Leon Ames

Leon Ames

Highest Rated: 100% Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Lowest Rated: 14% Any Number Can Play (1949)

Birthday: Jan 20, 1902

Birthplace: Not Available

Pleasant-looking, dapper, often mustachioed character actor best known for his paternal roles and a wide variety of professional types. Ames, who early in his career used the surname of "Waycoff," made his screen debut as the romantic hero in Robert Florey's striking horror film, "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1932). Shortly afterward, Ames played a role as important as any he played onscreen when, in 1933, he was one of 19 actors who met to form the Screen Actors Guild. In an organization whose ranks eventually swelled to well over 80,000, Ames, card number 15, served long and well as a member of the board for over 30 years and also as recording secretary (1947-48), first vice president (1952-56) and president (1957-58).

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% 45% Jake Speed Pop (Character) $1.1M 1986
86% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Barney Alvorg (Character) $37.7M 1986
82% 74% Testament Henry Abhart (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 43% Just You and Me, Kid Manduke the Magnificent (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 29% Claws Ben Jones (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timber Tramps Deacon (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 60% Sherlock Holmes in New York Daniel Furman (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meal Kroger (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toklat Unknown (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Capitol Affair Diedrick (Character) - 1971
100% 74% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Clews (Character) - 1970
55% 81% Tora! Tora! Tora! Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 42% The Monkey's Uncle Judge Holmsby (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 63% The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Judge Holmsby/Lex Fortas (Character) - 1964
86% 47% Son of Flubber President Rufus Daggett (Character) - 1963
83% 62% The Absent Minded Professor President Rufus Daggett (Character) - 1961
31% 58% From the Terrace Samuel Eaton (Character) - 1960
65% 72% Peyton Place Mr. Harrington (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 81% By the Light of the Silvery Moon George Winfield (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 78% Let's Do It Again Chet Stuart (Character) - 1953
82% 78% Angel Face Fred Barrett (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% Cattle Drive Chester Graham Sr. (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 86% Watch the Birdie Grantland D. Farns (Character) - 1951
100% 81% On Moonlight Bay George "Father" Winfield (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 25% Dial 1119 Earl (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Skipper Surprised His Wife Dr. Philip Abbott (Character) - 1950
71% 50% Crisis Sam Proctor (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 83% The Happy Years Samuel H. Stover, Sr. (Character) - 1950
67% 31% The Big Hangover Carl Bellcap (Character) - 1950
75% 82% Battleground The Chaplain (Character) - 1949
14% 60% Any Number Can Play Dr. Palmer (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 67% Ambush Maj. C.E. Breverly (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 38% Scene of the Crime Capt. A.C. Forster (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias a Gentleman Matt Enley (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 68% The Velvet Touch Gordon Dunning (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 46% On an Island With You Commander Harrison (Character) - 1948
57% 51% A Date With Judy Lucien T. Pringle (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Maisie Amor aka Willis Farnes (Character) - 1947
80% 70% Song of the Thin Man Mitchell Talbin (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Amazing Mr. Nordill Everett Nordill aka Everton (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 45% Merton of the Movies Lawrence Rupert (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cockeyed Miracle Ralph Humphrey (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Leave, No Love Unknown (Character) - 1946
88% 79% The Postman Always Rings Twice Kyle Sackett (Character) - 1946
60% 51% Lady in the Lake Derace Kingsby (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 17% The Show-Off Frank Harlin (Character) - 1946
80% 50% Yolanda and the Thief Mr. Candle (Character) - 1945
62% 79% Anchors Aweigh Commander (Admiral's Aide) (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 63% Son of Lassie Anton (Character) - 1945
91% 73% They Were Expendable Maj. James Morton (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fall Guy Unknown (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 53% Weekend at the Waldorf Henry Burton (Character) - 1945
100% 87% Meet Me in St. Louis Mr. Alonzo Smith (Character) - 1944
60% 78% The Thin Man Goes Home Edgar Draque (Character) - 1944
100% 75% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Lieut. Jurika (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Iron Major Robert "Bob" Stewart (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Greater Sin Dr. Edward Cavanaugh (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side Kids Pat O'Day (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive at Large Carter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 45% Mr. Moto in Danger Island Commissioner Madero (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Island Commissioner Madero (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panama Patrol Maj. Phillip Waring (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Risky Business Hinge Jackson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal of Mesa City Sheriff Jud Cronin (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Island in the Sky Marty Butler (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cipher Bureau Maj. Philip Waring (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 64% Suez Napoleon III - Emperor of France (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 42% Mysterious Mr. Moto Paul Brissac (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 38% Charlie Chan on Broadway Buzz Moran (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pilot X Carl Goering (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mutiny Ahead McMurtrie (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgotten Louie Strauss (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's My Boy Al Williams (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 40% Quick Millions Hood (Character) - 1931

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney Presents President Rufus Daggett (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Grandpa Willis (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Henshaw (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Howard McMann (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Hampton (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Ed Unknown (Character) 1963-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father of the Bride Stanley Banks (Character) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Westinghouse Summer Theatre Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955

QUOTES FROM Leon Ames CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.