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Alex Nicol (I) (1916–2001)

A regular "good guy" and "bad guy" presence in sagebrush sagas and two-fisted film action during the early 1950s, brawny, blond-haired Alexander Livingston Nicol Jr. was born in 1916 in Ossining, New York, the son of a prison warden there at Sing Sing, and his wife, the matron of a detention center. Alex developed an early interest in acting and ... See full bio »

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 1976 Ape
Col. Davis
 1976 McCloud (TV Series)
Deputy Police Commissioner Bob Denton
- The Day New York Turned Blue (1976) ... Deputy Police Commissioner Bob Denton
 1975 The Law (TV Mini-Series)
Van Lorn
- Special Circumstances (1975) ... Van Lorn
- Prior Consent (1975) ... Van Lorn
- Complaint Amended (1975) ... Van Lorn
 1975 Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie)
Dr. Robinson
 1975 Winner Take All (TV Movie)
 1973 The Clones
Secretary of HEW
 1973 Boney (TV Series)
Hector Campbell
- Boney and the Black Clansman (1973) ... Hector Campbell
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mr. Kingerman
- The Game of Terror (1971) ... Mr. Kingerman
 1971 The Night God Screamed
Willis Pierce
 1970 Homer
Mr. Harry Edwards
 1968 Manila, Open City
Colonel Bergen
 1964 Relevo para un pistolero
Relámpago Harris
 1964 Cavalca e uccidi
 1964 Gunfighters of Casa Grande
Joe Daylight
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Gen. Lee Stocker
- Moonstone (1964) ... Gen. Lee Stocker
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
David Graham
- The Dark Side of the Mirror (1963) ... David Graham
 1962 The Savage Guns
Danny Pose
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Pete Fleming
- The Quick Brown Fox (1962) ... Pete Fleming
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Alex Walker
- Young Man's Fancy (1962) ... Alex Walker
 1961 Three Came Back
Sam McLease
 1961 A Matter of WHO
 1961 Look in Any Window
Jay Fowler
 1960 Everybody Go Home!
Dan Al Toback - American soldier
 1960 Via Margutta
Bill Rogers
 1960 Under Ten Flags
 1960 5 Branded Women
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
George Hadley
- Medals for Harry (1959) ... George Hadley
 1959 Beach Patrol (TV Movie)
Lt. Roy Cahill
 1958 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
- Cop Hater (1958)
 1957-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Robert Brewster / Michael Patterson
- Cabin B-13 (1958) ... Robert Brewster
- Shadow of a Memory (1957) ... Michael Patterson
 1954-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Phil / Todd Bradley
- Heroes Never Group Up (1958) ... Phil
- No Trial by Jury (1955) ... Todd Bradley
- Groundloop (1954)
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Run, Joe, Run (1958)
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Eddie Slovak
- The Percentage (1958) ... Eddie Slovak
 1957 Stranger in Town
John Madison
 1956 Great Day in the Morning
Captain Stephen Kirby
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Howard Ferguson
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Lt. John O'Toole
- Earthquake Morgan (1955) ... Lt. John O'Toole
 1954-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lux Video Theatre Guest / Macney / Intermission Guest / ...
- Last Year's Snow (1955) ... Lux Video Theatre Guest
- Eight Iron Men (1955) ... Macney
- Remember the Night (1955) ... Intermission Guest
- Call Off the Wedding (1954) ... Hank
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Johnny Martin
- The Great Armored Car Robbery (1955) ... Johnny Martin
 1955 Strategic Air Command
Ike Knowland
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Dave Waggoman
 1955 The Gilded Cage
Steve Anderson
 1954 Dawn at Socorro
Jimmy Rapp
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Lan McKay
 1954 Heat Wave
Mark Kendrick
 1954 The Black Glove
James Bradley
 1953 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Walter Stone
- Laughing Boy (1953) ... Walter Stone
 1953 Champ for a Day
George Wilson
 1953 Law and Order
Luther 'Lute' Johnson
 1953 The Lone Hand
Jonah Varden
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Young Man Adam (1952)
 1952 Because of You
Mike Monroe
 1952 Red Ball Express
Sgt. Red Kallek
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons
Photo of Sportcoat Model in Newspaper (uncredited)
 1951 Meet Danny Wilson
Michael Francis
 1951 The Raging Tide
Carl Linder
 1951 Air Cadet
Joe Czanoczek
 1951 Target Unknown
Sgt. Al Mitchell
 1951 Tomahawk
Lt. Rob Dancy
 1950 The Sleeping City
Dr. Steve Anderson
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Appeared in the original Broadway productions of "South Pacific" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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I went to the front office at Universal and asked to be released from my contract. They thought I was crazy. But I thought, "If this is my big break, then I'm not going very far." AN -- after filming the movie Red Ball Express (1952) in 1952.


Children: sons Alexander L. Nicol III and Eric; daughter Lisa. See more »

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