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Also Known As: Died: July 9, 1990
Born: November 24, 1913 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Bremerton, Washington, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Too Much Sun (1990) as O M Rivers
A dying millionaire will leave his fortune to his gay son and lesbian daughter upon condition--they each must have children.
Settle the Score (1989) as Mr Whately
A Chicago policewoman is tortured by the nightmare of a vicious rape she suffered as a teenager twenty years earliers. When she returns to her home town to track down her attacker, she discovers that similar assaults are still being committed.
No Way Out (1987) as Senator Duvall
When the young mistress of the Secretary of Defense is found murdered, a young Naval officer, who was her secret lover, must uncover the truth behind the crime before his affair with her is discovered and he becomes the fall guy in what appears to be a high-ranking conspiracy.
Monster in the Closet (1987) as Father Finnegan
Be afraid, be very afraid. The proverbial monster in the closet is out and causing terror in California in this horror comedy. No home, nor even office buildings, with a closet is safe.
Love On The Run (1985) as Lionel Rockland
An attorney is so desperately in love with her convict-client that she helps him escape.
This Girl For Hire (1983) as Wolfe Macready
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
Wild Women Of Chastity Gulch, The (1982) as Colonel Samuel Isaacs
A comedy western that teams up a Missouri mining town's barroom belles and their self-righteous sisters to fight off a ragtag band of renegade soldiers after their own men have marched off to war. Representing the shady ladies are Joan Collins as the town madame, Phyllis Davis and Morgan Brittany. T
Double Negative (1981) as Lester Harlen
Oh God! Book II (1980) as Dr Whitley
When God returns to earth, an 11-year-old girl promises to focus the world''s attention on the deity by creating an effective advertising slogan for him. Her new project is not well received by the adults in her life, and she is expelled from school and examined by psychiatrists.
Flamingo Road (1980) as Titus Semple
This remake of the 1949 Joan Crawford movie, bringing a carnival drifter (Cristina Raines in the Crawford part) to a small Florida city where an aristocratic family unwillingly becomes involved with the ruthless sheriff (Howard Duff taking over where Sydney Greenstreet long ago left off) who fancies
Valentine Magic on Love Island (1980) as A J Morgan
Janis Paige presides over the proceedings at a posh resort, using magical powers to help eight attractive, amiable vacationers discover one another, aided by her nephew and niece, in this pilot for a knock-off of "Fantasy Island."
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979) as John Shaunessy
When his wife leaves him, an ad exec gets a crash course in parenting.
Ski Lift To Death (1978) as Ben Forbes
Several people are trapped in two derailed ski lift gondolas and facing possible death. They are a couple of ski champions whom a sports promoter is trying to link together romantically, an ex-mobster and a professional assassin who is stalking him.
Battered (1978) as Bill Thompson
A drama interweaving the stories of three women of varied backgrounds and ages whose marriages are complicated by the tragedy of wife-beating.
Wedding, A (1978) as Dr Jules Meecham
The wedding day of Dino and Muffin is more chaotic than anyone could have predicted. As the bishop is stumbling through their wedding vows, Dino's grandmother dies in a bedroom upstairs. This news is kept a secret from the two families who spend the reception fighting with each other, looking for s
The Late Show (1977) as Harry Regan
An aging private eye hooks up with a Hollywood eccentric to investigate his partner''s murder.
In the Glitter Palace (1977) as Raymond Travers
A murder melodrama in which a defense lawyer-detective is urged by his ex-girl friend to defend her lesbian lover, charged with a killing of which she claims she is innocent.
Snatched (1973) as Duncan Wood
The wives of three wealthy men are kidnapped and held for $3,000,000 in ransom, but one husband refuses to pay his share.
Heist, The (1972) as Lieutenant Nicholson
In this heist thriller, an armored-car guard is forced to help rob his own company and then convince the police that he is innocent.
Little Game, A (1971) as Dunlap
A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim.
In Search of America (1971) as Ray Chandler
A college drop-out convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to chuck it all for a crosscountry odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus -- or, the family that stays together...
Panic in the City (1968) as Dave Pomeroy
Boys' Night Out (1962) as Doug Jackson
A psychology student researches infidelity by becoming a platonic kept woman for four buddies.
Sierra Stranger (1957) as Jess Collins
Flame of the Islands (1956) as Doug Duryea
Rosalind Dee is a cabaret singer who aspires to enter high society. When she comes into dirty money she forms a partnership with two gambling-club owners to build the establishment into a gathering place for the only the most elite.
The Broken Star (1956) as Deputy Marshal Frank Smead
A deputy sheriff defies local ranchers to investigate a Mexican''''s murder.
Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956) as Tom "Blackjack" Ketchum
Howard Duff, Victor Jory, Maggie Mahoney, Angela Stevens, David Orrick, William Tannen. Retired gunslinger Howard Duff is forced to strap on his sidearms once more when cattle baron Victor Jory starts his strong arm tactics.
While the City Sleeps (1956) as Lt. Bert Kaufman
Reporters compete to catch a serial killer.
Women's Prison (1955) as Dr. "Doc" Clark
A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women''''s prison.
Private Hell 36 (1954) as Jack Farnham
Two LA detectives get in over their heads when they get involved with a nightclub singer who holds the key to the missing loot from a New York elevator robbery. Once they find the money, they are tempted to keep it and betrayal and corruption come to run the order of things.
Tanganyika (1954) as Dan Harder [McCracken]
In 1903 Kenya, tough colonist John Gale is leading a safari to bring in escaped murderer Abel McCracken, who is stirring up the Nukumbi tribe and endangering Gale's holdings. En route, he picks up four survivors of Nukumbi raids: hunter Dan Harder, former teacher Peggy, and two kids. But Dan has hidden motives for coming along; and the Nukumbi are lying in wait.
The Yellow Mountain (1954) as Pete Menlo
The Roar of the Crowd (1953) as Johnny 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.
Spaceways (1953) as Dr. Stephen Mitchell
A small group of closely-guarded British scientists test their first rocket amidst indications of matrimonial strife in the community. After the partial failure of the firing, a couple go missing - have they gone off together or are their murdered bodies circling the earth in the remains of the rocket?
Jennifer (1953) as Jim Hollis
Steel Town (1952) as Jim Denko
Steve Kostain (Lund), nephew of the owner, begins working at a steel mill to learn the business from the bottom up. He rooms with a steel working family, the McNamaras, and falls for the daughter, "Red" (Sheridan), who is already involved with another steelworker, Jim (Duff.) Although he is at first has a hard time with his co-workers, he eventually wins them over, and also wins the girl.
Models Inc. (1952) as Lennie Stone
The Lady from Texas (1951) as Dan Mason
Spy Hunt (1950) as Steve Quain
Shakedown (1950) as Jack Early
Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949) as George Morton [also known as Mike Doyle]
Woman in Hiding (1949) as Keith Ramsay
Deborah Chandler's rejected suitor, Selden Clark, manages the factory of her father, who dies: did he fall or was he pushed? But charming Clark manages to win her over and marry her. On the honeymoon, Clark's former girl Patricia intervenes and opens Deborah's eyes, alas too late. Now Clark tries to kill Deborah. Believed dead by all but Clark, she flees. But drifter Keith Ramsey recognizes and follows her. Can she trust him? Can he believe her?
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) as Sam Bass
Drifter Sam Bass shows up in Denton, Texas (soon to host a great horse race) looking for work. Before long, he attracts the attention of pretty storekeeper Katherine Egan (the sheriff's sister) and that wild frontiers woman, Calamity Jane. Circumstances make Sam richer by a very fast race horse. But his seemingly good luck with horses and women leads him to disaster. Will he be forced into a life of crime?
Illegal Entry (1949) as Bert Powers
Red Canyon (1949) as Lin Slone [previously known as Lin Cordt]
All My Sons (1948) as George Deever
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment.
The Naked City (1948) as Frank Niles
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
Brute Force (1947) as Soldier
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.

Cast (special)

Ed Begley, Jr. Show, The (1989) as Councilman Slaney
The host of a popular children's show takes over his wife's city council seat when she takes time off to have a baby.
Lily For President (1982) as General
Comedienne Lily Tomlin stars in this comical farce which deals with her experiences running for the office of President of the United States.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars (1980)
A comedy program that satirizes the forthcoming 1980-81 television season.
Teenage Idol, The (1958) as Howard Adams (Guest)
The misadventures of Swivelhips Jackson, a rock and roll singer who becomes America's newest teenage sensation. The pilot episode, relates Howard's efforts to help his housekeepers's nephew Walter impress a girl who has eyes only for Swivelhips.

Producer (special)

Teenage Idol, The (1958) as Producer
The misadventures of Swivelhips Jackson, a rock and roll singer who becomes America's newest teenage sensation. The pilot episode, relates Howard's efforts to help his housekeepers's nephew Walter impress a girl who has eyes only for Swivelhips.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

War and Remembrance (1988) as William Tuttle
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting
John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (1981) as Jules Edwards
This three-part, eight-hour exploration of the John Steinbeck novel about the Trask family and the women who haunted their lives for two generations covered far more ground than did the 1955 feature film that starred James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Timothy Bottoms and Bruce Boxleitner a

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Roses Are For the Rich (1987) as Denton
Opportunistic and manipulative Autumn McAvan Norton Osborne is the oft-married heroine of this soapy four-hour, two-part saga about a young woman who has clawed her way out of an Appalachian mining town to exact revenge on the powerful businessman who destroyed her family, in this adaptation of the
Dream Merchants, The (1980) as Charles Slade

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