David Healy

David Healy

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1929-05-15
Deathday: 1995-10-25 (66 years old)

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Biography

A rotund, jovial New Yorker, David Healy obligingly played every manner of stereotypical American in British films and on television for more than thirty years. The son of an Australian father and an American mother, he spent much of his youth in Texas. Studying at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, he majored in drama and befriended another young acting hopeful, named Larry Hagman. David first arrived in England as a member of the U.S. Air Force and soon wound up, along with Hagman, in the cast of a touring show written by John Briley. This later grew into The Airbase (1965), a 25-minute BBC sitcom (with David as Staff Sergeant Tillman Miller), which took a humorous look at British-American cultural differences at an RAF base.


Considering his job prospects to be rather more lucrative in Britain -- in keeping with the 'bigger fish, smaller pond' theory - David soon found himself in almost continuous demand for any part which required an affable or imperious American. His long gallery of characters included diplomats, businessmen, bureaucrats, spooks, military brass, and so on. There were rare occasions, when he acted against type and played 'Britishers' -- a notable point in case being a likeable Dr. Watson, opposite charismatic Ian Richardson as Sherlock Holmes, in The Sign of Four (1983). His comedic side was showcased in guest appearances with Dick Emery and Kenny Everett and a with couple of turns in Jeeves and Wooster (1990).


Though married and settled in Surrey, David took job offers on both sides of the Atlantic. He was glimpsed as a cleric in Patton (1970) and in Robert Aldrich's doomsday thriller Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977); well-cast as Teddy Roosevelt in Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977); and he had recurring roles in TV's favourite soapie of the day, Dallas (1978). British TV audiences saw him guesting in just about every major crime series, from The Saint (1962) and Department S (1969), to The Persuaders! (1971). Simultaneously, from 1967, David pursued a successful career as a stage actor in classical plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. In 1975, he re-visited his roots, playing Falstaff at a Shakespeare festival in Dallas. Ever versatile, David found another calling in musicals, appearing in "Kismet", "Call Me Madam" and "The Music Man". He received much praise for his interpretation of Runyonesque gambler Nicely-Nicely Johnson (played definitively on screen by Stubby Kaye) in "Guys and Dolls", performing show-stopping encores of "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat".


- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

Filmography

All 65

Movies 35

TV Shows 30

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Toothy Dave
Merlin and the War of the Dragons

Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)

Movie
David Allen
It Had to Be You

It Had to Be You (2000)

Movie
Stone Cold Junkie
Mullitt

Mullitt (2000)

Movie
Jacob
Frank Stubbs Promotes

Frank Stubbs Promotes (1993)

TV Show
Waterbury
Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster (1990)

TV Show
6
John Bedlow
Perfect Scoundrels

Perfect Scoundrels (1990)

TV Show
Lt. Gen. Ira Eaker USAAF
Bomber Harris

Bomber Harris (1989)

Movie
Father Kerry
Three Wishes for Jamie

Three Wishes for Jamie (1987)

Movie
Turnaround

Turnaround (1987)

Movie
Dr. George Hyatt
The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story

The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story (1986)

Movie
Right Door Knocker (voice)
Labyrinth

Labyrinth (1986)

Movie
6.9
Newscaster
Double Image

Double Image (1986)

Movie
Narrator (1986)
Masters of Animation

Masters of Animation (1986)

Movie
Roundy
Murder of a Moderate Man

Murder of a Moderate Man (1985)

TV Show
Jack Mervyn
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense

Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984)

TV Show
Mr. Danvers
Supergirl

Supergirl (1984)

Movie
6.61
Dr. John Watson
The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four (1983)

Movie
Filthy Rich

Filthy Rich (1982)

TV Show
Narrator
The Other Side of the Wall

The Other Side of the Wall (1982)

Movie
Peter
Hammer House of Horror

Hammer House of Horror (1980)

TV Show
Juror
Sanford

Sanford (1980)

TV Show
1st General
The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Movie
8.5
Colonel Adler
The Masqueraders

The Masqueraders (1980)

Movie
Jack Harrison / Auctioneer
Tales of the Unexpected

Tales of the Unexpected (1979)

TV Show
Lillie

Lillie (1978)

TV Show
4.33
Vega$

Vega$ (1978)

TV Show
Hansen
Return of the Saint

Return of the Saint (1978)

TV Show
Senator Harbin
Dallas

Dallas (1978)

TV Show
4.2
Pfc Foster
Winterspelt

Winterspelt (1978)

Movie
Blake's 7

Blake's 7 (1978)

TV Show
Theodore Roosevelt
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)

Movie
Sam Bundler
Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin (1977)

Movie
Maj. Winters
Twilight's Last Gleaming

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

Movie
Cavendish
Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels (1976)

TV Show
6.33
Donat
Panache

Panache (1976)

Movie
Father Brown

Father Brown (1974)

TV Show
Harry O

Harry O (1974)

TV Show
Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Phase IV

Phase IV (1974)

Movie
Bellhop - Raymond Bunion / L.O. Levitsky
Wodehouse Playhouse

Wodehouse Playhouse (1974)

TV Show
Tourist
Ooh... You Are Awful

Ooh... You Are Awful (1972)

Movie
Jason
Endless Night

Endless Night (1972)

Movie
Phelan
Embassy

Embassy (1972)

Movie
Braden
Madame Sin

Madame Sin (1972)

Movie
Vandenburg Launch Director (uncredited)
Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Movie
5.42
Colonel Adler
The Persuaders!

The Persuaders! (1971)

TV Show
1
Jason King

Jason King (1971)

TV Show
Raymond Pelley
Lust for a Vampire

Lust for a Vampire (1971)

Movie
4.75
Joe Franklin
UFO

UFO (1970)

TV Show
3.5
Clergyman
Patton

Patton (1970)

Movie
4.33
Paul Temple

Paul Temple (1969)

TV Show
1st Technician (Burgossa) / 2nd Technician (North Africa) / 4th Technician (Port Trennick)
The Secret Service

The Secret Service (1969)

TV Show
Ramos
Department S

Department S (1969)

TV Show
Shane Weston / Mario Coletti / 1st Guard
Joe 90

Joe 90 (1968)

TV Show
Chicago Theatre Manager
Isadora

Isadora (1968)

Movie
6
The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age (1968)

TV Show
Jones
Only When I Larf

Only When I Larf (1968)

Movie
David
Assignment K

Assignment K (1968)

Movie
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967)

TV Show
Halstead
The Double Man

The Double Man (1967)

Movie
Hilton Bass
Be My Guest

Be My Guest (1965)

Movie
Newsreel Commentator
The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours (1964)

Movie
Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate (1964)

Movie
American Sailor / Buzz
Espionage

Espionage (1963)

TV Show
The Sentimental Agent

The Sentimental Agent (1963)

TV Show
Hal Ward
The Saint

The Saint (1962)

TV Show
5

Ratings

Average 5.8
Based on 519 Tausend movie and tv ratings over time
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David HealyDavid Healy

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1929-05-15

Deathday
1995-10-25 (66 years old)

Place of birth
Manhattan, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
David Healey, Dave Healey

Awards
Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role


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