1. [8] While attending high school in California, McGavin developed aspirations to be an architect, and after graduating enrolled at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California[5] to study architecture. Subsequently, he played Kolchak in the short-lived television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975). Read also. Russ Peters in The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955), both directed by Otto Preminger. All the network saw were these cockamamie monsters. He graduated from Puyallup High School. Several standard roles followed over the next decade before he landed the key role of Louie the drug pusher in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Capt. Hollywood film producer Dino de Laurentiis and dire - Vintage photograph 2561842. [3] McGavin eventually ran away from the farm, and lived with a Native American family along the Nisqually River. He separated from his first wife in 1966, and married his second, Kathie Browne in 1969. William Lyle Richardson (May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006), known professionally as Darren McGavin, was an American actor.He was known for his portrayals of worldly, often somewhat gruff characters. The series starred Rock Hudson, Darren McGavin, Bernadette Peters, Roddy McDowall, Fritz Weaver, Barry Morse, and Maria Schell. May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006 For those loyal, loving fans unable to attend Darren’s service, I reproduce here a brief description of the sad day.. He was born on May 7, 1922 at Spokane, Washington, United States. [16] He also later appeared in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour titled "A Matter of Murder" in 1964. [11], While attending the University of the Pacific, McGavin took a side job building scenery for a local theater group. [18], When Martin and Lewis broke up, McGavin played the role originally earmarked for Dean Martin in The Delicate Delinquent, Jerry Lewis's first solo film. Cleveland.com. In 1942, he married Anita Marie Williams. His mother was from Ontario, Canada. Darren McGavin (7. maj 1922 – 25. februar 2006) bio je američki glumac najpoznatiji po tumačenju naslovne uloge u horor TV-seriji Kolchak: The Night Stalker.Prije toga je 1950-ih nastupao kao "tvrdi" detektiv u TV-seriji Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, a potom u western seriji Riverboat DARREN Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images [9] He subsequently dropped out of college, and found work as a painter at Columbia Pictures movie studios in 1945. “I found Darren McGavin backstage on a Universal set, having his breakfast of fire and brimstone, snorting and growling. [30] He later married Melanie York in March 1944; their marriage ended in divorce in 1969, but produced four children. Years later, Bridget googled herself and was met with all of the terrible things … Darren McGavin real name was William Lyle Richardson. He was 83. Hit the "Tweet" button at the top ↑ 2. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 1959 DARREN MCGAVIN & WIFE Vintage Original Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY MIKE HAMMER at the best online prices at eBay! In 1960, he starred in a TV series called Riverboat. Darren Mcgavin & wife Kathie Browne. He was 83. He received his dramatic arts training at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio, and debuted on screen in an uncredited role in A Song to Remember (1945). The Night Stalker (1972) Darren McGavin as reporter Carl Kolchak and Barry Atwater as Janos Skorzeny the vampire. He was placed in three different orphanages before ending up in a boy’s home on a ranch after his parents divorced. Actor Darren McGavin with his wife. He appeared as a fill-in regular in The Name of the Game in an episode entitled "Goodbye Harry" and was featured as a reporter in one of the Gene Barry segments. In 1983, McGavin starred in Bob Clark's seasonal comedy A Christmas Story, portraying Mr. Parker, the father of Ralphie Parker. |  ↑ Dawidziak, Mark (November 29, 2013). While attending the University of the Pacific, McGavin took a side job building scenery for a local theater group. shipping: + $10.00 shipping . Please read the, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series. [15] Also in 1955, McGavin appeared twice in the anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents, first in an episode titled "Triggers in Leash" and later in an episode titled "The Cheney Vase", as a scheming caretaker and aspiring art thief, opposite Carolyn Jones, Patricia Collinge, and Ruta Lee. Darren McGavin, the husky, tough-talking actor who starred in the TV series "Mike Hammer," played a grouchy dad in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story" and had other strong roles in such films as "The Man with the Golden Arm" and "The Natural," died Saturday. [26] From 1993 to 1994, he appeared in an off-Broadway production of Tom Dudzick's holiday comedy Greetings!, performed in numerous popular productions in regional and community theaters nationwide. In 1986 he took a part in John Irvin's Raw Deal, alongside then rising star Arnold Schwarzenegger; McGavin plays a long time FBI officer who enlists a former colleague to help him unmask a mole within the Bureau working for a Chicago mob family. Go ahead and check out the pictures below -- so hot! Riverboat is an American western television series starring Darren McGavin and Burt Reynolds, produced by Revue Studios, and broadcast on the NBC television network from 1959 to 1961. The second movie was equally successful, and spawned the short-lived TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) with Simon Oakland as McGavin's long-suffering editor and a host of weekly guest stars including Jim Backus, Phil Silvers, Richard Kiel, Tom Skerritt, Scatman Crothers and Larry Storch. Darren Mcgavin Hooray For Hollywood Actors Tv Couple Photos Couples Couple Pics Television Set Actor. Studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under legendary acting coach. [36][37], Please help by moving some material from it into the body of the article. 34m left. However, some sources list his birthplace as San Joaquin County, California. Scroll down and check out his short and/or medium salt and pepper hairstyles & haircuts. "It's true. Several other film roles followed in the 1990s, in such films as Adam Sandler's hit Billy Madison (1995). Although director Bob Clark wanted Jack Nicholson to play the Old Man in "A Christmas Story," Darren McGavin made the role his own, bringing to it … Cleveland, Ohio: Advance Local Media LLC. Darren Mcgavin & wife Kathie Browne. There are more bloodsuckers in Beverly Hills than you can ever put on television. McGavin also narrated a number of audiobooks, notably the Robert Ludlum Jason Bourne Trilogy. Darren Mcgavin is straight. [22] In 1983, he starred as "Old Man Parker", the narrator's father, in Bob Clark's comedy A Christmas Story. $10.64. [28] In 1998, McGavin was asked to play the role of Arthur Dales in The X-Files, and appeared in two episodes between then and 1999.[16][29]. His wife, actress Kathie Browne , was at his side, seconding everything he said. Who knows what's going on in the White house or big business or the halls of Congress or the oil companies. 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