Actor Michael Currie

Michael Currie (born Herman Christian Schwenk Jr.; July 24, 1928 – December 22, 2009) was an American actor who appeared in several films and on television. Born in Kingston, New York to Herman C. Schwenk and Mabel Lockwood, he began his career in 1964.

He had roles in several Clint Eastwood movies including the comedy film Any Which Way You Can (1980) and Firefox (1982). He also played Lt. Donnelly in the fourth installment of the “Dirty Harry” film series Sudden Impact (1983), and reprised his role as Capt. Donnelly in the 1988 sequel The Dead Pool.

Currie had roles in the horror films Dead & Buried (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). His other film appearances included Loving Couples (1980), Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Starflight: The Plane That Couldn’t Land (1983), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), Distant Thunder (1988), The Man Without a Face (1993) and G.I. Jane (1997).

Currie starred in the 1960s television show Dark Shadows as Sheriff Jonas Carter. He has made guest appearances on many TV shows. Other television programs on which he appeared include Lou Grant, MASH, Barney Miller, Cheers, Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order. Currie died on December 22, 2009.


Year Title Role Notes
1964 The Troublemaker Electrical Inspector
1980 Loving Couples Ken
1980 Any Which Way You Can Wyoming Officer with Clint Eastwood
1981 Dead & Buried Herman
1982 Firefox Captain Seerbacker with Clint Eastwood
1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch Rafferty
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Businessman #1
1983 Sudden Impact Lt. Donnelly with Clint Eastwood
1984 The Philadelphia Experiment Magnussen
1988 The Dead Pool Captain Donnelly with Clint Eastwood
1988 Distant Thunder Coach Swabey
1993 The Man Without a Face Mr. Cameron, General Store Owner
1997 G.I. Jane Commission Speaker

External Links

Actor Michael Currie – Wikipedia

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