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James MacArthur (I) (1937–2010)

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 »

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Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High The Preacher
The Young Stranger
The Young Stranger Hal Ditmar
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O Danny Williams / Dan Williams


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 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)
 1979-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Marc Silverton / Paul Krakauer / Scott Burgess / ...
 1984 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Allan Gebhart
 1983 The Night the Bridge Fell Down (TV Movie)
Cal Miller
 1981 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Jim Haley
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Father Adair
 1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Jerry Lang
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Bob Graham / Alex Farrelli
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Walt Stomer
 1979 Time Express (TV Series)
Dr. Mark Toland
 1968-1979 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Danny Williams / Dan Williams
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Russ Faine
 1968 The Angry Breed
Deek Stacey
 1968 Hang 'Em High
The Preacher
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jason Fredericks
 1967 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Kit Carson
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Wilson
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Judd Barton
 1963-1967 Insight (TV Series)
Billy Thorp / Jim Brown
 1967 The Love-Ins
Larry Osborne
 1967 Mosby's Marauders
Cpl. Henry Jenkins
 1967 Combat! (TV Series)
Jack Cole
 1967 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Cpl. Henry Jenkins
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
David McGovern
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Lt. Harley Wilson
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
The Census Taker
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Lt. Laurence
 1965 Battle of the Bulge
Lt. Weaver
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Johnny Bradford
 1965 The Bedford Incident
Ensign Ralston (as James Macarthur)
 1965 The Truth About Spring
William Ashton
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Dave Snowden
 1963-1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Rodger Young / Lt. Alexander
 1963 Postmark: Jim Fletcher (TV Movie)
Jim Fletcher
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Mason Walker
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Larry Forsythe
 1963 Cry of Battle
David McVey
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Deke Palmer
 1963 Spencer's Mountain
Clayboy Spencer
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Bert Stover
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Doffer
 1962 The Interns
Dr. Lew Worship
 1959-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Dick Pederson / Waiter
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Thomas 'Tom' Quincy Hagan
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Johnny Lubin
 1960 Swiss Family Robinson
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lt. Max Hartman
 1960 Kidnapped
David Balfour
 1959 Third Man on the Mountain
Rudi Matt
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Jamsie Corcoran
 1958 The Light in the Forest
Johnny Butler / True Son
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jim Gibson / Ben Adams
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Johnny Dundeen
 1957 World in White (TV Movie)
Ted Victor
 1957 The Young Stranger
Hal Ditmar
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Hal Ditmar
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Other Works:

Stage Play: John Loves Mary (as John Lawrence) 19 Jun to 3 Jul 1966 See more »

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2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

James Mac Arthur | James Macarthur


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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I don't look like Danno any more with my white hair. There's such a difference. My God, it was 35 years ago. See more »


Has a son, with H.B. Duntz, named Jamie MacArthur. See more »


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