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      James Farentino

      James Farentino

      Highest Rated: 68% Dead and Buried (1981)

      Lowest Rated: 8% Bulletproof (1996)

      Birthday: Feb 24, 1938

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      A handsome, sometimes brooding American actor with great promise as a leading man, James Farentino demonstrated his skills in a wide variety of roles on stage and screen. After starting his career on Broadway, Farentino transitioned to film and television in the early 1960s, before becoming a leading man in "The Pad And How to Use It" (1966). He played Happy Loman in a telecast of "Death of a Salesman" (CBS, 1966) and later starred as the brutish Stanley Kowalski in a Broadway revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1972). That same year, Farentino starred in his own detective series, "Cool Million" (NBC, 1972), and followed with his biggest role of the decade, and perhaps his career, by playing the apostle Simon Peter in the seminal miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth" (NBC, 1977), which earned him an Emmy nomination. Turns as Juan Peron in the biopic "Evita Peron" (NBC, 1981) and the helicopter pilot on the short-lived cop series "Blue Thunder" (ABC, 1984) followed. From there, Farentino struggled to maintain consistency, appearing infrequently on the small screen throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Meanwhile, the actor found his legacy tarnished with a string of failed marriages, a charge of cocaine possession in 1991, a conviction for stalking former girlfriend Tina Sinatra in 1993, and an arrest for battery in 2010. The controversies were that much more regrettable as they overshadowed a talented actor's long and versatile career, which ultimately ended rather quietly with his death in 2012.

      Highest rated movies

      Dead and Buried
      The War Lord
      The Final Countdown
      Her Alibi
      Bulletproof

      Photos

      ENSIGN PULVER, James Coco, , Jack Nicholson, James Farantino, 1964 THE RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE, James Farentino, Jack Lord, Don Galloway, 1967 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino, 1980, (c) United Artists BANNING, James Farentino, Robert Wagner, 1967 THE RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE, from left, James Farentino, Melodie Johnson, 1967 BULLETPROOF, James Farentino, 1996, (c) Universal ME, NATALIE, Patty Duke, James Farentino, 1969 THE RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE, James Farentino, Melodie Johnson, 1967 STORY OF A WOMAN, Bibi Andersson, James Farentino, 1970 THE RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE, James Farentino, Jack Lord, 1967 ME, NATALIE, James Farentino, 1969 STORY OF A WOMAN, from left, James Farentino, Bibi Andersson, 1970 BANNING, James Farentino, Robert Wagner, 1967 ROSIE!, James Farentino, Rosalind Russell, 1967 THE PAD AND HOW TO USE IT, from left: Edy Williams, Brian Bedford (front), James Farentino, Julie Sommars, 1966 THE PAD AND HOW TO USE IT, from left: Julie Sommars, James Farentino, 1966 DEAD & BURIED, James Farentino (holding blanket), Jack Albertson (at car), 1981, (c) Avco Embassy THE RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE, Jack Lord, James Farentino, Don Galloway, 1967 THE RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE, Don Galloway, James Farentino, Jack Lord, 1967 THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, James Farentino, 1980. ©United Artists

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in the Mirror Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Women of the Night Sabatini (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story Bernard Geis (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Termination Man Cain (Character) - 1997
      8% 44% Bulletproof Capt. Will Jensen (Character) $21.3M 1996
      No Score Yet 100% Dazzle Jimmy Rosemont (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Down Joey (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders Jose Menendez (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Woman's Courage Lieutenant Bill Lawson (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Honor Thy Father and Mother: The Menendez Killings Jose Menendez (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Husband Is Going to Kill Me Gary Cochran (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miles From Nowhere John Reilly (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet When No One Would Listen Gary Cochran (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing Lieutenant Ray Wiltern (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Naked Lie Jonathan Morris (Character) - 1989
      17% 44% Her Alibi Frank Polito (Character) $17.2M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Spider Lt. Daniel B. Malone (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Gets the Friends? Dr. Buddy Baron (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Sahara Khalif of Timbuktu (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Sins Gordon Williams (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Secret Sunday Gerald Remson (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 89% A Summer to Remember Tom Wyler (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 83% The Fourth Wise Man Jesus (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Don Hagan (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 34% License to Kill John Peterson (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cradle Will Fall Dr. Edgar Highley (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Arnie Potts (Character) - 1982
      68% 59% Dead and Buried Sheriff Dan Gillis (Character) - 1981
      52% 60% The Final Countdown Cdr. Richard Owens/Mr.Tideman (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love Barry Kaufman (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story Duffy Hambleton (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Margin for Error Unknown (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Emily, Emily Joe Crane (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 25% The Possessed Kevin Leahy (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 96% Jesus of Nazareth Simon Peter (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossfire Vince Rossi (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Elevator Eddie Holcomb (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Now You See Her, Now You Don't Jefferson Keyes (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Assault on Gavaloni Jefferson Keyes (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Rico Gino Rico (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunt for a Lonely Girl Jefferson Keyes (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Night John Danbury (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mask of Marcella Jefferson Keyes (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cool Million Jefferson Keyes (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abduction of Bayard Barnes Jefferson Keyes (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Million Dollar Misunderstanding Jefferson Keyes (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whole World Is Watching Neil Darrell (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of a Woman Bruno Cardini (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 74% Me, Natalie David Harris (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sound of Anger Neil Darrell (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ride to Hangman's Tree Matt (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosie! David Wheelright (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings of Fire Taff Malloy (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Salesman Happy Loman (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pad and How to Use It Ted (Character) - 1966
      67% 61% The War Lord Marc (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 47% Ensign Pulver Insigna (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 44% Psychomania Charlie Perone (Character) - 1963

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Melrose Place Mr. Beck (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 85% ER Ray Ross (Guest Star) 1996
      0% No Score Yet Julie Sam McGuire (Character) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Common Ground Mayor Kevin White (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Frank DeMarco (Character) 1985-1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins - Del 1 Unknown (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Evita Peron Unknown (Character) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Charlie Czonka (Character) 1973-1975 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story David Coryell (Character) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
      No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Neil Darrell (Character) 1969-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanished Unknown (Character) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Clyde Arrowthorn (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Pick Lexington (Guest Star) 1966 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Rafe Carter (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Lloyd Marsh (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Joe Fiore (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth Simon Peter (Character)