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Roland Winters

Highest Rated:   92% Bigger Than Life (1956)
Lowest Rated:   17% Blue Hawaii (1961)
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Chunky Boston-born actor Roland Winters was 19 when he played his first character role in the New York theatrical production The Firebrand. In the 1930s, he entered radio, serving as an announcer and foil for such performers as Kate Smith and Kay Kyser. In 1947, Winters became the fifth actor to essay the role of aphorism-spouting Oriental detective Charlie Chan. While Winters' six low-budget Chan entries are generally disliked by movie buffs, it can now be seen that the genially hammy actor brought a much needed breath of fresh air to the flagging film series with his self-mocking, semi-satirical interpretation of Charlie. A good friend of actor James Cagney, Winters showed up in several Cagney vehicles of the 1950s, notably A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) and Never Steal Anything Small (1959). Roland Winters continued to flourish in colorful supporting roles into the 1960s, and was also seen as a regular on the TV sitcoms Meet Millie (1952), The New Phil Silvers Show (1963), and The Smothers Brothers Show (1965).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • T. Hanley Brooks
2003
No Score Yet Miracle on 34th Street
  • Mr. Gimbel
1973
No Score Yet Loving
  • Plommie
1970
No Score Yet Follow that Dream
  • Judge
1962
No Score Yet Everything's Ducky
  • Capt. Lewis Bollinger
1961
17% Blue Hawaii
  • Fred Gates
1961
No Score Yet Cash McCall
  • Gen. Danvers
1960
No Score Yet Never Steal Anything Small
  • Doctor
1959
60% Jet Pilot
  • Col. Sokolov
1957
No Score Yet Top Secret Affair
  • Sen. Burwick
1957
92% Bigger Than Life
  • Dr. Rurich
1956
No Score Yet Siege at Red River
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet So Big
  • Klaas Pool
1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets
  • Prosecutor
1953
No Score Yet She's Working Her Way Through College
  • Fred Copeland
1952
No Score Yet Meet Millie
  • Mr. Boone
1952
No Score Yet Follow the Sun
  • Dr. Graham
1951
No Score Yet Inside straight
  • Alexander Tomson
1951
No Score Yet The West Point Story
  • Harry Eberhart
1950
No Score Yet To Please a Lady
  • Dwight Barrington
1950
No Score Yet Between Midnight and Dawn
  • Leo Cusick
1950
No Score Yet Convicted
  • Vernon Bradley
1950
No Score Yet Captain Carey, U.S.A.
  • Acuta
1950
No Score Yet Guilty of Treason
  • Commissar Belov
1950
No Score Yet The Underworld Story
  • Becker
1950
No Score Yet Malaya
  • Bruno Gruber
1949
No Score Yet A Dangerous Profession
  • McKay
1949
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Capt. Hoseason
1948
No Score Yet The Return of October
  • Col. Wood
1948
92% Cry of the City
  • Ledbetter
1948
83% 13 Rue Madeleine
  • Van Duyval
1947
No Score Yet The Chinese Ring
  • Charlie Chan
1947
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Skull
  • Actor
1937

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