Darrell Zwerling

Darrell Zwerling (September 9, 1928 – April 11, 2014) was an American character actor in film and television. His most famous role was Hollis Mulwray, the unfortunate Water Authority Commissioner (the husband of Faye Dunaway's character) in Roman Polanski's Chinatown. In 1973, he portrayed Mr. Charney, a voice-over applicant with laryngitis at WJM-TV, in the season four episode, "The Lou and Edie Story" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Darrell Zwerling
BornSeptember 9, 1928
DiedApril 11, 2014 (aged 85)
Years active19681991

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Irwin and Esther Zwerling, Jewish emigrants from Austria and Romania, respectively, and had one elder sibling, a sister, Bernice.[1] Zwerling died in Hollywood, California on April 11, 2014, aged 85, from undisclosed causes. His death was not disclosed until September 16, 2014 by The Juilliard School in New York.[2]


Darrell appeared in many movies and on television.[3][4]

Year Title Role Notes
1968 The Secret Life of an American Wife Fan Uncredited
1972 Lady Liberty Stan Uncredited
1974 Our Time Dr. Madden
1974 Chinatown Hollis Mulwray
1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Brigadier General Theodore Marley "Ham" Brooks
1975 The Ultimate Warrior Silas
1977 Capricorn One Dr. Bergen
1977 High Anxiety Dr. Eckhardt
1978 Grease Mr. Lynch
1979 The Main Event Sheldon
1979 …And Justice for All William Zinoff
1986 Texas Godfather Professor
1990 Rush Week Professor Caldwell
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Underwear Salesman
1990 Wild at Heart Singer's Manager
Year Title Role Notes
1973 Miracle on 34th Street Floorwalker Uncredited
1973 Mary Tyler Moore Mr. Charney 1 episode
1973–1975 Kojak Dr. Agajanian / Medical Examiner 5 episodes
1974 Mannix Richard 1 episode
1974 Columbo Lewis Lacey / Motel Manager 2 episodes
1974–1977 Police Woman Harry Kubelski / Wilkes 2 episodes
1975 Sanford and Son Pediatrician 1 episode
1975 Karen Brian 1 episode
1975 Judgement: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley Maj. David TV movie
1975 Joe and Sons Doctor 1 episode
1976 Alice Calvin 1 episode
1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Mr. Brister TV movie
1976 The Blue Knight Eddie Harris 1 episode
1976 McCoy Phelps 1 episode
1977 Quincy M.E. Frazier 1 episode
1977 The Red Hand Gang Jaworski 2 episodes
1977 The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened Dr. Brimson TV movie
1977 Little House on the Prairie Horace Benson 2 episodes
1977–1979 Starsky and Hutch several roles 5 episodes
1978 With This Ring Mr. Pheeb TV movie
1979 Blind Ambition Frederick LaRue TV mini-series
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Macon 1 episode
1979 A Man Called Sloane Dr. Eckhart 1 episode
1980 Barney Miller Dorsey 1 episode
1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe Lovell 1 episode
1982 Father Murphy Prosecuting Attorney 1 episode
1982 Best of the West Fredericks 1 episode
1982 Trapper John, M.D. Rozar 1 episode
1983 Sunset Limousine Janczyn TV movie
1984 Simon & Simon Akins / H.M. Hadley 2 episodes
1985 Cagney & Lacey Manager 1 episode
1986 Matlock Dr. Farnsworth - Weatherman 1 episode
1986 Hill Street Blues Teasdale 1 episode
1986 The Young and the Restless Judge Patrick Sullivan 1 episode
1987 L.A. Law Jury Foreman 1 episode
1987 Dynasty Minister 1 episode
1988 Glitz Bertoia 1 episode
1991 Murder, She Wrote Doctor 1 episode, (final appearance)


  1. Family infosite, familysearch.org; accessed September 18, 2014.
  2. Notice of death, dialmformovies.net; accessed September 17, 2014.
  3. "Darrell Zwerling". Internet Movie Database. Amazon. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. "Darrell Zwerling". AllMovie. All Media Network, LLC.

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