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Don Porter

Highest Rated:   95% The Candidate (1972)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
29% Mame
  • Mr. Upson
1974
No Score Yet 40 Carats
  • Mr. Latham
1973
No Score Yet The Norliss Tapes
  • Actor
1973
95% The Candidate
  • Sen. Crocker Jarmon
1972
No Score Yet Live a Little, Love a Little
  • Lansdown
1968
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
No Score Yet Buck Privates Come Home
  • Captain
1947
17% She-Wolf of London (The Curse of the Allenbys)
  • Harry Lanfield
1946
No Score Yet Who Done It?
  • Art Fraser
1942
No Score Yet Night Monster (House of Mystery)
  • Dick Baldwin
1942

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