Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Highest Rated: 100% Shenandoah (1965)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 2, 1917

Birthplace: Fairview, Missouri, USA

Dabbs Greer had a screen career that spanned seven decades and brought him into the homes of millions of Americans. Though he worked prolifically throughout his career, he may be best remembered for his role as Reverend Alden in the classic "Little House on the Prairie" in the 1970s and '80s. After attending college in the Midwest, Greer moved to Pasadena where he quickly found work as an extra, and later landed a role on the 1950s show "Adventures of Superman." Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Greer appeared on dozens of television programs and in many films. In TV he mostly landed one-off appearances, but did recurring work on the drama anthology series "The Loretta Young Show" and the college-set sitcom, "Hank." He is also remembered for playing Mr. Jonas on the popular western series "Gunsmoke." His role on "Little House" lasted from 1974 to 1983 and his familiar face continued to pop up for two more decades, notably as Rev. Henry Novotny on "Picket Fences." Greer retired in 2003, after appearing in more than 290 film and television productions, the last of which was the popular children's show "Lizzie McGuire." Greer died of a kidney and heart ailment in 2007. He was 90 years old.

Highest rated movies

Shenandoah
House of Wax
The Spirit of St. Louis
The Green Mile
White Lightning It! The Terror From Beyond Space
Roustabout
Two Moon Junction

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 94% The Green Mile Old Paul Edgecomb (Character) $136.8M 1999
No Score Yet 22% Runaway Daughters Gary (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet House IV Dad (Character) - 1992
0% 49% Two Moon Junction Kyle (Character) $1.5M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House: The Last Farewell Rev. Robert Alden (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House: Look Back to Yesterday Rev. Robert Alden (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Wally (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% Green Eyes Mr. Cousins (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Gift Deacon Hurd (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet God Bless Dr. Shagetz Lyle Phelps (Character) - 1974
75% 62% White Lightning Pa McKlusky (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 44% Rage Dr. Thompson (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 68% The Cheyenne Social Club Jedediah W. Willowby (Character) - 1970
100% 79% Shenandoah Abernathy (Character) - 1965
56% 56% Roustabout Arthur Nielsen (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 44% Cash McCall Bronson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 58% Edge of Eternity Gas Station Attendant (Character) - 1959
69% 45% It! The Terror From Beyond Space Eric Royce (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 48% My Man Godfrey Lieutenant O'Connor (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 26% The Vampire Dr. Will Beaumont (Character) - 1957
86% 75% The Spirit of St. Louis Goldsborough (uncredited) (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark of the Vampire Dr. Will Beaumont (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pawnee John Brewster (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Cars Detective Davenport (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 39% D-Day, the Sixth of June Cpl. Atkinson (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxfire Bus Driver (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 17% The McConnell Story Pilot Instructor (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bitter Creek Sheriff (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 54% Living It Up Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperado U.S. Marshal Jim Langley (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a Hero George Payson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Scoutmaster Fireman (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 62% Trouble Along the Way Father Peterson (Character) - 1953
93% 72% House of Wax Sgt. Jim Shane (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 42% Affair With a Stranger Happy Murray (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 81% Try and Get Me Unknown (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
88% No Score Yet Maybe It's Me Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
70% No Score Yet George & Leo Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Jillian Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
76% 72% Roseanne Joe (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 0% Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Rev. Robert Alden (Character) 1974-1983
No Score Yet 100% Greatest American Hero Supervisor (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Watchman (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Walt Fox (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Jonas Finch (Guest Star) 1956-1964 1966 1968 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Store Owner (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963 1966-1967 1969-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Stilts (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
78% 0% The Brady Bunch Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mr. Coombs (Guest Star) 1967-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Policeman (Guest Star) 1965 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Jensen (Guest Star) 1963 1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Hal Kirkwood (Guest Star) 1958 1960-1961 1963-1966
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Mr. Brumley (Guest Star) 1962 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Joe Baker (Guest Star) 1954 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1965
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Naylor (Guest Star) 1961-1962 1964-1965
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Scanlan (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Samuel Clemens (Guest Star) 1960 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1957 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Will (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Amboy (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Roy Stanton (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Ethan Phelps (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet 100% Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1952-1953 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burns and Allen Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Marshal Crawford (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Dentist (Character) 1955
No Score Yet 100% Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1952