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John McLiam (1918–1994)

John McLiam was born on January 24, 1918 in Alberta, Canada as John Williams. He was an actor, known for First Blood (1982), Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Sleeper (1973). He was married to Roberta Williams. He died on April 16, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1991 My Life and Times (TV Series)
Martin
- Our Wedding (1991) ... Martin
 1990 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Soapy Sanderson
- Soapy Sanderson (1990) ... Soapy Sanderson
 1990 Fall from Grace (TV Movie)
Rev. Aubrey Sara
 1984-1989 Dynasty (TV Series)
Elsworth Chisolm / Oscar Stone
- Seizure (1984) ... Oscar Stone
 1988 Split Decisions
Pop McGuinn
 1988 Down Delaware Road (TV Movie)
Granie Granville
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Dr. Matthew Kuney
- A Firm Grasp of Reality (1988) ... Dr. Matthew Kuney
 1987 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Sam Denton
- The Beast Within (1987) ... Sam Denton
 1987 Walk Like a Man
H.P. Truman
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Harry Stevens
- The Cemetery Vote (1987) ... Harry Stevens
 1987 J. Edgar Hoover (TV Movie)
A. Mitchell Palmer
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
George Nemchek
- The Grey Team (1986) ... George Nemchek
 1985-1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Ted Simpson / Carl Fred Simms
- Love at Second Sight (1986) ... Ted Simpson
- Going Home, Going Home (1985) ... Carl Fred Simms
 1986 Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (TV Movie)
Jessie
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Dr. Harry Montclair
- Rich Girl (1985) ... Dr. Harry Montclair
 1983-1985 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
John P. Hooker / Father DeMarco
- Return of a Cop (1985) ... John P. Hooker
- Slay Ride (1983) ... Father DeMarco
 1985 A Death in California (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Carter
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Judge Carter
 1984 V (TV Series)
Jacob
- The Dissident (1984) ... Jacob
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie)
Hyrum Dempsey
 1983 Two Marriages (TV Series)
Woody Daley
- Relativity (1983) ... Woody Daley
 1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Dowser
- Boragora or Bust (1983) ... Dowser
 1983 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Dr. Bernard
- Voyagers of the Titanic (1983) ... Dr. Bernard
 1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Col. Woody Cooke
- Friends and Enemies (1983) ... Col. Woody Cooke
 1977-1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Elliott Reed / Caleb Fisher / Harris
- Sins of the Fathers (1983) ... Elliott Reed
- Whisper Country (1978) ... Caleb Fisher
- To Live with Fear: Part 2 (1977) ... Harris
 1982 Richard II (Video)
John of Gaunt
 1982 Voyager from the Unknown
Dr. Bernard
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Dr. Turlock
- Guess Who's Coming to Town? (1982) ... Dr. Turlock
 1982 The End of August
Colonel
 1982 The Ambush Murders (TV Movie)
Judge Collier
 1981 Mistress of Paradise (TV Movie)
Nathan MacKay
 1981 The Five of Me (TV Movie)
Father
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Dr. Emmett Whitlock
- Murder Wrap (1981) ... Dr. Emmett Whitlock
 1980 The Waltons (TV Series)
Nathan Moore
- The Outrage: Part 2 (1980) ... Nathan Moore
 1980 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Vinnie Mulvaney
- A Small Mafia Favor (1980) ... Vinnie Mulvaney
 1979 The Legend of the Golden Gun (TV Movie)
Jake Powell
 1979 Dallas (TV Series)
Wally Kessel
- Sue Ellen's Sister (1979) ... Wally Kessel
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
Hap
- Brother Wolf (1978) ... Hap
 1976-1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Lionel 'Gramps' Fitzgerald Sr / Professor Jennings
- Quadromania (1978) ... Lionel 'Gramps' Fitzgerald Sr
- A Coffin for Starsky (1976) ... Professor Jennings
 1977 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Michael
- Death in the Family (1977) ... Michael
 1974-1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff Anderson / Sheriff Coyle / Dwight Hopkins
- The Reincarnation (1977) ... Sheriff Anderson
- The Deadly Charade (1977) ... Sheriff Coyle
- Dark Homecoming (1974) ... Dwight Hopkins
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
 1977 Delta County, U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Cap McCain
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
- Chapter VII (1976)
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
Cal Atkins
- Pursued (1976) ... Cal Atkins
 1976 The Food of the Gods
Mr. Skinner
 1976 The Call of the Wild (TV Movie)
Prospector
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
 1976 Insight (TV Series)
Marvin
- The Man in the Cast Iron Suit (1976) ... Marvin
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
- Squeeze Play (1975)
 1971-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Capt. Corday / Sean Loomis
- Nightmare (1975) ... Capt. Corday
- Dead Pigeon (1971) ... Sean Loomis
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
Thurman Parsons
- Pilot (1975) ... Thurman Parsons
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Blind Man
- The Invisible Man (1975) ... Blind Man
 1975 The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (TV Movie)
Mr. Kelly
 1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (TV Movie)
Jailer Sutton
 1975 Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
John Beachwood
 1968-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Harry / Fogerty / Frank Blaney / ...
- Man in a Trap (1975) ... Harry
- The Open Web (1972) ... Fogerty
- The Color of Murder (1971) ... Frank Blaney
- Delayed Action (1968) ... Benny
 1973-1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Father Holt / Trash
- Speak No Evil (1974) ... Father Holt
- All About Andrea (1973) ... Trash
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
The Old Salt
- Ballinger's Choice (1974) ... The Old Salt
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Gahto
- Tomorrow's Tide (1974) ... Gahto
 1974 The Dove
Lyle Graham
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Dr. Joseph Hyland
- Most Feared in the Jungle (1973) ... Dr. Joseph Hyland
 1973 Sleeper
Dr. Agon
 1973 Legend in Granite (TV Movie)
Dom Olejnickzak
 1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Ramsey
 1973 Runaway! (TV Movie)
Conductor
 1973 Showdown
F.J. Wilson
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Chant of Silence (1973)
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Dr. Harding
- Seed of Doubt (1973) ... Dr. Harding
 1965-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Jess Harland / Lester Milton / Nettles / ...
- The Disinherited (1973) ... Jess Harland
- The Conspirators (1967) ... Lester Milton
- The Cave-In (1966) ... Nettles
- An Elephant Is Like a Rope (1965) ... David Callander
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Sam
- The Thundermakers (1972) ... Sam
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Titus Paul
- The Dead We Leave Behind (1972) ... Titus Paul
 1972 The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Thorton Pierce
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
 1971 If Tomorrow Comes (TV Movie)
Father Miller
 1971 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Reverand MacDougal
- Goodbye Fergus (1971) ... Reverand MacDougal
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
- Company Town (1971)
 1971 Big Jake
Army Officer
 1971 Hitched (TV Movie)
Pete Hunter
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
 1971 The Interns (TV Series)
Father Dooley
- The Secret (1971) ... Father Dooley
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Louis Luther
- A Busload of Bishops (1970) ... Louis Luther
 1965-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Parker / Eb Smalley / Carl O'Neill / ...
- Crooked Corner (1970) ... Parker
- The Power Seekers (1969) ... Eb Smalley
- Stopover (1969) ... Carl O'Neill
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Judge Wiley
- Panther in a Cage (1970) ... Judge Wiley
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Captain Griggs
- Jenny, Who Bombs Buildings (1970) ... Captain Griggs
 1970 R.P.M.
Rev. Blauvelt
 1970 Halls of Anger
Boyd Wilkerson
 1970 Riverrun
Jeffries
 1961-1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Walter Watson
- The Fight San Francisco Will Never Forget (1966) ... Walter Watson
- Queen of Spades (1961)
 1970 Lancer (TV Series)
Nathan Benedict
- The Experiment (1970) ... Nathan Benedict
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Harry Carlis
- Is There Any Man Here? (1970) ... Harry Carlis
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series)
- Kidnap (1969)
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Ralph Hastings
- Up Tight (1969) ... Ralph Hastings
 1969 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Frank
- Wanted: An Honest Thief (1969) ... Frank
 1967-1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Anton Usakos / Dr. Wilson Cardel
- The Play (1968) ... Anton Usakos
- The Survivors (1967) ... Dr. Wilson Cardel
 1961-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Dougherty / O'Quillian / Bender / ...
- O'Quillian (1968) ... O'Quillian
- The Gunrunners (1968) ... Bender
- My Father, My Son (1966) ... Doherty
 1968 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Ephrem Killigrew
- The Mystery of Edward Sims: Part 1 (1968) ... Ephrem Killigrew
 1968 Madigan
Dunne (uncredited)
 1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. MacDonald
- Aunt Bee's Big Moment (1968) ... Mr. MacDonald
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Tucker
- The Night of the Headless Woman (1968) ... Tucker
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Harrington
- The Pride of the Lioness (1967) ... Harrington
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Storm (1967) ... Hotel Clerk
 1964-1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Jedediah Corbett / Mathew Elbridge / Charles Bane
- The Lost Colony (1966) ... Jedediah Corbett
- The Fifth Man (1966) ... Mathew Elbridge
- Mountain of the Dead (1964) ... Charles Bane
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series)
Sergeant Duncan McMurdoch
- Court Martial (1966) ... Sergeant Duncan McMurdoch
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
- Piece of Tin (1966)
 1966 Get Smart (TV Series)
Seidlitz
- The Decoy (1966) ... Seidlitz
 1964-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Deputy Kelton / Alec Neal / Sheriff Grover / ...
- The Last Oasis (1966) ... Deputy Kelton
- The Iron Maiden (1964) ... Alec Neal
- Dark Corner (1964) ... Sheriff Grover
- Come Watch Me Die (1964) ... Jeff
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Perkins
- Wanted: Dead and Only (1966) ... Perkins
 1964-1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Fisherman / Maj. Hickey / Doker Drew
- Decoy (1966) ... Fisherman
- The Cry of Fallen Birds (1965) ... Maj. Hickey
- The Hours Before Dawn (1964) ... Doker Drew
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Sean Murphy
- The Killer Lion (1966) ... Sean Murphy
 1962-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Andrew Carter / Harry Farnum
- Go Not Gently Into the Night (1962) ... Harry Farnum
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Paddy the Ghoul
- Heritage (1965) ... Paddy the Ghoul
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Gordon
- The Owl and the Eye (1965) ... Gordon
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Dr. Farris
- Passage to Liverpool (1965) ... Dr. Farris
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Andrews
- The Secret of the Loch (1965) ... Andrews
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
The hobo robber / junkie
- The Gun (1964) ... The hobo robber / junkie
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Bartender
- A Man Called Mushy (1964) ... Bartender
 1964 My Fair Lady
Harry (uncredited)
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Arjay Beasley
- Second Chance (1964) ... Arjay Beasley
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
John Howard
- Plague (1964) ... John Howard
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Flynn
- The Candidate (1963) ... Flynn
 1961-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Police Officer / Guard / Man
- Uncle Simon (1963) ... Police Officer (uncredited)
- Miniature (1963) ... Guard
- The Midnight Sun (1961) ... Police Officer (uncredited)
- The Shelter (1961) ... Man
 1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Pvt. Archie Bolt
- The Warriors (1963) ... Pvt. Archie Bolt
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Coroner
- Like a Diamond in the Sky (1963) ... Coroner
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Pat Sullivan
- No Small Wars (1963) ... Pat Sullivan
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Fred
- Five by Eight by Eight (1962) ... Fred
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Trucker / Father Donovan / Driver / ...
- Bird in the Hand (1962) ... Trucker
- The Ginnie Littlesmith Story (1962) ... Father Donovan
- Hammerlock (1961) ... Driver
- The Troubleshooter (1961) ... Rick Landy
 1961-1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Henry Joy
- Wave Goodbye to Grandpa (1961) ... Henry Joy
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Lee R. Anderson
- Trial by Midnight (1962) ... Lee R. Anderson
 1961-1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Charles Reynolds / Menlo
- King's Ransom (1962) ... Charles Reynolds
- The Guilt (1961) ... Menlo
 1961 Dead to the World
Goody
 1961 Window on Main Street (TV Series)
Ellis Carter
- The Big Spender (1961) ... Ellis Carter
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Carl
- Cherie (1961) ... Carl
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Mayor Harper
- The Gospel Singer (1961) ... Mayor Harper
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Percey
- Command at Sea (1961) ... Percey
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series)
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Ty Lawson
- The Dream (1961) ... Ty Lawson
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Councilman William Daniels
- The Case of the Resolute Reformer (1961) ... Councilman William Daniels
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Turkey Shoot (1960) ... Sheriff
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Sheriff Matson
- Chicota Landing (1960) ... Sheriff Matson
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Henry Moore
- Jeff Davis' Treasure (1960) ... Henry Moore
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Latch
- The Bleymier Story (1960) ... Latch
 1959-1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Tobin
- The Numbers Racket (1960) ... Lt. Tobin
- The Jailbreak (1959)
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Detective Will
- Thin Ice (1959) ... Detective Will
- Loan Shark (1959)
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Billy Budd (1959)
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
Father Kelly / Mike
- Escape into Danger (1958) ... Father Kelly
- The Red Clown ... Mike
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Sgt. Major Jack Pollard
- Hour of the Rat (1958) ... Sgt. Major Jack Pollard
 1950-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Hank Messick / Walter Bedford / Walter Elliott / ...
- The Long Dark Night (1957) ... Hank Messick
- The Slasher ... Walter Elliott
- Two-Edged Sword ... Frank Harper
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Captain Emerson
- The Pilot (1956) ... Captain Emerson
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McLiam graduated with a Master's Degree from St. Mary's College, Berkeley, California. He served as an intelligence officer in the navy during World War II, winning a Bronze Star. Was briefly employed as a reporter on the West Coast, then made his Broadway debut in 1951 in Maxwell Anderson's play "Barefoot in Athens". He changed his original name, 'John Williams', to John McLiam, since there were... See more »

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