Tristram Coffin

Highest Rated: 97% A Star Is Born (1954)
Birthday: Aug 13, 1909
Birthplace: Not Available
The namesake nephew of American journalist Tris Coffin, actor Tristram Coffin set his stage career in motion at age 14. By 1939, the tall, silver-mustached Coffin was well on his way to becoming one of the screen's most prolific character actors. Generally cast as crooked lawyers, shifty business executives, and gang bosses in B-pictures, Coffin projected a pleasanter image in A-films, where he often played soft-spoken doctors and educators. In 1949, he essayed his one-and-only film starring role: heroic Jeff King in the Republic serial King of the Rocket Men. Even busier on TV than in films (he was virtually a regular "guest villain" on the Superman series), Tristram Coffin starred as Captain Ryning of the Arizona Rangers in the weekly syndicated Western 26 Men (1957-1958).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
83% The Barefoot Executive Sponsor 1971
No Score Yet Zebra in the Kitchen Councilman Lawrence 1965
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Sonny Blatchford 1964
No Score Yet The Crawling Hand (Don't Cry Wolf) (The Creeping Hand) Security Chief Meidel 1963
No Score Yet Ma Barker's Killer Brood Arthur Dunlop 1960
No Score Yet The Night the World Exploded Dr. Ellis Morton 1957
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady Day Hotel Clerk 1956
75% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Byron Holgate 1956
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen Card Player 1956
No Score Yet Creature With the Atom Brain District Attorney MacGraw 1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat Col. Varick 1955
97% A Star Is Born Director 1954
No Score Yet Dawn at Socorro Man at table in saloon 1954
No Score Yet Meet Corliss Archer Actor 1954
No Score Yet Latin Lovers Paul's Business Associate 1953
No Score Yet Law and Order Parker 1953
No Score Yet Salome Guard 1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Broken Gun Martin Donohugh 1952
No Score Yet At Sword's Point Regent Guard 1952
No Score Yet Cowboy G-Men Actor 1952
No Score Yet Flight to Mars Commentator 1951
No Score Yet Rhubarb Dr. Stillman 1951
No Score Yet Mask of the Avenger Noncommissioned Officer 1951
No Score Yet Queen for a Day Doctor 1951
No Score Yet Painting the Clouds with Sunshine Manager 1951
No Score Yet Jungle Jim in Pygmy Island Novak 1950
No Score Yet Outrage Judge McKenzie 1950
No Score Yet The Damned Don't Cry Maitre d'Hotel 1950
86% The Baron of Arizona McCleary 1950
No Score Yet Radar Secret Service Michael 1950
83% The Fountainhead Secretary 1949
No Score Yet Flamingo Road Ed Parker 1949
No Score Yet King of the Rocket Men Jeff King 1949
80% Romance on the High Seas Headwaiter on Ship 1948
No Score Yet Desperadoes of Dodge City Ace Durant 1948
No Score Yet The Hunted Detective 1948
No Score Yet The Voice of the Turtle Theater Party 1947
No Score Yet Jesse James Rides Again Clark 1947
89% Possessed Man at Concert 1947
No Score Yet Where the North Begins Actor 1947
No Score Yet Sioux City Sue Rhodes' Assistant 1946
No Score Yet Dangerous Money Scott Pearson 1946
No Score Yet Under Nevada Skies Dan Adams 1946
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark Man 1944
No Score Yet Destroyer Doctor 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Actor 1943
No Score Yet Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher Actor 1943
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide Rand 1942
No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade Actor 1942
No Score Yet The Corpse Vanishes Dr. Foster 1942
No Score Yet Spy Smasher Drake 1942
No Score Yet Bells of Capistrano Jed Johnson 1942
No Score Yet Forbidden Trails Nelson 1941
No Score Yet Let's Go Collegiate Slugger Wilson 1941
No Score Yet No Greater Sin Dr. Raleigh 1941
No Score Yet Arizona Bound Steve Taggert 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Night Club Patron 1941
No Score Yet You're Out of Luck Whitney 1941
No Score Yet Chasing Trouble Phillips 1940
No Score Yet Queen of the Yukon Carson 1940
No Score Yet Up in the Air Farell 1940
No Score Yet West of Pinto Basin Harvey 1940
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back Radio Announcer 1939

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Harry Munson
  • 1957
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
Tyler
  • 1956

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