Houseley Stevenson Sr.

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated: 13% Forever Amber (1947)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
The father of actors Houseley Stevenson Jr. and Onslow Stevens, Houseley Stevenson Sr. was one of the founders and principal directors of the famed Pasadena Playhouse. After a four-decade-plus stage career, Stevenson came to films in 1936. At first, he played bits, but as he moved into his sixties the size of his roles increased. The hollow-cheeked, stubble-chinned actor was especially adept at playing elderly derelicts whose dialogue usually ran along the lines of "Whatsa matter, son? Hidin' from the law?" Houseley Stevenson was at his very best in two Humphrey Bogart films: In Dark Passage (1947), he played the seedy plastic surgeon Dr. Coley, while in Knock on Any Door he was seen as the philosophical rummy "Junior."

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Wild North Old Man 1952
No Score Yet Cave of Outlaws Cooley 1951
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake Pawnee Sam 1951
No Score Yet The Sun Sets at Dawn Pops 1951
No Score Yet Hollywood Story Mr. Miller 1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Blinky 1951
No Score Yet Darling, How Could You! Old Man 1951
No Score Yet Edge of Doom Mr. Swanson 1950
No Score Yet Sierra Sam Coulter 1950
97% All the King's Men Madison 1949
No Score Yet Masked Raiders Uncle Henry 1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Ted (old-timer) 1949
No Score Yet Sorrowful Jones Doc Chesley 1949
No Score Yet Colorado Territory Prospector 1949
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Pawnbroker 1949
70% Knock on Any Door Junior 1949
100% The Paleface Pioneer 1948
No Score Yet Kidnapped Ebenezer 1948
100% Joan of Arc Winchester 1948
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy Jud Tavis 1948
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy Professor T.J. Beck 1948
No Score Yet Four Faces West Anderson 1948
No Score Yet Casbah Anton Duval 1948
54% Secret Beyond the Door Andy 1948
100% Moonrise Uncle Joe Jingle 1948
No Score Yet Smart Woman Joe Smith 1948
13% Forever Amber Mr. Starling 1947
93% Dark Passage Dr. Walter Coley 1947
100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Passerby at Fairley Residence 1947
No Score Yet Time Out Of Mind George 1947
No Score Yet The Brasher Doubloon Morningstar 1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations Jailer 1946
100% The Yearling Mr. Ranger 1946
89% Somewhere in the Night Conroy 1946
No Score Yet Dakota Railroad Clerk 1945
No Score Yet Happy Land Sam Watson 1943
No Score Yet Native Land Sharecropper 1942
No Score Yet Isle of Fury Rector 1936
No Score Yet Ramrod George Smedley 1930


No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Pop Polgase
  • 1952


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