James MacArthur (I) (1937–2010)

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In a career spanning more than four decades, James MacArthur developed a body of work which is wonderfully dynamic in both scope and range. Portraying everything from crazed killer to stalwart defender of law and order, frustrated teenager to cynical senior supervisor, he has appeared in numerous films, television programs, and stage productions ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Hang 'Em High The Preacher
Battle of the Bulge Lt. Weaver
The Young Stranger Hal Ditmar
Swiss Family Robinson Fritz Robinson


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 1999 M.U.G.E.N (Video Game)
 1998 Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister (TV Movie)
Frank Del Rio
 1997 Hawaii Five-O (TV Movie)
Governor Dan Williams
 1989 Superboy (TV Series)
- Birdwoman of the Swamps (1989) ... Hogan
 1979-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Marc Silverton / Paul Krakauer / Scott Burgess / ...
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Allan Gebhart
- Hooray for Homicide (1984) ... Allan Gebhart (as James Mac Arthur)
 1981 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Jim Haley
- The Trail of No Return (1981) ... Jim Haley
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Father Adair
- The Fire Within (1981) ... Father Adair
 1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Jerry Lang
- Heist (1981) ... Jerry Lang
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Bob Graham / Alex Farrelli
- The Heroine/The Warrior (1981) ... Bob Graham
- The Funny Girl/Butch and Sundance (1978) ... Alex Farrelli
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Series)
Walt Stomer
 1980 The Night the Bridge Fell Down (TV Movie)
Cal Miller
 1979 Time Express (TV Series)
Dr. Mark Toland
- Garbage Man/Doctor's Wife (1979) ... Dr. Mark Toland
 1968-1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Danny Williams / Dan Williams
- The Year of the Horse (1979) ... Danny Williams
- The Skyline Killer (1979) ... Danny Williams
- A Very Personal Matter (1979) ... Danny Williams
- The Execution File (1979) ... Danny Williams
- Stringer (1979) ... Danny Williams
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Russ Faine
- Lassiter (1968) ... Russ Faine
 1968 The Angry Breed
Deek Stacey
 1968 Hang 'Em High
The Preacher
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jason Fredericks
- Check Rein (1967) ... Jason Fredericks
 1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Kit Carson
- Spring Rendezvous (1967) ... Kit Carson
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Wilson
- The Pride of the Lioness (1967) ... Dr. Richard Wilson
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Judd Barton
- Hondo and the Mad Dog (1967) ... Judd Barton
 1963-1967 Insight (TV Series)
Billy Thorpe / Jim Brown
- Some Talk About Pool Rooms and Gin Mills (1967) ... Billy Thorpe
- The Sophomore (1963) ... Jim Brown
 1967 The Love-Ins
Larry Osborne
 1967 Mosby's Marauders
Cpl. Henry Jenkins
 1967 Combat! (TV Series)
Jack Cole
- Encounter (1967) ... Jack Cole
 1967 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Cpl. Henry Jenkins
- Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders (1967) ... Cpl. Henry Jenkins
- Willie and the Yank: The Deserter (1967) ... Cpl. Henry Jenkins
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
David McGovern
- Harvest (1966) ... David McGovern
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Lt. Harley Wilson
- The Outsider (1966) ... Lt. Harley Wilson
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
The Census Taker
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Confederate Lt. Laurence
- A Destiny Which Made Us Brothers (1966) ... Confederate Lt. Laurence
 1965 Battle of the Bulge
Lt. Weaver
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Johnny Bradford
- Jennifer (1965) ... Johnny Bradford
 1965 The Bedford Incident
Ens. Ralston (as James Macarthur)
 1965 The Truth About Spring
William Ashton
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Dave Snowden
- Behind the Locked Door (1964) ... Dave Snowden
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Rodger Young / Lt. Alexander
- Rodger Young (1964) ... Rodger Young
- The Hunley (1963) ... Lt. Alexander
 1963 Postmark: Jim Fletcher (TV Movie)
Jim Fletcher
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Mason Walker
- La Belle Indifference (1963) ... Mason Walker
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Larry Forsythe
- Who Killed the Kind Doctor? (1963) ... Larry Forsythe
 1963 Cry of Battle
David McVey
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Deke Palmer
- A Shield Is for Hiding Behind (1963) ... Deke Palmer
 1963 Spencer's Mountain
Clayboy Spencer
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Bert Stover
- Some Fires Die Slowly (1963) ... Bert Stover
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Doffer
- The Court Martial of Captain Wycliff (1962) ... Jack Doffer
 1962 The Interns
Dr. Lew Worship
 1959-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Dick Pederson / Waiter
- The Dick Pederson Story (1962) ... Dick Pederson
- The Jenny Tannen Story (1959) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Thomas 'Tom' Quincy Hagan
- ...And the Pursuit of Evil (1961) ... Thomas 'Tom' Quincy Hagan
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Johnny Lubin
- Death for Sale (1961) ... Johnny Lubin
 1960 Swiss Family Robinson
Fritz Robinson
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lt. Max Hartman
- Night of the Auk (1960) ... Lt. Max Hartman
 1959/II Kidnapped
David Balfour
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain
Rudi Matt
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Jamsie Corcoran
- The Innocent Assassin (1959) ... Jamsie Corcoran
 1958 The Light in the Forest
Johnny Butler / True Son
 1958 Studio One (TV Series)
Jim Gibson / Ben Adams
- Ticket to Tahiti (1958) ... Jim Gibson
- Tongues of Angels (1958) ... Ben Adams
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Johnny Dundeen
- The Young and Scared (1958) ... Johnny Dundeen
 1957 World in White (TV Movie)
Ted Victor
 1957 The Young Stranger
Hal Ditmar
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Hal Ditmar
- Deal a Blow (1955) ... Hal Ditmar
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Print Magazine Ad for Chesterfield cigarettes (1962) See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Mac Arthur | James Macarthur


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Among certain stratas of the population, there could be a backlash, but I don't think that actors getting into the political arena affects their careers. Just because one's an actor doesn't mean we should be penalized because we have a broader forum due to the nature of our business. Besides, I'm not so sure how much influence actors really have. And anyone who votes for a candidate solely on the... See more »


MacArthur formed a film production company called SouthWind Productions and planned to film his first project called "You Never Gave Me Roses" in the New Orleans area in March 1980. He was to be one of the stars. No evidence the film was ever made. See more »


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