Don Gordon

Active - 1939 - 2008  |   Born - Nov 23, 1926   |   Died - Apr 24, 2017   |   Genres - Drama, Action, Science Fiction, Comedy

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Character actor Don Gordon was well into middle age when he made the transition from stage and TV to films. Gordon was most generally cast as a cop, though he also effectively portrayed gangland henchmen. His film credits included such gutsy fare as Bullitt (1968), Fuzz (1971), The Towering Inferno (1974), Lethal Weapon (1987) and Die Hard (1988). On television, he played Lt. Hank Bertelli on The Blue Angels (1960), Prentiss on Lucan (1977), and Harry on The Contender (1980). Gordon died in 2017, at age 90.

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