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Darren McGavin


Mostly Credited As: Darren McGavin
Sometimes Credited As: Darren McGaven

Birth Name: William Lyle Richardson
Date Of Birth: May 07, 1922 (Age 83)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: San Joaquin, California
Date Of Death: February 25, 2006
Cause Of Death: Natural Causes (Los Angeles, California)
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Darren McGavin




TV Appearances

Main cast 
Around the World in 80 Days (1989) (1989)As: Benjamin Mudge
Small & Frye (1983)As: Nick Small
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)As: Carl Kolchak
The Outsider (US) (1968)As: David Ross
Riverboat (1959)As: Grey Holden
Mike Hammer (1958) (1958)As: Mike Hammer
Crime Photographer (1951)As: Casey (Jun 1951-1952)
Episode Cast Credits 

Night Stalker (2005) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/29/2005) As Reporter Standing at Desk, [Uncredited]
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/29/2005) As Reporter Standing at Desk, [Uncredited]

The X-Files (1993) 
  Agua Mala 06x13: (Feb/21/1999) As Arthur Dales 
  Agua Mala 06x13: (Feb/21/1999) As Arthur Dales 
  Travelers 05x15: (Mar/29/1998) As Arthur Dales 

Millennium (1996) 
  Midnight of the Century 02x10: (Dec/19/1997) As Henry Black 
  Midnight of the Century 02x10: (Dec/19/1997) As Henry Black 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Missing In Action 03x24: (Apr/13/1997) As George Zarko 
  Missing In Action 03x24: (Apr/13/1997) As George Zarko 

Grace Under Fire (1993) 
  Take Me to Your Breeder 03x23: (May/01/1996) As Dad 
  Take Me to Your Breeder 03x23: (May/01/1996) As Dad 

The Commish (1991) 
  Father Image (1) 05x02: (Dec/07/1995) As Terry Boyle 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Terry Boyle 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Terry Boyle 

Gargoyles (1994) 
  The Silver Falcon 02x06: (Sep/12/1995) Voiced  Dominic Dracon 
  The Silver Falcon 02x06: (Sep/12/1995) Voiced  Dominic Dracon 

Burke's Law (1994) (1994) 
  Who Killed the King of the Country Club? 02x11: (Jul/06/1995) As Conrad Hill 
  Who Killed the King of the Country Club? 02x11: (Jul/06/1995) As Conrad Hill 

Sisters (1991) 
  Judgement Day 05x19: (Apr/01/1995) As Judge Harrison Bradford 
  Judgement Day 05x19: (Apr/01/1995) As Judge Harrison Bradford 

Murphy Brown (1988) 
  I'm Dreaming of a Brown Christmas 05x12: (Dec/14/1992) As Bill Brown 
  I'm Dreaming of a Brown Christmas 05x12: (Dec/14/1992) As Bill Brown 
  Full Circle 04x06: (Oct/14/1991) As Bill Brown 
  Full Circle 04x06: (Oct/14/1991) As Bill Brown 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Angel of Death 08x20: (May/03/1992) As Martin Tremaine 
  Angel of Death 08x20: (May/03/1992) As Martin Tremaine 

Civil Wars (1991) 
  Shop 'Til You Drop 01x10: (Jan/29/1992) As Noah Caldecott, [Special Guest Stars]
  Shop 'Til You Drop 01x10: (Jan/29/1992) As Noah Caldecott, [Special Guest Stars]

Monsters (1988) 
  Portrait of the Artist 02x02: (Oct/08/1989) As Hubert, [Starring Roles]
  Portrait of the Artist 02x02: (Oct/08/1989) As Hubert, [Starring Roles]

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  The Correspondent 04x19: (Feb/24/1988) As Hale Stoddard 

Tales from the Darkside (1983) (1983) 
  Distant Signals 02x08: (Nov/17/1985) As Van Conway, [Starring Roles]

The Hitchhiker (1983) 
  Nightshift 02x01: (Oct/15/1985) As Old Man 
  Nightshift 02x01: (Oct/15/1985) As Old Man 

Magnum, P.I. (1980) 
  Mad Buck Gibson 02x09: (Nov/26/1981) As Buck Gibson 
  Mad Buck Gibson 02x09: (Nov/26/1981) As Buck Gibson 

Nero Wolfe (1981) (1981) 
  Gambit 01x10: (Apr/03/1981) As John Brademan 
  Gambit 01x10: (Apr/03/1981) As John Brademan 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (2) 04x03: (Nov/01/1980) As Lawrence Evans 
  The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (2) 04x03: (Nov/01/1980) As Lawrence Evans 
  The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (1) 04x02: (Nov/01/1980) As Lawrence Evans 
  The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (1) 04x02: (Nov/01/1980) As Lawrence Evans 

The Martian Chronicles (1980) 
  The Settlers 01x02: (Jan/28/1980) As Sam Parkhill 
  The Settlers 01x02: (Jan/28/1980) As Sam Parkhill 
  The Expeditions 01x01: (Jan/27/1980) As Sam Parkhill 
  The Expeditions 01x01: (Jan/27/1980) As Sam Parkhill 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Let the Goodtimes Roll/ Nightmare 02x07: (Nov/04/1978) As Victor Duncan 
  Let the Goodtimes Roll/ Nightmare 02x07: (Nov/04/1978) As Victor Duncan 

The Evil Touch (1973) 
  Gornak's Prism 01x21: (Mar/03/1974) As Alvin 
  Gornak's Prism 01x21: (Mar/03/1974) As Alvin 
  George 01x11: (Nov/25/1973) As George Manners 
  George 01x11: (Nov/25/1973) As George Manners 

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  The Ripper 01x15: (Feb/12/1974) As Matt Hallett 
  The Ripper 01x15: (Feb/12/1974) As Matt Hallett 

The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) 
  The Moon and The Desert (Mar/07/1973) As Oliver Spencer, [Special Guest Stars]

The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969) 
  The Invasion of Kevin Ireland 03x01: (Sep/26/1971) As Kevin Ireland 
  The Invasion of Kevin Ireland 03x01: (Sep/26/1971) As Kevin Ireland 

Cade's County (1971) 
  Homecoming 01x01: (Sep/19/1971) As Courtney Vernon 
  Homecoming 01x01: (Sep/19/1971) As Courtney Vernon 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  Battle at Gannon's Bridge 03x04: (Oct/09/1970) As Eddie Gannon 
  Battle at Gannon's Bridge 03x04: (Oct/09/1970) As Eddie Gannon 
  Goodbye Harry 02x06: (Oct/24/1969) As Sam Hardy (starring role- delete from guest star and credit as starring), [Starring Roles]
  Goodbye Harry 02x06: (Oct/24/1969) As Sam Hardy (starring role- delete from guest star and credit as starring), [Starring Roles]

Mannix (1967) 
  A Ticket to the Eclipse 04x01: (Sep/19/1970) As Mark 
  A Ticket to the Eclipse 04x01: (Sep/19/1970) As Mark 

Custer (1967) 
  Desperate Mission 01x09: (Nov/08/1967) As Jeb Powell 
  Desperate Mission 01x09: (Nov/08/1967) As Jeb Powell 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  The Seal 02x09: (Nov/05/1967) As J. Richard Taggart 
  The Seal 02x09: (Nov/05/1967) As J. Richard Taggart 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964) 
  The Deadly Quest Affair 04x08: (Oct/30/1967) As Viktor Karmak 
  The Deadly Quest Affair 04x08: (Oct/30/1967) As Viktor Karmak 

The Virginian (1962) 
  The Deadly Past 06x02: (Sep/20/1967) As Sam Evans 
  The Intruders 02x23: (Mar/04/1964) As Mark Troxel 

Cimarron Strip (1967) 
  The Legend of Jud Starr 01x02: (Sep/14/1967) As Jud Starr 
  The Legend of Jud Starr 01x02: (Sep/14/1967) As Jud Starr 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Gunfighter, R.I.P. 12x06: (Oct/22/1966) As Joe Bascome 
  Gunfighter, R.I.P. 12x06: (Oct/22/1966) As Joe Bascome 
  The Hostage 11x12: (Dec/04/1965) As Lon Gorman 
  The Hostage 11x12: (Dec/04/1965) As Lon Gorman 

What's My Line? (US) (1950) 
  EPISODE #832 18x04: (Sep/25/1966) As Himself 
  EPISODE #832 18x04: (Sep/25/1966) As Himself 
  EPISODE #590 13x13: (Nov/26/1961) As Himself 
  EPISODE #590 13x13: (Nov/26/1961) As Himself 

The Felony Squad (1966) 
  The Streets Are Paved With Gold 01x01: (Sep/12/1966) As Leslie Gorman 
  The Streets Are Paved With Gold 01x01: (Sep/12/1966) As Leslie Gorman 

Court Martial (1965) 
  All Roads Lead to Callaghan 01x21: (Feb/25/1966) As Sgt. Callagham 
  All Roads Lead to Callaghan 01x21: (Feb/25/1966) As Sgt. Callagham 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  With This Ring (4) 05x29: (Dec/21/1965) As Felix Holman 
  With This Ring (4) 05x29: (Dec/21/1965) As Felix Holman 
  When Shadows Fall (3) 05x28: (Dec/20/1965) As Felix Holman 
  In Roman Candle's Bright Glare (2) 05x27: (Dec/14/1965) As Felix Holman 

Password (1961) 
  (PT) EPISODE #167 04x33: (May/13/1965) As Himself 

The Rogues (1964) 
  The Diamond-Studded Pie 01x20: (Jan/31/1965) As Amos Champion 
  The Diamond-Studded Pie 01x20: (Jan/31/1965) As Amos Champion 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  Kill the Dream, but Spare the Dreamer 04x11: (Nov/30/1964) As guest star 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  Parties to the Crime 02x08: (Nov/27/1964) As Joe Mason 
  Parties to the Crime 02x08: (Nov/27/1964) As Joe Mason 
  The Game with Glass Pieces 01x27: (May/01/1964) As Franklin Carson 
  The Game with Glass Pieces 01x27: (May/01/1964) As Franklin Carson 

The Defenders (1961) (1961) 
  Everybody Else is Dead 02x32: (May/11/1963) As Howard Potter 
  Everybody Else is Dead 02x32: (May/11/1963) As Howard Potter 

Rawhide (1959) 
  The Sendoff 04x02: (Oct/02/1961) As Jed Hadley, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Sendoff 04x02: (Oct/02/1961) As Jed Hadley, [Special Guest Stars]

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  The Opponent 01x28: (Jun/02/1961) As Johnny Copa 
  The Opponent 01x28: (Jun/02/1961) As Johnny Copa 

Death Valley Days (1952) 
  The Stolen City 09x28: (Apr/12/1961) As Zacharias Gurney 
  The Stolen City 09x28: (Apr/12/1961) As Zacharias Gurney 

Stagecoach West (1960) 
  A Place of Still Waters 01x27: (Apr/11/1961) As Pierce Martin 
  A Place of Still Waters 01x27: (Apr/11/1961) As Pierce Martin 

The Islanders (1960) 
  Island Witness 01x20: (Feb/26/1961) As Phil 

Studio One (1948) 
  The Fair-Haired Boy 10x22: (Mar/03/1958) As Tom Kendall 
  The Fair-Haired Boy 10x22: (Mar/03/1958) As Tom Kendall 
  First Prize for Murder 10x02: (Sep/16/1957) As Johnny Quigg 
  First Prize for Murder 10x02: (Sep/16/1957) As Johnny Quigg 

Alcoa Hour (1955) 
  The Original Miss Chase 02x13: (Mar/17/1957) As Arthur Bryan 
  The Original Miss Chase 02x13: (Mar/17/1957) As Arthur Bryan 
  The Archangel Harrigan 01x19: (Jun/24/1956) As Harrigan 

Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre (1950) 
  Sunset Boulevard 08x12: (Nov/26/1956) As Joe Gillis 

Climax! (1954) 
  Night of the Heat Wave 03x08: (Oct/25/1956) As Walter 
  Night of the Heat Wave 03x08: (Oct/25/1956) As Walter 

The Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950) 
  Terror at My Heels 07x11: (Feb/21/1956) As Lieutenant Melvin Shadduck 
  Terror at My Heels 07x11: (Feb/21/1956) As Lieutenant Melvin Shadduck 
  The Town that Refused to Die 07x05: (Nov/29/1955) As Carl Broggi 
  The Town that Refused to Die 07x05: (Nov/29/1955) As Carl Broggi 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  The Cheney Vase 01x13: (Dec/25/1955) As Lyle Endicott 
  The Cheney Vase 01x13: (Dec/25/1955) As Lyle Endicott 
  Triggers in Leash 01x03: (Oct/16/1955) As Red Hillman 
  Triggers in Leash 01x03: (Oct/16/1955) As Red Hillman 

Omnibus (US) (1952) 
  Just Be Normal 03x03: (Nov/28/1954) As guest star 
  Just Be Normal 03x03: (Nov/28/1954) As guest star 

Suspense (US) (1949) 
  An Affair With a Ghost 06x22: (Jan/26/1954) As guest star 
  An Affair With a Ghost 06x22: (Jan/26/1954) As guest star 
  Mutiny Below 05x22: (Feb/03/1953) As guest star 
  For the Love of Randi 04x44: (Jul/15/1952) As guest star 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  The Rainmaker 05x26: (Aug/16/1953) As guest star 
  The Rainmaker 05x26: (Aug/16/1953) As guest star 

Tales of Tomorrow (1951) 
  The Duplicates 01x40: (Jul/04/1952) As Bruce (Bruce Calvin) 
  The Duplicates 01x40: (Jul/04/1952) As Bruce (Bruce Calvin) 

Bracken's World (1969) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Max Lassiter 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Max Lassiter 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sheridan Westcott 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sheridan Westcott 

Tales of the Unexpected (1979) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Sheriff Milt Singleton 
Crew Credits

Show Crew



Episode Crew


The Evil Touch (1973) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Gornak's Prism 01x21 Mar/03/1974 As: Director
George 01x11 Nov/25/1973 As: Director
A Game of Hearts 01x06 Oct/21/1973 As: Director
Riverboat (1959) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Blowup 01x18 Jan/18/1960 As: Director
Trivia

McGavin appeared with his Kolchak: The Night Stalker co-star Simon Oakland in the Gunsmoke episode "The Hostage"

Darren won the role of Ralphie's dad, "The Old Man" in A Christmas Story, beating out among others, Jack Nicholson!

Darren appears through the magic of special effects in the pilot episode of the 2005 remake of his cult classic Night Stalker.

His mother's maiden name was McGavin.

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