Gerald S. O'Loughlin Biography

Birthday: 1921-12-23
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Wiki Biography: Short, dark, tough-talking and rough-looking American character actor Gerald S. O'Loughlin received his start on the stage after pondering a career in law. After a stint with the US Marine Corps, he used the GI bill to train in New York at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Throughout the early 1950s he was frequently seen on TV drama and highlighted his stage career with a national tour of "A Streetcar Named Desire" as Stanley Kowalski, with the incomparable Tallulah Bankhead starring as Blanche DuBois, and as mental patient Cheswick opposite Kirk Douglas' Randle McMurphy in 1963's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" on Broadway. O'Loughlin made little impression in films at the beginning, what with an offbeat romantic lead role in the low-budget Lovers and Lollipops (1956) and a small role in the more impressive A Hatful of Rain (1957), but he later toughened things up a bit with parts in In Cold Blood (1967), Ice Station Zebra (1968) and, especially, Desperate Characters (1971). Things finally came together for him on 1970s TV when he nabbed the role of Lt. Ryker in the TV cop series "The Rookies" (1972) replacing Darren McGavin, who played the same role in the pilot. O'Loughlin was affecting in mini-movies as well, especially as the patriarch in the tearjerker Something for Joey (1977) (TV) with Geraldine Page. He played stern in other less successful TV series such as "Automan" (1983) and continued acting into the millennium, albeit less and less.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Rookies (1972) Lt. Ryker / ... 1972 - 1976
Automan Police Capt. E. G. Boyd 1983 Adventure
Our House Joe Kaplan 1986 - 1988
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Hatful of Rain 1957 Drama
Ensign Pulver 1964 Comedy, Drama
Ice Station Zebra 1968
In Cold Blood Harold Nye 1968 Crime, Drama, History
Desperate Characters 1971 Drama
The Valachi Papers 1972 Crime, Drama
Something for Joey 1977 Drama, Sport
Quicksilver 1986 Drama, Crime, Romance
The Secret Kingdom Chartwell 1998 Sport