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      Richard Wessel

      Highest Rated: 100% Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Who's Minding the Store? (1963)

      Birthday: Apr 20, 1913

      Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

      Dick Wessel was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Wessel began his acting career with roles in such films as "The Game That Kills" (1937), "Arson Gang Busters" (1938) and the John Garfield crime picture "They Made Me a Criminal" (1939). He also appeared in the Bruce Bennett adventure "Lost Island of Kioga" (1939), the comedy "Brother Orchid" (1940) with Edward G Robinson and the comedy "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" (1940) with Penny Singleton. He continued to act in productions like the Leo Gorcey comedy "In Fast Company" (1946), "Dick Tracy Vs. Cueball" (1946) and "Merton of the Movies" (1947). He also appeared in "Canadian Pacific" (1949) with Randolph Scott. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in the comedy "Love Is Better Than Ever" (1952) with Larry Parks, "The Lawless Breed" (1953) and the musical comedy "Let's Do It Again" (1953) with Jane Wyman. He also appeared in the James Whitmore horror flick "Them" (1954) and the James Dean drama "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). Wessel was most recently credited in the comedy "The Ugly Dachsund" (1966) with Dean Jones. Wessel passed away in April 1965 at the age of 52.

      Highest rated movies

      Sands of Iwo Jima poster
      Sands of Iwo Jima
      Strangers on a Train poster
      Strangers on a Train
      An American in Paris poster
      An American in Paris
      Rebel Without a Cause poster
      Rebel Without a Cause
      Who's Minding the Store? poster
      Who's Minding the Store?

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 73% The Ugly Dachshund Eddie (Character) - 1966
      40% 65% Who's Minding the Store? Traffic Cop (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 73% The Gazebo Louis the Louse (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bowery to Bagdad Gus (Character) - 1955
      93% 88% Rebel Without a Cause Planetarium guide (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 65% The Lawless Breed Marv, the Bartender (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 29% Love Is Better Than Ever Smitty (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 42% Blackbeard, the Pirate Dutchman (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 32% The Belle of New York With Wedding Gift of Stolen Silver (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Corky of Gasoline Alley Pudge McKay (Character) - 1951
      98% 92% Strangers on a Train Bill (uncredited) (Character) - 1951
      96% 79% An American in Paris Ben Macrow (uncredited) (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 17% Texas Carnival Concessionaire 1 (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 86% Watch the Birdie Man Who Undresses (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 46% Tulsa Joker (Character) - 1949
      100% 80% Sands of Iwo Jima Grenade Instructor (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 50% High Wall Jim Hale (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 35% Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Harry "Cueball" Lake (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Gentle Gangster Steve Parker (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever Moxie (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet X Marks the Spot Henchman Dizzy (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Train Robbery Gorman (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Border Legion Henchman Oscar 'Red' McGooney (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Command Big Sailor on Downed Seaplane (uncredited) (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 66% Brother Orchid Buffalo Burns (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yellow Jack Cavalryman (uncredited) (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Roundup Time in Texas Henchman Craig Johnson (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game That Kills "Leapfrog" Soule (Character) - 1937

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Sol Durham (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Theatre Manager (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Stan (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Charley Hendricks (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963
      84% 95% The Twilight Zone Charlie (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Sam Higgins (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Willis Crossett (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Matt Morris (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
      No Score Yet 100% Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Fred Brockway (Guest Star) 1954