James MacKrell

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Jim MacKrell's broadcast career has spanned decades and has included every aspect of communications, from local and network commercials to hosting specials to guest-starring in popular series and features. For the four years of its run, Jim was the star of the hit NBC game-show, Celebrity Sweepstakes (1974). He also hosted The Game Game (1969) (... See full bio »

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 2019 Flight 483 (filming)
 2016 Last Man Club
Eagle Pennell
 1991 Dream Machine
Claude Davis
 1991 Defending Your Life
Game Show Moderator
 1989 Couch Potatoes (TV Series)
- Designing Women vs. Filthy Rich (1989) ... Announcer (as Jim McKrell)
- Bosom Buddies vs. Speed Racer (1989) ... Announcer (as Jim McKrell)
 1989 Generations (TV Series)
Steven Wain
- Episode #1.11 (1989) ... Steven Wain
 1988 Small Wonder (TV Series)
Colonel Carl Cramer
- My Favorite Martian (1988) ... Colonel Carl Cramer
 1988 I Saw What You Did (TV Movie)
 1988 Our House (TV Series)
Philip Dutton
- The Fifth Beatle (1988) ... Philip Dutton (as Jim McKrell)
 1988 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Guy Corbin
- Grab That Dough (1988) ... Guy Corbin
 1988 Dynasty (TV Series)
- The Interview (1988) ... Deselles (as James Mackrell)
 1987 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
- The Return of the Shaggy Dog (1987) ... (as Jim McKrell)
 1987 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Internal Affairs Detective
- Blindsided (1987) ... Internal Affairs Detective (as Jim MacKrell)
 1986 It's a Living (TV Series)
- Nancy's Sister (1986) ... Teddy (as Jim McKrell)
 1986 Stingray (TV Series)
Reverend Dixon
- That Terrible Swift Sword (1986) ... Reverend Dixon
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Marty (segment "Take My Life...Please!")
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... Marty (segment "Take My Life...Please!") (as Jim McKrell)
 1986 Just Between Friends
Bill (as Jim McKrell)
 1985 Teen Wolf
Mr. Thorne (as Jim MacKrell)
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Plastic Surgeon
- Moonlighting (Pilot) (1985) ... Plastic Surgeon (as Jim MacKrell)
 1985 Berrenger's (TV Series)
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series)
TV Commentator
- A Second Self (1985) ... TV Commentator (as Jim McKrell)
 1985 A Reason to Live (TV Movie)
Josh Turner (as Jim McKrell)
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Chet Bickle
- Whatever Happened to Guts? (1984) ... Chet Bickle (as Jim Mc Krell)
 1984 Gremlins
Lew Landers (WDHB-TV reporter) (as Jim McKrell)
 1984 Whiz Kids (TV Series)
- Father's Day (1984) ... Ben (as Jim McKrell)
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Phil Lindner
- Molten Steele (1984) ... Phil Lindner (as Jim McKrell)
 1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series)
Ted Maynard
- The Climax (1984) ... Ted Maynard (as James McKrell)
 1983 Buffalo Bill (TV Series)
- Wilkinson's Sword (1983) ... (as Jim McKrell)
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Airline pilot Larry Hertzog
- The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing (1983) ... Airline pilot Larry Hertzog (as Jim McKrell)
 1983 Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series)
- Custody (1983) ... (as Jim McKrell)
 1983 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Pilot Brooks
- All Fall Down (1983) ... Pilot Brooks (as Jim McKrell)
 1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
- Force of Habit (1983) ... Nick (as Jim MacKrell)
 1982 The Devlin Connection (TV Series)
Jeremy Mason
- The Corpse in the Corniche (1982) ... Jeremy Mason (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
- Million Dollar Harts (1982) ... Texan (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 Fame (TV Series)
Julie's Father
- Feelings (1982) ... Julie's Father (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Frank Benson
- Gold Fever (1982) ... Frank Benson (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Meet the New Guy (1982) ... Russell (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Love at the Top: Part 5 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell)
- Love at the Top: Part 4 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell)
- Love at the Top: Part 3 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell)
- Love at the Top: Part 2 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell)
- Love at the Top: Part 1 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
- Forget Me Not/The Quiz Masters (1982) ... Byron (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 Pandemonium
Mandy's Dad (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 Capitol (TV Series)
Dr. Yale Parker (1984-1985) (as Jim McKrell)
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Biff Anderson #2
- Just Another Three-Ring Circus (1982) ... Biff Anderson #2 (as Jim Mc Krell)
 1982 Dallas (TV Series)
Henry Webster
- Head of the Family (1982) ... Henry Webster (as Jim McKrell)
- Denial (1982) ... Henry Webster (as Jim McKrell)
 1981 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Mr. Hall
- Yet Another Seven Days in February (1981) ... Mr. Hall (as Jim McKrell)
 1981 Harry's War
Newsman (as Jim McKrell)
 1981 Taxi (TV Series)
The Passenger
- Zen and the Art of Cab Driving (1981) ... The Passenger (as Jim McKrell)
 1981 Soap (TV Series)
- Episode #4.12 (1981) ... Anchorman (as Jim McKrell)
 1981 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Ted Anderson
- Run, Don't Walk (1981) ... Ted Anderson (as Jim McKrell)
 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Charlie Wilson
- Lose One, Win One/The $10,000 Lover/Mind My Wife (1981) ... Charlie Wilson (as Jim McKrell)
 1981 The Howling
Lew Landers (as Jim McKrell)
 1980 First Family
Gloria's Secret Service Agent #2 (as Jim McKrell)
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie)
Bruce Manson (as Jim McKrell)
 1980 Semi-Tough (TV Series)
Burt Danby
- That Catch (1980) ... Burt Danby (as Jim McKrell)
- One Bad Apple (1980) ... Burt Danby (as Jim McKrell)
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie) (as Jim McKrell)
 1979 Who's on Call? (TV Series)
Dr. Leeland Forsythe
- Pilot (1979) ... Dr. Leeland Forsythe (as Jim McKrell)
 1978 Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (TV Series)
- A Title on the Door and a Carpet on the Floor (1978) ... (as Jim McKrell)
 1977 Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Clay (as Jim McKrell)
 1977 Semi-Tough
Bud McNair (as Jim McKrell)
 1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie) (as Jim McKrell)
 1977 Annie Hall
Lacey Party Guest (as Jim McKrell)
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
- Requiem for a Loser (1977) ... Chesley (as Jim McKrell)
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Walter McBride
- Big George (1972) ... Walter McBride (uncredited)
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
- The Deadly Fountain (1971) ... Newsman (as Jim McKrell)
 1969-1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Agent Larry Robertson / Portland Agent / Agent Kirby
- The Fatal Connection (1971) ... Agent Larry Robertson
- The Condemned (1970) ... Portland Agent
- Tug-of-War (1969) ... Agent Kirby (as Jim McKrell)
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Jim McKrell was a newscaster at Channel 39 in Houston, Texas.

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Jim Mc Krell | Jim MacKrell | James Mackrell | James McKrell | Jim McKrell


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