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Don Beddoe

American character actor. raised in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio, Beddoe was the son of a professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who happened also to be the world-famous Welsh tenor, Dan Beddoe. Although Don Beddoe intended a career in journalism, he took an interest in theatre and became involved first with amateur companies and then with professional theatre troupes. He debuted on Broadway in 1929 and kept up a decade-long career on the stage. Although said to have made some minor appearances in silent films, Beddoe made his real transfer to film work in 1938. He appeared in a wide range of supporting roles in literally scores of films, often as either a fast-talking reporter or as a mousey sort. He became one of the most readily familiar faces in Hollywood movies, despite remaining almost unknown by name outside the industry. Following service in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War, he continued to work steadily in small roles, complementing them with television work. Despite advancing (and very ripe old) age, he remained quite active, supplementing his acting work with a second career in real estate. He died 19 January 1991, in Laguna Hills, California, of natural causes.

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Jul 1, 1903 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie There's That Woman Again 1938-12-24
Latest Project:
Series Little House on the Prairie 1974-09-11
Known For
Poster of Cow Country
Poster of Beyond the Purple Hills
Poster of Easy Living
Poster of There's That Woman Again
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie How Do I Love Thee? 1970-10-01
Movie Generation 1969-12-15
Movie The Impossible Years Elliot Fish 1968-12-05
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Pistols 'n' Petticoats Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie Texas Across the River Mr. Naylor 1966-10-26
Series F Troop Unknown 1965-09-14
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie For Love or Money Milo 1963-08-07
Movie Papa's Delicate Condition Mayor Ghio's assistant 1963-03-06
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie Saintly Sinners Father Dan Sheridan 1962-02-01
Movie Jack the Giant Killer Imp 1962-05-17
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie Boy Who Caught a Crook Colonel 1961-10-01
Series Straightaway Unknown 1961-10-06
Series The Tom Ewell Show Unknown 1960-09-27
Movie Warlock Doctor Wagner 1959-06-10
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie The Toughest Gun in Tombstone David Cooper 1958-05-14
Movie Bullwhip Judge Carr 1958-05-25
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend Mayor Sam Pelley 1957-05-04
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Rawhide Years Frank Porter 1956-04-13
Movie Behind the High Wall Todd 'Mac' MacGregor 1956-07-01
Movie Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Johnson 1955-02-16
Movie The Night of the Hunter Walt Spoon 1955-08-26
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Loophole Herman Tate 1954-03-28
Movie Wyoming Renegades Banker Horace Warren 1954-03-27
Movie River of No Return Ben 1954-04-30
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Movie The Steel Cage Prison Board Member Alan Ferness, segment "The Hostages" 1954-12-01
Movie The Clown Gallagher 1953-01-16
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The System Jerry Allen 1953-04-18
Movie The Band Wagon Producer 1953-08-07
Movie Cow Country Joe Davis 1953-04-25
Movie Hoodlum Empire Sen. Blake 1952-04-15
Movie Room for One More Mr. Taylor (uncredited) 1952-01-10
Movie Carson City Charles Crocker 1952-06-13
Movie Blue Canadian Rockies Cyrus Higbee 1952-11-30
Movie Don't Bother to Knock Mr. Ballew 1952-07-18
Movie Stop, You're Killing Me Clyde Post 1952-12-10
Movie The Iron Mistress Dr. Cuny 1952-11-19
Movie The Enforcer Thomas O'Hara 1951-02-24
Movie Gasoline Alley Walt Wallet 1951-01-02
Movie The Company She Keeps Detective Jamieson 1951-01-27
Movie Rodeo King and the Senorita Mr. Richards 1951-07-15
Movie Corky of Gasoline Alley Walt Wallet 1951-09-17
Movie The Racket Mitchell (uncredited) 1951-10-25
Movie Man in the Saddle Love Bidwell (uncredited) 1951-12-02
Movie Behave Yourself! Sgt. O'Neill (uncredited) 1951-09-22
Movie The Great Rupert Mr. Haggerty (as Donald T. Beddoe) 1950-03-01
Movie Tarnished Curtis Jellison 1950-02-28
Movie Gun Crazy Chicago Man 1950-01-20
Movie Caged Sam Walker 1950-05-19
Movie Young Daniel Boone Charlie Bryan 1950-03-05
Movie Beyond the Purple Hills Amos Rayburn 1950-07-25
Movie Cyrano de Bergerac The Meddler 1950-11-14
Movie Emergency Wedding Forbish - Floorwalker 1950-11-15
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Crime Doctor's Diary Phillip Bellem 1949-03-15
Movie Hideout Dr. Hamilton Gibbs 1949-03-08
Movie The Lady Gambles Mr. Sutherland 1949-05-20
Movie Easy Living Jaeger 1949-10-08
Movie Once More, My Darling Judge Fraser 1949-09-10
Movie Dancing in the Dark Barney Bassett 1949-12-02
Movie If You Knew Susie Editor (uncredited) 1948-02-07
Movie Black Bart J.T. Hall 1948-03-03
Movie Another Part of the Forest Penniman 1948-05-18
Movie California Stark (uncredited) 1947-02-21
Movie Buck Privates Come Home Mr. Roberts (State Department) 1947-04-04
Movie Blaze of Noon Mr. Fell 1947-05-02
Movie The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Joey 1947-09-01
Movie They Won't Believe Me Thomason 1947-07-16
Movie Welcome Stranger Mort Elkins 1947-06-13
Movie The Notorious Lone Wolf Stonley 1946-02-14
Movie Behind Green Lights Yager 1946-02-15
Movie The Well Groomed Bride Mr. Beatley 1946-05-17
Movie Calcutta Jack Collins 1946-12-20
Movie O.S.S. Rodney "Gates" Parrish / Raoul Josse 1946-05-26
Movie Midnight Manhunt Detective Lt. Max Hurley 1945-07-27
Movie Crime, Inc. Deputy District Attorney Dixon 1945-04-15
Movie Getting Gertie's Garter Clancy 1945-11-27
Movie Power of the Press Pringle (uncredited) 1943-01-29
Movie The Talk of the Town Police Chief 1942-08-20
Movie Sabotage Squad Police Inspector Hanley 1942-08-27
Movie Meet the Stewarts Taxi Driver 1942-05-21
Movie Shut My Big Mouth Hill 1942-02-19
Movie Junior Army Saginaw Jake 1942-11-26
Movie Lucky Legs Ned McLane 1942-10-01
Movie The Boogie Man Will Get You J. Gilbert Brampton 1942-10-22
Movie Smith of Minnesota Lew Smith 1942-10-15
Movie She Knew All the Answers Barber 1941-05-13
Movie They Dare Not Love Second Sailor 1941-05-16
Movie The Face Behind the Mask Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara 1941-01-16
Movie Sweetheart of the Campus Sheriff Denby 1941-06-26
Movie The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Sheriff Haggerty 1941-03-06
Movie Under Age Albert Ward 1941-04-23
Movie The Big Boss Cliff Randall 1941-04-28
Movie Honolulu Lu Bennie Blanchard 1941-12-11
Movie Two Latins from Manhattan Don Barlow 1941-10-02
Movie Unholy Partners Mike Reynolds 1941-11-01
Movie Harvard Here I Come Hypo McGonigle 1941-12-18
Movie Texas Sheriff 1941-10-09
Movie The Blonde from Singapore Sgt. Burns 1941-10-15
Movie The Man from Tumbleweeds Governor Dawson 1940-05-02
Movie Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise James Ross 1940-05-02
Movie Men Without Souls Warden Schafer 1940-05-20
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife Morning Express Reporter 1940-04-25
Movie Island of Doomed Men Brand 1940-05-20
Movie The Lone Wolf Strikes Inspector Conroy 1940-01-26
Movie Cafe Hostess Customer 1940-01-11
Movie Escape to Glory Ship's Chief Engineer Anderson 1940-05-20
Movie Convicted Woman Hank, a Reporter (uncredited) 1940-01-31
Movie The Heckler Green Sox Manager 1940-02-16
Movie Blondie on a Budget Marvin Williams 1940-02-29
Movie Beyond the Sacramento Warden McKay 1940-11-11
Movie So You Won't Talk? Cop 1940-10-02
Movie West of Abilene Forsyth 1940-10-20
Movie The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date Big Joe Brady 1940-11-02
Movie Texas Stagecoach Tug Wilson 1940-05-23
Movie The Spook Speaks Newlywed husband 1940-09-20
Movie This Thing Called Love Tom Howland 1940-12-20
Movie The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Police Doctor 1940-05-30
Movie Before I Hang Capt. McGraw 1940-09-17
Movie Girls of the Road Sheriff 1940-07-24
Movie Five Little Peppers in Trouble Process Server 1940-09-01
Movie Union Pacific Reporter (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Good Girls Go to Paris Attorney Thomas Jamison (uncredited) 1939-06-20
Movie Missing Daughters Al Farrow 1939-05-22
Movie Mandrake the Magician Frank Raymond 1939-05-06
Movie Romance of the Redwoods Forbes 1939-03-29
Movie Coast Guard Bartender (uncredited) 1939-08-04
Movie The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt Police Inspector Thomas 1939-01-27
Movie Blondie Meets the Boss Marvin Williams 1939-03-08
Movie Outside These Walls Dinky 1939-05-04
Movie Scandal Sheet Chick Keller 1939-10-16
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Detective Deever 1939-11-22
Movie Three Sappy People Rumsford 1939-12-01
Movie My Son is Guilty Duke Mason 1939-12-28
Movie The Man They Could Not Hang Lieutenant Shane 1939-08-17
Movie Beware Spooks! Nick Bruno 1939-10-24
Movie Konga, the Wild Stallion Fred Martin 1939-08-30
Movie Golden Boy Borneo 1939-09-05
Movie Those High Grey Walls Jockey 1939-09-21
Movie There's That Woman Again Johnson 1938-12-24
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