Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Cult-TV Faces of: Roddy McDowall

A veteran of both silver screen and television, the late Roddy McDowall appeared on several cult-TV series over the years. How many of the many cult-tv faces of Roddy McDowall do you recognize? Can you name series and episode titles?


  1. #1: As Sam Conrad in the Twilight Zone episode "People Are Alike All Over"
    #2: As Jeremy Evans in the Night Gallery episode "The Cemetery"
    #3: As Galen in Planet of the Apes
    #4: As Jonathan Willaway in The Fantastic Journey
    #5: As Governor Saroyan in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Planet of the Slave Girls"

  2. Anonymous3:19 PM

    #2 Hell House!
    #3 Planet of the Apes (TV)
    #4 The Fantastic Journey


  3. Good guesses all!

    Nene -- right down the line, you nailed 'em all!!!!

    Mateo -- good guesses too. The one you thought of as Hell House was actually Rod Serling's Night Gallery!

    Nice work!

  4. Nice tip of the hat to an actor who's missed on the small screen. Another choice might have been his quick little cameo from an alternate timeline on an episode of 'Quantum Leap'. (Maybe the voice of the android in a 'Kolchak' episode wouldn't count since it wasn't Roddy's face.)

    Thanks for posting these memories of his cult tv work....

  5. Ack, beat me to it.

  6. Thanks for this great feature. McDowall was one of my favorite "cult" actors growing up, and this was cemented for me by his appearances in Planet of the Apes and Legend of Hell House. Thanks for reminding fans of his work.

  7. scipwraec2:35 PM

    Sweet! Roddy was the master.

  8. gatchamandave8:35 AM

    No Bon Chance ?

  9. Gatchamandave:

    I couldn't find a good photograph of Bon Chance Louie to go with the others, alas!



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