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Malcolm Atterbury

Highest Rated: 100% Wild River (1960)

Lowest Rated: 31% From the Terrace (1960)

Birthday: Feb 20, 1907

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

A veteran of the stage, TV and film, Atterbury was one of the most respected character actors in Hollywood from the early 1950s through the 80s. His height and gaunt features made him a natural for Westerns in his younger days, but he served just as well in thrillers, film noirs, horror quickies and cop movies. In his later years, his feisty yet friendly manner made Atterbury a favorite choice for colorful grandfather roles. He appeared in more than 75 features and 300 TV episodes in the course of his career. One of Atterbury's best-remembered appearances was in "North by Northwest," where he plays the weathered-looking, taciturn man who dryly observes to Cary Grant that "That plane's dusting crops where there ain't no crops," setting the stage for one of Hitchcock's most celebrated set pieces.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 85% Emperor of the North Hogger (Character) - 1973
69% 88% The Learning Tree Silas Newhall (Character) - 1969
89% 73% The Chase Mr. Reeves (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle King Abe Clevenger (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 56% Summer and Smoke Rev. Winemiller (Character) - 1961
31% 58% From the Terrace George Fry (Character) - 1960
100% 84% Wild River Sy Moore (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 27% High School Big Shot Mr. Grant (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 27% How to Make a Monster Security Guard Richards (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Badman's Country Buffalo Bill Cody (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 11% Blood of Dracula Lt. Dunlap (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime in the Streets Mr. McAllister (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% Toward the Unknown Hank (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger at My Door Rev. Hastings (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 31% Dakota Incident Bartender/Desk Clerk (Character) - 1956
43% 67% Dragnet Lee Reinhard (Character) - 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Brewster Davenport (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Arbogast (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apple's Way Grandfather Aldon (Character) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Professor Eliot (Guest Star) 1971 1964 1961-1962 1955-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Slade Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Ben Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sheriff Mead (Guest Star) 1966 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dennis Briggs (Guest Star) 1964 1961-1962 1959 1957
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Prof. Eliot (Character) 1963 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Jagger (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Doctor Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown George Barrett (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Hermann Matthew (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Judge Baxter (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Spud (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Kappley (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Gopher Martin (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Kelley (Character) 1955

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