John Hubbard

Highest Rated: 100% The Tall T (1957)
Lowest Rated: 29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Birthday: Apr 14, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor John Hubbard was active as a choir boy in his home town of East Chicago, and upon becoming a teenager extended his performing activities to acting lessons at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. Declining movie offers until he'd finished his courses, Hubbard was signed by Paramount Pictures in 1937. Few decent roles came his way, and Hubbard's contract was sold to MGM in 1938, where he was cast in a telling role opposite Luise Rainer in Dramatic School (1938), a film that featured such other up-and-comers as Dick Haymes, Ann Rutherford, Lana Turner and Hans Conried. Also in 1938, Hubbard signed a four-picture contract producer Hal Roach; it was Roach who spotted and fully utilized Hubbard's gifts for offbeat comedy in such films as The Housekeeper's Daughter (1938), Road Show (1941) and Turnabout (1940) - the latter film featuring Hubbard as the world's first pregnant man! B-film buffs consider Hubbard's tricky dramatic performance as a murder suspect in Republic's Whispering Footsteps (1943) as his best, but it was back to comedy shortly afterwards, often in supporting roles (he fended off the comic thrusts of Abbott and Costello in Mexican Hayride [1948]). Good parts weren't plentiful in the '50s, so Hubbard exercised the usual prerogative of actors "between pictures" by selling automobiles, and later managing a restaurant. On TV, Hubbard supported the star of The Mickey Rooney Show (1954) and played Col. U. Charles Parker on the 1962 military sitcom Don't Call Me Charlie. Film work was less satisfying during this period, and in fact Hubbard found himself minus screen credit for a potentially good role in 1964's Fate is the Hunter. Comfortably off if not world-famous, John Hubbard retired from movies and his various "civilian" jobs after a character role in Disney's Herbie Rides Again (1973).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Justin Morgan Had a Horse Wellington 1981
No Score Yet The Gathering Reverend Powell 1977
No Score Yet The Love God? Craig Frazier 1969
No Score Yet Duel at Diablo Maj. Novak 1966
80% The Family Jewels Second Pilot 1965
No Score Yet Fate Is The Hunter Robbins 1964
No Score Yet Gunfight at Comanche Creek Marshal Shearer 1963
No Score Yet Soldier in the Rain Battalion Major 1963
No Score Yet Escort West Lt. Weeks 1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Dragoon Captain 1958
78% Pal Joey Stanley 1957
100% The Tall T Willard Mims 1957
No Score Yet Horizons West Sam Hunter 1952
No Score Yet Big Jim McLain Lt. Cmdr. Clint Grey 1952
No Score Yet The Cimarron Kid George Weber 1952
No Score Yet The Bullfighter and the Lady Barney Flood 1951
No Score Yet Second Chance Ed Dean 1950
No Score Yet Magnavox Theater - "The Three Musketeers" Actor 1950
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride David Winthrop 1948
No Score Yet Cowboy and the Senorita Craig Allen 1944
No Score Yet Up In Mabel's Room Jimmy Larchmont 1944
No Score Yet Dangerous Blondes Kirk Fenley 1943
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier Michael Crocker 1943
29% The Mummy's Tomb John Banning 1942
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich Tom Barton 1941
No Score Yet Road Show Drogo Gaines 1941
No Score Yet Who Killed Aunt Maggie? Kirk Pierce 1940
No Score Yet Turnabout Tim Willows 1940
No Score Yet One Million B.C. Ohtao 1940
No Score Yet The Housekeeper's Daughter Robert Randall 1939
No Score Yet Fast and Loose Phil Sergeant 1939
No Score Yet Out West with the Hardys Cliff Thomas 1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Charles 1938
No Score Yet College Swing Student 1938

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Finbury
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Arnold Eades Dr. Snell Doctor Davis
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 1964
93% Batman
1966-1968
Maitre D'
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
LaFarge
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Duke Ramsey
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Wilson
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Bronze Paul Brooks Bixby
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957

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