George O'Hanlon - Rotten Tomatoes

George O'Hanlon

Highest Rated:   100% Park Row (1952)
Lowest Rated:   0% The $1,000,000 Duck (1971)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
The son of vaudeville and burlesque performers, George O'Hanlon made his own stage bow as a dancer at age 16 -- only to be fired after a few weeks over a salary dispute. O'Hanlon made the rounds in summer stock and burlesque, then registered with Hollywood's Central Casting as a film extra in the early '30s. While hoofing away in the choruses of many a Warner Bros. musical, O'Hanlon took acting lessons at the Bliss-Hayden theater in Beverly Hills. His big break came when he was hired by fledgling director Richard Bare for a U.S.C.-subsidized short subject, So You Want to Give Up Smoking (1942). After the war, O'Hanlon and Bare teamed for a series of shorts for Warners release; informally titled Behind the Eight Ball, these one-reel gems starred O'Hanlon as benighted "everyman" Joe McDoakes. This popular series ran from 1946 through 1955, amassing a total of 56 entries, three of which were nominated for Academy Awards. Outside of his McDoakes assignments, O'Hanlon appeared as Gillis in 45 episodes of the 1950s TV sitcom The Life of Riley, and also wrote and directed several installments of such TV weeklies as The Roaring 20s, 77 Sunset Strip, and Petticoat Junction. He played supporting roles in films like The Hucksters (1946), The Tanks are Coming (1951), and Kronos (1957), and directed the 1959 Tommy Noonan/Pete Marshall vehicle The Rookies. Children of the 1960s will remember George O'Hanlon as the voice of George Jetson on the Hanna-Barbera prime-time cartoon series The Jetsons.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
21% The Jetsons
  • George
1990
No Score Yet The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
  • George Jetson
1987
No Score Yet The Jetsons
  • George Jetson
1985
No Score Yet Getting Wasted
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Evil
  • Pete Brooks
1978
No Score Yet Smash-Up on Interstate 5
  • Actor
1976
93% Rocky
  • TV Commentator
1976
No Score Yet Where Have All the People Gone?
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel
  • Harry, Police Chief
1973
No Score Yet Now You See Him, Now You Don't
  • Ted
1972
0% The $1,000,000 Duck
  • Parking Attendant
1971
No Score Yet For Those Who Think Young
  • Screenwriter
1964
No Score Yet The Rookie
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1959
57% Kronos
  • Dr. Arnold Culver
1958
No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse
  • `Shorty' Cameron
1952
100% Park Row
  • Steve Brodie
1952
No Score Yet So You Never Tell a Lie
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Cattle Town
  • Shiloh
1952
No Score Yet June Bride
  • Scott Davis
1948
No Score Yet Corvette K-225
  • RCAL Wireless Operator
1948
No Score Yet Heading for Heaven
  • Alvin
1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters
  • Freddie Callahan
1947
No Score Yet Nearly Eighteen
  • Eddie
1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold
  • Coast Guardsman with Tommy Gun
1943
No Score Yet Man from Headquarters
  • Weeks
1942
No Score Yet The Fighting 69th
  • Eddie
1940
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Man-On-Street by Bank Robbery
1939
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
  • Usher
1939
No Score Yet Women in the Wind
  • Bellboy
1939

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Eddie
  • 2005
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Ray Yarnell
  • 1978
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Charlie Appleby
  • 1957

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