He and his brothers and sisters would spend hours making up plays in their backyard, and being the nephew of actress Marsha Hunt didn’t hurt a bit; they still remain close. High school finished, Allan went to UCLA, and, as did many Voyage cast members, honed his acting talents at Pasadena Playhouse.
Allan’s earliest film work included roles on Dennis the Menace, Gun smoke, Dr. Kildare and Perry Mason. He had a recurring role on The Donna Reed Show and of course, on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
One of the funny stories Allan tells is about how he first met producer Irwin Allen, a man known for his volatility. Voyage casting director, Joe D’Augusta had accompanied Allan across the Fox lot to Irwin’s office and announced their presence.
Irwin was worried about having yet another tall cast member going up against 5’ 8” star Richard Base hart. Despite the initial reception, Allan got the role, and, twenty years old, joined the cast of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, appearing in numerous second season episodes.
Before filming commenced on Voyage's third season, Allan was tapped for military service by Uncle Sam. Because of his theater and film experience, the powers that be decided he would best be used to direct shows for the overseas entertainment division.
Riley soon emerged from the conning tower and distributed laser handguns and automatic weapons to Jacob Compton and the Admiral and Captain, who went about stashing them in their clothing, so they wouldn't show. Nelson turned to Riley, gestured at the ice cave that entrapped Sea view, and smiled, hoping to ease the tension that showed in the other man's eyes.
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Note : This episode was produced in color but was broadcast in black-and-white22”The City Beneath the Sea John Brahma Richard Landau September 21, 1964 (1964-09-21) A research vessel vanishes during a routine mission near an island off Greece. Guest starring Hurd Hatfield, Linda Crystal .33"The Fear Makers” Leonard Horn Anthony Wilson September 28, 1964 (1964-09-28) The Sea view continues the secret underwater explorations that another sub was on when it mysteriously disappeared.
Guest starring Lloyd Büchner and special guest star Edgar Bergen .44"The Mist of Silence”Leonard Horn John Greeley October 5, 1964 (1964-10-05) The Sea view arrives at an ocean rendezvous to pick up a Latin-American president, but the ship it meets is empty. Guest starring Rita GAM, Alejandro Rey .55"The Price of Doom” James GoldstoneHarlan Ellison October 12, 1964 (1964-10-12) A scientist on a research facility in Antarctica discovers a new form of sea plankton that turns monstrously large and aggressive if exposed to heat.
Screenplay by Harlan Ellison (under his Container Bird alias, credited as “Cord Wiener Bird").66"The Sky Is Falling”Leonard Horn Don Brinkley October 19, 1964 (1964-10-19) A U. F. O. has been spotted flying around the United States, terrifying people and violating every airspace regulation in the book. Guest starring Charles McGraw .77"Turn Back the Clock”Alan Cropland, Jr. Sheldon Stark October 26, 1964 (1964-10-26) Nine months ago a diving bell was lost with four men aboard during an Antarctic expedition.
Kemp and Carol Denying, an underwater photographer and the daughter of one of the missing men, joins the Sea view and returns to the place where the bell was lost. Guest starring Nick Adams, Yvonne Craig .88"The Village of Guilt”Irwin AllenBerne GilerNovember 2, 1964 (1964-11-02) In the Fjords of a small Norwegian fishing village a small boat manned by three drunken fishermen is attacked by what appears to be a giant sea monster.
When Admiral Nelson hears of this he is fascinated by it and takes the Sea view to the Norway to investigate and interview the one survivor. Guest starring Richard Carlson, Anna-Lisa .99"Hot Line”John BrahmBerne GilerNovember 9, 1964 (1964-11-09) The Soviets have launched a rocket carrying a new satellite to be placed in orbit around the Earth.
The rocket with its nuclear pile will fall back to Earth and splashdown near the San Franciscan coast. The Sea view is ordered to pick up two Russian missile experts and find the rocket and disarm the nuclear pile before detonation.
Guest starring Everett Sloane, Ford Rainy, James Dothan, John Banner and special guest star: Michael Ankara .1010”Submarine Sunk Here”Leonard Horn William Tun berg November 16, 1964 (1964-11-16) Chip Morton and Curley Jones are in New London making repairs on the diving bell's guidance system. At the same time a skirmish in the control room of the Sea view diverts the crew's attention long enough for the sub to sail directly into a derelict minefield.
Co-starring Carl Handel, Eddie Ryder, Robert Doyle and Wright King .1111”The Magnus Beam”Leonard Horn Alan Carillon November 23, 1964 (1964-11-23) Sea view is called on to investigate the mysterious crashes of several U-2 spy planes. Then they discover that the beam is powerful enough to seize all the metal objects aboard Sea view herself, and begin dragging her relentlessly to her destruction.
The only chance is to briefly neutralize the magnetic force and send a small party out to sabotage the ray at the source, which is extremely well-guarded. With the official recovering in the sick bay, the Sea view now must either leave the daughter behind or make a rescue attempt.
Snow has struck the United States as far south as Florida, and Nelson knows why: somehow, the Gulf Stream has shifted east, permitting colder temperatures. Nelson must evade attempts on his life while discovering why the Gulf Stream shifted position and figuring out what to do about it.
Guest star Werner Emperor .1414”The Ghost of Moby Dick” Obey Martin Robert HamnerDecember 14, 1964 (1964-12-14) Whale specialist Walter Bryce has taken his family to sea in pursuit of the largest living creature ever to exist, an immense whale twice the size of the previously known the largest creature to exist! In this rewrite adaptation of Moby Dick, a mad scientist seeks the “Great White Whale”.
Nelson and Sea view must get the prince back home, so he may take the throne and prevent a coup from leaving an unfriendly government in power. Guest star Carroll O'Connor .1616”Hail to the Chief” Herd Oswald Don Brinkley December 28, 1964 (1964-12-28) President Henry McNeil has fallen and seriously injured his head.
But enemies of the conference have learned of the president's ill health, and manage to smuggle an agent aboard Sea view with orders to kill McNeil! Establishes that the series takes place in an alternate timeline when Admiral Nelson states that the Third Reich lasted for 19 years (as opposed to 12 years in the real world).1818”Mutiny”Obey Martin William Read Wood field January 11, 1965 (1965-01-11) Admiral Nelson is aboard a new submarine when it is destroyed by a giant jellyfish.
Stone .1919”Doomsday”James GoldstoneWilliam Read WoodfieldJanuary 18, 1965 (1965-01-18) The Sea view is on exercises when a series of signals are received indicating the USA is at war, and they are to prepare for launch of all missiles. Co-starring Donald Barron, Paul Carr .2020”The Invaders”Obey Martin William Read WoodfieldJanuary 25, 1965 (1965-01-25) An undersea earthquake exhumes hundreds of strange metallic capsules, and a powerful humanoid creature who could destroy mankind is restored to life after millions of years in suspended animation.
Co-starring Bert Freed & Warren Stevens ; featuring James Brain .2525”Cradle of the Deep”Obey Martin Robert HamnerMarch 1, 1965 (1965-03-01) The Sea view is sent on a mission that will take into to some of the most dangerous waters in the world for submarines. Guest stars Skip Homelier and Male Parry .2727”The Exile”James GoldstoneWilliam Read WoodfieldMarch 15, 1965 (1965-03-15) The premier of the “People's Republic”, with some very valuable information, wants to defect to the US.
Guest star Edward Abner, co-starring David Shane .2828”The Creature”Obey Martini VollaertsMarch 22, 1965 (1965-03-22) When a missile is destroyed by apparent ultrasonic sound, the Sea view investigates with Adams, the mentally unstable launch commander, on board and finds a giant manta ray source which along with Adams' actions pose a threat to safety. Guest star Leslie Nielsen .2929”The Enemies”Felix E. Fitzwilliam Read WoodfieldMarch 29, 1965 (1965-03-29) The Sea view is sent to investigate the wreck of the submarine Angler.
Guest star Torn Thatcher, co-starring Heyday Mat tingly, George Mitchell and John Claim .3131”The Condemned”Leonard Horn William Read WoodfieldApril 12, 1965 (1965-04-12) This episode involves the testing of a new air mixture that will allow a submarine to go to the bottom of the sea literally! A brash, news hogging, admiral and his aide, along with his assistant all successfully make the first tests in a diving bell.
Guest star J. D. Cannon, co-starring Arthur Franz, Ally Moore .3232”The Traitor”Obey Martin William Welch & Al Gail April 19, 1965 (1965-04-19)Admiral Nelson is deeply concerned when he hears his sister has been kidnapped. Edit Episode complete credited cast: Richard Base hart ... Admiral Harriman Nelson David Edison ... Captain Crane GIA Scala ... Dr. Katya Markov Terry Becker ... Chief Sharia Allan Hunt ... Riley Del Monroe ... Kowalski Robert Dow dell ... Chip Morton (as Bob Dow dell) View production, box office, & company info.
Edit Admiral Nelson and a Soviet scientist are in a diving bell when the vessel is swallowed by a giant whale. With only 90 minutes of oxygen, Captain Crane, Kowalski, and Riley swim into the whale's mouth to attempt a harrowing rescue.
Goofs Captain Crane orders Chief Sharia to release 100 gallons of shark repellent to attempt to deter the attacking whale. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was a 60-minute sci-fi series on ABC.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Trivia In order to hold down production costs, it was typical to reuse props from one show, on future series.
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