Hamilton, George 1939–

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HAMILTON, George 1939–


Full name, George Stevens Hamilton IV; born August 12, 1939, in Memphis, TN; son of George Stevens Hamilton (a bandleader; known as Spike Hamilton) and Ann Potter Hamilton Hunt Spaulding; married Alana Collins (an actress and television personality; known as Alana Stewart), c. 1970 (divorced, c. 1976); children: Ashley Steven (an actor); (with Kimberly Blackford, a model) George Thomas.


Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Publicist—Jeffrey Lane, Jeffrey Lane and Associates, 9056 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 304, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Actor and producer. Appeared in commercials and print advertisements. Creator of a line of skin care products, 1989; founder of a chain of tanning salons, 1990; former owner of restaurants, lounges, and nightclubs, including Hamilton's Miami.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award (with others), most promising male newcomer, 1960; Golden Laurel Award nomination, top male new personality, Producers Guild of America, 1960; Film Award nominations, best foreign actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1961, for Crime & Punishment, USA, and 1963, for Light in the Piazza; Saturn Award, best actor, Academy of Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor—musical or comedy, both 1980, for Love at First Bite; Special Award, star of the year, ShoWest Convention, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1981; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture actor—musical or comedy, 1982, for Zorro, the Gay Blade.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Noah, Lone Star, 1952.

Robert Cole, Crime & Punishment, USA (also known as Crime & Punishment), Allied Artists, 1959.

Ryder Smith, Where the Boys Are, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1960.

Theron Hunnicutt, Home from the Hill, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1960.

Tony McDowall, All the Fine Young Cannibals, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1960.

Lieutenant Curtis McQuade, A Thunder of Drums, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1961.

Paul Strand, Angel Baby, Allied Artists, 1961.

Warren Winner, By Love Possessed, United Artists, 1961.

Davie Drew, Two Weeks in Another Town, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1962.

Fabrizio Naccarelli, Light in the Piazza, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1962.

Corporal Trower, The Victors, Columbia, 1963.

Moss Hart, Act One, Warner Bros., 1963.

Himself, Looking for Love, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1965.

Hank Williams, Your Cheatin' Heart, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1965.

Flores, Viva Maria!, United Artists, 1966.

Captain Dorrit Bentley, A Time for Killing (also known as The Long Ride Home), Columbia, 1967.

George, That Man George (also known as Our Man in Marrakesh, El hombre de Marrakech, L'homme de Marrakech, Los saqueadores del Domingo, and L'uomo di Casablanca), Allied Artists, 1967.

Harlan Wycliff, Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! (also known as You've Got to Be Kidding), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1967.

Jeff Hill, Jack of Diamonds (also known as Der Diamantenprinz), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1967.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Lionpower from MGM (short film), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1967.

Professor Jim Tanner, The Power, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1968.

Togetherness, General Film Corporation, 1970.

(Uncredited) Himself, Elvis: That's the Way It Is (documentary), Warner Bros., 1970, also released as Elvis: That's the Way It Is—Special Edition, 2001.

Title role, Evel Knievel, Fanfare, 1972.

Crocker, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1973.

Jeffrey, Medusa (also known as The Rhodes Incident, Twisted, and To Kynighi tis Medhoussas), 1973.

David Milford, Once Is Not Enough (also known as Jacqueline Susann's "Once Is Not Enough"), Paramount, 1975.

Ward Thompson, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington, Cannon, 1977.

Vance Norton, Sextette, Crown International Pictures, 1978.

Count Vladimir Dracula, Love at First Bite, American International Pictures, 1979.

David, Express to Terror, 1979.

Maurice Bernard, From Hell to Victory (also known as Contro 4 bandiere, Da Dunkerque alla vittoria, De Dunkerque a la victoria, De Dunquerque a la victoire, and De l'enfer a la victoire), New Film, 1979.

Don Diego Vega, Ramon Vega, Bunny Wigglesworth, and Margarita Wigglesworth, Zorro, the Gay Blade, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1981.

The Last of the Gladiators, Twin Tower Enterprises, 1988.

B. J. Harrison, The Godfather, Part III (also known as Mario Puzo's "The Godfather, Part III"), Paramount, 1990.

Dr. Halberstrom, Doc Hollywood, Warner Bros., 1991.

Alfonso de la Pena, Once upon a Crime…, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1992.

Rudolfo Carbonera, Amore!, PM Entertainment/Sunland Entertainment, 1993.

Channel 102 newscaster, Double Dragon (also known as Double Dragon: The Movie), Gramercy Pictures, 1994.

Gil Braman, Playback, Paramount Home Video, 1995.

Dick Bennett, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, Orion, 1997.

Himself, Meet Wally Sparks, Trimark Pictures, 1997.

Alonso Palermo, She's Too Tall, 1998.

Desmond Spellman, Casper Meets Wendy (live action and animated), Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 1998.

(Uncredited) Himself, Bulworth, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

The great Allonso, The Little Unicorn, Peakviewing Transatlantic, 1998.

Von Steiger (the Hand), Pets (also known as Pets to the Rescue), 1999.

Armand Dupres, Off Key (also known as Desafinado), Lolafilms, 2001.

Special guest, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Paramount, 2001.

(In archive footage) Duncan Carlyle, Reflections of Evil, BijouFlix Releasing/Pookie Films, 2002.

Ed, Hollywood Ending, DreamWorks, 2002.

The king of Beverly Hills, The L.A. Riot Spectacular, Rockhard Pictures/Visionbox Pictures/Entitled Entertainment/El Camino Pictures/Cherry Road Films/RichKatz Entertainment, 2004.

Film Producer:

Evel Knievel, Fanfare, 1972.

Medusa (also known as The Rhodes Incident, Twisted, and To Kynighi tis Medhoussas), 1973.

(With others) Executive producer, Love at First Bite, American International Pictures, 1979.

(With C. O. Erickson) Zorro, the Gay Blade, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1981.

Some sources cite Hamilton as the executive producer of The Trip, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Duncan Carlyle, The Survivors (also known as Harold Robbins's "The Survivors"), ABC, 1969–70.

Jack Brennan, Paris 7000, ABC, 1970.

Joel Abrigore, Dynasty, ABC, 1985–86.

Ian Stone, Spies, CBS, 1987.

Sonny Stone, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 1987.

Host (with Alana Stewart), The George & Alana Show (also known as George & Alana), syndicated, 1995–96.

Alan Van Buren, The Guilt, c. 1996–97.

Guy Hathaway, Jenny, NBC, 1997–98.

Panelist, Match Game, syndicated, c. 1998–99.

Host, The Family, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lieutenant Frederic Henry, A Farewell to Arms, BBC, 1966.

Stephen Bennett, Roots, ABC, 1977.

Lieutenant Hamilton Stovall, The Seekers, Operation Prime Time, 1979.

Jay Pomerantz, Malibu, ABC, 1983.

Harry Price, Monte Carlo, CBS, 1986.

William Randolph Hearst, Rough Riders (also known as Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders), TNT, 1997.

Francis Olmsted, P. T. Barnum, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Mark Collier, Columbo: A Deadly State of Mind, NBC, 1975.

Don Drake, The Dead Don't Die, 1975.

Glenn Lyle, Killer on Board, 1977.

Greg Oliver, The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver, 1977.

Adam Baker, The Users, 1978.

Alan Roberto, Institute for Revenge, 1979.

Ray Jeffries, Death Car on the Freeway (also known as Wheels of Death), CBS, 1979.

Hightower, The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (also known as The Magnificent Hustle), 1980.

Trent Bradley, Two Fathers' Justice, NBC, 1985.

Cousin John, Poker Alice, CBS, 1987.

Wade Anders, Columbo: Caution! Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health (also known as The ABC Monday Mystery Movie, The ABC Saturday Mystery Movie, and Columbo), ABC, 1991.

J. D. Gantry, The House on Sycamore Street (also known as Murder on Sycamore Street and Remedy For Murder), CBS, 1992.

Earl Henry von Hohenlodern, Das Paradies am Ende der Berge, 1993.

Trent Bradley, Two Fathers: Justice For the Innocent (also known as Two Fathers Return), NBC, 1994.

Malcolm Patterson, Vanished (also known as Danielle Steel's "Vanished"), NBC, 1995.

Karl Von Ostenberg, Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart (also known as Hart to Hart: Double Trouble), Family Channel, 1996.

Mall Santa Claus, Too Cool for Christmas, Lifetime, 2004.

Woody Prentice, The Hollywood Mom's Mystery, The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Celebrity Party (also known as Dick Clark's "Celebrity Party"), ABC, 1963.

Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1977.

Host, An Evening at the Moulin Rouge, HBO, 1981.

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show, ABC, 1982.

Cohost, Super Model Search: Look of the Year, ABC, 1988.

Host, Dracula: Live from Transylvania, syndicated, 1989.

The 75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills, ABC, 1989.

Host, The Lords of Hollywood, syndicated, 1990.

Host (with Dr. Ruth Westheimer), Comedy Battle of the Sexes, Lifetime, 1992.

Host, Heartstoppers … Horror at the Movies, syndicated, 1992.

Dame Edna's Hollywood, NBC, 1992.

Cohost, The 1997 Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, 1997.

Cohost, The 1997 Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 1997.

Host, Canned Ham: 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, Comedy Central, 1997.

(In archive footage) 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 34th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1962.

Presenter, The 38th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1966.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1980.

Cohost, The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards, CBS, 1981.

The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards (also known as The Golden Globe Awards), TBS, 1989.

Host, The Soap Opera Digest Awards (also known as The Eighth Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards), NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herbie Shields, "Have Fun," The Donna Reed Show, ABC, 1959.

Marshal Elwood Masterson, "The Misfit Marshal," The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, ABC, 1959.

Tom, "The Beauty and the Sorrow," Cimarron City, NBC, 1959.

"The Opposite Virtues," Bus Stop, ABC, 1962.

Clint Perry, "Who Killed the Richest Man in the World?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1964.

Jamie, "Two of a Kind," The Rogues, NBC, 1964.

Victor (some sources cite Peter) Thornton, "The Turncoat," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater, NBC, 1964.

Himself, The Celebrity Game, CBS, 1964.

Dr. Geoffrey Collicott, "Where Does the Boomerang Go?," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.

Himself, "Olivia de Havilland vs. George Hamilton," Password, CBS, 1965.

Little John Lester, "Who Killed Mother Goose?," Burke's Law, ABC, 1965.

Guest panelist, What's My Line?, CBS, 1965.

Guest host, Hullabaloo, NBC, 1965, 1966.

Mystery guest, What's My Line?, CBS, 1965, 1966.

"Hell Cats," Off to See the Wizard (live action and animated), ABC, 1967.

Guest, The Ed Sullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971.

Himself, V.I.P.—Schaukel, 1973.

Guest, $10,000 Pyramid, CBS, 1973, ABC and syndicated, 1975.

DeLucia, "The Other Side of the Fence," Police Story, NBC, 1976.

Keith Hampton, "The Great Taxicab Stampede," McCloud, NBC, 1977.

"Blackjack," Sword of Justice, NBC, c. 1978.

David, "Express to Terror," Supertrain, NBC, 1979.

Cohost, Fridays, ABC, 1981.

Himself, "The Big Date," Hearts Afire, CBS, 1992.

Himself, Dame Edna's Hollywood, NBC, 1992.

Dan McCadden, "And Bimbo Was His Name–O," Dream On, HBO, 1992, also broadcast on Fox.

Himself, "It Happened in Hollywood," Birds of a Feather, BBC, 1993.

She TV, ABC, 1994.

Himself, "How Can I Call You My Ex–Husbands If You Won't Go Away?," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

Craig Wohlman, "Mind over Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996.

Dirk Lawson, "Up All Night," The Bonnie Hunt Show (also known as Bonnie), CBS, 1996.

Don Green, "Zoso," NewsRadio (also known News Radio and The Station), NBC, 1996.

Himself, "Cosmetic Perjury," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1996.

Himself, "L.A. Times," Dave's World, CBS, 1996.

Himself, "Women Who Rises in World, Falls on Face," The Naked Truth (also known as Pix and Wilde Again), ABC, 1996.

Himself, "Joan Collins," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Himself, "The Curse of the Faro," Buddy Faro, CBS, 1998.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Vanna White, Lifetime, 1998.

Guest, Clive Anderson All Talk, BBC, 1998.

Guest, Late Lunch, 1998.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1998, 1999.

Don Rio Sepulveda, "Getting Lucky," Ladies Man, CBS, 1999.

Himself, "Galaxy Girls," Baywatch, syndicated, 1999.

Don Rio Sepulveda, "Romance," Ladies Man, CBS, 2000.

Himself, "George Hamilton: Playing the Movie Star," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Raymond Peck, "Missing Key," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 2000.

Guest, Open House with Gloria Hunniford (also known as Open House), Channel 5 (England), 2000.

Himself, Love, Hate, and Joy, 2002.

Guest, The View, ABC, 2002.

Himself, "Strap On," Fastlane, Fox, 2003.

Himself, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, Independent Television, 2003.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Joan Collins, Lifetime, 2003.

Himself, V Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2003.

Bernard Taylor, "Good Run of Bad Luck," Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.

Himself, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 2004.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004.

Himself, The Kumars at No. 42, BBC, 2005.

Appeared as a guest host and guest in various episodes of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (also known as Live with Regis and Live with Regis & Kelly), syndicated; appeared as a guest host, Talk Soup, E! Entertainment Television. Appeared as Krishna Vernoy in "Destination Nightmare" and "The Return of Madame Vernoy," both episodes of The Veil.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Richard Manning III, Poor Richard, CBS, 1984.

Himself, Life of Luxury, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Other:

The Last of the Powerseekers, 1971.

Television Producer:

Roots (miniseries), ABC, 1977.

(With others) The George & Alana Show (series; also known as George & Alana), syndicated, 1995–96.

Stage Appearances:

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, Marines Memorial Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2000.

Billy Flynn, Chicago (musical), Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 2001–2002, then Shubert Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Appeared other productions, including Barefoot in the Park, Gigi (musical), The Philadelphia Story, and The Star–Spangled Girl; appeared in benefit performances.

Major Tours:

Nick Arnstein, Funny Girl (musical), U.S. cities, 1967.



"Don't Envy Me," Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, c. 1963.



(With Alysse Minkoff) Life's Little Pleasures, Stoddart, 1998.



People Weekly, August 8, 1994, p. 88; November 6, 1995, pp. 77–80; October 13, 1997, pp. 15–16; November 29, 1999, p. 13.

Restaurant Business, August 1, 1998, p. 120.

TV Guide, September 30, 1995, pp. 26–31; July 26, 2003, p. 9.

Vanity Fair, January, 1991, pp. 98–104, 118–20; August, 1994, pp. 106–114.

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