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Also Known As: Died: February 11, 1992
Born: September 19, 1931 Cause of Death: kidney disease
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1986)
The child of a movie actress is a pawn in a child-selling ring that has its origins in Vietnam. A street mime attempts to kidnap the daughter of lovely actress, Joanna Lake, during a shoot on a New York street. Mike Hammer witnesses the event and prevents the crime, but becomes more deeply involved
Crypt of the Living Dead (1973) as Director
An archaeologist and his son awaken Hannah, a vampire who was once the wife of Louis VII and a vampire. Hannah rises from her crypt and unleashes a reign of terror on people living in the 20th century.
The Deathmaster (1972) as Director
Quarry is a mysterious stranger with cult like following of hippies. Rather than showing them peace and love, he has more sinister plans for them as he is a vampire.

Cast (feature film)

Pursuit (1975)
After the United States Cavalry attacks his sleeping camp and kiils almost everyone, one young Indian sets out to revenge his people.
Centerfold Girls, The (1974)
A psychopathic religious zealot attempts to punish immoral women who have posed nude for centerfolds of adult magazines...with death.
Runaway! (1973) as Professor Jack Dunn
A suspense thriller about a bunch of weekend skiers (familiar TV faces all) who sweat out a harrowing journey down a mountainside in a runaway train. Theatrically, in Great Britain, this film was titled, cleverly, as "The Runaway Train."
The Ballad of Billie Blue (1972) as Carlton Jacobs
Nat, a French adolescent, seeks her own course in the chaos of her pleasantly dysfunctional family and among other adults who act strangely. Almost all communication is through webcams, chats and websites.
Very Missing Person, A (1972)
An ex-schoolmarm turns detective when police ask for her aid in finding a missing heiress in this pilot project to bring to TV the Hildegarde Withers character popularized in films in the 1930s by Edna May Oliver.
Banyon (1971) as Victor Pappas
An atmospheric pilot for the series (1972-73) about a private eye working the Los Angeles beat circa 1937. In this outing, he's embarrassed when a girl -- his client -- is found murdered in his office with his gun. The subsequent series starring Forster found Joan Blondell (in Hermione Gingold's pil
The Last Mercenary (1969) as Mark [Marco] Anderson
Torajiro, a traveling salesman and gambler, returns to his home after many years' absence. He attends his sister's wedding, falls in love with Fuyuko, who is engaged to another man, and causes embarrassment for the family. Broken-hearted, Torajiro leaves after writing a letter of advice for Fuyuko t
Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966) as Bryan Cooper
Based by a true story of an estranged couple stranded in a blizzard at Christmas, Suzanne Shemwell's estranged husband Jim unexpectedly comes to Idaho for a family visit just before the holiday, Suzanne is less than thrilled, but their two daughters, 16-year-old Miranda and seven-year-old Taryn, are
FBI Code 98 (1964) as Fred Vitale
A Majority of One (1962) as Jerome Black
A Jewish widow falls in love with a Japanese businessman.
The Chapman Report (1962) as Fred Linden
A research psychologist gets involved in the personal lives of four women.
The Longest Day (1962) as Captain Frank
The Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France.
The George Raft Story (1961) as George Raft
A fictionalized movie biography of former top Hollywood film star George Raft.
Portrait of a Mobster (1961) as "Legs" Diamond
This movie portrays the rise and fall of 1920s gangster Dutch Schultz. While building his own mob ring, he romances Iris, the daughter of a man he killed. When Iris marries a cop, Schultz makes sure the cop goes bad and takes kickbacks from Schultz's organization. Iris goes back to the arms of Schultz, not knowing he's the man who killed her father.
A Fever in the Blood (1961) as Marker
A former governor is murdered and his killer''''s trial is sensationalized in the media.
Ice Palace (1960) as Bay Husack
A money-hungry white man tries to plunder post-World War I Alaska for all that he can, but goes up against a local fisherman who resents his ways, and they battle it out up until Alaska becomes a State.
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) as Legs Diamond
A small-time thief kills his way to the top of the New York rackets.
The Beat Generation (1959) as Stan Hess [also known as Arthur Garrett]
A group of beatniks unwittingly harbor a serial rapist.
The Big Operator (1959) as Oscar ["The Executioner"] Wetzel
A tough hood goes wild when federal agents investigate him.
Yellowstone Kelly (1959) as Sayapi
A trapper gets caught between his young assistant and a beautiful Arapaho woman.
Tarawa Beachhead (1958) as Lt. Joel Brady
(War ''58,BW). Kerwin Matthews, Julie Adams, Ray Danton, Karen Sharpe, Onslow Stevens, Russell Thorsen. Sergeant Tom Sloan (Kerwin Matthews) witnesses his commanding officer (Ray Danton) kill one of his own men but hestitates to inform his superiors. Tension builds between the two men when Sloan falls in love with the murdered man''s widow. Paul Wendkos directs.
Onionhead (1958) as Ens. Dennis Higgins
An irresponsible student enlists in the Coast Guard expecting to sit out World War II.
Too Much, Too Soon (1958) as John Howard
The daughter of an iconic actor reunites with her father after a ten year estrangement.
The Night Runner (1957) as Roy Turner
Because of overcrowding at his mental hospital, a schizophrenic is released as an outpatient and told to stay away from emotional situations. He finds a room in a motel near the beach, but when he falls for the daughter of the motel's owner, the father confronts him with his past. This triggers th
Outside the Law (1956) as Johnny Salvo
The Spoilers (1956) as Blackie
Chief Crazy Horse (1955) as Little Big Man
When young Crazy Horse, of whom great things were predicted, wins his bride, rival Little Big Man goes to villainous traders with evidence of gold in the sacred Lakota burial ground. Of course, a new gold rush starts despite all treaties, and Crazy Horse becomes military leader of his people. Initial Indian victories lead to the inevitable result. Uniquely, all is told from the Indian perspective.
The Looters (1955) as Pete Corder
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) as David Tredman
True story of singer Lillian Roth''''s battle against alcoholism.

Director (special)

Vietnam War Story (1987)
A trilogy of half-hour dramas inspired by true accounts of Vietnam veterans. "The Pass" tells of three bored GIs visiting a Vietnam bar to discuss their experiences, with surprising results. "The Mine" describes a soldier with an unnatural instinct for keeping out of danger. "Home" tells the story o
John Henry (1987) as Director
An adaptation of the legend of John Henry, the "steel drivin' man" of the 19th century American folksong which describes a railroad laborer who fights to prove a man is worth more than a machine. Broadcast as a segment of "Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends."
Feel the Heat (1983) as Director
The story, set in Key Blanco, Florida, follows the exploits of Andy Thorn, an ex-cop turned private detective, and Honor Campbell, a state attorney (in Bouldon County), as they team to solve crimes. In the pilot episode, Thorn and Honor try to find the killer of an infamous drug dealer whose death h
Bender (1979)
The exploits of Bender, a tough ex-New York police captain who becomes the Chief of Police in Tamarisk Wells, a well-to-do California desert resort town targeted by clever criminals as "easy pickings."

Cast (special)

Our Man Flint: Dead on Target (1976) as Derek Flint
The exploits of Derek Flint, a U.S. government undercover agent. In the pilot, for a potential series called "Our Man Flint," Flint attempts to rescue a kidnapped oil executive from a revolutionary group called "Besla."

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