Biography

Bradford Dillman was an American stage, screen, and television actor, as well as an author starred in the taut crime drama Compulsion (1959). The lanky, dark-haired Dillman also played Robert Redford's best friend J.J. in The Way We Were (1973).

Dillman also appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry films The Enforcer (1976) and Sudden Impact (1983).

In director Richard Fleischer's Compulsion, derived from the infamous Leopold & Loeb case of the 1920s, Dillman and Stockwell starred as the brazen killers Arthur A. Straus and Judd Steiner, respectively, who think they have committed the perfect murder.

Dillman, Stockwell and Orson Welles (who played their attorney) shared best actor honors at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. The Fox film was an adaptation of a Broadway hit, with Dillman taking on the role that Roddy McDowall had originated on the stage.

Bradford Dillman was an American stage, screen, and television actor, as well as an author starred in the taut crime drama Compulsion (1959). The lanky, dark-haired Dillman also played Robert Redford's best friend J.J. in The Way We Were (1973).

Dillman also appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry films The Enforcer (1976) and Sudden Impact (1983).

In director Richard Fleischer's Compulsion, derived from the infamous Leopold & Loeb case of the 1920s, Dillman and Stockwell starred as the brazen killers Arthur A. Straus and Judd Steiner, respectively, who think they have committed the perfect murder.

Dillman, Stockwell and Orson Welles (who played their attorney) shared best actor honors at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. The Fox film was an adaptation of a Broadway hit, with Dillman taking on the role that Roddy McDowall had originated on the stage.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 114

Birthday 1930-04-14

Day of Death 2018-01-16

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Brad Dillman

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1992 The Heart of Justice as Mr. Burgess
1989 Lords of the Deep as Dobler
1989 Heroes Stand Alone as Walt Simmons
1987 The Man Outside as Frank Simmons
1985 The Covenant as Eric Noble
1985 The Treasure of the Amazon as Clark
1984 Murder, She Wrote (5 episodes)
1983 Sudden Impact as Captain Briggs
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1982 Hotel (2 episodes)
1982 The Legend of Walks Far Woman as Singer
1982 King's Crossing (10 episodes)
1981 Falcon Crest (10 episodes)
1981 Dynasty (2 episodes)
1980 Running Scared as Arthur Jaeger
1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker as Jason Eddington
1979 Before and After as Jack Matthews
1979 Guyana: Crime of the Century as Dr. Gary Shaw
1979 Jennifer: A Woman’s Story
1979 Jennifer: A Woman's Story
1979 Love and Bullets as Brickman
1978 Sword of Justice (1 episode)
1978 Piranha as Paul Grogan
1978 The Swarm as Maj. Baker
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1978 The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (2 episodes)
1977 The Amsterdam Kill as Odums
1977 The Lincoln Conspiracy as John Wilkes Booth
1976 The Enforcer as Captain McKay
1976 Charlie's Angels (1 episode)
1976 Street Killing as Howard Bronstein
1976 How the West Was Won (1 episode)
1976 Mastermind as Jabez Link
1976 One Away as Ruben Bass
1975 Demon, Demon
1975 Wonder Woman (1 episode)
1975 Death in Deep Water
1975 Bronk (1 episode)
1975 Three for the Road (1 episode)
1975 Medical Story (1 episode)
1975 Bug as Prof. James Parmiter
1975 Force Five as Michael Dominick
1975 The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond as Ned McLean
1975 Adventures of the Queen as Martin Reed
1974 Chosen Survivors as Peter Macomber
1974 The Disappearance of Flight 412 as Maj. Mike Dunning
1974 The Manhunter (1 episode)
1974 A Black Ribbon for Deborah as Michel Lagrange
1974 99 and 44/100% Dead as Big Eddie
1974 Gold as Manfred Steyner
1974 Murder or Mercy as Sam Champion
1973 The Iceman Cometh as Willie Oban
1973 The Way We Were as J.J.
1973 Deliver Us from Evil as Steven Dennis
1973 Thriller (2 episodes)
1972 Moon of the Wolf as Andrew Rodanthe
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 The Eyes of Charles Sand as Jeffrey Winslow
1972 The Sixth Sense (1 episode)
1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler as Sen. Clayton Zachary Wheeler
1971 Revenge! as Frank Klaner
1971 Five Desperate Women as Jim Meeker
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as Tony Goodland
1971 Cannon (2 episodes)
1971 Brother John as Lloyd Thomas
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes as Dr. Lewis Dixon
1971 The Mephisto Waltz as Bill Delancey
1971 Longstreet as Duke Paige
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode)
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode) as Richard Upton Pickman (segment "Pickman's Model")
1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1 episode)
1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? as Capt. Myerson
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1969 Medical Center (1 episode)
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1969 The Bridge at Remagen as Maj. Barnes
1969 Fear No Evil as Paul Varney
1968 The Mod Squad (2 episodes)
1968 Jigsaw
1968 The Helicopter Spies as Luther Sebastian
1968 Sergeant Ryker as Capt. David Young
1967 Judd for the Defense (2 episodes)
1967 Ironside (2 episodes)
1966 Mission: Impossible (2 episodes)
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
1966 The Plainsman as Lt. Stiles
1965 A Rage to Live as Sidney Tate
1965 The F.B.I. (6 episodes)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (2 episodes)
1965 Court Martial (1 episode) as Capt. David Young
1964 Profiles in Courage (1 episode)
1964 Twelve O'Clock High (1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (1 episode)
1963 Breaking Point (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 Jane as Himself
1961 Alcoa Premiere (62 episodes)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (7 episodes)
1961 Francis of Assisi as Francis Bernardone of Assisi
1961 Kraft Mystery Theatre (2 episodes)
1961 Sanctuary as Gowan Stevens
1960 A Circle of Deception as Capt. Paul Raine
1960 Crack in the Mirror as Larnier / Claude
1959 Compulsion as Arthur A. Straus
1958 In Love and War as Alan Newcombe
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1958 A Certain Smile as Bertrand Griot
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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