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Also Known As: Died: August 30, 2003
Born: November 3, 1921 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Ehrenfield, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films, The (2014)
Two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. Here, we examine the complex relationship between two contradictory personalities whose combined
Family of Cops III (1999)
Just as Inspector Paul Fein's lifelong ambition to become chief of police is attainable, circumstances cause his promotion to slip out of reach. Paul is in a meeting with the current chief of police to discuss the murders of multi-millionaire Phillip Chandler and his wife, as well as Paul's possible
Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II (1997)
Sequel to "Family of Cops" about Inspector Paul Fein, the proud patriarch of a family that includes two law-enforcing sons, a daughter who is a public defender and another who is a free spirit looking for a job. When a priest is murdered, Fein returns to the neighborhood he left 40 years ago. The ev
Family of Cops (1995)
The entire family of a Milwaukee police chief becomes entangled in a web of murder and deception when the youngest daughter is accused of killing a multimillionaire businessman.
Death Wish V: The Face Of Death (1994) as Paul Kersey
Paul Kersey, now teaching in a suburban New York college, makes a reluctant return to vigilantism when his fiancee, a fashion model turned clothing manufacturer, is menaced by organized crime.
Sea Wolf, The (1993)
A cruel sea captain, Wolf Larsen, and a shipwrecked San Francisco aristocrat whom he plucks from the sea, engage in a battle of wills aboard the doomed vessel "The Ghost."
Donato and Daughter (1993)
When two nuns are murdered by a serial killer, a father and a daughter, police officers who have been estranged, are assigned to the case.
Indian Runner, The (1991)
Drama about a family in the Midwest, focusing on two brothers and their attempt to establish a balance in their relationship and their lives.
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)
Retells the events leading up to the famous 1897 New York Sun editorial, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus," written by Francis P. Church. An unemployed father tries to explain to his children why their Christmas will not be filled with presents.
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
In Los Angeles, a cop and father with no tolerance for sleaze is tracking down a pimp who recruits adolescent hookers and drug addicts in order to sell them to rich businessman with loose morals. When one such businessman arrives from Japan and, in a twist, finds his daughter taken by the pimp, it'
Messenger Of Death (1988)
A Denver detective is after a serial killer linked to a cult of Mormon avengers.
Assassination (1987) as Jay Killian
The presidential bodyguard, Jay Killion, is assigned to guard the first lady during the inauguration of her newly elected husband. The iconoclastic first lady initially balks at Killion's traditional, methodical procedures. But when several attempts are made on her life, she begins to trust his inst
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
After a friend's daughter falls victim to the deadly drug, vigilante Paul Kersey declares war on crack dealers.
Murphy's Law (1986)
Ten years ago, police detective Jack Murphy helped put psychotic killer Joan Freeman in prison. Now Joan is out of jail and intent on getting her revenge against him, so she murders Jack's ex-wife and her current husband and frames Jack for the crime. When Jack is arrested, he is handcuffed to tough
Act Of Vengeance (1986)
A television movie about Jock Yablonski, the United Mine Workers official whose battle for his union's Presidency brought him into deadly conflict with union boss Tony Boyle. The true story describes Yablonski's raw, courageous stand which runs afoul of Boyle, who orders the murders of Yablonski and
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Vigilante Paul Kersey returns to New York to avenge the crimes of street thugs.
Evil That Men Do, The (1984)
Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist behind the political torture of innocent victims. Posin
Death Wish II (1982)
The architect from New York turns vigilante in Los Angeles after more brutality too close to home.
Death Hunt (1981) as Albert Johnson
Reclusive trapper Albert Johnson lives in the frigid mountains near the Yukon river. When he is wrongfully accused of murder by his enemies and persecuted by the police, Johnson's expert knowledge of the wilderness allows him to survive as his defends his freedom.
Caboblanco (1981)
Giff Hoyt runs a cafe in post-World War II Cabo Blanco, Peru. The town is filled with Nazis looking for refuge and their enemies. When a sea explorer is murdered, his death is declared an accident by the corrupt police department, but Giff is suspicious. Giff begins to think that a Nazi refugee name
Borderline (1980)
Jeb Maynard is a border patrol agent who is working to prevent illegal aliens from entering the United States from Mexico. He is in pursuit of the "coyote" Hotchkiss, who smuggles people in for big money and with no regard for their safety. While working on the case, Jeb becomes attracted an illegal alien named Elena who was brought into the U.S. by Hotchkiss and agrees to lead Jeb to him. And as Jeb works with Elena, he becomes more and more sympathetic to her and her son who desperately desire a better life than the one they had in Mexico.
Love And Bullets (1979)
Jackie Pruit is the girlfriend of gangster Joe Bomposa, and when her life is endangered by some of his henchmen, the FBI begins to protect her. The agency, hoping that she will be able to supply them information they can use to put Bomposa in prison, assigns agent Charlie Congers to her case. Conger
White Buffalo, The (1977)
Wild Bill Hickok returns to the West to hunt down an albino buffalo that haunts his dreams.
Telefon (1977)
A Russian agent travels to the U.S. to stop a crazed defector from triggering human time bombs.
Raid On Entebbe (1977)
This was the second star-laden dramatization of the Israeli rescue of plane-bound hostages taken during a Palestinian hijacking on July 4, 1976. Cinematographer Bill Butler won an Emmy Award for his work. Others nominated were Peter Finch (his last screen role), Martin Balsam and Yaphet Kotto, direc
From Noon Till Three (1976)
A two-bit outlaw becomes a legend when he''''s mistakenly reported dead.
St. Ives (1976)
Raymond St. Ives is a novelist and former crime reporter who is pulled back into his previous profession by the wealthy Abner Procane. Procane engages St. Ives to find a set of stolen ledgers that could start a mob war if made public. After he starts working on the case, St. Ives finds that it takes every resource he has just to stay alive.
Breakheart Pass (1975) as John Deakin
A U.S. Marshall tries to bring in a captured outlaw during a treacherous train ride.
Breakout (1975)
Maverick bush pilot Charles Bronson agrees to rescue a man framed for murder from an impregnable Mexican jail.
Hard Times (1975)
A Depression-era drifter takes up street fighting to make his fortune.
Cold Sweat (1974) as Joe
Joe Martin, a quiet American, rents boats in the South of France. He is married to Fabienne and has a twelve-year-old daughter, Michelle. But Joe has not always been the straight man he is now. He used to be a tough guy and when the members of his former gang,who have not forgiven him for letting them down and keeping the loot for himself,resurface the perfect family is sure to go through hard times.
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
A farmer battles corrupt businessmen trying to drive him out of business.
Death Wish (1974)
Paul Kersey, New York Archtitect, is a bleeding-heart liberal whose world is suddenly torn apart by the murder of his wife and the rape of his daughter. After a vacation to Arizona, Kersey returns to New York with a vengeance against crime, and takes to vigilantism.
Chino (1973)
In a change of pace role, Charles Bronson plays a halfbreed horse tamer in New Mexico who opts for the life of a recluse.
Chato's Land (1972) as Pardon Chato
An Apache half-breed on the run turns against his pursuers when they assault his wife.
The Mechanic (1972) as Arthur Bishop
An experienced hit man takes a beginner under his wing.
The Valachi Papers (1972) as Joseph Valachi
A criminal who gets on the bad side of a mob boss must take desperate steps to protect himself in prison.
Lola (1971) as Scott Wardman
A 25-30-year old Hacienda-owner (David Hemmings) is misbehaving on women due to his traumatic youth; his mother (Alida Valli) covers him for his sadistic actions; however, when he wants the daughter of the mansion supervisor to serve for him, things seem to get totally out of hand. He 'tames' her, but when 'tamed' and finally married, the young woman (Andrea Rau) soon becomes the dominating person in the family.
Quelq'un derriere la porte (1971) as Amnesiac
Red Sun (1971)
A Samurai and a Western outlaw join forces to track down the bandits who stole a ceremonial sword.
You Can't Win 'Em All (1970) as Josh Corey
Two Army buddies sign on to help Turkish mercenaries escort the governor''''s daughters.
Rider on the Rain (1970) as Dobbs
A beautiful young woman in the South of France is stalked by, then raped by, a mysterious masked assailant. She shoots him dead soon afterwards and dumps his corpse in the sea. Later, an American investigator turns up, and to her horror he seems to know everything about what she has done......
Family, The (1970)
After a bloody double-cross leaves him for dead, professional hit man Jeff (Charles Bronson) tracks the shooter and his beautiful mistress (Jill Ireland) to New Orleans. But when Jeff takes both revenge and the woman, he finds himself blackmailed by a powerful crime boss (Telly Savalas) who wants the fiercely independent gunman to join his organization. Jeff refuses, and is hunted through an unforgiving city where love is like a loaded gun and debts of vengeance are paid in bullets.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) as The Man [Harmonica]
A mail-order bride enlists an outlaw and a mystery man to help protect her land from a ruthless cattleman.
Guns for San Sebastian (1968) as Teclo
A Mexican bandit masquerading as a priest gets roped into helping villagers defend against an Indian attack.
Villa Rides (1968) as Fierro
Drama detailing the bandit career of Mexico's folk hero, Pancho Villa.
The Dirty Dozen (1967) as Joseph Wladislaw
A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines.
This Property Is Condemned (1966) as J. J. Nichols
A small-town girl fights her mother''''s opposition when she falls for a big-city businessman.
Battle of the Bulge (1965) as Wolenski
A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II.
The Sandpiper (1965) as Cos Erickson
An Episcopal priest falls for a free-living artist.
Guns of Diablo (1964)
A man and a boy scouting supplies for a wagon train come up against a crooked town boss.
The Great Escape (1963) as [Flt. Lt.] Danny "Tunnel King" [Velinski]
Thrown together by the Germans, a group of captive Allied troublemakers plot a daring escape.
4 for Texas (1963) as Matson
Double-crossing outlaws go straight and become rival saloon owners.
Kid Galahad (1962) as Lew Nyack
A ruthless fight promoter tries to turn a singing mechanic into a champion.
Master of the World (1961) as Strock
A mad genius tries to bomb the world into peace.
X-15 (1961) as Lieut. Col. Lee Brandon
An examination of the lives of X-15 rocket-plane test pilots, who put themselves in danger on every test run.
A Thunder of Drums (1961) as Trooper Hanna
A green Cavalry lieutenant learns the ropes fast when he''''s shipped out West.
The Magnificent Seven (1960) as O'Reilly
Seven American gunmen hire themselves out to protect a Mexican village from bandits.
Never So Few (1959) as Sgt. John Danforth
A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.
Gang War (1958) as Alan Avery
Machine-Gun Kelly (1958) as George "Machine-Gun" Kelly
When Hell Broke Loose (1958) as Steve Boland
Near the end of the war in Germany, GI Steve Boland, a self-described "sharp-operator", meets a German girl, Ilsa (Violet Rensing), and they fall in love. Ilsa's brother Karl (Richard Jaeckel), whom she has not seen in three years, and his fellow-Nazi Ludwig (Arvid Nelson)visit Ilsa. Karl proudly informs her that he and Ludwig are "Werewolves", a group of Nazi assassins parachuted behind Allied lines for the purpose of killing Allied High Command officers. She and Steve go to Army Intelligence with they information, where Steve is immediately arrest for being A.W.O.L. Captain Melton (Dennis McCarthy) of Army G-2 intervenes on Steve's behalf, as G-2 has had a suspicion about the existence of the "Werewolves" but no concrete info before now.
Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) as Luke Welch
Bounty hunter Luke Welsh arrives looking for a wanted man. When that man draws on him he has to kill him. To collect his reward he needs a statement identifying him. But the man was well liked in town and no one will sign such a statement. When he outdraws another man who thought he was faster, some townsmen decide he should be killed and they organize a mob to go after him.
Run of the Arrow (1957) as Blue Buffalo
A bitter Confederate veteran joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.
Jubal (1956) as Reb Haislipp
A rancher''s wife falls for a wandering cowhand.
Target Zero (1955) as Sgt. Vince Gaspari
International soldiers fight to ignore their differences while holding a hill during the Korean War.
Big House, U.S.A. (1955) as Benny Kelly
Convicts escape prison to uncover hidden loot.
Miss Sadie Thompson (1954) as Edwards
A moralist sets out to reform the legendary South Seas floozy.
Crime Wave (1954) as Ben Hastings
A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
Vera Cruz (1954) as Pittsburgh
During the Mexican Revolution, rival mercenaries team to steal a fortune in gold.
Tennessee Champ (1954) as Sixty Jubel
A boxer reforms his crooked manager.
Apache (1954) as Hondo
Refusing to accept peace, a renegade leads a one-man war against the U.S. Cavalry.
Riding Shotgun (1954) as Pinto
A stagecoach guard is mistaken for a member of a gang of outlaws.
Drum Beat (1954) as Captain Jack
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
The Clown (1953) as Eddie
In this remake of The Champ, a drunken clown tries to make a comeback so he can keep his son.
Off Limits (1953) as Russel
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however, when Bullet gets drafted. Hogan's gangster partners "persuade him to enlist and keep an eye on the fighter, who is subsequently declared psychologically unfit for the Army. Enter Herbet Tuttle, a draftee eager to have Hogan turn him into a fighter. Hogan Reluctantly agrees only after he discovers Tuttle's aunt is the beautiful singer at a nightclub. From then on it's a case of stringing Tuttle along while trying to get close to his aunt. To further complicate Hogan's life there is a rulebook Military Police Officer who tries to squish the shenanigans.
House of Wax (1953) as Igor
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952) as Pittsburgh Philo Green
Battle Zone (1952) as Private
A rivalry develops between two Marine combat photographers over the attentions of a Red Cross nurse during their stint in the Korean War.
The Marrying Kind (1952) as Eddie
A judge forces a divorcing couple to think back on the problems that drove them apart.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Hank Tasling
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
My Six Convicts (1952) as Convict
A prison psychologist tries to rehabilitate six hardcore criminals.
Diplomatic Courier (1952) as Russian agent on train
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
Red Skies of Montana (1952) as Neff
You're in the Navy Now (1951) as Wascylewski
An experimental steam-powered vessel sets off on its maiden voyage with an inexperienced Naval officer at the helm.
The Mob (1951) as Jack
A police detective fakes a suspension so he can go undercover.
The People Against O'Hara (1951) as Angelo Korvac
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.

Cast (special)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1997)
Live presentation of the third annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, honoring the American public's favorite stars of motion pictures, home videos and music.
100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994)
Special saluting the Hollywood Western, with actors experienced in the genre. Includes profiles of John Wayne, John Ford and Clint Eastwood, as well as the story of women in the Wild West and a video history of how Native Americans have been portrayed over the years.
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990)
A special commemorating Frank Sinatra's 75th birthday. The musical tribute includes footage from a Society of Singers performance in Los Angeles and Sinatra's birthday concert from the Meadowlands' Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey.
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (1989)
Coverage of the presentation to Elizabeth Taylor of the second annual America's Hope Award, given to an individual deemed to exemplify the American spirit. Highlights include clips from Taylor's film career; serenades by Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder, Carol Burnett and Dudley Moore; and a production n
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
All Star Party For Clint Eastwood (1986)
Variety Clubs International honors Clint Eastwood in the eleventh annual salute to an entertainment industry figure for career and humanitarian achievements.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.

Cast (short)

San Sebastian 1746 in 1968 (1968)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of "Guns For San Sebastian"(1968) in northern Mexico.

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