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Bradford Dillman is a Actor American born on 14 april 1930 at San Francisco (USA)

Bradford Dillman

Bradford Dillman
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Nationality USA
Birth 14 april 1930 at San Francisco (USA)
Death 16 january 2018 (at 87 years)

Bradford Dillman (born April 14, 1930) is an American actor and author.


From 1956-62, Dillman was married to Frieda Harding, and had two children (Jeffrey and Pamela) with her. He met actress and model Suzy Parker during the filming of A Circle of Deception (1960). They were married on April 20, 1963 and had three children, Dinah, Charles, and Christopher. They almost lost Dinah to a snake bite when she was 22 months old. The marriage lasted until her death on May 3, 2003. He lives in Montecito, California.

"Bradford Dillman" is the actor's real name. In The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats, he said that "Bradford Dillman sounded like a distinguished, phony, theatrical name -- so I kept it."

Best films

Sudden Impact (1983)
The Way We Were (1973)
Piranha (1978)

Usually with

Irwin Allen
Irwin Allen
(2 films)
Pat Hingle
Pat Hingle
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bradford Dillman (49 films)

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The Heart of Justice, 1h28
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Actors Eric Stoltz, William H. Macy, Jennifer Connelly, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Dennis Hopper
Roles Mr. Burgess
Rating58% 2.909022.909022.909022.909022.90902
David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family. The family seems to revolve around its own beautiful and mysterious daughter, Emma Burgess, and soon Leader is deeply within her orbit as well.
Lords of the Deep, 1h18
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Actors Bradford Dillman, Priscilla Barnes, Daryl Haney, Roger Corman, Richard Young
Roles Dobler
Rating28% 1.404861.404861.404861.404861.40486
Set on board an undersea laboratory in a near future ocean where the Earth's ozone layer has been depleted and new means of habitation and survival are being explored, biologist Claire is working on an unknown specimen when she experiences psychic visions. Meanwhile a routine crew replacement is inbound in a mini-submarine when an undersea quake occurs. Contact is lost with the sub and a search sub is sent out to investigate the silence while one of the labs crew works on exterior repairs in a diving suit. The search sub discovers the relief sub is now derelict and the hatch blown with no sign of the crew and is promptly attacked by large stingray-like creatures. After repelling one creature with an electrical discharge the sub is overpowered by more of the rays and contact is lost.
Sudden Impact, 1h53
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Films about dogs, Rape and revenge films, Auto-justice
Actors Sondra Locke, Clint Eastwood, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Michael Currie, Jack Thibeau
Roles Captain Briggs
Rating66% 3.3493353.3493353.3493353.3493353.349335
Artist Jennifer Spencer and her sister are raped by a group of boys, after being betrayed by female friend Ray Parkins. The brutal rape leaves Jennifer's sister permanently catatonic. Ten years later, Spencer seeks revenge. She kills one of the rapists (George Wilburn) with two shots—one in the groin and one in the head—from a .38 snubnosed revolver. Spencer then leaves San Francisco because of the subsequent police investigation. Once relocated in the town of San Paulo, Spencer begins restoring its boardwalk's historic carousel near the beach where the rapes occurred.
Running Scared, 1h30
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Ken Wahl, Judge Reinhold, John Saxon, Bradford Dillman, Annie McEnroe, Pat Hingle
Roles Arthur Jaeger
Rating53% 2.6654652.6654652.6654652.6654652.665465
Deux conscrits dérobent une boîte de matériel militaire. Ils y trouvent une caméra et prennent par accident des photos d'une base. Mais l'un des clichés est retrouvé, et l'armée pense avoir à faire à des espions communistes...
The Memory of Eva Ryker, 2h24
Directed by Walter Grauman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Natalie Wood, Robert Foxworth, Ralph Bellamy, Roddy McDowall, Bradford Dillman, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Roles Jason Eddington
Rating73% 3.68873.68873.68873.68873.6887
William E. Ryker engage Norman Hall pour enquêter sur les circonstances de la mort de sa femme Eva durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale afin d'aider sa fille Claire. Cette dernière est, selon les médecins, perturbée par ce qu'elle a vécu enfant en lien avec la mort d'Eva. Le détective va trouver bien plus en mettant à jour une conspiration ayant comme objet le vol de bijoux inestimables.
Guyana: Crime of the Century, 1h55
Directed by René Cardona Jr.
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about religion
Actors Stuart Whitman, Gene Barry, John Ireland, Joseph Cotten, Bradford Dillman, Mel Ferrer
Roles Dr. Gary Shaw
Rating53% 2.667512.667512.667512.667512.66751
In early 1977, Reverend James Johnson, the fanatic and paranoid leader of an independent church in San Francisco, moves his 1,000-strong congregation to the jungles of South American in the country of Guyana to create their own utopia free of the so-called corruption of the civilized world. Life at the jungle commune, called "Johnsontown", becomes unbearable as there are featured acts of brutally and cruelty that Johnson inflicts on his followers. In November 1978, when California Congressman Lee O'Brien investigates several reports of commune members being held against their will, he ventures to Johnsontown with a team of reporters to investigate the allegations of abuse. Despite the positive facade that Reverend Johnson puts out to Congressman O'Brien, the reality of the camp becomes apparent. When O'Brien leaves Johnsontown with a group of defectors, Johnson orders his loyal hit squads to kill O'Brien and the reporters, and then orders his followers to commit ritual mass suicide.
Love and Bullets, 1h43
Directed by John Huston, Stuart Rosenberg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Rod Steiger, Henry Silva, Bradford Dillman, Strother Martin
Roles Brickman
Rating58% 2.9040252.9040252.9040252.9040252.904025
Phoenix Police Detective Charlie Congers is tasked to assist the FBI in bringing a gangster's girlfriend, Jackie Pruitt, back to the USA to testify. The FBI thinks she can give inside information to law enforcement that will put Joe Bomposa behind bars once and for all.
The Swarm
The Swarm (1978)
, 1h56
Directed by Irwin Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, La fin du monde, Natural horror films, Films about insects, Disaster films, American disaster films, Film de catastrophe animalière
Actors Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson
Roles Maj. Baker
Rating45% 2.2548652.2548652.2548652.2548652.254865
A group of soldiers led by Maj. Baker (Bradford Dillman) is ordered to investigate a basement level station which they believed was attacked. After Baker contacts his commander, Gen. Slater (Richard Widmark), they begin to investigate who drove a civilian van into the base. It is revealed to be owned by a scientist named Dr. Bradford Crane (Michael Caine), the only survivor of the attack. Slater orders two helicopters to check for a black mass (revealed to be bees), but the two helicopters are swarmed by the bees and crash, killing the pilots inside. Crane insists to Slater that the base was attacked by the same African killer bees that destroyed the helicopters. Helena Anderson (Katharine Ross), one of the base's doctors, supports Crane's story.
Piranha (1978)
, 1h34
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Comedy horror films
Actors Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Dick Miller, Barbara Steele
Roles Paul Grogan
Rating58% 2.9494252.9494252.9494252.9494252.949425
Two teenagers come upon an apparently abandoned military installation. They take advantage of what appears to be a swimming pool to skinny dip. The teenagers are attacked by an unseen force and disappear under the water. A light activates in the main building and a silhouetted figure investigates the screams, but is too late to help.
The Amsterdam Kill, 1h28
Directed by Sammo Hung, Robert Clouse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Robert Mitchum, Bradford Dillman, Richard Egan, Keye Luke, Leslie Nielsen, George Kee Cheung
Roles Odums
Rating54% 2.7145352.7145352.7145352.7145352.714535
Former DEA Agent Quinlan, removed from the force some years earlier for stealing confiscated drug money, is hired by Chung Wei, a leader in the Amsterdam drug cartel, who wants out of the business. Quinlan's job is to use Chung's information to tip DEA agents to drug busts, thereby destroying the cartel. But when the first two "tips" go awry, resulting in murdered DEA officers, the feds must decide whether to trust Quinlan further...
The Enforcer, 1h33
Directed by James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about terrorism, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, Brian Blessed, Tyne Daly, DeVeren Bookwalter
Roles Captain McKay
Rating67% 3.399863.399863.399863.399863.39986
In Marin County, two gas company men are lured by a scantily-clad woman to a remote spot in Mill Valley and killed by Bobby Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter). Maxwell's gang, the People's Revolutionary Strike Force (PRSF), plans to use the gas men's uniforms and van as part of an ambitious series of crimes that will make them rich.
Bug (1975)
, 1h40
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about insects
Actors Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Alan Fudge, Richard Gilliland, Patty McCormack, William Castle
Roles Prof. James Parmiter
Rating52% 2.612612.612612.612612.612612.61261
An earthquake releases a bunch of mutant cockroaches that can create fire by rubbing their cerci together. Eventually most of the bugs die because they cannot survive in the low air pressure on the Earth's surface, but a scientist Prof. James Parmiter (Dillman) keeps one alive in a pressure chamber. He successfully breeds the cockroach with a modern bug creating a breed of intelligent, flying super-bugs.