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Also Known As: Died: April 10, 1944
Born: August 6, 1905 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Leave It to the Irish (1944) as Pat Burke
A private eye investigating one murder is framed for another.
Timber Queen (1944) as Milt Holmes
Trocadero (1944) as Spike Nelson
High Explosive (1943) as Dave
The Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943) as Johnny Smith
An heiress experiences a variety of strange goings on when she goes to collect her inheritance.
No Place for a Lady (1943) as Randy Brooke
Aerial Gunner (1943) as Pvt. Gadget Blaine
Idaho (1943) as Duke Springer
Ex-outlaw Grey is now a respected judge out to close down Belle's saloon. Duke and Spike, who knew Grey when he was a criminal, arrive and team up with Belle. When Belle's threat to reveal Grey's past fails, Duke and Spike hold up the bank and frame Grey. Roy now sets a trap for the outlaws.
Reveille with Beverly (1943) as Andy Adams
A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
In Old California (1942) as Joe Dawson
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.
Phantom Killer (1942) as Edward Clark
A district attorney investigates a crook who seems to be in two places at the same time.
Klondike Fury (1942) as
A neurosurgeon is thrown out of the medical profession after he performs a daring but unsuccessful surgery. He flees to Alaska, where his plane crashes in the frozen wilderness.
I Live on Danger (1942) as Norm Thompson
Torpedo Boat (1942) as Ralph Andrews
X Marks the Spot (1942) as Lt. William Decker
The Old Homestead (1942) as Scarf Lennin
Bullets for O'Hara (1941) as Wicks
A gangster's wife helps the FBI nail her husband.
The Pittsburgh Kid (1941) as Cliff Halliday
Two in a Taxi (1941) as Bill Gratton
Flying Blind (1941) as Bob Fuller
A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire.
No Hands on the Clock (1941) as Red Harris
Private detective Humphrey Campbell informs his harried boss that not only has he tracked down the missing girl from his last case, but also married her. Before they can start their honeymoon, Campbell is dragged into another missing person case, which develops into a kidnapping related to a plague of bank robberies. By investigating a skein of blondes, redheads and brunettes, he invokes the suspicions of the Feds, as well as his jealous new bride.
King of the Zombies (1941) as James "Mac" McCarthy
A mad scientist raises the dead to fight for Hitler in World War II.
Private Affairs (1940) as Cartwright
Amos Bullerton, son of an old Boston family, has chosen for twenty years to remain a "black sheep" rather than submit to the dictation of his staid family. Jane Bullerton, his daughter, finds herself in the same quandary, ordered by her crotchety grandfather, Noble Bullerton, to marry a man she doesn't love.
Outside the 3-Mile Limit (1940) as Melvin Pierce
Arise, My Love (1940) as Pink
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter find adventure in Europe on the eve of World War II.
Flight Command (1940) as Lieut. "Stitchy" Payne
A cocky cadet tries to prove himself during flight training.
Streets of New York (1939) as Tap Keenan
Jimmy, an idealistic and hard-working young man, has just arrived in New York City with dreams of making his fortune. Along the way he faces numerous obstacles, opportunities and temptations, but through it all, he considers the actions of his hero, Abraham Lincoln, for guidance. Will Jimmy see his dreams come true, or will he be another of the countless hopefuls chewed up and spit out by New York's mean streets?
Heroes in Blue (1939) as Terry Murphy
Irish Luck (1939) as Steve Lanahan
Buzzy O'Brien (Frankie Darro) is a bellhop in a hotel where a guest is murdered. The police blame Kitty Monahan (Sheila Darcy) and Buzzy succeeds in helping her escape and hides her at his home with his mother (Lillian Elliott). Buzzy and his pal Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) manage to fumble their way to finding the real killer who was after the stolen bonds carried by the victim. Based on Charles Molyneaux Brown's story "Death Hops the Bells."
Blackwell's Island (1939) as Terry Walsh
A reporter gets himself sent to prison to expose a mobster.
Flight into Nowhere (1938) as Bill Kellogg
Tough Kid (1938) as Red Murphy
Accidents Will Happen (1938) as Jim Faber
An insurance man tangles with a fraud ring.
Mystery House (1938) as Lance O'Leary
A detective tries to solve a murder in a house full of suspects.
Broadway Musketeers (1938) as Vincent Morrell
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
Air Devils (1938) as Slats Harrington
Valley of the Giants (1938) as Creel
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
Daredevil Drivers (1938) as Bill Foster
Rival bus companies find an unusual go-between in a former auto racer.
Garden of the Moon (1938) as Ric Fulton
A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer''''s heart.
Penrod's Double Trouble (1938) as Tex Boyden
A missing boy''''s lookalike takes his place and raises havoc.
Red Barry (1938)
"Red Barry" was the 40th sound-era serial produced by Universal Pictures (followed "Flaming Frontiers" and preceded "Scouts To the Rescue"), and was based in the Will Gould comic strip distributed to newspapers by King Features Syndicated, Inc. It was the third of five serials from Universal starring Buster Crabbe, and while the plot only revolves around two million dollars in bonds and soon evolves into a game of "Bonds, Bonds, Who Has the Bonds?", it has so many groups, and their armies of henchmen, acquiring and re-acquiring the bonds that, in a chapter or two, the people who have the bonds don't appear to know they are the current holders. Wing Fu (Cyril Delevanti), brings the bonds to the USA to buy war planes for an unnamed county, and quickly loses them to Quong Lee (Frank Lackteen), a Eurasian underworld chief, but they are re-taken in chapter two by Red Barry (Buster Crabbe). Ballet dancer Natacha (Edna Sedgwick), representing a ruthless group of Russians, acquires them in chapter three, but Barry gets them back in chapter four. Hong Kong Cholly(Philip Ahn), an agent for Wing Fu, goes after Barry to get the bonds, but isn't successful, and is killed in chapter nine. Valentine Vane, aka Harry Dicer (Hugh Huntley), a criminal investigator, takes the bonds from Barry in chapter six, but Quong Lee re-acquires them again in chapter seven. Lyceum Theatre (where Natacha dances) manager C. E. Mannix (William Ruhl) pops up with them in chapter eight, and the question of the day is how did he get them from Quong Lee, and the answer is that Mannix and Quong Lee are one and the same as the Oriental makeup is only a disguise, and the next question is why would anyone want to look like Frank Lackteen. Two Russians, Petrov (Stanley Price) and Igor (Earle Douglas)grab the bonds in chapter nine, but Barry just as quickly grabs them back. But (keep up the best you can)Wing Fu has them in chapter ten, Mannix gets them again in chapter eleven, hides them in Natacha's trunk in chapter twelve, only to have Vane steal them, and Mannix promptly shoots Vane in chapter thirteen and gets them again. But, since chapter thirteen is the concluding chapter, his ownership doesn't last long. Frances Robinson, as newspaper reporter "Mississippi" (from the comic strip), makes it worthwhile watching.
Nancy Drew, Detective (1938) as Keiffer
A teen-aged sleuth investigates a wealthy woman''''s disappearance.
Over the Wall (1938) as Ace Scanlon
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
Missing Witnesses (1937)
Government investigators take on a powerful protection racket.
Reported Missing (1937) as Paul Wayne
Public Wedding (1937) as Joe Taylor
Out-of-work show folk stage a fake wedding to generate publicity.
Wine, Women and Horses (1937) as George Mayhew
A reformed gambler risks his marriage when he returns to the betting table.
Men in Exile (1937) as Jimmy Carmody
Gun smugglers clash with an island dictator.
Missing Witness (1937) as Bull Regan
Navy Blues (1937) as Russell J. "Rusty" Gibbs
Alcatraz Island (1937) as [David] "Harp" Santell
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
Melody for Two (1937) as Mel Lynch
A singing bandleader signs on with an all-girls band.
Slim (1937) as Tom
Electric linemen compete on the job and in love.
Snowed Under (1936) as Bert
A playwright in search of solitude is besieged by three women.
King of Hockey (1936) as Gabby Dugan
A hockey star goes blind and has to fight for a new life.
The Law in Her Hands (1936) as Marty
A lady lawyer for the mob tries to break free of her criminal connections.
The Captain's Kid (1936) as George Chester
A sea captain has to live up to his tall tales when he''''s attacked by gangsters.
Times Square Playboy (1936) as Wally Calhoun
When he comes to New York for a wedding, an out-of-towner makes trouble for all concerned.
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) as Crandal
Perry Mason''''s honeymoon with Della Street is interrupted by the murder of a scandal-sheet publisher.

Cast (short)

Drunk Driving (1939)
In this short film, an up and coming businessman mixes drinking and driving with tragic consequences.

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