Murdock, George 1930–

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MURDOCK, George 1930–

(George Murdoch)


Born 1930, in Philadelphia, PA.

Addresses: Agent—Leavitt Talent Group, 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1470, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor. Also known as George Murdoch.

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, 1993, for The Chicago Conspiracy Trial; Ovation Award nomination, Theatre L.A., best lead actor in a play, 2002, for The Price; Los Angeles Drama Critics Award nomination for The Exercise.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Rally speaker, Pressure Point, United Artists, 1962.

Army scout, Taggart, Universal, 1964.

Burt, He Rides Tall, Universal, 1964.

Archie, Gunn, Paramount, 1967.

Head official, Blackbeard's Ghost, Buena Vista, 1968.

The Todd Killings (also known as A Dangerous Friend and Skipper), National General, 1971.

Fatman, The Mack (also known as The Mack and His Pack), Cinerama Releasing, 1973.

Bogardie, Thomasine & Bushrod, Columbia, 1974.

Captain Gorney, Hangup (also known as Super Dude), Warner Bros., 1974.

Celli, Willie Dynamite, Universal, 1974.

Colonel in Army Corps of Engineers, Earthquake, Universal, 1974.

Jake Summers, Thunder and Lightning (also known as Thunder on the Highway), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1977.

Judge Trimmings, Breaker! Breaker! (also known as Cindy Jo & the Texas Turnaround), American International Pictures, 1977.

Sergeant Cooley, Any Which Way You Can, Warner Bros., 1980.

French DeVoe, Shoot the Moon, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1982.

Quade, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Group 1 International Distribution Organization, 1982.

Lieutenant Speier, Certain Fury, New World, 1985.

Dr. John Talbot, Retribution, Taurus Entertainment, 1988.

God, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Paramount, 1989.

Judge Costello, Final Analysis, Warner Bros., 1992.

Captain Croy, Firepower, PM Entertainment Group, 1993.

Patrick Sweeny, Molly & Gina (also known as Burnhill), A–pix Entertainment, 1994.

Senator Riley, Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (also known as Circuitry Man 2), Starlight, 1994.

Member of Congress, The American President, Columbia, 1995.

Uncle Leo, Crosscut, A–pix Entertainment, 1996.

Captain Murphy, The Adventures of Ragtime, Showcase Entertainment, 1998.

Chief Cochon, Anarchy TV, Asylum Entertainment, 1998.

Second elder, The X–Files (also known as Blackwood, Fight the Future, The X Files, The X–Files: Blackwood, The X Files: Fight the Future, X–Files: The Movie, and Aux frontieres du reel), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.

Sid, Phoenix, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Dr. Salik, Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming, Su–Shan Productions, 1999.

Big Wig, Family Tree, Independent Artists, 2000.

Cedric, Time Share (also known as Bitter Suite and Time Share—Doppelpack im Ferienhaus), Fox Film, 2000.

Robert Harding, Big Boss, and Clay's father, Spider's Web, Columbia/TriStar, 2001.

Bob Beugler, Orange County, Paramount, 2002.

The judge, Legend of the Phantom Rider, Planet Media Home Entertainment, 2002.

Unfairly promoted Acme vice president, Looney Tunes: Back in Action (live action and animated; also known as Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie), Warner Bros., 2003.

Detective Ray Berro, Serial Killing 4 Dummys (also known as Serial Killer and Serial Killing 101), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Mr. Mack, One More Round, Silver Planet Pictures/Laemmle Theatres, 2005.

Walt, To Kill a Mockumentary, Pizza Guy Films, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Captain Krupnick, No Time for Sergeants, ABC, 1964–65.

Devon, a recurring role, It Takes a Thief, ABC, 1969–70.

Lieutenant Ben Scanlon, Barney Miller, ABC, between 1976 and 1982.

Nun, B.A.D. Cats, ABC, 1980.

Laszlo Gabov, What a Country!, syndicated, 1986–87.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sergeant Chepenek, Once an Eagle, NBC, 1976.

Brigadier general Fitzgerald, The Winds of War, ABC, 1983.

General Leslie Groves, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1988.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First Israeli agent, Night Gallery (also known as Rod Serling's "Wax Museum"), NBC, 1969.

Mel Warren, A Howling in the Woods, NBC, 1971.

Captain MacDowell, The Bravos, ABC, 1972.

Desk sergeant, You'll Never See Me Again, ABC, 1973.

John Curzon, Cry Rape, CBS, 1973.

Vern Acker, The Death Squad, ABC, 1974.

Prosecutor Simons, Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case, NBC, 1975.

Sergeant Hagen, Last Hours before Morning, NBC, 1975.

Lieutenant Spano, Yesterday's Child, NBC, 1977.

Claypool, Crash (also known as Crash of Flight 401), ABC, 1978.

Dr. Salik, Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack, ABC, 1978.

A Time for Miracles, ABC, 1980.

Max Rosen, In Love with an Older Woman, CBS, 1982.

Roe vs. Wade, NBC, 1989.

Judge Caldwell, Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (also known as Disaster in Time, The Grand Tour, and Timescape), Showtime, 1992.

Baranski, Tyson, HBO, 1995.

Lew Hartznel, Apollo 11 (also known as Apollo 11: The Movie), The Family Channel, 1996.

CIA director Wilfrid Parlow, Scorpio One, Sci–Fi Channel, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Bud Loring, Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (also known as Natica Jackson and Power, Passion and Murder), PBS, 1987.

Professor Laymon, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Showtime, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gus Dmytryk, "The Case against Eliot Ness," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962.

Willy, "The Dummy," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1962.

Frank Syden, "Your Fortune for a Penny," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963.

Pete Topchinski, "An Eye for an Eye," The Untouchables, ABC, 1963.

Private first class Ben Cagel, "The Leathernecks," The Gallant Men, ABC, 1963.

Sergeant Varney, "The Bridge," The Gallant Men, ABC, 1963.

George Washington Bedloe, "Go Away, Little Sheba," Destry, ABC, 1964.

Byron B. Davis, "Because of the Needle, the Haystack Was Lost," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.

Byron B. Davis, "No More, Cried the Rooster—There Will Be Truth," Ben Casey, ABC, 1965.

Floyd, "The Trap," Bonanza, NBC, 1965.

Marcus, "Losers Cry Deal," Combat!, ABC, 1965.

Mariner, "Carry Me Back to Old Tsing–Tao," I Spy, NBC, 1965.

Pete Gordon, "Temporary Warden," Death Valley Days, syndicated, 1965.

Sergeant, "A Time for Waiting," Rawhide, CBS, 1965.

Sergeant Keller, "My Boyfriend, the Doctor," Hank, NBC, 1965.

Sergeant Keller, "Somebody Loves This Albatross," Hank, NBC, 1965.

"The Day of the Golden Lion," Tarzan, NBC, 1966.

"The End of the River," Tarzan, NBC, 1966.

Deputy sheriff Bret Gruber, "Rope Fever," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1967.

Jim Travers, "Mad Dog," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1967.

Luther Coyle, "The Night of the Feathered Fury," The Wild Wild West, CBS, 1967.

Walcott, "Death by Triangulation," The Iron Horse, ABC, 1967.

"Commitment," Judd for the Defense, ABC, 1967.

Bladgey, "Knife in the Darkness," Cimarron Strip, CBS, 1968.

Captain Walter Finch, "I, the People," Ironside, NBC, 1968.

Marks, "Different Pines, Same Wind," Bonanza, NBC, 1968.

Mitchell, "The Friend," The Doris Day Show, CBS, 1968.

Police sergeant, "Sara–Jane, You Never Whispered Again," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1968.

Barton, "A Love to Remember," The Virginian, NBC, 1969.

District attorney Braddock, "The Rockford Riddle," The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, NBC, 1969.

District attorney Braddock, "Shriek of Silence," The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, NBC, 1969.

Dr. George Bertrand, "Keep the Doctor Away," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1969.

First agent, "Escape Route," Night Gallery, NBC, 1969.

Sergeant Joe Ames, "The Prisoner Within," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1969.

Vern Fletcher, "The Old School Tie," The Outsider, NBC, 1969.

Dave, "I Love You, Billy Baker: Parts 1 & 2," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1970.

Prescott, "This Will Really Kill You," The Bold Ones: The New Doctors, NBC, 1970.

Stuart Getty, "The Wagon," Bonanza, NBC, 1970.

Burt Oaks, "I See, Said the Blind Man," Longstreet, ABC, 1971.

Hank Merrill, "The Gunrunner," Hawaii Five–0, CBS, 1971.

Cole Matson, "The Predators," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1972.

Jim Peters, "Death by the Numbers," Ironside, NBC, 1972.

Matheson, "Shine a Light on Me," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC, 1972.

Officer Duncan, "The Park Avenue Rustlers," McCloud, NBC, 1972.

Victor Harris, "Face of Ice," The Sixth Sense, ABC, 1972.

Vic Winters, "Blackout," Cade's County, CBS, 1972.

Cavanaugh, "The Greatest Collection of Them All," Banacek, NBC, 1973.

Cavanaugh, "If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?," Banacek, NBC, 1973.

Pearson, "The Twenty–Four Carat Hit," Search, NBC, 1973.

Tim Dunnagin, "The Man Who Lost Himself," The Magician, NBC, 1973.

Cavanaugh, "Rocket to Oblivion," Banacek, NBC, 1974.

Cavanaugh, "The Vanishing Chalice," Banacek, NBC, 1974.

Dempsey, "Mister Nobody," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1974.

Luke the bartender, "The Iron Man," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1974.

Rossi, "Run, Steve, Run," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1974.

Sergeant Rosovitch, "The 42nd Street Cavalry," McCloud, NBC, 1974.

"Rampage," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1974.

Captain B. B. Scopes, "The Klae Dynasty," The Invisible Man, NBC, 1975.

Hogan, "Silence," Police Woman, NBC, 1975.

Macon, "Blast," Police Woman, NBC, 1975.

"The Vendetta," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1975.

Captain Michaels, "Open City," Police Story, NBC, 1976.

Captain Shelldrake, "Hostage," Harry O, ABC, 1976.

Detective Ryan, "The Missing Fish," Fish, ABC, 1977.

Harlan Betz, "Breakup," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1977.

Jeremy Stokes, "Injun Kid," Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1977.

Sergeant Reville, "Group Home," Barney Miller, ABC, 1977.

Winowsky, "Scoop," Lou Grant, CBS, 1977.

Doc Holliday, "The Competitive Edge," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1978.

Dr. Salik, "The Lost Planet of the Gods: Parts 1 & 2," Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978.

Big Jim Downey, "Granny Annie," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1979.

Dr. Salik, "Greetings from Earth: Parts 1 & 2," Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1979.

"Disco Fever Comes to Orly," The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, NBC, 1979.

Dad, "Earthquake," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1981.

Detective O'Connor, "The Streets," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1982.

Elliot Pardo (the grandfather), "The Grandfather," Bosom Buddies, ABC, 1982.

Lieutenant Remington, "The Shooter," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1982.

Judge Callan, "Ring of Fire," Knight Rider, NBC, 1983.

Archibald, "Mouth of the Snake: Parts 1 & 2" (also known as "All That Glitters: Parts 1 & 2"), Knight Rider, NBC, 1984.

Ed Myer, "Halloween, Too," Night Court, NBC, 1985.

Mr. Pulaski, "Dreams," Fame, syndicated, 1985.

Sergeant Kaplan, "Murder in the Afternoon," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

"The Pharaoh's Engineer," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.

Mr. Gordon, "Pint Sized Pick–Up," Small Wonder, syndicated, 1987.

Charlie Braddock, "The Scandal," Dynasty, NBC, 1988.

Doc North, "Road Lord," The Highwayman, NBC, 1988.

"Danny Got His Gun," Night Court, NBC, 1988.

Sam, "The Unsterile Cuckoo," L.A. Law, NBC, 1989.

"Pen Pals," Night Court, NBC, 1989.

Jesse Hawks, CBS, 1989.

Sam Chase, "Promise to a Dead Man," Midnight Caller, NBC, c. 1989.

Admiral J. P. Hanson, "The Best of Both Worlds: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as The Next Generation and Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1990.

Judge Eric Bertram, "The Corporate Veil," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Voice of Boss Biggis, "The Forgotten," Batman (animated; also known as Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1992.

Burton Newcomb, "Strange Visitor (from Another Planet)," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.

Judge Eric Bertram, "Animal Instinct," Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Coach Rymer, "Family Membership," Dave's World, CBS, 1994.

Dick Beleher, "Highest Bidder," Hot Line, 1994.

Testikov, "The Marine Biologist," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.

Dakota Williams, "The Nanny behind the Man," The Nanny, CBS, 1995.

Bennett, The Monroes, ABC, 1995.

Judge John Spencer, "Back to the Future," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Mr. Blanton, "Day 1340: Death," Good Company, CBS, 1996.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1996.

Cleve Baxter, "Body Odor," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1997.

Mr. Gordon, "Hai Karate," Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1997.

Roy Bullman, "The A List," Team Knight Rider, ABC, 1997.

Samuel Lawrence, "Catcher on the Train," The Gregory Hines Show (also known as Square One), CBS, 1997.

Dutch Van Drie, "Walk, Don't Run," Early Edition, CBS, 1998.

Sea captain, "Rescue Me," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1998.

Second elder, "The End," The X–Files, Fox, 1998.

Judge Eric Bertram, "Shield," Law & Order, NBC, 1999.

Probation officer, "Denby's Kid," The Norm Show, ABC, 1999.

Second elder, "Two Fathers," The X–Files, Fox, 1999.

Judge Norman Artel, "Spoil the Child," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Judge Hackman, "No Good Deed," That's Life, CBS, 2001.

Old Harry Bollston/Volk, "Hourglass," Smallville (also known as Smallville: Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2001.

Arthur Allen, "Enigma," The Dead Zone, USA Network, 2002.

Judge Norman Artel, "Come Back Soon," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Stuart Manslow, "Snakes," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2005.

Appeared as Joseph Maxwell, Reasonable Doubts, NBC; also appeared in episodes of Benson, ABC; The Cube; Days of Our Lives, NBC; The Defenders, CBS; Equal Justice, ABC; General Hospital, ABC; Great Adventures; and Shannon's Deal, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Grebe, The Sound of Anger, NBC, 1968.

Cavanaugh, Banacek (also known as Detour to Nowhere), NBC, 1972.

Glover, The Imposter, NBC, 1975.

Commander Malloy, The Two–Five, ABC, 1978.

Chameleons, NBC, 1989.

Stage Appearances:

Conversation at Midnight, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Judge Julius Hoffman, The Chicago Conspiracy Trial, Chicago, IL, and L.A. Theatre Works, Los Angeles, c. 1993.

Gregory Soloman, The Price, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, West Los Angeles, CA, 2002.

Appeared as Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, in The Exercise, and in Watering Place, all Los Angeles; in Death of a Salesman, Los Angeles Theatre Company, Los Angeles; in The Tavern, Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles; in The Dream Play and Jacknife, both off–Broadway; and in Lester Sims Retires Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Kent, OH.

Major Tours:

Toured U.S. cities as Brick, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; and in The Deputy.

Stage Work:

Stage manager, Conversation at Midnight, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Radio Appearances:

Judge Julius Hoffman, The Chicago Conspiracy Trial, BBC and L.A. Theatre Works, c. 1993.



Yarol, Shambleau, by C. L. Moore, Hollywood Theater of the Ear, Fantastic Audio, 2000.