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Regis Toomey



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Devil's Henchman
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Mickey Rooney Show "Hey Mulligan"
  • Actor
2007
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
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 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 The People Against O'Hara
  • Fred Colton
1951
No Score Yet Tomahawk
  • Smith
1951
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 Phantom Creeps - Serial Version
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet Station West
  • Goddard
1948
75% The Boy with Green Hair
  • Mr. Davis
1948
82% 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
96% The Big Sleep
  • Bernie Ohls
1946
No Score Yet Mysterious Intruder
  • James Summers
1946
83% Spellbound
  • Sgt. Gillespie
1945
86% Strange Illusion
  • Dr. Vincent
1945
No Score Yet Raiders of Ghost City
  • Capt. Clay Randolph
1944
100% Phantom Lady
  • Detective
1944
No Score Yet Dark Mountain
  • Steve Downey
1944
No Score Yet Riders of Ghost City
  • Actor
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 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
89% 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 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 Phantom Creeps - Feature Version
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Wayne Murder Case
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Submarine D-1
  • Tom Callam
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 Laughing at Life
  • Pat Collins
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

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