Monte Markham

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Markham in 1969
Born (1935-06-21) June 21, 1935 (age 87)
Years active1966–present

Monte Markham (born June 21, 1935) [1] is an American actor. He has appeared in films, television series and on Broadway.


Early life

Markham was born in Manatee County, Florida, the son of Millie Content (née Willbur) and Jesse Edward Markham Sr., who was a merchant. He attended Palm Beach State College [2] before graduating from the University of Georgia with a master's degree in theater. [3] Markham also served 10 years as an officer in the United States Coast Guard. [4] [5] [6]


Markham played the dual roles of Luke and Ken Carpenter in the 1967–1968 ABC sitcom The Second Hundred Years , [3] and portrayed Harry Kellem in the original Hawaii Five-O .[ citation needed ] In 1969–1970, he starred in the television series Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, based on the 1936 movie of the same name. [3]

Markham had the title role in The New Perry Mason (1973–1974). [7] He also had the role of the racing-car-driver-turned-cyborg "Barney Miller" in the second-season episode of The Six Million Dollar Man entitled "The Seven Million Dollar Man", which first aired 1 November 1974. On 9 November 1975, in the third-season episode "The Bionic Criminal", Markham reprised the role – although with the character's name changed to "Barney Hiller". The same year Markham also played the dual roles of Vince Barrett and Rick Hatfield in the Barnaby Jones episode "Doomed Alibi" and portrayed the criminally insane character Pike in the episode "Power Play" in the revival of The Invisible Man .

Markham appeared as Blanche Devereaux's brother Clayton Hollingsworth on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls , in two episodes. From 1989–1992, he played the role of Captain Don Thorpe, senior lifeguard on Baywatch . He narrated several documentary series that appeared on the History Channel in the mid to late 1990s, including The Great Ships, Air Combat, and Combat at Sea.


One of his earliest stage experiences was at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the summer of 1961, where he played Horatio in Hamlet. Markham made his Broadway debut in 1973 in Irene , [8] for which he won the Theatre World Award.[ citation needed ] He also appeared on Broadway in Same Time, Next Year (1975). [8]


Markham's film work includes Hour of the Gun , Guns of the Magnificent Seven , Midway , Airport '77 , and We Are Still Here . He has served as a consultant, director, producer, and narrator for A&E's Classroom, The Great Ships and Air Combat series. [ citation needed ]



1967 Hour of the Gun Sherman McMasters
1968 Project X Gregory Gallea
1969 Guns of the Magnificent Seven Keno
1971 Death Takes a Holiday David SmithTV film
1972 The Astronaut Eddie Reese/Colonel Brice RandolphTV film
One Is a Lonely Number Howard Carpenter
Visions of Death Professor Mark LowellTV film
1974 Ginger in the Morning Joe
1975 Hustling Orin DietrichTV film
1976 Midway Commander Max Leslie
1977 Airport '77 Banker
RelentlessPaul VickersTV film
1978 Shame, Shame on the Bixby Boys Mordecai
1980 Ghosts of Buxley Hall Colonel Joe BuxleyTV film
1981Separate WaysCliff Johnson
1982Drop-Out FatherTony MalgradoTV film
Hotline Kyle DurhamTV film
1983 Off the Wall Governor Paul Smith
1986 Jake Speed Mr. Winston
1987 Hot Pursuit Bill Cronenberg
1988 Defense Play Mark Denton
Judgement Day Sam
1989 Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier Captain Don ThorpeTV film
1991 Neon City Captain Raymond
1995 Piranha J. R. RandolphTV film
1999Chinatown: Strangers in a StrangeLandNarratorTV film
2011Beach BarCrabs
2012Music HighPrincipal Owen Clark
2014 Life Partners Ken
2015 We Are Still Here Dave McCabe
2016The RiftDysart
2017Death of the SheikDoctor Meeker
2018Get Married or DieBill
Edge of IsolationIvan Polifer
Daddy Issues Gordon Craw
Reborn Dr. Hetch
2020 The 11th Green Nelson Rudd
A Dark Foe Mr. Lorne
Acquitted by FaithJack Cromer


1966 Mission: Impossible ToskEpisode: "Old Man Out"
1967 Iron Horse Dan PatrickEpisode: "Death by Triangulation"
1967-1968 The Second Hundred Years Luke/Ken CarpenterLead role
1968 The F.B.I. Thomas WatersEpisode: "The Intermediary"
1969 Here Come the Brides BassEpisode: "The Firemaker"
Mod Squad Billy KilgoreEpisode: "Fear Is the Bucking Horse"
My Friend Tony Episode: "Welcome Home, Jerry Stanley"
1969-1970 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Longfellow DeedsRecurring role
1970 Bracken's World Ray WileyEpisode: "A Perfect Piece of Casting"
The Virginian Boss CooperEpisode: "Gun Quest"
The High Chaparral Dave RedmanEpisode: "Too Late the Epitaph"
Hogan's Heroes Captain James MartinEpisode: "Eight O'Clock and All Is Well"
The Young Rebels William BillingsEpisode: "Valley of the Guns"
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Nick ChapmanEpisode: "The People Against Doctor Chapman"
Love, American Style SteveSegment: "Love and Those Poor Crusaders' Wives"
AndySegment: "Love and the Pen Pals"
The F.B.I. Arthur McBrideEpisode: "The Architect"
Hawaii Five-O Harry KellemEpisode: "The Double Wall"
1971 The Mary Tyler Moore Show John CorcoranEpisode: "Just a Lunch"
Dan August Frank DevlinEpisode: "Dead Witness to a Killing"
The Name of the Game CharlieEpisode: "A Capitol Affair"
Alias Smith and Jones Jim StokelyEpisode: "Something to Get Hung About"
Love, American Style LarrySegment: "Love and the Married Bachelor"
Funny Face Episode: "Four Sided Triangle"
Sarge Tom FlynnEpisode: "A Bad Case of Monogamy"
The F.B.I. James Robert DevlinEpisode: "The Recruiter"
Hawaii Five-O Jerry RhodesEpisode: "Wednesday, Ladies Free"
1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show Bill MitchellEpisode: "After the Ball Is Over"
Medical Center Dr. GraingerEpisode: "The Choice"
1973 Hawaii Five-O Barry DeanEpisode: "Here Today... Gone Tonight"
1973-1974 The New Perry Mason Perry MasonStarring role
1974 Medical Center ScottEpisode: "Adults Only"
The Manhunter Keeley MaxwellEpisode: "The Doomsday Gang"
Police Woman Joey MarrEpisode: "The Stalking of Joey Marr"
1974-1975 The Six Million Dollar Man Barney Miller2 episodes
1975 Barnaby Jones Vince Barrett, Rick HatfieldEpisode: "Doomed Alibi"
Cannon Ed Foster 'Condor'Episode: "Vengeance"
Caribe Charles MayfieldEpisode: "Lady Killer"
Ellery Queen Tom McKellEpisode: "Too Many Suspects"
Medical Story Raphael AldrichEpisode: "Woman in White"
1976 The Invisible Man PikeEpisode: "Power Play"
McNaughton's DaughterDavid BormanEpisode: "Love Is a Four-Letter Word"
Quincy, M.E. Harold FredericksEpisode: "Who's Who in Neverland"
The Quest Nelson StoryEpisode: "The Freight Train Rescue"
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Professor Jack WallEpisode: "The Mystery of Pirate's Cove"
Police Woman BishopEpisode: "Guns"
1978 Lucan Steven DemareeEpisode: "How Do You Run Forever?"
What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Coach BriggsEpisode: "Class Renegade"
1979 The Littlest Hobo Ray CaldwellEpisode: "Smoke"
Trapper John, M.D. BeaumontEpisode: "Love Is a Three-Way Street"
A Man Called Sloane Jonathan CambroEpisode: "The Venus Microbe"
1980 Hawaii Five-O Jack EllingtonEpisode: "School for Assassins"
Eight Is Enough Michael HayesEpisode: "A Matter of Mentors"
The Incredible Hulk Colonel BradEpisode: "Prometheus: Part II"
Disneyland Colonel Joe BuxleyEpisode: "The Ghosts of Buxley Hall"
Beyond Westworld Captain Mike NicholsonEpisode: "Take-Over"
The Love Boat Captain Brad WellsEpisode: "Boomerang/Captain's Triangle/Out of This World"
Fantasy Island Edmond DumontEpisode: "Crescendo/Three Feathers"
1981 Dallas Clint OgdenRecurring role
Hart to Hart Robert CarneyEpisode: "What Becomes a Murder Most?"
1982 The Fall Guy RykerEpisode: "License to Kill"
Today's FBI Dr. LondonEpisode: "Serpent in the Garden"
Bret Maverick Captain DawkinsEpisode: "The Vulture Also Rises"
Matt Houston Richard HoytEpisode: "Joey's Here"
Jack Holborn TrumpetMiniseries
Fantasy Island Walter LukasEpisode: "The Magic Camera/Mata Hari/Valerie"
Ron MartinEpisode: "Face of Love/Image of Celeste"
1983 Simon & Simon Professor AltmanEpisode: "Psyched Out"
The Love Boat Joe CostelloEpisode: "The Captain's Crush/Out of My Hair/Off-Course Romance"
Fantasy Island Dr. Mark ReedEpisode: "Nurses Night Out"
Hotel Daniel BrunellEpisode: "Designs"
1984 The A-Team Lt. Mason HarnettEpisode: "Say It with Bullets"
The Master CIA HeadEpisode: "Hostages"
Finder of Lost Loves Galen SmithEpisode: "Maxwell Ltd: Finder of Lose Loves Pilot"
Rituals Carter RobertsonRecurring role
1986 Blacke's Magic Douglas ShayneEpisode: "Death Goes to the Movies"
Murder, She Wrote Ned OlsonEpisode: "If a Body Meet a Body"
1987 Hotel John GrangerEpisode: "Glass People"
Murder, She Wrote Inspector Donald MatheneyEpisode: "Doom with a View"
1988 1st & Ten CharlesEpisode: "The Bulls Own Up"
The Golden Girls Clayton Hollingsworth2 Episodes: "Scared Straight" and ”Sister of the Bride”
1989 1st & Ten MedfordEpisode: "Duty Calls"


Baywatch Captain Don ThorpeRecurring role
1991 Murder, She Wrote Andrew GantEpisode: "Family Doctor"
1993Jimmy HaynesEpisode: "The Survivor"
1994 Melrose Place John ParkerRecurring role
1994-1995 Grace Under Fire Travis Taylor2 episodes
Biography NarratorRecurring role
1995 Burke's Law Philip D'ArcyEpisode: "Who Killed the Sweet Smell of Success?"
1995-1996 Campus Cops Dean PilkingtonRecurring role
1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine FullertonEpisode: "Let He Who Is Without Sin..."
1996-2005 The Great Ships NarratorRecurring Role
1998 Diagnosis: Murder Sheriff KelsoEpisode: "Dead in the Water"
1999 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show William Tecumseh Jennings2 episodes
2001Fly PastNarratorMiniseries
2009 Cold Case Glenn Drew '09Episode: "The Brush Man"
2011Extraordinary FidelityNarratorDocumentary
Fringe Dr. Blake WestEpisode: "Wallflower"
2012Leland SpiveyEpisode: "The End of All Things"
Leverage Dr. Everett UdallEpisode: "The Rundown Job"
2015The PET Squad FilesKerry LingEpisode: "Welcome to F***ing Hollywood"

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