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Don Beddoe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Donald T. Beddoe (July 1, 1903 – January 19, 1991) was an American character actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Beddoe was the son of Dan Beddoe, a Welsh classical singer, and his wife Mary. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor's and master's degrees and taught English for three years. After a decade of stage work and bit parts in films, Beddoe began more prominent film roles in the late 1930s. He was usually cast as fast-talking reporters and the like. His commercial acting career was put on hold when he served in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps, in which he performed in the Air Force play, Winged Victory. Beddoe subsequently returned to films playing small character roles. He occasionally appeared in comedy shorts playing comic foils, such as in the Three Stooges shorts Three Sappy People and You Nazty Spy! Beddoe appeared in more than 250 films. Beddoe portrayed Mr. Tolliver in the ABC comedy The Second Hundred Years, and he was in the cast of Life with Father on CBS. He also was seen in dozens of television programs. In the 1950s and 1960s, he made four appearances on Have Gun – Will Travel, three times on Lawman, three on Maverick, three on Laramie, three on Lassie, and three on Perry Mason including in the 1958 episode 'The Case of the Buried Clock'. He was also cast on the western aviation series, Sky King, with Kirby Grant, on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, The Alaskans, with Roger Moore, on the ABC adventure series, Straightaway, with Brian Kelly and John Ashley, and on the NBC western series, The Tall Man, with Barry Sullivan and Clu Gulager. He appeared too on the CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams, and on the ABC drama series, Going My Way, with Gene Kelly. He guest starred as well on David Janssen's first series, the crime drama, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. He also made appearances on episodes of The Lone Ranger in the '50s. Beddoe played the outlaw Black Bart in the 1954 episode "Black Bart The PO8" of the western anthology series Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. In the story line, Black Bart is cast as a debonair poetry-writing former school teacher who turns to stagecoach robbery after his first holdup, a prank, pays handsomely. Wells Fargo detectives track him down through a laundry mark. He was also pursued with a romantic interest by his landlady, Winona Webb (Helen Brown). Black Bart spent six years in the penitentiary, never to be heard from again. During the 1970–1971 season of ABC's Nanny and the Professor, Beddoe made four appearances, three as Mr. Thatcher. In 1984, he made his final television appearance as Kris in NBC's Highway to Heaven starring Michael Landon and Victor French.


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Born:
Jul 1, 1903 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
176
First Appeared:
In the movie There's That Woman Again 1939-01-06
Latest Project:
Movie Nickel Mountain 1984-01-01
Known For
Poster of Little House on the Prairie
Poster of Bewitched
Poster of Blue Canadian Rockies
Poster of Beyond the Purple Hills
Filmography
Movie Nickel Mountain Doc Cathey 1984-01-01
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie Generation 1969-12-15
Movie The Impossible Years Elliot Fish 1968-12-05
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Pistols 'n' Petticoats Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie Texas Across the River Mr. Naylor 1966-10-26
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Series F Troop Unknown 1965-09-14
Series Laredo Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Wild Wild West Prof. Robey 1965-09-17
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie For Love or Money Milo 1963-08-07
Movie Papa's Delicate Condition Mayor Ghio's assistant 1963-03-06
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie Saintly Sinners Father Dan Sheridan 1962-02-01
Movie Jack the Giant Killer Imp 1962-05-17
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Going My Way Unknown 1962-10-03
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Series Straightaway Unknown 1961-10-06
Movie Boy Who Caught a Crook Colonel 1961-10-01
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Series The Tom Ewell Show Unknown 1960-09-27
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie Warlock Doctor Wagner 1959-06-10
Movie Bullwhip Judge Carr 1958-05-25
Movie The Toughest Gun in Tombstone David Cooper 1958-05-14
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Movie Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend Mayor Sam Pelley 1957-05-04
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie The Rawhide Years Frank Porter 1956-04-13
Movie Behind the High Wall Todd 'Mac' MacGregor 1956-07-01
Series Wire Service Unknown 1956-10-04
Movie Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Johnson 1955-02-16
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Night of the Hunter Walt Spoon 1955-08-26
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie Wyoming Renegades Banker Horace Warren 1954-03-27
Series Public Defender Unknown 1954-03-11
Movie Loophole Herman Tate 1954-03-28
Movie The Steel Cage Prison Board Member Alan Ferness, segment "The Hostages" 1954-12-01
Movie River of No Return Ben 1954-04-30
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The System Jerry Allen 1953-04-18
Movie The Clown Gallagher 1953-01-16
Movie Blades of the Musketeers King Louis XIII 1953-01-01
Movie Cow Country Joe Davis 1953-04-25
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie The Band Wagon Producer 1953-08-07
Movie Carson City Charles Crocker 1952-06-13
Movie The Narrow Margin Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes 1952-05-03
Movie Room for One More Mr. Taylor (uncredited) 1952-01-10
Movie Carrie Mr. Goodman 1952-07-17
Movie Hoodlum Empire Sen. Blake 1952-04-15
Movie Don't Bother to Knock Mr. Ballew 1952-07-18
Movie Stop, You're Killing Me Clyde Post 1952-12-10
Movie Blue Canadian Rockies Cyrus Higbee 1952-11-30
Series Mr. & Mrs. North Unknown 1952-10-03
Movie The Iron Mistress Dr. Cuny 1952-11-19
Movie The Company She Keeps Detective Jamieson 1951-01-27
Movie Gasoline Alley Walt Wallet 1951-01-02
Movie The Enforcer Thomas O'Hara 1951-02-24
Movie Corky of Gasoline Alley Walt Wallet 1951-09-17
Movie Rodeo King and the Senorita Mr. Richards 1951-07-15
Movie Man in the Saddle Love Bidwell (uncredited) 1951-12-02
Movie The Unknown Man Ed--Fingerprint Man 1951-11-16
Movie Caged Sam Walker 1950-05-19
Movie Beyond the Purple Hills Amos Rayburn 1950-07-25
Movie Young Daniel Boone Charlie Bryan 1950-03-05
Movie The Great Rupert Mr. Haggerty (as Donald T. Beddoe) 1950-03-01
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Emergency Wedding Forbish - Floorwalker 1950-11-15
Movie Woman in Hiding Fat Salesman 1950-11-22
Movie Cyrano de Bergerac The Meddler 1950-11-14
Movie The Crime Doctor's Diary Phillip Bellem 1949-03-15
Movie Hideout Dr. Hamilton Gibbs 1949-03-08
Movie The Lady Gambles Mr. Sutherland 1949-05-20
Movie Easy Living Jaeger 1949-10-08
Movie Once More, My Darling Judge Fraser 1949-09-24
Movie Dancing in the Dark Barney Bassett 1949-12-02
Movie If You Knew Susie Editor (uncredited) 1948-02-07
Movie Black Bart J.T. Hall 1948-03-03
Movie Buck Privates Come Home Mr. Roberts (State Department) 1947-04-04
Movie California Stark (uncredited) 1947-02-21
Movie Calcutta Jack Collins 1947-08-29
Movie Blaze of Noon Mr. Fell 1947-05-02
Movie Welcome Stranger Mort Elkins 1947-06-13
Movie The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Joey 1947-07-24
Movie They Won't Believe Me Thomason 1947-07-16
Movie The Notorious Lone Wolf Stonley 1946-02-14
Movie Behind Green Lights Yager 1946-02-15
Movie O.S.S. Gates 1946-05-26
Movie The Well Groomed Bride Mr. Beatley, the Hotel Desk Clerk 1946-05-17
Movie The Best Years of Our Lives Mr. Cameron 1946-12-25
Movie Midnight Manhunt Detective Lt. Max Hurley 1945-07-27
Movie Crime, Inc. Deputy District Attorney Dixon 1945-04-15
Movie Getting Gertie's Garter Clancy 1945-11-27
Movie Power of the Press Pringle (uncredited) 1943-01-29
Movie The Talk of the Town Police Chief 1942-08-20
Movie Shut My Big Mouth Hill 1942-02-19
Movie Sabotage Squad Police Inspector Hanley 1942-08-27
Movie Meet the Stewarts Taxi Driver 1942-05-21
Movie Lucky Legs Ned McLane 1942-10-01
Movie Smith of Minnesota Lew Smith 1942-10-15
Movie Junior Army Saginaw Jake 1942-11-26
Movie The Boogie Man Will Get You J. Gilbert Brampton 1942-10-22
Movie Sweetheart of the Campus Sheriff Denby 1941-06-26
Movie They Dare Not Love Second Sailor 1941-05-16
Movie The Big Boss Cliff Randall 1941-04-28
Movie The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Sheriff Haggerty 1941-03-06
Movie The Face Behind the Mask Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara 1941-01-16
Movie Under Age Albert Ward 1941-04-23
Movie She Knew All the Answers Barber 1941-05-13
Movie Two Latins from Manhattan Don Barlow 1941-10-02
Movie Harvard Here I Come Hypo McGonigle 1941-12-18
Movie Sing for Your Supper Wing Boley 1941-12-04
Movie Honolulu Lu Bennie Blanchard 1941-12-11
Movie Unholy Partners Michael Z. 'Mike' Reynolds 1941-11-01
Movie Texas Sheriff 1941-10-09
Movie The Blonde from Singapore Sgt. Burns 1941-10-15
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife Morning Express Reporter 1940-04-25
Movie The Man from Tumbleweeds Governor Dawson 1940-05-02
Movie Island of Doomed Men Brand 1940-05-20
Movie Escape to Glory Ship's Chief Engineer Anderson 1940-05-20
Movie Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise James Ross 1940-05-02
Movie Cafe Hostess Customer 1940-01-10
Movie Mandrake the Magician Frank Raymond 1940-01-01
Movie Men Without Souls Warden Schafer 1940-05-20
Movie The Lone Wolf Strikes Inspector Conroy 1940-01-26
Movie Convicted Woman Hank, a Reporter (uncredited) 1940-01-31
Movie The Heckler Green Sox Manager 1940-02-16
Movie Blondie on a Budget Marvin Williams 1940-02-29
Movie West of Abilene Forsyth 1940-10-20
Movie The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date Big Joe Brady 1940-11-02
Movie This Thing Called Love Tom Howland 1940-12-20
Movie Texas Stagecoach Tug Wilson 1940-05-23
Movie Glamour for Sale Frank Regan 1940-09-27
Movie Beyond the Sacramento Warden McKay 1940-11-11
Movie The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Police Doctor 1940-05-30
Movie The Spook Speaks Newlywed husband 1940-09-20
Movie Girls of the Road Sheriff 1940-07-24
Movie Five Little Peppers in Trouble Process Server 1940-09-01
Movie Before I Hang Capt. McGraw 1940-09-17
Movie Union Pacific Reporter (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Mandrake the Magician Frank Raymond 1939-05-06
Movie Outside These Walls Dinky 1939-05-04
Movie Missing Daughters Al Farrow 1939-05-22
Movie The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt Police Inspector Thomas 1939-01-27
Movie Good Girls Go to Paris Attorney Thomas Jamison (uncredited) 1939-06-20
Movie There's That Woman Again Johnson 1939-01-06
Movie Blondie Meets the Boss Marvin Williams 1939-03-08
Movie Romance of the Redwoods Forbes 1939-03-29
Movie Beware Spooks! Nick Bruno 1939-10-24
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Detective Deever 1939-11-22
Movie Three Sappy People Rumsford 1939-12-01
Movie My Son is Guilty Duke Mason 1939-12-28
Movie Scandal Sheet Chick Keller 1939-10-16
Movie Those High Grey Walls Jockey 1939-09-21
Movie The Man They Could Not Hang Police Lt. Shane 1939-08-17
Movie Konga, the Wild Stallion Fred Martin 1939-08-30
Movie Golden Boy Borneo 1939-09-05
Movie Coast Guard Bartender (uncredited) 1939-08-04