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Birth information

28 February 1931 Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Given Name

Allan George See

How tall is Gavin MacLeod?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Patti MacLeod
Patti MacLeod
Joan F. Rootvik

Life Story of Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod was raised in Pleasantville, New York, the son of a gas station owner who was part Chippewa Indian (Ojibwa). 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, gleamy-toothed newswriter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (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...

Significant features of Gavin MacLeod

His bald pate
His encouraging salute.
His mellifluous, commanding voice.

Publications and Magazines about Gavin MacLeod

Gavin McLeod Back On Course. 1987
McLeod, Gavin with Mark Dagostino This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life. 2013

What movies did Gavin MacLeod play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Jimmy's Cafe Father Carrigan, The Comeback Kids (2014) Tom Sullivan, Pound Puppies - Der Pfotenclub (2011) Captain Gumble, Open Door Policy (2009) Retail Clerk, The Suite Life on Deck (2009) Mr. Barker / Barker, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008) Jonathan Sperry, That '70s Show (2006) Smitty, Checking Out (2005) Doorman, Touched by an Angel (2003) Calvin, JAG (2003) Raymond Harrick, Time Changer (2002) Norris Anderson, The King of Queens (2002) Uncle Stu, Oz (2000) Cardinal Frances Abgott, Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) Captain Merrill Stubing, Burke's Law...

Birth information

28 February 1931 Mount Kisco, New York, USA

Given Name

Allan George See

How tall is Gavin MacLeod?

1.8 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Patti MacLeod
Patti MacLeod
Joan F. Rootvik

Life Story of Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod was raised in Pleasantville, New York, the son of a gas station owner who was part Chippewa Indian (Ojibwa). 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, gleamy-toothed newswriter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (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...

Significant features of Gavin MacLeod

His bald pate
His encouraging salute.
His mellifluous, commanding voice.

Publications and Magazines about Gavin MacLeod

Gavin McLeod Back On Course. 1987
McLeod, Gavin with Mark Dagostino This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life. 2013

What movies did Gavin MacLeod play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Jimmy's Cafe Father Carrigan, The Comeback Kids (2014) Tom Sullivan, Pound Puppies - Der Pfotenclub (2011) Captain Gumble, Open Door Policy (2009) Retail Clerk, The Suite Life on Deck (2009) Mr. Barker / Barker, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (2008) Jonathan Sperry, That '70s Show (2006) Smitty, Checking Out (2005) Doorman, Touched by an Angel (2003) Calvin, JAG (2003) Raymond Harrick, Time Changer (2002) Norris Anderson, The King of Queens (2002) Uncle Stu, Oz (2000) Cardinal Frances Abgott, Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) Captain Merrill Stubing, Burke's Law...

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George Ives, Gavin MacLeod, and Barbara Stuart in The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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

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George Ives, Gavin MacLeod, and Barbara Stuart in The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

His autobiography "Back on Course, 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.

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Don Knotts and Gavin MacLeod in The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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

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Andy Griffith, George Ives, Don Knotts, Gavin MacLeod, etc.

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.

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Gavin MacLeod in The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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".

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Andy Griffith and Gavin MacLeod in The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

Stepfather of Stephanie Steele. He also has two other stepchildren, Andrew and Tommy, with his wife Patti.

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Pat Crowley, Gavin MacLeod, and Jill Whelan in Love Boat (1977)

Honorary Mayor of Pacific Palisades, California.

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Patty Duke and Gavin MacLeod in Love Boat (1977)

Graduated from Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville, New York, in 1947, and received a scholarship to Ithaca College.

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Milton Berle, Alan Hale Jr., and Gavin MacLeod in Love Boat (1977)

While he was playing football at Pleasantville High School, he received word from his family, about his father, who had died in 1945, from cancer. After his father's death, his quit the football team, and went back to acting.

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Rue McClanahan and Gavin MacLeod in Love Boat (1977)

Started acting when he was in Kindergarten.

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Gavin MacLeod and William R. Moses in Love Boat (1977)

Has been going bald since he was 18, at that time, he wore toupees.

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Fred Grandy, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, and Gavin MacLeod in Love Boat (1977)

His father, George See, dropped out of grade school in the fifth grade, looking for work as a gas station attendant. His mother Margaret See, also dropped out of middle school in the seventh grade. She went on to work for Reader's Digest.

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