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Dane Clark (I) (1912–1998)


He was born Bernard Zanville in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Cornell University and St. John's Law School (Brooklyn). When he had trouble finding work in the mid-1930s he tried boxing, baseball, construction, sales and modeling, among other jobs. From there he went into acting on Broadway ("Dead End", "Stage Door", "Of Mice and Men"), ... See full bio »

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 1984-1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Henri Viscard / FBI Agent O'Farrell
- The Grand Old Lady (1989) ... Henri Viscard
- Death Takes a Curtain Call (1984) ... FBI Agent O'Farrell
 1988 Last Rites
Don Carlo
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Paul Tarsten
- An Investment in Caring (1985) ... Paul Tarsten
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
 1984 Blood Song
Sheriff Gibbons
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
P.I. Del Mooney / James Bennett
- Shadow of Sam Penny (1983) ... P.I. Del Mooney / James Bennett
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Al Hester
- The Chameleon (1983) ... Al Hester
 1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Police Sgt. Herb Gleason
- Murder on Ice (1983) ... Police Sgt. Herb Gleason
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Carl Burke
- The Visitors (1983) ... Carl Burke
 1979-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Chavel / Lieutenant Blainey / Charlie Darcy
- Face of Love/Image of Celeste (1982) ... Chavel
- The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed (1980) ... Lieutenant Blainey
- The Pug/Class of '69 (1979) ... Charlie Darcy
 1981 Riker (TV Series)
Craig
- Honkytonk (1981) ... Craig
 1980 Condominium (TV Movie)
Pete McGinnity
 1979 The French Atlantic Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Adm. J. Elton Knox
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Morse
- Shangri-la Lil (1979) ... Morse
 1975-1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Sergeant Riley / Victor Jovanko / Jesse
- The Pagoda Factor (1978) ... Sergeant Riley
- Blood Money Is Hard to Wash (1977) ... Victor Jovanko
- The Hostage (1975) ... Jesse
 1977-1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Hanson / Capt. Powers
- Dangerous Waters (1978) ... Hanson
- The Mystery of the Ghostwriters' Cruise (1977) ... Capt. Powers
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Nat Finer
- Centerfold (1978) ... Nat Finer
 1974-1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Mr. Martin / Lt. Barrenger / Lt. Frederickson / ...
- Oxford Gray (1976) ... Lt. Barrenger
- Spanish Class (1976) ... Lt. Frederickson
- Officer Needs Help (1975) ... Lt. Mal Banfield
- Sniper (1975) ... Detective Lt. David Harman
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Clay Tranter
- Thirty Thousand Witnesses (1977) ... Clay Tranter
 1974-1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Sgt. Paul Barnett / Grebbs / Sam Corbett / ...
- Guns (1977) ... Grebbs
- Double Image (1976) ... Sam Corbett
- It's Only a Game (1974) ... Ned Duffy
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Lt. Bodine
- All Bets Off (1976) ... Lt. Bodine
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Harry Sheppard
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Jones
- The Heisman Killer (1976) ... Jones
 1976 James Dean (TV Movie)
James Whitmore
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Vic Rankin
- Losing Streak (1976) ... Vic Rankin
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Sam Hatter
- The Adventure of the Sunday Punch (1976) ... Sam Hatter
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
Joey Bender
- Panic (1975) ... Joey Bender
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
Ray Garwood
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
Charles Bisantz
- Short Fuse (1975) ... Charles Bisantz
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Dr. Harold Elwell
- Test Case (1975) ... Dr. Harold Elwell
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Lt. Baker
 1975 Archer (TV Series)
Nick Rados
- Blood Money (1975) ... Nick Rados
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Arthur
- The Avenger (1974) ... Arthur
 1968-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Mr. Todd / Roy Lewis / Vern Emmerich / ...
- Raise the Devil: Part 2 (1974) ... Mr. Todd
- Raise the Devil: Part 1 (1974) ... Mr. Todd
- But When She Was Bad, ... (1971) ... Roy Lewis
- A Killing Will Occur (1970) ... Vern Emmerich
- Goodbye to Yesterday (1969) ... Ben Ames
 1972-1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Joe Daley / Lt. Monroe
- Something Less Than a Man (1974) ... Joe Daley
- Dead, Like a Lost Dream (1972) ... Lt. Monroe
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Ed Bain
- The 24 Carat Hit (1973) ... Ed Bain
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Blake
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Sam Dexter
- Hit (1972) ... Sam Dexter
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
William Jason
- Spectre in Tap-Shoes (1972) ... William Jason
 1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Movie)
Hank Cooper
 1972 The Family Rico (TV Movie)
Boston Phil
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Lt. John Gifford
- Delegate at Large (1971) ... Lt. John Gifford
 1971 The Face of Fear (TV Movie)
Tamworth
 1971 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Ivan Bock
- Legacy of Fear (1971) ... Ivan Bock
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Sam Rude
- The Meal Ticket (1971) ... Sam Rude
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series)
Capt. Spence
- Crisis (1970) ... Capt. Spence
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Barton Ellis
- The Mysterious Mr. Tate (1970) ... Barton Ellis
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
 1970 The McMasters
Spencer
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Dave Baxter
- How You Play the Game (1970) ... Dave Baxter
 1969 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Gil Ryder
- Stop Date (1969) ... Gil Ryder
 1968-1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Bill Oliver / Brian Smith
- Goodbye Harry (1969) ... Bill Oliver
- Incident in Berlin (1968) ... Brian Smith
 1966-1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Mike Woods / Gannon
- The Spy Business (1968) ... Mike Woods
- One Thousand Fine (1966) ... Gannon
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Saul Rubin
- The Last Hunters (1968) ... Saul Rubin
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Myron
 1964-1966 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Jack West / Eddie Huntsinger
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Saul Baratseff
- The Safe House (1965) ... Saul Baratseff
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mark Gerard
- The Silent Killer (1965) ... Mark Gerard
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Milton Yeager
- Who Killed Cornelius Gilbert? (1964) ... Milton Yeager
 1962-1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Narrator / Jerry Ross
- Manhattan Battleground (1963) ... Narrator
- The Movie Star (1962) ... Jerry Ross
- Hurricane (1962) ... Narrator
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ace Larsen
- The Prime Mover (1961) ... Ace Larsen
 1960-1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Closing Door (1960)
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jeff Barkley
- Incident of the Night Visitor (1960) ... Jeff Barkley
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Dr. Joseph Teague
- The Last Six Blocks (1960) ... Dr. Joseph Teague
 1960 The Closing Door (TV Movie)
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Killers (1959)
 1958 Target (TV Series)
Fred Harman
- Winner Loses All (1958) ... Fred Harman
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
John Wilbot
- The John Wilbot Story (1958) ... John Wilbot
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Maj. Dick Brooks
- The Enemy Within (1958) ... Maj. Dick Brooks
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
- The Hollow Man (1958)
 1952-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Frankie Nevada / Kyle / Sheriff Ames
- Heroes Never Group Up (1958) ... Frankie Nevada
- Boiling Point (1956) ... Kyle
- The Baited Hook (1955) ... Sheriff Ames
- Fifty Grand (1952)
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Joe Jupiter
- The House at Malibu (1958) ... Joe Jupiter
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Saul Leventhal
- Reunion (1958) ... Saul Leventhal
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Harry Harper / Detective Nick Vallejo
- The Giant Killer (1957) ... Harry Harper
- The Mad Bomber (1957) ... Detective Nick Vallejo
 1957 Outlaw's Son
Nate Blaine
 1955-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- No Sentiment (1957)
 1955-1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
George Heldig / Vico / Shorty
- The Little Black Lie (1957) ... George Heldig
- The Liberator (1956) ... Vico
- Little Guy (1955) ... Shorty
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Carl
- The Fourth Witness (1956) ... Carl
 1956 The Man Is Armed
Johnny Morrison
 1954-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Scott Stanley / Joe Travis
- Behind the Mask (1956) ... Dr. Scott Stanley
- Remember to Live (1954) ... Joe Travis
 1956 Massacre
Capitán Ramón
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Mr. Thompson (1956)
- One Way Flight (1956)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Tom Benson
- One Life (1956) ... Tom Benson
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Red Horse Hamber (1955)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Ken Donaldson / Vic Murphy
- Before the Beginning (1955) ... Dr. Ken Donaldson
- The Negative Man (1955) ... Vic Murphy
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Macarone Kid
- A Job for the Macarone (1955) ... Macarone Kid
 1955 The Toughest Man Alive
Lee Stevens, posing as Pete Gore
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Smiley Sanson
- Into the Night (1955) ... Smiley Sanson
 1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
James W. Lazear
- Yellow Jack (1955) ... James W. Lazear
 1954 Port of Hell
Gibson 'Gibb' Pardee
 1954 Thunder Pass
Capt. Dave Stone
 1954 Paid to Kill
James Nevill
 1954 Blackout
Casey Morrow
 1950-1954 Danger (TV Series)
- The Actor (1954)
- Nightmare (1951)
- The Black Door (1950)
 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
- Up for Parole (1954)
 1954 Go Man Go
Abe Saperstein
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
Warren Rogers
- Equal Justice (1953) ... Warren Rogers
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 The Gambler and the Lady
Jim Forster
 1951 Fort Defiance
Johnny Tallon
 1951 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
Bob / Sally Servewell
- The Gravy Train (1951) ... Bob / Sally Servewell
 1951 Never Trust a Gambler
Steve Garry
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Witness (1951)
 1951 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- The Guinea Pigs (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
George
- Not Guilty - Of Much (1951) ... George
 1950-1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Partners (1951)
 1950 Gunman in the Streets
Eddy Roback
 1950 Highly Dangerous
Bill Casey
 1950 Le traqué
Eddy Roback
 1950 The Magnavox Theatre (TV Series)
- Strange Harbor (1950)
 1950 Barricade
Bob Peters
 1950 Backfire
Ben Arno / Lou Walsh
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Dan Harrow
- The Farmer Takes a Wife (1949) ... Dan Harrow
 1949 Without Honor
Bill Bandle
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- The Boat Ride (1949)
 1947 That Way with Women
Greg Wilson
 1946 A Stolen Life
Karnock
 1946 Her Kind of Man
Don Corwin
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Lee Diamond
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Sgt. Nowland
 1944 I Won't Play (Short)
Joe Fingers
 1944 The Very Thought of You
Sgt. 'Fixit' Gilman
 1943 Over the Wall (Short)
Benny Vigo
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Johnnie Pulaski
 1943 The Rear Gunner (Short)
Benny (as Bernard Zanville)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Wirts (uncredited)
 1942 The Glass Key
Henry Sloss (uncredited)
 1942 Wake Island
'Sparks' (radioman #1) (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Fraternity Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Sunday Punch
Phil Grogan (uncredited)
 1940 Money and the Woman (scenes deleted)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Waiting For Lefty" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Bernard Zanville

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[In 1946, about being signed by Warner Brothers] That was the best break of my life, hooking up with the Warners. They don't go much for the "pretty boy" type there. An average-looking guy like me has a chance to get someplace, to portray people the way they really are, without any frills. See more »

Trivia:

His father owned a sporting goods store in New York City. See more »

Nickname:

Brooklyn See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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