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David Hedison

Biography

He was recognized for his part as Victor Sebastian in NBC’s Five Fingertips. He gained extra popularity for his part in the tv screen series Voyage to underneath of the ocean. The film Blood and Fine sand was his inspiration to go after an acting job. He performed the deceased scientist within the 1958 film The Fly. He previously two children called Alexandra Hedison and Serena Hedison with Bridget Hedison, who he wedded in 1968. He performed Felix Leiter within the James Bond movies Live and Allow Die and Permit to Destroy, which starred Roger Moore as Wayne Bond.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Hedison
Date Of Birth May 20, 1927
Place Of Birth Providence, RI
Height 1.84 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Brown University
Nationality American
Spouse Bridget Hedison
Children Alexandra Hedison, Serena Hedison
Parents Albert David Hedison, Sr., Rose Boghosian
Movies The Fly, Licence to Kill, Live and Let Die, The Lost World, The Enemy Below, North Sea Hijack, Marines, Let's Go, The Son of Robin Hood, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Naked Face, Mach 2, Fugitive Mind, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, The Cat Creature, Spectres, Adventures of the Queen, Murder in Peyton Place, The Lives of Jenny Dolan, Undeclared War, Broadway Theatre Archive: For the Use of the Hall, A Kiss Is Just a Kiss, Roman Grey: The Art of Crime, The Formula, Crime Club, The Art of Crime, Hollywood Dreaming
TV Shows Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Another World, The Colbys, Five Fingers, The Gambler II
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Along with Jeffrey Wright, he is one of only two actors to play Felix Leiter in more than one "James Bond" film: Live and Let Die (1973) and Licence to Kill (1989). Wright played the role in both Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).
2Father-in-law of Jodie Foster.
3Martin Marootian once worked as an apprentice at the costume jewelry factory owned by Hedison's Uncle.
4He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
5Best remembered by the public for his starring role as Capt. Lee Crane in the TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964).
6His name is one of just five celebrity names actually incorporated into The Statler Brothers' top ten song "The Movies". The lyricist needed a word that rhymed with Thomas Edison.
7He is Armenian.
8Some publications list his birth name as "Ara Heditsian." His Armenian grandfather reportedly changed the family name from Heditsian to Hedison because everyone always mispronounced it as Hedison.
9Children are: Alexandra Hedison and Serena Rose Hedison
10First actor to portray 007's CIA friend Felix Leiter twice: Live and Let Die (1973) and Licence to Kill (1989).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk2017Interviewee #2
The Reality Trap2005Morgan Jameson
The Young and the Restless2004TV SeriesArthur Hendricks / Arthur
Spectres2004William
Megiddo: The Omega Code 22001Daniel Alexander
Mach 22001Stuart Davis
Fugitive Mind1999VideoSenator Davis
Sheng zhan feng yun1990US Ambassador
Licence to Kill1989Felix Leiter
Murder, She Wrote1986-1989TV SeriesVictor Casper / Victor Caspar / Mitch Payne
The Law and Harry McGraw1987TV SeriesBlake Devaroe
Who's the Boss?1987TV SeriesJim Ratcliff
The Colbys1985-1987TV SeriesRoger Langdon
Hotel1985-1987TV SeriesDr. Howard Bentley / Jack Fitzpatrick
Smart Alec1986Frank Wheeler
Trapper John, M.D.1985TV SeriesMiles Warner
The A-Team1985TV SeriesDavid Vaughn
Crazy Like a Fox1985TV SeriesEd Galvin
A.D.1985TV Mini-SeriesPorcius Festus
Knight Rider1985TV SeriesTheodore Cooper
Finder of Lost Loves1985TV SeriesNeil Palmer
Double Trouble1985TV SeriesDavid Burke
Simon & Simon1985TV SeriesAustin Tyler
The Love Boat1977-1985TV SeriesCliff Jacobs / Barry Singer / Bradford York / ...
The Fall Guy1982-1985TV SeriesMonte Sorrenson / Milo / Jordan Stevens
Partners in Crime1984TV SeriesDavidson
The Naked Face1984Dr. Peter Hadley
Fantasy Island1978-1984TV SeriesDaniel Garman / Phillip Camden / Captain John Day / ...
Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues1983TV MovieCarson
Dynasty1983TV SeriesSam Dexter
Amanda's1983TV SeriesDavid
Matt Houston1982TV SeriesPierre Cerdan
Romance Theatre1982TV SeriesMarc
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesSaxon
Hart to Hart1982TV SeriesMiles Wiatt
Nero Wolfe1981TV SeriesPhillip Corrigan
Charlie's Angels1978-1981TV SeriesJohn Thornwood / Carter Gillis
Benson1979TV SeriesJohn Taylor
The Power Within1979TV MovieDanton
Ffolkes1979King
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1979TV SeriesAshpenaz
Flying High1978TV Series
Colorado C.I.1978TV MovieDavid Royce
Project U.F.O.1978TV SeriesFrederick Flanagan
The Bob Newhart Show1978TV SeriesSteve Darnell
Wonder Woman1977TV SeriesEvan Robley
Murder in Peyton Place1977TV MovieSteven Cord
Barnaby Jones1977TV SeriesPaul Nugent
Gibbsville1977TV Series
Family1976TV SeriesPeter Towne
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesRoger Woods
Bronk1975TV SeriesLyle Brewster
Cannon1973-1975TV SeriesDavid Farnum / John Sandler / Gordon Bell
The Art of Crime1975TV MovieParker Sharon
The Lives of Jenny Dolan1975TV MovieDr. Wes Dolan
Adventures of the Queen1975TV MovieDr. Peter Brooks
For the Use of the Hall1975TV MovieAllen
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1974TV SeriesClay
The Manhunter1974TV SeriesJeffrey Donnenfield
The Compliment1974TV MovieSteve Barker
The Wide World of Mystery1974TV SeriesHerbert Kasson
Medical Center1974TV SeriesDave
Shaft1974TV SeriesGil Kirkwood
The New Perry Mason1973TV SeriesCalvin Ryan
The Cat Creature1973TV MovieProf. Roger Edmonds
Live and Let Die1973Leiter
Crime Club1973TV MovieNick Kelton
The F.B.I.1972-1973TV SeriesScott Jordan / Lou Forrester
The Man in the Wood1973TV MovieEdmund Hardy
BBC Play of the Month1972TV SeriesJohn Buchanan
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1972TV SeriesBill Kromin
A Kiss Is Just a Kiss1971TV MovieKit Shaeffer
Kemek1970Nick
Love, American Style1969TV SeriesRob (segment "Love and the Other Love")
Journey to the Unknown1968TV SeriesWilliam Searle
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1964-1968TV SeriesCaptain Crane / Capt. Lee B. Crane / Capt. Crane / ...
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965Philip
The Farmer's Daughter1964TV SeriesRichard Barden
Another World1964TV SeriesSpencer Harrison (1991-1996, 1999)
The Saint1964TV SeriesBill Harvey
Perry Mason1962TV SeriesDamion White
Bus Stop1961TV SeriesMax Hendricks
Marines, Let's Go1961Pfc. Dave Chatfield
Hong Kong1961TV SeriesRoger Ames
Five Fingers1959-1960TV SeriesVictor Sebastian
The Lost World1960Ed Malone
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!1958Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Son of Robin Hood1958Jamie (as Al Hedison)
The Fly1958Andre Delambre (as Al Hedison)
The Enemy Below1957Lt. Ware (as Al Hedison)
Star Tonight1956TV Series
Kraft Theatre1955TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atomic Recall2007Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The British Academy Britannia Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The Green Girl2014DocumentaryHimself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Bond co-star
On the Set with John Glen2006Video documentary shortHimself
SoapTalk2004TV SeriesHimself
Inside 'Licence to Kill'2000Video documentary shortHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Palace1967TV SeriesHimself
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
You Don't Say1967TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Premium Bond with Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet2015TV Movie documentaryFelix Leiter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2009TV Series documentaryAndre Delambre
The 16th Annual Soap Opera Awards2000TV SpecialSpencer Harrison
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary

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TitleSalary
The Fly (1958)$750 /week

#Quote
1In your career, you must be so careful, otherwise you get caught in a particular image and it's hard to break.
2[on why he turned down the lead in The Brady Bunch (1969)] I turned it down because after four years of subs and monsters, who needs kids and dogs?
3Of course, there are pictures you never want to see again -- most of the films I've made like The Fly (1958), The Lost World (1960), Marines, Let's Go (1961). There's a whole slew of shit I avoid like the plague and when I know they'll be on TV I have a dinner party and invite my friends over so they can't see them.
4When I go back to theater I feel good about myself. When I do films or TV, it's to make a little bread to pay my mortgage or whatever and when I've made the money I do theater again. And when I get a part I like, a part I can work on, that satisfies me. I feed good about myself. Most of the time I don't even watch what I do on TV. I go in, get the job done, and just know it's nothing. It's a job. Sometimes, I try something different and I'll watch out of curiosity. Generally, I don't watch too much of what I do. Movies are basically the same, except it's more money spent on sets.


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