Royal Dano

Royal Dano


Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
November 16, 1922
May 15, 1994
Cause of Death
Heart Failure


Husky character player, often as sinister types. In films from 1950....


Husky character player, often as sinister types. In films from 1950.



Cast (Feature Film)

The Dark Half (1993)
Joey Takes a Cab (1991)
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
Farmer Green
Once Upon a Texas Train (1988)
Ghoulies II (1988)
LBJ: The Early Years (1987)
House II: The Second Story (1987)
Red-Headed Stranger (1986)
Teachers (1984)
Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Hammett (1982)
Take This Job And Shove It (1981)
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (1979)
Mr Willis
In Search of Historic Jesus (1979)
The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (1979)
One Man Jury (1978)
Crash of Flight 401 (1978)
Donner Pass: The Road To Survival (1978)
Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (1978)
Murder in Peyton Place (1977)
Bo Buehler
Bad Georgia Road (1976)
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Drum (1976)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
The Manhunter (1976)
Huckleberry Finn (1975)
The Wild Party (1975)
Big Bad Mama (1974)
Cahill, U.S. Marshal (1973)
Ace Eli And Rodger Of The Skies (1973)
Electra Glide In Blue (1973)
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)
Cattle rustler
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
Messiah of Evil (1972)
Howzer (1972)
Moon Of The Wolf (1972)
Tom Gurmandy Sr
Chandler (1971)
Sal Sachese
Skin Game (1971)
John Brown
Machismo--40 Graves for 40 Guns (1970)
Mr. Magoo's Holiday Festival (1970)
Marley's ghost
Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
Arch Brandt
Backtrack (1969)
The Undefeated (1969)
Major Sanders
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
Dr. Eli Prather
If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968)
Carl Blair
The Last Challenge (1967)
Pretty Horse
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
John Bear
Gunpoint (1966)
Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones (1966)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Savage Sam (1963)
Pack Underwood
Posse From Hell (1961)
Uncle Billy Caldwell
King of Kings (1961)
Cimarron (1960)
Ike Howes
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960)
Hound-Dog Man (1959)
Fiddling Tom Waller
These Thousand Hills (1959)
Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
Face of Fire (1959)
Jake Winter
All Mine to Give (1958)
Howard Tyler
Saddle the Wind (1958)
Clay Ellison
Man of the West (1958)
Handle with Care (1958)
Al Lees
Man in the Shadow (1957)
Aiken Clay
Trooper Hook (1957)
Mr. Trude
Crime of Passion (1957)
Charlie Alidos
Moby Dick (1956)
Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)
Santiago (1956)
Tension at Table Rock (1956)
Harry Jameson
The Far Country (1955)
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
Calvin Wiggs
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Carrie (1952)
Bend of the River (1952)
Long Tom
Flame of Araby (1952)
Under the Gun (1951)
[Sam] Nugent
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
"The Tattered Man"
Undercover Girl (1950)

Cast (Special)

Funny, You Don't Look 200 (1987)
My Dear Uncle Sherlock (1977)
Uncle "Sherlock" George

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)
Voice Of Marley'S Ghost

Life Events


Film acting debut


Movie Clip

All Mine To Give (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Not On The Lord's Day New in 1857 Wisconsin, Eunson (Cameron Mitchell) and pregnant wife Marnie (Glynis Johns) have a rough visit with Mrs. Runyon (Reta Shaw), then get a better shake from neighbors, Roy Engel and Royal Dano leading the way, in All Mine To Give, 1957, from the Cosmopolitan story by Katherine Eunson.
Crime Of Passion (1957) -- (Movie Clip) World Made By Men Booking desk then press room at the San Francisco P.D., brassy reporter Kathy (Barbara Stanwyck) looking for an angle on an at-large murderess, when the bad L-A cops sent to arrest her (Royal Dano, Sterling Hayden) bust in, early in Crime Of Passion, 1957, original screenplay by Jo Eisinger.
Culpepper Cattle Co., The (1972) -- (Movie Clip) Do You Wanna Search Your Soul? Greenhorn Ben (Gary Grimes) is surprised to be asked along as Culpepper (Billy “Green” Bush) leads his men (Matt Clark, Luke Askew et al) to confront the rustlers who, it turns our, are led by “Old Man” Royal Dano, in B>The Culpepper Cattle Co., 1972, directed by Dick Richards.
Skin Game (1971) -- (Movie Clip) That's John Brown Himself! Two rival Kansans (Henry Jones, J. Pat O’Malley) bid up the price on slave Jason (Louis Gossett), to the delight of Quincy (James Garner) who poses as his owner but who is really his con-artist partner, when Royal Dano appears as the radical abolitionist John Brown, in Skin Game, 1971.
Outlaw Josey Wales, The - (Original Trailer) Peaceful farmer Clint Eastwood becomes The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) after soldiers murder his family.
Santa Fe Trail (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Bloody Kansas En route to their post in the divided territory, West Point graduates Jeb Stuart (Errol Flynn) and George Custer (Ronald Reagan) joust over Kit (Olivia de Havilland), while Oliver Brown (Alan Baxter), son of the firebrand, courts trouble, in Warner Bros.' Santa Fe Trail, 1940.
Man of the West -- (Movie Clip) My Right Arm Link (Gary Cooper) plays dumb under questioning from Coaley (Jack Lord) until a notably un-surprised Dock (Lee J. Cobb) appears, lamenting their bad old days, in Anthony Mann's Man of the West, 1958.
Man of the West -- (Movie Clip) Do You Talk? The Tobin gang bungles the robbery of a train, and ex-outlaw Link (Gary Cooper), con-man Beasley (Arthur O'Connell) and singer Billie (Julie London) are left behind, in Anthony Mann's Man of the West, 1958.
Man of the West -- (Movie Clip) Do It Your Way! Just a portion of the epic and nuanced fistfight between recently-introduced cousins Coaley (Jack Lord) and Link (Gary Cooper), overseen by vicious Uncle Dock (Lee J. Cobb) in Anthony Mann's Man of the West, 1958.
Johnny Guitar -- (Movie Clip) Care To Change It? The Dancin' Kid (Scott Brady) and gang (Royal Dano, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Cooper) arrive at the saloon run by Vienna (Joan Crawford), leading Johnny (Sterling Hayden) to intervene with music in Johnny Guitar, 1954.
Johnny Guitar -- (Movie Clip) Opening Credits Opening title credits for the celebrated Johnny Guitar, 1954, directed by Nicholas Ray from a script by Philip Yordan, starring Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge and Sterling Hayden.


Tension at Table Rock - (Original Trailer) When the owner of a stagecoach station is killed, a gunman takes his place in Tension at Table Rock (1956) starring Richard Egan.
Cimarron (1960) - (Original Trailer) A pioneer couple plays a major role in the settling of Oklahoma in Cimarron (1960), directed by Anthony Mann and starring Glenn Ford & Maria Schell.
Big Bad Mama - (Original Trailer) Bad luck forces a woman and her daughters into crime in Big Bad Mama (1974) starring Angie Dickinson and William Shatner.
Handle with Care - (Original Trailer) During a mock trial, a small-town law student uncovers new evidence about a real crime in Handle With Care (1958).
Bend of the River - (Original Trailer) A westerner (James Stewart) with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory in Bend of the River (1952) co-starring Rock Hudson and Arthur Kennedy, directed by Anthony Mann.
Far Country, The -- (Original Trailer) Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble in Anthony Mann's The Far Country (1955) starring James Stewart.
Cahill, United States Marshal - (Original Trailer) John Wayne stars as a tough lawman who has to bring in his own sons for train robbery in Cahill, U.S. Marshall (1973).
King of Kings (1961) - (Original Trailer) Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause) tells the life of Jesus Christ in King of Kings (1961).
Last Challenge, The - (British Trailer) A young gun wants to make his name by shooting it out with the town marshal (Glenn Ford) in The Last Challenge (1967), here under its British title The Pistolero of Red River.
Electra Glide in Blue - (Original Trailer) An Arizona motorcycle cop (Robert Blake) moves to the Homicide Division to solve a hermit's murder in Electra Glide in Blue (1973).
Day Of The Evil Gun - (Original Trailer) Glenn Ford is an ex-gunfighter trying to talk sense to revenge-fueled farmer Arthur Kennedy in Day Of The Evil Gun (1968).
Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones, The - (Original Trailer) A drifter deputized by a dying sheriff fights to bring two killers to justice in The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones (1966).