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Darren McGavin

A remarkably seasoned actor of stage, screen and television, Darren McGavin has notched in excess of 200 performances; however, he is most fondly remembered by cult TV fans as heroic newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak in the classic but short-lived horror TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974). In a long and varied career, McGavin has often ...

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May 7, 1922 In Spokane, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Making of 'Billy Madison'
Latest Project:
Series Suspense 2017-10-17

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins.

Known For
Poster of Billy Madison
Poster of A Christmas Story
Poster of Riverboat
Poster of Mike Hammer
Movie Mooch Goes to Hollywood Unknown 2018
Series Janet Dean, Registered Nurse Unknown 2018
Movie Flag None 2018
Movie The Great Christmas Movies Unknown 2018
Movie The Legend of Jud Starr Jud Starr 2018
Movie The Forty-Eight Hour Mile David Ross 2018
Movie The Poetry Hall of Fame Unknown 2018
Movie I Remember You Unknown 2018
Series Suspense Unknown 2017-10-17
Movie Still Waters Burn Unknown 2008
Movie 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2007-01-28
Movie The 79th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2007-02-25
Movie The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2006-08-27
Series Night Stalker Unknown 2005-09-29
Movie The Ghouls Unknown 2003
Movie Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American Unknown 2003-07-15
Movie Small Time Sam 1999-06-22
Movie Pros & Cons Unknown 1999
Movie Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas Unknown 1997-12-01
Series Millennium Unknown 1996-10-25
Series Fudge Unknown 1995-01-07
Movie Derby Lester Corbett 1995-06-17
Movie Billy Madison Brian Madison 1995-02-10
Movie The Making of 'Billy Madison' Unknown 1995
Movie A Perfect Stranger John Henry Phillips 1994-09-12
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1994-10-24
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters Himself 1994-05-07
Movie Mysteries of the Ancient World Host 1994-03-06
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1994-01-07
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Series Fallen Angels Unknown 1993-08-01
Movie The American Clock Older Arthur Huntington 1993-08-23
Series Grace Under Fire Unknown 1993-09-29
Movie The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark Himself - Host & Narrator 1993-02-20
Movie Mastergate Unknown 1992-11-01
Movie Happy Hell Night Unknown 1992-04-13
Series Miracles & Other Wonders Unknown 1992
Movie The 13th Annual CableACE Awards Unknown 1992-01-12
Movie Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Unknown 1991-10-28
Movie Blood and Concrete Hank Dick 1991-09-13
Series Sisters Unknown 1991-05-11
Series Sibs Unknown 1991-09-17
Series The Commish Unknown 1991-09-28
Series Civil Wars Unknown 1991-11-20
Movie Perfect Harmony Mr. Hobbs 1991-03-31
Movie The 43th Annual Writers Guild Awards Himself 1991-03-20
Series The General Motors Playwrights Theater Albert Kroll 1991-02-05
Movie Kojak: It's Always Something Wainwright 1990
Movie By Dawn's Early Light Condor 1990-04-24
Movie Child in the Night Os Winfield 1990-05-01
Movie Captain America General Fleming 1990-12-14
Series Around the World in 80 Days Benjamin Mudge 1989-04-16
Movie Unclaimed Fortunes Himself - Host 1989-09-30
Movie In the Name of Blood Fergus Redding 1989-03-31
Movie Dead Heat Dr. Ernest McNab 1988-06-29
Movie Inherit the Wind E.K. Hornbeck 1988-03-20
Series Monsters Unknown 1988-10-22
Series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Movie The Diamond Trap Chief Walter Vadney 1988-11-20
Movie From the Hip Craig Duncan 1987-02-06
Series CBS Summer Playhouse Unknown 1987-06-12
Movie Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's A.D. Nathan 1987-11-01
Series Worlds Beyond Harry Hewart 1986-10-10
Movie Raw Deal Harry Shannon 1986-06-06
Movie My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Unknown 1985-01-21
Movie Turk 182! Det. Kowalski 1985-02-15
Movie The O'Briens The Father 1985-07-25
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie The Baron and the Kid Jack Beamer 1984-11-21
Movie The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. David Jennings 1984-05-16
Movie The Natural Unknown 1984-05-11
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1983-10-29
Series Small & Frye Nick Small 1983-03-07
Movie A Christmas Story The Old Man Parker 1983-11-18
Series Deadly Nightmares Unknown 1983-11-23
Series Freedom to Speak Unknown 1983-02-13
Series All-Star Family Feud Special Unknown 1983
Movie Firebird 2015 AD Red 1981-09-18
Movie Hangar 18 Harry Forbes 1981-03-13
Series Nero Wolfe Unknown 1981-01-16
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Games People Play Unknown 1980
Series The Martian Chronicles Sam Parkhill 1980-01-27
Movie Waikiki Captain 1980-04-21
Movie Ike: The War Years Gen. George S. Patton 1980-10-02
Movie A Bond of Iron Unknown 1979
Movie Not Until Today Unknown 1979
Movie Love for Rent Coach John Martin 1979-11-11
Series Ike: The War Years Gen. George S. Patton 1979-10-02
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie The 50th Anniversary Gala for USC's Film Department Himself 1979-02-09
Movie Donovan's Kid Timothy Donovan 1979-01-07
Movie The Users Henry Waller 1978-10-01
Movie Zero to Sixty Michael Nolan 1978-06-01
Movie Hot Lead and Cold Feet Mayor Ragsdale 1978-07-05
Movie Airport '77 Stan Buchek 1977-03-11
Series Fantasy Island Unknown 1977-01-14
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Movie No Deposit, No Return Duke 1976-02-05
Movie American Reunion Unknown 1976
Series Family Feud Unknown 1976-07-12
Movie Law and Order Deputy Chief Brian O'Malley 1976-05-06
Movie Brinks: The Great Robbery James McNally 1976-03-26
Movie Anatomy of a Crime David Ross 1975-06-13
Series Don Adams' Screen Test Unknown 1975
Series Celebrity Sweepstakes Unknown 1975
Movie Kolchak: Demon and the Mummy Carl Kolchak 1975-09-24
Movie Hay que matar a B. Pal Kovak 1974-02-26
Movie Kolchak: Crackle of Death Carl Kolchak 1974-09-30
Movie The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas Himself 1974-11-15
Series Tattletales Unknown 1974-02-18
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Series Kolchak: The Night Stalker Carl Kolchak 1974-09-13
Series Shaft Unknown 1973-10-09
Movie Cavalcade of Champions Himself - Presenter 1973-03-27
Movie The Night Strangler Carl Kolchak 1973-01-16
Movie The Six Million Dollar Man Oliver Spencer 1973-03-07
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series The Evil Touch Unknown 1973-09-16
Movie Happy Mother's Day, Love George Unknown 1973-08-17
Movie 43: The Richard Petty Story Lee Petty 1972-11-01
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-03-07
Movie The Night Stalker Carl Kolchak 1972-01-11
Movie Something Evil Paul Worden 1972-01-21
Movie Here Comes the Judge Judge 1972-09-03
Movie Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Dr. Lou Grazzo 1972-09-27
Series Banyon Unknown 1971-03-15
Movie The Death of Me Yet Joe Chalk 1971-10-26
Series Cade's County Unknown 1971-09-19
Series Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Unknown 1971-09-12
Series V.I.P.-Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-11
Series The Movie Game Unknown 1970
Series The Virginia Graham Show Unknown 1970-06-08
Series Matt Lincoln Unknown 1970-09-24
Movie Berlin Affair Pete Killian 1970-11-02
Movie The Tribe Drake 1970-11-10
Movie Mrs. Pollifax-Spy Farrell 1970-09-15
Movie The Challengers Jim McCabe 1970-02-20
Movie The Challenge Jacob Gallery 1970-02-10
Series It Takes Two Unknown 1969
Series It's Your Bet Unknown 1969
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series Bracken's World Unknown 1969-09-19
Series The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Unknown 1969-03-11
Series The Outsider David Ross 1968-09-18
Movie Mission Mars Col. Mike Blaiswick 1968-07-26
Series The Name of the Game Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series The Joey Bishop Show Unknown 1967-04-17
Series Custer Unknown 1967-09-06
Movie African Gold Mike Gregory 1967-05-01
Movie Celebrity Doubletalk Himself 1967-10-03
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie The Outsider David Ross 1967-11-21
Series Court Martial Unknown 1966-04-08
Series Eye Guess Unknown 1966-01-03
Series Confidential for Women Unknown 1966
Series The Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie The Great Sioux Massacre Captain Benton 1965-09-01
Series The Object Is Unknown 1964
Movie Bullet for a Badman Sam Ward 1964-08-12
Series The Rogues Unknown 1964-09-13
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964-09-22
Series Talent Scouts Unknown 1963
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Purex Summer Specials Unknown 1962
Series The Match Game Unknown 1962-12-31
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Doctors and the Nurses Unknown 1962-09-27
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Witchcraft Fred 1961-09-23
Series The Defenders Unknown 1961-09-16
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-28
Series Password All-Stars Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Playdate Unknown 1961-10-04
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The Islanders Unknown 1960-10-02
Series Stagecoach West Unknown 1960-10-04
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1960-09-26
Movie The 14th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1960-04-24
Series Play Your Hunch Unknown 1960
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Disneyland '59 Unknown 1959-06-15
Series Riverboat Captain Grey Holden 1959-09-13
Series Mike Hammer Mike Hammer 1958-01-07
Movie The Case Against Brooklyn Pete Harris 1958-06-01
Series Buckskin Unknown 1958-07-03
Series Decision Dan Garrett 1958-07-06
Movie Beau James Charley Hand 1957-06-07
Movie The Delicate Delinquent Mike Damon 1957-07-03
Series The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show Unknown 1956-10-04
Series To Tell the Truth Unknown 1956-12-18
Movie The Man with the Golden Arm Louie 1956-01-16
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Summertime Eddie Yaeger 1955-11-07
Movie The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Capt. Russ Peters 1955-12-31
Series Matinee Theatre Unknown 1955-10-31
Series The Alcoa Hour Unknown 1955-10-16
Series It's Always Jan Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie A Word to the Wives... Unknown 1955
Series The Telltale Clue Unknown 1954-07-08
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Producers' Showcase Unknown 1954-10-18
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Series Ponds Theater Unknown 1953-10-15
Series The Revlon Mirror Theater Unknown 1953-06-23
Series Death Valley Days Unknown 1952-03-06
Series Campbell Summer Soundstage Unknown 1952-06-06
Series Short Short Dramas Unknown 1952-09-30
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Mr. I. Magination Unknown 1951
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Movie Queen for a Day Dan 1951-07-07
Series Goodyear Playhouse Unknown 1951-10-14
Series Crime Photographer Casey 1951-04-19
Movie Distant Drums Unknown 1951-12-29
Series Armstrong Circle Theatre Unknown 1950-06-06
Series The Web Unknown 1950-07-04
Series Danger Unknown 1950-09-19
Series What's My Line? Unknown 1950-02-02
Series The Arthur Murray Party Unknown 1950-07-20
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Mama Unknown 1949-07-01
Series The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One in Hollywood Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Fear Blonde Student 1946-03-02
Movie Counter-Attack Unknown 1945-04-26
Movie Kiss and Tell Unknown 1945-10-04
Movie A Song to Remember Unknown 1945-01-18
Movie She Wouldn't Say Yes Unknown 1945