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      Christopher Connelly

      Christopher Connelly

      Highest Rated: 86% Benji (1974)

      Lowest Rated: 86% Benji (1974)

      Birthday: Sep 8, 1941

      Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA

      A victim of his resemblance to fellow actor Ryan O'Neal, the lesser known Christopher Connelly got his break playing O'Neal's younger sibling in the TV soap "Peyton Place." Connelly stayed with the series five years, appearing in nearly 400 episodes between 1965 and 1969, when the program was cancelled. Unable to escape his lookalike's shadow, Connelly went on to play O'Neal's character Moses Pray in the short-lived TV adaptation of the critically acclaimed comedy "Paper Moon." Eventually, however, Connelly was able to achieve success in his own right. He scored a supporting role in the 1974 family classic "Benji," notable for being photographed mostly from the perspective of the eponymous pooch. Connelly spread his wings in the '80s, starring in countless low-budget Italian genre movies. In 1982, he played a curse-befallen archaeologist in horror maestro Lucio Fulci's "Manhattan Baby," and a gang member with the intimidating pseudonym of "Hot Dog" in the cheapo "Mad Max" clone, "1990: The Bronx Warriors." Connelly had a colorful TV career, guest-starring multiple times on the adventure series "Fantasy Island," among others. Connelly also reprised his role as Norman Harrington of "Peyton Place" in two TV movies following its cancellation. He died of lung cancer at only 47 years old.

      Highest rated movies

      Benji

      Photos

      THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS, Hal Holbrook (face down), June Allyson, Christopher Connelly (middle), James Garner (right), 1972 THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS, James Garner, Christopher Connelly, 1972

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deodato Holocaust Mike Ross (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 9% Night of the Sharks Unknown (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 57% Strike Commando Col. Radek (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 26% Django Strikes Again "El Diablo" Orlowsky (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 20% Foxtrap J.T. (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Messenger FBI Agent Parker (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Raiders Captain Yankee (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cobra Mission Roger Carson (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place: The Next Generation Norman Harrington (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 36% Raiders of Atlantis Mike Ross (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 35% 1990: The Bronx Warriors Hot Dog (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 23% Eye of the Evil Dead Professor George Hacker (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 59% Liar's Moon Alex Peterson (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the Rebels Jay Arnold Wayne (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthbound Zef (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Martian Chronicles Ben Driscoll (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stunt Seven Hill Singleton (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 9% The Norseman Rolf (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Mike Tagliarino (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kit Carson and the Mountain Men Kit Carson (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race Mark Twain (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Waco (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Peyton Place Norman Harrington (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 85% Hawmps! Uriah Tibbs (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Day Dick Broadwell (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invasion of Carol Enders Adam Reston (Character) - 1974
      86% 56% Benji Henry (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gift of Terror Danny (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 29% They Only Kill Their Masters John (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident in San Francisco Jeff Marshall (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Name Only Tony Caruso (Character) - 1969

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Saint John Hawke (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979 1981 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Reimers (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Westworld Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Sgt. Dave Hansen (Character) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Moses "Moze" Pray (Character) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Father Joseph Gant (Guest Star) 1972 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Trainey (Guest Star) 1964 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Eddie Graham (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Cory Davis (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Norman Harrington (Character) 1964-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Arly Blau (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive J.J. Watson, Surfer (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star)