Liddy, G. Gordon 1930- (Gordon Liddy)

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Liddy, G. Gordon 1930- (Gordon Liddy)


Full name, George Gordon Battle Liddy; born November 30, 1930, in Hoboken, NJ; son of Sylvester J. (an attorney) and Maria (maiden name, Abbaticchio) Liddy; married Frances Ann Purcell (a teacher and computer expert), November 9, 1957; children: Jim, Grace, Tom, Ray, Sandy. Education: Fordham University, undergraduate degree, 1952, law degree, 1957.


Contact—P.O. Box 3649, Washington, DC 20007.


Actor, writer, and lecturer. Admitted to the Bar of New York State, 1957, and to the Bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia; served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Washington, DC, 1957-62; private practice of law, New York City, 1962-66; assistant district attorney in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY, 1966-69; U.S. Treasury Department, Washington, DC, special assistant in the Bureau of Narcotics and Firearms control, 1969-70, served as legislative counsel on enforcement, 1970-71; served with the White House Domestic Council, Washington, DC, 1971; served with the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP), Washington, DC, 1971-72; lecturer and writer, beginning 1977. Appeared in advertisements. Military service: U.S. Army, served as an artillery officer during the Korean War.

Awards, Honors:

Liddy's book Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy was named to Publishers Weekly list of bestsellers; Freedom of Speech Award, National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts, 1995.


Television Appearances; Series:

Teo Satori, Super Force, syndicated, c. 1990-91.

Jacob Calder, 18 Wheels of Justice (also known as Highway to Hell—18 Rader aus Stahl, La loi du fugitif, and Oikeutta tien paeaell), The National Network, 2000-2001.

Television Appearances; Documentary Miniseries:

(As Gordon Liddy; in archive footage) Himself, Watergate, The Discovery Channel, 1994.

Himself, "Talk Radio," Naked News, Arts and Entertainment and Channel 4 (England), 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Merrick, The Highwayman (also known as Terror on the Blacktop), NBC, 1987.

Sloan, Camp Cucamonga (also known as How I Spent My Summer), NBC, 1990.

Clark Hunter, Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, WrestleMania 2 (also known as WrestleMania II), pay-per-view, 1985, Showtime, 1986.

Invisible Thread (also known as Penn & Teller's "Invisible Thread"), PBS, 1987.

Host, The World's Biggest Lies, Fox, 1992.

Himself, The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies, CBS, 1993.

State of the Union Undressed '94, Comedy Central, 1994.

Himself, Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History, PBS, 2003.

Himself, How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail, TRIO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1982.

Twilight Theater (also known as Steve Martin's "Twilight Theater"), NBC, 1982.

Guest star, Super Password, NBC, 1984.

Captain Real Estate, "Back in the World," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1985.

Barkley Kase, "Day of Jeopardy," Airwolf (also known as Blackwolf, Lonewolf, Supercopter, and Lobo del aire), CBS, 1986.

Mayard, "Stone's War," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1986.

Himself, "Beans' Home Life Gets U.G.L.I.," The New Adventures of Beans Baxter, Fox, 1987.

Carl Strickland, "Collision Course," MacGyver, ABC, 1988.

"The Case of the Burglared Baseball Cards," Encyclopedia Brown, HBO, 1989.

"City of Lost Souls: Part 3," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1991.

"Jack Anderson: The Fall of J. Edgar Hoover," Investigative Reports, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Himself, "The Death of Vince Foster," Investigative Reports, Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

Himself, "G. Gordon Liddy: Warrior with a Cause," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: G. Gordon Liddy), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Katharine Graham (also known as "Katharine Graham," Intimate Portrait), Lifetime, 1998.

Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Network, 1998.

Himself, "Kids 'n' Guns," LateLine, NBC, 1999.

Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show (also known as Howard Stern and The Howard Stern Show), syndicated, 2000.

Himself, "1972," Behind the Music (also known as Behind the Music: 1972, BtM, and VH1's "Behind the Music"), VH1, 2001.

Himself, "The Diana Conspiracy," The Belzer Connection, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003.

Himself, "The New Autumn Ritual," Lost Treasures of NFL Films, ESPN Classic, 2003.

Himself, The Big Story, Fox News Channel, 2005.

Himself, Hannity & Colmes, Fox News Channel, multiple episodes in 2005.

Himself (contestant), "Celebrity Fear Factor," Fear Factor (also known as Fear Factor: The Series and Factor miedo), NBC, 2006.

Himself, "Racism: Alive in America?," The Montel Williams Show (also known as Montel), syndicated, 2006.

Himself, "John the Stutterer Radio Show," Howard Stern on Demand (also known as Howard TV and Howard TV on Demand), iN DEMAND, 2007.

Appeared as himself in "Mona Moves Up," an episode of LateLine, Showtime and NBC; and as himself, Encore with John Palmer, Retirement Living Network.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Panelist, Are You Kidding?, CBS, 1990.

Teo Satori, Super Force, syndicated, 1990.

Himself, "Pilot," LateLine, NBC, 1998.

Television Work; Movies:

Technical advisor, Will: G. Gordon Liddy (also known as Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy), NBC, 1982.

Film Appearances:

Himself, When Nature Calls (also known as The Outdoorsters), Troma Entertainment, 1985.

Jim Miller, Street Asylum, Original Cinema, 1990.

Al Dorn, Adventures in Spying (also known as Operation Lookout), 1992.

Rotan, River of Stone, 1998.

Talk show host, Rules of Engagement (also known as Les regles d'engagement and Rules—Sekunden der Entscheidung), Paramount, 2000.

Bob, The Rehearsal (short film), Braintease Productions/Lower Hutt Girl, 2006.

Bob, Underdogs, Braintease Productions/Lower Hut Girl/Radius 5 Films/ThunderBall Films, 2006.

Himself, The Trouble with Money (short film), Hollywood Video, 2006.

Documentary Film Appearances:

Himself, Return Engagement, New Yorker Films/Island Pictures, 1983.

Major player, Flashbacks (short documentary; also known as Timothy Leary's "Flashbacks"), Oliver Entertainment, 1990.

Himself (radio host), The Last Party, Triton Pictures/Live Entertainment, 1993.

Himself, A Perfect Candidate, First Run Features, 1996.

Himself, Goreville, USA, 1998.

Himself, The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Lionsgate, 2006.

Himself, American Feud: A History of Conservatives and Liberals, LittleBigMedia, 2008.

Appeared as himself in the documentary Children of the Revolution.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Host, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, WJFK-FM (Washington, DC) and syndicated, beginning c. 1990, XM Satellite Radio, beginning 2005.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show (also known as Howard Stern and The Howard Stern Show), 2000.

Himself, The Howard Stern Show, Howard 100 (Sirius Satellite Radio), 2007.


Writings for Radio:

The G. Gordon Liddy Show, WJFK-FM (Washington, DC) and syndicated, beginning c. 1990, XM Satellite Radio, beginning 2005.


Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (also known as Will), Amereon, 1976, St. Martin's Press, 1991 and 1996.

Fight Back! Tackling Terrorism, Liddy Style, St. Martin's Press, 2006.

Contributor to periodicals, including Playboy.


The Monkey Handlers, St. Martin's Press, 1991.

Out of Control, St. Martin's Press, 1991.


Liddy's autobiography Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy (also known as Will) was adapted as the television movie Will: G. Gordon Liddy (also known as Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy), NBC, 1982.



Independent, November 22, 2004.

Vex, issue three, 1997, pp. 56-62.