Andy Devine

Highest Rated: 100% Canyon Passage (1946)
Lowest Rated: 29% Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Birthday: Oct 7, 1905
Birthplace: Not Available
Andy Devine was born in Kingman, Arizona, where his father ran a hotel. During his youth, Devine was a self-confessed hellraiser, and stories of his rowdy antics are still part of Kingman folklore (though they've undoubtedly improved in the telling). His trademarked ratchety voice was the result of a childhood accident, when he fell while carrying a stick in his mouth, resulting in permanent vocal-chord injuries. A star football player at Santa Clara University, Andy decided to break into movies in 1926; he was almost immediately cast in Universal's two-reel series The Collegians. When talkies came, Devine was convinced that his voice was unsuitable for the microphone. He reportedly became so despondent at one point that he attempted to commit suicide by asphyxiation, only to discover that his landlady had turned off the gas! Devine needn't have worried; his voice became his greatest asset, and from 1930 until his retirement, he was very much in demand for bucolic comedy roles. In 1937 he became a regular on Jack Benny's radio program, his howl of "Hiya, Buck!" becoming a national catchphrase. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, he was a popular comedy sidekick in the western films of Roy Rogers. Later film assignments included his atypical performance as a corrupt Kansas City cop in Jack Webb's Pete Kelly's Blues (1955). Most baby boomers retain fond memories of Devine's TV appearances as Jingles Jones on the long-running western series Wild Bill Hickock, and as host of the Saturday morning kid's program Andy's Gang. In his later years, Devine cut down his performing activities, preferring to stay on his Van Nuys (California) ranch with his wife and children. Made a very wealthy man thanks to real estate investments, Andy Devine abandoned moviemaking in 1970, resurfacing only to provide voices for a brace of Disney cartoon features; he remained active in civic and charitable affairs, at one juncture serving as honorary mayor of Van Nuys.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Big Game Pop Andrews 2013
No Score Yet You're a Sweetheart Actor 2013
No Score Yet Men With Wings Actor 2012
78% My Son the Fanatic Comedian 1999
No Score Yet The Mouse and His Child Frog 1977
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Priest in dog pound 1976
No Score Yet A Whale of a Tale Actor 1976
54% Robin Hood Friar Tuck 1973
No Score Yet The Great American West of John Ford Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Actor 1970
29% Myra Breckinridge Coyote Bill 1970
No Score Yet Smoke Mr. Stone 1970
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Ballad of Josie Tatum 1967
No Score Yet Zebra in the Kitchen Branch Hawksbill 1965
73% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Sheriff Mason 1963
90% How the West Was Won Cpl. Peterson 1963
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Link Appleyard 1962
No Score Yet Two Rode Together Sgt. Darius P. Posey 1961
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mr. Carmody 1960
71% Around the World in 80 Days First Mate 1956
No Score Yet Pete Kelly's Blues George Tenell 1955
No Score Yet Just Kid Stuff, Part 2 Actor 1955
No Score Yet Thunder Pass Injun 1954
No Score Yet Island in the Sky Moon 1953
No Score Yet Montana Belle Pete Bivins 1952
83% The Red Badge of Courage Fat Soldier 1951
No Score Yet New Mexico Sgt. Garrity 1951
No Score Yet Slaughter Trail Sgt. McIntosh 1951
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment Orvie 1950
No Score Yet Just Kid Stuff, Part 3 Actor 1950
No Score Yet The Far Frontier Judge Cookie Bullflacher 1948
No Score Yet Grand Canyon Trail Cookie Bullfincher 1948
No Score Yet Night Time in Nevada Cookie Bullfincher 1948
No Score Yet Eyes of Texas Cookie Bullfincher 1948
No Score Yet Corvette K-225 Walsh 1948
No Score Yet Under California Stars Cookie Bullfincher/Alf Bullfincher 1948
No Score Yet Gay Ranchero Cookie Bullfincher 1948
No Score Yet On the Old Spanish Trail Cookie Bullfincher 1947
No Score Yet Springtime in the Sierras Cookie Bullfincher 1947
No Score Yet Bells of San Angelo Cookie 1947
100% Canyon Passage Ben Dance 1946
No Score Yet Frontier Gal Big Ben 1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street Joe Costello 1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Abdullah 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Himself 1944
No Score Yet Crazy House Cameo appearance 1943
No Score Yet Danger in the Pacific Andy Parker 1942
No Score Yet Stick to Your Guns Actor 1941
No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota Spearfish 1941
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans First Sailor 1941
No Score Yet Black Diamonds Tolliver Higgenbotham 1940
No Score Yet Buck Benny Rides Again Andy 1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone Wally 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Ozark 1940
No Score Yet Danger on Wheels 'Guppy' Wexel 1940
No Score Yet Never Say Die Henry Munch 1939
100% Stagecoach Buck Rickabaugh 1939
No Score Yet Double or Nothing Half Pint 1937
No Score Yet The Road Back Willy 1937
100% A Star Is Born Danny McGuire 1937
67% In Old Chicago Pickle Bixby 1937
75% Romeo and Juliet Peter 1936
No Score Yet Yellowstone Pay-Day 1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town) George 1936
No Score Yet Fighting Youth Cy Kipp 1935
No Score Yet Way Down East Hi Holler 1935
No Score Yet Wake Up and Dream Egghead 1934
No Score Yet Million Dollar Ransom Careful 1934
No Score Yet Gift of Gab McDougal 1934
No Score Yet Stingaree Howie 1934
No Score Yet Upper World Oscar the Chauffeur 1934
No Score Yet The President Vanishes Val Orcott 1934
87% The Black Cat Actor 1934
No Score Yet Chance at Heaven Al 1933
No Score Yet Doctor Bull Larry Ward 1933
No Score Yet The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble Andy Anderson 1933
No Score Yet Midnight Mary Sam Travers 1933
No Score Yet Man Wanted Actor 1932
No Score Yet Destry Rides Again Stage Passenger 1932
No Score Yet Impatient Maiden Clarence Howe 1932
No Score Yet Law and Order Johnny Kinsman 1932
No Score Yet Tom Brown of Culver Mac the Call Boy 1932
No Score Yet The Spirit of Notre Dame (Vigour of Youth) Truck McCall 1931
No Score Yet The Criminal Code Cluck 1931
78% Lonesome Actor 1928

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Jed
  • 1969
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Roscoe
  • 1968
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Somerset Frisby
  • 1962
  • 1960

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