Harlan Warde


Harlan Warde

Biography

Back in the 50s and 60s, the Western was a staple of the American network TV landscape. As such, it was a boon to actors like Harlan Warde, who played the supporting role of John Hamilton on the 1958-62 ABC series "The Rifleman" and dropped in as Sheriff Brannan for season four of the 1962-1971 NBC offering "The Virginian." Warde also was able to squeeze in the odd appearance as a range ...

Biography

Back in the 50s and 60s, the Western was a staple of the American network TV landscape. As such, it was a boon to actors like Harlan Warde, who played the supporting role of John Hamilton on the 1958-62 ABC series "The Rifleman" and dropped in as Sheriff Brannan for season four of the 1962-1971 NBC offering "The Virginian." Warde also was able to squeeze in the odd appearance as a range of characters on "Bonanza," including those of a constable, prosecutor, district attorney, and solicitor. By the time the true run of the TV western was riding off into the sunset, so were the prospects of Warde as an actor, though age also had something to do with it. In the '70s, he did very little work, wrapping up his career in '79 with a guest appearance on "The Rockford Files" opposite James Garner, someone who was also no stranger to the TV Western.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)
Dialogue Director
Down Three Dark Streets (1954)
Dialogue Director
Vice Squad (1953)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Corvette Summer (1978)
Ransom for a Dead Man (1971)
Billie (1965)
Dr. Hall
Incident in an Alley (1962)
District Attorney
Cry for Happy (1961)
Chaplain
The Gazebo (1960)
Dr. Bradley
The Buccaneer (1959)
Naval aide to Patterson
It Started with a Kiss (1959)
Air Force major
Hot Spell (1958)
Harry
Cry Terror! (1958)
The Decks Ran Red (1958)
Vic
The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)
Lt. Bob "Clem" Clemens
The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Executive officer
Sayonara (1957)
Consul
Last of the Bad Men (1957)
Green
Bombers B-52 (1957)
Baker
Chicago Confidential (1957)
Traynor
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Boedecker
Beau James (1957)
Reporter
Julie (1956)
Det. Pope
A Cry in the Night (1956)
Ogilvie, police radio operator
Strategic Air Command (1955)
Duty officer
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Stage manager
The Scarlet Coat (1955)
Captain
Down Three Dark Streets (1954)
Greg Barker
Dragnet (1954)
Intern
Hell and High Water (1954)
Photographer
Athena (1954)
Television director
The Juggler (1953)
Shaul
Donovan's Brain (1953)
Mr. Brooke
Above and Beyond (1953)
Chaplain Downey
Vice Squad (1953)
Detective
Loan Shark (1952)
Lt. White
Operation Secret (1952)
Maj. Dawson
Without Warning! (1952)
Don
Boots Malone (1952)
Private investigator
Flat Top (1952)
Executive officer
The Sniper (1952)
Harper
The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951)
Howard Frazer
Her First Romance (1951)
Paul Powers
Up Front (1951)
Lt. Myers
Criminal Lawyer (1951)
Byron Claymore
The Magnificent Yankee (1951)
Norton
Smuggler's Gold (1951)
George Brewster
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Mr. Carlson
Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
Meteorologist Hawkins
Operation Pacific (1951)
Commander
Close to My Heart (1951)
Young father
The Flying Missile (1951)
Lieutenant commander
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Reporter
Caged (1950)
Dr. Ashton
No Sad Songs for Me (1950)
Lee Corbett
Customs Agent (1950)
Perry
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Major
David Harding, Counterspy (1950)
Hopkins
Tokyo Joe (1949)
Lieutenant
The Fountainhead (1949)
Young man
Johnny Allegro (1949)
Coast Guard officer
Homicide (1949)
Bartender
Command Decision (1949)
Control officer
The Undercover Man (1949)
Hoodlum
The Doctor and the Girl (1949)
Anesthetist
State Department File 649 (1949)
Reverend Morse
It's a Great Feeling (1949)
Publicity man
Task Force (1949)
Timmy
Prison Warden (1949)
Al Gardner
Flaxy Martin (1949)
McClane, assistant district attorney
Tell It to the Judge (1949)
Pete's associate
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)
Student
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Diver's assistant
To the Ends of the Earth (1948)
He Walked by Night (1948)
C.B. officer
On an Island with You (1948)
Lieutenant commander
Lady at Midnight (1948)
Ross Atherton
Money Madness (1948)
Donald [Harper]
Night Wind (1948)
Colonel
It Had to Be You (1947)
Atherton
Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
Medic
O.S.S. (1946)
Trainee
I Wanted Wings (1941)
Montgomery, co-pilot

Cast (Special)

Strategic Air Command (1959)

Life Events

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