Burt Mustin

Highest Rated: 100% Cat Ballou (1965)
Lowest Rated: 11% Raintree County (1957)
Birthday: Feb 8, 1884
Birthplace: Not Available
Life literally began at 60 for American actor Burt Mustin, who didn't enter show business until that age and didn't make his film debut until Detective Story (1951), at which time he was 68. After a decade of uncredited movie roles as hillbilly patriarchs and Town's Oldest Citizens, Mustin began getting name recognition for numerous TV appearances in the late '50s and early '60s. The actor was a particular favorite of producer/actor Jack Webb, who cast Mustin several times on Dragnet; in one episode Burt was an octogenarian burglar, and in another was a retired detective who solved a murder case - and chewed out a young cop for not knowing the proper way to take fingerprints! Situation comedy producers made good use of Burt Mustin as well, and he was featured in innumerable cameos on such programs as The Dick Van Dyke Show, Get Smart and The Jack Benny Program, usually stealing most of the laughs from the stars. Mustin had regular TV roles as eccentric neighbor Finley on Date with the Angels, Gus the Fireman on Leave It to Beaver, barber shop patron Jud Crowley on The Andy Griffith Show, the amorous senior-citizen husband of Queenie Smith on The Funny Side, and nursing-home refugee Justin Quigley on All in the Family. Mustin got the biggest press coverage of his career when, in character as Arthur Lanson, he married Mother Dexter - played by 82-year-old Judith Lowry - on the December 13, 1976 episode of Phyllis. It was a hilarious and, in retrospect, poignant moment in TV history: Judith Lowry had died a few days before the program was aired, and Burt Mustin, who was too ill to watch the show, passed away six weeks later.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Baker's Hawk General 1987
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World Regent Appleby 1975
29% Mame Uncle Jeff 1974
No Score Yet Miracle on 34th Street Roy 1973
No Score Yet Skin Game Actor 1971
No Score Yet Hail, Hero! Old Man #2 1969
No Score Yet The Witchmaker Boatman 1969
No Score Yet Speedway Actor 1968
No Score Yet Tiger by the Tail Tom Dugger 1968
43% The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Townsman (uncredited) 1967
No Score Yet The Reluctant Astronaut Ned 1967
67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Mr. Deligondo 1966
85% The Cincinnati Kid Old Man 1965
100% Cat Ballou Accuser 1965
60% Sex and the Single Girl Harvey 1964
79% The Killers Elderly Man 1964
29% What a Way to Go! Crawleyville Lawyer 1964
No Score Yet The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Bailiff 1964
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor Court Clerk 1963
86% The Thrill of It All Butler 1963
86% Son of Flubber 1st Bailiff 1963
100% Home from the Hill Gas Station Attendant 1960
100% The Big Country Actor 1958
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Milton Evans 1958
11% Raintree County Granpa Peters 1957
No Score Yet These Wilder Years Old Man 1956
No Score Yet Storm Center Carl 1956
83% The Desperate Hours Actor 1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode Spectator 1954
100% Executive Suite Sam Teal 1954
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No Amos 1954
No Score Yet Cattle Queen of Montana Dan 1954
No Score Yet The Moonlighter Turnkey (uncredited) 1953
No Score Yet Vicki Bellboy 1953
No Score Yet One Girl's Confession Gardener 1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets Swith 1953
No Score Yet The Silver Whip Uncle Ben 1953
100% The Lusty Men Jeremiah 1952
No Score Yet Talk About a Stranger Mr. McEley 1952
No Score Yet The Sellout Elk M. Ludens 1952
70% Detective Story Janitor 1951


No Score Yet All in the Family
Guard Justin Quigley
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1971
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
  • 1973
77% The Brady Bunch
  • 1973
No Score Yet Bewitched
Mailman Old Man Old Man of the Mountain
  • 1971
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Uncle Finney
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Monkees
Melvin's Butler Kimba
  • 1967
93% Batman
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
Old Codger Mashburn Old Man Jake Smith
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Sam Benson Crowley Jud Fletcher Old Geezer Jud Judd Judd Crowley Jubal
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
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  • 1961
No Score Yet The Fugitive
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
Humphrey Humphrey the Chauffeur
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • 1963
80% The Twilight Zone
Burt Carlson
  • 1962
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1957
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • 1961
No Score Yet Maverick
  • 1958
  • 1957


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