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Darren McGavin is ...

Born 7 May 1922 in Spokane
Died 25 Feb 2006 in Los Angeles
Age83 years, 9 months
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavin
Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Diamond Studio City Walk of Fame, Ventura Blvd. at Laurel Canyon, Studio City, CA Ventura Blvd. at Laurel Canyon, Studio City, CA

About Darren McGavin

Darren McGavin (born William Lyle Richardson, May 7, 1922 – February 25, 2006) was an American film, stage, and television actor best known for his portrayal of the grumpy but loving father in the film A Christmas Story, and for the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. McGavin began his career in walk-on roles and later onstage, appearing in Broadway productions in 1953, and later played the title character in the 1950s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. From 1959–1961, McGavin starred in the NBC Western series Riverboat, first with Burt Reynolds and then with Noah Beery, Jr., and in later years, he had a recurring role in the sitcom Murphy Brown, as the title character's father, for which he received an Emmy Award.


Darren McGavin has worked on the following shows: