George Cleveland

George Cleveland

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
  • Birthday: Sep 17, 1885
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A master at abrasive and intrusive old-codger roles, George Cleveland enjoyed a 58-year career in vaudeville, stage, movies and television. Spending his earliest professional days in his native Canada, Cleveland barnstormed around the U.S. with his own stock company until settling in New York. He came to Hollywood in 1934 for an assignment in the Noah Beery Sr. programmer Mystery Liner and remained in Tinseltown for the next two decades. At first appearing in small roles in serials and westerns, Cleveland's screen time increased when he signed with RKO in the early 1940s. In the Fibber McGee and Molly feature Here We Go Again, Cleveland essayed the "Old Timer" role played on radio by Bill Thompson (who also showed up in Here We Go Again in another of his radio characterizations, Wallace Wimple). Other choice '40s assignments for Cleveland included the role of Paul Muni's faithful butler in Angel on My Shoulder (1946), and featured parts in two Abbott and Costello comedies, 1946's Little Giant (as Costello's uncle) and 1947's Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (as a corrupt western judge). George Cleveland appeared on TV as a befuddled postman on the forgettable 1952 sitcom The Hank McCune Show; a far more memorable assignment was his three-year gig as Gramps on the Lassie series, which kept Cleveland busy until his sudden death in the spring of 1957.

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No Score Yet Affair With a Stranger Pop 1953
No Score Yet Cripple Creek `Hardrock' Hanson 1952
No Score Yet Carson City Henry Dodson 1952
No Score Yet Fort Defiance Uncle Charlie Tallon 1951
No Score Yet Trigger Jr. Col. Harkrider 1950
No Score Yet Frenchie Jeff Harding 1950
No Score Yet Please Believe Me Mr. Cooper 1950
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond Judge Ben Grant 1949
No Score Yet Rimfire Judge Gardner 1949
57% A Date with Judy Gramps 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Judge 1948
No Score Yet Albuquerque John Armin 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Judge Benbow 1947
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now John McCullem 1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose Capt. Brennan 1947
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights Grandfather McKinley 1947
No Score Yet Step by Step Simpson 1946
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie Old Man 1946
No Score Yet Little Giant Uncle Clarence 1946
No Score Yet Angel on My Shoulder Albert 1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off Mr. Fisher 1946
No Score Yet Pillow of Death Sam Kincaid 1945
No Score Yet Dakota Mr. Plummer 1945
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes Ticket Seller 1945
No Score Yet It's in the Bag Hotel Manager 1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot Catherine's Father 1945
No Score Yet Sunbonnet Sue Casey 1945
No Score Yet Can't Help Singing Marshal 1944
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas Captain 'Cap' Joe 1944
No Score Yet Home in Indiana Sam 1944
No Score Yet Abroad with Two Yanks Roderick Stuart 1944
60% It Happened Tomorrow Mr. Gordon 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Judge Blackburn 1944
No Score Yet Man from Frisco Mayor Winter 1944
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) Willie Ferguson 1943
No Score Yet Ladies' Day Doc 1943
No Score Yet Seven Miles from Alcatraz Capt. Porter 1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Chief Inspector 1942
No Score Yet The Big Street Col. Venus 1942
No Score Yet The Falcon Takes Over Jerry 1942
No Score Yet The Spoilers Banty 1942
No Score Yet Joan of Paris Actor 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Bill Yard 1942
No Score Yet Playmates Mr. Pennypacker 1941
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing Mayor Kelsey 1941
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster Cy Bibber 1941
No Score Yet Sunset in Wyoming Asa Wentworth 1941
No Score Yet Nevada City Hank Liddell 1941
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Pokey 1941
33% The Two-Faced Woman Sheriff 1941
No Score Yet Wide Open Town Pete Carter 1941
40% The Ape Actor 1940
No Score Yet Haunted House Henshaw 1940
No Score Yet Drums of Fu Manchu Prof. Parker 1940
No Score Yet Chasing Trouble Lester 1940
No Score Yet Tomboy Matt 1940
No Score Yet Hidden Enemy McGregor 1940
No Score Yet Midnight Limited Prof. Van Dillon 1940
No Score Yet Queen of the Yukon Grub 1940
No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Blanchard 1940
No Score Yet Mutiny in the Big House Convict 'Dad' Schultz 1939
No Score Yet Streets of New York Pop O'Toole 1939
No Score Yet Wolf Call Dr. MacTavish 1939
No Score Yet Stunt Pilot Sheriff 1939
No Score Yet Outlaws of Sonora Cattlemen's Agent (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet Port of Missing Girls Clinton 1938
No Score Yet Under the Big Top Joe 1938
No Score Yet Ghost Town Riders Actor 1938
No Score Yet Boy of the Streets Tim Farley 1937
No Score Yet Adventure's End Tom 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Secretary 1937
No Score Yet Night Key Sam Adams - Company Engineer (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet Paradise Express Beasley 1937
No Score Yet Swing It, Professor Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman Van Ellyn's Assistant 1936
No Score Yet Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island Goebel 1936
0% Revolt of the Zombies Gen. Duval 1936
No Score Yet Rocket Ship Prof. Hensley 1936
No Score Yet Black Gold Clemens 1936
No Score Yet I Conquer the Sea Caleb 1936
No Score Yet Spaceship to the Unknown Prof. Hensley 1936
No Score Yet Phantom Patrol Inspector McCloud 1936
No Score Yet Make a Million Blind Man 1935
No Score Yet School for Girls Reeves 1935
No Score Yet The Star Packer (He Wore a Star) Jake 1934
No Score Yet Monte Carlo Nights Croupier 1934
No Score Yet The Man from Utah Sheriff 1934
No Score Yet Blue Steel Hank 1934
No Score Yet Mystery Liner Simms, Steward 1934
No Score Yet The House of Mystery Clancy 1934
No Score Yet Sunny Skies Screenwriter 1930


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