Kerwin Mathews (1926–2007)

Down 1,520 this week
Before there was a George Lucas and Harrison Ford running around creating special-effects excitement, there was a virile, boyishly handsome actor named Kerwin Mathews who was entertaining audiences battling a variety of creatures courtesy of pioneer special effects guru Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen's legendary monsters of the late 50s and early ... See full bio »

Most Anticipated Netflix Releases

Check out the most anticipated movies and series coming to Netflix.

See the full list

What to Watch in October

If you need a break from the spooks and scares of October, we've filled your Watchlist with titles you won't want to miss.

Watch the video

Related News

Around The Web


Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 8 images
updated 13 Jun 2013

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 people
created 05 Jul 2017
a list of 35 images
created 12 Mar 2017
a list of 2609 people
created 18 Jan 2013
a list of 300 people
created 13 May 2019

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Kerwin Mathews's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »


Known For

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver Dr. Lemuel Gulliver
OSS 117 Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117
The Pirates of Blood River Jonathon Standing


Jump to: Actor | Self | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (36 credits)
 1977 Nightmare in Blood
Prince Zaroff
 1973 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
Robert Bridgestone
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Eric Oates / Paul Arnstein
- Buddy, Can You Spare a Life? (1972) ... Eric Oates
- Achilles' Heel (1972) ... Paul Arnstein
 1972 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Duncan Stewart
- Episode dated 28 September 1972 (1972) ... Dr. Duncan Stewart
 1971 Octaman
Dr. Rick Torres
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie)
Senator Earl Chapman, Jr.
 1970 Barquero
 1969 Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon (TV Movie)
Jonathan Fletcher
 1969 A Boy... a Girl
Mr. Christian
 1968 Insight (TV Series)
American Priest
- The Least of My Brothers (1968) ... American Priest
 1967 Battle Beneath the Earth
Commander Jonathan Shaw
 1967 Ghostbreakers (TV Movie)
Dr. Barnaby Cross
 1967 The Viscount
Clint de la Roche, le Vicomte
 1964 Shadow of Evil
Hubert Barton alias OSS 117 / Tony Burt
 1963 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Johann Strauss Jr.
- The Waltz King: Part 2 (1963) ... Johann Strauss Jr.
- The Waltz King: Part 1 (1963) ... Johann Strauss Jr.
 1963 The Waltz King
Johann Strauss Jr.
 1963 OSS 117
Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117
 1963 Maniac
Jeff Farrell
 1962 Jack the Giant Killer
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Jonathon Standing
 1961 The Devil at 4 O'Clock
Father Joseph Perreau
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Dr. Lemuel Gulliver
 1960 The Warrior Empress
 1960 Man on a String
Bob Avery
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Lieutenant James Obenauf
- The Obenauf Story (1959) ... Lieutenant James Obenauf
 1959 The Last Blitzkrieg
 1958 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
 1958 Tarawa Beachhead
Sgt. Thomas A. 'Tom' Sloan
 1957-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Suicide Club (1958)
- Show of Strength (1957)
 1957 The Garment Jungle
Alan Mitchell
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Clay Farrell
- The Country Husband (1956) ... Clay Farrell
 1954-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Fred Karns / Ivor / Lt. Norton
- Catch at Straws (1956) ... Fred Karns
- The Lady in the Wind (1955) ... Ivor
- Charlie C Company (1954) ... Lt. Norton
 1955 5 Against the House
 1955 Cell 2455, Death Row
Reporter (uncredited)
 1954 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Major Caldwell
- The Escape of Mr. Proteus (1954) ... Major Caldwell
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Tom Jones' musical, "I Do! I Do!," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Patrice Munsel in the cast.

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[in a 1997 interview] I have absolutely no regrets about my acting career. Sometimes I have doubts, but in balance I think it was certainly worthwhile for me to have temporarily left the real world and become an actor. I'm very proud of my work, because I did the best I could possibly do at the time. I always wanted to make one movie with a good acting role for me, but I never did. When I see ... See more »


Survived by his life partner Tom Nicoll with whom he had lived from 1961 until his death in 2007. See more »

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed