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Don Gordon

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Don Gordon (born November 13, 1926) is an American film and television actor. He is sometimes billed as Donald Gordon. Gordon was born in Los Angeles, California, as Donald Walter Guadagno. His most notable films were where he appeared alongside his friend Steve McQueen in Bullitt, Papillon and The Towering Inferno. He also guest starred twice on McQueen's CBS western series, Wanted: Dead or Alive. In 1981, Gordon played the assistant of the Antichrist Damien Thorn in Omen III: The Final Conflict. Gordon also had a bit part as a police officer in Lethal Weapon, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. In 1962, he was nominated for one Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Joey Tassili on CBS's The Defenders. Gordon appeared in the 1959 episode "In a Deadly Fashion" of the syndicated television series Border Patrol, starring Richard Webb. Another early appearance from Gordon was in a memorable supporting role in The Twilight Zone episodes "The Four of Us Are Dying" and "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" . In the 1960-1961 season, Gordon was a cast member of the syndicated series, The Blue Angels, with co-stars Dennis Cross, Warner Jones, Morgan Jones, and Mike Galloway, based on the elite flight daredevils of the United States Navy Blue Angels. In 1963, Gordon appeared in the episode "Without Wheat, There is No Bread" of the CBS anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show. That same year, he appeared on NBC's medical drama, The Eleventh Hour. In the 1963-1964 season, he played a soldier returning from South Vietnam in the ABC drama Channing, set on the fictitious Channing College campus and co-starring Jason Evers and Henry Jones. Another science-fiction role for him was on an episode of The Outer Limits entitled "The Invisibles". In 1974, he played a former convict, who is murdered by Dick Van Dyke in the Columbo episode "Negative Reaction". Gordon's last credited film work was the 2005 documentary, Steve McQueen - The Essence of Cool. Gordon was interviewed along with several others who had worked with McQueen, including Robert Culp, Robert Vaughn, Eli Wallach, Martin Landau and Sir Richard Attenborough. Description above from the Wikipedia article Don Gordon(actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Nov 13, 1926 In Los Angeles, California, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
78
First Appeared:
In the series Westinghouse Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Movie Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool 2005-06-01
Known For
Poster of The Borrower
Poster of The Education of Sonny Carson
Poster of The Return of Charlie Chan
Poster of The Mack
Filmography
Movie Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool Himself - Interviewee 2005-06-01
Series Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Movie The Borrower Charles Krieger 1991-01-01
Movie The Exorcist III Ryan 1990-08-17
Movie Skin Deep Curt 1989-03-03
Movie Lethal Weapon Cop #2 1987-03-06
Movie Code Name: Vengeance Harry Applegate 1987-12-01
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Airwolf Unknown 1984-01-22
Series Cover Up Unknown 1984-09-22
Series Automan Leonard Matlin 1983-12-15
Movie The Beast Within Judge Curwin 1982-01-01
Series Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie Omen III: The Final Conflict Dean 1981-03-20
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Out of the Blue Charlie 1980-05-01
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Paris Unknown 1979-09-29
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-04-25
Series Lucan 1977-05-22
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-03-21
Movie Street Killing Sgt. Bud Schiffman 1976-09-12
Series Spencer's Pilots Unknown 1976-09-17
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Bronk Unknown 1975-09-21
Movie The Education of Sonny Carson Pigliani 1974-07-17
Movie The Towering Inferno Kappy 1974-12-14
Series Toma Unknown 1973-03-21
Movie The Mack Hank 1973-04-04
Movie The Return of Charlie Chan Lambert 1973-07-01
Movie Papillon Julot 1973-12-13
Movie Slaughter Harry 1972-08-16
Movie Z.P.G. George Borden 1972-05-25
Movie Fuzz Anthony La Bresca 1972-07-14
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Columbo Alvin Deschler 1971-09-15
Movie The Last Movie Neville 1971-09-29
Movie Cannon for Cordoba Jackson Harkness 1970-10-01
Movie Bullitt Delgetti 1968-10-17
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series The Defenders Joey Tassili 1961-09-16
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series The Blue Angels Lieutenant Hank Bertelli 1960-09-26
Series Mr. Lucky Unknown 1959-10-24
Series Johnny Staccato Unknown 1959-09-10
Movie Cry Tough Incho 1959-08-01
Series The Twilight Zone Andy Marshak 1959-10-02
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series Man with a Camera Unknown 1958-10-10
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Movie Revolt at Fort Laramie Jean Salignac 1957-03-01
Series The Walter Winchell File Unknown 1957-10-02
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Navy Log Unknown 1955-09-20
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Girls in the Night Irv Kellener 1953-01-15
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie Twelve O'Clock High First patient in base hospital (uncredited) 1949-12-21
Series Westinghouse Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07