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Don Gordon is a Actor American born on 13 november 1926 at Los Angeles (USA)

Don Gordon

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Birth name Donald Walter Guadagno
Nationality USA
Birth 13 november 1926 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 24 april 2017 (at 90 years)

Don Gordon (born November 13, 1926) is an American film and television actor. He is sometimes billed as Donald Gordon.


Bon camarade de Steve McQueen, Don Gordon apparaît, en effet, à ses côtés dans Bullitt, Papillon ou encore La Tour infernale. On se souviendra de lui pour son incursion dans Columbo, l'épisode Réaction négative. Il y joue un ancien taulard qui rend quelques services à son bienfaiteur (Dick Van Dyke) sans se douter que celui-ci combine la mort de sa propre épouse. Gordon sera lui-même exécuté par Van Dyke sans s'être rendu compte quel involontaire complice il aura été... Cet emploi (unique dans la série) lui vaut une certaine mémoire.

Best films

Papillon (1973)
Bullitt (1968)

Usually with

Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(2 films)
Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
(3 films)
Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2 films)
Harry Kleiner
Harry Kleiner
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Don Gordon (26 films)

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The Exorcist III, 1h50
Directed by William Peter Blatty
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Serial killer films
Actors George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, Brad Dourif, Nicol Williamson
Roles Ryan
Rating63% 3.1975053.1975053.1975053.1975053.197505
The film begins with the point of view of someone wandering through the streets of Georgetown, a voice informing us "I have dreams... of a rose... and of falling down a long flight of stairs." The point of view shows a warning of evil about to arrive later that night at a church. Demonic growls are heard. Leaves and other street trash suddenly come flying into the church as a crucifix comes to life. It then cuts to Lieutenant William F. Kinderman (George C. Scott) at a crime scene, where a 12-year-old boy named Thomas Kintry has been murdered.
Skin Deep
Skin Deep (1989)
, 1h41
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors John Ritter, Alyson Reed, Vincent Gardenia, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Chelsea Field
Roles Curt
Rating62% 3.1004553.1004553.1004553.1004553.100455
Zachary "Zach" Hutton is a successful author who has a weakness for alcohol and beautiful women. Zach's mistress walks in on him in the process of cheating on her with her attractive hairdresser, followed by his estranged wife Alex discovering his mistress about to shoot him with his revolver. Following the breakup of those relationships, Zach engages in a long period of binge-drinking and solace-seeking with a string of women. He avoids work, continues to strain relations with his ex-wife and drunkenly attends a formal party dressed in a genie's costume.
The Borrower, 1h30
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror
Actors Rae Dawn Chong, Don Gordon, Tom Towles, Tracy Arnold, Tony Amendola, Antonio Fargas
Roles Charles Krieger
Rating53% 2.6527052.6527052.6527052.6527052.652705
The alien serial killer, who is sent to Earth to live among humans, which includes having his body genetically transformed to look like a human's. The transformation is incomplete and, after a while, the alien's body begins to revert to its original form. His head explodes, prompting him to "borrow" another from anyone who happens to be nearby. He gets it by squeezing the head off with a crab-like claw and skewering it onto his own neck.
Lethal Weapon, 1h50
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Christmas films, Buddy films
Actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitch Ryan, Tom Atkins, Lycia Naff
Roles Cop #2
Rating75% 3.797643.797643.797643.797643.79764
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Homicide Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover), having recently celebrated his 50th birthday, worries about the troubles of older age. He receives a message from Michael Hunsaker (Tom Atkins), an old Vietnam War friend turned banker who Murtaugh realizes he has not seen in over 12 years. Murtaugh is called to investigate a suicide and learns, to his surprise, that the victim is Hunsaker's daughter, Amanda.
The Beast Within, 1h38
Directed by Philippe Mora
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, L. Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey
Roles Judge Curwin
Rating56% 2.8012052.8012052.8012052.8012052.801205
While driving through Mississippi on their honeymoon, Caroline and Eli MacCleary (Bibi Besch and Ronny Cox) are stranded on a deserted road when their car is stuck in the mud. Eli is forced to walk several miles down the road to a service station they stopped at earlier to get a tow. As Eli begins the trek back to the station, the film cuts to a dark house in which a strange creature is being held captive in the cellar. The creature breaks its chain and escapes into the forest. As it nears the MacCleary's car Caroline's dog jumps out of the window to confront it. Caroline chases after the animal, but flees in terror when she stumbles across the canine's mutilated corpse. While fleeing back to the car she knocks herself unconscious after running into a tree. The creature tears off her clothes and rapes her, then leaves her in the forest alone. Eli and the service station attendant find her and take her to the tow truck. As they drive off two gunshots are heard from the forest.
Omen III: The Final Conflict, 1h48
Directed by Charles Graham Baker, Graham Baker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Political films
Actors Sam Neill, Don Gordon, Rossano Brazzi, Lisa Harrow, Mason Adams, Tommy Duggan
Roles Dean
Rating56% 2.800352.800352.800352.800352.80035
Following the grisly suicide of the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain (Robert Arden), 32-year-old international conglomerate CEO Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) is appointed in his place, an office his adoptive father Robert Thorn once held. Having fully embraced his unholy lineage and run his company for seven years, Damien now attempts to reshape his destiny by halting the Second Coming of Christ. However, Father DeCarlo (Rossano Brazzi), a priest from the Subiaco monastery where Father Spiletto spent his final days and observed Damien from afar since his adopted father's death, acquires the Seven Daggers of Megiddo that were dug out of the ruins of the Thorn Museum in Chicago. Joined by six other priests, DeCarlo plans to kill Damien while finding the Christ Child. Meanwhile, Damien becomes romantically involved with journalist Kate Reynolds (Lisa Harrow).
Out of the Blue, 1h34
Directed by Dennis Hopper
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon, Raymond Burr, Jim Byrnes
Roles Charlie
Rating72% 3.642893.642893.642893.642893.64289
Cebe, 15 ans, est une enfant perturbée, elle vit seule avec sa mère à tendances héroïnomanes pendant que son père, alcoolique, est en prison pour 5 ans après avoir percuté un bus scolaire avec son camion et tué plusieurs enfants. La libération de son père va créer chez Cebe quelques difficultés d'adaptation...
The Towering Inferno, 2h45
Directed by Irwin Allen, John Guillermin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Films about the labor movement, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely
Roles Kappy
Rating69% 3.4510353.4510353.4510353.4510353.451035
Architect Doug Roberts (Newman) returns to San Francisco for the dedication of the Glass Tower, which he designed for owner James Duncan (Holden). At 138 stories (1,800 ft/550 m), it is the world's tallest building. Shortly after his arrival, an electrical short starts an undetected fire on the 81st floor while Roberts accuses the building's electrical engineer, Roger Simmons (Chamberlain), of cutting corners. Simmons insists the building is up to standards.
The Education of Sonny Carson, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Don Gordon, Paul Benjamin, Mary Alice
Roles Pigliani
Rating69% 3.490043.490043.490043.490043.49004
A young black teenager and three of his friends are in the process of breaking into a local market to steal food and money. Sonny is subdued by police and soon finds himself, at the age of thirteen, serving a "lenient" sentence of three months. While incarcerated, Sonny meets Willie, the leader of a local gang called "The Lords" and is initiated into the gang. Years later, an older Sonny, who is now heavily involved in gang activities, is part of the rivalry between The Lords and a fellow gang, "The Tomahawks", also known as the "Hawks". Sonny is deeply entrenched in the lifestyle of a "Lord", which includes frequent brawls with the Hawks. During one of these fights, one of Sonny's friends, a Lord named Lil' Boy, is fatally wounded by a stiletto. Sonny and the rest of the gang arrive at Lil' Boy's wake. As they are leaving, the other gang members notice Sonny, who is attempting to purchase a bouquet of flowers from a nearby shop. However, he is unable to afford it. Sonny then robs a white man, who is carrying a telegram with change of $100 in it. With the money, Sonny purchases the flowers and places them on Lil' Boy's casket. For his crime, Sonny is arrested and later brutalized by police during interrogation. He is sentenced to between one and three years in prison. While incarcerated, Sonny unexpectedly reunites with Willie, who teaches Sonny about the harsh realities of prison life. Sonny's father visits him in prison, letting Sonny know that he is still being supported by his family.
Papillon (1973)
, 2h5
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Évasion
Actors Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Bill Mumy, George Coulouris
Roles Julot
Rating79% 3.999853.999853.999853.999853.99985
1930's France. Henri Charrière (Steve McQueen), a safecracker nicknamed Papillon because of the butterfly tattoo on his chest, is wrongly convicted of murdering a pimp, he is being framed for the crime. He is sentenced to life imprisonment within the penal system in French Guiana. En route, he meets a fellow convict, Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), a forger and embezzler who is convinced that his wife will secure his release. Dega hires Papillon as his bodyguard, but the two eventually develop a friendship.
The Mack
The Mack (1973)
, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed, Roger E. Mosley, George Murdock
Roles Hank
Rating66% 3.347823.347823.347823.347823.34782
Oakland, California 1967: John "Goldie" Mickens, (Max Julien) a small-time black drug dealer and his best friend Slim (Richard Pryor) are in the middle of a shootout in a salvage yard after being set up during a botched drug deal. Realizing that they're outgunned, Goldie orders Slim to flee the salvage yard. Goldie crashes his car as he attempts to escape and is apprehended by Hank (Don Gordon) and Jed (William Watson), two corrupt, racist white police detectives. Goldie is tried in court and sentenced to five years in the California State Penitentiary. In prison Goldie almost becomes stir crazy and struggles to maintain his sanity.
Slaughter (1972)
, 1h31
Directed by Jack Starrett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Stella Stevens, Erica Leerhsen, Rip Torn, Cameron Mitchell, Don Gordon, Marlene Clark
Roles Harry
Rating60% 3.0020953.0020953.0020953.0020953.002095
The plot centers around ex-Vietnam veteran and ex-Green Beret Captain, Slaughter (Jim Brown). The film begins with a couple being killed by a car bomb. It then is revealed that the man was the father of Slaughter, who subsequently is obsessed with avenging the murder. He learns that it was arranged by a Cleveland mafia gang, and starts to track down the mobster who was personally responsible, killing a mafia member in the process. The murderer, however, manages to escape.
Fuzz (1972)
, 1h32
Directed by Richard Colla
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Tom Skerritt, Yul Brynner, Raquel Welch, Dominic Chianese
Roles Anthony La Bresca
Rating55% 2.755122.755122.755122.755122.75512
Detectives Steve Carella (Reynolds), Meyer Meyer (Weston), Eileen McHenry (Welch) and Bert Kling (Skeritt) are part of the 87th Precinct's team, investigating a murder-extortion racket run by a mysterious deaf man (Brynner). While attempting to investigate and prevent the murders of several high-ranking city officials, they also must keep track of the perpetrators of a string of robberies. Further complicating matters is a rash of arson attacks on homeless men.
Z.P.G. (1972)
, 1h37
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon, Diane Cilento, Birgitte Federspiel, Bent Christensen
Roles George Borden
Rating63% 3.1949953.1949953.1949953.1949953.194995
Set in the future, the Earth has become severely polluted (people need to wear breathing masks when outside) with severe overpopulation affecting available resources. Because of the permanent thick smog that has settled over the dismal cities that now cover the Earth’s entire surface, all animals – even common household pets - are extinct; people eat tasteless bright-colored paste out of plastic containers. To reduce the world's population, the world's government decrees that no children may be conceived for the next 30 years. Breaking this law will result in a death penalty for both the parents as well as the newborn. Brainwashing and robot substitutes are used to end the yearning for children with the death penalty as the ultimate deterrent, by being placed under a plastic dome and suffocated to death. Couples of child-bearing age visit "Babyland" and are given life-size animatronic children instead.