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Dan Tobin

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Big Clock (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% The Catered Affair (1956)
  • Birthday: Oct 19, 1910
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Throughout Hollywood's golden age and TV's "typecasting" era of the '50s and '60s, there would always be a demand for American actor Dan Tobin. After all, somebody had to play all those stuffed-shirt executives, snotty desk clerks, officious male secretaries, tight-fisted bankers and tuxedoed, mustachioed stiffs to whom the heroine was unhappily engaged before the hero came along. Tobin was a welcome if slightly pompous presence in such films as Woman of the Year (1941), Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer (1947) The Big Clock (1948) and The Love Bug Rides Again (1973). On television, Tobin had semiregular stints on I Married Joan, My Favorite Husband and Perry Mason, as well as innumerable guest bits on sitcoms and anthologies. Dan Tobin was also a frustrated screenwriter, at least according to scenarist George Clayton Johnson; while working together on a 1960 episode of Twilight Zone, Tobin cornered Johnson and described his concept for a fantasy script about a gambler who could read his opponent's minds -- a talent which failed when he came up against an opponent who couldn't speak English!

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

80% Herbie Rides Again Lawyer 1974
92% How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Johnson 1967
No Score Yet Who's Got the Action? Sanford 1963
No Score Yet The Last Angry Man Ben Loomer 1959
17% The Catered Affair Caterer 1956
No Score Yet Dream Wife Mr. Brown 1953
No Score Yet Queen for a Day Owen Cruger 1951
80% The Magnificent Yankee Dixon 1950
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch Jeff Trent 1948
82% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Bunny Funkhauser 1948
100% The Big Clock Ray Cordette 1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Lt. Parker 1948
No Score Yet Miss Tatlock's Millions Clifford Tatlock 1948
75% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Walters 1947
No Score Yet A Likely Story Phil Bright 1947
No Score Yet Undercurrent Prof. Herbert Bangs 1946
92% Woman of the Year Gerald 1942

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Professor Foote
  • 1974
  • 1966
  • 1963
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Dr. Jessup
  • 1973
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Blakely Mills Finch Judge
  • 1972
  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Cemetery Salesman
  • 1971
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Van Treger
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Mayor Pennypacker Saunders
  • 1967
  • 1965
93% Batman
1966-1968
Mr. Jay
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Baines
  • 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Clay Terrence Clay Dickens Terrance Clay
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Leland Ferguson
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Stubbs
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Caldwell
  • 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Bagby
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Howard Harris Lucius Benson Ralph Ferguson
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957

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