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Eric Christmas (1916–2000)


Christmas trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, gained experience in English repertory theatre in 1936, and had a principal role in the London production of Noel Coward's "Bitter Sweet" in the 1930s. During the Second World War, he was a member of Royal Air Force production units and performed in the RAF's Gang Show. After moving to Canada... See full bio »

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 1997-1998 In the House (TV Series)
Father Sullivan
- Working Overtime: Part 1 (1998) ... Father Sullivan
- Marion Rules (1998) ... Father Sullivan
- Saint Marion (1997) ... Father Sullivan
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Mr. McLay
- High Anxiety (1997) ... Mr. McLay
 1996 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Heath
 1995-1996 Coach (TV Series)
Mr. Currey / Captain Whizbang
- Van Dam vs. Fox (1996) ... Mr. Currey
- Ten Percent of Nothing (1995) ... Captain Whizbang
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Haarwood
- The Gum (1995) ... Haarwood
 1995 Mad About You (TV Series)
Bernard
- I Don't See It (1995) ... Bernard
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Dr. Parker
- Case Closed (1995) ... Dr. Parker
 1995 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Old Man
 1995 Roseanne (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
Stan Phillips
- Excelsis Dei (1994) ... Stan Phillips
 1994 Blue Skies (TV Series)
Levi Johnson
- The Girl, Bull and the Amenite Hat (1994) ... Levi Johnson
 1994 Almost Dead
Father Ambrose
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Buzz Carr
- Three on a Patch (1994) ... Buzz Carr
 1993-1994 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Felix / Man in Phone Booth
- The Past Comes Back (1993) ... Felix
- Pilot (1993) ... Man in Phone Booth
 1993 Staying Afloat (TV Movie)
Ryder
 1993 Ed and His Dead Mother
Mr. Abner
 1993 A League of Their Own (TV Series)
Ethan
- Marathon (1993) ... Ethan
 1993 Delta (TV Series)
The Preacher
- Roadtrip (1993) ... The Preacher
 1993 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series)
Harvey Glasser
- Blindside (1993) ... Harvey Glasser
 1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Gerald Davenport
- You've Lost That Livin' Feeling (1993) ... Gerald Davenport
 1992 Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Kenneth J. Moss
- Annie's Choice (1992) ... Mr. Kenneth J. Moss
 1992 Room for Two (TV Series)
Ed
- Little White Lies (1992) ... Ed
 1992 Julie (TV Series)
Uncle Smiley
- A Delicate Balance (1992) ... Uncle Smiley
 1992 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
 1992 Wings (TV Series)
Liam MacDougal
- Take My Life, Please (1992) ... Liam MacDougal
 1992 Matlock (TV Series)
Old Witness
- The Picture: Part 2 (1992) ... Old Witness
- The Picture: Part 1 (1992) ... Old Witness
 1991 Dead in the Water (TV Movie)
Judge Griffin
 1991 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Milkman
- The Lost Hour (1991) ... Milkman
 1991 Flesh 'n' Blood (TV Series)
Judge Fletcher
- King's Strings (1991) ... Judge Fletcher
 1991 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Sir Larry Houdini
- Off Sides (1991) ... Sir Larry Houdini
 1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Cecil
- PSAT Pstory (1991) ... Cecil
 1991 Child of Darkness, Child of Light (TV Movie)
Father Francesca
 1991 Major Dad (TV Series)
Peavey
- Sins of the Father (1991) ... Peavey
 1991 The Challengers (TV Movie)
Zack
 1990-1991 Night Court (TV Series)
Mr. Olmeyer / Pops Durkin
- Presumed Insolvent (1991) ... Mr. Olmeyer
- Razing Bull (1990) ... Pops Durkin
 1990 Whispers
Joshua Rinehart
 1990 Grand (TV Series)
Maggie
- Desmond's Mother (1990) ... Maggie
 1990 Booker (TV Series)
Walter Larson
- Mobile Home (1990) ... Walter Larson
 1990 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Mr. Hemmings
- The Solid Gold Headache Mystery (1990) ... Mr. Hemmings
 1990 ALF (TV Series)
Bernie
- When I'm 64 (1990) ... Bernie
 1989-1990 Amen (TV Series)
Rev. Diddimore
 1989 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Mr. Bob Bickner
- The Bickners (1989) ... Mr. Bob Bickner
 1989 Have Faith (TV Series)
- Holy Smoke (1989)
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Dr. Bellamy
- By the Waters of Babylon (1989) ... Dr. Bellamy
 1989 TV 101 (TV Series)
Minister
- First Love: Part 1 (1989) ... Minister
 1988 Probe (TV Series)
Dr. Roman Drakovich
- Black Cats Don't Walk Under Ladders (Do They?) (1988) ... Dr. Roman Drakovich
 1987 Home Is Where the Hart Is
Martin Hart
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Edgar
- Changing Patterns (1987) ... Edgar
 1987 The Tortellis (TV Series)
Harry S. Maloney
- Man of the Year (1987) ... Harry S. Maloney
 1986 Happy Hour
Harry The Guard
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Jersey Piker
- Cheek to Cheek (1986) ... Jersey Piker
 1985 Misfits of Science (TV Series)
Dr. Momquist
- Deep Freeze (Pilot) (1985) ... Dr. Momquist
 1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Dean
- My Son the Doctor (1984) ... Dean
 1984 All of Me
Fred Hoskins
 1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Dewey
- The Last Summer (1983) ... Dewey
 1980 Middle Age Crazy
Tommy
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Shaun Farrell
- The Cage (1978) ... Shaun Farrell
 1977 Code Name: Diamond Head (TV Movie)
Father Murphy
 1976 The Last Tycoon
Norman
 1976 McCoy (TV Series)
Father Harrigan
- New Dollar Day (1976) ... Father Harrigan
 1975 Grady (TV Series)
Beardaley
- Be It Ever So Humble (1975) ... Beardaley
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Joel Stebbins
- Pilot (1975) ... Joel Stebbins
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Harry Anders
- Love, Honor and Swindle (1975) ... Harry Anders
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
O'Malley
- Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard (1975) ... O'Malley
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Thomas
- Our Lady in London (1975) ... Thomas
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Calvin
- Letters from the Grave (1975) ... Calvin
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Congressman Sam Galbraith
- Forty Reasons to Kill: Part 2 (1974) ... Congressman Sam Galbraith
- Forty Reasons to Kill: Part 1 (1974) ... Congressman Sam Galbraith
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Bruno Wexler
- A Friend in Deed (1974) ... Bruno Wexler
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Smight
- Give My Regrets to Broadway (1972) ... Smight
 1971 Harold and Maude
Priest
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Mr. Chichester (segment "House - With Ghost")
 1971 Cannon (TV Series)
Nealy Johnson
- A Lonely Place to Die (1971) ... Nealy Johnson
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Ross
- The Armageddon Contract (1971) ... Ross
 1970-1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Tad Shayon / Tanker
- The Watch Dog (1971) ... Tad Shayon
- The Traitor (1970) ... Tanker
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Reincarnation")
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun
Corporal Timlon
 1971 Gideon (TV Movie)
Shillem
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Parker
- Jump-Up (1971) ... Parker
- Nan Allen (1971) ... Parker
 1971 The Andromeda Strain
Senator from Vermont
 1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Bobby Dan
- Dead Wrong (1969) ... Bobby Dan
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Alfred Crammidge
- An Agent of the Plaintiff (1969) ... Alfred Crammidge
 1969 Adventures in Rainbow Country (TV Series)
Clown
- Girl on a Tightrope (1969) ... Clown
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Father Francis (1995-1996)
 1964 Mr. Scrooge (TV Movie)
Jacob Marley
 1962 Cyrano De Bergerac (TV Movie)
Montfleury
 1962 Playdate (TV Series)
Mac
- The Big Wheel (1962) ... Mac
 1961 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Porter
 1955 CBC Summer Theatre (TV Series)
Catalion
- The Return of Don Juan (1955) ... Catalion
 1955 Scope (TV Series)
Gravedigger
- Hamlet (1955) ... Gravedigger
 1954 Wayne and Shuster (TV Series)
Various (1954-1958)
 1939 Look Here! (TV Short)
 1939 Moonlight 'n' Everything (TV Short)
 1939 The Torchbearers (TV Movie)
Mr. Spindler
 1939 More Fun and Games! (TV Movie)
 1938 Fun and Games! (TV Movie)
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Two Gentlemen of Verona (1958). Comedy. Written by William Shakespeare. Featuring songs by Louis Applebaum. Dance arrangements by Tom Brown. Directed by Michael Langham. Phoenix Theatre: 18 Mar 1958- 20 Apr 1958 (28 performances). Cast: Eric Berry (as "Thurio"), Lloyd Bochner (as "Protheus, One of the Two Gentlemen"), Helen ... See more »
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He was also the father of Stephen Christmas, born in London, England, February 12, 1947. Haemophilia B was first diagnosed in Stephen when he was five, and the disease was first named Christmas disease after the boy. Stephen was treated with blood transfusions and other blood products throughout his life, and eventually was infected with HIV, which killed him in December 1993. See more »

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