Regis Toomey

Regis Toomey

  • Highest Rated: 100% Scandal Sheet (1952)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Change of Habit (1969)
  • Birthday: Aug 13, 1898
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Taking up dramatics while attending the University of Pittsburgh, Regis Toomey extended this interest into a profitable career as a stock and Broadway actor. He specialized in singing roles until falling victim to acute laryngitis while touring England in George M. Cohan's Little Nellie Kelly. In 1929, Toomey made his talking-picture bow in Alibi, where his long, drawn-out climactic death scene attracted both praise and damnation; he'd later claim that, thanks to the maudlin nature of this scene, producers were careful to kill him off in the first or second reel in his subsequent films. Only moderately successful as a leading man, Toomey was far busier once he removed his toupee and became a character actor. A lifelong pal of actor Dick Powell, Regis Toomey was cast in prominent recurring roles in such Powell-created TV series of the 1950s and 1960s as Richard Diamond, Dante's Inferno, and Burke's Law.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Devil's Henchman Actor 2012
No Score Yet Evil Town Actor 1987
No Score Yet C.H.O.M.P.S. Chief Patterson 1979
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Burlesque Stagehand 1976
No Score Yet The Carey Treatment (A Case of Murder) (Emergency Ward) Sanderson 1972
No Score Yet Cover Me Babe Michael 1970
10% Change of Habit Father Gibbons 1969
No Score Yet Gunn The Bishop 1967
No Score Yet The Night of the Grizzly Cotton Benson 1966
64% Man's Favorite Sport? Bagley 1964
75% Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Dr. Jamieson 1961
No Score Yet The Last Sunset Milton Wing 1961
No Score Yet King of the Roaring Twenties Bill Baird 1961
No Score Yet Guns of the Timberland Sheriff Taylor 1960
No Score Yet Warlock Skinner 1959
No Score Yet Curfew Breakers Actor 1957
No Score Yet Dakota Incident Minstrel 1956
No Score Yet Great Day in the Morning Father Murphy 1956
90% Guys and Dolls Arvide 1955
No Score Yet Top Gun O'Hara 1955
No Score Yet Drums Across the River Sheriff Beal 1954
25% The High and the Mighty Garfield 1954
No Score Yet The Human Jungle Geddes 1954
No Score Yet The Nebraskan Col. Markham 1953
No Score Yet Take the High Ground Chaplain 1953
No Score Yet Island in the Sky Sgt. Harper 1953
No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Mayor Hull 1953
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC Gen. Prager 1953
No Score Yet The Battle at Apache Pass Dr. Carter 1952
No Score Yet My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts) Dr. Gordon 1952
100% Scandal Sheet Actor 1952
No Score Yet My Pal Gus Farley Norris 1952
No Score Yet Just for You Hodges 1952
No Score Yet The Tall Target Tim Rielly 1951
No Score Yet Cry Danger Gus Cobb 1951
89% Show Boat Sheriff Ike Vallon 1951
No Score Yet Tomahawk Smith 1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara Fred Colton 1951
No Score Yet Frenchie Carter 1950
No Score Yet Dynamite Pass Dan 1950
No Score Yet Come to the Stable Monsignor Talbot 1949
95% Mighty Joe Young John Young 1949
No Score Yet Beyond the Forest Sorren 1949
No Score Yet Station West Goddard 1948
78% The Boy with Green Hair Mr. Davis 1948
83% The Bishop's Wife Mr. Miller 1948
No Score Yet I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes Police Inspector Clint Judd 1948
50% Magic Town Ed Weaver 1947
No Score Yet High Tide Inspector O'Haffey 1947
No Score Yet The Guilty detective Heller 1947
No Score Yet The 13th Hour Don Parker 1947
No Score Yet Sister Kenny Reporter 1946
97% The Big Sleep Bernie Ohls 1946
No Score Yet Mysterious Intruder James Summers 1946
84% Spellbound Sgt. Gillespie 1945
86% Strange Illusion Dr. Vincent 1945
No Score Yet The Doughgirls Timothy Walsh 1944
100% Phantom Lady Detective 1944
No Score Yet Song of the Open Road Connors 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Dr. Jim Henderson 1944
No Score Yet Dark Mountain Steve Downey 1944
No Score Yet Adventures of the Flying Cadets Capt. Ralph Carson 1943
No Score Yet Jack London Scratch Nelson 1943
No Score Yet Destroyer Lt. Cmdr. Clark 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson McDaniel 1942
No Score Yet I Was Framed Bob Leeds 1942
No Score Yet Dive Bomber Tim Griffin 1941
100% The Devil and Miss Jones 1st Policeman 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Wallace 1941
90% Meet John Doe Bert Hansen 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Fitzhugh Lee 1941
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again Freddy 1940
100% Northwest Passage Webster 1940
98% His Girl Friday Sanders 1940
No Score Yet Arizona Grant Oury 1940
No Score Yet North West Mounted Police Constable Jerry More 1940
No Score Yet Hidden Power Mayton 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Paddy O'Rourke 1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy 1st Flight Instructor 1939
No Score Yet The Phantom Creeps Daly 1939
No Score Yet Submarine D-1 Tom Callam 1937
No Score Yet Back in Circulation Buck 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Edition J. M. 'Jim' Hardy, Daily News Managing Editor 1936
No Score Yet Bars of Hate Ted Clark 1936
No Score Yet Shadows of the Orient Baxter 1935
No Score Yet G-Men Eddie Buchanan 1935
No Score Yet One Frightened Night Tom Dean 1935
No Score Yet Great God Gold Phil Stuart 1935
No Score Yet Rin-Tin-Tin: Skull and Crown Bob Franklin posing as Rocky Morgan 1935
No Score Yet Picture Brides Dave Hart 1934
No Score Yet She Had to Choose Jack Berry 1934
No Score Yet Murder on the Blackboard Smiley 1934
No Score Yet Laughing at Life Pat Collins 1933
No Score Yet She Had to Say Yes Tommy Nelson 1933
No Score Yet The Penal Code Robert Palmer 1932
No Score Yet Wayne Murder Case Lt. Mitchell 1932
No Score Yet They Never Come Back Jimmy Nolan 1932
No Score Yet Shopworn David Livingston 1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Dick Wilbur 1932
No Score Yet Under Eighteen Jimmie Slocum 1932
No Score Yet Strange Adventure Actor 1932
No Score Yet Scandal Sheet Regan 1931
No Score Yet Other Men's Women Jack Kulper 1931
No Score Yet The Light of Western Stars Bob Drexell 1930
No Score Yet Street of Chance "Babe" Marsden 1930
43% Alibi Danny McGann 1929

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Doc
  • 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Grant Crane
  • 1965
  • 1960
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Goldie Wishbone's Brother
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Ben Granville
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Charley
  • 1957

QUOTES FROM Regis Toomey CHARACTERS

Arvide Abernathy
Oh we can keep you unhappy son; just give us a chance.