Vaughan Taylor

Vaughan Taylor

  • Highest Rated: 100% It Should Happen to You (1954)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The $1,000,000 Duck (1971)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actor Vaughn Taylor was trained as a certified public accountant at Northeastern University. While performing in college theatricals, Taylor entertained notions of a stage career; he won a scholarship at the Leland Powers School of Theatre, but his resources were so low that he had to sell his blood to blood banks to pay his expenses. Steady stock, tent-show, and radio work convinced Taylor that he'd made the right career move, and upon completing his Army duties in 1945, the actor took on the new challenge of live television. Taylor played so many TV roles that it is fruitless to try to list them, though the first "couch potato generation" might have affectionate memories of the actor as sharp-witted janitor Ernest P. Duckweather on the 1953 satirical puppet show Johnny Jupiter. (Taylor was replaced by Wright King when the series went from live to film). Taylor was also a prominent "summer repertory" actor on the prestigious anthology Robert Montgomery Presents from 1952 through 1954. The movies utilized Taylor's talents, often in roles as duplicitous executives or crooked business partners: he was the two-timing showman beheaded by magician Vincent Price in The Mad Magician (1954). Anyone who follows the reruns of The Twilight Zone will be more than familiar with the skill and range of Vaughn Taylor: he played bookworm Burgess Meredith's hardhearted boss in "Time Enough at Last," a crazed old conjurer in "Still Valley," an unctuous robot salesman in "I Sing the Body Electric" and a kindly wheelchair-bound gent who sells his kindness and becomes a killer in "The Self-Improvement of Salvatore Ross."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Any Last Words? (Last Words) Director Actor Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet The Long Ride Home Screenwriter 2001
30% The Gumball Rally Andy 1976
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin Actor 1976
0% The $1,000,000 Duck Bank President 1971
93% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Powell 1970
No Score Yet The Power Mr. Hallson 1968
No Score Yet The Shakiest Gun in the West Rev. Longbaugh 1968
84% In Cold Blood "Good Samaritan" 1967
88% The Professionals Banker 1966
86% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Mr. Bell 1966
No Score Yet Zebra in the Kitchen Councilman Pew 1965
75% The Unsinkable Molly Brown Mr. Cartwright 1964
29% The Carpetbaggers Doctor 1964
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Thaddeus Whipple 1963
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor Ballentine 1963
No Score Yet Diamond Head Judge James Blanding 1963
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad Norodeen 1960
No Score Yet The Plunderers Jess Walters 1960
96% Psycho George Lowery 1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours Cmdr. Mike Pulaski 1960
No Score Yet Blue Denim Prof. Willard 1959
No Score Yet Warlock Richardson 1959
97% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Deacon Davis 1958
No Score Yet Screaming Mimi Roal Reynarde 1958
83% The Lineup The Man 1958
83% The Young Lions John Plowman 1958
No Score Yet Cowboy Mr. Fowler, Chicago Hotel Manager 1958
82% Party Girl Dr. Caderman 1958
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Comes Home Thomas Chandler 1958
No Score Yet Decision at Sundown Barber 1957
80% Jailhouse Rock Mr. Shores 1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night Ziggy Dawlt 1957
100% It Should Happen to You Entrikin 1954
No Score Yet Meet Danny Wilson T.W. Thatcher 1952
No Score Yet Up Front (Up Front with Mauldin) Maj. Lester 1951
No Score Yet Francis Goes to the Races Harrington 1951
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher Editor 1933
No Score Yet Lawyer Man Reporter 1933

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Underwood
  • 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
James Dawson
  • 1970
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Bert Taylor C.R. Lively Eggers Horace Ogleby
  • 1970
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1961
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Markham
  • 1968
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
The Rev. Mr. Blouze Judge Fletcher Anderson Olie
  • 1968
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Herbert
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Mayor Crowley Arvin Keel Feeney
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Frank Chase
  • 1965
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Prof. Clemmens
  • 1965
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Salesman Maitland Mr. Judson Old Man Carsville
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Prof. Sneider Sanford Ralph Duncan Weston Montrose Foster Mallory Boles Folsom
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Brady
  • 1961

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