James MacKrell

Actor

Actor


Jim MacKrell's broadcast career has spanned decades and has included every aspect of communications, from local and network commercials to hosting specials to guest-starring in popular series and features. For the four years of its run, Jim was the star of the hit NBC game-show, Celebrity Sweepstakes (1974). He also hosted The Game Game (1969) (...
Birth date
1937-10-12
Awards
1 win.
Height
6' 3" (1.91 m)

Known For


Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Mr. Thorne (1985)
Gremlins
Gremlins
Lew Landers (WDHB-TV reporter) (1984)
The Howling
The Howling
Lew Landers (1981)
Annie Hall
Annie Hall
Lacey Party Guest (1977)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorFlight 483
Spokesman
2020
ActorLast Man Club
Eagle Pennell
2016
ActorDream Machine
Claude Davis
1991
ActorDefending Your Life
Game Show Moderator
1991
ActorGenerations
(TV Series) Steven Wain - Episode #1.11 (1989) ... Steven Wain
1989
ActorCannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Dean Stockwell
1989
ActorSmall Wonder
(TV Series) Colonel Carl Cramer - My Favorite Martian (1988) ... Colonel Carl Cramer
1988
ActorI Saw What You Did
(TV Movie) Newscaster
1988
ActorOur House
(TV Series) Philip Dutton - The Fifth Beatle (1988) ... Philip Dutton (as Jim McKrell)
1988
ActorThe Golden Girls
(TV Series) Guy Corbin - Grab That Dough (1988) ... Guy Corbin
1988
ActorDynasty
(TV Series) Deselles - The Interview (1988) ... Deselles (as James Mackrell)
1988
ActorThe Magical World of Disney
(TV Series) - The Return of the Shaggy Dog (1987) ... (as Jim McKrell)
1987
Actor21 Jump Street
(TV Series) Internal Affairs Detective - Blindsided (1987) ... Internal Affairs Detective (as Jim MacKrell)
1987
ActorIt's a Living
(TV Series) Teddy - Nancy's Sister (1986) ... Teddy (as Jim McKrell)
1986
ActorStingray
(TV Series) Reverend Dixon - That Terrible Swift Sword (1986) ... Reverend Dixon
1986
ActorThe Twilight Zone
(TV Series) Marty (segment "Take My Life...Please!") - Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... Marty (segment "Take My Life...Please!") (as Jim McKrell)
1986
ActorJust Between Friends
Bill (as Jim McKrell)
1986
ActorTeen Wolf
Mr. Thorne (as Jim MacKrell)
1985
ActorMoonlighting
(TV Series) Plastic Surgeon - Moonlighting (Pilot) (1985) ... Plastic Surgeon (as Jim MacKrell)
1985
ActorBerrenger's
(TV Series) - Of Boardrooms & Bedrooms (1985)
1985
ActorStreet Hawk
(TV Series) TV Commentator - A Second Self (1985) ... TV Commentator (as Jim McKrell)
1985
ActorA Reason to Live
(TV Movie) Josh Turner (as Jim McKrell)
1985
ActorHardcastle and McCormick
(TV Series) Chet Bickle - Whatever Happened to Guts? (1984) ... Chet Bickle (as Jim Mc Krell)
1984
ActorGremlins
Lew Landers (WDHB-TV reporter) (as Jim McKrell)
1984
ActorWhiz Kids
(TV Series) Ben - Father's Day (1984) ... Ben (as Jim McKrell)
1984
ActorRemington Steele
(TV Series) Phil Lindner - Molten Steele (1984) ... Phil Lindner (as Jim McKrell)
1984
ActorEmerald Point N.A.S.
(TV Series) Ted Maynard - The Climax (1984) ... Ted Maynard (as James McKrell)
1984
ActorBuffalo Bill
(TV Series) - Wilkinson's Sword (1983) ... (as Jim McKrell)
1983
ActorThe A-Team
(TV Series) Airline pilot Larry Hertzog - The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing (1983) ... Airline pilot Larry Hertzog (as Jim McKrell)
1983
ActorGoodnight, Beantown
(TV Series) - Custody (1983) ... (as Jim McKrell)
1983
ActorVoyagers!
(TV Series) Pilot Brooks - All Fall Down (1983) ... Pilot Brooks (as Jim McKrell)
1983
ActorTales of the Gold Monkey
(TV Series) Nick - Force of Habit (1983) ... Nick (as Jim MacKrell)
1983
ActorThe Devlin Connection
(TV Series) Jeremy Mason - The Corpse in the Corniche (1982) ... Jeremy Mason (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorHart to Hart
(TV Series) Texan - Million Dollar Harts (1982) ... Texan (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorFame
(TV Series) Julie's Father - Feelings (1982) ... Julie's Father (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorSeven Brides for Seven Brothers
(TV Series) Frank Benson - Gold Fever (1982) ... Frank Benson (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorCHiPs
(TV Series) Russell - Meet the New Guy (1982) ... Russell (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorRomance Theatre
(TV Series) Drew - Love at the Top: Part 5 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell) - Love at the Top: Part 4 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell) - Love at the Top: Part 3 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell) - Love at the Top: Part 2 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell) - Love at the Top: Part 1 (1982) ... Drew (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorFantasy Island
(TV Series) Byron - Forget Me Not/The Quiz Masters (1982) ... Byron (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorPandemonium
Mandy's Dad (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorCapitol
(TV Series) Dr. Yale Parker (1984-1985) (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorThe Greatest American Hero
(TV Series) Biff Anderson #2 - Just Another Three-Ring Circus (1982) ... Biff Anderson #2 (as Jim Mc Krell)
1982
ActorDallas
(TV Series) Henry Webster - Head of the Family (1982) ... Henry Webster (as Jim McKrell) - Denial (1982) ... Henry Webster (as Jim McKrell)
1982
ActorEight Is Enough
(TV Series) Mr. Hall - Yet Another Seven Days in February (1981) ... Mr. Hall (as Jim McKrell)
1981
ActorHarry's War
Newsman (as Jim McKrell)
1981
ActorTaxi
(TV Series) The Passenger - Zen and the Art of Cab Driving (1981) ... The Passenger (as Jim McKrell)
1981
ActorSoap
(TV Series) Anchorman - Episode #4.12 (1981) ... Anchorman (as Jim McKrell)
1981
ActorABC Afterschool Specials
(TV Series) Ted Anderson - Run, Don't Walk (1981) ... Ted Anderson (as Jim McKrell)
1981
ActorThe Love Boat
(TV Series) Charlie Wilson - Lose One, Win One/The $10,000 Lover/Mind My Wife (1981) ... Charlie Wilson (as Jim McKrell)
1981
ActorThe Howling
Lew Landers (as Jim McKrell)
1981
ActorFirst Family
Gloria's Secret Service Agent #2 (as Jim McKrell)
1980
ActorRevenge of the Stepford Wives
(TV Movie) Bruce Manson (as Jim McKrell)
1980
ActorSemi-Tough
(TV Series) Burt Danby - That Catch (1980) ... Burt Danby (as Jim McKrell) - One Bad Apple (1980) ... Burt Danby (as Jim McKrell)
1980
ActorAll God's Children
(TV Movie) (as Jim McKrell)
1980
ActorStone
(TV Series) Martin Stanbaugh - But Can She Type? (1980) ... Martin Stanbaugh (as Jim McKrell)
1980
ActorWho's on Call?
(TV Series) Dr. Leeland Forsythe - Pilot (1979) ... Dr. Leeland Forsythe (as Jim McKrell)
1979
ActorRichie Brockelman, Private Eye
(TV Series) - A Title on the Door and a Carpet on the Floor (1978) ... (as Jim McKrell)
1978
ActorChristmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.
(TV Movie) Clay (as Jim McKrell)
1977
ActorSemi-Tough
Bud McNair (as Jim McKrell)
1977
ActorThe Amazing Howard Hughes
(TV Movie) (as Jim McKrell)
1977
ActorAnnie Hall
Lacey Party Guest (as Jim McKrell)
1977
ActorDelvecchio
(TV Series) Chesley - Requiem for a Loser (1977) ... Chesley (as Jim McKrell)
1977
ActorMod Squad
(TV Series) Walter McBride - Big George (1972) ... Walter McBride (uncredited)
1972
ActorThe Man and the City
(TV Series) Newsman - The Deadly Fountain (1971) ... Newsman (as Jim McKrell)
1971
ActorThe F.B.I.
(TV Series) Agent Larry Robertson / Portland Agent / Agent Kirby - The Fatal Connection (1971) ... Agent Larry Robertson - The Condemned (1970) ... Portland Agent - Tug-of-War (1969) ... Agent Kirby (as Jim McKrell)
1969-1971
RoleTitleYear
SelfTeen Wolf: Never. Say. Die. The Story Of Teen Wolf
(Video documentary) Self
2017
SelfCouch Potatoes
(TV Series) Announcer - Designing Women vs. Filthy Rich (1989) ... Announcer (as Jim McKrell) - Bosom Buddies vs. Speed Racer (1989) ... Announcer (as Jim McKrell)
1989
SelfSweethearts
(TV Series) Self / Announcer (as Jim McKrell)
1988
SelfCollege Bowl
(TV Series) Announcer (as Jim McKrell)
1987
SelfSplit Decision
(TV Special short) Self - Host (as Jim McKrell)
1985
SelfComedy Club
(TV Special) Self - Host (as Jim McKrell)
1984
SelfQuiz Kids
(TV Series) Host (as Jim McKrell)
1978
SelfABC Afterschool Specials
(TV Series) Self - It Isn't Easy Being a Teenage Millionaire (1978) ... Self (as Jim McKrell)
1978
SelfCelebrity Sweepstakes
(TV Series) Self - Host / Self / Host - Episode dated 10 September 1977 (1977) ... Self - Host (as Jim McKrell) - Episode dated 25 February 1977 (1977) ... Self - Host (as Jim McKrell) - Episode dated 21 January 1977 (1977) ... Self - Host (as Jim McKrell) - Episode dated 1 January 1977 (1977) ... Self - Host (as Jim McKrell) - Episode dated 31 December 1976 (1976) ... Self - Host (as Jim McKrell) Show all 95 episodes
1974-1977
SelfCelebrity Bowling
(TV Series) Self - Show #135 (1976) ... Self (as Jim MacKrell) - Show #133 (1976) ... Self (as Jim MacKrell)
1976
SelfDinah!
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.181 (1976) ... Self (as Jim McKrell)
1976
SelfThe Magnificent Marble Machine
(TV Series) Self - Chuck Woolery and Jim McKrell (1975) ... Self (as Jim McKrell)
1975
SelfThree for the Money
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 3 November 1975 (1975) ... Self (as Jim McKrell)
1975
SelfMitzi & 100 Guys
(TV Special) Self (as Jim McKrell)
1975
SelfThe Hollywood Squares (Daytime)
(TV Series) Self - Panelist - Episode dated 13 January 1975 (1975) ... Self - Panelist (as Jim McKrell)
1975
SelfThe Honeymoon Game
(TV Special) Self - Host (as Jim McKrell)
1971
SelfThe Game Game
(TV Series) Self - Host - Episode #1.44 (1970) ... Self - Host (as Jim MacKrell) - Episode #1.43 (1970) ... Self - Host (as Jim MacKrell) - Episode #1.42 (1970) ... Self - Host (as Jim MacKrell) - Episode #1.41 (1970) ... Self - Host (as Jim MacKrell) - Episode #1.40 (1970) ... Self - Host (as Jim MacKrell) Show all 44 episodes
1969-1970
RoleTitleYear
Archive footage13 Nights of Elvira
(TV Series) Dean Stockwell - Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (2014) ... Dean Stockwell (as Jim McKrell)
2014
Archive footageMoonlighting
(TV Series) Plastic Surgeon - The Straight Poop (1987) ... Plastic Surgeon (uncredited)
1987
Archive footageImps*
Voice Over Announcer (as Jim MacKrell)
1983