Celebrity Photo

Roy Engel

Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Planet X (1951)

Lowest Rated: 44% Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1913

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Roy Engel was a 20th-century character actor who appeared in a remarkably even balance of 101 television shows and 101 films over his prolific career, though most of the latter roles were without on-screen credit. Engel began his career in film, with two barely registering roles in the 1940s, and from the early '50s to the later '70s he was frequently cast as cops, sheriffs, or detectives. A later role, as a prison guard captain in Woody Allen's 1969 comedy, "Take the Money and Run," exemplified his lot as a journeyman on the big screen. One of his few intriguing film projects was a key supporting part in Dennis Hopper's 1971 Peru-based drama, "The Last Movie," a film that was a tremendous bomb for Hopper at the time but has more recently become something of a cult favorite. Television was a far more productive venue for Engel: from the late '50s into the '70s, he hit every major Western, from "Death Valley Days" to "Gunsmoke." He played Doc Martin over 18 episodes of "Bonanza," and appeared as Barney Wingate and other less distinguished characters on 18 episodes of "The Virginian," with James Drury in the title role. In 1977, his final year of acting, Engel played Mayor Connors in the William Shatner-starring horror flick "Kingdom of the Spiders," a movie both beloved and hated, and as a production manager in the Tommy Lee Jones-starring TV biopic, "The Amazing Howard Hughes." Engle passed away at the age of 67.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% The Amazing Howard Hughes Production Manager (Character) - 1977
44% 37% Kingdom of the Spiders Mayor Connors (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 33% Charley and the Angel Driver (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 83% When the Legends Die Sam Turner (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Child Conductor (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 59% Your Cheatin' Heart Joe Rauch (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flight That Disappeared Jameson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sergeant Was a Lady Sgt. Bricker (Character) - 1961
83% 76% Some Came Running Sheriff (uncredited) (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 36% Not of This Earth Sgt. Walton (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From San Quentin Hap Graham (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 70% All Mine to Give Mr. Harry Bradley (uncredited) (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 67% The Naked Dawn Guntz (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% Dangerous Mission Fisherman (uncredited (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakdown Al Bell (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 43% The Sellout Sam F. Slaper (Character) - 1951
100% 38% The Man From Planet X Tommy (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Calling Pete (Character) - 1951
61% 70% Outrage Sheriff Charlie Hanlon (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Saucer Dr. Carl Lawton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rogue River Ed Colby (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Bert Grimes (Guest Star) 1972 1970 1962-1963 1959-1960 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Customer (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970 1959-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Capt. Morrow (Character) 1968-1970 1962-1966 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Dr. Harris (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Dr. Wayne Hillman (Guest Star) 1969 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 88% The Good Guys Policeman (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Jess Morgan (Guest Star) 1967-1968 1962-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Lt. Hodges (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Character) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Zack Herrick (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff Roy Willard (Character),
Sheriff (Guest Star)
1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Maloney (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Mr. Horty (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Cook (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Jeff (Guest Star) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Unknown (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Detective Sergeant Ryan (Character) 1955

QUOTES FROM Roy Engel CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.