Ray Teal

Ray Teal

Highest Rated: 100% Canyon Passage (1946)

Lowest Rated: 40% Band of Angels (1957)

Birthday: Jan 12, 1902

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Never a big star, Ray Teal managed to have a nearly 40-year stint as a scowling character actor. He was best known for playing Sheriff Roy Coffee on the classic TV Western "Bonanza" from 1960 to 1972. Teal didn't aspire to be an actor, not landing his first role until his mid-30s. Before then, he was a saxophone player and a bandleader, but the late start did not affect his employability. Aside from his work on "Bonanza," Teal appeared in over 300 television shows and movies (including the classics "Inherit the Wind" and "The Best Years of Our Lives") until his retirement in 1974. Among the highlights: a judge who disagrees with Spencer Tracy over the treatment of Nazi war criminals in the 1961 Oscar-winner "Judgment at Nuremberg" and playing Little John in 1946's "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest." Perhaps the biggest irony in a career playing mean-spirited hombres is that, by all accounts, Teal was a very nice man.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 17% The Hanged Man Judge Homer Bayne (Character) - 1974
83% 74% Chisum Justice J.B. Wilson (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle King Edwin "Ed" Winters (Character) - 1963
91% 93% Judgment at Nuremberg Judge Curtiss Ives (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 25% Posse From Hell Banker (Character) - 1961
90% 89% Home From the Hill Dr. Reuben Carson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 54% Saddle the Wind Brick Larson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 87% Gunman's Walk Jensen Sieverts (Character) - 1958
40% 65% Band of Angels Mr. Calloway (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Utah Blaine Russ Nevers (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 31% The Oklahoman Jason (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 76% Decision at Sundown Morley Chase (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 8% The Tall Stranger Cap (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 50% The Burning Hills Joe Sutton (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 71% Run for Cover Sheriff (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Rage at Dawn Sheriff of Seymour (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Bitter Ridge Shep Bascom (Character) - 1955
86% 79% The Desperate Hours State Police Lt. Fredericks (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Ambush Sgt. Tim O'Roarke (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 36% Rogue Cop Patrolman Mullins (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 12% Lucky Me Thayer Crony (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% The Command Dr. Trent (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 14% Ambush at Tomahawk Gap Doc (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle Town Judd Hastings (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 38% Montana Belle Emmett Dalton (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse Dave Tracy (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 54% Jumping Jacks Brig. Gen. W.W. Timmons (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Turning Point Clint (Character) - 1952
83% 58% Carrie Allen (Character) - 1952
70% 67% The Captive City Chief Gillette (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 70% Tomorrow Is Another Day Mr. Dawson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Worth Gave Clevenger (Character) - 1951
92% 92% Ace in the Hole Sheriff (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lorna Doone Farmer Ridd (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% Along the Great Divide Deputy Lou Gray (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 42% Distant Drums Pvt. Mohair (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Redhead and the Cowboy Brock (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Texas Sheriff Rand (Character) - 1950
100% 86% Winchester '73 Marshall Noonan (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 56% Our Very Own Mr. Jim Lynch (Character) - 1950
77% 74% The Men Man at Bar (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty's Birthday Virgil Neeley (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 67% Ambush Capt. J.R. Wolverson (Character) - 1949
57% 75% Streets of Laredo Henchman Cantrel (Character) - 1949
86% 67% It Happens Every Spring Mac (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Act of Murder Dr. McDermott (Character) - 1948
89% 54% Joan of Arc Bertrand de Poulengy (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 56% The Miracle of the Bells Koslick (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 50% Ramrod Ed Burma (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 71% Deep Valley Prison Official (Character) - 1947
100% 65% Canyon Passage Neal Howison (uncredited) (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 0% The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Little John (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Missing Lady Interrogating Detective with Black Mustache (uncredited) (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 49% Along Came Jones Kriendler (Character) - 1945
80% 63% Back to Bataan Lt. Col. Roberts (uncredited) (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sudan Slave Trader (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Guardsman Albert (Character) - 1945
100% 47% Captain Kidd Michael O'Shawn (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 67% Slightly Dangerous Pedestrian Lifting Peggy Up (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Trail Ed Cotton (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Midnight Borgman, Henchman no. 8 (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pony Post Claud Richards (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Smokey Lovell (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Sheriff Roy Coffee (Character) 1964-1972 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Dan Peterson (Guest Star) 1967 1961 1956-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Admiral Tugwell (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Pete Collier (Guest Star) 1963 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Joe Downing (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sheriff McNary (Guest Star) 1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Mr. Franklin (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1960 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961 1959 1955-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Virgil Gardiner (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Gen. Sam Warren (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Bartender (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Sheriff Michaels (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Sgt. Jones (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Sheriff (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1954-1955 1950

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