Simon Oakland

Actor, Violinist
Tough-talking actor Simon Oakland started out as a concert violinist before moving into acting on stage in the late 1940s. In the late 1950s, Oakland made some appearances on television before getting the pivotal role ... Read more »
Born: 08/28/1915 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

David Cassidy -- Man Undercover 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Key West 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Toma 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Toma 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Happy Mother's Day... Love, George 1972 (Movie)

Ron Howard (Actor)

The Cable Car Murder 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Emperor of the North Pole 1972 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

The Night Stalker 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Chato's Land 1971 (Movie)

Jubal Hooker (Actor)

Scandalous John 1971 (Movie)

Barton Whittaker (Actor)

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 (Movie)

Dr Conrad Fuller (Actor)

The Hunting Party 1970 (Movie)

Matthew Gunn (Actor)

Bullitt 1968 (Movie)

Captain Bennett (Actor)

Tony Rome 1967 (Movie)

Rudolph Kosterman (Actor)

The Sand Pebbles 1966 (Movie)

Stawski (Actor)

Profiles in Courage 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

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The Plainsman 1965 (Movie)

Chief Black Kettle (Actor)

The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

Tasserly (Actor)

Ready For the People 1964 (Movie)

Murray Brock (Actor)

Adventures of a Young Man 1962 (Movie)

Joe Boulton (Actor)

Follow That Dream 1962 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

The Raiders 1962 (Movie)

Sgt Austin Tremaine (Actor)

West Side Story 1961 (Movie)

Lieutenant Schrank (Actor)

Murder, Inc. 1960 (Movie)

Tobin (Actor)

Psycho 1960 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 1960 (Movie)

Lt Moody (Actor)

Who Was That Lady? 1960 (Movie)

Belka (Actor)

I Want to Live! 1958 (Movie)

Ed Montgomery (Actor)

The Brothers Karamazov 1958 (Movie)

Mavrayek (Actor)

Baa Baa Black Sheep (TV Show)

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Evening in Byzantium (TV Show)

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The Night Strangler (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

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Biography

Tough-talking actor Simon Oakland started out as a concert violinist before moving into acting on stage in the late 1940s. In the late 1950s, Oakland made some appearances on television before getting the pivotal role of Edward Montgomery, a newspaper reporter trying to get the full story in Susan Hayward's campy yet harrowing Oscar-winner "I Want to Live!." After that, in 1960, Oakland earned immortality as a glib doctor trying to offer a pat explanation for the behavior of the killer Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller "Psycho." He appeared in the Oscar-winning musical "West Side Story" in 1961, and then mainly appeared on television shows such as the mind-bending anthology series "Twilight Zone" and the Prohibition-era crime drama "The Untouchables" in the mid-'60s. Oakland played a doctor again on the big screen in Vincente Minnelli's musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" in 1970, and then finished out his career on television.

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