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Pierre Watkin
Pierre Watkin in Meet John Doe (1941).jpg
Watkin in Meet John Doe (1941)
Pierre Frank Watkin

(1887-12-29)December 29, 1887
DiedFebruary 3, 1960(1960-02-03) (aged 72)
Resting placeValhalla Memorial Park, Burbank, California
Years active1910–1960
Christie E. McLennan
(m. 1909; died 1930)
Mary Hart
(m. 1932)

Pierre Frank Watkin (December 29, 1887 – February 3, 1960) was an American character actor best known for playing distinguished authority figures throughout the Golden Age of Hollywood. He is best remembered for his roles of Mr. Skinner the bank president in The Bank Dick (1940); Lou Gehrig's father-in-law Mr. Twitchell in Pride of the Yankees (1942); and the first actor to portray Perry White in the Superman serials Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950).

Early life

Watkin was born on December 29, 1887 in Afton Township, Iowa, the third of four sons born to Charles Henry Watkin and Elizabeth Jeannette (née Scoles) Watkin.[1][2]

When Watkin was a young child, his family moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where his parents ran a boarding house for actors. This environment influenced Watkin to go into acting. When he was a teenager, the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he began acting in theater.[citation needed]


Watkin began his career touring the Midwest with various theatrical troupes, including with the company of Morgan Wallace.[3] In 1918, he formed his own theatrical troupe, the Pierre Watkin Players, which was first headquartered in Sioux City, before moving to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1927.[4][5] Among those in his troupe included Lyle Talbot (under his birth name "Lysle Talbot"); Georgia Neese Clark and her first husband George Clark; and Roy Hillard, the father of Harriet Nelson.[6][7] However, the troupe disassembled when Watkin went East to pursue a Broadway career. The next year, Watkin made his made his Broadway debut in the 1928 play Possession.[8]

Following a string of unsuccessful plays on Broadway, and with many actors moving out West, Watkin moved to California in 1935 to pursue a film career. Shortly after arriving, he made his film debut in the Bette Davis film Dangerous, having been offered a role by the film's director Alfred E. Green, an acquaintance of his from Broadway. Over his 25 year career, Watkin became well-known as a freelance actor, often appearing in bit roles — many uncredited — as wealthy distinguished authority figures such as bankers and judges. Watkin was a favorite of Davis and director Frank Capra, who dubbed Watkin his "one-man stock company".[9] Although known as a character actor, he did obtain some major roles, such as bank president Mr. Skinner in The Bank Dick with W.C. Fields, and opposite Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright as Mr. Twitchell in the Lou Gehrig biographical drama film The Pride of the Yankees.

In 1940, Watkin made his first serial, portraying the main antagonist in the Universal film serial The Green Hornet Strikes Again!. Watkin would attain more prominent roles in film serials, such as the role of Uncle Jim Fairfield in the 1947 Columbia serial Jack Armstrong. The following year, the studio cast him in the role of Perry White in their adaption of Superman. The serial was a success, leading to Watkin reprising his role in a follow-up, Atom Man vs. Superman, in 1950. Watkin also received prominent roles from low-budget poverty row studios, appearing in several Western films for Republic Pictures.

At the turn of the decade, Watkin began to segue into television as the medium began gaining popularity. Watkin appeared in several series, such as The Lone Ranger, Cheyenne, The Jack Benny Program, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. He also made an appearance on I Love Lucy in 1954, portraying book editor Mr. Dorrance in the episode "Lucy Writes a Novel". Watkin appeared as several minor characters in different episodes of Adventures of Superman. When producers were looking to revive the series after its cancellation in 1958, Watkin was cast in the role of Perry White again, replacing the late John Hamilton. However, these plans never came to fruition after the death of series star George Reeves in June 1959.

Personal life

Watkin first married Christie E. McLennan on August 21, 1909, in Ottawa, Kansas; the two had met while they were a part of a troupe together.[10] They remained married until her death on April 4, 1930.[11] Watkin remarried Mary Hart in Reading, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1932.[12]

Watkin died on February 3, 1960 at age 72, at his home in Hollywood, California, from pneumonia and complications of diabetes. He was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, Burbank, California.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
1924 He Who Gets Slapped Spectator
1935 Dangerous George Sheffield
If You Could Only Cook Mr. Balderson Uncredited
1936 Two in the Dark City Editor Uncredited
You May Be Next Bernard Pine Uncredited
It Had to Happen District Attorney
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Arthur Cedar Uncredited
Forgotten Faces Mr. McBride
Counterfeit Matt McDonald
Nobody's Fool George Baxter
Bunker Bean Mr. Barnes Uncredited
China Clipper Secretary of State Uncredited
The Gentleman from Louisiana Roger Leland
Swing Time Al Simpson Uncredited
Sitting on the Moon Tucker
The Big Game College Chancellor Uncredited
Under Your Spell Allen's Lawyer Uncredited
Love Letters of a Star Hobbs
Country Gentlemen Mr. Grayson
Wanted! Jane Turner Andrew Norris Uncredited
King of Hockey Thomas A. White Uncredited
1937 Larceny on the Air Kennedy
Dangerous Number Mr. Stark Uncredited
The Devil's Playground Submarine Commander
She's Dangerous H.J. Conrad Uncredited
Breezing Home Steward Uncredited
Green Light Dr. Booth
Sea Devils USS Taroe Commander
History Is Made at Night Commodore Eldridge Uncredited
Bill Cracks Down William "Bill" Reardon, Sr.
Waikiki Wedding John Durkin Uncredited
Racketeers in Exile Chief G-Man Uncredited
Marked Woman Judge at 2nd trial Uncredited
Internes Can't Take Money Dr. Fearson
Mountain Justice The Governor Uncredited
The Hit Parade J.B. Hawley
Michael O'Halloran Mark Grave
The Go Getter Browne
Married Before Breakfast Mr. Potter Uncredited
Ever Since Eve Barton
The Singing Marine General
The Californian Miller
Paradise Isle Steinmeyer
The Life of Emile Zola Prefect of Police Uncredited
Reported Missing Reynolds Uncredited
Confession Lawyer Stagoff Uncredited
The Man Who Cried Wolf The Governor Uncredited
Stage Door Richard Carmichael
Breakfast for Two Gordon Faraday
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry Judge Dobson Uncredited
Daughter of Shanghai Mr. Yorkland Uncredited
Rosalie Academy Superintendent Uncredited
1938 Midnight Intruder Peter Winslow
Arsène Lupin Returns Mr. Carter Uncredited
Dangerous to Know Senator Carson Uncredited
State Police Col. C.B. Clarke
Mr. Moto's Gamble District Attorney
Tip-Off Girls George Murkil
There's Always a Woman Mr. Ketterling
A Trip to Paris Baxter Uncredited
The Chaser Mr. Beaumont
Smashing the Rackets John Nelson Davis Uncredited
Boy Meets Girl B.K. Whitacre Uncredited
You Can't Take It with You Kirby's Attorney Uncredited
Valley of the Giants Banker #2 Uncredited
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Mr. Wondel Uncredited
King of Alcatraz Ship Doctor Uncredited
Girls' School Mr. Simpson
The Mad Miss Manton Mr. Fenton Uncredited
The Lady Objects Mr. Harper
Young Dr. Kildare Robert Candler
Girls on Probation Mr. Storm Uncredited
Illegal Traffic Jigger
There's That Woman Again Mr. Nacelle
1939 King of the Underworld District Attorney
The Mysterious Miss X Winslow
Risky Business Abernathy
Off the Record Barton
Wings of the Navy Capt. March
Fast and Loose Victor Stockton Uncredited
Secret Service of the Air Chief Morrow Uncredited
The Spirit of Culver Capt. Wharton
King of Chinatown District Attorney Philips Uncredited
The Adventures of Jane Arden Albert Thayer
Society Lawyer Henry V. Adams
They Made Her a Spy Colonel Wilson
First Offenders Mr. Blakeley
Outside These Walls Hewitt Bronson
The Jones Family in Hollywood Producer
Wall Street Cowboy Roger Hammond
Death of a Champion Albert Deacon
Everything's on Ice Hotel Manager
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Senate Minority Leader (Senator Barnes)
Rulers of the Sea Mr. Caldwell Uncredited
The Covered Trailer Horace Cartwright
Geronimo Colonel White
The Great Victor Herbert Albert Martin
1940 The Earl of Chicago Warden Uncredited
Road to Singapore Morgan Wycott Uncredited
Gangs of Chicago Shady Businessman Uncredited
The Saint Takes Over Ben Eagan
Earthbound President of the Court Uncredited
Queen of the Mob Torey Uncredited
Out West with the Peppers Mr. King
Sailor's Lady Captain
Golden Gloves A.P. Barton Uncredited
Mystery Sea Raider Straker Uncredited
I Love You Again Mr. Sims
Captain Caution American Consul
Rhythm on the River Uncle John Uncredited
Five Little Peppers in Trouble Mr. King
Hired Wife Charlie Uncredited
No Time for Comedy First-Nighter Uncredited
Yesterday's Heroes Harvey Mason
Knute Rockne All American Hearing Commissioner Uncredited
Life with Henry Mr. Anderson
Street of Memories Dr. Thornton
Father Is a Prince Mr. Lee
The Bank Dick Mr. Skinner
Dr. Kildare's Crisis Robert Chandler Uncredited
The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Boss Crogan Serial
1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop President Crowder
Petticoat Politics Alfred Wilcox
The Trial of Mary Dugan Judge Nash
A Man Betrayed Governor
Meet John Doe Hammett
She Knew All the Answers George Wharton
Adventure in Washington Frank Conroy
Naval Academy Capt. Davis
For Beauty's Sake Middlesex
Nevada City Amos Norton
The Big Store Bedding Department Manager Uncredited
Cracked Nuts Mr. Benson Uncredited
Life Begins for Andy Hardy Bob Waggoner Uncredited
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Robert Chandler Uncredited
Unfinished Business Lawyer Uncredited
Father Takes a Wife William "Bill" Fowler Uncredited
Lydia Speaker Uncredited
Buy Me That Town Carlton Williams
Great Guns Col. Wayburn
Jesse James at Bay Phineas Krager
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring Crothers
Bedtime Story Eccles Uncredited
1942 Lady for a Night District Attorney Logan Uncredited
Nazi Agent Grover Blaine McHenry
Obliging Young Lady John Markham
The Adventures of Martin Eden Amos Morley
Heart of the Rio Grande Randolph Lane
Yokel Boy Johnson
We Were Dancing Tom Bentley Uncredited
Meet the Stewarts Lunch Guest Uncredited
The Magnificent Dope Bill Carson
The Pride of the Yankees Mr. Twitchell
Wildcat Banker Uncredited
Stand By All Networks Grant Neeley
Secrets of the Underground Dirstict Attorney Winton Uncredited
Ice-Capades Revue Wiley Stone
Whistling in Dixie Doctor
1943 Cinderella Swings It Brock Harris
It Ain't Hay Maj. Harper Uncredited
Mission to Moscow Naval Attache Uncredited
A Stranger in Town Supreme Court Justice Uncredited
Du Barry Was a Lady Ambrose Uncredited
Good Luck, Mr. Yates Enlistment Officer Uncredited
This Is the Army Audience member Uncredited
Destroyer Admiral Uncredited
Fired Wife Doctor Uncredited
Swing Shift Maisie Judge
Crazy House Prosecutor Uncredited
The Iron Major Colonel White Uncredited
The Chance of a Lifetime Gov. Rutledge Uncredited
Riding High Masters Uncredited
Jack London American Consul Uncredited
What a Woman! Senator Uncredited
How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines British Agent Z Uncredited
1944 Weekend Pass John James "J.J." Kendall
My Best Gal Uncredited
Bermuda Mystery Herbert Bond
Once Upon a Time Radio Stage Manager Uncredited
Ladies of Washington Dr. John Crane Uncredited
Jungle Woman Dr. Meredith
South of Dixie Dean Williamson
Wing and a Prayer Admiral Uncredited
Atlantic City Sen. Hodges
Three Little Sisters Mr. Davenport Uncredited
Oh, What a Night! Tom Gordon
Shadow of Suspicion Frank J. Randall
End of the Road District Attorney
Dead Man's Eyes Attorney
The Great Mike Col. Whitley
Meet Miss Bobby Socks Quinlan
1945 She Gets Her Man Johnson Uncredited
Roughly Speaking Financier Uncredited
Here Come the Co-Eds Police Chief Uncredited
Docks of New York Capt. Jacobs
Keep Your Powder Dry Mr. Lorrison
Strange Illusion Wallace Armstrong
I'll Remember April Dr. Armitage
The Phantom Speaks Charlie Davis
Honeymoon Ahead Warden Lawlor Uncredited
Three's a Crowd Marcus Pett
Thrill of a Romance Tycoon Uncredited
I'll Tell the World Dr. Mullins
Mr. Muggs Rides Again Dr. Fletcher
Over 21 Joel I. Nixon Uncredited
Incendiary Blonde Otto Hummel Uncredited
Secrets of a Sorority Girl Dr. Harlan Johnson
Divorce John B. Carter
I Love a Bandleader Dr. Gardiner
Apology for Murder Craig Jordan
Dakota Wexton Geary
Captain Tugboat Annie Dr. Turner
Follow That Woman J.B. Henderson
The Stork Club Mr. Gray Uncredited
Adventure Mr. Buckley Uncredited
1946 Shock Hotel Manager Uncredited
Miss Susie Slagle's Superintendent Uncredited
The Shadow Returns Police Commissioner J.R. Weston Uncredited
The Madonna's Secret District Attorney
Little Giant P.S. Van Loon
Claudia and David Hartley Naughton Uncredited
I Ring Doorbells G.B. Barton
Murder Is My Business Arnold Ramsey
The Kid from Brooklyn E. Winthrop LeMoyne Uncredited
So Goes My Love Committee Man Uncredited
Behind the Mask Police Commissioner Weston
Our Hearts Were Growing Up Producer Uncredited
G.I. War Brides Editor
The Missing Lady Police Commissioner Weston
Earl Carroll Sketchbook John Clark
Swamp Fire P.T. Hilton
High School Hero Gov. Huffington
Two Years Before the Mast Staunton Uncredited
Plainsman and the Lady Sen. Allen Uncredited
Sioux City Sue G.W. Rhodes
Magnificent Doll Harper Uncredited
1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Wendell Paige Uncredited
Jack Armstrong Uncle Jim Fairfield Serial
Cigarette Girl District Attorney Uncredited
The Ghost Goes Wild Murgatroyd Uncredited
Monsieur Verdoux Prison Official Uncredited
Violence Ralph Borden
Danger Street Turlock's Publisher Friend Uncredited
Hard Boiled Mahoney Dr. Rolfe Carter
The Web Mr. Porter Uncredited
Seven Keys to Baldpate Mr. Bentley Uncredited
Living in a Big Way Hausman Uncredited
The Red Stallion Richard Moresby
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Reverend Uncredited
The Wild Frontier Marshal Frank Lane
Song of Love Duke of X Uncredited
The Fabulous Texan Citizen Uncredited
Beyond Our Own Dr. Blake
Her Husband's Affairs Vice President Beitler
Road to the Big House Uncredited
Brick Bradford Prof. Salisbury Serial
1948 Glamour Girl T.J. Hopkins
Mary Lou Airline President
B.F.'s Daughter Joe Stewart Uncredited
The Hunted Simon Rand
State of the Union Senator Lauterback
Money Madness Judge Uncredited
Trapped by Boston Blackie Dunn Uncredited
The Counterfeiters Carter
Shanghai Chest Judge Wesley Armstrong
Superman Perry White Serial
Daredevils of the Clouds Douglas Harrison
The Arkansas Swing Horse Vet
Fighting Back Colonel
A Southern Yankee Major (scenes deleted)
Lady at Midnight John Featherstone Uncredited
The Gentleman from Nowhere Hoffman Uncredited
An Innocent Affair T.D. Hendricks
The Strange Mrs. Crane Clinton Crane
The Gallant Blade Governor Uncredited
Incident C.W. Sloan
1949 Alaska Patrol Mr. Sigmund
Siren of Atlantis Colonel
Slightly French Publicity Man Uncredited
Miss Mink of 1949 Cranston Uncredited
Knock on Any Door Purcell Uncredited
El Paso Mr. Seton Uncredited
Make Believe Ballroom Program Director Uncredited
Tulsa Winters Uncredited
Flamingo Road Senator on Power Commission Uncredited
Neptune's Daughter Mr. Canford Uncredited
Look for the Silver Lining Theater Goer Uncredited
The Fountainhead Cortlandt Official Uncredited
Hold That Baby! John Winston
Barbary Pirate John Adams Uncredited
Zamba Benton
Mary Ryan, Detective Commissioner Ward Uncredited
The Story of Seabiscuit Charles S. Howard
Samson and Delilah 2nd Priest of Dagon Uncredited
Life of St. Paul Series Caiaphas
1950 Blue Grass of Kentucky Head Steward
Radar Secret Service Mr. Hamilton
Key to the City Mayor Cabot Uncredited
Nancy Goes to Rio Michael Uncredited
Over the Border Rand Malloy
Rock Island Trail Major
Shadow on the Wall Dr. Dan Hodge Uncredited
The Big Hangover Samuel C. Lang
Three Little Words Philip Goodman Uncredited
Atom Man vs. Superman Perry White Serial
Redwood Forest Trail Arthur Cameron
Sunset in the West Gordon MacKnight
Last of the Buccaneers Gov. Claiborne Uncredited
Emergency Wedding Doctor Uncredited
Southside 1-1000 Police Commissioner
Frontier Outpost Colonel Warrick Uncredited
The Second Face Mr. Hamilton
The Du Pont Story Col. Henry du Pont
1951 Two Lost Worlds Magistrate Jeffries
Belle Le Grand Parkington's Associate Uncredited
In Old Amarillo George B. Hills
Mysterious Island Confederate Officer Serial, Uncredited
1952 Scandal Sheet Baxter Uncredited
Hold That Line Morgan T. Stanhope
A Yank in Indo-China Kingston
Lovely to Look At Prospective Investor Uncredited
Thundering Caravans Head Marshal
Francis Goes to West Point Colonel Hedley Uncredited
1953 The Lost Planet Ned Hilton Serial
Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders Commissioner Morrison Serial, [Chs.1,10-12]
The Stranger Wore a Gun Jason Conroy
The Flaming Urge Albert Cruickshank
1954 Johnny Dark Ed J. Winston
About Mrs. Leslie Lewis
1955 The Eternal Sea General Uncredited
The Big Bluff Winthrop
Lay That Rifle Down Mr. Coswell Uncredited
Creature with the Atom Brain Mayor Bremer
Sudden Danger George Caldwell
1956 The Maverick Queen McMillan
Thunder Over Arizona Dr. E. Peterson Uncredited
Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! Investor Uncredited
Shake, Rattle & Rock! Armstrong
Don't Knock the Rock Mayor George Bagley
1957 Spook Chasers Dr. Moss
Calypso Heat Wave Thornwall Uncredited
Pal Joey Mr. Forsythe Scenes deleted
1958 Marjorie Morningstar Civil Official Uncredited
High School Confidential David Wingate Uncredited
The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin
It! The Terror from Beyond Space Spokesman Uncredited
1959 The Flying Fontaines Doctor Uncredited
Year Title Role Notes
1950 The Silver Theatre Episode: "Bad Guy"
Colgate Theatre Episode: "Satan's Waitin'"
The Cisco Kid Various roles 3 episodes
1950-1951 Dick Tracy Police Chief Pat Patton Recurring role; 4 episodes
1950-1955 The Lone Ranger Various roles 6 episodes
1951 Amos 'n' Andy Traffic Court Judge #1 Episode: "Traffic Violation"
1951-1953 Racket Squad Various roles 3 episodes
1951-1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Various roles 5 episodes
1952 The Range Rider Dr. Chancellor
Dad Harris
Episode: "Blind Canyon"
Episode: "The Bandit Stallion"
The Gene Autry Show Colonel
Episode: "Blazeaway"
Episode: "Six Gun Romeo"
The Unexpected J.B. Crane Episode: "Split Second"
Life with Luigi Episode: "Citizenship"
Boston Blackie Episode: "Black Widow"
1952-53 The Roy Rogers Show Prescott
Prof. Petrie
Episode: "Peril from the Past"
Episode: "Outlaws of Paradise Valley"
Fireside Theatre Various roles 4 episodes
1952-1958 Adventures of Superman Various roles 4 episodes
The Jack Benny Program Various roles 5 episodes
Sky King Various roles 3 episodes
1953 Chevron Theatre Episode: "Goodbye to the Clown"
Your Favorite Story Episode: "A Tale of Negative Gravity"
Hopalong Cassidy Henry Warren Episode: "Frontier Law"
The Adventures of Kit Carson Sheriff Episode: "Ambush"
1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre Various roles 3 episodes
1953-1956 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Porter
Dr. Wells
Episode: "Grandpa and Genie"
Episode: "The Missing Diamonds"
1954 I Love Lucy Mr. Dorrance Episode: "Lucy Writes a Novel"
Duffy's Tavern Fenston Episode: "The Heir"
Captain Midnight Dr. Morgan Episode: "The Deadly Project"
The Red Skelton Show Episode: "The Cop and the Anthem"
1954-1955 Public Defender Dr. Morse
Chester Lamont
Episode: "Color Blind"
Episode: "Gunpoint"
1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre Various roles 4 episodes
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Dr. Hyer Recurring role; 4 episodes
1955 Stories of the Century Judge Isaac C. Parker Uncredited
Episode: "Cherokee Bill"
The Whistler Roarke Episode: "Favor for a Friend"
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse Episode: "The Quiet Wife"
City Detective Davis Episode: "The Hypnotic Wife"
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars J. Harrison Hardesty Episode: "Visitor in the Night"
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre Episode: "The Wizard"
Front Row Center Hatfield Episode: "Dinner at Eight"
Damon Runyon Theater Episode: "The Mink Doll"
The Man Behind the Badge Tremont Episode: "The Case of the Phoney Paper"
Four Star Playhouse Mr. Morgan Episode: "Let the Chips Fall"
Climax! Family Friend Uncredited
Episode: "A Promise to Murder"
Fury Ellis Episode: "Joey and the Gypsies"
1955-1956 Brave Eagle Col. Matt Matthews
Col. Bond
Episode: "Moonfire"
Episode: "Death Trap"
TV Reader's Digest Various roles 3 episodes
Annie Oakley Henry Lormier
Rev. Mills
Episode: "Dead Man's Stuff"
Episode: "The Reckless Press"
1955-1957 The Millionaire Jonathan Jeffries
Episode: "The Margaret Browning Story"
Episode: "The Hugh Waring Story"
1955-1958 December Bride Various roles 3 episodes
1956 The Count of Monte Cristo Charcot Episode: "Return to the Chateau D'if
Jungle Jim Horatio Erskine Episode: "Power of Darkness"
It's a Great Life Jason
Episode: "Screen Test"
Episode: "Old Soldiers Never Die"
Cheyenne The Colonel
Harvey Sinclair
Episode: "Decision" (uncredited)
Episode: "The Law Man"
The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu Secretary of Commerce Episode: "The Satellites of Dr. Fu Manchu"
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Porter Episode: "Crack of Doom"
The Bob Hope Show Himself Episode: "The Awful Truth" (March 21)
1957 Crossroads Judge Richter
Episode: "Call for Help"
Episode: "Convict 1321, Age 21"
The Sheriff of Cochise Judge Episode: "Stepfather"
The Gale Storm Show Episode: "For Money or Love"
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Inspector Episode: "The Jailbreaker"
Tales of Wells Fargo Doctor Episode: "Laredo"
1957-1958 Perry Mason Judge Keetley Recurring role; 3 episodes
The Restless Gun Various roles 3 episodes
1957-1959 Highway Patrol Thomas Corbin
Mr. Larson
Episode: "Dead Hunter"
Episode: "Diversion Robbery"
1958 Death Valley Days David Dows Episode: "Empire of Youth"
Colt .45 Col. Duncan Episode: "Decoy"
The Life of Riley Teasdale Episode: "The Letter"
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Col. Bankhead Episode: "When Sherman Marched Through Kansas"
Dragnet Episode: "The Big Eyes"
Frontier Doctor Dr. Breen Episode: "San Francisco Story"
Tales of the Texas Rangers Ross Oliver Episode: "Jace and Clay"
1959 The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour Mr. Robinson Episode: "Lucy Wants a Career"
Tombstone Territory Mr. Starr Episode: "The Black Diamond"
Bronco Judge Blair Episode: "Bodyguard"
1960 77 Sunset Strip Plastics Executive Uncredited
Episode: "Collector's Item"
Bat Masterson Judge Smith Episode: "A Picture of Death"
Wagon Train Doctor Samuel Caldwell Uncredited
Episode: "The Larry Hanify Story"
Wanted Dead or Alive Dr. Bowers Episode: "Jason", (final appearance)


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