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David Brian (I) (1914–1993)

New Yorker, who, after schooling at City College, found work as a doorman, before entering show business with a song-and-dance routine in vaudeville and in night clubs. He did a wartime stint with the Coast Guard and returned to acting on the New York stage after the war. Persuaded by Joan Crawford to try his hand at film acting, he joined her in ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1983-1984 Father's Day (TV Series)
Union spokesman / Starter
- Liberty, Equality, Paternity (1984) ... Union spokesman
- The Invisible Man (1983) ... Starter
 1975 Archer (TV Series)
- Shades of Blue (1975)
 1968-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Tait Cavanaugh / Clay White / Branch Nelson
- Thirty a Month and Found (1974) ... Tait Cavanaugh
- McCabe (1970) ... Clay White
- Lobo (1968) ... Branch Nelson
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
Borenson
- Death on Credit (1973) ... Borenson
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Henry T. Madden
- Mystery of the Yellow Rose (1973) ... Henry T. Madden
 1972 Search (TV Series)
J.R. Devlin
- In Search of Midas (1972) ... J.R. Devlin
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Benjamin Dane
- Movie (1972) ... Benjamin Dane
 1972 The Manhunter (TV Movie)
Walter Sinclair
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
The Big Guy
- Operation: Spread (1971) ... The Big Guy
 1971 The Seven Minutes
Cardinal McManus
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Chancellor Archer / Elton Wakefield
- The Time Is Now (1970) ... Chancellor Archer
- Keep the Doctor Away (1969) ... Elton Wakefield
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Arthur Maitland
- Reflections on a Lost Tomorrow (1970) ... Arthur Maitland
- Sylvia (1970) ... Arthur Maitland
 1969 The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Had Dixon
 1969 Childish Things
Jennings
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Cliffton Ross Sr.
- Night Out of Time (1968) ... Cliffton Ross Sr.
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Turner
- The Greeners (1968) ... Turner
 1968 Star Trek (TV Series)
John Gill
 1968 The Destructors
Hogan
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Ben Dow
- Hondo and the Ghost of Ed Dow (1967) ... Ben Dow
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Logan Petrie
- The High and the Deadly Affair (1967) ... Logan Petrie
 1967 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
Willoughby
- Going Home to Daughter (1967) ... Willoughby
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Charlie Farrow
- No Wedding Bells for Tony (1966) ... Charlie Farrow
 1966 Castle of Evil
Robert Hawley
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Roland Cunningham
- A-Hunting We Will Go (1966) ... Roland Cunningham
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Gregory Hazin
- Call to Glory: Part 3 (1966) ... Gregory Hazin
- Call to Glory: Part 2 (1966) ... Gregory Hazin
- Call to Glory: Part 1 (1966) ... Gregory Hazin
 1966 The Rare Breed
Ellsworth
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Store Manager C.C. Rockwell
- The Perfect Un-crime (1966) ... Store Manager C.C. Rockwell
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
P.J. Ferguson
- The Yacht Murder Case (1965) ... P.J. Ferguson
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Theo Henderson
- Three's Company (1965) ... Theo Henderson
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Major Horton
- The Choosing (1964) ... Major Horton
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mark Nelson
- Who Is Jennifer? (1964) ... Mark Nelson
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Peacemaker (1963)
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Sheriff Fargo
- Fargo (1963) ... Sheriff Fargo
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Walt Douglas
- Protective Custody (1963) ... Walt Douglas
 1962 How the West Was Won
Lilith's Attorney
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Bleeck
- Murder Is a Private Affair (1962) ... Bleeck
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Chairman Tremaine
- One for the Road (1962) ... Chairman Tremaine
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Frank Andreotis
- Degrees of Guilt (1961) ... Frank Andreotis
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Thad Clemens / Jacob Calvin
- Incident of the Painted Lady (1961) ... Thad Clemens
- Incident at Jacob's Well (1959) ... Jacob Calvin
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Brian O'Malley / Dink Conway
- Testimony of Evil (1961) ... Brian O'Malley
- The St. Louis Story (1960) ... Dink Conway
 1954-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Frank Freeman / David
- Labor of Love (1961) ... Frank Freeman
- That Other Sunlight (1954) ... David
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Bleeck
- Murder Is a Private Affair (1960) ... Bleeck
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Bard Kanger
- Shadow of Evil (1959) ... Bard Kanger
 1959 The Rabbit Trap
Everett Spellman
 1958 Ghost of the China Sea
Martin French
 1958 Target (TV Series)
 1956-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Minister / Reverend Richard Farrell
- The Wreath (1957) ... Minister
- Timberland Preacher (1956) ... Reverend Richard Farrell
 1956 Accused of Murder
Police Lt. Roy Hargis
 1956 The White Squaw
Sigrod Swanson
 1956 No Place to Hide
Dr. Dobson
 1953-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Phil Derringer / Philip Gordon
- Strange Defense (1956)
- The Day I Died (1956) ... Phil Derringer
- Nineteen Rue Marie (1953) ... Philip Gordon
 1956 Fury at Gunsight Pass
Whitey Turner
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 Timberjack
Croft Brunner
 1954 Dawn at Socorro
Dick Braden
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Ken Childs
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Winnie Driscoll
- The Taming of the Shrewd (1954) ... Winnie Driscoll
 1954 Mr. District Attorney (TV Series)
Dist. Atty. Paul Garrett / D.A. Paul Garrett
- Numbers (1954) ... D.A. Paul Garrett
- Man on the Edge (1954) ... D.A. Paul Garrett
- Fire Insurance (1954) ... D.A. Paul Garrett
- Wife Killer (1954) ... Dist. Atty. Paul Garrett
- Police Brutality (1954) ... Dist. Atty. Paul Garrett
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- Flight from Home (1953)
 1953 A Perilous Journey
Monty Breed
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Alfred Harper
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Austin McCool, Raider Leader
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Matt Jackson
 1951 Fort Worth
Blair Lunsford
 1951 Inside Straight
Rip MacCool
 1950 Breakthrough
Capt. Tom Hale
 1950 The Great Jewel Robber
Gerard Graham Dennis
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
George Castleman / Joe Caveny
 1949 Beyond the Forest
Neil Latimer
 1935 'G' Men
The Chief - 1949 Reissue Scenes (uncredited)
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Other Works:

In 1961, he hosted in an unsold pilot for a dramatic series called "Unsolved" where crimes still not solved by police were reinacted for the audience in hopes of developing leads which would lead to arrests and convictions. The series wasn't picked up by ABC.

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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His poetry is on exhibit in the library at Kent State and Boston University. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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