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Liam Dunn (I) (1916–1976)

Liam Dunn was born in New Jersey in 1916, went to regular high school and entered a small acting school where he constantly acted in plays. Dunn was considered for his first movie role in 1968, but turned it down to work on T.V. Dunn's first big break came in 1972 for his character Judge Maxwell in the film What's Up, Doc? (1972). On the set Mel ... See full bio »

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 1977 The Quinns (TV Movie)
Sean Quinn Sr.
 1976 The Shaggy D.A.
Dogcatcher (uncredited)
 1976 High Velocity
 1976 Three Times Daley (TV Movie)
Alex Daley
 1976 Ace (TV Movie)
Mr. Strutt
 1976 Gus
Dr. Morgan
 1976 Silent Movie
 1976 Panache (TV Movie)
M. Durant / Pere Joseph
 1976 Family (TV Series)
Mr. Howard
- Monday Is Forever (1976) ... Mr. Howard
 1976 Rhoda (TV Series)
Gene Dempsey
- Don't Give Up the Office (1976) ... Gene Dempsey
 1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
- Above and Beyond... Nearly (1976) ... Amos
 1975-1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Dave Duncan / Rev. Coffey
- The Deadly Cure (1976) ... Dave Duncan
- Love, Honor and Swindle (1975) ... Rev. Coffey
 1976 McCoy (TV Series)
Billy Sunshine
- In Again Out Again (1976) ... Billy Sunshine
 1976 Peeper
Billy Pate
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
- Horse Thief (1975) ... Fuzzo
 1975 The Night That Panicked America (TV Movie)
 1975 Karen (TV Series)
Captain Pike
- Dena Might (1975) ... Captain Pike
- Whistle Blowing (1975) ... Captain Pike
 1975 Twigs (TV Movie)
 1975 Kojak (TV Series)
- The Trade-Off (1975) ... Faxy
 1975 At Long Last Love
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
- Pay the Two Dollars (1975) ... Judge
 1975 McCloud (TV Series)
- The Man with the Golden Hat (1975) ... Ben
 1974 Virginia Hill (TV Movie)
 1974 Bank Shot
 1974 The Healers (TV Movie)
Mr. Addison
 1974 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (TV Movie)
Mr. Barker
 1974 A Cry in the Wilderness (TV Movie)
Mr. Hainie
 1974 If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever? (TV Movie)
Grandfather Bennett
 1974 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Salesman / Mr. Neumeyer
- Pin It on Danny (1974) ... Salesman
- Art for Mom's Sake (1974) ... Mr. Neumeyer
 1974 Killer Bees (TV Movie)
Zeb Tucker
 1974 Herbie Rides Again
 1973 Koska and His Family (TV Movie)
 1973 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Franklin Birdwell
- Corpse and Robbers (1973) ... Franklin Birdwell
 1973 Papillon
Old Trustee
 1973 Miracle on 34th Street (TV Movie)
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
- Delilah (1973) ... Charlie
 1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Captain Wyatt
- That Is the Army Mrs. Madison (1973) ... Captain Wyatt
 1973 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Robert Baxter
- Father's Day (1973) ... Robert Baxter
 1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
- Mrs. Ferguson (1973) ... Myron
 1973 Isn't It Shocking? (TV Movie)
Myron Flagg
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
The Minister (segment "Love and the Seven Year Wait")
 1973 Faraday and Company (TV Series)
- Say Hello to a Dead Man (1973) ... Skinner
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Mr. Brighton
- The Pool House (1973) ... Mr. Brighton
 1973 Diana (TV Series)
 1973 Emperor of the North
 1973 Charley and the Angel
Dr. Sprague
 1973 Genesis II (TV Movie)
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
- The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack (1973) ... Hanrahan
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete
Dr. Winslow
 1973 Here We Go Again (TV Series)
Rev. Mr. Nicholson
- After the Wedding Bells (1973) ... Rev. Mr. Nicholson
 1972 The Sandy Duncan Show (TV Series)
Mr. Rockfeller
- From Rags to Riches to Rags (1972) ... Mr. Rockfeller
 1972 All in the Family (TV Series)
Mr. Fairchild
- The Locket (1972) ... Mr. Fairchild
 1972 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
- A Guest in the Yard (1972) ... Gus
 1972 A Reflection of Fear
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
 1972 The Partners (TV Series)
- The 217 in 402 (1972) ... Doc
 1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
 1972 Nichols (TV Series)
- The Unholy Alliance (1972) ... Fingers
 1972 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Eli Bruder
- No Tomorrow (1972) ... Eli Bruder
 1970-1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Brock / Motel Manager
- Days Beyond Recall (1971) ... Brock
- Duet for Three (1970) ... Motel Manager
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
- The Girl in Boxcar #3 (1971) ... Telegrapher
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
- Remember Chris Gately? (1970) ... Benton
 1970 Catch-22
 1969-1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mr. Waters / Gordon Walters
- Funny Boy (1969) ... Gordon Walters
 1968-1969 The Good Guys (TV Series)
D.W. Watson
- The Best Ship of All Is Friendship (1969) ... D.W. Watson
- Episode #1.9 (1968) ... D.W. Watson
 1969 The Queen and I (TV Series)
Captain Washburn
- My Karate Lies Over the Ocean (1969) ... Captain Washburn
- Requiem for Becker (1969) ... Captain Washburn
- Duffy's Cruise (1969) ... Captain Washburn
 1969 Insight (TV Series)
- The Death of Simon Jackson (1969) ... Attendant
- Charlie, You Made the Night Too Long (1969) ... Attendant
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Father O'Brien
- Six Black Horses (1967) ... Father O'Brien
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
- A Couple of Sad Dads (1967) ... Oscar
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Mayor Finney
- It Tastes OK, But Something's Missing (1967) ... Mayor Finney
- Whatever Lola Wants (1967) ... Mayor Finney
- That's What Mothers Are For (1967) ... Mayor Finney
- Is Big Town Burning? (1967) ... Mayor Finney
- The Man with Three Blue Eyes (1967) ... Mayor Finney
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
- Outer Limit (1951)
 1951 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Victoria Regina (1951)
 1947 That's My Man
Reporter (uncredited)
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According to Suzanne Finstad's 2005 biography of Warren Beatty, Dunn (spelled Dunne in the book), was a casting director at CBS in 1957 and gave Beatty his first acting role in a 15-minute Sunday religious show, Lamp Unto My Feet. Another CBS employee, Pamela Illott, is quoted by Finstad as saying that Dunn discovered Steve McQueen for the same program, and also George C. Scott. See more »


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