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)
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.