Milton Parsons

Highest Rated: 100% White Heat (1949)
Lowest Rated: 62% Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Birthday: May 19, 1904
Birthplace: Not Available
Bald, cadaverous, hollow-eyed, doom-voiced actor Milton Parsons began appearing in films in the late 1930s. In an era wherein being typecast in Hollywood assured an actor a steady paycheck, Parsons fattened his bank account by playing dozens of undertakers and morticians. He was also an effective psychotic type, most notably as the lead in 1942's The Hidden Hand. Parsons entered the "film noir" hall of fame in the tiny role of the jury foreman in 1947's They Won't Believe Me; the film's unforgettable final image was a screen-filling close-up of Parsons, gloomily intoning an all-too-late "Not Guilty." Active into the 1970s, Parsons showed up in TV series ranging from Twilight Zone to The Dick Van Dyke Show, his morbid appearance enhanced by the addition of a satanic goatee. Even in his last roles, Milton Parsons adhered strictly to type; in the 1976 TV movie Griffin and Phoenix, for example, he portrayed a guest lecturer at a support group for terminally ill cancer victims.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Driver 1978
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story Professor 1976
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die Actor 1975
71% The Haunted Palace Jabez Hutchinson 1963
94% The Music Man Farmer 1962
No Score Yet The Notorious Landlady Mysterious Man 1962
No Score Yet The Silent Call Mohammed 1961
97% Elmer Gantry Revivalist 1960
67% The Monster That Challenged the World Lewis Clark Dobbs 1957
No Score Yet The King's Thief Adam Urich 1955
No Score Yet How to Be Very, Very Popular Mr. X 1955
No Score Yet Rogue Cop Tucker 1955
No Score Yet Last Of The Comanches Prophet Satterlee 1952
No Score Yet The Jackpot Piano Player 1950
No Score Yet The Capture Thin Man 1950
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Butler 1949
100% White Heat Willie Rolf, the Stoolie 1949
No Score Yet Outcasts of the Trail Elias Dunkenscold 1949
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Joe 1948
No Score Yet Smart Woman Conrad, the Witness 1948
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Station Agent 1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure) Dr. A. Tomic 1947
No Score Yet Bury Me Dead Waters 1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Butler/Tyler 1947
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now Mr. Fennabeck 1947
No Score Yet They Won't Believe Me Court Clerk 1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Joe 1947
No Score Yet Calcutta Desk Clerk 1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Higby 1946
No Score Yet Margie Jefferson 1946
No Score Yet Dark Alibi Johnson 1946
90% Leave Her to Heaven Medcraft 1945
No Score Yet Dick Tracy, Detective Deathridge the Undertaker 1945
62% Anchors Aweigh Bearded Man 1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says Townsman 1945
No Score Yet Lost in a Harem Crystal Gazer 1944
No Score Yet Cry of the Werewolf Adamson 1944
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Clerk 1943
No Score Yet Who Done It? Coroner 1942
No Score Yet The Hidden Hand John Channing 1942
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Castle in the Desert Fletcher 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Mortician 1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady Froman 1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Sam Savage 1942
80% Roxie Hart Announcer 1942
No Score Yet Dressed to Kill Max Allaron 1941
No Score Yet Dead Men Tell Gene La Farge 1941
100% Hold That Ghost Harry Hoskins 1941
No Score Yet Who Killed Aunt Maggie? Mr. Lloyd 1940
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand Photographer 1940
No Score Yet Doctor Kildare Goes Home Crazy Man 1940
80% Edison, the Man Acid Graham 1940
81% Another Thin Man Coroner 1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes Organist 1939

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Thaddeus Moon
  • 1981
  • 1978
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Stekel
  • 1974
77% The Brady Bunch
1969-1974
Price
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Undertaker
  • 1969
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Obler
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Monkees
1966-1968
Ralph the Butler
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Caretaker
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Scientist Henri Desire Landru Professor Gilbert
  • 1963
  • 1961
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Mr. Thurlow Mr. Thurlough
  • 1952
  • 1951

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