Frank Ferguson

Frank Ferguson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Man of the West (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 55% The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
  • Birthday: Dec 25, 1899
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Busy character actor Frank Ferguson was able to parlay his pinched facial features, his fussy little moustache, and his bellows-like voice for a vast array of characterizations. Ferguson was equally effective as a hen-pecked husband, stern military leader, irascible neighbor, merciless employer, crooked sheriff, and barbershop hanger-on. He made his inaugural film appearance in Father is a Prince (1940) and was last seen on the big screen in The Great Sioux Massacre (1965). Ferguson proved himself an above-average actor by successfully pulling off the treacly scene in The Babe Ruth Story (1948) in which Babe (William Bendix) says "Hi, kid" to Ferguson's crippled son--whereupon the boy suddenly stands up and walks! Among Franklin Ferguson's hundreds of TV appearances were regular stints on the children's series My Friend Flicka (1956) and the nighttime soap opera Peyton Place (1964-68).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Great Sioux Massacre Gen. Terry 1965
No Score Yet Those Calloways Doctor 1965
81% Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte Editor 1964
No Score Yet The Quick Gun Dan Evans 1964
63% Pocketful of Miracles Editor 1961
86% Sunrise at Campobello Dr. Bennett 1960
No Score Yet The Big Night Dave 1960
100% Man of the West Marshal 1958
No Score Yet The Light in the Forest Harry Butler 1958
No Score Yet Cole Younger, Gunfighter Sheriff Ralph Wittrock 1958
No Score Yet Terror in a Texas Town Holmes 1958
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Comes Home Mayor Benson 1958
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff D.A. Holloway 1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night Mr. Shea 1957
No Score Yet Gun Duel in Durango Sheriff Howard 1957
No Score Yet At Gunpoint (Gunpoint!) Henderson 1955
No Score Yet A Lawless Street Abe Deland 1955
No Score Yet Trial Kiley 1955
No Score Yet Drum Beat Mr. Dyar 1955
No Score Yet New York Confidential Dr. Ludlow 1955
No Score Yet Battle Cry Mr. Hector Walker 1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men Mahoney 1955
69% Moonfleet Coachman 1955
No Score Yet The McConnell Story Mechanic 1955
86% Young at Heart Bartell 1954
97% A Star Is Born Judge 1954
93% Johnny Guitar Marshal Williams 1954
No Score Yet The Outcast Chad Polsen 1954
No Score Yet Wicked Woman Mr. Porter 1953
No Score Yet So Big Draftsman 1953
No Score Yet Big Leaguer Wally Mitchell 1953
94% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Dr. Morton 1953
95% House of Wax Medical Examiner 1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way Mike Edwards 1953
86% The Blue Gardenia Drunkard 1953
No Score Yet Main Street to Broadway Mr. Cope in Fantasy Sequence 1953
No Score Yet Stars and Stripes Forever Mr. Wells (scenes deleted) 1952
No Score Yet Million Dollar Mermaid Prosecutor 1952
No Score Yet It Grows on Trees John Letherby 1952
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Mr. Norton 1952
100% Rancho Notorious Preacher 1952
100% Bend of the River Don Grundy 1952
67% The Marrying Kind Mr. Quinn 1952
No Score Yet Room for One More Steve 1952
94% On Dangerous Ground Willows 1952
No Score Yet The Winning Team Sam Arrants 1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Sam, the Jailer 1952
No Score Yet Warpath Marshal 1951
No Score Yet Santa Fe Marshal Bat Masterson 1951
No Score Yet The Model and the Marriage Broker Conventioneer 1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara Al 1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Eldridge Haskell 1951
No Score Yet The West Point Story Commandant 1950
No Score Yet Right Cross Dr. George Lamond 1950
100% The Furies Dr. Grieve 1950
No Score Yet The Lawless Carl Green 1950
No Score Yet Frenchie Jim Dobbs 1950
No Score Yet Key to the City Actor 1950
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Sharkey 1949
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy Ellison Hatfield 1949
No Score Yet Follow Me Quietly McGill 1949
55% The Barkleys of Broadway Mr. Perkins 1949
No Score Yet Dynamite Hard Rock Mason 1949
100% Caught Dr. Hoffman 1949
No Score Yet Slightly French Marty Freeman 1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649 Consul Reither 1948
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge Findlay 1948
67% Rachel and the Stranger Mr. Green 1948
No Score Yet Walk a Crooked Mile Carl Bemish 1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Tom Ransome 1948
100% They Live by Night Bum 1948
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne Colpeck 1948
88% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein McDougal 1948
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells Dolan the Director 1948
100% Fort Apache Reporter 1948
No Score Yet The Hunted Harrison 1948
100% T-Men Secret Service Man 1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl J.R. O'Connell 1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline Theater Owner 1947
No Score Yet Welcome Stranger Mr. Crane 1947
100% The Farmer's Daughter Mattemack 1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love Army doctor 1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me Cahill 1947
No Score Yet California Actor 1946
No Score Yet If I'm Lucky Statistician 1946
No Score Yet Night and Day Tina's father 1946
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage Gentleman 1946
No Score Yet O.S.S. Research Man 1946
No Score Yet The Dolly Sisters Reporter 1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance Hotel Clerk 1945
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5 Tully 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow American Newsman 1943
No Score Yet Boss of Big Town Bram Hart 1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point Alden Brown 1942
93% This Gun for Hire Albert Baker 1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal Man 1942
78% Reap the Wild Wind Snaith Cutler's Co-Counsel 1942
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich Justice of Peace 1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Stationer 1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears Prof. McAuley 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Grant's Secretary 1941

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Calder
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Allen McCreary
  • 1976
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Harvey Jackson Dr. Stuart
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Jigger Sheriff Hill J.R. Ridley Abner
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Charlie Foley Sam Lindsey Wilbur Pines
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Sheriff Orville Ramsey Sheriff Prof. Laiken Coffee
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1958
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Krueger
  • 1964
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Mr. Jeff
  • 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Genessee Jones Deacon Curt Eaker Sheriff McPeter Sheriff Mattson Conductor Sheriff Luther Hawkins
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Mr. Frank
  • 1954

QUOTES FROM Frank Ferguson CHARACTERS

Consul Reither
“I suspect she cries more than is good for her.”
Consul Reither
I suspect she cries more than is good for her.