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Gene O'Donnell

Highest Rated: 64% The Devil Bat (1941)

Lowest Rated: 44% The Ape (1940)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1911

Birthplace: Iowa, USA

Character actor of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. O'Donnell began as a radio announcer working in Boston and New York before moving to LA where he signed a contract with Republic Studios. There he appeared in "The Ape" (1940) with Boris Karloff, "I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now" (1940) and "The Devil Bat" (1941) with Bela Lugosi. After serving in the Army, O'Donnell moved back to LA, where he played the title character in "Barney Blake, Police Reporter" (1948) and Judy's (Patricia Crowley) brother in the comedy "A Date With Judy" (1951). O'Donnell's subsequent TV credits include guest stints on "Peyton Place," "The Big Valley" and "I Love Lucy." His later film work included "Pretty Boy Floyd" (1960), "Planet of the Apes" (1968) and "The Lawyer" (1970).

Highest rated movies

The Devil Bat
The Ape

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Bound Purser (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bop Girl Nightclub Drunk (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Thrilling Night Skinny (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Bullets Monk (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's in the Army Speed (Character) - 1942
64% 30% The Devil Bat Don Morton (Character) - 1941
44% 12% The Ape Danny Foster (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Prosecutor (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Haney (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951