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Also Known As: Died: April 16, 1997
Born: June 19, 1917 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
The Slender Thread (1965) as Patrolman Bert Enyard
A crisis line volunteer tries to save a woman from suicide.
2.
The Errand Boy (1961) as
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does.
3.
Spartacus (1960) as Guard
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
4.
Heller in Pink Tights (1960) as Poker player
Touring actors in the wild West brave Indians and outlaws.
5.
The Five Pennies (1959) as Musician
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out.
6.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Stevedore
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
7.
The Geisha Boy (1958) as Taxi driver
A third-rate magician tours Japan with the USO.
8.
The Space Children (1958) as Sentry
A glowing brain-like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien's bidding as the adults try to find out what's happening to their unruly offspring.
9.
The Blob (1958) as Sgt. Jim Bert
A misunderstood teen fights to save his town from a gelatinous monster from outer space.
10.
Vertigo (1958) as Salesman
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''''s been hired to tail.
11.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Gloria's assistant
12.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) as Rig driver
Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang.
13.
Beau James (1957) as Photographer
The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear.
14.
Three Violent People (1957) as Carpetbagger
Two brothers and the wife of one, seething about the pillaging by a ruthless and greddy provisional government, become involved in conflict.
15.
The Devil's Hairpin (1957) as Communications man
16.
The Buster Keaton Story (1957) as Guest
17.
Fear Strikes Out (1957) as Reporter
Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.
18.
Anything Goes (1956) as
The members of a song-and-dance duo promise the lead in their next show to two different women.
19.
The Birds and the Bees (1956) as Guest
20.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
21.
The Rainmaker (1956) as Townsman
A fake rainmaker melts the heart of a Kansas spinster while trying to save the town''s crops.
22.
The Desperate Hours (1955) as Bellboy
Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they''''re holding hostage.
23.
Beyond Glory (1948) as M. P. sergeant
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
24.
Suddenly, It's Spring (1947) as Elevator operator
A WAC officer returns from the war to find her husband wants a divorce.
25.
Calcutta (1947) as Pilot
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
26.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Trooper
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show''''s star.
27.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as U.S. sailor
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
28.
Experiment Perilous (1944) as
A small-town doctor tries to help a beautiful woman with a deranged husband.
29.
Heavenly Days (1944) as Soldier
When they''''re named Mr. and Mrs. Average Man, a small-town couple embarks on a whirlwind tour of Washington.
30.
Second Fiddle (1939) as
A Hollywood PR man tries to turn a Minnesota teacher into a star.
31.

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