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Roy Thinnes


Roy was born on April 6, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois. During his formative years, he had wanted to become a doctor or football player - or, if one wants to believe his early press releases, both. He started in show business at a radio station, where he did everything: engineering, DJ shows, news and dramatizations. That led to an interest in acting... See full bio »
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Known For

Airport 1975
Airport 1975 Urias
(1974)
The X-Files
The X-Files Jeremiah Smith
(1996-2001)
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows Roger Collins / Rev. Trask / Reverend Trask
(1991)
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind Governor
(2001)

Filmography

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 2007 Broken English
Peter Andrews
 2006 Spectropia
Franklin DeMott
 2006 Undone
 2006 Conviction (TV Series)
Ralph Hanlon
- Deliverance (2006) ... Ralph Hanlon
 2005 The Eyes of Van Gogh
Dr. Peyron
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Curtis Johansen
- Greed (2002) ... Curtis Johansen
 2002 Oz (TV Series)
Leader of Aryan Brotherhood
- Good Intentions (2002) ... Leader of Aryan Brotherhood
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
Governor
 2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Sheridan Beckworth
- The Faithful (2001) ... Sheridan Beckworth
 1996-2001 The X-Files (TV Series)
Jeremiah Smith
- This Is Not Happening (2001) ... Jeremiah Smith
- Herrenvolk (1996) ... Jeremiah Smith
- Talitha Cumi (1996) ... Jeremiah Smith
 2000 Bar Hopping (TV Movie)
Man with Cassandra
 2000 D.C. (TV Series)
Fred Hamilton
- Guns and Roses (2000) ... Fred Hamilton
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Dr. Baumgartner
- House Arrest (2000) ... Dr. Baumgartner
 1990-1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mr. Kushner / Victor Panatti / D.A. Alfred Wentworth
- Ramparts (1999) ... Mr. Kushner
- Terminal (1997) ... Victor Panatti
- Everybody's Favorite Bagman (1990) ... D.A. Alfred Wentworth
 1997 Players (TV Series)
Logan Cates
- Con Job (1997) ... Logan Cates
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Senator Guy Hammond
- Secret Service (1996) ... Senator Guy Hammond
 1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Clayton Wallace
- The Crystal Scarab (1996) ... Clayton Wallace
 1996 Terminal (TV Movie)
John Cabot
 1995 The Invaders (TV Series)
David Vincent
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... David Vincent
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... David Vincent
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Colonel Dayton
- Case Closed (1995) ... Colonel Dayton
 1984-1992 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Sloan Carpenter / Alex Crown
- Episode dated 28 August 1992 (1992) ... Sloan Carpenter
- Episode dated 17 December 1984 (1984) ... Alex Crown
 1992 Stormy Weathers (TV Movie)
Andrew Chase
 1992 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
Agent Jim Theisen
- D.B. Cooper/McCoy Skyjacking (1992) ... Agent Jim Theisen
 1992 Lady Against the Odds (TV Movie)
P.L. Storrs
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series)
Larry Benton
- The Honeymooners (1991) ... Larry Benton
 1991 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Roger Collins / Rev. Trask / Reverend Trask
- Episode #1.12 (1991) ... Roger Collins / Rev. Trask
- Episode #1.11 (1991) ... Roger Collins / Rev. Trask
- Episode #1.10 (1991) ... Reverend Trask
- Episode #1.9 (1991) ... Roger Collins / Rev. Trask
- Episode #1.8 (1991) ... Roger Collins / Rev. Trask
 1985-1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
J. K. Davern / Sheriff Howard Landry / Lt. Ted Misko
- The Taxman Cometh (1991) ... J. K. Davern
- Trouble in Eden (1987) ... Sheriff Howard Landry
- Dead Heat (1985) ... Lt. Ted Misko
 1991 An Inconvenient Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Sims Lord
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Sims Lord
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Sims Lord
 1990 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
Van Order
- Video Messiah (1990) ... Van Order
 1990 Blue Bayou (TV Movie)
Barry Fontenot
 1989 Dark Holiday (TV Movie)
Jimmy
 1988 Rush Week
Dean Grail
 1987 Mind Benders
Principal Borden
 1987 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
George Bellamy
- State of Art (1987) ... George Bellamy
 1987 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Teddy
- The Bulls Change Hands (1987) ... Teddy
- Illegal Use of Love (1987) ... Teddy
- The Comeback Trail (1987) ... Teddy
- A Loaded Gun (1987) ... Teddy
- A Second Chance Once Removed (1987) ... Teddy
 1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Howard Sellers
- Oh Lucky Man (1986) ... Howard Sellers
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Buzz McLaine
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
John White
- Memories (1984) ... John White
 1982-1983 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Nick Hogan
- Penumbra (1983) ... Nick Hogan
- Climax (1983) ... Nick Hogan
- Maelstrom (1983) ... Nick Hogan
- Ultimatums (1983) ... Nick Hogan
- The Odyssey (1983) ... Nick Hogan
 1981 Sizzle (TV Movie)
Wheeler
 1981 Scruples (TV Movie)
Hall
 1981 Freedom (TV Movie)
Michael
 1980 From Here to Eternity (TV Series)
Major Dana Holmes
- Revenge (1980) ... Major Dana Holmes
- Aftermath (1980) ... Major Dana Holmes
- Secrets (1980) ... Major Dana Holmes
- Homecoming (1980) ... Major Dana Holmes
- Crossroads (1980) ... Major Dana Holmes
 1979 Stone (TV Movie)
Detective Cliff Bell
 1979 Stone (TV Series)
- Pilot (1979)
 1979 The Return of Mod Squad (TV Movie)
Dan
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
William Phillips / Eddy Barnes
- Hail to the Chief (1979) ... William Phillips / Eddy Barnes
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Dana Holmes
- Part I (1979) ... Capt. Dana Holmes
- Part II (1979) ... Capt. Dana Holmes
- Part III (1979) ... Capt. Dana Holmes
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Croft
- Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 2 (1978) ... Croft
- Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 1 (1978) ... Croft
 1977 Code Name: Diamond Head (TV Movie)
Johnny Paul
 1977 Secrets (TV Movie)
Herb Fleming
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Frank Harris
- The Final Chapter (1977) ... Frank Harris
 1975 The Hindenburg
Martin Vogel
 1974 Airport 1975
Urias
 1973 Death Race (TV Movie)
Arnold McMillan
 1973 Satan's School for Girls (TV Movie)
Clampett
 1973 Charley-One-Eye
The Indian
 1973 The Norliss Tapes (TV Movie)
David Norliss
 1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV Movie)
Alan O'Neill
 1972 The Manhunter (TV Movie)
David Farrow
 1971 Black Noon (TV Movie)
Reverend John Keyes
 1970-1971 The Psychiatrist (TV Series)
Dr. James Whitman
- Par for the Course (1971) ... Dr. James Whitman
- Ex-Sgt. Randell File, U.S.A. (1971) ... Dr. James Whitman
- The Longer Trail (1971) ... Dr. James Whitman
- Such Civil War in My Love and Hate (1971) ... Dr. James Whitman
- The Private World of Martin Dalton (1971) ... Dr. James Whitman
 1970 The Other Man (TV Movie)
Johnny Brant
 1969 Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
Colonel Glenn Ross
 1967-1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
David Vincent
- Inquisition (1968) ... David Vincent
- The Pursued (1968) ... David Vincent
- The Life Seekers (1968) ... David Vincent
- The Miracle (1968) ... David Vincent
- The Vise (1968) ... David Vincent
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Carl Crandall
- Wine Is a Traitor (1966) ... Carl Crandall
 1965-1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Capt. Paul Pridie / Maj. Jake Hays
- A Distant Cry (1966) ... Capt. Paul Pridie
- In Search of My Enemy (1965) ... Maj. Jake Hays
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Larry Drake
- The Escape (1966) ... Larry Drake
 1965-1966 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Ben Quick
- Man with Two Faces (1966) ... Ben Quick
- Carlotta, Come Home (1966) ... Ben Quick
- Crisis (1966) ... Ben Quick
- Blaze of Glory (1966) ... Ben Quick
- Reunion - Italian Style (1966) ... Ben Quick
 1963-1965 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Phil Brewer
- Episode dated 30 June 1965 (1965) ... Dr. Phil Brewer
- Episode dated 25 June 1965 (1965) ... Dr. Phil Brewer
- Episode #1.17 (1963) ... Dr. Phil Brewer
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... Dr. Phil Brewer
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Detective Lieutenant Lee Roberts / Roberts
- The Lost Lady Blues (1964) ... Detective Lieutenant Lee Roberts
- Murder by Scandal (1964) ... Roberts
 1962-1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Ab Singleton / Harry
- Jeb (1963) ... Ab Singleton (as Roy Thinnis)
- False Front (1962) ... Harry
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jim
- Shadow of Violence (1963) ... Jim
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
David Dunlear
- Something Crazy's Going on in the Back Room (1963) ... David Dunlear
 1962-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Red Thomas / Denny Brannon
- An Eye for an Eye (1963) ... Red Thomas
- A Fist of Five (1962) ... Denny Brannon
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Radioman
- Semper Paratus Any Time (1963) ... Radioman
 1959 The FBI Story
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Officer Weber
- Room 313 (1959) ... Officer Weber
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Roy Davidson
- The Man with the Scar (1958) ... Roy Davidson
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Mickey Hubbard
- Chicago 2-1-2 (1957) ... Mickey Hubbard
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Stage: Appeared in Noël Coward's "Private Lives" on Broadway. See more »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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