Murvyn Vye

Murvyn Vye

Highest Rated: 92% Pickup on South Street (1953)

Lowest Rated: 30% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1913

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

Chameleon of the stage and screen Murvyn Vye was a born character. Raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, and educated at Yale in the 1930s, Vye stood a formidable six foot one, with carved features and a rich baritone voice. In the following decade, his name became synonymous with the famous Broadway collective the Theatre Guild, and in 1945 he was asked to originate the role of improvident whaler Jigger Craigin in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel," their second production. Another rousing success for the musical moguls, the show brought Vye to Hollywood, where he made his debut as Zoltan, a singing gypsy in the World War II adventure film "Golden Earrings." Vye went on to star with crooner Bing Crosby in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," with a memorable turn as a surly Merlin. Set to return to Broadway as the stern-faced Kralahome in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," he quit the show when the directors scrapped his only song. Vye spent the remainder of the '50s and '60s bouncing between TV gigs (including guest spots on classic comedies such as "The Lucy Show" and "The Beverly Hillbillies") and the occasional feature film. His unique physicality garnered him intimidating roles ranging from warrior chieftains to common thugs, but Vye was always a song-and-dance man at heart, appearing in live musical productions throughout his storied career.

Highest rated movies

Pickup on South Street
Whispering Smith
Road to Bali
River of No Return
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The George Raft Story Johnny Fuller (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 10% The Boy and the Pirates Blackbeard (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 59% Al Capone George "Bugs" Moran (Character) - 1959
30% 47% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Oscar Hoffa (uncredited) (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in the Woods Whitlock (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 11% Voodoo Island Barney Finch (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Things in Life Are Free Manny Costain (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Pearl of the South Pacific Halemano (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape to Burma Makesh (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Horse Canyon Jennings (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 21% Green Fire El Moro (Character) - 1954
57% 53% River of No Return Dave Colby (prospector) (Character) - 1954
92% 89% Pickup on South Street Capt. Dan Tiger (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 36% Destination: Gobi Kenghu (Character) - 1953
75% 64% Road to Bali Ken Arok (Character) - 1952
44% 51% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Merlin (Character) - 1949
83% 61% Whispering Smith Blake Barton (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 41% Golden Earrings Zoltan (Character) - 1947

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Ben Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacation Playhouse Bart Farge (Character) 1966
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Jackson Huxley (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Big Ed Bacon (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1950 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Gus (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Maxie (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1953