Liam Dunn

Highest Rated: 93% Young Frankenstein (1974)
Lowest Rated: 23% At Long Last Love (1975)
Birthday: Nov 12, 1916
Birthplace: Not Available
Long a stage and TV supporting player, actor Liam Dunn came to the public's attention relatively late in life as the mildly corrupt mayor of Big Town on Buck Henry's short-lived TV superhero spoof Captain Nice (1967). He did so well playing this waffling ageing politico that he spent virtually the rest of his career as a stock player in the films of Buck Henry's former co-writer Mel Brooks. Following his first film, Catch-22 (1970), Dunn was well-served as sanctimonious western clergyman Reverend Johnson in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles (1974). Liam Dunn worked for Brooks again in the small role of a medical-college "guinea pig" in Young Frankenstein (1975), and as an ancient newspaper vendor literally buried in the pulpish product of his trade in Silent Movie (1976).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
50% The Shaggy D.A. Dog Catcher 1976
No Score Yet Gus Dr. Morgan 1976
82% Silent Movie Newsvendor 1976
No Score Yet High Velocity Bennett 1976
No Score Yet Peeper (Fat Chance) Billy Pate 1975
23% At Long Last Love Harry 1975
93% Young Frankenstein Mr. Hilltop 1974
No Score Yet Bank Shot Painter 1974
80% Herbie Rides Again Doctor 1974
91% Blazing Saddles Reverend Johnson 1974
No Score Yet A Cry in the Wilderness Mr. Hainie 1974
No Score Yet Miracle on 34th Street Mr. Tucker 1973
No Score Yet Genesis II Janos 1973
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel Dr. Sprague 1973
No Score Yet A Reflection of Fear Coroner 1973
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Athlete Dr. Winslow 1973
80% Emperor of the North Pole (Emperor of the North) Smile 1973
83% Papillon Old Trustee 1973
67% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Drummer 1972
90% What's Up, Doc? Judge 1972
81% Catch-22 Father 1970

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Fuzzo
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Faxy
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Salesman Mr. Neumeyer
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Mr. Baxter
  • 1973
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Fairchild
  • 1972
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Benny
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Father O'Brien
  • 1967

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