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Also Known As: Died: March 5, 1996
Born: October 25, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Night Rider, The (1979)
"The Mark of Zorro" was updated for this pilot for a prospective series that tells of a New Orleans gentleman who turns masked rider to fight for law and order and avenge his family's killing by four men who wanted their silver mine.
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979) as Dr Henry Blodgett
A drama about a dying woman who returns to the home of her widowed mother after an absence of twenty years and how their bitter estrangement slowly turns to love. This double tour-de-force for Bette Davis and Gena Rowlands was a heralded first effort for writer Michael de Guzman, and premiered right
Donner Pass: The Road To Survival (1978) as Uncle Billy Graves
A "Classics Illustrated" version of American history and the fight waged by a pioneer to save the lives of his family and others in a wagon train who find themselves trapped in deep mountain snows and facing starvation that leads them to (unspecified) cannibalism.
Time Machine, The (1978) as Ralph Branly
A "Classics Illustrated" adaptation (updated to the 1970s) of the Wells classic about a scientific wizard who invents a device to transport himself back and forth in time and gets a bleak look at the future when visiting an alien civilization.
Casey's Shadow (1978) as Dr Williamson
A young boy from a racing family tries to turn his pet horse into a champion.
Incredible Rocky Mountain Race, The (1977) as Simon Hollaway
A lighthearted western involving a madcap grudge race from Missouri to California between a young Mark Twain and his long-time rival, Mike Fink, with the aid of a slightly daft Indian.
Last of the Mohicans (1977) as General Webb
A "Classics Illustrated" version of the adventure tale about the intrepid white hunter who, with two Indian blood brothers, aids a British officer trying to escort two women through hostile territory. The two-hour production subsequently was cut to 90 minutes.
Lincoln Conspiracy, The (1977)
Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination.
Flood! (1976) as Dr Ted Horne
Two helicopter pilots rush aid to a small town devastated by a flood following the collapse of an aging dam.
Psychic Killer (1975) as Dr Taylor
Mental patient Arnold Masters, hospitalized for a murder he didn't commit, learns astral projection--the art of leaving one's physical body and transporting the soul someplace else--from a fellow inmate. Upon his release, Arnold uses his new powers to bump off the people he holds responsible for his arrest, his mother's death while he was imprisoned and the price of meat! Lt. Morgan and Lt. Anderson are the cops on his trail, while his caring shrink, Dr. Scott, tries to prevent any more deaths.
FBI Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One, The (1974) as Senator Mckellar
The title tells it all in this meticulously restaged first film in a series by producer Quinn Martin based on landmark FBI cases. Through the 1978-79 season, only two others followed, indicating perhaps that Martin lost interest or Bureau cooperation.
Soylent Green (1973) as Santini
A future cop uncovers the deadly secret behind a mysterious synthetic food.
Cry Rape! (1973) as Judge Newcombe
A candid drama that examines the effects of rape on both the victim and the accused as well as their families and acquaintances.
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972) as Minister
A fun-loving bachelor woos and weds a secretary, but the bonds of this marriage aren't strong enough to stop his philandering from continuing.
The Salzburg Connection (1972) as [James] Newhart
An American lawyer goes to a small, picturesque city in Austria for a vacation. But he soon finds himself enmeshed in a case of international intrigue lalong with neo-Nazis and spies who are all after a chest that contains the identities of Nazi war criminals and collaborators.
Tattered Web, A (1971) as Mr Harland
A detective discovers his son-in-law cheating on his daughter, confronts the other woman and accidentally kills her, and then attempts to pin the crime on a wino.
City Beneath The Sea (1971) as Professor Holmes
Presumably intended as a follow-up to his successful "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV series, this elaborate Irwin Allen pilot has a group of 21st-century colonists inhabiting earth's first underwater city, called Pacifica, and pitting the predictable good guys against various alien forces. In i
In Broad Daylight (1971) as Captain Moss
A blind actor discovers that his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and plots an elaborate double murder.
Airport (1970) as Mr. Davidson
A mad bomber plots to blow up a jet on a snowy night.
Once You Kiss a Stranger (1969) as Dr. Haggis
A mentally unstable woman seduces a golfer. Together, they plot a murder scheme to kill the woman''s psychiatrist and the golfer''s rival.
5 Card Stud (1968) as Dr. Cooper
A mysterious killer stalks the players from a card game that ended in violence.
A Covenant With Death (1967) as Bruce Donnelly
A lawyer defends a convicted man who killed his hangman before being cleared of the earlier crime.
The Hallelujah Trail (1965) as Hobbs, newspaper editor
Indians, soldiers and temperance women fight to control a wagon train hauling whiskey across the West.
Fluffy (1965) as Dr. Braden
A scientist proves that he can domesticate a lion, but nobody seems to believe him.
Where Love Has Gone (1964) as Professor Bell
Family secrets come to light when a teen-ager murders her mother's lover.
Seven Days in May (1964) as Senator Prentice
An American military officer discovers his superiors are planning a military coup.
Advance to the Rear (1964) as Captain Queeg
Civil War rejects are sent to the West, supposedly out of harm's way.
Hud (1963) as Burris
An amoral modern rancher clashes with his rigid father.
Spencer's Mountain (1963) as Dr. Campbell
A Wyoming farmer fights to build a better life for his oldest son.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) as Dr. Ellis
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) as Medical officer
A Korean War hero doesn''''t realize he''''s been programmed to kill by the enemy.
Third of a Man (1962) as Dr. Maxwell
The Magnificent Seven (1960) as Chamlee
Seven American gunmen hire themselves out to protect a Mexican village from bandits.
The Time Machine (1960) as Walter Kemp
A turn-of-the-century inventor sends himself into the future to save humanity.
Warlock (1959) as Petrix
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
Never So Few (1959) as Capt. Alofson
A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.
No Name on the Bullet (1959) as [Thad] Pierce
The arrival of a hired gun stirs up suspicions in a small town.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Mr. Harmon
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.
Monster on the Campus (1958) as Dr. Oliver Cole
A college professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it¿s blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal.
The Defiant Ones (1958) as Lou Gans
Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as John P. Clum
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) as Dr. Alfred Brandon
A troubled teenager seeks help through hypnotherapy, but his evil doctor uses him for regression experiments that transform him into a rampaging werewolf.
The Tall Stranger (1957) as Adam Judson
When rustlers leave him for dead, a Westerner throws in his lot with the wagon train whose inhabitants have rescued him.
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) as Professor Frankenstein
Professor Frankenstein, a university lecturer with an alligator pit under his house, steals body parts of dead athletes from the wreckage of a crashed airplane. He builds a hunky male monster with a hideously disfigured face, which goes on a campus killing spree.
Johnny Tremain (1957) as Josiah Quincy
After injuring his hand, a silversmith''''s apprentice joins the fight for American independence.
The Young Stranger (1957) as Grubbs
A neglected teen gets into trouble with the law.
The Wayward Girl (1957) as Ira Molson
Man from Del Rio (1956) as Breezy Morgan
An uneducated Mexican gunfighter wins a town over when he shows his courage.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) as Dr. Hill
Soulless pods take over the inhabitants of a small California town.
The Proud Ones (1956) as Mr. Bolton
Marshal Silver is run out of town under suspicion of being a trigger-happy killer after shooting a hired gun of Honest John Barrett. A placid life in a new town is interrupted by the reappearance of Barrett, old enemies and the son of the hired gun from years ago, Anderson.
Dakota Incident (1956) as Mark Chester
Trial (1955) as Sam Wiltse
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
Not As a Stranger (1955) as Dr. Dietrich
A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon.
The Desperate Hours (1955) as Carson
Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they''''re holding hostage.
The Big Combo (1955) as Doctor
A police detective tries to convict a mob boss by going to the man's girlfriend.
The Naked Street (1955) as Assistant District Attorney Blaker
A racketeer saves his daughter''''s no-good husband from the chair but lives to regret it.
Shack Out on 101 (1955) as Eddie Miller
A greasy spoon diner provides a base for a spy smuggling nuclear secrets.
At Gunpoint (1955) as Clem Clark
The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Cmdr. Dickson
Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) as Dr. [Edwin] Thompson
Scientists track a prehistoric monster in the South American jungle while it tracks them.
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Paul Grant
Target Earth (1954) as Scientist
It Should Happen to You (1954) as Robert Grau
A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.
The Atomic Kid (1954) as Dr. Edgar Pangborn
A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) as Snader
Prison inmates riot to protest crooked guards and brutal conditions.
Three Hours to Kill (1954) as Deke
After escaping a lynch mob, an innocent man returns to find out who framed him for murder.
Devil's Canyon (1953) as Virgil
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
Hoodlum Empire (1952) as Filby
The Turning Point (1952) as Buck, records clerk
Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry's friendship for John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John's girl Amanda. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Mr. Yarbrough
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
Red Mountain (1952) as Miles
Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland, Jeff Corey, James Bell, Bert Freed, Neville Brand, Whit Bissell, Jay Silver Heels, Iron Eyes Cody. Rebel captain Alan Ladd rides west to Colorado to join Quantrell''s Raiders but changes sides when he discovers the ugly truth about the infamous marauder.
Boots Malone (1952) as Lou Dyer
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.
The Sellout (1952) as Wilfred Jackson
A small-town newspaper editor risks everything to expose a corrupt sheriff.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951) as Wounded officer
A young Union soldier fights to atone for a moment of cowardice during the Civil War.
The Great Missouri Raid (1951) as Bob Ford
Sealed Cargo (1951) as Shuster
A fisherman tangles with Nazi smugglers off the Canadian coast.
Tales of Robin Hood (1951) as Will Stutely
Night into Morning (1951) as Stone yard proprietor
After a fire kills his family, a college professor sinks into alcoholism.
The Family Secret (1951) as Joe Elsner
When his son accidentally kills someone, a lawyer must defend the man wrongly charged with the murder.
Lost Continent (1951) as Stanley Briggs
Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spend a LOT of running time climbing rocks. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some fake-looking dinosaurs. And they climb more rocks.
The Du Pont Story (1951) as Dr. Wallace Carothers
A Life of Her Own (1950) as Rental agent
An innocent small-town girl climbs to the top of the modeling business man by man.
Side Street (1950) as Harold Simpsen
A New York City mailman is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money.
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) as Sid Bennet
Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.
Perfect Strangers (1950) as Defense attorney
A divorcee finds love with a married man while they both sit on a jury.
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Second doctor
An angel''''s earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
Convicted (1950) as Owens
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
Wyoming Mail (1950) as Sam Wallace
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
Chicken Every Sunday (1949) as Mr. Robinson
A woman takes in boarders to support her husband''''s harebrained financial schemes.
Tokyo Joe (1949) as Capt. Winnow
An American in post-war Japan gets caught up in the black market.
The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949) as Pete Bellem
A criminal psychologist tries to clear his patient of arson charges.
Anna Lucasta (1949) as Stanley Lucasta
Night Song (1948) as Ward Gates
A socialite pretends to be blind to win the love of a blind concert pianist.
A Double Life (1948) as Dr. [Roland] Stauffer
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
Another Part of the Forest (1948) as Jugger
A father and son's rivalry shakes the family business.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Paul Reeves
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as [Robert] Oakes
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
That Lady in Ermine (1948) as Guilio
A newlywed countess falls for a Hungarian invader.
Canon City (1948) as Heilman
A convict uses a fake gun to start a full-scale prison escape.
Raw Deal (1948) as Murderer
When the gangster for whom he took the rap welches, a convict breaks out of prison to get revenge.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Ted, a clerk
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Brute Force (1947) as Tom Lister
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946) as Chester Frye
Reporter Henry Barton, just out of the Army, is chagrined to be made Science Editor while his old crime reporter job goes to Bess. Against orders, Henry probes a racketeering case, and is in a Brooklyn tavern when beautiful Julia comes in with a well-trained Doberman Pinscher and with the dog's aid proceeds to rob the place... or does she? More complications ensue, with a "battle of the sexes" undertone.
Cluny Brown (1946) as Dowager's son
A servant girl's passion for plumbing shocks London society.
Somewhere in the Night (1946) as Bartender
Winged Victory (1944) as
Destination Tokyo (1944) as Yoyo
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Matthew Leek
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.

Cast (special)

Archie (1976) as Mr Lodge; Veronica'S Father
The story, set in the fictional town of Riverdale, follows the misadventures of the Archie Gang: Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Judhead Jones, and Reggie Mantle. In the pilot film, Archie tries to arrange for a popular singing group (the Hound Dogs) to perform at Veronica's birthday
Nick and Nora (1975) as Wells (Guest)
A potential series based on "The Thin Man" characters created by Dashiell Hammett, featuring the husband-and-wife detective team of Nick and Nora Charles. In the pilot episode, Nick and Nora investigate the mystery surrounding the murder of a wealthy man wearing white gloves and found floating in th
Bachelor Party (1959) as Walter; Clerk
The misadventures of four male clerks (and bachelors) who each work for the same insurance company. In the pilot episode, the clerks fear for their jobs when a rumor surfaces that the boss is trimming the staff.
Mr. Tutt (1958)
The story of Mr. Tutt, a respected small-town lawyer in New York State. In the pilot episode, Mr. Tutt attempts to help a girl who claims that someone has tampered with her late grandfather's will. Based on the stories by Arthur Twain. ("Mr. Tutt" was the proposed series title.)
Comedian, The (1957) as Columnist
The story of Sammy Hograth, a television comedian who thrives on devouring the people around him. Broadcast live as a presentation of "Playhouse 90."
Unexplained, The (1956) as Father
The pilot episode for a series of chilling fantasy stories. The pilot tells the story of a merry-go-round in a deserted carnival whose forward motion advances age, while its backward revolutions decrease age. The story itself tells of a disreputable man who uses the carousel to become a boy and com
Miracle on 34th Street (1955) as Dr Pierce
The charming story of a department store Santa who believes he is the real Santa Claus--and his efforts to convince a disbelieving world that he is. Based on the 1947 story by Valentine Davies.

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