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James Gregory

The New Society, May 22nd, 1965 Written by John Meston, Directed by Harry Harris, Guest Cast: Jeremy Slate, James Gregory, Elizabeth Perry, Richard X. Slattery, Sandy Kenyon, Jack Weston, Ian Wolfe, Linda James, Dennis Cross

Judge Calvin Strom, December 18, 1965 Written by Don Mullally, Directed by Vincent McEveety, Guest Cast: John Saxon, James Gregory, Les Brown, William Campbell, Tom Reese, X Brands, Olan Soule

The Victim, January 1, 1968 Written by Hal Sitowitz, Directed by Vincent McEveery, Guest Cast: Beverly Garland, James Gregory, Kevin Hagen, Cliff Osmond, Edmund Hashim, John Kellogg, Warren Vanders, Roy Jenson, Willis Bouchey, Greg Palmer, Tim O'Kelly

James Gregory is a great character actor but his work as Inspector Luger on the "Barney Miller" TV series (1975-82) was his masterwork. Born in The Bronx, New York on December 23, 1911 he was raised in New York City and became a successful stock broker but gave it up for an acting career in the post-war era. His rubbery face and moaning drawl were perfect for character roles. His films include: "Naked City" (1948) uncredited as Patrolman Albert Hicks; "The Frogmen" (1951) as Chief Petty Officer Lane; "Onionhead" (1958) as The Skipper, with Andy Griffith; "Underwater Warrior" (1958) as Dr./Lt. William Arnold; "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) as Sen. John Iselin; "Two Weeks in Another Town" (1962) as Brad Byrd; "P.T. 109" (1963) as Commander C. R. Ritchie; "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965) as Morgan Hastings; "The Silencers" (1966) as MacDonald, one of his Matt Helm series appearances; "The Hawaiians" (1970) as Dr. Whipple Sr.; "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" (1970) as Ursus and "The Main Event" (1979) as Gough. On television he was quite prolific appearing on many TV series in guest roles: Bonanza; The Big Valley; Ironsides; M*A*S*H; Cannon; etc. and as a regular on "Barney Miller" (1975-82) as Inspector Luger; "The Paul Lynde Show" (1972-73) as T.R. Scott; "The Lawless Years" (1959-61) as Barney Ruditsky and "Detective School" (1979) as Nick Hannigan. He has also appeared in many TV Movies including: "The Weekend Nun" (1972); "The Abduction of Saint Anne" (1975); "The Bastard" (1978); "Gridlock" (1980) and "Wait 'Til Your Mother Gets Home!" (1983).

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