Redmond Gleeson

Redmond Gleeson (born Martin Gleeson; 26 January 1935)[1] is an Irish stage, film, and television actor from Dublin.

Redmond Gleeson
Martin Gleeson

(1935-01-26) 26 January 1935[1]
Dublin, Ireland
Spouse(s)Melissa Penelope Gleeson
(1963–?)[1] Mardiah Gleeson (? – present)[2]
Children9 (+1 deceased)

Life and career

Gleeson (born Martin Gleeson) won a scholarship to study theatre arts at Miami University in Ohio.[2] After graduating he lived in Aspen, Colorado where he co-founded and acted with the High Country Players.[3]

In 1968 he moved from Aspen to Los Angeles where he has appeared in many stage productions, including Look Homeward Angel, Buddy's Girl, for which he won a Drama-Logue Award, and Kevin's Bed, for which he won a Back Stage Garland Award.

In addition to his film and television work, he produced, directed and has acted for years in the adaptation of Bloomsday, he co-wrote with T.S. Kerrigan.[4] Gleeson has nine children. Another, the eldest, Raynard Martin Gleeson, predeceased his parents. When not acting, Gleeson resides in Kalimantan, Indonesia with his wife, Mardiah.[1][2]



Year Film Role Notes
2007 Sibling Rivalry Redmond Short
2006 The Tripper Dylan/Father
2003 A Foreign Affair Funeral director Released on DVD as 2 Brothers & a Bride
2002 Project Viper Local Man television film
It Could Happen Father Murphy Short
2001 Hunger Old Man
1997 St. Patrick's Day Thomas
1996 Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story Irish Man
1992 Sinatra Cop No. 1 television film
1991 Shout Minister (credited as Redmond M. Gleeson)
1990 Backstreet Dreams Dempsey
Young Guns II Murphy Man
Too Young to Die? Janitor (credited as Redmond M. Gleeson) television film
1988 Bulletproof Father Riley (credited as Redmond M. Gleeson)
1987 The Dead Nightporter
1986 Hollywood Harry Skeeter
1984 Dreamscape Snead
1983 Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land Bud television film, re-released on video as Starflight One
1982 Mae West Reverend Bragg television film
Thou Shalt Not Kill television film
1981 Sizzle Minister television film
St. Helens Hendricks
Cattle Annie and Little Britches Red Buck
1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Jackson television film
A Rumor of War Sgt. Furth television film
The Octagon Duffy
1979 Steel Harry
The Best Place to Be television film
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst Sheriff's Deputy television film
1978 True Grit Harrison television film, also called True Grit: A Further Adventure
1977 Captains Courageous Phillips television film
1976 Pipe Dreams Hollow Legs
Wanted: The Sundance Woman (credited as Redmond M. Gleeson) television film
Midway Pvt. Dombrowski – Radio Man (uncredited)
Law and Order Rev. Martin O'Malley television film
1975 Last Hours Before Morning Hopkins television film
Capone N.Y. Cop No. 2
1974 Roll, Freddy, Roll! Man television film
Trapped Beneath the Sea PO1 Stanton television film
Airport 1975 Passenger (uncredited)
Mr. and Mrs. Cop Officer Irv Pyle (credited as Redmond Gleason) television film
1971 The Ski Bum Head Dope Dealer


Year Title Role Notes
1991 My Life and Times Hawker "Millennium"
1990 L.A. Law Foreperson (credited as Redmond M. Gleeson) "Armand's Hammer"
1989 Guns of Paradise Judge Prine (credited as Redmond Glesson) "A Matter of Honor: Part 1"
1987 Santa Barbara Will Morton Episode #1.717
1985 George Burns Comedy Week Hanlon "The Dynamite Girl"
1984 Weekend TV short
1983 St. Elsewhere Mr. Landrum "Under Pressure"
St. Elsewhere Garth Landrum "Entrapment"
1982 Cagney & Lacey Sammy "High Steel"
1981 The Dukes of Hazzard Ben Wilkenson "10 Million Dollar Sheriff Part 1"
1980 Lou Grant Francie Fitzgerald "Guns"
1979 Ike: The War Years Riley TV mini-series
1978 The Paper Chase Red "Da Da"
1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers Vernon Jax TV mini-series
Columbo George Thomas "Now You See Him"
1975 Columbo Arnold "A Deadly State of Mind"
M*A*S*H Sergeant Callan "Dear Ma"
Kojak Det. Houston "How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars"
Cannon Gas Station Attendant "Coffin Corner"
1974 The Snoop Sisters O'toole "Black Day for Bluebeard"


  1. "Descendants of Benjamin Hanks, Sr." My Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  2. "Redmond Gleeson",, May 2007.
  3. "Biography for Redmond Gleeson", IMDb. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  4. "Redmond Gleeson(Actor)" Archived 24 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 10 December 2010.
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