Harry Townes

Birthday: Sep 18, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
Wiry-featured American actor Harry Townes usually played informers, small-time crooks, wrong-headed military officers or duplicitous businessmen. His acting career began while he was attending the University of Alabama; chancing upon a Birmingham performance by a touring stage company of Richelieu starring Walter Hampden, Townes impulsively decided to become a performer himself. Within three years, Townes had worked in a New England stock company and was costarring in a travelling production of that old theatrical warhorse Tobacco Road. After two decades of stage performances, Townes came to Hollywood to appear on NBC television's Matinee Theatre, averaging some 18 TV performances per year thereafter. His personal favorite TV assignment was GE Theatre's Christmas offering The Other Wise Man, although Twilight Zone fans would argue in favor of Townes' role as a petty con artist endowed with the ability to change his facial features in the 1959 episode "The Four of Us are Dying." Harry Townes' film credits include The Mountain (1956), The Brothers Karamazov (1958), Sanctuary (1961) and The Warrior and the Sorceress (1974). His one recurring TV role was as Russell Winston on the 1986-87 season of Knots Landing.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cry Tough Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Check Is in the Mail... Fred Steinkrause 1986
No Score Yet The Warrior and the Sorceress Bludge 1984
No Score Yet Casino Harry 1980
No Score Yet Santee Sheriff Stu Carter 1974
No Score Yet The Hawaiians American Minister 1970
No Score Yet Heaven with a Gun Gus Sampson 1969
No Score Yet In Enemy Country General Marchois 1968
No Score Yet Fitzwilly Mr. Nowell 1967
No Score Yet Sanctuary Ira Bobbitt 1961
No Score Yet Screaming Mimi Dr. Greenwood 1958
22% The Brothers Karamazov Ippoli Kirillov 1957
No Score Yet The Mountain Joseph 1956
No Score Yet Operation Manhunt Igor Gouzenko 1954

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Albert Leonard
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Dell Frye
  • 1981
33% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
1979-1981
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Harmon
  • 1980
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Dr. Gilbert Moore Dr. Reisman
  • 1980
  • 1978
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Suggs
  • 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Dr. Philip Perry
  • 1971
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Howell Abihu Howell Hale Parker Neller Tobe Lee Ivy Malachi
  • 1971
  • 1965
  • 1963
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1956
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Cavanaugh
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Seth Tom Judge David Terry
  • 1969
  • 1962
  • 1960
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Reger
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Raven
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Russ Sgt. Burden Mallet Ballinger Joshua
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Coulter Lewis Stauffer Dillman
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1959
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Henry Ritchie Arch Hammer
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
Henry
  • 1957
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Richard Ross Ed
  • 1957
  • 1956

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