Brian Donlevy

Brian Donlevy

Highest Rated: 100% Canyon Passage (1946)

Lowest Rated: 40% Gamera (1965)

Birthday: Feb 9, 1901

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Durable Irish-American character player, often cast as a fast-talking tough guy with a heart of gold. On occasion Donlevy played a leading role, notably in Preston Sturges's directorial debut, "The Great McGinty" (1940), but he played memorable supporting parts in "Beau Geste" (1939, as the villainous sergeant), "Destry Rides Again" (1939), "The Glass Key" (1942) and "An American Romance" (1944). Second wife was actress Marjorie Lane.

Highest rated movies

Canyon Passage
The Great McGinty
Beau Geste
Destry Rides Again
The Big Combo
Barbary Coast
The Quatermass Xperiment
Kiss of Death

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 69% Pit Stop Grant Willard (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 20% Arizona Bushwhackers Mayor Joe Smith (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Golden Dragons Dragon 3 (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hostile Guns Marshal Willett (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 29% The Fat Spy George Wellington (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 23% Gammera the Invincible Gen. Terry Arnold (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waco Ace Ross (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 14% The Curse of the Fly Henri Delambre (Character) - 1965
40% 32% Gamera Unknown (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 33% How to Stuff a Wild Bikini B.D. 'Big Deal' MacPherson (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gamera the Invincible Gen. Terry Arnold (Character) - 1965
50% 72% The Errand Boy Tom "T.P." Paramutual (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in Room 13 Steve Marshall (Character) - 1961
40% 34% Never So Few Gen. Sloan (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Juke Box Rhythm George Manton (Character) - 1959
75% 55% Cowboy Doc Bender (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Red Rock Bronc Grierson (Character) - 1958
78% 60% Quatermass II Quatermass (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 29% Cry in the Night Captain Ed Bates (Character) - 1956
88% 67% The Quatermass Xperiment Prof. Bernard Quatermass (Character) - 1955
93% 80% The Big Combo Joe McClure (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Bide Marriner (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 60% The Woman They Almost Lynched Charles Quantrill (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire Sen. Bill Stephens (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Coast Guard Cmdr. McFarland (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 25% Slaughter Trail Capt. Dempster (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 36% Kansas Raiders Col. William Clarke Quantrill (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakedown Nick Palmer (Character) - 1950
67% 55% Impact Walter Williams (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucky Stiff John J. Malone (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 29% A Southern Yankee Kurt Devlynn (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 82% Command Decision Brig. Gen. Clifton I. Garnet (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Killer McCoy Jim Caighn (Character) - 1947
88% 76% Kiss of Death Assistant District Attorney Louie DeAngelo (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beginning or the End Maj. Gen. Leslie R. Groves (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trouble With Women Joe McBride (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Scheherazade Capt. Vladimir Gregorovitch (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Only Knows Duke (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 48% The Virginian Trampas (Character) - 1946
100% 65% Canyon Passage George Camrose (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Hearts Were Growing Up Tony Minnetti (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Richard Henry Dana (Character) - 1946
86% 82% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Gov. McGinty (Character) - 1944
86% 40% An American Romance Steve Dangos (Character) - 1944
86% 66% Hangmen Also Die Dr. Franticek Svoboda/Karel Vanek (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 47% The Great Man's Lady Steely Edwards (Character) - 1942
78% 70% The Glass Key Paul Madvig (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stand by for Action Lieut. Cmdr. Martin J. Roberts (Character) - 1942
88% 49% Wake Island Maj. Geoffrey Caton (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Yanks in Trinidad Vince Barrows (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Gentleman After Dark Harry "Heliotrope Harry" Melton (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare Daniel Shane (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew General Andrew Jackson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 31% Billy the Kid Jim Sherwood (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 58% Birth of the Blues Unknown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Tahiti Bob (Character) - 1941
100% 80% The Great McGinty Daniel "Dan" McGinty (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 43% Brigham Young Angus Duncan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 55% When the Daltons Rode Grat Dalton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 40% Allegheny Uprising Trader Ralph Callendar (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 66% Jesse James Barshee (Character) - 1939
83% 65% Union Pacific Sid Campeau (Character) - 1939
100% 85% Beau Geste Sgt. Markoff (Character) - 1939
96% 82% Destry Rides Again Kent (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Prison Gates Unknown (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of Broadway Chesty Webb (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpshooters Steve Mitchell (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Going to Be Rich Yankee Gordon (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crack-Up Ace Martin (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 40% This Is My Affair Batiste Duryea (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Reckless Bob 'Hurry' Kane (Character) - 1937
67% 54% In Old Chicago Gil Warren (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Taxi Charles "Chick" Gardner (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 70% High Tension Steve Reardon (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 14% Strike Me Pink Vance (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Human Cargo Packy Campbell (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half Angel Duffy Giles (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Face Broken Nose Dawson/Spencer Dutro III (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet 36 Hours to Kill Frank Evers (Character) - 1936
92% 48% Barbary Coast Knuckles Jacoby (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Modern Cinderella Charlie the Chauffeur (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason General Roger Brandon (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1953 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955