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Also Known As: Died: April 26, 1986
Born: December 9, 1911 Cause of Death: complications from stroke
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Liar's Moon (1982)
When their families object to their getting married, a poor boy and a wealthy girl elope. But they soon learn that they are not ready for marriage and possibly are incompatible as a couple.
2.
Den Tuchtigen Gehort Die Welt (1981)
After hired killer Harry Werner finishes on assassination in San Francisco, he travels to Vienna to kill a man who is blackmailing government officials. However, his target is as capable of killing as he is, and the two begin to hunt each other.
3.
Harlequin (1980) as Doc Wheelan
4.
There Goes the Bride (1979) as Gas Station Attendant
5.
A Little Romance (1979) as Himself
Teenagers elope with the help of an aging pickpocket.
6.
Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977) as J Edgar Hoover
The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensit
7.
Mayday At 40,000 Feet! (1976) as Marshal Riese
An airliner has been disabled and the lives of its terrified passengers depend on the untried skills of its co-pilot after the pilot is seriously wounded by a killer who had boarded during a stopover.
8.
Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976) as Holtzman
This sequel to Roman Polanski's 1968 chiller traces the growth to adulthood of the half-human/half-demon child whose life is a macabre battleground between human and satanic forces. Ruth Gordon recreates her original film role, and Patty Duke Astin and George Maharis take over where Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes left off. Originally this one was to have been titled simply "Rosemary's Baby II" -- which is what it is called in syndication.
9.
Terror In The Wax Museum (1974) as Burns
After the owner of a wax museum sells his business, the wax figures come to life and start murdering people.
10.
The Phantom of Hollywood (1974) as Captain O'Neal
A masked madman tries to stop the sale of a movie studio.
11.
Adventures of Nick Carter, The (1972) as Otis Duncan
Nick Carter learns that a fellow private eye's death is tied into the disappearance of a wealthy playboy's wife, and he hunts for the killer among the social register as well as the dregs of 1912 New York. Pilot to a prospective series.
12.
The Candidate (1972) as Narrator, Jarmon commercial
A senate candidate's ideals weaken as his position in the polls gets stronger.
13.
Embassy (1972) as Dunninger
14.
Tattered Web, A (1971) as Willard Edson
A detective discovers his son-in-law cheating on his daughter, confronts the other woman and accidentally kills her, and then attempts to pin the crime on a wino.
15.
Hell's Bloody Devils (1970) as Brand
16.
The Vulture (1967) as Brian Stroud
17.
Red Tomahawk (1967) as Columbus Smith
18.
Kid Rodelo (1966) as Joe Harbin
19.
The Oscar (1966) as Sheriff
An unscrupulous actor fights his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.
20.
The Texican (1966) as Luke Starr
An outlaw risks arrest to track down his brother's killers.
21.
Up From the Beach (1965) as U. S. MP major
22.
A House Is Not a Home (1964) as Harrigan
Story follows the life of Polly Adler, who grew to become one of New York's most successful bordello madams of the 20s.
23.
Square of Violence (1963) as Dr. Stefan Bernardi
24.
The Castilian (1963) as Don Sancho
An exiled nobleman sneaks back into Spain to defend his country against the Moors.
25.
Convicts 4 (1962) as Warden
A convicted killer discovers a talent for art while behind bars.
26.
Last of the Vikings (1962) as [See note]
Harald and younger brother Guntar return to Norway after a 3-year voyage to find their father murdered and his lands now ruled by the villainous Sveno. As part of his plan to rally the Vikings against this tyrant, Harald disguises himself as the Danish ambassador and enters Sveno's stronghold. There, he falls in love with Hilde, Sveno's cousin, who's been betrothed against her will to the Danish king. Harald must devise a new plan when Guntar is captured by Sveno and when the real Danish ambassador arrives on the scene.
27.
Il bidone (1962) as Augusto
Aging small-time con man Augusto, who swindles peasants, works with two younger men: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, nicknamed Picasso, who has a wife and daughter and wants to paint. Augusto avoids the personal entanglements, spending money at clubs seeking the good life. His attitude changes when he runs into his own daughter, whom he rarely sees, and realizes she's now a young woman and in need of his help to continue her studies. His usual partners are away, so he goes in with others to run a swindle, and they aren't forgiving when he claims he's given the money back to their mark. They leave him beaten, robbed, and alone.
28.
The Decks Ran Red (1958) as Henry Scott
Dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny.
29.
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) as Vinnie Harold
A reformed gunslinger's past keeps catching up with him.
30.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956) as Capt. Waco
A wealthy, bigoted Southerm man enters the service shortly after Pearl Harbor and learns some lessons about racism and survival from an aging sharecropper.
31.
New York Confidential (1955) as Charles Lupo
Story follows the rise and subsequent fall of the notorious head of a New York crime family, who decides to testify against his pals in order to avoid being killed by his fellow cohorts.
32.
Not As a Stranger (1955) as Dr. Aarons
A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon.
33.
Big House, U.S.A. (1955) as Rollo Lamar
Convicts escape prison to uncover hidden loot.
34.
Night People (1954) as Charles Leatherby
Communists kidnap a U.S. officer in cold war Berlin.
35.
Down Three Dark Streets (1954) as John Ripley
An FBI Agent takes on the three unrelated cases of a dead agent to track down his killer.
36.
Human Desire (1954) as Carl Buckley
An unhappy wife seduces a veteran into helping her get rid of her husband.
37.
Last of the Comanches (1953) as Sgt. Matt Trainor
The only survivors of an Indian raid fight to reach safety at a distant fort.
38.
The Last Posse (1953) as Sheriff John Frazier
Flashbacks reveal how a posse after stolen money returned empty handed.
39.
Stop, You're Killing Me (1953) as Remy Marko
The surprise appearance of four corpses interferes with a beer baron's plans to crash high society.
40.
Lone Star (1952) as Thomas Craden
A frontiersman helps out with Texas's fight for independence from Mexico.
41.
Scandal Sheet (1952) as Mark Chapman, also known as George Grant
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
42.
The Mob (1951) as Johnny Damico
A police detective fakes a suspension so he can go undercover.
43.
Convicted (1950) as George Knowland
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
44.
Born Yesterday (1950) as Harry Brock
A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman's girlfriend.
45.
Cargo to Capetown (1950) as Johnny Phelan
A sailor and his captain fight over a beautiful girl.
46.
All the King's Men (1950) as Willie Stark
A backwoods politician rises to the top only to become corrupted.
47.
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949) as William Morgan
48.
Night unto Night (1949) as [C. L.] Shawn
A terminally ill scientist seeks comfort from a mentally disturbed widow.
49.
Anna Lucasta (1949) as Frank
50.
A Kiss in the Dark (1949) as Mr. Botts
A concert pianist inherits an apartment house full of loony tenants.
51.
The Time of Your Life (1948) as [Krupp] A bewildered cop
A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt.
52.
Sealed Verdict (1948) as Captain Kinsella
53.
The Flame (1947) as Ernie Hicks
George McAllister (John Carroll), the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry (Robert Paige), who has been supporting him. George gets his girl friend, Carlotta Duval (Vera Ralston), a job as Barry's nurse with the plan of eventually marrying him. She does, but instead of going ahead with the original plan or getting rid of Barry, inheriting his money and marrying George, she finds that she is really in love with Barry.
54.
Slave Girl (1947) as Chips Jackson
55.
The Runaround (1946) as Louis Prentiss
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope Hampton...in competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
56.
Black Angel (1946) as Captain Flood
Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who falls in love with her. Bennett's execution draws near as the two pose as piano player and singer, trying to get the goods on sleazy nightclub owner Marko, a prime suspect. Failing to nail Marko, Catherine goes off to meet with her husband, scheduled to die the next morning, and Blair slips into an alcoholic stupor before the real killer is revealed.
57.
Larceny, Inc. (1942) as Jug Martin
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
58.
North to the Klondike (1942) as John Thorn
59.
Butch Minds the Baby (1942) as Aloysius "Butch" Grogan
60.
Sin Town (1942) as [Martin] Dude McNair
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
61.
Men of Texas (1942) as Henry [Clay] Jackson
62.
Broadway (1942) as Steve Crandall
63.
The Black Cat (1941) as Hubert [A. Gilmore "Gil"] Smith
Greedy heirs gather to wait for the death of Henrietta Winslow. Murder, thunder claps, howling cats, gun shots, screams in the night, hidden passages -- all the proper ingredients.
64.
Tight Shoes (1941) as Speedy [Miller]
65.
Badlands of Dakota (1941) as Bob Holliday
66.
South of Tahiti (1941) as Chuck
While not Maria Montez's first film with credit billing, this is the one that Universal used to launch her sex-sand-sarong (the sandals came later) career---"Maria Montez-The Screen's New Blaze of Excitement"--- that lasted over four years until she was usurped by Yvonne DeCarlo. The taglines here were just a warn-up for what was to come---"Daring Days! Exotic Nights! in a forbidden Pagan Paradise" and one even foreshadowed the title of one of her future films; "WHITE SAVAGE! Daughter of Eve...with a Soul of Satan! Lashing men and beasts to hate...and love...in a forbidden Pagan Paradise!" The plotline says four men, Brian Donlevy, Brod Crawford, Andy Devine and Henry Wilcoxin, drift ashore to an exotic island where they meet a beautiful native girl. All become more than a little smitten with Melahi (Maria Montez), with the exception of Andy Devine who is only concerned about not becoming a meal for her pet leopard. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
67.
Trail of the Vigilantes (1940) as Swanee
68.
Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940) as Mace Townsley
69.
Seven Sinners (1940) as Little Ned
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
70.
I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby (1940) as Sonny McGann
When Public Enemy No. 3 Sonny McGann (Broderick Crawford) meets composer Bob Gunther (Johnny Downs), he gets the idea of having Bob write music to a poem he has written about his long-lost sweetheart Sadie McGlonsky. Somewhere between kidnapping and gentle persuasion, Sonny takes Bob and his girlfriend Linda Carroll (Peggy Moran) to his penthouse hideout and orders Bob to write the music. After completion, Sonny and his mob use some strong-arm persuasion to get it on "The Hit Parade." Bob tries to trick Sonny saying he can't write any more music because of his unrequited love for music comedy star Magda Delys (Gertrude Michael). Sonny's solution is to have his men bring Magda and a minister with a marriage license to the penthouse. Bob is forced to begin the ceremony but Public Enemy No. 2, Big Foot Louie (Warren Hymer), barges in and reveals that his own hobby is writing music. And Sonny recognizes Magda as his long-lost love Sadie McGlonsky. He and Big Foot decide to quit the rackets and surrender to the District Attorney so they can collaborate on writing hit songs "in the pen."
71.
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as Bob 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 fiancTe Julie?
72.
Sudden Money (1939) as [Archibald] "Doc" Finney
73.
Slightly Honorable (1939) as Russ Sampson
A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.
74.
Island of Lost Men (1939) as Tex Ballister
75.
Ambush (1939) as Randall
76.
Undercover Doctor (1939) as Eddie Krator
77.
The Real Glory (1939) as Lieut. Larsen
A U.S. military doctor stationed in the Philippines helps the natives fight off invaders.
78.
Eternally Yours (1939) as Don [Barnes]
A woman is swept off her feet by a magician, and finds the results less than magical.
79.
Beau Geste (1939) as Hank Miller
Three brothers in the French foreign legion fight off murderous Arabs and a sadistic sergeant.
80.
Start Cheering (1938) as Biff Gordon
Fed up with Hollywood, a movie star enrolls in a small-town college.
81.
Submarine D-1 (1937) as Mike
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
82.
Woman Chases Man (1937) as Hunk [Williams]
A millionaire hires a lady architect to con the money for a housing project out of his wealthy son.

Cast (special)

83.
Hunter (1976) as Mr Meeker; Their Superior
The pilot film for the series of the same title. The exploits of James Hunter and Marty Shaw, U.S. Government spies. In the pilot episode, Hunter and Marty attempt to apprehend an innocent ex-con who is determined to get revenge on those responsible for framing him.
84.
Paradise (1974) as Patsy
The story of a couple who decide to get away from it all and spend their vacation on a tropical island paradise, and the comical mishaps that arise when the problems they left behind suddenly turn up as unexpected baggage.

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