Don Megowan

Highest Rated: 96% To Catch a Thief (1955)
Birthday: May 24, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
General purpose actor Don Megowan began his acting career in 1951 in Robert Parrish's crime thriller The Mob, playing a beefy longshoreman. Usually playing low-mentality thugs, he made several fleeting appearances in Westerns and crime dramas. Larger roles came his way in Disney productions as Colonel Billy Travis in Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955) and as Marion A. Ross in The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), and starting in the second half of 1950s he also became a familiar figure to fans of horror and science fiction -- although pretty much unrecognizable, Megowan played the title role of the land-bound Gill Man in John Sherwood's The Creature Walks Among Us (1956), and that same year was the star -- this time as the hero, the sheriff trying to understand a series of seemingly random, grisly killings -- in Fred F. Sears' The Werewolf; and in 1962, he was the lead in Wesley Barry's The Creation Of The Humanoids, a script that gave Megowan the largest amount of dialogue of his whole career . On television, Megowan was seen as Captain Huckabee on the 1961 syndicated adventure series The Beachcomber, replacing Adam West, who had been cast in the role in the pilot episode. And he later played Lucille Ball's boyfriend, whose indisposition gets her Lucy Carmichael involved in stuntman work, on The Lucy Show. One of the actor's more enjoyable assignments during the '70s was as the gum-chewing desperado in Mel Brooks' Western spoof Blazing Saddles (1974). Megowan died of throat cancer in 1981.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Kansas City Massacre Boss Stinger 1975
No Score Yet Truck Turner Garrity 1974
91% Blazing Saddles Gum-chewer 1974
No Score Yet Scream of the Wolf Actor 1974
60% The Devil's Brigade Luke Phelan 1968
No Score Yet If He Hollers, Let Him Go! Officer 1968
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Mr. Train 1966
No Score Yet The Creation of the Humanoids Craigus 1962
No Score Yet Il Terrore dei mari (Guns of the Black Witch) Jean 1961
No Score Yet The Jayhawkers China 1959
No Score Yet Money, Women and Guns John Briggs 1958
No Score Yet Tales of Frankenstein Actor 1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Early Man 1957
No Score Yet The Delicate Delinquent Policeman 1957
No Score Yet A Lust to Kill Cheney Holland 1957
No Score Yet Gun the Man Down Ralph Farley 1956
No Score Yet The Werewolf Sheriff Jack Haines 1956
No Score Yet The Great Locomotive Chase Marion A. Ross 1956
38% The Creature Walks Among Us Creature 1956
No Score Yet A Lawless Street Dooley Brion 1955
96% To Catch a Thief Detective 1955
No Score Yet Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier Col. William Travis 1955
No Score Yet Prince Valiant Sir Launcelot 1954
No Score Yet On the Loose Headwaiter 1951
No Score Yet The Mob Bruiser 1951

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Mike Oliver Hardy
  • 1975
  • 1964
  • 1962
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Murphy
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Monster
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Abraham Cochran
  • 1964
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Regan Sindell
  • 1963
  • 1959

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