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Dick Simmons



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet 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
71% The Three Musketeers
  • Count DeWardes
1948
89% Easter Parade
  • Al
1948
No Score Yet On an Island with You
  • George Blaine
1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters
  • Mr. Hollow
1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee
  • S.S. Man
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

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