Fred Coby

Highest Rated: 100% Experiment in Terror (1962)
Lowest Rated: 67% Crime Wave (1954)
Birthday: Mar 1, 1916
Birthplace: Not Available
Lithe, dark-haired Fred Coby (born Frederick G. Beckner Jr.) turned into freakish Rondo Hatton in the 1946 horror melodrama The Brute Man, a chiller so tasteless and badly made that Universal sold it outright to Poverty Row company PRC. Coby stayed with PRC for Don Ricardo Returns (1946), a Zorro rip-off written by actor Duncan Renaldo and based on Johnston McCulley, the creator of the original. Although handsome -- Coby's slight resemblance to Tyrone Power may have won him the role in the first place -- Don Ricardo was too cheaply made to have any impact on the moviegoing audience. He spent the remainder of his career as a stunt performer and bit player.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% Experiment in Terror F.B.I. Agent 1962
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants Sentry 1958
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey Investigator 1957
79% Jailhouse Rock Bartender 1957
No Score Yet The Night the World Exploded Ranger Brown 1957
97% The Ten Commandments Hebrew at Golden Calf/Taskmaster 1956
No Score Yet Illegal 3rd Guard 1955
67% Crime Wave Officer 1954
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon Cole Gorman 1953
No Score Yet Horizons West Irate Citizen 1952
90% Pat and Mike Trooper 1952
No Score Yet The Mob Plainclothesman 1951
No Score Yet Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion Cady 1951
86% Halls of Montezuma Capt. McCreavy 1950
100% White Heat Happy Taylor 1949
No Score Yet The Man from Colorado Veteran 1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649 Vice-Consul 1948
78% The Three Musketeers Musketeer 1948
No Score Yet Jungle Goddess Pilot 1948
No Score Yet Without Reservations French officer 1946
No Score Yet Don Ricardo Returns Actor 1946
No Score Yet The Brute Man Hal Moffat in his Youth 1946
No Score Yet The Scarlet Horseman Tioga 1946
90% They Were Expendable Actor 1945
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe Cadet 1944
No Score Yet Two Girls and a Sailor Sailor 1944
No Score Yet Girl Crazy Radio Man 1943

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Horn Barkeep Wagoneer Clint Marston Station Attendant Charlie Tooley Doctor Mokey 3rd Stage Man
  • 1974
  • 1970
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962

QUOTES FROM Fred Coby CHARACTERS