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Higgins was born in Bloomington, IL, attended Parkway Central High School in St. Louis, MO, graduated from Michigan State University in 1966 and served in the Army in Korea and Georgia from 1967-70. Best known as a TV (Silver Spoons, Best Of The West, etc.) and Broadway (Shenandoah, Oklahoma, City Of Angels, etc.) actor, he has also written ... See full bio »

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Silver Spoons
Silver Spoons Edward Stratton III
Best of the West
Best of the West Marshal Sam Best
Have Faith
Have Faith Monsignor Joseph 'Mac' MacKenzie
Salvage 1
Salvage 1 Skip Carmichael


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 2016 No Pay, Nudity
 2003 Dead Canaries
Alan Weis
 2003 Ed (TV Series)
Gus Tavel
- Death, Debt & Dating (2003) ... Gus Tavel
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Mr. Oliver
- Pandora's Trunk: Part 1 (2003) ... Mr. Oliver
 2000 JAG (TV Series)
Capt. Peter Tully
- Promises (2000) ... Capt. Peter Tully
 1999 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Dr. Lloyd Fields
- Love's Labor Lost: Part 2 (1999) ... Dr. Lloyd Fields
- Love's Labor Lost: Part 1 (1999) ... Dr. Lloyd Fields
 1999 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (TV Series)
Sharon's Father
- Two Guys, a Girl and Graduation (1999) ... Sharon's Father
 1997 Family Matters (TV Series)
Officer Geiss
- Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book? (1997) ... Officer Geiss
 1990 Rich Men, Single Women (TV Movie)
Nicky Loomis
 1989 Have Faith (TV Series)
Monsignor Joseph 'Mac' MacKenzie
- The Competition (1989) ... Monsignor Joseph 'Mac' MacKenzie
- The Confession (1989) ... Monsignor Joseph 'Mac' MacKenzie
- Letters from Home (1989) ... Monsignor Joseph 'Mac' MacKenzie
- Bingo (1989) ... Monsignor Joseph 'Mac' MacKenzie
- The Window (1989) ... Monsignor Joseph 'Mac' MacKenzie
 1988 Laura Lansing Slept Here (TV Movie)
Walter Gomphers
 1982-1987 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
Edward Stratton III
- Let It Snow, Let It Snow (1987) ... Edward Stratton III
- Edward's Big Adventure (1987) ... Edward Stratton III
- Educating Rick (1987) ... Edward Stratton III
- Pardon My French (1987) ... Edward Stratton III
- Thoroughly Modern Mildred (1987) ... Edward Stratton III
 1984 Threesome (TV Movie)
Dan Shaper
 1983 First Affair (TV Movie)
Greg Simon
 1983 Insight (TV Series)
 1982 Bare Essence (TV Movie)
Matt Phillips
 1981-1982 Best of the West (TV Series)
Marshal Sam Best
- The Funeral (1982) ... Marshal Sam Best
- Sam's Life Is Threatened (1982) ... Marshal Sam Best
- Elvira's Old Beau (1982) ... Marshal Sam Best
- The Pretty Prisoner (1982) ... Marshal Sam Best
- Daniel Fights a Bully (1982) ... Marshal Sam Best
 1981 Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Movie)
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Skip Carmichael
- Round Up (1979) ... Skip Carmichael
- Harry's Doll (1979) ... Skip Carmichael
- Dry Spell (1979) ... Skip Carmichael
- Diamond Volcano (1979) ... Skip Carmichael
- Hard Water: Part 2 (1979) ... Skip Carmichael
 1977 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Bruce Carson
- Episode dated 21 November 1977 (1977) ... Bruce Carson
- Episode dated 16 November 1977 (1977) ... Bruce Carson
- Episode dated 15 November 1977 (1977) ... Bruce Carson
- Jo's Place (1977) ... Bruce Carson
 1971/I Cat Ballou (TV Movie)
The Sheriff
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Paul Webb (1975-1976)
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Other Works:

He acted in Charles Webb and Terry Johnson's play, "The Graduate," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Patricia Richardson, Benjamin Schwartz, Emily Walton, Bethe B. Austin and Jamie LaVerdierre in the cast. See more »

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A songwriter on the sly, he wrote jingles for such commercials as "Kool-Aid" and "M&M's" candy, and wrote the theme song for Lucille Ball's last, short-lived TV sitcom "Life with Lucy". See more »

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