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George Maharis ACTOR


George Maharis was born on September 1st, 1928 in Astoria, New York.  He was one of seven children born to Greek immigrants.  He developed an interest in entertaining from a young age and originally had his sights set on a singing career. However, he overused his untrained vocal chords and decided to pursue acting instead.
He received his formal training at the Actors Studio and then began taking on small roles in television.  He also worked as a stage actor and in 1960 he was seen in an off-Broadway production of, “Zoo Story” which earned him quite a bit of attention.
It did not take long for him to catch Hollywood’s eye and he was cast in the film, “Exodus” (1960) and such television series as, “Kraft Television Theater”, “Goodyear Television Playhouse” and the hit television series, “Route 66” (1960-1963) portraying Buz Murdock, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 1962.
After having contract disagreements as well as not getting along well on set with producers and other staff he left the series and tried to make it in films again.  Some of his later film appearances were on, “Quick Before It Melts” (1964), “Sylvia” (1965), “A Covenant with Death” (1967), “The Happening” (1967) and “The Desperados” (1969).  Sadly, none of these films reached any major level of success and so he returned to television roles.
Some of his later television roles were guest appearances on, “Cannon”, “Mission: Impossible”, “Kojak” and “Barnaby Jones".  Along with television he returned to his initial love of music and recorded a couple albums and performed in some night clubs.  He did have one successful comeback film in 1982 in, “The Sword and the Sorcerer” followed by his final guest appearance on the series, “Murder, She Wrote” (1990) and his final film role in 1993 on, “Doppelganger”.
He remains completely retired from the industry and has never married or had any children of his own. 


1993 Doppelganger
1990 Murder, She Wrote
1989 The Adventures of Superboy
1984 The Master
1984 Matt Houston
1982 The Sword and the Sorcerer
1978-1982 Fantasy Island
1978 Crash
1978 Logan's Run
1977 Switch
1977 The Feather and Father Gang
1973-1977 Police Story
1977 Kojak
1977 SST: Death Flight
1977 Gibbsville
1976 The Bionic Woman
1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby 
1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar
1976 Jigsaw John
1976 Good Heavens
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man
1976 Ellery Queen
1975 Murder on Flight 502
1974-1975 Movin' On
1974 Nakia
1974 McMillan & Wife
1974 Death in Space
1974 Thriller
1974 The Snoop Sisters
1974 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1974 Wide World Mystery
1974 Shaft
1974 Come Die with Me
1973 Barnaby Jones
1973 Mission: Impossible
1972 The Victim
1972 Cannon
1971 Medical Center
1971 Cade's County 
1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery
1970-1971 The Most Deadly Game
1970 El último día de la guerra
1969 The Monk
1969 Land Raiders
1969 The Desperados
1968 Love Story
1968 Escape to Mindanao 
1968 Journey to the Unknown 
1967 The Danny Thomas Hour
1967 The Happening
1967 A Covenant with Death
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1966 A Small Rebellion
1965 The Satan Bug
1965 Sylvia
1964 Quick Before It Melts
1960-1963 Route 66
1960-1961 Search for Tomorrow
1960 Exodus
1959-1960 Naked City
1960 Alcoa Theatre
1959 Brenner
1958 The Mugger
1957 Goodyear Playhouse
1953 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse

Matinee Classics - The Monk starring George Maharis, Janet Leigh, Rick Jason, Carl Betz, Jack Albertson, William Smathers, Raymond St. Jacques and Jack Soo
Matinee Classics - Rich Man, Poor Man starring Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Edward Asner, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Reed, Gloria Grahame, Kim Darby, Bill Bixby, Fionnula Flanagan,Tim McIntire, Ray Milland, Lawrence Pressman, Talia Shire, Craig Stevens, Norman Fell, Lynda Day George, George Maharis, Murray Hamilton, Van Johnson, Dorothy Malone, Andrew Duggan, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Kay Lenz, Leigh McCloskey, Gavan O'Herlihy, Josette Banzet, William Smith, Dick Sargent, Dennis Dugan and
Matinee Classics - Route 66 starring Martin Milner, George Maharis and Glenn Corbett

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