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Dick Simmons

  • Highest Rated: 100% It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 44% Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)
  • Birthday: Aug 19, 1913
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A professional pilot, mustachioed Richard Simmons was reportedly discovered by Louis B. Mayer while vacationing on a dude ranch near Palm Springs, CA. Mayer signed the strapping six-footer to a stock contract right then and there, promising the neophyte "outdoor roles." As it turned out, the tycoon couldn't quite keep his promise and Simmon's roles -- in such fare as Sergeant York (1941), Thousands Cheer (1943), Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946), and Battle Circus (1953) -- proved minor. In fact, the actor had to pay his dues in little more than walk-ons for nearly a decade before finally reaching stardom -- and then it was on the small screen. Filmed in color in central California, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon teamed Simmons with Yukon King, a handsome malamute, and Rex, an equally impressive stallion, and the trio became a mainstay on children's television from 1955 to 1958 and in syndication ever since. Simmons, who also guest starred on such shows as Perry Mason, Rawhide, The Brady Bunch, and ChiPS, should not be confused with the frenetic video exercise guru of the same name.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Actor 1971
60% The Devil's Brigade Actor 1968
44% Robin and the Seven Hoods Prosecutor 1964
No Score Yet Lassie's Great Adventure Actor 1963
No Score Yet Sergeants 3 Col. William Collingwood 1962
No Score Yet You're Never Too Young Professor 1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop Detective Ralston 1955
67% Love Me Or Leave Me Dance director 1955
No Score Yet Interrupted Melody Actor 1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat Sergeant 1955
100% It's Always Fair Weather Mr. Grigman 1955
100% Rear Window Actor 1954
No Score Yet Men of the Fighting Lady (Panther Squadron) Lt. Wayne Kimbrell 1954
No Score Yet The Man with the Steel Whip Jerry Randall 1954
No Score Yet Battle Circus Capt. Norson 1953
No Score Yet 3 Sailors And A Girl Actor 1953
No Score Yet Above and Beyond Bob Lewis 1952
No Score Yet Desperate Search Communicator 1952
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeanie Dunning Foster 1952
No Score Yet Glory Alley Dan 1952
No Score Yet The Well Mickey 1951
No Score Yet No Questions Asked Gordon N. Jessman 1951
No Score Yet Mr. Imperium Air Corps Colonel 1951
80% I'll See You In My Dreams Bert 1951
No Score Yet Dial 1119 (The Violent Hour) TV Announcer 1950
No Score Yet To Please a Lady Actor 1950
No Score Yet Duchess of Idaho Alec J. Collins 1950
No Score Yet The Great Sinner Actor 1949
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter Mr. Magoo 1949
No Score Yet Look for the Silver Lining Henry Doran 1949
90% Act of Violence Veterans 1948
78% The Three Musketeers Count DeWardes 1948
90% Easter Parade Al 1948
No Score Yet On an Island with You George Blaine 1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee S.S. Man 1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters Mr. Hollow 1948
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps Gordon Coome 1947
No Score Yet Undercover Maisie Gilfred I. Rogers 1947
60% Lady in the Lake Chris Lavery 1947
No Score Yet Love Laughs at Andy Hardy Dane Kittridge 1946
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer Capt. Avery 1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5 Henry Willoughby Claven 1943
No Score Yet The Youngest Profession Actor 1943
No Score Yet Stand By for Action Lt. Royce 1942
No Score Yet A Million to One A Friend 1937

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Mr. Balding
  • 1964
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Mr. Langley
  • 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Mr. Ogden
  • 1963

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