Hugh Beaumont

Highest Rated: 100% The Blue Dahlia (1946)
Lowest Rated: 43% The Mole People (1956)
Birthday: Feb 16, 1909
Birthplace: Lawrence, Kansas,
American actor Hugh Beaumont originally studied for the clergy, remaining busy as a lay minister throughout his acting career. After stage experience, Beaumont arrived in Hollywood in 1940. While most of the draftable leading men were away during World War II, Beaumont enjoyed a brief spell of stardom; his faint resemblance to actor Lloyd Nolan enabled Beaumont to inherit Nolan's screen role of detective Michael Shayne in a series of inexpensive programmers. After the war, Beaumont returned to character parts, contributing memorable moments to such films as The Blue Dahlia (1946) and The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947). He also played quite a few villains during this period; fans of Beaumont's later television work are in for a jolt as they watch the affable Hugh connive and murder his way through 1948's Money Madness. During the early 1950s, Beaumont frequently popped up in uncredited featured roles at 20th Century-Fox, most prominently in Phone Call From a Stranger (1952) as the doctor killed by drunken driver Michael Rennie, and in The Revolt of Mamie Stover as the Honolulu cop who advises goodtime girl Jane Russell to get out of town. In 1957, Beaumont was cast as philosophy-dispensing suburban dad Ward Cleaver on the popular sitcom Leave It to Beaver (he replaced Casey Adams, who played Ward in the 1955 pilot). While he despaired that the series might ruin his chances for good film roles, Beaumont remained with Beaver until its cancellation in 1963. Hugh Beaumont retired from show business in the late 1960s, launching a second career as a successful Christmas tree farmer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
80% Railroaded Police Sgt. Mickey Ferguson 2003
No Score Yet The Human Duplicators Austin Welles 1965
No Score Yet Night Passage Jeff Kurth 1957
43% The Mole People Dr. Jud Bellamin 1956
No Score Yet Hell's Horizon Sgt. Al Trask 1955
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Kennerly 1953
No Score Yet Washington Story, (Target for Scandal) Chaplain 1952
No Score Yet Wild Stallion Capt. Wilmurt 1952
No Score Yet Bugles in the Afternoon Lt. Cooke 1952
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger Dr. Brooks 1952
No Score Yet Overland Telegraph Brad 1951
No Score Yet Callaway Went Thataway Mr. Adkins 1951
No Score Yet Go for Broke! Chaplain 1951
No Score Yet Lost Continent Robert Phillips 1951
No Score Yet The Last Outpost Lt. Fenton 1951
No Score Yet Second Chance Pastor Dr. Emory 1950
No Score Yet Bury Me Dead Michael Dunn 1947
No Score Yet Money Madness Steve Clark 1947
100% The Blue Dahlia George Copeland 1946
No Score Yet Objective, Burma! Capt. Hennessey 1945
No Score Yet The Lady Confesses Larry Brandon 1945
No Score Yet Blood on the Sun Johnny Clarke 1945
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War Range Officer 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Adm. Hart's Aide 1944
No Score Yet The Racket Man 'Irish' Duffy 1944
93% The Seventh Victim Gregory Ward 1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady Footman 1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Mr. Sharpe 1943
No Score Yet Flight for Freedom Flight Instructor 1943
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier Lt. Martin 1943
No Score Yet The Fallen Sparrow Otto Skaas 1943
83% Wake Island Captain 1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli Orderly 1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana Officer 1941
No Score Yet South of Panama Paul 1941

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Jim Wagner
  • 1970
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Director Screenwriter Ward Ward Cleaver
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Dan Grayson
  • 1953

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