Jarvis Goodland

Ray Milland


Columbo Villains -  Jarvis Goodland

Last Words to Columbo: "But why should I have too......"

In 'The Greenhouse Jungle', Tony Goodland(played by Ray Milland) is in a desperate bid to win back his wife Kathy, who is having an affair with another man. To fund Kathy's lavish lifestyle, Tony devises a plan with the help of his Uncle Jarvis to stage his own kidnapping and retrieve a significant sum of money from his trust fund. However, unbeknownst to Tony, Jarvis has never liked him or Kathy and has his own plans for the money. Jarvis murders Tony in cold blood and sets out to frame Kathy for the crime.
Ray Milland was a Welsh actor and filmmaker who had a prolific career in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1980s. He was born on January 3, 1907, in Neath, Wales, and began his acting career in British theater before transitioning to film. Milland is perhaps best known for his role as the alcoholic writer Don Birnam in the classic film "The Lost Weekend" (1945), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in a number of other notable films, including "Beau Geste" (1939), "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942), "Dial M for Murder" (1954), and "Love Story" (1970). Throughout his career, Milland was known for his versatility as an actor, able to seamlessly transition between dramatic and comedic roles. He also appeared in a number of TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Ray Milland Show" and "Markham."