Arthur O'Connell

Arthur O'Connell

Highest Rated: 100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Lowest Rated: 44% Picnic (1955)

Birthday: Mar 29, 1908

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Citybred actor Arthur O'Connell had the corn-fed look of a born and bred farm boy. His looks and good-natured demeanor garnered him a stage debut in the '30s with the acclaimed Mercury Theatre, founded by Orson Welles. His work there led to a bit part in Welles's drama "Citizen Kane" in 1941. Despite a number of small roles, O'Connell grew frustrated with film, and returned to theater, appearing on Broadway as Polonius in "Hamlet." In 1953, his performance as Howard Bevans in "Picnic" earned him attention from theater-goers and Hollywood alike. In 1955, he reprised his role in the film adaptation, and earned his first Oscar nomination. His second would come five years later for his work in Otto Preminger's legal drama "Anatomy of a Murder." With his acclaimed status, O'Connell had more opportunities, and could be selective about the roles he'd take. By the '70s, O'Connell had become a popular guest star on television. However, the progression of Alzheimer's caused him to take on less and less work. By the time of his death at age 73, he was only appearing in the occasional commercial. Having appeared in over 130 films and television shows, O'Connell left behind a legacy few could surpass.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 87% The Hiding Place Casper ten Boom, "Papa" (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shootout in a One-Dog Town Henry Gills (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 24% Huckleberry Finn Col. Grangerford (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 29% They Only Kill Their Masters Ernie (Character) - 1972
80% 76% The Poseidon Adventure Chaplain John (Character) - 1972
67% 38% Ben Billy Hatfield (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Taste of Evil John (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Mr. Kruft (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 78% The Last Valley Hoffman (Character) - 1970
80% 73% There Was a Crooked Man Mr. Lomax (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven in Darkness Larry Wise (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 42% The Power Professor Henry Hallson (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet If He Hollers, Let Him Go Prosecutor (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 55% The Reluctant Astronaut Buck Fleming (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Covenant With Death Judge Hockstadter (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 51% The Silencers Joe Wigman (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Birds Do It Prof. Wald (Character) - 1966
91% 67% Fantastic Voyage Colonel Donald Reid (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 42% The Monkey's Uncle Darius Green III (Character) - 1965
74% 83% The Great Race Henry Goodbody (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 25% The Third Day Dr. Wheeler (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 45% Kissin' Cousins Pappy Tatum (Character) - 1964
83% 78% 7 Faces of Dr. Lao Clint Stark (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 56% Your Cheatin' Heart Fred Rose (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 64% Follow That Dream Pop Kwimper (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 63% Misty Grandpa Beebe (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Thunder of Drums Sgt. Karl Rodermill (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 85% The Great Impostor Warden J.B. Chandler (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron Tom Wyatt (Character) - 1960
81% 81% Operation Petticoat Chief Mechinist's Mate Sam Tostin (Character) - 1959
100% 90% Anatomy of a Murder Parnell Emmett McCarthy (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hound-Dog Man Aaron McKinney (Character) - 1959
50% 86% Gidget Russell Lawrence (Character) - 1959
93% 77% Man of the West Sam Beasley (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice in the Mirror William R. "Bill" Tobin (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 40% April Love Jed Bruce (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 29% The Monte Carlo Story Mr. Homer Hinkley (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 37% Operation Mad Ball Col. Rousch (Character) - 1957
75% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Gordon Walker (Character) - 1956
79% 62% Bus Stop Virgil Blessing (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% The Proud Ones Jim Dexter (Character) - 1956
100% 67% The Solid Gold Cadillac Mark Jenkins (Character) - 1956
44% 54% Picnic Howard Bevans (Character) $24K 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Jungle Simmons (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet 'Taint Legal Book Salesman (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 12% Two Girls on Broadway Reporter at Wedding (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in the Night Lefty (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaft Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam's Rib Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Judge Matt Garvey (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Second Hundred Years Edwin Carpenter (Character) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Luther Jennings (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Samuel Cole (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Conners (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1950

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