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G.D. Spradlin (1920–2011)

G.D. Spradlin started his career as a lawyer, then became an Independent Oil producer. He was active in local politics before turning to acting. He joined the Oklahoma Repertory Theatre in 1964. See full bio »

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 1999 Dick
Ben Bradlee
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
 1996 Dark Skies (TV Series)
Elliot P. Grantham / Patient Zero
- The Awakening (1996) ... Elliot P. Grantham / Patient Zero
 1995 Nick of Time
Mystery Man
 1995 Canadian Bacon
R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
 1993 Telling Secrets (TV Movie)
Walter Jefferson
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Movie)
George Bates
 1992 Intruders (TV Movie)
General Hanley
 1991 Carolina Skeletons (TV Movie)
Hiram Stoker
 1991 Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (TV Movie)
Chief Hogan
 1990 Sporting Chance (TV Movie)
Evan Thorpe
 1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Franklin Bradshaw
 1986 Resting Place (TV Movie)
Sam Jennings
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Steven Watts Kearney
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
Tucker Thomas
- Part V (1985) ... Tucker Thomas
- Part IV (1985) ... Tucker Thomas
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series)
General Thornton
- Call to Glory (1984) ... General Thornton
 1984 Tank
Sheriff Buelton
 1982 Wrong Is Right
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Nelson Corey
- The Greatest American Hero (1981) ... Nelson Corey
 1980 The Formula
Arthur Clements
 1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV Movie)
Gerald Conway
 1979 North Dallas Forty
B. A. Strothers
 1978 And I Alone Survived (TV Movie)
Bob Elder
 1978 Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Movie)
Gordon Hale
 1977 Columbo (TV Series)
Martin Hammond
- Try and Catch Me (1977) ... Martin Hammond
 1977 The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (TV Movie)
Witness / Doctor
 1977 MacArthur
General Eichelberger
 1977 One on One
Coach Moreland Smith
 1977 The November Plan (TV Movie)
Gen. Winfield
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
General Winfield
- The November Plan: Part 1 (1976) ... General Winfield
 1976 The Oregon Trail (TV Series)
Thomas Hern
- Pilot (1976) ... Thomas Hern
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Joe Johnson
- Harbor Division (1973) ... Joe Johnson
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Lucas Bass
- The Ancient Warrior (1973) ... Lucas Bass
 1973 Hernandez (TV Movie)
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
- Witness to a Lynching (1972) ... Simpson
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Stephen Ackerman
- The Adonis File (1972) ... Stephen Ackerman
 1972 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Brother Caxton
- Hangman's Wages (1972) ... Brother Caxton
 1972 The Only Way Home
 1971 The Hunting Party
Sam Bayard
 1971 Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (TV Movie)
Reverend Foster
 1968-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Chip / Jenks
- The Trouble with Trouble (1970) ... Chip
- Different Pines, Same Wind (1968) ... Jenks
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Cmdr. Maurice E. Curts - Kimmel's Communications Officer (uncredited)
 1967-1970 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Arthur Leo Tyson / Tom Arbyrd / Preston C. Densmore
- Burglary: Baseball (1970) ... Arthur Leo Tyson
- Vice: DR-30 (1969) ... Tom Arbyrd
- The Phony Police Racket (1967) ... Preston C. Densmore
 1970 Dial Hot Line (TV Movie)
Doctor Stone
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Col. Collins
- Situation Red (1970) ... Col. Collins
 1970 Zabriskie Point
Lee's Associate
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Home to Methuselah (1969) ... Preacher
 1969 Hell's Angels '69
 1969 Number One
Doctor Tristler
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Kenneth Conrad
- For Members Only (1968) ... Kenneth Conrad
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
District Attorney Shipe
- No Law Against Murder (1968) ... District Attorney Shipe
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
- The Judgement (1968) ... Kermin
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Sid Abernathy
- Turn Every Stone (1967) ... Sid Abernathy (uncredited)
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
George Rhodes
- Showdown in Limbo (1967) ... George Rhodes
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
- Tonia (1967) ... Blair
 1966-1967 The Rounders (TV Series)
- What Elephants? (1967) ... Jed
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Mr. Perkins
- Time and a Half on Christmas Eve (1966) ... Mr. Perkins
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
- Cards Anyone (1966) ... Marshal
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Colonel Driscoll
- Gomer Pyle, Super Chef (1966) ... Colonel Driscoll
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Hotel Man
- High Devil (1966) ... Hotel Man
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Being rich changes surprisingly little. You'll still have to have an absorbing interest in life, something to do to make you feel alive.


Served as director of John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign in Oklahoma, and also ran, unsuccessfully, for mayor of Oklahoma City in 1965. See more »


Often played wealthy or successful men who are slightly sleazy or untrustworthy See more »

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