David Hedison

Long-time character actor David Hedison developed a passion for acting after seeing Tyrone Power's performance in the Oscar-winning "Blood and Sand. " He began acting with the Sock and Buskin Players at Brown University ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (30)

Megiddo: Omega Code 2 2001 (Movie)

Daniel Alexander (Actor)

TV Guide Looks at Science Fiction 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

Felix Leiter (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Colbys 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Benson 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

A.D. 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Smart Alec 1985 (Movie)

Frank Wheeler (Actor)

The Naked Face 1985 (Movie)

Dr Hadley (Actor)

ffolkes 1980 (Movie)

King (Actor)

Colorado C.I. 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Live and Let Die 1973 (Movie)

Felix Leiter (Actor)

Kemek 1969 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

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The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

Philip (Actor)

Marines, Let's Go 1961 (Movie)

David Chatfield (Actor)

The Lost World 1960 (Movie)

Ed Malone (Actor)

Son of Robin Hood 1958 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

The Fly 1958 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

The Enemy Below 1956 (Movie)

Lieutenant Ware (Actor)

Adventures of the Queen (TV Show)

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Can I Save My Children? (TV Show)

Actor

Crime Club (TV Show)

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Murder in Peyton Place (TV Show)

Actor

The Art of Crime (TV Show)

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The Cat Creature (TV Show)

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The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Show)

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The Power Within (TV Show)

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Biography

Long-time character actor David Hedison developed a passion for acting after seeing Tyrone Power's performance in the Oscar-winning "Blood and Sand. " He began acting with the Sock and Buskin Players at Brown University before moving to New York City and studying under esteemed instructors Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham. Hedison continued his classical training by studying with method coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, and began guest starring on television programs such as "Kraft Theatre" and "Star Tonight" in the mid-'50s. He landed his first major role in a feature film in 1958's "The Fly" before starring in the short-lived series "Five Fingers." He continued to act in the 1960s with roles in films like "The Lost World," "Marines, Let's Go," and "The Greatest Story Ever Told." One of his more memorable roles was as Captain Crane on the groundbreaking adventure series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" in 1964. Hedison repeated his role on the series until 1968 and continued to guest star on television until he landed the role of James Bond's friend and confidant, Felix Leiter, in 1973's "Live and Let Die." He guest starred on TV shows like "The Colbys" and the epic mini-series "A.D." in the 1980s and reprised his role as Leiter in 1989's "License to Kill." After very few acting spots in the '90s, Hedison returned in 2004 with the role of Arthur Hendricks on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

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