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David Birney

David Birney was born on April 23, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as David Edward Birney. He is an actor and writer, known for Bridget Loves Bernie (1972), St. Elsewhere (1982) and Someone's Watching Me! (1978). See full bio »
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 2007 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Leslie Warwick
- Deep Water (2007) ... Leslie Warwick
 2000 The Comedy of Errors
The Duke
 1999 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Father Elias
- The Portents (1999) ... Father Elias
 1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
- Tears of the Prophets (1998) ... Letant
 1998 Sliders (TV Series)
- Prophets and Loss (1998) ... Cadmus
 1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Buddy Pomus
- I Can't Get No Satisfaction (1998) ... Buddy Pomus
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jim Deacon
- Who Killed the Motor Car Maverick? (1995) ... Jim Deacon
 1989-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lawrence Baker / Earl Harper / Lawrence Erlich / ...
- The Legacy of Borbey House (1993) ... Lawrence Baker
- The Monte Carlo Murders (1992) ... Earl Harper
- The Great Twain Robbery (1990) ... Lawrence Erlich
- Prediction: Murder (1989) ... Franchesco
 1993 The Naked Truth
Fed. #2
 1992 Secrets (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Strickland
 1992 Touch and Die (TV Movie)
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Williams
- The Earthmen (1992) ... Captain Williams
 1991 Keeping Secrets (TV Movie)
Alan Hamel
 1990 Always Remember I Love You (TV Movie)
Philip Mendham
 1990 Night of the Fox (TV Movie)
Hugh Kelso
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Jack McCarthy
- The Con Man (1989) ... Jack McCarthy
 1989 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Diaries of Adam and Eve (1989) ... Adam
 1989 Love and Betrayal (TV Movie)
Bill Landry
 1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Dr. Rolo DeVito
- 15 and Getting Straight (1989) ... Dr. Rolo DeVito
 1988 Nightfall
 1987 The Long Journey Home (TV Movie)
Carter Wells
 1987 Tomorrow's a Killer
Larry Turner
 1986 Power's Play (TV Movie)
Lucas Cord
 1986 Seal Morning (TV Series)
Dr. Bernard Lacey
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Myron Mandel (segment "Tooth and Consequences")
- The Elevator/To See the Invisible Man/Tooth and Consequences (1986) ... Dr. Myron Mandel (segment "Tooth and Consequences")
 1984 Master of the Game (TV Mini-Series)
David Blackwell
 1982-1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Samuels
- Addiction (1983) ... Dr. Ben Samuels (credit only)
- Working (1983) ... Dr. Ben Samuels (credit only)
 1982 Richard II (Video)
Richard II
 1981 The Five of Me (TV Movie)
Henry Hawksworth
 1981 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Fenning
- I Think I'm Having a Baby (1981) ... Mr. Fenning
 1980 Mom, the Wolfman and Me (TV Movie)
Theo Marker
 1980 Oh, God! Book II
Don Richards
 1980 OHMS (TV Movie)
Jack Coker
 1979 High Midnight (TV Movie)
Tony Giannetti
 1979 Au revoir à lundi
 1979 Family (TV Series)
Joe Alcott
- Malicious Mischief (1979) ... Joe Alcott
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Sgt. Alan Boardman
- Homecoming/The Sheikh (1978) ... Sgt. Alan Boardman
 1972-1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
John Richard Carr / Lt. Waldron / Dillon
- The Silk Trap (1978) ... John Richard Carr
- Murder: Eyes Only (1975) ... Lt. Waldron
- Follow the White Brick Road (1972) ... Dillon
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Jonathan 'Jon' Ferrier
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)
Paul Rogers
- The Nomads (1977) ... Paul Rogers
 1976 A Dirty Knight's Work
Sir John Gifford
 1976 Bronk (TV Series)
Willie Harvey
- The Ordeal (1976)
- Pilot ... Willie Harvey
 1974-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Officer Andrew 'Dooly' Doolittle / Officer Joe Waldron
- Officer Dooly (1976) ... Officer Andrew 'Dooly' Doolittle
- Captain Hook (1974) ... Officer Joe Waldron
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Neil Ruggers
- Clown of Death (1976) ... Neil Ruggers
 1975-1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Nick Matero / MacDonald 'Mac' Guthrie
- A Touch of Sight (1976) ... Nick Matero
- If Mine Eye Offends Me (1975) ... MacDonald 'Mac' Guthrie
 1972-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Jeff Restin / Terry Alexander
- The Wrong Medicine (1975) ... Jeff Restin
- Cain's Mark (1972) ... Terry Alexander
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Shawn Barry
- Bloody Nose (1975) ... Shawn Barry
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Randy Murphy
- Love, Honor and Swindle (1975) ... Randy Murphy
 1974 Only with Married Men (TV Movie)
Dave Andrews
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- The Haunting of Penthouse D (1974) ... Perry
 1974 Caravan to Vaccares
 1974 Murder or Mercy (TV Movie)
Dr. Peter Peterson
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Harry Langley
- The Ingenious Reporter (1973) ... Harry Langley
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
- The New House (1972) ... John
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
 1969 A World Apart (TV Series)
Oliver Harrell (1970-1971)
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Brother Martin
- St. Joan (1968) ... Brother Martin
 1967 The Unvanquished (TV Movie)
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Waiter (1967)
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Stage: Appeared in / directed "The Diaries of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain, Hartford Stage Co., Hartford, CT. See more »

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Although one of his earliest TV roles was that of Bernie Steinberg, a Jewish man who falls in love with an Irish woman, he is Irish himself and was once the Grand Marshal of the parade for the Irish Faire held in Burbank, California in the late 1980s. See more »



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