Don Porter

Don Porter

Highest Rated: 88% The Candidate (1972)

Lowest Rated: 17% She-Wolf of London (1946)

Birthday: Sep 24, 1912

Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA

Don Porter is a veteran film and television character actor whose lengthy career spanned everything from nondescript roles in low-budget films to high-profile appearances in successful primetime TV series. Porter, who married actress Peggy Converse in 1944, worked steadily throughout the '40s in forgettable dramas like "Night Monster" and "Eyes of the Underworld," but in the early '50s, he transitioned to television and scored a major role as powerful talent agent Peter Sands on the popular sitcom "Private Secretary." His chemistry with co-star Ann Sothern, who portrayed his devoted secretary, proved so popular that when Sothern was given her own show in 1959, he reprised his role for another two seasons. In 1963, he was cast as the bemused father of teen inguene Gidget in "Gidget Goes to Rome," and a few years later, he landed the same role in the short-lived TV series based on the popular film character. Porter, who appeared in numerous TV series and films during the '70s, gave a memorable performance as a shrewd Republican Senator in the 1972 political drama "The Candidate," about the corruption and pointlessness inherent in the political process. He later appeared as a kindly judge in the Disney TV movie "The Ghosts of Buxley Hall" and as a scheming corporate CEO in the environmental thriller "The Last Song."

Highest rated movies

The Candidate
The Turning Point
Buck Privates Come Home
Night Monster
White Line Fever
Mame
She-Wolf of London

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 42% Coyote County Loser Screenwriter - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Song Philip Brockhurst (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 40% The President's Mistress Craig (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Coal Mine Miracle Caufield (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman for All Men Barney (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 84% The Legend of Lizzie Borden George Robinson (Character) - 1975
33% 54% White Line Fever Cutler (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Hours Before Morning Mr. Pace (Character) - 1975
33% 48% Mame Mr. Upson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning After Rudy King (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder or Mercy Henry Balin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 62% Forty Carats Mr. Latham (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% The Norliss Tapes Sanford T. Evans (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother of the Bride George Owens (Character) - 1973
88% 74% The Candidate Senator Crocker Jarmon (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love American Style Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 65% Live a Little, Love a Little Mike Lansdown (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 100% Youngblood Hawke Ferdie Lax (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 40% Bachelor in Paradise Thomas W. Jynson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 75% Our Miss Brooks Lawrence Nolan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 60% The Savage Running Dog (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 40% Cripple Creek Denver Jones (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% Because You're Mine Capt. Burton Nordell Loring (Character) - 1952
80% 42% The Turning Point Joe Silbray (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 61% 711 Ocean Drive Larry Mason (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone Myron Brynk (Character) - 1950
80% 70% Buck Privates Come Home Capt. Christie (Character) - 1947
17% 20% She-Wolf of London Barry Lanfield (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Woman Prof. Claude Ruppert (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Beauty Dr. Dave Morrow (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 86% Who Done It? Art Fraser (Character) - 1942
60% 26% Night Monster Dick Baldwin (Character) - 1942

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Judge Oliver Haynes (Character) 1980
No Score Yet 100% Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dean Prentiss Markham (Guest Star) 1970 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Professor Russell Lawrence (Character) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ann Sothern Show James Devery (Character) 1958-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Secretary Peter Sands (Character) 1953-1957