Mort Mills

Mort Mills

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Harder They Fall (1956)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% Soldier Blue (1970)
  • Birthday: Jan 11, 1919
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Best described as a young George Kennedy type (though he and Kennedy were contemporaries), American actor Mort Mills spent three decades playing omniprescent and menacing types. He started out in films in the early '50s, showing up briefly in such productions as Affair in Trinidad (1952) and Farmer Takes a Wife (1955). He also seemed to be lurking in the background, taking in the information at hand and waiting to saunter over and pounce upon someone smaller than himself (which was just about everyone). Mills' character straddled both sides of the law: He was a friendly frontier sheriff in the 1958 syndicated TV western Man without a Gun and a less friendly police lieutenant on the 1960 network adventure weekly Dante; conversely, he was vicious western gunslinger Trigger Mortis in the 1965 Three Stooges feature The Outlaws is Coming. Mort Mills' most indelible screen moments occured in Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), wherein he portrayed the suspicious highway patrolman who almost catches embezzler Janet Leigh; had he succeeded, she would have spent the night in the pokey rather than the Bates Motel.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

43% Soldier Blue Sgt. O'Hearn 1970
No Score Yet Return of the Gunfighter Will Parker 1967
68% Torn Curtain Farmer 1966
No Score Yet Blindfold Homburg 1965
No Score Yet The Outlaws Is Coming! Trigger Mortis 1965
No Score Yet The Quick Gun Cagle 1964
No Score Yet Gunfight at Comanche Creek Ben Bayer 1963
No Score Yet Twenty Plus Two Harbin 1961
96% Psycho Highway Patrolman 1960
96% Touch of Evil Schwartz 1958
No Score Yet Sendas Torturosas Pecos 1958
No Score Yet Man in the Shadow Gateman 1957
No Score Yet The Iron Sheriff Range Det. Sutherland 1957
No Score Yet Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Sam Mason 1956
100% The Harder They Fall Reporter 1956
No Score Yet Desert Sands Wolock 1955
No Score Yet Trial Reporter 1955
No Score Yet The Marauders Carmack 1955
No Score Yet Jupiter's Darling Guard 1955
100% To Hell and Back Soldier 1955
80% Pushover Bartender 1954
No Score Yet Drive a Crooked Road Garage Foreman 1954
No Score Yet Cry Vengeance Johnny Blue-Eyes 1954
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Floyd 1953
No Score Yet Affair in Trinidad Martin 1952

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Al Souchek Marshall William Conway
  • 1972
  • 1967
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Mike Hennessey Rambau
  • 1969
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Gordon Morgan Perkins Deputy Thorne
  • 1967
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1959
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Howard Harbin Roble Jack Maple Loren
  • 1967
  • 1964
  • 1959
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Jesse James
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Policeman
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Murchison George Mangus Ranger Ritter
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Landra Landro Sgt. Landro Sgt. Ben Landro Barry Scott
  • 1965
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Red Scanlon Parker
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957

QUOTES FROM Mort Mills CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.