Edward Andrews

Highest Rated: 100% The Harder They Fall (1956)
Birthday: Oct 9, 1914
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, USA
The son of a clergyman, round-faced character actor Edward Andrews took to the stage at age twelve. He made his Broadway debut in 1935's How Beautiful With Shoes; three years later he co-starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Time of Your Life. Sporting spectacles from the early 1950s onward, Andrews was ideally cast as pompous, overly ambitious military officers, politicians and attorneys. His screen persona was malleable enough to allow for villainy (he played a viciously racist small-town politico in his first film, 1955's The Phenix City Story), though he preferred comedy, taking pride in a particular "finger-waggling" gesture of his that always resulted in loud audience laughter. In 1964, he co-starred with Kathy Nolan in the distaff McHale's Navy rip-off TV sitcom Broadside. Edward Andrews joined several fellow acting veterans in Gremlins (1985), his last film.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
84% Gremlins Mr. Corben 1984
86% Sixteen Candles Howard 1984
No Score Yet The Seniors The Banker 1978
No Score Yet Wilbur and Orville: The First to Fly Actor 1978
No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Actor 1976
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel Ernie, Banker 1973
No Score Yet Starlost: The Return Actor 1973
80% Now You See Him, Now You Don't Mr. Sampson 1972
88% Avanti! J.J. Blodgett 1972
No Score Yet How to Frame a Figg Mayor Robert Chisholm 1971
0% The $1,000,000 Duck Morgan 1971
55% Tora! Tora! Tora! Adm. Stark 1970
No Score Yet The Trouble with Girls Johnny 1969
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang Actor 1969
57% The Glass Bottom Boat Bleeker 1966
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman Charlie 1966
57% Send Me No Flowers Dr. Ralph Morrissey 1964
No Score Yet Kisses For My President Sen. Walsh 1964
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Burke 1964
No Score Yet A Tiger Walks Governor 1964
No Score Yet The Brass Bottle Prof. Kenton 1964
No Score Yet Youngblood Hawke Quentin Judd 1964
86% The Thrill of It All Gardiner Fraleigh 1963
86% Son of Flubber Defense Secretary 1963
No Score Yet 40 Pounds of Trouble Herman 1963
No Score Yet Man From Galveston Hyde 1963
82% Advise and Consent Sen. Knox 1962
No Score Yet The Young Doctors Bannister 1961
50% The Young Savages R. Daniel Cole 1961
82% The Absent-Minded Professor Defense Secretary 1961
97% Elmer Gantry George Babbit 1960
No Score Yet The Fiend Who Walked the West Judge Parker 1958
80% Tea and Sympathy Herb lee 1957
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Lester Rawlings 1957
No Score Yet Trooper Hook Actor 1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men Maj. Jensen 1956
No Score Yet Tension at Table Rock Kirk 1956
No Score Yet These Wilder Years Mr. Spottsford 1956
100% The Harder They Fall Jim Weyerhause 1956
100% The Phenix City Story Rhett Tanner 1955
93% Summertime Actor 1955

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Mr. Sloan
  • 1982
No Score Yet Three's Company
1977-1984
  • 1982
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Mayor Ed Joyner
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Principal Bannister
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Mason Fairchild
  • 1977
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Sam Andrews
  • 1976
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Johnson Bert
  • 1971
  • 1963
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Gibbons J. Earle Rockford
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Professor
  • 1968
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Baylis
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Professor Hubert St. John
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Ratterman
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Ethan
  • 1965
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Carling Oliver Pope
  • 1964
  • 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Lije Crowning Ben
  • 1962
  • 1961

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