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Also Known As: Died: February 29, 1964
Born: February 2, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Johnny Cool (1963) as Bill
A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
Bye Bye Birdie (1963) as Mayor
A rock star's personal appearance turns a small town into a disaster area.
Don't Knock the Twist (1962) as Herb Walcott
A TV executive tries to create a musical special to save his network.
Man-Trap (1961) as
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.
Psycho (1960) as Tom Cassidy
A woman on the run gets mixed up with a repressed young man and his violent mother.
The Last Hurrah (1958) as Jack Mangan
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
Nightfall (1957) as Dr. Edward Gurston
A man on a hunting trip gets mixed up with murderous bank robbers.
The Enemy Below (1957) as C.P.O. Crain
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat.
Main Street to Broadway (1953) as First nighter
Girl on the Run (1953) as Hank
Shed No Tears (1948) as Hutton
Ginger (1947) as Barney O'Hara
The Hucksters (1947) as Max Herman
A war veteran fights for honesty in the advertising game.
Killer Dill (1947) as William T. Allen
Gay Blades (1946) as Frankie Dowell
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Sam Wainwright
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
Arson Squad (1945) as Tom Mitchell
How Doooo You Do!!! (1945) as Tom Brandon
Rosie, the Riveter (1944) as Charlie Doran
I Love a Soldier (1944) as Little soldier
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Oliver
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
Silent Witness (1943) as Bruce Strong
Here Comes Elmer (1943) as Joe Maxwell
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) as Frank Moulton
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.
O, My Darling Clementine (1943) as "Dapper" Dan Franklin
Mystery Broadcast (1943) as Michael Jerome
Underground Agent (1942) as Johnny Davis
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)
The third of Universal's three serials headlining the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys (preceded by "Junior G-Men" and "Sea Raiders") is the 55th of Universal's sound-era serials (followed "Gang Busters" and ahead of "Overland Mail") and is the last 12-chapter serial (despite some source that lists it as 13 chapters) released by Universal; "Overland Mail" had 15 episodes while the remaining 13 serials released by Universal Pictures (none of which were ever distributed to theatres by MCA/Universal which didn't exist in the years that Universal produced serials) were all 13 episodes. This one finds the gang, Billy "Ace" Holden (Billy Halop), "Bolts" Larson (Huntz Hall), "Stick" Munsey (Gabriel Dell) and "Greaseball" Plunkett (Bernard Punsly) working in an airplane/auto junk yard owned by Ace's father (Eddy Waller.) Their truck is stolen by members of a fifth column organization, the Order of the Black Dragonfly, but when government agent Don Ames (Richard Lane) returns the recovered truck, Ace, who distrusts law men, refuses to give Ames a description of the men who stole the truck. Ames decides to let Jerry Markham (Frank Albertson), young leader of the Junior G-Men, who knows both Ace and his brother Eddie (Gene Reynolds) through their mutual interest in airplanes and flying, try to gain Ace's cooperation. The Axis agents, Araka (Turhan Bey), Augar (John Bagni), Beal (John Bleifer), Monk (Noel Cravat) and Comora (Edward Forrest), report to the Japanese leader of the Black Dragonfly, The Baron (Lionel Atwill), at his farmhouse headquarters outside the city. In an attempt to track down the spies, Ace and his friends drive their truck near the farm and are spotted by the enemy agents. Monk, the gang's pilot, tries to bomb the truck and the boys appear doomed. But not so with many chapters still remaining in this 12-chapter-only serial
Man from Headquarters (1942) as Larry Doyle
Reporter Larry Doyle is rewarded for his role in the capture of the Pardoni gang, but then loses his job on a frame-up to keep him from testifying. He goes to a neighboring city, meets Ann and, before he gets another reporting job, has to pawn his engraved revolver with a fence in league with the gangsters also part of Pardoni's mob. The gang gets the revolver from the fence and plant it at their next job, but Larry is on their trail and captures them at the pawn shop.
City of Silent Men (1942) as Gil Davis
Wake Island (1942) as Johnny Rudd
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
Shepherd of the Ozarks (1942) as Lieutenant James J. Maloney, Jr.
Father Steps Out (1941) as Jimmy Dugan
A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the original story, Jack Woodford, receives no mention here. George Waggner (as Joseph West),who adapted the story for the first film, takes an "original screenplay" credit here with no nod in the direction of the man who wrote the story in the first place. A glance at a few Universal B-westerns Waggner "wrote" for Bob Baker will find that the majority of them had also been written before by other writers, mostly in the John Wayne Lone Star westerns. Edmond Kelso's additional dialogue credit must have been for the interplay between Frank Faylen's and Charlie Hall's hobo characters, especially when Faylen starts explaining why the sixty-cent dollar is still worth a dollar in a 40-year precursor to voo-doo economics. Story concerns railroad tycoon J.B. Matthews (Jed Prouty) taking over a rival line, being sent on an R&R vacation by his doctor, falling off his private train-car and landing in a hobo jungle occupied by Faylen and Hall, and being cured of all his ills, while reporter Jimmy Dugan (Frank Albertson) poses as a doctor in order to get an exclusive story about the railroad takeover.
Citadel of Crime (1941) as Jim Rogers
Louisiana Purchase (1941) as Davis, Jr.
A bumbling young politician gets caught between grifters and a senator investigating corruption.
Man Made Monster (1941) as Mark Adams
Flying Cadets (1941) as Bob [Ames]
Burma Convoy (1941) as Mike Weldon
Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by MCA/Universal, because MCA/Universal did not exist in 1941. Universal Pictures Company did, and they were the distributor.
Behind the News (1940) as Jeff Flavin
It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff badly. Jeff saves a drunken Stu's job by covering the convicted racketeer, Houseman's escape from prison. Jeff goes to Houseman's sister for a scoop he witnesses the murder of Houseman and an innocent young child. Stu grateful to Jeff thinks Jeff is to decent to be a reporter, sends Jeff on a fake story. Resulting in Jeff being demoted by an angry Archer. On his own, Jeff goes to the court house to see the trail of Marques, accused of Houseman's murder. Jeff, who speaks Spanish, hears the translater, Olmeda falsely state that Marques confesses to the killing. Jeff tells Archer that he has a story. The problem is that nobody believes him due to the fake story.
Framed (1940) as Henry T. Parker
Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940) as Bill Ferris
The Ghost Comes Home (1940) as Ernest
A man who''''s presumed dead returns to his family.
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as Emmett Dalton
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Freddie Miller
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
Room Service (1938) as Leo Davis
Three zany producers try to extend their hotel credit until they can get a play mounted.
Hold That Kiss (1938) as Steve Evans
Romance blossoms when a man and woman each think the other is rich.
Fugitives for a Night (1938) as Matt Ryan
A faded star is suspected of killing a studio executive.
Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) as Tom Hamilton [Jr.]
A widow with four children fights to keep her home.
Spring Madness (1938) as Hat Hatton
A Harvard man romances a coed from a nearby college.
The Shining Hour (1938) as Benny Collins
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.
The Plainsman (1937) as A young trooper
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) as Weeks
Three buddies fight to survive the rigorous training at Annapolis.
The Farmer in the Dell (1936) as Davy Davenport
Fury (1936) as Charlie [Wilson]
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
East of Java (1935) as Larry
Ah, Wilderness (1935) as Arthur [Miller]
In his only comedy, Eugene O'Neill captures the trials of growing up in small-town America.
Kind Lady (1935) as Peter [Santard]
A con artist and his criminal colleagues move in on a trusting old lady.
Waterfront Lady (1935) as Ronny Hillyer, also known as Bill
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
Alice Adams (1935) as Walter Adams
A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy.
Doubting Thomas (1935) as Jimmy Brown
When a man''''s wife neglects him for acting, he strikes back by joining the show.
Personal Maid's Secret (1935) as Kent Fletcher
A maid''''s ability to pick stock market winners keeps her employer in the money.
Enter Madame! (1934) as John [Della Robbia]
The Last Gentleman (1934) as Allan Blaine
In New England circa 1933, a niece is reported missing and presumed dead and Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service. Once there, Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is hsi money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie, who has ridiculed one of his pet eccentricities, seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor, where Barr fosters a romance between Marjorie and Allan. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not in the case of Judd who is cut off without a cent. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions, and Allan is instructed to marry her and take her name as his family's cognomen. The film and the film within ends with Barr announcing that he hopes to have the pleasure of meeting them all again in another world.
Bachelor of Arts (1934) as Pete Illings
The Life of Vergie Winters (1934) as Ranny Truesdale
A politician marries while maintaining a second, illegitimate family on the side.
Hollywood Hoodlum (1934) as Publicist
Ann Carver's Profession (1933) as Jim [Thompson]
A female lawyer is torn between her career and her husband''''s ego.
Dangerous Crossroads (1933) as Jimmy Blake
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933) as "Babe" [Partos]
The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble (1933) as Bob Graham
Rainbow over Broadway (1933) as Don Hayes
Midshipman Jack (1933) as Russell [H. Burns]
A naval academy cadet fights against the chain of command.
King for a Night (1933) as Dick [Morris]
Ever in My Heart (1933) as Sam
During World War I, a woman suspects her husband of being a German spy.
Air Mail (1932) as Tommy Bogan
Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one pilot in a horrific crash, Miller is forced to engage the wild and arrogant, yet skillful, Duke Talbot. When pilot Dizzy Wilkins crashes and dies in a storm, Talbot runs off with the young Mrs.Wilkins, leaving Miller to complete the last leg of Wilkins' mail run. Miller crashes on a mountain. Alive but in an inaccessible location, Miller tries to endure his injuries while futile attempts are made by air mail pilots to rescue him. Hearing of the impossibility of reaching Miller's crash site in time to save him, Talbot can't resist the challenge of trying an airborne rescue himself.
Racing Youth (1932) as [Theodore] Teddy [H.] Blue
Huddle (1932) as Larry [Wilson]
A steelworker''''s son becomes a college football hero.
Big Business Girl (1931) as Johnny Saunders
A college girl uses her brains and her legs to conquer the business world.
Traveling Husbands (1931) as Barry Greene
A wild party puts two married salesmen in trouble with their wives and the law.
The Brat (1931) as Steven Forester
A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their snobbish ways.
Way Back Home (1931) as David Clark
A New England preacher shelters a young boy from his alcoholic father.
A Connecticut Yankee (1931) as Clarence/Emile le Poulet
An accident sends a modern repairman back in time to King Arthur's court.
Son of the Gods (1930) as Kicker
A young man questions his Chinese ancestry when he falls in love.
Born Reckless (1930) as Frank Sheldon
Spring Is Here (1930) as Stacy Hayden
A young woman is torn between the nice guy her father likes and the bad boy he doesn''''t.
Happy Days (1930) as
Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it.
So This Is London (1930) as Junior Draper
The Big Party (1930) as Jack Hunter
Men Without Women (1930) as Ensign Price
Aboard the U.S. submarine S13 in the China seas, Chief Torpedoman Burke goes about his duties. In actuality, he is Quartermaine, the infamous former commander of the British ship Royal Scot, which was sunk by Germans with a Field Marshal aboard. Quartermaine had told his sweetheart that the Field Marshal would be aboard, not knowing that she was an informant for the enemy. When the S13 sinks, Burke takes charge when the commander, Ensign Price, is unable to command. Burke must keep his mates alive long enough on the bottom of the sea for rescuers to arrive.
Wild Company (1930) as Larry Grayson
Just Imagine (1930) as RT--42
New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.
Words and Music (1929) as Skeet Mulroy
Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student. Notable as the first movie in which John Wayne gets billing (as Duke Morrison).
Salute (1929) as Midshipman Albert Edward Price
John Randall is an Army cadet at West Point. His younger brother Paul is a midshipman at the Naval Academy. John contrives to help Paul's timid romantic interest in Nancy Wayne by pretending to be interested in her himself. Paul, however, takes offense, and determines to beat his brother in the Army-Navy football game on purely personal grounds. Meanwhile, Paul and fellow midshipman Albert Price are hazed and tormented by upperclassmen.
Blue Skies (1929) as Richard Lewis
Prep and Pep (1928) as Bunk Hill
The Farmer's Daughter (1928) as Allan Boardman, Jr.

Cast (special)

Peter Hunter, Private Eye (1948) as Peter Hunter
The earliest known syndicated pilot film. The exploits of Peter Hunter, a tough private eye working out of New York City.

Cast (short)

Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga (1939)
In this short film, two small town girls sneak into a Hollywood club hoping for some star sightings but they get much more when they enter a conga line contest.
The Magician's Daughter (1938)
A magician's daughter falls in love with a reporter, but heartbreak ensues when the reporter's magazine runs a story exposing the magician's secret methods in this short film.

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