Hamlin, Harry 1951–

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HAMLIN, Harry 1951–


Full name, Harry Robinson Hamlin; born October 30, 1951, in Pasadena, CA; son of Chauncey Jerome and Bernice (maiden name, Robinson) Hamlin; married Laura Johnson (an actress), 1984 (divorced, 1990); married Nicollette Sheridan (an actress), September 7, 1991 (divorced); married Lisa Rinna (an actress), March 29, 1997; children: (with actress Ursula Andress) Dimitri Alexander, (third marriage) Delilah, Amelia. Education: Yale University, B.A., theatre and psychology, 1974; also attended University of California, Berkeley; trained for the stage at the American Conservatory Theatre for two years.

Addresses: Office—c/o Larry Taub, Gersh Agency Inc., 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210–5302. Agent—William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212–2704; Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010. Manager—Raw Talent Management, 9615 Brighton Way, Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor. L.A. Classic Theatre, cofounder, 1987.

Awards, Honors: International Telephone & Telegraph Fulbright grant, 1977; Golden Globe Award nomination, best motion picture acting debut—–male, 1979, for Movie, Movie; Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a TV series—–drama, 1988, 1989, 1990, for L.A. Law.


Television Appearances; Series:

Michael Kuzak, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986–1991.

Reese Hardin, Movie Stars, The WB, 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Title role, Studs Lonigan, NBC, 1979.

Tony Blackwell, Master of the Game, CBS, 1984.

John Pope, James A. Michener's "Space" (also known as Space), CBS, 1985.

Senator Terry Fallon, Favorite Son (also known as Target: Favorite Son), 1988.

Fritz Klenner, In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride, and Madness (also known as Bitter Blood), CBS, 1994.

Paul Hood, Tom Clancy's Op Center (also known as Op Center), NBC, 1995.

Chief of Police Mitch Holt, Night Sins, CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mariamo, The Taming of the Shrew, 1976.

Tom Shephard, Laguna Heat, HBO, 1987.

Larry Renault, Dinner at Eight, TNT, 1989.

Detective Nick Gentry, Deceptions, Showtime, 1990.

Charles Raynor, Deadly Intentions ... Again?, ABC, 1991.

Worthington, Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (also known as Siege at Alta View), CBS, 1992.

Steve Catlin, Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (also known as Blind Angel and Murder So Sweet), CBS, 1993.

Detective Harry Keaton, Under Investigation, 1993.

Jim Landsford, Her Deadly Rival (also known as The Other Woman and A Deadly Affair), CBS, 1995.

Sheriff Dave Ward, Badge of Betrayal: A "Crimes of Passion" Movie, ABC, 1997.

Tyler Madison, Like Father, Like Santa, Fox Family, 1998.

Jack Beldon, Stranger in Town, Showtime, 1998.

Doc Kovac, The Hunted (also known as Die Gejgte), USA Network, 1998.

Vic Rondelli, Silent Predators, TBS, 1999.

President, Quarantine, ABC, 2000.

Cameron Thomas, Sex, Lies & Obsession, Lifetime, 2001.

Chad Norris, Oh, Baby (also known as Bratty Babies), 2001.

Jim Henley, Disappearance, TBS, 2002.

Michael Kuzak, L.A. Law: The Movie, NBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Michael Kuzak, L.A. Law, 1986.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 41st Annual Tony Awards, 1987.

The National AIDS Awareness Test: What Do You Know about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome?, syndicated, 1987.

Mickey's 60th Birthday Special, 1988.

The 9th Annual ACE Awards, 1988.

Host, Command Performance: An All–Star Salute to the President (also known as An All–Star Salute to Ford's Theatre), ABC, 1989.

Presenter, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1990.

Presenter, The 11th Annual ACE Awards (also known as The Golden ACE Awards), syndicated, 1990.

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991.

The L.A. Law 100th Episode Special, NBC, 1991.

Host, Dangerous Propositions, 1992.

Intimate Portrait: Valerie Bertinelli, Lifetime, 1998.

Host, The Great Bison Chase, TBS and syndicated, 1998.

Narrator, Hollywood Goes to Court, AMC, 1999.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Lisa Rinna, Lifetime, 2001.

NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Celebrity Love, Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jerry Mackland, "The Curse," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1986.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1990.

Voice of Colm, The Legend of Prince Valiant (animated), 1991.

Host, "Dangerous Propositions," Your Family Matters, Lifetime, 1992.

Voice of Anthony "Tony" Romulus, "Moon of the Wolf," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), 1992.

Cameron Kaiser, "The Joker's Wild," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), 1992.

Brian Campbell, "The Bodyguard: Parts 1 & 2," Ink, CBS, 1997.

Brian Campbell, "Breaking the Rules," Ink, CBS, 1997.

Brian Campbell, "The Bodyguard Strikes Back," Ink, CBS, 1997.

Euripides Moss, "Prior to Broadway," Remember WENN, AMC, 1997.

Professor Steve Goldberg, "Educating Fran," The Nanny, 1997.

Ford, "Monster," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1998.

Liam Cadegan, "Winners, Losers & Leftovers," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001.

The View, ABC, 2002.

Taylor, "If It's Not One Thing, It's a Mother," Good Morning, Miami, 2002.

Agent Walter Connors, "Never Go against the Family," 1–800–Missing, Lifetime, 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Joey Popchik, "Dynamite Hands," Movie, Movie, Warner Bros., 1979.

Steve, King of the Mountain, Universal, 1980.

Perseus, Clash of the Titans, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1981.

Bart, McGuire, Making Love, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.

Sandy, Blue Skies Again, Warner Bros., 1983.

(Uncredited) Himself, Maxie (also known as Free Spirit), Orion, 1985.

Jim Stevens, Save Me, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1994.

Jeff Warren, Ebbtide, Summa Video, 1994.

Interviewee, The Celluloid Closet (documentary), 1995.

The guy, One Clean Move, 1996.

Dustin Halaburton, Allie & Me, 1997.

Klensch, Frogs for Snakes, Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Rescued from the Closet, 2001.

Hancock, Perfume, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Dan Smith, Strange Hearts (also known as Rat in the Can and Roads to Riches), Gold Circle, 2001.

Shoot or Be Shot, Iron Entertainment, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Title role, Hamlet, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1982.

(Broadway debut) Moe Axelrod, Awake and Sing!, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Faustus in Hell, McCarter Theatre, 1985.

The Show of the Seven Deadly Sins, McCarter Theatre, 1985.

Bruce Niles, The Normal Heart (staged reading), Criterion Center/Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Henry V, Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC, 1995.

Summer and Smoke, Stage Right, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1996.


Music Videos:

Appeared in music video "Voices That Care."



People Weekly, September 23, 1991; April 4, 1997, p. 99.

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