Edward Albert

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Edward Albert
Edward Albert 1977.JPG
Edward Albert in 1977
Born Edward Laurence Heimberger
(1951-02-20)February 20, 1951
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died September 22, 2006(2006-09-22) (aged 55)
Malibu, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1965–2006
Spouse(s) Katherine Woodville
(1978-2006, his death)
Children 1
Parent(s) Eddie & Margo Albert

Edward Albert (February 20, 1951 – September 22, 2006) was an American film and television actor.[1] For his breakout role in Butterflies Are Free (1972), he won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor.

Early life[edit]

Albert was born Edward Laurence Heimberger in Los Angeles, California, to actor Eddie Albert (1906-2005), and Mexican actress Margo (1917-1985).

Career[edit]

Albert made his motion picture debut in a 1965 drama, The Fool Killer,[1] as a runaway orphan who crossed paths with a disturbed Civil War veteran, played by Anthony Perkins. He is best known for his work in the film Butterflies Are Free (1972),[1] in which he played a blind man, starring opposite Goldie Hawn. In addition to winning the New Star of the Year – Actor award, Albert was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

The following year, he starred opposite Liv Ullmann in the film adaptation of the play 40 Carats. Albert appeared as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot in the epic 1976 film Midway, portraying the son of a famous (and fictitious) naval captain (played by Charlton Heston). Later in 1976 he made a guest appearance in an episode of the NBC dramatic series Gibbsville. He also was featured in the Gene Hackman suspense film The Domino Principle (1977) and the drama The Greek Tycoon[1] (1978) opposite Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bisset. In 1981, he starred opposite Ray Walston and Erin Moran in Roger Corman's cult SF horror film, Galaxy of Terror.[1]

During the 1983-84 TV season he co-starred as Quisto Champion on the NBC series The Yellow Rose along with Sam Elliott, Cybil Shepard and David Soul. He also had a recurring role in the late 1980s television series Beauty and the Beast, in which he played Elliot Burch, the millionaire New York developer who loved series heroine, Catherine Chandler (played by Linda Hamilton). He also played Mr. Collins, father to Wesley Collins, the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Time Force.[1] Albert also voiced the blind superhero Daredevil in two episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990s. Albert also appeared in the 1987 film The Underachievers.[2]

In The Ice Runner[1] (1992), he played a betrayed and threatened agent arrested in Russia, who wants to escape from his prison. In 1993, he made a guest appearance in the television show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (season 2, episodes 6 & 7, "Where the heart is" Parts 1 & 2) as Dr. William Burke, the Boston doctor competing with Sully for Dr. Mike's attention. In Guarding Tess[1] (1994), he played the son of kidnapped former First Lady Tess Carlisle (Shirley MacLaine).

Activism[edit]

Albert was a prominent advocate of both the environment and the heritage and rights of Native Americans, especially the local Chumash tribe, and served on both the California Coastal Commission and the California Native American Heritage Commission.[3]

Last years and death[edit]

In his last years, Albert cared for his father who suffered from Alzheimer's disease and died at the age of 99 in May 2005. Albert was diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2005 and died on September 22, 2006, at the age of 55. Albert was survived by his wife, actress Kate Woodville (1938- 2013), their daughter, and his sister.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1965 Violent Journey George Mellish [4]
1972 Butterflies Are Free Don Baker [5]
1973 40 Carats Peter Latham [6]
1976 Midway Lieutenant Tom Garth [7]
1977 The Domino Killings Ross Pine [8]
The Purple Taxi Jerry Keen [9]
1978 The Greek Tycoon Nico Tamisis [10]
The Squeeze Jeff Olafsen [11]
1980 When Time Ran Out... Brian [12]
1981 Galaxy of Terror Cabren [13]
1982 Butterfly Wash Gilespie [14]
A Time to Die Michael Rogan [15]
The House Where Evil Dwells Ted Fletcher [16]
1983 Veliki transport Danny [17]
1984 Ellie Tom [18]
1986 Getting Even Danny [19]
1987 Distortions Jason Marks [20]
Terminal Entry Capt. Danny Jackson [21]
The UnderAchievers Danny Warren [22]
1988 The Rescue Cmdr Merrill [23]
1989 Fist Fighter [24]
Mind Games Dana Lund [25]
Accidents Eric Powers [26]
Wild Zone Colonel Elias Lavara [27]
1990 Out of Sight, Out of Mind Kurt Williams [28]
1992 The Ice Runner Jeffrey West [29]
1993 Shootfighter: Fight to the Death Mr. C [30]
Fist Fighter 2 [31]
Broken Trust Peter Wyatt [32]
1994 Hard Drive Examiner [33]
Guarding Tess Barry Carlisle [34]
The Other Man Richard [35]
Red Sun Rising Decklin [36]
Demon Keeper Remy Grilland [37]
Sorceress Howard Reynolds [38]
1995 The Royal Affair [39]
1996 Space Marines Capt. Gray [40]
The Secret Agent Club Max Simpson [41]
1997 Modern Rhapsody The Choregrapher [42]
1998 The Man in the Iron Mask Athos [43]
1999 Unbowed US Army Officer [44]
2001 Ablaze Mayor Phillips [45]
2000 Stagehost U.S. Deputy Marshal Coburn [46]
2001 Night Class Shelly [47]
Extreme Honor Senator Richards [48]
2003 A Light in the Forest King Otto / Ridgewell [49]
2004 No Regrets Alex Wheeler [50]
The Work and the Glory Martin Harris [51]
2006 A-List Alfred [52]
Sea of Fear Captain [53]
2007 Fighting Words Marc Neilhauser [54]
2008 Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves Charles [55]
2010 Street Poet Marc [56]

Television[edit]

Year TV Series Role Notes
1973 Great Mysteries The Young Gambler [57]
1974 Killer Bees Edward Van Bohlen TV Movie[58]
Kung Fu Johnny Kingsley McLean Two Episodes [59]
Death Cruise James Radney [60]
1975 The Rookies Edward Milland Episode - 'Nightmare'[61]
Medical Story Thor Halverson Episode - ' A Life in the Balance'[62]
1976 Ellery Queen Lee Marx Episode - "The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep"[63]
Origins of the Mafia Sebastian Episode - "Gli antenati"[64]
1975-1976 Police Story Billy Bob/Clay Peters Two episodes
1976 Gibbsville John Episode - Afternoon Waltz[65]
1978 Black Beauty Lewis Barry [66]
The Love Boat Doug Warren Two episodes[67]
The Millionaire Paul Matthrews TV Movie[68]
1979 Silent VIcotry: The Kitty O'Neil Story Tom Buchanan TV Movie[69]
The Last Convertible Ron Dalrymple TV Mini-series[70]
1981 Walking Tall Clell Brewster Episode - "Kidnapped"[71]
The Littlest Hobo Joey Green Episode - "The Hero"[72]
1982 Today's F.B.I. Carl Episode - "Bank Job"[73]
Tales of the Unexpected Sam Episode - "In the Bag"[74]
1983 Blood Feud Phil Wharton TV Movie[75]
The Yellow Rose Quisto Champion 22 Episodes[76]
1984 Murder, She Wrote Tony Holiday Episode - "Hit Run and Homicide"[77]
1985 Deadly Nightmares Arthur Brown Episode - Man at the Window[78]
1986 Brothers Tony Martin Episode - "Still Married After All These Years"[79]
1987 The New Mike Hammer Oliver Alden Episode - "Deadly Collection"[80]
1987 Houston Knights Lester Farnum Episode - "North of the Border"

[81]

1986-1987 Falcon Crest Jeff Wainwright 18 Episodes [82]
1988 ABC Afterschool Specials Bill Watson Episode - "Daddy Can't Read"[83]
1987-1990 Beauty and the Beast Elliot Burch 10 Episodes[84]
1991 Guns of Paradise Robert Carroll Episode - "Birthright"[85]
The Girl From Mars Dan Puttman TV Movie[86]
Midnight Caller State Senator Joran Pearl Episode - "The Added Starter" [87]
1992 Body Language Charles Stella TV Movie[88]
Bodies of Evidence Charlie Harper Episode - "Nearest and Dearest" [89]
Civil Wars Miles Wachtel Episode - "Das Boat House"[90]
Silk Stalkings Edgardo/Tio Mendoza/Felix Bustamente Episode - "Scorpio Lover"[91]
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Zayra Episode - "A Man Alone"[92]
FBI: The Untold Stories Drew Dobson Episode - "Dapper Drew"[93]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101093/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_67
L.A. Law Warren McElroy Episode - "Hello and Goodbye"[94]
In the Heat of the Night Lamar Sloan Episode - "Legacy"[95]
Time Trax Frank Haskall Episode - "Treasure of the Ages"[96]
Dark Justice Quin Episode - "Incorrect Dosage"[97]
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Dr. William Burke 2 episodes[98]
1994 Fantastic Four Silver Surfer/NorrinRadd Episode - "The Boxer"[99]
Fortune Hunter Dave Jarrett [100]
1995 Hawkeye Luc [101]
Star Witness TV Movie[102]
1996 Spider Man Daredevil/Matthew Murdoch 2 episodes[103]
Walker, Texas Ranger Taylor Griffin Episode - "Cyclone"
1997 Profiler Arthur deRhodes Episode - Doppelganger[104]
The Sentinel Dan Singleton Episode - "Disappearing Act"[105]
High Tide Robert Janson Episode - "Ghost Story"[106]
Port Charles Bennett Devlin Episode - 1.102[107]
Extreme Ghostbusters Sheriff Two Episodes[108]
California Ted McKay [109]
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Leader of Robbers Episode - Gone Fishing[110]
Invasion America Rafe 8 Episodes [111]
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch Diamond Dave LaRouche Episode - You Bet your Family[112]
USMA West Point TV Movie
1999 Nash Bridges Charles Gandy Episode - Angel of Mercy[113]
Martial Law Deputy Chief Bain Episode - "End Game"
Chicken Soup for the Soul Joe Episode - Simple Wooden Boxes[114]
2000 Godzila: The Series [115]
2001 Max Steel various voices credited as Edward Laurence Albert[116]
Resurrection Blvd Compadres [117]
Power Rangers Time Force Mr. Collins 39 Episodes [118]
2002 The Brothers Garcia Bobby Juniors Dad Episode - "Space Race"[119]
2003 She Spies Beck Episode - "Off with Her Head"[120]

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