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Also Known As: Died: September 12, 1987
Born: December 8, 1899 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Frasier, The Sensuous Lion (1973) as Old Man On Porch
Zoologist Marvin Feldman lives with his overbearing mother and likes animals more than most people. While spending time at a wildlife refuge in California, Marvin meets Frasier, one of the older lions in the preserve who is known for his ongoing virility. When he is alone with Frasier one day, the l
Getting Away From It All (1972) as Charlie Erickson
A comedy about two urban couples who decide to chuck big-city life and return to nature, only to find that rural living has its own set of infuriating problems.
P. J. (1968) as Poppa
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.
Firecreek (1968) as Hall
A pacifist sheriff must use tougher means when his town is threatened by a band of outlaws.
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) as Jesse Buford
A pioneer woman replaces her ailing husband in a poker game after he loses most of their money.
A Patch of Blue (1965) as Mr. Faber
A blind white girl falls in love with a black man.
I'll Take Sweden (1965) as Olaf
A widower takes a job in Stockholm to get his daughter away from her boyfriend.
Those Calloways (1965) as Ernie Evans
A fur trapper dreams of building a bird sanctuary.
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) as Charlie Biller
A ranch-owner's four sons vow to avenge their father's death.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) as Luther Lindquist
A Chinese showman uses his magical powers to save a Western town from itself.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964) as Svenson
A reluctant Calvary Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes.
The Prize (1963) as Oscar
An American Nobel Prize-winner mixes it up with spies when he travels to Stockholm to collect his award.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) as Peter Ericson
An experienced gunman and a peace-loving tenderfoot clash with a Western bully.
Two Rode Together (1961) as Ole Knudsen
Two tough westerners bring home a group of settlers who have spent years as Comanche hostages.
Elmer Gantry (1960) as Sam
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
Hell Bent for Leather (1960) as Old Ben
When Clay Santell stops in the town of Sutterville after having his horse stolen, he is mistaken by townspeople for a murderer named Travers. The townspeople capture Santell, and turn him over to lawman Harry Deckett. Deckett, who is tired of chasing the real Travers, decides to kill Santell and pass him off as Travers. Santell escapes from Deckett, taking lovely Janet Gifford hostage in the process. Janet comes to believe Santell's story, and helps him in his struggle to prove his real identity.
North to Alaska (1960) as Lumberjack
Two prospectors cope with woman problems and a con man.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) as Sulo
A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
Revolt in the Big House (1958) as Doc
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
My World Dies Screaming (1958) as Jonah Snell
American-born Sheila Wayne has lived in Switzerland since childhood. Now newly married, she has a recurring nightmare about an ominous old house she can't recall having seen in waking life. Returning with husband Philip to Florida, they go to live at a country house...the house in her dream. Mysterious events multiply; who is responsible and why? Who is crazy? The answer is rooted in dark days of the past...
The Gun Runners (1958) as Pop
A charter boat captain runs guns during the Cuban revolution.
The Big Land (1957) as Sven Johnson
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
The Searchers (1956) as Lars Jorgensen
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
Johnny Concho (1956) as Jake
Frank Sinatra, Keenan Wynn, William Conrad, Phyllis Kirk, Wallace Ford, Christopher Dark, Howard Petrie, Claude Atkins, John Qualen. Frank Sinatra is branded a coward by the townspeople of Cripple Creek, Arizona when he fails to stand up to the men that killed his brother. He eventually comes to grips with his yellow streak and returns for the big showdown. Co-produced by Frank Sinatra. Directed by Don McGuire who co-wrote TOOTSIE.
The Sea Chase (1955) as Schmidt
A German freighter captain tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II.
Unchained (1955) as Leonard Haskins
Tale about life in a special prison farm in California, where the program is about treating the prisoners with humanity and minimal security to enhance their moral attitudes about paying for their crimes out of their own volition.
At Gunpoint (1955) as Livingston
The Student Prince (1954) as Willie Klauber
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
Passion (1954) as Gaspar Melo
In old Spanish California, dashing cattleman Juan Obregon returns to the rancho of his friend Gaspar Melo, to find he's fathered a son on Rosa, one of Gaspar's identical twin daughters. Overjoyed, he plans to formalize his "unofficial" marriage. But trouble brews; Melo's land is of unclear title and the new Don Domingo hopes to grab it for his own profit. Violence results. Without even knowing who survived, Juan (accompanied by Rosa's tomboy sister Tonya) rides for revenge, through spectacular pastoral and wilderness scenery.
The High and the Mighty (1954) as Jose Locota
When a commercial airliner develops engine trouble, the passengers and crew think back on the lives they could be losing soon.
The Other Woman (1954) as Papasha
Bit player Sherry Stewart (Cleo Moore) gets miffed when director Walter Darman (Hugo Haas) turns her down after she reads for a small part in his picture. She and her boy friend, Ronnie (Lane Fuller), devise a plan to lure Darman to her apartment, where she gives him a drugged drink. She tells Darman they had been intimate and blackmails him for $50,000. More than a little distracted by his situation, his wife (Lucille Barkeley) senses something is wrong and he gets into a violent argument with his father-in-law (Jack Macy) who owns the producing company Darman works for, and discontinues the picture. Sherry informs Darman she is going to tell his wife all about them. Darman tells his secretary (Carolee Kelly) that he is going to work late and is not to be disturbed, sets the moviola runnings, and exits by the back door and hot-foots it to Sherry's apartment. He tries to reason with her but to no avail, and strangles her in a fit of rage. The crime is first blamed on peddler Papasha (John Qualen), but Police Inspector Collins (Jan Arvan) thinks otherwise.
I, the Jury (1953) as Dr. R. H. Vickers
It's nearly Christmas, but Mike Hammer is on the vengeance trail when Jack, his wartime buddy, is murdered. Hotheaded Hammer sets out to find the killer, working his way through an increasingly large pile of suspects (and corpses). Along the way, he meets a new love interest, psychologist Charlotte Manning, a treacherous Santa, a gangster named Kalecki, and two weird sisters, the Bellamy twins.
Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953) as Jonas P. Travis
Ex-cons searching for buried loot are interrupted by an Indian attack.
Francis Covers the Big Town (1953) as Cavendish
Hans Christian Andersen (1952) as Burgomaster
The storytelling shoemaker falls for a married ballerina who stars in one of his stories.
The Flying Missile (1951) as Lars Hansen
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) as Prof. Dingley
When she returns to her alma mater to pick up an honorary degree, a congresswoman re-ignites an old flame.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Corky McGee
The Jackpot (1950) as Mr. Ferguson
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
Captain China (1950) as Geech
Stormy waves in the South China Sea wash a drunken captain, Charles Chinnough, off his ship just before it crashes on a reef. He's then rescued by a passing vessel. Two months later the former captain, now in disgrace, sails as a passenger on a ship commanded by Brendensen, the man who had been the first-mate on his last voyage. Tension quickly develops between these two, especially since both are now attracted to the same female passenger, Kim Mitchell. A typhoon forces Chinnough and Brendensen to work together to save the ship while, at the same time, new information comes to light about their previous voyage together.
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) as Vegetable man
Robin Hood-like pirate Baptiste takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne. Fun loving Debbie, a passenger from his latest prize, stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate; later, having become a New Orleans entertainer, she meets his alter ego, who's engaged to the governor's daughter. Sea battles and land rescues follow in lighthearted style.
Woman on the Run (1950) as Maibus
A woman searches for her husband, who ran off after witnessing a mob hit.
The Big Steal (1949) as [Julius] Seton
Seduction and murder follow the theft of an Army payroll.
My Girl Tisa (1948) as Swenson
Reaching from Heaven (1948) as The stranger
Hollow Triumph (1948) as Swangron
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
16 Fathoms Deep (1948) as Athos
Alias a Gentleman (1948) as No End
An aging convict tries to keep his daughter from following in his footsteps.
The Fugitive (1947) as A refugee doctor
A revolutionary priest flees a Central American dictatorship.
Song of Scheherazade (1947) as Lorenzo
In 1865, the cadets of a Russian Naval Academy ship have shore leave in Morocco; among them is (fictionalized) future composer 'Nicky' Rimsky-Korsakov. In search of a piano, Nicky and singing ship's doctor Klin meet a family of once-wealthy Spanish colonists...and their daughter Cara who secretly dances in a cabaret. Romantic complications ensue, but Nicky seems less interested in Cara's favors than in inspirations for his future masterpieces.
High Conquest (1947) as Peter Oberwalder
Adventure (1946) as Model T
A rough-living sailor has trouble adjusting to domestic life when he marries a librarian.
Captain Kidd (1945) as Bart Blivens
An infamous pirate tries to double cross the King of England.
River Gang (1945) as Uncle Bill
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Ole Olsen
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
The Impostor (1944) as Monge
An American Romance (1944) as Anton Dubechek
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
Dark Waters (1944) as Uncle Norbert Lamont/Pinky
Leslie Calvin, the sole survivor of a submarine accident, goes to her relatives in order to recover emotionally. Unfortunately she encounters various scam artists led by Mr. Sydney who intend to kill her and steal the family assets. Dr. George Grover helps Leslie to defeat Sydney.
Swing Shift Maisie (1943) as Horatio Curley
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
Larceny, Inc. (1942) as Sam Bachrach
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
Arabian Nights (1942) as Aladdin
Half-brothers vie for an Arabian throne and the love of a beautiful storyteller.
Tortilla Flat (1942) as Jose Maria Corcoran
Inhabitants of a Southern California fishing village strive for the simple pleasures of life.
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (1942) as The barber
A boy raised by wolves adjusts to life among humans.
Casablanca (1942) as Berger
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up.
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Dr. Patterson
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) as Coot Royal
A young man seeks to murder his father that abandoned his mother, yet fate plays a hand when a stranger appears.
Out of the Fog (1941) as Olaf Johnson
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
All That Money Can Buy (1941) as Miser Stevens
A farmer sells his soul for seven years of good crops.
New Wine (1941) as Clerk
Model Wife (1941) as Janitor
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) as Muley
Oklahoma farmers dispossessed during the Depression fight for better lives in California.
Angels over Broadway (1940) as Charles Engle
A playwright persuades a con artist to help an embezzler go straight.
His Girl Friday (1940) as Earl Williams
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Saturday's Children (1940) as First carpenter
A young inventor''s new marriage is jeopardized by financial problems.
Brother Orchid (1940) as Mr. Pigeon
After a failed hit, a mob chief recuperates in a monastery.
Babies for Sale (1940) as Mr. Anderson
A reporter attempts to stop a crooked adoption racket, operating out of a supposedly charitable maternity home.
The Long Voyage Home (1940) as Axel
A merchant ship's crew tries to survive the loneliness of the sea and the coming of war.
Blondie on a Budget (1940) as Mr. Fuddle
Dagwood gets Blondie a fur coat after his old girlfriend comes to town.
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Lars Knutson Rockne
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
On Their Own (1940) as [Abner K.] Peters
The Jones family (without father) head for California to open a bungalow court. To increase business they advertise for families with children and pets. A neighbor threatens to sue.
Ski Patrol (1940) as Gustaf Nerkuu
Youth Will Be Served (1940) as Clem Howie
A southern girl (Withers) goes to a National Youth Association camp after her father goes to jail for bootlegging. When a mean tycoon tries to buy the campground for himself she stages a show which endears her to him. Then her father escapes and catches the crooks who took the tycoon's money, all is saved.
Four Wives (1939) as Frank
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Stand Up and Fight (1939) as Davey
A southern aristocrat clashes with a driver transporting stolen slaves to freedom.
Mickey, the Kid (1939) as Mailman
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Milo
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
Let Us Live (1939) as Dan
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
Five of a Kind (1938) as Asa Wyatt
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) as Subway watchman
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
Joy of Living (1938) as Oswego
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.
The Chaser (1938) as Lars
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Outside the Law (1938) as Jim Stoner
The Texans (1938) as Swede
Angel's Holiday (1937) as Waldo Everett
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937) as "Loco"
An old bandit reforms when he meets his long-lost son.
Nothing Sacred (1937) as Fireman
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
Fit for a King (1937) as Otto
She Had to Eat (1937) as Sleepy
Seventh Heaven (1937) as Sewer Rat
A Parisian sewer worker (Stewart) longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl (Simone Simon) from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.
Fifty Roads to Town (1937) as Sheriff Dow
Girls' Dormitory (1936) as Toni
Head of a private European girls school (Marshall) falls in love with a student (Simon) who steps aside for a teacher (Chatterton) also loves him. Tyrone Power debuted in a nightclub scene.
The Road to Glory (1936) as Duflous
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) as Mr. Jenkins
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
Reunion (1936) as Asa Wyatt
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) as Olaf
Ring Around the Moon (1936) as Bill Harvey
The Country Doctor (1936) as Asa Wyatt
Silk Hat Kid (1935) as Mr. Fossbender [Rasmussen]
Thunder in the Night (1935) as Porter
Black Fury (1935) as Mike [Shemanski]
A coal worker gets mixed up in the mob''s efforts to infiltrate his union.
Chasing Yesterday (1935) as Coccoz
An aging archaeologist pursues the daughter of the woman he loved and lost.
Doubting Thomas (1935) as Von Blitzen
When a man''''s wife neglects him for acting, he strikes back by joining the show.
Whipsaw (1935) as [Will] Dabson
A G-man woos the sole female member of a criminal gang.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) as Sol Tinker
A farmer tries to convince the cook on a canal boat to leave her exciting life for him.
The Great Hotel Murder (1935) as Ole [Hanson]
Man of Iron (1935) as Collins
A steel worker rises to the boardroom but longs for his former life.
Orchids to You (1935) as Smith
Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) as Concierge
Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers.
The Three Musketeers (1935) as Planchet
Alexandre Dumas's classic swashbuckler about a young guardsman fighting for the queen's honor.
One More Spring (1935) as Auctioneer
Private Scandal (1934) as Schultz
Our Daily Bread (1934) as Chris [Larsen]
When he inherits a small farm, a Depression-weary man turns it into a collective operation.
365 Nights in Hollywood (1934) as Professor [Herman] Ellenbogen
Down-on-his-luck film director Jimmie Dale takes a job at a fly-by-night acting school. He is drawn into the plans of the school's owner to bilk a wealthy young man out of the funds he has supplied to shoot a movie starring pretty student Alice Perkins. But Jimmie hopes to bilk the bilkers by actually completing the movie as ostensibly planned.
Servants' Entrance (1934) as Detective
He Was Her Man (1934) as Dutch
A safecracker goes straight to get back at some fellow crooks.
Straight Is the Way (1934) as Mr. Clapman
A small-time gangster wants to go straight until he loses his girl to a rival hood.
Upper World (1934) as Chris
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
Sing and Like It (1934) as Oswald
A gangster tries to turn his tone-deaf girlfriend into a singing star.
Hi Nellie! (1934) as Janitor
A crusading newspaper editor keeps digging into corruption, even when he''s forced to write advice to the lovelorn.
Let's Fall in Love (1933) as Svente Bjorkman
An ambitious film director transforms a Brooklyn-born actress into a Swedish temptress.
Counsellor at Law (1933) as Johan Breitstein
A successful lawyer struggles to deal with his wife's unfaithfulness and his own hidden past.
Street Scene (1931) as Karl Olsen
A husband's violent reaction becomes the talk of the neighborhood when he catches his cheating wife in the act.
Arrowsmith (1931) as Henry Novak
A crusading doctor fights his way through tragedy to find his true calling.

Cast (special)

Doc (1969) as Luke
The story, set in the sleepy little town of Stubbville, relates the misadventures of Jason Fillmore, the town's elderly doctor, and his young assistant, Orville Truebody, a bumbler.

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