James McEachin

James McEachin had multiple lives in the entertainment industry, first as a music producer and then moving into acting for film and television, largely in supporting parts as good, upstanding citizens. He served in the ... Read more »
Born: 05/20/1930

Filmography

Actor (59)

First Monday 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

City of Angels 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1994, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'll Fly Away 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Double Exposure 1993 (Movie)

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2010 1984 (Movie)

Victor Milson (Actor)

Allison Sidney Harrison 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Sudden Impact 1983 (Movie)

Detective Barnes (Actor)

Samurai 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

Herb (Actor)

The Dead Don't Die 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Short Walk to Daylight 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Tenafly 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Christina 1972 (Movie)

Donovan (Actor)

Fuzz 1972 (Movie)

Detective Brown (Actor)

The Cable Car Murder 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Buck and the Preacher 1971 (Movie)

Kingston (Actor)

Play Misty for Me 1971 (Movie)

Al Monte (Actor)

The D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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The Groundstar Conspiracy 1971 (Movie)

Bender (Actor)

Deadlock 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

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The Lawyer 1969 (Movie)

Striker (Actor)

The Undefeated 1969 (Movie)

Jimmy Collins (Actor)

Uptight 1968 (Movie)

Mello (Actor)

The Black Klansman 1965 (Movie)

Lonnie (Actor)

Diary of a Perfect Murder (TV Show)

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Honeyboy (TV Show)

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Sworn to Vengeance (TV Show)

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Tenafly (TV Show)

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That Certain Summer (TV Show)

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The Alpha Caper (TV Show)

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The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Show)

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The Judge and Jake Wyler (TV Show)

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The Neon Ceiling (TV Show)

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This Man Stands Alone (TV Show)

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Biography

James McEachin had multiple lives in the entertainment industry, first as a music producer and then moving into acting for film and television, largely in supporting parts as good, upstanding citizens. He served in the Army during the Korean War, one of only two men in his company to survive an ambush (for which he was decorated with the Purple Star). After the war, he moved to California and found success producing records, using the name Jimmy Mack and working with such talents as Otis Redding and The Furys. Dropping the music business to pursue acting, he soon landed a contract with Universal and began making regular appearances on such shows as "Mannix" and "Hawaii Five-O," often as trustworthy cops or lawyers. Supporting roles in films followed, including the John Wayne Western "The Undefeated" and the Clint Eastwood psychological drama "Play Misty for Me." In 1973, he had the lead part on the detective series "Tenafly," a rarity for an African-American at the time. The show didn't last a full season, but McEachin continued to find steady work in films and TV series, including a recurring role as Lieutenant Ed Brock in nearly every "Perry Mason" TV movie of the '80s and '90s. In 2007, he wrote, produced, and starred in "Old Glory," a patriotic short video that led to his solo play, "Above the Call; Beyond the Duty," both productions featuring McEachin as the Old Solder.

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