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Ken Terrell

Highest Rated:   100% On Dangerous Ground (1952)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Lydia Bailey
  • Barbe
2009
No Score Yet Master of the World
  • Shanks
1961
96% 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 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 Radar Men from the Moon
  • stunts
1952
100% On Dangerous Ground
  • Crook
1952
No Score Yet Last Train from Bombay
  • Ceylonese
1952
No Score Yet A Dangerous Profession
  • Man
1949
No Score Yet The Window
  • Man
1949
No Score Yet Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.
  • Murdock
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 Cisco Kid - In Old New Mexico
  • Deputy
1945
No Score Yet The Purple Monster Strikes
  • Andy
1945
No Score Yet The Tiger Woman
  • Depot heavy
1944
No Score Yet Zorro's Black Whip
  • Actor
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
80% A Damsel in Distress
  • Drunk
1937
No Score Yet Living on Love
  • Ghonoff Brother
1937

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