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Ken Terrell

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Window (1949)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
  • Birthday: Apr 29, 1904
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Ken Terrell (who was sometimes billed as Kenneth Terrell) was one of the longer working veterans of Republic Pictures, with a career that lasted from the end of the 1930s into the 1960s. After breaking into the movies at RKO in a pair of comedy features, A Damsel in Distress and Living on Love, Terrell moved to Republic, where he worked in a string of serials in supporting roles, including the renowned Perils of Nyoka (aka Nyoka and the Tigermen), playing the assistant to the Charles Middleton character. The other major serials in which he appeared included Jungle Girl, Drums of Fu Manchu, The Masked Marvel, Secret Service in Darkest Africa, Captain America, and Spy Smasher, sometimes in multiple roles in the course of 12 or 15 chapters. He did occasional outside work, such as an appearance in The Mummy's Hand at Universal, and appeared in B-westerns such as the Jimmy Wakely vehicle Song of the Range; during the 1940s, Terrell's one appearance in a major movie was in a small role in George Cukor's Winged Victory, based on the play by Moss Hart. Terrell didn't get acting roles with decent screen time until the mid-'50s, after leaving Republic, when he was cast in a succession of roles in several low-budget science fiction/horror films. His rough-hewn features and dark eyes allowed him to convey fear, villainy, or concern in equal measures, and to play anything from thugs to army officers, just as his bit roles had him cast as everything from Arab assassins to town drunks. In Jack Pollexfen's The Indestructible Man, he played Joe Marcella, the nervous one of the three hoods being hunted down by a super-strong resurrected murderer Lon Chaney Jr.; in Nathan Juran's The Brain From Planet Arous, he played the army colonel who gets burned to a cinder by alien-possessed John Agar and, in his best and longest part in a feature, in Juran's Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, he plays Jess, the loyal valet to victim Allison Hayes. Terrell had a small role, mostly involving stunt work, in Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, and made his last screen appearance in the Vincent Price vehicle The Master of the World. He died of arteriosclerosis in 1966.

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No Score Yet Master of the World Shanks 1961
95% Spartacus Ad Lib 1960
No Score Yet Pier 5, Havana 2nd Man 1959
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Actor 1958
75% Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Jessup Stout 1958
33% The Brain from Planet Arous Colonel 1957
No Score Yet The Proud Ones The Weasel 1956
No Score Yet Indestructible Man Joe Marcellia 1956
No Score Yet The Conqueror Sorgan 1956
No Score Yet Drums Across the River Red Knife 1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Indian 1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Taxicab Driver 1953
No Score Yet Jeopardy Barricade Officer 1953
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey Barbe 1952
No Score Yet Radar Men from the Moon stunts 1952
94% On Dangerous Ground Crook 1952
No Score Yet Last Train from Bombay Ceylonese 1952
No Score Yet A Dangerous Profession Man 1949
100% The Window Man 1949
No Score Yet Grand Canyon Trail Mike Delaney 1948
No Score Yet Gay Ranchero Roberts 1948
No Score Yet G-Men Never Forget Kelsey 1948
No Score Yet Son of Zorro George Thomas 1947
No Score Yet Robin Hood of Texas Actor 1947
No Score Yet Detour to Danger Joe 1946
No Score Yet In Old New Mexico Cliff 1945
No Score Yet The Missing Corpse Motor Cop 1945
No Score Yet The Purple Monster Strikes Andy 1945
No Score Yet Cisco Kid - In Old New Mexico Deputy 1945
No Score Yet The Tiger Woman Depot heavy 1944
No Score Yet Girl Rush Henchman Reporting to Barlan (uncredited) 1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie Outlaw in Brawl 1944
No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade Actor 1942
No Score Yet Jungle Girl Mananga 1941
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's G-Men Ed 1939
71% A Damsel in Distress Drunk 1937
No Score Yet Living on Love Ghonoff Brother 1937


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