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Roy Poole

  • Highest Rated: 100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) (1971)
  • Lowest Rated: 31% Mandingo (1975)
  • Birthday: Mar 31, 1924
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A graduate of Stanford University, professorial-looking American general purpose actor Roy Poole was busy in movies and TV from at least 1962 through the early '80s. Poole's films included Experiment in Terror (1962) and Up the Down Staircase (1971). His extensive stage credits encompassed such plays as The Bad Seed, Long Day's Journey into Night, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and 1776. On TV, Poole was cast as a regular on three different series: The Andros Targets (1977) as Chet Reynolds, managing editor to newsman Mike Andros (James Sutorius); For Richer, For Poorer (1978) as Ira Ferguson; and the ABC daytime serial Ryan's Hope, as Neal Greer MacCurtain. And like most workaday actors, Roy Poole appeared in the occasional never-sold TV pilot, including Land of Hope (1976) and Hellinger's Law (1981).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet A Stranger Is Watching Kurner 1982
No Score Yet End of August Dr. Mandalet 1982
75% Brubaker Dr. Gregory 1980
No Score Yet The Betsy Duncan 1978
No Score Yet Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Actor 1978
92% Network Sam Haywood 1976
31% Mandingo Doc Redfield 1975
No Score Yet The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Mr. Robert 1974
No Score Yet A Cry in the Wilderness Rex Millard 1974
69% 1776 Hopkins 1972
100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) Jonathan Draeger 1971
50% Gaily, Gaily Actor 1969
80% Up the Down Staircase McHabe 1967
100% Experiment in Terror Brad 1962

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Winds of War
1983
Harry Hopkins
  • 1983
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Dr. Boylin
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Capt. Keana
  • 1975

QUOTES FROM Roy Poole CHARACTERS

Stephen Hopkins
Ah, Ben! I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up. Oughta save everybody here a lot of time and effort, considering the epidemic of bad disposition that's been going on around here lately. "Dear Sir, you are without any doubt, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket-picking, thrice double-damned no-good son of a bitch." and you sign your name - what do you think?
Benjamin Franklin
I'll take a dozen, right now.
Stephen Hopkins
Well, in all my years I ain't never heard, seen nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn't be talked about. Hell yeah! I'm for debating anything. Rhode Island says yea!
Stephen Hopkins
That's quite a large signature, Johnny.
John Hancock
So fat George can read it in London without his reading glasses!
Stephen Hopkins
Ah, Ben! I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up. Oughta save everybody here a lot of time and effort, considering the epidemic of bad disposition that's been going on around here lately. "Dear Sir, you are without any doubt, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket-picking, thrice double-damned no-good son of a bitch." and you sign your name - what do you think?
Stephen Hopkins
Ah, Ben! I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up. Oughta save everybody here a lot of time and effort, considering the epidemic of bad disposition that's been going on around here lately. 'Dear Sir, you are without any doubt, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket-picking, thrice double-damned no-good son of a bitch.' and you sign your name - what do you think?
Benjamin Franklin
I'll take a dozen, right now.