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Occupation
  
Actor

Years active
  
1950–1982


Name
  
James Broderick

Role
  
Actor

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Full Name
  
James Joseph Broderick III

Born
  
March 7, 1927 (
1927-03-07
)

Died
  
November 1, 1982, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Spouse
  
Patricia Broderick (m. ?–1982)

Children
  
Matthew Broderick, Martha Broderick, Janet Broderick Kraft

Parents
  
Mary Elizabeth Broderick, James Joseph Broderick, Jr.

Movies and TV shows
  
Dog Day Afternoon, Family, Alice's Restaurant, The Taking of Pelham One Two, The Group

Similar People
  
Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Broderick, Marion Loretta Elwell Br, Tabitha Hodge Broderick

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James Joseph Broderick III (March 7, 1927 – November 1, 1982) was an American actor. He is known for his role as Doug Lawrence in the television series Family, which ran from 1976 to 1980.

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Life and career

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Broderick was born in Charlestown, New Hampshire, the son of Mary Elizabeth (née Martindale) (1896-1986) and James Joseph Broderick II (or Jr.) (1895-1959). He was raised Catholic. His father, a highly decorated World War I combat medic, was of Irish descent, and his mother was of English and Irish ancestry.

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Broderick attended Manchester Central High School and then took pre-medical courses at the University of New Hampshire for two years. He joined the Navy in 1945, becoming a pharmacist mate.

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In 1947, after having served in the armed forces in World War II, Broderick, a junior pre-med student, auditioned for a part in the University of New Hampshire production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man. Faculty advisor to the student drama club, Mask and Dagger, (and director) J. "Joe" Donald Batcheller was impressed and gave him the role of Bluntchili, an anti-romantic Swiss soldier. Batcheller said, "You could tell from the beginning that he was an exceptional individual. He displayed an unusual ability to get along with people. He was kind, sensitive, imaginative, and had a good sense of humor. He also had an Irish mug if I ever saw one."

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Although Batcheller did not often encourage the students to pursue acting as a career, he was so sure of Broderick's talent that he suggested a trip to New York to meet Batcheller's friend Arthur Kennedy, who was well known in the acting field. Broderick took his advice and Kennedy subsequently directed him to the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he gained the necessary experience and training for a successful acting career in both movies and TV.

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Broderick's Broadway credits include The Time of Your Life (1969) and Johnny No-Trump (1967).

Broderick co-starred in the CBS television series Brenner, portraying Officer Ernie Brenner. He played the father on the television show Family from 1976 to 1980,:324 receiving an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1978. Other notable television appearances included the Twilight Zone episode "On Thursday We Leave for Home" and the public television productions of Jean Shepherd's The Phantom of the Open Hearth and The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters, where he played Ralph Parker's father, "the Old Man," later reprised by Darren McGavin in A Christmas Story.

His notable film roles include Ray Brock, the complex father figure of a New England commune in Alice's Restaurant (1969), the subway motorman in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), FBI agent Sheldon in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), and Joe in the Paul Newman directed version of The Shadow Box (1980).

Personal life

Broderick died of cancer on November 1, 1982. He was married until his death to playwright and painter Patricia Broderick. The couple had one son, Matthew Broderick who named his first child after his father. As an adult, Matthew became a major movie star. They also had two daughters, Martha and Janet.

Filmography

Actor
1982
American Playhouse (TV Series) as
Luke Rankovich / Dad
- Keeping On (1983) - Luke Rankovich
- The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters (1982) - Dad
1982
Dreams Don't Die (TV Movie) as
Gavin
1981
Fantasy Island (TV Series) as
Dr. Lucas Bergmann
- The Proxy Billionaire/The Experiment (1981) - Dr. Lucas Bergmann
1980
The Shadow Box (TV Movie) as
Joe
1976
Family (TV Series) as
Doug Lawrence
- Letting Go (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- Smarts (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- Just Like Old Times (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- The Ties That Bind (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- Such a Fine Line (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- Daylight Serenade (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- Play on Love (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- Whispers (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- Hard Times (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- When the Bough Breaks (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- Jack of Hearts (1980) - Doug Lawrence
- 'Tis the Season (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Thanksgiving (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- From Russia with Love (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Going Straight (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Prelude (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- An Apple for the Teacher (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Diversions (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Ballerina (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- The Competition (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- The Athlete (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Disco Queen (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Sleeping Over (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Malicious Mischief (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Moment of Truth (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Exits and Entrances (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- The Friend's Affair (1979) - Doug Lawrence
- Gifts (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Expectations (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Generations (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Just Friends (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Magic (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Changes (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- All for Love (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Starting Over (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Counterpoint (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Sleeping Gypsy (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Fear of Shadows (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- A Friend of the Family's (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- The Covenant (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Crossing Over (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- And Baby Makes Three (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Lifeline (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- See Saw (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Echoes of Love (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- Princess in the Tower (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- More Than Friends (1978) - Doug Lawrence
- A Child Is Given (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Labors of Love (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- A Tale Out of Season (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Childhood's End (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- The Little Brother (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- We Love You, Miss Jessup (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Annie Laurie (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Change of Heart (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- The First Time (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Acts of Love: Part 2 (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Acts of Love: Part 1 (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- An Endangered Species (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- -More Things in Heaven and Earth (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Coming and Goings (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Taking Chances: Part 2 (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Taking Chances: Part 1 (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Best Friends (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- A Safe House (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Someone's Watching (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall- (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Return Engagement (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Lovers and Strangers (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- An Eye to the Future (1977) - Doug Lawrence
- Rites of Friendship (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- On the First Day of Christmas (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Skeleton in the Closet (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- The Cradle Will Fall (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Jury Duty: Part 2 (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Jury Duty: Part 1 (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Coming of Age (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Home Movie (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Such Sweet Sorrow (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Coming Apart (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Point of Departure (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Thursday's Child (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- A Right and Proper Goodbye (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- A Special Kind of Loving (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Monday Is Forever (1976) - Doug Lawrence
- Pilot: The Best Years (1976) - Doug Lawrence
1980
The Love Boat (TV Series) as
Neal Rich
- The Remake/The Perfect Match/The Captain's Ne'er Do Well Brother (1980) - Neal Rich
1979
Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini Series) as
Dr. Lewis
- Part VII (1960-1967) (1979) - Dr. Lewis
1976
The Phantom of the Open Hearth (TV Movie) as
Mr. Parker - Father
1976
Visions (TV Series) as
Father
- The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976) - Father
1976
The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini Series) as
W. H. Holcomb
- Chapter XIII: Charles Francis Adams II, Industrialist (1976) - W. H. Holcomb
1975
Dog Day Afternoon as
Sheldon
1975
Great Performances (TV Series) as
Captain Scott
- Beyond the Horizon (1975) - Captain Scott
1974
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three as
Denny Doyle
1974
Nicky's World (TV Movie) as
Russell
1973
The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- The Murderers (1973)
1972
If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band (TV Movie) as
Trick
1971
The Todd Killings as
Sam Goodwin
1971
Longstreet (TV Series) as
Lieutenant Hank Broidy
- A World of Perfect Complicity (1971) - Lieutenant Hank Broidy
1970
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) as
Dr. Henry Pruitt
- First: No Harm to the Patient (1970) - Dr. Henry Pruitt
1970
NET Playhouse (TV Series) as
Sussex
- The Ceremony of Innocence (1970) - Sussex
1970
The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series) as
Father Carl Hayes
- A Thing Not of God (1970) - Father Carl Hayes
1969
Alice's Restaurant as
Ray
1969
The Tree as
Det. McCarthy
1969
Judd for the Defense (TV Series) as
Howard Dawes
- Runaway (1969) - Howard Dawes
1967
N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) as
Bert Gaffer
- Shakedown (1967) - Bert Gaffer
1967
The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) as
Cal Richards
- Atta Girl, Kelly!: K for Kelly (1967) - Cal Richards
1967
ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) as
Hal Crady
- The Trap of Solid Gold (1967) - Hal Crady
1967
The Fugitive (TV Series) as
Sheriff Owen Troop
- Run the Man Down (1967) - Sheriff Owen Troop
1966
12 O'Clock High (TV Series) as
Col. Ray Hollenbeck
- Burden of Guilt (1966) - Col. Ray Hollenbeck
1966
The F.B.I. (TV Series) as
Frank Porter
- Anatomy of a Prison Break (1966) - Frank Porter
1966
The Group as
Dr. Ridgeley
1965
For the People (TV Series) as
Miller
- The Killing of One Human Being (1965) - Miller
1964
Look Up and Live (TV Series documentary) as
Worthy
- A Lifetime of Service (1964) - Worthy
1963
Gunsmoke (TV Series) as
Wes / Pete
- Doctor's Wife (1964) - Wes
- My Sister's Keeper (1963) - Pete
1959
Brenner (TV Series) as
Ernie Brenner / Officer Ernie Brenner / Ernie
- The Plain Truth (1964) - Ernie Brenner
- Unwritten Law (1964) - Officer Ernie Brenner
- Crisis (1964) - Officer Ernie Brenner
- Point of Law (1964) - Ernie Brenner
- Departmental Trial (1964) - Ernie Brenner
- The Vigilantes (1964) - Ernie Brenner
- Laney's Boy (1964) - Ernie Brenner
- Good Friend (1961) - Ernie Brenner
- The Thin Line (1961) - Ernie Brenner
- Monopoly on Fear (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- Crime Wave (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- Thin Ice (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- Man in the Middle (1959) - Ernie
- Small Take (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- The Bluff (1959) - Ernie Brenner (credit only)
- I, Executioner (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- Word of Honor (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- Loan Shark (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- Blind Spot (1959) - Officer Ernie Brenner
- Family Man (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- Record of Arrest (1959) - Ernie Brenner
- False Witness (1959) - Ernie Brenner
1963
The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) as
Dr. Stanley Cooper / Dr. Tom Milford
- The Love of a Smart Operator (1964) - Dr. Stanley Cooper
- Party Girl (1963) - Dr. Tom Milford
1964
Suspense (TV Series) as
Sam
- I, Dan Krolik (1964) - Sam
1964
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (TV Movie) as
Joshua Speed
1957
Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) as
John Anglin / Dr. John Cooney
- Secret Document X256 (1963)
- Escape to Nowhere (1962) - John Anglin
- Escape to Nowhere (1962)
- The Mummy Complex (1958) - Dr. John Cooney
- Three Cents Worth of Fear (1957)
1963
The Twilight Zone (TV Series) as
Al
- On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963) - Al
1962
The Defenders (TV Series) as
George Schreiber / Chuck Agostini
- Blood County (1962) - George Schreiber
- Storm at Birch Glen (1962) - Chuck Agostini
1957
The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) as
Eddie / Bill Carlisle / John
- Two Black Kings (1962) - Eddie
- Delayed Honeymoon (1961) - Bill Carlisle
- The Hill Wife (1957) - John
1961
Great Ghost Tales (TV Series)
- August Heat (1961)
1960
Play of the Week (TV Series) as
Willie Oban
- The Iceman Cometh: Part 2 (1960) - Willie Oban
- The Iceman Cometh: Part 1 (1960) - Willie Oban
1960
The Iceman Cometh (TV Movie) as
Willie Oban
1960
Girl of the Night as
Dan Bolton
1960
John Brown's Raid (TV Movie) as
Watson Brown
1953
The Big Story (TV Series) as
Don Kellerman / Dick
- The Angry City (1959) - Dick
- Crime School (1957) - Don Kellerman
- Gene McLain, Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona (1955)
- Crime School: Don Kellerman of the Garden City Newsday (1953) - Don Kellerman
1953
Studio One (TV Series) as
John Alexander / Robert / Shumaker
- No Deadly Medicine: Part 2 (1957) - John Alexander
- No Deadly Medicine: Part 1 (1957) - John Alexander
- A Member of the Family (1957) - Robert
- Dry Run (1953) - Shumaker
1955
Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- No Warning (1957)
- Meet a Body (1955)
- Gramercy Ghost (1955)
1956
As the World Turns (TV Series) as
Jim Norman (1962)
1956
The Edge of Night (TV Series) as
District Attorney Nick Bryce (1964)
1955
Star Tonight (TV Series)
- The Critic (1955)
1955
Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Coquette (1955)
1953
You Are There (TV Series) as
Soldier 2 / Fillipo
- D-Day (June 6, 1944) (1955) - Soldier 2
- The Oklahoma Land Rush (April 22, 1889) (1954)
- The Ordeal of Galileo (1953) - Fillipo
1954
The Stranger (TV Series)
- Corpus Delicti (1954)
1953
The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) as
Horace / Danny Keel
- Time of Delivery (1954)
- The Dancers (1954) - Horace
- 0 for 37 (1953) - Danny Keel
1954
The Secret Storm (TV Series) as
Joe Sullivan #1 (1960)
1954
Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
- The Case of the Tailor-Made Money (1954)
1954
Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
- The Magic Touch (1954)
1953
Mister Peepers (TV Series) as
Merv
- Cousin Luther (1953) - Merv
1953
The Doctor (TV Series)
- Desk Job (1953)
1953
Danger (TV Series)
- Last Stop Before Albany (1953)
1952
Omnibus (TV Series)(segment "Lincoln Part III: Growing Up")
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 3 (1952) - (segment "Lincoln Part III: Growing Up")
1952
Ten Thousand Words (TV Movie)
1952
Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Old Beginning (1952)
1952
Celanese Theatre (TV Series) as
Dean
- Yellow Jack (1952) - Dean
1951
Suspense (TV Series)
- The Fool's Heart (1951)
1950
Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- Molly Morgan (1950)
Director
1979
Family (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Letting Go (1980)
- Such a Fine Line (1980)
- Going Straight (1979)
- Diversions (1979)
Soundtrack
1969
Alice's Restaurant (performer: "Boiling Cabbage Down" - uncredited)
Self
1979
All-Star Family Feud Special (TV Series) as
Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Special #3: Love Boat vs. Eight Is Enough; Family vs. What's Happening (1979) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
1977
The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode #17.51 (1977) - Self - Actor
- Episode #16.184 (1977) - Self - Actor
1976
Good Morning America (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 14 October 1976 (1976) - Self
1972
The Lee Phillip Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 28 March 1972 (1972) - Self
1972
The Sig Sakowicz Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 16 March 1972 (1972) - Self
1954
Look Up and Live (TV Series documentary)
- Diary of a Teenager: Part 8

References

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