Dan Duryea

Dan Duryea

Highest Rated: 100% Ball of Fire (1941)

Lowest Rated: 50% Night Passage (1957)

Birthday: Jan 23, 1907

Birthplace: White Plains, New York, USA

One of the best known and most effective movie villains of the postwar years, actor Dan Duryea specialized in truly unpleasant figures who lacked even a shred of moral decency in such popular screen efforts as "Ball of Fire" (1941), "Along Came Jones" (1945), "Winchester '73" (1950) and classic noir like "Criss Cross" (1949). A rare screen heel that could charm audiences despite his criminal acts, Duryea enlivened both minor and major features for over a decade, which later boosted him from character player to leading man in the late 1940s and early 1950s, with occasional forays into heroic roles, most notably in "Black Angel" (1946) and on the television series "China Smith" (syndicated, 1952-56). In the late 1950s, Duryea returned to character parts, playing more even-tempered if still deeply flawed men in "The Burglar" (1957) and "The Flight of the Phoenix" (1965) for Robert Aldrich, who cast Duryea in several of his feature efforts. Television became his primary outlet in the 1960s, where he essayed memorable turns on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964), among countless other shows, while lending his Hollywood pedigree to low-budget efforts for international film producers. A versatile character actor for over 20 years, Dan Duryea proved that, at least in the film business, bad guys sometimes finished first.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winchester '73 Bart McAdam (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Golden Dragons Dragon 1 (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 20% Bamboo Saucer Hank Peters (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger on the Run O.E. Hotchkiss (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 32% The Hills Run Red Col. Winny Getz (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Phantom Hill Joseph Henry "Joe" Barlow (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bounty Killer Willie Duggan (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taggart Jay Jason (Character) - 1965
86% 81% The Flight of the Phoenix Standish (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do You Know This Voice? John Hopta (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Rides Tall Bart Thorne (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walk a Tightrope Carl Lutcher (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 60% Six Black Horses Frank Jesse (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Platinum High School Maj. Redfern Kelly (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunfight at Sandoval Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kathy O' Harry Johnson (Character) - 1958
50% 55% Night Passage Whitey Harbin (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 19% Battle Hymn Sgt. Herman (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 64% The Burglar Nat Harbin (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 60% Slaughter on Tenth Avenue John Jacob Masters (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoke Jumpers Cliff Mason (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 50% Storm Fear Fred (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxfire Hugh Slater (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marauders Avery (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% Ride Clear of Diablo Whitey Kincade (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror Street Major Bill Rogers (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Silver Lode Ned McCarty (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rails Into Laramie Jim Shanessy (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 44% World for Ransom Mike Callahan/Corrigan (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is My Love Murray Myer (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky Commando Col. Ed Wyatt (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet 36 Hours Unknown (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 62% Thunder Bay Johnny Gambi (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma Al Jennings (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Calling William R. Cannon (Character) - 1951
100% 86% Winchester '73 Waco Johnnie Dean (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 29% One Way Street John Wheeler (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 73% The Underworld Story Mike Reese (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 63% Too Late for Tears Danny Fuller (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Stool Pigeon Johnny Evans (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Bait Danny Fuller (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 40% Manhandled Karl Benson (Character) - 1949
92% 80% Criss Cross Slim Dundee (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet River Lady Beauvais (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Bart Charles E. Boles/Black Bart (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest Oscar Hubbard (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 0% Larceny Silky Randall (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 60% Black Angel Martin Blair (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Tie and Tails Charles Dumont (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 49% Along Came Jones Monte Jarrad (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 82% The Valley of Decision William Scott Jr. (Character) - 1945
100% 87% Scarlet Street Johnny Prince (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 35% The Great Flamarion Al Wallace (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Main Street After Dark Posey Dibson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Frisco Jim Benson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 76% Mrs. Parkington Jack Stilham (Character) - 1944
88% 75% Ministry of Fear Cost/Travers (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 53% None but the Lonely Heart Lew Tate (Character) - 1944
88% 84% The Woman in the Window Heidt/Tim, the Doorman (Character) - 1944
100% 86% Sahara Jimmy Doyle (Character) - 1943
93% 89% The Pride of the Yankees Hank Hanneman (Character) - 1942
100% 90% Ball of Fire Duke Pastrami (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 80% The Little Foxes Leo Hubbard (Character) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Eddie Jacks (Character) 1964-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1962 1957-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1963 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Ben Sanford (Guest Star) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1961 1958
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Al Denton (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Mark Johnson (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955

QUOTES FROM Dan Duryea CHARACTERS

Nat Harbin says: It's hot out there. Boiling hot!