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Also Known As: Died: December 20, 1992
Born: January 16, 1903 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

War of the Roses, The (1989)
A dark comedy about a couple whose marriage has fallen apart, but neither is willing to move out of the home they share.
Throw Momma From The Train (1987)
A man tries to get his creative writing teacher to kill his abusive mother.
Laguna Heat (1987)
After his partner is killed, private detective Tom Shephard returns to his home in Laguna Beach, California, where he finds himself embroiled in a series of nightmarish murders that take him back to the past and some twisted family ties.
Ratings Game, The (1984)
Diminutive Danny DeVito, as both actor and director, skewers television, the ratings system, big business and anything else that gets in the way in this first movie-for-television made for The Movie Channel, playing New Jersey trucking magnate Vic DeSalvo, who breaks into television by having the worst idea ever to come down the pike accepted by a disgruntled, just-fired TV progamming chief. The neophyte''s script becomes the biggest hit in television history and Vic DeSalvo becomes the industry''s darling.
Night Partners (1983)
The success of "Cagney and Lacey" as a series resulted in a number of similarly-plotted lady cop carbons like this variation -- two Bakersfield, California, housewives volunteer to help the police by working with crime victims. This pilot, inspired by the actual Victim Witness Program of Tucson, has
Twilight Zone--The Movie (1983)
Four separate stories in one movie. First a racist businessman gets the tables turned on him when he is transported back in time to being persued by Nazis in 1940s France, becomes an African-American at a KKK rally in the 1950s South, and and then a Vietnamese in 1960s Vietnam. The second story centers around an old man who makes the wishes of residents at a retirement home come true when he transforms them into youthful versions of themselves. In the third story a young woman on the road gives a ride to a little boy and ends up trapped with other people in an alternate reality created by the boy''s imagination. And in the final story a man on a plane sees, but cannot convince anyone else that a mysterious creature is on the outside wing of the plane trying to sabotage the aircraft.
A Time for Dying (1982) as Seth
Nat, a French adolescent, seeks her own course in the chaos of her pleasantly dysfunctional family and among other adults who act strangely. Almost all communication is through webcams, chats and websites.
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
The story of young Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, western outlaws.
One And Only, The (1978)
1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out much harder than expected; most directors take offense at his free interpretation of his roles. Desperate, he tries in wrestling. To avoid getting beaten up he stages the fights - and incidentally invents show-wrestling.
Raid On Entebbe (1977)
This was the second star-laden dramatization of the Israeli rescue of plane-bound hostages taken during a Palestinian hijacking on July 4, 1976. Cinematographer Bill Butler won an Emmy Award for his work. Others nominated were Peter Finch (his last screen role), Martin Balsam and Yaphet Kotto, direc
Scott Free (1976)
James Garner's production company made this pilot film about a free-wheeling professional gambler, here sought by the syndicate, a band of Indians and the Feds, all interested in a piece of land he won in a poker game.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.
Homebodies (1974) as Mr Blakely
When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the developers soon escalates into wholesale murder of both the developers and the construction workers.
Family Kovack, The (1974) as Mr Manzak
A tightly-knit family headed by a beleaguered Chicago widow rallies behind the eldest son when he is charged with bribing a city health department inspector in this pilot for a possible series.
Jarrett (1973) as Arnheim
An unrealized series project for Glenn Ford as an erudite investigator specializing in fine arts cases, here tangling with an urbane villain, a bogus preacher, and his nubile snake-dancer niece while tracking down some missing rare Biblical scrolls.
No Place to Run (1972)
When an adopted boy's parents are killed and the authorities threaten to keep the boy's ailing but loving grandfather from gaining custody, the pair run away together. John Badham, the film's original director, left when the project was suspended because of Herschel Bernardi's illness, and was repla
Fuzz (1972) as Man with garbage
Boston cops search for a bomber who has been targeting politicians.
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) as Wizened old man
After their sons are convicted of murder, two women relocate to Hollywood to start a talent school.
Johnny Got His Gun (1971) as Ancient prelate
A disfigured veteran struggles with memories of the past while trying to communicate.
Time For Dying, A (1971) as Ed
An innocent farm boy with a talent for handling guns who decides to make it big by becoming a bounty hunter.
Alias Smith and Jones (1971) as Pincus
A lighthearted Western about a pair of notorious outlaws who take the governor's offer of amnesty, offered through a lawman friend, if they'll bring in a vicious desperado and his gang -- and then discover that their amnesty has other strings attached. A series of the same name with Deuel and Murphy
Priest Killer, The (1971) as Father Miles
Wheelchair-bound Ironside and cop-turned-priest Sarge Swanson team up to solve a series of murders among the clergy in this second pilot to Kennedy's "Sarge" show which ran for several months in late 1971.
Then Came Bronson (1969) as Railroad Clerk
A young newspaperman drops out following his friend''s suicide, sets out cross-country on his motorcycle in his quest for the meaning of life and befriends a runaway bride.
Gaily, Gaily (1969) as Swami
An innocent young writer learns the ways of yellow journalism working for a top Chicago paper.
Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Mr. Suzumi
A banker who''''s lost his job for growing a beard embraces the cultural revolution.
Enter Laughing (1967) as Lawyer Peabody
An aspiring actor gets a job with a broken-down theatre company.
Games (1967) as Count
Manhattan socialites with an interest in kinky "mind games" get more than expected when an amateur medium comes into their lives.
Our Man Flint (1966) as Dr. Wu
When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, top agent Derek Flint is called in.
The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966) as Reverend Hawthorne
When a Russian sub runs aground in New England, it creates a local panic.
Dark Intruder (1965) as Chi Zang
The Pleasure Seekers (1964) as
Three young women share a room in Madrid between romantic escapades.
The Balcony (1963) as Judge
Shelley Winters is the madame of a house where customers play out their erotic fantasies, oblivious to a revolution which is sweeping the country. When her old friend, the chief of police (Peter Falk), asks her to impersonate the missing queen in order to reassure the people and halt the revolution, she offers instead three of her customers to play the general, bishop and chief justice, all of whom have died in the revolution.
The Interns (1962) as Auer
Five interns clash with the head of surgery while trying to balance medical studies and romance.
A Public Affair (1962) as Leonard Lohman
The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962) as Dr. Appleby
(Com ''62,BW). Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe De Rita, Carol Christensen, Edson Stroll, Emil Sitka, George Neise, Nestor Paiva. The stooges accidentally launch a top secret military weapon which implicates them in a sticky situation involving Martians and the U.S. Army. The great Frankenstein-like Martian makeup is by Frank McCoy.
Underworld U. S. A. (1961) as Vic Farrar
A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
Fear No More (1961) as Steve Cresca
Spartacus (1960) as Ramon
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) as Salesman at florist shop
Residents of a Chicago tenement join forces to save a troubled teen from a life of crime.
Elmer Gantry (1960) as Benny
A young drifter finds success as a traveling preacher until his past catches up with him.
He Laughed Last (1956) as Al Fusary
When a chorus girl inherits a gangster''''s nightclub, her boyfriend accuses her of cheating.
Hot Blood (1956) as Doctor
A gypsy''''s brother tricks him into marrying a tempestuous beauty.
Stranger at My Door (1956) as Saddler
Notorious outlaw Clay Anderson and gang rob the town bank and flee in separate directions. Riding hard, Clay's horse goes lame and he is forced to pull-up at a nearby farm. He soon discovers that the place belongs to local preacher Hollis Jarret, his new wife, and a son from a previous marriage. Clay, posing as a weary traveler, tries to insinuate himself into a secure hideout, but the reverend isn't fooled. He agrees to allow Clay to remain at the farm for a few days, but his motive isn't the preservation of his family's safety. Hollis reasons that, with time, patience and a lot of faith, he can convince the outlaw to turn over a new leaf. But Clay's criminal tendencies may run deeper than the preacher had imagined...
Diane (1956) as Court painter
A beautiful woman serving as adviser to the King of France falls for his son.
The Racers (1955) as Gatti
A man alienates everyone around him on his goal to become a world-famous race car driver.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) as Doctor
True story of singer Lillian Roth''''s battle against alcoholism.
Wyoming Renegades (1955) as Dawson
Phil Carey, Gene Evans, Martha Hyer, William Bishop, Douglas Kennedy, Don Beddoe. Butch Cassidy tries to enlist former outlaw Phil Carey in his lawless gang but is thwarted by Carey''s fiancee (Martha Hyer) and her task force of women sharpshooters. One of the minor villains is Aaron Spelling, who in 1960 was to launch himself to fame as the producer of Zane Grey Theatre and later as the idea man behind "Charlie''s Angels".
The Silver Chalice (1955) as Stall keeper
A silversmith is charged with engraving the Holy Grail.
Rogue Cop (1954) as [George] Wrinkles Fallon
A police detective on the take tries to catch his brother''''s killer.
The Atomic Kid (1954) as Mr. Mosley
A uranium prospector is eating a peanut butter sandwich in the desert where atom bomb tests are being done. He becomes radioactive, and helps the FBI break up an enemy spy ring.
El Alamein (1954) as Selim
Against the backdrop of the Italian-Austrian war of unification, troubled Countess Livia Serpieri betrays her country for the love of an Austrian rogue, Franz Mahler. As her resources dwindle, Livia comes to realize that their love might not be as pure as she thought.
Duffy of San Quentin (1954) as Nealy
A biography of the experiences of San Quentin prison warden Clinton T. Duffy.
Tobor the Great (1954) as Dr. Gustav
As projected here, a thinly-disguised NASA, working with nuclear rockets, is ready for manned flights in the mid-fifties...but Dr. Ralph Harrison doesn't think so, and resigns in protest. Colleague Prof. Nordstrom promptly enlists his aid in developing an alternative robot Spaceman! Naturally, foreign spies are keenly interested... Uses documentary footage of early space research.
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953) as Adolph Wade
The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph Wade, a spy who gets killed by spies Inez and Cyrus Kraft.
The Desert Song (1953) as Old refugee
A French professor secretly leads a band of desert freedom fighters.
The Story of Three Loves (1953) as Bartender
Passengers on an ocean liner recall their greatest loves.
Bandits of Corsica (1953) as Angelo
Richard Greene, Paula Raymond, Raymond Burr, Dona Drake, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Puglia, Nestor Paiva, Michael Ansara. Mario and Carlos, twin brothers separated at birth, are reunited after many years and make a pact to overthrow the evil ruler of their Corsica homeland. Complications arise when Carlos falls in love with Mario''s wife and lies and deceit split the brothers apart
The Ring (1952) as Barney Williams
Cripple Creek (1952) as Cashier
Government agents infiltrate a gold smuggling ring preying on miners.
Harem Girl (1952) as Ameen
A wisecracking secretary saves the ruler of an Arab nation from foreign invaders.
Woman in the Dark (1952) as Nick Petzick
Radar Men From the Moon (1952)
Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, scientist and man of action with a secret flying suit, to investigate. Soon, Cody is battling Earth thugs in the pay of Krog the moon man and making trips in his experimental rocket to the moon itself, in a perilous and all but singlehanded effort to thwart the planned invasion of Earth.
Mutiny (1952) as Sykes
Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on?
Actor's Blood and Woman of Sin (1952) as Mr. [Frederick] Herbert
Based on the true story of the 1987 Oxford University boat race mutiny and coach Dan Topolski's miraculous training of a haggard, rag-tag team into a winning outfit.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) as Johann
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
Holiday for Sinners (1952) as Father
Three old friends reunite during Mardi Gras and try to forget their problems.
Young Man With Ideas (1952) as Head waiter
A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles.
The Whip Hand (1951) as Nate Garr
A small-town reporter investigates a mysterious group holed up in a country lodge.
The Tall Target (1951) as Fernandina
A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.
Drums in the Deep South (1951) as Union corporal
Best friends Clay Clayburn and Will Denning graduate from West Point only to soon find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. When the two men meet each other in combat, neither knows it as each is in an artillery position hundreds of yards from the other. However, the love of Clay's life, Kathy Summers, does know and tries desperately to save her two good friends from killing each other.
Francis Goes to the Races (1951) as Dr. Marberry
Flame of Stamboul (1951) as Sadik Raschin
A U.S. agent guards defense plans at a conference in Istanbul.
Chain of Circumstance (1951) as Clerk
Hollywood Story (1951) as Rodale
Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He's shown the office where the famous director Franklin Farrara was shot. The case hasn't been solved until now, although there were many suspects. O'Brian becomes fascinated by the subject and wants to shoot a movie about it. He investigates himself and soon gets into danger himself.
The Fat Man (1951) as Clerk
An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan (of radio fame); he's skeptical until he finds that Jane is being followed. The mystery deepens as Brad's search for missing dental patient Roy Clark reveals many ramifications and loose ends...
Too Young to Kiss (1951) as Waiter
A grown woman poses as a child prodigy to advance her career as a concert pianist.
The Great Caruso (1951) as Father Bronzetti
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Tyler
Roadblock (1951) as Bank heist man
An insurance agent''''s greedy wife leads him to a life of crime.
Sirocco (1951) as Barber
A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.
His Kind of Woman (1951) as Short and thin
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
Broken Arrow (1950) as
A former soldier sets out to create peace between white settlers and the Apache.
Key to the City (1950) as Waiter
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
The Gunfighter (1950) as Card player
The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
The Breaking Point (1950) as Macho
A desperate fishing boat captain rents his ship to some gunmen on the lam.
Three Secrets (1950) as Stephani
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son.
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) as Tom
Married jewel thieves struggle with infidelity, federal agents and the deadly smallpox virus.
Jolson Sings Again (1950) as Captain of waiters
After a premature retirement, the legendary singer revives his career to entertain the troops during World War II.
House by the River (1950) as Coroner
A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect.
Gunmen of Abilene (1950) as Henry Turner
Abilene gunmen are bent on terrorizing the town of Blue Valley and massacring its inhabitants. They have been hired by local druggist Henry Turner (Peter Brocco), who has discovered gold beneath the town and wishes complete possession. The gunmen rob supply wagons, burn houses, kill leading citizens and then the gang leader, Brink Fallon (Roy Barcroft), having acquired Rocky Lane's paper, poses as the new deputy marshal sent to bring order. Then the real Rocky Lane (Allan Lane as Allan "Rocky" Lane) shows up in his usual bad mood, and the tide begins to turn.
Champagne for Caesar (1950) as Fortune teller
What happens when the man who knows everything goes on a quiz show that doubles your cash prize every time a you answer a question correctly? Beauregard Bottomly is that man & what happens is you end up with 40 million dollars at stake.
Peggy (1950) as Mr. Winters
When Professor Brookfield and his pretty daughters Peggy and Susan move into the small town Pasadena in California, their new neighbor Mrs. Fielding immediately takes over control, helps them moving in, and urges the girls to participate in the annual Rose Bowl beauty pageant. Although they're not thrilled, they enter the competition. Meanwhile Mrs. Fielding's son Tom makes eyes at Peggy, unknowing that her heart already belongs to a famous football star. So she tries to redirect his interest to her sister Susan.
Black Hand (1950) as Roberto Columbo
In turn-of-the-century New York, an Italian seeks vengeance on the mobsters who killed his father.
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) as
An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it's for real.
Prison Warden (1949) as White
The Lady Gambles (1949) as Character
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
Post Office Investigator (1949) as Bruno Antista
The Reckless Moment (1949) as Bartender
A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.
Law of the Barbary Coast (1949) as Johnson
Search for Danger (1949) as Morris Jason
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) as Rolfe
When he's spotted leaving a laundry whose proprietor has just been murdered, a reformed thief has to find the real killer.
Susanna Pass (1949) as Coroner
The bad guys dynamite a fish hatchery. They're trying to put the hatchery out of business so they can get possession of oil underneath the lake. Roy is a game warden investigating the dynamiting. Songs include the title, "A Good, Good Mornin',"Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes," and "Two-Gun Rita."
Flaming Fury (1949) as E. V. Wessman
The Undercover Man (1949) as Johnny
A treasury agent tries to convict a ruthless mobster of tax evasion.
Tension (1949) as Technician
A man who had planned to murder his wife's lover becomes the prime suspect when somebody beats him to it.
The Gallant Blade (1948) as Sgt. Jacques
The Vicious Circle (1948) as Dr. Samosch
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948) as Hotel desk clerk
The Saxon Charm (1948) as Cyril Leatham
The Argyle Secrets (1948) as Scanlon
Appointment with Murder (1948) as Giuseppe Donatti
The Swordsman (1947) as Groom
A couple tries a hand at romance while their respective families are busy feuding.
The Lone Wolf in Mexico (1947) as Emil
A croupier is murdered in a Mexico City gambling casino and the Lone Wolf is suspected. Sharon Montgomery, wife of diamond merchant Charles Montgomery, becomes involved in a jewel heist, in which again the Lone Wolf is a suspect.
The Return of Monte Cristo (1946) as Clerk
Louis Hayward, Barbara Britton, George Macready, Una O''Connor, Henry Stephenson, Steven Geray. After escaping from Devil''s Island, the grandson of the Count of Monte Cristo returns to France to reclaim his family fortune and his title.
Alias Mr. Twilight (1946) as Brick Robey
Geoffrey Holden (Lloyd Corrigan) is an elderly con-man who is a lovable old man when providing his beloved granddaughter (Gigi Perreau) with the simple luxuries of life, yet has no qualms when working a racket devised to relieve his victims of their property. Trudy Marshall is the governess of the grandaughter, and is in love with a detective (Michael Duane) who is about to expose the old man's unsuspected activities.
Stand by All Networks (1942) as Cab driver
A radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.

Cast (special)

Red Room Riddle, The (1983)
As part of a club initiation, youngsters Bill Slocum and Todd Burton are taken to an old, supposedly haunted mansion, and asked to report on what they find inside the house. Later that night, Bill and Todd are led to a glowing red room and trapped by a ghost. The story relates their efforts to solv
Rainbow Girl, The (1982) as Vitos
The misadventures of Annie Jordan, "The Rainbow Girl," a beautiful singer on "The Miles Starling Family Dance Party," a local television program on Channel 66 in New York City. In the pilot episode, Annie and her sister, Natalie, scheme to find a way to finance a trip for their mother so she can vis
Another Part of the Forest (1972)
A television adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play about the Hubbards, a rich Southern family of greedy, ruthless individuals. The story takes place before the action of Helman's more famous play about the Hubbards, "The Little Foxes."
Shameful Secrets of Hastings Corners, The (1970) as Brett Fandango; Pa'S Son
A spoof of television soap operas as seen through the activities of the Honker and Fandango families, residents of the quiet university hamlet of Hastings Corners.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Winds of War, The (1983)
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that

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