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Murray Hamilton (I) (1923–1986)


Murray Hamilton was one of those character actors whose face would be familiar to most movie buffs at an instant, yet his name may not. That's a shame, because Hamilton was one of the most versatile and prolific of performers who was never anything less than completely convincing in any role he took on, from priests to gangsters, soldiers to ... See full bio »

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 1988 Whoops Apocalypse
Jack 'Kill the Commies' Preston (former President)
 1986 The Last Days of Patton (TV Movie)
Gen. Hobart 'Hap' Gay
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series)
 1985 Hail to the Chief (TV Series)
Sen. Sam Cotton
- Pilot (1985) ... Sen. Sam Cotton
 1985 Too Scared to Scream
Jack Oberman
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Bud Michaels
- Death Casts a Spell (1984) ... Bud Michaels
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
The Sheriff
- Murder in Malibu (1984) ... The Sheriff
 1984 Boys in Blue (TV Movie)
Capt. Sid Bender
 1984 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Uncle Roy Harper
- Mama Cries Uncle (1984) ... Uncle Roy Harper
 1983 Summer Girl (TV Movie)
Jack Reardon
 1983 Hysterical
Mayor
 1982 Mazes and Monsters (TV Movie)
Lt. John Martini
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Al Brodax
- Stop the Presses (1982) ... Al Brodax
 1982 Bret Maverick (TV Series)
Judge Nat Cobb
- A Night at the Red Ox (1982) ... Judge Nat Cobb
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie)
Joel Lynch
 1980 The Cheap Detective (TV Short)
Ralph Garvey
 1980 Swan Song (TV Movie)
Jack McCauley
 1979 1941
Claude Crumn
 1979 A Last Cry for Help (TV Movie)
Ralph Muir
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Henry Carpenter
- Donovan's Kid: Part 2 (1979) ... Henry Carpenter
- Donovan's Kid: Part 1 (1979) ... Henry Carpenter
 1979 Donovan's Kid (TV Movie)
Henry Carpenter
 1978 Casey's Shadow
Tom Patterson
 1977 Killer on Board (TV Movie)
Dr. Ned Folger
 1977 Damnation Alley
Gen. Landers (uncredited)
 1977 Murder at the World Series (TV Movie)
Harvey Murkison
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Harry Harmon
- Sister Maria (1977) ... Harry Harmon
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
- Ms. Murder (1977)
 1976 Alice (TV Series)
Charlie Hyatt
- Mother-in-Law: Part 2 (1976) ... Charlie Hyatt
 1972-1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Donald Yates / Adrian Becker
- Our Man in the Harem (1976) ... Donald Yates
- The New Mexican Connection (1972) ... Adrian Becker
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Herb Simpson
- Secrets for Sale (1975) ... Herb Simpson
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Henry Palmer
- The Adventure of the Chinese Dog (1975) ... Henry Palmer
 1973-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Bud McKenna / Arthur Gibson
- The Deadly Conspiracy (1975) ... Bud McKenna
- He Who Digs a Grave (1973) ... Arthur Gibson
 1975 Jaws
Vaughn
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Louis Marche
- Murder in Paradise (1975) ... Louis Marche
 1973-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Bud Ellwood / Watch Commander Joe Hardesty
- War Games (1975) ... Bud Ellwood
- Collision Course (1973) ... Watch Commander Joe Hardesty
 1974 After the Fall (TV Movie)
Mickey
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Barney Lujack
- License to Kill (1974) ... Barney Lujack
 1974 Chase (TV Series)
Stone
- Eighty-Six Proof TNT (1974) ... Stone
 1970-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Scofield / Robert Jennings
- Girl from Bedlam (1974) ... Dr. Scofield
- Junkie (1970) ... Robert Jennings
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Clete Belford
- Fatal Flight (1973) ... Clete Belford
 1973 Needles and Pins (TV Series)
Fryer
- Union Trouble (1973) ... Fryer
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Frank Guilfoyle
- Die Die, Darling (1973) ... Frank Guilfoyle
 1973 The Way We Were
Brooks Carpenter
 1973 Murdock's Gang (TV Movie)
Harold Talbot
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Walter (segment "Love and the Happy Family")
- Love and the Crisis Line/Love and the Happy Family/Love and the Vertical Romance (1973) ... Walter (segment "Love and the Happy Family")
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
Edmund Schilling
 1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Jerome Cooper
- Ultimatum (1972) ... Dr. Jerome Cooper
 1972 Deadly Harvest (TV Movie)
Sheriff Bill Jessup
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Nelson Woodley
- There Was a Crooked Man (1971) ... Nelson Woodley
 1971 The Failing of Raymond (TV Movie)
Sgt. Manzak
 1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
Snyder (segment "Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator")
 1971 The Harness (TV Movie)
Roy Kern
 1971 The Police (TV Movie)
Chief of Police
 1971 A Tattered Web (TV Movie)
Sgt. Joe Marcus
 1971 Cannon (TV Movie)
Virgil Holley
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
Nick McCann
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Yaeger
 1966-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Doug McElroy / Richard Mills / Emory Hale / ...
- The Witness (1970) ... Doug McElroy
- A Life in the Balance (1969) ... Richard Mills
- The Ninth Man (1968) ... Emory Hale
- The Camel's Nose (1966) ... Mike Kessler
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Harrison
- Survivors Will Be Prosecuted (1970) ... Harrison
 1968 The Brotherhood
Jim Egan
 1968 The Boston Strangler
Det. Frank McAfee
 1968 No Way to Treat a Lady
Inspector Haines
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
 1968 Sergeant Ryker
Capt. Appleton
 1967 A Bell for Adano (TV Movie)
Sgt. Borth
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
John Ritter
- Citizen Ritter (1967) ... John Ritter
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Lewis Dunn
- The Condemned (1967) ... Lewis Dunn
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Cheever
 1966 Seconds
Charlie
 1966 The Man Who Never Was (TV Series)
Col. Jack Forbes
- The Last of Peter Murphy (1966) ... Col. Jack Forbes
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling
Arthur Kabot
 1965-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Joe Steelman / Mel Starling
- Coralee (1966) ... Joe Steelman
- Moon Child (1965) ... Mel Starling
 1966 Seaway (TV Series)
Dr. Fischer
- Rx for Murder (1966) ... Dr. Fischer
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Dr. Raphael
- The Cruel Fountain (1966) ... Dr. Raphael
 1962-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dan Hargrave / Dr. Haldore Mattern
- Strange Sort of Accident (1966) ... Dan Hargrave
- Mercy or Murder (1966) ... Dan Hargrave
- A Time to Every Purpose (1962) ... Dr. Haldore Mattern
 1965-1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Morton Lee / Eddie Hanover
- The 10-Foot, 6-Inch Pole (1966) ... Morton Lee
- Over Defense Is Out (1965) ... Eddie Hanover
 1965 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
E. K. Hornbeck
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Edward Tillman
- Question: What Time Is the Next Bandwagon? (1965) ... Edward Tillman
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
District Attorney / Tark Bennett / Bryan Phelps / ...
- The Sworn Twelve (1965) ... Tark Bennett
- Drink Like a Lady (1964) ... Bryan Phelps
- The Empty Heart (1963) ... District Attorney
- The Avenger (1962) ... District Attorney
- The Hickory Indian (1962) ... District Attorney
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Capt. Appleton
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 2 (1963) ... Capt. Appleton
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 1 (1963) ... Capt. Appleton
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Harry Reed
- Escape Route (1963) ... Harry Reed
 1963 13 Frightened Girls!
Wally Sanders
 1953-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Keith Roman
- The Health Fraud (1963) ... Keith Roman
- The Debt (1953)
- Transfusion (1953)
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Mr. Harvey
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Bob Fay
- Windfall (1963) ... Bob Fay
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Charley Mailer / Michael Barrigan / Harry Danigan / ...
- The Chess Game (1962) ... Charley Mailer
- The Whitey Steele Story (1962) ... Michael Barrigan
- The Troubleshooter (1961) ... Harry Danigan
- The Tommy Karpeles Story (1960) ... George Varsey
 1962 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Walter Enley
- Ann Costigan: A Duel on a Field of White (1962) ... Walter Enley
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Eddie Murray
- The Organizers: Part 1 (1962) ... Eddie Murray
 1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The Big Laugh (1962)
 1962 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
 1962 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Movie)
Nordick
 1960-1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Dr. Anderson / Dr. Stafford
- The Thin White Line (1961) ... Dr. Anderson
- The Swan Bed (1960) ... Dr. Stafford
 1960-1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Matt Orman / D.A. Thomas Stevenson
- Which Is Joseph Creeley? (1961) ... Matt Orman
- The Pedigree Sheet (1960) ... D.A. Thomas Stevenson
 1961 The Hustler
Findley
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
Harold Potter
- Side Show (1961) ... Harold Potter
 1960 The Witness (TV Series)
James J. Walker
- Jimmy Walker (1960) ... James J. Walker
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Marsh
- Escape to Sonoita (1960) ... Marsh
 1960 Tall Story
Coach Sandy Hardy
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Irwin Forman
- The Ticket (1960) ... Irwin Forman
 1959-1960 Love and Marriage (TV Series)
Steve Baker
- Stubby's Big Chance (1960) ... Steve Baker
- Jennie's Song (1960) ... Steve Baker
- The Baby Sitter (1960) ... Steve Baker
- Steve's Song (1960) ... Steve Baker
- Hans Gets Discovered (1959) ... Steve Baker
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Bill Aborg
- Tankers in Space (1960) ... Lt. Col. Bill Aborg
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Al Morgan
- Masquerade (1959) ... Al Morgan
 1959 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mr. Death
 1958 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
George Emery
- Do You Kiss Your Wife? (1958) ... George Emery
 1958 Houseboat
Capt. Alan Wilson
 1957-1958 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Calhoun / Web Cutter / Jake Buley
- Land Deal (1958) ... Calhoun
- Wild West (1958) ... Web Cutter
- Chester's Murder (1957) ... Jake Buley
 1958 No Time for Sergeants
Irving S. Blanchard
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon
Charlie Snow
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
John 'Johnny' Davis Hale
- The Case of the Deadly Double (1958) ... John 'Johnny' Davis Hale
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Pvt. / Sgt. Sims Delancey
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Ed McKay
- The Last Laugh (1958) ... Ed McKay
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Chick O'Hara
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956-1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Frank Lunt / Ed Holley
- Confirm or Deny (1957) ... Frank Lunt
- Hideout (1956) ... Ed Holley
 1957 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mike Finn
- A Mind of Their Own (1957) ... Mike Finn
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Chris Daniels
- The Chris Daniels Story (1957) ... Chris Daniels
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Bud Gurney
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Chick Tolliver
- The Big Slide (1956) ... Chick Tolliver
 1956 The Girl He Left Behind
Sgt. Clyde
 1956 Toward the Unknown
Maj. Bromo Lee
 1955 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
MSgt. Allan
- The Twitch (1955) ... MSgt. Allan (uncredited)
- The Eating Contest (1955) ... MSgt. Allan
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Straw (1955)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Joe
- The Spongers (1955) ... Joe
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Hard to Get (1955)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Captive City (1954)
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Frank / Cabbie / Joe
- Family Skeleton (1954) ... Frank
- The Good Luck Charm (1954) ... Cabbie
- Lost in the Dark (1954) ... Joe
 1954 The Big Story (TV Series)
Virgil Pierson
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Gov. Vance
- The Gettysburg Address (1953) ... Gov. Vance
 1953 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Rain No More (1953)
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- The Bottle Party (1953)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- Comeback (1953)
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Snow Pearson
- Mutiny Below (1953) ... Snow Pearson
 1952 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Freddie Willis
- Episode #1.14 (1952) ... Freddie Willis
- Episode #1.11 (1952) ... Freddie Willis
 1951 Bright Victory
Pete Hamilton
 1951 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
 1944 Something for the Boys
Soldier (uncredited)
 1944 Reckless Age
Member of Soldier Quartet
 1944 Song of the Open Road
Crop Corps Kid (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Stage: Appeared (as "A Mill Hand"; Broadway debut) in "Strange Fruit" on Broadway. See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Son, David Honeycutt Hamilton (born 1963), with Terri DeMarco. See more »

Trademark:

Characters of questionable masculinity. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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