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Don Murray was born on July 31, 1929 in Hollywood, California, USA as Donald Patrick Murray. He is an actor and writer, known for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), Bus Stop (1956) and A Hatful of Rain (1957). He has been married to Betty Murray since August 6, 1962. They have three children. He was previously married to Hope Lange. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bus Stop
Bus Stop Beauregard 'Bo' Decker
A Hatful of Rain
A Hatful of Rain Johnny Pope
Endless Love
Endless Love Hugh Butterfield


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 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2001 Island Prey
Parker Gaits
 2000 Internet Love
 1999 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (TV Series)
'White Dragon' / 'John James' / Col. Quentin Shepherd
- White Dragon (1999) ... 'White Dragon' / 'John James' / Col. Quentin Shepherd
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
- Mr. Headmistress (1998) ... Reporter
 1996 Hearts Adrift (TV Movie)
Lloyd Raines
 1996 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Chip Bremley
- Distance (1996) ... Chip Bremley
 1995 Wings (TV Series)
 1989-1993 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Frank Morrow / Jack Karpinsky
- Montana Crossroads (1993) ... Frank Morrow
- My Dad Can't Be Crazy... Can He? (1989) ... Jack Karpinsky
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Wally Hampton
- Bloodlines (1993) ... Wally Hampton
 1987 Mistress (TV Movie)
 1987 Made in Heaven
Ben Chandler
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Albert Gordon
- The Billionaire (1987) ... Albert Gordon
 1987 The Stepford Children (TV Movie)
Steven Harding
 1987 Stillwatch (TV Movie)
Sam Kingsley
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Sam Burton
- Controlling Interests (1987) ... Sam Burton
 1986 Scorpion
Gifford Leese
 1986 Something in Common (TV Movie)
Theo Fontana
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
Jack Kelcher
 1986 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Senator Stuart Grayle
- Blood Sport (1986) ... Senator Stuart Grayle
 1985 Radioactive Dreams
Dash Hammer
 1984 A Touch of Scandal (TV Movie)
Benjamin Gilvey
 1984 License to Kill (TV Movie)
Tom Fiske
 1983 Quarterback Princess (TV Movie)
Ralph Maida
 1983 I Am the Cheese
David Farmer
 1983 Branagan and Mapes (TV Short)
Dan Branagan
 1983 Thursday's Child (TV Movie)
Parker Alden
 1979-1982 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Sid Fairgate
- Letting Go (1982) ... Sid Fairgate (uncredited)
- The Vigil (1981) ... Sid Fairgate
- Squeezeplay (1981) ... Sid Fairgate
- Designs (1981) ... Sid Fairgate
 1981 Return of the Rebels (TV Movie)
Sonny Morgan
 1980 Fugitive Family (TV Movie)
Peter Ritchie
 1980 Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop (TV Movie)
Sergeant Jack Leland
 1980 The Boy Who Drank Too Much (TV Movie)
Ken Saunders
 1979 Crisis in Mid-air (TV Movie)
Adam Travis
 1978 Rainbow (TV Movie)
Frank Gumm
 1976-1977 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
- Bowie John Christie (1977) ... Anderson
- Erika (1977) ... Anderson
- Provost Marshal (1977) ... Anderson
- Pilot (1976) ... Anderson
 1975 Deadly Hero
 1975 A Girl Named Sooner (TV Movie)
Sheriff Phil Rotteman
 1973-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Sergeant Stiles / Jack Bonner
- Headhunter (1975) ... Sergeant Stiles
- The Big Walk (1973) ... Jack Bonner
 1974 Amy Prentiss (TV Series)
- The Desperate World of Jane Doe (1974) ... Connors
 1974 The Sex Symbol (TV Movie)
Senator Grant O'Neal
 1974 The Girl on the Late, Late Show (TV Movie)
William Martin
 1973 Cotter
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Jack Stanley
- The Power of Fear (1973) ... Jack Stanley
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Neil Kaplan
- The Roller Coaster Stops Here (1973) ... Neil Kaplan
 1972 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Justin Morgan
- Justin Morgan Had a Horse: Part 2 (1972) ... Justin Morgan
- Justin Morgan Had a Horse: Part 1 (1972) ... Justin Morgan
 1972 Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Justin Morgan
 1971 Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Herb Shuttle
 1970 The Intruders (TV Movie)
Sam Garrison
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie)
Dr. Alex Lauder
 1969 Childish Things
Tom Harris
 1968-1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Earl Corey
- How Tall Is Blood? (1969) ... Earl Corey
- The Long Ride (1969) ... Earl Corey
- Give Me Tomorrow (1969) ... Earl Corey
- The Stalking Devil (1969) ... Earl Corey
- The Town That Wouldn't (1969) ... Earl Corey
 1967 The Viking Queen
 1967 The Borgia Stick (TV Movie)
Tom Harrison
 1967 Sweet Love, Bitter
David Hillary
 1966 Kid Rodelo
Kid Rodelo
 1964 One Man's Way
Norman Vincent Peale
 1962 Escape from East Berlin
Kurt Schröder
 1962 Advise & Consent
Senator Brigham Anderson
 1961 The Hoodlum Priest
Father Charles Dismas Clark
 1960 One Foot in Hell
Dan Keats
 1957-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Randy Bragg / Bob Munson
- Alas, Babylon (1960) ... Randy Bragg
- For I Have Loved Strangers (1957) ... Bob Munson
 1959 Winterset (TV Movie)
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Kerry O'Shea
 1958-1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Billy Budd
- Billy Budd (1959) ... Billy Budd
- The Hasty Heart (1958)
 1959 These Thousand Hills
Albert Gallatin 'Lat' Evans
 1958 From Hell to Texas
Tod Lohman
 1957 A Hatful of Rain
Johnny Pope
 1957 The Bachelor Party
Charlie Samson
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Moment of Courage (1956) ... Don
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Shadow of Guilt (1955)
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- One Last September (1955) ... Ken (as Donald Murray)
 1951-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Alex Nordman
- A Man Is Ten Feet Tall (1955) ... Alex Nordman
- A Man's Game (1952)
- The Visitors (1951)
- Hour of Destiny (1951) ... (as Donald Murray)
 1952 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Mr. Lazarus (1952)
- The Music Master (1952)
 1952 Danger (TV Series)
- Flowers of Death (1952)
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Welcome Home, Lefty (1952) ... Jimmy
 1950 Preface to a Life (Short)
Michael Thompson
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Other Works:

He played Jack Hunter in Tennessee Williams' play, "The Rose Tattoo," at the Erlanger Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Maureen Stapleton (Serafina Delle Rose); Eli Wallach (Alvarro Mangiacavallo); Phyliss Love (Rose Delle Rose); Ludmilla Toretzka (Assunta); Sonia Sorel (Estelle Hohengarten); Eddie Hyans (salesman); Andrew ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Don Deer | Donald Murray


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Had decided to leave his role on Knots Landing (1979) at the beginning of the third season, to focus on other projects, but still remains close to Michele Lee, who played his first TV wife. See more »

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