Ben Welden

Ben Welden

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Fighting Seabees (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% A Song Is Born (1948)
  • Birthday: Jun 12, 1901
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • As a youth, Ben Welden was trained to be a concert violinist. He chose instead a stage career, heading to London rather than New York to realize his goal. During the early '30s, the bald, barracuda-faced Welden was a valuable British movie commodity, playing American gangster types in such films as The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1937). He returned to the U.S. in 1937, where he appeared in picture after picture at Warner Bros., playing vicious thugs and "torpedoes" in several gritty urban efforts, among them Marked Woman (1937), City for Conquest (1940), and The Big Sleep (1946). Welden's work in such two-reelers as Columbia's The Awful Sleuth (1951) and Three Dark Horses (1952), and such sitcoms as The Abbott and Costello Show, revealed a flair for broad comedy that the actor would carry over into his many Runyon-esque bad-guy assignments on the Superman TV series. Gradually retiring from acting in the mid-'60s, Ben Welden (in real life a gentle, likeable man) maintained his comfortable living standard by operating a successful California candy popcorn business.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Hollywood or Bust Boss 1956
No Score Yet Hidden Guns Peabody 1956
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki Shorty Bates 1955
No Score Yet Killers from Space Pilot 1954
No Score Yet Thunder Bay Fisherman 1953
No Score Yet Night Stage to Galveston Arresting Patrolman 1952
No Score Yet The Lemon Drop Kid Singin' Solly 1951
No Score Yet Buccaneer's Girl Tom 1950
No Score Yet Riders in the Sky Dave 1949
No Score Yet Sorrowful Jones Big Steve's Bodyguard 1949
60% Impact Moving van helper 1949
50% A Song Is Born Monte 1948
No Score Yet Smart Girls Don't Talk Nelson Clark 1948
No Score Yet Lady at Midnight Willie Gold 1948
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West Porgy 1948
No Score Yet Trapped by Boston Blackie Louis 1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Stewart 1948
No Score Yet Heading for Heaven Sam 1947
No Score Yet Killer Dill Moroni 1947
No Score Yet Fiesta Cop 1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor Porter 1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love Jack Atlas 1947
No Score Yet The Pretender Mickie 1947
97% The Big Sleep Pete 1946
No Score Yet The Last Crooked Mile Haynes 1946
No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder Shaggsy 1946
No Score Yet It's in the Bag Monte 1945
No Score Yet The Missing Corpse Jon Clary 1945
100% The Fighting Seabees Yump Lumkin 1944
No Score Yet Maisie Gets Her Man Percy Podd 1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action Chief Quartermaster Rankin 1942
No Score Yet Dangerously They Live Eddie 1941
100% All Through the Night Smitty 1941
No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough Moxie Karper 1941
No Score Yet Out of the Fog Boss 1941
No Score Yet Men of Boys Town Superintendent 1941
No Score Yet Knockout Pelky 1941
No Score Yet Manpower Al Hurst 1941
No Score Yet Knockout Pelky 1941
80% City for Conquest Cobb 1940
No Score Yet South of Pago Pago Grimes 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Driver 1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade Agent 1939
No Score Yet The Star Maker Joe Gimlick 1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square Toby 1939
No Score Yet Boys' Reformatory Mike Hearn 1939
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Stemmy 1939
No Score Yet The Night Hawk Otto Miller 1938
No Score Yet The Saint in New York Papinoff 1938
No Score Yet Mystery House Gerald Frawley 1938
No Score Yet Prison Nurse Gaffney 1938
No Score Yet Little Miss Broadway Taxi Driver 1938
No Score Yet Happy Landing Rink Manager 1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Bottles Bailey 1937
No Score Yet The Great Garrick Blacksmith 1937
No Score Yet Love Is on the Air Nicey Carter 1937
No Score Yet That Certain Woman Harry Aqueilli 1937
No Score Yet Varsity Show Hammer 1937
No Score Yet Another Dawn Victor Romkoff 1937
No Score Yet Kid Galahad Buzz Barett 1937
No Score Yet The King and the Chorus Girl Waiter 1937
No Score Yet Maytime Student 1937
100% Marked Woman Charley Delaney 1937
No Score Yet Love and Hisses Bugsy 1937
No Score Yet Back in Circulation Sam Sherman 1937
No Score Yet Phantom Ship Boas Hoffman 1936
No Score Yet The Avenging Hand Slug Clarke 1936
No Score Yet Murder on the Set Freshman 1936
No Score Yet The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes Ted Baldwin 1935
No Score Yet The Black Abbot Charlie Marsh 1934
No Score Yet Search For Danger Actor
No Score Yet His Lordship Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

93% Batman
1966-1968
Foo Yung
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Leftover Louie Lyman Carni Hank Jody Malone Henchman Nosey Curly Lefty
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955
  • 1953
  • 1952
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Thief
  • 1951

QUOTES FROM Ben Welden CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.