Douglas Fowley

Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Lowest Rated: 17% The Sea of Grass (1947)
Birthday: May 30, 1911
Birthplace: Not Available
Born and raised in the Greenwich Village section of New York, Douglas Fowley did his first acting while attending St. Francis Xavier Military Academy. A stage actor and night club singer/dancer during the regular theatrical seasons, Fowley took such jobs as athletic coach and shipping clerk during summer layoff. He made his first film, The Mad Game, in 1933. Thanks to his somewhat foreboding facial features, Fowley was usually cast as a gangster, especially in the Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto and Laurel and Hardy "B" films churned out by 20th Century-Fox in the late 1930s and early 1940s. One of his few romantic leading roles could be found in the 1942 Hal Roach "streamliner" The Devil with Hitler. While at MGM in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Fowley essayed many roles both large and small, the best of which was the terminally neurotic movie director in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Fowley actually did sit in the director's chair for one best-forgotten programmer, 1960's Macumba Love, which he also produced. On television, Fowley made sporadic appearances as Doc Holliday in the weekly series Wyatt Earp (1955-61). In the mid-1960s, Fowley grew his whiskers long and switched to portraying Gabby Hayes-style old codgers in TV shows like Pistols and Petticoats and Detective School: One Flight Up, and movies like Homebodies (1974) and North Avenue Irregulars (1979); during this period, the actor changed his on-screen billing to Douglas V. Fowley.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Fifteen Maiden Lane Actor 2013
No Score Yet Arson Inc. Frederick P. 'Fred' Fender 2006
78% The North Avenue Irregulars Delaney 1979
20% The White Buffalo Amos Bixby 1977
No Score Yet Black Oak Conspiracy Bryan 1977
No Score Yet From Noon Till Three Buck Bowers 1976
No Score Yet Homebodies Crawford 1974
75% Walking Tall Judge Clarke 1973
20% Good Guys and the Bad Guys Grundy 1969
83% Seven Faces of Dr. Lao Toothless Cowboy 1964
No Score Yet Guns of Diablo Knudson 1964
No Score Yet Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Actor 1963
No Score Yet Miracle of the White Stallions US General 1963
89% Barabbas Vasasio 1961
No Score Yet Desire in the Dust Zuba Wilson 1960
No Score Yet Macumba Love Producer Director 1960
No Score Yet These Thousand Hills Whitney 1959
No Score Yet A Gift for Heidi Actor 1958
No Score Yet Buffalo Gun Sheriff 1958
No Score Yet Bayou Emil Hebert 1957
No Score Yet The Badge of Marshal Brennan Marshal 1957
No Score Yet Raiders of Old California Sheriff 1957
No Score Yet Rock, Pretty Baby `Pop' Wright 1956
No Score Yet Man from Del Rio Doc Adams 1956
No Score Yet Bandido McGhee 1956
No Score Yet The Broken Star Hiram Charleton 1956
No Score Yet Texas Lady Clay Ballard 1955
No Score Yet The Lonesome Trail Actor 1955
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart Harold Butterfield 1954
25% The High and the Mighty Alsop 1954
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night Second Prisoner 1954
86% The Naked Jungle Medicine Man 1954
No Score Yet 3 Ring Circus (Jerrico, the Wonder Clown) Payroll Official 1954
No Score Yet Catwomen of the Moon Walt Willis 1953
No Score Yet Kansas Pacific Janus 1953
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun Buckley 1953
No Score Yet Horizons West Tompkins 1952
No Score Yet This Woman Is Dangerous Club Manager 1952
No Score Yet Room for One More Ice Man 1952
100% Singin' in the Rain Roscoe Dexter 1952
No Score Yet Just This Once Frank Pirosh 1952
No Score Yet Callaway Went Thataway Gaffer 1951
No Score Yet Across the Wide Missouri Tin Cup Owens 1951
No Score Yet South of Caliente Dave Norris 1951
No Score Yet Tarzan's Peril Herbert Trask 1951
No Score Yet Edge of Doom Detective 1950
No Score Yet Beware of Blondie Adolph 1950
No Score Yet Armored Car Robbery Benjamin 'Benny' McBride 1950
No Score Yet Bunco Squad Det. Sgt. Mack McManus 1950
100% Battleground `Kipp' Kippton 1949
No Score Yet Satan's Cradle (The Devil's Den) Steve Gentry 1949
No Score Yet Susanna Pass Del Roberts 1949
No Score Yet Flaxy Martin Detective 1949
93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game Karl 1949
95% Mighty Joe Young Jones 1949
No Score Yet Gun Smugglers Steve 1948
No Score Yet Behind Locked Doors Larson 1948
No Score Yet Coroner Creek Stew Shallis 1948
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West Beetie 1948
No Score Yet If You Knew Susie Marty 1948
No Score Yet Black Bart Sheriff Mix 1948
No Score Yet Roses Are Red Oliver 1947
No Score Yet Merton of the Movies Phil 1947
17% The Sea of Grass Joe Horton 1947
No Score Yet Yankee Fakir Yankee Davis 1947
No Score Yet Undercover Maisie Daniels 1947
63% Scared to Death Terry Lee 1947
100% Desperate Pete Lavitch 1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters Georgie Gaver 1947
No Score Yet Fall Guy Shannon 1947
No Score Yet North of the Border "Nails" Nelson 1946
No Score Yet The Glass Alibi Joe Eykner 1946
No Score Yet 'Neath Canadian Skies Actor 1946
No Score Yet Life with Blondie Blackie 1945
No Score Yet Along the Navajo Trail J. Richard Bentley 1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In Gordon 1945
No Score Yet One Body Too Many Henry Rutherford 1944
No Score Yet Shake Hands With Murder Steve Morgan 1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Death House Dr. Dwight 'Brad' Bradford 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Bit 1944
No Score Yet The Racket Man Toby Sykes 1944
No Score Yet The Chance of a Lifetime Nails Blanton 1943
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels) Ben Nash 1943
No Score Yet Jitterbugs Malcolm Bennett 1943
No Score Yet Lost Canyon Jeff Burton 1943
No Score Yet Colt Comrades Joe Brass 1943
No Score Yet Minesweeper Lt. Wells 1943
No Score Yet Bar 20 Henchman Slash 1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh Mort Brawley 1942
No Score Yet Meet the Mob Gus Hammond 1942
No Score Yet Sunset on the Desert McCall 1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Bill Collins 1942
No Score Yet Hay Foot Actor 1942
No Score Yet Somewhere I'll Find You Captain 1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action Ens. Martin 1942
No Score Yet I Live on Danger Joey Farr 1942
No Score Yet Tanks a Million Capt. Rossmead 1941
No Score Yet Dangerous Lady Brent 1941
No Score Yet Secrets of the Wastelands Salters 1941
No Score Yet Cafe Hostess Eddie Morgun 1940
No Score Yet Slightly Honorable Charles Madder 1940
No Score Yet Wagons Westward Marsden 1940
No Score Yet 20 Mule Team Stag Roper 1940
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Peter Lewis 1939
No Score Yet Lucky Night George 1939
100% Dodge City Munger 1939
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band Snapper 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble Nick Crowder 1938
No Score Yet Submarine Patrol Brett 1938
No Score Yet Charlie Chan on Broadway John Burke 1937
No Score Yet It Could Happen to You Actor 1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Alec 1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue Eddie Eads 1937
No Score Yet One Mile From Heaven Actor 1937
No Score Yet Dimples Stranger 1936
No Score Yet Crash Donovan Harris 1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town) Chic 1936
80% Big Brown Eyes Benny Bottle 1936
No Score Yet Navy Born Lt. Steve Bassett 1936
No Score Yet Night Life of the Gods Cyril Sparks 1935
No Score Yet Gift of Gab Actor 1934
97% The Thin Man Taxi Driver 1934
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed) Actor 1934
No Score Yet Operator 13 Union Officer 1934
No Score Yet Search For Danger Actor


No Score Yet The Rockford Files
  • 1975
No Score Yet Bonanza
Ned Conrad
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
Wary Willy
  • 1963


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