Friday, May 4, 2012

RIP George Murdock


Character actor often played the 'heavy'

George Murdock, 81, a veteran character actor who had a recurring role as Lt. Scanlon on the television sitcom "Barney Miller" and played God in the 1989 film "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," died Monday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, said his close friend and fellow actor Jennifer Rhodes. He had cancer.

MURDOCK, George
Born: 6/25/1930, Salina, Kansas, U.S.A.
Died: 5/1/2012, Burbank, California, U.S.A.

George Murdock’s westerns – actor:
He Rides Tall – 1964 (Burt)
Destry (TV) – 1964 (George Washington Bedloe)
Taggert – 1964 (Army Scout)
Rawhide (TV) – 1965 (Sergeant)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1965 (Pete Gordon)
Bonanza (TV) – 1965, 1968, 1970 (Floyd, Marks, Stuart Getty)
The Wild Wild West (TV) – 1967 (Luther Coyle)
Iron Horse (TV) – 1967 (Walcott)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1967, 1972, 1974 (Jim Travers, Bert Gruber, Cole Matson, Luke)
Cimarron Strip (TV) – 1968 (Bladgey)
The Virginian (TV) – 1969 (Barton)
The Bravos (TV) – 1972 (Cpt. MacDowell)
Hec Ramsey (TV) – 1973 (Milt Brennan)
Thomas & Bushrod – 1974 (U.S. Marshal Bogarde)
Little House on the Prairie (TV) – 1977 (Jeremy Stokes)
Legend of the Phantom Rider – 2002 (The Judge)


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