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Also Known As: Died: April 26, 1981
Born: August 26, 1915 Cause of Death: Perforated ulcer
Birth Place: Edgerton, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Day Time Ended, The (1980) as Grant Williams
A family's dream home in the desert becomes an alien nightmare.
Killing Stone (1978) as Senator Barry Tyler
Returning from prison after serving ten years on trumped-up charges, a free-lance writer tries to uncover the truth behind a homicide involving the son of a U.S. Senator in this pilot for a prospective series.
Comes A Horseman (1978) as Julie Blocker
Rival ranchers battle over oil rights.
Choirboys, The (1977) as Captain Drobeck
The careers and personal lives of a group of bigoted and hard-drinking Los Angeles policemen are examined. Although the officers provide emotional support for each other, they are lacking in sensitivity and judgement on the job. And when one of them accidentally shoots a teenage homosexual in a city
Just a Little Inconvenience (1977) as Dave Erickson
A Vietnam veteran attempts to rehabilitate his buddy who has become bitter and withdrawn after losing an arm and a leg in combat -- a loss that he feels his friend could have prevented. This film marked actor James Stacy's return to TV (he previously had acted in the theatrical movie "Posse" with Ki
Law of the Land (1976) as Sheriff Pat Lambrose
Originally called "The Deputies," this pilot movie for a prospective series (referred to as "The Rookies on Horseback") follows a frontier lawman and his young deputies in their frantic search for a psychopath with a vendetta against prostitutes.
Runaway Barge, The (1975) as Captain Buckshot Bates
An adventure drama involving three modern-day Mississippi boatmen who find themselves neck-deep in a kidnapping and hijacking plot.
Satan's Triangle (1975) as Hal Bancroft
Strange ocean phenomena force a woman, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and two Coast Guard helicopter pilots, her would-be rescuers, to pay the price for trespassing in the Devil's Place.
The Parallax View (1974) as Senator Hammond
A reporter uncovers the deadly conspiracy behind a political assassination.
One Little Indian (1973)
In the middle of an Indian raid, a cavalry rider goes AWOL in order to save the lives of the Native American women and children. Later, when he is crossing the desert in New Mexico on a camel, he meets a white boy who was raised by an Indian and is trying to find his tribe, and the two travel on tog
Bad Company (1972) as Marshal
Civil War draft dodgers head West to build new lives as outlaws.
Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971) as Sgt. Martin
Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her sister Joanie, who has disappeared into the hippie community of Venice, California. It turns out Joanie has become the victim of Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.), an axe-wielding homicidal maniac working for Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), who is really the last of the Frankensteins and is now running a house of horrors by the beach and is performing experiments on Gorton's victims. One night Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, showing him the original Frankenstein creation that was buried in a nearby graveyard. The doctor revives it and uses it to take revenge on his professional rivals.
Trackers, The (1971) as Sheriff Naylor
A pilot for a Western that teams up a strong-willed black frontier scout and a stubborn rancher in a reluctant alliance to find out who killed the latter's son and made off with his daughter.
The Honkers (1971) as Mel Potter
A temperamental rodeo star tries to win back his family.
Big Jake (1971) as Head of lynching party
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
Monte Walsh (1970) as Cal Brennan
An aging cowboy faces changes in the West with the rise of civilization.
Rio Lobo (1970) as Riley
A Civil War veteran searches for the traitor behind a friend's death.
Five Bloody Graves (1969) as Clay Bates
A lone gunman hunts the fearsome Apache Satago across the plains of the Wild West. When Satago's marauders ambush a stagecoach, the gunman rides to the rescue of the trapped passengers and helps them in their last stand against the deadly Indians.
The Ice House (1969) as Jake
The Road Hustlers (1968) as Noah Reedy
They Ran for Their Lives (1968) as
(Adv ''68). John Payne, Luana Patten, John Carradine, Scott Brady, Jim Davis, Anthony Eisley, and Bravo the dog. John Payne directed and stars in this suspense thriller in which a group of murderous thugs terrorize a young woman in their efforts to locate an important document. In all ends disasteriously in the desert with Bravo the dog to the rescue. The theme song is sung by The Knickerbockers.
El Dorado (1967) as Jason's foreman
A gunfighter and a drunken sheriff take on a corrupt cattle baron.
Fort Utah (1967) as Scarecrow
John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady, John Russell, Robert Strauss, James Craig, Richard Arlen, Jim Davis, Donald Barry, Harry Lauter. Tom Horn (John Ireland) accompanies a pilgrim wagon train through hostile Indian territory while fighting off white trash renegades.
Hondo And The Apaches (1967)
A frontier scout fights off Indians and corrupt settlers.
Nude Restaurant (1967) as Man in tub
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966) as Marshal McFee
Baron Frankenstein''''s granddaughter turns the legendary outlaw''''s partner into a monster.
Zebra in the Kitchen (1965) as Adam Carlyle
A young boy tries to liberate animals from the city zoo.
Iron Angel (1964) as Sergeant Walsh
Frontier Uprising (1961) as Jim Stockton
Jim Davis, Nancy Hadley, Ken Mayer, Nestor Paiva, Don O''Kelly. While leading pioneers to the West Coast, frontier scout Jim Davis discovers that the U.S. has gone to war with Mexico. Hordes of attacking Mexicans and hostile Indians enliven this remake of KIT CARSON which uses stock footage from the original 1940 version
The Gambler Wore a Gun (1961) as Case Silverthorn
Noose for a Gunman (1960) as Case Britton
An honest gunman takes on a corrupt land baron.
Alias Jesse James (1959) as Frank James
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
Wolf Dog (1958) as Jim Hughes
Guns Don't Argue (1958)
The FBI takes on the Depression's most notorious criminals.
Lust to Kill (1958) as Marshal Matt Gordon
The Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958) as [Johnny] Ringo
A notorious gunman faces a series of challengers determined to out-shoot him.
Flaming Frontier (1958) as Col. Hugh Carver
Apache Warrior (1957) as Ben Ziegler
The Restless Breed (1957) as [Ed] Newton
Educated but hot-headed Mitch Baker travels to the border town of Mission intent on avenging the death of his secret service father at the hand of contraband gang leader Newton.
Raiders of Old California (1957) as Angus Clyde McKane
The Quiet Gun (1957) as Ralph Carpenter
Duel at Apache Wells (1957) as Dean Cannary
Last Stagecoach West (1957) as Bill Cameron
The coming of the railroad to Cedar City spells the end of the stagecoach as the government gives the mail contract to the fastest means of delivery. McCord loses the stagecoach line gambling with the new buyer, but has enough hidden money to buy a ranch and some cattle. To make more money, he starts a gang to rob the railroad, express offices and steal cattle. But the railroads send out special agent Cameron to end his reign of violence.
The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957) as "Brennan" [also known as Jeff Harlan]
Monster from Green Hell (1957) as Dr. Quent Brady
The U.S. government is conducting experiements on the effects of exposure to space radiation by sending animals briefly into orbit. Following a malfunction, one of the rockets stays in space longer than planned, and is lost from the scientists' radar screens. Later, Dr. Brady, one of the rocket scientists, reads a news report about strange occurances in Central Africa. Theorizing that it may be the irradiated test wasp wreaking havoc in the jungle, he organizes an expedistion to investigate.
Frontier Gambler (1956) as Tony Burton
Deputy marshal Curt Darrow returns to his hometown, Fairweather, to investigate the apparent murder of prominent businesswoman Sylvia "Princess" Melbourne. However, Curt meets with resistance in town because of his deceased father's unsavory reputation.
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956) as George Cady
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.
The Maverick Queen (1956) as Jeff Younger
In post-Civil War Wyoming, ranch owner Lucy Lee is en route to Rock Springs to sell her cattle. When Jeff Young approaches her camp, asking for food and a place to sleep, she at first fears that he is part of Butch Cassidy's notorious Wild Bunch, an outlaw gang that has been terrorizing the country, but nevertheless allows him to stay.
The Wild Dakotas (1956) as Aaron Baring
Blonde Bait (1956) as Nick Randall
The Vanishing American (1955) as Glendon
The Last Command (1955) as Evans
Texas hero Jim Bowie defends against Mexican general Santa Ana.
Last of the Desperados (1955) as John W. Poe
After Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett (James Craig)kills Billy the Kid, Billy's gang plan to get Garrett to settle the score. After two innocent men are shot dow, Garrett resigns and leaves town, believing this act will save lives. He settles down in Tascosa, New Mexico, under an alias, and meets Sarita McGuire (Margia Dean)who hires him as a bartender in her saloon. She falls in love with Garrett and tells him she was once married to Billy the Kid. Garrett's former deputy, John Poe (Jim Davis) discovers Garrett working in the saloon, and they decide to go back to Lincoln and face Billy's gang.
Timberjack (1955) as Poole
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.
Jubilee Trail (1954) as Silky Van Dorn
A pregnant widow ventures West in search of a new life.
The Outcast (1954) as Maj. Linton Cosgrave
Hell's Outpost (1954) as Sam Horne
The Outlaw's Daughter (1954) as Dan Porter
The Big Chase (1954) as Brad Bellows
Ride the Man Down (1953) as Red Courteen
Desert Legion (1953) as Rider
Paul Lartal leads a troop of legionnaires into ambush at the hands of Omar Ben Calif. Returning later at the request of Princess Morjana he is led to the hidden city of Madara, currently harrassed by the evil Crito. Lartal must do in the bad guys (which includes participating in a bare chested spear-throwing contest), save the city and comfort the Princess.
Woman They Almost Lynched (1953) as Cole Younger
The President's Lady (1953) as Jason Robards
Future president Andrew Jackson defies scandal to marry a divorced woman.
The Big Sky (1952) as Streak
Trappers lead an expedition against river pirates and Indians along the Missouri River.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Assistant
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
Rose of Cimarron (1952) as Willie Whitewater
Woman of the North Country (1952) as Steve Powell
Oh! Susanna (1951) as Ira Jordan
Little Big Horn (1951) as Cpl. Doan Moylan
Three Desperate Men (1951) as Fred Denton
When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) leave their home in Fort Grant, Texas and head west. They arrive in Tulare just in time to rescue Matt from being hanged, but a guard is killed during their escape. Ed Larkin (Rory Mallinson) who framed Matt, falsely accuses them of a long list of crimes. They return to Fort Grant so that Tom can see his sweetheart Laura Brook (Virginia Grey). They encounter outlaw Bill Devlin (William Haade) who persuades them to hold up a train which Laura unwittingly told them would carry a large payroll. Soon the whole territory is enraged at their deeds. They return to Fort Grant to hold up the two banks that are filled with huge sums of cattle money.
Cavalry Scout (1951) as Lt. [Boyd] Spaulding
The Sea Hornet (1951) as Tony Sullivan
Silver Canyon (1951) as Wade McQuarrie, also known as Capt. Fleming
During the Civil War, U.S.Army scouts Gene Autry (Gene Autry) and "Cougar" Claggett (Pat Buttram) are detailed to Utah to bring in Confederate guerilla raider Wade McQuarrie (Jim Davis) who is interfering with Federal supply lines. They track the raiders to Gateway, a frontier post commanded by Colonel Middler (Edgar Dearing) who has a daughter, Dell (Gail Davis) and a son, Walt (Bob Steele). Walt secretly supports McQuarrie's actions. Gene and Dell are captured by McQuarrie but escape.
The Cariboo Trail (1950) as [Bill] Miller
A cattleman fights to establish a ranch in the middle of gold country.
California Passage (1950) as Linc Corey
The Savage Horde (1950) as Lt. Mike Baker
John "Ringo" Baker shoots an Army Captain in New Mexico in self defense and his brother, Lieutenant Mike Baker (Jim Davis) is charged with bringing him in. Ringo is on his way to Utah to see Livvy Weston (Adrian Booth) and has an encounter with the U.S.Cavalry patrol led by his brother, and wounds Mike in making his escape. He arrives in the town of Gunlock and befriends Glenn Larrabee (Noah Beery Jr). , owner of a small ranch whose property, and that of the other ranchers, is coveted by Wade Proctor (Grant Withers). Ringo becomes Glenn's partner and organizes the small ranchers to fight against Proctor, who sends a fast-draw, hired gunman, Dancer (Bob Steele), gunning for Ringo, who also has his brother and the Army closing in on him.
The Showdown (1950) as Cochran
Shadrach Jones (William Elliott), ex-Texas State Policeman, has a ruthless determination to find and kill the man who shot his brother in the back and stole the money with which he was to buy a ranch for he and Shadrach. At the saloon-hotel ran by Adelaide (Marie Windsor), Shadrach is convinced that one of the cowhands on a cattle drive by Captain McKellar (Walter Brennan) to Montana is the killer, and he takes the trail-herd boss job to identify the man. McKellar preaches to Jones that he should forget revenge and let the law of retribution take care of the killer. Shadrach's hard driving of the men and his hunt for the killer makes him bitterly hated, and his retribution quest ends in a manner he has not anticipated.
Hi-Jacked (1950) as Joe Harper
Hellfire (1949) as Gyp Stoner
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.
Red Stallion in the Rockies (1949) as Dave Ryder
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) as Joe Tascarelli
Brimstone (1949) as Nick Courteen
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Truck driver
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.
Winter Meeting (1948) as Lieutenant Slick Novak
A repressed poetess and an embittered war hero help each other cope with their problems.
The Beginning or the End (1947) as Pilot at Tinian
True story of the Manhattan Project and the race to build the atomic bomb.
The Fabulous Texan (1947) as Sam Bass
A couple of Confederate soldiers, returning home from the Civil War, find Texas transformed into an armed camp with a quasi-dictator gathering up land and power as fast as he can. The two former Rebels take on this despot each in his own way.
Gallant Bess (1947) as Harry
A soldier takes the Army horse that saved his life back to the farm.
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) as Badge Dessark
A farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Von Strutt's assistant
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
Up Goes Maisie (1946) as Businessman
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) as Sergeant Hill
A bumbling soldier and his scheming friend take France by storm.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Talker
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
Swing Shift Maisie (1943) as Detective
A brassy showgirl signs on to help the war effort as a factory worker.
Northwest Rangers (1943) as Mountie
A Mountie tracks a childhood friend gone bad.
Salute to the Marines (1943) as Saunders
A retired Marine gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign.
Pilot #5 (1943) as Military police
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
Three Hearts for Julia (1942) as Wheller
When his wife threatens him with divorce, a reporter courts her again.
Cairo (1942) as Sergeant
A war correspondent in Egypt thinks a screen star on tour is a spy.
White Cargo (1942) as Pilot
A sultry native woman ignites the passions of workers on an African plantation.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Reporter
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
Early to Bed (1936) as Instructor

Animation (feature film)

Fritz The Cat (1972) as Layout
A persiflage is on the protest movements of the 1960s. Its hero is the bold and sex-obsessed tom-cat Fritz the Cat, as created by the legendary underground artist Robert Crumb. Quitting university, Fritz the Cat wanders through the hash, Black Panther and Hell's Angels scenes to find to himself.

Cast (special)

Enigma (1977) as Colonel Valentine
The exploits of Andrew Icarus, a daring agent for Triangle, a sophisticated crime-fighting organization based in the Caribbean. In the pilot episode, Icarus seeks to end the reign of a dangerous band of fanatics who are building a secret army financed by stolen diamonds.
Amanda Fallon (1972) as Peter Merlino
The story, set in Los Angeles, follows the working life of Amanda Fallon, a pediatrician. In the pilot episode, Amanda seeks to comfort and help a fourteen-year-old boy who is suffering from bleeding ulcers.
Last Stagecoach West (1954) as Bill Cameron
The pilot film for "Stories of the Century." The exploits of Bill Cameron, an agent for the Railroad Protection Association, an organization that protects the newly developing railroads from Indians, robbers, or whatever trouble plagues them. In the pilot episode, Bill travels to Cedar City, a rai

Producer (special)

Raven Hawk (1996)
Framed for the murder of her parents, a young Shoshone Indian escapes prison after 12 years to wreak vengeance on the real killers.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Vanished (1971) as Captain Cooledge
A thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a senior presidential advisor. This first long-form TV movie, shown in two parts (actual running time minus commercials totaled three hours and ten minutes), paved the way for subsequent filmed miniseries. Both Richard Widmark, in his TV acting debut,

Cast (short)

Keep 'Em Sailing (1942)
In this short film, an FBI agent goes undercover to investigate the sabotage of American cargo ships.

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