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Also Known As: Died: February 11, 1997
Born: September 24, 1912 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Miami, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Murder That Wouldn't Die, The (1980) as General Rocky Jensen
William Conrad stars as a retired L.A.P.D. detective who has moved to Hawaii and taken a job as college security chief and assistant football coach in this pilot to a post-"Cannon" series to have been called "Battles". With the aid of his niece, the school's star football player, a local tough-turne
Last Song, The (1980) as Philip Brockhurst
In her first TV-movie following her star-making "Wonder Woman" series, Lynda Carter is an aspiring singer who unwittingly comes into possession of several tapes for which her engineer husband and his partner in their electronic eavesdropping business were murdered, and discovers that she and her dau
Christmas Miracle In Caufield, Usa (1978) as Caufield
A dramatic re-creation of the Christmas Eve 1951 coal mine disaster in which union workers, threatened with replacement by scabs, were forced to enter an unsafe mine and then were trapped underground by an explosion. Veteran actor John Carradine is billed, curiously, as John Carradine Sr., for the f
President's Mistress, The (1978) as Craig
A young government courier is caught in a deadly cover-up after discovering that his murdered sister was not only the mistress of a U.S. president but also a Soviet spy.
White Line Fever (1976) as Josh Cutler
When Carrol Jo Hummer returns from fighting in Vietnam, he returns to Tucson, Arizona where he intends to become an independent trucker. After borrowing money to buy his own truck, he finds that he is expected to smuggle goods during his runs in order to help pay off his debt. Unwilling to participate in the illegal activities, Carrol and his wife are threatened by thugs and he has to fight back against the corruption.
Legend of Lizzie Borden, The (1975) as George Robinson
An ethereal retelling, stylishly produced, of the story of the New England spinster accused of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in the 1890s in the town of Fall River, Massachusetts. Emmy Award nominations went to Elizabeth Montgomery, art director Jack DeShields, set decorator Henry Gordon, editor John A. Martinelli, and costume designer Guy Verhille. DeShields and Gordon won.
Last Hours Before Morning (1975) as Mr Pace
Atmospheric private eye film set in the 1940s about a hotshot house detective and ex-cop who moonlights by chasing deadbeats and finds himself investigating the connection between an arrogant gambler''s murder and a beautiful film star''s jewel robbery.
Mame (1974) as Mr Upson
A wealthy eccentric takes in her orphaned nephew.
Morning After, The (1974) as Rudy King
Dick Van Dyke made his TV dramatic debut in this drama about a successful public relations writer whose refusal to admit that he is an alcoholic causes him to lose his self-respect, his career, his family and very nearly his life. Van Dyke''s performance earned him an Emmy nomination.
Murder or Mercy (1974) as Henry Balin
An eminent physician, accused of his wife's mercy-killing, is defended by a retired attorney and his ambitious lawyer son. This film's plot more than vaguely resembles "An Act of Murder" (1948) that starred Fredric March and his wife, Florence Eldridge.
40 Carats (1973) as Mr Latham
An older woman unknowingly enters into a complicated love triangle with a younger man.
Norliss Tapes, The (1973) as Sanford Evans
In Dan Curtis' warmed-over, more straightforward version of his "Night Stalker," a pilot for a prospective new series, a humorless investigative reporter chasing down the supernatural stumbles onto the walking dead and finds himself in the clutches of a demon-spirit.
The Candidate (1972) as [Sen. Crocker] Jarmon
A senate candidate''s ideals weaken as his position in the polls gets stronger.
Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) as Mike Lansdown
A photographer tries to keep his conservative boss from learning that he's moonlighting for a girlie magazine.
Youngblood Hawke (1964) as Ferdie Lax
A novelist exercises a powerful spell over every woman he meets.
Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) as Russ Lawrence
A surfer girl leaves the California beaches behind for a romantic vacation in Rome.
Bachelor in Paradise (1961) as Thomas W. Jynson
A writer moves into a housing development to study married couples.
Our Miss Brooks (1956) as Lawrence Nolan
A high school teacher has to rescue the professor she loves from his grasping mother.
The Savage (1952) as Running Dog
Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hanson, Joan Taylor, Richard Rober, Milburn Stone, Ted De Corsia, & Donald Porter as Running Dog. A white man raised as an Indian by the Sioux is torn between loyalty to his adopted tribe and his true heritage when a minor feud between the cavalry and the Sioux erupts into warfare.
Cripple Creek (1952) as Denver Jones
Government agents infiltrate a gold smuggling ring preying on miners.
The Turning Point (1952) as Joe Silbray
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.
Because You're Mine (1952) as Capt. Burton Nordell Loring
After being drafted, an opera star falls for his sergeant's sister.
The Racket (1951) as R. G. Connolly
A tough cop has to fight his superiors in order to battle the mob.
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950) as Mr. Brent
711 Ocean Drive (1950) as Larry Mason
A telephone repairman gets mixed up with illegal gambling.
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) as Myron Brynk
A lawyer and a widow encounter murder on a train ride.
Buck Privates Come Home (1947) as Captain Christie
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
Cuban Pete (1946) as George Roberts
Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts (Don Porter) sends his assistant Ann (Joan Fulton)to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted to Ann, Arnaz and his band come to New York but complications arise when the squeaky-voiced, addle-brained sponsor (Jacqueline de Wit)of the program decides she wants to be the vocalist on the program. Ethel Smith, the King Sisters and the dance team of Igor & Yvette are on hand to fill out the remaining hour of this 20-minute plot.
Danger Woman (1946) as Claude Ruppert
She-Wolf of London (1946) as Harry Lanfield
London is shaken by a series of grisly murders. Suspicion falls on an attractive young woman who is rumored to have werewolves in her family tree.
Wild Beauty (1946) as Dr. David Morrow
A pretty school teacher (Lois Collier)---make that a very pretty school teacher---, a doctor (Don Porter) who disapproves of the white man's attitude toward Indians, and a young Indian boy (Buzz Henry) do what they can in the modern west to keep Robert Wilcox and his henchies (the usual Universal suspects headed by Dick Curtis) from capturing and killing a wild horse herd so Wilcox can sell the hides. It all looks bigger than it is because director Wallace Fox makes liberal use via stock footage of the massive wild horse herds from Universal's 1936 "Stormy."
Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1945) as American co-pilot
Academy Award nominated training film which instructs soldiers how to handle the interrogation techniques practiced by the Nazis.
Eyes of the Underworld (1943) as Edward Jason
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) as Jerry Curruthers, also known as Jerry Brady
A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.
Top Sergeant (1942) as Al Bennett
An Army jeep is forced off the road by fleeing bandits. Sergeant Dick Manson (Don Terry), his kid brother Jack (Gene Garrick), and Corporals Frenchy Devereaux (Leo Carrillo) and Andy Jarrett (Andy Devine) follow and are joined by a posse of deputy sheriffs. Three of the robbers are killed in a shoot-out, but one of them, Al Bennett (Don Porter), escapes after wounding Jack, who dies. Bennett figures a perfect hideout would be in the Army, and becomes one of the recruits assigned to Manson. He gets into trouble because of his attitude, and particularly with Manson when he gets the Colonel's daughter, Helen (Elyse Knox), into covering up his A.W.O.L. G-Men reveal that some of the bank money has been passed at a local jewellery store. When Manson learns that Bennett has given Helen a gift trinket, he jumps at the clue, and drives her down to question the jeweler. They find him murdered. At the Army war games, Bennett blows up a bridge and several men are killed, and he diverts the blame upon Frenchy and Andy, who are court martialed for negligent homicide. Manson discovers a witness who identifies Bennett as one of the bank robbers.
Madame Spy (1942) as David Bannister
Night Monster (1942) as Dick Baldwin
Dr. Lynn Harper, psychologist, has been called out to the old Ingston Mansion, a dark and mysterious place with a very bad reputation, in order to make an assessment of the sanity of Margaret Ingston, daughter of patriarch Kurt Ingston. She claims to be sane, but she is clearly very disturbed; we can't be certain, although the doctor gives her a clean bill of health. But then Dick Baldwin shows up on the scene, just when Dr. Lynne has been receiving thinly veiled threats from the inhabitants of the house. He's our hero. Three medical doctors have been invited out to the mansion as well, Dr. Timmons, Dr. Phipps and the sleazy Dr. King (Lionel Atwill). One by one the doctors are mysteriously murdered. Dick Baldwin must figure out who is doing the killings, and he must do so before whoever it is can kill his new love interest, Dr. Lynne Harper. But the only one he can trust is Kurt Ingston himself, since Ingston has no legs and can't have perpetrated these murders. Is it sinister Rolf, the butler, or Laurie, the sex crazed and sociopathic chauffeur, or Agor Singh, the Hindu Yogi with his strange ways? And of course, Lynne might be wrong, Margaret may be very insane, and she might be the culprit.
Eagle Squadron (1942) as Ramsey
Who Done It? (1942) as Art Fraser
Two would-be radio mystery writers find themselves in a real life murder mystery.
Sing for Your Supper (1941) as Tim

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Women's Club, The (1987) as Driver

Cast (special)

Old Money (1988) as Charles Porter
A half-hour pilot for a series not picked up by CBS about the happenings of a wealthy Palm Beach clan. A "CBS Summer Playhouse" presentation.
All Together Now (1984) as Grandpa Ed Parker
The story of Elly and Walt Parker, a middle-aged couple who must abandon their plans for a carefree retirement and once again assume parental responsibilities when their children and an elderly in-law move in.
The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (1980) as Judge Oliver Haynes
The ghost of a military school''s founder enlists a young cadet to help keep the place from going coed.
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around (1978) as Dean Burroughs; The Head Of The School
The story reunites Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, the stars of a series of '60s "Beach Party" films. The would-be series was to focus on the experiences of Dee Dee, now a sorority housemother at a campus near Malibu. In the pilot episode, Frankie, now a singer, meets up with Dee Dee for the f
What's Up Doc? (1978) as Urban Wyatt
The romantic misadventures of Howard Bannister, a professor of music at the Claunch Polytechnic Institute, and Judy Maxwell, a student who falls madly in love with him.
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974) as Ed Murphy
The comic adventures of marrieds Norma and Malcolm Michaels.
Fuzz Brothers, The (1973) as Herbert Flowers
The comical adventures of Luther Prince and Francis Buchanan, a Los Angeles police department detective team. In the pilot episode, Luther and Francis attempt to apprehend a master thief who plans a ten-million dollar jewel heist.
Cap'n Ahab (1965) as Battersea; Tillie And Maggie'S Housekeeper
At the reading of a will, Tillie Meeks, a Southern girl, and Maggie Feeney, her distant cousin, a showgirl, inherit a New York townhouse, a large sum of money, and Cap'n Ahab, a ninety-seven-year-old parrot. The would-be series was to relate their misadventures as they attempt to keep their newfoun

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