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Preston S. Foster



Preston S. Foster's first public appearance was in the church choir in his home town of Ocean City, New Jersey. Gifted with a robust singing voice and muscular physique, Foster was one of the most prominent members of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Grand Opera Company. After Broadway experience, Foster entered films in 1929, at first specializing in such unsympathetic roles as the rebellious death-row inmate in The Last Mile (1932). He offered strong, complex performances in roles like the Irish rebel leader in The Informer (1935), the blacksmith-turned-gladiator in Last Days of Pompeii (1935), and pompous sharpshooter Frank Butler in Annie Oakley (1935). He played the title character in 1943's Roger Touhy Gangster, which barely made it to the screen thanks to severe censorial cuts. From 1954 through 1955, Preston Foster starred as tugboat skipper/ adventurer/ family man Cap'n John Herrick on the popular syndicated TV series Waterfront.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Time Travelers (Depths of the Unknown)
  • Dr. Erik von Steiner
1964
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear
  • Gen. Bateman
1964
No Score Yet Man From Galveston
  • Judge Homer Black
1963
38% The Amazing Colossal Man
  • Gen. Bateman
1957
No Score Yet I, the Jury
  • Capt. Pat Chambers
1953
No Score Yet Law and Order
  • Kurt Durling
1953
No Score Yet The Marshal's Daughter
  • Himself
1953
82% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four)
  • Timothy Foster
1952
No Score Yet The Big Night
  • Andy La Main
1951
No Score Yet Tomahawk
  • Col. Carrington
1951
No Score Yet The Big Cat
  • Tom Eggers
1950
78% I Shot Jesse James
  • John Kelley
1949
No Score Yet The Hunted
  • Saxon
1948
No Score Yet Strange Triangle (Strange Alibi)
  • Sam Crane
1946
100% The Harvey Girls
  • Judge Sam Purvis
1946
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in Hollywood
  • Guest
1945
No Score Yet The Valley of Decision
  • Jim Brennan
1945
No Score Yet Thunderhead---Son of Flicka
  • Rob McLaughlin
1945
86% My Friend Flicka
  • Rob McLaughlin
1944
No Score Yet Guadalcanal Diary
  • Father Donnelly
1943
No Score Yet American Empire
  • Paxton Bryce
1942
No Score Yet Thunder Birds
  • Steve Britt
1942
No Score Yet A Gentleman After Dark
  • Tom Gaynor
1942
No Score Yet Cafe Hostess
  • Dan Walters
1940
No Score Yet White Banners
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Submarine Patrol
  • Lieut. J.G. Drake
1938
No Score Yet First Lady
  • Stephen Wayne
1937
No Score Yet The Plough and the Stars
  • John Clitheroe
1936
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast
  • Scott Miller
1936
No Score Yet We're Only Human
  • Det. Sgt. Pete McCaffrey
1935
No Score Yet Annie Oakley
  • Toby Taylor
1935
No Score Yet Last Days of Pompeii
  • Marcus
1935
91% The Informer
  • Dan Gallagher
1935
No Score Yet Heat Lightning
  • George
1934
No Score Yet Sensation Hunters
  • Tom Baylor
1933
No Score Yet Elmer, the Great
  • Walker
1933
No Score Yet Ladies They Talk About
  • David Slade
1933
No Score Yet Hoopla
  • Nifty
1933
No Score Yet Corruption
  • Tim Butler
1933
No Score Yet You Said a Mouthful
  • Ed Dover
1932
100% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
  • Pete
1932
No Score Yet The Last Mile
  • John "Killer" Mears
1932
75% Doctor X
  • Dr. Welles
1932
No Score Yet Two Seconds
  • Bud Clark
1932
No Score Yet Ramrod
  • Frank Ivey
1930
No Score Yet Nothing But the Truth
  • Bit Part
1929

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