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Clem Bevans

Born in 1879, Clem Bevans spent most of his performing career on the stage. First appearing in 1900 in a vaudeville act with Grace Emmett as a boy and girl act, he would move on to burlesque and eventually make the move to Broadway and even opera productions. His first screen appearance did not come until 1935, when at the age of 55 he was cast as toothless old codger Doc Wiggins in Way Down East (1935). So good was his performance that he would become pigeonholed into "old codger" roles for his entire movie career. Occasionally he would be given the opportunity to play something out of character, such as a voyeuristic millionaire with a fetish for women's knees in Happy Go Lucky (1943) and a Nazi spy in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942), but he would go on to play variations of his "old coot" role until the day he died. Date of Birth 16 October 1879, Cozaddale, Ohio Date of Death 11 August 1963, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California  (natural causes)

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Oct 16, 1879 In Cozaddale, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Way Down East 1935-10-25
Latest Project:
Series Thriller 1960-09-13
Known For
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of The Forest Rangers
Poster of Tom Sawyer, Detective
Poster of Comet Over Broadway
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie Girl with an Itch Gramps 1958-11-12
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Cap'n Cobb 1956-07-18
Movie The Kentuckian Riverboat Captain 1955-08-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Twinkle In God's Eye Prospector 1955-10-13
Movie The Boy from Oklahoma Amiel "Pop" Pruty 1954-07-15
Movie The Stranger Wore a Gun Jim Martin 1953-07-30
Movie Hangman's Knot Plunkett, the Station agent 1952-11-15
Movie Captive of Billy the Kid Skeeter Davis 1952-01-21
Movie Gold Raiders Doc Mason 1951-09-09
Movie Silver City Bonanza Town Loafer 1951-03-01
Movie Man in the Saddle Pay Lankershim 1951-12-02
Movie Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey Mr. Edwards 1950-02-05
Movie Harvey Herman - Sanitarium gatekeeper 1950-12-04
Movie Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill Sam 'Bigmouth' Smedley 1950-12-08
Movie Big Jack Saltlick Joe 1949-04-12
Movie Rim of the Canyon Loco John 1949-07-01
Movie Streets of Laredo Pop Lint 1949-05-27
Movie The Gal Who Took the West Hawley 1949-09-01
Movie Deputy Marshal Doc Vinson 1949-10-28
Movie Tell It to the Judge Alonzo K. Roogle 1949-11-18
Movie Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven Capt. Bjorn 1948-07-16
Movie Relentless Dad 1948-06-15
Movie Loaded Pistols Jim Hedge 1948-12-15
Movie The Paleface Hank Billings 1948-12-17
Movie Highway 13 Bill 'Pops' Lacy 1948-12-28
Movie Portrait of Jennie Capt. Cobb 1948-12-25
Movie Yankee Fakir Shaggy Hartley (aka "Prof. Davis") 1947-04-01
Movie The Millerson Case Sheriff Luke Akers 1947-05-29
Movie Wake Up and Dream Henry Pecket 1946-12-02
Movie The Yearling Pa Forrester 1946-12-18
Movie Gallant Bess Smitty 1946-12-05
Movie Grissly's Millions Old Tom 1945-01-16
Movie Captain Eddie Jabez 1945-06-18
Movie Tall in the Saddle Card Game Spectator (uncredited) 1944-09-29
Movie The Human Comedy Henderson 1943-03-02
Movie Happy Go Lucky Mr. Smith 1943-01-04
Movie The Kansan Bridge-Tender 1943-09-10
Movie The Woman of the Town Buffalo Burns 1943-12-31
Movie Saboteur Neilson 1942-04-24
Movie Fly-By-Night Station Watchman 1942-01-19
Movie This Gun for Hire Scissor Grinder 1942-04-24
Movie Captains of the Clouds Sam 'Store-Teeth' Morrison 1942-02-12
Movie Tombstone: The Town too Tough to Die Tadpole Foster 1942-06-13
Movie Lucky Jordan Gas Station Attendant 1942-11-16
Movie The Forest Rangers Terry McCabe 1942-10-21
Movie Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Mailman 1942-10-01
Movie The Parson of Panamint Crabapple Jones 1941-07-25
Movie Sergeant York Zeke 1941-09-27
Movie The Smiling Ghost Sexton at cemetery 1941-09-06
Movie Texas Abilene Fight Spectator (uncredited) 1941-10-09
Movie Pacific Blackout Midas Plant Night-Watchman 1941-12-31
Movie Half a Sinner Snuffy 1940-04-05
Movie 20 Mule Team Chuckawalla 1940-05-03
Movie Young Tom Edison Mr. Waddell 1940-03-15
Movie Northward, Ho! Newspaper-reading skeptic 1940-02-10
Movie Granny Get Your Gun Smokey 1940-02-10
Movie The Captain Is a Lady Samuel Darby 1940-06-21
Movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois Ben Mattling 1940-02-22
Movie Girl from God's Country Ben 1940-07-30
Movie Gold Rush Maisie 'Pop' Graybeard (uncredited) 1940-07-26
Movie She Couldn't Say No Eli Potter 1940-12-07
Movie Go West Railroad Official 1940-12-06
Movie Untamed "Smokey" Moseby 1940-10-04
Movie Wyoming Pa McKinley 1940-09-13
Movie Calling All Husbands Judge Todd 1940-09-07
Movie The Oklahoma Kid Postman 1939-03-11
Movie Yes, My Darling Daughter Henry - Baggage Man 1939-02-25
Movie Idiot's Delight Jimmy Barzek 1939-01-27
Movie Stand Up and Fight Bum in jail 1939-01-06
Movie Dodge City Charley (uncredited) 1939-04-08
Movie King of the Underworld Villager #3 1939-01-14
Movie They Made Me a Criminal Ticket Taker 1939-01-21
Movie The Cowboy Quarterback Lem the Mailman 1939-07-29
Movie Main Street Lawyer Zeke 1939-11-02
Movie Zenobia Sheriff 1939-04-21
Movie Thunder Afloat 'Cap' Finch 1939-09-15
Movie Hell's Kitchen Mr. Quill 1939-07-03
Movie Help Wanted H.L. (Pop) Daniels 1939-06-10
Movie Maisie Station Agent (uncredited) 1939-06-22
Movie Young Fugitives Benjie Collins 1938-06-29
Movie Of Human Hearts Elder Massey 1938-02-11
Movie One Wild Night Deaf Man (uncredited) 1938-06-02
Movie Mr. Chump Pop 1938-08-08
Movie Tom Sawyer, Detective Sheriff "Turkeyneck" Slocum 1938-12-24
Movie Comet Over Broadway Benson 1938-12-03
Movie Angel's Holiday Sheriff 1937-06-07
Movie Dangerous Number Monte Christo (Actor Friend) 1937-01-22
Movie Riding on Air Sheriff 1937-06-18
Movie Topper Board Member (uncredited) 1937-07-16
Movie Big City Grandpa Sloane 1937-09-03
Movie Idol of the crowds Andy Moore (as Clem Bevins) 1937-09-30
Movie Rhythm on the Range Gila Bend 1936-07-01
Movie The Phantom Rider Mr. Hudson 1936-07-06
Movie Way Down East Doc Wiggin 1935-10-25
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