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Andy Devine

Highest Rated:   100% How the West Was Won (1963)
Lowest Rated:   29% Myra Breckinridge (1970)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
52% 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
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Sheriff Mason
1963
100% 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
74% 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
90% 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 Babes on Swing Street
  • Joe Costello
1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  • Abdullah
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Somerset Frisby
  • 1962
  • 1960

Quotes from Andy Devine's Characters