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Also Known As: Died: July 27, 1964
Born: June 13, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Saginaw, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Gypsy (1962) as Grandpa
A domineering mother pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom.
Wild in the Country (1961) as Sam Tyler
A counselor falls for the troubled young man she''''s trying to help.
Summer and Smoke (1961) as
A small-town spinster''''s repressed love for the local rebel spells danger.
The Buccaneer (1959) as Tom Carruthers, captain of the <I>Corinthian</I>
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Yellowstone Kelly (1959) as Captain
A trapper gets caught between his young assistant and a beautiful Arapaho woman.
Man or Gun (1958) as Justin Corley
Touch of Evil (1958) as Gould
A narcotics agent risks his wife's life to investigate a crooked cop.
The Lonely Man (1957) as Dr. Fisher
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
Duel at Apache Wells (1957) as Wayne Shattuck
Hell's Crossroads (1957) as Clay Ford
Written on the Wind (1957) as Hoak Wayne
A young woman marries into a corrupt oil family then falls for her husband''''s best friend.
Come Next Spring (1956) as Mr. Totter
Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife has managed to raise their 14 year daughter and 12 year old sun nicely without his help. Matt is considered a disgrace to the town he came from and now he finds himself trying to win the love of his children, his wife and the respect of the towns people. Set in Arkansaw in the 1920's.
The Peacemaker (1956) as Cowpuncher
Not As a Stranger (1955) as Patient
A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon.
The Marauders (1955) as John Rutherford
An honest rancher fights off greedy cattlemen.
The Tall Men (1955) as Sam, rancher
Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more impotantly, will the cattle make it to Montana !
The Violent Men (1955) as Purdue
The wife of a crooked cattle baron plots his murder.
At Gunpoint (1955) as Marshal Pete MacKay
The Road to Denver (1955) as Ed Garrett
The Mayhew brothers flee from one Texas town to another as older brother Bill repeatedly attempts to keep younger brother Sam out of jail. Bill finally gives up on his younger brother and heads for Colorado. He gets a job and all is well until his brother shows up and takes a job that puts them on opposite sides of the law.
Executive Suite (1954) as Ed Benedeck
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
Phantom Stallion (1954) as Mike Reilly
Ex-cavalry buddies, Rex and Slim, band together to capture a wild stallion, solve a murder and thwart the killers from cheating a boy out of his inheritance.
Witness to Murder (1954) as Captain Donnelly
A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder.
Rails into Laramie (1954) as Judge Pierce
Cry of the Hunted (1953) as Sheriff Brown
A prison convict escapes through the Louisiana swamps.
The Roar of the Crowd (1953) as Sam Tracy
Johnny Tracy (Howard Duff), son of veteran race driver Pop Tracy (Harry Shannon), is working his way up on the racing circuit, but is urged by his sweetheart, Marcy Parker (Helene Stanley), to give up the track if he wants to marry her. He persuades her to marry him on the promise that he will quit after racing once in the Indaanapolis 500, but he is injured in a qualifying race and goes to work as a spark plug salesman for Mackey (Minor Watson), an old family friend. He is a failure at selling but Marcy changes her attitude towards his racing, and he qualifies for the 500. Race-car drivers Johnnie Parsons, Duke Nalon, Manuel Ayulo (not the actor Manuel Ayuso) and Henry Banks play themselves.
Jack Slade (1953) as Tom Carter
A twelve year old Joey Slade sees his father gunned down in front of him and decides that he will dedicate his life to ridding society of all outlaws. He assumes the name Jack and as an adult takes on hired gun type jobs in order to achieve his revenge.
Kansas Pacific (1953) as Smokestack Clark
A Union captain fights Confederate saboteurs blocking the railroad construction.
Boots Malone (1952) as Colonel Summers
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.
Lure of the Wilderness (1952) as Pat McGowan
A young girl and her father, who is unjustly accused of murder, seek refuge in a Georgia swamp until they are befriended by a trapper who penetrates the swamp in search of his dog.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952) as Bearded miner
The citizens of Poker Flat attempt to rid their town of bad influences.
High Noon (1952) as Cooper
A retired Marshal must defend his town from a revengeful villain.
Flesh and Fury (1952) as Mike Callan
Deaf boxer Paul Callan captures the interest of gold-digging blonde Sonya Bartow and retired fight manager 'Pop' Richardson. For a time, Sonya has the upper hand with Paul, but ultimately a rival appears in the shape of upper-crust reporter Ann Hollis. With a 3-way fight under way for influence over Paul, he takes matters into his own hands, but learns that getting what he wanted isn't necessarily a happy ending.
Behave Yourself! (1951) as O'Hara
A young couple's dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
The Flying Missile (1951) as Vice-Admiral Williams
As Young As You Feel (1951) as Kleinbaum
Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue.
Hunt the Man Down (1951) as Wallace Bennett
Lawyer uncovers secrets behind a decade-old murder case.
The Scarf (1951) as Warden Anderson
An escaped mental patient tries to prove he''''s not a serial killer.
The Sound of Fury (1951) as Mr. Yaeger
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951) as Fred Salter
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) as Policeman John
A bookie has the Christmas holidays to raise the money he owes a gangster.
Blue Blood (1951) as Buchanan
Pride of Maryland (1951) as Walter Shannon
The Underworld Story (1950) as George R. "Parkie" Parker
A corrupt newspaperman, blacklisted from his big-city paper, becomes involved with a murder case for a small town paper.
Where Danger Lives (1950) as Dr. Maynard
A psychopath draws her doctor into her murderous schemes.
Three Little Words (1950) as Clanahan
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
Singing Guns (1950) as Judge Waller
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment...
The Gunfighter (1950) as Bartender
The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) as Officer Houlihan
Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.
Cow Town (1950) as Sandy Reeves
Mary Ryan, Detective (1950) as Sawyer
Tarnished (1950) as Kelsey Bunker
Right Cross (1950) as Haggerty
A boxer's ego battles his love for his manager's daughter.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) as Charlie
Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.
Tulsa (1949) as Nelse Lansing
A cattle owner''''s daughter risks everything to drill for oil.
Mr. Soft Touch (1949) as Sergeant Garrett
After being betrayed, a gangster hangs out in a settlement house while seeking revenge.
The Devil's Henchman (1949) as Captain
Rustlers (1949) as Sheriff Harmon
Two cowboys get mixed up in rustling and counterfeit schemes.
Champion (1949) as Lew [Bryce]
An unscrupulous boxer claws his way to the top.
My Girl Tisa (1948) as Judge
The Lady from Shanghai (1948) as Cab driver
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
Dangerous Years (1948) as Judge Raymond
Jeff Carter has put an end to the town's delinquency with a boys' club. Young hoodlum Danny shows up and influences teenagers Doris, Willy and Leo. They hang out at a juke joint where Eve (one of Marilyn's first bit parts) works. When Jeff tries to stop a robbery planned by Danny, he is killed and Danny goes on trial.
Return of the Bad Men (1948) as Wade Templeton
A farmer falls for the female leader of a band of notorious outlaws.
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948) as Chauncey
Small towners kidnap a salesman to help them win a race against their rivals.
Fighting Father Dunne (1948) as John [Tom] Lee
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
April Showers (1948) as Cop
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) as Tesander
A New York businessman's dream of a country home is shattered when he buys a tumbledown rural shack.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as Mr. Holstrom
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
Time Out of Mind (1947) as Captain Rogers
The Invisible Wall (1947) as Detective captain
The Jolson Story (1947) as Policeman
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
Exposed (1947) as Severance
The Red House (1947) as Dr. Byrne
Pete and Ellen have reared Meg as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath to come help with chores on the farm: Pete isn't getting around on his wooden leg like he used to. When Nath insists on using a short cut home through the woods, Pete gets quite agitated and warns him of screams in the night, of terrors associated with the red house. Curious, Meg and Nath ignore his warnings and begin exploring. Meg begins falling in love with Nath, but his girlfriend Tibby has other plans for him. Meanwhile they all get closer to real danger and the dark secret of the red house.
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) as Owens
A salesman picks up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer on the run.
Nora Prentiss (1947) as Police lieutenant
An ambitious singer ruins a doctor''''s life.
Canyon Passage (1946) as McLane
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
San Quentin (1946) as Warden Kelly
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
Crack-Up (1946) as Policeman
An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket.
The Last Crooked Mile (1946) as Lt. Blake
I Ring Doorbells (1946) as Shannon
Night Editor (1946) as Capt. Lawrence
A detective hides key evidence in a murder case rather than reveal he was cheating on his wife.
Nob Hill (1945) as Policeman
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
Within These Walls (1945) as "Mac" McCafferty
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as George
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Captain Eddie (1945) as Simmons
WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.
Crime, Inc. (1945) as Commissioner Collins
The Mummy's Ghost (1944) as Sheriff
An Egyptian high priest (John Carradine) travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.). Learning that Ananka^Òs spirit has been reincarnated into another body, he kidnaps a young woman of Egyptian descent with a mysterious resemblance to the princess. However, the high priest^Òs greedy desires cause him to loose control of the mummy...
When the Lights Go on Again (1944) as Tom Cary
Babes on Swing Street (1944) as Lt. Casey
Ladies of Washington (1944) as Lt. Lake
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Chief of police
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
The Eve of St. Mark (1944) as Chaplain
Government Girl (1944) as Mr. Gibson
An aviation engineer and a government secretary are thrown together by the war effort.
The Sullivans (1944) as C.P.O.
During WWII, five brothers enlist in the Navy and are assigned to serve on the same ship.
The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944) as Sam Weston
Insurance Investigator Roy is looking for Weston and the missing money he supposedly obtained in a robbery. When he catches him and listens to his story, he changes his mind about him. A freak accident locates the missing money box and they find the seal unbroken. Roy then announces the box will be opened at the showboat that evening.
In Old Oklahoma (1943) as Charlie Witherspoon
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
The Powers Girl (1943) as Mr. Hendricks
True to Life (1943) as Mr. Mason
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
Doughboys in Ireland (1943) as Michael Callahan
Idaho (1943) as Judge John Grey, previously known as Tom Allison
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.
Someone to Remember (1943) as Tom Gibbons
Headin' for God's Country (1943) as Albert Ness
Song of Texas (1943) as Sam Bennett
The Heat's On (1943) as Police captain
A would-be censor''''s brother produces a Broadway show with a controversial star.
Alaska Highway (1943) as Pop Ormsby
Pop Ormsby (Harry Shannon) wins the contract from the Army Engineer Corps for the construction of the Alaska Highway connecting Alaska to Canada. The elder of his two sons, Woody Ormseby (Richard Arlen), decides he had rather fight with bullets than bulldozers but is assigned by the Army to work on the project. Woody and his younger brother Steve (William Henry) are both rivals for the affection of Ann Caswell (Jean Parker), the daughter of Road Engineer Blair Caswell (Edward Earle).
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Steve Finnerty
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
The Lady Is Willing (1942) as Detective Sergeant Barnes
A Broadway star has to find a husband so she can adopt an abandoned child.
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) as Pinky
Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe), idea man for the Bullard Advertising Agency, and Cleo Arden (Gloria Dickson), director of the Jimmy Valentine radio program, based on the exploits of the old-time safe cracker, fear their jobs are in jeopardy when the sponsor decides to switch his show to another agency. Mike suggests that a $10,000 prize be offered to anyone who can locate the real Jimmy Valentine. Mike and Mousey (George E. Stone), a little chiseler who has attached himself to Mike, follow a clue to a small town. Unknown to Mike, Mousey is out for revenge and kills two innocent men before they learn the identity of the real Jimmy Valentine (Roman Bohnen). Mousey tries to kill Valentine but he himself is killed in the scuffle. Mike refuses to identify Valentine, claiming that one of the murdered men was the real Jimmy Valentine.
The Falcon Takes Over (1942) as Grimes
A society sleuth and a lady reporter try to track down a murderous thug's lost girlfriend.
Random Harvest (1942) as Badgeley
A woman''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
In Old California (1942) as Mr. Carlin
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.
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Mr. Wiggs
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
The Big Street (1942) as Doctor
A nightclub waiter, who's in love with a selfish showgirl, gets to prove his love when she's injured.
The Mad Martindales (1942) as Policeman
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) as Ed Cumberland
A radio correspondent tries to rescue a burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) as American immigration official
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
Citizen Kane (1941) as [Jim] Kane's father
The investigation of a publishing tycoon''''s dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) as Chief R. L. Graves
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940) as Captain [Mike] Mahoney
A veteran lady captain fights off competition.
City of Chance (1940) as Passline
Gambling on the High Seas (1940) as Chief of police
A reporter tries to nail a gambling-ship owner for murder.
Too Many Girls (1940) as Mr. [Harvey] Casey
Four college football stars are hired to chaperon a reckless heiress to a Wild West college.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Lieutenant Sullivan
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
Sailor's Lady (1940) as Father McGann
Sailor (Hall) is going to marry his girlfriend (Kelly) when he returns, but she becomes foster mother to baby whose parents are accidentally killed. The baby is accidentally left on board a visiting battleship.
The Girl from Avenue A (1940) as Timson
Young As You Feel (1940) as Gillespie
Father (Prouty) sells his drugstore and the Jones family heads for New York to enjoy sophisticated city life. They lose all their money before deciding to go back home. This was the last Jones family movie.
Young Tom Edison (1940) as Captain Brackett
As a precocious child, Tom Edison defies authority to develop his first inventions.
One Crowded Night (1940) as McDermot
Travelers at a California motel face a variety of personal crises.
Parole Fixer (1940) as Randall Porter
Heads Up (1930) as Captain Denny

Music (feature film)

Wagons East! (1994) as Music Supervisor
A jaded bunch of Old West pioneers hire an unlucky wagonmaster to get them back east, and he runs them straight into Indian territory.
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) as Song Performer ("Love Letters")
"Chappy" Sinclair takes to the unfriendly skies once again, this time to battle a German drug lord in South America.
Universal Soldier (1992) as Songs ("Life'S Too Confusin' Anyway" "The Worst Always Happens" "Breakin' Up, Breakin' Down" "Goin' Out On The Town Tonight" "It'S Almost Tome To Put The Bottle Down" "Waking Up And Walking Out The Door")
An action-packed thriller about a unit of genetically engineered soldiers that have gone awry.
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) as Song
"Chappy" Sinclair takes to the unfriendly skies once again, this time to battle a German drug lord in South America.
Universal Soldier (1992) as Music Supervisor
An action-packed thriller about a unit of genetically engineered soldiers that have gone awry.
Basic Instinct (1991) as Music Supervisor
When a cop''s search for a ruthless killer leads him to wealthy and seductive author, his involvement turns personal, and he must balance their affair with the mounting evidence against her.
Happy (1983)
As a once-popular TV clown now doing store openings, a hero only to his young son (played by real-life son David), Dom DeLuise is caught in a gangland execution while on a fill-in club date and his partner, Jack Gilford, is shot. His identification of the shooter (Henry Silva) differs from that of o
Gift of Life, The (1982)
A young wife, the mother of two, contracts to undertake a surrogate pregnancy for another woman, with her husband's reluctant approval, but is crushed when her best friend, as well as her parents, denounce her. The first of several TV-movies with variations on the theme.
Domino Principle, The (1977) as Song ("Some Day Soon")
Tucker is serving a prison sentence for murder. He was in Vietnam and became an excellent marksman. A secret agency helps him to escape so that he can murder a person in a latin-American country. But Tucker only wants to escape, not to kill somebody...

Cast (short)

Alibi Mark (1937)
In this short film, an out-of-work man finds himself falsely accused of murder. Vitaphone Release B41.
Smoked Hams (1934)
In this comedic short, a vaudeville team convinces an agent to book their new act... that manages to misfire. Vitaphone Release 1720-1721.
20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (1933)
In this short film, convicts escape from a prison, but long to return when they discover how luxurious it has become. Vitaphone Release 1535-1536.
Sympathy (1929)

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