Murray Hamilton

Murray Hamilton

  • Highest Rated: 100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 28% The Amityville Horror (1979)
  • Birthday: Mar 24, 1923
  • Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina, USA
  • Murray Hamilton first stepped on a Broadway stage in 1945; among his subsequent theatrical credits was the original production of Mister Roberts and his Tony-winning stint in 1964's Absence of a Cello. Hamilton's film career began with a minor role in Bright Victory (1951). He often played abrasive, cynical characters, such as the "feller sufferin' from R.O.T.C" in 1958's No Time for Sergeants, but he occasionally essayed good-guy roles, notably as James Stewart's foredoomed partner in The FBI Story (1959). Murray Hamilton is best known to many moviegoers for his role as the bombastic mayor in 1975's Jaws, a role which he won, according to the film's scenarist Carl Gottlieb, thanks to his acute ability "to portray weakness disguised as strength."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Swan Song Actor 2002
No Score Yet Whoops Apocalypse Jack Preston (ex-President) 1988
No Score Yet The Last Days of Patton "Hap" Gay 1986
No Score Yet Too Scared to Scream Jack 1985
No Score Yet Hysterical Mayor 1983
No Score Yet Mazes and Monsters Lt. John Martini 1982
75% Brubaker John Deach 1980
39% 1941 Claude 1979
28% The Amityville Horror Fr. Ryan 1979
No Score Yet A Last Cry for Help Ralph Muir 1979
60% Jaws 2 Mayor Larry Vaughn 1978
78% Casey's Shadow Tom Patterson 1978
No Score Yet Killer on Board Actor 1977
98% Jaws Mayor Larry Vaughn 1975
50% The Drowning Pool Kilbourne 1975
65% The Way We Were Brooks Carpenter 1973
No Score Yet Incident on a Dark Street Ed Schilling 1972
No Score Yet A Tattered Web Sgt. Joe Marcus 1971
60% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Fred Ferguson 1969
86% The Boston Strangler Frank McAfee 1968
89% No Way to Treat a Lady Inspector Haines 1968
75% The Brotherhood Jim Egan 1968
No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker Capt. Appleton 1968
88% The Graduate Mr. Robinson 1967
91% Seconds Charlie Evans 1966
54% The Cardinal Lafe 1963
No Score Yet 13 Frightened Girls (The Candy Web) Wally Sanders 1963
No Score Yet Papa's Delicate Condition Mr. Harvey 1963
98% The Hustler Findlay 1961
No Score Yet Tall Story Coach Hardy 1960
No Score Yet The FBI Story Sam Crandall 1959
100% Anatomy of a Murder Alphonse Paquette 1959
64% Houseboat Capt. Alan Wilson 1958
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants Irvin Blanchard 1958
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers Sims Delancey 1958
No Score Yet Too Much, Too Soon Charlie Snow 1958
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels Chick O'Hara 1957
85% The Spirit of St. Louis Bud Gurney 1957
No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind Sgt. Clyde 1956
No Score Yet Toward the Unknown Maj. `Bromo' Lee 1956
No Score Yet Bright Victory Pete Hamilton 1951
No Score Yet The Whistle At Eaton Falls Actor 1951

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest
  • 1986
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
  • 1984
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Bud Michaels
  • 1984
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Harry Bob Harmon
  • 1977
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • 1974
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Dr. Jerome Cooper
  • 1972
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Snyder
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Steelman Starling
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Death
  • 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
John Davis Hale
  • 1958
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Cutter Calhoun Buley
  • 1958
  • 1957

QUOTES FROM Murray Hamilton CHARACTERS

Mr. Robinson
I was just telling Ben here he ought to sow a few wild oats. Have a good time while he can. You think that's sound advice?
Mrs. Robinson
Yes, I do.
The Mayor
Kate says you're a real schizoid ass.
Benjamin Braddock
Listen to me. What happened between Mrs. Robinson and me was nothing. It didn't mean anything. We might just as well have been shaking hands.
Mr. Robinson
Shaking hands? Well, that's not saying much for my wife, is it?
Paul Biegler
Mr. Paquette, what would you call a man with an insatiable penchant for women?
Alphonse Pacquette
A what?
Paul Biegler
A penchant... a desire... taste... passion?
Alphonse Pacquette
Well, uh, ladies' man, I guess. Or maybe just a damn fool! [laughter in the courtroom]
Judge Weaver
Just answer the questions, Mr. Paquette. The attorneys will provide the wisecracks.
Mayor Larry Vaughn
I want these paint happy bastards hung up by their Buster Browns!
Mrs. Kintner
Chief Brody?
Chief Martin Brody
Yes?
Mrs. Kintner
(SLAPS him, starts crying) I just found out...that a girl got killed here last week...and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! (starts crying harder) You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things. But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that. (leaves with her father)
Mrs. Kintner
[slaps him, starts crying] I just found out...that a girl got killed here last week...and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! [starts crying harder] You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway? You knew all those things. But still my boy is dead now. And there's nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that. [leaves with her father]
Mayor Larry Vaughn
I'm sorry, Martin. She's wrong.
Chief Martin Brody
No, she's not.
Mayor Larry Vaughn
I don't think either one of you are familiar with our problems!
Matt Hooper
I'm familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you in the ass!
Mayor Larry Vaughn
Martin, it's all psychological. You yell "barracuda", everybody says, "Huh? What?" You yell "shark", we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.
Mayor Larry Vaughn
Martin, it's all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, 'Huh? What?' You yell shark, we've got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.
Mayor Larry Vaughn
Now fellas. This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half ass autopsy on a fish. And I'm not going to stand here, and see that thing cut open and see that little Kitner boy spill out all over the dock!
Mayor Larry Vaughn
Now fellas. This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half ass autopsy on a fish. And I'm not going to stand here, and see that thing cut open and see that little Kitner boy spill out all over the dock!
Father Ryan
Father Nuncio and I have seen our share of phenomena, and never once did any of them turn out to be Satanist!
Father Delaney
Oh I see. We're just gonna walk away from it. Has that become the fashion now, to cover up?
Father Ryan
Nothing to walk away from.
Father Delaney
I think it's nonsense!
Father Ryan
There's nothing to cover up.
Father Delaney
I think it's bureaucratical bullsh*t! What do you think I am? I am not some pink cheat seminarian who doesn't know the difference between the supernatural and a bad clam. I am a trained psychotherapist! I went into that house! What I saw there was real, what I felt there was real, and what I heard there was real! Gentlemen, I have a family in my parish that's at great risk! And they are facing real danger.
Father Delaney
I happened to check into the murders and the 20-year-old boy who killed his parents and his four brothers and sisters. When he was at trial, he testified that he heard voices in the house. The voices told him to do it! I was in the house, and I heard the voices, too! And I also felt the presence in the house. There was a presence in that house!
Father Ryan
Half the killers in this country say the same thing. "The voices. The voices told me to do it."
Father Ryan
Half the killers in this country say the same thing. 'The voices. The voices told me to do it.'
Father Delaney
I heard them, Father! I heard voices!
Father Ryan
I'm not in the habit of blaming Satan for every phenomenon.