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Terry Frost

  • Highest Rated: 86% The Baron of Arizona (1950)
  • Lowest Rated: 86% The Baron of Arizona (1950)
  • Birthday: Oct 26, 1906
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A tough-looking character actor in Grade-Z Westerns of the 1940s, Terry Frost's screen career was highly affected by a role he didn't get to play. In 1945, Frost, who had been portraying henchmen in Westerns since 1941, was signed to star the title role in Dillinger, a low-budget but highly publicized melodrama depicting the exploits of real life gangster and Public Enemy Number One, John Dillinger. The proposed screenplay, however, came in for intense scrutiny by the Production Code censors and when the cameras finally rolled, the part had been re-cast with newcomer Lawrence Tierney, who thus embarked on a long and profitable career portraying public enemies. Frost, in contrast, returned to the realm of low-budget oaters, laboring rather anonymously in countless Western melodramas for also-ran studios Monogram and PRC. He was even busier on television in the 1950s, appearing in seemingly every Western series ever produced, from The Gene Autry Show to Gunsmoke to Rawhide. In his later years, the erstwhile vaudevillian and coffee shop owner became a popular guest speaker at various B-Western conventions, where he would reminisce about everyone from Johnny Mack Brown to Whip Wilson. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Wild Westerners Ashley Cartwright 1962
No Score Yet The Night the World Exploded Foreman 1957
No Score Yet The Spoilers Deputy 1955
No Score Yet Ten Wanted Men Campbell Henchman/Spy 1955
No Score Yet King of the Carnival Travis 1955
No Score Yet One Desire Jack 1955
No Score Yet Adventure of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush Actor 1954
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun Townsman 1953
No Score Yet Winning of the West Stable Brawler (uncredited) 1953
No Score Yet The Stranger Wore a Gun Riverboat Poker Player 1953
No Score Yet Barbed Wire Perry 1952
No Score Yet The Gunman Actor 1952
No Score Yet Valley of Fire Grady 1951
No Score Yet The Man Who Cheated Himself Detective 1950
No Score Yet Atom Man vs. Superman Baer 1950
86% The Baron of Arizona Morelle 1950
No Score Yet The Daltons' Women Actor 1950
No Score Yet West of El Dorado Ed Stone 1949
No Score Yet Black Hills Dan Kirby 1948
No Score Yet The Tioga Kid Ranger Captain 1948
No Score Yet The Hawk of Powder River Mitchell 1948
No Score Yet Tornado Range Thayer 1948
No Score Yet Check Your Guns Sloane 1948
No Score Yet Superman Brock 1948
No Score Yet Stage to Mesa City Ed 1948
No Score Yet Dead Man's Gold Joe Quirt 1948
No Score Yet Oklahoma Badlands Sheriff Heyman 1948
No Score Yet Pioneer Justice Gambler Grayson 1947
No Score Yet Apache Rose Sheriff Jim Mason 1947
No Score Yet Ghost Town Renegades Flint 1946
No Score Yet Prairie Outlaws Drake Dawson 1946
No Score Yet The Flying Serpent Bennett 1946
No Score Yet Prairie Outlaws Actor 1946
No Score Yet There Goes Kelly Stevens 1945
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War MP 1944
No Score Yet Waterfront Jerry Donovan 1944
No Score Yet The Monster Maker Blake 1944
No Score Yet The Girl from Monterey Jerry O'Leary 1943
No Score Yet Law of the Range Sam Emery 1941

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Stage Driver
  • 1974
  • 1966
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Sheriff Purdy
  • 1960
  • 1957
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Fake Officer Spud
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1953
  • 1952

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