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Don Gordon (born November 13, 1926) is an American film and television actor. He is sometimes billed as Donald Gordon.

Gordon was born in Los Angeles, California, as Donald Walter Guadagno. His most notable films were where he appeared alongside his friend Steve McQueen in Bullitt, Papillon and The Towering Inferno. He also guest starred twice on McQueen's CBS western series, Wanted: Dead or Alive. In 1981, Gordon played the assistant of the Antichrist Damien Thorn in Omen III: The Final Conflict. Gordon also had a bit part as a police officer in Lethal Weapon, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. In 1962, he was nominated for one Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Joey Tassili on CBS's The Defenders.

Gordon appeared in the 1959 episode "In a Deadly Fashion" of the syndicated television series Border Patrol, starring Richard Webb. Another early appearance from Gordon was in a memorable supporting role in The Twilight Zone episodes "The Four of Us Are Dying" and "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" . In the 1960-1961 season, Gordon was a cast member of the syndicated series, The Blue Angels, with co-stars Dennis Cross, Warner Jones, Morgan Jones, and Mike Galloway, based on the elite flight daredevils of the United States Navy Blue Angels.

In 1963, Gordon appeared in the episode "Without Wheat, There is No Bread" of the CBS anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show. That same year, he appeared on NBC's medical drama, The Eleventh Hour. In the 1963-1964 season, he played a soldier returning from South Vietnam in the ABC drama Channing, set on the fictitious Channing College campus and co-starring Jason Evers and Henry Jones. Another science-fiction role for him was on an episode of The Outer Limits entitled "The Invisibles". In 1974, he played a former convict, who is murdered by Dick Van Dyke in the Columbo episode "Negative Reaction".

Gordon's last credited film work was the 2005 documentary, Steve McQueen - The Essence of Cool. Gordon was interviewed along with several others who had worked with McQueen, including Robert Culp, Robert Vaughn, Eli Wallach, Martin Landau and Sir Richard Attenborough.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Don Gordon (born November 13, 1926) is an American film and television actor. He is sometimes billed as Donald Gordon.

Gordon was born in Los Angeles, California, as Donald Walter Guadagno. His most notable films were where he appeared alongside his friend Steve McQueen in Bullitt, Papillon and The Towering Inferno. He also guest starred twice on McQueen's CBS western series, Wanted: Dead or Alive. In 1981, Gordon played the assistant of the Antichrist Damien Thorn in Omen III: The Final Conflict. Gordon also had a bit part as a police officer in Lethal Weapon, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. In 1962, he was nominated for one Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Joey Tassili on CBS's The Defenders.

Gordon appeared in the 1959 episode "In a Deadly Fashion" of the syndicated television series Border Patrol, starring Richard Webb. Another early appearance from Gordon was in a memorable supporting role in The Twilight Zone episodes "The Four of Us Are Dying" and "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" . In the 1960-1961 season, Gordon was a cast member of the syndicated series, The Blue Angels, with co-stars Dennis Cross, Warner Jones, Morgan Jones, and Mike Galloway, based on the elite flight daredevils of the United States Navy Blue Angels.

In 1963, Gordon appeared in the episode "Without Wheat, There is No Bread" of the CBS anthology series, The Lloyd Bridges Show. That same year, he appeared on NBC's medical drama, The Eleventh Hour. In the 1963-1964 season, he played a soldier returning from South Vietnam in the ABC drama Channing, set on the fictitious Channing College campus and co-starring Jason Evers and Henry Jones. Another science-fiction role for him was on an episode of The Outer Limits entitled "The Invisibles". In 1974, he played a former convict, who is murdered by Dick Van Dyke in the Columbo episode "Negative Reaction".

Gordon's last credited film work was the 2005 documentary, Steve McQueen - The Essence of Cool. Gordon was interviewed along with several others who had worked with McQueen, including Robert Culp, Robert Vaughn, Eli Wallach, Martin Landau and Sir Richard Attenborough.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 76

Birthday 1926-11-13

Day of Death 2017-04-24

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States

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Also Known As

  • Donald Gordon

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool as Himself - Interviewee
1993 Diagnosis: Murder(1 episode)
1991 The Borrower as Charles Krieger
1990 The Exorcist III as Ryan
1987 Code Name: Vengeance as Harry Applegate
1987 Lethal Weapon as Cop #2
1985 MacGyver(1 episode)
1984 Cover Up(1 episode)
1984 Airwolf(1 episode)
1983 Automan(1 episode) as Leonard Matlin
1982 Remington Steele(3 episodes)
1982 Knight Rider(2 episodes)
1982 Matt Houston(1 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker(2 episodes)
1982 The Beast Within as Judge Curwin
1981 Simon & Simon(2 episodes)
1981 Omen III: The Final Conflict as Dean
1980 Out of the Blue as Charlie
1979 Paris(1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart(1 episode)
1978 Vega$(1 episode)
1977 Lucan(15 episodes)
1976 Spencer's Pilots(2 episodes)
1976 Street Killing as Sgt. Bud Schiffman
1976 Charlie's Angels(1 episode)
1976 The Bionic Woman(1 episode)
1975 Bronk(1 episode)
1975 Starsky & Hutch(1 episode)
1975 Switch(2 episodes)
1974 The Education of Sonny Carson as Pigliani
1973 Papillon as Julot
1973 The Return of Charlie Chan as Lambert
1973 The Mack as Hank
1973 Toma(1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco(2 episodes)
1972 Search(1 episode)
1972 The Rookies(1 episode)
1972 Slaughter as Harry
1972 Fuzz as Anthony La Bresca
1972 Z.P.G. as George Borden
1971 The Last Movie as Neville
1971 Columbo(1 episode) as Alvin Deschler
1971 Cannon(2 episodes)
1970 Cannon for Cordoba as Jackson Harkness
1968 Bullitt as Delgetti
1967 Mannix(1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad(1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I.(6 episodes)
1965 The Wild Wild West(1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(4 episodes)
1963 The Fugitive(1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits(2 episodes)
1962 Combat!(1 episode)
1961 Target: The Corruptors!(1 episode)
1961 The Defenders(32 episodes) as Joey Tassili
1960 The Blue Angels(39 episodes) as Lieutenant Hank Bertelli
1959 Mr. Lucky(1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye(2 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone(2 episodes) as Andy Marshak
1959 Johnny Staccato(1 episode)
1959 Cry Tough as Incho
1958 77 Sunset Strip(1 episode)
1958 Man with a Camera(1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive(2 episodes)
1957 Trackdown(2 episodes)
1957 The Walter Winchell File(1 episode)
1957 Sugarfoot(2 episodes)
1957 Revolt at Fort Laramie as Jean Salignac
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)
1955 Navy Log(1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire(1 episode)
1953 Girls in the Night as Irv Kellener
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(1 episode)
1949 Twelve O'Clock High as First patient in base hospital (uncredited)
1948 Westinghouse Studio One(2 episodes)

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