Dayton Lummis

Highest Rated: 100% Compulsion (1959)
Lowest Rated: 57% Ruby Gentry (1952)
Birthday: Aug 8, 1903
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor Dayton Lummis was born in New York, but studied theatre in Los Angeles at the Martha Oatman School. His first professional engagement, at age 24, was with the Russell Stock Company, of Redlands, California; Lummis remained a regional actor until his Broadway bow in 1943. One of those actors whose face everyone remembers but whose name everyone forgets (one of his few billed roles was in Hitchcock's The Wrong Man [1956]), Lummis worked steadily if not prominently in films, most often in authoritative roles as aristocrats or politicians. The actor was better served by television, where he appeared in over 400 programs. Dayton Lummis was fairly anonymous when in modern dress, but came to life whenever decked out in a powdered wig or 19th century waistcoat; his adeptness at period roles made him indispensible during TV's western boom of the late '50s, and in fact Lummis had a regular costarring role as Marshal Andy Morrison on the 1959 oater Law of the Plainsman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast Count Roderick 1962
No Score Yet Jack the Giant Killer King Mark 1962
96% Spartacus Symmachus 1960
97% Elmer Gantry Eddington, Publisher 1960
No Score Yet The Music Box Kid Father Gorman 1960
100% Compulsion Doctor 1959
No Score Yet Monkey on My Back McAvoy 1957
91% The Wrong Man Judge Groat 1956
No Score Yet The First Texan Austin 1956
No Score Yet A Day of Fury Actor 1956
No Score Yet Over-Exposed Horace Sutherland 1956
No Score Yet The Spoilers Wheaton 1955
No Score Yet The Prodigal Caleb 1955
No Score Yet Prince Of Players English Doctor 1955
80% The Cobweb Actor 1955
100% The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Gen. Douglas MacArthur 1955
92% The Caine Mutiny Uncle Lloyd 1954
80% Demetrius and the Gladiators Magistrate 1954
No Score Yet Loophole Mr. Starling 1954
88% The Glenn Miller Story Col. Spaulding 1953
95% Julius Caesar Messala 1953
No Score Yet The President's Lady Dr. May 1953
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Sanford 1953
100% All I Desire Col. Underwood 1953
83% How to Marry a Millionaire Justice 1953
No Score Yet Man in the Dark (The Man Who Lived Twice) Dr. Marston 1953
No Score Yet The Golden Blade Munkar 1953
57% Ruby Gentry Actor 1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables Defense 1952

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Mr. Holmby
  • 1975
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Judge O'Hara Atty. Hiram Wood Col. Metcalfe Col. Abel Chapin
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Sergeant Charles Blanchard Ackley
  • 1958
  • 1956
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Bill Sherman Mel Eaton Bill Parker
  • 1955
  • 1954
  • 1953

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