Paul Fix

Paul Fix

  • Highest Rated: 100% El Dorado (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Something Big (1971)
  • Birthday: Mar 13, 1901
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of a brewery owner, steely-eyed American character actor Paul Fix went the vaudeville and stock-company route before settling in Hollywood in 1926. During the 1930s and 1940s he appeared prolifically in varied fleeting roles: a transvestite jewel thief in the Our Gang two-reeler Free Eats (1932), a lascivious zookeeper (appropriately named Heinie) in Zoo in Budapest (1933), a humorless gangster who puts Bob Hope "on the spot" in The Ghost Breakers (1940), and a bespectacled ex-convict who muscles his way into Berlin in Hitler: Dead or Alive (1943), among others. During this period, Fix was most closely associated with westerns, essaying many a villainous (or at least untrustworthy) role at various "B"-picture mills. In the mid-1930s, Fix befriended young John Wayne and helped coach the star-to-be in the whys and wherefores of effective screen acting. Fix ended up appearing in 27 films with "The Duke," among them Pittsburgh (1942), The Fighting Seabees (1943), Tall in the Saddle (1944), Back to Bataan (1945), Red River (1948) and The High and the Mighty (1954). Busy in TV during the 1950s, Fix often found himself softening his bad-guy image to portray crusty old gents with golden hearts-- characters not far removed from the real Fix, who by all reports was a 100% nice guy. His most familiar role was as the honest but often ineffectual sheriff Micah Torrance on the TV series The Rifleman. In the 1960s, Fix was frequently cast as sagacious backwoods judges and attorneys, as in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest Actor 1991
No Score Yet Wanda Nevada Texas Curly 1979
No Score Yet Just Me and You The Old Man 1978
No Score Yet Grayeagle Running Wolf 1977
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal Old Man 1973
85% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Pete Maxwell 1973
8% Night of the Lepus Sheriff Cody 1972
No Score Yet Shoot Out Brakeman 1971
0% Something Big Chief Yellow Sun 1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee Chief Crazy Blanket 1970
64% Zabriskie Point Cafe Owner 1970
No Score Yet The Secrets of the Pirate's Inn Actor 1969
No Score Yet Young Billy Young Charlie 1969
29% The Undefeated Gen. Joe Masters 1969
No Score Yet Day of the Evil Gun Sheriff 1968
100% El Dorado Doc Miller 1967
No Score Yet Welcome to Hard Times (Killer on a Horse) Major Munn 1967
No Score Yet Winchester '73 Ben McAdam 1967
No Score Yet The Ballad of Josie Alpheus Minick 1967
50% Nevada Smith Sheriff Bonnell 1966
No Score Yet Ride Beyond Vengeance Hanley 1966
No Score Yet Incident at Phantom Hill Gen. Hood 1966
No Score Yet An Eye for an Eye Brian Quince 1966
100% The Sons of Katie Elder Sheriff Billy Wilson 1965
100% Shenandoah Dr. Tom Witherspoon 1965
No Score Yet Baby, the Rain Must Fall Judge Ewing 1965
No Score Yet The Outrage Indian 1964
No Score Yet Mail Order Bride Jess Linley 1964
92% To Kill A Mockingbird Judge Taylor 1962
No Score Yet Lafayette Escadrille U.S. General 1958
No Score Yet Man in the Shadow Herb Parker 1957
No Score Yet Night Passage Mr. Feeney 1957
60% Jet Pilot Maj. Rexford 1957
No Score Yet Man in the Vault Herbie 1956
95% Giant Dr. Horace Lynnton 1956
No Score Yet Toward the Unknown Maj. Gen. Bryan Shelby 1956
63% The Bad Seed Bravo 1956
No Score Yet Santiago Trasker 1956
No Score Yet Star in the Dust Mike MacNamara 1956
No Score Yet Blood Alley Mr. Tso 1955
No Score Yet The Sea Chase Max Heinz 1955
No Score Yet Ring of Fear Screenwriter 1954
25% The High and the Mighty Frank Briscoe 1954
93% Johnny Guitar Eddie 1954
No Score Yet Island in the Sky Miller 1953
No Score Yet Fair Wind to Java Wilson 1953
86% Hondo Major Sherry 1953
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon Gatling Guard 1953
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Ray Cavanaugh 1952
57% What Price Glory? Gowdy 1952
No Score Yet Warpath Pvt. Fiore 1951
No Score Yet The Great Missouri Raid Sgt. Brill 1951
No Score Yet Denver & Rio Grande Engineer Monyhan 1951
No Score Yet Fighting Man of the Plains Yancey 1949
No Score Yet The Fighting Kentuckian Beau Merritt 1949
No Score Yet Wake of the Red Witch Antonio `Ripper' Arrezo 1949
95% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Rynder's partner 1949
No Score Yet Hellfire Dusty Stoner 1949
100% Force of Evil Ficco 1948
100% Red River Teeler Yacy 1948
No Score Yet Tycoon Joe 1947
No Score Yet Dakota Carp 1945
No Score Yet Back to Bataan Spindle Jackson 1945
No Score Yet Flame of Barbary Coast Jim 1945
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle Screenwriter Bob Clews 1944
100% The Fighting Seabees Ding Jacobs 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) The Cherokee Kid 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Mueller 1943
No Score Yet Youth on Parade Nick Cramer 1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh Mine Operator 1942
No Score Yet Hitler---Dead or Alive Joe "The Book" Conway 1942
No Score Yet Escape From Crime Dude Merrill 1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie Steve Caveroni 1942
No Score Yet South of Santa Fe Joe 1942
100% Hold That Ghost Lefty 1941
No Score Yet Down Mexico Way Davis 1941
No Score Yet Roar of the Press Sparrow McGraun 1941
No Score Yet The Fargo Kid Mallory 1940
No Score Yet Black Diamonds Matthews 1940
83% The Ghost Breakers Frenchy Duval 1940
77% Dr. Cyclops Dr. Mendoza 1940
75% Strange Cargo Benet 1940
No Score Yet Glamour for Sale Manell 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City Murrell's henchman 1940
No Score Yet Star Reporter Clipper 1939
No Score Yet Wall Street Cowboy Heinnie - Dunes Bartender (uncredited) 1939
No Score Yet Heritage of the Desert Chick Chance 1939
No Score Yet The Night Hawk Spider 1938
No Score Yet The Saint in New York Phil, Hoodlum 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble Gangster 1938
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Dying pirate 1938
No Score Yet Penitentiary Punch 1938
No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai Miles 1937
No Score Yet Mannequin Smooch Hanrahan 1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea Violinist 1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed Gerro 1937
No Score Yet Western Gold Actor 1937
No Score Yet Bridge of Sighs Actor 1936
100% After the Thin Man Phil Byrnes 1936
No Score Yet The Plot Thickens Joe, Carter Chauffeur 1936
No Score Yet Winterset Joe 1936
No Score Yet Yellowstone Dynamite 1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Race Track Gangster 1936
No Score Yet The Road to Glory Rigaud 1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Lou Pender 1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island David Herold 1936
No Score Yet Phantom Patrol Jo-Jo Regan 1936
No Score Yet Bar 20 Rides Again Gila 1936
No Score Yet Navy Born Joe Vezie 1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Courage Bailey 1935
No Score Yet The Eagle's Brood Steve 1935
No Score Yet Valley of Wanted Men Actor 1935
No Score Yet Let 'em Have It Sam 1935
No Score Yet Desert Trail Jim 1935
No Score Yet Living on Velvet Intern 1935
No Score Yet Reckless Man on Mechanical Horse 1935
No Score Yet The World Accuses John Weymouth 1935
No Score Yet His Fighting Blood Actor 1935
No Score Yet Mutiny Ahead Teeter Smith 1935
No Score Yet Millions in the Air Hank, the Drunk 1935
100% Flirtation Walk Soldier 1934
100% Black Friday Actor 1934
No Score Yet Little Man, What Now? Lauderback 1934
No Score Yet Fargo Express Mort Clark 1933
No Score Yet The Sphinx Dave Werner 1933
No Score Yet Somewhere in Sonora Bart Leadly 1933
No Score Yet Emergency Call Dr. Sloan 1933
No Score Yet Blood Money Actor 1933
No Score Yet Gun Law Tony Andrews 1933
No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest Heinie 1933
No Score Yet The Racing Strain Actor 1933
No Score Yet Back Street Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Last Mile Eddie Werner 1932
100% Scarface Gaffney Hood 1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Warehouse Guard 1932
No Score Yet South of the Rio Grande Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Good Bad Girl Roach 1931
No Score Yet Three Girls Lost Tony 1931
No Score Yet Bad Girl Actor 1931
No Score Yet Lucky Star Joe 1929

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1980
Kronus
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Bill Tooley
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Lucas Avery
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Barney
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Barney Buford Sturgis
  • 1970
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Mr. McCabe
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Chief Judge
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Sloan Greenwood, Sr. Doc Lacey McCready
  • 1967
  • 1965
  • 1956
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Dr. Mark Piper
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Martin
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Colbey
  • 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Hale Prosecutor Runyon
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Williams
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Ollie Fingers
  • 1954
  • 1953

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