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Macdonald Carey (1913–1994)

American film and television actor MacDonald Carey became famous for his role as Dr. Tom Horton on NBC's soap opera Days of Our Lives (1965). For three decades he was the centered cast member of the show. His film career was from the 1940s-'60s, and he appeared mostly in second-features (aka "B" pictures). He became known in Hollywood as "The King ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1992 A Message from Holly (TV Movie)
Judge Caulfield
 1986-1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Dr. Lynch / Defense Atty. Oscar Ramsey
- Trouble in Eden (1987) ... Dr. Lynch
- Trial by Error (1986) ... Defense Atty. Oscar Ramsey
 1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Norman Prentice
- Last Wish (1985) ... Norman Prentice
 1984 Access Code
Senator Williams
 1979-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Alfred Gerrard / Hobart
- Also Rans/Portrait of Solange (1981) ... Alfred Gerrard
- The Inventor/On the Other Side (1979) ... Hobart
 1980 Condominium (TV Movie)
Dr. Arthur Castor (as MacDonald Carey)
 1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (TV Movie)
Mr. Walton Grumby
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Mitchell
 1980 American Gigolo
Hollywood Actor (as MacDonald Carey)
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Dr. Mallory
- Planet of the Slave Girls (1979) ... Dr. Mallory
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Dr. Church
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Senator John Martin
- Scorpion's Sting (1978) ... Senator John Martin
 1978 Stranger in Our House (TV Movie)
Professor Jarvis
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Ray
- Formula for Murder (1978) ... Ray (as MacDonald Carey)
 1974-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Capt. Richard MacDonald / Chief Blandings / Mr. Austin
- Trigger Point (1977) ... Capt. Richard MacDonald (as Mac Donald Carey)
- Firebird (1976) ... Chief Blandings
- Fingerprint (1974) ... Mr. Austin
 1977 End of the World
John Davis
 1977 Foes
McCarey
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Squire James
- Part IX (1977) ... Squire James
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Dr. Gunther
- The Deadly Cure (1976) ... Dr. Gunther
 1975 Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Movie)
Capt. Jack Donahoe
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Earl Ryder
- The Desertion of Keith Ryder (1974) ... Earl Ryder
 1973 Ordeal (TV Movie)
Eliot Frost
 1973 The Magician (TV Series)
Rich
- Illusion in Terror (1973) ... Rich
 1967 Bewitched (TV Series)
Joe Baxter
- Birdies, Bogies and Baxter (1967) ... Joe Baxter
 1966 Lassie (TV Series)
Elderly Lawyer
- Lassie the Voyager: Part 4 (1966) ... Elderly Lawyer
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
George McFadden
- The Importance of Being 65937 (1965) ... George McFadden
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Michael Allen / Joseph Appleton
- Our Man in Limbo (1965) ... Michael Allen
- The Girl Next Door Is a Spy (1965) ... Joseph Appleton
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Elmer Pike
- The Green Felt Jungle (1965) ... Elmer Pike (as MacDonald Carey)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Sen. Lansing
- The Mission: Part 1 (1965) ... Sen. Lansing
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Waldo Nicely / Franklyn Warren / Burl Mason / ...
- Who Killed the Fat Cat? (1965) ... Waldo Nicely
- Who Killed the Surf Broad? (1964) ... Franklyn Warren
- Who Killed Andy Zygmunt? (1964) ... Burl Mason
- Who Killed Cynthia Royal? (1963) ... Ben Gardner
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Henry Pitcairn
- A Place of 1000 Spirits (1965) ... Henry Pitcairn
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Professor Marcus Kane
- Those Which Love Has Made (1964) ... Professor Marcus Kane
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Roy Benjamin
- The Special One (1964) ... Roy Benjamin (as MacDonald Carey)
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mr. Edwards
- Pay the Two Dollars (1963) ... Mr. Edwards
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor
Dr. Wayne Bentley
 1963 These Are the Damned
Simon Wells
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Lieutenant Duff Peterson
- Last of the Private Eyes (1963) ... Lieutenant Duff Peterson
 1962 Stranglehold
Bill Morrison
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
John Mitchell
- House Guest (1962) ... John Mitchell (as MacDonald Carey)
 1962 The Devil's Agent
Mr. Smith
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Frederic Haley
- Rendezvous in Washington (1962) ... Frederic Haley
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Judge Andrew Leroy
- The Blind Goddess (1962) ... Judge Andrew Leroy
 1956-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Bill Dulaney / Jim
- Tangle of Truth (1961) ... Bill Dulaney
- Moment of Courage (1956) ... Jim
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Hector Vane
- The Devil's Ticket (1961) ... Hector Vane
 1960 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
Jim Mellanby
- The Golden Deed (1960) ... Jim Mellanby
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Professor
- Coyote Moon (1959) ... Professor
 1959 Blue Denim
Maj. Malcolm Bartley, Ret.
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Kenny
- The Human Comedy (1959) ... Kenny
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Brother Bent
- Incident of the Golden Calf (1959) ... Brother Bent
 1959 The Redeemer
Jesus Christ (voice)
 1954-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Orville E. Piggott
- False Impression (1958) ... Orville E. Piggott
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Harry Taback
- The Vengeance (1958) ... Harry Taback
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Ben Forbes / Jeremiah Taylor
- Eye for an Eye (1958) ... Ben Forbes
- Diary for Death (1957) ... Jeremiah Taylor
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Paul Armstrong
- The Seedling Doubt (1958) ... Paul Armstrong
 1958 Man or Gun
'Maybe' Smith / Scott Yancey
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Alexander Lamar
- Natchez (1958) ... Alexander Lamar
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Bill Tawnee
- The Bill Tawnee Story (1958) ... Bill Tawnee
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sheriff Tom Baker
- License to Kill (1958) ... Sheriff Tom Baker
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Caleton Reed
- The Man on the Thirty-fifth Floor (1957) ... Caleton Reed
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Mike
- Alibi for Murder (1957) ... Mike
 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Jon / Mace Prouty / Brother Phillip Hart / ...
- Broken Barrier (1957) ... Jon
- The Kill (1956) ... Mace Prouty
- The Sermon of the Gun (1953) ... Brother Phillip Hart
- Edge of the Law (1952) ... Harry Cummings
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Howard Crane
- Whereabouts Unknown (1957) ... Howard Crane
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Harry Belgard / Allen Moore / Tom Ditmar / ...
- The Chinese Game (1956) ... Harry Belgard
- Gamble on a Thief (1956) ... Allen Moore
- Deal a Blow (1955) ... Tom Ditmar
- The Unimportant Man (1955) ... John Benson
 1956 Odongo
Steve Stratton
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
George Spencer
- Flight into Danger (1956) ... George Spencer
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
William Tyler / Gil Foster
- Apples on the Lilac Tree (1956) ... William Tyler
- Cry Justice (1956) ... Gil Foster
 1956 Stranger at My Door
Hollis Jarret
 1953-1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
David Bothwell
- The Easter Gift (1956) ... David Bothwell
- Hired Mother (1953)
 1955-1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Lew Marsh / Fred Gaily
- In Times Like These (1956) ... Lew Marsh
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Live Bait (1956)
 1955 Hour of Stars (TV Series)
Fred Gailey
- The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) ... Fred Gailey
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Lee Seward
- The Human Equation (1955) ... Dr. Lee Seward
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Jim Blandings / Philippo
- The Hayfield (1955) ... Jim Blandings (as Mac Donald Carey)
- Where You Loved Me (1955) ... Philippo (as Mac Donald Carey)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- The Quiet Gun (1955)
 1954 Malaga
Van Logan
 1952-1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Colby / Major Slocum / Dan Shelvin
- The Bachelor of Grandby Oaks (1954) ... Colby
- The Inn of Eagles (1953) ... Major Slocum
- You Be the Bad Guy (1952) ... Dan Shelvin
 1954 It's Everybody's Business (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1953 Count the Hours
Doug Madison
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Hope Chest (1952)
 1952 My Wife's Best Friend
George Mason
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- Yellow Jack (1952)
 1951 Cave of Outlaws
Pete Carver
 1951 Meet Me After the Show
Jeff Ames
 1951 Excuse My Dust
Cyrus Random, Jr.
 1950 Mystery Submarine
Dr. Brett Young
 1950 Copper Canyon
Deputy Lane Travis
 1950 South Sea Sinner
'Jake' Davis
 1950 The Lawless
Larry Wilder
 1949 Song of Surrender
Bruce Eldridge
 1949 Streets of Laredo
Lorn Reming
 1948 Dream Girl
Clark Redfield
 1948 Hazard
J.D. Storm
 1947 Variety Girl
Macdonald Carey
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring
Jack Lindsay
 1942 Wake Island
Lt. Bruce Cameron
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Dr. Timothy Kane / Dr. Broadway
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling
Jonathan Caldwell
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book of poetry: "That Further Hill". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mac Donald Carey | MacDonald Carey

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm an actor who likes to work and what's the difference whether it's in the daytime or at night.

Trivia:

Former wife Elizabeth Heckacher was a Philadelphia socialite who desired to be an actress. The couple met while he was doing radio and she was attending drama school in New York. She gave up her aspirations, however, once they married in 1941 and went on to have six children -- three boys and three girls. See more »

Nickname:

Mac

Star Sign:

Pisces

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