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      Don Beddoe

      Don Beddoe

      Highest Rated: 100% Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Easy Living (1949)

      Birthday: Jul 1, 1903

      Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

      Don Beddoe was a 20th century character actor with an extraordinary number of credits -- 184 films and nearly 100 television roles. After performing on Broadway for a decade, Beddoe began making films with Columbia Pictures in 1939, appearing in dozens of relatively anonymous roles into the early '40s, playing everything from a reporter to an inspector to a warden. Along the way, his most recognizable work may have been his appearances in The Three Stooges shorts "Three Sappy People" and "You Nazty Spy!," both also with Columbia. By the late '40s, Beddoe finally got the opportunity to get serious, at least film quality-wise. In 1947, he landed a supporting part in the Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Shirley Temple-starring romantic comedy, "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer." After dozens of mediocre projects, Beddoe landed a key part in Charles Laughton's only fully credited directorial effort, 1955's "The Night of the Hunter," a thriller with Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. By that point, Beddoe had become thoroughly active on TV, with recurring parts on numerous dramas and westerns through the '50s, among them "The Lone Ranger," "The Loretta Young Show," and "Lassie." Beddoe eventually transcended the confines of character actor-dom, if only briefly, by earning starring roles in the 1961 family adventure "Boy Who Caught a Crook" and the 1962 comedy "Saintly Sinners," playing Father Dan. He continued working into the early '80s, making his final appearance as Doc Cathey in the 1984 drama "Nickel Mountain."

      Highest rated movies

      The Narrow Margin poster
      The Narrow Margin
      Don't Bother to Knock poster Don't Bother to Knock The Farmer's Daughter poster
      The Farmer's Daughter
      The Big Sky poster
      The Big Sky
      The Enforcer poster
      The Enforcer
      The Talk of the Town poster
      The Talk of the Town
      Warlock poster
      Warlock
      Buck Privates Come Home poster
      Buck Privates Come Home

      Photos

      THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME, Robert Young, Don Beddoe, 1947 THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME, Robert Young, Don Beddoe, 1947 BEHIND GREEN LIGHTS, William Gargan, Don Beddoe, 1946, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright BEHIND GREEN LIGHTS, William Gargan, Don Beddoe, 1946, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU, Peter Lorre, Don Beddoe, Boris Karloff, 1942 THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU, Peter Lorre, Don Beddoe, Boris Karloff, 1942 BEFORE I HANG, Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, 1940 BEFORE I HANG, Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, 1940 TWO LATINS FROM MANHATTAN, from left, Don Beddoe, Joan Davis, 1941 TWO LATINS FROM MANHATTAN, from left, Don Beddoe, Joan Davis, 1941 GOLDEN BOY, from left: Lee J. Cobb, Don Beddoe, William Holden, 1939 GOLDEN BOY, from left: Lee J. Cobb, Don Beddoe, William Holden, 1939 ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN, Don Beddoe, Charles Middleton, Robert Wilcox, 1940 ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN, Don Beddoe, Charles Middleton, Robert Wilcox, 1940 THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG, Don Beddoe (foreground), Robert Wilcox, Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, 1939 THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG, Don Beddoe (foreground), Robert Wilcox, Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, 1939 BEHIND GREEN LIGHTS, William Gargan, Mabel Paige, Don Beddoe, 1946, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright BEHIND GREEN LIGHTS, William Gargan, Mabel Paige, Don Beddoe, 1946, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE NOTORIOUS LONE WOLF, from left: Ian Wolfe, Don Beddoe, Eric Blore, Gerald Mohr, 1946 THE NOTORIOUS LONE WOLF, from left: Ian Wolfe, Don Beddoe, Eric Blore, Gerald Mohr, 1946 BOY WHO CAUGHT A CROOK, from left, Roger Mobley, Johnny Seven, Don Beddoe, 1961 BOY WHO CAUGHT A CROOK, from left, Roger Mobley, Johnny Seven, Don Beddoe, 1961 DANCING IN THE DARK, Don Beddoe, Adolphe Menjou, 1949, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright DANCING IN THE DARK, Don Beddoe, Adolphe Menjou, 1949, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright GOLDEN BOY, Joseph Calleia, Don Beddoe, William Holden, 1939 GOLDEN BOY, Joseph Calleia, Don Beddoe, William Holden, 1939 CARSON CITY, Lucille Norman, Don Beddoe, 1952 CARSON CITY, Lucille Norman, Don Beddoe, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, Don Beddoe, Marie Windsor, Charles McGraw, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, Don Beddoe, Marie Windsor, Charles McGraw, 1952 GOLDEN BOY, Lee J. Cobb, Adolphe Menjou, Joseph Calleia, William Holden, Edward Brophy, Frank Jenks, Don Beddoe, 1939 GOLDEN BOY, Lee J. Cobb, Adolphe Menjou, Joseph Calleia, William Holden, Edward Brophy, Frank Jenks, Don Beddoe, 1939 CRIME INC, Don Beddoe, Danny Morton, 1945 CRIME INC, Don Beddoe, Danny Morton, 1945 THE NARROW MARGIN, Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Don Beddoe, 1952 THE NARROW MARGIN, Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Don Beddoe, 1952

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How Do I Love Thee? Dr. Littlefield (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 36% The Impossible Years Dr. Elliot Fish (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 62% Texas Across the River Mr. Naylor (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Father Dan (Character) - 1962
      75% 62% Jack the Giant Killer Imp (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boy Who Caught a Crook Colonel (Character) - 1961
      80% 76% Warlock Dr. Wagner (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone David Cooper (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 22% Bullwhip Judge Carr (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend Mayor Sam Pelley (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rawhide Years Frank Porter (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 65% The Miracle on 34th Street Mr. Macy (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 20% Wyoming Renegades Banker Horace Warren (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 25% Loophole Herman Tate (Character) - 1954
      57% 53% River of No Return Ben (Council City storekeeper) (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Canadian Rockies Cyrus Higbee (Character) - 1952
      100% 88% The Narrow Margin Detective Sgt. Gus Forbes (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 38% Carson City Zeke Mitchell (Character) - 1952
      71% 58% Carrie Mr. Goodman (Character) - 1952
      100% 76% Don't Bother to Knock Mr. Ballew (Character) - 1952
      89% 66% The Big Sky Horse Trader (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 14% The Iron Mistress Dr. Cuny (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Corky of Gasoline Alley Walt Wallet (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 78% Francis Goes to the Races Dr. Quimby (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 55% Man in the Saddle Love Bidwell (uncredited) (Character) - 1951
      89% 70% The Enforcer Thomas O'Hara (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 36% The Company She Keeps Det. Jamieson (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Purple Hills Amos Rayburn (Character) - 1950
      75% 81% Cyrano de Bergerac The Meddler (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 50% The Great Rupert Mr. Haggerty (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Daniel Boone Charlie Bryan (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 80% Woman in Hiding Fat Salesman (Character) - 1949
      40% 28% Easy Living Jaeger (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Judge Fraser (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flame of Youth George Briggs (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Wife Metcalfe (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Barney Bassett (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Bart J.T. Hall (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Act of Murder Pearson (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest Penniman (Character) - 1948
      78% 78% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Joey (Character) - 1947
      80% 66% Buck Privates Come Home Mr. Roberts (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 67% Welcome Stranger Mort Elkins (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 76% They Won't Believe Me Thomason (Character) - 1947
      100% 77% The Farmer's Daughter Einar (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 40% O.S.S. Gates/Rodney Parrish (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 0% Midnight Manhunt Max Hurley (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Power of the Press Pringle (Character) - 1943
      88% 84% The Talk of the Town Police Chief (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sabotage Squad Chief Hanley (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Smith of Minnesota Lew Smith (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Not a Ladies' Man "Professor Bigfoot" Johnson (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Campus Sheriff Denby (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 52% Texas Sheriff (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Eyes and Blues Phineas Q. Potts (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Sheriff Haggerty (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blonde From Singapore Sgt. Burns (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Honolulu Lu Bennie Blanchard (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harvard, Here I Come Hypo McGoingle (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Age Albert Ward (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 80% Unholy Partners Michael Z. 'Mike' Reynolds (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 68% The Face Behind the Mask Lt. James O'Hara (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 89% Blondie on a Budget Marvin Williams (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Police Doctor (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 60% Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise James Ross (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spook Speaks Unknown (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Strikes Conroy (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 54% The Doctor Takes a Wife Morning Express Reporter (uncredited) (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls of the Road Sheriff (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Glamour for Sale Frank Regan (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Sacramento Warden McKay (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lone Wolf Spy Hunt Inspector Thomas (Character) - 1939
      80% 47% Golden Boy Borneo (Character) - 1939
      71% 72% The Man They Could Not Hang Police Lt. Shane (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 82% Blondie Meets the Boss Marvin Williams (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mandrake the Magician Frank Raymond (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty Duke Mason (Character) - 1939

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Kris (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Old Man (Guest Star) 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Pokey's Owner (Guest Star) 1955 1959 1963 1966 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Colonel Lee (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Santa Claus (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet 100% The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Halligan (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Doc Beckett (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Clem (Guest Star) 1960 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1957 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason George Norris (Guest Star) 1957-1958 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Smith Mr. McCreedy (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Burt (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Dr. Harvey (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Rome Madden (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Arthur Ashburton (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Seth Hill (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Dave Hunter (Character) 1952 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Mr. Macy (Character) 1955-1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Bartender O'Brien (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Whittaker (Guest Star) 1950 1952-1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1953-1954