Clem Bevans

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated: 67% Boy Meets Girl (1938)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
The screen's premiere "Old Codger," American actor Clem Bevans didn't make his movie debut until he was 55 years old. His acting career was launched in 1900 with a vaudeville boy-girl act costarring Grace Emmett. Bevans moved on to burlesque, stock shows, Broadway and light opera. In 1935, Bevans first stepped before the movie cameras as Doc Wiggins in Way Down East. It was the first of many toothless, stubble-chinned geezers that Bevans would portray for the next 27 years. On occasion, producers and directors would use Bevans' established screen persona to throw the audience off the track. In Happy Go Lucky (1942), he unexpectedly shows up as a voyeuristic millionaire with a fondness for female knees; in Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942), he is a likeable old desert rat who turns out to be a Nazi spy! Clem Bevans continued playing farmers, hillbillies, and "town's oldest citizen" roles into the early 1960s. The octogenarian actor could be seen in a 1962 episode of Twilight Zone ("Hocus Pocus and Frisby") looking and sounding just the same as he had way back in 1935.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Cap'n Cobb 1956
No Score Yet The Kentuckian Pilot 1955
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men Tod Grinnel 1955
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Jim Martin 1953
No Score Yet Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill Sam "Bigmouth" Smedley 1953
No Score Yet Hangman's Knot Plunkett 1952
No Score Yet Man in the Saddle Pay Lankershim 1951
No Score Yet Gold Raiders Doc 1951
No Score Yet Silver City Bonanza Townsman 1951
85% Harvey Herman 1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge Roogle 1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Hawley as an Old Timer 1949
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo Pop Lint 1949
No Score Yet Big Jack Saltlick Joe 1949
No Score Yet Rim of the Canyon Loco John 1949
91% Portrait of Jennie Capt. Caleb Cobb 1948
100% The Paleface Hank Billings 1948
No Score Yet Loaded Pistols Jim Hedge 1948
100% Moonrise Jake 1948
No Score Yet Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven Capt. Bjorn 1948
No Score Yet Yankee Fakir Shaggy Hartley 1947
100% The Yearling Pa Forrester 1946
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle Card Game Spectator 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Buffalo Burns 1944
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels) Bridge Tender 1943
80% The Human Comedy Henderson 1943
No Score Yet Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die Tadpole 1942
93% This Gun for Hire Scissor Grinder 1942
83% Saboteur Neilson 1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds Store-Teeth Morrison 1942
85% Sergeant York Zeke 1941
No Score Yet The Captain is a Lady Samuel Darby 1940
89% Go West Official 1940
No Score Yet Half a Sinner Snuffy 1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison Mr. Waddell 1940
80% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Ben Mattling 1940
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Chuckawalla 1940
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Mr. Quill 1939
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget) Sheriff 1939
100% Dodge City Charlie, the Barber 1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight Jimmy Barzek 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal Ticket Taker 1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid Postman 1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld Villager 1939
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed Actor 1938
67% Boy Meets Girl Actor 1938
No Score Yet Young Fugitives Benjie 1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts Elder Massey 1938
No Score Yet Idol of the Crowds Andy Moore 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Panhandler 1937
No Score Yet Riding on Air The Sheriff 1937
90% Come and Get It Gunner Gallagher 1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range Gila Bend 1936
No Score Yet Way Down East Doc Wiggin 1935

TV

CREDIT
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Old Man
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Jeb
  • 1961
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Old Man
  • 1959
  • 1958

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