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Keenan Wynn



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet See Here, Private Hargrove
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Five Savage Men
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star
  • Grandpa
1986
30% 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
50% Best Friends
  • Tom Babson
1982
No Score Yet A Piano for Mrs. Cimino
  • Barney Fellman
1982
63% The Last Unicorn
  • Capt. Cully
1982
No Score Yet The Capture of Grizzly Adams
  • Bert Woolman
1982
No Score Yet Just Tell Me What You Want
  • Seymour Berger
1980
No Score Yet Hard Knocks
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Monster
  • 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
15% 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
94% Nashville
  • Mr. Green
1975
20% 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
11% Pretty Maids All in a Row
  • Chief John Poldaski
1971
No Score Yet Five Savage Men
  • Pudge Elliott
1971
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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
97% Point Blank
  • Yost
1967
No Score Yet Welcome to Hard Times (Killer on a Horse)
  • Zar
1967
83% 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
80% 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
99% 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
81% The Absent-Minded Professor
  • Alonzo
1961
No Score Yet Re di Poggioreale
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet King of the Roaring Twenties
  • Tom Fowler
1961
No Score Yet Pattern for Plunder
  • Nick Rawlings
1960
No Score Yet The Crowded Sky
  • Nick Hyland
1960
67% 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 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
91% Royal Wedding
  • Irving Klinger/Edgar Klinger
1951
No Score Yet Mr. Imperium
  • Motor Cop
1951
No Score Yet Texas Carnival
  • Dan Sabinas
1951
100% Annie Get Your Gun
  • Charlie Davenport
1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words
  • Charlie Kope
1950
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter
  • Joe Backett
1949
No Score Yet That Midnight Kiss
  • Artie Glenson
1949
71% 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 Thrill Of Brazil
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet Easy to Wed
  • Warren Haggerty
1946
75% 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
75% 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
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Gregory West

Quotes from Keenan Wynn's Characters