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Jim McKrell

Jim MacKrell's broadcast career has spanned decades and has included every aspect of communications, from local and network commercials to hosting specials to guest-starring in popular series and features. For the four years of its run, Jim was the star of the hit NBC game-show, Celebrity Sweepstakes (1974). He also hosted The Game Game (1969) (... See full bio »
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 1989 Generations (TV Series)
Steven Wain (1989)
 1989 Couch Potatoes (TV Series)
Announcer
- Designing Women vs. Filthy Rich (1989) ... Announcer
- Bosom Buddies vs. Speed Racer (1989) ... Announcer
 1988 Small Wonder (TV Series)
Col. Carl Cramer
- My Favorite Martian (1988) ... Col. Carl Cramer
 1988 I Saw What You Did (TV Movie)
Newscaster (as James MacKrell)
 1988 Our House (TV Series)
Philip Dutton
- The Fifth Beatle (1988) ... Philip Dutton
 1988 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Guy Corbin
- Grab That Dough (1988) ... Guy Corbin (as James MacKrell)
 1988 Dynasty (TV Series)
Deselles
- The Interview (1988) ... Deselles (as James Mackrell)
 1987 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Internal Affairs Detective
- Blindsided (1987) ... Internal Affairs Detective (as Jim MacKrell)
 1986 It's a Living (TV Series)
Teddy
- Nancy's Sister (1986) ... Teddy
 1986 Stingray (TV Series)
Reverend Dixon
- That Terrible Swift Sword (1986) ... Reverend Dixon (as James MacKrell)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Marty (segment "Take My Life...Please!")
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... Marty (segment "Take My Life...Please!")
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Plastic Surgeon
- Moonlighting (Pilot) (1985) ... Plastic Surgeon (as Jim MacKrell)
 1985 Berrenger's (TV Series)
- Of Boardrooms & Bedrooms (1985) ... (as Jim McKrell)
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series)
TV Commentator
- A Second Self (1985) ... TV Commentator
 1985 A Reason to Live (TV Movie)
Josh Turner
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Chet Bickle
- Whatever Happened to Guts? (1984) ... Chet Bickle (as Jim Mc Krell)
 1984 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
Ben
- Father's Day (1984) ... Ben
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Phil Lindner
- Molten Steele (1984) ... Phil Lindner
 1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series)
Ted Maynard
- The Climax (1984) ... Ted Maynard (as James McKrell)
 1983 Buffalo Bill (TV Series)
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Airline pilot Larry Hertzog
- The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing (1983) ... Airline pilot Larry Hertzog
 1983 Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series)
- Custody (1983)
 1983 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Pilot Brooks
- All Fall Down (1983) ... Pilot Brooks
 1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Nick
- Force of Habit (1983) ... Nick (as Jim MacKrell)
 1982 The Devlin Connection (TV Series)
Jeremy Mason
- The Corpse in the Corniche (1982) ... Jeremy Mason
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Texan
- Million Dollar Harts (1982) ... Texan
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Julie's Father
- Feelings (1982) ... Julie's Father
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Frank Benson
- Gold Fever (1982) ... Frank Benson
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Russell
- Meet the New Guy (1982) ... Russell
 1982 Romance Theatre (TV Series)
Drew
- Love at the Top: Part 5 (1982) ... Drew
- Love at the Top: Part 4 (1982) ... Drew
- Love at the Top: Part 3 (1982) ... Drew
- Love at the Top: Part 2 (1982) ... Drew
- Love at the Top: Part 1 (1982) ... Drew
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Byron
- Forget Me Not/The Quiz Masters (1982) ... Byron
 1982 Capitol (TV Series)
Dr. Yale Parker (1984-1985)
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Biff Anderson #2
- Just Another Three Ring Circus (1982) ... Biff Anderson #2
 1982 Dallas (TV Series)
Henry Webster
- Denial (1982) ... Henry Webster
 1981 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Mr. Hall
- Yet Another Seven Days in February (1981) ... Mr. Hall
 1981 Taxi (TV Series)
Jim's Passenger
- Zen and the Art of Cab Driving (1981) ... Jim's Passenger
 1981 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Ted Anderson
- Run, Don't Walk (1981) ... Ted Anderson
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Charlie Wilston
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie)
Bruce Manson
 1980 Semi-Tough (TV Series)
Burt Danby
- That Catch (1980) ... Burt Danby
- One Bad Apple (1980) ... Burt Danby
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie)
 1979 Who's on Call? (TV Series)
Dr. Leeland Forsythe
 1977 Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Clay
 1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie)
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Chesley
- Requiem for a Loser (1977) ... Chesley
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
Newsman
- The Deadly Fountain (1971) ... Newsman
 1969-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Portland Office / Agent Kirby
- The Condemned (1970) ... Portland Office (as James MacKrell)
- Tug-of-War (1969) ... Agent Kirby
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Jim McKrell was a newscaster at Channel 39 in Houston, Texas.

Alternate Names:

Jim Mc Krell | James MacKrell | Jim MacKrell | James Mackrell | James McKrell

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Portrayed news anchor Lew Landers in two different movies: The Howling (1981) and Gremlins (1984). Both movies were directed by Joe Dante. See more »

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Libra

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