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Canadian-born actor Stacy Harris was a fixture on American radio and television for decades, with occasional movie roles breaking up those small-screen engagements. Born in Big Timber, Quebec in 1918, he turned to acting full-time after the Second World War. With his authoritative voice, he was a natural for heroic roles and established himself on radio with an eight-year stint on This Is Your FBI. His big-screen debut came in 1951 in Appointment With Danger, an Alan Ladd starring vehicle in which one of the other key players was Jack Webb who, at the time, was also doing his show Dragnet on the radio and about to bring it to television. Harris became a memorable presence in the Dragnet stock company, appearing four times in the series' original 1950s run, as well as in the 1954 feature film of the same name -- these were interspersed with work in hundreds of television episodes across the 1950s and early 1960s. It was in the revived 1960s Dragnet series, however, that he got some of his best screen time, dividing his portrayal between portrayals of criminals and those on the side of the law -- in the former capacity, with his courtly good looks, finely chiseled features and authoritative voice, all a little reminiscent of an older Robert Ryan, he was a regular reminder to viewers that not all criminals look like or comport themselves as criminals. His best work of the series, however, was the last episode in which he appeared, "Forgery: The Ranger." The role of Clifford Ray Owens aka Barney Regal was a tour-de-force for the actor, playing a felon (who was, astoundingly, masquerading as a forest ranger) who is driven as much by serious psychiatric problems as greed. In 25 minutes of screen time, Harris dominates every moment and evokes a huge range of emotions, including sympathy and pity, which was unusual in the writing approach of the series.Harris appeared regularly in Webb's other series in the years before his death in 1973, at age 54.