Carleton Carpenter

Carleton Carpenter

Highest Rated: 100% Summer Stock (1950)

Lowest Rated: 60% Lost Boundaries (1949)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1926

Birthplace: Bennington, Vermont, USA

A gangling song-and-dance man with extensive TV and stage credits, Carpenter also made his brief mark in a handful of MGM musicals which embodied the small-town vision of the USA so prevalent in the 1950s. Thin as a rail and standing 6'3," Carpenter possessed a handsomely boyish face and loads of eager-beaver energy to match, all honed during a childhood spent as a performer. He was singing and dancing at age four and, by the time he was nine, was performing as a child magician in traveling carnivals. Carpenter served briefly with the Navy Seabees in WWII and made it to Broadway in his late teens in "Bright Boy" (1944). After making his feature debut in the sincere, low-budget, independently made film about a light-skinned African-American family passing for white, "Lost Boundaries" (1949), he was signed by MGM.

Highest rated movies

Vengeance Valley
Summer Stock
The Prowler
Lost Boundaries




67% 49% The Prowler 1945 M.C (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 28% Up Periscope Lt. Phil Carney (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 28% Take the High Ground Merton "Tex" Tolliver (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon Harley "Tumbleweeds" Williams (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fearless Fagan Pvt. Floyd Hilston (Character) - 1952
100% 22% Vengeance Valley Hewie (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whistle at Eaton Falls Eddie Talbot (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 78% Two Weeks With Love Billy Finlay (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 79% Three Little Words Dan Healy (Character) - 1950
100% 83% Summer Stock Artie (Character) - 1950
60% 36% Lost Boundaries Andy (Character) - 1949


No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Peter Brent (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet 100% Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Jerry Kelso (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Artie (Character) 1955