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Also Known As: Died: December 30, 1996
Born: December 28, 1908 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Altars of the World (1976) as Director
Eastern and Western religions, and the basic truths they share, are explored in this documentary. Followers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Jainism, and Buddism are seen practicing their faiths in their home settings around the world.
Hearts in Bondage (1936) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (1994) as Professor Kamen
Jonathan and Jennifer visit New York City where Jennifer's play is being produced.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
Cast the First Stone (1989) as Mr Martin
Based on the true story of an ex-nun turned high school teacher who is raped and, because of her religious convictions, decides to keep the baby. The school administration fires her for being an unmarried mother, and she fights back to try and regain her job.
Of Mice and Men (1981) as Candy
Robert Blake and much of the creative talent involved in his "Baretta" series and three "Joe Dancer" TV-movies tackled this television adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel focusing on the lives of a pair of itinerant ranch hands in the rural south. Blake and Randy Quaid have the roles taken
Reunion (1980) as Bob Hollander
A married man, returning to his hometown for his high school reunion, finds himself torn between his long-ago high school sweetheart and her 17-year-old daughter whose boyfriend is the star player on the varsity basketball team his fellow alumni are playing. The high school jock is played by Nick Ca
Letters From Frank (1979) as Dan Miller
Art Carney is a newspaper executive who is frustrated at being put out to pasture after 35 years in favor of a computer, but his wife's unbridled enthusiasm about their new house, the death of his older brother, and the problems of his divorced son, recently remarried, bring home to him an important
Damien - Omen II (1978) as Bill Aherton
Seven years later, Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started?
Battlestar Galactica (1978) as President Adar
A spaceship full of survivors of a doomed planet are headed to planet Earth. Along the way they encounter villainous robots, threatening to derail their Earth bound journey.
Suddenly, Love (1978) as Mr Graham
Young lovers -- she a child of the ghetto, determined to escape her violent, alcoholic parents, and he a socially prominent attorney with a long-standing health problem -- try to defy every obstacle to their romance and eventual marriage.
End of the World (1977) as Beckerman
After witnessing a man's death in a bizzare accident, Father Pergado goes on a spiritual retreat, where he encounters his alien double bent on world conquest.
Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident (1976) as Allen Dulles
A dramatization of the 1960 "U-2 incident," in which a CIA spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, was brought to trial. Powers was ultimately returned to the United States in a prisoner swap. In later years he became a helicopter traffic reporter for a Los
Questor Tapes, The (1974) as Vaslovik
An unsuccessful pilot by Gene ("Star Trek") Roddenberry about a sophisticated android looking for his true identity, hoping to locate his missing creator through the use of his computerized brain.
Heatwave! (1974) as Dr Grayson
During a severe heat wave, the courageous determination of a young husband and his pregnant wife ultimately inspires the survivors in a mountain town to unite in an effort to save a life.
Stranger, The (1973) as Professor Dylan Macauley
A science-fiction thriller about an astronaut's frantic efforts to come home after crashing on Terra, the twin planet of Earth, and finding himself marked for extermination.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) as Mandemus
After conquering the oppressive humans in "Conquest for the Planet of the Apes", Caeser(Roddy McDowal) must now keep the peace amongst the humans and apes. Gorilla General Aldo(Claude Akins) views things differently, and tries to cause an ape civil war. In the meantime, other human survivors learn of the ape city, and decide they want to take back civilization for themselves, thus setting the stage of warring ape factions and humans.
She Waits (1972) as Dr Sam Carpenter
A murdered woman seeks vengeance and possesses her husband's new bride in this well-acted ghost story. This marked Dorothy McGuire's first TV movie as well as her television comeback after a fifteen-year absence.
The Biscuit Eater (1972) as Mr. Ames
Two Georgia boys of different races work together to take care of a feral dog and train him for a fence-jumping contest.
The Man (1972) as Noah Calvin
The US Vice President has recently died, without yet being replaced, when the President is killed in a building collapse. The President pro tempore of the Senate declines to assume the Presidency because of his own age and ill health. Speaker of the House Douglas Dilman (James Earl Jones) suddenly becomes the first black man to occupy the Oval Office. The events from that day to the next election when he must decide if he will actually run challenge his skills as a politician and leader.
Earth II (1971) as President Charles Carter Durant
The story of day to day operations aboard a space station called Earth II.
The Carpetbaggers (1964) as McAllister
A young tycoon takes Hollywood by storm to quench his thirst for power.
Advise & Consent (1962) as The Vice President
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
No Escape (1953) as John [Howard] Tracy
A woman and a songwriter suspected of murder join forces to crack the case.
Donovan's Brain (1953) as Dr. Patrick J. Cory
A scientist keeps an unscrupulous tycoon's brain alive and falls under its influence.
New Mexico (1951) as Lt. Hunt, later Capt.
Captain Hunt of the cavalry is trying to promote good relations with the Indian chief Acoma. But Hunt's superiors in the military insist on pursuing policies that will provoke a conflict, and Chief Acoma is not willing to let himself be insulted.
The Capture (1950) as [Linley] Vanner
Johnny Belinda (1948) as Dr. Robert Richardson
A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.
The Unfaithful (1947) as Larry Hannaford
While her husband is away, a woman gets mixed up in murder.
The Dark Mirror (1946) as Dr. Scott Elliott
A woman suspected of murdering her doctor boyfriend has an identical twin sister. When both twins have an alibi for the night of the murder, a psychiatrist is called in to assist a detective in solving the case. Through a series of tests, he discovers which twin actually committed the crime and in the course of his investigation he falls in love with the normal twin.
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942) as Dr. James Kildare
A young doctor with a broken heart succumbs to the lure of a socialite.
Fingers at the Window (1942) as Oliver Duffy
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Dr. James Kildare
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
The People vs. Dr. Kildare (1941) as Dr. James Kildare
An ice skater sues a young doctor for malpractice.
Maisie Was a Lady (1941) as Bob Rawlston
A Brooklyn showgirl signs on as maid for a family of wealthy eccentrics.
The Golden Fleecing (1940) as Henry Twinkle
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) as Dr. James Kildare
A young doctor's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) as Dr. James Kildare
A young doctor uses pioneering methods to treat a mental patient.
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) as Dr. James Kildare
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
These Glamour Girls (1939) as Philip S. Griswold
A drunken college boy invites a taxi dancer to spend the weekend at his snobbish school.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as Eddie Burgess
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) as Dr. James Kildare
A young doctor tries to help a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness.
Remember? (1939) as Sky Ames
A bickering couple takes an amnesia potion so they can re-discover each other.
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) as Dr. James Kildare
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
Broadway Serenade (1939) as James Geoffrey Seymour
Career conflicts threaten a singer''''s marriage to a young composer.
Scandal Street (1938) as Joe McKnight
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Dr. James Kildare
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
King of the Newsboys (1938) as Jerry Flynn
Spring Madness (1938) as Sam Thatcher
A Harvard man romances a coed from a nearby college.
Holiday (1938) as Ned Seton
An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance.
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) as Henry Thayer
A millionaire courts a working-class woman.
Hold 'Em Navy! (1937) as Tommy Gorham
The Last Train from Madrid (1937) as Bill Dexter
The story of seven people: their lives and love affairs in Madrid during the Civil War.
The Crime Nobody Saw (1937) as Nick Milburn
Panic on the Air (1936) as Jerry [Franklin]
A sports announcer takes on kidnappers.
Lady Be Careful (1936) as [Dud] Dynamite
Shakedown (1936) as Bob Sanderson
The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936) as Woody Davis
Murder with Pictures (1936) as Kent Murdock
Spring Tonic (1935) as Caleb Enix
Lottery Lover (1935) as Cadet Frank Harrington
Silk Hat Kid (1935) as Eddie Howard
She Learned About Sailors (1934) as Larry Wilson
Shanghai nightclub singer Jean falls in love to a sailor, but after his ship left Shangahai, he is of the oppinion that he cannot support her in the States, so he writes her in a letter, that he will not see her again, but two practical jokers intercept it and write another with an opposite content. Jean comes to the states, but her sailor doesn't aknowledge her, but the two don't give up trying to bring Jean and sailor back together.
Cross Country Cruise (1934) as Norman
Let's Be Ritzy (1934) as Jimmie Sterling
Servants' Entrance (1934) as Eric Landstrom
Don't Bet on Love (1933) as Bill McCaffrey
State Fair (1933) as Pat Gilbert
The children of Iowa farmers find love, with mixed results, at the state fair.
My Weakness (1933) as Ronnie Gregory
Okay America (1932) as Larry Wayne
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932) as
Small town America: the Cohens own a movie theater; the Kellys own a diner. Kitty Kelly and Maurice Cohen are young lovers; Maurice sends Kitty's picture to a movie studio, and they accept her and make her a star. Soon, the Kelly family is living the high life; they write a postcard to the Cohens, who take a polite "wish you were here" as an invitation to sell everything. The Kellys shun the Cohens, who they now see as gauche. But when sound films are introduced, Kitty is no longer a star, and composer Maurice suddenly makes his family rich (for a while) .
Night World (1932) as Michael Rand
"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who drinks to forget a personal tragedy, among other incidents.
The Impatient Maiden (1932) as Myron Brown
The Spirit of Notre Dame (1931) as Bucky [O'Brien]
Many a Slip (1931) as Jerry [Brooks]
Up for Murder (1931) as Robert Marshall
Heaven on Earth (1931) as States
Iron Man (1931) as Kid Mason
Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) as Paul [Bäumer]
Young German soldiers try to adjust to the horrors of World War I.
East Is West (1930) as Billy Benson
Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy and taken to San Francisco by Lo Sang Kee. To save her from deportation she is sold to Charlie Yong, the Chop Suey King. Billy kidnaps her with plans of marriage.
The Doorway to Hell (1930) as Louie [Ricarno, also known as Louie Lamarr]
Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.
Common Clay (1930) as Hugh Fullerton
Young Ellen Neal gets work as a servant with the wealthy Fullerton family. She falls in love with the Fullerton's handsome young son. But he leaves her with child, and when she attempts to gain recognition for her child, the Fullerton family treats her as a blackmailer. But a surprise awaits them all.
The Kiss (1929) as Pierre
A woman''''s generosity to an amorous youth leads to tragedy.

Cinematography (feature film)

Altars of the World (1976) as Cinematographer
Eastern and Western religions, and the basic truths they share, are explored in this documentary. Followers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Jainism, and Buddism are seen practicing their faiths in their home settings around the world.

Producer (feature film)

Altars of the World (1976) as Producer
Eastern and Western religions, and the basic truths they share, are explored in this documentary. Followers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Jainism, and Buddism are seen practicing their faiths in their home settings around the world.

Editing (feature film)

Altars of the World (1976) as Editor
Eastern and Western religions, and the basic truths they share, are explored in this documentary. Followers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Jainism, and Buddism are seen practicing their faiths in their home settings around the world.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Altars of the World (1976)
Eastern and Western religions, and the basic truths they share, are explored in this documentary. Followers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Jainism, and Buddism are seen practicing their faiths in their home settings around the world.
Altars of the World (1976)
Eastern and Western religions, and the basic truths they share, are explored in this documentary. Followers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Jainism, and Buddism are seen practicing their faiths in their home settings around the world.

Cast (special)

Savage: In the Orient (1983) as Allan Clydesdale (Guest)
The exploits of Peter Savage, a wealthy private detective based in Manila. In the pilot episode, Savage is hired to secure the release of a kidnapped American executive from terrorists.
Josephine Little: Adventures in Happiness (1961) as Dr Paul Harris (Guest)
The third pilot film for a potential series about Josephine Little, the female tycoon of a Hong Kong import-export business. In the final pilot film, Josephine attempts to help a doctor get much needed medical supplies. See also: "Josephine Little: Dragon by the Tail" and "Josephine Little: The Mi
Johnny Risk (1958)
The story, set in Alaska in 1896, relates the adventures of Johnny Risk, a gambling boat entrepreneur. In the pilot episode, Risk battles a corrupt new law designed to take gold mines away from aliens when a friend loses his mine.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Salem's Lot (1979) as Jason Burke
Best-selling author Stephen King's hugely popular chiller about modern-day vampirism in New England emerged as a two-part four-hour film, with David Soul as a successful novelist who returns to his boyhood home and finds strange doings, behind many of which is a sinister-looking antique dealer playe

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