Michael Balfour

Michael Balfour

  • Highest Rated: 92% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% The Oblong Box (Dance, Mephisto) (1969)
  • Birthday: Feb 11, 1918
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • While his name and his participation in British films would suggest some relationship to popular British comedienne Betty Balfour, actor Michael Balfour was actually from the United States, no relation to his more popular namesake. Like Ben Welden and Bernard Nedell before him, Balfour was cast as a "typical" American gangster or tough guy in most of his films -- notably his first, the notorious No Orchids For Miss Blandish (1948). The actor's busiest period was 1950-1960, when he showed up in such films as Obsession (1956) and The Steel Key (1958). Balfour was also a regular on the London-filmed TV detective drama Mark Saber, playing Saber's assistant Barney O'Keefe. The name Michael Balfour might ring a bell with fans of 1950s horror films; he played the unfortunate Sgt. Kasper, whose brains are sucked out by the "Fiend Without a Face" in the 1958 chiller of the same name.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Five Have a Mystery to Solve Actor 2013
No Score Yet Revenge of Billy the Kid Gyles MacDonald 1991
86% The Krays Referee 1990
72% Batman Scientist 1989
No Score Yet Casanova Jailer 1987
No Score Yet El Pacto Holcroft Hard Hat 1985
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda Luger 1979
No Score Yet Candleshoe Mr. McCress 1977
No Score Yet Joseph Andrews Ruffian 1977
86% Macbeth Murderer 1971
63% The Canterbury Tales John the Carpenter 1971
No Score Yet The Adventurers Detective 1970
92% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Cabby 1970
No Score Yet Man of Violence Cafe Owner 1970
57% The Oblong Box (Dance, Mephisto) Ruddock 1969
57% The Fixer Boatman 1968
81% Fahrenheit 451 Machiavelli's 'Prince' 1966
No Score Yet Kaleidoscope Poker Player 1966
No Score Yet Press for Time Sewerman 1966
No Score Yet The Flesh and The Fiends Drunken Sailor 1961
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Tour Guide 1961
No Score Yet Hellfire Club John the Juggler 1961
No Score Yet The Monster of Highgate Ponds Bert 1961
No Score Yet Make Mine Mink Butler 1960
No Score Yet Carry On Constable Matt 1960
92% Look Back in Anger Picky Shopper 1958
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky Orderly (uncredited) 1957
67% Fiend Without a Face Sgt. Kasper 1957
78% Quatermass 2 Harry 1957
No Score Yet Hour of Decision Actor 1957
No Score Yet Murder on Approval Barney 1956
No Score Yet Gentlemen Marry Brunettes Stage Doorman, New York 1955
No Score Yet One Good Turn Hypnotist's Stooge 1955
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them Dray 1954
No Score Yet River Beat Adams 1954
No Score Yet Meet Mr. Callaghan Actor 1954
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper) American Sergeant 1953
80% The Captain's Paradise 2nd Customs Official 1953
80% Genevieve Conductor 1953
No Score Yet White Fire Actor 1953
No Score Yet Norman Conquest Actor 1953
78% Moulin Rouge Dodo 1952
No Score Yet Prelude to Fame Lucio 1950
No Score Yet Obsession American Sailor 1949
No Score Yet The Hideout (The Small Voice) Frankie 1948
No Score Yet Sleeping Car to Trieste Spiegel 1948
No Score Yet No Orchids for Miss Blandish Barney 1948
No Score Yet Just William's Luck Jenks 1947

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Tom
100% The Prisoner
1967-1968
Will

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