American Actor

Sam Melville

  • Aug 20, 1936 - Mar 09, 1989 (age 52)
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1998
Hollywood Squares
TV ShowSep 14, 1998

Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two …
Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two contestants compete in a game of tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The show piloted on NBC in 1965, and the regular series debuted in 1966 on the same network. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host, and the contestants judge the truth of their answers to gain squares in the right pattern to win the game.
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1990
The Assassin
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MovieFeb 21, 1990

The Assassin

A CIA agent protecting a senator who falls under suspicion …
A CIA agent protecting a senator who falls under suspicion when his charge is shot by an assassin. In investigating the killing, the agent discovers a government conspiracy.
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1989
Deadly Weapon
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MovieAug 15, 1989

Deadly Weapon

An expermintal gun powered by an atomic reactor is misplaced …
An expermintal gun powered by an atomic reactor is misplaced when the transport carrying it crashes into a river. The weapon soon falls into the hands of a bullied teen named Zeke, who uses it to get even with his persecutors. An army team led by the overzealous Lt. Dalton is sent to recover the weapon before it's unstable reactor overloads and causes a meltdown.
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Sam Melville
PersonalMarch 1989

Sam Melville

Sam Melville passed away.
Fists of Steel
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MovieFeb 17, 1989

Fists of Steel

Street violence, drugs and terrorists. This is the story of …
Street violence, drugs and terrorists. This is the story of one man who has had enough.
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1988
Twice Dead
MovieOct 1, 1988

Twice Dead

The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old …
The Cates family is thrilled to learn they have inherited the old mansion of the deranged, stage actor, Tyler Walker. They arrive to discover that the mansion has turned into a playground for a local street gang. But the gang is not all the Cates children have to worry about as Tyler's ghost makes it known he is not pleased with their intrusion.
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1986
Starman
TV ShowSep 19, 1986

Starman

Starman is an American science fiction television series …
Starman is an American science fiction television series starring Robert Hays and Christopher Daniel Barnes which continues the story from John Carpenter's 1984 film of the same name. The series aired on ABC from September 19, 1986 to May 2, 1987.
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1985
The Colbys
TV ShowNov 20, 1985

The Colbys

The Colbys (originally titled Dynasty II: The Colbys) is an …
The Colbys (originally titled Dynasty II: The Colbys) is an American prime time television soap opera that originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985, to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, The Colbys revolves around another wealthy, upper-class family, who are relatives by marriage of the Carringtons of Dynasty and who own a large multi-national corporation. Intended to surpass its predecessor in opulence, the series' producers were handed an immensely high budget for the era and cast a handful of well-known movie stars among its leads, including Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Ross and Ricardo Montalbán. However, The Colbys was ultimately a ratings disappointment, and was canceled after two seasons.
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1984
Airwolf
TV ShowJan 22, 1984

Airwolf

Airwolf is an American action military drama television …
Airwolf is an American action military drama television series that ran from January 22, 1984 until August 7, 1987. The program centers on a high-technology military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various exotic missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme.
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1983
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
TV ShowOct 3, 1983

Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Scarecrow and Mrs. King is …
Scarecrow and Mrs. King is an American television series that aired from October 3, 1983, to May 28, 1987 on CBS. The show starred Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner, as divorced housewife Amanda King and top-level "Agency" operative Lee Stetson, who begin an unusual partnership and eventual romance after encountering one another in a train station.
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1982
T.J. Hooker
TV ShowMar 13, 1982

T.J. Hooker

T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program …
T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May 4, 1985. The show was then picked up for a further single season by CBS.
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1980
Anne Melville
MarriageSeptember 1980

Anne Melville

Anne Melville is a script supervisor.
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Roughnecks
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MovieJul 15, 1980

Roughnecks

Ida McBride decides to drill for oil on her ranch, against her son …
Ida McBride decides to drill for oil on her ranch, against her son Tom's wishes. The contentious crew arrives, planning on going as deep as needed. In their off hours they find trouble carousing in town.
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When the Whistle Blows
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TV ShowMar 14, 1980

When the Whistle Blows

When the Whistle Blows is …
When the Whistle Blows is an American comedy television series that aired for 10 hour-long episodes on ABC from March 14 to July 20, 1980. The series was produced by Universal Television and starred Dolph Sweet, Doug Barr, Susan Buckner, Philip Brown and Tim Rossovich. It was filmed single-camera style and without a laugh track.
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1979
The Dukes of Hazzard
TV ShowJan 26, 1979

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy …
The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy television series that was aired on CBS from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985. The show aired for a total of 147 episodes spanning seven seasons. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, which was also created by Gy Waldron and had many identical or similar character names and concepts.
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1978
Big Wednesday
MovieMay 25, 1978

Big Wednesday

The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the …
The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.
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Dallas
TV ShowApr 2, 1978

Dallas

Dallas is an American prime time television soap opera that …
Dallas is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texas family, the Ewings, who own the independent oil company Ewing Oil and the cattle-ranching land of Southfork. The series originally focused on the marriage of Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes, whose families were sworn enemies with each other. As the series progressed, Bobby's older brother, oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, became the show's breakout character, whose schemes and dirty business became the show's trademark. When the show ended in May 3, 1991, J.R. was the only character to have appeared in every episode.
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1974
Fools, Females and Fun
MovieSep 4, 1974

Fools, Females and Fun

Comedy anthology pilot with …
Comedy anthology pilot with three segments focusing a satiric look on a different form of sin. In the first segment, "I've Gotta Be Me," a singer falls in love with a chorus girl; in the ...
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1973
Pyramid
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TV ShowMar 26, 1973

Pyramid

Pyramid is the collective name of a series of American television …
Pyramid is the collective name of a series of American television game shows that has aired several versions domestically and internationally. The original series, The $10,000 Pyramid, debuted on March 26, 1973, and spawned seven subsequent Pyramid series. Most later series featured a full title format matching the original series, with the title reflecting an increasing top prize. The game features two contestants, each paired with a celebrity. Contestants attempt to guess a series of words or phrases based on descriptions given to them by their teammates. The title refers to the show's pyramid-shaped gameboard, featuring six categories arranged in a triangular fashion. The various Pyramid series have won a total of nine Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Game Show, second only to Jeopardy!, which has won 13.
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1971
Terror in the Sky
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MovieSep 17, 1971

Terror in the Sky

On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food …
On a transcontinental flight, the flight crew suffer from food poisioning and become incapacitated. To save the aircraft, the cabin crew locate a passenger with flying experience. He is ...
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The Man and the City
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TV ShowSep 15, 1971

The Man and the City

The Man and the City is an American drama series …
The Man and the City is an American drama series which aired on ABC as part of its Fall 1971 lineup from September 15, 1971 to January 5, 1972. The Man and the City stars the well-known Hollywood actor Anthony Quinn as Thomas Jefferson Alcala, the long-term Hispanic mayor of a major but unidentified city in the Southwestern United States (location shooting was done in Albuquerque, New Mexico). Quinn's WASP deputy, Andy Hays, was portrayed by Mike Farrell. Hays' main role was to make sure that the well-meaning Mayor Alcala did not become so engrossed in aiding individual constituents with their problems that he failed to address the issues facing the city as a whole.
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1970
The Young Lawyers
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TV ShowSep 21, 1970

The Young Lawyers

The Young Lawyers is an American legal drama that was aired …
The Young Lawyers is an American legal drama that was aired on the ABC network for one season from September 21, 1970, until March 24, 1971. Starring Lee J. Cobb, Zalman King, Judy Pace and Phillip Clark, the show was a part of the network's 1970–71 lineup.
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1968
Here Come the Brides
TV ShowSep 25, 1968

Here Come the Brides

Here Come the Brides is an American comedy Western …
Here Come the Brides is an American comedy Western series from Screen Gems that aired on the ABC television network from September 25, 1968 to April 3, 1970. The series was loosely based upon the Mercer Girls project, Asa Mercer's efforts to bring civilization to old Seattle in the 1860s by importing marriageable women from the east coast cities of the United States, where the ravages of the American Civil War left those towns short of men.
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The Name of the Game
TV ShowSep 20, 1968

The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game is an American television series …
The Name of the Game is an American television series starring Tony Franciosa, Gene Barry, and Robert Stack, which aired from 1968 to 1971 on NBC, totaling 76 episodes of 90 minutes each. The show was a wheel series, setting the stage for The Bold Ones and the NBC Mystery Movie in the 1970s. The program had the largest budget of any television series at that time.
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Hawaii Five-O
TV ShowSep 20, 1968

Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama …
Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and created by Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. At the airing of its last episode it was the longest-running police drama in American television history.
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The Thomas Crown Affair
MovieJun 19, 1968

The Thomas Crown Affair

A debonair, adventuresome …
A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.
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1967
Mannix
TV ShowSep 16, 1967

Mannix

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from …
Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He was played by Mike Connors.
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The Guns of Will Sonnett
TV ShowSep 8, 1967

The Guns of Will Sonnett

The Guns of Will Sonnett is a …
The Guns of Will Sonnett is a Western television series set in the 1870s which was broadcast on the ABC television network from 1967 to 1969. The series, which began with the working title, "Two Rode West", was the first production collaboration between Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas, who would later go on to produce one of ABC's most-memorable hits, The Mod Squad. Today, the series is distributed by King World (now CBS Television Distribution), and, when telecast, is usually seen in tandem with another 1960s short-lived Western series, the Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production Branded; King World was originally responsible for distributing both shows.
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Dundee and the Culhane
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TV ShowSep 7, 1967

Dundee and the Culhane

Dundee and the Culhane is …
Dundee and the Culhane is an American Western drama series starring John Mills and Sean Garrison that aired on CBS from September 6 to December 13, 1967.
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1966
T.H.E. Cat
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TV ShowSep 16, 1966

T.H.E. Cat

T.H.E. Cat is an American action drama that aired on NBC …
T.H.E. Cat is an American action drama that aired on NBC during the 1966–1967 television season. The series was co-sponsored by R.J. Reynolds (Winston) and Lever Brothers and was created by Harry Julian Fink.
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Iron Horse
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TV ShowSep 12, 1966

Iron Horse

Iron Horse is an American Western television series that …
Iron Horse is an American Western television series that appeared on ABC from 1966 to 1968 and featured Dale Robertson as fictional gambler-turned-railroad baron Ben Calhoun. Costars included Gary Collins, Robert Random and Ellen Burstyn (who was billed as Ellen McRae). The series pilot was released as the film Scalplock.
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Shane
TV ShowSep 10, 1966

Shane

Shane is an American Western television series aired in …
Shane is an American Western television series aired in 1966 and based on the 1949 book of the same name by Jack Schaefer (there had also been a 1953 film of the novel, Shane). The series starred David Carradine as the title character, a former gun fighter and sometimes outlaw who takes on work as a hired-hand at the ranch of a widowed woman, her son, and her father-in-law. The series, which aired on ABC, was filmed as a continuing story.
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That Girl
TV ShowSep 8, 1966

That Girl

That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to …
That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring (but only sporadically employed) actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York, to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat "temp" jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts. Ted Bessell played her boyfriend Donald Hollinger, a writer for Newsview Magazine; Lew Parker and Rosemary DeCamp played Lew Marie and Helen Marie, her concerned parents. Bernie Kopell, Ruth Buzzi and Reva Rose played Ann and Donald's friends. That Girl was developed by writers Bill Persky and Sam Denoff, who had served as head writers on The Dick Van Dyke Show (with which Thomas's father, Danny Thomas, was closely associated) earlier in the 1960s.
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A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine
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MovieJun 10, 1966

A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine

Sharon is a young office …
Sharon is a young office worker who sexually teases, seduces and then cries 'rape' on various men just to see them emotionally suffer for her own man-hating, twisted amusement leading to one love struck boyfriend being sent to prison, the financial ruin of another, and the meltdown and death of a third victim. Sharon even teases her lesbian roommate, Paula, by come-ons and then brushing her off. But eventually, Sharon meets her match when she comes-onto Tony, a controlling and misogynistic thug whom reacts to her teases and threats in a way she never prepared herself for.
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1965
Hogan's Heroes
TV ShowSep 17, 1965

Hogan's Heroes

Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a …
Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. It ran for 168 episodes (six seasons) from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network, the longest broadcast run for an American television series inspired by that war.
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The Big Valley
TV ShowSep 15, 1965

The Big Valley

The Big Valley is an American western television series …
The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. It was created by A.I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman, and produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television.
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1963
The Fugitive
TV ShowSep 17, 1963

The Fugitive

The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy …
The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins. It was produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television. It aired on ABC from September 1963 to August 1967. David Janssen starred as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician who is wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to receive the death penalty. En route to death row, Dr. Richard Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a "one-armed man" (played by Bill Raisch). At the same time, Dr. Kimble is hounded by the authorities, most notably by Police Lieutenant Philip Gerard (Barry Morse).
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1959
Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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1955
Gunsmoke
TV ShowSep 10, 1955

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western …
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the United Kingdom, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
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1952
Death Valley Days
TV ShowMar 1, 1952

Death Valley Days

Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television …
Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television anthology series featuring true accounts of the American Old West, particularly the Death Valley country of southeastern California. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945. From 1952 to 1970, it became a syndicated television series, with reruns (updated with new narrations) continuing through August 1, 1975. The radio and television versions combined to make the show "one of the longest-running western programs in broadcast history."
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1936
Sam Melville
BirthAugust 1936

Sam Melville

Sam Melville was born.
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