Frederick Coffin (1943–2003)


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A solid, reliable working actor since the early 70s, Frederick Coffin was born January 16, 1943 to actress Winnie Collins, as one of five siblings. Educated at Western Reserve Academy, in Hudson, Ohio, Coffin was both an excellent athlete and student. It was at WRA that he first began theater studies; he graduated in 1961 with a BA in theater. He ... See full bio »

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Hard to Kill Lt. Kevin O'Malley
(1990)
Wayne's World Officer Koharski
(1992)
Identity Detective Varole
(2003)
(1980)

Filmography

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 2003 Identity
Detective Varole
 2003 View from the Top
Mr. Stewart
 2002 Jackie Chan Adventures (TV Series)
Mr. MacDonald
- When Pigs Fly (2002) ... Mr. MacDonald (voice, as Fred Coffin)
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
 2002 For the People (TV Series)
Mr. Cole
- Our Own (2002) ... Mr. Cole
 2002 Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (Video Game)
Stormtrooper 1 / Swamp Trooper 2 (voice, as Fred Coffin)
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
 2002 Diagnosis Murder: Town Without Pity (TV Movie)
Mathew Campbell
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Doug Perliss
- Sacrifices (2001) ... Doug Perliss
 2001 Providence (TV Series)
Steven Zeller
- Home Sweet Home (2001) ... Steven Zeller
 2001 The District (TV Series)
Stuart Randall
- A Southern Town (2001) ... Stuart Randall (as Fred Coffin)
 2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
Jimmy Williams
- Honor Thy Father (2001) ... Jimmy Williams
 2000 Bull (TV Series)
Wayne Wesley
- Final Hour (2000) ... Wayne Wesley
 2000 Rocket's Red Glare (TV Movie)
Mitch Greer (as Fred Coffin)
 2000 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Charlie Fogerty
- The Catevari (2000) ... Charlie Fogerty (as Fred Coffin)
 2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Sheriff Driscoll
- The FBI Story (2000) ... Sheriff Driscoll
 1999 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Warden
- Episode #1.8556 (1999) ... Warden
 1999 Lands of Lore III (Video Game)
Innkeeper / Morrison / The Last Man (voice, as Fred Coffin)
 1999 The Base (Video)
Brig. Gen. Albert Becker
 1999 Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (TV Movie)
Parker Wyndham
 1998 Memorial Day
Senator Jerald Lancaster
 1997 NightMan (TV Series)
Dr. Willis
- Face to Face (1997) ... Dr. Willis
 1997 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Danforth
- The Dam (1997) ... Danforth
 1996 The Siege at Ruby Ridge (TV Movie)
FBI Special Agent Doug Wilks
 1996 Andersonville (TV Mini-Series)
Collins
 1989-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lt. Roy Flint / Sanford Lomax / Tony Sable / ...
- Murder Among Friends (1996) ... Lt. Roy Flint
- Deadly Assets (1994) ... Sanford Lomax
- Night of the Coyote (1992) ... Tony Sable
- The Sins of Castle Cove (1989) ... Tim Mulligan
 1996 Murder One (TV Series)
Wayne Cormier
- Chapter Ten (1996) ... Wayne Cormier
 1995 A Peaceable Kingdom (TV Series)
Pete Latham
- Chimp (1995) ... Pete Latham
 1995 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie)
Steve (as Fred Coffin)
 1994 Texas (TV Movie)
Zave (as Fred Coffin)
 1994 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Tate Bodie
- Rainbow Warrior (1994) ... Tate Bodie
 1994 Dragstrip Girl (TV Movie)
Mr. Bickford
 1994 There Goes My Baby
Mr. Maran
 1994 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (TV Series)
Father
- Ned Zed (1994) ... Father
 1994 Secret Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
L.J. Thielman
 1993 The X-Files (TV Series)
Chief Joseph McGrath
- Fallen Angel (1993) ... Chief Joseph McGrath
 1987-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
John Shale / Bill Novicky
- Pacific Rimshot (1993) ... John Shale
- Safe Sex (1993) ... John Shale
- The Green, Green Grass of Home (1993) ... John Shale
- Fifty Ways to Floss Your Lover (1987) ... Bill Novicky
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
Kavanaugh
- Lyon's Roar (1993) ... Kavanaugh (as Fred Coffin)
 1992 The Commish (TV Series)
Joe McKellar
- Adventures in the Skin Trade: Part 2 (1992) ... Joe McKellar
- Adventures in the Skin Trade: Part 1 (1992) ... Joe McKellar
 1992 Wayne's World
Officer Koharski
 1991 MacGyver (TV Series)
Karl
- Deadly Silents (1991) ... Karl
 1991 V.I. Warshawski
Horton
 1991 If Looks Could Kill
Lt. Col. Larabee
 1990 Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 (TV Movie)
Wes Goddard
 1990 Glory Days (TV Series)
Mr Lovejoy
- The Kids Are Allright (1990) ... Mr Lovejoy
 1990 Hard to Kill
Lt. Kevin O'Malley
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Sutro
- Unfinished Business (1990) ... Sutro
 1989 Fair Game (TV Movie)
Rick Winchester
 1989 Settle the Score (TV Movie)
Tucker
 1989 Mancuso, FBI (TV Series)
Sullivan
- Little Saigon (1989) ... Sullivan
 1989 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Clark Beaudine
- Side by Side (1989) ... Clark Beaudine
 1989 The Robert Guillaume Show (TV Series)
- Together Again (1989)
 1989 Out Cold
Sgt. Haroldson
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Big Zwey
- Return (1989) ... Big Zwey
- The Plains (1989) ... Big Zwey
- On the Trail (1989) ... Big Zwey
- Leaving (1989) ... Big Zwey
 1988 Something Is Out There (TV Series)
Charles Calvin
- Night of the Visitors (1988) ... Charles Calvin
 1988 A Time of Destiny
Ed
 1988 Shoot to Kill
Ralph
 1987 I Married Dora (TV Series)
Buck
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Lloyd Fredericks
- City of Passion: Part 3 (1987) ... Lloyd Fredericks
- City of Passion: Part 2 (1987) ... Lloyd Fredericks
- City of Passion: Part 1 (1987) ... Lloyd Fredericks
 1987 Private Eye (TV Series)
Dan Dibble
- Pilot (1987) ... Dan Dibble
 1987 Dallas (TV Series)
Alfred Simpson
- Two-Fifty (1987) ... Alfred Simpson
- Ruthless People (1987) ... Alfred Simpson
- War and Peace (1987) ... Alfred Simpson
- Some Good, Some Bad (1987) ... Alfred Simpson
- The Ten Percent Solution (1987) ... Alfred Simpson
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Al Lewise
- Such Interesting Neighbors (1987) ... Al Lewise
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Slim Mahoney
- The Battle of Las Vegas (1987) ... Slim Mahoney
 1987 The Bedroom Window
Det. Jessup
 1986 Manhunt for Claude Dallas (TV Movie)
Frank Weston (as Fred Coffin)
 1986 A Fine Mess
Traffic Cop
 1986 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
Lucas Hanlon
- Chameleon (1986) ... Lucas Hanlon
 1986 The Deliberate Stranger (TV Movie)
Jerry Thompson
 1986 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan (TV Movie)
Beckerman (as Fred Coffin)
 1986 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Joe Gullickson
- Steele in the Running (1986) ... Joe Gullickson (as Frederic Coffin)
 1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)
Dan Murphy
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Max (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
- Still Life/The Little People of Killany Woods/The Misfortune Cookie (1986) ... Max (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
 1985 Amos (TV Movie)
Roland
 1985 The Best Times (TV Series)
Thomas G. Lauck
- Snake Meat (1985) ... Thomas G. Lauck
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Pawnbroker
- Moonlighting (Pilot) (1985) ... Pawnbroker
 1985 Scandal Sheet (TV Movie)
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Tony Yankovich
- Ewe and Me, Babe (1984) ... Tony Yankovich (as Fred Coffin)
 1984 Nothing Lasts Forever
Lunar Shopping Observer
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Thomas Murphy
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Thomas Murphy
 1983 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Steve Markham
- Episode #1.7075 (1983) ... Steve Markham
- Episode #1.7074 (1983) ... Steve Markham
- Episode #1.7073 (1983) ... Steve Markham
- Episode #1.7072 (1983) ... Steve Markham
- Episode #1.7071 (1983) ... Steve Markham
 1983 Without a Trace
Officer Coffin (as Fred Coffin)
 1983 An Invasion of Privacy (TV Movie)
Alvin
 1982 Alone in the Dark
Jim Gable
 1982 Muggable Mary, Street Cop (TV Movie)
Used Car Salesman
 1982 One of the Boys (TV Series)
Criminal
- Double Trouble (1982) ... Criminal
 1981 Dead Ringer (as Fred Coffin)
 1980 The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (TV Movie)
Dr. Harry
 1980 Mother's Day
Ike (as Holden McGuire)
 1980 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Jim Hurley
- Episode #1.1250 (1980) ... Jim Hurley
- Episode #1.1230 (1980) ... Jim Hurley
- Episode #1.1227 (1980) ... Jim Hurley
 1980 Death Penalty (TV Movie)
Eddie (as Fred Coffin)
 1978 King of the Gypsies
Basketball Coach (as Fred Coffin)
 1978 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series)
Sagramore
 1978 The Dain Curse (TV Mini-Series)
Harve Widden
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Harve Widden
 1976-1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Lt. Lee / Lt. Bill Lee
- Sister Maria (1977) ... Lt. Bill Lee (as Fred Coffin)
- A Shield for Murder: Part 2 (1976) ... Lt. Lee (as Fred Coffin)
- A Shield for Murder: Part 1 (1976) ... Lt. Lee (as Fred Coffin, credit only)
 1974-1977 Great Performances (TV Series)
Lt. Maxwell / Oswald / Second Guard
- Secret Service (1977) ... Lt. Maxwell
- King Lear (1974) ... Oswald
- Antigone (1974) ... Second Guard
 1976 Dragonfly
Walter Craigle
 1973 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Borachio
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Other Works:

He played Faker Englund in John Murray and Allen Boretz's play, "Room Service," in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren; the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and Memorial Hall in Dayton, Ohio with Henry Winkler (Gordon Miller); Didi Conn (Hilda Manney; Marc Flanagan (Leo Davis); Joy ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Frederic Coffin | Fred Coffin | Holden McGuire

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Trivia:

Despite playing in mainstream television and films before and after, Frederick had a cult following for the eerie, ultra-violent exploitation horror movie Mother's Day (1980) as a main character, Ike, one of two psychopathic brothers who keep pretty hitchhikers locked up in their rural cabin. See more »

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