Job Actor
Years active 1944-86
Known for Hard-edged, street-wise tough guys on either side of the law
Top Roles Capt. Alan Wilson, Alphonse Paquette, Inspector Haines, Charlie Evans, Jim Egan
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Film Adaptation, Crime, Romance, Thriller/Suspense
Top TopicsBook-Based, World War II, True Story (based on)
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), ,
Shares birthday with Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Steve McQueen, Harry Houdini  see more..

Murray Hamilton Overview:

Character actor, Murray Hamilton, was born on Mar 24, 1923 in Washington, NC. Hamilton died at the age of 63 on Sep 1, 1986 in Washington, NC .


Murray Hamilton started his career playing straight-down-the-line types, but, as the lines increased, he gained recognition as connivers or officials more concerned with city hall than the people. Notable in this vein was his portrait of Amity Island mayor Larry Vaughn, forever willing to ignore dangers to cram in more tourists, in the "Jaws" films. 

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Murray Hamilton Quotes:

Fred Ferguson: [angrily frustrated, to a clueless Italian cobbler] Tan! Y'understand tan?

Mr. Robinson: [in anger for ruining Elaine's wedding] You punk! You crazy punk! I'll kill you!

Mr. Robinson: Do you ummm... do you want to tell me *why* you did it
Benjamin: Mr. Robinson!
Mr. Robinson: Do you have a special grudge against me? Do you feel a particularly strong resentment? Is there something I've said that's caused this contempt, or is it just things I stand for that you despise?

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