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Larry Haines

Show Count: 198
Series Count: 12
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: August 3, 1918 , Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Died: July 17, 2008, Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Larry Haines was an American actor famous for his roles on radio and on television. He was born August 3, 1918 in Mount Vernon, New York just a hop, skip, and a jump from New York City where he would begin his career in radio.

He began his radio career in 1935 in Gangbusters. This long running show was a crime anthology that highlighted a different criminal case each week. At the end of the broadcast, a bulletin was announced for a real criminal wanted by the FBI.

Over the years he starred in many old time radio shows such as Suspense, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Crime Club, The Chase, Cloak and Dagger, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar and X Minus One. In 1945 and 1946 he played the part of Steven Drew in a transcribed sydicated crime drama series called Manhunt. Each episode was a fifteen minute complete story of which eight have survived to this day.

Throughout 1953 and 1954 he played the part of private eye Mike Hammer in That Hammer Guy a story based on the novels by Mickey Spillane. We have one episode of this though I beleive ther may be 12 extant. If you have any and would like to share them please email me ned@rusc.com.

Like many actors of his day, he made the transition to television easily. His most popular role was that of Stuart “Stu” Bergman on the popular soap opera Search for Tomorrow. For this role he also won two Daytime Emmy awards in 1976 and 1981. You can click on the link to view the last scene of the soap opera Search for Tomorrow from 1986 featuring Mary Stuart and Larry Haines.

He was also an accomplished stage actor. In 1966 he won the Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor in a Drama for the show Generation. A few years later, in 1969, he earned the Tony for Best Supporting of Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in Promises, Promises.

Later he returned to radio in CBS Radio Mystery Theater where he appeared in 82 episodes from 1974-1982. While his career spanned radio, stage productions, and television, he’s still best known for his role in the soap opera world. Soap opera fans tend to be the most loyal in the world. In fact, his biggest fan was former first lady Pat Nixon who loved his work on Search for Tomorrow.

Haines also had many guest roles on television shows throughout his career. He could be seen in small parts on The Odd Couple and Kojak. He also appeared on the soap operas Loving and Another World.

While he had a solid career on the stage and on television, Larry Haines never left his radio roots. He was a major voice actor during the Golden Age of radio and went back to this craft in the 1970s and 1980s.

Larry Haines died on July 17th, 2008 in his 90th year.

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Show Count: 9
Broadcast History: 11 January 1947 to July 1951
Cast: Frank Lovejoy, Gene Raymond, George Petrie, Larry Haines
Director: Bill Rousseau, Richard Lewis
Producer: Bernard L Schubert
CounterspyCounterspy
Show Count: 58
Broadcast History: 18 May 1942 to 31 August 1950, 13 October 1950 to 24 September 1953 and 5 October 1953 to 29 November 1957
Cast: Bryna Raeburn, Lawson Zerbe, Larry Haines, Mandel Kramer, Don McLaughlin
Director: Marx B Loeb, Bill Sweets, Robert Steen, Victor Seydel, Leonard Bass.
Producer: Phillips H. Lord
At first it was easy because of the war in Europe against the might of The Third Reich and The Pacific conflict taking place against the Japanese. The stories were based on Counter espionage which took place against both these nations.
ManhuntManhunt
Show Count: 8
Broadcast History: 1945 to 1946
Cast: Larry Haines
That Hammer GuyThat Hammer Guy
Show Count: 10
Broadcast History: January 1953 to October 1954
Cast: Larry Haines
Treasury AgentTreasury Agent
Show Count: 1
Broadcast History: April 1947 to 1948 and 1954 to 1956
Cast: Lawson Zerbe, Raymond Edward Johnson, Larry Haines, Ralph Bell
Producer: Phillips H. Lord
Broadcast: August 7, 1944
Added: Aug 07 2016
Broadcast: 29th April 1974
Added: Feb 06 2010
Broadcast: 6th April 1953
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Broadcast: 29th October 1974
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Broadcast: 29th October 1974
Added: Jun 21 2013
Broadcast: 11th April 1978
Added: Dec 05 2013
Broadcast: 18th February 1974
Added: Apr 08 2012
Broadcast: July 8, 1980
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Broadcast: May 28, 1980
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Broadcast: 7th December 1943
Added: Dec 02 2002
Broadcast: 8th January 1974
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Broadcast: June 3, 1981
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Broadcast: 27th June 1977
Added: Mar 05 2010
Broadcast: 16th March 1956
Added: Feb 01 2008
Broadcast: 14th September 1950
Starring: Larry Haines
Added: Apr 05 2005
Broadcast: 21st February 1960
Added: Feb 09 2012
Broadcast: 27th January 1957
Added: Oct 05 2008
Broadcast: 18th October 1959
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Broadcast: 24th October 1979
Added: Jan 28 2014
Broadcast: 6th April 1977
Added: Dec 13 2013
Broadcast: 20th December 1976
Added: Mar 07 2011
Broadcast: May 19th 1954
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Broadcast: 17th July 1947
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Broadcast: 26th June 1947
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Broadcast: 29th October 1961
Added: Feb 21 2013
Broadcast: 25th March 1974
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Broadcast: 1st January 1965
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Broadcast: 9th September 1974
Added: Nov 18 2012
Broadcast: 28th August 1943
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Broadcast: 6th December 1959
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Broadcast: March 21, 1977
Added: Feb 26 2015
Broadcast: 17th December 1975
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Broadcast: October 19, 1981
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Broadcast: July 16, 1965
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Broadcast: 19th April 1946
Added: Apr 19 2007
Broadcast: October 2, 1978
Added: Nov 05 2015
Broadcast: 2nd March 1965
Added: Mar 12 2011
Broadcast: 25th September 1964
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Broadcast: 27th September 1976
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Broadcast: 9th November 1981
Added: Dec 27 2012
Broadcast: September 1, 1957
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Broadcast: 19th June 1947
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Broadcast: August 18, 1980
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Broadcast: 19th March 1961
Added: Apr 05 2010
Broadcast: 8th February 1975
Added: Dec 08 2009
Broadcast: 12th December 1974
Added: Aug 10 2013
Broadcast: 16th February 1946
Added: Jan 02 2009
Broadcast: 28th July 1975
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Broadcast: May 31, 1982
Added: Oct 02 2017
Broadcast: January 8, 1982
Added: Apr 20 2017
Broadcast: 8th January 1982
Added: Jan 29 2011
Broadcast: March 3, 1980
Added: Apr 15 2016
Broadcast: 26th December 1975
Added: Dec 28 2012
Broadcast: May 22, 1947
Added: May 29 2014
Broadcast: January 15, 1979
Added: Jan 21 2016
Broadcast: 29th January 1974
Added: Jun 03 2010
Broadcast: 17th July 1960
Added: May 28 2012
Broadcast: 17th January 1978
Added: Jan 02 2012
Broadcast: 10th January 1974
Added: May 28 2010
Broadcast: September 15, 1980
Added: Aug 19 2016
Broadcast: 31st December 1961
Added: Dec 31 2011
Broadcast: 6th June 1979
Added: Oct 03 2013
Broadcast: 11th January 1977
Added: Nov 21 2013
Broadcast: 6th August 1961
Added: Aug 06 2010
Broadcast: 1st May 1951
Added: Jun 17 2011
Broadcast: 13th January 1954
Added: Jan 08 2007
Broadcast: September 2, 1982
Added: Sep 19 2016
Broadcast: October 23, 1974
Added: May 13 2013
Broadcast: September 11, 1981
Added: Feb 27 2017
Broadcast: October 22, 1979
Added: Aug 02 2016
Broadcast: January 27, 1981
Added: Oct 24 2016
Broadcast: October 5, 1981
Added: Mar 10 2017
Broadcast: September 29, 1977
Added: Jun 11 2015
Broadcast: 4th September 1947
Added: May 26 2006
Broadcast: 3rd June 1962
Added: Oct 21 2011
Broadcast: September 25, 1978
Added: Jul 05 2016
Broadcast: 4th March 1974
Added: Mar 04 2010
Broadcast: 1st April 1965
Added: Jul 26 2013
Broadcast: 3rd June 1974
Added: Aug 10 2012
Broadcast: 8th July 1974
Added: Mar 15 2013
Broadcast: 21st August 1960
Added: Aug 23 2012
Broadcast: 24th January 1960
Added: Jan 26 2012
Broadcast: 10th April 1960
Added: Feb 24 2012
Broadcast: September 5, 1977
Added: Nov 20 2014
Broadcast: 30th October 1976
Added: Oct 30 2011
Broadcast: 12th October 1956
Added: Sep 21 2008
Broadcast: 2nd April 1961
Added: Apr 05 2011
Broadcast: 17th December 1961
Added: Dec 17 2011