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Paul Fix



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Public Enemies
  • Scats
1995
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
83% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • Pete Maxwell
1973
10% Night of the Lepus
  • Sheriff Cody
1972
No Score Yet Shoot Out
  • Brakeman
1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee
  • Chief Crazy Blanket
1970
67% 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
17% 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
57% Nevada Smith
  • Sheriff Bonnell
1966
No Score Yet Ride Beyond Vengeance
  • Hanley
1966
No Score Yet An Eye for an Eye
  • Brian Quince
1966
100% The Sons of Katie Elder
  • Sheriff Billy Wilson
1965
No Score Yet 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
91% 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
68% The Bad Seed
  • Bravo
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
97% 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
50% 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
94% 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
  • Calico 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 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
83% Dr. Cyclops
  • Dr. Mendoza
1940
75% Strange Cargo
  • Benet
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 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 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 Navy Born
  • Joe Vezie
1936
No Score Yet Phantom Patrol
  • Jo-Jo Regan
1936
No Score Yet Bar 20 Rides Again
  • Gila
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Race Track
  • Gangster
1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Courage
  • Bailey
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 Reckless
  • Man on Mechanical Horse
1935
No Score Yet Mutiny Ahead
  • Teeter Smith
1935
No Score Yet The World Accuses
  • John Weymouth
1935
No Score Yet His Fighting Blood
  • Actor
1935
100% Flirtation Walk
  • Soldier
1934
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Dr. Mark Piper
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Colbey

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