George Maharis

Born Sep 1, 1928

George Maharis is an American actor who portrayed Buz Murdock in the first three seasons of the TV series Route 66. Maharis also recorded numerous pop music albums at the height of his fame, and later starred in the short-lived TV series The Most Deadly Game.… Read More

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1928 Birth Born on September 1, 1928.


1960 31 Years Old In 1960, Maharis appeared as Buz Murdock in the popular TV series Route 66, which co-starred Martin Milner.
1962 33 Years Old He received an Emmy nomination in 1962 for his continuing performance as Buz.
1963 34 Years Old Maharis departed without completing his third season on the series, which saw him with health problems, including hepatitis. Maharis said he left Route 66 for health reasons, due to the long hours and grueling conditions he frequently experienced while shooting episodes on location. "I have to protect my future," Maharis said in a 1963 interview. "If I keep going at the present pace, I'm a fool. … Read More


1970 41 Years Old Returning to series television in 1970, Maharis starred as criminologist Jonathan Croft in The Most Deadly Game. … Read More
1973 44 Years Old He modeled for the July 1973 issue of Playgirl magazine as one of the first celebrities to do so.


1990 61 Years Old Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Maharis guest-starred in many television series, including Mission: Impossible, Fantasy Island, Kojak, McMillan & Wife, Barnaby Jones, Police Story, Switch, Cannon, Night Gallery, and The Bionic Woman, as well as Murder, She Wrote in 1990. … Read More
1993 64 Years Old In 1993, he performed in Doppelganger. … Read More
2008 79 Years Old As of 2008, Maharis was still painting, while splitting his time between New York and Beverly Hills. … Read More
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