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Gavin MacLeod

Capitaine Merrill Stubing in Love Boat

Photos Gavin MacLeod Birth name: Allan See
Birth date: 1930/02/28 (91 years old)
Birth place : Mount Kisco, New York (USA)
Height: 1.80 m

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Biography for Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod was raised in Pleasantville, New York, the son of a Chippewa Indian and gas station owner. He followed his 1952 graduation from Ithaca College with military service, then moved to New York City and worked for a while as an usher and elevator operator at Radio City Music Hall. A solid break on Broadway in "A Hatful of Rain" in 1956, led him to move to Los Angeles to attempt film and TV. For awhile he earned a minor reputation as a second-string heavy in crime stories.

His career more or less flowed and ebbed with these minor dramatic roles until 1972, when his typecast as a shady, dangerous character was shattered forever. As Murray Slaughter, the balding, beaming newswriter on "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970) wisecracking, humble and un-hip to a fault, Gavin (and Murray) became friendly household names in the 70s. From then on, he could only be envisaged as a loveable schmuck and nice guy.

This image was later cast in stone with the enduring success of another TV series, "The Love Boat" (1977), in his role as the ingratiating Captain Stubing. On the down side, "Love Boat" marred his chances to be considered for more challenging work, and his inability to cope with success led to alcoholism and divorce from second wife Patti. However, he later turned his life around, remarried his wife, and wrote a biography called "Back on Coarse." Today he appears occasionally on the summer stock/dinner theater stage and as a guest performer on TV.


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Title Role
The Making of 'Time Changer' (2003 video documentaire) Lui-mĂȘme
Eight Characters In Search of a Sitcom (2003 video documentaire) Lui-mĂȘme
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003 TV special documentaire) Lui-mĂȘme
Time Changer (2002) Norris Anderson
She Turned the World On with Her Smile: The Making of the Mary Tyler Moore Show (2002 video documentaire) Lui-mĂȘme
La croisiĂšre s'amuse: TV Tales (2002 TV special) Lui-mĂȘme
The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion (2002 TV documentaire) Lui-mĂȘme
Oz (1997 Serie TV) Cardinal Frances Abgott (2000)
The King of Queens (1998 Serie TV) Uncle Stu
If I Die Before I Wake (1993 Téléfilm) Principal Carter
The Last Act Is a Solo (1991 Téléfilm) Michael Holmes
Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show (1991 TV documentaire) Lui-mĂȘme
La croisiÚre s'amuse: A Valentine Voyage (1990 Téléfilm) Capt. Stubing
Student Exchange (1987 Téléfilm) Vice Principal Durfner
The Comic (1985) Actor
Night of 100 Stars (1982 TĂ©lĂ©film) Lui-mĂȘme
Murder Can Hurt You (1980 Téléfilm) Lt. Nojack
Scruples (1980 TV mini-series) Curt Arvey
Mitzi... What's Hot, What's Not (1978 TĂ©lĂ©film) Lui-mĂȘme
NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney (1978 TV documentaire) Lui-mĂȘme
La croisiĂšre s'amuse (1977 Serie TV) Captain Merrill Stubing
Ransom for Alice! (1977 Téléfilm) Yankee Sullivan
The New Love Boat (1977 Téléfilm) Captain Merrill Stubing
Only with Married Men (1974 Téléfilm) Jordan Robbins
Honeymoon Suite (1973 Serie TV) Actor
The Intruders (1970 Téléfilm) Warden
Mary Tyler Moore (1970 Serie TV) Murray Slaughter
Kelly's Heroes (1970) Moriarty, Tank crewman
Billy Bright (1969) 1st Director
The Thousand Plane Raid (1969) Sgt. Kruger
A Man Called Gannon (1969) Lou
The Party (1968) C.S. Divot
Deathwatch (1967) Emil
The Sand Pebbles (1966) Crosley
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966) Radio Operator
McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965) Seaman Joseph 'Happy' Haines
The Sword of Ali Baba (1965) Hulagu Khan
McHale's Navy (1964) Seaman Joseph 'Happy' Hanes
McHale's Navy (1962 Serie TV) Joseph 'Happy' Haines (1962-1964)
The Big Train (1962 Téléfilm) Actor
War Hunt (1962) Pvt. Crotty
The Crimebusters (1961) Harry Deiner
High Time (1960) Professor Thayer
Twelve Hours to Kill (1960) Johnny
The Gene Krupa Story (1959) Ted Krupa (uncredited)
Operation Petticoat (1959) Ernest Hunkle
Pork Chop Hill (1959) Pvt. Saxon
Compulsion (1959) Padua
I Want to Live! (1958) Police Lt.
Young and Wild (1958) Mac (uncredited)


His "The Love Boat" (1977) captain exposure led to a long-running gig promoting the Princess Cruises.

His autobiography "Back on Coarse, the Remarkable Story of a Divorce That Ended in Remarriage" details his problems with alcohol and subsequent recovery and remarriage to second wife Patti MacLeod.

Was a close friend (30 years) of actor Ted Knight long before they appeared together on "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970).

Met first wife Joan at Radio City Music Hall when he was an usher and she was a Rockette. They had four children before they divorced after 18 years of marriage.

Took his stage name from his college drama coach Beatrice Macleod, and from an affecting TV drama in which a cerebral palsy victim was named "Gavin".

January 19, 2004: featured on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) in their segment "Is It Potatoes or Gavin MacLeod?". It was, in fact, Gavin MacLeod.


Spouse : Patti MacLeod (1982 - present), Patti MacLeod (1974 - 1981) (divorced) 3 stepchildren, Joan MacLeod (1954 - 1972) (divorced) 4 children.

His father was a Chippewa Indian who owned a gas station.

Stepfather of Stephanie Steele.

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals

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