King Donovan

Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Lowest Rated: 81% The Defiant Ones (1958)
Birthday: Jan 25, 1918
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Bookish-looking American actor King Donovan was first seen on Broadway in 1948's The Vigil and on screen in The Man From Texas (1950). Though he appeared in dozens of films, Donovan is best known for his participation in such sci-fi classics as Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953), Magnetic Monster (1953) and especially The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Musical comedy fans remember Donovan for his portrayal of the saturnine assistant director in Singin' in the Rain (1952). His many TV appearances include the recurring role of Harvey Helm on the Bob Cummings sitcom Love That Bob! and Herb Thornton on the 1965-66 family comedy Please Don't Eat the Daisies. Long married to comedienne Imogene Coca, King Donovan frequently co-starred with his wife in such stage productions as The Girls of 509 and his last theatrical effort, 1982's Nothing Lasts Forever.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies Actor 1981
No Score Yet Promises! Promises! Screenwriter Director 1963
No Score Yet The Hanging Tree Wonder 1959
No Score Yet The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure) Maj. Collins 1958
81% The Defiant Ones Solly 1958
No Score Yet Cowboy Joe Capper, Trailhand 1958
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff Leveret 1957
98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Jack 1956
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys Harrison 1955
No Score Yet The Bamboo Prison Pop 1954
88% Broken Lance Clerk 1954
No Score Yet Private Hell 36 Burglar 1954
No Score Yet Riders to the Stars Mr. O'Herll 1954
No Score Yet Forever Female Playwright 1954
No Score Yet Easy to Love Ben 1953
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Wrangler 1953
94% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Dr. Ingersoll 1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Spud 1953
No Score Yet The Magnetic Monster Dr. Dan Forbes 1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field Bartender 1953
No Score Yet 3 Sailors And A Girl Sailor 1953
No Score Yet The Merry Widow Nitki 1952
100% Singin' in the Rain Rod 1952
No Score Yet The Unknown Man Photographer 1951
No Score Yet Come Fill the Cup Kip Zunches 1951
No Score Yet Angels in the Outfield McGee 1951
No Score Yet Take Care of My Little Girl Cab Driver 1951
No Score Yet The Scarf Tiger 1951
No Score Yet Three Guys Named Mike Actor 1951
88% The Enforcer Sgt. Whitlow 1951
No Score Yet Storm Warning Ambulance Driver 1951
No Score Yet The Sun Sets at Dawn National News Service 1951
No Score Yet Little Big Horn Pvt. James Corbo 1951
No Score Yet Right Cross Reporter 1950
No Score Yet Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Driver 1950
No Score Yet Mystery Street Reporter 1950
No Score Yet One Way Street Grieder 1950
83% Side Street Gottschalk 1950
97% All the King's Men Reporter 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Peter Wolfe 1949
89% Shockproof Joe Wilson 1949
No Score Yet The Man from Texas Sam 1948
No Score Yet Open Secret Fawnes 1948

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Jake J.D. Psychiatrist
  • 1967
  • 1963
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Tolliver
  • 1963
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Twirly Boggs
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Mark Dawson
  • 1959

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