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Also Known As: Died: September 12, 1993
Born: May 21, 1917 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New Westminster, British Columbia, CA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Return Of Ironside, The (1993) as Robert T Ironside
A television movie sequel of the NBC series "Ironside," which aired from 1967 to 1975. When the Denver Chief of Police is murdered, Ironside is coaxed out of retirement to help select a new chief. His examination of the possible candidates prompts a private investigation into the murder.
Perry Mason: Case of the Skin Deep Scandal (1993) as Perry Mason
When a manipulative businesswoman is murdered, her valuable anti-aging cosmetics formula is stolen.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993)
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. When the obnoxious owner of a talk radio station is murdered, Della Street's friend is accused and Perry Mason is called upon to help prove her innocence.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993) as Perry Mason
Perry Mason is challenged to solve a case that revolves around a murder on the set of a daytime soap opera.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A painter, believed to have died in an accident, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is found murdered in his studio.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. When a tabloid/talk show host is murdered, each of the women with whom he claimed to have had a torrid affair becomes a suspect.
Perry Mason: Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the series of Perry Mason telefilms. Mason defends a young rock star accused of killing an univited guest at her wedding.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991) as Perry Mason
In the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms, a television reporter is wrongfully accused of murdering the news team's anchorman.
Delirious (1991) as Carter Hedison
Comedy about a soap opera writer who wakes up after a car accident and finds himself living inside his soap opera.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (1991) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A magician is accused of murder when his illusion involving the levitation of a glass coffin results in the death of his assistant.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Mason seeks to clear former mobster Johnny Sorrento, accused of murdering his wife.
Kootenai Brown (1991)
Story of western pioneer John George 'Kootenai' Brown, who settled in Alberta, Canada, and became the first park ranger of Waterton Lakes National Park.
Perry Mason: Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991)
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A powerful fashion columnist is murdered.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Violence erupts when Perry Mason jets to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain. He is accused of murdering a man suspected of being the Nazi SS Officer who ran a forced labor camp where his mother was interned. Mason discover
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. An angry author is accused of murdering her scheming ex-husband at a mystery-writers' convention.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A 13-year-old girl persuades Perry Mason to defend her father, who is accused of murdering an unscrupulous high-stakes gambler and political-campaign manager.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990) as Perry Mason
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Perry Mason's former law student is charged with the murder of his wife, a temperamental pop star.
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989) as Perry Mason
A television movie broadcast as part of the Perry Mason series of telefilms. An injured pro-hockey star is accused of murdering his former employer, a multi-millionaire sports mogul.
Perry Mason: Case of the Musical Murder (1989)
In this "Perry Mason" television movie, the director of a Broadway-bound musical is killed during the tryouts. Although Perry Mason can provide an iron-clad alibi for the accused, his testimony is questioned because he had taken a sedative. Realizing he is the young man's only hope, Mason volunteers
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989) as Perry Mason
A student is found murdered in the mock courtroom of a law school where Perry Mason is the guest lecturer. Against the wishes of the victim's father, who is an old friend of Mason's, the lawyer decides to defend the accused. Complicating matters, the defendant can't keep his rich and uninhibited ex-
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988) as Perry Mason
A television movie featuring the legendary attorney Perry Mason. Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988) as Perry Mason
The third "Perry Mason" television movie for the 1987-88 season deals with the events surrounding a woman who suddenly disappears after an early morning walk. When her husband is accused of murder, Perry Mason is called in to defend him and uncovers a kidnapping/murder conspiracy.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (1987) as Perry Mason
In this fourth Perry Mason television movie, the famous attorney is asked by his former lover to defend her husband against murder charges that could destroy both their careers.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987) as Perry Mason
Perry Mason returns in the fifth television movie about the famed lawyer. This time around, a publisher is accused of murdering a successful horror novelist in a haunted hotel.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987) as Perry Mason
This sixth Perry Mason television movie features the criminal lawyer investigating the murder of a former madam, and uncovering a multi-million-dollar banking fraud in the process.
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (1987) as Perry Mason
A television movie featuring the famous criminal lawyer Perry Mason. In the film, Perry Mason attends a charity party at the estate of a very wealthy but sleazy publisher, Harlan Wade, who, after the party, is found dead in his pool. Mason defends a former employee of the publishing house and learns
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986)
The second of Perry Mason reunion movies with Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale (following their earlier continuing portrayals of Mason and ever-faithful secretary Della Street between 1957 and 1966) has the venerable lawyer defending a young nun accused of murdering a priest with whom, it was rumored,
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) as Perry Mason
Raymond Burr recreates his characterization of the famous attorney, Perry Mason, for the third time in this television movie, as he defends an actor accused of shooting a television talk show host in front of an audience. Despite the threat of losing the friendship of a beautiful woman, he refuses t
Godzilla (1985) as Steve Martin
After the mysterious destruction of a Russian nuclear sub, it is concluded by Japan's prime minister that Godzilla is returning to Japan, and a reporter, a scientist, a girl and her brother are caught in between.
Perry Mason Returns (1985) as Perry Mason
Raymond Burr reprises his performance as television''s most celebrated attorney in this movie in which Perry Mason, now an appellate court judge, is forced to resign his post to defend his former secretary, Della Street, on a murder charge.
Out of the Blue (1982) as Dr Brean
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) as Judge
Though haunted by combat memories, heroic pilot Ted Striker agrees to return to the cockpit to man the controls of Mayflower One, America''s first commercial spacecraft. But, as soon as Mayflower One lifts off, an electrical malfunction sends the ship veering off course. A shaken Striker struggles to guide the shuttle through a treacherous asteroid belt, tame its failing computer systems and stop the disgruntled Joe Seluchi from detonating a deadly bomb on board.
Night the City Screamed, The (1980) as Mayor
Here's what happens to a cast of television luminaries when the lights go out in a major city and the looters take over, with councilman Robert Culp, police captain Don Meredith, mayor Raymond Burr, and power official George DiCenzo trying to keep things cool while playing politics.
Thirteenth Day: The Story Of Esther, The (1979) as Narration
A potential series of Biblical stories. The pilot presentation tells the Old Testament story of Esther, the beautiful Jewish girl who is wrested from her fiancee by the King of Persia to become his reluctant queen.
Love's Savage Fury (1979) as Lyle Taggart Sr
This outrageous carbon copy of "Gone With the Wind" had a petulant, self-centered Southern belle fighting not only to keep herself the center of attraction among her countless beaux but also to hold on to the family homestead when the Union Army comes marching through, and then it veers off into a s
Disaster On The Coastliner (1979) as Estes Hill
A deranged engineer, bent on revenge for the death of his wife and daughter, sets two passenger trains on a collision course, and con-man Mike Connors puts his life on the line to ward off the crash.
Tomorrow Never Comes (1978) as Burke
Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well as other gifts, in exchange for her affections. In the course of fighting over this development, tensions between Frank and Janie escalate out of control until he is holding her hostage in a standoff with the police. As the negotiators try to talk Frank into giving himself up, the desperate man feels himself being pushed further and further into a corner.
Jordan Chance, The (1978) as Frank Jordan
Burr again portrays a no-nonsense lawyer in this pilot for a prospective series, this time a prominent attorney who in early life spent seven years behind bars for a crime he did not commit and now has established a foundation dedicated to helping those wrongly accused and unjustly convicted, giving
Kingston: The Power Play (1976) as R B Kingston
This was the pilot film for Burr's brief (Spring 1977) series about an investigative reporter given a free hand by the head of a chain of newspapers and TV stations, here uncovering a plot to use nuclear power plants to take over the world.
Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence (1976) as Daniel Mallory
After many years in the fictional world of criminal law, first as Perry Mason and then as Robert T. Ironside, Burr returned to familiar ground in this pilot about a prominent lawyer with a tarnished reputation who defends a young man charged with committing homicide in prison.
Priest Killer, The (1971) as Chief Robert T Ironside
Wheelchair-bound Ironside and cop-turned-priest Sarge Swanson team up to solve a series of murders among the clergy in this second pilot to Kennedy's "Sarge" show which ran for several months in late 1971.
P. J. (1968) as William Orbison
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.
Desire in the Dust (1960) as Col. Ben Marquand
Crime of Passion (1957) as Tony Pope
An executive''''s wife barters sex for her husband''''s business success.
Ride the High Iron (1957) as Ziggy Moline
A public relations man defies his boss to court a beautiful client.
Affair in Havana (1957) as Mal Mallabee
Great Day in the Morning (1956) as Jumbo Means
The Civil War triggers unrest in Colorado.
Secret of Treasure Mountain (1956) as Cash Larsen
Please Murder Me (1956) as Craig Carlson
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) as Steve Martin
Nuclear tests awaken a prehistoric monster.
The Brass Legend (1956) as Tris Hatten
A young westerner''''s life is on the line when he stumbles on a notorious gunman''''s hideout.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Harold Loftus
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
They Were So Young (1955) as Jaime Coltos
You're Never Too Young (1955) as Noonan
A murder witness masquerades as a twelve-year-old to escape the killers.
A Man Alone (1955) as Stanley
Count Three and Pray (1955) as Yancy Huggins
A Westerner turns preacher to overcome his shady past.
Gorilla at Large (1954) as Cyrus Miller
At sinister carnival The Garden of Evil, the main attraction is Goliath, "world's largest gorilla...cost the lives of 1,000 men before his capture." Barker Joey Matthews is about to enter the gorilla act, teamed with seductive mantrap Laverne, the owner's wife. Then a man is found dead of a broken neck. Was it Goliath or someone wearing Joey's gorilla suit? Detective Sgt. Garrison finds four interlocked romantic triangles among the suspects...
Passion (1954) as Capt. Rodriguez
In old Spanish California, dashing cattleman Juan Obregon returns to the rancho of his friend Gaspar Melo, to find he's fathered a son on Rosa, one of Gaspar's identical twin daughters. Overjoyed, he plans to formalize his "unofficial" marriage. But trouble brews; Melo's land is of unclear title and the new Don Domingo hopes to grab it for his own profit. Violence results. Without even knowing who survived, Juan (accompanied by Rosa's tomboy sister Tonya) rides for revenge, through spectacular pastoral and wilderness scenery.
Thunder Pass (1954) as Tulsa
Rear Window (1954) as Lars Thorwald
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
Khyber Patrol (1954) as Ahmed
Richard Egan, Dawn Addams, Raymond Burr, Patric Knowles, Paul Cavanagh. Richard Egan, leader of the British Lancers romances the commander''s daughter in between skirmishes with the Russian-backed border tribesmen in India.
The Immortal City (1954) as Narrated by
Based on the true story of the 1987 Oxford University boat race mutiny and coach Dan Topolski's miraculous training of a haggard, rag-tag team into a winning outfit.
Casanova's Big Night (1954) as Bragadin
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
Serpent of the Nile (1953) as Marc Antony
Cleopatra seduces Marc Anthony into helping her conquer the world.
The Blue Gardenia (1953) as Harry Prebble
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can''''t remember the details of the encounter.
Fort Algiers (1953) as Amir
Bandits of Corsica (1953) as Baron Cesare Jonatto
Richard Greene, Paula Raymond, Raymond Burr, Dona Drake, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Puglia, Nestor Paiva, Michael Ansara. Mario and Carlos, twin brothers separated at birth, are reunited after many years and make a pact to overthrow the evil ruler of their Corsica homeland. Complications arise when Carlos falls in love with Mario''s wife and lies and deceit split the brothers apart
Tarzan and the She-Devil (1953) as Vargo
The king of the jungle fights off ivory poachers.
Horizons West (1952) as Cord Hardin
Brothers Dan and Neil Hammond return to Texas after the Civil War. Ambitious Dan turns to rustling and then shady land deals to build an empire. Being held for a murder, he is rescued from a lynch mob by Neil, who is now the Marshal, but there is eventually a falling out between the brothers, good triumphing over evil.
Mara Maru (1952)
A salvage diver is accused of murder while hunting a mysterious treasure.
Meet Danny Wilson (1952) as Nick Driscoll
Danny Wilson and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's posh nightclub. But Nick wants a high price: half of Danny's future income. Danny's career skyrockets, but his position at the top of the heap, and his one-sided romance with Joy, prove extremely unstable.
F.B.I. Girl (1951) as Blake
The Magic Carpet (1951) as Boreg
A dethroned ruler becomes a masked avenger to win back his throne and his ladylove.
M (1951) as Pottsy
When the police hunt for a child killer cramps their style, the criminal underworld tries to track him down.
New Mexico (1951) as Pvt. Anderson
Captain Hunt of the cavalry is trying to promote good relations with the Indian chief Acoma. But Hunt's superiors in the military insist on pursuing policies that will provoke a conflict, and Chief Acoma is not willing to let himself be insulted.
A Place in the Sun (1951) as District Attorney R. Frank Marlowe
An ambitious young man wins an heiress'''' heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend''''s pregnancy.
The Whip Hand (1951) as Steve Loomis
A small-town reporter investigates a mysterious group holed up in a country lodge.
His Kind of Woman (1951) as Nick Ferraro
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) as Barney Chavez
Deep in the South American jungle plantation manager Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife (Barbara Payton). However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla. But is his transformation real or is it all in his head?
Key to the City (1950) as Les Taggart
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
Borderline (1950) as Pete Richie
A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring.
Unmasked (1950) as Roger Lewis
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
Love Happy (1950) as Alphonse Zoto
A theatre troupe gets mixed up with gangsters when they stumble upon stolen goods.
Black Magic (1949) as Dumas, Jr.
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
Adventures of Don Juan (1949) as Captain Alvarez
The legendary lover saves his queen from treason.
Red Light (1949) as Nick Cherney
An embezzler's revenge on the businessman who turned him in leads to a bloody vendetta.
Abandoned (1949) as Kerric
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Michelotto
Walk a Crooked Mile (1948) as Krebs
The FBI and Scotland Yard join forces to stop security leaks at a nuclear power plant.
I Love Trouble (1948) as Herb
A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as Prosecuting attorney
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
Sleep, My Love (1948) as Sgt. Strake
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
Raw Deal (1948) as Rick Coyle
When the gangster for whom he took the rap welches, a convict breaks out of prison to get revenge.
Pitfall (1948) as J. B. MacDonald
A married insurance man falls for a criminal''''s girlfriend.
Ruthless (1948) as Pete Vendig
Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by richer neighbours he started to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and leaving women at will to further this end.
Station West (1948) as Mark Bristow
A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.
Desperate (1947) as Walt Radak
An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.
Code of the West (1947) as Boyd Carter
Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ranchers money, Carter has them burned out. Bob knows Carter is responsible and when Carter's henchman Saunders is recognized, Bob goes into action.
San Quentin (1946) as Jeff Torrance
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
Without Reservations (1946) as Paul Gill
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.

Cast (special)

Surviving Salvation (1992) as Narration
A documentary following the 20th-Century exodus of 40,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Case of the Courtroom Legend, The (1989)
A documentary examining the 31-year Perry Mason phenomenon on television.
55th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade (1988)
NBC's annual New Year's Eve telecast of the King Orange Jamboree Parade, live from Miami, Florida.
Cape Horn: Waters of the Wind (1986) as Narration
Captain Cousteau and his crew explore the seas of Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America. The program marks the debut of the windship Alcyone which shares expedition duties with the familiar Calypso.
Cousteau: Hati, Waters Of Sorrow (1986) as Narration
Captain Cousteau, the crew of the Calypso, and an entourage of scientists and filmmakers examine the land of Haiti, home to almost six million and more densely populated that India. The poverty, the dire health problems, and the danger to sea and land resources are seen in the poorest country in the
38th Annual Emmy Awards, The (1986)
A live three-hour telecast from Pasadena, California, of the thirty-eighth Annual Emmy Awards which honors excellence in the television industry. David Letterman and Shelley Long are this year's co-hosts. Veteran comedian Red Skelton, recipient of this year's coveted Governor's Award by the Board of
NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
Curse of King Tut's Tomb, The (1980) as Jonash Sabastian
Egyptologist Robin Ellis and American reporter Eva Marie Saint uncover King Tut's burial site but wealthy profiteer Raymond Burr tries to make sure that the valuable artifacts in its chambers never leave the country. Initially broadcast in one hour segments on consecutive nights, it subsequently has
Keep U.S. Beautiful (1973) as Host
An anti-pollution program of skits and songs that voices that hackneyed and generally ignored appeal, "Keep America beautiful."
Jack Benny With Guest Stars (1959) as Guest
An hour of music, song, and comedy.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Peter and Paul (1981) as Herod Agrippa I
A two-part, four-hour chronicle following two of Jesus' disciples, from his crucifixion and the three decades that followed in which they strive to keep Christ's faith alive to their fate in Rome of approximately A.D. 64, with the beheading of Paul and the crucifixion of Peter. Aside from the two le

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Grass Roots (1992) as Judge Boggs
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Stuart Woods. A respected lawyer/politician about to undertake a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate is forced to defend a young white man for the brutal murder of a black activist. Sequel to the 1983 miniseries "Chiefs."
Bastard, The (1978) as Narration
Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" (1977) as Armand Perfido
A poor New York teenager of the mid-1930s is forced into prostitution despite sincere efforts to make a living otherwise, and ultimately she becomes the city's most famous madam. An Emmy Award nomination went to Yvonne Wood for her period costumes. Subsequently shown in two parts over four hours.

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