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Birth name Willis Macon McCalman
Nationality USA
Birth 30 december 1932 at Memphis (USA)
Death 29 november 2005 (at 72 years)

Willis Macon McCalman (December 30, 1932 – November 29, 2005), aka Macon McCalman, was an American television, stage and big screen movie actor.


Acting career
Nicknamed "Sonny, McCalman helped form the Front Street Theatre in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. 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. He got his acting start on Broadway appearing in productions of 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
His first Hollywood film role was in Deliverance (1972). He had supporting parts in The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979), The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), and Falling Down (1993). He also appeared in the Roger Donaldson directed film Marie (1985). He appeared in guest roles in television shows such as Cheers, Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Lou Grant, Three's Company, Murder She Wrote as well as such miniseries and television movies as Roots (1977) and Captains and the Kings (1976).

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

Selected filmography
Rosewood (1997) .... Gov. Hardee
A Walk in the Clouds (1995) .... Conductor
The Client (1994) .... Ballatine
Falling Down (1993) .... Detective Graham
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) .... Prosecutor Percy
Doc Hollywood (1991) .... Aubrey Draper
The Young Riders (1989) (TV)
Marie (1985) (TV) .... Murray Henderson
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985' .... Larry Rogers
Cold Feet (1989) .... Store Owner
Honkytonk Man (1982) .... Dr. Hines
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) .... Dr. Sam
Dead & Buried (1981) .... Ben
The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979) .... Carl Parker
Comes a Horseman (1978) .... Virgil Hoverton
The Pirate (1978) .... Hutchinson
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) .... Mr. B
Lipstick (1976) .... Police Photographer
Deliverance (1972) .... Deputy Queen
Television work
The Wonder Years (1993)
Scattered Dreams (1993)
Goode Behavior (1996)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1994)
Designing Women (1989)
L.A. Law (1989–1991)
Murder, She Wrote (1987–1991)
My Two Dads (1990)
Mancuso, FBI (1990)
Guns of Paradise (1989)
Perfect Strangers (1989)
Dallas (1987)
Silver Spoons (1987)
Family Ties (1986)
Knight Rider (1985)
Hill Street Blues (1984)
The Red-Light Sting (1984)
Newhart (1984)
St. Elsewhere (1984)
Three's Company (1979–1983)
Diff'rent Strokes (1981-1983)
Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983)
Gloria (1983)
Remington Steele (1983)
Cheers (1982)
Lou Grant (1981-1982)
Carbon Copy (1981)
The Waltons (1979-1980)
Hart to Hart (1979)
Carter Country (1977)
The Bob Newhart Show (1977)
Maude (1977)
Roots (1977; TV miniseries)
The Jeffersons (1976) (TV)
Captains and the Kings (1976; TV miniseries)
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1976)
Kojak (1976)
Emergency! (1975)

Usually with

William Dear
William Dear
(1 films)
Jon Avnet
Jon Avnet
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Macon McCalman (20 films)

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Rosewood (1997)
, 2h20
Directed by John Singleton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Films about racism
Actors Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill, Loren Dean, Esther Elizabeth Rolle
Rating71% 3.5966753.5966753.5966753.5966753.596675
A married white woman, Fanny Taylor, claims to have been beaten and raped by a black man. The movie shows a white man, not Fanny’s husband, in her bedroom where they have sex. They have an argument and strike each other. Some black workers outside heard what was happening but did not think they should intervene in white people's business. The white residents readily believe Fanny's claim. Hearing of an escaped black convict, a posse and other unaffiliated white men from Sumner and nearby towns go to Rosewood to investigate. The black residents of Rosewood quickly become targeted by a white mob, including men from out of state and members of the Ku Klux Klan.
The Client
The Client (1994)
, 1h59
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia, J. T. Walsh, Brad Renfro
Rating67% 3.3993553.3993553.3993553.3993553.399355
Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his little brother, Ricky, are smoking cigarettes in the woods near their home when they encounter Mob lawyer Jerome Clifford. Clifford tells Mark that he is about to kill himself to avoid being murdered by Barry "The Blade" Muldanno, the nephew of notorious mob kingpin Johnny Sulari. Ricky becomes catatonic after witnessing the suicide and is hospitalized. Authorities — and the Mob — realize that Clifford may have told Mark where a Louisiana senator who was murdered by Muldanno is buried.
Falling Down, 1h53
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Tuesday Weld, Frederic Forrest, Rachel Ticotin
Rating75% 3.797983.797983.797983.797983.79798
William Foster is recently divorced, and his ex-wife Beth has a restraining order to keep him away from her and their child, Adele. In addition, he was recently laid off from his job due to the early 90s recession. His frustration grows when his car air conditioning fails while he is stuck in traffic. He abandons his car and walks across Los Angeles to attend Adele's birthday party. At a convenience store, Foster becomes frustrated when the Korean owner refuses to give him change for a phone call. Foster disarms the owner and uses his bat to destroy merchandise before paying for a coke and leaving. Shortly thereafter, two gang members accost him with a knife. Foster attacks them with the bat and takes their knife.
Scattered Dreams, 1h33
Directed by Neema Barnette
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Gerald McRaney, Tyne Daly, Ed Grady, Alicia Silverstone, Sonny Shroyer, Rhoda Griffis
Rating55% 2.77292.77292.77292.77292.7729
It is about a loving couple which trying to make a living in 1951 Florida. When they are arrested, for a crime they didn't commit. The pair are given long jail terms and ripped from their children, so they begin a stunning fight for justice that has them facing the ruthless sheriff responsible for their incarceration.
Fried Green Tomatoes, 2h16
Directed by Jon Avnet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Cooking films, Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Vieillesse, LGBT-related films, Political films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson, Chris O'Donnell
Roles Prosecutor
Rating76% 3.8497753.8497753.8497753.8497753.849775
Evelyn Couch (Bates), a timid, unhappy housewife in her forties, meets elderly Virginia Threadgoode, known as Ninny (Tandy) in an Anderson, Alabama nursing home. Ninny, over several encounters with Evelyn, tells her the story of the now-abandoned town of Whistle Stop, and the people who lived there. The film's subplot concerns Evelyn's dissatisfaction with her marriage and her life, her growing confidence, and her developing friendship with Ninny. The narrative switches several times between Ninny's story, which is set between World War I and World War II, and Evelyn's life in 1980s Birmingham.
Doc Hollywood, 1h44
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Woody Harrelson, Barnard Hughes, David Ogden Stiers, Bridget Fonda
Rating62% 3.100533.100533.100533.100533.10053
Dr. Benjamin Stone is a promising young surgeon working in Washington, D.C. with plans of making more money working for a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. On his last day, he realizes that none of his colleagues care enough about him to say good-bye to him, instead leaving him a cake with an insult made out of icing.
The Falcon and the Snowman, 2h10
Directed by John Schlesinger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Richard A. Dysart, Priscilla Pointer, Chris Makepeace
Roles Larry Rogers
Rating67% 3.399113.399113.399113.399113.39911
Chris Boyce et Daulton Lee ont 23 ans en 1974, dans une Amérique que le scandale du Watergate traumatise. Amis d'enfance, ils ont choisi des voies totalement opposées : Lee est devenu un petit dealer, tandis que Chris, après avoir renoncé à la prêtrise, se consacre au dressage de son faucon. Grâce à son père, il est embauché dans une importante compagnie d'électronique, la TRW. Rapidement promu, il occupe un poste de confiance, recevant les messages codés d'un satellite espion pour le compte de la CIA. C'est ainsi qu'il prend connaissance des agissements peu glorieux de son pays. Citoyen modèle, il ne comprend pas que la CIA se permette de manipuler impunément tous les gouvernements du monde, y compris ceux de ses alliés (soutien au putschiste Augusto Pinochet au Chili, déstabilisation du gouvernement travailliste en Australie, .
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 2h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films based on plays
Actors Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley, David Dukes, Macon McCalman
Roles Reverend Tooker
Rating65% 3.2901553.2901553.2901553.2901553.290155
This adaptation revived the sexual innuendos which had been muted in the 1958 film.
Honkytonk Man, 2h2
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Western
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Clint Eastwood, Barry Corbin, Kyle Eastwood, Alexa Kenin, Joe Regalbuto, Tim Thomerson
Rating65% 3.296743.296743.296743.296743.29674
Itinerant western singer Red Stovall (Clint Eastwood), suffers from tuberculosis but has been given an opportunity to make it big at the Grand Ole Opry. He is accompanied by his young nephew Whit (Kyle Eastwood), to Nashville, Tennessee.
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, 1h34
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Transport films, Time travel films, Motocyclette
Actors Fred Ward, Peter Coyote, Belinda Bauer, Ed Lauter, Tracey Walter, L. Q. Jones
Rating54% 2.7025152.7025152.7025152.7025152.702515
Lyle Swann (Fred Ward) is a well-known dirt bike motorcycle racer who is in the desert competing in the Baja 1000, a multiclass vehicle cross-country race. Swann has a reputation for being a great rider but is plagued by technical problems from the high-tech gadgetry he incorporates into his C and J framed XT500 Yamaha. When Swann accidentally goes far off course, he stumbles across a time travel experiment that utilizes "maser velocity acceleration" to send objects (in this case, a simian subject by the name of Ester G) back in time.
Rollover (1981)
, 1h56
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn, Josef Sommer, Bob Gunton, Martha Plimpton
Rating54% 2.7059352.7059352.7059352.7059352.705935
Lee Winters is the widow of the Chairman and primary stockholder of Winterchem Enterprises, a chemical company, who is attempting to obtain financing of the purchase of a processing plant in Spain, while trying to determine why her husband was murdered.
Carbon Copy, 1h32
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Denzel Washington, George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden, Paul Winfield, Parley Baer
Rating57% 2.850922.850922.850922.850922.85092
Roger Porter (Washington) is the long-lost black son of Walter Whitney (Segal), a respectable businessman who lives in the all-white community of San Marino, California. Walter, who is Jewish, has been hiding that fact for purposes of professional advancement in the business which his anti-Semitic father-in-law (Warden) heads.
Dead & Buried, 1h32
Directed by Gary Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Robert Englund, Lisa Blount, Michael Currie
Roles Ben
Rating65% 3.297823.297823.297823.297823.29782
James Farentino stars as Dan Gillis, sheriff of the small New England coastal town of Potter's Bluff. In the film's opening scene, a mob of townspeople attempt to kill a visiting photographer. He is beaten, tied to a post then set on fire. He survives and is taken to a hospital, where he is murdered just out of sight of the sheriff and the doctor.