Kevin Dobson (I) (1943–2020)


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At his best playing blue-collared tough guys, curly dark-haired Irish-American actor Kevin Patrick Dobson was born in Queens, New York, on March 18, 1943, and raised in the Jackson Heights area of that borough. One of seven children born to a school janitor father and a homemaker mother, the future actor worked as a trainman, brakeman and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Knots Landing M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie / Mack MacKenzie
(1982-1993)
Kojak Det. Bobby Crocker
(1973-1978)
Midway Ensign George Gay
(1976)
1408 Priest
(2007)

Filmography

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 2021 12 to Midnight (TV Series)
 2014/I Full Circle (Short)
Henry
 2014 Anger Management (TV Series)
Dr. Cameron
 2013 Bering Sea Beast (TV Movie)
Glenn Hunter
 2013 Dark Power
Mayor Stan Wood
 2013 House of Lies (TV Series)
Mr. Pinkus
- Til Death Do Us Part (2013) ... Mr. Pinkus
- Hostile Takeover (2013) ... Mr. Pinkus
- When Dinosaurs Ruled the Planet (2013) ... Mr. Pinkus
- Stochasticity (2013) ... Mr. Pinkus
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Al Shepard
- Ha'alele (2012) ... Al Shepard
 2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Malcolm Turner
- Ms. Willows Regrets (2012) ... Malcolm Turner
 2011 The Representative
Hon. Justice Evans
 2009 Portal (Video)
Benedict
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Mickey Thompson '08
- The Dealer (2008) ... Mickey Thompson '08
 2008 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Mickey Horton
- Episode #1.10924 (2008) ... Mickey Horton
- Episode #1.10921 (2008) ... Mickey Horton
- Episode #1.10920 (2008) ... Mickey Horton
- Episode #1.10915 (2008) ... Mickey Horton
- Episode #1.10914 (2008) ... Mickey Horton
 2007 Christmas at Cadillac Jack's (TV Movie)
Cop
 2007 April Moon
Jeffrey
 2006-2007 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Judge Devin Owens
- Episode #1.5086 (2007) ... Judge Devin Owens
- Episode #1.5085 (2007) ... Judge Devin Owens
- Episode #1.5069 (2007) ... Judge Devin Owens
- Episode #1.5067 (2007) ... Judge Devin Owens
- Episode #1.5066 (2007) ... Judge Devin Owens
 2007 1408
Priest
 2005 Crash Landing
Henderson Davis
 2002 She's No Angel
Donald Shawnessy
 2001 The Haunted Heart (TV Movie)
Mr. Hopkins
 2000 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Raymond Porter
- Double Trouble (2000) ... Raymond Porter
 2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
 1999 Nathan Grimm (Short)
Nathan Grimm
 1999 Restraining Order
Police Captain
 1998 Mom, Can I Keep Her? (Video)
Dr. Joel Blair
 1998 Nobody Lives Forever (TV Movie)
Lt. Jim Ransom
 1997 Early Edition (TV Series)
Darrel Foster
- March in Time (1997) ... Darrel Foster
 1996-1997 F/X: The Series (TV Series)
Detective Leo McCarthy
- Requiem for a Cop (1997) ... Detective Leo McCarthy
- Script Doctor (1997) ... Detective Leo McCarthy
- Reunion (1997) ... Detective Leo McCarthy
- Bad Influence (1997) ... Detective Leo McCarthy
- Get Fast (1997) ... Detective Leo McCarthy
 1997 Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (TV Mini-Series)
Mack MacKenzie
- Part 2 (1997) ... Mack MacKenzie
- Part 1 (1997) ... Mack MacKenzie
 1996 Voice from the Grave (TV Movie)
Detective Joe Sraccula
 1995 If Someone Had Known (TV Movie)
Jack Liner
 1994 The Commish (TV Series)
Frank Botrell
- Revenge (1994) ... Frank Botrell
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Coach Earl Rowley
- Show Me the Way to Go Home (1994) ... Coach Earl Rowley
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Sheriff Greene
- Who Killed Good Time Charlie? (1994) ... Sheriff Greene
 1993 The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (TV Movie)
Chuck Hayes
 1982-1993 Knots Landing (TV Series)
M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie / Mack MacKenzie
- Just Like Old Times: Part 2 (1993) ... M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie
- Just Like Old Times: Part 1 (1993) ... M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie
- Day of the Assassin (1993) ... M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie
- My Kingdom for a Horse (1993) ... M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie (credit only)
- Hints and Evasions (1993) ... M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie (credit only)
 1992 A House of Secrets and Lies (TV Movie)
Jack Evans
 1992 Dirty Work (TV Movie)
Tom
 1991 Fatal Friendship (TV Movie)
Michael
 1990 Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child (TV Movie)
Hank Bolen
 1990 Kojak: It's Always Something (TV Movie)
Assistant D.A. Bobby Crocker
 1989 Money, Power, Murder. (TV Movie)
Peter Finley
 1984 Sweet Revenge (TV Movie)
Col. Joseph Cheever
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Fred Pearson
- The Dirty Detail (1984) ... Fred Pearson
 1982 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Jim Welsh
- Help Wanted (1982) ... Jim Welsh
 1981-1982 Shannon (TV Series)
Det. Jack Shannon
- Curtain Calls (1982) ... Det. Jack Shannon
- John's Awakening (1982) ... Det. Jack Shannon
- Beating the Prime (1982) ... Det. Jack Shannon
- Favor for an Enemy (1982) ... Det. Jack Shannon
- Copscam (1982) ... Det. Jack Shannon
 1981 Margin for Murder (TV Movie)
Mike Hammer
 1981 All Night Long
Bobby Gibbons
 1980 Mark, I Love You (TV Movie)
Hal Painter
 1980 Reunion (TV Movie)
Don Hollander
 1980 Hardhat and Legs (TV Movie)
Sal Pacheco
 1979 Orphan Train (TV Movie)
Carlin
 1979 Transplant (TV Movie)
John Hurley
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Joab
- The Judgment of Solomon (1978) ... Joab
 1978 The Immigrants (TV Movie)
Pete Lomas
 1973-1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Det. Bobby Crocker
- In Full Command (1978) ... Det. Bobby Crocker
- 60 Miles to Hell (1978) ... Det. Bobby Crocker
- Photo Must Credit Joe Paxton (1978) ... Det. Bobby Crocker
- May the Horse Be with You (1978) ... Det. Bobby Crocker
- The Halls of Terror (1978) ... Det. Bobby Crocker
 1977 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
Mac Hasty
- Episode dated 18 May 1977 (1977) ... Mac Hasty
 1976 Midway
Ensign George Gay
 1976 Stranded (TV Movie)
Rafe Harder
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
Patrolman
- Slow Boy (1973) ... Patrolman (as Keven Dobson)
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Hotel Security Guard
- The Shadow Man (1972) ... Hotel Security Guard (as Keven Dobson)
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Young Marine
- Nightmare Trip (1972) ... Young Marine (as Keven Dobson)
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
1st Deputy
- Decision (1972) ... 1st Deputy (as Keven Dobson)
 1972 The Rookies (TV Series)
- Pilot (1972) ... (uncredited)
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Howie
- Feet of Clay (1971) ... Howie
 1971 Klute
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1969-1971 The Doctors (TV Series)
Orderly / Doctor / Policeman / ...
- Episode #1.2095 (1971) ... Orderly (uncredited)
- Episode #1.2087 (1970) ... Anesthesiologist (uncredited)
- Episode #1.2084 (1970) ... Intern (uncredited)
- Episode #1.2068 (1970) ... Orderly (uncredited)
- Episode #1.2011 (1970) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Gov. Harrison Brooks #1 (2003-2004)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Keven Dobson | Kevin & Susan

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When he found out if Telly Savalas was going to have a TV series of his own]: I heard that Telly Savalas was going to do a TV series --- he was a friend of mine. Called my agent. Get on it, right away; went on to it, the next day, and said, 'What happened?' Call or what? Look, Telly Savalas is doing this and I'm right for him, you know, and he did and he made the arrangements. At that time, I ... See more »

Trivia:

As young unknown in the 1970s, Dobson was mentored in the business by Telly Savalas on Kojak (1973). Dobson played Savalas's partner, Det. Bobby Crocker, for 115 episodes of the series. Years later, Savalas's stepdaughter, Nicollette Sheridan, co-starred with Dobson on Knots Landing (1979). See more »

Trademark:

Thick, commanding voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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