Vic Morrow

Mostly Credited As: Vic Morrow
Sometimes Credited As: Victor Morrow

Birth Name: Victor Morozoff
Date Of Birth: February 14, 1929 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Date Of Death: July 23, 1982
Cause Of Death: helicopter accident while filming
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Vic Morrow

Vic Morrow quit school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. After he was discharged, he decided to go to law school using his GI Bill benefits. While in Florida State University's pre-law program, he participated in one of the University's theater presentations and found he preferred acting to law. He was soon on his way to New York to study at The Actors' Workshop. He made his screen debut in Blackboard Jungle. As a result of his fine performance as a punk, he was typecast as a "heavy" afterwards. Disappointed with the narrow range of roles he was offered, he enrolled at USC to study directing.

In 1962, he was cast as Sgt. Chip Saunders in the highly successful television series Combat!. Aside from making him a well-known name and face, Combat! offered him the opportunity to try his had at directing as well as acting. He directed and/or wrote several episodes.

After Combat! ended, his professional and private life reached a low point. He was twice divorced (once before the end of Combat!) and his mother passed away. Roles were once again difficult to find and he was once again the "heavy" in various television series and made-for-tv movies.

In 1982, he was offered a role in Twilight Zone: The Movie which featured reworkings of stories originally presented on the classic Twilight Zone television series. In the only original story used in the film, Morrow was cast as Bill Connor, a bigot who ffinds himself as a Jew Nazi occupied France during WWII, a black man at a KKK rally in the 1950s and a Vietnamese man during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. Unfortunately, this was his final role. In a horrifing accident, this talented actor was taken from us when a helicopter being used in the movie crashed and decapitated Morrow and one of the children he was carrying. The other child was crushed. Their deaths led to new safety regulations and new regulations regarding child actors.

Actresses Jennifer Jason Leigh and Carrie Morrow are his daughters.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
B.A.D Cats (1980)As: Captain Eugene Nathan
The Last Convertible (1979)As: Chief Lonborg
Roots (1977) (1977)As: Ames
Combat! (1962)As: Sgt. Charles "Chip" Saunders
Episode Cast Credits 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  The Challenge/A Genie Named Joe 05x16: (Feb/13/1982) As Douglas Picard 

Magnum, P.I. (1980) 
  Wave Goodbye 02x08: (Nov/19/1981) As Sgt. Jordan 

Charlie's Angels (1976) (1976) 
  Let Our Angel Live 05x17: (Jun/24/1981) As Lt. Harry Stearns (archive footage), [Featuring]
  Angel in Hiding (2) 05x02: (Nov/30/1980) As Lt. Harry Stearns 
  Angel in Hiding (1) 05x01: (Nov/30/1980) As Lt. Harry Stearns 
  Angels in Vegas (2) 03x02: (Sep/13/1978) As Mark Haines, [Special Guest Stars]

Paris (US) (1979) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/29/1979) As Julius Wellman 

Hunter (1977) (1977) 
  The K Group: Part 2 01x07: (Apr/15/1977) As Victor 
  The K Group: Part 1 01x06: (Apr/08/1977) As Victor 

Bronk (1975) 
  The Vigilante 01x24: (Mar/28/1976) As Frank Carey 

The Evil Touch (1973) 
  The Fans 01x19: (Feb/10/1974) As Purvis Green 
  Murder Is for the Birds 01x09: (Nov/11/1973) As Harold Palmerest 

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  Countdown (2) 01x13: (Jan/22/1974) As Sergeant Joe LaFrieda 
  Countdown (1) 01x12: (Jan/15/1974) As Sergeant Joe LaFrieda 
  Slow Boy (Mar/20/1973) As Sgt. Joe LaFrieda 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972) 
  The Twenty-Four Karet Plague 02x09: (Nov/08/1973) As Vic Tolliman 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  Desperate Journey 08x19: (Jan/28/1973) As John Stahl 
  Center of Peril 06x17: (Jan/17/1971) As Porter Bent 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  Two Thousand 07x02: (Sep/23/1972) As Joseph Collins 

The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969) 
  Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown (2) 04x01: (Sep/19/1972) As Dr. Ritter 

Ironside (1967) 
  Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown (1) 06x01: (Sep/14/1972) As Dr. Ritter 

McCloud (1970) 
  A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley 02x05: (Jan/12/1972) As Richard 

Mannix (1967) 
  Days Beyond Recall 05x06: (Oct/20/1971) As Haley Latimer 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  Two Doves and Mr. Heron 04x05: (Oct/12/1971) As Edward Heron/Ernest Hampton 

The Immortal (1970) (1970) 
  The Rainbow Butcher 01x05: (Oct/22/1970) As Sheriff Dan W. Wheeler 

Suspense (1964) (1964) 
  I, Buck Larsen 01x04: (Apr/15/1964) As guest star 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  The Maggie Storm Story 03x20: (Mar/29/1962) As Vince Shirer 
  The Tommy Karpeles Story 02x11: (Dec/29/1960) As Phil Collier 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  Matter of Honor 10x18: (Feb/12/1962) As Lt. Robert Benson 

The New Breed (1961) 
  To Sell Another Human Being 01x16: (Jan/16/1962) As Belman 

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Tin Badge 03x13: (Dec/17/1961) As Ab Brock 
  The Avenger 01x26: (Mar/19/1960) As Lassiter, [Special Guest Stars]

Outlaws (1960) (1960) 
  No Luck on Friday 02x09: (Nov/30/1961) As Tim Sawyer 
  The Avenger 01x21: (Apr/13/1961) As Tommy Dodge 
  Beat the Drum Slowly 01x03: (Oct/20/1960) As Joe Cannon 

The Tall Man (1960) 
  Time of Foreshadowing 02x12: (Nov/25/1961) As Skip Farrell 

Target: The Corruptors (1961) 
  Pier 60 01x02: (Oct/06/1961) As guest star 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  The Iron Silence 10x02: (Sep/24/1961) As Mikhail Loptev 

The Lawless Years (1959) 
  Little Augie 03x11: (Jul/21/1961) As Jacob "Little Augie" Organ 
  The Nick Joseph Story 01x01: (Apr/16/1959) As Nick Joseph 

The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960) 
  The Key to a Killer 01x05: (Oct/31/1960) As Leroy Benson 

Johnny Ringo (1959) 
  Kid with a Gun 01x12: (Dec/24/1959) As Bill Stoner 

The Rifleman (1958) 
  Letter of the Law 02x10: (Dec/01/1959) As Brett Stocker 
  The Angry Gun 01x13: (Dec/23/1958) As Johnny Cotton 

Wichita Town (1959) 
  They Won't Hang Jimmy Relson 01x04: (Oct/21/1959) As Jimmy Relson 

Naked City (1958) 
  The Shield 01x19: (Feb/03/1959) As David Greco 

Telephone Time (1956) 
  The Checkered Flag 03x24: (Feb/18/1958) As Bud Hand 

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) 
  The Ed Church Case 02x06: (Feb/06/1958) As Joe Rovi 

Trackdown (1957) 
  Man and Money 01x12: (Dec/27/1957) As Stoney Buckram 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  A Little Sleep 02x38: (Jun/16/1957) As Bennie Mungo 

Climax! (1954) 
  Strange Hostage 03x14: (Dec/20/1956) As Ted 

The Millionaire (1955) 
  The Story of Joey Diamond 03x07: (Oct/31/1956) As Joey Diamond 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Lucan (1977) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Creature Beyond the Door 02x03 Nov/27/1978 As: Director
Quincy, M.E. (1976) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
A Dead Man's Truth 03x03 Sep/30/1977 As: Director
The Evil Touch (1973) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
The Fans 01x19 Feb/10/1974 As: Director
Combat! (1962) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
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Gulliver 05x12 Dec/06/1966 As: Director
Hills are for Heroes (2) 04x26 Mar/08/1966 As: Director
Hills are for Heroes (1) 04x25 Mar/01/1966 As: Director
Cry in the Ruins 03x27 Mar/23/1965 As: Director
Losers Cry Deal 03x18 Jan/19/1965 As: Director
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