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Monte Markham

Personal information
Birth dateJune 21, 1935(age 81)
Place of birthManatee County, Florida, USA
OccupationActor
Television director
Television producer
SpouseKlaire Keevil Hester (1961-present)

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Monte Markham (born June 21, 1935) is an American actor. During his career, Markham has appeared in film, in television, and on Broadway.

Markham was born in Manatee County, Florida, the son of Millie Content (née Willbur) and Jesse Edward Markham, Sr., who was a merchant.

Of his television roles, Markham is perhaps most famous for playing the role of Barney Hiller in two episodes of the Six Million Dollar Man. These episodes are titled: The Seven Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Criminal.

He also played Rue McClanahan's gay brother Clayton on The Golden Girls.Markham made his Broadway debut in 1973 in Irene, for which he won the Theatre World Award. He also appeared on stage in Same Time, Next Year.

Markham's film work includes Hour of the Gun Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Midway, and Airport 77. He has served as a consultant, director, producer, and narrator for A & E's "Classroom" series.


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