Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Larry D. Mann ('Police Surgeon')
Carmen Zapata ('Santa Barbara', 'Viva Valdez', 'The New Dick Van Dyke Show')
Sheila Guyse ("The Green Pastures")
Roger Lloyd Pack ('Only Fools And Horses', 'The Vicar Of Dibley')
Russell Johnson ('Gilligan's Island', 'Black Saddle', 'Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law')

Pierre Jalbert ('Combat!')
Sarah Marshall ('Miss Winslow And Son', 'Scruples')
Luis Avalos ('Electric Company', 'ER', 'Condo')
Maximilian Schell ('Wiseguy','Peter The Great', 'Der Fürst und das Mädchen', 'The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years', 'Der seidene Schuh')
Philip Seymour Hoffman ('Liberty! The American Revolution', "Empire Falls", 'Happyish', guest turns in 'Arthur', first role in 'Law & Order')
Richard Bull ('Little House On The Prairie', 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea')
Christopher Jones ('The Legend Of Jesse James')
Ralph Waite ('The Waltons', 'Roots', 'Days Of Our Lives')
Ken Jones ('Porridge', 'The Liver Birds')
Mary Grace Canfield ('Green Acres' - Ralph)
Christopher Malcolm ('Absolutely Fabulous')
Cynthia Lynn ('Hogan's Heroes')

Wendy Hughes ('Homicide: Life On The Street', 'A Woman Named Jackie')
Med Flory ('Maverick')
James Rebhorn ('White Collar', 'Homeland')
Patrice Wymore Flynn (''Never Too Young', 'F Troop', 'The Monkees')
Kate O'Mara ('Doctor Who', 'Dynasty')
Marc Pratt (dancer in "Oklahoma" & "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers", 'The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp', 'Hotel de Paree', 'Sky King', 'Matlock')
Mickey Rooney ('Hey, Mulligan', show biz legend)
Mary Anderson ('Peyton Place', one of last 'Gone With The Wind' cast)
Phyllis Frelich (deaf actress - 'Santa Barbara', 'Barney Miller', 'ER', 'CSI')

Bob Hoskins ('Pennies From Heaven', 'Thieves Like Us')
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ('77 Sunset Strip', 'The F.B.I.', 'Maverick')
Assi Dayan (Israeli actor)
Lee Marshal (second voice for Tony the Tiger)
Matthew Cowles ('All My Children', 'Oz', 'Lonesome Dove', 'The Bold And The Beautiful')
Herb Jeffries (the Bronze Buckaroo - 'The Name Of The Game', 'I Dream Of Jeannie', 'Where's Huddles?', 'Hawaii Five-O')
Leslie Carlson ('Custard Pie', 'The X-Files', 'Highlander', 'The New Avengers')
Doug Hale ('The West Wing', 'Mad Men', 'The Rockford Files', 'Night Court')
Barbara Murray ('Doctor Who')
Ann B. Davis ('The Brady Bunch', 'Love That Bob!')
Lee Chamberlin ('The Electric Company')
Anna Berger ('Ryan's Hope', 'Singer & Sons', 'Seventh Avenue', 'Civil Wars')
Mona Freeman ('Maverick', 'Perry Mason', 'The Millionaire')
Martha Hyer (Oscar nominee, six roles on 'Burke's Law')
Rik Mayall ('The Young Ones', 'The New Statesman', 'Bottom')
Ruby Dee (Stephen King's 'The Stand')
Sam Kelly ('Allo, Allo', 'Porridge')
Francis Mathews ('Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons')
Meshach Taylor ('Designing Women')
Bob Hastings ('McHale's Navy', 'All In The Family')
Dick Jones ('Buffalo Bill, Jr', voice of Pinocchio)
Don Matheson ('Land Of The Giants')
Rosemary Murphy ('Columbo', played mothers of Washington, FDR, and JFK in 3 different miniseries, Emmy winner for "Eleanor and Franklin")
Zohra Sehgal ('The Jewel In The Crown')
Elaine Stritch ('Two's Company', 'Trials Of O'Brien', '30 Rock', original Trixie in 'The Honeymooners'}
Skye McCole Bartusiak ('24', 'Storm Of The Century', 'Lost' - only 21)
Steve London ('The Untouchables', 'The Lucy Show')
James Garner ('Maverick', 'Bret Maverick', 'The Rockford Files', 'Nichols', 'Chicago Hope', '8 Simple Rules', 'Man Of The People'.  One of my biggest TV idols)
Alex Argulo ('Periodistas', 'Hermanos & Detectivos')
Dietmar Schönherr ("Space Patrol - the Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion")
Robert Cawley ('Walker, Texas Ranger', 'Dallas')
James Shigeta (best known for "Die Hard" and "Flower Drum Song" but many TV guest roles)
Kenny Ireland ('Benidorm', 'Drop The Dead Donkey', 'House Of Cards')
Ron Castro ('Search', 'Columbo', 'Adam-12', 'Mission: Impossible', 'Lou Grant', 'Ironside', 'Monty Nash')
Bea Silvern ('The Secret Of Midland Heights', 'Dallas', 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman')
Norm Skaggs ("Decoration Day", "Shadow of a Doubt", "Chrome Soldiers", "the Flood" and "Getting Out"
Charles Keating ('Another World', 'Brideshead Revisited', 'Crown Court', 'Going To Extremes')
JJ Murphy ('Game of Thrones')
Robin Williams ('Mork & Mindy', 'The Crazy Ones')
Lauren Bacall ('The Rockford Files', 'The Sopranos')
Ed Nelson ('Peyton Place', 'The Silent Force', "The Return Of Frank Cannon", MANY guest spots!)
Marjorie Stapp ('Cheyenne', 'The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show', 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet', 'The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp', 'Dragnet', 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis', '77 Sunset Strip', 'The Brady Bunch', 'Quantum Leap' and 'Columbo'.)
Stephen Lee ('Nash Bridges', 'Dark Angel', 'City', 'To Have & To Hold', 'Gung Ho')
Bill Kerr ('Hancock's Half Hour', 'Anzacs')
Molly Glynn ('Chicago Fire')
Richard Kiel ('Barbary Coast', 'The Twilight Zone' - "To Serve Man", 'The Wild Wild West')
Donald Sinden ('Two's Company', 'Never The Twain', 'Our Man At St. Mark's')
Denny Miller ('Wagon Train', 'Mona McCluskey')
John Bardon ('EastEnders', 'Rumpole of the Bailey', 'Up The Elephant and Round The Castle')
Angus Lennie ('Crossroads', 'HMS Paradise', 'Monarch Of The Glen', 'All Night Long')
Edward L. Jones ('The Real Ghostbusters')
Yoshiko "Shirley" Yamaguchi (Japanese film star - 'Robert Montgomery Presents', 'The Red Skelton Hour', 'The U.S. Steel Hour')
Polly Bergen ('The Polly Bergen Show', 'Desperate Housewives', 'Commander In Chief', 'Baby Talk', 'The Winds Of War', 'War And Remembrance')
Eric Lynch (Howard Stern sidekick, 'Fringe', 'In Plain Sight')
Don Keefer ('The Twilight Zone')
Stefan Gierasch
Maggie Stables ('Doctor Who: Real Time')
Marian Seldes ('One Life To Live', 'Good and Evil', 'Studio One', 'Playhouse 90')
Geoffrey Holder (The Un-Cola Man!, "Cole Porter's Aladdin", 'It Takes A Thief')
Sarah Goldberg aka Sarah Danielle Madison ('Seventh Heaven')
Iva Withers ('Musical Comedy Time')
Jan Hooks ('Saturday Night Live', 'Designing Women', '30 Rock')
Elizabeth Pena ('I Married Dora', 'Matador', 'Shannon's Deal', 'Resurrection Blvd.')
Elizabeth Norment ('House Of Cards')
Richard Schaal ('Phyllis', 'Rhoda', first Chuckles the Clown on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show')
Carol Ann Susi ('The Big Bang Theory')
Warren Clarke ('Dalziel and Pascoe')
Rebekah Gibbs ('Casualty', 'Holby City')
Steve Dodd (Australian actor)
Ken Takakura (Japanese Clint Eastwood, 'Chiroru no banka')
Ken Weatherwax ('The Addams Family')
Stephanie Moseley ('Hellcats', 'Hit The Floor', "Girl vs. Monster")
Mary Ann Mobley (TVXOHOF member, first April Dancer in 'The Girl From UNCLE' pilot)
Virna Lisi (Italian actress, 'Beauty Centre', 'My Daughters', 'Christopher Columbus')
Billie Whitelaw ('Time Out For Peggy', 'Napoleon And Love', 'Born To Run', 'Dixon Of Dock Green')
Luise Rainer (first back to back Oscar winner, lived to 104, appeared in episodes of 'Combat!' and 'The Love Boat' and several anthology series)
Edward Hermann ('Gilmore Girls', 'Franklin & Eleanor', 'St. Elsewhere')
Christine Cavanaugh ('Rugrats', 'Dexter's Laboratory', "Babe")

Phil Everly ('The Ed Sullivan Show', '60 Minutes')
Samantha Juste Dolenz ("Disc Girl" on 'Top Of The Pops', ex-wife of Mickey Dolenz)
Ralph Kiner (Mets baseball player, broadcaster)
Shirley Temple Black ('Shirley Temple's Storybook')
Maggie Estep (poetry slams on HBO, PBS, MTV)
Sid Caesar ('Your Show Of Shows')
Charlotte Dawson (Australian TV personality 'Australia's Next Top Model', anti-bullying crusader)
Jim Lange ('The Dating Game')
Tim Wilson (comedian, 'Tonight Show', 'WDRB In The Morning')
Geoff Edwards ('Jackpot', 'Treasure Hunt', 'The Big Spin', 'The Love Experts', 'Starcade')

David Brenner (most appearances on 'Tonight' show)
Clarissa Dickson Wright ('Two Fat Ladies')
Eddie Lawrence ("The Old Philosopher", Bunky)
Peaches Geldof ('OMG! with Peaches')
Eric Hill ('The Bachelorette')
Frank Giudice ("Real Housewives of New Jersey")
Ken Schram (KOMO radio and TV personality)
Steve Rossi (Half of comedy team Allen & Rossi, appeared on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' with Beatles)
Caleb Blankston ('Survivor' constestant)
James Harness ('Gold Rush')
Mike Smith ('Late, Late, Breakfast Show', 'That's Showbusiness', 'Friday's People')
Michael Johns ('American Idol' Season 7)
Edith Flagg ('Million Dollar Listing')
Don Pardo (announcer - 'Jeopardy!', 'The Price Is Right', 'Saturday Night Live')
Skip E. Lowe (public access host in L.A. and NYC)
Joanne Borgella ('American Idol 7', 'Mo'nique's Fat Chance')
Diem Brown ('Real World/Road Rules Challenge')
Ryan Knight ('Real World', 'Challenge')
Roberto Gómez Bolaños, (Mexican comic aka "Chespirito")
Damien Gurganious ('The Biggest Loser')

Chet Curtis, WCVB anchorman
Marty Plissner (CBS political beat)
Garrick Utley (NBC news)
Bill McLaughlin (CBS news)

Knowlton Nash (CBC news)
Steven H. Scheuer ("TV Key" columnist, “TV Movie Almanac & Ratings”)
John A. Hamilton ('Watch On Washington', 'With John Hamilton', 'The 51st State')
Jess Marlow (anchorman for KCBS & KNBC, hosted public affairs show on KCET)
Bruce Morton (reporter for CBS then CNN)
John Slattery (WCBS-2 reporter)
Terry Keenan (Financial analyst, CNN then FOX)
Brian Farrell (Irish presenter, 'Today Tonight' and 'Prime Time')
Richard C. Hottelet (last of the CBS "Murrow Boys")
Emerson Stone (CBS news)

Ben Starr (In a lengthy television career, Starr co-created the 1980s sitcom "Silver Spoons," helped develop "The Facts of Life" and was a regular screenwriter for the popular series "Mister Ed," "All in the Family" and "Diff'rent Strokes." He also wrote for such comedy favorites as "The Brady Bunch," "Chico and the Man," "Maude," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Petticoat Junction" and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis")
Juanita Bartlet ('The Rockford Files', 'Nichols', 'Young Maverick', 'The Greatest American Hero', 'Scarecrow and Mrs. King', 'Tenspeed and Brown Shoe', 'Alias Smith and Jones', and 'The Magician'. Produced 'In The Heat Of The Night')
Eric Bercovicci ("Shogun")

Bob Larbey ('The Good Life', 'As Time Goes By', 'Mulberry', 'Ever Decreasing Circles')
Allan Folsom ('Desperate Intruder', 'Hart To Hart')
Stanford Whitmore ('The Fugitive', 'Johnny Staccato', 'Night Gallery', 'The Wild, Wild West')
Jerry McNeely ('Trauma Center', 'Owen Marshall', 'Lucas Tanner', 'Dr. Kildare', 'Marcus Welby')
Rick Mittleman ('The Dick Van Dyke Show', 'The Odd Couple', 'Get Smart', 'M*A*S*H', 'The Red Skelton Show', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'That Girl', 'The Flintstones') 
Wilton Schiller (produced the series ending episode of 'The Fugitive' and wrote episodes of 'The Adventures of Superman', 'Leave It To Beaver', 'Have Gun Will Travel')
Theodore J. Flicker (co-created 'Barney Miller')
Lee Maddux ('Night Court')
Ernest Kinoy ('Roots', 'Naked City', 'The Defenders')
P.D. James ('Dalgliesh', 'Death Comes To Pemberly')
Ann Marcus ('Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, 'Knot's Landing, 'General Hospital')
Norman Bridwell (creator of "Clifford The Big Red Dog")

Christopher Barry ('Doctor Who')
Vera Chytilova (Czech documentaries)
Sandy Grossman (directed 10 Super Bowl broadcasts)
Hal Cooper ('Maude', 'The Dick Van Dyke Show')
Noel Black ('McCloud', 'Kojak', 'Hawaii Five-O', 'Quincy, M.E.', and the 1980s revival of 'The Twilight Zone')
John Fasano ('Woke Up Dead', "Jesse Stone", "Saving Jessica Lynch")
Andrew McLaglen ('Gunsmoke', 'Have Gun Will Travel', 'Rawhide', 'Perry Mason')
Larry Auerbach ('One Life To Live', 'All My Children', 'Another World', 'As The World Turns')
Joseph Sargent ("Miss Evers' Boys", "The Marcus Nelson Murders", "Love Is Never Silent", "Miss Rose White", "Caroline?"

John Filerman ('Dallas', 'Knots Landing', 'Falcon Crest' )
Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (created the TV version of 'Batman')
Madeline Amgott ('Not For Women Only', '30 Minutes', 'In Search Of The Constitution')
Martin Tahse ('ABC AfterSchool Special')
Robert Halmi Sr. ('Lonesome Dove', 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Noah', 'The Odyssey', 'Merlin')
Alan Landsburg (Emmy winner, 'The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau', "The Ryan White Story")
Stanley Chase ('Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre', 'An American Christmas Carol', "Fear On Trial")
Susan Sollins (creator and producer of PBS' 'Art21')
Arthur Gardner ('The Rifleman', 'The Big Valley')

John Cacavas ('Kojak', “Hawaii Five-O,” “Matlock,” “Columbo,” “Lady Blue,” “The Equalizer”)
Bob Casale (member of Devo, music videos)
Mitch Leigh (composer of "Man of La Mancha", jingles for American Airlines and Polaroid, wrote "Nobody doesn't like Sarah Lee.")
Ken Thorne (composer, "The Return of Sherlock Holmes," "Diana: Her True Story" and "Liz:The Elizabeth Taylor Story.")
Ian Fraser (composer/conductor for Julie Andrews specials, Bing Crosby & David Bowie duet, award shows)

Hal Sutherland ('Star Trek: The Animated Series', 'Tarzan', 'Superman', 'Fat Albert', 'The Archies', 'Gilligan's Planet', 'The Lone Ranger')
Michael Sporn (Emmy nominated for "Abel's Island")
Arthur Rankin, Jr. ('Frosty The Snowman', "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer", many more)
Treadwell Covington ('Go Go Gophers', partner in Total Television Productions)

Brian Henson (played Sweetums, among others.  Son of Jim and Jane Henson)

Harold Ramis ('SCTV' performer, movie director and screenwriter and actor)
Stanley Rubin (writer/producer, one of the first Emmy awards for "The Necklace")

Nancy Malone (actress: 'Naked City' and 'Guiding Light', director: 'Dynasty', 'Voyager', Emmy for the Bob Hope 90th birthday special)
Maya Angelou (author, poet, actress, singer - 'Roots', 'Moesha', 'Sesame Street')
Karlheinz Bohm (actor, humanitarian - 'Burke's Law')
Johnny Mann (composer, musical director - 'The Danny Kaye Show', orchestra leader - 'The Joey Bishop Show', host - 'Stand Up And Cheer')
Robin Williams (actor/comedian - 'Mork & Mindy', 'The Crazy Ones', "Live At The Met")
Lord Richard Attenborough (actor - 'Oliver Twist', director - "Ghandi")
William Greaves (documentarian, host of 'Black Journal')
Leigh Chapman (actress - 'The Man From UNCLE', 'The Monkees', 'Ripcord', writer - 'Burke's Law', 'The Wild, Wild West', 'My Favorite Martian', 'Walker, Texas Ranger')
Jeremy Lloyd (actor - 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In', writer - 'Are You Being Served?', 'Allo, Allo')

Dennis Johnson (Showtime executive)
Ed Hookstratten (agent for Carson, Brokaw, Vin Scully)
Jack Stephan (owned 2 plumbing companies in LA with memorable TV commercials in the 1960s)

Abby Singer (Production manager - 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'Hill Street Blues', 'St. Elsewhere', inspiration for the "Abby Singer Shot")
Richard Brick (NYC commissioner for broadcasting in early 1990s)
Lucy Hood (TV Academy president)
Lacey Holsworth (seen on 'CBS Sunday Morning' - the 8-year-old who became close friends with Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and who became a fixture at Spartans games)
Michael Travis (costume designer for Liberace and 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In')
George H. Heilmeier (inventor of the LCDs which led to flat-screen TVs)
Kenneth Tomlinson (chairman of the Public Broadcasting System)
Marilyn Beck (Hollywood columnist)
Pat McDonagh (designed the outfits for Mrs. Peel on 'The Avengers')
Senator Howard Baker (the televised Watergate hearings)
Barry Moss (casting director, 'The Cosby Show')
Tom Rolf (editor, 'The Big Valley')
Dick Smith (make-up artist - "The Godfather", "The Exorcist" TV: "Mark Twain Tonight!", 'Monsters', "Alice In Wonderland", "Cyrano de Bergerac", "Victoria Regina", 'Golden Years')
Edward M. Joyce (CBS News President)
James Brady (Reagan press secretary seriously wounded by John Hinckley.  Portrayed by Beau Bridges in "Without Warning: The James Brady Story")
Szabolcs Imre Cseh (Romanian stunt coordinator - 'The Seawolf', "Les Adventures de Tom Sawyer", 'Polizeiruf 110')
Mary MacCracken (author who was portrayed by Jane Alexander in "A Circle Of Children" & "Lovey")
Bryce Dion ('Cops' sound operator - shot and killed by the cops he was working with during a standoff)
David Garth (political advertising guru for most of the winning NYC Mayor contests of the last forty years)
Dick Rich (advertising leader in the 1970s - among them the Alka Seltzer spots)
Brandon Stoddard (ABC chief who shepherded 'Roots', 'Rich Man, Poor Man', 'The Winds Of War')
Timothy Dowd (NYPD detective who caught Son of Sam.  Dowd was portrayed by Stephen Lang in the mini-series "The Bronx Is Burning")

1 comment:

Hugh said...

A great list, as always, Toby, but I think you meant John Henson instead of his brother Brian.