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Don Beddoe



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
98% The Night of the Hunter
  • Walt Spoon
1955
No Score Yet Wyoming Renegades
  • Horace Warren
1955
No Score Yet Hour of Stars
  • Mr. Macy
1955
62% 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
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal)
  • Congressman
1952
100% Don't Bother to Knock
  • Mr. Ballew
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
86% 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 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
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Einar
1947
No Score Yet 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 Texas
  • Sheriff
1941
No Score Yet The Phantom Submarine
  • Bartlett
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 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Old Man

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