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David McLean (I) (1922–1995)

Mr. McLean appeared for years on television commercials as the Marlboro Man. After he learned he had cancer, he became an anti-smoking crusader. At a meeting of stockholders of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro, Mr. McLean asked them to limit their advertising. In addition to this movie credits, Mr. McLean also appeared on the television programmes... See full bio »

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 1978 Deathsport
Lord Zirpola
 1977 Kingdom of the Spiders
Gene Smith
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)
- Devil Pack (1977) ... Croft
 1973-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
James Courtney / Captain / Clint, Deputy Harbor Master / ...
- Alien Country (1976) ... James Courtney
- Target: Red (1974) ... Captain
- The Unicorn (1973) ... Clint, Deputy Harbor Master
- Deadline (1973) ... Harbor Master
 1969-1973 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sheriff Touhy / Marshal Steve Fallon / Marshal Calhoun
- The Witness (1973) ... Sheriff Touhy
- Return Engagement (1970) ... Marshal Steve Fallon
- Emily (1969) ... Marshal Calhoun
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Gus Hadley
- Cold Hard Cash (1972) ... Gus Hadley
 1971 The Andromeda Strain
Sen. McKenzie (New Mexico) (uncredited)
 1963-1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Stephen Austin / McGrath / Jean Baptiste Lamy / ...
- A Gift from Father Tapis (1970) ... McGrath
- A Saint of Travelers (1970) ... Jean Baptiste Lamy
- Ton of Tin (1968) ... Marshall Lewis Stone
- Death in the Desert (1965) ... Luke Lundy
 1969-1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Sheriff / Hostetler
- The Buscaderos (1970) ... Sheriff
- Jelly Hoskins' American Dream (1969) ... Hostetler
- Angel Day and Her Sunshine Girls (1969) ... Sheriff
 1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
- A Matter of Vengeance (1970) ... Smith
 1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- The Twisted Heritage (1969) ... Webb
 1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
- Joby (1968) ... Sheriff
 1968 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Professor Wilson
- Way Down Cellar: Part 2 (1968) ... Professor Wilson
- Way Down Cellar: Part 1 (1968) ... Professor Wilson
 1966 Nevada Smith
 1963-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Governor James / Troy / Burt Adams
- Letter of the Law (1965) ... Governor James
- The Fatal Journey (1963) ... Troy
- The Judgment (1963) ... Burt Adams
 1965 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Jason Huberts
- The Moving Finger (1965) ... Jason Huberts
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Arthur Wozchek
- Question: What's New in Timbuktoo? (1965) ... Arthur Wozchek (as David McLean)
 1964 The Strangler
Lt. Frank Benson
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
- Come Watch Me Die (1964) ... Sheriff
 1962-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Marshal Branch McGary / Steven Collier / Cully Brown
- The Marshals (1963) ... Marshal Branch McGary
- Beyond Justice (1962) ... Steven Collier
- A Grave for Cully Brown (1962) ... Cully Brown
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Trevor Harris
- The Case of the Lawful Lazarus (1963) ... Trevor Harris
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
Frank MacErlane
- Open Season (1963) ... Frank MacErlane
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
- Cry Out in Silence (1962) ... David
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Jim Corcoran
- 330 Independence S.W. (1962) ... Jim Corcoran
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Ben T. Willsom
- The Storm (1962) ... Ben T. Willsom
 1961 X-15
Matt Powell
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Henry Dana Jackson
- Another Part of the Jungle (1961) ... Henry Dana Jackson
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Ned Thompson (uncredited)
 1961 The Right Approach
Bill Sikulovic
 1961 The Silent Call
Joe Brancato
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
- The Gunfighters (1960) ... Tate
- The Reckoning (1960) ... Tate
- Before Sunup (1960) ... Tate
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
- Reluctant Hero (1957) ... Bird (as David Eden)
 1955 Captain Fathom (TV Movie)
Seaman Duncan (uncredited)
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TV commercials: Marlboro cigarettes (as "The Marlboro Man")

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David Eden


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In the early to mid 1960s he played "The Marlboro Man" in a series of commercials for Marlboro cigarettes. Part of his compensation was a free supply of the cigarettes. In 1964 McLean learned he had developed cancer, which he was told by his physicians was due to his heavy smoking. He then joined a campaign to end the airing of ads for cigarettes on TV, which was eventually successful. The ... See more »


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