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Christopher George (I) (1931–1983)

Solidly built, boyishly handsome American leading-man, Christopher George was the son of Greek immigrants. Weaned on stories of the legendary Greek heroes, George and his brother Nick (later a prominent fashion photographer) both quit high school to join the Marines. Completing his education after his tour of duty, George acted in numerous TV ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

Known For

The Rat Patrol
The Rat Patrol Sgt. Sam Troy
City of the Living Dead
The Exterminator
The Exterminator Detective James Dalton
Chisum Dan Nodeen


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 1983/I Mortuary
Hank Andrews
 1982 Pieces
Lt. Bracken
 1982 Angkor: Cambodia Express
 1981 Enter the Ninja
 1980 City of the Living Dead
Peter Bell
 1980 The Exterminator
Detective James Dalton
 1977 Whiskey Mountain
 1977 Day of the Animals
Steve Buckner
 1976 Midway
Lieutenant Commander C. Wade McClusky
 1976 Dixie Dynamite
Sheriff Phil Marsh
 1976 Grizzly
Michael Kelly
 1974 The Inbreaker
Roy MacRae
 1973 Pushing Up Daisies
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1973 I Escaped from Devil's Island
Davert (as Chris George)
 1973 Bad Charleston Charlie
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1973 The Train Robbers
 1970 The Delta Factor
 1970 Tiger by the Tail
Steve Michaelis
 1969 The Devil's 8
Ray Faulkner
 1969 The Thousand Plane Raid
Col. Greg Brandon
 1968 Gavilan
 1968 Project X
Hagan Arnold
 1966 The Gentle Rain
Bill Patterson
 1965 In Harm's Way
Sailor (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial (narrator) for 1979 Dodge Challenger automobile (1978)

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4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Christopher & Lynda Day | Chris George | Christopher & Lynda


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

Sam Troy doesn't like authority. He doesn't want anyone trying to control his life. He wants to guide his own destiny -- and in that desert patrol, he's found a way to do it. That desert patrol is Sam Troy's world. Anything that comes near it, that will endanger it, he destroys. He's absolutely dedicated to his own values. He'll shoot an enemy cold-bloodedly if it's necessary, to protect these ... See more »


His fatal 1983 heart attack stemmed from a 1967 mishap on the set of The Rat Patrol (1966). While filming a chase scene, George's jeep flipped over, pinning the actor underneath the vehicle. George sustained a cardiac contusion, which never properly healed, and scar tissue subsequently developed. See more »

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