Herb Vigran


Biography

One number sums up the staggering career of Hollywood character Herb Vigran: 350. That's the mark of film and TV roles that the Fort Wayne, Indiana native managed to surpass during his ridiculously prolific, Golden Age propelled run. It started with hundreds of radio shows alongside the likes of Jack Benny and Bob Hope, before Vigran's balding dome and bushy eyebrows helped him corner th...

Biography

One number sums up the staggering career of Hollywood character Herb Vigran: 350. That's the mark of film and TV roles that the Fort Wayne, Indiana native managed to surpass during his ridiculously prolific, Golden Age propelled run. It started with hundreds of radio shows alongside the likes of Jack Benny and Bob Hope, before Vigran's balding dome and bushy eyebrows helped him corner the market for onscreen cops, repairmen, jurors, bartenders, judges and more. Vigran is most definitely one of thos actors that the average TV and film fan could never name, and yet also immediately recongizes from appearances on everything from "I Love Lucy" and "Dragnet" to "Remington Steele" and "Dallas." Mr. Everyman finally passed away in 1986 from cancer, but his legacy lives on. One of the strangest things about Vigran's career is his last credit. Coming a few months after his death, it was that of an agent in the 1987 comedy send-up "Amazon Women on the Moon."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Amazon Women On The Moon (1987)
I Was a Mail Order Bride (1982)
Casey
First Monday in October (1981)
Kill Me If You Can (1977)
The Shaggy D.A. (1976)
Hawmps (1976)
Smitty
The Loneliest Runner (1976)
Babe (1975)
Heckler
Benji (1974)
Lieutenant Samuels
Live a Little, Steal a Lot (1974)
How to Seduce a Woman (1973)
Charlotte's Web (1973)
Voice
Chase (1973)
Cancel My Reservation (1972)
[Roscoe] Snagby
Emergency! (1972)
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
Fat
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? (1968)
Baggage man
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
That Funny Feeling (1965)
The Candidate (1964)
Dr. Endicott
The Brass Bottle (1964)
Eddie
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Spieler
Flintstones Little Big League (1962)
Judge Shale
The Errand Boy (1961)
Bells Are Ringing (1960)
Charles Bessemer
Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)
Bill Barnett
Plunderers of Painted Flats (1959)
Mr. Perry
The Notorious Mr. Monks (1958)
Bartender
The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
John Lawson, Gambelli's lawyer
A Hatful of Rain (1957)
Wiry man
The Vampire (1957)
Police officer
Public Pigeon No. 1 (1957)
Club manager
The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
Jim Finney
The Wayward Girl (1957)
Estate buyer
Gunsight Ridge (1957)
R. B. Davis, Justice of the peace
The Midnight Story (1957)
Charlie Cuneo
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Bartender
Our Miss Brooks (1956)
Reporter
You Can't Run Away From It (1956)
Detective
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956)
Phil, counter man at Fisherman's Wharf diner
These Wilder Years (1956)
Traffic cop
Three for Jamie Dawn (1956)
Robbins
World Without End (1956)
Reporter
Calling Homicide (1956)
Ray Engel
A Cry in the Night (1956)
Jensen, sergeant at police desk
The Boss (1956)
Politician
That Certain Feeling (1956)
Television director
It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Nashby
Last of the Desperados (1955)
Bobby Ware Is Missing (1955)
Headwaiter
Not As a Stranger (1955)
Lou, salesman
I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
Art
Illegal (1955)
Policeman
The McConnell Story (1955)
Truck driver
The Long, Long Trailer (1954)
Salesman
Susan Slept Here (1954)
Sgt. Sam Hanlon
Lucky Me (1954)
Theater manager
White Christmas (1954)
Novello
Return from the Sea (1954)
Doctor
Dragnet (1954)
Mr. Archer
Let's Do It Again (1953)
Charlie, theater manager
So This Is Love (1953)
Emcee
So Big (1953)
Boss
The Band Wagon (1953)
Man on train
The Roar of the Crowd (1953)
Mr. Ashburn
Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
Cab driver
The Girl Next Door (1953)
Sergeant
The Rose Bowl Story (1952)
Rugger Grady
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Card player
Oklahoma Annie (1952)
Otto, croupier
The Star (1952)
Roy
Just for You (1952)
George
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)
Barker
Somebody Loves Me (1952)
Booker
Just Across the Street (1952)
Liquor salesman
The Racket (1951)
Headwaiter
No Questions Asked (1951)
Joe, conventioneer
Behave Yourself! (1951)
Policeman
Appointment with Danger (1951)
Policeman
Night into Morning (1951)
Bartender
Hunt the Man Down (1951)
Salesman
Bedtime For Bonzo (1951)
Lt. Daggett
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
Stillwell
Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
Mr. Kirk
Iron Man (1951)
Melio
Half Angel (1951)
Thompson
The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
Vito Maggio
Mister 880 (1950)
Barker
Let's Dance (1950)
Chili parlor owner
Side Street (1950)
Photographer
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)
Reporter
The Judge (1949)
Reporter
And Baby Makes Three (1949)
Mr. Woodley
House of Strangers (1949)
Neighbor
Tell It to the Judge (1949)
Reporter
Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948)
Reporter
The Noose Hangs High (1948)
Man with coat
Hazard (1948)
All My Sons (1948)
Wertheimer
Her Adventurous Night (1946)
Cop
The Ghost Ship (1943)
Chief engineer
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
Photographer
Nobody's Darling (1943)
Photographer
It Ain't Hay (1943)
Man in microphone room
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
Orderly
Pardon My Sarong (1942)
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Cab driver
The Great Gildersleeve (1942)
Clerk
Secrets of the Underground (1942)
Street photographer
Secrets of a Co-ed (1942)
Soapy
Night in New Orleans (1942)
Player
New York Town (1941)
Barker
Murder by Invitation (1941)
Eddie
Reg'lar Fellers (1941)
Radio announcer
Million Dollar Baby (1941)
Reporter
I'm Still Alive (1940)
Doctor
Dancing on a Dime (1940)
Cashier
The Secret Seven (1940)
Salesman
The Golden Fleecing (1940)
Taxi driver
It All Came True (1940)
Monks
Cross-Country Romance (1940)
Reporter
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
Reporter
Those High Grey Walls (1939)
Orderly
Ladies Crave Excitement (1935)
Harry
Vagabond Lady (1935)
Edgar
Happy Landing (1934)

Cast (Special)

Inside O.U.T. (1971)
Harry
If You Knew Tomorrow (1958)
Miracle on 34th Street (1955)
Postal Clerk
The Life of Vernon Hathaway (1955)

Cast (Short)

Wash Your Step (1936)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Testimony of Two Men (1977)
Vanished (1971)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

World Without End (1956) - Contact Was Suddenly Lost A mushroom cloud, credits and a fair checklist of mid-1950's considerations bearing upon a manned mission to Mars, also introducing scientist Borden (Hugh Marlowe) and crew (Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor, Christopher Dark), in World Without End, 1956, from writer and director Edward Bernds.
Long, Long Trailer, The (1954) - The Bungalette Continuing his comic flashback, Nicky (Desi Arnaz) tells of his visit to the trailer show with bride-to-be Taci (Lucille Ball), early in The Long, Long Trailer, 1954.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) - The Clarion Call New York cop Barney (Dale Robertson), who realized that an unusual pencil found at a murder scene implicated his Pennsylvania childhood pal Johnny (Richard Widmark), confronts him, prompting a compromising backstory, in director Henry Hathaway’s contribution to the anthology O. Henry’s Full House, 1952.
Send Me No Flowers (1964) - Title Song, Feeling Low? Leading lady Doris Day sings the distinctive Burt Bacharach-Hal David title tune, and leading man Rock Hudson groans his way through an opening gag narrated by Herb Vigran, opening the two stars' last feature together, Send Me No Flowers, 1964, co-starring Tony Randall.
Susan Slept Here (1954) - Home For Wayward Girls Christmas Eve-ning in Hollywood, writer Mark (Dick Powell) greets cop Herb Vigran, friend of his cop friend (Horace McMahon), gone to fetch co-star Debbie Reynolds, the teenage title character, Alvy Moore the sidekick, Anne Francis the girlfriend on the phone, early in Susan Slept Here, 1954.

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