Hugh McDermott was a prolific actor who created a name for himself largely on the big screen. McDermott's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the drama "The Seventh Veil" (1945) with James Mason, the crime flick "Trent's Last Case" (1952) with Margaret Lockwood and the adventure "Fire Over Africa" (1954) with Maureen O'Hara. He also appeared in the Gregory Peck spy thriller "Night People" (1954). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Jack Buchanan comedic adaptation "As Long As They're Happy" (1957), "First Men in the Moon" (1964) with Edward Judd and the adaptation "Guns in the Heather" (1969) with Glen Corbett. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (CBS, 1955-58). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the comedy adaptation "The Adding Machine" (1969) with Phyllis Diller, the Yul Brynner crime picture "The File of the Golden Goose" (1969) and "Captain Apache" (1971). McDermott last acted in the Burt Lancaster western "Lawman" (1971). McDermott passed away in January 1972 at the age of 66.