Joe Flynn

Joe Flynn

Highest Rated: 100% Divorce American Style (1967)

Lowest Rated: 17% $1,000,000 Duck (1971)

Birthday: Nov 08, 1924

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, USA

Joe Flynn was an omnipresent comic character actor in the 1960s and 70s, appearing in numerous Disney productions and the hit military comedy "McHale's Navy." Originally from Ohio, Flynn served three years in the Army before completing his education, studying drama but majoring in political science. Flynn performed in theater and on radio, also unsuccessfully running for the Senate on the Republican ticket in Ohio in 1950. Flynn landed small character roles in television and film in 50s, including work on two films directed by Jack Webb. Starting in 1960, he found a recurring role on "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet," playing the son David's ornery boss, Mr. Kelley, and later appeared during the first season of "The Joey Bishop Show." But in 1962, he landed the role he was best known for, the cantankerous Navy Captain Wallace B. Binghamton on "McHale's Navy." The show lasted four seasons, including two feature films in 1964 and 1965, making Joe Flynn an in-demand comic actor. Through the late '60s to the mid-1970s, Flynn played comic villains in numerous Disney family films, including "The Love Bug" in 1968. He played the irascible college head Dean Higgins in a trio of comic fantasies starring a young Kurt Russell: 1969's "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes," 1972's "Now You See Him, Now You Don't," and 1975's "The World's Strongest Man." Flynn was found dead in his swimming pool in 1974, the suspected victim of a heart attack.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 68% The Rescuers Mr. Snoops: the Swamp Custodian (Voice) $21.1M 1977
No Score Yet 39% The Strongest Man in the World Dean Higgins (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% Superdad Cyrus Hershberger (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Savage Chief Deputy Moody (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 61% The Girl Most Likely To... Dr. Green (Character) - 1973
80% 57% Now You See Him, Now You Don't Dean Higgins (Character) - 1972
17% 40% $1,000,000 Duck Finley Hooper (Character) - 1971
83% 48% The Barefoot Executive Francis X. Wilbanks (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 72% How to Frame a Figg Kermit Sanderson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City Major Philbrick (Character) - 1970
50% 40% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dean Higgins (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 50% My Dog the Thief P.J. Applegate (Character) - 1969
76% 66% The Love Bug Havershaw (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? Hubert Shelton (Character) - 1968
100% 56% Divorce American Style Lionel Blandsforth (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 53% McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Captain Wallace B. Binghamton (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 59% McHale's Navy Capt. Wallace Burton Binghamton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Time I Saw Archie Pvt. Russell Drexler (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Police Dog Story Collins (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry for Happy John McIntosh (Character) - 1961
90% 77% Lover Come Back Hadley (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 50% -30- Hymie Shapiro (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Happy Feeling Dr. McCafferty (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boss Ernie Jackson (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1974
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Mayor Philbrick (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Dr. Corbett (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Captain Wallace B. Binghamton (Character) 1962-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Frank (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1964 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Carey Stoddart (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Steve (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Onie Becker (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Bert Rossett (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Doc Eason (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Steve Stankey (Guest Star) 1956

QUOTES FROM Joe Flynn CHARACTERS

Lionel Blandsforth says: This man's in trouble, he's got big problems in his marriage.

Dede Murphy says: Who hasn't?

Lionel Blandsforth says: He was married when he was 19. Seventeen years later, look at him, still 19!

Dede Murphy says: So? Since when do men grow up? They just grow old. Know what I call this apartment sometimes? Boys Town.

Mme Medusa says: Snoops, you don't have a way with children. You must gain their confidence, make them you like...

Mme. Medusa says: Snoops, you don't have a way with children. You must gain their confidence, make them like you...

Mr. Snoops says: Yeah? Well, how you do that?

Snoops says: Yeah? Well, how you do that?

Evinrude says: You FORCE them to like you, idiot!