Mason, Madison 1943–

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Mason, Madison 1943–


Born April 22, 1943, in Richmond, VA; father, an Air Force officer; married Linda (a television and commercial producer); children: two daughters, Jordan (son). Education: Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England, and at Circle in the Square, New York City. Avocational Interests: Golf.


Agent—Venture IAB, 2509 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057.


Actor, musician, and writer. Performed Shakespearean roles at McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ; Los Angeles Professional Actors Workshop, teacher; appeared in more than 200 commercials, including work for Listerine mouthwash and recurring appearances as the "Shell Answer Man." Participant in charity golf tournaments; advocate for children's causes.


Film Appearances:

Quell, Showdown at Eagle Gap, 1982.

Leila's doctor, Fear City (also known as Border and Ripper), 1984.

Fred Schoenstein, Dreamscape, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

Corrigan, Dangerously Close (also known as Campus '86 and Choice Kill), Cannon Group/Golan-Globus, 1986.

Boris Pash, Fat Man and Little Boy (also known as Shadow Makers), Paramount, 1989.

Commander of air group, Flight of the Intruder, Paramount, 1990.

Senator Rawlings, The Silencers (also known as Silencers), PM Entertainment Group, 1996.

William Tucker, Daddy's Girl, Live Entertainment, 1996.

Governor Skiar, Raven, Segall Entertainment, 1997.

Alexander Powell, Crazy in Alabama, Columbia, 1999.

General Leo Oxenberg, The Base, Sterling Home Entertainment, 1999.

Gabriel, Love Her Madly, 2000.

Admiral George Anderson, Thirteen Days, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Admiral on the Hornet, Pearl Harbor (also known as Pearl Harbour), Buena Vista, 2001.

Jim Pearson, Good Advice, 2001.

Undersecretary Shrub, Collateral Damage, Warner Bros., 2002.

Police commissioner, Red Dragon (also known as Roter Drache), Universal, 2002.

Dick McConnell, You Did What?, Marvista Entertainment, 2006.

Congressman Jim Dodd, Evan Almighty, Universal, 2007.

CNN reporter, Transformers, Paramount, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

John Coblenz, Knots Landing, CBS, 1985.

Gene Brisco, Days of Our Lives (also known as Days and DOOL), NBC, 2000-2007.

Also appeared in The Young and the Restless.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Prentiss Osborne, Roses Are for the Rich, CBS, 1987.

Scott, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (also known as Guts and Glory), 1989.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jean Pierre, The Other Woman, CBS, 1983.

Television host, The Day After, ABC, 1983.

Gray Ryan, The Vegas Strip War (also known as The Las Vegas Strip War), 1984.

Luther Baines, A Bunny's Tale, ABC, 1985.

Roy Nellison, Love on the Run, NBC, 1985.

Zale, On Fire, ABC, 1987.

Prentiss Osborne, Roses Are for the Rich, 1987.

Keith Ritter, Scandal in a Small Town, 1988.

Lieutenant Dixie Davies, Glitz, NBC, 1988.

Joe, Go to the Light (also known as Go Toward the Light), 1988.

Officer Jones, A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, NBC, 1989.

Detective Riker, Without Her Consent, NBC, 1990.

Marla's doctor, The Marla Hanson Story (also known as Face Value), UPN, 1991.

Dr. Hastings, Omen IV: The Awakening, Fox, 1991.

Civil attorney, Eye of the Stalker (also known as Moment of Truth: Eye of the Stalker), NBC, 1995.

Governor Sklar, Raven, 1997.

General Leo Oxenberg, The Base, 1999.

The Princess and the Marine, NBC, 2001.

Charles Hobbs, "Murder, She Wrote": The Last Free Man, CBS, 2001.

John McCone, Path to War, HBO, 2002.

Grayson Franks, McBride: Fallen Idol, Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Mr. Kendrick, Love Is a Four Letter Word, Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Also appeared in Stalking the Judge's Daughter.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Coach, Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996.

Extreme Pilot, UPN, 1996.

Owen Foster, Still Life, Fox, 2003.

E-Ring, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jesus, "Neither Are We Enemies," Hallmark Hall of Fame (also known as Hallmark Television Playhouse), 1970.

"Tennis Burn," Police Woman, 1976.

"The Psychiatrist," Barney Miller, ABC, 1976.

Los Angeles airport official, "Holding Pattern," Quincy M.E. (also known as Quincy), 1977.

Channel 6 news anchor, "Sam Faces Death," Gimme a Break!, NBC, 1982.

Duke of Windsor, "God Save the Queen," Tales of the Gold Monkey (also known as Tales of the Golden Monkey), ABC, 1983.

"Divorce Casablanca Style," Casablanca, 1983.

"Once Again with Vigorish," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1983.

Reporter Roger Floyd, "Speed Demons," Knight Rider, NBC, 1984.

Major Dunne, "Cover Story," Call to Glory, 1984.

Jackson Ross, "Ideals," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1984.

Jack Phipps, "Do You Take This Woman?," Dallas, CBS, 1984.

Kerry Le Masters/Tommy Largo, "The Last Kill," Hunter, 1985.

Ed Boeving, "The IT Men," Designing Women, CBS, 1986.

Gary Tilden, "Focus," Dynasty, 1986.

Gary Tilden, "Romance," Dynasty, 1986.

Gary Tilden, "The Ball," Dynasty, 1986.

Gary Tilden, "A Love Remembered: Part 2," Dynasty, 1987.

"Little Miss Murder," Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer"), 1987.

Matt Webber, "Early Retirement," MacGyver, ABC, 1988.

Lee Manners, "The Lovelorn," Matlock, NBC, 1988.

Peter Osteen, "Sperminator," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Lee Manners, "The Lovelorn," Matlock, NBC, 1988.

Jeffrey Barr, "The Thief: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1989.

Foreman, "Whose Woods Are These," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1989.

Matt Webber, "Unfinished Business," MacGyver, ABC, 1989.

Dan Stringer, "Deep Cover," MacGyver, ABC, 1990.

"The Vanishing Victim Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries (also known as Father Dowling Investigates), 1990.

In Living Color, Fox, 1990.

Private detective, "Jerico Games," MacGyver, ABC, 1991.

Lou Boswell, "In the Name of Love," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1991.

"Fighting Cage: Part 1," Renegade, USA Network, 1993.

Sheriff Jessup, "The Posse," Renegade, USA Network, 1994.

Sergeant Mark Bowman, "Change of Life," Sisters, NBC, 1995.

"Partners: Part 2," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1995.

"Witness for the Prosecution," Picket Fences, CBS, 1995.

Coach Breckinridge, "New Kids in Town," Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996.

Coach Breckinridge, "Against the Wall," Malibu Shores, CBS, 1996.

Howard Hughes, "Dreamland," Dark Skies, NBC, 1996.

"Lightening Strikes," Strange Luck, Fox, 1996.

"Bad Influence," High Tide, 1996.

Minister, "Bachelor of the Month," Baywatch, syndicated, 1997.

Rathbone, "Fatal Impact: Part 2," Diagnosis: Murder, CBS, 1997.

General "Cobra" Fuller, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, 1997.

Attorney Jacob Hurwitz, "The Trial," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

"Cloudy with a Chance of Membranes," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

Captain Harburg, "Triangle," The X-Files, Fox, 1998.

Skipper, "Angels 30," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Skipper, "Shakedown," JAG, CBS, 1999.

General "Cobra" Fuller, "Blue Angel," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1999.

Skipper, "Shakedown," JAG, CBS, 1999.

General Miller, "Racing the Night," Crusade, TNT, 1999.

Jack Wallencott, "Dial M for Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as 3rd Rock and Life As We Know It), NBC, 1999.

Mark Douglas, "Sleep Over," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2000.

Admiral Hacket, "He Shall, from Time to Time …," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Ronnie, "Making Things Happen," Arli$$, HBO, 2000.

Donald Rumsfield, "S.D.I.-Aye-Aye!" That's My Bush!, Comedy Central, 2001.

FDA doctor, "The Case of Harland Bassett," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Dick Radford, "The Haves and Have-Mores," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2001.

Doyle "Candyman" Pfeiffer, "Revenge Is Best Served Cold," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, and Les Experts), CBS, 2002.

Soldier, "Jake's Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire," Good Morning, Miami, NBC, 2003.

"Back in the Ring," The Guardian, CBS, 2003.

Tommy, "Did You Check with the Captain of the Flying Monkeys?," Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2003.

Mr. Chalmer, "Back to the Club," Wanda at Large, Fox, 2003.

Owen Foster, "Gravity," Still Life, Fox, 2004.

Owen Foster, "Not Fade Away," Still Life, Fox, 2004.

Albert Mayhew, "Trials," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

Maurice in 2005, "Blank Generation," Cold Case, CBS, 2005.

Lieutenant Colonel Bushnell, "An Eye for an Eye," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2005.

Chairman of Joint Chiefs, "Snatch and Grab," E-Ring, NBC, 2005.

Houck, "Burning Man," Night Stalker, ABC, 2005.

Eli Stillwell, "The Public Burning," In Justice, ABC, 2006.

Much older man, "Allison Wonderland," Medium, NBC, 2006.

Clive King, "Parenthood," ER, NBC, 2006.

Judge Ted Kemper, "Judas on a Pole," Bones, Fox, 2006.

The Dutch, "The Dutch," The Loop, Fox, 2007.

Warren James, General Hospital, ABC, 2007.

Roger Lee, "The Carolina Moonshiners," The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, Independent Film Channel, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Neighbor and Officer, The Alchemist, Gate Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Policeman, The Firebugs, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Also appeared in Hair, Broadway production; The Lost Colony, Roanoke Island, VA; A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Stage Work:

The Alchemist, Gate Theatre, New York City, 1964.


Video Games:

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, 2007.



Served as playwright, composer, and lyricist, Howling at the Moon (musical).