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Also Known As: Died: April 22, 1978
Born: March 9, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Frankfort, Indiana, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Billion Dollar Hobo, The (1978)
As the last living relative of mega-rich railroader Choo-Choo Trayne, Vernon could inherit the whole fortune, but first this good-hearted bumbler has to learn the ropes by hitting the rails as a hobo. Traveling incognito with Bo, his uncle's street-smart canine sidekick, Vernon tries to hop his firs
Mafu Cage, The (1978) as Zom
Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keep her head on straight, as it were, the other appears to be sinking further and further into barbarism and insanity.
Blue Bird, The (1976) as Grandfather
A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.
Moving Violation (1976)
A young couple witness a sheriff murder a police officer. When the sheriff realizes that they saw him commit the crime, he characterizes them as terrorists and tries to frame them for the murder.
Law and Order (1976)
Three generations of New York City cops are the focal point of this saga revolving primarily around the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs caught up in the politics and intrigue of the department, the discovery that his father had been on the take, and the news that his youngest son is having second tho
Night That Panicked America, The (1975)
A drama recalling the widespread fright caused by the famous radio broadcast of Halloween night, 1938, Orson Welles' Mercury Theater adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" (meticulously recreated), which sent millions into the streets convinced that America was being invaded by Martians.
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
An amateur detective investigates a series of murders and meets several strange people along the way.
Memory of Us (1974) as Motel Manager
A housewife who is frustrated with her life tries several things to relieve her boredom, including mate swapping, but nothing works. So she starts checking into a hotel room each day in order to find some peace and also hopes that her plan will make her husband jealous.
Hurricane (1974)
In this film hurricane hunters Hagman and Milner are in a desperate race to avoid disaster as a violent storm threatens to devastate a Gulf Coast town.
Honky Tonk (1974)
Loosely based on the Clark Gable/Lana Turner/Claire Trevor 1941 movie (at least the character names of the principals match), this light-hearted Western follows the exploits of two hapless con-men operating in the boom towns of the Old West.
Cry Silence (1974)
Hanged Man, The (1974) as Nameless
An ex-gunslinger who survives his own hanging turns into a mystical avenger fighting for justice in the Old West, coming first to the help of a young widow who is trying to keep her silver mine from the clutches of an unscrupulous land baron.
Isn't It Shocking? (1973)
An inexperienced small-town sheriff is confronted with the mysterious deaths of the local senior citizens, an ingenious killer, and some very odd goings-on.
Savage (1973) as Joel Ryker
A TV journalist investigates the compromising photo of a Supreme Court nominee in this pilot for a prospective series for ex-"Mission: Impossible" stars Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. It marked director Steven Spielberg's farewell to the TV vineyards where he had started only four years earlier.
Brock's Last Case (1973)
A comedy drama about a New York cop who retires to his small ranch in the West and is reluctantly drawn into a local case of an Indian accused of killing a sheriff with a bow and arrow. This pilot for a series that never materialized looked suspiciously like a reworking of "McCloud" in reverse.
Harry O (1973)
Harry Orwell is a LA cop who is retired due to a bullet in his back. Now a Private Detective, Harry O. is hired by the man who shot him (Martin Sheen) to find the other man (Sal Mineo) who was involved in the shooting. Mineo is trying to kill Sheen and also keep his heroin business alive. Harry O. wants to bring both to justice.
Executive Action (1973)
Rogue intelligence agents, politicians, greedy capitalists, and assassins plot and carry out an assassination.
Rowdyman, The (1972) as Scott
Dear Dead Delilah (1972) as Ray Jurroe
The stern matriarch of a family that lives in a creepy mansion finds that a killer is hiding in the house, searching for a $500,000 fortune rumored to be hidden there and chopping off the heads of anyone who gets in the way.
Napoleon and Samantha (1972) as Grandpa [Seth Wilson]
Two children run off with a pet lion.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972) as Bear Claw [Chris Lapp]
An ex-soldier moves to the Colorado wilderness but cannot escape civilization.
Brother John (1971) as Doc [Henry L.] Thomas
A man returns to Earth as an angel to intervene in a small-town labor strike.
Sam Hill: Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (1971)
In this Western series pilot (unrealized), an alcoholic drifter finds himself unchallenged in his run for sheriff in a small town, but campaigning means that he must find the killer of a visiting preacher.
Pieces of Dreams (1970) as The bishop
A young priest falls in love with a social worker.
The Moonshine War (1970) as Sheriff Baylor
A revenuer tries to destroy a sadistic bootlegger's still.
The Reivers (1969) as Boss McCaslin
A young man comes of age when he stows away in his grandfather''''s stolen car.
Bandolero! (1968) as Pop Chaney
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits who mortally wound both brothers.
The President's Analyst (1967) as Dr. Lee-Evans
A psychiatrist treating the president becomes a pawn in international espionage.
In Cold Blood (1967) as Prosecuting attorney
Two vagrants try to outrun the police after committing a savage crime in this real-life shocker.
Seconds (1966) as The Old Man
A bored rich man buys a new life from a secret organization.
Black Like Me (1964) as Farmer
With medical help, a white reporter passes as black to investigate racism.
Advise & Consent (1962) as The Senate Minority Leader
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
Salt of the Earth (1954) as Sheriff
The wives of striking mineworkers fight to keep the union going.
Bright Victory (1952) as Mr. Nevins
A blinded veteran struggles to adjust to peacetime life.
Double Crossbones (1951) as Tom Botts
The Tall Target (1951) as Homer Crowley
A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President Lincoln during a train ride.
The Barefoot Mailman (1951) as Dan Paget
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
To Please a Lady (1950) as Jack Mackay
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
Intruder in the Dust (1950) as Sheriff Hampton
Only a young boy and an old woman stand between an innocent black man and a lynch mob.
Convicted (1950) as Mapes
A prison warden fights to prove one of his inmates was wrongly convicted.
Comanche Territory (1950) as Dan'l Seeger
Silver has been found on comanche territory and the government accomplished a peaceful agreement with the indians. When James 'Jim' Bowie comes into the scene he finds the white settlers living near by planning to attack the indians although they know about that agreement and the beautiful Katie seems to play a leading role in this intrigue.
Broken Arrow (1950) as Ben Slade
A former soldier sets out to create peace between white settlers and the Apache.
It's a Small World (1950) as Father Musk
A little person becomes the dupe of a criminal gang.
The Kid from Texas (1950) as O'Fallon
Billy the Kid (Murphy) becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivete to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife (Storm) with whom he's infatuated. Falls into trap by Pat Garrett and is shot down while gazing at woman thru window.
Winchester '73 (1950) as Wyatt Earp
A man combs the West in search of his stolen rifle.
Lust for Gold (1949) as Deputy Ray Covin
A German immigrant braves the wild West in search of gold and a woman to love.
Answer for Anne (1949) as Her Father
Johnny Allegro (1949) as Schultzy
A reformed hoodlum gets mixed up with counterfeiters and a deadly manhunt.
Anna Lucasta (1949) as Noah
Deep Waters (1948) as Nick Driver
The Fight for Life (1940) as The teacher
The Misleading Lady (1932) as McMahon

Cast (special)

Bunco (1977)
The exploits of Ben Gordean and Ed Walker, plainclothes police officers with the Bunco Squad division of the Los Angeles Police Department. The pilot episode depicts Ben and Ed's efforts to expose a ruthless swindler who operates a college for con artists.
Oath: the Sad and Lonely Sundays, The (1976)
The second of two pilot films for a proposed series of medical dramas. The second pilot tells the story of George Sorenson, an aging doctor who decides to re-enter medical school and catch up on forty years of scientific progress.
Whirlwind, The (1974) as Josiah Franklin
The second of a four-part biography of Benjamin Franklin. The program recounts the elderly Franklin's own reminiscences of his early years.
Of Mice and Men (1968)
The story, set in California's Salina Valley, follows the unusual relationship between two migrant workers: George, wry and earthy, and Lennie, a powerful giant with the mind of a child. The drama plunges the good-natured pair into a conflict with a ranch owner's vicious, belligerent son and his be

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Woman Called Moses, A (1978)
A dramatization of the life of the legendary slave who escaped to freedom and returned to the South many times to rescue others via her underground railroad.

Cast (short)

The Moonshine War (Featurette) (1970)
This humorous promotional short offers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of "The Moonshine War" (1970).

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