Bob Sweeney

Bob Sweeney

Highest Rated: 86% The Last Hurrah (1958)

Lowest Rated: 83% Marnie (1964)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1918

Birthplace: Not Available

Veteran TV, film and radio actor turned successful TV director and producer. Sweeney's entertainment career began in the waning days of the golden age of radio, first as an announcer and then as half of a popular comedy team. He moved on to the infant medium of TV where he made a niche for himself as a supporting player on several early sitcoms. Sweeney co-starred with Gale Gordon (later of "The Lucy Show") in a short-lived sitcom before landing what must have seemed like a plum role at the time: Fibber McGee on the NBC TV version of "Fibber McGee and Molly," the immensely popular radio sitcom. However the show failed and Sweeney shifted most of his attention to TV directing. As an actor, Sweeney is best known to film audiences as the smugly earnest undertaker in John Ford's "The Last Hurrah" (1958) and as Cousin Bob in Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie" (1964).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 54% Murder 101 Tilden Crane (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 44% Born to Ride Gus (Character) $17.7K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium Director - 1987
No Score Yet 70% Return to Mayberry Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spencer's Pilots Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0: The 90-Second War Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bristle Face Director - 1964
83% 73% Marnie Cousin Bob (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 55% Moon Pilot Sen. Henry McGuire (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 67% Toby Tyler Harry Tupper (Character) - 1960
86% 82% The Last Hurrah Johnny Degnan (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Scoutmaster Mr. Hackett (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% South Sea Woman Defense Lt. Miller (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% It Grows on Trees McGuire (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Director 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Director 1987
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Director 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Director 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Precinct Director 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Director 1985 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Director 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Director 1984 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Director 1982-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Director 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney Presents Mr. Harker (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Director 1970 1966-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Director 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Director 1960-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Oliver Munsey (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shower of Stars Bob Cratchit (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Joe Perkins (Guest Star) 1952

QUOTES FROM Bob Sweeney CHARACTERS

Mr. Harker says: We do our part to keep the wheels of democracy rolling; warriors unsung, unknown, misunderstood.

Prof. Ned Brainard says: If need be I imagine you'd put your own mother in jail.

Prof. Ned Brainard says: If need be, I imagine you'd put your own mother in jail.

Mr. Harker says: Funny you should mention that about Mom. A little matter of some unreported income from jams and jellies, hehe. We nailed her dead to rights!

Mr. Harker says: Funny you should mention that about Mom. A little matter of some unreported income from jams and jellies. We nailed her dead to rights!