Monte Markham

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Monte Markham
Markham in 1969
Born (1935-06-21) June 21, 1935 (age 88)
Years active1966–present

Monte Markham (born June 21, 1935)[1] is an American actor. He has appeared in films, television series, and on Broadway.

Early life[edit]

Markham was born in Manatee County, Florida, the son of Millie Content (née Willbur) and Jesse Edward Markham Sr., who was a merchant. He attended Palm Beach State College[2] before graduating from the University of Georgia with a master's degree in theater.[3] Markham also served 10 years as an officer in the United States Coast Guard.[4][5][6]


Markham played the dual roles of Luke and Ken Carpenter in the 1967–1968 ABC sitcom The Second Hundred Years,[3] and portrayed Harry Kellem in the original Hawaii Five-O.[citation needed] In 1969–1970, he starred in the television series Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, based on the 1936 movie of the same name.[3]

Markham had the title role in The New Perry Mason (1973–1974).[7] He also had the role of the racing-car-driver-turned-cyborg "Barney Miller" in the second-season episode of The Six Million Dollar Man entitled "The Seven Million Dollar Man", which first aired 1 November 1974. On 9 November 1975, in the third-season episode "The Bionic Criminal", Markham reprised the role – although with the character's name changed to "Barney Hiller". The same year Markham also played the dual roles of Vince Barrett and Rick Hatfield in the Barnaby Jones episode "Doomed Alibi" and portrayed the criminally insane character Pike in the episode "Power Play" in the revival of The Invisible Man.

Markham appeared as Blanche Devereaux's brother Clayton Hollingsworth on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, in two episodes. From 1989–1992, he played the role of Captain Don Thorpe, senior lifeguard on Baywatch. He narrated several documentary series that appeared on the History Channel in the mid to late 1990s, including The Great Ships, Air Combat, and Combat at Sea.


One of his earliest stage experiences was at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the summer of 1961, where he played Horatio in Hamlet. Markham made his Broadway debut in 1973 in Irene,[8] for which he won the Theatre World Award.[citation needed] He also appeared on Broadway in Same Time, Next Year (1975).[8]


Markham's film work includes Hour of the Gun, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Midway, Airport '77, and We Are Still Here. He has served as a consultant, director, producer, and narrator for A&E's Classroom, The Great Ships and Air Combat series.[citation needed]



Year Film Role Notes
1967 Hour of the Gun Sherman McMasters
1968 Project X Gregory Gallea
1969 Guns of the Magnificent Seven Keno
1971 Death Takes a Holiday David Smith TV film
1972 The Astronaut Eddie Reese/Colonel Brice Randolph TV film
One Is a Lonely Number Howard Carpenter
Visions of Death Professor Mark Lowell TV film
1974 Ginger in the Morning Joe
1975 Hustling Orin Dietrich TV film
1976 Midway Commander Max Leslie
1977 Airport '77 Banker
Relentless Paul Vickers TV film
1978 Shame, Shame on the Bixby Boys Mordecai
1980 Ghosts of Buxley Hall Colonel Joe Buxley TV film
1981 Separate Ways Cliff Johnson
1982 Drop-Out Father Tony Malgrado TV film
Hotline Kyle Durham TV film
1983 Off the Wall Governor Paul Smith
1986 Jake Speed Mr. Winston
1987 Hot Pursuit Bill Cronenberg
1988 Defense Play Mark Denton
Judgement Day Sam
1989 Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier Captain Don Thorpe TV film
1991 Neon City Captain Raymond
1995 Piranha J. R. Randolph TV film
1999 Chinatown: Strangers in a StrangeLand Narrator TV film
2011 Beach Bar Crabs
2012 Music High Principal Owen Clark
2014 Life Partners Ken
2015 We Are Still Here Dave McCabe
2016 The Rift Dysart
2017 Death of the Sheik Doctor Meeker
2018 Get Married or Die Bill
Edge of Isolation Ivan Polifer
Daddy Issues Gordon Craw
Reborn Dr. Hetch
2020 The 11th Green Nelson Rudd
A Dark Foe Mr. Lorne
Acquitted by Faith Jack Cromer


Year Film Role Notes
1966 Mission: Impossible Tosk Episode: "Old Man Out"
1967 Iron Horse Dan Patrick Episode: "Death by Triangulation"
1967-1968 The Second Hundred Years Luke/Ken Carpenter Lead role
1968 The F.B.I. Thomas Waters Episode: "The Intermediary"
1969 Here Come the Brides Bass Episode: "The Firemaker"
Mod Squad Billy Kilgore Episode: "Fear Is the Bucking Horse"
My Friend Tony Episode: "Welcome Home, Jerry Stanley"
1969-1970 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Longfellow Deeds Recurring role
1970 Bracken's World Ray Wiley Episode: "A Perfect Piece of Casting"
The Virginian Boss Cooper Episode: "Gun Quest"
The High Chaparral Dave Redman Episode: "Too Late the Epitaph"
Hogan's Heroes Captain James Martin Episode: "Eight O'Clock and All Is Well"
The Young Rebels William Billings Episode: "Valley of the Guns"
The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Nick Chapman Episode: "The People Against Doctor Chapman"
Love, American Style Steve Segment: "Love and Those Poor Crusaders' Wives"
Andy Segment: "Love and the Pen Pals"
The F.B.I. Arthur McBride Episode: "The Architect"
Hawaii Five-O Harry Kellem Episode: "The Double Wall"
1971 The Mary Tyler Moore Show John Corcoran Episode: "Just a Lunch"
Dan August Frank Devlin Episode: "Dead Witness to a Killing"
The Name of the Game Charlie Episode: "A Capitol Affair"
Alias Smith and Jones Jim Stokely Episode: "Something to Get Hung About"
Love, American Style Larry Segment: "Love and the Married Bachelor"
Funny Face Episode: "Four Sided Triangle"
Sarge Tom Flynn Episode: "A Bad Case of Monogamy"
The F.B.I. James Robert Devlin Episode: "The Recruiter"
Hawaii Five-O Jerry Rhodes Episode: "Wednesday, Ladies Free"
1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show Bill Mitchell Episode: "After the Ball Is Over"
Medical Center Dr. Grainger Episode: "The Choice"
1973 Hawaii Five-O Barry Dean Episode: "Here Today... Gone Tonight"
1973-1974 The New Perry Mason Perry Mason Starring role
1974 Medical Center Scott Episode: "Adults Only"
The Manhunter Keeley Maxwell Episode: "The Doomsday Gang"
Police Woman Joey Marr Episode: "The Stalking of Joey Marr"
1974-1975 The Six Million Dollar Man Barney Miller 2 episodes
1975 Barnaby Jones Vince Barrett, Rick Hatfield Episode: "Doomed Alibi"
Cannon Ed Foster 'Condor' Episode: "Vengeance"
Caribe Charles Mayfield Episode: "Lady Killer"
Ellery Queen Tom McKell Episode: "Too Many Suspects"
Medical Story Raphael Aldrich Episode: "Woman in White"
1976 The Invisible Man Pike Episode: "Power Play"
McNaughton's Daughter David Borman Episode: "Love Is a Four-Letter Word"
Quincy, M.E. Harold Fredericks Episode: "Who's Who in Neverland"
The Quest Nelson Story Episode: "The Freight Train Rescue"
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Professor Jack Wall Episode: "The Mystery of Pirate's Cove"
Police Woman Bishop Episode: "Guns"
1978 Lucan Steven Demaree Episode: "How Do You Run Forever?"
What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Coach Briggs Episode: "Class Renegade"
1979 The Littlest Hobo Ray Caldwell Episode: "Smoke"
Trapper John, M.D. Beaumont Episode: "Love Is a Three-Way Street"
A Man Called Sloane Jonathan Cambro Episode: "The Venus Microbe"
1980 Hawaii Five-O Jack Ellington Episode: "School for Assassins"
Eight Is Enough Michael Hayes Episode: "A Matter of Mentors"
The Incredible Hulk Colonel Brad Episode: "Prometheus: Part II"
Disneyland Colonel Joe Buxley Episode: "The Ghosts of Buxley Hall"
Beyond Westworld Captain Mike Nicholson Episode: "Take-Over"
The Love Boat Captain Brad Wells Episode: "Boomerang/Captain's Triangle/Out of This World"
Fantasy Island Edmond Dumont Episode: "Crescendo/Three Feathers"
1981 Dallas Clint Ogden Recurring role
Hart to Hart Robert Carney Episode: "What Becomes a Murder Most?"
1982 The Fall Guy Ryker Episode: "License to Kill"
Today's FBI Dr. London Episode: "Serpent in the Garden"
Bret Maverick Captain Dawkins Episode: "The Vulture Also Rises"
Matt Houston Richard Hoyt Episode: "Joey's Here"
Jack Holborn Trumpet Miniseries
Fantasy Island Walter Lukas Episode: "The Magic Camera/Mata Hari/Valerie"
Ron Martin Episode: "Face of Love/Image of Celeste"
1983 Simon & Simon Professor Altman Episode: "Psyched Out"
The Love Boat Joe Costello Episode: "The Captain's Crush/Out of My Hair/Off-Course Romance"
Fantasy Island Dr. Mark Reed Episode: "Nurses Night Out"
Hotel Daniel Brunell Episode: "Designs"
1984 The A-Team Lt. Mason Harnett Episode: "Say It with Bullets"
The Master CIA Head Episode: "Hostages"
Finder of Lost Loves Galen Smith Episode: "Maxwell Ltd: Finder of Lose Loves Pilot"
Rituals Carter Robertson Recurring role
1986 Blacke's Magic Douglas Shayne Episode: "Death Goes to the Movies"
Murder, She Wrote Ned Olson Episode: "If a Body Meet a Body"
1987 Hotel John Granger Episode: "Glass People"
Murder, She Wrote Inspector Donald Matheney Episode: "Doom with a View"
1988 1st & Ten Charles Episode: "The Bulls Own Up"
The Golden Girls Clayton Hollingsworth 2 Episodes: "Scared Straight" and ”Sister of the Bride”
1989 1st & Ten Medford Episode: "Duty Calls"


Baywatch Captain Don Thorpe Recurring role
1991 Murder, She Wrote Andrew Gant Episode: "Family Doctor"
1993 Jimmy Haynes Episode: "The Survivor"
1994 Melrose Place John Parker Recurring role
1994-1995 Grace Under Fire Travis Taylor 2 episodes
Biography Narrator Recurring role
1995 Burke's Law Philip D'Arcy Episode: "Who Killed the Sweet Smell of Success?"
1995-1996 Campus Cops Dean Pilkington Recurring role
1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Fullerton Episode: "Let He Who Is Without Sin..."
1996-2005 The Great Ships Narrator Recurring Role
1998 Diagnosis: Murder Sheriff Kelso Episode: "Dead in the Water"
1999 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show William Tecumseh Jennings 2 episodes
2001 Fly Past Narrator Miniseries
2009 Cold Case Glenn Drew '09 Episode: "The Brush Man"
2011 Extraordinary Fidelity Narrator Documentary
Fringe Dr. Blake West Episode: "Wallflower"
2012 Leland Spivey Episode: "The End of All Things"
Leverage Dr. Everett Udall Episode: "The Rundown Job"
2015 The PET Squad Files Kerry Ling Episode: "Welcome to F***ing Hollywood"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Aaron Kimball


  1. ^ Ward, Jack (1993). Television Guest Stars. p. 331.
  2. ^ Streeter, Leslie Grey (April 17, 2018). "Did you know these 31 celebrities lived, went to school in Lake Worth?". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Let's meet Monte Markham as 'The New Mason'". St. Joseph News-Press. St. Joseph, Missouri. 13 October 1973. p. 20. Retrieved 25 November 2020 – via
  4. ^ TV Cameos: Monte Markham, A Star Is Born–After a Little Delay Madera Tribune, Vol 76, No. 90, dated 20 September 1967. Archived by University of California, Riverside's Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  5. ^ Celebrities and other Famous People: A list of people that once served in or was associated with the U.S. Coast Guard. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  6. ^ Famous Veterans: these celebrities served in the United States Armed Forces Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  7. ^ O'Connor, John J. (18 September 1973). "New Perry Mason loses to the old one". The New York Times (TV review). p. 87. ProQuest 119791301. Retrieved 25 November 2020 – via ProQuest.
  8. ^ a b "Monte Markham". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on November 25, 2020. Retrieved November 25, 2020.

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