Dick Foran

Dick Foran

Highest Rated: 100% The Petrified Forest (1936)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1910

Birthplace: Flemington, New Jersey, USA

The "Cowboy from Brooklyn" was actually from New Jersey in real life... but close enough. Dick Foran began his career crooning his way through musical Westerns like "Cowboy from Brooklyn," the story of a singer who has to pretend he's a cowboy in order to secure a job, and "Song of the Saddle," in which he plays a son who grows up to avenge his father's death. Warner Bros. was grooming Foran to compete with the already famous singing cowboy Gene Autry. In the early 1940s, Foran took a break from serenading the savannah and moseyed on over to Universal Studios. There he dipped his toes into the horror genre, playing Steve Banning in "The Mummy's Hand" (in which he and a fellow archaeologist accidentally unearth the undead) and its sequel, "The Mummy's Tomb." Foran's flirtation with embalmed corpses was brief, however; he returned to the Old West in "Fort Apache," a John Wayne/Henry Fonda vehicle. "Fort Apache" was a solemn, authentic look at the Old West, in stark contrast to the nostalgic and hagiographic depictions of cowboys seen in Foran's earlier work. The era of the singing cowboy was over, but Dick Foran demonstrated he could adapt with grace to the changing times.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brighty of the Grand Canyon Old Timer (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 60% The Big Night Ed (Character) - 1960
60% No Score Yet Studs Lonigan Patrick Lonigan (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 26% The Atomic Submarine Cmdr. Dan Wendover (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 36% The Fearmakers Jim McGinnis (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thundering Jets Lt. Col. Henry Spalding (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Road Frank 'Sarge' Miller (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sierra Stranger Bert Gaines (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Confidential Arthur "Artie" Blaine (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure of Ruby Hills Alan Doran (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 35% Please Murder Me Joe Leeds (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 65% The Miracle on 34th Street Thomas Mara (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma Frank Jennings (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deputy Marshal Joel Benton/Jed Northey (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Paso Sheriff La Farge (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Come, Easy Go Dale Whipple (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet He's My Guy Van Moore (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hi, Buddy Dave O'Connor (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Butch Minds the Baby Dennis Devlin (Character) - 1942
29% 25% The Mummy's Tomb Stephen Banning (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 47% Ride 'em Cowboy Bronco Bob Mitchell (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Eight Ball Unknown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 27% Private Buckaroo Lon Prentice (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Horror Island Bill Martin (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road Agent Duke Masters (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 63% Keep 'Em Flying Jinx Roberts (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 43% Four Mothers Ernest Talbot (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mob Town Sgt. Frank Conroy (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unfinished Business Frank (Character) - 1941
71% 57% The Fighting 69th Lt. "Long John" Wynn (Character) - 1940
91% 63% My Little Chickadee Wayne Carter (editor, 'Greasewood Gazette') (Character) - 1940
67% 49% The Mummy's Hand Steve Banning (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winners of the West Jeff Ramsay (Character) - 1940
80% 80% The House of the Seven Gables Matthew Maule (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Stole a Million Atty. Paul Carver (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hero for a Day Brainy Thornton (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Information Danny Blake (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 65% Four Wives Ernest Talbot (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Detective Jim Rickey (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Honor and Behave Pete Martin (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of the North Sgt. Alan Baker (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Wall Jerry Davis (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sisters Tom Knivel (Character) - 1938
100% 79% Four Daughters Ernest (Character) - 1938
70% 50% Boy Meets Girl Larry Toms (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboy From Brooklyn Sam Thorne (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of the Pecos Steve Ainslee (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prairie Thunder Rod Farrell (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Dick Hudson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Saddle Legion Tal Holladay (Character) - 1937
100% 56% Black Legion Ed Jackson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Loved a Fireman James "Red" Tyler (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Land Beyond the Law Charles Chip Douglas (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen Jink Carter (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blazing Sixes Red Barton (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empty Holsters Clay Brent (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 43% Earthworm Tractors Emmet McManus (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Mail Bill Harkins (Character) - 1936
100% 80% The Petrified Forest Boze Hertzlinger (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Thomas Duncan McKay (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trailin' West Lieut. Red Colton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonlight on the Prairie Ace Andrews (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treachery Rides the Range Captain Red Taylor (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Noise Don Andrews (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of the Saddle Frank Wilson, Jr., aka The Singing Kid (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Arrow Tommy Blake (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 67% Shipmates Forever Gifford (Character) - 1935
86% 62% Dangerous Teddy (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 75% Change of Heart Nick (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 47% Stand Up and Cheer! Self - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentlemen Are Born Smudge Casey (Character) - 1934

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Bill Franklin (Character) 1965 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Fire Chief Ed Washburne (Guest Star) 1961-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Sheriff (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Matt Kendrick (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Milt Lane (Guest Star) 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Lt. Ellison (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dr. David Craig (Guest Star) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Archie Peters (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Jeff Clark (Character) 1952 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1950

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