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Also Known As: Died: May 9, 1985
Born: September 10, 1915 Cause of Death: complications from Alzheimer's Disease
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Man-Trap (1961) as Director
During the Korean War, Matt saves the life of his buddy, Vince, who promises that someday he'll repay Matt by cutting him in on a million dollars. Eight years later Matt is in the midst of a rapidly disintegrating marriage to Nina, a man-hungry alcoholic. Vince suddenly reappears for a reunion with Matt, telling him that enemies of a Central American dictator have hijacked $3.5 million, and that he knows how he can get hold of the money and collect a large reward he'll share with Matt if he will help recover the money. Matt is skeptical, but after a particularly violent quarrel in which he leaves his wife, he agrees to go along with Vince, provided there is no gunplay.
Shield for Murder (1954) as Director
A crooked detective masterminds a robbery then fights to keep his money.

Cast (feature film)

Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage, The (1996) as Himself
A document about the making of one of modern cinema's key works, Sam Peckinpah's western "The Wild Bunch" (USA/1969).
99 And 44/100% Dead (1974) as Uncle Frank
Isn't It Shocking? (1973) as Justin Oates
An inexperienced small-town sheriff is confronted with the mysterious deaths of the local senior citizens, an ingenious killer, and some very odd goings-on.
Lucky Luciano (1973) as Harry Anslinger
Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins becoming one of the chief of the Mafia. The US Army seems to refrain from interfering...
Jigsaw (1972) as Detective Ed Burtelson
In this pilot for the 1972-73 series, a detective specializing in missing-persons cases finds himself accused of murder after being found unconscious in the apartment of a slain state official. Wainwright proved to be a rather unlikely though likeable TV series hero.
They Only Kill Their Masters (1972) as George
A small-town sheriff attempts to clear a Doberman of murder charges.
River of Mystery (1971) as R J Twitchell
A pair of free-lance explosives experts find jungle adventure while being stalked by a revolutionary leader and a diamond hunter in this tale filmed in South America early in 1969.
What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (1971) as Morton Stillman
A Bronx working girl is drawn into an elaborate extortion plot after being kidnapped by a gang of sophisticated con-men who force her to impersonate a wealthy socialite.
To Commit a Murder (1970) as Sphax
The Love God? (1969) as Osborn Tremain
The editor of a nature journal becomes an unlikely sex object after a new publisher makes the magazine a girlie book.
The Wild Bunch (1969) as Sykes
A group of aging cowboys look for one last score in a corrupt border town.
The Viscount (1967) as
Fantastic Voyage (1966) as General Carter
A diplomat is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. They have just begun their voyage when it becomes clear there is a saboteur on board.
Synanon (1965) as Chuck Dederich
Inmates at an innovative drug treatment center fight to kick heroin.
Sylvia (1965) as Oscar Stewart
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
Seven Days in May (1964) as Sen. Raymond Clark
An American military officer discovers his superiors are planning a military coup.
Rio Conchos (1964) as Col. Theron Pardee
Two Army officers, an alcoholic ex-Confederate soldier and a womanizing Mexican travel to Mexico on a secret mission to prevent a megalomaniacal ex-Confederate colonel from selling a cache of stolen rifles to a band of murderous Apaches.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) as Dutton Peabody
An experienced gunman and a peace-loving tenderfoot clash with a Western bully.
Moon Pilot (1962) as McClosky
An astronaut dodges secret agents and a beautiful spy before his first moon trip.
The Longest Day (1962) as General Barton
The Allied forces launch the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) as Tom Gaddis
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
The Great Impostor (1961) as Capt. Glover
Based on a true story, a bright young man who hasn't the patience for the normal way of advancement finds that people rarely question you if your papers are in order. He becomes a marine, a monk, a surgeon onboard a Canadian Warship, and a prison warden.
The Last Voyage (1960) as Second Engineer Walsh
Passengers and crew fight to escape a sinking ocean liner.
The 3rd Voice (1960) as The Voice, also known as Harris Chapman
Marion Forbes is the secretary, the lover and the creator of the financial fortunes of Harry Chapman, but Chapman falls in love with Francis and decides to marry her. The revenge of Marion is terrible. With the help of the third voice she kills Harry who is then impersonated by the third voice. All of this to steal $600,000.
Up Periscope (1959) as Capt. Paul Stevenson
A U.S. frogman infiltrates a Japanese-held island during World War II.
Sing, Boy, Sing (1958) as Joseph Sharkey
A young Pop Star struggles with his singing career being "sinful" and his gospel roots that his grandfather who raised him instilled in his heart.
The Big Land (1957) as Joe Jagger
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
Stopover Tokyo (1957) as George Underwood
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1956) as Winston Smith
Post nuclear dystopic vision set in London in which the government controls everything, sex is illegal and everyone's paranoia is founded in reality.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Capt. Dan Taggart
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
1984 (1956) as as Winston Smith of the Outer Party
In a futuristic, state-run society controlled by "Big Brother" in which love is outlawed, employee of the state Winston Smith falls for Julia, and is tortured and brainwashed for his crime.
The Girl Can't Help It (1956) as Marty "Fats" Murdock
A gangster sets out to turn his girlfriend into a rock star.
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) as Col. Alexander Timmer
An American and a British soldier in love with the same woman head for the Normandy Invasion.
Pete Kelly's Blues (1955) as Fran McCarg
The jazz band''s leader gets mixed up with gangster in ''20s Kansas City.
Shield for Murder (1954) as Barney Nolan
A crooked detective masterminds a robbery then fights to keep his money.
The Barefoot Contessa (1954) as Oscar Muldoon
A Spanish dancer becomes an international star but still longs to get her feet in the dirt.
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Dr. Dan Maynard
Man in the Dark (1953) as Steve Rawley, also known as James Brooks
After experimental brain surgery, a crook tries to reconstruct the memories of his criminal past.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Casca
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
China Venture (1953) as Capt. Matt Reardon
Allied soldiers race to rescue a Japanese admiral held by Chinese warlords.
The Hitch-Hiker (1953) as Roy Collins
A dangerous madman kidnaps two businessmen on a hunting trip.
Cow Country (1953) as Ben Anthony
A hired hand gets caught between a noble rancher and ruthless land grabbers.
The Bigamist (1953) as Harry Graham, also known as Harrison Graham
A woman discovers her husband has another family in another city.
Denver & Rio Grande (1952) as Jim Vesser
Edmund O'Brien and his team of railroading men try to build a rail line through a mountain pass, while a group of less scrupulous construction workers sabotage the entire operation in the hopes that they can get their tracks laid first and get the money from the railroad.
The Turning Point (1952) as Johnny Conroy
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.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Midway barker
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
Warpath (1951) as John Vickers
A man sets out on a mission of vengeance against three bank robbers responsible for the death of his fiancee and becomes involved in an Indian ambush.
Two of a Kind (1951) as Michael "Lefty" Farrell
Brandy Kirby (Lizabeth Scott ) and crooked Lawyer Vincent Mailer (Alexander Knox) plan to rob William (Griff Barnett) and Maida McIntyre (Virginia Brissac) by producing a convincing double for their long-lost son. Brandy charms gambler Lefty Farrell (Edmond O'Brien) into impersonating the missing son. Kathy (Terry Moore), the McIntyre's niece, who likes Lefty, introduces him to the McIntyres who soon become convinced he is their son, but the old man refuses to change his will. Lefty balks at killing McIntyre and exposes Mailer's attempted swindle. Brandy and Lefty end up together as "two of a kind."
Silver City (1951) as Larkin Moffatt
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) as [Maj.] Dunn Jeffers
Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the Confederate cause and has left the territory to deliver a vital message about a Yankee gold shipment. So he sets off in pursuit, running into desperados, government agents, and guerrilla fighters, who are more interested in profit than ideals.
Between Midnight and Dawn (1950) as Daniel Purvis
Police patrolmen are stalked by a vengeful mobster escaped from prison.
Backfire (1950) as Steve Connolly
A veteran tries to clear an old friend of a murder charge.
711 Ocean Drive (1950) as Mal Granger
A telephone repairman gets mixed up with illegal gambling.
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950) as Jimmy Stevens
D.O.A. (1950) as Frank Bigelow
The victim of a slow-acting poison tracks down his own killer.
White Heat (1949) as Hank Fallon, also known as Vic Pardo
A government agent infiltrates a gang run by a mother-fixated psychotic.
Fighter Squadron (1948) as Major Ed Hardin
A dedicated flyer pushes himself and those around him during a perilous World War II campaign.
A Double Life (1948) as Bill Friend
An actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character''''s jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Lt. Tom Farrington
An Act of Murder (1948) as David Douglas
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
Another Part of the Forest (1948) as Ben Hubbard
Fifteen years after the Civil War the people of Bowden, Alabama still hate Marcus Hubbard for wartime profiteering. He's also at odds with wife Lavinia and his sons, conniving Ben and weak Oscar; but beautiful daughter Regina gets all she wants from him. Conflicts intensify when Regina gets involved with John Bagtry, scion of the old gentry, and Oscar with the Ku Klux Klan; on a stormy night, family relationships unravel.
The Web (1947) as Bob Regan
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.
The Killers (1946) as James Riordan
An insurance investigator uncovers a string of crimes when he tries to find a murdered boxer's beneficiary.
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as [Thomas] Tom [Spencer Holliday III]
Obliging Young Lady (1942) as "Red" Reddy
A lawyer''''s secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
Powder Town (1942) as J. Quincy Pennant
A scientist clashes with a munitions foreman in his fight to create a new explosive.
Parachute Battalion (1941) as [William Mayberry] Bill Burke
Army men train for the parachute corps.
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) as Stephen Herrick
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as Gringoire
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.

Producer (feature film)

Man-Trap (1961) as Producer
During the Korean War, Matt saves the life of his buddy, Vince, who promises that someday he'll repay Matt by cutting him in on a million dollars. Eight years later Matt is in the midst of a rapidly disintegrating marriage to Nina, a man-hungry alcoholic. Vince suddenly reappears for a reunion with Matt, telling him that enemies of a Central American dictator have hijacked $3.5 million, and that he knows how he can get hold of the money and collect a large reward he'll share with Matt if he will help recover the money. Matt is skeptical, but after a particularly violent quarrel in which he leaves his wife, he agrees to go along with Vince, provided there is no gunplay.

Cast (special)

Hanged Man, The (1964) as Arnie Seeger
Siegel's second made-for-TV movie (his first, "The Killers," had been diverted to theatrical distribution, having originally been deemed too violent for television) is a remake of the chase melodrama "Ride the Pink Horse" (1947), set this time in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. A gunman sets out to a
Blue Men, The (1959) as Roy Brenner
The pilot film for "Brenner." The story focuses on the relationship between two police officers: Detective Roy Brenner, a 12-year veteran with a long and distinguished career, and his son Ernie, a recent police academy graduate. In the pilot episode, Roy is demoted to patrolman when he refuses to ar
Comedian, The (1957) as Preston
The story of Sammy Hograth, a television comedian who thrives on devouring the people around him. Broadcast live as a presentation of "Playhouse 90."

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