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Also Known As: Died: August 6, 1990
Born: August 20, 1908 Cause of Death: pancreatic and liver cancer
Birth Place: Michigan City, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) as Mayor Henricks
A young gigolo returns to his southern hometown in search of the lost love of his youth.
Wild in the Country (1961) as Mr. Parsons
A counselor falls for the troubled young man she''''s trying to help.
The Miracle of the Hills (1959) as Fuzzy
Flood Tide (1958) as Mr. Appleby
The finding of a body on the beach leads to the conviction for murder of Bill Holleran (who claims innocence), thanks to the testimony of a 10-year-old boy, David Gordon. In flashback, Holleran's landlord Steve Martin recalls his prior involvement with David's widowed mother Anne, broken off because of the disabled boy's vindictive jealousy. Now that a man's life is at stake, Steve reluctantly re-enters the lives of the Gordons to find the truth. Is David a monster or just misunderstood?
The Great Sioux Uprising (1953) as Gist
Joan Britton, improbably gorgeous frontier horse dealer, and the much less scrupulous Stephen Cook are friendly competitors supplying horses to the Union Army in Wyoming Territory during the Civil War. Southern general Stand Watie, a Cherokee, is rumored to be in the area to stir up the Sioux against the Union, when Cook picks this worst possible moment to steal a herd of Sioux horses. Enter ex-army doctor Jonathan Westgate, who becomes Cook's rival for the love of Joan, opposes his crooked activities...and who alone can prevent a new Indian war.
The Veils of Bagdad (1953) as Zapolya
Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand-man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar!
The Sun Sets at Dawn (1951) as Globe Express
The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951) as Ernest Quimby
A woman in the process of divorce shoots her husband and gets her police lieutenant boyfriend to help hide the body.
He's a Cockeyed Wonder (1950) as J. B. Caldwell
A fledgling magician and his girlfriend get mixed up with bank robbers.
Wabash Avenue (1950) as Horace Carter
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) as Pop Gerard
When he's spotted leaving a laundry whose proprietor has just been murdered, a reformed thief has to find the real killer.
Masked Raiders (1949) as Doc W. J. Nichols
Two marshals take on a Wild West Robin Hood.
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Joe Josephs
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
That Wonderful Urge (1949) as Mr. Bissell
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
Bride for Sale (1949) as Dobbs
High Wall (1948) as Sidney X. Hackle
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''''s murder.
Big Town Scandal (1948) as Amos Peabody
Steve Wilson (Philip Reed), crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) battles against the core of the city's vice - its young delinquents. He takes five of the worst young offenders and molds them into the town's best basketball team. The leader of the kid gang, Tommy Malone (Stanley "Stash" Clements), ties in with two hoodlums and agrees to throw the basketball game.
The Boy with Green Hair (1948) as Mr. Hammond
An orphaned boy mystically acquires green hair and a mission to end war.
Michael O'Halloran (1948) as Doc [Douglas Bruce]
Sitting Pretty (1948) as Mr. Taylor
An efficiency expert tries to prove his methods apply to child rearing.
Hollow Triumph (1948) as Coblenz
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Crawford
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Calendar Girl (1947) as Captain Olsen
Big Town After Dark (1947) as Amos Peabody
When Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody (Ann Gillis), to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover.
That Way with Women (1947) as Harry Miller
An elderly millionaire makes a hobby of playing cupid.
Big Town (1947) as Mr. [Amos] Peabody
The initial entry in the Pine-Thomas series based on the "Big Town" radio series finds Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) as a newly-hired managing editor brought on board to liven up "The Illustrated Press" newspaper. He runs into problems with two of the paper's star reporters, Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) and Pete Ryan (Robert Lowery), when his aggressive demands that they employ a yellow journalism type of reporting to build circulation, and they both resign to work for another newspaper. Wilson begins to realize that while his type of journalism does build circulation, it has also brought ruin and disgrace to some innocent victims. Lorelei and Pete are brought back by Wilson with his promise that "The Illustrated Press" will become a crusader against evil.
Fall Guy (1947) as Jim Grossett
Tom Cochrane, full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (Teala Loring), against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset (Charles Arnt), assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac (Robert Armstrong) in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. Tom only recalls meeting a man in a bar and going to a party. Tom and Mac find the man, Joe (Elisha Cook Jr.), who takes them to the party scene, the apartment of the Shindells (John Harmon and Iris Adrian), where they find the body of a murdered girl in the apartment above. The police pick up Mac, while Tom trails Marie (Virginia Dale) and Mike (Jack Overman). Joe is murdered for leading Tom to the scene of the crime, and Marie, who had been hired by the killer to get Tom at the apartment when the crime was committed, is choked to death. Tom, following the killer of Marie, is almost trapped and killed himself, but is saved by Mike.
Saddle Pals (1947) as William Schooler
Just Before Dawn (1946) as Allen S. Tobin
A criminal psychologist is tricked into injecting a diabetic with poison instead of insulin.
Without Reservations (1946) as Salesman
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Cy Nolan
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Mahoney
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) as Mr. Johnson
That Brennan Girl (1946) as Fred
On Mother's Day, 1946, in San Francisco, Ziggy Brennan thinks back on the events which have brought her to this day.
Behind Green Lights (1946) as Daniel Boone Wintergreen
Somewhere in the Night (1946) as "Little Man"
Blondie's Lucky Day (1946) as Mayor Denby
Dagwood takes over the office in Dithers's absence and hires former WAC Mary Jane. Dagwood and the WAC become unemployed, the Bumsteads start their own business, and Dagwood gets his old job back.
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945) as Train conductor
A female psychiatrist who's sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
Sudan (1945) as Khafra
Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she seeks out rebel leader Herua. But through palace treachery, she herself is captured and enslaved. After various adventures, she finds herself rescued by (and attracted to) the very rebel she was seeking. Will gratitude or revenge win out? Gorgeous scenery and costumes.
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945) as Butler
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
The Girl of the Limberlost (1945) as Hodges
Based on Gene Stratton-Porter's novel and a remake of Columbia's 1934 "The Girl of the Limberlost" and 1939's "Romance of the Limberlost," this one has altered the kinship who-hates-the-girl relationship from an aunt to her mother. This time out, Elnora Comstock (Dorinda Clifton) lives on the edge of a great swamp and collects butterflies to sell in order to go to high school and pay for violin lessons. Her mother, Kate Comstock (Ruth Nelson), hates her as she blames the girl for the father's death as he drowned in a quagmire on the way home the night the girl was born. The years-late revelation that the husband had been off courting a neighbor woman that night brings an attitude adjustment to the mother.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) as Mr. Higgenbottom
A homemaking specialist who can't boil water is forced to provide a family holiday for a war hero.
Dangerous Intruder (1945) as Max Ducane
An actress, Jenny (Veda Ann Borg), is hitchhiking across the country when she is accidently struck by a car. The driver, Max Ducone (Charles Arnt), offers to take her into his home until she can resume traveling. Later Ducone's wife is murdered and Jenny determines to find the killer. With the aid of detective Curtis (Tom Keene as Richard Powers), she discovers that Ducone is the murderer, having killed his wife in order to have the funds to finance his antique collection.
Strange Illusion (1945) as Professor Muhlbach
A young man''''s efforts to investigate his father''''s death and stop his mother from re-marrying land him in an insane asylum.
Without Love (1945) as Col. Braden
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.
Pardon My Past (1945) as Clothes salesman
A penniless veteran is mistaken for a millionaire playboy.
The Impatient Years (1944) as Marriage clerk
A feuding couple re-creates their courtship in hopes of falling back in love.
Gambler's Choice (1944) as John McGrady
Three Little Sisters (1944) as Ezra Larkin
Double Exposure (1944) as Sonny Tucker
Dangerous Passage (1944) as Daniel Bergstrom
Together Again (1944) as Clerk
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Up in Arms (1944) as Mr. Higginbotham
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
The Seventh Cross (1944) as Herr Binder
Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Author
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Once Upon a Time (1944) as Reporter
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
My Pal Wolf (1944) as Papa Eisdaar
A little girl fights to keep her dog over her nanny's objections.
Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943) as Boyle
Complications arise when Henry, in love with the new music teacher, joins the band. He accidentally gets a Stradivarius that belongs to another man.
Gangway for Tomorrow (1943) as Jim Benson
Five people thrown together by World War II review their pasts.
Young Ideas (1943) as Station master
A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.
In Old Oklahoma (1943) as Conductor
Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943) as Judge Horace Hooker
A small-town politician is the jury hold-out in a sensational murder case.
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942) as Drunk
A nightclub band''''s new singer becomes the center of a romantic mix-up.
Reunion in France (1942) as Honore
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
The Lady Has Plans (1942) as Pooly
Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder in Lisbon. This woman plans to take the place of a 'Sidney Royce', a legitimate traveler going to Lisbon as a reporter. Crossed signals allows the real Sidney to reach Portugal first, where she is pursued by those trying to obtain the plans and US government agents trying to prevent the sale.
Twin Beds (1942) as Manager
That Other Woman (1942) as Bailey
Paris Calling (1942) as [Lt.] Lantz
Reunion in France (1942) as Honore, Robert's butler
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
Young America (1942) as Principal [Rice]
The Great Gildersleeve (1942) as Judge Horace Hooker
A small-town blowhard runs for water commissioner while fighting to win custody of his niece and nephew.
The Falcon's Brother (1942) as Pat Moffett
A gentlemanly detective calls on his brother to help him stop the Nazis from assassinating a key diplomat.
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Male dressmaker
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
Ball of Fire (1942) as McNeary
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
My Gal Sal (1942) as Tailor
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Fud Newton
A female executive hires a male secretary.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as G. Harrington Hedger
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Little Men (1941) as Drunk
A con artist tries to save the boarding school where his son has found a home.
We Go Fast (1941) as Salesman
Rose Couglin (Lynn Bari) is a wise-cracking waitress at a coffe-pt diner with policemen Bob Brandon (Alan Curtis) and Herman Huff (Don DeFore billed as Don DeForest) vying for her attention. Their argument ends when the place is held up, but Brandon tricks the crook and captures him, but lets Herman take the credit. Herman now must sponsor Bob's application to the motrocycle force and is enev more dismayed when society deb Diana Hempstead (Sheila Ryan)takes a liking to Bob. Rose also finds herself involved with a swindle upon a refrigerator manufacturer by a bogus foreign potentate, Nabob (Gerald Mohr.)
Great Guns (1941) as Doctor
Dressed to Kill (1941) as Hal Brennon
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
Marry the Bo$$'$ Daughter (1941) as Blodgett
Young man from Kansas (Edwards) goes to New York to work for his tycoon-hero (Barbier). His superiors won't listen to his ideas about business, but the boss and his daughter (Joyce) do.
Pot O' Gold (1941) as Parks
A young man is caught between his music-hating uncle and a pretty girl from a family of musicians.
Hello Sucker (1941) as Studson
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) as Mr. MacAdams
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
Tight Shoes (1941) as Fenwick
Back Street (1941) as Mason
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
Play Girl (1941) as Grady
An aging gold digger takes a young woman under her wing.
Mr. District Attorney (1941) as Herman Winkle
We Who Are Young (1940) as Eckman
A man violates company policy by getting married.
I Love You Again (1940) as Billings
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) as Policeman
Feuding co-workers don''''t realize they''''re secret romantic pen pals.
Remember the Night (1940) as Tom
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) as Stubbins
A young doctor's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
Swing High, Swing Low (1937) as Georgie
When success goes to his head, a bandleader could lose everything.
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) as Jed Reed
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
Mountain Music (1937) as Hotel manager
Angel's Holiday (1937) as Ralph Everett
College Holiday (1936) as Clerk
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
The Witness Chair (1936) as Henshaw
A woman lets her lover stand trial for the murder she committed.
And Sudden Death (1936) as Archie Sloan
An heiress with a penchant for speeding runs afoul of a traffic cop. Romance develops between the two, but it's soon complicated when he believes she is responsible for killing someone due to reckless driving.
Sinner Take All (1936) as Lampier's Secretary
Members of a wealthy family are murdered one-by-one.
And So They Were Married (1936) as Captain of waiters
The children of a divorcee and a widower try to keep their parents apart.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Drunk
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
Rhythm on the Range (1936) as Steward
A cowboy falls for his boss, a beautiful lady ranch owner.
Bunker Bean (1936) as Mr. Metzger
A shy office worker becomes a hero when a fortune teller calls him another Napoleon.
Stolen Harmony (1935) as Clem Walters
Band leader Jack Conrad is impressed by prison inmate Ray Ferrera on saxophone. Conrad hires Ray to join his band and tour upon his release. Ray hooks up with Jean, a dancer in the show, and the two become a successful dance act. However, when an ex-inmate buddy of Ray's robs the tour bus, Ray is suspected of wrongdoing by Jack and the others in the group. After a gang of thugs hijacks the tour bus, Ray tries to use his street smarts to redeem his reputation.
Two for Tonight (1935) as Benny, the Goof
She Married Her Boss (1935) as Victor Jessup
A secretary who handles the boss' business perfectly marries him and tackles his home life.
Ladies Should Listen (1934) as Albert
The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone. When she discovers that the man's current girlfriend is actually part of a scheme to swindle him out of some mineral rights he owns, she devises a plot to save him and expose the con artists.
Ready for Love (1934) as Sam Gardner
Here Is My Heart (1934) as Higgins

Cast (short)

Roaring Guns (1944)
In this short film, farmers take up arms against miners whose operations are destroying their farms. Vitaphone Release 1183A.
Buyer Beware (1940)
This short film deals with shady companies selling fake merchandise.

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