Kevin Dobson Biography (1943-)

Full name, Kevin James Dobson; born March 18, 1943, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, NY; married, 1965; wife's name, Susan; children: three daughters. Education: Attended New York University; studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. Avocational interests: Volunteer work. Addresses: Manager-- Envision Entertainment, 10390Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025. Agent-- Craig Wyckoff, Epstein-Wyckoff and Associates, 311 West 43rd St., Suite 304, New York, NY 10036. Career: Actor and director. Side Action Productions, Inc., Studio City, CA, president, beginning in 1976. Worked as an engineer for the Long Island Railroad, a firefighter for the Santa Fe Railroad, and as a cab driver, bartender, and waiter. National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, chairperson emeritus, beginning in 1989. Military service: U.S. Army. Member:Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation ofTelevision and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America. Awards, Honors: Outstanding Young Man in America Award, U.S. Jaycees, 1976; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding performer in children's programming, 1983, for "Help Wanted," CBS Afternoon Playhouse; Outstanding Actor Award, Soap Opera Digest, 1988; honored by U.S. ACTION Agency for volunteer efforts, 1989; National Commanders Public Relations Award, American Legion, 1991; Outstanding Heroes Award, Soap Opera Digest, 1991; Silver Helmet Award, AMVETS. Addresses: Manager: Envision Entertainment, 10390 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Agent: Craig Wyckoff, Epstein-Wyckoff and Associates, 311 West 43rd St., Suite 304, New York, NY 10036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
March 18, 1943
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Sergeant Bobby Crocker, Kojak, CBS, 1973-78
  • Detective Lieutenant Jack Shannon, Shannon, CBS, 1981-82
  • M. Patrick "Mack" MacKenzie, Knots Landing, CBS, 1982-93
  • Detective Leo McCarthy, F/X: The Series, syndicated, 1996-97
  • Also appeared in The Mod Squad, ABC.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Director, Young Ramsey, 7 Network, 1977
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Director, Five Mile Creek, 7 Network, 1984
  • Director, Knots Landing, CBS, 1988-90
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Coordinating producer, Acapulco H.E.A.T.,syndicated, 1993-94
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Jacob, The Greatest Heroes of the Bible, NBC, 1978
  • Pete Lomas, The Immigrants, syndicated, 1978
  • M. Patrick "Mack" MacKenzie, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, CBS, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Miniseries
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Director, The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years(also known as The Thornbirds), CBS, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Frank Carlin, Orphan Train, CBS, 1979
  • John Hurley, Transplant, CBS, 1979
  • Don Hollander, Reunion, CBS, 1980
  • Hal Painter, Mark, I Love You, CBS, 1980
  • Sal Pacheco, Hardhat and Legs,1980
  • Colonel Joseph Cheever, Sweet Revenge(also known as BittersweetRevenge, Code of Honor, and Her Revenge), CBS, 1984
  • Peter Finley, Money, Power, Murder(also known as Dead Air),CBS, 1989
  • Hank Bolen, Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child(also known as In Memory of a Child and Maximum Liability), NBC, 1990
  • Suspicions,1991
  • Michael Bradley, Fatal Friendship(also known as Friends and Enemies), NBC, 1991
  • Jack Evans, A House of Secrets and Lies(also known as She LovedToo Much), CBS, 1992
  • Tom, Dirty Work, USA Network, 1992
  • Chuck Hayes, The Conviction of Kitty Dodds(also known as Conviction: The Kitty Dodds Story), CBS, 1993
  • Jack Liner, If Someone Had Known(also known as Cindy and Katie), NBC, 1995
  • Detective Joe Stachula, Crimes of Passion: Voice from the Grave(also known as From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries: Voice from the Graveand Voice from the Grave), NBC, 1996
  • Lieutenant Jim Ransom, Crimes of Passion: Nobody Lives Forever(also known as Crimes of Passion: Edna Buchanan's Nobody Lives Forever, Edna Buchanan's Nobody Lives Forever, and Nobody Lives Forever), ABC, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Director; Movies
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Gone to Ground,1976
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Demolition,1978
  • The Last Outlaw,1980
  • (As Kevin James Dobson; with John Power) Tanamera: Lion of Singapore,1989
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child(alsoknown as In Memory of a Child and Maximum Liability), NBC, 1990
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Miracle in the Wilderness,1991
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Survive the Savage Sea,1992
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) What She Doesn't Know(also known as Shades of Gray), 1992
  • Also directed The Dean Case, I Can Jump Puddles, The LesDarcy Story, and Third Generation.
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Battle of the Network Stars I, ABC, 1976
  • Battle of the Network Stars II, ABC, 1977
  • Battle of the Network Stars III, ABC, 1977
  • Battle of the Network Stars IV, ABC, 1978
  • CBS team captain, Battle of the Network Stars XIII, ABC, 1982
  • Jim Welsh, "Help Wanted," CBS Afternoon Playhouse, CBS, 1982
  • Host, The CBS Cotton Bowl Parade, CBS, 1985
  • New York host, CBS All-American Thanksgiving Parade, CBS, 1988
  • Host, Are You Safe? A National Test on Crime Prevention, CBS, 1990
  • Host, The 101st CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1990
  • Welcome Home, America! A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991
  • Host, The 102nd Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1991
  • Starathon "92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992
  • Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, NBC, 1992
  • Knots Landing Block Party, CBS, 1993
  • Awards Presentations
  • Host, The 7th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1991
  • Presenter, The 8th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1992
  • Episodic
  • First deputy, "Problem," Emergency!, NBC, 1972
  • Fame, Fortune and Romance, ABC, 1986
  • Prosecutor Bobby Crocker, "It's Always Something," Kojak(alsoknown as The ABC Saturday Mystery), ABC, 1990
  • Coach Earl Rowley, "Show Me the Way Home," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1994
  • Frank Botrell, "Revenge," The Commish, ABC, 1994
  • Sheriff Ray Green, "Who Killed Good Time Charlie?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1994
  • Darryl Foster, Early Edition, CBS, 1997
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Michele Lee, Lifetime, 1999
  • "The Two Sides of Love," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 2000
  • Appeared in episodes of The Doctors, NBC; and The Nurses, CBS.
  • Television Work
  • Director; Episodic
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) "Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?," Babylon5(also known as B5), syndicated, 1996
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) "Into the Fire," Babylon 5(also known as B5), syndicated, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Pilots
  • (Uncredited) The Rookies, ABC, 1972
  • Rafe Harder, Stranded, CBS, 1976
  • Mike Hammer, Mickey Spillane's Margin for Murder(also known asMargin for Murder), CBS, 1981
  • People Do the Craziest Things, ABC, 1984
  • Detective Leo McCarthy, F/X: The Illusion, syndicated, 1996
  • Television Work
  • Pilots
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Director, Acapulco H.E.A.T., syndicated, 1993
  • Film Appearances
  • Love Story, Paramount, 1970
  • The Anderson Tapes, Columbia, 1971
  • Bananas, United Artists, 1971
  • Carnal Knowledge, Avco-Embassy, 1971
  • The French Connection, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • (Uncredited) Man at the bar, Klute, Warner Bros., 1971
  • Ensign George Gay, Midway(also known as The Battle of Midway), Universal, 1976
  • Bobby Gibbons, All Night Long, Universal, 1981
  • Mom, Can I Keep Her?, New Horizons Home Video, 1998
  • Title role, Nathan Grimm(short film), 1998
  • Police captain, Restraining Order(also known as Der Todfeind, Der Todfeind--Ein Mann racht seine Frau, and Der Todfeind--Ein Mann raecht seine Frau), Phoenician Films, 1999
  • Film Work
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Director, The Mango Tree, Satori, 1977
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Director, Squizzy Taylor, Satori, 1982
  • Producer (with Sara Altshul), Hurricane Smith, Warner Home Video,1992
  • (As Kevin James Dobson) Director, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, Universal, 1995
  • Location assistant, Ride with the Devil, USA Films, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Understudy for the role of Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Major Tours
  • The Impossible Years, U.S. cities, 1970

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

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    • Starlog, February, 1997 .

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