Murray Hamilton

Biography: Murray Hamilton first stepped on a Broadway stage in 1945; among his subsequent theatrical credits was the original production of Mister Roberts and his Tony-winning stint in 1964's Absence of a Cello. Hamilton's film career began with a minor role in Bright Victory (1951). He often played abrasive, cynical characters, such as the "feller sufferin' from R.O.T.C" in 1958's No Time for Sergeants, but he occasionally essayed good-guy roles, notably as James Stewart's foredoomed partner in The FBI Story (1959). Murray Hamilton is best known to many moviegoers for his role as the bombastic mayor in 1975's Jaws, a role which he won, according to the film's scenarist Carl Gottlieb, thanks to his acute ability "to portray weakness disguised as strength."

Murray Hamilton's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 95 Anatomy of a Murder
Lowest Metascore: 28 The Amityville Horror
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
54 Brubaker Jun 20, 1980 John Deach 7.3
34 1941 Dec 14, 1979 Claude Crumn 5.8
28 The Amityville Horror Jul 27, 1979 Father Ryan / Father Ryan tbd
51 Jaws 2 Jun 16, 1978 Mayor Vaughn 6.6
48 The Drowning Pool Jul 18, 1975 J.J. Kilbourne tbd
87 Jaws Jun 20, 1975 Mayor Larry Vaughn / Vaughn 8.7
61 The Way We Were Oct 19, 1973 Brooks Carpenter tbd
83 The Graduate Dec 21, 1967 Mr. Robinson / Mr. Robinson tbd
71 Seconds Oct 5, 1966 Charlie Evans tbd
90 The Hustler Sep 25, 1961 Findley / Findley tbd
95 Anatomy of a Murder Jul 1, 1959 Alphonse Paquette 8.4