Len Wayland

Len Wayland is the classic definition of a no-nonsense working actor. His credits span from the '50s to the '80s. He is also somewhat famous for his fanatical love of golf. He played the sport assiduously in retirement ... Read more »
Born: 12/28/1920

Filmography

Actor (16)

The Blue and the Gray 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Captains Courageous 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Sam 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Eleanor and Franklin 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Gemini Man 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1967 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Pursuit 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Paper Man 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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From These Roots 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

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A Time to Live 1953 - 1955 (TV Show)

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Dead Men Tell No Tales (TV Show)

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Little Mo (TV Show)

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Sweet, Sweet Rachel (TV Show)

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The Intruders (TV Show)

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The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Show)

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Biography

Len Wayland is the classic definition of a no-nonsense working actor. His credits span from the '50s to the '80s. He is also somewhat famous for his fanatical love of golf. He played the sport assiduously in retirement, leading his pals to hold his 2001 memorial service on the links. His actor scorecard peaked in the '60s with recurring roles on "Dr. Kildare", "Dragnet 1967", "Felony Squad", and more. In Hollywood, actors are usually typecast on TV as good guys or villains, and for Wayland it was definitely a matter of the former with an unending series of roles as cops, lawyers, and such. In fact, in '78, Wayland had the distinction of playing the co-lead as a cop alongside Mark Harmon in "Sam", one of the future "NCIS" star's earliest TV series gambits. Unlike that juggernaut, this CBS drama lasted only a half-dozen episodes. Wayland's last credit was as Lefty Simmons for a pair of "Dallas" episodes.

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