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Neil Hamilton (I) (1899–1984)

Neil Hamilton's show business career began when he secured a job as a shirt model in magazine ads. He became interested in acting and joined several stock companies. He got his first film role in 1918, but received his big break from D.W. Griffith in The White Rose (1923). After performing in several more Griffith films, Hamilton was signed by ... See full bio »

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Batman Commissioner Gordon
General Hospital
General Hospital Philip Mercer (1963)
Tarzan the Ape Man
Tarzan the Ape Man Harry Holt
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Batman: The Movie Commissioner Gordon


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 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Chief of Staff
 1969 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Darryl F. Ziegfeld
- You Shouldn't Be in Pictures (1969) ... Darryl F. Ziegfeld
 1969 Strategy of Terror
Mr. Harkin
 1967 Batgirl (TV Short)
Commissioner Gordon
 1966 Madame X
Scott Lewis (uncredited)
 1966 Hank (TV Series)
Prof. Turnbull
- The Millionth Dollar Baby (1966) ... Prof. Turnbull
 1965 The Family Jewels
 1965 The Cara Williams Show (TV Series)
- Variety Is the Spice of Wife (1965) ... Phillips
 1962-1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Mr. Robard / Mr. Boyd / Harvey Ainsworth
- Ed's Juice Stand (1965) ... Mr. Robard
- Horse Sense (1962) ... Mr. Boyd
- No Horses Allowed (1962) ... Harvey Ainsworth
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Harkin
- In Darkness, Waiting: Part 2 (1965) ... Mr. Harkin
- In Darkness, Waiting: Part 1 (1965) ... Mr. Harkin
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Gov. John Winthrop
- Anne Hutchinson (1965) ... Gov. John Winthrop
 1964 The Munsters (TV Series)
- Autumn Croakus (1964) ... Malcolm
 1958-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Victor Billings / Grove Dillingham / Fred McCormick / ...
- The Case of the Betrayed Bride (1964) ... Victor Billings
- The Case of the Drifting Dropout (1964) ... Grove Dillingham
- The Case of Constant Doyle (1963) ... Fred McCormick
- The Case of the Difficult Detour (1961) ... Jim Ames
- The Case of the Golden Fraud (1959) ... Henry Noble
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Larry Boling
 1964 The Patsy
The Barber
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Richard Bellero, Sr. / Gen. Hilary J. Clarke
- The Bellero Shield (1964) ... Richard Bellero, Sr.
- The Invisibles (1964) ... Gen. Hilary J. Clarke
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Philip Mercer (1963)
 1961-1962 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mr. Rogers / Mr. Berquist
- Pepino's Inheritance (1962) ... Mr. Rogers
- How to Win Friends (1961) ... Mr. Berquist
 1959-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
John Harrington / Jerry Branford / Hamilton / ...
- Leap, My Lovely (1962) ... John Harrington
- The Hamlet Caper (1961) ... Jerry Branford
- Who Killed Cock Robin (1960) ... Hamilton
- Sing Something Simple (1959) ... Michael Green
- Hong Kong Caper (1959) ... Ned Shelby
 1960-1962 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mr. Kendricks / Ronald J. Sutton
- Kelly's Engagement (1962) ... Mr. Kendricks
- Bentley and the Big Board (1960) ... Ronald J. Sutton
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Jason Glass
- Naomi Champagne (1962) ... Jason Glass
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Jed Sutton
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Bruce Gordon
- Cry to Heaven (1962) ... Bruce Gordon
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
- Conspiracy of Silence (1961) ... Tom
 1961 The Devil's Hand
Francis Lamont
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Judge Denning
- Vengeance Is Bitter (1961) ... Judge Denning
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Jackson Tweil
- Senior Goes to Hollywood (1961) ... Jackson Tweil
 1960-1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Mark Devlin / Craig Mitchell
- Red Confetti (1961) ... Mark Devlin
- Society Matron (1960) ... Craig Mitchell
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Larry La Beau
- The Defective Tank Adventure (1961) ... Larry La Beau
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
- The Lady in Yellow (1960) ... Stapleton
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Philip Purcell
- The Penthouse Story (1960) ... Philip Purcell
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
- The House of Ledezan (1960) ... Julius
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Capt. Johnson
- The Pirate (1959) ... Capt. Johnson
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1959 Zorro (TV Series)
Don Hilario
- Spark of Revenge (1959) ... Don Hilario
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Brig. Gen. Archibald Vandergelt
- The Rivals (1959) ... Brig. Gen. Archibald Vandergelt
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Arnold Sterling
- Mere Maid (1958) ... Arnold Sterling
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Niles Lawson
- White Indian (1958) ... Niles Lawson
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
King Hiero II
- Man of Principle (1958) ... King Hiero II
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Herbert Pascal
- Mardi Gras (1957) ... Herbert Pascal
 1949-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Murder in Villa Capri
Police Capt. Brady
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Col. Costello
- King's Pawn (1954) ... Col. Costello
 1954 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Charlie Randolph
- Panama Hattie (1954) ... Charlie Randolph
 1951 The Frances Langford-Don Ameche Show (TV Series)
Regular (1951-52)
 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Big Day (1950)
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
- Her Son (1950)
 1949-1950 That Wonderful Guy (TV Series)
Franklin Westbrook
- Episode dated 7 April 1950 (1950) ... Franklin Westbrook
- Episode dated 25 January 1950 (1950) ... Franklin Westbrook
- Episode dated 28 December 1949 (1949) ... Franklin Westbrook
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
 1948 Hollywood Screen Test (TV Series)
Host (1948-50; 1951-53)
 1945 Brewster's Millions
Mr. Grant
 1944 When Strangers Marry
Lieutenant Blake
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Navy Officer on Train (uncredited)
 1943 All by Myself
Mark Turner
 1943 Bombardier
Colonel (uncredited)
 1942 Secrets of the Underground
Harry Kermit
 1942 X Marks the Spot
John J. Underwood
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Charlie (uncredited)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Hilary Horton
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
John Barton
 1941 Father Takes a Wife
Vincent Stewart
 1941 They Meet Again
Gov. John C. North
 1941 Federal Fugitives
Capt. James Madison / Robert Edmunds
 1940 Queen of the Mob
First FBI Chief
 1940 Pound Foolish (Short)
Stephen Lancaster
 1939 The Saint Strikes Back
Allan Breck
 1938 Army Girl
Capt. Joe Schuyler
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Bill Devons
 1937 Lady Behave!
Stephen Cormack
 1937 Portia on Trial
Earle Condon
 1937 I Married a Spy
Lt. Pierre de Montmalion
 1936 You Must Get Married
Michael Brown
 1936 Because of Love
Geoffrey Loring
 1936 Southern Roses
 1936 Parisian Life
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Gerald Raeburn
 1935 Mutiny Ahead
Kent Brewster
 1934 Fugitive Lady
Donald Brooks
 1934 By Your Leave
David McKenzie
 1934 Two Heads on a Pillow
John C. Smith
 1934 One Exciting Adventure
Walter Stone
 1934 Once to Every Bachelor
Lyle Stuart
 1934 Blind Date
 1934 Mr. Stringfellow Says No
Jeremy Stringfellow
 1933 Ladies Must Love
Bill Langhorne
 1933 As the Devil Commands
Dr. David Graham
 1933 One Sunday Afternoon
Hugo Barnstead
 1933 Terror Aboard
James Cowles
 1932 The Animal Kingdom
Owen Fiske
 1932 Two Against the World
Mr. David 'Dave' Norton
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Lonny Borden
 1932 The Woman in Room 13
Paul Ramsey
 1932 The Wet Parade
Roger Chilcote, Jr.
 1931 This Modern Age
Robert 'Bob' Blake Jr.
 1931 Laughing Sinners
Howard 'Howdy' Palmer
 1931 The Spy
Ivan Turin
 1931 Strangers May Kiss
 1931 Command Performance
Peter Fedor / Prince Alexis
 1930 The Widow from Chicago
'Swifty' Dorgan
 1930 Ladies Must Play
Anthony Gregg
 1930 Anybody's War
Red Reinhardt
 1930 The Dawn Patrol
Major Brand
 1930 The Kibitzer
Eddie Brown
 1929 Darkened Rooms
Emery Jago
 1929 The Love Trap
Paul Harrington
 1929 A Dangerous Woman
Bobby Gregory
 1929 Why Be Good?
Winthrop Peabody Jr.
 1928 What a Night!
Joe Madison
 1928 Three Weekends
James Gordon
 1928 Take Me Home
David North
 1928 Hot News
Scoop Morgan
 1928 The Grip of the Yukon
Jack Elliott
 1928 Don't Marry
Henry Willoughby
 1928 Something Always Happens
Roderick Keswick
 1928 The Showdown
Wilson Shelton
 1928 Mother Machree
 1927 The Shield of Honor
Jack MacDowell
 1927 The Spotlight
Norman Brooke
 1927 The Joy Girl
John Jeffrey Fleet
 1927 Ten Modern Commandments
Tod Gilbert
 1927 The Music Master
Beverly Cruger
 1926 Diplomacy
Julian Weymouth
 1926 Desert Gold
George Thorne
 1925 The Splendid Crime
Bob Van Dyke
 1925 The Golden Princess
Tennessee Hunter
 1925 The Street of Forgotten Men
Philip Peyton
 1925 The Little French Girl
Giles Bradley
 1925 Men and Women
Ned Seabury
 1924 Isn't Life Wonderful
 1924 The Side Show of Life
Charles Verity-Stewart
 1924 The Sixth Commandment
Robert Fields
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Stage Play: Late Love. Comedy. Written by Rosemary Casey. Directed by John C. Wilson. National Theatre (moved to The Booth Theatre from 9 Nov 1953- close): 13 Oct 1953- 2 Jan 1954 (95 performances). Cast: Frank Albertson' (as "Billy Gordon"), Ann Dere (as "Sarah"), Arlene Francis (as "Constance Warburton"), Neil Hamilton (as "Graham Colby"... See more »

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Is the only actor to play Commissioner Gordon from the "Batman" franchise who shared the character's first name, James. Like both of his live-action successors (Martin Patterson Hingle [Pat Hingle] and Leonard Gary Oldman [Gary Oldman]), he goes by his middle name. See more »

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