Darren McGavin

Darren McGavin

Born May 7, 1922
  • Actor, Television Director, Television Producer
Darren McGavin was an American actor best known for playing the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and his portrayal in the film A Christmas Story of the grumpy father given to bursts of profanity that he never realizes his son overhears. He appeared as the tough-...

Darren McGavin Stats


: William Lyle Richardson, W. Lyle Richardson, Darven McGavin


: Actor, Television Director, Television Producer


: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: May 7, 1922 - Feb 25, 2006 (83 years old)

Place of Birth

: Spokane

Date of Death

: Feb 25, 2006

Place of Death

: Los Angeles

Cause of Death

: Natural causes

Darren McGavin Film Roles

  1. A Christmas Story
    The Old Man Parker
    A Christmas Story
  2. Billy Madison
    Brian Madison
  3. Hot Lead and Cold Feet
    Mayor Ragsdale
  4. Summertime
    Eddie Yaeger
  5. The Delicate Delinquent
    Mike Damon
  6. Turk 182!
  7. A Word to the Wives
  8. By Dawn's Early Light
  9. Captain America
    General Fleming
    Captain America
  10. Hangar 18

Darren McGavin Film Appearances

  1. The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark
    The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark

Darren McGavin TV Starring Roles

  1. Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
    Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
  2. Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  3. Riverboat
  4. The Martian Chronicles
  5. The Outsider (US)
  6. Small & Frye
  7. The Night Stalker
  8. The Night Strangler
    The Night Strangler

Darren McGavin TV Guest Roles

  1. Murder Of Camera
    Max Lassiter
  2. Triggers in Leash
    Red Hillman
  3. A Place of Still Waters
    Pierce Martin
  4. The Hostage
    Lon Gorman
  5. Angel of Death
    Martin Tremaine
  6. The Duplicates
  7. Twenty Miles from Dodge
    Will Helmick
  8. Mad Buck Gibson
    Buck Gibson
  9. From Nigeria with Love (1)
    Felix Holman
  10. The Fair-Haired Boy
    Tom Kendall