George Maharis

Actor
Actor George Maharis was a familiar leading man on television who became a star in the early 1960s playing Buz Murdock on the gearhead favorite, "Route 66". For two and a half seasons, Maharis, paired with Martin ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1928 in Astoria, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

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Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Sword and the Sorcerer 1982 (Movie)

Machelli (Actor)

Crash 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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SST -- Death Flight 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Of Men of Women 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Most Deadly Game 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Monk 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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Escape to Mindanao 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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Land Raiders 1969 (Movie)

Paul Cardenas (Actor)

The Desperados 1969 (Movie)

Jacob Galt (Actor)

The Last Day of the War 1968 (Movie)

Sergeant Chips Slater (Actor)

A Covenant With Death 1966 (Movie)

Ben Lewis (Actor)

The Happening 1966 (Movie)

Taurus (Actor)

Sylvia 1965 (Movie)

Alan Macklin (Actor)

The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

Lee Barrett (Actor)

Route 66 1960 - 1964 (TV Show)

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Quick, Before It Melts 1963 (Movie)

Peter Santelli (Actor)

Exodus 1960 (Movie)

Yaov (Actor)

Doppelganger (TV Show)

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Murder Is a One-Act Play (TV Show)

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Murder on Flight 502 (TV Show)

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Return to Fantasy Island (TV Show)

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Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Show)

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The Victim (TV Show)

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Biography

Actor George Maharis was a familiar leading man on television who became a star in the early 1960s playing Buz Murdock on the gearhead favorite, "Route 66". For two and a half seasons, Maharis, paired with Martin Milner, cruised the famed highway looking for adventure and meeting a steady flow of guest stars every week. Serious, dark, and shot on location, the episodic "Route 66" was a breath of fresh air during a time when most American television shows turned away from the gritty realities of everyday life. "Leave It to Beaver" it was not. Maharis left the show partway through the third season because he was unable to work due to contracting hepatitis, a claim that was initially refuted by the show's executives, who believed that the hot-shot young actor wanted to work on feature films instead. The actor did make the leap to the big screen, most notably in the science fiction thriller "The Satan Bug", the melodrama "Sylvia", and "The Happening", an attempt to cash in on the burgeoning anti-establishment youth market. He returned to television in 1970 as a regular on the Aaron Spelling show "The Most Deadly Game", but the show was cancelled after a season. Scandal followed the actor once again when he posed for Playgirl magazine in 1973 and the following year was arrested for having sex with a male hairdresser in a men's gas station bathroom in Los Angeles. The ruggedly handsome, charismatic actor retired from acting in 1993.

EDUCATION

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New York , New York

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