Larry Keating

Larry Keating

Highest Rated: 100% Inferno (1953)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

Birthday: Jun 13, 1896

Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Best known for playing next-door neighbor Roger Addison on the immensely popular 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," Minnesota-born actor Larry Keating had a long and storied career in Hollywood. Getting his start in the business during the 1940s as a radio announcer for NBC, Larry then moved to ABC where he served as the narrator of the long-running serial "This is Your FBI." By 1953, he had already appeared in over 30 movies, including the Howard Hawks-directed comedy "Monkey Business," starring Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe. But it was his turn as neighbor Harry Morton on "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" that really launched his career. Taking over the role from Fred Clark, Larry would be the last to play Morton; the "The George Burns Show" spin-off series was cancelled after only one season. But it didn't take him long to find another full-time gig: after appearances in the star-studded comedies "Who Was That Lady?" and "Boys' Night Out," Larry joined the cast of "Mister Ed" for what would be a nearly three-season run. His role as Admiral Spewter in "The Incredible Mr. Limpet," a hybrid of live action and animation, would be his final film performance. The well-respected actor died of leukemia at the age 66.

Highest rated movies

Inferno
Monkey Business
A Lion Is in the Streets
When Worlds Collide
The Incredible Mr. Limpet

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 60% The Incredible Mr. Limpet Admiral P.P. Spewter (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 43% Boys' Night Out Mr. Bingham (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 38% Who Was That Lady? Parker (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 0% Stopover Tokyo High Commissioner (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Buster Keaton Story Larry Winters (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Things in Life Are Free Winfield Sheehan (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 65% Daddy Long Legs Ambassador Alexander Williamson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 40% Gypsy Colt Wade Y. Gerald (Character) - 1954
100% 52% Inferno Emory (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% She's Back on Broadway Mitchell Parks (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 65% Give a Girl a Break Felix Jordan (Character) - 1953
80% 12% A Lion Is in the Streets Robert L. Castleberry IV (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 70% Above and Beyond Maj. Gen. Vernon C. Brent (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Carson City William Sharon (Character) - 1952
85% 67% Monkey Business G.J. Culverly (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow the Sun Jay Dexter (Character) - 1951
79% 63% When Worlds Collide Dr. Cole Hendron (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 75% Francis Goes to the Races Head Steward (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 62% Come Fill the Cup Julian Cuscaden (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 82% Bright Victory Jess Coe (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bannerline Stambaugh (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 60% The Mating Season Mr. Kalinger, Sr. (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 33% The Light Touch Mr. R.F. Hawkley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Didn't Tell Me Doctor Tracy (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Shoplifter Harry Dunson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stella Gil Wright (uncredited) (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 71% Three Secrets Mark Harrison (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Albert Murdock (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The George Burns Show Unknown (Character) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burns and Allen Show Harry Morton (Character) 1950-1958