Mel Ferrer (I) (1917–2008)

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Actor/director/producer Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on August 25, 1917, in Elberon, New Jersey. The son of a Cuban-born surgeon and a Manhattan socialite, he went to prep school and attended Princeton University. From the age of 15 he worked in summer stock. After Princeton he became an editor on a small Vermont newspaper and wrote a... See full bio »

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Known For

Lili Paul Berthalet
Wait Until Dark French-Canadian Radio Speaker


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 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
- Pinocchio and the Golden Key (1998) ... Geppetto (voice)
 1995 Catherine the Great (TV Movie)
 1991 Eye of the Widow
Frankenheimer the CIA chief
 1989-1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Dr. Brooks / Doctor
- Only the Good Die Young (1990) ... Dr. Brooks
- In Vino Veritas (1990) ... Doctor
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) ... Doctor
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) ... Dr. Brooks
 1985-1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Miles Austin / Eric Brahm
- Weave a Tangled Web (1989) ... Miles Austin
- Widow, Weep for Me (1985) ... Eric Brahm
 1989 Wild Jack (TV Mini Series)
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini Series)
Judge Elkins
- Part II (1986) ... Judge Elkins
- Dream West (1986) ... Judge Elkins
 1986 Outrage! (TV Movie)
Judge Michael Lengel
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini Series)
- Part IV (1986) ... Frederick
- Part III (1986) ... Frederick
- Part II (1986) ... Frederick
- Part I (1986) ... Frederick
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
- Nightfall (1985)
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Garrett Hardy / Anthony Palandrini
- Celebrations (1985) ... Garrett Hardy
- Resolutions (1985) ... Anthony Palandrini
 1985 Seduced (TV Movie)
Arthur Orloff
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
George Matthews
- Forgotten Melodies (1984) ... George Matthews
 1981-1984 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Phillip Erikson
- Ashes to Ashes (1984) ... Phillip Erikson
- The Avenger (1984) ... Phillip Erikson
- For Better, for Worse (1984) ... Phillip Erikson
- Win, Place, and Show (1984) ... Phillip Erikson
- Love's Triumph (1984) ... Phillip Erikson
 1984 Un tenero tramonto
Franz Bollenstein
 1982 One Shoe Makes It Murder (TV Movie)
Carl Charnock
 1982 Die Jäger
Stephan Mathiesen
 1982 Mille milliards de dollars
Cornelius A. Woeagen
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Moriarity / Lord Collingwood
- The Case Against Mr. Roarke/Save Sherlock Holmes (1982) ... Moriarity / Lord Collingwood
 1981 Behind the Screen (TV Series)
Evan Hammer
- Pilot (1981) ... Evan Hammer
 1981 Buitres sobre la ciudad
 1981 Lili Marleen
David Mendelsson
 1980 Nightmare City
General Murchison
 1980 Fugitive Family (TV Movie)
Anthony Durano
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie)
Dr. Sanford
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
- The Straw Man (1980) ... Poole
 1980 Eaten Alive!
Professor Carter
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Andreas Heggener
 1979-1980 Dallas (TV Series)
Harrison Page
- Jenna's Return (1980) ... Harrison Page
- Love and Marriage (1979) ... Harrison Page
 1979 Eischied (TV Series)
 1979 The Great Alligator
 1979 The Visitor
Dr. Walker
 1979 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Dr. Paolo Brogli
- Vicious Circle (1979) ... Dr. Paolo Brogli
 1979 The Island of the Fishmen
Radcliffe (US version)
 1978 Cock Crows at Eleven
Vera's husband
 1978 The Fifth Floor
Dr. Sidney Coleman
 1978 Yesterday's Tomorrow
Colonel Stone
 1978 The Norseman
King Eurich
 1978 Hi-Riders
 1978 The Return of Captain Nemo (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Cook
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Hale Burton
- Interlude (1978) ... Hale Burton
- Mormon Story (1978) ... Hale Burton (credit only)
- Buffalo Story (1978) ... Hale Burton
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini Series)
Nicholas Skinner
 1978 Seagulls Fly Low
Roberto Micheli
 1977 The Pyjama Girl Case
Professor Henry Douglas
 1977 Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress (TV Movie)
 1977 Logan's Run (TV Series)
- Man Out of Time (1977) ... Analog
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Fritz Gerlich
- Anschluss '77 (1977) ... Fritz Gerlich
 1977 L'avvocato della mala
 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Mike Rushmore
- In Hot Weather, the Crime Rate Soars (1977) ... Mike Rushmore
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Series)
- Funhouse (1977) ... Appolonius
 1977 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Emil Radick / Father Neill
- To Kill a Mind (1977) ... Emil Radick
- The Bells Toll at Noon (1977) ... Father Neill
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Alex Kramer
- Everybody Pays the Fare (1977) ... Alex Kramer
 1976 The Black Corsair
Wan Gould
 1976 Eaten Alive
Harvey Wood
 1976 Origins of the Mafia (TV Mini Series)
Armando Della Morra
- La legge (1976) ... Armando Della Morra
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Brandon Childs
- The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger (1976) ... Brandon Childs
 1975 Das Netz
Aurelio Morelli
 1975 The Suspicious Death of a Minor
Police superintendent
 1975 Silent Action
District Attorney Mannino
 1975 Brannigan
 1974 The Antichrist
Massimo Oderisi
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- Designs (1974) ... Carlo
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Dr. Ross
- Wyatt Earp Syndrome (1974) ... Dr. Ross
 1973 The Girl from the Red Cabaret
Dalton Harvey
 1973 Search (TV Series)
John Rickman
- Suffer My Child (1973) ... John Rickman
 1973 Tenafly (TV Series)
Charlie Rush
- Pilot (1973) ... Charlie Rush
 1973 Carola (TV Movie)
Gen. Franz von Clodius
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Jerry Parks
- Requiem for a Falling Star (1973) ... Jerry Parks
 1972 A Time for Loving
Dr. Harrison
 1967 Wait Until Dark
French-Canadian Radio Speaker (voice, uncredited)
 1966 El Greco
El Greco (Domenico Teotocopulo)
 1964 El señor de La Salle
Juan Bautista de La Salle
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Rudy De Meyer
 1964 Paris When It Sizzles
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (uncredited)
 1963 Charade
Man Smoking Cigarette in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Peter Carrington
- The Fifth Passenger (1963) ... Peter Carrington
 1962 The Longest Day
Maj. Gen. Robert Haines
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments
Philip Allan (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
 1962 Charge of the Black Lancers
Andrea Di Tula
 1960 The Hands of Orlac
Stephen Orlac
 1960 Ladies Man
Georges Gauthier
 1960 Blood and Roses
Leopoldo De Karnstein
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series)
 1959 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Marshal Monty Elstrode
- The Ghost (1959) ... Marshal Monty Elstrode
 1959 The World, the Flesh and the Devil
Benson Thacker
 1958 Fräulein
Maj. Foster MacLain
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Lost Boundaries (1957)
 1957 The Sun Also Rises
Robert Cohn
 1957 The Vintage
Giancarlo Barandero
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Crown Prince Rudolph
- Mayerling (1957) ... Crown Prince Rudolph
 1956 Elena and Her Men
Le comte Henri de Chevincourt
 1956 War and Peace
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
 1955 Oh... Rosalinda!!
Capt. Alfred Westerman
 1955 Forbidden
Don Paolo Salinas
 1953-1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
Chairman of the Board (segment "The Apollo of Bellac") / Jeff Talbot (segment "The Nature of the Beast")
- The Apollo of Bellac (1954) ... Chairman of the Board (segment "The Apollo of Bellac")
- The Nature of the Beast (1953) ... Jeff Talbot (segment "The Nature of the Beast")
 1953 Saadia
 1953 Lili
Paul Berthalet
 1952 Scaramouche
Noel, Marquis de Maynes
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Frenchy Fairmont
 1951 The Brave Bulls
Luis Bello
 1950 Born to Be Bad
 1949 Lost Boundaries
Dr. Scott Mason Carter
 1947 The Fugitive
Father Serra (uncredited)
Show Show Director (11 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (11 credits)
Show Show Producer (9 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (25 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (31 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the 1946 Broadway production of "Cyrano de Bergerac", starring José Ferrer, to whom he was not related. However, both actors did attend Princeton University. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Melchor G. Ferrer | Melchor Ferrer


6' 3" (1.91 m)


Elizabeth Soukhotine  (his death) | See more »


Emma Hepburn Ferrer (grandchild)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I curl up inside and freeze when I have to act. I much prefer sitting on the sidelines and trying to get the best out of other people. See more »


Not related to José Ferrer, or José's son Miguel Ferrer. However, his son with Audrey Hepburn, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, had only one acting role, with Audrey in They All Laughed (1981), portraying a man named "Jose," meant to be a Hollywood inside joke. See more »

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