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Also Known As: Died: May 18, 1995
Born: December 26, 1903 Cause of Death: complications from a stroke
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, The (1987) as Pappy Glue
A movie that tells the true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner whose life inspired the film, "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang." After being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, the innocent Burns makes two daring escapes to astound the nation.
Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks) (1984) as Novatney
A football field becomes the confrontation site between a small-town police department headed by its peace-loving chief (Roche) and a band of local hippies led by his son (Goodeve) who decide to settle their differences on the gridiron. Tony Randall is a bearded guru -- a successful insurance agent
This Girl For Hire (1983) as Eddie
This '40s private eye movie spoof (a series pilot) casts Bess Armstrong as a flippant, somewhat klutzy female detective who sets out to track down the killer of an obnoxious mystery writer (Jose Ferrer). Celeste Holm is her flamboyant mother, a one-time Hollywood starlet, and Howard Duff is the latt
Hammett (1982) as Eli
During his days as a detective, writer Dashiell Hammett tries to find a missing Chinese girl in San Francisco.
National Lampoon's Movie Madness (1982) as Mousy ("Municipalians")
Three stories that make references to movies, directors, or movie characters. The first vignette is about a corporate lawyer who gets his wife to leave him, believing that raising their four children by himself will help him grow. The second tells the story of an erotic dancer who becomes the CEO of a company and exacts revenge on her male colleagues who once abused her. And in the last, an honest police officer begins to adopt the cynicism of his partner.
Terror at Alcatraz (1982) as Hotel Desk Clerk
Tom and Dick Smothers are Bones Howard and Ryan Fitzgerald, ace TV cameraman and intrepid street reporter, respectively, involved in the race to find the buried treasure of Al Capone on Alcatraz Island where he was imprisoned, in this pilot to their 1981 "Fitz and Bones" series that came and went ma
Leave 'Em Laughing (1981) as Jetter
Mickey Rooney is real-life clown Jack Thum who, with his devoted wife Shirlee, cared for dozens of homeless children --37 of them over the years--in the Chicago area, all of whom come back to visit when they discover he's terminally ill. The film reunited Rooney with another former child star from
Harry's War (1981) as Sergeant Billy
Harry has a rich and eccentric who is fighting with the Internal Revenue Service over a mistake they made on her taxes, insisting that the elderly women pay $190,000. Before the conflict is resolved, his aunt dies and Harry blames the IRS for her death. He takes up the fight for his late aunt, and a
Carny (1980) as On-Your-Mark
Frankie and Patch are partners in a dunk-the-bozo booth in a carnival that is traveling through the South. In one small town, a teenager named Donna is encouraged by Frankie to join the carnival, and she moves in with him, into the trailer he shares with Patch. Feeling rejected, Patch plans to get rid of Donna, but the owner of the business wants her to help him trick some local men who are demanding payoffs. After Donna plays her part in the scheme, she is accepted by Patch.
1941 (1979) as Patron
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
The Champ (1979) as Georgie
A washed-up prizefighter fights to keep his son.
Mad Bull (1977) as Sweeper
A love story about a hulking wrestler, whose life in the ring has little meaning, and an attractive woman who sees through his muscleman veneer to discover a sensitive human being.
St. Ives (1976) as Room Clerk
Raymond St. Ives is a novelist and former crime reporter who is pulled back into his previous profession by the wealthy Abner Procane. Procane engages St. Ives to find a set of stolen ledgers that could start a mob war if made public. After he starts working on the case, St. Ives finds that it takes every resource he has just to stay alive.
Black Bird, The (1975) as Wilmer
When famous private detective Sam Space dies, his son Sam Spade, Jr. takes over his agency and before long is embroiled in another case involving the Maltese Falcon.
Winterhawk (1975) as Reverend Will Finley
The tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend trapper Guthrie suggests to ask the white men in a near village for help - but they kill Winterhawk's companion...
The Outfit (1974) as Carl
An ex-con takes on the mob to avenge his brother's death.
Electra Glide In Blue (1973) as Willie
An Arizona motorcycle cop moves to the Homicide Division to solve a hermit''s murder.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
The legendary outlaw clashes with his former best friend, now the sheriff.
Emperor of the North Pole (1973) as Gray Cat
It is a period of great recessions in the US, and the land is full of people who fought in the World War and are now homeless. Those people, commonly called "hobos", are truly hated by Shack (Borgnine), a sadistical railway conductor who swore that no hobo will ride his train for free. Well, no-one but "A" Number One (Lee Marvin), who is ready to put his life as a stake to become a local legend - as a first person who survived the trip on Shack's notorious train.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) as Bunker
This film chronicles the most daring robbery of the James Younger gang. On September 7, 1876, the gang held up the bank in Northfield, Minnesota which was known at the time as "the biggest bank west of the Mississippi."
Messiah of Evil (1972) as Charlie
The messiah of evil returns, prompting the moon to turn red, the dead to leave their graves and prowl the earth, and nice, normal people to become flesh-eating zombies.
Blacula (1972) as Sam
An African prince bitten by Dracula stalks the Los Angeles night in search of his lost princess.
Night Stalker, The (1972) as Mickey Crawford
A flip, down-on-his-luck newspaper reporter stumbles across a modern-day vampire who is murdering Las Vegas showgirls, but he cannot convince his own editor, let alone the police, of the identity of the crazed maniac. The thriller that eventually spawned the regrettably brief series of the same name
El Condor (1970) as Old convict
A chain-gang escapee and an Apache search for a fortune in gold buried in a Mexican fortress.
The Great Bank Robbery (1969) as Jeb
Outlaws pose as a religious group to mask their attempt to rob a Western bank.
Rosemary's Baby (1968) as Mr. Nicklas
A young woman fears the baby she''''s carrying is the son of Satan.
Welcome to Hard Times (1967) as Hanson
A broken-down sheriff tries to help his town stand against a mysterious outlaw.
The Spy in the Green Hat (1966)
Secret agents fight to keep a criminal mastermind from altering the course of the Gulf Stream.
Blood on the Arrow (1964) as Tex
The Glass Cage (1964) as
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963) as Mr. Keith
A small-town family man gets into trouble whenever he drinks too much.
Johnny Cool (1963) as Undertaker
A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
The Haunted Palace (1963) as Peter Smith
After inheriting a decaying estate, a man discovers his family's deadly secret.
Black Zoo (1963) as Joe
One-Eyed Jacks (1961) as Bank teller
An outlaw seeks revenge on the old friend who betrayed him.
Platinum High School (1960) as Harry Nesbit
Re-issued in 1964 as "Trouble At Sixteen" by Cinema Associates as part of a double-bill with "Girls Town" (now called "The Innocent and the Damned" and a rather descriptive title considering the cast), this film takes place at an exclusive military academy on Sabre Island (played by Catalina Island) attended by rich young delinquents who think money puts them above the law. Enter Steve Conway (Mickey Rooney) there to investigate the death of his son, whom he has been told died in an accident. The Mick is quickly in five feet of trouble (over his eyebrows) when he is met with hostility by the school's commandant, Major Redfern Kelly (Dan Duryea) and the latter's sweetheart-secretary Jennifer Evans (Terry Moore); intimidated by the cadet drill instructor, Vince Perley (Christopher Dark) and the P.E. instructor Hack Marlow (Richard Jaeckel); attempts are made on his life by a cadet trio known as "The Three Beasts", and he is trapped in a three-against-one fight with rifles, although memory fails as to just where Rooney came up with his rifle. Just to keep him tested there is a big-speedboat vs. small-motor boat (Rooney's craft of course) chase in shark-infested waters. That comes right after he makes a startling discovery when he talks to his son's former roommate Chip Hastings (Warren Berlinger).
College Confidential (1960) as Ted Blake
A professor''''s study of student lives and values erupts into scandal.
Day of the Outlaw (1959) as Larry Tetter
Rival cattlemen join forces to fight off outlaws.
House on Haunted Hill (1958) as Watson Pritchard
A millionaire offers total strangers a fortune to spend the night in a haunted house.
Voodoo Island (1957) as Martin Schuyler
A tycoon hires an investigator to prove that voodoo doesn''''t exist.
Baby Face Nelson (1957) as Van Meter
George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...
Chicago Confidential (1957) as Candymouth [Duggan]
A union president fights off organized crime only to find himself framed for murder.
The Lonely Man (1957) as Willie
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
Plunder Road (1957) as Skeets
On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a 10,000,000 dollar, nine-ton gold shipment. Dividing the massive haul into three concealed truck loads, the team (only one of them a professional thief) make a would-be inconspicuous escape across country to what they hope will be a perfect getaway...
Accused of Murder (1956) as Whitey Pollock
Nightclub singer Ilona Vance is accused of the murder of a crooked lawyer. But Lt. Roy Hargis is convinced that Ilona is caught up in a web of deceit and intends to prove her innocence.
The Killing (1956) as George Peatty
A team of specialists plots a daring racetrack robbery, but they don''t reckon with human frailty.
Timberjack (1955) as Punky
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
The Indian Fighter (1955) as [Jim] Briggs
A trail guide has to bring two crooked traders to justice to save his wagon train from Indian attack.
Trial (1955) as Finn
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
The Outlaw's Daughter (1954) as Lewis "Tulsa" Cook
Drum Beat (1954) as Crackel
While negotiating a peace treaty with North California Indians, a presidential emissary has to fight off a renegade.
Thunder Over the Plains (1953) as H. I. Standish
An Army captain risks his own freedom to prove a rebel leader innocent.
I, the Jury (1953) as Bobo
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.
Shane (1953) as Stonewall Torrey
A mysterious drifter helps farmers fight off a vicious gunman.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952) as Eddie
A man with anger issues finds himself drawn to an unstable young beauty.
Behave Yourself! (1951) as Albert Jonas
A young couple's dog gets them mixed up in a string of murders.
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Klipspringer
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Flaxy Martin (1949) as Roper
Messing with a mobster's girlfriend gets a lawyer framed for murder.
The Gangster (1947) as Oval
A troubled gangster, who has lost all faith in people, loses his weak grip on life.
The Long Night (1947) as Frank [Dunlap]
A veteran tries to free his former love from a sadistic lover.
Born to Kill (1947) as Marty [Waterman]
A murderer marries a young innocent then goes after her more experienced sister.
Fall Guy (1947) as Joe
Tom Cochrane, full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (Teala Loring), against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset (Charles Arnt), assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac (Robert Armstrong) in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. Tom only recalls meeting a man in a bar and going to a party. Tom and Mac find the man, Joe (Elisha Cook Jr.), who takes them to the party scene, the apartment of the Shindells (John Harmon and Iris Adrian), where they find the body of a murdered girl in the apartment above. The police pick up Mac, while Tom trails Marie (Virginia Dale) and Mike (Jack Overman). Joe is murdered for leading Tom to the scene of the crime, and Marie, who had been hired by the killer to get Tom at the apartment when the crime was committed, is choked to death. Tom, following the killer of Marie, is almost trapped and killed himself, but is saved by Mike.
The Big Sleep (1946) as Harry Jones
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
The Falcon's Alibi (1946) as Nick
A society sleuth sets out on the trail of a society matron''''s lost jewels.
Joe Palooka, Champ (1946) as Eugene
Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.
Two Smart People (1946) as Fly Feletti
In New Orleans, lady crook tries to steal a con man''s hidden loot.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as Sam Collins
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Oliver S. Patch
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
Dillinger (1945) as Kirk Otto
The legendary gunman plots a series of daring heists.
Why Girls Leave Home (1945) as Jimmie Lobo
Diana Leslie (Pamela Blake) is rescued from drowning by reporter Chris Williams (Sheldon Leonard). The latter believes it is an attempted murder rather than the suicide indicated by a note, since the girl had made an appointment to meet him at the dock. The story is told in flashback as Williams visits the people who know Diana. The parents (Virginia Brissac and Joel Friedkin) feel responsible as, against their wishes, Diana had accompanied musician Jimmie Lobo (Elisha Cook Jr.) to the Kitten Club and had gotten a job as a singer but they had not seen her following an argument when she came home that ended with her being slapped by her brother Ted (Fred Kohler Jr.). One of the Kitten Club showgirls, Flo (Constance Worth) tells Chris that when Diane came to the club for an audition, she incurred the wrath of the heavy-drinking featured singer Marianne Mason (Claudia Drake) and club owner Steve Raymond (Paul Gulifoye) delegated her to the hostess ranks of girls whose job was to steer customers to the illegal gambling. This led to a couple of suckers, Wilbur Harris (Walter Baldwin) and Ed Blake (Robert Emmett Keane), losing heavily in the crooked game with Harris committing suicide and Blake being killed in the the ensuing melee.
Dark Mountain (1944) as Whitey
Phantom Lady (1944) as Cliff
A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.
Dark Waters (1944) as Cleeve
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.
Up in Arms (1944) as Info Jones
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942) as Frank Lucas
The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular.
A Gentleman at Heart (1942) as Genius
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Ernie
Manila Calling (1942) as Gilman
When the Japanese capture the principal radio station of the American Radio Communications Company in the Philippines, the staff manages to escape into the jungle, tie up with a band of Filipino Scouts (Moros) and make their way to the coast. The party, radio technician Jeff Bailey (Cornel Wilde) and communications men Lucky Matthews (Lloyd Nolan) and Tom O'Rourke (James Gleason), finds an advance Japanese unit on the plantation of an old friend and, working with the Moros as a guerilla unit, attack and seize the site from the Japanese in order to use the radio transmitter. Solidifying themselves in the stronghold they discover there is no food or water and it is surrounded by the Japanese. A night club singer, Edna Fraser (Carole Landis), escaping from the Japanese, gets into the plantation. Jeff is working to fix their radio set, hoping to send a message of hope and courage to the conquered and enslaved Filipinos of the district, and the Japanese, aware of this possibility, are using every means to wipe out the group.
Wildcat (1942) as [Harold] Chicopee Nevins
Wildcatter Johnny Maverick (Richard Arlen) and his pal, Chicopee Nevins (Elisha Cook, Jr.) are speeding toward Antril Bend, a small town in the oil region, that has offered $25,000 to the person bringing in the first oil well.They accidently find oil on the town's outskirts, and Johnny writes a $4000 hot check for the property. He covers that by having Chicopee sell his half interest to oil promoter Gus Sloane (John Dilson) for $7000. Sloane hires a crew to start drilling on his half of the property, with Johnny's old enemy, Mile Rawlins (Larry "Buster" Crabbe) as his foreman. Rawlins sabotages Johnny's rig, causing Chicopee's death. Confidence man Oliver Westbrook (William Frawley) and his confederate, Nan Dearing (Arline Judge) hatch a plan to swindle Johnny by having Nan pose as Chicopee's sister. It works and Johnny makes Nan his partner. Another accident staged by Rawlins forces Johnny to sign a note to get money for repair. Nan falls in love with Johnny and abandons her plan to swindle him. As the note deadline approaches, Johnny learns that Sloane has purchased it as a means of taking over the well.
Ball of Fire (1942) as Waiter
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
Man at Large (1941) as Hotel clerk
G-Man Bob Grayson (George Reeves) is working hand in hand with a British Intelligence agent to uncover an espionage plot, who is posing as an escaped Nazi agent. Reporter Dallas Davis (Marjorie Weaver) mistakes Grayson for a nazi-sympathizer and manages to mess up the works before she learns the truth. She and Grayson join forces to save the agent.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Harry Williams
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
The Maltese Falcon (1941) as Wilmer Cook
Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.
Sergeant York (1941) as Piano player
True story of the farm boy who made the transition from religious pacifist to World War I hero.
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as Selby
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
Love Crazy (1941) as Elevator boy [Jimmy]
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
He Married His Wife (1940) as Dicky Brown
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as Communist
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
Tin Pan Alley (1940) as Joe Codd
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) as Joe Briggs
A newspaperman serves as key witness in a circumstantial murder case.
Grand Jury Secrets (1939) as Norman Hazlitt/Robert Austin
My Lucky Star (1938) as Waldo
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
Three Blind Mice (1938) as
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff.
Submarine Patrol (1938) as Professor
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Danny [Shay]
Love Is News (1937) as Egbert Eggleston
Breezing Home (1937) as Pete Espinosa
They Won't Forget (1937) as Joe Turner
Bigotry flares when a teacher is accused of killing a small-town girl in the South.
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937) as Boots Maguire
A young jockey goes crooked to land a valuable riding job.
Danger - Love at Work (1937) as Chemist
A young lawyer is unable to get a family to sign a land sale contract until their daughter falls in love with him.
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) as Glen Wylie
Life Begins in College (1937) as Ollie Stearns
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
The Devil Is Driving (1937) as Tony Stevens
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Herbert Van Dyke
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
Two in a Crowd (1936) as "Skeeter"
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, and so does sportsman Larry Stevens. Since compromise will serve neither of their needs, they are stalemated - until complications arise.
Her Unborn Child (1930) as Stewart Kennedy

Cast (special)

Trouble With Grandpa, The (1981) as Grandfather
The story focuses on the relationship between Dorie, a seventeen-year-old girl, and her 70-year-old grandfather. They are two lonely people, both dependent upon each other and both afraid of facing the future.
Judge, The (1963)
The experiences of Daniel Zachary, a newly appointed Supreme Court judge. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "The Dick Powell Show," Zachary locks horns with his former law partner over the prospect of commuting the death sentence for a convicted murderer.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (1984) as Mr Bibbs
Salem's Lot (1979) as Weasel
Best-selling author Stephen King's hugely popular chiller about modern-day vampirism in New England emerged as a two-part four-hour film, with David Soul as a successful novelist who returns to his boyhood home and finds strange doings, behind many of which is a sinister-looking antique dealer playe

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