Darren McGavin

Darren McGavin bio

Birth Name: William Lyle Richardson

Occupation: TV Actor

Place Of Birth: Spokane

Date Of Birth: May 7, 1922

Date Of Death: February 25, 2006

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Darren McGavin was born on the 7th of May, 1922. He was famous for being a TV Actor. Starred as the eponymous roles of TV’s Mike Hammer on Mickey Spillane ‘s Mike Hammer and Kolchak of Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

Darren McGavin was born in Spokane. He was placed in three different orphanages before ending up in a boy’s home on a ranch after his parents divorced. In 1960, he starred in a TV series called Riverboat.

Darren McGavin was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Darren McGavin was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

William Lyle Richardson is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Darren McGavin’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Darren McGavin’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Darren McGavin kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Darren McGavin was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Lyle Richardson
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Darren McGavin was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Darren McGavin was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Darren McGavin had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Darren McGavin’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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