RARA-AVIS: Re: Darren McGavin

From: jimdohertyjr ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 27 Feb 2006

Re Fred's comment below:

> McGavin starred in the private eye series "Mike Hammer" in the 1950s.

And even earlier than that he played George Harmon Coxe's crime-solving photojournalist Jack Casey in a short-lived TV version of CASEY - CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER.

And let's not forget his lead roles as the top operative of a shadowy private outfit called "Manhunt International" in the Edgar-winning TV movie BERLIN AFFAIR and as a seedy reporter right out of THE FRONT PAGE another Edgar-winner, THE NIGHT STALKER, which went on to spawn a short- lived TV series. What may have been his last role was a cameo appearance in the pilot for the recent revival.

He also was great at playing cops as in a TV-movie version of Dorothy Uhnak's LAW AND ORDER, an episode of POLICE STORY called "The Ripper," a low-budget crime film called THE CASE AGAINST BROOKLYN, and a recurring role as the retired FBI agent who looked into all the weird cases before Mulder got the job on THE X-FILES who ran the . He even took over for Dean Martin as rookie cop Jerry Lewis's Field Training Officer in THE DELICATE DELINQUET when Martin & Lewis broke up before filming started.

Great at villains, too. He'll be greatly missed.


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