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Bernie Hamilton (1928–2008)

Bernie Hamilton was born on June 12, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bernard Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Starsky and Hutch (1975), The Young One (1960) and One Potato, Two Potato (1964). He was married to Maxine King. He died on December 30, 2008 in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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 1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Martin Waller
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Police Chief
- The Night the Cylons Landed: Part 2 (1980) ... Police Chief
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Captain McGraw
- Double Take, Double Take (1980) ... Captain McGraw
 1975 That's My Mama (TV Series)
- A Man from the Past (1975) ... Jake
 1975 Bucktown
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Lt. Dobbs
- Steve Austin, Fugitive (1975) ... Lt. Dobbs
 1973 Stone (TV Movie)
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
Bo Tate
- The Ho Chi Minh Trail (1973) ... Bo Tate
 1973 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Officer Jones
- This Little TV Went to Market (1973) ... Officer Jones
 1973 Scream Blacula Scream
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Obie Watson
- The Mystery of Chalk Hill (1973) ... Obie Watson
 1973 All in the Family (TV Series)
Black Alumni
- Class Reunion (1973) ... Black Alumni
 1972 Hammer
 1971 The Organization
Lt. Jessop
 1971 Insight (TV Series)
- Man in the Middle (1971) ... Aubrey
 1970 Walk the Walk
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Dr. Benjamin Edwards / House
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 2 (1970) ... Dr. Benjamin Edwards
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 1 (1970) ... Dr. Benjamin Edwards
- A Clear and Present Danger (1970) ... House
 1969-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jason / Doc Cullen
- I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 2 (1970) ... Jason
- I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 1 (1970) ... Jason
- The Incomparable Connie Walker (1969) ... Doc Cullen
 1970 Me and Benjie (TV Movie)
 1970 Nam's Angels
Capt. Jackson
 1969 The Lost Man
Reggie Page
 1966-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Corporal Harvey / Ransome Kiley
- Incident at Diablo Crossing (1969) ... Corporal Harvey
- Ride to Delphi (1966) ... Ransome Kiley
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Jody Crews
- The Ends of Justice (1968) ... Jody Crews
 1968 The Swimmer
 1967-1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Chaka / Shambu / Mwanza de Ludanzi
- Basil of the Bulge (1967) ... Mwanza de Ludanzi
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Ollie Whippet
- Heller (1968) ... Ollie Whippet (as Bernard Hamilton)
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Lt. Bill Adams
- A Very Cool Hot Car (1967) ... Lt. Bill Adams
 1967 Stranger on the Run (TV Movie)
 1967 Sullivan's Empire (TV Movie)
 1967 Me and Benjy (TV Movie)
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series)
'Dynamite' Williams
- I Want a Piece of That Boy (1966) ... 'Dynamite' Williams
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
- The Time of the Sharks (1965) ... J.C.
 1965 Synanon
 1964 One Potato, Two Potato
Frank Richards
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Wilbur Jones
- The Henry Bergh Story (1964) ... Wilbur Jones
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
- The Last of the Strongmen (1964) ... J.J.
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The 2nd Convict
- Final Escape (1964) ... The 2nd Convict
 1963-1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Workman / Joe
- War of Nerves (1964) ... Joe Workman
- Seven Miles of Bad Road (1963) ... Joe
 1963 Captain Sindbad
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Harry Demarest
- He Thought He Saw an Albatross (1963) ... Harry Demarest
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Officer Kendal
- Feel of the Trigger (1962) ... Officer Kendal
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Willie Carter
- Comeback (1961) ... Willie Carter
 1961 The Devil at 4 O'Clock
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- Shadow Play (1961) ... Coley
 1961 Underworld U.S.A.
Investigator (uncredited)
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Bob Mills
- Lethal Weapons (1961) ... Bob Mills
 1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph
Goodbye George
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960) ... Dawson
 1960 The Young One
 1959 Take a Giant Step
Sharpie in Bar (uncredited)
 1959 Cry Tough
Policeman (uncredited)
 1959 Up Periscope
Weary (uncredited)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
- The Volcano Seat (1958) ... Sullivan
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
Corporal West (uncredited)
 1956 Congo Crossing
 1955 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
- White Magic (1955) ... Moko
 1955 Kismet
Pearl Merchant (uncredited)
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Toward Tomorrow (1955) ... Tom
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- D.P. (1955) ... Christy
 1954 Carmen Jones
Reporter (uncredited)
 1954 Jungle Man-Eaters
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
- Savage Challenge (1953) ... Cholie (as Bernard Hamilton)
 1951 Mysterious Island
Neb (as Bernard Hamilton)
 1951 Bright Victory
Soldier (uncredited)
 1951 The Harlem Globetrotters
Higgins (uncredited)
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In 1967, he co-starred in an unsold comedy pilot called "Me and Benjie." The plot concerned the adventures of two nine-year-old boys, one black and one white, and their families. See more »

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Brother of jazz drummer Chico Hamilton. Originally cast as "Roop" in the film, Claudine (1974), but was dropped when Diana Sands, originally cast in the title role, had to withdraw because of illness. Diana suggested that the role go to her friend Diahann Carroll. When Carroll auditioned and got the part, James Earl Jones was cast in the role of "Roop". See more »

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