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Also Known As: Died: October 26, 1973
Born: December 1, 1891 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Suffolk, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Outlanders (2008)
After his father's death, Adam hitchhikes to London from his hometown in Poland to find his older brother, a former Polish football star now supplying illegal migrant workers to the booming construction industry in London. To the impressionable young man it seems his brother has everything--wealth,
Twilight of Honor (1963) as Charles Crispin
A struggling lawyer takes on a controversial murder case that could make or break him.
Claudelle Inglish (1961) as Josh
A defiant Southern girl marries a poor dirt farmer instead of the wealthy landowner her mother picked out.
Posse From Hell (1961) as Benson
Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they find the girl, obviously abused by her captors, Murphy shows her acceptance and sympathy whereas the others disply only revulsion.
The Trap (1959) as Sourdough
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...
The Oregon Trail (1959) as Jeremiah Cooper
-30- (1959) as Ben Quinn
An active day in the life of a metropolitan newspaper.
30 (1959) as Ben Quinn
An active day in the life of a metropolitan newspaper,
In Love and War (1958) as Sidney Lenaine
Three marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II: Wagner to a lower class dysfunctional family, Hunter to his pregnant fiancée, and the upper class Dillman to a high-living playgirl. Each must decide whether to make the best of their situation, or break out of it. Wagner drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Hunter marries his fiancée but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Dillman sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later in battle, a heroic act costs one of the marines his life.
Back from the Dead (1957) as Mr. Bradley
The Lonely Man (1957) as Judge Hart
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
Four Girls in Town (1957) as Walter Conway
Four young starlets, from various parts of the world, are called to Hollywood to test for the lead in a major film. Each is romantically pursued by the director (Nader), composer (Chaplin) , playboy (Williams), and actor (Gavin.)
Johnny Trouble (1957) as Rev. Harrington
When her apartment house becomes a college dorm, an elderly woman stays on to become the boys'' surrogate mother.
The Tin Star (1957) as Judge Thatcher
An experienced bounty hunter helps a young sheriff learn the meaning of his badge.
Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) as L. A. Peterson
A brutal rancher has to soften his ways to win the woman he loves.
Desert Mission (1956) as
A Day of Fury (1956) as Doc Logan
Huk! (1956) as Stephen Rogers
An American fights the Philippine guerrillas who killed his father.
The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956) as Hugh Lynn Cayce
After being shown what hypnotism can do, a Doctor sets out to study it in depth. When experimenting on his friend's wife, she regresses back to an earlier life- that of Bridey Murphy. Several hypnotic sessions explore the life and death of Murphy, a 19th Century Irish lady who lived in Cork and Belfast from 1798 to 1864. The Doctor then attempts to verify if Bridey Murphy really existed.
Black Tuesday (1955) as John Norris
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country.
A Lawless Street (1955) as Asaph Dean
A Marshal's past comes back to haunt him.
Texas Lady (1955) as Cass Gower
Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons.
Lay That Rifle Down (1955) as Mr. Fetcher, also known as Grandpa
Sincerely Yours (1955) as Grandpa Hunt
Hearing loss creates professional and romantic crises for a concert pianist.
Strategic Air Command (1955) as Rev. Thorne
A baseball star takes to the air to help plan the U.S.'' aerial defense.
Teen-Age Crime Wave (1955) as Tom Grant
Juvenile delinquents pull a young innocent into their crime spree.
Crime Wave (1954) as Daniel O'Keefe
A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954) as Mr. Burger
The famed bandleader fights to establish himself and keep his family going.
Riding Shotgun (1954) as Doc Winkler
A stagecoach guard is mistaken for a member of a gang of outlaws.
About Mrs. Leslie (1954) as Herb Poole
An aging woman recalls the affair that consumed her life.
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953) as Aaron Burnham
Brothers on a whaling schooner become romantic rivals.
Devil's Canyon (1953) as Dr. Betts
A U.S. Marshal is unjustly convicted and sent to a notorious Arizona prison.
Ride the Man Down (1953) as John Evarts
The Last Posse (1953) as Will Romer
Flashbacks reveal how a posse after stolen money returned empty handed.
Red Mountain (1952) as Dr. Terry
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.
Japanese War Bride (1952) as Ed Sterling
Korean War veteran returns home to rural Salinas, California with his new Japanese wife, whom he met at a war hospital. The couple are forced to deal with the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt racism of his family and the townspeople, especially after the birth of their son.
Wild Horse Ambush (1952) as Sheriff Tom "Gramps" White
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) as Judge
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''s first great swimming star.
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Mr. Neeley
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
The Dakota Kid (1951) as Sheriff Tom "Gramps" White
Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas (1951) as Sheriff Tom "Gramps" White
It's just after the Civil War in Texas and Sam White has found a rich deposit of bauxite. But lawlessness abounds and Jim Tulane and his henchmen are in control. Tulane knows White has found something but is unable to find out what and kills him. He also knows the key is in a toy wagon White gave to his son. The son figures out the puzzle only to learn that Tulane's henchman has already accidently found the answer.
Flying Leathernecks (1951) as Colonel
A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal.
Arizona Manhunt (1951) as Sheriff Tom "Gramps" White
Dial 1119 (1950) as Harrison D. Barnes
A killer holds the customers at a bar hostage.
Streets of Laredo (1949) as Ike
Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim.
Roughshod (1949) as Pa [Ed] Wyatt
A rancher tries to save his fellow stagecoach passengers from a murderous enemy.
Black Eagle: The Story of a Horse (1948) as Frank Hayden
I, Jane Doe (1948) as Judge Bertrand
Black Eagle (1948)
Sealed Verdict (1948) as Mr. Elmer Hockland
Killer McCoy (1947) as Father Ryan
A lightweight boxer gets mixed up in murder.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Sam Hall
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.
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) as John Willhart
A farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War.
Driftwood (1947) as Sheriff Bolton
Six-year-old Jenny (Natalie Wood) rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster (Dean Jagger) meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancee Susan (Ruth Warrick) isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor (Jerome Cowan.) In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947) as Harry Madison
Publisher Martin Jamison (Paul Maxey) sends for Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) as he wants to hire him as a technical advisor on the crime stories he publishes. Paul Morgan (Frank Fenton), Morgan's partner, regards the plan as foolish. Jamison tells his secretary Mona Bannister (Sheila Ryan) to bring Vance to his home that night and he will reveal the solution to the seven-year mystery of the killing of Sam Philips, former partner in the firm. Philips ex-wife (Tala Birell), now a receptionist for the company, is alarmed when she overhears. As Vance and Mona drive up, two shots are heard and Jamison's body is later found in the trunk of Vance's car.
The Millerson Case (1947) as Ezra Minnich
While on vacation, a criminal psychologist investigates a murder during a typhoid epidemic.
Blind Spot (1947) as Lt. Applegate
Brute Force (1947) as Crenshaw
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
Dead Reckoning (1947) as Father Logan
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
The Spiral Staircase (1946) as Constable
A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion.
The Unknown (1946) as Edward Martin
A woman hires two detectives to keep her alive long enough to claim her inheritance.
Blood on the Sun (1945) as Charley Sprague
An American reporter in Tokyo fights to report honestly on Japan''''s growing militarism before World War II.
The Girl of the Limberlost (1945) as Wesley Sinton
Based on Gene Stratton-Porter's novel and a remake of Columbia's 1934 "The Girl of the Limberlost" and 1939's "Romance of the Limberlost," this one has altered the kinship who-hates-the-girl relationship from an aunt to her mother. This time out, Elnora Comstock (Dorinda Clifton) lives on the edge of a great swamp and collects butterflies to sell in order to go to high school and pay for violin lessons. Her mother, Kate Comstock (Ruth Nelson), hates her as she blames the girl for the father's death as he drowned in a quagmire on the way home the night the girl was born. The years-late revelation that the husband had been off courting a neighbor woman that night brings an attitude adjustment to the mother.
I Love a Soldier (1944) as Williams
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
I Walked with a Zombie (1943) as Dr. Maxwell
A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient, even though she's in love with the woman's husband.
My Friend Flicka (1943) as Gus
A boy''s love for a horse helps him grow up.
Gangway for Tomorrow (1943) as Tom Burke
Five people thrown together by World War II review their pasts.
The Leopard Man (1943) as Dr. Galbraith
When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.
So Proudly We Hail! (1943) as Col. White
Nurses caught behind enemy lines during World War II fight to survive.
Holiday Inn (1942) as Dunbar
When he loses in love, a song-and-dance man retires from show business to run a country inn.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) as Indian officer
Three British soldiers in India fight invaders when not fighting each other.
Student Tour (1934) as Indian fakir
A philosophy professor gets stuck chaperoning a student tour of the world.
The King's Vacation (1933) as Anderson
Monarch thinks he can find a simpler life with his former wife.
Day of Reckoning (1933) as Slim
A man''''s nagging wife drives him to crime.
Infernal Machine (1933) as Spencer
Private Detective 62 (1933) as Whitey
A private eye in Paris falls for the beautiful gambling lady he's investigating.
Storm at Daybreak (1933) as Peter
Fictionalized account of the events leading up to Archduke Ferdinand's assassination and the start of World War I.
White Woman (1933) as Hambly
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) as Red
A World War I veteran faces inhuman conditions when he's sentenced to hard labor.

Cinematography (feature film)

The Fountainhead (1949) as 2nd Camera
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) as 2nd Camera
A woman slowly discovers that her artist husband is a deranged killer.
Of Human Bondage (1946) as 2nd Camera
A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress.
Pride of the Marines (1945) as 2nd Camera
A blinded Marine tries to adjust to civilian life.

Cast (special)

Confidentially Yours (1960)
The story of Barnaby Hooke, a newspaper reporter-columnist. In the pilot episode, Hooke attempts to uncover the mystery surrounding Olga Lemaire, a woman who singlehandedly runs a multimillion dollar empire.

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