Burt Mustin


Biography

Prolific character actor Burt Mustin didn't make his screen debut until he was 67 years old. A longtime salesman, Mustin got a taste for the performing arts when he began hosting a radio variety show in his hometown of Pittsburgh in 1921. From there, he tried his hand at theater and became a member of the Pittsburgh Savoyards, a theater troupe known for their Gilbert and Sullivan product...

Biography

Prolific character actor Burt Mustin didn't make his screen debut until he was 67 years old. A longtime salesman, Mustin got a taste for the performing arts when he began hosting a radio variety show in his hometown of Pittsburgh in 1921. From there, he tried his hand at theater and became a member of the Pittsburgh Savoyards, a theater troupe known for their Gilbert and Sullivan productions. Though Mustin wasn't much of a singer, he was unquestionably an asset to the group, as his character roles garnered rave reviews. Mustin moved to California in the 1950s and soon made his way into film and television. He quickly became a fixture in both, appearing in nearly 170 productions over the next 25 years. Despite a long list of one-off roles and quirky recurring characters, Mustin is best remembered as Gus the Fireman on the long-running family comedy "Leave It to Beaver." The beloved and diligent character actor made his final onscreen appearance in 1976 in the family-friendly Western "Baker's Hawk." After a career that crossed the United States, took him to stage and screen, and introduced him to countless stars, Burt Mustin died in 1977. He was 92 years old.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

A Time for Dying (1982)
Editor
Baker's Hawk (1976)
Mobile Two (1975)
Wally
Train Ride to Hollywood (1975)
Big Rose (1974)
Miracle on 34th Street (1973)
Roy
Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)
Reeves, old man hit by golf ball
Skin Game (1971)
Old man
A Time For Dying (1971)
Seth
O'Hara, United States Treasury: Operation Cobra (1971)
Len Clancy
Tiger by the Tail (1970)
Tom Dugger
The Over-the-hill Gang Rides Again (1970)
Best Man
The Witchmaker (1969)
Boatman
The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969)
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Ned
Cat Ballou (1965)
Accuser
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
The Killers (1964)
Elderly man
What a Way To Go! (1964)
Crawleyville lawyer
Son of Flubber (1963)
#1 bailiff
The Thrill of It All (1963)
Butler
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Civil War veteran
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
Old farmer
Home from the Hill (1960)
Gas station attendant
The FBI Story (1959)
Schneider, storekeeper
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1959)
Milton Evans
The Sheepman (1958)
Man on stairs
Raintree County (1957)
Grandpa Peters
Edge of Hell (1956)
Storm Center (1956)
Carl
These Wilder Years (1956)
Elderly man
The Desperate Hours (1955)
Carl, night watchman
Prince of Players (1955)
Miner
The Return of Jack Slade (1955)
Gunsmith
Man with the Gun (1955)
Hotel clerk
Executive Suite (1954)
Sam Teal
Silver Lode (1954)
Townsman
Gypsy Colt (1954)
Charlie
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
Dan
She Couldn't Say No (1954)
Amos
Vicki (1953)
Bellboy
One Girl's Confession (1953)
Gardener
Half a Hero (1953)
Old man
The Silver Whip (1953)
Uncle Ben Nunan
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
Just Across the Street (1952)
Editor Simmons
The Sellout (1952)
Elk M. Ludens
The Lusty Men (1952)
Jeremiah Watrus
Talk About a Stranger (1952)
Mr. McEley
Detective Story (1951)
Willie, janitor

Cast (Special)

Love Nest (1975)
Dickie Ewing; Ned'S Friend
The Funny Side (1971)
Elderly Husband
The Code of Jonathan West (1960)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Moneychangers (1976)

Life Events

Bibliography