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Also Known As: Died: December 14, 1964
Born: January 14, 1906 Cause of Death: pneumonia and malnutrition
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Young Fury (1965) as Blacksmith
A group of young thugs rides into the town of Dawson and take it over. When the cowardly sheriff is unable to restore control, the parents of the leader must take action. The leader's father is an infamous ex-gunfighter, and he straps his guns on one more time. But will he be forced into a showdown with his own son?
2.
Johnny Nobody (1965) as Mulcahy
When the atheistic ranting of Irish-American author James Mulcahy upsets the inhabitants of the Irish village to which he has retired, a mob threatens him. But moments after he has dared God to strike him dead, a stranger appears and does so. The man, dubbed "Johnny Nobody" by the press, claims no knowledge of Mulcahy or even of himself. He asks the help of the village priest, Father Carey, in his upcoming trial for Mulcahy's murder. While the amnesiac Johnny goes to trial, Father Carey mulls questions of belief raised by the case. And then, the good father learns a little more about Johnny Nobody...
3.
Law of the Lawless (1964) as Sheriff Ed Tanner
A former gunfighter now a circuit court judge faces his father's killer in a small post-Civil War Kansas town.
4.
The Phony American (1964) as Sergeant Harrigan
5.
The Young and the Brave (1963) as Staff Sgt. Peter L. Kane
Three American POWs fight to escape from North Korea.
6.
For Love or Money (1963) as Joe Fogel
A millionairess forces her lawyer to find suitable husbands for her three daughters who stand to inherit a fortune.
7.
Boys' Night Out (1962) as Slattery
A psychology student researches infidelity by becoming a platonic kept woman for four buddies.
8.
Portrait of a Sinner (1961) as Reg Barker
9.
The Deep Six (1958) as Frenchy Shapiro
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
10.
Battle Stations (1956) as Buck Fitzpatrick
11.
Crashout (1955) as Van[ce Morgan] Duff
Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny.
12.
Dangerous Mission (1954) as Joe Parker
A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing.
13.
Macao (1952) as Lawrence C. Trumble, alias of Lt. Brian
A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.
14.
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) as Ben Worley
A kidnapped beauty gets caught between feuding pirates.
15.
A Girl in Every Port (1952) as Tim Dunnovan
Two sailors invest in a racehorse.
16.
Submarine Command (1951) as C.P.O. Boyer
A Naval commander torments himself over a crewman's death.
17.
Gambling House (1951) as Joe Farrow
A gambler faces deportation when he gets mixed up with murder.
18.
Detective Story (1951) as Lou Brody
A rigid police detective accidentally uncovers his wife's illegal past.
19.
Kill the Umpire (1950) as Bill Johnson
To appease his family, a retired baseball player signs up for umpire school.
20.
Johnny Holiday (1950) as Sarge Walker
21.
Two Knights from Brooklyn (1949)
The owners of a taxi company fight off gangsters and a sinister health guru.
22.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Sir Sagramore
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
23.
The Life of Riley (1949) as Chester A. Riley
24.
The Big Steal (1949) as Capt. Vincent Blake
Seduction and murder follow the theft of an Army payroll.
25.
Streets of Laredo (1949) as Wahoo Jones
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.
26.
Cover Up (1949) as Larry Best
An insurance investigator smells something wrong when he looks into a small-town suicide.
27.
The Time of Your Life (1948) as Nick...his hobby is horses
A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt.
28.
Race Street (1948) as [Barney] Runson
A night-club owner takes on the crooks who killed his best friend.
29.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as [George Herman] Babe Ruth
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
30.
The Web (1947) as Lt. Damico
Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used.
31.
Variety Girl (1947) as
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
32.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Porkie
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
33.
I'll Be Yours (1947) as Wechsberg
34.
Where There's Life (1947) as Victor O'Brien
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
35.
Calcutta (1947) as Pedro Blake
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancTe Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
36.
Sentimental Journey (1946) as Donnelly
An actress becomes fatally ill and adopts an orphan so that her husband will not be alone once she has died.
37.
The Blue Dahlia (1946) as Buzz Wanchek
A veteran fights to prove he didn't kill his cheating wife.
38.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Amazeen, 1st mate
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
39.
White Tie and Tails (1946) as Larry Lundie
40.
The Dark Corner (1946) as White Suit, also known as Stouffer
A secretary helps her private eye boss when he's framed for murder.
41.
It's in the Bag! (1945) as
Wealthy Frederick Trumble makes an eccentric new will, secretes much of his wealth in a chair, then, within seconds, is murdered. The new heir, Fred Floogle, runs a flea circus. Of course, the reputed $12 million inheritance goes to his family's heads...then proves to consist of five chairs, which the disgusted Floogle sells just before discovering their secret. Packed with wisecracks, strange cameos, and nothing-sacred, anything-goes digressions.
42.
Don Juan Quilligan (1945) as Patrick Michael Quilligan
43.
A Bell for Adano (1945) as Sgt. Borth
A major and his men attempt to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano.
44.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
45.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Danny O'Hare
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer's songs so he can produce a musical.
46.
Lifeboat (1944) as Gus Smith
Survivors of a torpedoed boat take in a German Naval officer from the sub that sank them.
47.
The Hairy Ape (1944) as Hank Smith
A ship's stoker becomes obsessed with a society beauty who finds him repulsive.
48.
Abroad with Two Yanks (1944) as Biff Koraski
Biff and Jeff, two American G.I.'s on furlough in Australia during The Second World War, are enjoying their time the way most soldiers on leave do. When they meet the beautiful Joyce, however, they both fall head over heels for her, and start competing for her attentions. As their R&R time begins to run out, the schemes they each come up with to win her affection and foil the other's plans to do the same become more and more outrageous.
49.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Biff Carter
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
50.
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943) as Himself, husband, Bob Hope skit
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players.
51.
Guadalcanal Diary (1943) as Corp. [Alyosious] Taxi Potts
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.
52.
China (1943) as Johnny Sparrow
Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...
53.
Taxi, Mister (1943) as Tim McGuerin
A taxi driver's love for a gangster's moll could ruin the company he runs with a friend.
54.
Hostages (1943) as Karol Vokosch, also known as Janoshik
55.
Wake Island (1942) as Smacksie Randall
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
56.
Brooklyn Orchid (1942) as Tim McGuerin
The owners of a taxicab company become guardian angels to a beautiful blonde in trouble.
57.
Woman of the Year (1942) as "Pinkie" Peters
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
58.
The Glass Key (1942) as Jeff
A hired gun and his gangster boss fall out over a woman.
59.
Who Done It? (1942) as Brannigan
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
60.
The McGuerins from Brooklyn (1942) as Tim McGuerin
Two cab drivers try to make a beat up cab into their ticket to success.

Cast (special)

61.
330 Independence S.W. (1962) as Guts Finney (Guest)
The cases of Jim Corcoran, an investigator for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In the pilot episode, Corcoran attempts to track down the source of illegal pep pills. During the spring and summer of 1963, a series based on the pilot was set by Four Star and was to be titled "The Rob
62.
Ivy League (1959) as Bull Mitchell; (A Widower)
Bull Mitchell, a former Marine sergeant, enrolls in college to get the education that was denied him earlier in life. The would-be series was to depict his misadventures as he attempted to adjust to nonmilitary life. In the pilot episode, Bull seeks to discover who stole the school's cannon and pl
63.
Time Element, The (1958) as Peter Jenson
The pilot film for "The Twilight Zone." The story of Peter Jenson, a man whose recurring dream becomes a reality when he returns to Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941, two days before it is bombed. The episode relates his frantic efforts to warn military officials of the approaching catastrophe.

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