Jim McMullan

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Jim McMullan
Chopper One cast 1974.JPG
McMullan (right) with Dirk Benedict
and Ted Hartley, 1974.
Born James P. McMullan
(1936-10-13) October 13, 1936 (age 81)
Long Beach,
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1962–2000
Spouse(s) Helene Slack (1970–present)
Children 2

James P. McMullan (born October 13, 1936) is an American actor from Long Island, New York, best known for his role as Dr. Terry McDaniel on the 1960s series Ben Casey and as Senator Andrew Dowling on the CBS primetime soap opera Dallas.[1]

McMullan studied Industrial Design at New York University and Parsons School of Design; he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1961 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.


On a whim he went to Hollywood in 1961 to visit a friend and, through a chance meeting with playwright William Inge, was given a screen test for Sam Peckinpah's Ride the High Country (1962) (Peckinpah also directed the screen test). The test was sent to Universal Pictures, which put him under a seven-year contract, the start of a successful 30-year film career.

McMullan starred as John Moore on the short-lived CBS-TV series Beyond Westworld and as Officer Don Burdick on the series Chopper One.

McMullan guest-starred in a number of notable TV series including the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Dr. Kildare, The Time Tunnel, Hart to Hart, Cannon, S.W.A.T, Barnaby Jones,The Fall Guy, Daniel Boone and Baywatch. He has guest-starred in over 150 TV shows which also include MacGyver, Doogie Howser, M.D., The Six Million Dollar Man, The Rockford Files, The Young and the Restless, The A-Team, and the made for-TV movie The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988).

McMullan's many feature film credits include The Raiders (1963), where he played the part of Buffalo Bill Cody, Shenandoah (1965), The Happiest Millionaire (1967), Downhill Racer (1969), Pursuit (1972), Extreme Close-Up (1973), The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981), Assassination (1987), Strategic Command (1997), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Batman & Robin (1997).



  1. ^ Tim Brooks; Earle F. Marsh (2003). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. p. 271. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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