Colman, Booth 1923–

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COLMAN, Booth 1923–

(Booth Coleman, Booth Coman)


Born March 8, 1923, in Portland, OR. Education: Attended University of Washington and University of Michigan.


Contact—c/o 2109 South Wilbur Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362.


Actor. Appeared as a child actor in Portland, OR; also performed as a radio actor; Maurice Evans Company, New York City, member of the company; toured with the Robert Shaw Chorale. Appeared in commercials and at conventions. Military service: U.S. Army, Japanese Language Division, military intelligence; served during World War II.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Pascal, The Big Sky, RKO Radio Pictures, 1952.

Julius Caesar (also known as William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1953.

(Uncredited) Fernadez, Living It Up, Paramount, 1954.

Hiram, The Silver Chalice, Warner Bros., 1954.

Juan Fernandez, Secret of the Incas, Paramount, 1954.

(Uncredited) Psychiatrist, Ring of Fear, Warner Bros., 1954.

(Uncredited) Reporter, Them!, Warner Bros., 1954.

Wallace, The Human Jungle, Allied Artists, 1954.

Captain Stanhope, Moonfleet, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1955.

Maxler, Flight to Hong Kong, United Artists, 1956.

Mories, World without End, Allied Artists, 1956.

Detective Pat Chambers, My Gun Is Quick, United Artists, 1957.

Lieutenant Stefko, The Beast of Budapest, Allied Artists, 1958.

Perry, Auntie Mame, Warner Bros., 1958.

(Uncredited) Sam Pelligram, Tarawa Beachhead, Columbia, 1958.

The Case against Brooklyn, Columbia, 1958.

Sotto dieci bandiere (also known as Under Ten Flags), Paramount, 1960.

Customs officer, Romanoff and Juliet (also known as Dig That Juliet), Universal International Pictures, 1961.

(Uncredited) Hotel clerk, The Comancheros, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1961.

(Uncredited) The Errand Boy, Paramount, 1961.

Angelo Guglietta, Runaway Girl, United Screen Arts, 1962.

(Uncredited) Television interviewer, Youngblood Hawke, Warner Bros., 1964.

(Uncredited) United Nations delegate, A Global Affair, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1964.

Fate Is the Hunter, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1964.

Kisses for My President (also known as Kisses for the President), Warner Bros., 1964.

Dean Parker, Wild on the Beach (also known as Beach House Party), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1965.

Purdy, Raiders from Beneath the Sea, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1965.

(Uncredited) Ohio Gazette editor, Arizona Raiders, Columbia, 1965.

Maynard Parlow, Maryjane, American International Pictures, 1968.

Judge Crawford, The Lawyer, Paramount, 1970.

Governor Murray, Scandalous John, Buena Vista, 1971.

Dr. Watson, Norma Rae, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1979.

Old man, Return to the Secret Garden, Feature Films for Families, 2000.

Second judge, The Man Who Wasn't There, USA Films, 2001.

Gutman trial judge, Intolerable Cruelty, Universal, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Councillor Zaius, Planet of the Apes, CBS, 1974.

Professor Hector Jerrold, General Hospital, ABC, 1983.

Appeared as Doc Burke in the series The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

"Sad Figure, Laughing," Sandburg's Lincoln (also known as Lincoln), NBC, 1975.

The Best Place to Be, HBO, 1979.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Professor Halton, I Love You, Goodbye, CBS, 1972.

Vern Miller, Returning Home, ABC, 1975.

Psychiatrist, The Return of the World's Greatest Detective, NBC, 1976.

Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U–2 Spy Incident, NBC, 1976.

Doctor, Yesterday's Child, NBC, 1977.

Kubishan, In the Glitter Palace (also known as A Woman Accused), NBC, 1977.

Doctor, Marciano, ABC, 1979.

Zaius, Back to the Planet of the Apes (also known as The New Planet of the Apes; compilation of episodes of Planet of the Apes), 1981.

Zaius, Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (compilation of episodes of Planet of the Apes), 1981.

Destination: America, ABC, 1987.

Bernard Abt, Shootdown, NBC, 1988.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Hezekiah, "Gideon," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1971.

Stan Laurel: The Last Laugh, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Arrow and the Bow," Cavalcade of America, NBC, 1953.

"A Time to Grow," Cavalcade of America, ABC, 1953.

"Courage in Connecticut," Cavalcade of America, ABC, 1954.

Anatole France, "The Life of Emile Zola," The Lux Video Theatre, NBC, 1955.

Dr. McLeod, "Dead Storage," Science Fiction Theater, syndicated, 1955.

"Flight 951," Climax!, CBS, 1955.

"That They Might Live," Cavalcade of America, ABC, 1955.

Brissac, "Trapline," The Adventures of Jim Bowie, ABC, 1956.

Lantanac, "An Adventure with Audubon," The Adventures of Jim Bowie, ABC, 1956.

Wilkins, "The Conspirators," Broken Arrow, ABC, 1956.

"Jim Bowie and His Slave," The Adventures of Jim Bowie, ABC, 1956.

Edmond Vallier, "The Crystal Ball," The Veil, 1958.

Spruance, "Warrant for Arrest," Broken Arrow, ABC, 1958.

Tompkins, "The Playwright," How to Marry a Millionaire, syndicated, 1958.

(As Booth Coleman) "The Big Grifter," Dragnet, NBC, 1958.

Henry Duval, "The Louisiana Dude," Yancy Derringer, CBS, 1959.

Pineda, "An Affair of Honor," Zorro, ABC, 1959.

Ralph Keel, "The Fugitive," The Californians, NBC, 1959.

"Calamity Coach," Rescue 8, syndicated, 1959.

"Greta's Big Chance," How to Marry a Millionaire, syndicated, 1959.

"Last Portrait," Man with a Camera, ABC, 1959.

"The Meeting," Behind Closed Doors, NBC, 1959.

Hotel desk clerk, "Man in a Cage," Thriller, NBC, 1961.

Jeremiah, "The High Country," The Rifleman, ABC, 1961.

"Degrees of Guilt," Cain's Hundred, NBC, 1961.

Chitral, "Once There Was a Princess," Adventures in Paradise, ABC, 1962.

Colonel Travers, "Johnny Brassbuttons," Cheyenne (also known as The Cheyenne Show), ABC, 1962.

Dr. Frank Shelton, "The $275,000 Sack of Flower," Death Valley Days, syndicated, 1962.

Dr. Snyder, "Even Stones Have Eyes," Route 66, NBC, 1962.

Enoch Leib, "Robbie's Employment Service," My Three Sons, CBS, 1962.

Henry P. Quince, "Look to the Stars," Bonanza, NBC, 1962.

Lieutenant Bailey, "Waxworks," Thriller, NBC, 1962.

Mike Pavanos, "Pressure," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962.

Tyler, "Marshal of Sweetwater," Have Gun Will Travel, CBS, 1962.

Victor Bartok, "The Death Tree," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962.

"Nurse Dickens," I'm Dickens—He's Fenster, ABC, 1962.

Robbins, "Carla," King of Diamonds, syndicated, c. 1962.

Gant Parker, "The Bad One," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1963.

German captain, "Ol' Buddy," The Gallant Men, ABC, 1963.

Judge Taylor, "Never to Have Loved," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963.

Nicholas Contine, "Jake Dance," The Untouchables, ABC, 1963.

Walter Dorn, "Deposit with Caution," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963.

Warden, "Tissue of Hate," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1963.

"The Black–Robed Ghost," G.E. True, CBS, 1963.

"The Twisted Rope," Temple Houston, NBC, 1963.

Chairman, "Eleven Days to Zero," Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, ABC, 1964.

Chairman, "The Mist of Silence," Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, ABC, 1964.

Dr. Norman Dryfus, "Courage at 3:00 A.M.," Ben Casey, ABC, 1964.

Dr. Warren, "ZZZZZ," The Outer Limits, ABC, 1964.

Dr. Younger, "The Case of the Nervous Neighbor," Perry Mason, CBS, 1964.

Dr. Zoltan, "You're in My Power," My Three Sons, CBS, 1964.

Flint Durfee, "A Man to Admire," Bonanza, NBC, 1964.

Hoagland, "The Day They Gave the Diamonds Away," The Rogues, NBC, 1964.

Prosecutor, "The Case of the Paper Bullets," Perry Mason, CBS, 1964.

Ambassador Xavier Perkins, "The Night of the Dancing Death," The Wild Wild West, CBS, 1965.

Corwell, "Smile, You're on Mars Camera," Gilligan's Island, CBS, 1965.

Les Donaldson, "Trial by Fire," The Fugitive, ABC, 1965.

Private Slimpsey, "Cain's Birthday: Parts 1 & 2," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1965.

Prosecutor, "Where Mystery Begins," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1965.

Tom Kramer, "Charley, the Pigeon," My Three Sons, CBS, 1965.

"John Marshall," Profiles in Courage, NBC, 1965.

"The Platinum Swizzle Stick," The Farmer's Daughter, ABC, 1965.

Captain Guenther, "The Safecracker Suite," Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1966.

Chief, "The Spy Who Came in from the Cool," The Monkees, NBC, 1966.

Dean Geller, "My Master, the Great Rembrandt," I Dream of Jeannie, NBC, 1966.

Martin Davis, "The Scourge," The F.B.I., ABC, 1966.

Reverend Parley, "The Pursued: Parts 1 & 2," Bonanza, NBC, 1966.

Albert Vogel, "Counter–Stroke," The F.B.I., ABC, 1967.

Dr. Huss, "The Train," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1967.

Ernst Gerloch, "Banker's Hours," Garrison's Gorillas, ABC, 1967.

General Pichegru, "My Master, Napoleon's Buddy," I Dream of Jeannie, NBC, 1967.

Governor Patrick Henry, "The Williamsburg Cannon: Parts 1 & 2," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1967.

Lane Morris, "Force of Nature," The F.B.I., ABC, 1967.

"Death from a Flower Girl," Judd for the Defense, ABC, 1967.

"Little Lady X," The Second Hundred Years, ABC, 1967.

"Warning: Live Blueberries," Mannix, CBS, 1967.

Benjamin Seaton, "What Flowers Daisies Are," The Outsider, NBC, 1968.

Bishop Parnell, "Sister Lucky," The Flying Nun, ABC, 1968.

Coroner, "The Possessed," The Invaders, ABC, 1968.

"Rendezvous for Revenge," Tarzan, NBC, 1968.

Judge Ricks, "Log 123: Courtroom," Adam–12, NBC, 1969.

Leo Kolligan, "Return to Summer Grove," Mannix, CBS, 1969.

Mr. Huntsman, "The Foal," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1969.

Mr. Kranzman, "Ernie, the Transmitter," My Three Sons, CBS, 1969.

Whitmore, "Jonah," Daniel Boone, NBC, 1969.

Dr. Dersky, "The Deceived," Medical Center, CBS, 1970.

Mr. Compton, "Lady at the Bar," The Virginian, NBC, 1970.

Mr. Fidletter, "The Inheritance," Family Affair, CBS, 1970.

Stavros, "Orpheus," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1970.

"The Nightmare," The Virginian, NBC, 1970.

"Who Are the Keepers, Who Are the Inmates?," The Mod Squad, ABC, 1970.

Matt Lincoln, ABC, 1970.

Carlton, "Return to Devil's Hole," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1971.

Hines, "Encounter with Aries," McCloud, NBC, 1971.

Leo Kolligan, "Wine from These Grapes," Mannix, CBS, 1971.

"The Day They Hung Kid Curry," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1971.

"The People versus Drake," The D.A., NBC, 1971.

Arnie, CBS, 1971.

Clerk, "Timelock," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1972.

Dante, "That Was No Lady," Cannon, CBS, 1972.

Dr. Fredericks, "The Birth of Arfie," My Three Sons, CBS, 1972.

(As Booth Coman) Rand, "Alias Festus Haggin," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1972.

"Winner Take All," The Smith Family, ABC, 1972.

Lewin, "When the Girls Came out to Play," Love Story, NBC, 1973.

Sentinel, "The Squaw Man," Kung Fu, ABC, 1973.

Victor Sterne, "The Murdering Class," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1973.

"The Ripper," Police Story, NBC, 1973.

(Uncredited) Coroner, "This Must Be the Alamo," McCloud, NBC, 1974.

Mayor, "The Outsider," Apple's Way, CBS, 1974.

The pathologist, "Requiem for C. Z. Smith," Police Story, NBC, 1974.

(As Booth Coleman) Dr. Mattwick, "The Day Cable Was Hanged," Barbary Coast, ABC, 1975.

Seegar, "Death Heist," Switch, CBS, 1975.

"A Touch of Bribery," Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1975.

Ira Foster, "Child of Anger," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1976.

Pearl, "Eamon Kinsella Royce," Police Story, NBC, 1976.

Sturgis, "Mister Five and Dime," Harry O, ABC, 1976.

"Argonaut Special," Switch, CBS, 1976.

"The Young and the Fair," Police Woman, NBC, 1976.

Holmes & Yoyo, ABC, 1976.

Coroner, "McCloud Meets Dracula," McCloud, NBC, 1977.

Dr. Edwards, "Touch of Death," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1977.

Mr. Curtis, "Hoax," Lou Grant, CBS, 1977.

"Five the Hard Way," Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), NBC, 1977.

"Last Mission over Sengai," Baa Baa Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron), NBC, 1977.

"Last of the Dinosaurs," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1977.

"A Madness Within," Delvecchio, CBS, 1977.

Art Kingsley, "Hillary," How the West Was Won, ABC, 1979.

Dr. Caldwell, "The Parting," The Waltons, CBS, 1979.

Judge, "Scam," Lou Grant, CBS, 1979.

Mr. Fenton, "An Ounce of Prevention," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1979.

"Wanna Bet," The White Shadow, CBS, 1979.

McClintock, "Cover–Up," Lou Grant, CBS, 1980.

Rogers, "Space Croppers," Galactica 1980, ABC, 1980.

"Boomerang," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981.

Judge Herbert Hoffer, "The Pound and the Fury," Civil Wars, ABC, 1991.

Judge Herbert Hoffer, "Dirty Pool," Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.

Judge Herbert Hoffer, "The Old Man and the 'C,'" Civil Wars, ABC, 1992.

Father Fatima, "Rise from the Dead," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Penno, "Nemesis," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1997.

Nicolai Vyshenko, "American Gulag," Air America, syndicated, 1999.

Mr. Slobodkin, "Daphne Does Dinner," Frasier, NBC, 2003.

Ice cream man, "Desperate Houseguy," Jake in Progress, ABC, 2005.

Also appeared in The Name of the Game, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Parsons, Adventures of Nick Carter, NBC, 1972.

Doctor, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, NBC, 1974.

Wally, Fools, Females, and Fun: What about That One? (also known as Sin American Style), NBC, 1974.

Best Years of Our Lives, 1975.

Dr. Amos Cummings, Time Travelers, ABC, 1976.

Stage Appearances:

Guildenstern, Hamlet, Columbus Circle Theatre, New York City, 1945–46.

Edward Valance, "Family Album," Alf, "Red Peppers," and Gaston, "Ways and Means," Tonight at 8:30 (produced in a triple–bill), National Theatre, New York City, 1948.

Mr. Burnham, "Hands across the Sea," and Hodge, "Shadow Play," in Tonight at 8:30 (produced in a triple–bill), National Theatre, 1948.

Malcolm and priest, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1950.

Monsieur Jacques, The Assassin, National Theatre, 1969.

Henry Wirz, The Andersonville Trial, Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, MI, 1971, 1989.

Henry Drummond, Inherit the Wind, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1974, 1990.

Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Meadow Brook Theatre, multiple appearances, beginning 1981.

Appeared as Thomas Edison, Camping with Henry and Tom, as Sir Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons, as Shylock, The Merchant of Venice, and in The Summer People, all Meadow Brook Theatre; as Commander Queeg, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial; as Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman; as Doc Washburn, A Summer Remembered; in The Winslow Boy, Broadway production; and in The Magnificent Heel.

Major Tours:

Appeared in touring productions of The Hasty Heart and Mary Stuart.

Radio Appearances; Specials:

"The Pickwick Papers," NBC University of the Air, NBC, 1949.



Weaver, Tom, I Was a Monster Movie Maker, McFarland and Co., 2001.


Chiller Theatre, Issue 15, 2001, pp. 29–30.

Cult Movies, Issue 28, 1999, pp. 22–26.


Booth Colman Official Site,, February 16, 2005.