Victor Kilian

Birthday: Mar 6, 1891
Birthplace: Not Available
New Jersey-born Victor Kilian drove a laundry truck before joining a New England repertory company when he was 18. His first break on Broadway came with the original 1924 production of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms. After making a few scattered appearance in East Coast-produced films, Kilian launched his Hollywood career in 1936. Often cast as a brutish villain (notably "Pap" in the 1939 version of Huckleberry Finn) Kilian duked it out with some of moviedom's most famous leading men; while participating in a fight scene with John Wayne in 1942's Reap the Wild Wind, Kilian suffered an injury that resulted in the loss of an eye. Victimized by the Blacklist in the 1950s, Kilian returned to TV and film work in the 1970s. Fans of the TV serial satire Mary Hartman Mary Hartman will have a hard time forgetting Kilian as Mary's grandpa, a.k.a. "The Fernwood Flasher." In March of 1979, Victor Kilian was murdered in his apartment by intruders, a scant few days after a similar incident which culminated in the death of another veteran character actor, Charles Wagenheim.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Unknown World Dr. Jeremiah Morley 1951
No Score Yet The Tall Target John K. Gannon 1951
No Score Yet The Return of Jesse James Rigby 1950
88% No Way Out Father 1950
100% The Flame and the Arrow Apothecary 1950
No Score Yet One Too Many Frank Emery 1950
No Score Yet The Showdown Hemp 1950
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Mons. Canivet 1949
No Score Yet Colorado Territory Sheriff 1949
No Score Yet Rimfire Sheriff Jordan 1949
78% I Shot Jesse James Soapy 1949
No Score Yet Yellow Sky Bartender 1948
78% Gentleman's Agreement Olsen 1947
80% Duel in the Sun Gambler 1946
100% The Yearling Captain 1946
No Score Yet Smoky Junk Man 1946
No Score Yet Little Giant Gus 1946
83% Spellbound Sheriff 1945
No Score Yet The Spanish Main Santa Madre Captain 1945
No Score Yet Belle of the Yukon The Professor 1944
No Score Yet Dangerous Passage Buck Harris 1944
100% Meet Me In St. Louis Baggage Man 1944
No Score Yet Barbary Coast Gent Curry Slake 1944
No Score Yet Kismet Jehan 1944
No Score Yet Uncertain Glory Latour 1944
No Score Yet The Iron Major Francis Cavanaugh 1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Corporal 1943
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) Tramp in Box Car 1943
90% The Ox-Bow Incident Darby 1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Madman Janek 1943
No Score Yet Atlantic Convoy Otto 1942
93% This Gun for Hire Brewster's Secretary 1942
71% Reap the Wild Wind Widgeon 1942
85% Sergeant York Andrews 1941
100% Blood and Sand Priest 1941
80% Western Union Charlie 1941
No Score Yet Chad Hanna Potato Man 1940
100% The Mark of Zorro Boatman 1940
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again Sam 1940
No Score Yet They Knew What They Wanted Photographer 1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too Gendarme 1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone Carlos 1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again McGillis 1940
77% Dr. Cyclops Steve Baker 1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison Mr. Dingle 1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail Dispatch Rider 1940
83% The Return of Frank James Preacher 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City Abraham Lincoln 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Foreman 1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Doc Saunders 1939
No Score Yet The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn `Pap' Finn 1939
100% Only Angels Have Wings Sparks 1939
No Score Yet Return of the Cisco Kid Bartender 1939
No Score Yet Never Say Die Man Who Loads Pistols (uncredited) 1939
89% Boys Town Sheriff 1938
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Guard in Louis' Cell 1938
No Score Yet Prison Break Fenderson 1938
No Score Yet Gold Diggers in Paris Gendarme 1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Sheriff 1938
No Score Yet Tovarich Gendarme 1937
No Score Yet It Happened in Hollywood Slim 1937
No Score Yet Seventh Heaven Gobin 1937
No Score Yet Banjo on My Knee Slade 1936
No Score Yet Adventure in Manhattan (Manhattan Madness) Mark Gibbs 1936
No Score Yet The Road to Glory Regnier 1936
No Score Yet Riffraff "Flytrap" 1936
No Score Yet Shakedown Caretaker 1936
No Score Yet Lady from Nowhere Zeke 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet All in the Family
1971-1979
Berkvist Hotel Clerk
  • 1979
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
1976-1977
Grandpa Raymond Larkin
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Uncle Bertram
  • 1975
77% The Brady Bunch
1969-1974
Stoner
  • 1970

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