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Wendell Burton

Most impressionable and indelibly remembered as the sensitive, cherubic-faced college student/boyfriend of Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), actor Wendell Burton was born in Texas on July 21, 1947. When Wendell was only five, his father, an Air Force technical sergeant, was killed in a plane crash in Washington state, where the family ... See full bio »

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 1986 Heat
 1981 East of Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Hamilton
- Part Three (1981) ... Tom Hamilton (as Wendel Burton)
- Part Two (1981) ... Tom Hamilton (as Wendel Burton)
- Part One (1981) ... Tom Hamilton (as Wendel Burton)
 1981 Peter and the Magic Seeds (Short) (voice)
 1975 Medical Story (TV Movie)
Joe Bick
 1975 Journey from Darkness (TV Movie)
 1974 The Red Badge of Courage (TV Movie)
Pvt. Wilson
 1974 Insight (TV Series)
Cy Walden
- The Man Who Went Blue Sky (1974) ... Cy Walden
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Larry West
- Eyewitness (1974) ... Larry West
 1974 Goodnight Jackie
 1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Lucas Preston
- Turning Pro (1973) ... Lucas Preston
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Martin Crossman
- The Praying Mantis Kills (1973) ... Martin Crossman
 1973 Go Ask Alice (TV Movie)
Joel Clements
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Leo Brubaker (segment "Love and the Face Bow")
- Love and the Face Bow/Love and the Impossible Gift/Love and the Love Kit (1973) ... Leo Brubaker (segment "Love and the Face Bow")
 1973 Room 222 (TV Series)
- Rights of Others (1973) ... Gary
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series)
Russ Larsen
 1970-1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Bill Howland / Jerry
- Fatal Decision (1972) ... Bill Howland
- The V.D. Story (1970) ... Jerry
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
- Deaf Heart (1972) ... Joe
 1971 Murder Once Removed (TV Movie)
Fred Kramer
 1971 Fortune and Men's Eyes
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Wendel Burton

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A common misconception is that Wendell turned down the lead role in the cult film Harold and Maude (1971). This is not true. The late screenwriter Colin Higgins was an acquaintance and there was a discussion about Wendell doing a screen test, but it never came about. Instead, Wendell went on to win the co-starring role opposite Eve Arden in the national company of "Butterflies Are Free". See more »

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