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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 place Valhalla 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]


1924 He Who Gets Slapped Spectator
1935 Dangerous George Sheffield
If You Could Only Cook Mr. BaldersonUncredited
1936 Two in the Dark City EditorUncredited
You May Be Next Bernard PineUncredited
It Had to Happen District Attorney
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Arthur CedarUncredited
Forgotten Faces Mr. McBride
Counterfeit Matt McDonald
Nobody's Fool George Baxter
Bunker Bean Mr. BarnesUncredited
China Clipper Secretary of StateUncredited
The Gentleman from Louisiana Roger Leland
Swing Time Al SimpsonUncredited
Sitting on the Moon Tucker
The Big Game College ChancellorUncredited
Under Your Spell Allen's LawyerUncredited
Love Letters of a Star Hobbs
Country Gentlemen Mr. Grayson
Wanted! Jane Turner Andrew NorrisUncredited
King of Hockey Thomas A. WhiteUncredited
1937 Larceny on the Air Kennedy
Dangerous Number Mr. StarkUncredited
The Devil's Playground Submarine Commander
She's Dangerous H.J. ConradUncredited
Breezing Home StewardUncredited
Green Light Dr. Booth
Sea Devils USS Taroe Commander
History Is Made at Night Commodore EldridgeUncredited
Bill Cracks Down William "Bill" Reardon, Sr.
Waikiki Wedding John DurkinUncredited
Racketeers in Exile Chief G-ManUncredited
Marked Woman Judge at 2nd trialUncredited
Internes Can't Take Money Dr. Fearson
Mountain Justice The GovernorUncredited
The Hit Parade J.B. Hawley
Michael O'Halloran Mark Grave
The Go Getter Browne
Married Before Breakfast Mr. PotterUncredited
Ever Since Eve Barton
The Singing Marine General
The Californian Miller
Paradise Isle Steinmeyer
The Life of Emile Zola Prefect of PoliceUncredited
Reported Missing ReynoldsUncredited
Confession Lawyer StagoffUncredited
The Man Who Cried Wolf The GovernorUncredited
Stage Door Richard Carmichael
Breakfast for Two Gordon Faraday
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry Judge DobsonUncredited
Daughter of Shanghai Mr. YorklandUncredited
Rosalie Academy SuperintendentUncredited
1938 Midnight Intruder Peter Winslow
Arsène Lupin Returns Mr. CarterUncredited
Dangerous to Know Senator CarsonUncredited
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 BaxterUncredited
The Chaser Mr. Beaumont
Smashing the Rackets John Nelson DavisUncredited
Boy Meets Girl B.K. WhitacreUncredited
You Can't Take It with You Kirby's AttorneyUncredited
Valley of the Giants Banker #2Uncredited
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Mr. WondelUncredited
King of Alcatraz Ship DoctorUncredited
Girls' School Mr. Simpson
The Mad Miss Manton Mr. FentonUncredited
The Lady Objects Mr. Harper
Young Dr. Kildare Robert Candler
Girls on Probation Mr. StormUncredited
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 StocktonUncredited
Secret Service of the Air Chief MorrowUncredited
The Spirit of Culver Capt. Wharton
King of Chinatown District Attorney PhilipsUncredited
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. CaldwellUncredited
The Covered Trailer Horace Cartwright
Geronimo Colonel White
The Great Victor Herbert Albert Martin
1940 The Earl of Chicago WardenUncredited
Road to Singapore Morgan WycottUncredited
Gangs of Chicago Shady BusinessmanUncredited
The Saint Takes Over Ben Eagan
Earthbound President of the CourtUncredited
Queen of the Mob ToreyUncredited
Out West with the Peppers Mr. King
Sailor's Lady Captain
Golden Gloves A.P. BartonUncredited
Mystery Sea Raider StrakerUncredited
I Love You Again Mr. Sims
Captain Caution American Consul
Rhythm on the River Uncle JohnUncredited
Five Little Peppers in Trouble Mr. King
Hired Wife CharlieUncredited
No Time for Comedy First-NighterUncredited
Yesterday's Heroes Harvey Mason
Knute Rockne All American Hearing CommissionerUncredited
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 ChandlerUncredited
The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Boss CroganSerial
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 ManagerUncredited
Cracked NutsMr. BensonUncredited
Life Begins for Andy Hardy Bob WaggonerUncredited
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Robert ChandlerUncredited
Unfinished Business LawyerUncredited
Father Takes a Wife William "Bill" FowlerUncredited
Lydia SpeakerUncredited
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 EcclesUncredited
1942 Lady for a Night District Attorney LoganUncredited
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 BentleyUncredited
Meet the Stewarts Lunch GuestUncredited
The Magnificent Dope Bill Carson
The Pride of the Yankees Mr. Twitchell
Wildcat BankerUncredited
Stand By All NetworksGrant Neeley
Secrets of the Underground Dirstict Attorney WintonUncredited
Ice-Capades Revue Wiley Stone
Whistling in Dixie Doctor
1943 Cinderella Swings It Brock Harris
It Ain't Hay Maj. HarperUncredited
Mission to Moscow Naval AttacheUncredited
A Stranger in Town Supreme Court JusticeUncredited
Du Barry Was a Lady AmbroseUncredited
Good Luck, Mr. YatesEnlistment OfficerUncredited
This Is the Army Audience memberUncredited
Destroyer AdmiralUncredited
Fired Wife DoctorUncredited
Swing Shift Maisie Judge
Crazy House ProsecutorUncredited
The Iron Major Colonel WhiteUncredited
The Chance of a Lifetime Gov. RutledgeUncredited
Riding High MastersUncredited
Jack London American ConsulUncredited
What a Woman! SenatorUncredited
How to Operate Behind Enemy LinesBritish Agent ZUncredited
1944Weekend PassJohn James "J.J." Kendall
My Best Gal Uncredited
Bermuda Mystery Herbert Bond
Once Upon a Time Radio Stage ManagerUncredited
Ladies of Washington Dr. John CraneUncredited
Jungle Woman Dr. Meredith
South of DixieDean Williamson
Wing and a Prayer AdmiralUncredited
Atlantic City Sen. Hodges
Three Little Sisters Mr. DavenportUncredited
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 JohnsonUncredited
Roughly Speaking FinancierUncredited
Here Come the Co-Eds Police ChiefUncredited
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 AheadWarden LawlorUncredited
Three's a Crowd Marcus Pett
Thrill of a Romance TycoonUncredited
I'll Tell the World Dr. Mullins
Mr. Muggs Rides Again Dr. Fletcher
Over 21 Joel I. NixonUncredited
Incendiary Blonde Otto HummelUncredited
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. GrayUncredited
Adventure Mr. BuckleyUncredited
1946 Shock Hotel ManagerUncredited
Miss Susie Slagle's SuperintendentUncredited
The Shadow Returns Police Commissioner J.R. WestonUncredited
The Madonna's Secret District Attorney
Little Giant P.S. Van Loon
Claudia and David Hartley NaughtonUncredited
I Ring Doorbells G.B. Barton
Murder Is My Business Arnold Ramsey
The Kid from Brooklyn E. Winthrop LeMoyneUncredited
So Goes My Love Committee ManUncredited
Behind the Mask Police Commissioner Weston
Our Hearts Were Growing Up ProducerUncredited
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 StauntonUncredited
Plainsman and the Lady Sen. AllenUncredited
Sioux City Sue G.W. Rhodes
Magnificent Doll HarperUncredited
1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Wendell PaigeUncredited
Jack Armstrong Uncle Jim FairfieldSerial
Cigarette GirlDistrict AttorneyUncredited
The Ghost Goes Wild MurgatroydUncredited
Monsieur Verdoux Prison OfficialUncredited
Violence Ralph Borden
Danger Street Turlock's Publisher FriendUncredited
Hard Boiled Mahoney Dr. Rolfe Carter
The Web Mr. PorterUncredited
Seven Keys to Baldpate Mr. BentleyUncredited
Living in a Big Way HausmanUncredited
The Red Stallion Richard Moresby
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ReverendUncredited
The Wild Frontier Marshal Frank Lane
Song of Love Duke of XUncredited
The Fabulous Texan CitizenUncredited
Beyond Our OwnDr. Blake
Her Husband's Affairs Vice President Beitler
Road to the Big House Uncredited
Brick Bradford Prof. SalisburySerial
1948 Glamour Girl T.J. Hopkins
Mary Lou Airline President
B.F.'s Daughter Joe StewartUncredited
The Hunted Simon Rand
State of the Union Senator Lauterback
Money Madness JudgeUncredited
Trapped by Boston Blackie DunnUncredited
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 FeatherstoneUncredited
The Gentleman from Nowhere HoffmanUncredited
An Innocent Affair T.D. Hendricks
The Strange Mrs. Crane Clinton Crane
The Gallant Blade GovernorUncredited
Incident C.W. Sloan
1949 Alaska Patrol Mr. Sigmund
Siren of Atlantis Colonel
Slightly French Publicity ManUncredited
Miss Mink of 1949 CranstonUncredited
Knock on Any Door PurcellUncredited
El Paso Mr. SetonUncredited
Make Believe Ballroom Program DirectorUncredited
Tulsa WintersUncredited
Flamingo Road Senator on Power CommissionUncredited
Neptune's Daughter Mr. CanfordUncredited
Look for the Silver Lining Theater GoerUncredited
The Fountainhead Cortlandt OfficialUncredited
Hold That Baby! John Winston
Barbary Pirate John Adams Uncredited
Zamba Benton
Mary Ryan, Detective Commissioner WardUncredited
The Story of Seabiscuit Charles S. Howard
Samson and Delilah 2nd Priest of DagonUncredited
Life of St. Paul Series Caiaphas
1950 Blue Grass of Kentucky Head Steward
Radar Secret Service Mr. Hamilton
Key to the City Mayor CabotUncredited
Nancy Goes to Rio MichaelUncredited
Over the BorderRand Malloy
Rock Island Trail Major
Shadow on the Wall Dr. Dan HodgeUncredited
The Big Hangover Samuel C. Lang
Three Little Words Philip GoodmanUncredited
Atom Man vs. Superman Perry WhiteSerial
Redwood Forest Trail Arthur Cameron
Sunset in the West Gordon MacKnight
Last of the Buccaneers Gov. ClaiborneUncredited
Emergency Wedding DoctorUncredited
Southside 1-1000 Police Commissioner
Frontier OutpostColonel WarrickUncredited
The Second Face Mr. Hamilton
The Du Pont Story Col. Henry du Pont
1951 Two Lost Worlds Magistrate Jeffries
Belle Le Grand Parkington's AssociateUncredited
In Old Amarillo George B. Hills
Mysterious Island Confederate OfficerSerial, Uncredited
1952 Scandal Sheet BaxterUncredited
Hold That Line Morgan T. Stanhope
A Yank in Indo-China Kingston
Lovely to Look At Prospective InvestorUncredited
Thundering Caravans Head Marshal
Francis Goes to West Point Colonel HedleyUncredited
1953 The Lost Planet Ned HiltonSerial
Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders Commissioner MorrisonSerial, [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 GeneralUncredited
The Big Bluff Winthrop
Lay That Rifle Down Mr. CoswellUncredited
Creature with the Atom Brain Mayor Bremer
Sudden Danger George Caldwell
1956 The Maverick Queen McMillan
Thunder Over Arizona Dr. E. PetersonUncredited
Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! InvestorUncredited
Shake, Rattle & Rock! Armstrong
Don't Knock the Rock Mayor George Bagley
1957 Spook Chasers Dr. Moss
Calypso Heat Wave ThornwallUncredited
Pal Joey Mr. ForsytheScenes deleted
1958 Marjorie Morningstar Civil OfficialUncredited
High School Confidential David WingateUncredited
The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin
It! The Terror from Beyond Space SpokesmanUncredited
1959 The Flying Fontaines DoctorUncredited
1950 The Silver Theatre Episode: "Bad Guy"
Colgate Theatre Episode: "Satan's Waitin'"
The Cisco Kid Various roles3 episodes
1950-1951 Dick Tracy Police Chief Pat Patton Recurring role; 4 episodes
1950-1955 The Lone Ranger Various roles6 episodes
1951 Amos 'n' Andy Traffic Court Judge #1Episode: "Traffic Violation"
1951-1953 Racket Squad Various roles3 episodes
1951-1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Various roles5 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. CraneEpisode: "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 roles4 episodes
1952-1958 Adventures of Superman Various roles4 episodes
The Jack Benny Program Various roles5 episodes
Sky King Various roles3 episodes
1953 Chevron Theatre Episode: "Goodbye to the Clown"
Your Favorite Story Episode: "A Tale of Negative Gravity"
Hopalong Cassidy Henry WarrenEpisode: "Frontier Law"
The Adventures of Kit Carson SheriffEpisode: "Ambush"
1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre Various roles3 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. DorranceEpisode: "Lucy Writes a Novel"
Duffy's Tavern FenstonEpisode: "The Heir"
Captain Midnight Dr. MorganEpisode: "The Deadly Project"
The Red Skelton Show Episode: "The Cop and the Anthem"
1954-1955Public DefenderDr. Morse
Chester Lamont
Episode: "Color Blind"
Episode: "Gunpoint"
1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre Various roles4 episodes
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Dr. HyerRecurring role; 4 episodes
1955Stories of the CenturyJudge Isaac C. ParkerUncredited
Episode: "Cherokee Bill"
The Whistler RoarkeEpisode: "Favor for a Friend"
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse Episode: "The Quiet Wife"
City Detective DavisEpisode: "The Hypnotic Wife"
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars J. Harrison HardestyEpisode: "Visitor in the Night"
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre Episode: "The Wizard"
Front Row Center HatfieldEpisode: "Dinner at Eight"
Damon Runyon Theater Episode: "The Mink Doll"
The Man Behind the Badge TremontEpisode: "The Case of the Phoney Paper"
Four Star Playhouse Mr. MorganEpisode: "Let the Chips Fall"
Climax! Family FriendUncredited
Episode: "A Promise to Murder"
Fury EllisEpisode: "Joey and the Gypsies"
1955-1956 Brave Eagle Col. Matt Matthews
Col. Bond
Episode: "Moonfire"
Episode: "Death Trap"
TV Reader's Digest Various roles3 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 roles3 episodes
1956 The Count of Monte Cristo CharcotEpisode: "Return to the Chateau D'if
Jungle Jim Horatio ErskineEpisode: "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 CommerceEpisode: "The Satellites of Dr. Fu Manchu"
Alfred Hitchcock Presents PorterEpisode: "Crack of Doom"
The Bob Hope Show HimselfEpisode: "The Awful Truth" (March 21)
1957 Crossroads Judge Richter
Episode: "Call for Help"
Episode: "Convict 1321, Age 21"
The Sheriff of Cochise JudgeEpisode: "Stepfather"
The Gale Storm Show Episode: "For Money or Love"
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon InspectorEpisode: "The Jailbreaker"
Tales of Wells Fargo DoctorEpisode: "Laredo"
1957-1958 Perry Mason Judge KeetleyRecurring role; 3 episodes
The Restless Gun Various roles3 episodes
1957-1959 Highway Patrol Thomas Corbin
Mr. Larson
Episode: "Dead Hunter"
Episode: "Diversion Robbery"
1958 Death Valley Days David DowsEpisode: "Empire of Youth"
Colt .45 Col. DuncanEpisode: "Decoy"
The Life of Riley TeasdaleEpisode: "The Letter"
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Col. BankheadEpisode: "When Sherman Marched Through Kansas"
Dragnet Episode: "The Big Eyes"
Frontier Doctor Dr. BreenEpisode: "San Francisco Story"
Tales of the Texas Rangers Ross OliverEpisode: "Jace and Clay"
1959 The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour Mr. RobinsonEpisode: "Lucy Wants a Career"
Tombstone Territory Mr. StarrEpisode: "The Black Diamond"
Bronco Judge BlairEpisode: "Bodyguard"
1960 77 Sunset Strip Plastics ExecutiveUncredited
Episode: "Collector's Item"
Bat Masterson Judge SmithEpisode: "A Picture of Death"
Wagon Train Doctor Samuel CaldwellUncredited
Episode: "The Larry Hanify Story"
Wanted Dead or Alive Dr. BowersEpisode: "Jason", (final appearance)

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