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George Murdock (actor)

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Birth dateJune 25, 1930(age 86)
Place of birthSalina, Kansas

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George Murdock (born June 25, 1930) is an American actor.

Known for frequently playing judges, (for instance, Judge Julius Hoffman in West Coast and Chicago stage productions of The Chicago Conspiracy Trial and in an adaptation for BBC Radio), he also performed the role of "Big Daddy" in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with the Arizona Theater Company during the 1988 season]. He was also Laszlo Gabo on the 1986-87 sitcom What A Country!.

Among his most famous characters for movies and TV are Lt. Scanlon, the oily Internal Affairs officer in Barney Miller, Dr. Salik in Battlestar Galactica TV series and his appearance in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, directed by William Shatner, who called him "a wonderful actor".

His appearances include, among others:

*The Twilight Zone

*The Untouchables

*77 Sunset Strip


*I Spy

*Ben Casey

*The Wild Wild West

*Tarzan (with Ron Ely)

*Cimarron Strip

*The Virginian

*Night Gallery


*Breaker! Breaker!

*Hawaii Five-O

*The Mod Squad



*The New Perry Mason

*The Magician

*The F.B.I.

*The Streets of San Francisco


*Earthquake (with Charlton Heston, Lorne Greene)


*The Invisible Man

*Police Woman

*Little House on the Prairie

*Thunder and Lightning (with David Carradine and Kate Jackson)

*Lou Grant

*The Rockford Files

*The Dukes of Hazzard

*Trapper John, M.D.

*The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

*Shoot the Moon an Alan Parker film

*Bosom Buddies

*T.J. Hooker

*Hill Street Blues


*The Winds of War (based on Herman Wouk's best-seller, with Robert Mitchum)

*Knight Rider


*Murder, She Wrote


*War and Remembrance (sequel to The Winds of War)

*Night Court

*L.A. Law

*Star Trek: The Next Generation

*Final Analysis (with Richard Gere and Kim Basinger

*Batman: The Animated Series

*Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman


*The Nanny

*Tyson (TV film)

*Chicago Hope


*The Gregory Hines Show

*Mike Hammer, Private Eye

*Early Edition

*Just Shoot Me!

*The X-Files

*Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming

*The X-Files: Fight the Future

*Law & Order

*2000x (NPR/Hollywood Theater of the Ear radio series)

*The Norm Show


*Orange County

*Judging Amy

*The Dead Zone

*Looney Tunes: Back in Action

*CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

*The Six Million Dollar Man

*Torchwood: Miracle Day

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