Byron Foulger

Byron Foulger

  • Highest Rated: 100% They Live by Night (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 63% Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
  • Birthday: Aug 27, 1899
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • In the 1959 Twilight Zone episode "Walking Distance," Gig Young comments that he thinks he's seen drugstore counterman Byron Foulger before. "I've got that kind of face" was the counterman's reply. Indeed, Foulger's mustachioed, bespectacled, tremble-chinned, moon-shaped countenance was one of the most familiar faces ever to grace the screen. A graduate of the University of Utah, Foulger developed a taste for performing in community theatre, making his Broadway debut in the '20s. Foulger then toured with Moroni Olsen's stock company, which led him to the famed Pasadena Playhouse as both actor and director. In films from 1936, Foulger usually played whining milksops, weak-willed sycophants, sanctimonious sales clerks, shifty political appointees, and the occasional unsuspected murderer. In real life, the seemingly timorous actor was not very easily cowed; according to his friend Victor Jory, Foulger once threatened to punch out Errol Flynn at a party because he thought that Flynn was flirting with his wife (Mrs. Foulger was Dorothy Adams, a prolific movie and stage character actress). Usually unbilled in "A" productions, Foulger could count on meatier roles in such "B" pictures as The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) and The Panther's Claw (1943). In the Bowery Boys' Up in Smoke (1957), Foulger is superb as a gleeful, twinkly-eyed Satan. In addition to his film work, Byron Foulger built up quite a gallery of portrayals on television; one of his final stints was the recurring role of engineer Wendell Gibbs on the popular sitcom Petticoat Junction.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Arson Inc. Thomas Peyson 2006
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Rev. Marshall 1970
78% There Was a Crooked Man Town Council Member 1970
No Score Yet The Gnome-Mobile Hotel Clerk 1967
No Score Yet Marriage on the Rocks Mr. Bruno 1965
No Score Yet Guns of Diablo Hickey 1964
86% Son of Flubber Proprietor 1963
93% Ride the High Country Abner Sampson 1962
63% Pocketful of Miracles Lloyd, the Assistant Hotel Manager 1961
No Score Yet Ma Barker's Killer Brood Dr. Guelffe 1960
No Score Yet Going Steady Mr. Potter 1958
88% The Long, Hot Summer Harris 1958
No Score Yet The Devil's Partner Papers 1958
No Score Yet The River's Edge Barry 1957
No Score Yet Dino Gas Station Attendant 1957
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady Latham 1957
No Score Yet You Can't Run Away From It Billings 1956
No Score Yet At Gunpoint (Gunpoint!) Larry, the Teller 1955
No Score Yet The Spoilers Montrose 1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat Man 1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode Prescott 1954
No Score Yet Cattle Queen of Montana Land Office Employee 1954
No Score Yet The Moonlighter Mr. Gurley (uncredited) 1953
No Score Yet The Magnetic Monster Simon 1953
No Score Yet Skirts Ahoy! Tearoom manager 1952
No Score Yet We're Not Married License Bureau Clerk 1952
No Score Yet Cripple Creek Hawkins 1952
No Score Yet Apache Country Bartlett 1952
86% The Sniper Pete Eureka 1952
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts) Doc Brint 1952
No Score Yet FBI Girl Morgue Attendant 1951
No Score Yet Home Town Story Berny Miles 1951
No Score Yet Superman and the Mole Men Jeff Reagan 1951
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley Charles D. Haven 1951
No Score Yet Dark City Motel Manager 1950
No Score Yet To Please a Lady Shoe Fitter 1950
No Score Yet The Return of Jesse James Bakin 1950
No Score Yet Champagne for Caesar Gerald 1950
No Score Yet Riding High Maitre d' 1950
No Score Yet Key to the City Custodian 1950
No Score Yet Union Station Horace 1950
No Score Yet The Girl from San Lorenzo Cal 1950
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Stefan 1949
63% Samson and Delilah Man 1949
No Score Yet The Dalton Gang Amos Boling 1949
No Score Yet Satan's Cradle (The Devil's Den) Henry Lane 1949
90% The Inspector General Burbis 1949
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo Artist 1949
78% I Shot Jesse James Room Clerk 1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little Mr. Hopkins 1948
86% He Walked by Night Avery 1948
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit Grandee 1948
No Score Yet The Return of October Jonathan 1948
78% The Three Musketeers Bonacieux 1948
100% They Live by Night Lambert 1948
No Score Yet Arch of Triumph Policeman 1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee Mr. Duncan 1948
No Score Yet Song of Love Court Officer 1947
80% Unconquered Townsman 1947
No Score Yet Bells of San Fernando Francisco Garcia, Mission Blacksmith 1947
No Score Yet The Long Night Man With Bike 1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Frohman's Secretary 1947
67% Dead Reckoning Night Attendant 1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me Mortician 1947
No Score Yet The Chinese Ring Armstrong 1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Simon Little 1946
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Servant 1946
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie Dr. Coleman 1946
No Score Yet Suspense Cab Driver 1946
92% The Postman Always Rings Twice Picnic Manager 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint J. Cornwall Travers 1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston Recording Technician 1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey Clerk in Toy Shop 1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off Jenkins 1946
No Score Yet House of Horrors Mr. Samuels 1946
No Score Yet Adventure Rico 1945
100% Scarlet Street Apartment House Manager Jones 1945
No Score Yet Cornered Night Clerk 1945
100% The Lost Weekend Shopkeeper 1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Barber 1945
No Score Yet The Cheaters (The Castaways) Process Server 1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill Usher 1945
100% Wonder Man Customer 1945
No Score Yet Adventures of Kitty O'Day (Kitty O'Day Comes Through) Roberts 1945
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Attorney 1945
No Score Yet Enemy of Women Krause 1944
No Score Yet Girl Rush Oscar 1944
87% Ministry of Fear Mr. Newby 1944
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Ned Bolton 1944
No Score Yet Casanova Brown Fletcher 1944
83% Since You Went Away Principal 1944
No Score Yet Summer Storm Clerk in Newspaper Office 1944
No Score Yet The Whistler Flophouse Clerk 1944
88% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek McGinty's Secretary 1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington Vance 1944
No Score Yet Master Key Prof. Henderson 1944
No Score Yet Dark Mountain Harvey Bates 1944
No Score Yet What a Woman! Desk Clerk 1943
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Wilkins 1943
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels) Rancher Ed Tracy (uncredited) 1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Mr. Larson 1943
No Score Yet Silver Spurs Justice of the Peace 1943
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle Watson 1943
No Score Yet First Comes Courage Norwegian Shopkeeper 1943
No Score Yet The Black Raven Horace Weatherby 1943
No Score Yet The Falcon Strikes Back Argyle 1943
85% Hangmen Also Die Bartos 1943
80% The Human Comedy Blenton 1943
No Score Yet Margin for Error Drug Store Clerk 1943
No Score Yet Adventures of a Rookie Mr. Linden 1943
No Score Yet Hoppy Serves a Writ Storekeeper Danvers 1943
97% The Palm Beach Story Jewelry salesman 1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope Man 1942
No Score Yet Miss Annie Rooney Randall 1942
No Score Yet The Panther's Claw Everett Digberry 1942
78% Reap the Wild Wind Bixby Devereaux Courier 1942
No Score Yet Wrecking Crew Mission Worker 1942
No Score Yet Man from Headquarters Hotel Manager 1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder Edmund Walpole 1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action Pharmacist's Mate `Doc' Miller 1942
No Score Yet Bedtime Story Desk Clerk-Reno 1941
No Score Yet Remember the Day Photographer 1941
No Score Yet H.M. Pulham, Esq. Curtis Cole 1941
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy Mr. Adams 1941
100% Sullivan's Travels Mr. Valdelle 1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me Delaney 1941
No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Campus Dr. Bailey 1941
No Score Yet Sis Hopkins Joe 1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster 2nd Alienist 1941
No Score Yet Meet Boston Blackie Blind man 1941
No Score Yet Ridin' on a Rainbow Matt Evans 1941
No Score Yet The Penalty Bank Manager 1941
No Score Yet She Knew All the Answers Man 1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis Orderly 1940
94% Christmas in July Mr. Jenkins 1940
100% The Great McGinty Secretary 1940
80% Edison, the Man Edwin Hall 1940
No Score Yet The Man with Nine Lives Dr. Bassett 1940
No Score Yet The Saint's Double Trouble Jewel Cutter 1940
No Score Yet Arizona Pete Kitchen 1940
No Score Yet The Secret of Dr. Kildare Attendant 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Hopper's Secretary 1939
80% The Man They Could Not Hang Lang 1939
No Score Yet Girl from Rio Wilson 1939
No Score Yet In Name Only Owen 1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live Defense Attorney 1939
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Mark Hansen 1939
No Score Yet Exile Express Serge 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Andrew Whipple 1939
No Score Yet I Am a Criminal Ed Harper 1939
No Score Yet Gangster's Boy Secretary 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Kirby's Assistant 1938
No Score Yet Delinquent Parents Mr. Ellis 1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys Gazette Owner 1938
No Score Yet Born to Be Wild Husband 1938
75% Test Pilot Designer 1938
93% The Awful Truth Secretary 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Johann 1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow Mr. Dale 1937
No Score Yet True Confession Ballistic expert 1937
No Score Yet Larceny on the Air Pete 1937
No Score Yet The Little Minister Villager at Stabbing 1934
83% The Great Moment Morton's Office Manager 1921

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Monkees
1966-1968
Groot
  • 1967
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Bush
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Harry Bosworth Clerk Fred
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Leroy
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Clerk
  • 1965
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Levertt Thomas Airport Clerk
  • 1965
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Parson Taylor Justin Flannery
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1959
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Linsmore
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Charlie
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Clerk Hotel Clerk
  • 1958
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Lost Soul
  • 1953

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