Don Beddoe

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Sky (1952)
Lowest Rated: 33% The Racket (1951)
Birthday: Jul 1, 1891
Birthplace: Not Available
Dapper, rotund character actor Don Beddoe was born in New York and raised in Cincinnati, where his father headed the Conservatory of Music. Beddoe's professional career began in Cincinnati, first as a journalist and then an actor. He made his Broadway debut in the unfortunately titled Nigger Rich, which starred Spencer Tracy. Beddoe became a fixture of Columbia Pictures in the 1930s and 1940s, playing minor roles in "A"s like Golden Boy, supporting parts ranging from cops to conventioneers in the studio's "B" features, and flustered comedy foil to the antics of such Columbia short subject stars as The Three Stooges, Andy Clyde and Charley Chase. Beddoe kept busy until the mid-1980s with leading roles in 1961's The Boy Who Caught a Crook and Saintly Sinners, and (as a singing leprechaun) in 1962's Jack the Giant Killer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Face Behind the Mask Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara 2003
No Score Yet Nickel Mountain Doc Cathey 1985
No Score Yet How Do I Love Thee? Dr. Littlefield 1970
No Score Yet Generation Gilbert 1969
No Score Yet The Impossible Years Dr. Elliot Fish 1968
No Score Yet Texas Across the River Mr. Naylor 1966
No Score Yet A Very Special Favor Mr. Ruthledge 1965
No Score Yet Papa's Delicate Condition Mr. Looby 1963
No Score Yet Jack the Giant Killer Imp in Bottle 1962
No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Father Dan 1962
No Score Yet Boy Who Caught A Crook Colonel 1961
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad Raschid 1960
92% Pillow Talk Mr. Walters 1959
No Score Yet Warlock Dr. Wagner 1959
No Score Yet Bullwhip Judge Carr 1958
No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone David Cooper 1958
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild Heckler 1957
No Score Yet The Rawhide Years Frank Porter 1956
98% The Night of the Hunter Walt Spoon 1955
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street Mr. Macy 1955
No Score Yet Wyoming Renegades Horace Warren 1955
57% River of No Return Ben 1954
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail Mr. Maury 1954
No Score Yet Loophole Herman Tate 1954
No Score Yet Cow Country Joe Davis 1953
No Score Yet The Clown Gallagher 1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress Dr. Cuny 1952
100% The Big Sky Horse Trader 1952
100% Don't Bother to Knock Mr. Ballew 1952
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal) Congressman 1952
No Score Yet Carson City Zeke Mitchell 1952
100% The Narrow Margin Gus Forbes 1952
100% Scandal Sheet Pete 1952
No Score Yet Room for One More School Principal 1952
No Score Yet Carrie Goodman 1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire Sen. Blake 1952
No Score Yet Starlift Bob Wayne 1951
33% The Racket Mitchell 1951
No Score Yet Man in the Saddle Love Bidwell 1951
No Score Yet The Unknown Man Fingerprint Man 1951
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel Head of Sales 1951
88% The Enforcer Thomas O'Hara 1951
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley Walt Wallet 1951
No Score Yet Francis Goes to the Races Dr. Quimby 1951
83% Cyrano de Bergerac The Meddler 1950
No Score Yet A Christmas Wish (The Great Rupert) Mr. Haggerty 1950
No Score Yet Woman in Hiding Salesman 1950
97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) Man From Chicago 1950
No Score Yet Caged Commissioner Walker 1950
No Score Yet Beyond the Purple Hills Amos Rayburn 1950
No Score Yet The Company She Keeps Jamieson 1950
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Barney Basset 1949
No Score Yet Dear Wife Metcalfe 1949
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Mr. Sutherland 1949
No Score Yet Easy Living Jaegar 1949
No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Judge Fraser 1949
No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest Penniman 1948
No Score Yet If You Knew Susie Editor 1948
No Score Yet Black Bart J.T. Hall 1948
75% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Tony 1947
No Score Yet Welcome Stranger Mort Elkins 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Einar 1947
80% Buck Privates Come Home Mr. Roberts 1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me Thomason 1947
No Score Yet Calcutta Jack Collins 1947
No Score Yet California Stark 1946
96% The Best Years of Our Lives Mr. Cameron 1946
No Score Yet Behind Green Lights Dr. Yager 1946
No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf Stanley 1946
No Score Yet O.S.S. Gates 1946
No Score Yet Midnight Manhunt Detective Lt. Max Hurley 1945
No Score Yet Crime, Inc. Dixon 1945
80% Getting Gertie's Garter Clancy 1945
No Score Yet Power of the Press Pringle 1943
No Score Yet The Boogie Man Will Get You J. Gilbert Brampton 1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Whistler 1942
No Score Yet Meet the Stewarts Taxi Driver 1942
93% The Talk of the Town Chief of Police 1942
No Score Yet Unholy Partners Mike Reynolds 1941
No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Campus Sheriff Denby 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Sheriff Haggerty 1941
No Score Yet The Phantom Submarine Bartlett 1941
No Score Yet Texas Sheriff 1941
No Score Yet Before I Hang Captain McGraw 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Frederick Ross 1940
No Score Yet Island of Doomed Men Brand 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Reporter 1940
No Score Yet Blondie on a Budget Marvin Williams 1940
No Score Yet Music in My Heart Taxi Driver 1940
No Score Yet Glamour for Sale Regan 1940
No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty Duke Mason 1940
No Score Yet Golden Boy Borneo 1939
80% The Man They Could Not Hang Lt. Shane 1939
No Score Yet There's That Woman Again Johnson 1939
No Score Yet Mandrake the Magician Actor 1939
No Score Yet Blondie Meets the Boss Marvin 1939
No Score Yet The Taming of the West Coleman (uncredited) 1939

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Kris
  • 1984
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Old Man
  • 1982
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Santa Claus
  • 1967
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Halligan
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Judge
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Stan Perkins
  • 1962
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Dr. Whalen Price Fire Chief Thorpe
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1958
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Burt
  • 1960
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
Mr. Lydom
  • 1956
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1939

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