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Eddie Firestone

Highest Rated: 88% Duel (1971)

Lowest Rated: 43% Two for the Seesaw (1962)

Birthday: Dec 11, 1920

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Long-time character actor Eddie Firestone made his onscreen debut in the 1949 TV series "Mixed Doubles" and continued to have a prolific career that eventually spanned five decades. The San Francisco native continued acting in the 1950s, picking up bit parts on television series and in films like "Dragnet," "The Millionaire," and "Joe Butterfly." In 1956 he landed one of his most significant and notable roles, as Robert Buffum in "The Great Locomotive Chase"; he reprised this role on an episode of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color." He spent the 1960s picking up guest spots on famed crime series like "The Untouchables," "Perry Mason," "Mannix," and western shows like "The Big Valley" and "Gunsmoke." His experiences as a TV supporting and character actor helped him land a role in one of Steven Spielberg's earliest offerings, 1971's "Duel." His lack of starring roles continued further into the 1970s, but he gladly accepted character roles like that of Andy Burns on "Barnaby Jones" and Louie in the Emmy-nominated mini-series "How the West Was Won." After appearances in popular series like "Charlie's Angels," "Hawaii Five-O," and a role in the made-for-TV movie "Standing Tall," during the late '70s, Firestone saw his number of roles begin decline at the start of the 1980s. His last television performance was on an episode of "Dallas" in 1990. Firestone died from heart failure at the age of 87.

Highest rated movies

Duel
Two for the Seesaw

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Standing Tall Strickland (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 58% W.C. Fields and Me Private Detective (uncredited) (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Wife... and Death Blinky (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Panic Dozier (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 42% The Stone Killer Armitage (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murdock's Gang Unknown (Character) - 1973
88% 84% Duel Cafe Owner (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Destructors Dr. Barnes (Character) - 1967
43% 58% Two for the Seesaw Oscar (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mountain Road Major Lewis (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 58% The Law and Jake Wade Burke (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Butterfly Sgt. Oscar Hulick (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 56% The Revolt of Mamie Stover Tarzan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 55% The Great Locomotive Chase Robert Buffum (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Legend Shorty (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Charly Baylock (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Motel Manager (Guest Star) 1975 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Weevil (Guest Star) 1974 1966-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Cap (Character),
Taylor (Guest Star)
1972-1974 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Art (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Cappy (Guest Star) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Phil Dietrich (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Charley Converse (Character) 1968-1969 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Trapper (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1965 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Eddie Sheridan (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Taxi driver (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Jenkins (Guest Star) 1962-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Barney Allbright (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Thomas Edson (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Turkey (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medic Dr. Joe Sandrock (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 1952-1953

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