Does Michael Sheen know his own career? Watch the video. Looking for something to watch? Sign In.
Movies / TV
A remarkably seasoned actor of stage, screen and television, Darren McGavin has notched in excess of performances; however, he is most fondly remembered by cult TV fans as heroic newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak in the classic but short-lived horror TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker In a long and varied career, McGavin has often turned up as authority figures including policemen, military officers, stern-faced business executives or father figures; however, he is equally adept at light-hearted comedic performances. His mother was from Ontario, Canada. He received his dramatic arts training at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio, and debuted on screen in an uncredited role in A Song to Remember Several standard roles followed over the next decade before he landed the key role of Louie the drug pusher in The Man with the Golden Arm and Capt. Each of these performances showcased McGavin's versatility, and his virile looks scored him the role of Mickey Spillane 's hard-boiled private eye in Mike Hammer In addition, he was regularly guest-starring in dozens of TV shows, including Gunsmoke , Dr. In he landed the role of cynical reporter Carl Kolchak in the low-budget horror thriller The Night Stalker , about a vampire running amok in Las Vegas.
Contribute to This Page
A versatile leading and character actor who is equally adept at comedy as he is with drama, Darren McGavin has spent the bulk of his time on television and only occasionally appears in feature films. He also has extensive stage experience. In , he played the title role in the television detective drama Mike Hammer. In feature films, McGavin averaged a film or two per year; by , he had switched to television movies like The Outsider and The Challengers In , he played vampire-hunting investigative reporter Carl Kolchak in The Nightstalker, a popular television movie that successfully blended humor, suspense, and horror.
Pros And Cons Mr. Stanford Touched by an Angel 1 Episode