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Ed Nelson (I) (1928–2014)


Ed Nelson was aiming for a career in the legal profession until he caught the acting bug during his second year of college. In 1952, he headed off to New York City, where he studied direction and production at the School of Radio Technique. He returned to his native New Orleans where he worked as an assistant director at WDSU-TV; he also narrated ... See full bio »

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 2003 Runaway Jury
George Dressler
 1998 Who Am I?
General Sherman
 1996 Sister Island
Dr. August Claiborne
 1985-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Henry Post / Judge Willard Clinton / Raymond 'Ray' Bascomb / ...
- Home Care (1995) ... Henry Post
- The Witch's Curse (1992) ... Judge Willard Clinton
- Always a Thief (1990) ... Raymond 'Ray' Bascomb
- Old Habits Die Hard (1987) ... Mayor Albert Simpson
- Murder to a Jazz Beat (1985) ... Carl Turnball
 1991 The Boneyard
Jersey Callum
 1988-1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Harrison Dole
- Goodbye (1990)
- Lady, Be Good (1988) ... Harrison Dole
 1989 Deadly Weapon
 1989 MacGyver (TV Series)
Arthur Bandel
- Ma Dalton (1989) ... Arthur Bandel
 1988 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Ted Fuller
- Permanent Hiatus (1988) ... Ted Fuller
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Sgt. Steingrove
- School Daze (1988) ... Sgt. Steingrove
 1988 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
Jefferson Randolph
- Maginnis for the People (1988) ... Jefferson Randolph
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Mr. Harper
- Born to Run (1987) ... Mr. Harper
 1987 Sworn to Silence (TV Movie)
Victor Handler
 1987 Dynasty (TV Series)
Sam Dexter
- The Mothers (1987) ... Sam Dexter
 1983-1984 Capitol (TV Series)
Sen. Mark Denning / Senator Mark Denning
- Episode dated 12 December 1983 (1983) ... Senator Mark Denning
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Bill Garnett, an FBI Agent
- Echoes (1984) ... Bill Garnett, an FBI Agent
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Mr. Jason
- The Chase (1983) ... Mr. Jason
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Fred Boethig
- Get Houston (1983) ... Fred Boethig
 1983 Shaft of Love (TV Movie)
Dr. John Burns
 1982 Help Wanted: Male (TV Movie)
George Dobbs
 1982 Bret Maverick (TV Series)
Andrew J. Tendall
- Dateline: Sweetwater (1982) ... Andrew J. Tendall
 1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Capt. Edwards
- Slow Boat to Madness: Part 2 (1981) ... Capt. Edwards
- Slow Boat to Madness: Part 1 (1981) ... Capt. Edwards
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Brian
- Bomb Run (1981) ... Brian
 1981 Born to Be Sold (TV Movie)
Carl Strickland
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Edwin Campbell
 1978-1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Phillip Landauer / Jonathan Stockwood
- Out of Sight (1981) ... Phillip Landauer
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Albert Ryker
- The Pagoda Cure (1981) ... Albert Ryker
 1980 The Return of Frank Cannon (TV Movie)
Mike Danvers
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Jim Carlisle
- Pack (1980) ... Jim Carlisle
 1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (TV Movie)
Joseph Locordolos
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
Dr. Sanger
- Trauma (1980) ... Dr. Sanger
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
George Starrett
- Harrigan's Angel (1980) ... George Starrett
 1974-1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Richard Gibson / Ed Simmons / Larry Kinner
- Homecoming for a Dead Man (1979) ... Richard Gibson / Ed Simmons
- Venus as in Fly Trap (1974) ... Larry Kinner
 1977-1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Blake Stenlight / Edgar 'Bud' Clement
- Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 1 (1979) ... Blake Stenlight
- Trouble in Chapter 17 (1977) ... Edgar 'Bud' Clement
 1979 Anatomy of a Seduction (TV Movie)
Mark Kane
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
General Macklin
- Mermadon (1979) ... General Macklin
 1979 Doctors' Private Lives (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Michael Wise
 1978 David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series)
Densmore
- RX for Dying (1978) ... Densmore
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
Philip Mulwray
 1978 Dallas (TV Series)
Jeb Amos
- Bypass (1978) ... Jeb Amos
 1978 Leave Yesterday Behind (TV Movie)
Mr. Clarkson
 1978 Doctors' Private Lives (TV Movie)
Dr. Mike Wise
 1978 Acapulco Gold
Hollister
 1978 Superdome (TV Movie)
George Beldridge
 1977 Logan's Run (TV Series)
Dr. Rowan
- Fear Factor (1977) ... Dr. Rowan
 1977 For the Love of Benji
Chandler Dietrich
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Captain Glen Wyler
- Coffee, Tea, or Cyanide? (1977) ... Captain Glen Wyler
 1976 Riding with Death (TV Movie)
Robert Denby
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
Farley
- Trapped (1976) ... Farley
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Moose Watson
- The Heisman Killer (1976) ... Moose Watson
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Denby
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Lucky Harrison
- Assault on the Princess (1976) ... Lucky Harrison
 1976 Midway
Admiral Harry Pearson
 1975 That's the Way of the World
Carlton James
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Charles Bettman
- I'm Your New Neighbor (1975) ... Charles Bettman
 1971-1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Wesley Stockwood / Cal / Hank
- The Invisible Wife (1975) ... Wesley Stockwood
- Dark Warning (1974) ... Cal
- The Nowhere Child (1971) ... Hank
 1975 The Missing Are Deadly (TV Movie)
Dr. Margolin
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Lieutenant John Hess
- Shoefly (1974) ... Lieutenant John Hess
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Joe Lynch
- Run Scared (1974) ... Joe Lynch
 1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Abe Strayhorn
- Clinic on 18th Street (1974) ... Abe Strayhorn
 1971-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Hamilton / Walter Swenson / Vincent Paquette
- Fatal Reunion (1973) ... Hamilton
- The Engineer (1972) ... Walter Swenson
- End of a Hero (1971) ... Vincent Paquette
 1973 Linda (TV Movie)
Paul Reston
 1973 Runaway! (TV Movie)
Nick Staffo
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Sheriff Walter Raha
- The Third Man (1973) ... Sheriff Walter Raha
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Robert Alan Hobbes
- The Albatross (1973) ... Robert Alan Hobbes
 1973 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Van Cleve
- The Western (1973) ... Van Cleve
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Johnny Stringer
- And Once for My Baby (1973) ... Johnny Stringer
 1973 Tenafly (TV Series)
Ted Harris
- Pilot (1973) ... Ted Harris
 1973 Escape (TV Series)
Frank Wyatt
- The Sub (1973) ... Frank Wyatt
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Commander William Parker
- Countdown to Panic (1973) ... Commander William Parker
 1973 Time to Run
Warren
 1971-1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Todd
- Who Saw Him Die? (1972)
- Men Who Care: Part 2 (1971) ... Todd
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
The Pilot
- Coffin, Coffin in the Sky (1972) ... The Pilot
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Geoff Holden
- Detour to Nowhere (1972) ... Geoff Holden
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Tom Burke (segment "Little Girl Lost")
- The Caterpillar/Little Girl Lost (1972) ... Tom Burke (segment "Little Girl Lost")
 1972 The Screaming Woman (TV Movie)
Carl Nesbitt
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
- Operation: XW-1 (1972)
 1971 Cannon (TV Series)
Andy Carver
- Death Is a Double-Cross (1971) ... Andy Carver
 1971 A Little Game (TV Movie)
Paul Hamilton
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Todd
- Men Who Care: Part 1 (1971) ... Todd
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
Principal Eastman
- A Very Special Girl (1971) ... Principal Eastman
 1971 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
 1970-1971 The Silent Force (TV Series)
Ward Fuller
- The Banker: Part 2 (1971) ... Ward Fuller
- The Banker: Part 1 (1971) ... Ward Fuller
- The Octopus (1970) ... Ward Fuller
- A Family Tradition (1970) ... Ward Fuller
- The Courier (1970) ... Ward Fuller
 1970 Along Came a Spider (TV Movie)
Dr. Martin Becker
 1961-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dirk Blake / Ward Nichols
- The Case of the Missing Button (1964) ... Dirk Blake
- The Case of the Left-Handed Liar (1961) ... Ward Nichols
 1964 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Paul Barstow
- Delayed Journey (1964) ... Paul Barstow
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Jeff Collins
- He Ran for His Life (1964) ... Jeff Collins
 1959-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Tom King / Burt Cury / Seth Owen / ...
- Father's Love (1964) ... Tom King
- Uncle Sunday (1962) ... Burt Cury
- The Prisoner (1962) ... Seth Owen
- Perce (1961) ... Perce McCall
- Miguel's Daughter (1959) ... Rusk
 1963-1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Steve Edson / Paul Clements
- Flight from the Final Demon (1964) ... Steve Edson
- The Girl from Little Egypt (1963) ... Paul Clements
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Burgess
- The Eyes of the Hunter (1964) ... Burgess
 1963 The Man from Galveston
Cole Marteen
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Deke Allison
- Beyond His Reach (1963) ... Deke Allison
- The Potato Bash World (1963) ... Deke Allison
 1963 Redigo (TV Series)
Danny Kilpatrick
- Hostage Hero Riding (1963) ... Danny Kilpatrick
 1961-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Al Bleecker / Burke Clayton / Sheriff Donovan
- The Bleecker Story (1963) ... Al Bleecker
- Alias Bill Hawks (1963) ... Burke Clayton
- The Don Alvarado Story (1961) ... Sheriff Donovan
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Colonel Luke Stone
- Nightmare (1963) ... Colonel Luke Stone
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Keith Judge
- The Pack Rat and the Prima Donna (1963) ... Dr. Keith Judge
 1963 Soldier in the Rain
MP Sgt. James Priest
 1961-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Marty Pulaski / Johnny Prebble / Marty Stoke
- Line of Fire (1963) ... Marty Pulaski
- The Gang War (1962) ... Johnny Prebble
- The Lily Dallas Story (1961) ... Marty Stoke
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Dave Murcott
- The Left Field Caper (1963) ... Dave Murcott
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Jake Page
- Everybody Knows You Left Me (1963) ... Jake Page
 1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Maj. Ross
- The Crucible (1963) ... Maj. Ross
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Lieutenant John Schwimmer
- Walk Through the Badlands (1963) ... Lieutenant John Schwimmer
 1962-1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Alex Trevor / Tom Keller
- I'll Be Judge - I'll Be Jury (1963) ... Alex Trevor
- Captive Audience (1962) ... Tom Keller
 1960-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Gil Harrison / Sable / Cal Mason / ...
- The Wedding Party (1963) ... Gil Harrison
- Dragon at the Door (1961) ... Sable
- Bitter Glory (1961) ... Cal Mason
- Men of Defiance (1960) ... Mace
 1962-1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Brick Avery / Mr. Norman
- The Glass Palace (1963) ... Brick Avery
- The Cake Baker (1962) ... Mr. Norman
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Philip Redfield
- Valley of the Shadow (1963) ... Philip Redfield
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Ralph Slocum
- The Exiles (1963) ... Ralph Slocum
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Ray
- The Home-Coming Bit (1963) ... Ray
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Nick Martin
- Five by Eight by Eight (1962) ... Nick Martin
 1959-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Sam Weber / Lt. Cory Clemens / Chuck Wittaker / ...
- Incident of the Reluctant Bridegroom (1962) ... Sam Weber
- Incident of the Painted Lady (1961) ... Lt. Cory Clemens
- Incident of the 100 Amulets (1960) ... Chuck Wittaker
- Incident of Fear in the Streets (1959) ... Kels Morgan
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Neil Bracket
- Life Is a Lie, Love Is a Cheat (1962) ... Neil Bracket
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Paul Corbello
- Who Killed Edde Gannon? (1962) ... Paul Corbello
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Frank Girard
- Fort Bowie: Urgent (1962) ... Frank Girard
 1961-1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Chuck Palmer / Gil Stoneham / Carson
- Side by Side (1962) ... Chuck Palmer
- The Heat of Passion (1961) ... Gil Stoneham
- Between Two Guns (1961) ... Carson
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Roger Sykes / Jefty Bright
- Walk This Street Lightly (1962) ... Roger Sykes
- Echoes of Hate (1962) ... Jefty Bright
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Garth
- The Miracle Maker (1962) ... Garth
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Dr. Wade Parsons
- Doctor on Horseback (1962) ... Dr. Wade Parsons
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Mark Hollis
- Location Shooting (1962) ... Mark Hollis
 1961-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
George / Stanley Bolen / Al Kramer
- Never the Twain (1962) ... George
- Crossed Wires (1962) ... Stanley Bolen
- Escort (1961) ... Al Kramer
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Peter Stull
- Cost of Living: Howard Judlow (1962) ... Peter Stull
 1959-1962 Maverick (TV Series)
Gary Harrison / Bill Parker / 2nd Classmate
- The Maverick Report (1962) ... Gary Harrison
- Triple Indemnity (1961) ... Bill Parker
- The Rivals (1959) ... 2nd Classmate (uncredited)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Bill Miller
- A Bullet for Katie (1962) ... Bill Miller
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Cmdr. Pete Judson
- Going Home (1961) ... Cmdr. Pete Judson
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
Captain at Nightclub Announcing Call-up of Officers (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Tom Ellison / Daniel Le Jean / George Parker / ...
- Dialogues with Death (1961) ... Tom Ellison / Daniel Le Jean
- A Good Imagination (1961) ... George Parker
- The Cheaters (1960) ... Charlie
- The Fatal Impulse (1960) ... Brundage
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Frisco Kid / Andy Thorpe
- A Fistful of Pride (1961) ... Frisco Kid
- The Jealous Man (1961) ... Andy Thorpe
 1960-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Ben Vargas / Ben Travis / Stacey Beldon
- First Wages (1961) ... Ben Vargas
- The Illustrator (1960) ... Ben Travis
- Dead Cold Cash (1960) ... Stacey Beldon
 1961 Devil's Partner
Nick Richards / Pete Jensen
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Browder / Jedrow
- The Fatal Garment (1961) ... Browder
- Marked Deck (1959) ... Jedrow
 1959-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Rack - Telegrapher / Carl - Gambler / Pierre 'Pete' Deverell / ...
- Brother's Keeper (1961) ... Rack - Telegrapher
- Ambush (1960) ... Carl - Gambler
- The Black Handkerchief (1959) ... Pierre 'Pete' Deverell
- Homecoming (1959) ... Ed Stacy
- The Man Who Lost (1959) ... Will Gage
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Eddie Grant
- Invitation to a Party (1961) ... Eddie Grant
 1958-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Vince Harwell / Tantasi / Albie / ...
- Honor Bright (1961) ... Vince Harwell
- Ransom (1960) ... Tantasi
- The Reckoning (1960) ... Albie
- Make It Look Good (1959) ... Jack Bowen
- The Doctor Keeps a Promise (1958) ... Nelson
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Chris Garland
- Killers in Paradise (1961) ... Chris Garland
 1959-1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Clint Mowbree / The Stalker / Doug / ...
- The Guard (1961) ... Clint Mowbree
- Run, Killer, Run (1960) ... The Stalker
- Johnny Yuma at Appomattox (1960) ... Doug
- Grant of Land (1960) ... Chad - Hired Hand
- Vicious Circle (1959) ... Matt - Ex Union POW
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Mother Sixgun (1961) ... Sheriff
 1960 Code of Silence
Paul Lane
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Pete McCurdy
- Judas Town (1960) ... Pete McCurdy
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Hal Babcock
- The Too Perfect Crime (1960) ... Hal Babcock
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Elmer Foss
- Ballad for a Badman (1960) ... Elmer Foss
 1960 The Blue Angels (TV Series)
Lt Dayl Martin
- The Jarheads (1960) ... Lt Dayl Martin
 1960 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Doug Forbes
- The Spinster of Nob Hill (1960) ... Doug Forbes
 1960 Elmer Gantry
Man on Phone at Sister Sharon Headquarters (uncredited)
 1957-1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Kansas Joe Barton / Clint - Henchman / Depot Clerk / ...
- The Return of Kansas Joe (1960) ... Kansas Joe Barton
- Surrender at Sunglow (1959) ... Clint - Henchman
- Triangle of Death (1958) ... Depot Clerk
- Killer Without a Conscience (1957) ... Cowboy
 1960 Valley of the Redwoods
Dino Michaelis
 1958-1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Jerry Howes / Lenny Maston
- A Gun for Mother's Day (1960) ... Jerry Howes
- The Phantom Raiders (1958) ... Lenny Maston
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Jim Tyler
- The Quick Noose (1960) ... Jim Tyler
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Kirk / Chet Tomstedter
- Border Town (1960) ... Kirk
- The Assassins (1960) ... Chet Tomstedter
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Lee Coogan / Roy Corey
- Client: Peter Warren (1959) ... Lee Coogan
- Client: Vardon (1959) ... Roy Corey
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Smiley
- Getaway Day (1959) ... Smiley
 1959 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Lt. Rizzo
 1959 T-Bird Gang
Alex Hendricks (as Edwin Nelson)
 1959 The Young Captives
Norm Britt
 1957-1959 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Paul Herrick / Bill Gibson / Monty
- Diversion Robbery (1959) ... Paul Herrick
- The Truckers (1958) ... Bill Gibson
- Wounded (1957) ... Monty
 1958 I Mobster
Sid, Henchman (uncredited)
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
Tower Operator
- Final Approach (1958) ... Tower Operator
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Lt. Lou Hole / Sonarman
- The Sandshark Story (1958) ... Lt. Lou Hole
- Thr Growler's Captain (1958) ... Sonarman
 1958 The Brain Eaters
Dr. Paul Kettering (as Edwin Nelson)
 1958 Hot Car Girl
Second Cop at Soda Bar (Driver)
 1958 The Cry Baby Killer
Rick Connor
 1958 She Gods of Shark Reef
Guard (uncredited)
 1958 Teenage Cave Man
Blond Tribe Member
 1958 Street of Darkness
Slavo (as Edwin Nelson)
 1957 Carnival Rock
Cannon
 1957 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Arrested Craps Game Participant
- Counterfeit Money (1957) ... Arrested Craps Game Participant
 1957 Teenage Doll
Police Officer 'Dutch' / Blind Man
 1957 Hell on Devil's Island
Guard No. 2 (uncredited)
 1957 Bayou
Etienne (as Edwin Nelson)
 1957 Rock All Night
Pete
 1957 Attack of the Crab Monsters
Ensign Quinlan
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Anderson
- The Star ... Anderson
 1956 Swamp Women
Police Sergeant (as Edward Nelson)
 1955 New Orleans Uncensored
Charlie (as Edwin Stafford Nelson)
 1952 The Steel Trap
Man in Ticket Line at Airport (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)

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