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Haines, Larry (Actor)
(1918-2008)

Larry Haines appeared on radio's Gangbusters during the 1930s. He joined the cast of Search For Tomorrow in the 11th episode and stayed with the show until it went off the air.

Date Episode Title Plot
1974-01-08 0003 Bullet (The) An accident kills a man but he is made to return to Earth to trade places with the fated victim.
1974-01-10 0005 No Hiding Place The would-be CEO of his father-in-law's corporation is threatened with the revelation of a dark deed in his past.
1974-01-29 0024 Man Who Heard Voices (The) Can euthanasia ever be completely willed by the sufferer? A well-respected lawyer's life is disrupted by the voice of his...
1974-02-01 0027 Dead Ringer A woman accidentally comes across a dead ringer for her husband. She decides to enlist his cooperation to help dispose of...
1974-02-18 0041 Blizzard of Terror A bitter couple gets caught up in a deadly storm and seek shelter in a remote cabin. But there is someone already there. And...
1974-03-04 0050 This Will Kill You Negative reviews can get you into trouble - especially if the book under review is written by a demon-worshipper! A...
1974-03-25 0062 Diary of a Madman (The) This namesake of the famous Nikolai Gogol story deals with the confession of a magistrate to multiple arbitrary homicides.
1974-04-29 0082 All Living Things Must Die A lonely woman is left with just the houseplants for her company under the rules of her tyrannic husband. But he goes too...
1974-06-03 0100 To Kill with Confidence While traveling across the country, a couple of newlyweds are forced to stop at a nearby town due to engine trouble. The...
1974-07-08 0115 Too Many Women Can Kill You An ambitious maid blackmails her employer after witnessing him murder his wife. The man is plagued by the women in his life...
1974-09-09 0145 Double Exposure A cop dies in an accident. His wife is mistakenly taken to be someone else by two people. Her friend tries to probe the...
1974-10-23 0164 See Naples and Die A Senator finds out that his daughter is living with a known felon in Europe who is already on the watch list of his...
1974-10-29 0167 Black Room (The) A man is placed in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. He somehow makes an unlikely friend while in...
1974-12-12 0186 Is the Lady Dead? An extremely wealthy man marries a woman on the spur of a moment. His wife dies soon after the marriage, and this affects...
1975-01-24 0211 Flowers of Death (The) Dionysus, a god in Greek mythology appears in modern times and charms a young lady living in a suburb. Her husband brings...
1975-02-03 0217 Death On Skis Every year, at similar time periods and during a full moon, blonde women are brutally murdered at a famous ski resort. When...
1975-05-05 0268 Paradise of the Devil (The) A night guard is killed and his daughter promises her small inheritance to the person who finds the killer. But the...
1975-05-30 0283 Someday I'll Find You Ann Markle's husband is presumed dead in a cave-in. But just as she recovers from the trauma, she finds a recent painting by...
1975-07-28 0316 Lady Is a Jinx (The) After falling for a woman with an unusual past, a police detective learns of the strange deaths that befell her previous...
1975-10-07 0359 Who Made Me? Years into the future, every person is evaluated and given a rank in society according to their abilities and intellectual...
1975-11-03 0373 Mortgage (The) When he is featured in the local broadsheet and lauded as a good Samaritan, a sleeper agent is troubled by the thought that...
1975-11-25 0385 Lap of the Gods (The) After an accident lands a modern man in the hospital, his spirit travels back in time into the body of a sea captain in the...
1975-12-17 0397 Eleventh Hour (The) After reading an interesting personal ad in the local paper, a businessman tries to connect with the advertiser. When they...
1975-12-26 0403 License to Kill With the successful liberation of her husband from a sanitarium for the criminally insane, a wife professes her intentions...
1976-02-17 0433 Angry God (The) On a tour of Latin America, a young American woman is befriended by a jewel thief and assists him in escaping the police's...
1976-03-02 0441 Afterward When her husband suddenly goes missing, a woman soon discovers just how much appearances can be deceiving and misleading.
1976-06-14 0491 Unthinkable (The) When his wife lands a job and starts moving up the corporate ladder, an unemployed engineer's ego takes a beating. He takes...
1976-06-28 0495 Forty-Five Minutes to Murder Inconsistencies in the official statement given by a businessman regarding his wife's murder move a brilliant defense...
1976-09-27 0525 Ghostly Private Eye (The) A 19th century ghost buster meets his match in a violent and aggressive poltergeist in an American mansion.
1976-10-22 0540 Somebody Help Me! A cop who is so ugly he can't get a date kills women who turn him down.
1976-10-30 0544 Witches' Sabbath Witches celebrating their holy day, witches conspire to kill a man with murderous intentions.
1976-11-25 0554 M-U-R-D-E-R A couple spending an evening together decide to play with a Ouija board. When the planchette spells the word 'MURDER' over...
1976-12-20 0568 Date of Death A hypocondriac's fear is heightened when his doctor tells him he has an aortic aneurism. His anger rises when his doctor...
1977-01-11 0581 Passing of Black Eagle (The)
As a drunk, he is an easy going beggar, but when he is not drinking, he is the criminal known as "Black Eagle" --...
1977-02-08 0597 Aurora Group (The)
A man's problems begin after finding a quarter in his new suit dated nearly ten years into the future. After his...
1977-03-04 0611 Answer Me
Distraught over the death of his wife, a failed author leaves his life behind him and sets out to lose himself in the...
1977-03-21 0620 Eighth Deadly Sin (The)
A famous writer falls in love with a seductive actress with a penchant for walking on the wild side. When she continues...
1977-04-18 0636 House Divided (A) A son returns home four years after joining the army with a plan of revenge for the murder of his D.A. father who was killed...
1977-04-28 0642 Second Chance Lady (The) A door-to-door cosmetics sales lady unwittingly stumbles into the lair of a hold-up guy. She outwits them to stay alive.
1977-06-03 0659 Two-Dollar Murders (The) A man tries to cover up an affair and murder by killing a cop who writes him a parking ticket. The unlikliest of clues and...
1977-06-16 0666 Little Lucy's Lethal Libation Womens Lib runs amok. An advertising executive suspects that women plan to take over the world when his female boss assigns...
1977-06-27 0672 Come, Fill My Cup A train conductor recounts how a regular poker game on commuter train 4321 turned into murder by poison.
1977-07-12 0681 Colonel Chabert (The) A French colonel, thought to be dead, returns to his family and tries to recover some of his fortune from his wife who has...
1977-08-22 0698 Return to Pompeii An American widow tours Italy with her colleague. When their tour bus breaks down, they are forced to walk to Pompeii....
1977-08-24 0699 Adventures of Don Quixote (The) The adventures of the fractured fairy tale of Don Quixote and his misadventures in 15th Century Spain. They are not giants,...
1977-09-05 0704 Waiting Room (The) A cordial invitation from an elderly couple for a weekend stay at their mansion has sinister repercussions for a young...
1977-09-16 0710 Death on Project X A weapons investigator runs into trouble with a routine check at a facility as he meets an apparently deranged scientist who...
1977-09-29 0717 Solitary (The) The story of an unlikely friendship between a prisoner and the security officer. The prisoner is hated and tortured by...
1977-10-10 0722 Actress (The) The quintessential story of an actress slowly losing her own self in the life of the tragic character she is supposed to...
1977-10-25 0729 Just to Keep Busy A betrothed man strives to win the affection of his friend's secretary. When she finds out his double game, she takes the...
1977-11-11 0739 We Meet Again The murderer recently apprehended by her husband turns out to be the wife's old flame. She is convinced of the man's...
1977-11-28 0747 Man Is Missing (The) A lady pesters investigators to find her missing husband. One of them decide to help her on his own as he falls for her. But...
1978-01-17 0766 Model Murderer (A) A travelling merchant seems like the perfect criminal as he escapes suspicion from both his wife and the judiciary as he...
1978-03-03 0792 Assassin (The) In an ultimate proof of work ethics, a professional killer tries to carry out the most valuable contract job he ever...
1978-03-10 0796 Who Is George Williams? Deprived of his memory in an accident, a man stumbles into a cabin in Alaska. The residents take care of him and soon find...
1978-04-11 0814 Blackmail The daughter of a Hollywood star finds herself blackmailed with a photograph of her in the arms of an infamous gangster. She...
1978-04-20 0819 Avocado Jungle (The) An aged actress is helped by a writer to pen down her memoirs. She ends up revealing a secret that gets taped.
1978-07-24 0869 Close Shave A professional deceiver dupes a lonely rich man to marry the empress of a South American country that does not exist. His...
1978-09-25 0897 Table for Two (A) A blackguard threatens a restaurant manager to keep check on her clients so he can rob their homes while they enjoy dinner.
1978-10-02 0900 Forever Alley (The) A law-enforcement investigator tries to shame his bowling obsessed brother-in-law into paying heed to his family. But he is...
1978-10-27 0911 Sound of Terror (The) The lover of a police detective becomes involved in a terrorist kidnapping when she unwittingly answers a call in a public...
1979-01-15 0945 Long, Long Sleep (The) When his doctor informs him that he needs open heart surgery to prolong his life, a man becomes despondent. Soon after, he...
1979-02-19 0955 Shock of His Life (The) A gambling addict receives the power to predict the outcome of sporting events when he is electrocuted while fixing his...
1979-06-06 0986 Pardon (The) After accidentally causing his mother-in-law's demise, a man is incarcerated for involuntary manslaughter. His wife dreads...
1979-07-09 0995 Smile at a Homely Girl Marriage to a paranoid and possessive shrew makes life hell for a local businessman. When the woman is murdered, accounts of...
1979-10-22 1023 Sheer Terror A police officer must solve the biggest case of his life- the disappearance of his wife who was kidnapped by an obsessed fan...
1979-10-24 1024 Dangerous Memory Weighed down by the guilt of imagined misdeeds, a Vietnam veteran is urged to seek the counsel of a noted psychologist by...
1980-03-03 1064 Laundry Money When he unwittingly becomes part of a money laundering scheme, an accountant falls victim to the murderous plot of his best...
1980-03-24 1070 Blue Tiger (The) A determined D.A. hot on the pursuit of a seasoned killer responsible for the murder of a witness turns up dead. Finally...
1980-05-12 1084 Tomorrow Is Never Luck allows a worldly traveler and an old maid whose life's ambition is to travel to Europe to cross paths. He encounters...
1980-05-28 1089 Bluff (The) In a high stakes game of blind man's bluff, a retired police detective uses himself as bait to lure out the man who blinded...
1980-08-18 1110 Human Error After unintentionally causing the hospitalization of a young woman, a man experiencing a midlife crisis falls for her. His...
1980-09-15 1118 Number One A movie company is taken hostage by a Central American warlord while on location. They are faced with a moral dilemma when...
1981-01-27 1152 Small Money A pro golfer finds himself murdering his wife when she begins to start earning more money than him. His ego takes a beating...
1981-06-03 1206 Cat's Paw (The) In order to safeguard the life of a famous scientist, a secret agent is sent to the Los Alamos atomic facility to serve as a...
1981-09-11 1241 Senior Prom (The) After looking closely into the death of several women, the police discover that the common denominator that ties them...
1981-10-05 1248 Solid Gold Zarf (The) A man is devastated when his years of loyalty toward his company are rewarded with an unexplained termination. When his wife...
1981-10-19 1252 Equalizer (The) Deception and treachery abound in a third world country and a hired mercenary must deal with the nation's idiosyncrasies as...
1981-11-09 1258 Golden Time In the midst of a routine house call, a plumber is taken hostage when he stumbles upon an on-going drug deal.
1981-12-14 1268 Harry's Taxi and the 'T' Machine In order to resuscitate his failing career, a scientist invents a transmigration machine and experiments on live creatures....
1982-01-08 1274 Last Orbit (The) Plagued by visions of a woman claiming to be from another galaxy, an astronaut is more than surprised when she makes her...
1982-05-31 1335 Lady Macbeth at the Zoo After unwittingly learning about a murder plot involving a young couple and the man's uncle, Waldo is determined to put a...
1982-06-14 1338 Woman Who Wanted to Live (The) A young blonde witnesses the escape of a convicted felon from a maximum-security prison and the brutal slaying of a guard....
1982-09-02 1366 Rim of Eternity (The) In an attempt to regain his former stature in the media, a hard up reporter works to solve the murder of the town's most...
1982-10-29 1388 I Hate Harold When his boss hires a slick and overbearing sales manager, his executive assistant detests him on sight. When he discovers...

5 Responses to Haines, Larry


I love Mystery Theater and I love Larry Haines' voice. I've always loved his voice and tried to find out his name when I came across this website. He was an excellent actor and his voice could really express vulnerability which made him very likeable.

Larry was probably quite a bit before his time... I think his sensible, yet occasionally comically unsure persona is a much more common trait in today's actors. More of us can relate with the likes of him than a Bogart or Brando.. Similar actors today... Jason Bateman, or Paul Rudd..

I missed posting yesterday (Aug 3), it was Larry Haines' birthday. Starring in over 80 episodes, Haines was a true superstar of CBSRMT. Some Larry Haines trivia: He won Daytime Emmies in 1976 & 1981 for Search for Tomorrow (1951). Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1966, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Generation," and in 1969, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Promises, Promises." Former first lady Pat Nixon's favorite soap opera star. Does anyone have a favorite Haines episode?

I know many will (likely rightfully) say "The bullet", but my personal one is "Golden Time". (Which meant the hours (after regular working hours) when a plumber, which is who Mr. Haines played, can charge a higher rate.) I can think of maybe a couple other RMT actors who would have made good plumbers (Joe Julian, for example), but none who could have you feeling as sorry for him, witnessing a drug deal while merely trying to do his job, fearing/running for his life, and having a happy ending, as Haines did in "Golden Time". IMO.

My favorite Larry Haines episode is "The Black Room," but he knocked it out of the park every single time. As Susan Jacobson said, he conveyed a vulnerability that made even the most unlikeable characters fully three-dimensional. What's interesting is that I just heard a 1956 episode of "X Minus One" with Mason Adams, Larry Haines, and Dan Ocko, "Surface Tension," in which Larry Haines was just okay. Each of his CBSRMT performances was so good—and so natural—that he truly made it seem effortless. I guess I'd started to take his talent for granted a little. In 85-some-odd episodes of CBSRMT, Larry Haines was never just okay.

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