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John Hiestand

John Hiestand



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Cast (feature film)

The Steagle (1971) as Matt Mahew
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) as TV commentator
When he mysteriously starts shrinking, a man finds a new world of danger in everyday creatures.
Ransom! (1956) as TV announcer
A wealthy couple tries to cope with the press and the police when their son is kidnapped.
The Square Jungle (1956) as Ring announcer
Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con Bernie Browne trains him. Three years later, he is a challenger for the championship, and Julie re-enters his life. Can she win him back from a predatory blonde? And why does the prospect of Eddie's winning worry Bernie more than his losing?
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) as Prison guard
A devoted teacher sacrifices personal happiness to stay with her students.
Johnny Dark (1954) as Canadian announcer
Automobile engineer, Johnny Dark (Tony Curtis), designs a radical new car. When the owner refuses to sponsor the car in a Canada to Mexico Sports-car race, Johnny, with the aid of the owner's grand-daughter (Piper Laurie), steals the car and runs the race against the favored driver, his ex-buddie.
Hell and High Water (1954) as American announcer
A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer (Widmark) to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.
The Glass Web (1953) as Announcer
The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show...
The Pride of St. Louis (1952) as Announcer
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) as TV announcer and narrator
An alien demands that Earth's leaders choose between peace and destruction.
Mister 880 (1950) as Narration
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
You're My Everything (1949) as Announcer
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
The Stratton Story (1949) as Ball player with Bill Dickey
True story of Monty Stratton, the baseball star who fought to continue his career after losing a leg.
The Hucksters (1947) as Radio announcer
A war veteran fights for honesty in the advertising game.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Announcer
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
Riding High (1943) as Commentator
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Announcer
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
True to Life (1943) as Narrator
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Announcer
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Remember the Day (1942) as Announcer
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) as Announcer
Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Announcer
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
I Wanted Wings (1941) as Radio announcer
Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female photographer and a sultry blonde.
Louisiana Purchase (1941) as Radio commentator
A bumbling young politician gets caught between grifters and a senator investigating corruption.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
The Great Profile (1940) as Announcer, voice
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady (Hughes) returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl (Baxter) tries to reform him.
The Man I Married (1940) as Announcer
An American woman learns that her German husband is a Nazi sympathizer.
I'm from Missouri (1939) as Announcer
Second Fiddle (1939) as Announcer
A Hollywood PR man tries to turn a Minnesota teacher into a star.
Women in the Wind (1939) as Radio announcer
Personal conflicts flare between competitors in a women's air race.
Sinners in Paradise (1938) as Land operator
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the plane's officers, and tosses the surviving passengers into the sea. They are washed ashore on an isolated island inhabited solely by mysteriously reclusive Mr. Taylor and his servant, Ping. Until Taylor decides if, how and when he will allow them to take his boat back to China for help, this disparate band must work together, change their self-centered ways, and examine their motives for wanting to escape from the island and their pasts.
Kentucky Moonshine (1938) as Radio announcer
Tony Martin goes to Kentucky to find talent to boost radio ratings. There it is learned that the Ritz brothers are really from New York and only pretending to be hillbillies to get on Martin's show.
Swing Sister Swing (1938) as Announcer
Broadway press agent Nap Sisler (Ken Murray) sees a chance to make a national hit with a new dance, "The Baltimore Bubble", created by Greenvale filling-station attendant Johnny Bennett (Johnny Downs). Nap promotes dance instructor Professor L. Orlando Beebee (Ernest Truex) out of $500 to bring Johnny, his dancing partner Snookie Saunders (Kathryn Kane, formerly known as Katherine "Sugar" Kane but not in this film), and Greenvale grocery clerk and hot trombonist Satchel-Lips Peters (Eddie Quillan) to New York. Introduced at a night club by bandleader Ted Weems, the trio is a hit. The Greenvale trio begin a theatre tour with their dance, now a national sensation. The craze soon dies out and Johnny stays in New York to try for another chance at fame with a dancer, Nona (Edna Sedgwick), while the other two return to Greenvale. The new act soon flops and Johnny returns to Greenvale and is met by Snookie, Satchel-Lips and the town band, who escort him to a new and lavish service station built with the money earned from "The Baltimore Bubble."
Garden of the Moon (1938) as Announcer
A nightclub owner and a bandleader compete for the lead singer''''s heart.
A Slight Case of Murder (1938) as Radio commentator
A gangster finds the straight life ain't so simple.
Over the Wall (1938) as Radio announcer
A prison chaplain tries to help a man framed for murder prove his innocence.
Broadway Musketeers (1938) as News announcer
Three childhood friends get mixed up with gangsters.
Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938) as Radio announcer
A young boy's lookalike lands him in hot water.
Man-Proof (1938) as Radio reporter
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938) as Radio announcer
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Happy Landing (1938) as Announcer
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) as Commentator
Three buddies fight to survive the rigorous training at Annapolis.
The Perfect Specimen (1937) as Commentator
A wealthy woman tries to keep her grandson secluded only to have him stolen by an ambitious lady reporter.
Black Legion (1937) as Radio announcer
A disgruntled factory worker is lured into joining a secret society out to terrorize foreigners.
Big Town Girl (1937) as Announcer
Reported Missing (1937) as Radio announcer
Love and Hisses (1937) as Announcer
A Day at the Races (1937) as Radio announcer
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
Missing Witness (1937) as Announcer
Stage Struck (1936) as Radio announcer
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.

Cast (special)

Is There a Doctor in the House? (1971) as Fred Huggins
The story, set in Wendell Falls, a small New England town, follows the experiences of Dr. Tim Newly and his female assistant, Dr. Michael (that's right) Griffin. The pilot episode depicts Michael's attempts to prove her abilities to Newly -- who doesn't think any woman is good enough to be his assis

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