hell 36
Jack Farnham
 1954 Tanganyika
Dan Harder McCracken
 1953 Jennifer
Jim Hollis
 1953 Spaceways
Dr. Stephen Mitchell
 1953/I Roar of the Crowd
Johnny Tracy
 1952 Models Inc.
Lennie Stone
 1952 Steel Town
Jim Denko
 1951 The Lady from Texas
Dan Mason
 1950 Spy Hunt
Steve Quain
 1950 Woman in Hiding
Keith Ramsey
 1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
George Morton
 1949 Illegal Entry
Bert Powers
 1949 Red Canyon
Lin Sloane
 1948 The Naked City
Frank Niles
 1947 Brute Force
Robert 'Soldier' Becker (as Howard Duff Radio's Sam Spade)
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Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a proposed series to be called "I Love a Mystery." The series was not connected to the famous radio series of the same name, but was instead envisioned as an anthology of mystery stories. Duff starred as a detective in the pilot (not Sam Spade, however). See more »

Alternate Names:

Howard Duff Radio's Sam Spade

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Ex-son-in-law of Stanley Lupino and Connie Emerald. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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