Gavin MacLeod is an actor most known for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS-TV, 1970 – 1977) and Captain Merrill Stubing (above left) on The Love Boat (ABC-TV, 1977 – 1986). MacLeod’s first movie appearance was a small , un-credited role in The True Story of Lynn Stuart in 1958. Soon thereafter, he landed a credited role in I Want to Live!, a 1958 prison drama starring Susan Hayward. He was soon noticed by Blake Edwards, who in 1958 cast him in Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. The movie proved to be a breakout role for Macleod.