Milton Frome

Milton Frome

  • Highest Rated: 91% The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% What a Way to Go! (1964)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1909
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actor Milton Frome made an unlikely film debut as the cowboy star of Grand National's Ride 'Em Cowgirl (1939)--unlikely in that the tall, bald actor spent the rest of his career playing nervous corporate types and "second bananas" for some of show business' greatest clowns. After touring with the USO during World War II, the vaudeville-trained Frome was an early arrival on the television scene: he worked as a straight man and foil on Milton Berle's variety series, and also functioned as the hapless target of the antics of Martin and Lewis on The Colgate Comedy Hour. The actor was also busy in live and filmed detective and action series (he frequently appeared in Superman with his good friend George Reeves) as well as in two-reel comedies with The Three Stooges. After Jerry Lewis broke away from Dean Martin, Frome continued to function as one of Lewis' stock company in such films as The Delicate Delinquent (1957), The Nutty Professor (1963) and Disorderly Orderly (1964). TV sitcom buffs remember Milton Frome best as Lawrence Chapman, the hapless mogul who ran a film studio owned by rustic millionaire Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% The Shaggy D.A. Auctioneer 1976
No Score Yet Gus Lukom 1976
79% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Customer in Drug Store 1976
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World Mr. Lutkin 1975
No Score Yet Evil Roy Slade Foss - Telegrapher 1972
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front? Executive 1970
No Score Yet With Six You Get Eggroll Bud Young 1968
No Score Yet Chubasco Police Sergeant 1968
88% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Adam Heyer 1967
55% Enter Laughing Policeman 1967
No Score Yet Way...Way Out Russian Delegate 1966
78% Batman: The Movie Vice Adm. Fangschliester 1966
No Score Yet The Swinger Mr. Olsson 1966
80% The Family Jewels Pilot 1965
No Score Yet John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Air Force general 1965
29% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Motorcycle Cop 1965
60% The Disorderly Orderly Board Member 1964
25% What a Way to Go! Lawyer 1964
No Score Yet I'd Rather Be Rich Max 1964
40% Who's Minding the Store? Francois the Driver 1963
No Score Yet A Ticklish Affair Fireman 1963
85% The Nutty Professor Dr. Levey 1963
89% Bye Bye Birdie Mr. Maude 1963
No Score Yet It's Only Money Cop at Pier 1962
50% The Errand Boy Mr. Greenbag 1961
57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies Gus the Waiter 1960
No Score Yet Go, Johnny, Go! Mr. Martin 1959
83% The Young Lions Physician 1958
No Score Yet The Lonely Man Bixby - Bonneville Deputy (uncredited) 1957
No Score Yet The Delicate Delinquent Mr. Herman 1957
No Score Yet The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown Lt. Dempsey 1957
No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell Los Angeles Police Captain 1957
No Score Yet Pardners Hawkins Butler 1956
91% The Man Who Knew Too Much Guard 1956
No Score Yet You're Never Too Young Lt. O'Malley 1955
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys Driscoll 1955
No Score Yet Atomic Kid Communications Man 1954
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowgirl Oliver Shea 1939

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
MC Maitre d'
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Manager
  • 1975
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Dan King
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Hornbeck
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Chapman Lawrence Chapman
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1964
93% Batman
1966-1968
Laughing Leo
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Evans Sid
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Ralph Kingsley
  • 1965
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Logan
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Detective
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Farady Gannis Lank Garrit
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Sam Carter
  • 1954

QUOTES FROM Milton Frome CHARACTERS

Physician
For a man of your age and in your profession, you're in excellent health. How do you handle it? (said to Dean Martin)
Physician
For a man of your age and in your profession, you're in excellent health. How do you handle it? [said to Dean Martin]
Michael Whiteacre
(answer) Clean liquor.
Michael Whiteacre
[answer] Clean liquor.