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Darren McGavin (1922–2006)

A remarkably seasoned actor of stage, screen and television, Darren McGavin has notched in excess of 200 performances; however, he is most fondly remembered by cult TV fans as heroic newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak in the classic but short-lived horror TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974). In a long and varied career, McGavin has often ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Stage: Produced (w/David Helweil, Robert N. Winter-Berger) "Dark Legend" on Broadway. Written by Helene Fraenkel, based on the novel by Frederic Wettman. Directed by 'Morton Da Costa'. President Theater, March 24-29, 1952. Cast: Dino Tarronova, Arny Freeman, James Lipton, Olive Deering, Leslie Vega, Helen Auerbach, James Daly, Penny ... See more »

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Darven McGavin | W. Lyle Richardson


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch). See more »

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Darren Seriously Ill eman6101
Rest in Peace... shanakin
'Kolchak' character is the MOST quirky, ORIGINAL creation EVER! patvideo
Not mentioned in memorium at the oscars killagoli
No media coverage about passing? Fortyseven203
One of the greatest actors ever bwaynef
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