Pierre Watkin

Highest Rated: 100% Scandal Sheet (1952)
Lowest Rated: 57% Samson and Delilah (1949)
Birthday: Dec 29, 1887
Birthplace: Not Available
Actor Pierre Watkin looked as though he was born to a family of Chase Manhattan executives. Tall, imposing, imbued with a corporate demeanor and adorned with well-trimmed white mustache, Watkin appeared to be a walking Brooks Brothers ad as he strolled through his many film assignments as bankers, lawyers, judges, generals and doctors. When director Frank Capra cast the actors playing US senators in Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939) using as criteria the average weight, height and age of genuine senators, Watkin fit the physical bill perfectly. Occasionally Watkin could utilize his established screen character for satirical comedy: in W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick, he portrayed Lompoc banker Mr. Skinner, who extended to Fields the coldest and least congenial "hearty handclasp" in movie history. Serial fans know Pierre Watkin as the actor who originated the role of bombastic Daily Planet editor Perry White in Columbia's two Superman chapter plays of the late '40s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Don't Knock the Rock Actor 2003
70% High School Confidential David Wingate 1958
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar Civil Official 1958
78% Pal Joey Mr. Forsythe 1957
No Score Yet Beginning of the End Taggert 1957
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock! Armstrong 1957
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen McMillan 1956
No Score Yet Lay That Rifle Down Mr. Coswell 1955
No Score Yet Creature With the Atom Brain Mayor Bremer 1955
No Score Yet The Big Bluff Winthrop 1955
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie Lewis 1954
No Score Yet Johnny Dark E.J. Winston 1954
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Jason Conroy 1953
100% Scandal Sheet Baxter 1952
No Score Yet In Old Amarillo Hills 1951
No Score Yet Two Lost Worlds Magistrate Jeffries 1951
No Score Yet Atom Man vs. Superman Perry White 1950
No Score Yet Shadow on the Wall Dr. Dan Hodge 1950
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio Kenneth 1950
No Score Yet Key to the City Mayor Cabot 1950
No Score Yet Radar Secret Service Hamilton 1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words Philip Goodman 1950
No Score Yet Sunset in the West MacKnight 1950
60% The Big Hangover Samuel C. Lang 1950
No Score Yet The Story of Seabiscuit Charles S. Howard 1949
57% Samson and Delilah Priest 1949
83% The Fountainhead Official 1949
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter Mr. Canford 1949
No Score Yet Tulsa Winters 1949
70% Knock on Any Door Purcell 1949
No Score Yet Flamingo Road Senator 1949
No Score Yet Slightly French Publicity man 1949
No Score Yet Trapped by Boston Blackie Dunn 1948
80% State of the Union Sen. Lauterback 1948
No Score Yet Superman Perry White 1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee Major 1948
No Score Yet The Hunted Simon Rand 1948
No Score Yet Siren of Atlantis Colonel 1948
No Score Yet Jack Armstrong: The All-American Boy Uncle Jim Fairfield 1947
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs Vice President Beitler 1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Reverend 1947
No Score Yet The Red Stallion Richard Moresby 1947
No Score Yet The Web Mr. Griswold 1947
No Score Yet Violence Ralph Borden 1947
97% Monsieur Verdoux Prison Official 1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Wendell Paige 1947
No Score Yet Magnificent Doll Harper 1946
No Score Yet Sioux City Sue G.W. Rhodes 1946
No Score Yet The Jolson Story Architect 1946
No Score Yet Swamp Fire Mr. Hilton 1946
No Score Yet So Goes My Love Committee Man 1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Mr. LeMoyne 1946
No Score Yet Little Giant President Van Loon 1946
No Score Yet Shock Hotel Manager 1946
No Score Yet I Ring Doorbells G.B. Barton 1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Staunton 1946
No Score Yet Behind the Mask Weston 1946
No Score Yet The Madonna's Secret District Attorney 1946
No Score Yet Stork Club Hotel manager 1945
No Score Yet Adventure Mr. Buckley 1945
No Score Yet Dakota Wexton Geary 1945
No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader Dr. Gardener 1945
No Score Yet Over 21 Joel I. Nixon 1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance Tycoon 1945
86% Strange Illusion People 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Financier 1945
No Score Yet Keep Your Powder Dry Mr. Lorrison 1945
No Score Yet The Great Mike Col. Whitley 1944
No Score Yet Dead Man's Eyes Attorney 1944
80% Wing and a Prayer Admiral 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Radio Stage Manager 1944
No Score Yet Jungle Woman Dr. Meredith 1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance Mr. Winter 1943
No Score Yet Jack London American Consul 1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major Col. White 1943
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer Alex 1943
No Score Yet Destroyer Admiral 1943
No Score Yet This Is the Army Stranger 1943
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady Rich Patron 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Naval Attache 1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay Maj. Harper 1943
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo Admiral 1943
No Score Yet They Came to Blow Up America Diplomat 1943
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town Supreme Court Justice 1943
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie Doctor 1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope Carson 1942
No Score Yet Lady for a Night Prosecutor 1942
93% The Pride of the Yankees Mr. Twitchell 1942
No Score Yet Heart of the Rio Grande Mr. Lane 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Mr. Bentley 1942
No Score Yet Panama Hattie Adm. Tree 1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay Krager 1941
No Score Yet Great Guns Col. Wayburn 1941
No Score Yet Father Takes a Wife Mr. Fowler 1941
No Score Yet Nevada City Amos Norton 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Governor 1941
No Score Yet Cheers for Miss Bishop President Crowder 1941
No Score Yet The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Actor 1941
89% Meet John Doe Hammett 1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Dr. Waggoner 1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis Chandler 1940
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy Theatergoer 1940
100% I Love You Again Mr. Sims 1940
No Score Yet Captain Caution American Consul 1940
No Score Yet The Saint Takes Over Egan 1940
No Score Yet Earthbound President of the Court 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Warden 1940
100% The Bank Dick Mr. Skinner 1940
100% Road to Singapore Morgan Wycott 1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American Commissioner 1940
No Score Yet Rhythm on the River Uncle 1940
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Sen. Barnes 1939
No Score Yet There's That Woman Again Mr. Nacelle 1939
No Score Yet They Made Her a Spy Col. Wilson 1939
No Score Yet Secret Service of the Air Morrow 1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy Capt. March 1939
No Score Yet Wall Street Cowboy Hammond 1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld District Attorney 1939
No Score Yet King of Chinatown District Attorney Phillips 1939
No Score Yet The Mad Miss Manton Mr. Fenton 1938
No Score Yet Young Dr. Kildare Mr. Chanler 1938
67% Boy Meets Girl B.K. 1938
91% You Can't Take It With You Attorney 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble District Attorney 1938
No Score Yet There's Always a Woman Mr. Ketterling 1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns Mr. Carter 1938
No Score Yet Bill Cracks Down William Reardon 1937
No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai Mr. Yorkland 1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Editor 1937
95% Stage Door Richard 1937
76% The Life of Emile Zola Prefect of Police 1937
No Score Yet Paradise Isle Steinmeyer 1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Barton 1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon) Mr. Potter 1937
No Score Yet Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money) Dr. Fearson 1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding John Durkin 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie Supt. of Academy 1937
100% Marked Woman Judge 1937
No Score Yet Gentleman from California Miller 1937
No Score Yet Breakfast For Two Gordon Faraday 1937
No Score Yet The Go Getter Browne 1937
No Score Yet Larceny on the Air Kennedy 1937
No Score Yet The Singing Marine Marine General 1937
No Score Yet Green Light Dr. Booth 1937
No Score Yet Country Gentlemen Mr. Grayson 1936
No Score Yet Under Your Spell Allen's Lawyer 1936
100% Swing Time Al Simpson 1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Arthur Cedar 1936
No Score Yet Dangerous George Sheffield 1935

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Harry Green Admiral Director of Plane Operations Sir Lancelot
  • 1958
  • 1956
  • 1954
  • 1952
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Porter
  • 1956
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Mr. Dorrance
  • 1954

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