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John Hubbard

Highest Rated:   100% The Tall T (1957)
Lowest Rated:   29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich
  • Tom Barton
1998
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 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
75% 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 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 Hardy's
  • Cliff Thomas
1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Charles
1938
No Score Yet College Swing
  • Student
1938

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Maitre D'
  • 1966

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