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Troy Donahue (Merle Johnson Jr.)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Troy Donahue was a journalism student at Columbia University when he began playing in stock productions. He made his film debut in Man Afraid (1957) and in 1959 signed as a contract player with Warner Bros., which promoted him to stardom with A Summer Place (1959) that year. He was soon a teenage heartthrob, his blond hair and blue eyes appearing frequently on the covers of movie magazines. His most successful film was Parrish (1961), in which he played the title character. Read more...

Actor

Character: Frank Burnham

The Tarnished Angels 1957

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Character: Johnny Hunter

A Summer Place 1959

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Character: Jim Munroe

Palm Springs Weekend 1963

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Character: Pete Barker

Come Spy with Me 1967

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Character: Himself

Mondo Hollywood 1967

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Character: Merle Johnson

The Godfather: Part II 1974

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Character: Hatchet's Father

Cry-Baby 1990

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Character: Barry Hefna

Blood Nasty 1989

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Character: Don Michaelson

Deadly Prey 1987

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Character: Donny Vinton

Grandview, U.S.A. 1984

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Character: Sandy Winfield II

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Himself

Family Feud 1976

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Character: R.B. Keefer

The Secret Storm 1954

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Character: Himself

Everyday 1978

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Character: Himself

Laverne & Shirley 1976

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Character: William 'Willie' Hoyt

Matt Houston 1982

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