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Also Known As: Died: January 2, 1963
Born: October 27, 1910 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Carmen, Manitoba, CA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Sammy, the Way-Out Seal (1962)
Two young brothers secretly bring home a seal from their summer vacation and try to hide it from Mom and Dad.
King of the Roaring 20's--The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961) as "Big Tim" O'Brien
A gangster rises to the top of the gambling racket.
The Bramble Bush (1960) as Bert Mosley
A doctor commits euthanasia on his dying friend and then pursues an affair with the latter''s wife, causing a small New England town to suspect him of plotting it as a murder.
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1959) as Capt. Hoxie
The arrival of an Army missile base shatters the peaceful life of a suburban town.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) as Gooper Pollitt
A dying plantation owner tries to help his alcoholic son solve his problems.
The Tarnished Angels (1958) as Jiggs
A newsman falls for the wife of a barnstorming pilot whose work he's covering.
The Tattered Dress (1957) as Nick Hoak
After a wild night, wealthy Michael Reston's adulterous wife Charleen comes home with her ripe young body barely concealed by a dress in rags; murder results. Top defense lawyer J.G. Blane, whose own marriage exists in name only, arrives in Desert View, Nevada to find the townsfolk and politically powerful Sheriff Hoak distinctly hostile to the Restons. In due course, Blane discovers he's been "taken for a ride," and that quiet desert communities can be deadly...
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956) as Hal Breckenridge
Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten), known as P.M., is a wealthy attorney and rancher big-man-in-town in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. He returns home to find his brother Donald (Van Johnson)hiding in his garage. A former drunkard, Donald had been sent to the penitentiary five years previously for killing a man in a barroom brawl. It was in self-defense but P.M. hadn't defended his brother and he was convicted. Donald has escaped and wants his brother to help him across the Santa Cruz River into the Mexico-side Nogales, where his wife (Shirley Patterson as Shawn Smith)and children (Kim Charney and Sandy Deschler) are in dire straits. The straits get even dier when P.M. tells him the river is flooded and it will be days before anyone can cross. And P.M. is all a'twitter because his wife Nora (Ruth Roman), whom he married after Donald had gone to prison, doesn't know about his jail-bird brother. He introduces Donald to Nora and the rest of his Cadillac Cowboy and ranch society friends as an old friend, and is kept busy trying to make sure old Donald doesn't find anything harder that ginger ale to drink. Donald gets a telephone call telling him that his family has gone from dire straits to destitution and when P.M. won't get some money to them through his contacts in the Mexico side of Nogales, Donald knocks him down and grabs a couple of bottles of whiskey and dashes out of the house into the rain.
Magnificent Roughnecks (1956) as Bix Decker
Ain't Misbehavin' (1955) as Harold North
A Star Is Born (1954) as Matt Libby
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.
Red Garters (1954) as Jason Carberry
A musical about a man, Jason Carberry, who rides into a frontier town looking for his brother's killer, but is surprised to find everyone in the town is celebrating his kin's death and, for that matter, gunplay in general. He eventually discovers the murderer and each man swears to shoot down the other in a gunfight. However, their girlfriends team up to put an end to the bloodshed.
Phffft (1954) as Charlie Nelson
A couple divorce but can''''t stop getting mixed up in each other''''s lives.
Dangerous When Wet (1953) as Windy Webbe
A family of fitness freaks sets out to swim the English Channel.
The Groom Wore Spurs (1951) as ["Wild"] Ben Castle
Mister Universe (1951) as Jeff Clayton
Bright Leaf (1950) as Christopher Malley
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
The Good Humor Man (1950) as Biff Jones
A good-hearted ice cream man's efforts to help a young woman turn him into a murder suspect.
John Loves Mary (1949) as Fred Taylor
A World War II veteran's marriage of convenience threatens his real wedding plans.
It's a Great Feeling (1949) as Himself
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Doug Blake
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
Two Guys from Texas (1948) as Danny Foster
Two vaudevillians on the run from crooks try to pass themselves off as cowboys.
Always Together (1948) as Character in movie
A dying millionaire gives his fortune to a working girl, then recovers and tries to get it back.
April Showers (1948) as Joe Tyme
A family vaudeville act is torn apart by the father's drinking problem.
Romance on the High Seas (1948) as Peter Virgil
A singer on a Caribbean cruise gets mixed up in a series of romantic problems.
Love and Learn (1947) as Jingles [Collins]
An heiress surreptitiously helps two songwriters waiting for their big break.
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946) as Jeff Howard
Two producers and their girls look for a backer for their big show.
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) as Buzz Williams
A runaway prince in disguise takes up with a taxi driver.
One More Tomorrow (1946) as Pat Regan
A playboy and a lady photographer allow social differences to come between them.
Roughly Speaking (1945) as Harold Pierson
A man's wild moneymaking schemes leave his wife to raise their family.
Mildred Pierce (1945) as Wally Fay
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
Make Your Own Bed (1944) as Jerry Curtis
Detectives masquerade as butler and maid to get the goods on a crook.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) as
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as O'Hara
A young man about to be married discovers the two aunts who raised him have been poisoning lonely old men.
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as The Great Georgetti
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
The Doughgirls (1944) as Arthur Halstead
Honeymooners in Washington get caught up in wartime crowding, with disastrous results.
Princess O'Rourke (1943) as Dave
A flying ace's romance with a princess creates diplomatic problems.
The Hard Way (1943) as Albert Runkel
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Himself
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
Gentleman Jim (1942) as Walter Lowrie
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
The Male Animal (1942) as Joe Ferguson
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
Larceny, Inc. (1942) as Jeff Randolph
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
Wings for the Eagle (1942) as Brad Maple
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
Blues in the Night (1941) as Leo Powell
The members of a traveling jazz band try to keep their leader from drinking himself to death.
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) as Allen Brice
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
Love Crazy (1941) as Ward Willoughby
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) as Chuck [Benson]
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn''t legal.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) as Hugo Barnstead
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
Navy Blues (1941) as "Buttons" Johnson
Honolulu days are far from peaceful for a boatload of amorous sailors.
Parole Fixer (1940) as George Mattison
Young As You Feel (1940) as Norcross
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.
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940) as Tom [Gerrity]
Typhoon (1940) as The mate
I Take This Woman (1940) as Joe [man calling for Dr. Decker in subway]
A tenement doctor's marriage to a European refugee threatens his practice.
Alias the Deacon (1940) as Sullivan
Girl in 313 (1940) as Pat O'Farrell
Lucky Partners (1940) as Freddie Harder
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
Love Thy Neighbor (1940) as Policeman
Jack Benny (Himself) is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester (Eddie Anderson) to meet his girlfriend Josephine (Theresa) arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen (Himself) and his sister Barbara (Verree Teasdale) are also enroute to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary (Mary Martin), returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs (Joe McMichael, Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Helen Carroll) away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end the feud, tells Fred that Jack saved his life. They have dinner together at Fred's apartment and Rochester, whom Fred has hired away from Jack, appears and the feud is on again.
Queen of the Mob (1940) as Ross Waring
Shooting High (1940) as Gabby Cross
Jane Pritchard (Jane Withers) sides with the Carsons in a generations-old feud which her family wages with the descendents of Wild Bill Carson, first United States Marshal of Carson Corners. Will Carson (Gene Autry) insists that a Pritchard killed his grandfather when the Marshal came into town on a marauding expedition led by The Hawk. Will maintains his grandfather had joined the gang to trap the leaders and a trigger-happy Pritchard had kept him from doing so. A crew from Signet Pictures comes to town to film the story of Wild Bill's life. Will is in love with Jane's sister, Marjorie (Marjorie Weaver)but her banker-father opposes the match. Will and Marjorie argue, and she becomes infatuated with Bob Merritt (Robert Lowery), who is to co-star in the film with Evelyn Trent (Kay Aldridge, billed as usual at TCF as Katharine Aldridge.) Jane and Sheriff Clem Perkle (Hobart Cavanaugh) get rid of Merritt by telling him the townspeople are going to ride him out of town on a rail. Movie director J. Wallace Rutledge (Hamilton McFadden)agrees to let Will play the role of his grandfather. On the day a bank robbery scene is to be filmed at Pritchard's bank, four supposed actors who have joined the troupe turn out to be bank robbers for real. The townspeople, seeing Will chasing after the robbers, assume he was part of the gang and has reverted to what they consider the character trait of the Carson family.
Enemy Agent (1940) as Ralph
The Kid from Texas (1939) as Stanley Brown
A playboy turns cowboy and sets up a polo match with an Indian tribe.
Legion of Lost Flyers (1939) as Larry Barrigan
Destry Rides Again (1939) as Jack Tyndall
A deputy who''''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) as Sailor in Central Park
To annoy his family, a millionaire hires an out-of-work girl to pose as a gold digger.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Sweeney
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as [Tom] Donroy
The Escape (1939) as Chet Warren
An embittered Louie Peronni (Edward Norris) returns from prison to find that his sister, Juli Peronni (Amanda Duff), is engaged to policeman Eddie Farrell (Kane Richmond), and also finds that his secret wife Annie Qualen (June Gale) has placed their baby girl in a foundling home. With his old gang again, Louie plans a robbery of a fur warehouse. Louie shoots down the night watchman and is trailed home where his father Guiseppe Peronni (Henry Armetta) persuades him not to fight it out with the police. Determined to let Louie take the full rap, the gang kidnaps the district attorney's daughter. Annie informs Louie that the kidnapped child is really their own and was adopted from the foundling home.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) as Director
True story of the dancing team who taught the world to two-step.
Night Spot (1938) as Shallen
An undercover cop tries to catch a gang of jewel thieves at a high-society nightclub.
Go Chase Yourself (1938) as Warren Miles
A bank teller gets mixed up with crooks.
Everybody's Doing It (1938) as Lieutenant
After creating a popular contest, a man goes on a drunken binge and takes the answers with him.
Law of the Underworld (1938) as Johnny
A respectable citizen lures two innocents into his secret criminal plots.
Condemned Women (1938) as Plainclothes policeman
Murder creates an uproar in a women''s prison.
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938) as Bill Rochet
A millionaire will stop at nothing to turn his son into a star athlete.
The Saint in New York (1938) as Red Jenks
The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins.
Having Wonderful Time (1938) as Emil Beatty
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.
Crashing Hollywood (1938) as Dickson
A true to life gangster movie stirs up an all out mob assault on Hollywood.
Vivacious Lady (1938) as Waiter captain
After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.
Carefree (1938) as Connors
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
This Marriage Business (1938) as "Candid" Perry
A reporter turns a small-town clerk into a hero then falls for his daughter.
Bringing Up Baby (1938) as Roustabout
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
The Toast of New York (1937) as Reporter
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
She's Got Everything (1937) as Ransome
A penniless heiress goes to work as secretary to a stuffed shirt.
Stage Door (1937) as Mr. Millbanks
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.
On Again--Off Again (1937) as Policeman
Squabbling business partners settle their differences in a wrestling match, with the loser becoming the winner''''s slave.
You Only Live Once (1937) as First gas station attendant
When he''''s framed for murder, an escaped convict returns to crime to protect his wife and child.
It Could Happen to You (1937) as Truck driver
Stand-In (1937) as Tom Potts
An efficiency expert tries to streamline operations at a Hollywood studio.
High Flyers (1937) as Dave Hanlon
Two men pose as flyers and get mixed up with jewel smugglers.
A Damsel in Distress (1937) as
An American dancer on vacation in England falls for a sheltered noblewoman.
Reported Missing (1937) as Radio announcer
Quick Money (1937) as Coach Woodford
A small-town mayor fights crooks set on opening a gambling resort.
Music for Madame (1937) as Assistant director
An opera star trying to make it big in Hollywood gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
Too Many Wives (1937) as Hodges
An heiress and a dog-catcher go searching for a priceless stamp.
Ghost Patrol (1936) as Mac
A Professor has an invention that will bring down planes causing them to crash and Dawson is forcing him to use it on those carrying money. When Tim arrives to investigate he is mistaken for a noted outlaw. So he assumes that identity to force Dawson to make him a partner. But just as a plane bringing Tim help is arriving, his true identity is revealed and while he is a prisoner, Dawson forces the Professor to start his machine.
Circle of Death (1935) as Jerry Carr

Cast (special)

Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) as Fairchild
The pilot film for "Burke's Law." The story of Amos Burke, an inspector with the Los Angeles Police Department. In the pilot episode, Burke attempts to solve the murder of a famous model.
Johnny Come Lately (1960) as Johnny Martin
The misadventures of Johnny Martin, a TV newscaster who will go to any lengths to get a story. In the pilot episode, Johnny disguises himself as a sailor to get an inside story on naval operations.
Another Day, Another Dollar (1959) as Augie Adams
The misadventures of Augie Adams, a toy salesman. In the pilot show, broadcast as a segment of "Alcoa Theater," Augie risks losing a big client in order to attend his son's art show at school. See also "How's Business?," the sequel pilot show.
How's Business? (1959) as Augie Adams
A second pilot show about the misadventures of Augie Adams, a toy company salesman (see also "Another Day, Another Dollar"). The program relates Augie's efforts to discover how a "nothing box," made by a group of orphans, became a part of his samples. Broadcast as a segment of "Alcoa Theater."
Arroyo (1955) as Lamar Kendall
The story of Lamar Kendall, a self-appointed judge, and his attempts to uphold the law in the town of Arroyo, New Mexico. In the pilot episode, Kendall attempts to help a wounded woman who claims her wagon train was attacked by Indians.
Operation Entertainment (1954) as Guest
A tribute to the soldiers in greasepaint; the many members of show business who gave their services and time to the USO overseas during World War II and the Korean War.

Cast (short)

So You Want to Be in Pictures (1947)
Joe McDoakes learns what a bumpy road it can be to become an Hollywood star in this comedic short. Vitaphone Release 1537A.

Misc. Crew (short)

The Soundman (1950)
This short film takes a look at the history and different jobs of the Hollywood sound department.

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