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Darren McGavin

Was an American actor best known for playing the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker and his portrayal in the film A Christmas Story of the grumpy father given to bursts of profanity that he never realizes his son overhears. 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.

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May 7, 1922 In Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Song to Remember 1945-01-19
Latest Project:
Series Night Stalker 2005-09-29
Known For
Poster of The Six Million Dollar Man
Poster of The Rookies
Poster of Witchcraft
Poster of A Word to the Wives...
Series Night Stalker Unknown 2005-09-29
Movie Pros & Cons Mr. Stanford 1999-01-01
Series Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
Movie Billy Madison Brian Madison 1995-02-10
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie A Perfect Stranger John Henry Phillips 1994-09-12
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1994-10-24
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie The American Clock Older Arthur Huntington 1993-01-02
Series Grace Under Fire Unknown 1993-09-29
Movie Happy Hell Night Henry Collins 1992-04-13
Movie Mastergate Folsom Bunting 1992-11-01
Movie Perfect Harmony Mr. Hobbs 1991-03-31
Series Sisters Unknown 1991-05-11
Movie Blood and Concrete Hank Dick 1991-09-13
Series Civil Wars Unknown 1991-11-20
Movie Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker actor (archive footage) (uncredited) 1991-10-28
Series The Commish Unknown 1991-09-28
Movie Child in the Night Os Winfield 1990-05-01
Movie By Dawn's Early Light Condor - Secretary of Interior 1990-05-19
Movie Captain America General Fleming 1990-12-14
Series Around the World in 80 Days Benjamin Mudge 1989-04-16
Movie The Diamond Trap Chief Walter Vadney 1988-01-01
Movie Inherit the Wind E.K. Hornbeck 1988-03-20
Series Monsters Unknown 1988-10-22
Movie Dead Heat Dr. Ernest McNab 1988-05-06
Series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Movie From the Hip Craig Duncan 1987-02-06
Movie Raw Deal Chief Harry Shannon 1986-06-06
Movie Turk 182! Det. Kowalski 1985-02-15
Movie The Natural Gus Sands (uncredited) 1984-05-11
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Small & Frye 1983-03-07
Series The Hitchhiker Unknown 1983-11-01
Movie A Christmas Story The Old Man (Mr. Parker) 1983-11-18
Movie Firebird 2015 A.D. Red 1981-09-18
Series The Martian Chronicles Sam Parkhill 1980-01-15
Movie Waikiki Capt. McGuire 1980-04-21
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie Hangar 18 Harry Forbes 1980-07-01
Movie Donovan's Kid Timothy Donovan 1979-01-07
Series Tales of the Unexpected Sheriff Milt Singleton 1979-03-24
Movie Ike Gen. George S. Patton 1979-05-03
Series Ike Gen. George S. Patton 1979-05-03
Movie Love for Rent Coach John Martin 1979-11-11
Movie Zero to Sixty Michael Nolan 1978-06-01
Movie The Users Henry Waller 1978-10-01
Movie Hot Lead & Cold Feet Mayor Ragsdale 1978-07-05
Movie Airport '77 Stan Buchek 1977-03-11
Series The Love Boat Lawrence Evans 1977-09-24
Movie No Deposit, No Return Duke 1976-02-05
Movie Demon and the Mummy Carl Kolchak 1976-03-14
Movie Hay que matar a B. Pal Kovak 1975-06-14
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Carl Kolchak 1974-09-13
Movie The Night Strangler Carl Kolchak 1973-01-16
Series The Evil Touch Unknown 1973-06-19
Movie The Six Million Dollar Man Oliver Spencer 1973-03-07
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The Night Stalker Carl Kolchak 1972-01-11
Movie Sam Cade 1972-01-01
Movie Something Evil Paul Worden 1972-01-21
Movie The Rookies Sgt. Eddie Ryker 1972-03-07
Movie 43: The Richard Petty Story Lee Petty 1972-11-01
Movie Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Dr. Lou Grazzo 1972-09-27
Movie Banyon Lieutenant Pete Cordova 1971-03-15
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie Mrs. Pollifax — Spy Farrell 1971-02-17
Movie The Death of Me Yet Joe Chalk 1971-10-26
Movie Mooch Goes to Hollywood Darren McGavin (uncredited) 1971-12-31
Movie The Challenge Jacob Gallery 1970-02-10
Movie The Challengers Jim McCabe 1970-02-20
Movie Berlin Affair Paul Killian 1970-11-02
Movie Tribes Drake 1970-11-10
Movie Anatomy of a Crime 1969-06-13
Series Bracken's World Unknown 1969-09-19
Movie Mission Mars Col. Mike Blaiswick 1968-07-26
Series The Outsider David Ross 1968-09-18
Series The Name of the Game Unknown 1968-09-20
Series The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Unknown 1968-12-10
Series Custer Unknown 1967-09-06
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie The Outsider David Ross 1967-11-21
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie The Great Sioux Massacre Captain Frederick William Benton 1965-04-25
Movie Bullet for a Badman Sam Ward 1964-09-01
Series The Rogues Unknown 1964-09-13
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964-09-22
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series The Defenders Unknown 1961-09-16
Movie Witchcraft Fred 1961-01-01
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Stagecoach West Unknown 1960-10-04
Series The Islanders Unknown 1960-10-02
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Disneyland '59 Self 1959-06-15
Series Riverboat Captain Grey Holden 1959-09-13
Series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer 1958-01-07
Movie The Case Against Brooklyn Pete Harris 1958-06-01
Movie The Delicate Delinquent Mike Damon 1957-06-06
Movie Beau James Charley Hand 1957-06-07
Series Tony Awards Presenter 1956-04-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Summertime Eddie Yaeger 1955-01-01
Movie A Word to the Wives... George Peters 1955-01-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Capt. Russ Peters 1955-12-31
Movie The Man with the Golden Arm Louie 1955-12-26
Series The Alcoa Hour Unknown 1955-10-16
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Movie Queen for a Day Dan 1951-07-07
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie A Song to Remember Student (uncredited) 1945-01-19
Movie Your Next Job Balancing hobbyist 1945-12-09
Movie She Wouldn't Say Yes The Kid - Soldier in Hospital (uncredited) 1945-11-29