Christopher George

Actor
TV hunk Christopher George was best known for his starring role in the war drama "The Rat Patrol" in the late 1960s. He came by the role honestly--George had served an extended hitch in the United States Marine Corps in ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1929 in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Mortuary 1983 (Movie)

Dr Hank Andrews (Actor)

Graduation Day 1981 (Movie)

Coach (Actor)

Pieces 1981 (Movie)

Lieutenant Bracken (Actor)

Angkor-Cambodia Express 1980 (Movie)

MacArthur (Actor)

Enter the Ninja 1980 (Movie)

Charles Venarius (Actor)

The Exterminator 1980 (Movie)

Detective James Dalton (Actor)

Paura Nella Citta dei Morti Civenti 1979 (Movie)

Peter Bell (Actor)

Grizzly 1976 (Movie)

Michael Kelly (Actor)

Midway 1976 (Movie)

Lieutenant Commander C Wade McClusky (Actor)

Questo Si Che e' Amore 1976 (Movie)

Mike Thompson (Actor)

Day of the Animals 1975 (Movie)

Steve Buckner (Actor)

Dixie Dynamite 1975 (Movie)

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Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

I Escaped From Devil's Island 1973 (Movie)

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The Heist 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inbreaker 1973 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Man on a String 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Train Robbers 1972 (Movie)

Calhoun (Actor)

Escape 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Immortal 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Chisum 1970 (Movie)

Dan Nodeen (Actor)

The Immortal 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Delta Factor 1969 (Movie)

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Tiger By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

Steve Michaelis (Actor)

The Rat Patrol 1966 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

El Dorado 1966 (Movie)

Nelse McLeod (Actor)

The Gentle Rain 1964 (Movie)

Bill Patterson (Actor)

Cruise into Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Men Tell No Tales (TV Show)

Actor

Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV Show)

Actor

Not Guilty! (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Survivors (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

TV hunk Christopher George was best known for his starring role in the war drama "The Rat Patrol" in the late 1960s. He came by the role honestly--George had served an extended hitch in the United States Marine Corps in the late '40s and early '50s. Becoming an actor after his service, George worked in live theater in New York; along with the usual off-Broadway and Broadway roles, George also spent some time in a Greek repertory company, having spoken the language fluently since childhood as the son of Greek immigrants. George toiled in the usual small film and television roles until securing the lead role as Sergeant Sam Troy in "The Rat Patrol" in '66. Set in a commando unit serving in the North African campaign of World War II, the series was a solid success. But when it went off the air in '68, George was unable to capitalize on its success. Aside from a short-lived science-fiction series called "The Immortal", supporting roles in several films starring his boyhood idol John Wayne, and some European-made thrillers co-starring his wife, Lynda Day George, George spent the rest of his career guesting on TV series and playing small character parts on film. He died in '83 of a heart problem thought to be caused by a Jeep accident suffered on the set of "The Rat Patrol" in '67.

Relationships

Krisinda George

Daughter

Nick George

Son

Lynda Day

Wife
born on December 11, 1944 survived him

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