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Don Megowan

Highest Rated:   95% To Catch a Thief (1955)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Kansas City Massacre
  • Boss Stinger
1975
No Score Yet Truck Turner
  • Garrity
1974
90% Blazing Saddles
  • Gum-chewer
1974
No Score Yet Scream of the Wolf
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet 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 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
95% 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 The Mob
  • Bruiser
1951

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