Walter Vincent McGinn Jr. (July 6, 1936 – March 31, 1977) was an American actor. He was best known for playing Louis Howe in the critically acclaimed television film Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977), for which he posthumously received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Some of his other notable film roles were in The Parallax View (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Bobby Deerfield (1977).
Walter Vincent McGinn Jr.
July 6, 1936
|Died||March 31, 1977 40) (aged|
|Education||Boston University College of Fine Arts|
(m. 1976; died 1977)
Early life and career
Born Walter Vincent McGinn Jr. in Providence, Rhode Island on July 6, 1936. He graduated with a B.A. from the Boston University College of Fine Arts. He was married to Robyn Goodman on May 2, 1976 until his death.
McGinn made his Off-Broadway debut in the 1963 production of the play The Winter's Tale at the Delacorte Theater and Broadway debut in the 1964 play The Subject Was Roses at the Helen Hayes Theater. He later appeared on both stage and screen.
|1974||The Parallax View||Jack Younger|
|1975||Farewell, My Lovely||Tommy Ray|
|Three Days of the Condor||Sam Barber|
|1977||Bobby Deerfield||The Brother|
|1969||N.Y.P.D.||Nick Gipetto||Episode: "Everybody Loved Him"|
|1974||Harry O||Eric Press||Episode: "Mortal Sin"|
|Kojak||Martin Bronson||Episode: "The Best Judge Money Can Buy"|
|1975||Lincoln||Stephen Douglas||Episode: "Prairie Lawyer"|
|Delancey Street: The Crisis Within||John McCann||Television film|
|The Night That Panicked America||Paul Stewart|
|Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case||F. Lee Bailey|
|Medical Center||Eddie Lathem||Episode: "Gift from a Killer"|
|1976||Serpico||David Doyle||Episode: "The Deadly Game"|
|Kojak||Len Gittings||Episode: "A Hair-Trigger Away"|
|Serpico||Vince Cipolla||Episode: "Trumpet of Time"|
|1977||Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years||Louis Howe||Television film|
|The Deadliest Season||Horace Meade|
|Kill Me If You Can||J. Miller Leavy|
Awards and nominations
|1972||17th Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Performance||Won|
|1977||29th Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special||Nominated|