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Tim Ryan

Highest Rated:   100% Force of Evil (1948)
Lowest Rated:   83% I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
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Birthplace:   Bayonne, New Jersey
Well versed in virtually every aspect of live entertainment, American performer Tim Ryan spent the greater part of his professional career as one-half of the team of Tim and Irene. The other half was Tim's wife Irene Ryan, better known to modern audiences as Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies. The Ryans appeared on Broadway, starred in a mid-'30s radio series, headlined a brief series of 2-reelers for Educational studios, and guested in such medium-budget musical films as 1943's Hot Rhythm. Even after Tim and Irene divorced, they frequently found themselves working at the same studio, and sometimes even the same soundstage. On his own, Ryan appeared in numerous films as cops, plainclothes detectives and newspaper editors. His best opportunities came at modest little Monogram studios in the '40s and early '50s, where he not only showed up in featured roles, but also wrote several screenplays. In Detective Kitty O'Day (1945), one can spot the reflection of Tim Ryan in a highly polished hubcap, listening intently as leading man Peter Cookson recites the long comic monologue that Ryan had written for him.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich
  • Policeman
1998
92% From Here to Eternity
  • Sgt. Pete Karelsen
1953
No Score Yet Feudin' Fools
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet To Please a Lady
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Dear Wife
  • Simmons, the Cop
1949
100% Force of Evil
  • Johnson
1948
No Score Yet The Luck of the Irish
  • Patrolman Clancy
1948
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane
  • Charlie Ellis
1947
100% Body and Soul
  • Shelton
1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree
  • Ringmaster
1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Holiday
  • Mike
1947
No Score Yet Wife Wanted (Shadow of Blackmail)
  • Bartender
1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Mr. Dibson
1946
No Score Yet Dark Alibi
  • Foggy
1946
100% Detour
  • Diner Proprietor
1945
No Score Yet Swingin' on a Rainbow
  • Huston Greer
1945
No Score Yet Rockin' in the Rockies, (Partners in Fortune)
  • Tom Trove
1945
No Score Yet Fashion Model
  • O'Hara
1945
No Score Yet Adventures of Kitty O'Day (Kitty O'Day Comes Through)
  • Inspector Clancy
1945
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm
  • Mr. O'Hara (as Tim)
1944
No Score Yet The Mystery of the 13th Guest
  • Police Lt. Burke
1943
No Score Yet Change of Heart
  • Brownie
1943
No Score Yet Two Weeks to Live
  • Higgens
1943
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly
  • Mr. Kennedy
1943
No Score Yet Redhead from Manhattan
  • Mike Glendon
1943
No Score Yet Strictly in the Groove
  • Prof. Blake
1942
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love
  • Detective
1942
No Score Yet Tortilla Flat
  • Rupert Hogan
1942
93% This Gun for Hire
  • Weems
1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North
  • O'Toole
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Traffic Cop
1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action
  • Lt. Tim Ryan
1942
No Score Yet Bedtime Story
  • Mac
1941
83% I Wake Up Screaming
  • Detective
1941
No Score Yet San Antonio Rose
  • Gus
1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Mr. Wilson
1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde
  • Street Cleaner/Foreman
1941
No Score Yet Harmon of Michigan
  • Flash Regan
1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Mate
1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid
  • Turkey Malone
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
  • Guest
  • 2016

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