James Doohan Filmography
Gunsmoke (1962) (TV) - Starring as Davit in "Quint Asper Comes Home"
| Based on the radio series of the same name, Gunsmoke was network television's first "adult" western. The series debuted in 1955; and ran for 20 years. James Arness starred as Matt Dillon, marshal of Dodge City, Kansas. (the role was originally offered to John Wayne).|
|The Twilight Zone (1963) (TV) - Starring as Johnson in "Valley of the Shadow"|
| The TV Series originally ran from 1959 to 1964. Rod Serling hosted a bizarre and always twisted half hour story about anything you could possibly imagine.|
In this episode Philip Redfield (Ed Nelson) is a reporter who stops for gas, and encounters the small town of Peaceful Valley, where machines can create ham sandwiches out of thin air and make dogs disappear or come back to life. Having learned the secrets of a miraculous power source Redfield thinks they should share this with the world, but the town elders give him a choice: stay forever or die.
- Johnson answers the door when Redfield is looking for his dog that literally disappeared. Johnson makes the dog reappear with an electronic device and then acts if nothing happened in the first place.
|The Outer Limits (1964) (TV) - Starring as Police Lieutenant Branch in "Expanding Human"|
| The TV show started with the screen going black and then wavy lines appearing etc. Then you would hear the narrator start saying, "There is nothing wrong with your television set..... Much like The Twilight Zone, it was more focused on hard science fiction than fantasy and was a full hour each.|
In this episode, a university professor is experimenting with conciousness expansion drugs and becomes super-human with extra-sensory powers. He eventually loses all sense of compassion and commits several murders.
- Police Lieutenant Branch leads the police investigation, and can't figure out how the door was removed or the guard was asphyxiated.
|Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) (TV) - Starring as Lawrence Tobin in "Hail to the Chief" and as Presidential Assistant in "Hot Line"|
| The Tv show was about the world's first privately owned nuclear submarine, the SSRN Seaview. It was a tool of oceanographic research for the Nelson Institute of Marine Research. The show featured a few monsters but most of the episodes were about nuclear doomsday, pollution of natural resources, foreign threat, theft of American technology, etc.|
In Hail to the Chief, the crew of the Seaview is entrusted to protect and save the life of the President of the United States from enemy agents.
In Hot Line, two Soviet scientists are rushed to disarm a defective atomic satellite which has crashed off the coast of California, near San Francisco.
|36 Hours (1965) - Starring as Bishop|
| This is a WWII thriller about Major Pike (James Garner), a man who is drugged and kidnapped on a mission in Lisbon. He is taken to an "American hospital" in Germany, where they tell him he has amnesia, and has been hospitalized for years, in hopes of getting information on where and when the Allied invasion will take place. He believes the elaborate hoax, but has an uneasy feeling that all is not as it seems. The people who pretend to be "helping him" are Eva Marie Saint as his nurse, Anna, and Rod Taylor as Major Gerber, the psychiatrist. Maj. Pike has to keep the Nazis in the dark about D-Day. |
Bewitched (1965) (TV) - Starring as Walter Brocken in "A Strange Little Visitor"
| Bewitched was mostly about Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery), who was a witch that fell in love with the mortal Darrin Stephens. She vowed to give up witchcraft and become an ordinary housewife, but witchcraft always seemed to come into play in every episode.|
In this episode Samantha and Darrin agree to babysit a warlock boy named Merle. He refrains from using witchcraft until a burglar breaks in and ties him and Darrin up. The thief is after an expensive necklace that Larry gave toDarrin and is conned by Darrin into taking a fire engine instead. As soon as the burglar takes it, Merle uses magic to scare him off.
- Walter Brocken is Merle's father and drops him off at the Stevens household to be babysat.
|The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964 and 1966) (TV) - Starring as Philip Bainbridge in "The Bridge of Lions Affair: Pt. 1" and as Mr. MacInernay in "The Shark Affair"|
| The TV Series originally ran from 1964-1968. It was about two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, who fight evil and have a never ending assortment of gadgets.|
|The F.B.I. (1966) (TV) - Starring as Claude Bell in "The Animal"|
| The TV show was based on actual FBI cases which followed the no-nonsense agent, Inspector Lewis Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) and several co-workers over the years. It originally aired from 1965 to 1974.|
In this episode Earl Clayton (Charles Bronson) and four other criminals escape from a New Mexico jail. Erskine and Rhodes are sent after Clayton, but he is in a remote lodge with hostages. Erskine changes places with a hunter headed toward the lodge.
|Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) - Starring as Follo|
| Gene Roddenberry wrote the script about a California high school teacher (Rock Hudson) who is married, plus is the athletic coach and faculty advisor. He starts to have sex flings with his female students and eventually has to kill several of the girls to keep them quiet. Based on a novel by Francis Pollini. Also starring Angie Dickinson as Miss Betty Smith, Telly Savalas as Captain Sam Surcher, and Roddy McDowall as Mr. Proffer.|
- Follo is a cop working with Captain Sam Surcher.
|Magnum, P.I. (1983) (TV) - Starring as Archie MacPherson in "The Big Blow"|
| Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck), is a Vietnam veteran and private eye who was hired to handle security for a reclusive mystery writer named Robin Masters, who maintained a lavish estate on the "gold coast" of Oahu. Magnum was allowed to drive around in an extremely expensive Ferrari, and took orders from the author's manservant Jonathan Quayle Higgins II (John Hillerman).|
In this episode, a hurricane batters the islands during Robin Masters's spring equinox party. A pregnant woman and two ex-cons further complicate things and one of Robin's guests is plotting to kill him while Thomas plans to trap the culprit.
-Archie MacPherson is one of the party guests.
|MacGyver (1990) (TV) - Starring as Speedy in "Harry's Will"|
| MacGyver stars Richard Dean Anderson and he is is a secret agent who uses his scientific knowledge and intelligence to defeat his enemies by unorthodox methods.|
In this episode, MacGyver tries to claim the station wagon left to him by his late Grandpa Harry, it starts a strange chase that leads him to an ex-con with a dream of running a restaurant, a soup kitchen in need of money, and a gang of crooks out for themselves