Darren McGavin

Darren McGavin
1922 - 2006

Darren McGavin  American Actor


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Rest in peace.


Darren McGavin was previously married to Kathie Browne (1969 - 2003), Melanie York (1944 - 1969) and Anita Marie Williams (1942 - 1943).


American Actor Darren McGavin was born William Lyle Richardson on 7th May, 1922 in Spokane, Washington, USA and passed away on 25th Feb 2006 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 83. He is most remembered for Kolchak: The Night Stalker. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Darren McGavin was in an on-screen matchup with Melinda Dillon in A Christmas Story (1983).

Darren McGavin is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 36 years, 7 months 21 years, 7 months 2 years
Total3 36 years, 7 months 21 years, 7 months 2 years


First Name Darren
Last Name McGavin
Full Name at Birth William Lyle Richardson
Alternative Name William Lyle Richardson, Darren McGavin
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th May, 1922
Birthplace Spokane, Washington, USA
Died 25th February, 2006
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Buried Hollywood Forever Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Show Map PLOT Section 7, Lot 203, Grave 14
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Year(s) Active 1940–2006, 1940–1999
Official Websites www.darrenmcgavin.net/, http://www.darrenmcgavin.net/, www.allmovie.com/artist/darren-mcgavin-p102103, www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/darren_mcgavin

William Lyle Richardson (May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006), known professionally as Darren McGavin, was an American actor. He was known for his portrayals of worldly, often somewhat gruff characters.

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Darren McGavin83 TaurusActor
Kathie Browne72 VirgoActress
Melanie York89 AquariusActress
Anita Marie Williams99Spouse


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
BogartMaleMelanie York
YorkMaleMelanie York
MeganFemaleMelanie York
Graemm BridgetFemale13th April, 195863 years oldMelanie York


Still Waters Burn2008PaddyMovie
Pros & Cons1999Mr. StanfordMovie
Small Time1996SamMovie
Millennium1996Henry BlackTV Show
Billy Madison1995Brian MadisonMovie
Fudge1995BusterTV Show
Derby1995Lester CorbettTV Movie
A Perfect Stranger1994John Henry PhillipsTV Movie
Burke's Law1994Conrad HillTV Show
Gargoyles1994Dominic Dracon, G.F. BentonTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994George ZarkoTV Show
The American Clock1993Older Arthur HuntingtonTV Movie
Fallen Angels1993Old ManTV Show
Grace Under Fire1993Grace's DadTV Show
The X-Files1993Agent Arthur Dales, Arthur DalesTV Show
Happy Hell Night1992Henry CollinsMovie
Mastergate1992Folsom BuntingTV Movie
Blood and Concrete1991Hank DickMovie
Perfect Harmony1991Mr. HobbsTV Movie
Civil Wars1991Noah CaldecottTV Show
Sibs1991BenTV Show
Sisters1991Judge Harrison BradfordTV Show
The Commish1991Terry BoyleTV Show
The General Motors Playwrights Theater1991Albert KrollTV Show
Captain America1990General FlemingMovie
By Dawn's Early Light1990CondorTV Movie
Child in the Night1990Os WinfieldTV Movie
Kojak: It's Always Something1990WainwrightTV Movie
Around the World in 80 Days1989Benjamin MudgeTV Show
In the Name of Blood1989Fergus ReddingMovie
Dead Heat1988Dr. Ernest McNabMovie
Inherit the Wind1988E.K. HornbeckTV Movie
The Diamond Trap1988Chief Walter VadneyTV Movie
Monsters1988HubertTV Show
Murphy Brown1988Bill BrownTV Show
From the Hip1987Craig DuncanMovie
CBS Summer Playhouse1987WalterTV Show
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's1987A.D. NathanTV Movie
Raw Deal1986Harry ShannonMovie
Worlds Beyond1986Harry HewartTV Show
Turk 182!1985Det. KowalskiMovie
My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn1985Dr. Gerrit KoetsTV Movie
The O'Briens1985The FatherTV Movie
The Natural1984Gus Sands (uncredited)Movie
The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D.1984Dr. David JenningsTV Movie
Highway to Heaven1984Hale StoddardTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Martin TremaineTV Show
The Baron and the Kid1984Jack BeamerTV Movie
A Christmas Story1983The Old Man ParkerMovie
Tales from the Darkside1983Van ConwayTV Show
The Hitchhiker1983Old ManTV Show
Small & Frye1983Nick SmallTV Show
Freedom to Speak1982TV Show
Firebird 2015 AD1981RedMovie
Nero Wolfe1981John Alan BredemanTV Show
Hangar 181980Harry ForbesMovie
The Martian Chronicles1980Sam ParkhillTV Show
Waikiki1980CaptainTV Movie
Magnum, P.I.1980Buck GibsonTV Show
Ike: The War Years1980Gen. George S. PattonTV Movie
Ike: The War Years1979Gen. George S. PattonTV Show
Tales of the Unexpected1979Sheriff Milt SingletonTV Show
Donovan's Kid1979Timothy DonovanTV Movie
Love for Rent1979Coach John MartinTV Movie
A Bond of Iron1979William WeaverTV Movie
Not Until Today1979Chief Jason SwanTV Movie
Home Again1979Police chiefTV Show
Hot Lead and Cold Feet1978Mayor RagsdaleMovie
Zero to Sixty1978Michael NolanMovie
The Users1978Henry WallerTV Movie
Airport '771977Stan BuchekMovie
Fantasy Island1977Victor DuncanTV Show
The Love Boat1977Lawrence EvansTV Show
No Deposit, No Return1976DukeMovie
Law and Order1976Deputy Chief Brian O'MalleyTV Movie
Brinks: The Great Robbery1976James McNallyTV Movie
43: The Richard Petty Story1974Lee PettyMovie
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974Carl KolchakTV Show
Hay que matar a B.1974Pal KovakMovie
Happy Mother's Day, Love George1973George Perry (in photographs) (uncredited)Movie
The Night Strangler1973Carl Kolchak (as Darren Mc Gavin)TV Movie
The Six Million Dollar Man1973Oliver SpencerTV Movie
Police Story1973Matt HallettTV Show
Shaft1973Capt. Brian BrewsterTV Show
The Evil Touch1973Alvin Hazeltine, Dr. Thomas Sullivan, George MannersTV Show
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole1972Dr. Lou GrazzoTV Movie
Something Evil1972Paul WordenTV Movie
The Night Stalker1972Carl KolchakTV Movie
The Rookies1972Sergeant Eddie RykerTV Show
Here Comes the Judge1972JudgeTV Movie
Mrs. Pollifax-Spy1971FarrellMovie
Mooch Goes to Hollywood1971Darren McGavin (uncredited)TV Movie
Banyon1971Lieutenant Pete CordovaTV Show
Cade's County1971Courtney VernonTV Show
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law1971McClainTV Show
The Death of Me Yet1971Joe ChalkTV Movie
The Challenge1970Jacob GalleryTV Movie
Tribes1970DrakeTV Movie
Matt Lincoln1970TV Show
Berlin Affair1970Pete KillianTV Movie
The Challengers1970Jim McCabeTV Movie
The Forty-Eight Hour Mile1970David RossTV Movie
Bracken's World1969Max LassiterTV Show
Love, American Style1969Corbett (segment "Love and the Fly")TV Show
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers1969Kevin IrelandTV Show
Anatomy of a Crime1969David RossTV Movie
Mission Mars1968Col. Mike BlaiswickMovie
The Name of the Game1968Eddie Gannon, Jesse Gil McCray, Sam HardyTV Show
The Outsider1968David RossTV Show
Cimarron Strip1967Jud StarrTV Show
Custer1967Jeb PowellTV Show
Mannix1967MarkTV Show
The Outsider1967David RossTV Movie
Felony Squad1966Leslie GormanTV Show
Mission: Impossible1966J. Richard TaggartTV Show
Confidential for Women1966AndyTV Show
African Gold1965Mike GregoryMovie
The Great Sioux Massacre1965Captain BentonMovie
Court Martial1965Sgt. Joe CallaghanTV Show
Bullet for a Badman1964Sam WardMovie
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964Viktor KarmakTV Show
The Rogues1964Amos ChampionTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Franklin Carson, Joe MassonTV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Sheridan WestcottTV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Fitz CondonTV Show
The Virginian1962Mark Troxel, Sam EvansTV Show
Ben Casey1961GreeneTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Prof. Felix HolmanTV Show
The Defenders1961Howard Potter, Marty WisnovskyTV Show
Witchcraft1961FredTV Movie
Playdate1961Charles MorrowTV Show
Purex Summer Specials1961James CarlisleTV Show
Route 661960Johnny CopaTV Show
Stagecoach West1960Pierce MartinTV Show
The Islanders1960PhilTV Show
Rawhide1959Jed HadleyTV Show
Riverboat1959Capt. Grey Holden, Captain Grey HoldenTV Show
Mike Hammer1958Mike HammerTV Show
The Case Against Brooklyn1958Pete HarrisMovie
Decision1958Dan GarrettTV Show
Beau James1957Charley HandMovie
The Delicate Delinquent1957Mike DamonMovie
Summertime1955Eddie YaegerMovie
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955Capt. Russ PetersMovie
The Man with the Golden Arm1955LouieMovie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Lyle Endicott, Red HillmanTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Joe Bascome, Lon Gorman, Will HelmickTV Show
Matinee Theatre1955TV Show
The Alcoa Hour1955Arthur Bryan, HarriganTV Show
It's Always Jan1955TV Show
A Word to the Wives...1955George PetersShort Film
Climax!1954WalterTV Show
Producers' Showcase1954SoldierTV Show
The Magical World of Disney1954Barney B. Duncan, John Jay Forrest, Timothy DonovanTV Show
Janet Dean, Registered Nurse1954Tony BuritoTV Show
The Telltale Clue1954Harry WilliamsTV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953TV Show
Ponds Theater1953TV Show
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV Show
Death Valley Days1952Zacharias GurneyTV Show
Omnibus1952TV Show
Campbell Summer Soundstage1952TV Show
Short Short Dramas1952Fred DiamondTV Show
Queen for a Day1951DanMovie
Goodyear Playhouse1951TV Show
Tales of Tomorrow1951Bruce CalvinTV Show
Crime Photographer1951CaseyTV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950Carl Broggi, Lieutenant Melvin ShadduckTV Show
Danger1950TV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950Joe GillisTV Show
The Web1950TV Show
Mama1949TV Show
Suspense1949Ted LarsonTV Show
Mr. I. Magination1949American soldierTV Show
I Remember You1949Blind MechanicShort Film
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1948Bill StarbuckTV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Johnny Quigg, Tom Kendall, Will SorrellTV Show
Fear1946Blonde Student (uncredited)Movie
A Song to Remember1945Student (uncredited)Movie
Counter-Attack1945Paratrooper (uncredited)Movie
Kiss and Tell1945Tech Sergeant (uncredited)Movie
She Wouldn't Say Yes1945The Kid - Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)Movie
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halfgoofyhalfgoofyJun 23, 2020

shared a link: https://www.allmovie.com/artist/darren-mcgavin-p102103

halfgoofyhalfgoofyJun 23, 2020

shared a link: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/darren_mcgavin

bringthegoldaysbackbringthegoldaysbackOct 1, 2018

Cousin Darren,Joe Bascome!

wjerryzwjerryzDec 24, 2016

Darren played a great part in Christmas Story

rn_tracy1_rnrn_tracy1_rnMay 15, 2013

Love A Christmas Story. We watch it every Christmas in my family. Bumpasses!!

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