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Also Known As: Died: June 23, 2015
Born: December 9, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kew Gardens, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Silver Skies (2015)
A group of senior citizens who are retirees live in an apartment as tenants in Los Angeles. Their lives completely change when their apartment complex is suddenly sold out. Being old, they have no one to look after and thus, it's them who have to earn their livelihood and decide their future.
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Dickie Roberts is a 35-year old former child star. Now an out-of-work actor turned parking valet, Dickie is desperate to audition for a great role that could revitalize his career, but the part requires him to play a "normal" guy. Problem is, Dickie is anything but normal. He decides to hire a family to adopt him so he can relive his childhood and, in essence, grow up from scratch.
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Dickie Roberts is a 35-year old former child star. Now an out-of-work actor turned parking valet, Dickie is desperate to audition for a great role that could revitalize his career, but the part requires him to play a "normal" guy. Problem is, Dickie is anything but normal. He decides to hire a family to adopt him so he can relive his childhood and, in essence, grow up from scratch.
Another Pretty Face (2002)
When an experienced anchorwoman is replaced by a younger, prettier face, she decides to undergo plastic surgery, change her name, and build up her career all over again.
Santa Trap, The (2002)
A seven year old, out to prove St. Nick's existence, catches Santa coming into her house and lands him in jail.
Price of Air, The (2000)
In the idyllic suburban distopia of Orange, the affable but clueless Paul agrees to be a drug courier for Mr. Ball, who's about to take delivery of a drug rumored to be "more addictive than air." Against the better judgment of his best friend D., Paul does the deal for quick cash, but the supplier t
Big Brother Trouble (2000)
The Manzanar fishermen were Japanese-Americans held in internment camps during WWII. They defied the armed guards, barbed wire and searchlights to fish for trout in the surrounding waters of the Eastern Sierra. As legal battles were being fought to free them, the Manzanar fishermen were exercising t
Love Is All There Is (1996)
Set in the Bronx, "Love Is All There Is" follows two rival Italian families who discover that life can imitate art in the most hilarious way when the young and handsome Rosario Cappamezza becomes fatefully attracted to the beautiful Gina Malacici during a neighborhood production of "Romeo and Juliet
Demolition High (1996) as Gen Wainwright
A group of high school students battle some nuclear terrorists.
Dangerous Place, A (1995)
In order to prove his older brother's death was not a suicide, young Ethan Keyes infiltrates the Scorpions, a rival karate team led by Taylor Dillon. With only his Sensei to help him, Ethan confronts the older Dillon in an explosive karate match from which only one will walk away.
Break, The (1995) as Mr. Tennis
A washed-up coach must teach a rookie player on the satellite tennis circuit.
Odd Couple: Together Again, The (1993)
Jack Klugman and Tony Randall reprise the roles they created in the long-running comedy series, "The Odd Couple." Based on Neil Simon's play and the 1968 theatrical film release. Felix and his wife are preparing for their daughter's marriage, but everything is put on hold when Felix learns that Osca
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Spoof of the Robin Hood legend.
Body Trouble (1992)
A screenwriter gets entangled with a beautiful woman and her dangerous mobster boyfriend.
Final Embrace (1992)
A detective falls for the female rock star he is investigating.
Jake Spanner, Private Eye (1989)
A television movie about two has-been detectives. A private eye is coaxed out of retirement to help rescue the kidnapped granddaughter of a crook he sent to San Quentin 25 years before.
Eight Is Enough Wedding, An (1989) as Tom Bradford
A television movie sequel reuniting the Bradford family from the ABC series "Eight Is Enough" (1977-81). In this telefilm, David's wedding brings the clan together again. When David announces his plans to marry again, there are mixed emotions among the Bradford clan, who gather at the homestead for
14 Going on 30 (1988) as Principal Loomis
A two-part "Disney Sunday Movie" about a lovestruck teenage boy who, as part of a scientific experiment, speed-grows into an adult, gets mistaken for the new principal, and turns high school into unbelievable fun.
Wedding Day Blues (1988)
A television movie in which everyone except the bridegrooom and the best man seems determined to ruin a young couple's dream wedding.
New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, The (1988)
Pippi Longstocking falls overboard off her father's ship and begins many adventures.
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion (1987) as Tom Bradford
A television movie sequel bringing together the Bradford family from the ABC series "Eight is Enough" (1977-81). In the film, the family gathers together to celebrate Tom Bradford's fiftieth birthday. Abby and youngest son Nicholas prepare the house for the big celebration. One by one, the other bro
Spaceballs (1987)
Only a rogue space merchant can stop an evil dictator from stealing a planet''''s air supply.
Combat High (1986)
A television movie about two teenagers who perform a practical joke, and end up destroying a city water main. As a result, they are sentenced to serve a year at a tough military academy. However, the officers at the school find it difficult to subdue the pranksters, and the two end up creating havo
Midnight Hour, The (1985) as Martin Grenville
A group of teenagers read a message scrawled on parchment, thus bringing the dead in a cemetery back to life. Film relates how fiendish types pursue the teens in a series of comic adventures.
Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (1979)
A rebellious seventeen-year-old girl ignores parental advice and joins her friends as a beach-bound regular on the local hitchhiking circuit, being picked up ultimately by a homicidal maniac.
With This Ring (1978) as Alvin Andrews
A romantic comedy about various engaged couples and their families who, as wedding dates rapidly approach, are caught up in a whirlwind of emotional crises, from past loves and parental pressure to social and financial obligations. Diana Canova is the actress daughter of former hillbilly movie star
High Anxiety (1977)
A man must come to terms with his own "high anxiety" in this loving parody of the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) as Gambler
After the Civil War, a young Southerner races to find his family''''s treasure, buried on a swampy Florida island.
Freaky Friday (1976) as Harold Jennings
A mother and daughter switch bodies for one strange day.
Gus (1976)
Gus the mule is recruited as a field goal kicker for a struggling football team.
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
A lawyer running for district attorney starts turning into a large sheep dog at awkward moments.
Love Boat (Pilot Movie), The (1976)
This was the pilot for the hit series, packed with familiar TV names and faces, interweaving several comedy stories of the misadventures of passengers and crew aboard a California to Mexico cruise ship.
The Strongest Man in the World (1975)
A student discovers the key to super strength by mixing chemicals with his breakfast cereal.
Superdad (1974) as Ira Hershaw
Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, Bart. He knows that Wendy's friends will all be attending the same college, so, he concocts a plan where Wendy will recieve a scholarship to a different college. This college being the same one where his wife attended. All goes as planned. Wendy attends Huttington and sees less of her old crowd. Soon Charlie's plan backfires, Wendy discovers her fathers scholarship plan and becomes rebellious. When she starts dating a hippie artist, Charlie realizes he has made a big mistake and must do something before Wendy goes too far.
Westworld (1973)
A future fantasy park turns deadly when robot workers go on a killing spree.
Dirty Little Billy (1972) as Harry
A tough and violent portrait of a psychopathic, yet fresh-faced youth--the infamous Billy the Kid in his grimy early days.
Joe Kidd (1972) as Hotel manager
Joe Kidd is a former bounty hunter who is now trying to earn his living as a horse rancher and tracker. He is hired by a greedy land-grabber to find and capture Luis Chama, a Mexican revolutionary who is organizing the peasants to reclaim the land that is rightfully theirs.
Snowball Express (1972) as Mr. Carruthers
When New York insurance accountant Johnny Baxter learns that he has inherited the Grand Imperial Hotel in the Rocky Mountains, he moves his family out west to run the place. But the Baxters arrive to find their inheritance is a run-down wreck in a remote location. In spite of this, the family does their best to make a success of the hotel and to protect it from a greedy banker and others who want to take it from them.
Hec Ramsey (1972)
An aging lawman in a small town in Oklahoma at the turn of the century finds himself out of step with the times and reluctantly accepts a job as a deputy to an inexperienced, college-educated cop in this light-hearted pilot for the series (1972-74) that was one of the rotating elements of the "NBC S
Crooked Hearts, The (1972)
A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also Russell's last film role.
Beware! the Blob (1972) as Scoutmaster
A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.
Zachariah (1971) as The Dude
Gunfights and electric guitars in the Old West? You bet! Zachariah gets a mail order gun, practices a little, and kills a man in the local saloon. He and his friend Matthew set out to become gunfighters, joining with the Crackers, a rock band who are also (pitifully inept) stage robbers. Having quickly outgrown that gang, Zachariah and Matthew set out to become bigtime gunslingers. Before long, they part company and a rivalry grows between them.
Charly (1968) as Bert
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
Violent Midnight (1963) as Palmer

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)
Dickie Roberts is a 35-year old former child star. Now an out-of-work actor turned parking valet, Dickie is desperate to audition for a great role that could revitalize his career, but the part requires him to play a "normal" guy. Problem is, Dickie is anything but normal. He decides to hire a family to adopt him so he can relive his childhood and, in essence, grow up from scratch.

Cast (special)

Inside the Playboy Mansion (2002)
A behind-the-scenes tour of the private world of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner, including a look at the Playboy mansion's private quarters.
Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet (2001)
Profile of actor Dick Van Patten, star of the long-running sitcom, "Eight Is Enough."
2nd Annual Family Television Awards, The (2000)
Awards special that recognizes outstanding programming for family viewing. Eight awards are given to television shows and actors who represent family programming and values. The categories are: Actor; Actress; Drama Series; Comedy Series; Movie, Mini-Series or Special; Inspiring Stories/Pride in Our
Eight Is Enough: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary about the television series "Eight Is Enough," which aired on ABC from 1977 to 1981. The series starred Dick Van Patten as the father of eight children. To succeed, the show had to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles including the loss of one of its leading stars, actress Diana H
Gilligan's Island: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999)
Profile of the television series "Gilligan's Island," which aired on CBS from 1964 to 1967.
NYTV: By the People Who Made It (1998)
History of New York television as told through the collective voices of its celebrities and innovators. Interviews are supplemented by archival film clips from classic programs made in New York as well as scenes from shows currently produced in New York.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1990)
A telecast of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) sixth annual Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The program also features footage chronicaling the careers of the inductees.
Innocent of Hollywood, The (1990) as Host
A documentary that looks at the present lives of television and film child stars of yesteryear.
Comedy Concert Hour, The (1990) as Host
Stand-up comedians perform in a special taped before an audience in Hollywood.
Fifteenth Annual Circus of the Stars (1990)
A special in which celebrities with no prior professional circus experience perform circus feats.
Jackie Gleason: The Great One (1988)
A tribute to Jackie Gleason on the occasion of his death, featuring remembrances by fellow entertainers and rare clips, some of which have not been seen in 30 years.
Lifetime Salutes Mom (1987)
A two-hour Lifetime special honoring motherhood, featuring interviews with celebrity moms, a discussion of the changing role of motherhood, and a fashion show.
Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour (1987)
Comedian Jay Leno hosts his first network television primetime special, with a salute to the American family. The program spotlights Leno in a humorous monologue about real and fictional families and features special appearances by show-business family acts.
Picnic (1986)
A tape of a production of Inge's play at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, airing as part ot the "Broadway On Showtime" series. The play deals with two sisters, Madge and Millie, as they prepare for the annual Labor Day picnic. The sisters' lives are suddenly intruded upon by a drifer named Hal,
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1986)
Live coverage of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York City.
Hoboken Chicken Mystery, The (1984)
A boy brings home a 266-pound live chicken for his family's Thanksgiving dinner.
I Love Liberty (1982)
A program of music, comedy skits, and dramatic vignettes that salutes America.
Andy Williams' Early New England Christmas (1982)
A Christmas celebration taped in Vermont, and hosted by entertainmer Andy Williams.
Fit for a King (1982)
The story, set in the fictional modern European kingdom of Braeland, depicts the problems that befall its king and queen and their royal children. In the pilot episode, King Alfred and Queen Mary Ella attempt to break up their naive son Conrad's romance with Sandra Bacon, a beautiful American social
Whatever Became Of...? (1981) as Host
A special that spotlights the current lives of celebrities from the past. The program updates the lives of Irish McCalla, Jay North, Angela Cartwright, Rusty Hamer, Danny Bonaduce, Margaret O'Brien, Ursula Andress, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Ray, The Monkees, Mark Spitz, Lisa Loring, Mason Reese, S
Take One Starring Jonathan Winters (1981)
A program featuring Jonathan Winters improvising his own lines in peculiar situations.
State Fair USA (1981) as Host
Highlights of state fairs throughout the United States.
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Battle of the Network Stars VI (1979)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Pat Boone and Family (1978) as Guest
An hour of music and songs featuring Pat Boone and his family.
That Second Thing on ABC (1978) as Guest
A fast-paced comedy hour featuring new comedy talents. A sequel to "That Thing on ABC."
Rich Little's Washington Follies (1978) as Guest
A comic spoof of the government.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes (1977) as Male Team Member
A twice-yearly series of specials in which celebrities compete in various athletic contests to determine which is the better sex.
Charo and the Sergeant (1976)
The story of Charo, a beautiful Spanish entertainer, who marries Hank Palmer, a U.S. Marine sergeant. Charo's attempts to adjust to the American way of life are the focal point of the pilot episode.
Ace (1976) as Mr Mason (Guest)
The exploits of Edward R. Ace, an eccentric private detective struggling to stay in business. The pilot episode relates Ace's efforts to find the source of a security leak in a large corporation.
Grandpa Max (1975) as Mr Unger (Guest)
A story of the generation gap between middle age and old age as seen through the bickering relationship of "Grandpa" Max Sherman, a crusty, caustic Jewish widower, and Paul Sherman, his overly protective son, who treats his father (self-described as "young at heart") like an old man. In the pilot ep
Ernie, Madge, and Artie (1974) as Artie
The story of Madge and Artie, a middle-aged newlywed couple who are plagued by Ernie, the ghost of Madge's first husband, who has come back to haunt her.
Memory of Two Mondays, A (1974)
Documentary featuring never-before-broadcast footage taken by Allied troops as they entered Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II.

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