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Overview (4)

Born in Salina, Kansas, USA
Died in Burbank, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameGeorge Risk Sawaya Jr.
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

George Murdock was born on June 25, 1930 in Salina, Kansas, USA as George Risk Sawaya Jr. He was an actor, known for The X Files (1998), Orange County (2002) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). He was married to Catherine A. Miller. He died on April 30, 2012 in Burbank, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Catherine A. Miller (? - 30 April 2012) (his death)

Trade Mark (2)

Frequently plays judges
Deep commanding voice

Trivia (6)

Performed the role of Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with the Arizona Theater Company during the 1988 season. Clare Wren starred as Maggie the Cat. Seth D. Webster played Sonny, one of the No-Neck Monsters.
Changed his name to George Murdock when he became an actor.
Along with Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Patrick Cassidy, Michael McKean, Richard Gant and Rob LaBelle, he is one of only seven actors to appear in both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and Smallville (2001).
Craggy character actor, best known on screen as the humourless, tough, by-the-book Lt. Ben Scanlon, perfect comic foil for the crew of Barney Miller (1974); on stage as Judge Julius Hoffman in the L.A. Odyssey Theatre production of "The Chicago Conspiracy Trial" (1979).
One of only 24 actors to appear in both the Doctor Who and Star Trek franchises.
He made guest appearances on both of the longest running prime time dramas in United States television history: Gunsmoke (1955) and Law & Order (1990).

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