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Parley Baer



A leading light of network radio in the 1940s and 1950s, actor Parley Baer appeared on virtually every major program emanating from Los Angeles. Baer is most closely associated with the radio version of Gunsmoke, in which, from 1955 to 1961, he played Dodge City deputy Chester Proudfoot. Those who worked on Gunsmoke have had nothing but the kindest words for Baer, who endeared himself to his colleagues via his dedication, professionalism, and weekly purchase of donuts for the rehearsal sessions. The jowly, prematurely balding Baer began free-lancing in films around 1949. He played a number of small parts at 20th Century-Fox (his largest, and least typical, was the Nazi sergeant in 1957's The Young Lions), and later showed up in such films as Warner Bros.' Gypsy (1963) and Universal's Counterpoint (1993). On television, Baer portrayed Darby on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Mayor Stoner on The Andy Griffith Show (1962-63 season) and Mr. Hamble on the 1966 Red Buttons sitcom The Double Life of Henry Phyfe. Active into the 1990s--he was seen as the Senate Majority Leader in 1993's Dave--Parley Baer is most familiar to the public as the voice of commercialdom's Keebler Elf.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
69% Last of the Dogmen
  • Mr. Hollis
1995
No Score Yet Roswell
  • Civilian Advisor
1994
94% Dave
  • Senate Majority Leader
1993
29% Almost an Angel
  • George Bealeman
1990
18% License to Drive
  • Grandpa Anderson
1988
No Score Yet Time Trackers
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Norman Rockwell's 'Breaking Home Ties'
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Pray for Death
  • Sam Green
1985
No Score Yet Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Alonzo
1984
40% Doctor Detroit
  • Judge
1983
No Score Yet Cry for the Strangers
  • Doc Phelps
1982
92% White Dog
  • Wilbur Hull
1982
No Score Yet Carbon Copy
  • Dr. Bristol
1981
No Score Yet Rodeo Girl
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet The Amazing Dobermans
  • Circus Owner
1976
No Score Yet Skin Game
  • Mr. Claggart
1971
No Score Yet Young Billy Young
  • Bell
1969
No Score Yet Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
  • Dr. Dudley Caldwell
1968
No Score Yet Day of the Evil Gun
  • Willford
1968
No Score Yet The Gnome-Mobile
  • Owl
1967
No Score Yet The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
  • Chief Executioner
1967
No Score Yet Follow Me, Boys!
  • Mayor Hi Plommer
1966
No Score Yet The Money Trap
  • Banker
1966
No Score Yet The Ugly Dachshund
  • Mel Chadwick
1966
No Score Yet Bus Riley's Back in Town
  • Mr. Griswald
1965
No Score Yet Marriage on the Rocks
  • Dr. Newman
1965
No Score Yet Those Calloways
  • Doane Shattuck
1965
No Score Yet Two on a Guillotine
  • Jules 'Buzzy' Sheridan
1965
No Score Yet Bedtime Story
  • Col. Williams
1964
No Score Yet The Brass Bottle
  • Samuel Wackerbath
1964
No Score Yet The Spiral Road
  • Mr. Boosmans
1962
69% Gypsy
  • Mr. Kringelein
1962
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Grangerford Man
1960
No Score Yet Cash McCall
  • Harvey Bannon
1960
No Score Yet The FBI Story
  • Harry Dakins
1959
83% The Young Lions
  • Brant
1958
No Score Yet Drango
  • Randolph
1957
No Score Yet Away All Boats
  • Doctor Gates
1956
No Score Yet D-Day: The Sixth of June
  • Sgt. Gerbert
1956
No Score Yet Vicki
  • Detective
1953
90% Pickup on South Street
  • Stranger
1953
No Score Yet Deadline - U.S.A.
  • Headwaiter
1952
No Score Yet Red Skies of Montana
  • Doctor
1952
No Score Yet People Will Talk
  • Toy Salesman
1951
No Score Yet The Frogmen
  • Dr. Ullman
1951
No Score Yet Union Station
  • Detective Gottschalk
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • J.W. Diamond Mr. Williams
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Woodrow
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Old Man

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