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Also Known As: Died: March 28, 1976
Born: September 1, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Whale of a Tale, A (1976) as Mr Monahan
Sex and the College Girl (1970) as Charles Devon
Two female college students visit Puerto Rico during semester break hoping to find husbands.
Buckskin (1968) as Townsman
Hostile Guns (1967) as Sheriff Travis
George Montgomery, Yvonne De Carlo, Tab Hunter, Brian Donlevy, John Russell, James Craig, Richard Arlen, & Fuzzy Knight as Buck. Tension mounts as a U.S. marshall and his hot-headed deputy escort a prison wagon with four deadly criminals across the Texas Badlands
Red Tomahawk (1967) as Telegrapher
Fort Utah (1967) as Sam Tyler
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.
Waco (1966) as Sheriff Billy Kelly
Johnny Reno (1966) as Ned Duggan
Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Agar, Lyle Bettger, Tom Drake, Richard Arlen, Rodd Redwing. U.S. Marshall Dana Andrews must contend with a lynch mob mentality when he rides into Stone Junction, Kansas on a mission of justice.
Road to Nashville (1966) as Himself
To the Shores of Hell (1966) as Brig. Gen. F. W. Ramgate
Apache Uprising (1966) as Captain Gannon
Calhoun must fight both outlaws and indians when his stagecoach, carrying a gold shipment, arrives at a relay station.
Town Tamer (1965) as Dr. Kent
A lawyer, avenging his wife''s death, corrals the lawless in western towns.
Black Spurs (1965) as Pete
Young Fury (1965) as Sheriff Jenkins
A group of young thugs rides into the town of Dawson and take it over. When the cowardly sheriff is unable to restore control, the parents of the leader must take action. The leader's father is an infamous ex-gunfighter, and he straps his guns on one more time. But will he be forced into a showdown with his own son?
The Bounty Killer (1965) as Ridgeway
A tenderfoot goes after easy money as a bounty hunter.
The Human Duplicators (1965) as National Intelligence Agency head
An alien is dispatched from a faraway galaxy to take over the Earth by "duplicating" humans and creating a race of zombies resembling animated pottery in this low-budget sci-fi film. Enjoy the opening and closing shots of the alien spacecraft resembling a Christmas tree bauble dancing in space, the faces of the "duplicated" humans shattering like a cheap vase when thrown to the floor, and the formative "duplicates" as they are cooked up in the lab in individual coffins. The alien's heart is softened by the persevering goodness of a beautiful blind woman, deeply conflicting his motives as the film plods to its "climactic" confrontation between the humans and their counterfeit duplicates.
Law of the Lawless (1964) as Bartender
A former gunfighter now a circuit court judge faces his father''s killer in a small post-Civil War Kansas town.
The Best Man (1964) as Oscar Anderson
Two presidential hopefuls get caught up in the dirty side of politics.
The Shepherd of the Hills (1964) as Old Matt
The Crawling Hand (1963) as
After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, a teenager finds a severed arm among wreckage on earth. Soon the thing returns to life to murder and posses the young man's mind.
Cavalry Command (1963) as Sergeant Heisler
An American cavalry brigade is sent to occupy a small Filipino village in 1902 and quell guerilla resistance in the surrounding jungle. Working with the people to build roads, schools, and bridges, they prove that the most important thing an army can have is "good will and integrity."
The Young and the Brave (1963) as Col. Ralph Holbein
Three American POWs fight to escape from North Korea.
The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961) as Colonel Martin
An Army con man tries to make a fortune out of peacetime military service.
Raymie (1960) as Garber
Raymie (David Ladd), an eight-year-old boy and an avid fisherman, dreams of catching a legendary giant barracuda know as Old Moe. When he finally accomplishes the feat of landing Old Moe, he has a change of heart and doesn't want to see the barracuda destroyed.
Warlock (1959) as Bacon
A Western town hires a famous gunman to rid it of outlaws.
Hidden Guns (1956) as Sheriff Ward Young
The outlaw Stragg has the town so intimidated that no one will speak against him no matter what he does. Sheriff Young heads for a nearby town, where there is a witness willing to testify. Meanwhile, Stragg hires a gunman to take care of the sheriff and the witness.
The Mountain (1956) as Rivial
Brother mountain climbers clash over how to deal with the survivor of a plane crash.
Sabre Jet (1953) as Gen. Robert E. Hale
A reporter covering the lives of Air Force wives during the Korean War runs into her estranged husband, an Air Force colonel.
The Blazing Forest (1952) as Joe Morgan, previously known as Fred Hanson
Hurricane Smith (1952) as Brundage
Hurricane Smith and his marooned sailors escape from a South Seas island by stealing the ship of Capt. Raikes who's come to the island in search of slaves. Smith sails the ship to Australia where he charters it to Harry Gorvahlsen and Dr. Whitmore who claim to be studying flora and fauna. To fill out his crew, Smith "shanghais" Capt. Raikes who, by this time, has also made his way to Australia. During the course of the voyage, it becomes clear that Gorvahlsen and Whitmore are actually in search of a cache of gold that's been hidden on a South Seas island. Smith also seeks this gold, which he considers his own, as does Capt. Raikes. Complicating this 3-way rivalry is a growing shipboard romance between Smith and Dr. Whitmore's beautiful daughter, Luana. Events reach a violent climax when the treasure-island is finally reached.
Flaming Feather (1952) as Showdown Calhoun
Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Rush, Arleen Whelan, Carol Thurston, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Richard Arlen, and Ian MacDonald as Tombstone Jack. An outlaw with a secret motive poses as a wealthy landowner and leads a band of renegade Indians against rancher Sterling Hayden and cavalry officer Forrest Tucker.
Silver City (1951) as Charlie Storrs
Kansas Raiders (1950) as Union captain
Audie Murphy plays a young Jesse James falling under the Svengali-like spell of the outlaw William Quantrill, played by Brian Donlevy. Jesse and his youthful gang join the rebels to avenge the death of his parents only to become disillusioned with the senseless violence and looting of innocent civilians. Goaded by Quantrill's girl to leave, Jesse vacillates until the Yankess close in. Quantrill forces Jesse to leave and faces the Yankess gunfire alone. Jesse rides off with his gang and the rest is history.
Grand Canyon (1949) as Mike Adams
Speed to Spare (1948) as Cliff Jordan
Stunt driver Cliff Jordan (Richard Arlen) takes a job with his old pal Jerry McGee (Richard Travis), branch manager of an express trucking firm. Jerry is married to Mary (Jean Rogers), Cliff's former girl friend. Also working for Jerry is Pete Simmons (Pat Phelan), son of the owner Al Simmons (Paul Harvey), and office secretary Jane Chandler (Nanette Parks), who is Pete's sweetheart. Before long, Cliff has made enemies of Pusher Wilks (Ian MacDonald), a trucker whose run he takes over, and also Pete, whose girl he is trying to take over. Pusher sabotages Cliff's rig at every opportunity causing several near-fatal accidents.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Harvey Howell
The Return of Wildfire (1948) as Dobe Williams
Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1947) as Buffalo Bill [Cody]
Ranchers have been burned out and Buffalo Bill has been called in. He arrives just as Tom Russell is framed for murdering an Indian. Bill gets the Indian Chief to give him three days to find the killer before Tom is turned over to them. With his three days almost up, Bill gets a break when one of his Indian scouts finds the gang's hideout.
The French Key (1946) as Himself
Accomplice (1946) as Simon Lash
Private detective Simon Lash (Richard Arlen) and his assistant Eddie Slocum (Tom Dugan) are hired by Joyce Bonniwell (Veda Ann Borg) to find her missing husband Jim Bonniwell (Edward Earle.) They learn from Mr. Springer (Herbert Rawlinson), president of the bank where Bonniwell worked, that a woman named Evelyn Price (Marjorie Manners) is mixed up in the case. Following up on a call from Sheriff Rucker (Archie Twitchell as Michael Branden), Joyce and Simon go to Palmdale and Joyce identifies the body of a murdered man as her husband. Simon, following up the lead of the mysterious woman, goes to Mesa, New Mexico and finds the mystery woman to be Joyce and her husband very much alive.
The Phantom Speaks (1945) as Matt Fraser
Identity Unknown (1945) as Johnny March, later known as Captain Charles Aldridge
Storm Over Lisbon (1944) as John Craig
Deresco owner of a night club in neutral Portugal, works a free-lance spy for everybody who can afford his price. He tries to get information from US agent John Craig with help from immigrant dancer Maritza, but she falls in love with him. Craig becomes a special "guest" at Deresco's casino, but there you can't be sure of the occupation of everybody, as well as in their political intention...
The Lady and the Monster (1944) as Patrick Cory
The Big Bonanza (1944) as Jed Kilton
Timber Queen (1944) as Russell Evans
That's My Baby (1944) as Tim Jones
Aerial Gunner (1943) as Lt. John Davis
Alaska Highway (1943) as Woody Ormsby
Pop Ormsby (Harry Shannon) wins the contract from the Army Engineer Corps for the construction of the Alaska Highway connecting Alaska to Canada. The elder of his two sons, Woody Ormseby (Richard Arlen), decides he had rather fight with bullets than bulldozers but is assigned by the Army to work on the project. Woody and his younger brother Steve (William Henry) are both rivals for the affection of Ann Caswell (Jean Parker), the daughter of Road Engineer Blair Caswell (Edward Earle).
Submarine Alert (1943) as Lewis J. Deerhold
Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio engineers fired and shadowed to see if the Nazis recruit them to complete work on the prototype radio. Radio engineer Lew Deerhold, a resident alien without a job to pay for his adorable little ward Gina's life-saving operation, falls prey to the spy ring, and is swept up in a maelstrom of deceit and danger.
Minesweeper (1943) as Jim Smith, previously known as Richard Houston
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
Wildcat (1942) as Johnny Maverick
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.
Wrecking Crew (1942) as Matt Carney
Torpedo Boat (1942) as Skimmer Barnes
Mutiny in the Arctic (1941) as Dick [Barclay]
Power Dive (1941) as Bradley Farrell
Raiders of the Desert (1941) as Dick [Manning]
Men of the Timberland (1941) as Dick [O'Hara]
Flying Blind (1941) as Jim Clark
A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire.
Forced Landing (1941) as Dan Kendall
A Dangerous Game (1941) as Dick [Williams]
Lucky Devils (1941) as Dick [McManus]
The Devil's Pipeline (1940) as Dick [Talbot]
The Leatherpushers (1940) as Dick [Roberts]
Hot Steel (1940) as Frank Stewart
Black Diamonds (1940) as Walter Norton
Danger on Wheels (1940) as "Lucky" Larry Taylor
Missing Daughters (1939) as Wally King
Tropic Fury (1939) as Dan Burton
Man from Montreal (1939) as Clark Manning
Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939) as Captain Robert Lawrence
Story deals with slave-running between Hawaii and California in 1840, featuring a wild mutiny aboard a slave ship on the high seas, the bartering of natives for slavery in a tropical paradise, and battle scenes between enraged California settlers and the Mexican Army.
Legion of Lost Flyers (1939) as Gene "Loop" Gillan
No Time to Marry (1938) as Perry Brown
Straight Place and Show (1938) as Denny [Paine]
Three loonies become professional wrestlers to help a young man get into horse racing.
Call of the Yukon (1938) as Gaston Rogers
Artists and Models (1937) as Alan Townsend
An ad man gets his model girlfriend to pose as a debutante for a new campaign.
Silent Barriers (1937) as Hickey
Secret Valley (1937) as Lee Rogers
Murder in Greenwich Village (1937) as Steve [Havens] Jackson [Jr.]
An heiress enlists a photographer to help clear her name of a murder charge.
The Mine with the Iron Door (1936) as Bob Harvey
Three Live Ghosts (1936) as Bill Jones
Three POWs return home to find themselves listed as dead.
Let 'Em Have It (1935) as Mal Stevens
We follow the training and adventures of a team of young federal anti-gangster agents, Mal Stevens, Van Rensseler, and Tex Logan. After foiling a kidnap attempt on socialite Eleanor Spencer (an old flame of Van's), Mal falls for her; but they're at odds over her belief in the innocence of her chauffeur Joe Keefer (whom Mal knows was involved) and her young brother Buddy's desire to join the federal agents. This conflict climaxes with the pursuit of an Ohio bank-robbing gang.
The Calling of Dan Matthews (1935) as Dan Matthews
Ready for Love (1934) as Julian Peters
Come On Marines! (1934) as Lucky Davis
Helldorado (1934) as Art Ryan
She Made Her Bed (1934) as Wild Bill Smith
College Humor (1933) as Mondrake
Golden Harvest (1933) as Walt Martin
Alice in Wonderland (1933) as Cheshire Cat
A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions.
Hell and High Water (1933) as Cap'n [J. J.] Jericho
Three Cornered Moon (1933) as [Dr.] Alan Stevens
After losing their fortune, a family tries to find a way out of their predicament.
Song of the Eagle (1933) as Bill Hoffman
Wayward (1932) as David [Brownbeck] Frost
Tiger Shark (1932) as Pipes Boley
A tuna fisherman marries a woman in love with another man.
The All American (1932) as Garry King
Island of Lost Souls (1932) as Edward Parker
On a remote island, a mad scientist turns wild animals into human monsters.
Guilty As Hell (1932) as Frank Marsh
Sky Bride (1932) as "Speed Condon"
The Secret Call (1931) as Tom Blake
Gun Smoke (1931) as Brad Farley
Following a killing and robbery in a big city back east, gang leader Kedge Darvas(William 'Stage' Boyd) and some of his henchies take a train to a small western town in Idaho, with intentions of hiding out there until things cool down back in Chi or NYC, or wherever they lammed from.They are welcomed with open arms by the citizens under the impression they are there as capital investors with money to spend. Before long, Darvas figues the town is ripe for the taking and sends word for reinforcements, and each arriving train unloads a few suits and snappy-brim hats.Then they get rough, kill Sheriff Posey Meed(Guy Oliver)and rile up the citizens, led by cowhand Brad Farley(Richard Arlen), who had Darvas spotted for a wrong number just by the way he made moves on Sue Vancey(Mary Brian.)
The Conquering Horde (1931) as Dan McMasters
The Lawyer's Secret (1931) as Joe Hart
Caught (1931) as Lieutenant Tom Colton
Touchdown! (1931) as Dan Curtis
Football coach Dan Curtis is eager for his small college team to win at all costs. However, he has a change of heart when a player is severely injured by playing when he should have been resting. Finally, Dan's school confronts its arch rival and Dan must decide how badly he wants the boys to win.
Only Saps Work (1930) as Lawrence Payne
Burning Up (1930) as Lou Larrigan
The Light of Western Stars (1930) as Dick Bailey
A friend of Dick Bailey (Richard Arlen) is killed by a mysterious assailant, whom Dick suspects to be Stack (Fred Kohler), who is in league with the crooked sheriff (Guy Oliver.) Out on a spree Dick swears he will marry the first woman he sees, who happens to be Ruth Hammond (Mary Brian), sister of his dead friend, arriving to take charge of the Hammond ranch. Revolted by his rough proposal,she fires him as the Hammond foreman and she proceeds to the ranch. Stack informs her he has purchased the ranch for the payment of the back-due taxes, and she relents and rehires Dick and his friends to aid her in her fight against Stack.
The Sea God (1930) as Phillip ["Pink"] Barker
The Santa Fe Trail (1930) as Stan Hollister
Dangerous Paradise (1930) as Heyst
A young man named Heyst, soured on civilization, lives alone on a remote island "somewhere east of Suez". On one of his periodic visits to Sourabaya, he meets Alma, red-haired entertainer at Schomberg's bistro. To escape the sexual harassment of her bosses, Alma stows away on Heyst's boat and becomes his guest. Will she take the next steamer out... or become mistress of the island? Before this question is resolved, three cutthroats arrive seeking a mythical treasure...
The Border Legion (1930) as Jim Cleve
Cowhand Jim Cleve is wrongly accused of murder and rescued by Jack Kells, leader of a band of Idaho outlaws known as the Border Legion. But when the Legion takes Joan Randall prisoner and leaves Cleve to guard her, he realizes that he cannot remain part of an outlaw band and decides to rescue Joan.
The Four Feathers (1929) as Harry Feversham
The Man I Love (1929) as Dum-Dum Brooks
Dangerous Curves (1929) as Larry Lee
The Virginian (1929) as Steve
Molly Wood arrives in a small western town to be the new schoolmarm. The Virginian, foreman on a local ranch, and Steve, his best fiend, soon become rivals for her affection. Steve falls in with bad guys led by Trampas, and the Virginian catches him cattle rustling. As foreman, he must give the order to hang his friend. Trampas gets away, but returns in time for the obligatory climactic shootout in the streets.
Thunderbolt (1929) as Bob Morgan
A death-row convict plots to kill the man who stole his girl.
Ladies of the Mob (1928) as "Red"
Beggars of Life (1928) as Jim
After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police, and reach Canada.
Under the Tonto Rim (1928) as Edd Denmeade
Feel My Pulse (1928) as Her Problem
Manhattan Cocktail (1928) as Fred
Rolled Stockings (1927) as Ralph Treadway
The Blood Ship (1927) as John
Figures Don't Lie (1927) as Bob Blewe
She's a Sheik (1927) as Captain Colton
Wings (1927) as David Armstrong
In this silent film, romantic rivals fly against the enemy in World War I.
Sally in Our Alley (1927) as Jimmie Adams
Behind the Front (1926) as Percy Brown
The Enchanted Hill (1926) as Link Halliwell
Padlocked (1926) as "Tubby" Clark
In the Name of Love (1925) as Dumas Dufrayne

Cast (short)

Soaring Stars (1942)
In this comedic short, two autograph hounds attend an air show at the Santa Anita racetrack.
How to Break 90 #4 Downswing (1933)
Famed golfer Bobby Jones gives a taught, nine minute lesson on how to swing a golf club in this short film. Vitaphone Release 5822.

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