Monte Markham (born June 21, 1935) is an American actor. He has appeared in movies, tv collection and on Broadway.
Markham’s movie work contains Hour of the Gun, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Midway, Airport 77, and We Are Still Here. He has served as a advisor, director, producer, and narrator for A&E’s Classroom, The Great Ships and Air Combat collection.
One of his earliest stage experiences was on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the summertime of 1961, the place he performed Horatio in Hamlet. Markham made his Broadway debut in 1973 in Irene, for which he received the Theatre World Award. He additionally appeared on Broadway in Same Time, Next Year (1975).
Markham narrated a number of documentary collection that appeared on the History Channel within the mid to late Nineties, together with The Great Ships, Air Combat, and Combat at Sea.
Markham performed the twin roles of Luke and Ken Carpenter within the 1967–68 ABC sitcom The Second Hundred Years, and portrayed Harry Kellem within the unique Hawaii Five-O. In 1969–70, Markham starred in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, a tv collection primarily based on the 1936 film. He had the title function in The New Perry Mason (1973-74). He additionally had the function of the racing-car-driver-turned-cyborg Barney Miller within the second-season episode of The Six Million Dollar Man entitled “The Seven Million Dollar Man,” which first aired November 1, 1974. On November 9, 1975, within the third-season episode “The Bionic Criminal”, Markham reprised the function — albeit with a personality identify change to Barney Hiller. Markham additionally performed the twin roles of Vince Barrett and Rick Hatfield within the 1975 Barnaby Jones episode “Doomed Alibi”. He appeared as Blanche Devereaux’s brother Clayton Hollingsworth on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, and portrayed the criminally insane character Pike within the episode “Power Play” within the 1975 revival of The Invisible Man. From 1989 to 1992, he performed the function of Captain Don Thorpe, senior lifeguard on Baywatch.
He attended Palm Beach State College earlier than graduating from the University of Georgia with a grasp’s diploma in theater.
Markham was born in Manatee County, Florida, the son of Millie Content (née Willbur) and Jesse Edward Markham Sr., who was a service provider.