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Darren McGavin

1922-05-07 Spokane, Washington, U.S.

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Darren McGavin (born William Lyle Richardson; May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006) was an American actor best known for playing the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker and his portrayal of the grumpy father given to bursts of profanity in the film A Christmas Story. He appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the 1950s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. From 1959-1961, McGavin starred in the NBC western series Riverboat, first with Burt Reynolds and then with Noah Beery, Jr. Description above from the Wikipedia article Darren McGavin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Pros & Cons Mr. Stanford 1999-01-01
Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas Mr. Parker (archive footage) 1997-12-01
Billy Madison Brian Madison 1995-02-10
Derby Lester Corbett 1995-06-17
Fly Paper Old Man 1995-10-29
A Perfect Stranger John Henry Phillips 1994-09-12
The American Clock Older Arthur Huntington 1993-01-02
Happy Hell Night Henry Collins 1992-04-13
Mastergate Folsom Bunting 1992-11-01
Blood and Concrete Hank Dick 1991-09-13
Clara Albert Kroll 1991-02-05
Perfect Harmony Mr. Hobbs 1991-03-31
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker actor (archive footage) (uncredited) 1991-10-28
Kojak: It's Always Something Wainwright 1990-01-31
Captain America General Fleming 1990-12-14
Child in the Night Os Winfield 1990-05-01
By Dawn's Early Light Condor 1990-05-19
Dead Heat Dr. Ernest McNab 1988-05-06
The Diamond Trap Chief Walter Vadney 1988-01-01
Inherit the Wind E.K. Hornbeck 1988-03-20
From the Hip Craig Duncan 1987-02-06
Raw Deal Chief Harry Shannon 1986-06-06
Turk 182! Det. Kowalski 1985-02-15
My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Dr. Gerrit Koets 1985-01-21
The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. David Jennings 1984-05-16
The Natural Gus Sands 1984-05-11
The Baron and the Kid Jack Beamer 1984-11-21
A Christmas Story The Old Man (Mr. Parker) 1983-11-18
Firebird 2015 A.D. Red 1981-09-18
Hangar 18 Harry Forbes 1980-07-01
Waikiki Capt. McGuire 1980-04-21
Donovan's Kid Timothy Donovan 1979-01-07
Love for Rent Coach John Martin 1979-11-11
Ike Gen. George S. Patton 1979-05-03
Hot Lead & Cold Feet Mayor Ragsdale 1978-07-05
Zero to Sixty Michael Nolan 1978-06-01
The Users Henry Waller 1978-10-01
Airport '77 Stan Buchek 1977-03-11
No Deposit, No Return Duke 1976-02-05
Demon and the Mummy Carl Kolchak 1976-03-14
Crackle of Death Carl Kolchak 1976-03-28
Law and Order Deputy Chief Brian O'Malley 1976-05-06
Brinks: The Great Robbery James McNally 1976-03-26
Hay que matar a B. Pal Kovak 1975-06-14
The Night Strangler Carl Kolchak 1973-01-16
The Six Million Dollar Man Oliver Spencer 1973-03-07
Sam Cade 1972-01-01
The Night Stalker Carl Kolchak 1972-01-11
The Rookies Sgt. Eddie Ryker 1972-03-07
43: The Richard Petty Story Lee Petty 1972-11-01
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Dr. Lou Grazzo 1972-09-27
Something Evil Paul Worden 1972-01-21
Here Comes the Judge Judge 1972-09-03
The Death of Me Yet Joe Chalk 1971-10-26
Mrs. Pollifax — Spy Farrell 1971-02-17
Banyon Lieutenant Pete Cordova 1971-03-15
Mooch Goes to Hollywood Darren McGavin (uncredited) 1971-12-31
Berlin Affair Paul Killian 1970-11-02
The Challengers Jim McCabe 1970-02-20
Tribes Drake 1970-11-10
The Challenge Jacob Gallery 1970-02-10
Anatomy of a Crime David Ross 1969-06-13
Mission Mars Col. Mike Blaiswick 1968-07-26
The Outsider David Ross 1967-11-21
The Great Sioux Massacre Captain Frederick William Benton 1965-04-25
African Gold Mike Gregory 1965-09-08
Bullet for a Badman Sam Ward 1964-09-01
Witchcraft: The Doll in Brambles Fred 1961-01-01
Disneyland '59 Self 1959-06-15
The Case Against Brooklyn Pete Harris 1958-06-01
The Delicate Delinquent Mike Damon 1957-06-06
Beau James Charley Hand 1957-06-07
The Man with the Golden Arm Louie 1955-12-26
A Word to the Wives... George Peters 1955-01-01
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Capt. Russ Peters 1955-12-31
Summertime Eddie Yaeger 1955-06-21
Queen for a Day Dan 1951-07-07
A Song to Remember Student (uncredited) 1945-01-19
Your Next Job Balancing hobbyist 1945-12-09
She Wouldn't Say Yes The Kid - Soldier in Hospital (uncredited) 1945-11-29