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Born: June 1, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Enid, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Brothers O'Toole, The (1973) as Director
Bleep (1971) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Jesse (1988) as Dr Adams
Based on the true story, a nurse is indicted for administering medical treatment without a license in an isolated California town in Death Valley.
Valet Girls (1987)
Trancers (1985)
A psychic cult of zombie-like creatures with a mission to murder is terrorizing the inhabitants of Angel City.
Tomboy (1985) as Chester
Tommy Boyd is a girl who loves riding motorcycles, working on car engines and playing basketball. She is not interested in men until she meets good-looking racecar driver who she begins to date. When the couple have a serious argument, the two of them fight it out on the track of the Daytona 500 rac
Heidi's Song (1982) as Voice Of Herr Sessman
The orphaned Heidi moves in with her grandfather in the mountains. After his initial resistance to taking the little girl, the two becoming close. After Heidi is taken away to live with a family in the city, both she and her grandfather are unhappy and long to be together again.
Spider-Man The Dragon's Challenge (1980) as Zieder
A Chinese High Official, accused of being a traitor in WWII, seeks to prove his innocence. As forces conspire against him, Spiderman must save his life and reputation.
Great Man's Whiskers, The (1973) as Joseph Somerby
A comedy-drama, filmed in 1969, about how a letter from a ten-year-old girl urged President Lincoln to grow a beard and altered America's most famous face.
Visions... (1972) as Lester Ellis
A clairvoyant professor who alerts Denver police that someone is about to plant a bomb discovers that he is their prime suspect.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) as Col. Edward F. French
The Japanese take advantage of American blunders to launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
Rascal (1969) as Walt Dabbitt
A lonely boy adopts a baby raccoon.
Namu, the Killer Whale (1966) as Deke
A marine biologist nurses a wounded orca and fights to protect it from local fishermen.
The Brass Bottle (1964) as Seymour Jenks
Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl Ives) tends to get his master (Tony Randall) into more predicaments than he gets him out of.
Face of Fire (1959) as Al Williams
A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.
Saddle the Wind (1958) as Dallas Hanson
A rancher with a questionable past tries to stop his outlaw brother.
The Rawhide Trail (1958) as Rupe Pardee
Jess Brady (Rex Reason) and Rupe Pardee (Richard Erdman) are in jail in Gunsight, Texas, blamed for leading a wagon train into a Comanche ambush, and about to be hanged. They protest their innocence and claim that the Indians want to kill them also. The Comanches attack the jail in an effort to capture the prisoners, but are driven off the soldiers of the garrison led by the Captain (Rusty Lane). Expecting another attack, the Captain and a small detail of men move the prisoners out of town in a wagon, but they are under constant surveillance by the Comanches. The detail arrives at a way station the same time as a stage coach carrying Marsha Collins (Nancy Gates), and her fiancee, Farley Durand (Robert Knapp), a government supply officer. All are trapped in the station which is under constant attack by the Indians. Brady and Durand resume a personal battle that dates back to the Civil War when they served together. The wounded Captain decides to gamble on Brady and Pardee, their expierence being the only hope for an escape. In the escape battle, it is revealed that Durand was responisble for the attack on the wagon train, and not Brady and Pardee.
Anything Goes (1956) as Ed Brent
The members of a song-and-dance duo promise the lead in their next show to two different women.
The Power and the Prize (1956) as Lester Everett
An ambitious executive jeopardizes his career to marry a European refugee.
Francis in the Navy (1955) as [P.] Murph [Murphy]
Bengazi (1955) as Selby
Three shady characters team up to search for Nazi gold in the African desert.
Stalag 17 (1953) as Sgt. "Hoffy" Hoffman
A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he''s not an informer.
The Steel Lady (1953) as Jim Evans
Four U.S. soldiers trapped in the Sahara find refuge in an abandoned Nazi tank.
The Stooge (1953) as Ben Bailey
A failed singer takes on a comedian to create a team act.
The Blue Gardenia (1953) as Al, photographer
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can''t remember the details of the encounter.
Mission over Korea (1953) as Swenson
A rookie pilot in the Korean War wants to avenge his brother''''s death.
Jumping Jacks (1952) as Pvt. Dogface Dolan
Hap Smith, nightclub entertainer, has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army: with lovely new partner Betsy Carter, Hap plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning and finds he needs his old partner's help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
Aladdin and His Lamp (1952) as Mirza
The San Francisco Story (1952) as Shorty
In the 1850s San Francisco newspaper editor Jim Martin seeks the help of wealthy miner Rick Nelson in ousting crooked politician Andrew Cain. Cain's girlfriend Adelaide falls in love with Rick. Rick and the bad guy shoot it out with shotguns on horseback.
The Happy Time (1952) as Alfred Grattin
A Quebec patriarch fights to keep his wayward son from leading his grandson astray.
You're in the Navy Now (1951) as Ensign Chuck Dorrance
An experimental steam-powered vessel sets off on its maiden voyage with an inexperienced Naval officer at the helm.
The Wild Blue Yonder (1951) as Corp. Frenchy
Cry Danger (1951) as DeLong
An innocent ex-con sets out to find the real criminals.
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950) as Ollie
The Men (1950) as Leo
A paraplegic veteran fights his own bitterness to build a new life.
Easy Living (1949) as Buddy Morgan
An aging football star risks his health when his greedy wife won't let him retire.
Swiss Tour (1949)
The Time of Your Life (1948) as [Willie] Marble game maniac
A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt.
That Way with Women (1947) as Eddie
An elderly millionaire makes a hobby of playing cupid.
Wild Harvest (1947) as Mark Lewis
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
Night and Day (1946) as Young customer
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Janie Gets Married (1946) as Scooper
A war bride helps her husband adjust to civilian life.
Shadow of a Woman (1946) as Joe
A woman suspects her husband of plotting to kill his son from a previous marriage.
Deception (1946) as Student
A woman tries to protect her refugee husband from her rich and powerful ex-lover.
Nobody Lives Forever (1946) as Bellboy
A con artist falls for the rich widow he's trying to fleece.
Danger Signal (1945) as Bunkie Taylor
A man suspected of murder charms a secretary into helping him.
Objective, Burma! (1945) as "Nebraska" Hooper
An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) as Joe Smith
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
Too Young to Know (1945) as Tommy
A returning GI searches for the wife who left him and gave away their son.
Janie (1944) as Wilber "Scooper" Nolan
A small-town girl defies her father by falling for a soldier.
The Very Thought of You (1944) as Soda jerk
In-law problems threaten a wartime marriage.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Western Union boy
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.

Writer (feature film)

Bleep (1971) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

Dark Wind, The (1991) as Co-Producer
Based on Tony Hillerman's mystery novel concerning an American Indian policeman. Assigned to a seemingly mundane case of vandalism, a Navajo Tribal Police detective discovers a mystery involving revenge and murder.
Bleep (1971) as Producer

Cast (special)

My Town (1986) as Fletcher Mays
Amber Willer is a delightfully imaginative young girl who lives in a small community with her grandfather, Amos, and her brother, Tug. But a series of exciting things start happening which suddenly force Amber to take a new look at her community.
Johnny Nighthawk (1959) as Matt Brent
The exploits of Johnny Nighthawk, the adventurous owner and pilot of a one-plane airline. Johnny risks his life to control a fire that has broken out in an oil well.
Third Commandment, The (1959) as Luke
The pilot episode for an unsold series of specials based on the Ten Commandments. The pilot episode tells the story of an embittered writer who violates the Third Biblical Commandment (Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain) by abandoning his principles and striving for material success a

Cast (short)

So You Want to Play the Horses (1946)
In this comedic short, Joe McDoakes attempts to improve his odds at playing the horse races. Vitaphone Release 1497A.
Musical Movieland (1944)
In this short film, a group of tourists are given a studio tour of several locations of famous movie musicals.

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