Bradford Dillman

Actor, Author, Hotel desk clerk
A contemplative lead and supporting player, Bradford Dillman made his name on Broadway in the mid-1950s originating the role of Edmund Tyrone, the authorial stand-in, in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1930 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1988, 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Easy Come, Easy Go 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Heroes Stand Alone 1989 (Movie)

Walt Simmons (Actor)

Lords of the Deep 1989 (Movie)

Dobler (Actor)

Hot Pursuit 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Man Outside 1987 (Movie)

Frank Simmons (Actor)

Covenant 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Pursuit 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

El Tesoro del Amazones 1984 (Movie)

Clark (Actor)

Sudden Impact 1983 (Movie)

Captain Briggs (Actor)

Before and After 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Guyana: Crime Of The Century 1980 (Movie)

Dr. Gary Shaw (Actor)

Love and Bullets 1979 (Movie)

Brickman (Actor)

Guyana: Cult of the Damned 1978 (Movie)

Doctor Gary Shaw (Actor)

Piranha 1978 (Movie)

Paul Grogan (Actor)

The Amsterdam Kill 1978 (Movie)

Odums (Actor)

The Swarm 1977 (Movie)

Major Baker (Actor)

The Enforcer 1976 (Movie)

Captain McKay (Actor)

The Lincoln Conspiracy 1976 (Movie)

John Wilkes Booth (Actor)

Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Bug 1975 (Movie)

James Parmiter (Actor)

Force Five 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Look Back in Darkness 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Mastermind 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deliver Us From Evil 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

99 and 44/100% Dead 1973 (Movie)

Big Eddie (Actor)

Chosen Survivors 1973 (Movie)

Peter Macomber (Actor)

Gold 1973 (Movie)

Manfred Steyner (Actor)

The Way We Were 1973 (Movie)

J J (Actor)

The Delphi Bureau 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Iceman Cometh 1972 (Movie)

Willie Oban (Actor)

Brother John 1971 (Movie)

Lloyd Thomas (Actor)

Escape From the Planet of the Apes 1971 (Movie)

Dr Lewis Dixon (Actor)

Longstreet 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? 1970 (Movie)

Captain Myerson (Actor)

The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler 1970 (Movie)

Senator Zachary Wheeler (Actor)

Fear No Evil 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bridge at Remagen 1969 (Movie)

Maj Barnes (Actor)

The Mephisto Waltz 1969 (Movie)

Bill Belancey (Actor)

Jigsaw 1968 (Movie)

Jonathan Fields (Actor)

Sergeant Ryker 1968 (Movie)

Captain David Young (Actor)

The Plainsman 1965 (Movie)

Lt Stiles (Actor)

A Rage to Live 1964 (Movie)

Sidney Tate (Actor)

Francis of Assisi 1961 (Movie)

Francis Bernardone (Actor)

Sanctuary 1961 (Movie)

Gowan (Actor)

Circle of Deception 1960 (Movie)

Paul Raine (Actor)

Crack in the Mirror 1960 (Movie)

Larnier/Claud (Actor)

Compulsion 1959 (Movie)

Artie Straus (Actor)

A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

Bertrand Griot (Actor)

In Love and War 1958 (Movie)

Alan Newcombe (Actor)

Adventures of the Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Black Water Gold (TV Show)

Actor

Death in Deep Water (TV Show)

Actor

Five Desperate Women (TV Show)

Actor

Jennifer: A Woman's Story (TV Show)

Actor

King's Crossing (TV Show)

Actor

Kingston: The Power Play (TV Show)

Actor

Moon of the Wolf (TV Show)

Actor

Murder or Mercy (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge (TV Show)

Actor

Street Killing (TV Show)

Actor

The Eyes of Charles Sand (TV Show)

Actor

The Heart of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

The Hostage Heart (TV Show)

Actor

The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Show)

Actor

Tourist (TV Show)

Actor

Widow (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A contemplative lead and supporting player, Bradford Dillman made his name on Broadway in the mid-1950s originating the role of Edmund Tyrone, the authorial stand-in, in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night. " He then gained international attention with "Compulsion" (1959), inspired by the true-life Leopold and Loeb case, sharing Best Actor honors at Cannes with co-stars Dean Stockwell and Orson Welles.

Relationships

Josephine Dillman

Mother

Dean Dillman

Father

Dinah Dillman

Daughter
born in November 1965 mother, Suzy Parker

Pamela Dillman

Daughter
born in August 1959 mother, Frieda Harding

Charles Dillman

Son
born in July 1967 mother, Suzy Parker married to actress Brooke Dillman

Christopher Dillman

Son
born in January 1969 mother, Suzy Parker

Jeffrey Dillman

Son
born in March 1958 mother, Frieda Harding

Frieda Harding

Wife
married on June 15, 1956 divorced on April 4, 1962

Georgia LaSalle

Step-Daughter
mother Suzy Parker father, Pierre LaSalle

Suzy Parker Actor

Wife
Married on April 20, 1963 until her death 2003

Suzy Parker

Wife
married on April 20, 1963 previously married with one daughter

EDUCATION

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1951
classmates included novelist John Knowles

Actors Studio

New York , New York
member since 1955; has studied under Lee Strasberg and John Lehne

Milestones

1997

Published memoirs, "Are You Anybody?"

1995

Authored "Inside the New York Giants"

1982

Was regular on the short-lived ABC drama "King's Crossing"

1973

Co-starred in "The Way We Were"

1968

Made TV-movie debut, "Fear No Evil"

1966

Debut as TV series regular, "Court-Martial" (ABC); series was filmed in England

1961

Appeared opposite future wife Suzy Parker in "Circle of Deception"

1959

Starred as Artie Straus in "Compulsion"

1958

Screen acting debut, "A Certain Smile"

1953

TV acting debut on an episode of "Kraft Television Theatre" (NBC)

1953

Professional stage debut, "The Scarecrow"

1951

Served in the US Marines during the Korean War

After military service, moved to NYC; roomed with novelist and former Yale classmate John Knowles (author of "A Separate Peace")

Performed in numerous plays with Sharon (CT) Playhouse

Originated role of Edmund Tyrone in Broadway production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"; Broadway debut

Appeared for one season on the CBS primetime soap "Falcon's Crest"

Signed to a contract by 20th Century Fox

Bonus Trivia

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Dillman met his second wife, model-actress Suzy Parker, when they were filming "Circle of Deception" in 1961. They married in 1963.

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In a January 1995 Variety interview, Dillman unaplogetically referred to himself as "a Safeway actor ... I had ... kids and had to put food on the table."

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