MacLeod, Gavin 1930- (Gavin Mac Leod, Gavin McLeod, O. D. Warbux)

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MacLeod, Gavin 1930- (Gavin Mac Leod, Gavin McLeod, O. D. Warbux)


Original name, Allan See; born February 28, 1930, in Mount Kisco, NY; raised in Pleasantville, NY; father, a gas station owner; married Joan Devore (a dancer), 1954 (divorced, 1972); married Patti Steele (a singer and dancer), 1974 (divorced, 1982, remarried June 30, 1985); children: (first marriage) Keith, David, Julie, Meghan; (stepchildren from second marriage) Tommy, Stephanie (an actress), Andrew (a musician). Education: Ithaca College, B.F.A., 1952.


Agent—Origin Talent Agency, 4705 Laurel Canyon, Suite 306, Studio City, CA 91607.


Actor. spokesperson for Princess Cruise Line. Previously worked as an elevator operator and usher at Radio City Music Hall, New York City. Military service: U.S. Air Force, former member of Air Force Band.


American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nominations, best supporting actor on television, 1975 and 1977, and TV Land Award (with others), groundbreaking show, 2004, all for The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Golden Globe Award nominations, best actor in a musical or comedy television series, 1979, 1981, 1982, all for The Love Boat; honorary doctorate, Ithaca College.


Television Appearances; Series:

Seaman Joseph "Happy" Hanes, McHale's Navy, ABC, 1962-64.

Murray Slaughter, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (also known as Mary Tyler Moore), CBS, 1970-77.

Captain Merrill Stubing, The Love Boat, ABC, 1977-86.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Alcatraz Express (also known as The Big Train), 1960.

Warden, The Intruders (also known as Death Dance at Madelia), NBC, 1970.

Jordan Robbins, Only with Married Men, ABC, 1974.

Vice Principal Durfner, "Student Exchange," The Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1987.

Captain Merrill Stubing, The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage (also known as The Love Boat: A Summer Cruise and Valentine's Day Love Boat Reunion), CBS, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited) Mitzi and a Hundred Guys, CBS, 1975.

All-Star Family Feud Special, 1977.

MitziWhat's Hot, What's Not, CBS, 1978.

ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 1978.

NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney, NBC, 1978.

Alan King's Third Annual Final Warning! (also known as Third Annual Final Warning), ABC, 1979.

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 3, CBS, 1979.

Host, The New and Spectacular Guinness Book of World Records, ABC, 1980.

Night of 100 Stars, ABC, 1982.

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joan Collins, NBC, 1984.

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T, NBC, 1984.

Host, The ABC All-Star Spectacular, ABC, 1985.

Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985.

Captain Merrill Stubing, The Love Boat: The Shipshape Cruise, ABC, 1986.

Captain Merrill Stubing, The Love Boat: The Christmas Cruise, ABC, 1986.

Captain Merrill Stubing, The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn?, ABC, 1987.

This Is Your Life, 1987.

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show, CBS, 1991.

Robert Carter, "If I Die before I Wake," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1993.

Host, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians: The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven (also known as New Year's Eve with Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians), PBS, 1994.

Ed Asner: Lovable Grouch, Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

An All Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998.

Radio City Music Hall: The Story behind the Showplace, AMC, 1999.

The Television Academy Hall of Fame, UPN, 1999.

TV Guide's Truth behind the Sitcoms 3, Fox, 2000.

Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Love Boat—Secrets from the Ship, 2000.

The Love Boat, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Inside TV Land: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 2001.

The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion, CBS, 2002.

The Love Boat: TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Intimate Portrait: Cloris Leachman, Lifetime, 2003.

TV Road Trip: Los Angeles, Travel Channel, 2003.

CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Honeymoon Suite, ABC, 1973.

Captain Merrill Stubing, The New Love Boat (also known as The Love Boat III), ABC, 1977.

Yankee Sullivan, Ransom for Alice!, NBC, 1977.

Lieutenant Nojack, Murder Can Hurt You!, ABC, 1980.

Host, Whatever Became of …?, ABC, 1982.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Curt Arvey, Scruples, CBS, 1980.

TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Baby Face Killer," The Whirlybirds, syndicated, 1957.

Willy, "Act of Folly," Walter Winchell File, ABC, 1957.

(As Gavin McLeod) "The Arraignment," U.S. Marshal, syndicated, 1958.

(As McLeod) Stone, "The Walkout," Walter Winchell File, ABC, 1958.

George Fallon, "The Kill," Peter Gunn, NBC, 1958.

Jackson, "The Lost Last Chapter," The Thin Man, 1958.

Jack Olsen, "The Robbery," Steve Canyon, NBC, 1959.

Bugsy McKenna, "Bugsy," Mr. Lucky, CBS, 1959.

(As McLeod) Artie McLeod, "The Tri-State Gang," The Untouchables, ABC, 1959.

Nick Mason, "Framed Ex-Con," Lock Up, 1959.

"Operation Spark," Alcoa Theatre, 1959.

"Chemical Story," World of Giants (also known as W.O. G.), 1959.

"Lost Missile," Men into Space (also known as Space Challenge), 1959.

(As McLeod) Johnny Patch, "Live Target," Man with a Camera, 1959.

Billy Williams, "So Deadly, So Evil," General Electric Theatre (also known as G.E. Theatre and G.E. True Theatre), 1960.

"The Informer," U.S. Marshal, syndicated, 1960.

Salesman, "Hair of the Dog," Mr. Lucky, CBS, 1960.

Mitch Borden, "Take Five for Murder," Peter Gunn, ABC, 1960.

Branick, "Tinge of Red," Dan Raven, NBC, 1960.

Three-Fingered Jack White, "The Big Train: Parts 1 & 2," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961.

(As Gavin Mac Leod) Lawrence Comminger, "The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather," Perry Mason, CBS, 1961.

Harry Deiner, "Crime and Commitment: Parts 1 & 2," Cain's Hundred, NBC, 1961.

"Rules of Guidance," Cain's Hundred, NBC, 1961.

Lorenzo Lawson, "Winter Harvest," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1961.

Arnie, "Doyle against the House," The Dick Powell Show (also known as The Dick Powell Theatre), NBC, 1961.

Frankie Giff, "Style of Living," The Investigators, CBS, 1961.

"The Heist," Straightaway, CBS, 1961.

(As McLeod) Whitey Metz, "Loophole," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961.

Maxwell Cooley, "Empress Carlotta's Necklace," The Dick Van Dyke Show (also known as The Dick Van Dyke Daytime Show), CBS, 1961.

Art, "Strike Out," Michael Shayne, 1961.

Rosie Tebell, "The Fighter," The Asphalt Jungle, 1961.

(As McLeod) William "Porker" Davis, "Man in the Middle," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962.

"Romance, Roses, and Rye Bread," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1964.

Paul Newmar, "The Sleeping Cutie," The Munsters, CBS, 1964.

Rian Bowers, "The Meeting," Rawhide, CBS, 1964.

(As McLeod) Fred Fay, "Dance, Marine, Dance," Gomer Pyle, USMC, CBS, 1965.

Mr. Cleveland, "The Hong Kong Shilling Affair," The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NBC, 1965.

(As Leod) Mortimer Hershey, "The Case of the Grinning Gorilla," Perry Mason, CBS, 1965.

Gilbert Jamel, "TV or Not TV," The Andy Griffith Show (also known as Andy of Mayberry), CBS, 1965.

Bryan Bender, "Taylors in Hollywood," The Andy Griffith Show (also known as Andy of Mayberry), CBS, 1965.

Bryan Bender, "The Hollywood Party," The Andy Griffith Show (also known as Andy of Mayberry), CBS, 1965.

Dan Platte, "The Case of the Runaway Racer," Perry Mason, CBS, 1965.

Alvin Wannamaker, "Who's Got a Secret?" My Favorite Martian (also known as My Favourite Martian), CBS, 1965.

"Hot Rod Herman," The Munsters, CBS, 1965.

Alvin Wannamaker, "Man from Uncle Martin," My Favorite Martian (also known as My Favourite Martian), CBS, 1966.

Dr. Charles Norwood, "Baby Crazy" (also known as "Baby Makes Three"), Summer Fun, ABC, 1966.

Major Zolle, "Hello, Zolle," Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1966.

"Then Suddenly, Panic!" Ben Casey, ABC, 1966.

Gribs, "The Fatal Chase Raid," The Rat Patrol, ABC, 1966.

Frank Glass, "The Shock of Recognition," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1966.

Corporal Tommy Behan, "The Masquers," Combat!, ABC, 1967.

Mace, "Brother Love," The Big Valley, ABC, 1967.

Nick Marteen, "The Eighty-Seven-Dollar Bride," The Road West, NBC, 1967.

Merv, "Six Hours to Sky High," Iron Horse, ABC, 1967.

Guido, "Black Market," Garrison's Gorillas, ABC, 1967.

Daniel Gerber, "Return of the Hero," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1968.

O'Leary, "Presumed Dead," The Big Valley, ABC, 1968.

Arnold, "The Great Diamond Mines," Death Valley Days (also known as Call of the West, The Pioneers, Trails West, and Western Star Theatre), syndicated, 1968.

Big Chicken, "… And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin," Hawaii Five-0 (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1968.

Major Kazan, "A Very Warm Reception," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1968.

General Metzger, "The Collector General," Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1968.

Major Kiegel, "Clearance Sale at the Black Market," Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1968.

(As Leod) Harold Harmon, "A Star Is Reborn," The Flying Nun, ABC, 1969.

Big Chicken, "The Box," Hawaii Five-0 (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1969.

(As Leod) Clute, "Alias Nellie Handley," The Big Valley, ABC, 1969.

General von Rauscher, "The Witness," Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1969.

Ken Miles, "Visitation," Judd, for the Defense, ABC, 1969.

Seymore, "Rock-Bye, Bye, Bye," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1969.

Bateman, "The Black Angel," Lancer, CBS, 1969.

General Contell, "An Evening with Alister Mundy," It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1970.

Lenie Franklin, "Jenny Wilde Is Drowning," Name of the Game, NBC, 1970.

"Love and the Image Makers," Love, American Style, ABC, 1974.

Murray Slaughter, "Rhoda's Wedding: Parts 1 & 2," Rhoda, CBS, 1974.

Celebrity Sweepstakes, 1974.

Celebrity Bowling, 1975.

Mr. Ellsworth, "The Fine Art of Crime," Wonder Woman (also known as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and The New Original Wonder Woman), CBS, 1978.

Captain Merrill Stubing, "Love Boat Angels: Parts 1 & 2," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1979.

(As O. D. Warbux) Marshall Stubing, "The Captain's Ne'er-do-well Brother," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

Guest host, The Big Show, NBC, 1980.

Martin "Merrick" Brenner, "Fallen Idols," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985.

Voice of Daniel, "Daniel and the Lion's Den," The Greatest Stories of the Bible, 1986.

Art Sommers, "The Big Show of 1965," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

Michael Holmes, "The Last Act Is a Solo," General Motors Playwrights Theater, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Jerry Marz, "Who Killed the Host at the Roast?" Burke's Law, ABC, 1994.

Voice, "The Pinky and the Brain Reunion Special," Pinky and the Brain (animated), 1998.

Captain Merrill Stubing, "Reunion," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998.

Cardinal Frances Abgott, "Works of Mercy," Oz, HBO, 2000.

Uncle Stu, "S'no Job," The King of Queens, CBS, 2001.

Uncle Stu, "Hero Worship," The King of Queens, CBS, 2002.

Raymond Harrick, "Standards of Conduct," JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), CBS, 2003.

Calvin, "The Show Must Not Go On," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2003.

"Casting and Character Creation," TV Land Confidential (also known as TV Land Confidential: The Untold Stories), TV Land, 2005.

Smitty, "Sweet Lady," That '70s Show, Fox, 2006.

Smitty, "Sheer Heart Attack," That '70s Show, Fox, 2006.

"Finales," TV Land Confidential (also known as TV Land Confidential: The Untold Stories), TV Land, 2007.

Also appeared in The DuPont Show of the Week, NBC.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1977, 1978.

Marie, 1980.

Just Men!, 1983.

Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1990, 1991.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show, Late Show Backstage, and Letterman), 1993, 1995, 2004.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

"The Love Boat Reunion Show," The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 1998.

In the Mix (also known as In the Cutz), Urban America, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, ABC, 1985.

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as The 1st Annual TV Land Awards), TV Land, 2003.

The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards, TV Land, 2004.

The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards, TV Land, 2005.

Presenter, The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards, TBS and TNT, 2007.

Television Appearances; Other:

(In archive footage) Alcatraz Express, 1960.

Appeared as Myron Selznick, The Scarlett O'Hara Wars; as Mr. Goldberger, The Day the Bubble Burst.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Turk, The True Story of Lynn Stuart, 1958.

(Uncredited) Mac, Young and Wild, 1958.

Police lieutenant, I Want to Live!, United Artists, 1958.

Padua, Compulsion, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.

Ernest Hunkle, Operation Petticoat, Universal, 1959.

Private Saxon, Pork Chop Hill, United Artists, 1959.

(Uncredited) Ted Krupa, The Gene Krupa Story (also known as Drum Crazy), Columbia, 1959.

Professor Thayer, High Time, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.

Johnny Carver, Twelve Hours to Kill, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.

Harry Deiner, The Crimebusters, 1961.

Private Crotty, War Hunt, United Artists, 1962.

Seaman Joseph "Happy" Hanes, McHale's Navy, Universal, 1964.

Seaman Joseph "Happy" Hanes, McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force, Universal, 1965.

Hulagu Khan, The Sword of Ali Baba, Universal, 1965.

Crosley, The Sand Pebbles, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.

Emil, Deathwatch, Beverly Pictures, 1966.

(Uncredited) Radio operator, Women of the Prehistoric Planet (also known as Prehistoric Planet Women), Real Art, 1966.

C. S. Divot, The Party, United Artists, 1968.

First director, The Comic (also known as Billy Bright), Columbia, 1969.

Lou, A Man Called Gannon, Universal, 1969.

Sergeant Kruger, The Thousand Plane Raid, United Artists, 1969.

Moriarty, Kelly's Heroes (also known as The Warriors and Ratnici), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970.

Norris Anderson, Time Changer, Innovation Film Group, 2002.

(Uncredited) Doorman, Checking Out, Allumination Filmworks, 2006.

Himself, Cook-Off!, Halcyon Company, 2006.

Title role, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, Five & Two Pictures, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

A Hatful of Rain, New York City, 1956.

Harry Locke, The Captains and the Kings, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1962.

Night of 100 Stars, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982.

Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, 1985.

Grossinger's, Forth Worth, TX, 1997.

Appeared in And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little; Annie Get Your Gun, San Francisco, CA; Awake and Sing; The Balcony; Carousel; Chapter Two, Chicago, IL; The Connection; The Egg; An Evening of the Absurd; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Gypsy; High Button Shoes; as Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters; Lullabye; Mass Appeal; Middle of the Night; Never Too Late; Once More with Feeling; The Roost; The Seven-Year Itch; and The Web and the Rock;

Major Tours:

Sam, Copacabana, U.S. cities, c. 2000.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Cohost of Back on Course: A Ministry for Marriages (Christian talk show), Trinity Broadcasting.



She Turned the World On with Her Smile: The Making of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2002.

Eight Characters in Search of a Sitcom, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

The Making of "Time Changer," Five & Two Pictures, 2003.



(With wife, Patti MacLeod), Back on Course: The Remarkable Story of a Divorce that Ended in Remarriage, Fleming H. Revell, 1987.



MacLeod, Gavin, and Patti MacLeod, Back on Course: The Remarkable Story of a Divorce that Ended in Remarriage, Fleming H. Revell, 1987.


Entertainment Weekly, February 21, 1997, p. 140; August 4, 2000, p. 69.

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