Louis Jean Heydt

Highest Rated: 100% The Furies (1950)
Lowest Rated: 71% Test Pilot (1938)
Birthday: Apr 17, 1905
Birthplace: Not Available
It was once said of the versatile Louis Jean Heydt that he played everything except a woman. Born in New Jersey, the blonde, chiseled-featured Heydt attended Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He briefly served as a reporter on the New YorkWorld before opting for a stage career. Among his Broadway appearances was the lead in Preston Sturges' Strictly Dishonorable, establishing a long working relationship with Sturges that would extend to the latter's film productions The Great McGinty (1940) and The Great Moment (1942). Heydt's film characters often seemed destined to be killed off before the fourth reel, either because they were hiding something or because they'd just stumbled upon important information that could prove damaging to the villains. He was knocked off in the first three minutes of Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) and was shot full of holes just before revealing an important plot point to Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946) (this after an unforgettable interrogation scene in which Heydt is unable to look Bogart straight in the eye). Heydt's many other assignments include the hungry soldier in Gone with the Wind (1939), Mentor Graham in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), a frustrated general practitioner in Tortilla Flat (1941), a squadron leader in Gung Ho (1943) and a loquacious rural family man in Come to the Stable (1949). Our Gang fans will recall Heydt as Bobby Blake's stepfather in the MGM "Gang" shorts Dad For a Day (1939) and All About Hash (1940). A ubiquitous TV actor, Louis Jean Heydt was seen on many anthology series, and as a semi-regular on the 1958 syndicated adventure weekly MacKenzie's Raiders.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia Rod Balcom 1959
No Score Yet The Badge of Marshal Brennan Col. Donaphin 1957
No Score Yet The Wings of Eagles Dr. John Keye 1957
No Score Yet Raiders of Old California Judge Ward Young 1957
No Score Yet Wetbacks Coast Guard Commander 1956
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men Tom Baines 1955
No Score Yet No Man's Woman Det. Lt. Colton 1955
97% A Star Is Born Director - Ocean Scene 1954
No Score Yet Island in the Sky Fitch 1953
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury Andy Randolph 1952
No Score Yet Mutiny Capt. Herwig 1952
No Score Yet Sailor Beware Naval Doctor 1952
No Score Yet The Old West Jeff Blecker 1952
No Score Yet Warpath Herb Woodson 1951
No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Charles Ford 1951
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma John Jennings 1951
No Score Yet Roadblock Harry Miller 1951
No Score Yet Close To My Heart Mr. Duncan 1951
No Score Yet Rawhide Fickert 1951
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South Col. House 1951
100% The Furies Bailey 1950
No Score Yet Come to the Stable Mr. Newman 1949
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North Inspector Winters 1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor Mercenary 1947
97% The Big Sleep Joe Brody 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Mike Flaherty 1946
90% They Were Expendable Capt. Ohio Carter 1945
No Score Yet Our Vines Have Tender Grapes Mr. Faraassen 1945
100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Lt. Miller 1944
No Score Yet Zombies on Broadway Douglas Walker 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Ensign 1944
No Score Yet Gung Ho! Lt. Roland Browning 1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major Recruiting Sergeant 1943
No Score Yet First Comes Courage Norwegian 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow American Newsman 1943
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn Lars Amesen 1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point Jared Danforth 1942
No Score Yet Tortilla Flat Young Doctor 1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds Provost Marshal 1942
No Score Yet Dive Bomber Swede Larson 1941
94% High Sierra Tourist 1941
90% How Green Was My Valley Miner 1941
100% The Great McGinty Thompson 1940
No Score Yet Irene Biffy Webster, the Columnist 1940
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo Guard 1940
No Score Yet Sleepers West Everett Jason 1940
80% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Mentor Graham 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Dr. Kunze 1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail Farmer 1940
92% Gone With the Wind Hungry Soldier 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Soapbox speaker 1939
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Paul Essex 1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die Joe Lassiter 1939
No Score Yet They Made Her a Spy Gillian 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal Smith 1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Ned Wilkie 1939
No Score Yet Reno Judge Howard 1939
71% Test Pilot Benson 1938
No Score Yet I Am the Law J.W. Butler 1938
100% Make Way for Tomorrow Doctor 1937
83% The Great Moment Dr. Horace Wells 1921

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Wilson
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Jim Malone
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Scott
  • 1953

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