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Ross Elliott

Highest Rated: 93% Tarantula (1955)

Lowest Rated: 86% Woman on the Run (1950)

Birthday: Jun 18, 1917

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

From auspicious beginnings as a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre troupe, Ross Elliott appeared in over 200 roles in his nearly half-century career. He made a living of captivating performances, but none quite reached the fervor caused by the infamous 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells's "The War of the Worlds," to which he lent his voice. In 1952, he memorably appeared on the benchmark sitcom "I Love Lucy." Elliott's episode, "Lucy Does a TV Commercial," became an instant classic among fans. He played a director tasked with seeing the hapless character through an advertisement for the tongue-twisting elixir "Vitameatavegamin," which, unbeknownst to either party, contained 23% alcohol. The episode consistently ranks among all-time series favorites. Elliott elsewhere made an impression as stalwart Sheriff Mark Abbott on 60 episodes of the long-running TV Western "The Virginian," and played attorney Lee Baldwin for two years on daytime soap "General Hospital." Although his television success was unmatched by his involvement in other mediums, Elliott played strong supporting roles in several films, including an intrepid reporter in the '50s creature feature "Tarantula," which also featured a young Clint Eastwood in an uncredited role. Elliott played a policeman toward the end of his career in the Paul Newman/Steve McQueen disaster flick, "The Towering Inferno."

Highest rated movies

Tarantula
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
Woman on the Run

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 29% Scorpion Sam Douglas (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 50% Gable and Lombard Lombard's Director (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Suspects Judge (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Forgotten Lady Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 25% Act of Vengeance Sgt. Long (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Linda Officer Ramsey (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway! Dr. Phillips (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 28% Skyjacked Harold Shaw (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longest Night Dr. Steven Clay (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Victim 1st Patrolman (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 29% The Trackers Captain (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 20% Paper Man Sheriff (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet See the Man Run Ralph Larson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 45% Day of the Evil Gun Reverend Yearby (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 60% Wild Seed Mr. Collinge (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 17% The Crawling Hand Deputy Earl Harrison (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 24% Monster on the Campus Sgt. Eddie Daniels (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 39% D-Day, the Sixth of June Maj. Mills (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 9% The Indestructible Man Paul Lowe (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 24% Women's Prison Don Jensen (Character) - 1955
93% 50% Tarantula Joe Burch (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Toughest Man Alive Cal York (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Massacre Canyon Pvt. George W. Davis (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tumbleweed Seth Blandon (Character) - 1953
90% 68% The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms George Ritchie (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Problem Girls John Page (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman in the Dark Father Tony Morello (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 50% I Can Get It for You Wholesale Ray (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert of Lost Men Dr. Jim Haynes (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Calling Jim (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Lead Dave Collins (Character) - 1951
86% 80% Woman on the Run Frank Johnson (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Finchburg Sheriff (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
100% 80% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1975
No Score Yet 75% Columbo Dr. Lansberg (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% Gunsmoke Conway (Guest Star) 1960 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Arnold Sanders (Guest Star) 1969-1971 1973
No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1966 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Police Chief Jacoby (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Forest Service Supervisor (Guest Star) 1956 1960 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Norman Braddock (Guest Star) 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Al Saunders (Guest Star) 1961 1965
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Dr. Phil Daniels (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Desk deputy (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. General Wells (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Doctor (Character) 1963
No Score Yet 100% General Hospital Lee Baldwin (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Roger Carlson (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Collins (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Dr. George Batton (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Virgil Earp (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Brett Hudson (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason George Hartley Beaumont (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Gordon (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man George Kessler (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Major (Character) 1955
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Director (Guest Star) 1952 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1952-1953