Don Beddoe

Don Beddoe

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

Lowest Rated: 40% Easy Living (1949)

Birthday: Jul 01, 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."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet How Do I Love Thee? Dr. Littlefield (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 33% The Impossible Years Dr. Elliot Fish (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 65% Texas Across the River Mr. Naylor (Character) - 1966
75% 61% Jack the Giant Killer Imp (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Father Dan (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boy Who Caught a Crook Colonel (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 76% Warlock Dr. Wagner (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 17% Bullwhip Judge Carr (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone David Cooper (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 No Score Yet Wyoming Renegades Banker Horace Warren (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 65% The Miracle on 34th Street Mr. Macy (Character) - 1955
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
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Mistress Dr. Cuny (Character) - 1952
100% 76% Don't Bother to Knock Mr. Ballew (Character) - 1952
100% 65% The Big Sky Horse Trader (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 29% Carson City Zeke Mitchell (Character) - 1952
83% 59% Carrie Mr. Goodman (Character) - 1952
100% 88% The Narrow Margin Detective Sgt. Gus Forbes (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 60% Man in the Saddle Love Bidwell (uncredited) (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Company She Keeps Det. Jamieson (Character) - 1951
88% 70% The Enforcer Thomas O'Hara (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Corky of Gasoline Alley Walt Wallet (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 83% Francis Goes to the Races Dr. Quimby (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 49% The Great Rupert Mr. Haggerty (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Daniel Boone Charlie Bryan (Character) - 1950
40% 19% 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 Woman in Hiding Fat Salesman (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Act of Murder Pearson (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Bart J.T. Hall (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Part of the Forest Penniman (Character) - 1948
80% No Score Yet Buck Privates Come Home Mr. Roberts (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 60% 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
78% 78% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Joey (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smith of Minnesota Lew Smith (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sabotage Squad Chief Hanley (Character) - 1942
88% 84% The Talk of the Town Police Chief (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not a Ladies' Man "Professor Bigfoot" Johnson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% Texas Sheriff (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Sheriff Haggerty (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Eyes and Blues Phineas Q. Potts (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetheart of the Campus Sheriff Denby (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 65% The Face Behind the Mask Lt. James O'Hara (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 80% Unholy Partners Michael Z. 'Mike' Reynolds (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 71% Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise James Ross (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 89% Blondie on a Budget Marvin Williams (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 55% The Doctor Takes a Wife Morning Express Reporter (uncredited) (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Police Doctor (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 Prison Warden McKay (Character) - 1940
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 Lone Wolf Spy Hunt Inspector Thomas (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 46% Golden Boy Borneo (Character) - 1939
67% 71% The Man They Could Not Hang Police Lt. Shane (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 Unknown (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) 1970 1966 1963 1959 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Colonel Lee (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mandrake the Magician Frank Raymond (Character) 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet 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) 1963 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1959
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) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason George Norris (Guest Star) 1962 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Smith Mr. McCreedy (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Col. Orion Emmett (Character) 1959 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Host 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 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) 1956 1952
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 Unknown (Guest Star) 1952-1954 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1953-1954

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