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Gary Merrill (I) (1915–1990)


Gary Merrill was born August 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut. He began his career acting in summer stock plays. He married Barbara Leeds, an actress, and then served a brief stint in the army. After the army, he landed in New York, where he was chosen to join the already popular play "Born Yesterday". In 1950 he was cast in the part of Bill ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 74) in Falmouth, Maine, USA

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Known For

All About Eve
All About Eve Bill Simpson
(1950)
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends Tommy Scalise
(1950)
Mysterious Island
Mysterious Island Gideon Spilitt
(1961)
The Woman Who Wouldn't Die
(1965)

Filmography

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 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Willie Brogan
 1979 The Seekers (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Hull
 1977 The World of Darkness (TV Movie)
Dr. Thomas Madsen
 1977 Thieves
Street Man
 1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Andrew McGill
 1974-1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Samson / Paul Lorimer
 1974 Huckleberry Finn
Pap
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Dan Hoyle
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Gordon Craig
 1973 The Jackie Gleason Special (TV Movie)
Family Doctor
 1973 Pueblo (TV Movie)
Adm. Thomas E. Moorer
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Jason Norman
 1972-1973 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Leonard Gillespie / Dr. Gillespie
 1971 Earth II (TV Movie)
Walter Dietrich
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Orlando 'Cord' Corday
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Barney
 1970 Summer Is Forever (TV Movie)
Eachan
 1969 Amarsi male
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
Inspector Otis
 1968 Run, Psycho, Run
George Dennison
 1968 The Power
Mark Corlane
 1967 The Incident
Douglas McCann
 1967 Clambake
Sam
 1967 The Last Challenge
Squint Calloway
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Gen. Philip Sheridan
 1966 The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (TV Movie)
Marshal Duncan
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Sen. Leroy Clark
 1966/I Around the World Under the Sea
Dr. August 'Gus' Boren
 1966 Destination Inner Space
Dr. LaSatier
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Sheriff Ben Sumner
 1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
Pentagon Chief of Staff (scenes deleted)
 1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Park
 1966 Ride Beyond Vengeance
Dub Stokes
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Aaron Shields
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
John Perry
 1965 The Woman Who Wouldn't Die
Raymond Garth
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
John Marshall
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
Carl Whaley
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
James Lloyd
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Lou Sheldon
 1964 Suspense (TV Series)
 1964 The Searching Eye (Short)
Narrator
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mark Jordan
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. James Hamilton / Major Roger Brothers
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Harry Jarvis / John Pemberton
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Capt. August
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Miles Houghton
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Sgt. Bill Merriman
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko
Max Wilson
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Jim Hunter
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Frank Everest
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Sellers
 1958-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
John Dwight / McMasters
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Sgt. Joseph Paradine
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Karl Lippert
 1961 Mysterious Island
Gideon Spilitt
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company
James Dougherty
 1957-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Ken Kenyon / Luke Cannon / Noah Rawlins / ...
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Frank Denton
 1961 The Great Impostor
Pa Demara
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Ernie Stone
 1957-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Cash Bentley / Joseph Pond / Carl Adams / ...
 1960 The Savage Eye
The Poet
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
 1959 Rhapsody of Steel (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1959 Laramie (TV Series)
Ed Farrell
 1959 The Wonderful Country
Maj. Stark Colton
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Dick Bowen
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jed Mason
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Louis / McBurnie / Walter Hubbard
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Det. Eddie Hackett
 1958 Rendezvous (TV Series)
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Joshua Newton
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Paul Gormay
 1958 Crash Landing
Capt. Steve Williams
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Dicksen
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957-1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Bill Masters / Lou Mason
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Doyle Magee
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Zeke Thomas
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
John Beasley / Nash
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Johnny Davis / Walter Keyser
 1956 Bermuda Affair
Bob Scoffield
 1956 Navy Wife
Jack Blain
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
David Trask / Alan Byrnes
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1954-1955 Justice (TV Series)
Jason Tyler
 1953-1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Dennis / Wakeman / Major Mead
 1954 The Human Jungle
Police Capt. John Danforth
 1954 The Black Dakotas
Brock Marsh posing as Zachary Paige
 1954 Witness to Murder
Lawrence Mathews
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
Walter Guilfoyle
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Felice Benuzzi
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder
Fred Sargent
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
 1952 Night Without Sleep
Richard Morton
 1952 The Girl in White
Dr. Seth Pawling
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
David Trask
 1951 Decision Before Dawn
Col. Devlin
 1951 Another Man's Poison
George Bates
 1951 The Frogmen
Lt. Cmdr. Pete Vincent
 1951 Rawhide
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 All About Eve
Bill Simpson
 1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Tommy Scalise
 1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me
Dr. Peter Roberts
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High
Col. Davenport
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane
Cmdr. E.T. Kramer
 1944 Winged Victory
Capt. McIntyre (as Cpl. Garry Merrill)
 1943 This Is the Army
Backstage MP on Right (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: See My Lawyer. Musical comedy. Written by Richard Maibaum and Harry Clork. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by Ezra Hunt. Biltmore Theatre: 27 Sep 1939- 6 Apr 1940 (224 performances). Cast: Carroll Ashburn, Ralph Bell, Milton Berle (as "Arthur Lee"), Robert Griffith, Teddy Hart, George Hirose (as "Ichiro Kato"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cpl. Garry Merrill

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Bette Davis] Whatever Bette had chosen to do in life she would have had to be the top or she couldn't have endured it.

Trivia:

Was a staunch liberal Democrat. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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