Larry Linville Biography (1939-2000)

Full name, Lawrence Lavon Linville; born September 29, 1939, in Ojai, CA; died of pneumonia, April 10, 2000, in New York, NY; son of Harry Lavon and Fay Pauline (maiden name, Kennedy) Linville; married Vana Tribbey (divorced, 1982); married Melissa Gallant, 1982 (divorced); married Kate Geer (divorced); married Deborah Guyden (a bank worker; marriage ended with his death); children:Kelly Leigh.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, writer
Birth Details
September 29, 1939
Ojai, California, United States
Death Details
April 10, 2000
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • More Stately Mansions, Broadway production, 1967
  • The Odd Couple, 1986
  • Glenn Cooper, Rumors, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Henry Pulling/Augusta Bertram, Travels with My Aunt, Minetta LaneTheatre, New York City, 1995
  • Pop, Crazy for You, Papermill Playhouse, New Jersey, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Peter, Kotch, Cinerama Releasing Corporation, 1972
  • President Grimshaw, School Spirit, 1985
  • Blue Movies, Academy Home Entertainment, 1987
  • C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud, Vestron, 1989
  • Dr. Bob, Earth Girls Are Easy, Vestron, 1989
  • Principal McGree, Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever, LiveHome Video, 1991
  • Himmel, the goofball fanatic, Body Waves, New Horizons Home Video,1992
  • West from North Goes South, 1993
  • J.J., No Dessert Dad, Til You Mow the Lawn, Libra Home Entertainment, 1994
  • Richard Dickerson, A Million to Juan (also known as A Million to One), Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Shelby, Fatal Pursuit, Hemdale Home Video, 1995
  • Angel's Tide, Golden Rock Entertainment, 1996
  • Pressure Point, Artist View Entertainment, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Major Frank Burns, M*A*S*H, CBS, 1972-77
  • Major General Kevin Kelley, Grandpa Goes to Washington, NBC, 1978-79
  • Lyle Block, Checking In, CBS, 1981
  • Randy Bigelow, Herbie, the Love Bug, CBS, 1982
  • Grayson Carr, Paper Dolls, ABC, 1984
  • Movies
  • Vanished, 1971
  • Medical examiner Robert Makurji, The Night Stalker (also known asThe Kolchak Papers and The Kolchak Tapes), ABC, 1972
  • Reins, The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite, Operation Prime Time, 1981
  • Chief Wilson, Night Partners, CBS, 1983
  • Episodic
  • "A View of Nowhere," Mannix, CBS, 1968
  • "A Pittance of Faith" and "Shadow of the Man," Mannix, CBS, 1969
  • "The Secret of Mareno Bay," The Outsider, NBC, 1969
  • Captain Gulka, "The Glass Cage," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1969
  • (As Lawrence Linville) Will Tyler, "The Fence," Bonanza, NBC, 1969
  • "A Penny for the Peep Show," Mannix, CBS, 1969
  • "Robot," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1969
  • "Arizona State Loves You," Room 222, ABC, 1969
  • Dr. Beck, "The White Cane," Marcus Welby, M.D., 1969
  • "The Bank of Tacoma," Here Comes the Brides, ABC, 1970
  • "Who Is Sylvia?" and "Bang, Bang You're Dead," Mannix, CBS, 1970
  • "Ring of Freedom," The Young Rebels, ABC, 1970
  • Colonel Leo Orlov, "The Innocent," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1970
  • "Remember Chris Gately," The Young Lawyers, ABC, 1970
  • (As Lawrence Linville) "The Inheritors," The F.B.I., ABC, 1970
  • "Let the Dier Beware," Men at Law, CBS, 1971
  • Sloane, "The Academy," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971
  • "Operation: Lady Luck," O'Hara, U.S. Treasury, CBS, 1972
  • "The Tip," Adam-12, NBC, 1972
  • "The House That Cried Murder," The Sixth Sense, ABC, 1972
  • Ed Barrows, "Bad Cats and Sudden Death," Cannon, CBS, 1972
  • Captain Jonas, "Chopper," Kolchak: The Night Stalker, ABC, 1975
  • "The Deadly Maze," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1977
  • "Deadly Sanctuary," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1978
  • Supertrain, NBC, 1979
  • Carlin, "CHiPs Goes Roller Disco: Parts 1 & 2," CHiPs, NBC, 1979
  • Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980 , 1981
  • Lou Grant, CBS, 1980
  • "First Voyage, Last Voyage/April the Ninny, The Loat Arranger" and "Return of the Ninny," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981
  • The Jeffersons, CBS, 1981
  • Aloha Paradise, ABC, 1981
  • "A Genie Named Joe," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982
  • Professor Kent Radford, "Murder Takes the Bus," Murder, She Wrote,CBS, 1985
  • "Guilt by Association," Detective in the House, CBS, 1985
  • "And a Child Shall Lead," Airwolf, CBS, 1985
  • "Does Not Computer," Riptide, NBC, 1985
  • "Love and the Family Feud," The New Love, American Style, ABC, 1986
  • "Old Heroes Never Die," The Law and Harry McGraw, CBS, 1987
  • "The Trial of Martin Vanderhoff," You Can't Take It with You,syndicated, 1987
  • Lieutenant Steven Ames, "The Curse of Daanu," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Uncle Danny, "Toby or Not Toby," Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • Dr. Nagelson, "To Sleep, No More," Night Court, NBC, 1991
  • Senator Hutchison, "Special Delivery," A Different World, NBC, 1992
  • Grover Cleveland, "Neverending Battle," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993
  • Himself, "No, But I Played One on TV," Nurses, NBC, 1993
  • Paige Corbin, "Unwilling Witness," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995
  • Also appeared in Judd for the Defense, ABC.
  • Specials
  • Memories of M*A*S*H (also known as Memories of MASH), CBS,1991
  • Voice of Theodore Roosevelt, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-AmericanWar, History Channel, 1999
  • Everett Baker, Gershwins' "Crazy for You," PBS, 1999
  • TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 3, Fox, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Marcus Welby, MD (also known as A Matter of Humanities), ABC, 1969
  • Calling Dr. Storm, MD, NBC, 1977
  • "A Christmas for Boomer," Here's Boomer, NBC, 1979
  • Colonel Steele (some sources say General Theil), "The Misfits of Science," Misfits of Science, NBC, 1985
  • The Misery Brothers, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Ragwing, 1975

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • People Weekly, November 25, 1991, p. 94; April 24, 2000, p. 106.
    • Variety, April 17, 2000 .

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