Will Geer

Will Geer

Highest Rated: 100% The Tall Target (1951)

Lowest Rated: 20% Bandolero! (1968)

Birthday: Mar 09, 1902

Birthplace: Frankfort, Indiana, USA

Actor Will Geer originally studied to become a botanist, getting a master's degree at the University of Chicago, where he became heavily involved in left-wing politics. He had a small part in Cecil B. DeMille's epic western "Union Pacific," but worked mainly on the stage in the 1940s before coming back to movies in westerns such as "Lust for Gold" with Ida Lupino, and the superb Anthony Mann movie "Winchester '73," which starred James Stewart. Mann used Geer again in "The Tall Target," but at this point, Geer's left-wing leanings, expressed most fully in the infamous 1954 propaganda movie "Salt of the Earth," got him blacklisted in Hollywood, and so there was a large gap in his work until he returned to act in Otto Preminger's controversial "Advise and Consent" in 1962. In his later years, Geer acted mainly on television, and he won acclaim as the grandfather on the long-running family series "The Waltons" in the 1970s.

Highest rated movies

Salt of the Earth
The Tall Target
Winchester '73
Jeremiah Johnson
Intruder in the Dust
Seconds
Broken Arrow
In Cold Blood

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unknown Powers Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 40% The Billion Dollar Hobo Choo-Choo Trayne (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 83% A Woman Called Moses Thomas Garrett (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 38% My Sister, My Love Zom (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law and Order Pat Crowley (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 11% Moving Violation Rockfield (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night That Panicked America Reverend Davis (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 17% The Hanged Man Nameless (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hurricane Dr. McCutcheon (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honky-Tonk Judge Cotton (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memory of Us Motel Manager (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gift of Terror Ben (Character) - 1973
67% 61% Executive Action Ferguson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brock's Last Case J. Smiley Krenshaw (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery Dr. Simpson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silence Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry-O Len McNeil (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isn't It Shocking? Lemuel Lovell (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% Dear, Dead Delilah Roy Jurroe (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 57% The Rowdyman Stan (Character) - 1972
95% 89% Jeremiah Johnson Bear Claw (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Savage Joel Ryker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? Simon Anderson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 56% Brother John Doc Thomas (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 44% The Moonshine War Mr. Baylor (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet One of the Girls in Research Mac (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brotherhood of the Bell Mike Patterson (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pieces of Dreams The Bishop (Character) - 1970
80% 49% The Reivers Boss (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Mice and Men Candy (Character) - 1968
20% 50% Bandolero! Pop Chaney (Character) - 1968
83% 88% In Cold Blood Prosecutor (Character) - 1967
77% 78% The President's Analyst Dr. Lee-Evans (Character) - 1967
89% 87% Seconds Old Man (Character) - 1966
100% 82% Salt of the Earth Sheriff (Character) $1.3M 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Con Man Harry Robinson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 82% Bright Victory Mr. Lawrence Nevins (Character) - 1951
100% 65% The Tall Target Homer Crowley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Crossbones Tom Botts (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comanche Territory Dan'l Seeger (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Small World William Musk (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Texas O'Fallon (Character) - 1950
100% 86% Winchester '73 Wyatt Earp (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 27% To Please a Lady Jack Mackay (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 53% Convicted Convict Mapes (Character) - 1950
89% 70% Broken Arrow Ben Slade (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anna Lucasta Noah (Character) - 1949
93% 82% Intruder in the Dust Sheriff Hampton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 68% Lust for Gold Deputy Ray Covin (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fight for Life 2nd Teacher (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Zeb "Grandpa" Walton (Character) 2010 1972-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hee Haw Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Dr. Edmund Hidemann (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched President George Washington (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Brides Benjamin Pruitt (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayberry R.F.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Slocum (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garrison's Gorillas Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1964

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