Michael Anderson Jr.

Michael Anderson Jr.


Life Events


Began acting as a child


Appearances in "Queen's Champion" and "Ivanhoe"


Feature acting debut, "The Sundowners"


Regular performer in TV series, "The Monroes"


Movie Clip

Sundowners, The (1960) -- (Movie Clip) Just Another Town Opening scene, introducing leads Robert Mitchum (as "Paddy"), Deborah Kerr (as "Ida"), with their down-under accents and their son (Michael Anderson Jr.), from Fred Zinnemanns's The Sundowners, 1960, screenplay by Isobel Lennart from the novel by John Cleary.
Sundowners, The (1960) -- (Movie Clip) Lower Your Blunderbuss With his mum Ida (Deborah Kerr), just arrived in a new piece of 1920'a Australia, young Sean (Michael Anderson Jr.) goes off in search of his dad, instead meeting the philosophical Rupert Venneker (Peter Ustinov, his first scene), in Fred Zinnemann's The Sundowners, 1960.
In Search Of The Castaways (1962) -- (Movie Clip) Confounded Wharf Rats! After their long fruitless effort in South America, Ayerton (George Sanders, his first scene) observes the party led by Lord Glenarvan (Wilfrid Hyde White), with his son (Michael Anderson Jr.), professor Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) and the Grant children (Hayley Mills, Keith Hamshere) searching for their father, in Disney’s In Search Of The Castaways, 1962.
In Search Of The Castaways (1962) -- (Movie Clip) It's An Earthquake! In the Andes on the search for their lost sailor father, Mary (Hayley Mills) and Robert (Keith Hamshere) are awakened by rumblings, delighting their pal Professor Paganel (Maurice Chevalier) and less so their sponsor Lord Glenarvan (Wilfrid Hyde White), Michael Anderson Jr. his son, in Disney’s In Search Of The Castaways, 1962.
Sundowners, The (1960) -- (Movie Clip) Never Use A Woman Cook Aussie Ida (Deborah Kerr) and son Sean (Michael Anderson Jr.) are trying to persuade dad Paddy (Robert Mitchum) to take a steadier sheep-shearing job, colleague Rupert (Peter Ustinov) joining as they meet hiring chief Quinlan (Chips Rafferty), in Fred Zinnemann's The Sundowners, 1960.
Dear Heart (1964) -- (Movie Clip) The Tomato From Altoona Glenn Ford is salesman Harry, just arrived in New York for his last meeting before he settles into his new executive job, met at the hotel by Peterson (Peter Turgeon), and unexpectedly by Patrick (Michael Anderson Jr.), son of his fianceè, early in Dear Heart, 1964, starring Geraldine Page.
Logan's Run (1976) -- (Movie Clip) I Like Dark Hair Farrah Fawcett-Majors, before Charlie's Angels on TV, plays beautician Holly, Michael Anderson Jr. as surgeon "Doc," who's secretly involved with the rebel network, as they're visited by conflicted Jessica (Jenny Agutter) and turncoat "Sandman" cop Logan (Michael York), in Logan's Run, 1976.
Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1965) -- (Movie Clip) Cast The First Stone Jesus (Max Von Sydow) at Capernaum, producer-director George Stevens taking liberties, as he substitutes the biblical figure Mary Magdalene (Joanna Dunham) for the nameless adulterous woman from the gospel of John, Shelley Winters the next supplicant, in The Greatest Story Ever Told, 1965.


Michael Anderson
Director. Born January 30, 1920.