True/False: Are these real facts about Darren McGavin?

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Darren McGavin was born in 1922, and not too long after, he began a decades-long career. One of his best known roles was in Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

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Kolchak is known for getting to the bottom of any problem with his investigative skills and will help you, but you have to pass this quiz about his life and career first.

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  1. McGavin's real name is William Richardson.
  2. In Kolchak, he played a sports journalist.
  3. McGavin only appeared in 15 episodes of Kolchak.
  4. His first name in the Kolchak series was Carl.
  5. He directed a few movies.
  6. The actor's career started in 1960s.
  7. McGavin appeared on two episodes of The Love Boat.
  8. He moved to Hollywood at 16 to start his acting journey.
  9. He and Burt Reynolds starred in a Western series called Riverboat.
  10. He appeared on three episodes of Gunsmoke.

True/False: Are these real facts about Darren McGavin?

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65 Comments

DethBiz 12 months ago
7 out of 10. With that score I deserve a visit from Pere Malfait.
JERRY6 12 months ago
8 out of 10 not bad , beat Uptight again
CheshireKhat 12 months ago
I loved this show. And after a while I loved it because it was bad enough to be good. Lol. Now it's nostalgic, so I still enjoy it. Ah, the 3 phases of Kolchak.
Karellen 12 months ago
Do anyone remember a 2 part Wonderful World of Disney show where Darren McGavin played a Civil War spy? I saw it when I was kid; it was the first time I noticed him. But I can't remember the name of the show.
CheshireKhat Karellen 12 months ago
I think that was High Flyer Spy. Or High Flying Spy.
Coldnorth 12 months ago
8/10 mostly guesses but I’m happy with the score
Bapa1 12 months ago
8/10, did a movie with Jerry Lewis
daDoctah Bapa1 12 months ago
Yep. In "The Delicate Delinquent", McGavin is the cop who thinks he can keep Lewis's character from going down the wrong path. The role was originally supposed to be played by Dean Martin, but Martin & Lewis broke up before production started on the movie.
jd4862 12 months ago
8/10 All guesses. I've only watched a few episodes of Kolchak, and I didn't think it was all that good. Might have liked it as a kid, but since I was eight in 74 I'm sure I wasn't allowed to watch it even if I knew about it back then.
KingDinosaur 12 months ago
9 / 10 missing #5. I couldn't recall his name on any director credits. His first (and only) film as a director was "Happy Mother's Day, Love George" in 1973 just prior to starting his acting run as Carl Kolchak. [He directed a handful of random TV western series episodes and a documentary, too]
Steve67 12 months ago
8/10 A good day for guessing
harlow1313 12 months ago
Well, it would be quite cool were Svengoolie would show the original "Night Stalker" film. After the original television showing, next day it was the talk at school.
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Pacificsun KingDinosaur 12 months ago
Wow! You're not kidding. That's a two hour movie you got access to uploading to YT. No easy feat, more power to your resources! The Kolchak fandom is very intense!
harlow1313 LoveMETV22 12 months ago
I proudly belong to the grammarians. Long live Wiseguy!

Why take corrections personally? I may learn something. English is hard.
LoveMETV22 harlow1313 12 months ago
I proudly belong to the grammarians. Long live Wiseguy!
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Nothing wrong there. It's the style in which the corrections are delivered. I wouldn't group you in with some. Your comments are kind and fun.
Bapa1 harlow1313 12 months ago
I remember that, all the kids were talking about it. Good TV movie. The show, not so much. But he was great in the show, it was the scripts that killed it.
Peter_Falk_Fan 12 months ago
8/10 Guessed on the last four, missing #8 and #9.
Andybandit 12 months ago
I got 4/10. I got #1, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9. I didn't know any about Darren McGavin obviously.
BLACKLOVESTICK 12 months ago
HELLO TO ALL MY STRANGERS AND TO THOSE I HOPE WE MAKE FAST FRIENDS TOGETHER WE CAN SURVIVE ANY THING WE ARE NEVER ALONE I LOVE YOU ALL LETS WORK TOGETHER AND CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL WE ALL CAN SHARE PIECE OF EACH OF US SO WE CAN ALL SHINE TOGETHER
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