Dick Foran

Highest Rated: 100% Fort Apache (1948)
Lowest Rated: 29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Birthday: Jun 18, 1910
Birthplace: Not Available
Affable "good guy" singer/actor Dick Foran was the son of a U.S. senator. After a tentative stab at a career as a geologist, Foran achieved prominence as a band and radio singer. Billed as Nick Foran, he made his screen debut as a "Paul Revere" type in a surrealistic production number in Fox's Stand Up and Cheer (1934). Signed by Warner Bros., Foran was utilized as that studio's "answer" to Gene Autry in a series of "B" musical westerns; ironically, he also played a devastatingly parodied cowboy star in 1938's Boy Meets Girl. After enjoying nominal stardom in Warners' second-feature product--and incidentally picking up an Oscar nomination for his supporting work in The Petrified Forest (1936)--Foran moved to Universal, where he worked in everything from serials to horror films to Abbott and Costello comedies. In one A&C romp, Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942), Foran introduced what would become his signature theme, the lovely "I'll Remember April." Those who worked with Foran during this period remember him being as likable and uncomplicated offscreen as on; one Universal starlet never tired of recalling the time that Foran invited her into his dressing room then asked quite sincerely if she wanted to play a game of jacks! Dick Foran remained in films and TV as a reliable, pleasantly portly character actor into the 1960s; one of his last films was Donovan's Reef, which starred his longtime friend John Wayne.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Unfinished Business Actor 1984
No Score Yet Brighty of the Grand Canyon Old Timer, the Prospector 1967
No Score Yet Taggart Stark 1964
60% Donovan's Reef Australian Navy Officer 1963
No Score Yet Studs Lonigan Patrick Lonigan 1960
No Score Yet The Big Night Ed 1960
No Score Yet The Atomic Submarine Cmdr. Dan Wendover 1959
No Score Yet The Fearmakers Jim McGinnis 1959
No Score Yet Chicago Confidential Arthur 'Artie' Blaine 1957
No Score Yet Please Murder Me Joe Leeds 1957
No Score Yet Treasure of Ruby Hills Doran 1955
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street Thomas Mara 1955
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma Frank Jennings 1951
No Score Yet El Paso Sheriff La Farge 1949
100% Fort Apache Sgt. Quincannon 1948
No Score Yet Guest Wife Chris 1945
29% The Mummy's Tomb Stephen Banning 1942
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowboy Bronco Bob Mitchell 1942
No Score Yet Private Buckaroo Lon Prentice 1942
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying Jinx Roberts 1941
No Score Yet Riders of Death Valley Jim Benton 1941
No Score Yet In the Navy Dynamite Dugan 1941
No Score Yet Horror Island Bill Martin 1941
No Score Yet Four Mothers Ernest Talbot 1941
67% The Mummy's Hand Steve Banning 1940
No Score Yet Winners of the West Jeff Ramsay 1940
91% My Little Chickadee Wayne Carter 1940
No Score Yet The Fighting 69th John Wynn 1940
No Score Yet The House of the Seven Gables Matthew Holgrave 1940
No Score Yet Four Wives Ernest 1939
No Score Yet I Stole A Million Actor 1939
No Score Yet The Sisters Tom Knivel 1938
67% Boy Meets Girl Larry Toms 1938
100% Four Daughters Ernest 1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Sam Thorne 1938
No Score Yet Black Legion Ed Jackson 1937
No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Dick Hudson 1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors Emmet McManus 1936
No Score Yet California Mail Actor 1936
No Score Yet The Golden Arrow Tommy Blake 1936
No Score Yet Treachery Rides the Range Captain Red Taylor 1936
No Score Yet Song of the Saddle Frank Wilson, Jr., aka The Singing Kid 1936
100% The Petrified Forest Boze Hertzlinger 1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Thomas Duncan McKay 1936
No Score Yet Moonlight on the Prairie Ace Andrews 1935
No Score Yet Ladies Love Danger Sgt. Bender 1935
No Score Yet Dangerous Teddy 1935
No Score Yet Shipmates Forever Gifford 1935
No Score Yet Change of Heart Singer 1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer Specialty Number 1934

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Giltner
  • 1968
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Taggart
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Carver
  • 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Sheriff Edwards
  • 1958
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
Burt
  • 1957

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