Dr. Marshall Cahill

José Ferrer


Columbo Villains -  Dr. Marshall Cahill

Last Words to Columbo: "Alright lieutenant, you win, I did it"

In "Mind over Matter" Dr. Marshall Cahill (played by José Ferrer)is the head of a government research institute that hires brilliant scientific minds, one of whom is the aging Dr. Nicholson. Unfortunately, Dr. Nicholson discovers that Cahill's son, Neil, has stolen a deceased man's theory of molecular structure. In fear of being exposed, Cahill decides to murder Nicholson and make it look like the act of a heroin addict.
José Ferrer was a Puerto Rican actor, director, and producer. He was born on January 8, 1912, and passed away on January 26, 1992. Ferrer was the first Hispanic actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, which he won for his role in the film "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1950). Ferrer had a long and illustrious career in Hollywood, appearing in over 50 films throughout his career. Some of his notable film roles include "Moulin Rouge" (1952), "The Caine Mutiny" (1954), "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (1965), and "Dune" (1984). He also worked in television and theater, earning a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway production of "Cyrano de Bergerac" in 1947.