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James Gammon (I) (1940–2010)

Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there, his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '40s noir icon Charles McGraw got him work in front ... See full bio »

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 2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Movie)
 2007 Monk (TV Series)
 2006 What I Did for Love (TV Movie)
Karl Ryder
 2005 Don't Come Knocking
Old Ranch Hand
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Olin Price
 2004 LAX (TV Series)
Bill Barkley
 2004/I Paradise (TV Movie)
Old cowboy
 2003 Fillmore! (TV Series)
Doc Hemlock
 2002 The Country Bears
Big Al (voice)
 1996-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Nick Bridges
- Fair Game (2001) ... Nick Bridges
- Cat Fight (2001) ... Nick Bridges (credit only)
- Change Up (2001) ... Nick Bridges (credit only)
- Kill Joy (2001) ... Nick Bridges
- Quack Fever (2001) ... Nick Bridges
 1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Hype (1999)
 1998 Logan's War: Bound by Honor (TV Movie)
 1998 Point Blank
 1997 The Apostle
Brother Edwards (uncredited)
 1996 Two Mothers for Zachary (TV Movie)
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
Sam Rayburn
 1994 Cabin Boy
 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn
Deputy Hines
 1993 Men Don't Tell (TV Movie)
 1992 Middle Ages (TV Series)
 1992 Criminal Behavior (TV Movie)
Roy Stubbs
 1991 Stranger at My Door (TV Movie)
Sheriff Bitterman
 1990-1991 Bagdad Cafe (TV Series)
- Prisoner of Love (1991) ... Rudy
- Over My Dead Body (1991) ... Rudy
- Hell Hath No Fury (1990) ... Rudy
- I Got a Crush on You (1990) ... Rudy
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie)
Smoke Parnell, Ladder Five Owner
 1990 I Love You to Death
Lt. Larry Schooner
 1990 Coupe de Ville
Dr. Sturgeon the Cadillac Surgeon
 1990/I Revenge
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Pete Hanrahan
- Tarnished Shield (1989) ... Pete Hanrahan
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
 1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Sheriff Ketch Monroe
- A Trip Upstate (1989) ... Sheriff Ketch Monroe
 1988 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
 1987 Laguna Heat (TV Movie)
 1987 Made in Heaven
Steve Shea
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Jack Claymore
 1982-1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Clate Connaloe / Sheriff / Sheriff Frank Fly
- Stacking (1987) ... Clate Connaloe
- Noon Wine (1985) ... Sheriff
 1986 Hard Traveling
Sgt. Slattery
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Michael Cub
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie)
Billy Quick
 1985 Silverado
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Billy Don Baker
- Armed Response (1985) ... Billy Don Baker
 1985 Sylvester
 1985 Hell Town (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Raymond Tracy
 1985 Vision Quest
Kuch's Dad
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Brian Holgate
- Old Debts (1984) ... Brian Holgate
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
 1983 Women of San Quentin (TV Movie)
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Willard Kohler
 1982 Deadly Encounter (TV Movie)
Frank Kitchens
 1981 The Big Black Pill (TV Movie)
Captain Jake Jacqualone
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
 1980 Below the Belt
 1980 It's My Turn
Connie Foxworth (uncredited)
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
Joe Dean
 1980 On the Nickel
Peanut John
 1979 The Sacketts (TV Mini-Series)
Wes Bigelow
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
- Samaritan (1979) ... Skorig
 1977-1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Gates / Billy
- Angels in the Stretch (1978) ... Gates
- Angels on Ice (1977) ... Billy
 1977 The Greatest
Mr. Harry
 1977 Black Oak Conspiracy
Deputy Bullard
 1977 Code R (TV Series)
- A Federal Case (1977) ... Dillard
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Joe Carter
- The Torch (1976) ... Joe Carter
 1976 Monster Squad (TV Series)
- The Astrologer (1976) ... Pollox
 1976 The Pom Pom Girls
 1976 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw
Leather Salesman
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
- Blood Money (1976) ... Harry
 1971-1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Sheriff Ryder / Lt. Keely
- The Quasar Kill (1976) ... Sheriff Ryder
- Country Blues (1971) ... Lt. Keely
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Andy Lucker
- The Final Burial (1975) ... Andy Lucker
 1975 The Kansas City Massacre (TV Movie)
 1975 The Wild McCullochs
1st Police Officer
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
- River of Fear (1975) ... Sheriff
 1974 Macon County Line
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Man in Gunfight (uncredited)
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
- The Nature of Evil (1974) ... Jake
 1971-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Cauldwell / Ben McCann
- Diamond Run (1974) ... Cauldwell
- The Wedding Gift (1973)
- Turnabout (1971) ... Ben McCann
 1966-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Dudley / Arnie Jeffords
- Susan Was Evil (1973) ... Dudley
- My Father, My Son (1966) ... Arnie Jeffords
 1973 Dusty's Trail (TV Series)
The Hired Hand
- Horse of Another Color (1973) ... The Hired Hand (as Jim Gammon)
 1970 The Intruders (TV Movie)
Chaunce Dykstra
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
- Only the Bad Come to Sonora (1970) ... Lafe
 1970 Macho Callahan
Cowboy (as Jim Gammon)
 1970 A Man Called Horse
 1968-1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Clint Meek / Wes
- Blind Man's Bluff (1969) ... Clint Meek
- Chase a Wild Horse (1968) ... Wes
 1969 The Thousand Plane Raid
Maj. Varga
 1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Bill Day
- Up the Chimney (1968) ... Bill Day
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Tellis Yeager
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Cal Mason
- A Small Taste of Justice (1967) ... Cal Mason
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
- Ordeal by Terror (1967) ... Mickey
 1967 Cool Hand Luke
Sleepy (uncredited)
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
- The Unkindest Tut of All (1967) ... Osiris (uncredited)
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
- The Spores (1967) ... Hal
 1966-1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Deputy Virgil Bramley / Pete Fowler
- The Agreement (1967) ... Deputy Virgil Bramley
- The Gunfighter (1966) ... Pete Fowler
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Harry Jeffers
- A Man Without Land (1967) ... Harry Jeffers
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Milton the Mole
- Whatever Lola Wants (1967) ... Milton the Mole
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series)
- Night of the Wolf (1966) ... Stennis
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
- The Night of the Freebooters (1966) ... Egan
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Stage: Appeared in "Burning Child" on Broadway. Written by Sam Shepard. NOTE: Nominated for Tony Award for Best Actor. See more »

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Has performed at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Illinois See more »


Plays gruff, grizzled men

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