Kevin McCarthy Biography (1914-)

Born February 14 (some sources cite February 15), 1914, in Seattle, WA; son of Roy Winfield and Martha Therese (maiden name, Preston) McCarthy; brother ofMary McCarthy (a writer); married Augusta Dabney (an actress), 1941 (divorced, 1961); married Kate Crane, 1979; children: (first marriage) three; (secondmarriage) two. Addresses: Agent: Innovative Artists Talent, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 14, 1914
Seattle, Washington, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Ronnie Meade, Winged Victory, 1944
  • Biff Loman, Death of a Salesman, Columbia, 1951
  • Steve Norris, Drive a Crooked Road, Columbia, 1954
  • Andre Rivage, Gambler from Natchez, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954
  • Tom Bannerman, Stranger on Horseback, United Artists, 1955
  • Jim R. Scott, An Annapolis Story (also known as The Blue and the Gold), Allied Artists, 1955
  • Stan Grayson, Nightmare, United Artists, 1956
  • Dr. Miles J. Binnell, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (also known as Sleep No More), Allied Artists, 1956
  • Harry Jordan, Diamond Safari, 1958
  • Raymond Taber, The Misfits, 1961
  • Blanchard, Forty Pounds of Trouble, Universal, 1962
  • General "Happy Jack" Kirby, A Gathering of Eagles, Universal, 1963
  • Dr. John Garrett, The Prize, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1963
  • Allen McCleod, An Affair of the Skin (also known as Love As a Disorder), Zenith, 1964
  • Dick Jensen, The Best Man (also known as Gore Vidal's The Best Man), Warner Bros., 1964
  • Sylvester Josephson, Mirage, Universal, 1965
  • Otto Habershaw, A Big Hand for the Little Lady (also known as Big Deal at Dodge City), Warner Bros., 1966
  • Vershinin, The Three Sisters, 1966
  • Curtis O'Keefe, Hotel, Warner Bros., 1967
  • Colonel Wilson, The Hell with Heroes, Universal, 1968
  • Leslie Whitlock, If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (also known as DeadRight and Night Hunt), Paramount, 1968
  • Drake, Ace High (also known as Four Gunmen of Ave Maria, Revenge at El Paso, Revenge in El Paso, and I quattro dell'Ave Maria), Paramount, 1969
  • Burt Henry, Kansas City Bomber, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • Washington doctor, Richard, 1972
  • Between Time and Timbuktu, 1972
  • Malcolm Grant, Alien Thunder (also known as Dan Candy's Law and Le tonnerre rouge), 1974
  • Ed McLean, El clan de los inmorales (also known as Mission: ToKill, Order to Kill, Orden de matar, Ordine di uccidere, and La testa del serpente), 1975
  • Major John Burke, Buffalo Bill and the Indians (also known as Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson), United Artists, 1976
  • Running man, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (remake), United Artists, 1978
  • Dr. Robert Hoak, Piranha, 1978
  • Calvin Donnelly, Hero at Large, United Artists, 1980
  • Mickey Bellinger, Those Lips, Those Eyes, United Artists, 1980
  • Fred Francis, The Howling, 1981
  • Uncle Walt, "It's a Good Life," Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1983
  • Mr. Chrystal, My Tutor, 1983
  • Himself, Montgomery Clift, 1983
  • Sergie, Dark Tower, Spectrafilm, 1987
  • Victor Scrimshaw, Innerspace, 1987
  • Colonel Tim Shaw, Hostage, 1987
  • R.J. Fletcher, UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF), 1989
  • Judge Reinholte, Fast Food, 1989
  • Vincent Tuttle, The Sleeping Car, 1990
  • William Reed, Love or Money, 1990
  • William Simmons, Eve of Destruction, 1991
  • General Geller, Final Approach, 1991
  • Professor Ragnar, Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College (also known as Ghoulies Go to College), 1991
  • Terry Corrigan, The Distinguished Gentleman, 1992
  • General, Matinee, 1993
  • Bartlett, Greedy, 1994
  • Phil Prentiss, Just Cause, 1995
  • Reed Tyler, Steal Big, Steal Little, 1995
  • Fire department rescuer, Mommy, 1995
  • R.J. Fletcher, "UHF," "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Videos, 1996
  • Grandpa Addams, Addams Family Reunion, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Philip Hastings, The Survivors (also known as Harold Robbins' The Survivors), ABC, 1970
  • Claude Weldon, Flamingo Road, NBC, 1981-82
  • Zack Cartwright, Amanda's, ABC, 1983
  • George Hayward, Bay City Blues, 1983
  • Lucas Carter, The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), 1986-87
  • Mr. Culbertson, Charlie Hoover, Fox, 1991
  • Movies
  • Clifford Coswell, U.M.C. (also known as Operation Heartbeat), CBS, 1969
  • Mark Reynolds, A Great American Tragedy, ABC, 1972
  • District Attorney Kamenski, Exo-Man, 1977
  • Tom Atherton, Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night, 1977
  • Dr. Ken Paige, Portrait of an Escort, 1980
  • Dr. Jones, Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (also known as Rosie), 1982
  • Ward Hawley, The Making of a Male Model, ABC, 1983
  • Mr. Thompson, Invitation to Hell, 1984
  • Wes Vandergelder, The Ratings Game (also known as The Mogul), 1984
  • Reichman, Deadly Intentions, ABC, 1985
  • Judge Crandall, The Midnight Hour (also known as In the Midnight Hour), ABC, 1985
  • Jonathan Hire, A Masterpiece of Murder, NBC, 1986
  • Joseph P. Kennedy, LBJ: The Early Years, NBC, 1987
  • Harland Everett, The Long Journey Home, ABC, 1987
  • The governor, Once upon a Texas Train (also known as Texas Guns), CBS, 1988
  • Senator Wilson, The Rose and the Jackal, TNT, 1990
  • Waverly Blake, Dead on the Money, TNT, 1991
  • Dr. Nelson Congemi, Duplicates, USA Network, 1992
  • Miles, Roadracers (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime,1994
  • Judge Pollan, Judicial Consent (also known as My Love, Your Honor), HBO, 1994
  • George Richards, The Sister-in-Law, Wilshire Court Productions, 1995
  • Chief of staff, The Second Civil War, HBO, 1997
  • Miniseries
  • Franklyn Hutton, Poor Little Rich Girl (also known as Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story), NBC, 1987
  • Harold Christie, Passion and Paradise, ABC, 1989
  • Sol Siegel, Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, NBC, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Romeo, "Romeo and Juliet," Cameo Theatre, NBC, 1949
  • "I Can't Breathe," Actors' Studio, 1949
  • "Romeo and Juliet," The Philco Television Playhouse, 1949
  • "The Power Devil," The Philco Television Playhouse, 1950
  • "Jane Eyre," Westinghouse Studio One Summer Theatre, CBS, 1952
  • "Double Jeopardy," The Philco Television Playhouse, 1953
  • "Highway," The United States Steel Hour, ABC, 1954
  • "Spring Reunion," Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1954
  • "The Personal Touch," Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1954
  • "You Need Me," Star Tonight, 1955
  • Jameson, "Long Live Walter Johnson," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1960
  • Mark Twain, "The Shattered Idol," The Rifleman, 1961
  • "Two Black Kings," The United States Steel Hour, ABC, 1962
  • "A Burying for Rosey," The Legend of Jesse James, 1962
  • Winslow Quince, "Suspicion," The Rifleman, 1963
  • "The Gray Lady," Honey West, 1965
  • Herb Malone, "Wife Killer," The Fugitive, ABC, 1966
  • "The Spy Master," The F.B.I., ABC, 1966
  • Arthur Caresse, "The Moonglow Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1966
  • Paul Cook, "The Watchers," The Invaders, 1967
  • "Counter-Stroke," The F.B.I., ABC, 1967
  • Major Richards, "The Expendables," Garrison's Gorillas, 1967
  • Victor Reese, "Full Fathom Five," Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 1968
  • General Kroll, "The Night of the Doomsday Formula," The Wild, Wild West, 1968
  • James Forrest, "North to Tucson," The High Chaparral, 1968
  • "Conspiracy of Silence," The F.B.I., ABC, 1969
  • "Conqueror's Gold," Bearcats! 1971
  • Whitmore Channing, "Invasion," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1971
  • Allen Markham, "To Steal a King," Banacek, 1972
  • General Nielson, "The Deadly Trail," Cannon, 1974
  • Hunter R. Hickey, "The Last of the Great Paperhangers," Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 1976
  • "The Army Deserter," The Oregon Trail, 1977
  • Ben Harper, "Surrogates," Finder of Lost Loves, 1985
  • Milton Porter, "Armed Response," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985
  • McKeever, "Members Only," The A-Team, 1986
  • Richard, "Second Motherhood," The Golden Girls, 1986
  • William Quigley, "To Tilt at Windmills," Fame, 1986
  • Doug McKenna, "First Let's Kill All the Lawyers," Simon and Simon, 1988
  • Harold LaPeer, In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1988
  • Congressman Holmes, "Twilight," China Beach, 1989
  • Jonathan Horton, "The Fugitive," Matlock, 1989
  • Randolph Sterling, "From the Horse's Mouth," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • Walter Bowman, "Ever After," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992
  • Voice of Dr. Long, "Nothing to Fear," Batman: The Animated Series,1992
  • "Curiosity Kills" (some sources say "Curiosity Killed"), Tales from the Crypt, USA Network, 1992
  • "The Courtship of Martin's Father," Dream On, HBO, 1994
  • Professor Weaver, "Coming Clean," Boston Common, NBC, 1996
  • Judge, "The Jury," Early Edition, CBS, 1997
  • Mayor, "Al Plays Hooky," The Weird Al Show, 1997
  • Congressman Reese, "Worst Block," The District, 2000
  • Congressman Reese, "Surveillance," The District, 2000
  • Congressman Reese, "The Real Terrorist," The District, 2000
  • Also appeared in "Antigone," Omnibus, CBS; appeared in episodes ofAlfred Hitchcock, CBS; Ben Casey, ABC; Breaking Point,ABC; Burke's Law, ABC; Climax, CBS; Dr. Kildare, NBC; DuPont Theatre, ABC; Dynasty; Judd for the Defense, ABC; Kraft Television Theatre, NBC; and The Name of the Game, NBC.
  • Specials
  • Mr. Hart, June Moon, 1974
  • Trigorin, The Seagull, 1975
  • Edison, Home, ABC, 1987
  • The general, Channel 99, NBC, 1988
  • Leo, Second Start, ABC, 1988
  • Montgomery Clift: His Place in the Sun, Cinemax, 1989
  • Presenter, The 7th Annual Genesis Awards, 1993
  • Himself, Marlon Brando: The Wild One, BBC, 1996
  • Montgomery Clift: The Hidden Star, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Ray Walston: No Antennae, Please, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Dr. Frank Simmons, Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star, 1973
  • Claude Weldon, Flamingo Road (pilot), NBC, 1980
  • Deep Throat, Elvis Meets Nixon, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Jasp and Phil, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, PlymouthTheatre, 1938
  • Dan Crawford, Brother Rat, Wharburton Square Playhouse, Yonkers, NY, 1938
  • Richard Banning, Flight to the West, Guild Theatre, New York City,1940
  • Mexican Mural, Chanin Building, Penthouse Theatre, New York City,1942
  • Ronny Meade, Winged Victory, 44th Street Theatre, New York City, 1943
  • Maurice, Truckline Cafe, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1946
  • Dunois, Joan of Lorraine, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1946
  • Morgan Decker, The Survivors, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1948
  • Kurt Heger, Bravo! Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1948
  • (London debut) Biff Loman, Death of a Salesman, Phoenix Theatre, 1949
  • Matt Burke, Anna Christie, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1952
  • Berowne, Love's Labour's Lost, City Center Theatre, 1953
  • Freddie Page, The Deep Blue Sea, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1953
  • Boris Trigorin, The Seagull, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1954
  • Ayamonn Breydon, Red Roses for Me, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1955
  • Richard Morrow, The Day the Money Stopped, Belasco Theatre, 1958
  • Jerry Ryan, Two for the Seesaw, Booth Theatre, 1959
  • Rupert Forster, Marching Song, Gate Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • Van Ackerman, Advise and Consent, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Captain Dodd, Something about a Soldier, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Brecht on Brecht, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1962, then Theatre at University of California, Los Angeles, 1963
  • Reverend Shannon, Night of the Iguana, Festival Theatre, Louisville, KY, 1964
  • Vershinin, The Three Sisters, Morosco Theatre, 1964
  • Homer, A Warm Body, Cort Theatre, 1967
  • Julian, Cactus Flower, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Harold Ryan, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Theatre de Lys, then Edison Theatre, 1970
  • Dan, The Children, New York Shakespeare Festival, The Other Stage,New York City, 1972
  • Trigorin, The Seagull, Williamstown Festival Theatre, Williamstown, MA, 1974
  • Gerte, The Rapists, New Dramatists Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Harry Harrison, Harry Outside, Circle Repertory Theatre, New YorkCity, 1975
  • Multiple roles, Poor Murderer, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • The Lion in Winter, summer stock production, 1976
  • Equus, summer stock production, 1978
  • George Butler, Alone Together, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • President Harry S. Truman, Give 'em Hell, Harry, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1987
  • Major Tours
  • Ronny Meade, Winged Victory, U.S. cities, 1944
  • Jerry Ryan, Two for the Seesaw, U.S. cities, 1960-1965
  • Also toured as Freddie Page, The Deep Blue Sea.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Gordon Fitzpatrick, The Pandora Directive, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • (Editor) "They're Here" ... Invasion of the Body Snatchers: A Tribute, Berkley Boulevard (New York City), 1999

Further Reference

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    • Kevin McCarthy, http://www.bodysnatchers.com

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