Patric Knowles

Birthday: Nov 11, 1911
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in England of Irish stock, Patric Knowles had a few seasons' stage experience under his belt when he made his simultaneous British and American film debuts in 1936. Settling in Hollywood, Knowles signed with Warner Bros., where he alternated between full leads and stalwart "other man" support. He was often co-starred with Errol Flynn, presumably as "serious" ballast to Flynn's flamboyance. At Universal in the 1940s, Knowles was the studio's resident utility hero, forever providing a shoulder for the terrified heroine to cry on in such horror films as The Wolf Man (1941), The Strange Case of Dr. Rx (1942) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943); he also proved a good-humored foil to the antics of Abbott and Costello (Who Done It? [1942], Hit the Ice [1943]) and Olsen and Johnson (Crazy House [1943]). Free-lancing from 1946 until his retirement in 1973, Knowles could always be counted on for dignity and dependability, never more so than as Lindsey Woolsey, Mame Dennis' erstwhile through-the-years suitor, in Auntie Mame. In his last decades, Patric Knowles continued accepting film and TV character parts, wrote a novel (Even Steven), lectured at colleges, and even guested in a Kellogg's cereal commercial. Years after his retirement, Knowles often volunteered to work for the Motion Picture Country Home.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Arnold Douglas Whitehead 1973
No Score Yet Terror in the Wax Museum Southcott 1973
No Score Yet The Man South African Consul 1972
83% Chisum Tunstall 1970
No Score Yet In Enemy Country Gen. Lloyd Griffis 1968
60% The Devil's Brigade Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten 1968
No Score Yet The Way West Col. Grant 1967
No Score Yet Six Gun Law Actor 1962
93% Auntie Mame Lindsay Woolsey 1958
43% From the Earth to the Moon Josef Cartier 1958
40% Band of Angels Charles de Marigny 1957
No Score Yet No Man's Woman Wayne Vincent 1955
No Score Yet World for Ransom Julian March 1954
No Score Yet Mutiny Capt. Ben Waldridge 1952
No Score Yet Tarzan's Savage Fury Edwards 1952
No Score Yet Three Came Home Harry Keith 1950
80% The Big Steal Fiske 1949
No Score Yet Dream Girl Jim Lucas 1948
No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Richard Brannon 1948
No Score Yet Variety Girl Himself 1947
No Score Yet Ivy Roger Gretorex 1947
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire Duc de Chandre 1946
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage Griffiths 1946
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Boots Lance Gale 1946
No Score Yet O.S.S. Commander Brady 1946
No Score Yet Crazy House Edmund 'Mac' MacLean 1943
No Score Yet Hit the Ice Dr. William 'Bill' Burns 1943
25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Dr. Frank Mannering 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Courier 1943
No Score Yet Who Done It? Jim Turner 1942
No Score Yet The Mystery of Marie Roget Dr. Paul Dupin 1942
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Doctor Rx Actor 1942
94% The Wolf Man Frank Andrews 1941
90% How Green Was My Valley Ivor Morgan 1941
No Score Yet Anne of Windy Poplars Gilbert Blythe 1940
81% Another Thin Man Dudley Horn 1939
No Score Yet Five Came Back Judson Ellis 1939
No Score Yet Torchy Blane in Chinatown Capt. Condon 1939
No Score Yet Beauty for the Asking Denny Williams 1939
No Score Yet The Sisters Norman French 1938
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd Patterson Buckley 1938
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood Will Scarlet 1938
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After Henry Grant 1937
No Score Yet Expensive Husbands Prince Rupert 1937
83% Charge of the Light Brigade Capt. Perry Vickers 1936
No Score Yet Crown vs. Stevens Chris Jansen 1936
No Score Yet The Guv'nor (Mister Hobo) Paul 1935
75% Chu Chin Chow Omar 1934

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Otis Carstairs
  • 1971
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Paul Carthew Sam Bishop
  • 1960
  • 1957

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