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Don Meredith (I) (1938–2010)


Don Meredith was born on April 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas, USA as Joseph Don Meredith. He was an actor, known for NFL Monday Night Football (1970), Happy Birthday, Las Vegas (1977) and The Match Game (1962). He was married to Susan Schloss Lessans, Cheryl King and Alma Lynne Shamburger. He died on December 5, 2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

NFL Monday Night Football
NFL Monday Night Football Himself - Color Commentator / Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer
(1970-1984)
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas Himself - Host
(1977)
The Match Game
The Match Game Himself - Team Captain
(1968-1969)
Super Bowl XI
Super Bowl XI Himself - Color Commentator
(1977)

Filmography

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 2002 Three Days of Rain
John Horton
 1994 Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (TV Movie)
Clay the Bartender
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Foster Castleman
- Sale Away: Part 2 (1990) ... Foster Castleman
 1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings (TV Movie)
Detective Foley
 1981 Terror Among Us (TV Movie)
Sgt. Tom Stockwell
 1980 The Night the City Screamed (TV Movie)
Captain Donald Wiacek
 1979 Undercover with the KKK (TV Movie)
Gary Thomas 'Tom' Rowe Jr.
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Rick Prince
- Express to Terror (1979) ... Rick Prince
 1978 The Courage and the Passion (TV Movie)
Col. Jim Gardner
 1978 Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (TV Movie)
Clint Allison
 1973-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Bert Jameson / Ed Hagen / Sgt. Ed Hagen / ...
- The Jar: Part 2 (1976) ... Ed Hagen
- The Jar: Part 1 (1976) ... Sgt. Ed Hagen
- Face for a Shadow (1975) ... John Kowalski
- The Witness (1975) ... Detective Bert Jameson
- Explosion (1974) ... Bert Jameson
 1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Movie)
Mike Fuller
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Shanklin
- Shanklin (1976) ... Shanklin
 1976 Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (TV Movie)
Banjo Hackett
 1975 McCloud (TV Series)
Linus Morton
- Showdown at Times Square (1975) ... Linus Morton
 1975 Sky Heist (TV Movie)
Sergeant Doug Trumbell
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
'Turk' Allison
- The Loner (1975) ... 'Turk' Allison
 1974 Terror on the 40th Floor (TV Movie)
Kelly Freeman
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys (1960-1968) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Trivia:

First Dallas Cowboys Quarterback to pass for over 400 yards in a game - 460 vs. San Francisco 49ers 11/10/63. See more »

Trademark:

He sang "Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over", near the ending of NFL Monday Night Football (1970) games, when it appeared the winning team had the game well in hand.

Nickname:

Dandy Don

Star Sign:

Aries

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