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Ray Danton is a Actor and Director American born on 19 september 1931 at New York City (USA)

Ray Danton

Ray Danton
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Birth name Raymond Caplan
Nationality USA
Birth 19 september 1931 at New York City (USA)
Death 11 february 1992 (at 60 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Ray Danton (September 19, 1931 – February 11, 1992), also known as Raymond Danton, was a radio, film, stage, and television actor, director, and producer whose most famous roles were in the screen biographies The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) and The George Raft Story (1962). He was married to actress Julie Adams from 1954 to 1981.

Biography

Ray Danton débute dans le monde du spectacle comme acteur de radio sur NBC dans l'émission Let's Pretend en 1943. Il joue déjà pendant sa période d'études à l'Université de Pittsburgh ainsi qu'à la Carnegie Technical School.

Il participe à la guerre de Corée de 1951 à 1954 dans l'infanterie de l'Armée des États-Unis.

Il commence dans le cinéma par le film Chief Crazy Horse en 1955 et est engagé par Universal Pictures. Dès son second film, Une femme en enfer (I'll Cry Tomorrow), il s'oriente vers un rôle type de charmeur dangereux. il rencontre son épouse Julie Adams dans le cadre de son troisième film avec Universal, The Looters. Très présent dans les téléfilms, il reçoit un Golden Globe Award en 1956 comme nouvelle star masculine de l'année.

Avec Onionhead il travailla à la fois avec Warner Bros. et Warner Bros. Television. Cela lui donna l'occasion de son rôle célèbre dans The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond où il incarne le gangster du titre sous la direction de Budd Boetticher. Il jouera de nouveau des rôles de gangster dans Portrait of a Mobster ou dans The George Raft Story.

Il joue également des rôles d'espion. Il participe régulièrement à la série télévisée The Alaskans, ou joue dans Big Time (1957), Solitare (1961), ou encore Our Man Flint-Dead on Target (1976).

Au milieu des années 1960, il joue aussi dans des productions européennes comme Corrida pour un espion, Nom de code : Jaguar ou New York appelle Super Dragon, y compris "The Last Eden" (incarnant le chanteur Jimmy Nuanu).

Il forme une compagnie de production de films et produit des films tels The Last Mercenary; il commence comme réalisateur avec Deathmaster (1972). Il continue aussi de jouer, par exemple dans Triangle en 1971.

Il meurt d'un problème de rein à Los Angeles, Californie.


Famille
Il a eu deux fils de son union avec Julie Adams, Steve et Mitchell.

Best films

A Majority of One (1961)
(Actor)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ray Danton (34 films)

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Actor

Apache Blood, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Ray Danton, Earl Baldwin
Roles Yellow Shirt
Rating32% 1.6351451.6351451.6351451.6351451.635145
1866, native Americans and newcomers violently clashing. A once peaceful native American named "Yellow Shirt" is the last survivor of his people and seeks revenge.
Sixpack Annie, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Lindsay Bloom, Billy Barty, Ray Danton, Stubby Kaye, Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez
Rating44% 2.2032952.2032952.2032952.2032952.203295
In the Southern United States community of Titwillow, two attractive young women, Annie (Lindsay Bloom) and Mary Lou (Jana Bellan) are on their way to work at the diner. Annie is behind the wheel of the pickup truck and speeds while drinking beer. The local redneck law officer, Sheriff Waters (Joe Higgins) pursues the truck to the diner but, upon entering, steps on a banana peel and takes a pratfall to the delight of diner old-timers Hank (Doodles Weaver) and Luke (Ronald Marriott) who were watching the peel.
Centerfold Girls, 1h30
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Tiffany Bolling, Aldo Ray, Jaime Lyn Bauer, Ray Danton
Roles Perry
Rating56% 2.807632.807632.807632.807632.80763
Un fanatique religieux dépravé entreprend de punir toutes les femmes "immorales" qui ont posé pour le pli central d'un magazine pour hommes.
Runaway!
Runaway! (1973)
, 1h13
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Ben Johnson, Ben Murphy, Ed Nelson, Darlene Carr, Lee Montgomery, Martin Milner
Roles Professor Jack Dunn
Rating61% 3.0528953.0528953.0528953.0528953.052895
After departing the train station at a ski facility, a passenger train begins descending a long downhill grade, only to discover that the brakes don't work, apparently frozen while at the mountain station. The train continues to gain speed, and one brakeman is lost trying to kick the frozen moisture off one section of brakes. It is anticipated that the train will derail at a sharp curve once it reaches level ground, and emergency crews stand by there. The train survives the curve and continues on toward the terminal station, where the tracks abruptly end.
The Last Mercenary, 1h39
Directed by Mel Welles
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Ray Danton, Pascale Petit, George Rigaud, Inma de Santis, Carl Möhner
Roles Mark / Marco Anderson
Rating53% 2.6769452.6769452.6769452.6769452.676945
Following service in the Congo Crisis, two mercenary comrades in arms go their separate ways to new assignments. Mark Anderson flies to Rio de Janeiro where he is hired to protect mineral mines in the interior of Brazil from saboteurs. The saboteurs have hired his friend.
Secret Agent Super Dragon, 1h40
Directed by Giorgio Ferroni
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors Ray Danton, Marisa Mell, Margaret Lee, Jess Hahn, Carlo D'Angelo, Adriana Ambesi
Roles Bryan Cooper / Superdragon
Rating21% 1.0851951.0851951.0851951.0851951.085195
Brian Cooper, plus connu sous le nom de "Super Dragon" est un agent secret. Pendant ses quelques jours de vacances, il apprend la mort d'un de ses amis qui enquêtait sur le comportement étrange d'un groupe d'étudiants frappés par une folie inexplicable. Super Dragon reprend l'affaire au pied levé.
New York chiama Superdrago, 1h40
Directed by Giorgio Ferroni
Origin France
Genres Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Ray Danton, Marisa Mell, Jacques Herlin, Margaret Lee, Jess Hahn, Carlo D'Angelo
Roles Bryan Cooper / Superdragon
Rating21% 1.0851951.0851951.0851951.0851951.085195
Alors qu'il savoure quelques jours de vacances, l'agent secret Bryan Cooper dit « Superdragon » apprend qu'un de ses amis a été tué alors que ce dernier enquêtait sur le comportement étrange d'une bande d'étudiants, frappés par une folie inexplicable. Cooper décide de reprendre l'enquête...
Corrida pour un espion
Directed by Maurice Labro
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Ray Danton, Pascale Petit, Conrado San Martín, Roger Hanin, Manuel Gil, Horst Frank
Roles Jeff Larson
Rating58% 2.9068252.9068252.9068252.9068252.906825
Jeff Larson, un agent secret américain est chargé de démanteler un réseau d'espions soviétiques basé en Espagne, qui s’intéresse à une base américaine située à Alicante.
Le Trésor de Malaisie, 1h31
Directed by Luigi Capuano
Origin Italie
Genres Adventure
Actors Ray Danton, Guy Madison, Franca Bettoja, Alberto Farnese, Mino Doro, Raf Baldassarre
Roles Sandokan
Rating54% 2.7128252.7128252.7128252.7128252.712825
Enfant, Sandokan est témoin du massacre de sa famille par le cruel William Drook. Mais il apprend qu'il est en fait l'héritier du trône de Malaisie. Voulant se venger de Drook, il part en quête de la couronne...
FBI Code 98, 1h44
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Jack Kelly, William Reynolds, Ray Danton, Merry Anders, Andrew Duggan, Philip Carey
Roles Fred Vitale
Rating60% 3.0059453.0059453.0059453.0059453.005945
The president of an electronics company, Alan Nichols (Andrew Duggan), and his two vice presidents, Robert Cannon (Jack Kelly) and Fred Vitale (Ray Danton), are required at Cape Canaveral to oversee the test launching of a missile which their company developed. But before they are able to board the plane to take them there one of their suitcases is switched for one containing a bomb. Cannon opens his luggage when the men are in mid air and discovers the bomb, and his colleague Vitale manages to disarm it. The FBI is called in to determine whether this is a case of attempting to murder Cannon, whose suitcase contained the bomb, or an attempt to sabotage the air plane.
The Longest Day, 2h50
Directed by Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck, Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Radio, Political films, Children's films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Patrick Barr, Richard Burton, Lyndon Brook, Robert Mitchum
Roles Capt. Frank
Rating77% 3.898473.898473.898473.898473.89847
The movie is filmed in the style of a docudrama. Beginning in the days leading up to D-Day, it concentrates on events on both sides of the channel, such as the Allies waiting for the break in the poor weather and anticipating the reaction of the Axis forces defending northern France. The film pays particular attention to the decision by Gen. Eisenhower, supreme commander of SHAEF, to go after reviewing the initial bad-weather reports as well as reports about the divisions within the German High Command as to where an invasion might happen or what the response to it should be.
The Chapman Report, 2h5
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Ty Hardin, Glynis Johns, Efrem Zimbalist II
Roles Fred Linden
Rating57% 2.855392.855392.855392.855392.85539
Los Angeles psychologist Chapman (Andrew Duggan) and his assistant Paul Radford (Efrem Zimbalist Jr) are looking for volunteers for their sex survey, and four women volunteer: Sarah Garnell (Shelley Winters), a middle-aged woman who is having an affair with young theater director Fred Linden (Ray Danton); Teresa Harnish (Glynis Johns), a happily married woman who becomes attracted to brawny football player Ed Kraski (Ty Hardin); Naomi Shields (Claire Bloom), an alcoholic nymphomaniac who takes up with an unsavory jazz musician; and Kathleen Barclay (Jane Fonda), a young widow who thinks she is frigid.
A Fever in the Blood, 1h57
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Efrem Zimbalist II, Angie Dickinson, Jack Kelly, Don Ameche, Ray Danton, Herbert Marshall
Roles Clem Marker
Rating63% 3.195873.195873.195873.195873.19587
A man murders a woman who rejects him, then creates a fire to make the death look accidental. The district attorney, Dan Callahan, on a hunting trip with Judge Leland Hoffman, is summoned back to the city to handle the murder investigation. Callahan and Hoffman both have political ambitions, eyeing the upcoming election for governor.