Macon McCalman

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Macon McCalman
BornWillis Macon McCalman
(1932-12-30)December 30, 1932
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedNovember 29, 2005(2005-11-29) (aged 72)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Other namesSonny McCalman, Macon MacCalman
Occupationstage and screen actor
Years active1971–1997
 
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Macon McCalman
BornWillis Macon McCalman
(1932-12-30)December 30, 1932
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedNovember 29, 2005(2005-11-29) (aged 72)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Other namesSonny McCalman, Macon MacCalman
Occupationstage and screen actor
Years active1971–1997

Willis Macon "Sonny" McCalman (December 30, 1932 – November 29, 2005),[1] aka Macon McCalman, was an American television, stage and big screen movie actor.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Acting career[edit]

McCalman Helped form the Front Street Theatre in his hometown Memphis, Tennessee. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.[citation needed] Over the course of his acting career McCalman appeared in various film and TV guest roles, usually in supporting parts, both dramatic and comedic often as heavies and authoritarian figures. McCalman first got his acting start on The Broadway stage appearing in the productions The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1971), An Enemy for the People (1971), and a comedy, The Playboy Of the Western World.

Hollywood film and TV roles[edit]

His first Hollywood film role was as Deputy Queen in the Oscar-winning film Deliverance opposite Burt Reynolds, and Ned Beatty in 1972. In films, he would continue to have prominent supporting parts in films such as The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), and Falling Down (1993) starring Michael Douglas. He would also appear in the Roger Donaldson directed film Marie (1985).

McCalman also appeared in guest roles in television shows such as Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Lou Grant, and miniseries and TV films such as the ABC-TV miniseries Roots (1977), and The Captains and The Kings (1976). He also appeared in three episodes of the hit ABC-TV sitcom Three's Company, two as Janet Wood's (Joyce DeWitt) father Roland.

Death[edit]

McCalman retired from acting and returned to Memphis in 1997 after suffering a heart attack. He died in Memphis in 2005 one month shy of his 73rd birthday, after complications arose while hospitalized after suffering a series of debilitating strokes.

Complete filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

... aka "Timerider" - USA (short title)

Television work[edit]

  • "Sparks" (1997)
  • Murder Between Friends' ' (1994)
  • Scattered Dreams (1993) (
  • "Goode Behavior" (1996)
  • See Jane Run (1995) (TV)
  • A Perry Mason Mystery:
    The Case of the Grimacing Governor
    (1994) (TV)
  • "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1994)
  • "Lois & Clark:
    The New Adventures of Superman
    1994)
  • "Sisters" .... Richard Fallright (1994)
  • Frankenstein: The College Years (1991)
  • "Pros and Cons" (1991)
  • Designing Women (1989)
  • L.A. Law .... Judge (2 episodes, 1989–1991)
  • Separate But Equal (1991)
  • "Murder, She Wrote" (2 episodes, 1987–1991)
  • "My Two Dads" (1990)
  • Mancuso, FBI (2 episodes, 1990)
  • Guns of Paradise (1989)
  • Oh Boy! (1988)
  • Jesse (1988)
  • Perfect Strangers (1 episode, 1989)
  • The Town Bully (1988) ... aka A Friendly, Quiet Little Town - USA (alternative title)
  • Hunter .... Wallace Latimer (1988)
  • Amen .... Dr. Burgess (1 episode, 1988)
  • Cabin Fever (1987) TV episode .... DeLoach
  • Dallas .... Gorman (2 episodes, 1987)
  • The Bronx Zoo (3 episodes, 1987) as Mr. Kaczmarek
  • Independence (1987) (TV) .... Angus Thurston
  • Silver Spoons .... Stockwell (1 episode, 1987)
  • The Wizard .... Linder (1 episode, 1986)
  • The Deliberate Stranger (1986) ... Larsen's editor
  • A Winner Never Quits (1986) (TV) .... Dr. Wilson
  • Family Ties (1 episode, 1986) (TV)
  • Our Family Honor (2 episodes, 1985) (TV)
  • Knight Rider .... (1 episode, 1985) (TV)
  • George Burns Comedy Week (TV) .... Lester (1 episode, 1985)
  • Hill Street Blues (TV) (1984)
  • The Red-Light Sting (1984) (TV) .... Jeffers
  • Newhart .... Paul Fraser (1 episode, 1984)
  • St. Elsewhere .... Henry Judson (1 episode, 1984)

Television work (continued)[edit]

  • "Hallmark Hall of Fame" .... Reverend Sloane (1 episode, 1983, TV episode)
  • Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983) (TV) .... Rawlins Sheriff
  • Mr. Smith .... Veterinarian (1 episode, 1983) (TV)
  • Three's Company Mr. Penrose/Roland Wood ... (3 episodes, 1979–1983)
  • Diff'rent Strokes
    ... (2 episodes, 1981-1983) (TV)
  • Emerald Point N.A.S."
    ..... Harry Bogard
    (2 episodes, 1983) (TV)
  • Gloria (1 episode, 1983) (TV)
  • Remington Steele
    .... as Uncle Tim (1983) (TV)
  • Allison Sydney Harrison (1983) (TV) .... The Dean
  • "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
    .... Sheriff Buck Tanner (1 episode, 1982)
  • Cheers .... Darrell (1 episode, 1982) (TV)
  • Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (1982) (TV) .... Dr. Samuels
  • Lou Grant.... (1981–1982)
  • Best of the West (7 episodes, 1981–1982)
  • Callie & Son (1981)
  • Carbon Copy (1981)
  • Palmerstown, U.S.A. (1 episode, 1981)
  • Walking Tall (2 episodes, 1981) (TV series)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
  • Soap .... (1 episode, 1980)
  • The Waltons (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
  • The Sky Is Gray (1980) .... Ernest
  • Hart to Hart (1979)
  • Topper (1979) (TV) .... Wilkins the Butler
  • The Ultimate Impostor (1979) (TV) .... McKeever

... aka "The 72 Hour Dead Line" - USA (alternative title)

  • Friendly Fire (1979) (TV)
  • The New Adventures of Wonder Woman
    .... Goodspeed (1 episode, 1978) (TV
  • Family .... Prettyman (1 episode, 1978) (TV)
  • The Pirate (1978) (TV) .... Hutchinson

... aka "Harold Robbins' The Pirate" - USA (complete title)

  • The New Maverick (1978) (TV)
  • Carter Country .... Drunk (1 episode, 1977) (TV)
  • The Bob Newhart Show .... Dr. Malcom (1977) (TV)
  • Maude .... Mark Duncan / ... (2 episodes, 1977) (TV)
  • Barnaby Jones (1977) (TV)
  • The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver (1977) (TV) .... Minister
  • Roots TV mini-series (1977) (TV)
  • The Jeffersons (1976) (TV)
  • Captains and the Kings (1976) TV mini-series (unknown episodes)
  • The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1976) (TV)
  • Kojak (TV) (1976) .... McKee
  • Harry-O' .... Crane / ... (2 episodes, 1975) (TV)
  • Emergency! (1975) (TV)
  • Starsky and Hutch (1975) (TV)
  • The Invisible Man ....as Consul (1975) (TV)

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