Don Porter

Don Porter

Highest Rated: 87% The Candidate (1972)

Lowest Rated: 17% She-Wolf of London (The Curse of the Allenbys) (1946)

Birthday: Sep 24, 1912

Birthplace: Not Available

After a few seasons of stage work, Don Porter signed a Universal Pictures contract in 1939. Porter spent most of his screen time at Universal as a general-purpose actor: he was most interestingly cast in Abbott and Costello's Who Done It? (1942), energetically participating in the film's slapstick climax. In the postwar years, Porter played many a stuffed-shirt businessman, often with a few illegal irons in the fire. On television, he played Ann Sothern's eternally flummoxed boss, theatrical agent Peter Sands, in the long-running (1953-57) sitcom Private Secretary (aka Susie). When Sothern decided to make a few alterations in her subsequent Ann Sothern Show(1958-61), she brought in her old friend and colleague Porter to play another boss, hotelier James Devery. In 1963, Porter was cast as Gidget's dad Mr. Lawrence in the theatrical feature Gidget Goes to Rome (1963); this led to his being recast in the same role on the 1965 TV version of Gidget starring Sally Field. One of Porter's more rewarding post-Gidget assignments was the part of the teflon-coated Republican incumbent in Robert Redford's The Candidate. Don Porter was married to actress Peggy Converse. Porter passed away in Los Angeles at age 84.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Madame Spy Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Last Song Philip Brockhurst 1980
No Score Yet The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle Caufield 1978
No Score Yet The President`s Mistress Actor 1978
No Score Yet The President's Mistress Craig 1978
No Score Yet White Line Fever Josh Cutler 1975
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden George 1975
No Score Yet A Woman for All Men Barney 1975
No Score Yet Murder or Mercy? Actor 1974
38% Mame Mr. Upson 1974
No Score Yet 40 Carats Mr. Latham 1973
No Score Yet The Norliss Tapes Actor 1973
87% The Candidate Sen. Crocker Jarmon 1972
No Score Yet Live a Little, Love a Little Lansdown 1968
No Score Yet Youngblood Hawke Ferdie Lax 1964
No Score Yet Gidget Goes to Rome Russ Lawrence 1963
No Score Yet Bachelor in Paradise Thomas W. Jynson 1961
No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Lawrence Nolan 1956
No Score Yet The Turning Point Joe Silbray 1952
No Score Yet Because You're Mine Captain Burton Nordell Loring 1952
No Score Yet The Savage Running Dog 1952
No Score Yet Cripple Creek Denver Jones 1952
33% The Racket Connolly 1951
No Score Yet My Friend Irma Goes West Mr. Brent 1950
No Score Yet 711 Ocean Drive Larry Mason 1950
80% Buck Privates Come Home Captain 1947
17% She-Wolf of London (The Curse of the Allenbys) Harry Lanfield 1946
No Score Yet Cuban Pete Roberts 1946
No Score Yet Who Done It? Art Fraser 1942
No Score Yet Night Monster (House of Mystery) Dick Baldwin 1942


No Score Yet Matlock
No Score Yet Dallas
Devlin 1980
No Score Yet Three's Company
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
Dr. Courtney 1977
No Score Yet Green Acres
Bob 1971


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