Frank Ferguson

Frank Ferguson

Highest Rated: 100% Bend of the River (1952)

Lowest Rated: 55% The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Birthday: Dec 25, 1899

Birthplace: Ferndale, California, USA

Few actors can boast a career of over 100 roles, but incomparable character actor Frank Ferguson sports nearly 300 unique performances. Born on Christmas Day in the final week of the 19th century, Ferguson didn't break into show business until approaching middle age. He more than made up for lost time, however, and tore through the '40s starring in as many as 18 small roles per year. He met with major success in '48 as the proprietor of a museum of horrors in the comedy classic "Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein." Ferguson likewise portrayed countless memorable characters in the '50s, including the ranch hand Gus Broeberg in the famous TV western "My Friend Flicka." With his natural versatility and the burgeoning popularity of television as an entertainment medium, Ferguson had found a new home. He famously played "Lassie"'s veterinarian on several episodes of the canine adventure series, and embodied the even-tempered Eli Carson on over a hundred episodes (and a feature-length follow-up) of the primetime soap "Peyton's Place." A voracious performer even into his 70s, Ferguson guest-starred on family frontier series"Little House on the Prairie," the crime drama "McMillan & Wife," and two episodes of the farm comedy "Green Acres," before succumbing to cancer at 78.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Macahans Grandpa Macahan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Along Came a Spider Dr. Andrew Blake (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 0% The Great Sioux Massacre Gen. Alfred Howe Terry (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 42% The Quick Gun Dan Evans (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 56% Those Calloways Doctor (uncredited) (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 60% The Big Night Dave (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cole Younger, Gunfighter Sheriff Ralph Wittrock (Character) - 1958
100% 68% Terror in a Texas Town Deacon Matt Holmes (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Andy Hardy Comes Home Mayor Benson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 20% Iron Sheriff District Attorney Holloway (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 20% The McConnell Story Mechanic (Character) - 1955
69% 70% Moonfleet Coachman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% At Gunpoint Marshal George Henderson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 0% The Outcast Chad Polsen (Character) - 1954
93% 85% Johnny Guitar Marshal Williams (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marksman Champ Wiley (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hannah Lee John Britton (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star of Texas Marshal Bullock (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Leaguer Wally Mitchell (Character) - 1953
95% 68% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Dr. Morton (Character) - 1953
86% 65% Million Dollar Mermaid Boston Prosecutor (Character) - 1952
100% 78% Bend of the River Tom Grundy (Character) - 1952
100% 69% Rancho Notorious Preacher (Character) - 1952
67% 62% The Marrying Kind Mr. Quinn (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% It Grows on Trees John Letherby (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Eldridge Haskell (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Models, Inc. Joe Reynolds (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 64% The Winning Team Sam Arrants (Character) - 1952
94% 78% On Dangerous Ground Willows (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louisa Park Attendant (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Insp. Quint (Character) - 1950
83% 81% The Furies Dr. Grieve (Character) - 1950
55% 71% The Barkleys of Broadway Mr. Perkins (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dynamite "Hard Rock" Mason (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet State Department: File 649 Consul Reither (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 57% Follow Me Quietly J.C. McGill (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 58% The Miracle of the Bells Mike Dolan (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vicious Circle Stark (Character) - 1948
89% 85% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Mr. McDougal (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Tom Ransome (Character) - 1948
67% 61% Rachel and the Stranger Mr. Green (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 76% They Won't Believe Me Mr. Cahill (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Searching Wind Embassy Attendant (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Chaser Attorney J.T. Vickers (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 11% Pilot No. 5 Mr. Tully (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Truck Busters George Havelock (Character) - 1943
94% 81% This Gun for Hire Albert Baker (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Body Disappears Psychology Prof. McAuley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambling on the High Seas John (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Fisherman (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Ben Wiggins (Guest Star) 1971 1964 1959 1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1970 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Eli Carson (Character) 1964-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Slade Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Foley (Guest Star) 1964-1965 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Sheriff Orville Ramsey (Guest Star) 1965 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Enoch (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964 1961
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Krueger (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Col. Carr (Character) 1962 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Ben Carter (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1960 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Governor Lew Wallace (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Scotty (Guest Star) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Sheriff Slim Lydell (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Old Billy North (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Mr. Keller (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Judge Tolliver (Guest Star) 1959 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Milbanks (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Friend Flicka Gus Broeberg (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1954

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