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Don Beddoe

American character actor. raised in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio, Beddoe was the son of a professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who happened also to be the world-famous Welsh tenor, Dan Beddoe. Although Don Beddoe intended a career in journalism, he took an interest in theatre and became involved first with amateur companies and then with professional theatre troupes. He debuted on Broadway in 1929 and kept up a decade-long career on the stage. Although said to have made some minor appearances in silent films, Beddoe made his real transfer to film work in 1938. He appeared in a wide range of supporting roles in literally scores of films, often as either a fast-talking reporter or as a mousey sort. He became one of the most readily familiar faces in Hollywood movies, despite remaining almost unknown by name outside the industry. Following service in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War, he continued to work steadily in small roles, complementing them with television work. Despite advancing (and very ripe old) age, he remained quite active, supplementing his acting work with a second career in real estate. He died 19 January 1991, in Laguna Hills, California, of natural causes.


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Born:
Jul 1, 1903 In Pittsburgh, PA
Movie/TV Credits:
163
First Appeared:
In the series The Three Stooges 1934-05-05
Latest Project:
Series The Little House on the Prairie 1974-09-11
Known For
Poster of The Clown
Poster of The Narrow Margin
Poster of Junior Army
Poster of Under Age
Filmography

The Little House on the Prairie (1974)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.2 64 votes

Nanny and the Professor (1970)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.3 3 votes

Generation (1969)

Comedy
Movie
4 1 votes

The Impossible Years (1968)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Elliot Fish
8.3 3 votes

Mannix (1967)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.8 10 votes

Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Texas Across the River (1966)

Comedy Western
Movie
as Mr. Naylor
5.7 5 votes

CBS Playhouse (1966)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

F Troop (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6 7 votes

Laredo (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 2 votes

The Wild Wild West (1965)

Western Drama Comedy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7.6 15 votes

Bewitched (1964)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 46 votes

For Love or Money (1963)

Movie
as Milo

Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)

Comedy
Movie
as Mayor Ghio's assistant

Petticoat Junction (1963)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.1 7 votes

Saintly Sinners (1962)

Comedy
Movie
as Father Dan Sheridan
5 1 votes

Jack the Giant Killer (1962)

Adventure Fantasy Family
Movie
as Imp
5.2 11 votes

The Lucy Show (1962)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 9 votes

Going My Way (1962)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Cain's Hundred (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Straightaway (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Boy Who Caught a Crook (1961)

Adventure Family
Movie
as Colonel
4 1 votes

Pete and Gladys (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The Tom Ewell Show (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

One Step Beyond (1959)

Mystery Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The Alaskans (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Warlock (1959)

Action Western Romance
Movie
as Doctor Wagner
6.7 23 votes

Bullwhip (1958)

Movie
as Judge Carr
3.4 5 votes

The Toughest Gun in Tombstone (1958)

Movie
as David Cooper

The Texan (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Lawman (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend (1957)

Western
Movie
as Mayor Sam Pelley

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 12 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

Behind the High Wall (1956)

Crime
Movie
as Todd 'Mac' MacGregor
3.2 3 votes

Wire Service (1956)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 2 votes

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955)

Action Adventure Drama Foreign Romance
Movie
as Johnson
4 1 votes

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Thriller Crime
Movie
as Walt Spoon
7.8 266 votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 43 votes

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 4 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.7 19 votes

Public Defender (1954)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Loophole (1954)

Crime
Movie
as Herman Tate
6.3 2 votes

Wyoming Renegades (1954)

Western
Movie
as Banker Horace Warren

River of No Return (1954)

Action Adventure Drama Western
Movie
as Ben
6.2 46 votes

Lassie (1954)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
4.2 10 votes

The Steel Cage (1954)

Drama
Movie
as Prison Board Member Alan Ferness, segment "The Hostages"

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Clown (1953)

Drama
Movie
as Gallagher
4.3 2 votes

The System (1953)

Crime
Movie
as Jerry Allen
4.1 4 votes

Cow Country (1953)

Western
Movie
as Joe Davis
3.3 2 votes

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Band Wagon (1953)

Comedy Music
Movie
as Producer
7 37 votes

Carson City (1952)

Western
Movie
as Charles Crocker
4 4 votes

The Narrow Margin (1952)

Drama Action Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes
7.3 28 votes

Carrie (1952)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mr. Goodman
5.3 8 votes

Room for One More (1952)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Mr. Taylor (uncredited)
4.5 7 votes

Hoodlum Empire (1952)

Crime
Movie
as Sen. Blake
6 2 votes

Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

Comedy
Movie
as Clyde Post

Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Mr. Ballew
6.7 16 votes

The Iron Mistress (1952)

History Drama Action Western
Movie
as Dr. Cuny (as Donald Beddoe)
2 2 votes

Blue Canadian Rockies (1952)

Western
Movie
as Cyrus Higbee

Mr. & Mrs. North (1952)

Comedy Crime
Series
as Unknown

The Company She Keeps (1951)

Drama
Movie
as Detective Jamieson
5.5 4 votes

Gasoline Alley (1951)

Comedy
Movie
as Walt Wallet

The Enforcer (1951)

Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Thomas O'Hara
7.2 18 votes

Corky of Gasoline Alley (1951)

Movie
as Walt Wallet

Rodeo King and the Senorita (1951)

Western
Movie
as Mr. Richards

Man in the Saddle (1951)

Western
Movie
as Love Bidwell (uncredited)
5.6 4 votes

The Unknown Man (1951)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Ed--Fingerprint Man
4.6 5 votes

Beyond the Purple Hills (1950)

Western
Movie
as Amos Rayburn

The Great Rupert (1950)

Family Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Haggerty (as Donald T. Beddoe)
7.6 5 votes

Young Daniel Boone (1950)

Western
Movie
as Charlie Bryan

Caged (1950)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Sam Walker
6.6 12 votes

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Woman in Hiding (1950)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as Fat Salesman
5 4 votes

Emergency Wedding (1950)

Comedy
Movie
as Forbish - Floorwalker

Hideout (1949)

Thriller Crime
Movie
as Dr. Hamilton Gibbs
5 1 votes

The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Phillip Bellem

The Lady Gambles (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Sutherland
4.5 5 votes

Dancing in the Dark (1949)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Barney Bassett

Easy Living (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Jaeger

Once More, My Darling (1949)

Comedy
Movie
as Judge Fraser

If You Knew Susie (1948)

Comedy
Movie
as Editor (uncredited)
7.5 2 votes

Black Bart (1948)

Western
Movie
as J.T. Hall
3.3 3 votes

Blaze of Noon (1947)

Drama Action
Movie
as Mr. Fell

Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Comedy
Movie
as Mr. Roberts (State Department)
6.8 7 votes

Welcome Stranger (1947)

Comedy
Movie
as Mort Elkins

California (1947)

Western
Movie
as Stark (uncredited)
6.3 3 votes

They Won't Believe Me (1947)

Mystery
Movie
as Thomason
6.2 7 votes

Calcutta (1947)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Jack Collins
5 2 votes

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Joey
6.9 18 votes

The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946)

Action Thriller Romance
Movie
as Stonley
5 1 votes

O.S.S. (1946)

Drama War
Movie
as Gates
7 2 votes

Behind Green Lights (1946)

Crime
Movie
as Yager
5.5 1 votes

Crime, Inc. (1945)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Deputy District Attorney Dixon

Getting Gertie's Garter (1945)

Comedy
Movie
as Clancy

Midnight Manhunt (1945)

Comedy Crime Mystery
Movie
as Detective Lt. Max Hurley
2 3 votes

Power of the Press (1943)

Drama
Movie
as Pringle (uncredited)

Meet the Stewarts (1942)

Comedy
Movie
as Taxi Driver
6 1 votes

The Talk of the Town (1942)

Comedy Drama Romance Thriller
Movie
as Police Chief
6.4 20 votes

Shut My Big Mouth (1942)

Western Comedy
Movie
as Hill

Junior Army (1942)

Adventure Action
Movie
as Saginaw Jake

Sabotage Squad (1942)

War Drama Romance
Movie
as Chief Hanley

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Comedy Horror
Movie
as J. Gilbert Brampton
6.8 5 votes

Smith of Minnesota (1942)

Drama
Movie
as Lew Smith

The Big Boss (1941)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Cliff Randall
5.5 1 votes

Under Age (1941)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Albert Ward

The Face Behind the Mask (1941)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara
6 10 votes

Sweetheart of the Campus (1941)

Movie
as Sheriff Denby
5 1 votes

The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941)

Mystery
Movie
as Sheriff Haggerty
7 1 votes

Texas (1941)

Drama Romance Western
Movie
as Sheriff
5.3 6 votes

Honolulu Lu (1941)

Music Comedy
Movie
as Bennie Blanchard

Harvard, Here I Come! (1941)

Comedy
Movie
as Hypo McGonigle

The Blonde from Singapore (1941)

Adventure
Movie
as Sgt. Burns

Unholy Partners (1941)

Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Michael Z. 'Mike' Reynolds
7 1 votes

Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)

Comedy Crime Mystery Thriller
Movie
as James Ross
6.8 5 votes

Island of Doomed Men (1940)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Brand
5.3 2 votes

The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940)

Western
Movie
as Governor Dawson

Escape to Glory (1940)

Drama
Movie
as Ship's Chief Engineer Anderson

The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)

Comedy Thriller Romance Drama Crime
Movie
as Inspector Conroy
6.5 2 votes

Cafe Hostess (1940)

Drama
Movie
as Customer
6 2 votes

Men Without Souls (1940)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Warden Schafer

Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Marvin Williams
6.7 3 votes

The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Morning Express Reporter
7 2 votes

The Heckler (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Green Sox Manager

West of Abilene (1940)

Western
Movie
as Forsyth

The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)

Comedy Mystery Crime
Movie
as Big Joe Brady
6 1 votes

Beyond the Sacramento (1940)

Western
Movie
as Warden McKay

Texas Stagecoach (1940)

Western
Movie
as Tug Wilson

The Spook Speaks (1940)

Comedy
Movie
as Newlywed husband
5 1 votes

This Thing Called Love (1940)

Movie
as Tom Howland

The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)

Mystery Comedy Drama
Movie
as Police Doctor
6.8 2 votes

Before I Hang (1940)

Crime Horror
Movie
as Capt. McGraw
8 3 votes

Girls of the Road (1940)

Adventure Crime Drama
Movie
as Sheriff

Five Little Peppers in Trouble (1940)

Family Comedy Drama
Movie
as Process Server

Outside These Walls (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Dinky
7.5 1 votes

Missing Daughters (1939)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Al Farrow

Mandrake the Magician (1939)

Action Crime
Movie
as Frank Raymond

Union Pacific (1939)

Drama Western
Movie
as Reporter (uncredited)
5.6 14 votes

Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)

Comedy
Movie
as Marvin Williams
6 4 votes

Good Girls Go to Paris (1939)

Comedy
Movie
as Attorney Thomas Jamison (uncredited)
6.8 2 votes

There's That Woman Again (1939)

Movie
as Johnson

The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)

Mystery Adventure
Movie
as Police Inspector Thomas
7 1 votes

Romance of the Redwoods (1939)

Romance Action Adventure
Movie
as Forbes

Scandal Sheet (1939)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Chick Keller

The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)

Comedy Drama Mystery
Movie
as Detective Deever
6.5 2 votes

Three Sappy People (1939)

Comedy
Movie
as Rumsford
5.8 4 votes

My Son is Guilty (1939)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Duke Mason

Beware Spooks! (1939)

Comedy
Movie
as Nick Bruno

Those High Grey Walls (1939)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Jockey
6.3 2 votes

The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Police Lt. Shane
6.2 8 votes

Coast Guard (1939)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Bartender (uncredited)

Konga, the Wild Stallion (1939)

Movie
as Fred Martin

Golden Boy (1939)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Borneo
5.8 10 votes

The Three Stooges (1934)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes