Russell Collins

Russell Collins

Highest Rated: 97% Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Lowest Rated: 11% Raintree County (1957)

Birthday: Oct 11, 1897

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

An American actor with a long and distinguished theatrical career, Russell Collins is known to most audiences for his supporting roles on TV and in films like "Fail-Safe" and "Bad Day at Black Rock." Collins began his stage career in the 1930s and made his Broadway debut in "Success Story," a play directed by Lee Strasberg and featuring Stella Adler, two of the 20th century's foremost acting teachers. He also worked with Elia Kazan and Sanford Meisner, another great dramatic teacher. Some of the productions he participated in include Clifford Odets's "Waiting for Lefty," the musical "Carousel," and a long run of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh." On screen he was a regular on the late '40s anthology show "Actor's Studio" and supported star Audrey Hepburn in the comedy "We Go to Monte Carlo" in 1953. He was part of an impressive cast that included Rita Hayworth and José Ferrer in the musical "Miss Sadie Thompson," and in one of his highest-profile film roles, appeared with Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan in the tense thriller "Bad Day at Black Rock" in 1955. He worked with director Edward Dmytryk in the drama "Soldier of Fortune" and the Civil War-era romance "Raintree County." On television he was a regular supporting player on the day's most popular dramas making multiple appearances on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Kraft Theatre," and the FBI crime drama "The Untouchables." In one of his last roles he appeared in Sidney Lumet's memorable Cold War thriller, "Fail-Safe."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 56% Those Calloways Nat Perkins (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Matchmaker Joe Scanlon (Character) - 1958
11% 52% Raintree County Niles Foster (Character) - 1957
86% 87% The Enemy Below Doctor (Character) - 1957
97% 88% Bad Day at Black Rock Mr. Hastings, Telegrapher (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 32% Savage Wilderness Captain Phil Clarke (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 38% Miss Sadie Thompson Dr. Robert MacPhail (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 38% Monte Carlo Baby Max (Character) - 1954
80% 68% Niagara Mr. Qua (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sleeping City Medical Examiner (Character) - 1950
89% 46% Shockproof Frederick Bauer (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Hills Bibbs (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close-Up Beck (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Unknown (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Senator Allen (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Doc Phillips (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Harrington (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Judge Krata (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Banning Grant (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Ben Conroy (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961 1956-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Sam Masters (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Smithers (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Joe Horton (Character) 1955-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Westinghouse Summer Theatre Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Dee Corcoran (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951-1952 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lights Out Unknown (Character) 1951

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