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Harry Townes



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Mountain
  • Joseph
2011
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 Screaming Mimi
  • Dr. Greenwood
1958
22% The Brothers Karamazov
  • Ippoli Kirillov
1957
No Score Yet Operation Manhunt
  • Igor Gouzenko
1954
No Score Yet Westinghouse Studio One - "Success Story"
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - The Guardians
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Reger
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Henry Ritchie Arch Hammer

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