Arthur Space


Biography

Best known as Doc Weaver on the long-running family adventure program "Lassie," Arthur Space began his acting career performing in summer stock theater, eventually working his way to Broadway. He made his film debut in 1941 with "Riot Squad," a low-rent thriller. The following year, Space made a big leap, appearing in "Rio Rita" opposite the legendary comedy team Abbott and Costello. He ...

Biography

Best known as Doc Weaver on the long-running family adventure program "Lassie," Arthur Space began his acting career performing in summer stock theater, eventually working his way to Broadway. He made his film debut in 1941 with "Riot Squad," a low-rent thriller. The following year, Space made a big leap, appearing in "Rio Rita" opposite the legendary comedy team Abbott and Costello. He soon built a reputation for his abilities and by the end of the '40s, Space had appeared in nearly 100 films. In the '50s, he branched out into television with a part as a government agent on "The Amos 'n Andy Show." This began a lengthy career in television. By 1954, Space landed the role in the family classic "Lassie," and went on to a number of other popular television programs, including: the crime drama "Perry Mason," the western "The Big Valley," the action comedy "The Wild Wild West" In 1981, Space retired, making his last appearance on the crime drama "Walking Tall." Two years later, he died of cancer, leaving behind an impressive legacy that includes over 260 film and television roles.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Hot Rod (1979)
The Swarm (1978)
The Terror of Dr. Chancey (1975)
Wino
The Bat People (1974)
Frasier, The Sensuous Lion (1973)
Terror House (1972)
Henry
The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Sheriff Tolliver
Taggart (1964)
Colonel
Gunfighters of Abilene (1960)
Rigley
Day of the Outlaw (1959)
Clay
A Summer Place (1959)
Ken's attorney
Twilight for the Gods (1958)
Officer
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
Dr. Sharman
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Donald Hall
The Spoilers (1956)
Bank manager
Away All Boats (1956)
Doctor Flynn
The Killer Is Loose (1956)
Police chief
Foxfire (1955)
Foley
Rage at Dawn (1955)
Murphy
The Eternal Sea (1955)
Com. R. O. Sala
A Man Alone (1955)
Dr. Mason
The Silver Chalice (1955)
Stall keeper
Wyoming Renegades (1955)
Eldridge
Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955)
Drum Beat (1954)
Army doctor
The Eddie Cantor Story (1954)
Phil
Yankee Pasha (1954)
Richard O'Brien
A Star Is Born (1954)
Clerk
Target Earth (1954)
General [Wood]
So This Is Love (1953)
Director
The Man from the Alamo (1953)
Lt. Col. Travis
Battle Circus (1953)
Colonel
Last of the Pony Riders (1953)
Jess Hogan
Back to God's Country (1953)
Carstairs
Confidentially Connie (1953)
Archibald
Jumping Jacks (1952)
Doctor
Red Ball Express (1952)
Colonel
Because of You (1952)
Judge
Fargo (1952)
Austin
Sound Off (1952)
Barney Fisher
Here Come the Marines (1952)
Capt. Miller
Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)
Joe Brady
Sudden Fear (1952)
Party guest
African Treasure (1952)
Greg
Feudin' Fools (1952)
Thompson
Jet Job (1952)
Davison
Criminal Lawyer (1951)
Editor Kelly, city Editoritoritor
Chain of Circumstance (1951)
Dr. Andrews
Up Front (1951)
Col. Hayes
Utah Wagon Train (1951)
Robert Hatfield
Night Riders of Montana (1951)
Roger Brandon
The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
Piggott
Tomahawk (1951)
Capt. Fetterman
Her First Romance (1951)
Joe Foster
Government Agents Vs. Phantom Legion (1951)
Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
Clerk at airport
The Good Humor Man (1950)
Steven
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
Inspector Rodgers
Mary Ryan, Detective (1950)
Mike Faber
Father Is a Bachelor (1950)
Lucius Staley
The Vanishing Westerner (1950)
Sheriff John Fast, also known as Sir Cedric
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Dr. Penner
The Happy Years (1950)
Al
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)
Cosmetician
Chicago Deadline (1949)
Peterson
House of Strangers (1949)
Bank examiner
Shockproof (1949)
Police inspector
Sorrowful Jones (1949)
Plainclothesman
Lust for Gold (1949)
Old man
El Paso (1949)
John Elkins
The Lone Wolf and His Lady (1949)
Fisher
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)
Willacombe
Any Number Can Play (1949)
Reporter
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
Instructor
Joan of Arc (1948)
Luxembourg guard
Homecoming (1948)
Colonel Norton
The Fuller Brush Man (1948)
Lieutenant Quint
Silver River (1948)
Major Ross
A Southern Yankee (1948)
Mark Haskins
Fighter Squadron (1948)
Major Sanford
I Love Trouble (1948)
Sgt. Miller
Tap Roots (1948)
Caller
The Paleface (1948)
Zach
The Return of October (1948)
Radio salesman
Big Town After Dark (1947)
Fletcher
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)
Nelson
The Red House (1947)
The sheriff
The Crimson Key (1947)
Fitzroy
Millie's Daughter (1947)
Tappie
Rustlers of Devil's Canyon (1947)
Dr. Cole
The Invisible Wall (1947)
Roy Hanford
Her Husband's Affairs (1947)
District Attorney
Key Witness (1947)
Dr. Jergins
Mr. District Attorney (1947)
Businessman
Home in Oklahoma (1946)
Judnick
Boys' Ranch (1946)
Mr. O'Neill
The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)
Amos Spellman
The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)
Coroner
Black Beauty (1946)
Terry
The Secret of the Whistler (1946)
Dr. Gunther
Magnificent Doll (1946)
Alexander Hamilton
That Brennan Girl (1946)
Mr. Krasman
The Man Who Dared (1946)
Marty Martin
Bad Bascomb (1946)
Sheriff
Mysterious Intruder (1946)
Davis
Courage of Lassie (1946)
Officer
Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946)
Quimby
Music for Millions (1945)
Colonel
Wilson (1945)
Francis Sayre
This Man's Navy (1945)
Station commander
The Crimson Canary (1945)
Carlyle
Leave It to Blondie (1945)
Elmer Fuddle
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Pete Hanson
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
Director
The Clock (1945)
Man administering blood test
Son of Lassie (1945)
Pilot officer
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)
Drunk
Ladies Courageous (1944)
Tower man
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Deck officer
Gentle Annie (1944)
Barker
The Ghost That Walks Alone (1944)
Cedric Jessup
The Heavenly Body (1944)
Pierson
A Guy Named Joe (1944)
S.F. Airport captain
The Big Noise (1944)
Alva P. Hartley
Strange Affair (1944)
Mac
Rationing (1944)
Leafy
The Woman in the Window (1944)
Capt. Kennedy
Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Naval officer
The Man from Down Under (1943)
Bayley
Appointment in Berlin (1943)
Staff officer
They Came to Blow Up America (1943)
F. B. I. agent
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
Detective MacKenzie
This Is the Army (1943)
Camp Cooke soldier
Quiet Please Murder (1943)
Vance
Swing Shift Maisie (1943)
Lecturer
The Dancing Masters (1943)
Director
Salute to the Marines (1943)
Corporal Swenson
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Doctor
Random Harvest (1942)
Trempitt
Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)
Stedman's attorney
Rio Rita (1942)
Trask
The Bugle Sounds (1942)
Hank
Tortilla Flat (1942)
Mr. Brown
Grand Central Murder (1942)
Detective
Tish (1942)
Court clerk
Reunion in France (1942)
Henker
Riot Squad (1941)
Butch

Cast (Special)

Animal Talk (1980)
Alice (1976)
Ma and Pa (1974)
Pa

Cast (Short)

Our Old Car (1946)
A Gun in His Hand (1945)
The Great American Mug (1945)
Purity Squad (1945)
The Seesaw and the Shoes (1945)
Dark Shadows (1944)
Don't Talk (1942)

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