Ferris Taylor


Biography

Ferris Taylor was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Taylor landed roles in various films, including the Frank McHugh musical comedy "Mr. Dodd Takes the Air" (1937), the action movie "The Daredevil Drivers" (1938) with Beverly Roberts and the action film "Man of Conquest" (1939) with Richard Dix. He also appeared in "The Zero Hour" (1939) a...

Biography

Ferris Taylor was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Taylor landed roles in various films, including the Frank McHugh musical comedy "Mr. Dodd Takes the Air" (1937), the action movie "The Daredevil Drivers" (1938) with Beverly Roberts and the action film "Man of Conquest" (1939) with Richard Dix. He also appeared in "The Zero Hour" (1939) and "Grand Ole Opry" (1940). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the forties, appearing in "Ridin' on a Rainbow" (1941), "Hello, Annapolis" (1942) and "Beautiful But Broke" (1944). He also appeared in "The Town Went Wild" (1944) and the comedy "Bringing Up Father" (1946) with Joe Yule. In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in the Jeanne Crain musical "Centennial Summer" (1946), "Colonel Effingham's Raid" (1946) with Charles Coburn and "Decoy" (1946). He also appeared in "My Dog Rusty" (1948) and the Joseph Cotten historical feature "Two Flags West" (1950). Taylor more recently acted on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). Taylor passed away in March 1961 at the age of 73.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958)
Farmer
The Harder They Fall (1956)
House doctor, Chicago
Siege at Red River (1954)
Anderson Smith
Rails into Laramie (1954)
Station agent
Hannah Lee (1953)
Station master
Sweethearts on Parade (1953)
Father
About Face (1952)
Doctor
Rodeo (1952)
Customer
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)
Curtis
Golden Girl (1951)
The Good Humor Man (1950)
Man in elevator
The Gunfighter (1950)
Grocer
Two Flags West (1950)
Dr. Magowan
The Lawton Story (1949)
Uncle Jonathan Wallock
The Gallant Legion (1948)
Telegraph operator
The Bride Goes Wild (1948)
Floor manager
Docks of New Orleans (1948)
Dr. Dooble, coroner
My Dog Rusty (1948)
Bill Worden
That's My Gal (1947)
Portly man
Curley (1947)
Justice of the peace
Rendezvous 24 (1946)
Senator Bradley
Centennial Summer (1946)
Governor
Idea Girl (1946)
Police sergeant
The Runaround (1946)
Steve Fisher
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
Wishum
Decoy (1946)
Benny
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946)
Michael Larson
Man from Rainbow Valley (1946)
Col. Ted Winthrop
Bringing Up Father (1946)
Mr. F. Newson Kermishaw
Riverboat Rhythm (1946)
Porter
Magnificent Doll (1946)
Mr. Phillips
Wilson (1945)
Champ Clark delegate
Roughly Speaking (1945)
"Tub" customer
I'll Tell the World (1945)
Stockholder
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944)
Businessman
Together Again (1944)
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)
The mayor
Babes on Swing Street (1944)
Toupee gag
End of the Road (1944)
Drake
Beautiful But Broke (1944)
Mayor
The Town Went Wild (1944)
Mr. Walker
Barbary Coast Gent (1944)
Passenger
The Sky's the Limit (1943)
Keifer
What a Woman! (1943)
Chris
Happy Land (1943)
Mayor
Hoosier Holiday (1943)
Governor Manning
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943)
The mayor
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942)
Mr. End
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942)
Gage
Almost Married (1942)
Swanson
A Man's World (1942)
"Chief" DeShon
Hello Annapolis (1942)
Capt. Forbes
Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942)
Captain Nelson
Back Street (1941)
Mr. Mathews
All That Money Can Buy (1941)
President
San Antonio Rose (1941)
Keller
Mr. Dynamite (1941)
Tourist
Adventure in Washington (1941)
Col. Sweetwater
Three Girls About Town (1941)
Magician
Richest Man in Town (1941)
Perkins
Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941)
Captain Elijah Bartlett
A Man Betrayed (1941)
Mayor
Country Fair (1941)
Cornelius Simpson
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941)
Mr. Evans
Miss Polly (1941)
Mayor Walsh
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Businessman
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)
Dr. Coldridge
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Jones's father
Alias the Deacon (1940)
Carnival manager
Flight Angels (1940)
Mr. Kimball
An Angel from Texas (1940)
Mayor O'Dempsy
One Crowded Night (1940)
Lansing
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)
Thorne
Ladies Must Live (1940)
Paul Halliday
Rancho Grande (1940)
Emory Benson
Always a Bride (1940)
Mayor [Paul] Loomis
She Couldn't Say No (1940)
Judge Jenkins
Diamond Frontier (1940)
[Paul] Willem
Grand Ole Opry (1940)
Edgar G. Thompson
They Asked for It (1939)
Wickens
Frontier Marshal (1939)
Doctor
First Offenders (1939)
Mr. Curtis
Society Lawyer (1939)
Foreman
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
Deputy sheriff
Man of Conquest (1939)
Jonas Lea
Mountain Rhythm (1939)
Judge Worthington
S.O.S.--Tidal Wave (1939)
Clifford Farrow
Chip of the Flying U (1939)
Sheriff
The Zero Hour (1939)
Weber
Main Street Lawyer (1939)
Judge
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Senator Carlisle
Racket Busters (1938)
The Storm (1938)
Bartender
Reckless Living (1938)
Pawnbroker
The Jury's Secret (1938)
Attorney Appleby
He Couldn't Say No (1938)
Oxnard O. Parsons
Daredevil Drivers (1938)
Councilman Baker
Santa Fe Stampede (1938)
Judge Henry J. Hixon
Forbidden Valley (1938)
Sheriff Wolcott
Young Fugitives (1938)
Seth
Behind the Mike (1937)
Applegate
The Man in Blue (1937)
Vincent
The Luck of Roaring Camp (1937)
Judge Brandt
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)
Hiram P. Doremus
Varsity Show (1937)
Mayor
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937)
House manager
I Give My Love (1934)
Roue
Tillie and Gus (1933)

Cast (Short)

The Domineering Male (1940)
All About Hash (1940)
The Story of Doctor Carver (1938)
The Declaration of Independence (1938)
Campus Cinderella (1938)
Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)
Give Till It Hurts (1937)

Life Events

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