Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Americanization of Emily (1964)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Orca - The Killer Whale (1977)
  • Birthday: Jul 27, 1916
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Actor Keenan Wynn was the son of legendary comedian Ed Wynn and actress Hilda Keenan, and grandson of stage luminary Frank Keenan. After attending St. John's Military Academy, Wynn obtained his few professional theatrical jobs with the Maine Stock Company. After overcoming the "Ed Wynn's Son" onus (his father arranged his first job, with the understanding that Keenan would be on his own after that), Wynn developed into a fine comic and dramatic actor on his own in several Broadway plays and on radio. He was signed to an MGM contract in 1942, scoring a personal and professional success as the sarcastic sergeant in 1944's See Here Private Hargrove (1944). Wynn's newfound popularity as a supporting actor aroused a bit of jealousy from his father, who underwent professional doldrums in the 1940s; father and son grew closer in the 1950s when Ed, launching a second career as a dramatic actor, often turned to his son for moral support and professional advice. Wynn's film career flourished into the 1960s and 1970s, during which time he frequently appeared in such Disney films as The Absent-Minded Professor (1960) and The Love Bug (1968) as apoplectic villain Alonso Hawk. Wynn also starred in such TV series as Troubleshooters and Dallas. Encroaching deafness and a drinking problem plagued Wynn in his final years, but he always delivered the goods onscreen. Wynn was the father of writer/director Tracy Keenan Wynn and writer/actor Edmund Keenan (Ned) Wynn.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet See Here, Private Hargrove Actor 2012
No Score Yet Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star Grandpa 1986
38% Black Moon Rising Iron John 1986
No Score Yet Code of Vengeance Actor 1985
No Score Yet Mirrors Reverend Dahlstrom 1985
No Score Yet Prime Risk Dr. Lasser 1985
No Score Yet Call to Glory Actor 1984
No Score Yet Wavelength Dan 1983
No Score Yet Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. Piers Castillian 1983
No Score Yet Hysterical Fisherman 1983
62% Best Friends Tom Babson 1982
No Score Yet A Piano for Mrs. Cimino Barney Fellman 1982
71% The Last Unicorn Capt. Cully 1982
No Score Yet The Capture of Grizzly Adams Bert Woolman 1982
No Score Yet Monstroid Actor 1980
No Score Yet Just Tell Me What You Want Seymour Berger 1980
No Score Yet Hard Knocks Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Glove Bill Schwartz 1979
No Score Yet Parts, The Clonus Horror Jake Noble 1979
No Score Yet The Dark Sherman 'Sherm' Moss 1979
No Score Yet Sunburn Mark Elmes 1979
No Score Yet The Treasure Seekers (Jamaican Gold) Meat Cleaver Stewart 1979
72% Piranha Jack 1978
No Score Yet The Bastard Actor 1978
No Score Yet Coach Fenton 'F.R.' Granger 1978
No Score Yet The Lucifer Complex Actor 1978
No Score Yet Laserblast Col. Farley 1977
7% Orca - The Killer Whale Novak 1977
50% The Shaggy D.A. John Slade 1976
No Score Yet The Quest (The Longest Drive) Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Actor 1976
No Score Yet High Velocity Andersen 1976
40% The Killer Inside Me Conway 1976
93% Nashville Mr. Green 1975
18% The Devil's Rain Sheriff Owens 1975
No Score Yet He Is My Brother Brother Dalton 1975
No Score Yet A Woman for All Men Walter McCoy 1975
No Score Yet The Man Who Would Not Die Victor Slidell 1975
No Score Yet Hit Lady (The Deadly Touch) Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Internecine Project E.J. Farnsworth 1974
No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Actor Director 1974
80% Herbie Rides Again Alonzo Hawk 1974
No Score Yet The Legend of Earl Durand Colonel Nightingale 1974
No Score Yet VD Attack Plan Actor 1973
No Score Yet Cancel My Reservation Sheriff Riley 1972
40% The Mechanic Harry 1972
No Score Yet Snowball Express Martin Ridgeway 1972
No Score Yet The Manipulator Actor 1971
10% Pretty Maids All in a Row Chief John Poldaski 1971
No Score Yet Five Savage Men Pudge Elliott 1971
93% Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Winter Worlock 1970
No Score Yet The Haunted House of Horror, (Horror House) Actor 1970
No Score Yet Loving Edward 1970
No Score Yet The Animals Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Monitors General 1969
20% MacKenna's Gold Sanchez 1969
No Score Yet Smith! Vince Heber 1969
No Score Yet Viva Max! Gen. Barney LaComber 1969
98% Once Upon a Time in the West Sheriff 1968
57% Finian's Rainbow Judge Rawkins 1968
No Score Yet Shoot, Gringo... Shoot! (Spara, Gringo, spara) Actor 1968
94% Point Blank Yost 1967
No Score Yet Welcome to Hard Times (Killer on a Horse) Zar 1967
90% The War Wagon Wes Catlin 1967
No Score Yet Warning Shot Sgt. Ed Musso 1967
No Score Yet Stagecoach Luke Plummer 1966
No Score Yet Around the World Under the Sea Hank Stahl 1966
No Score Yet The Night of the Grizzly Jed Curry 1966
74% The Great Race Hezekiah 1965
100% The Americanization of Emily Old Sailor 1964
82% The Patsy Harry Silver 1964
No Score Yet Bikini Beach Harvey Huntington Honeywagon 1964
No Score Yet Honeymoon Hotel Mr. Sampson 1964
No Score Yet The Winston Affair (Man in the Middle) Lt. Kingston 1964
98% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Col. "Bat" Guano 1964
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything Angelo Carelli 1964
No Score Yet Gunfight at Red Sands Actor 1963
86% Son of Flubber Alonzo Hawk 1963
No Score Yet Untouchables - Scarface Mob Actor 1962
82% The Absent-Minded Professor Alonzo 1961
No Score Yet Black City (Il re di Poggioreale) Actor 1961
No Score Yet King of the Roaring Twenties Tom Fowler 1961
No Score Yet The Crowded Sky Nick Hyland 1960
No Score Yet Pattern for Plunder Nick Rawlings 1960
71% A Hole in the Head Jerry Marks 1959
No Score Yet That Kind of Woman Harry Corwin 1959
No Score Yet The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure) Harvey Franklin 1958
No Score Yet A Time to Love and a Time to Die Reuter 1958
96% Touch of Evil Man 1958
No Score Yet The Deep Six Lt. Cdr. Edge 1958
No Score Yet Don't Go Near the Water Gordon Ripwell 1957
No Score Yet The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown Dandy 1957
No Score Yet The Great Man Sid Moore 1957
75% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Caesar Gardella 1956
No Score Yet The Naked Hills Sam Wilkins 1956
No Score Yet Playhouse 90 Maish 1956
No Score Yet Shack Out on 101 George 1955
No Score Yet The Marauders Hook 1955
No Score Yet The Glass Slipper Kovin 1955
No Score Yet Men of the Fighting Lady (Panther Squadron) Lt. Cmdr. Ted Dodson 1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer Policeman 1954
90% Kiss Me Kate Lippy 1953
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant Silva 1953
No Score Yet Battle Circus Sgt. Orvil Statt 1953
No Score Yet Code Two Police Sgt. Jumbo Culdane 1953
No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon Al 1952
No Score Yet Desperate Search Brandy 1952
No Score Yet Holiday for Sinners Joe Piavi 1952
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger Eddie Hoke 1952
No Score Yet The Belle of New York Max Ferris 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Michael Fisher 1951
No Score Yet Angels in the Outfield Fred Bayles 1951
No Score Yet Kind Lady Edwards 1951
92% Royal Wedding Irving Klinger/Edgar Klinger 1951
No Score Yet Mr. Imperium Motor Cop 1951
No Score Yet Texas Carnival Dan Sabinas 1951
No Score Yet Three Little Words Charlie Kope 1950
100% Annie Get Your Gun Charlie Davenport 1950
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter Joe Backett 1949
No Score Yet That Midnight Kiss Artie Glenson 1949
78% The Three Musketeers Planchet 1948
No Score Yet B.F.'S Daughter Actor 1948
No Score Yet My Dear Secretary Ronnie Hastings 1948
No Score Yet The Hucksters Buddy Hare 1947
80% Song of the Thin Man Clarence "Clinker" Krause 1947
No Score Yet The Cockeyed Miracle Ben Griggs 1946
No Score Yet The Thrill Of Brazil Actor 1946
No Score Yet Easy to Wed Warren Haggerty 1946
67% Ziegfeld Follies Caller 1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Oliver Webson 1945
100% The Clock The Drunk 1945
No Score Yet Without Love Quentin Ladd 1945
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair Major Bob Wilton 1944
83% Since You Went Away Lt. Solomon 1944
No Score Yet Lost Angel Packy 1943
100% For Me and My Gal Eddie Milton 1942
No Score Yet Somewhere I'll Find You Sgt. Tom Purdy 1942
No Score Yet Chained Double for Joan Crawford in Speedboat Sequence 1934

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Doc Brisby
  • 1985
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Charlie Heller
  • 1983
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Leo
  • 1983
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
William (Digger) Barnes William `Digger' Barnes
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Gustave
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Dr. Albert
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Thorwald Wolfe
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
O'Rourke
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Ex-convict
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
William Botibol Joe Ferlini
  • 1961
  • 1958
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Gregory West
  • 1960
No Score Yet Tales From the Darkside
1983-1988

QUOTES FROM Keenan Wynn CHARACTERS

Alonzo Hawk
(He's in Rome; he sees the Coliseum) What a location.
Taxi Driver
Ah, see, the mighty Coliseum. The Glory of Rome. Doesn't stir your imagination?
Alonzo Hawk
You bet it does, baby. Do you realize what a shopping center we can put up there? Plenty of parking, too.
Alonzo Hawk
(being stopped by a policeman in traffic) The traffic commissioner shall hear of this!
Traffic Commissioner
I *am* the commissioner.
Alonzo Hawk
Then what are you doing in that monkey suit? A traffic commissioner would dress in dignified clothes.
Traffic Commissioner
This happen to be my dress uniform. I was on my way to the ceremony for I Am A Policeman Day.
Secretary
I'm sorry, Mr. Hawk. I called the motel but they said that your nephew checked out.
Alonzo Hawk
(angrily) What do you mean he's checked out? When? Where? Who told him that he could check out? How dare that he disappear when he knows that I'm worried sick? I'll tear his chicken-livered gizzard to pieces! I'll stomp him silly! I'll take this letter knife, and I'll stab that kid right in his ungrateful breastbone! You know me Millicent, normally I'm a kindly, fun-loving fellow! But when I get crossed...
Alonzo Hawk
(weakly, slumping down at the desk)
Alonzo Hawk
I go bananas.
Alonzo Hawk
At the tender age of nineteen, I was the best known repossessor of cars west of the Mississippi. Hot-wire Hawk, they called me.
Alonzo Hawk
Professor, I have suffered damages amounting to tens of thousands of dollars because of you. I could have you dragged off to jail and left there! But other than making me feel good all over - what would it get me?
Alonzo Hawk
Professor, I have suffered damages amounting to tens of thousands of dollars because of you. I could have you dragged off to jail and left there! But other than making me feel good all over, what would it get me?
Col. Bat Guano
Okay. I'm gonna get your money for ya. But if you don't get the President of the United States on that phone, you know what's gonna happen to you?
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake
What?
Col. Bat Guano
You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company.