Television

Television – Series Regular

Television – Guest Roles

  • N.E.T. Playhouse … “Ofoeti” (12-16-1966)
  • The Mod Squad … “We Spy” … Faraday/Nelson Endicott (3-16-1971)
  • McMillan and Wife (pilot) … “Once Upon a Dead Man”… Andre Stryker (9-17-1971)
  • Night Gallery … “Camera Obscura” … William Sharsted (12-28-1971)
  • N.E.T. Playhouse … “Portrait of the Hero as a Young Man” … George Washington (4-13-1972)
  • Love, American Style … “Love and the Spaced-Out Chick” … George (1-19-1973)
  • Conflict … “Incident at Vichy” … Monceau (12-6-1973)
  • Theatre in America … King Lear … Edgar (2-20-1974)
  • Ben Franklin in Paris … “The Ambassador” … King Louis XVI (11-12-1974)
  • Harry O … “Anatomy of a Frame” … Rabbit (9-11-1975)
  • The Jeffersons … “Harry and Daphne” … Inspector Keller (10-4–1975)
  • Ellery Queen … “Adventure of Colonel Niven’s Memoirs” … Marcel Fourchet (10-23-1975)
  • Bob Newhart Show … “Shrinks Across the Sea” … Dr. Alan Durocher (10-25-1975)
  • Saturday Night Live … (filmed skit) … Roberts (11-8-1975)
  • Rookies … “Voice of Thunder” … Ron Kelly (12-9-1975)
  • Panache … (Series pilot, movie of the week) … Panache (5-15-1976)
  • Delvecchio … “The Avenger” … Harry Wilson (9-26-1976)
  • Black Sheep Squadron (aka Baa Baa Black Sheep) … “Small War” … Lt. Matthew Hooper (9-28-1976)
  • Rhoda … “Two Little Words: Marriage Counselor” … Dr. John Fox (11-1976)
  • Charlie’s Angels … “The Séance” … Terrence (12-15-1976)
  • Rhoda … “The Ultimatum” … Dr. John Fox (1-30-1977)
  • Bionic Woman … “The DeJon Caper” … Pierre Lambert (3-16-1977)
  • The TV TV Show … (Series pilot) … News Editor (4-30-1977)
  • Rosetti and Ryan … “Is There a Lawyer in the House?” … Jonathan (10-20-1977)
  • Man from Atlantis … “Crystal Water, Sudden Death” … Havergal (11-22-1977)
  • Richie Brockelman, Private Eye … “A Title on the Door and a Carpet on the Floor” … Shefland (3-31-1978)
  • Starsky and Hutch … “Dandruff” … The Baron (11-14-1978)
  • Rockford Files … “With the French Hell Back…” … Masters (1-3-1979)
  • New Adventures of Wonder Woman … “Spaced Out” … Kimball (1-26-1979)
  • Mrs. Columbo … “Word Games” … Monsieur Gerard (2-26-1979)
  • Family … “Ballerina” … Alvin Mercer (3-15-1979)
  • Once Upon a Midnight Scary … “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” … Ichabod Crane (10-21-1979)
  • Hart to Hart … “Max in Love” … Donald Springfield (11-13-1979)
  • Charlie’s Angels … “Angels on Skates” … Freddy Fortune (11-21-1979)
  • Kate Loves a Mystery … “Feelings Can be Murder” … Dr. Bradlee (12-6-1979)
  • Beyond Westworld … “Sound of Terror” … Power (3-18-1980)
  • Ten Speed and Brown Shoe … (untitled) … Marty Boxx (6-13-1980)
  • Single Live … (Pilot) … Young surgeon (8-12-1980)
  • The Righteous Apples … (Episode 6) … Dr. Danvers (8-28-1980)
  • Scalpels … (Series pilot) … Dr. Carl Jerrett (10-26-1980)
  • Faerie Tale Theatre … “The Tale of the Frog Prince” … The King (9-11-1982)
  • Faerie Tale Theatre … “Sleeping Beauty” … The King (7-7-1983)
  • The Booth … “Death at Dinner” (10-9-1985)
  • Black’s Magic … “Wax Poetic” … Pym (5-7-1986)
  • L.A. Law … “The Son Also Rises” … Kevin Richardson (11-10-1986)
  • Murder, She Wrote … “Murder in a Minor Key” … Harry Papasian (2-8-1987)
  • Murder, She Wrote … “Mourning Among the Wisterias” … Captain Walker Thorn (2-14-1988)
  • Doogie Howser, M.D. …”Doogie’s Wager” … Albert Einstein (4-3-1991)
  • Lucky Luke … “Caffé Ole” … Edgar Rockbottom/Mendez (4-10-1992)
  • Eerie, Indiana … “Zombies in PJs” … The Donald (4-22-1992)
  • Matlock … “The Assassination” … Leo Brodsky (5-8-1992)
  • Matlock … “The Play” … Doug Michaels (10-23-1993)
  • The Burning Zone … “St. Michael’s Nightmare” … Dr. Dicketts (9-17-1996)
  • Storytime … “Cuddley Duddley … (reader) 1996
  • Tracy Takes On… … “Culture” … William Catesby-Jones (3-1-1998)
  • Poltergeist: The Legacy … “Irish Jug” … Milo Javitz (4-17-1998)
  • Outer Limits … “The Promised Land” … Dlavan (10-19-1998)
  • Poltergeist: The Legacy … “Wishful Thinking” … Milo Javitz (6-18-1999)
  • Chicago Hope … “Oh What a Piece of Work is Man” … Dr. Walter Kerry (10-7-1999)
  • Stargate: SG1 … “The Other Side” … Alar (7-7-2000)
  • The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne … “The Cardinal’s Design” and “The Cardinal’s Revenge” … Cavois (7-9-2000 and 7-16-2000)
  • The Practice … “We Hold These Truths…” … Judge. F. Mantz (11-5-2000)
  • Frasier … “Frasier’s Edge” … Dr. William Tewksbury (1-9-2001)
  • Nash Bridges … “The Partner” … Constable Hagen Bridges (3-9-2001)
  • Frasier … “The Wizard and Roz” … Dr. William Tewksbury (5-8-2001)
  • Judging Amy … “Look Closer” … Judge Jackson Keeler (10-23-2001)
  • Judging Amy … “Beating the Bounds” … Judge Jackson Keeler (12-11-2001)
  • Judging Amy … “Crime and Puzzlement” … Judge Jackson Keeler (12-18-2001)
  • Judging Amy … “Who Shot Dick” … Judge Jackson Keeler (1-8-2002)
  • The Practice … “Pro Se” … Judge. F. Mantz (2-10-2002)
  • Enterprise … “Oasis” … Ezral (4-2002)
  • Boston Legal … “Head Cases” … Paul Lewiston (10-2-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “Still Crazy After All These Years” … Paul Lewiston (10-10-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “Catch & Release” … Paul Lewiston (10-17-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “Change of Course” … Paul Lewiston (10-24-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “An Eye for an Eye” … Paul Lewiston (10-31-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “Truth Be Told” … Paul Lewiston (11-7-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “Questionable Characters” … Paul Lewiston (11-21-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “Loose Lips” … Paul Lewiston (11-28-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “A Greater Good” … Paul Lewiston (12-12-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “Hired Guns” … Paul Lewiston (12-19-2004)
  • Boston Legal … “Schmidt Happens” … Paul Lewiston (1-9-2005)
  • Boston Legal … “From Whence We Came” … Paul Lewiston (1-16-2005)
  • Boston Legal … “Oral Contracts” … Paul Lewiston (12-4-2007)
  • Saving Grace … “Tacos, Tulips, Ducks and Spices” … Father Patrick Murphy (12-18-2007)
  • Saving Grace … “Have a Seat, Earl” … Father Patrick Murphy (7-14-2008)
  • Boston Legal … “Mad Cows” … Paul Lewiston (11-3-2008)
  • Boston Legal … “Made in China” … Paul Lewiston (12-8-2008)
  • Boston Legal … “Last Call” … Paul Lewiston (12-8-2008)
  • Warehouse 13 … “13.1” … Hugo Miller (8-3-2010)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia … “The Gang Gets a New Member” … Dr. Larry Meyers (11-4-2010)
  • Warehouse 13 … “Love Sick” … Hugo Miller (7-25-2011)
  • Bored to Death … “Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold” … Henry Stevenson (11-14-2011)
  • Criminal Minds … “Self-Fulfilling Prophecy” … Col. Ron Massey (12-7-2011)
  • Grey’s Anatomy … “Support System” … Neil Sheridan (4-12-2012)
  • Warehouse 13 … “There’s Always a Downside” … Hugo Miller (8-13-2012)
  • NCIS … “Phoenix” … Dr. Felix Blackwell (10-9-2012)
  • 1600 Penn … “Meet the Parent” … Winslow Hannum (1-24-2013)
  • The Good Wife … “Invitation to an Inquest” … Wesley Claypool (3-17-2013)
  • 1600 Penn … “Marry Me, Baby” … Winslow Hannum (3-28-2013)
  • Warehouse 13 … “Endless Terror” … Hugo Miller (4-14-2014)
  • Masters of Sex … “Dirty Jobs” … Dr. George Papanikolaou (8-3-2014)
  • The Librarians … “And the Fables of Doom” (1-4-2015)
  • Madame Secretary … “Left of the Boom” … Walter Nowak (2-14-2016)
  • Madame Secretary … “Render Safe” … Walter Nowak (5-1-2016)
  • Madame Secretary … “Breakout Capacity” … Walter Nowak (11-27-2016)
  • Madame Secretary … “Snap Back” … Walter Nowak (12-11-2016)

Web Series (webisodes)

Telefilms, Miniseries, and Specials

  • The Birdmen aka Escape of the Birdmen… Halden Brevik/Olav Volda (9-18-1971)
  • Shirts/Skins … Sidney Krebs (10-9-1973)
  • The Rhineman Exchange … Dr. Eugene Lyons (3-24-1977)
  • Dark Secret of Harvest Home … Jack Stump (1-23-1978)
  • Stockard Channing in Just Friends … Lost Weekend … Roger (4-8-1979)
  • Wild Wild West Revisited … Captain Sir David Edney (5-9-1979)
  • More Wild Wild West … Colonel Sir David Edney (10-7-1980)
  • The Kid from Nowhere … Howard (1-4-1982)
  • A Smoky Mountain Christmas … Ned (12-14-1986)
  • The Christmas Star … Sumner (12-14-1986)
  • Longarm aka Showdown in Silver City … Governor Lew Wallace (3-6-1988)
  • Gore Vidal’s Billy the Kid … Drunk (5-10-1989)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court … Merlin (12-18-1989)
  • Absolute Strangers … District Attorney Quinn (4-14-1991)
  • Ashenden … “Mr. Harrington’s Washing” … John Quincy Harrington (12-1-1991)
  • Wild Card … Jake Spence (1992)
  • Sidney Sheldon’s The Sands of Time … (1992)
  • Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life aka Lone Justice … Marquis (4-14-1992)
  • The Lost Language of Cranes … Geoffrey Lane (10-9-1992)
  • American Masters “Edgar Allan Poe, Terror of the Soul” (“The Cask of Amontillado” … Fortunado) (3-22-1995)
  • Russia’s Last Czar … Nicholas II (voice) (1994)
  • The Great War (aka The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century) … “Explosion”, “Stalemate”, “Total War” … Jean Javrès, Kemal Atatürk (voice) (1996)
  • Sally Hemings: An American Scandal … James Thompson Callender (2-13-2000 and 2-16-2000)
  • Geppetto … Professor Buonragazzo (5-7-2000)
  • Dean Koontz’s Black River … Pericles (voice) (7-6-2001)
  • American Experience … “The Duel” … Alexander Hamilton (voice) (11-6-2000)
  • American Experience … “A Passionate Man” … Woodrow Wilson (voice) (1-6-2002)
  • American Experience … “Redemption of the World” … Woodrow Wilson (voice) (1-13-2002)
  • Witness to Hope … Narrator (2002)
  • Empires … “The Kingdom of David” … Narrator (2003)

These lists are not complete. René may have also appeared in or done voice work for other television series, specials, cartoons, and films, including the following TV series:

  • Walter and Emily
  • Civil Wars

If you can fill in missing information about films or television programs, live action or animated, in which René has worked – episode titles, broadcast or production dates, character names – please send your information to Marguerite. Thanks!