Paul Birch

Birthday: Jan 13, 1912
Birthplace: Atmore, Alabama, USA
Flinty character actor Paul Birch was strictly a Broadway performer until switching to films in 1952. It didn't take long for Birch to be typecast in science fiction films after playing one of the three "vaporized" locals at the beginning of 1953's The War of the Worlds. Birch's more memorable cinema fantastique assignments included The Beast With a Million Eyes (1955), The Day the World Ended (1956), The 27th Day (1957), and Queen of Outer Space (1958). In 1957, he played the melancholy leading role in Roger Corman's Not of This Earth (1957). Not exclusively confined to flying-saucer epics, Paul Birch was also seen in such roles as the Police Chief in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and the Mayor in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Welcome to Hard Times (Killer on a Horse) Mr. Fee 1967
No Score Yet A Covenant with Death Governor 1966
60% The Glory Guys General Hoffman 1965
No Score Yet The Raiders Paul King 1963
73% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Patrolman 1963
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Mayor Winder 1962
No Score Yet A Public Affair Malcomb Hardy 1962
80% Two Rode Together Edward Purcell 1961
No Score Yet The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Jonah Mills 1960
No Score Yet Portrait in Black Detective 1960
No Score Yet Pay or Die Mayor 1960
No Score Yet The Gun Runners Sy Phillips 1958
18% Queen of Outer Space Prof. Konrad 1958
No Score Yet Gunman's Walk Bob Selkirk 1958
No Score Yet The 27th Day Admiral 1957
84% The Spirit of St. Louis Blythe 1957
No Score Yet Gun for a Coward Andy Niven 1957
No Score Yet Not of This Earth Paul Johnson 1957
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Frank Mitchell 1957
No Score Yet The Fastest Gun Alive Sheriff Bill Toledo 1956
No Score Yet When Gangland Strikes Actor 1956
No Score Yet Everything but the Truth Sen. Winter 1956
No Score Yet Day the World Ended Maddison 1955
96% Rebel Without a Cause Police Chief 1955
No Score Yet The Beast with a Million Eyes Allan Kelley 1955
No Score Yet Five Guns West J.C. Haggard 1955
No Score Yet Man Without a Star Mark Tolliver 1955
No Score Yet Apache Woman Sheriff 1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode Rev. Field 1954
No Score Yet Cattle Queen of Montana Col. Carrington 1954
No Score Yet Ride Clear of Diablo Sheriff Kenyon 1954
85% The War of the Worlds Alonzo Hogue 1953
No Score Yet Till the End of Time Serviceman 1946


No Score Yet Bonanza
Luther Kent Tregallis Porter
  • 1966
  • 1962
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Captain Carpenter Capt. Carpenter Captain
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
  • 1962
No Score Yet Maverick
Sheriff Miller
  • 1961