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BRADFORD DILLMAN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Bradford Dillman was born on April 14th, 1930 in San Francisco, California to Dean and Josephine Dillman.  After graduating from St. Ignatius High School he went on to earn his college degree in English Literature from Yale.  Dillman then chose to join the United States Marine Corp and served in Korea from 1951 through 1953.
 
Upon completing his service he decided he was interested in pursuing a career as an actor.  He began by enrolling at the Actors Studio and then worked as an apprentice at the Sharon Playhouse.
 
After gaining some experience in the industry he began working as a stage actor making his debut in a production of, "The Scarecrow" (1953) followed three years later with his Broadway debut in, "Long Day's Journey Into Night". 
 
Now Bradford had begun to gain the attention of Hollywood and 20th Century Fox signed him to a contract and cast him in the film, "A Certain Smile" (1958) for which Dillman earned a Golden Globe Award for, "Most Promising Newcomer".  Other film roles soon followed such as, "In Love and War" (1958), "Compulsion" (1959), "Francis of Assisi" (1961), "A Circle of Deception" (1960), "A Rage to Live" (1965), "The Plainsman" (1966), "The Way We Were" (1973), "The Iceman Cometh" (1973), "The Lincoln Conspiracy" (1977) "The Swarm" (1978), "Piranha" (1978) and "Lords of the Deep" (1989).
 
Although he was seen on the big screen numerous times none of his films ever really took him to the level of stardom he hoped for and many of them were very unsuccessful at the box office, however as a television actor, he made quite a name for himself appearing in a multitude of hot shows such as "The Virginian", "The F.B.I", "Bonanza", "Mod Squad", "Medical Center", "Cannon", "Fantasy island", "Charlie's Angels", "Dynasty", "Falcon Crest" and his final appearance was in, "Murder, She Wrote" (1985-1995).
 
Throughout his lifetime he has married twice.  His first wife was Frieda Harding whom he wed in 1956 and after having two children the marriage came to an end in 1962.  He then married Suzy Parker in 1963 and they had three children together and remained married until she passed away on May 3rd, 2003. 
 
Along with working as an actor he also established himself as an author in 1995 writing the novel, "Inside the New York Giants" followed by publishing his memoirs called, "Are You Somebody? An Actors Life".  He currently resides in Montecito, California and has not re-married or made any returns back to the industry.


Filmography

1985-1995 Murder, She Wrote
1992 The Heart of Justice 
1989 Christine Cromwell 
1989 Heroes Stand Alone
1989 Man Outside 
1989 Lords of the Deep 
1985 Covenant 
1984-1985 Hotel
1985 The Treasure of the Amazon 
1984 Dynasty
1984 Hot Pursuit
1983 Sudden Impact
1983 The Love Boat 
1982-1983 Falcon Crest 
1982 Matt Houston
1982 The Legend of Walks Far Woman 
1982 King's Crossing
1981 Running Scared
1980 Charlie's Angels
1980 Fantasy Island
1980 Tourist
1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker 
1979 The Incredible Hulk 
1979 Before and After
1979 Guyana: Cult of the Damned
1979 How the West Was Won
1979 Jennifer: A Woman's Story
1979 Love and Bullets
1978 Sword of Justice 
1978 Piranha
1978 The Swarm 
1973-1978 Barnaby Jones 
1978 The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (TV mini-series) (uncredited) 
1977 The Amsterdam Kill 
1977 The Lincoln Conspiracy
1977 The Hostage Heart 
1976 The Enforcer 
1976 Kingston: Confidential
1976 Street Killing
1976 The New Adventures of Wonder Woman
1976 Bronk 
1976 Widow 
1976 One Away
1976 Mastermind 
1975 Wide World Mystery 
1975 Thriller 
1975 The Streets of San Francisco
1975 Three for the Road 
1975 Medical Story
1975 Bug 
1975 Force Five
1975 The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond
1975 Adventures of the Queen
1972-1975 Cannon 
1975 The Manhunter 
1975 Demon, Demon
1974 The Disappearance of Flight 412 
1974 A Black Ribbon for Deborah 
1974 The Great Gold Conspiracy 
1974 99 and 44/100% Dead 
1974 Chosen Survivors
1974 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 
1974 Murder or Mercy 
1970-1973 Medical Center 
1973 The Iceman Cometh
1973 The Way We Were
1973 Deliver Us from Evil
1973 McCloud
1972 Columbo 
1972 Moon of the Wolf 
1972 Mod Squad
1972 The Sixth Sense
1972 The Delphi Bureau 
1972 The Eyes of Charles Sand
1972 Mary Tyler Moore
1972 Alias Smith and Jones
1968-1972 Mission: Impossible 
1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
1971 Bonanza
1971 Revenge
1966-1971 The F.B.I. 
1971 Five Desperate Women
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
1971 The Mephisto Waltz
1971 Brother John
1971 Longstreet
1963-1971 The Virginian 
1970 Ironside
1970 Dan August 
1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?
1970 Black Water Gold
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
1969 The Bridge at Remagen 
1969 Fear No Evil
1968 The Name of the Game
1968 Jigsaw
1968 Sergeant Ryker 
1968 Judd for the Defense 
1967 The Wild Wild West
1966-1967 The Big Valley
1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1967 Felony Squad 
1966-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1966 Shane 
1966 Hawk 
1965-1966 Court Martial 
1966 The Plainsman
1966 12 O'Clock High
1964-1966 Dr. Kildare
1966 Insight 
1965 Profiles in Courage
1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1964 Breaking Point 
1964 Ben Casey
1964 The Doctors and the Nurses
1963 Wagon Train 
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre 
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth 
1963 Espionage 
1963 Monstrosity 
1963 Kraft Mystery Theater 
1962-1963 Alcoa Premiere 
1963 Naked City 
1962 The Eleventh Hour 
1961 Francis of Assisi
1961 Sanctuary 
1960 A Circle of Deception 
1960 Crack in the Mirror 
1959 Compulsion
1958 In Love and War 
1958 A Certain Smile 
1957 Climax
1957 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1954-1956 Kraft Theatre
1955 Ponds Theater 





Matinee Classics - The Disappearance of Flight 412 starring Glenn Ford, Bradford Dillman, David Soul, Robert F. Lyons, Guy Stockwell, Greg Mullavey, Stanley Clay, Jonathan Lippe, Jack Ging and Ken Kercheval
Matinee Classics - The Disappearance of Flight 412 starring Glenn Ford, Bradford Dillman, David Soul, Robert F. Lyons, Guy Stockwell, Greg Mullavey, Stanley Clay, Jonathan Lippe, Jack Ging and Ken Kercheval
Matinee Classics - Black Water Gold starring Keir Dullea, Bradford Dillman, France Nuyen and Ricardo Montalban
Matinee Classics - Moon of the Wolf starring David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Bradford Dillman, Nohn Beradino, Geoffrey Lewis and Royal Dano
Matinee Classics - Piranha starring Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, Keenan Wynn, Belinda Balaski, Bruce Gordon, Barbara Steele, Melody Thomas Scott, Barry Brown, Paul Bartel and Shannon Collins
Matinee Classics - Sudden Impact starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Paul Drake, Audrie J. Neenan, Jack Thibeau, Michael Currie, Albert Popwell, Mark Keyloun, Kevyn Major Howard, Bette Ford and Nancy Parsons
Matinee Classics - The Atomic Brain starring Marjorie Eaton, Frank Gerstle, Frank Fowler, Erika Peters, Judy Bamber, Lisa Lang and Bradford Dillman
Matinee Classics - The Bridge at Remagen starring George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzare, E. G. Marshall, Peter van Eyck,  Hans Christian Blech, Heinz Reincke, Joachim Hansen, Bo Hopkins, Robert Logan, Matt Clark, Steve Sandor, Richard Munch and Guster Meisner
Matinee Classics - The Bridge at Remagen starring George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzare, E. G. Marshall, Peter van Eyck,  Hans Christian Blech, Heinz Reincke, Joachim Hansen, Bo Hopkins, Robert Logan, Matt Clark, Steve Sandor, Richard Munch and Guster Meisner
Matinee Classics - The Enforcer starring Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, John Mitchum, DeVeren Bookwalter, Albert Popwell, John Crawford, Michael Cavanaugh, Jocelyn Jones, Dick Durock, M.G. Kelly and Kenneth Boyd


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