Raymond Bailey

Raymond Bailey

  • Highest Rated: 100% King Creole (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% From the Terrace (1960)
  • Birthday: May 6, 1904
  • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Born into a poor San Francisco family, Raymond Bailey dropped out of school in the 10th grade to help make ends meet. He took on a variety of short-term jobs before escaping his lot by hopping a freight to New York. He tried in vain to find work as an actor, eventually signing on as a mess boy on a freighter. While docked in Honolulu, Bailey once more gave acting a try, and also sang on a local radio station. In Hollywood from 1932 on, Bailey took any nickel-and-dime job that was remotely connected to show business, but when World War II began, he once more headed out to sea, this time with the Merchant Marine. Only after the war was Bailey able to make a living as a character actor on stage and in TV and films. In 1962, he was cast as covetous bank president Milburn Drysdale on The Beverly Hillbillies, a role that made him a household name and one which he played for nine seasons (ironically, he'd once briefly worked in a bank during his teen years). After the show was cancelled in 1971, Bailey dropped out of sight and became somewhat of a recluse.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World Regent Burns 1975
80% Herbie Rides Again Lawyer 1974
No Score Yet Five Weeks in a Balloon Randolph 1962
82% The Absent-Minded Professor Adm. Olmstead 1961
No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Gen. Weingang 1960
33% From the Terrace Mr. St. John 1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours Maj. Gen. Archie Vandergrift 1960
No Score Yet Al Capone Mr. Brancato 1959
83% The Lineup Philip Dressler 1958
No Score Yet The Space Children Dr. Wahrman 1958
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants Colonel 1958
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers Maj. Gen. Wise 1958
No Score Yet Lafayette Escadrille Mr. Walker 1958
96% Vertigo Doctor 1958
100% King Creole Mr. Evans 1958
93% I Want to Live! Warden 1958
40% Band of Angels Stuart 1957
91% The Incredible Shrinking Man Dr. Thomas Silver 1957
No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind General 1956
57% Picnic Mr. Benson 1955
No Score Yet The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Judge Fitzgerald 1955
94% Tarantula Townsend 1955
No Score Yet The Return of Jack Slade Professor 1955
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach Guest 1949
No Score Yet The Mystery of Marie Roget Gendarme 1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal Reporter 1942
100% I Love You Again Man 1940
No Score Yet Island of Doomed Men Mystery Man 1940
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen Whitey 1939
No Score Yet Secret Service of the Air Klume 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Salt Lake Hospital Chemist 1939
100% The Roaring Twenties Ex-Con 1939
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Klein 1939

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Milburn Drysdale
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Supervisor Millard Doctor
  • 1964
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Jenner Sumner Kyle Judge Griffith
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Johnson Herbert Dr. Harley Jeff Inspector Harris Doctor Mr. Watkins
  • 1962
  • 1960
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Dr. Bell John Hilliard
  • 1961
  • 1959
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Shane Parsley
  • 1958
  • 1955

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