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Don Dubbins

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Don Dubbins (June 28, 1928 - August 17, 1991), originally Donald Dubbins, was an American actor of film and television who in his early career usually played younger military roles, particularly in such classic pictures as From Here to Eternity (1953) and The Caine Mutiny (1954). Screen giant James Cagney took a liking to Dubbins and procured roles for him in two 1956 films, These Wilder Years and Tribute to a Bad Man. In the former, Dubbins played Cagney's long-lost adopted son; in the latter, he was in a romantic triangle with cattle boss Cagney for the affections of a senorita. In 1957, Dubbins played a callow young United States Marines private in Jack Webb's The D.I. In 1958, Dubbins was cast in From the Earth to the Moon, a science fiction picture based on Jules Verne's novel of the same title. As Dubbins matured, he appeared in such films as The Prize in 1963, The Illustrated Man (based on a Ray Bradbury novel) in 1969, and Death Wish II in 1982. Dubbins appeared in many television roles, including four episodes each of CBS's Gunsmoke, Perry Mason and Rawhide in Season 1/14 Incident of the Dog Days. In 1960, Dubbins appeared in the episode "Elegy" of CBS's The Twilight Zone. That same year he guest starred with Mel Torme in NBC's crime drama Dan Raven starring Skip Homeier. In 1961, he played a deputy who inadvertently killed his outlaw-brother in an episode of Stagecoach West, a Four Star Television series on ABC. He later appeared on the CBS anthology The Lloyd Bridges Show, and with Walter Brennan in ABC's The Guns of Will Sonnett. He appeared in the 1965 pilot episode of I Dream of Jeannie, and returned for one of the series' final episodes (as a different character) in 1970. In 1966, Dubbins appeared with Robert F. Simon as guest stars in the episode "Long Journey to Leavenworth" in the NBC series The Road West, starring Barry Sullivan, Andrew Prine, and Glenn Corbett. Dubbins appeared twice on NBC's Little House on the Prairie with Michael Landon and five times on CBS's Barnaby Jones crime drama with Buddy Ebsen. Dubbins appeared in several episodes of Jack Webb's Dragnet 1967 series on NBC. Dubbins played the part of Billy Carter in "The Incident of the Dog Days" on Rawhide. Dubbins' last TV roles were in episodes of CBS's Knots Landing (1979), ABC's Dynasty (1981), and NBC's Highway to Heaven (1984). The Brooklyn-born Dubbins retired to Greenville, South Carolina, where his last acting was at the Warehouse Theater as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. He succumbed to cancer at the age of sixty-three. Description above from the Wikipedia article Don Dubbins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jun 28, 1928 In Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
60
First Appeared:
In the series The Philco Television Playhouse 1948-10-03
Latest Project:
Series Highway to Heaven 1984-09-19
Known For
Poster of The Illustrated Man
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of The D.I.
Poster of These Wilder Years
Filmography

Hunter (1984)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.1 10 votes

Highway to Heaven (1984)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Family
Series
as Unknown
6.2 18 votes

Dynasty (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 10 votes

Simon & Simon (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 17 votes

Knots Landing (1979)

Drama Soap
Series
as Unknown
6.8 4 votes

The Incredible Hulk (1978)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 45 votes

Firehouse (1974)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Movin' On (1974)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Manhunter (1974)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown

Run, Joe, Run (1974)

Family
Series
as Unknown

The Little House on the Prairie (1974)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.2 53 votes

Outrage (1973)

Thriller Crime Drama
Movie
as Mr. Werner
4.8 2 votes

The Rookies (1972)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Search (1972)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
9.2 3 votes

Kung Fu (1972)

Action & Adventure Drama Western
Series
as Unknown
7.4 20 votes

Cannon (1971)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
5 5 votes

Run, Simon, Run (1970)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Freddy Tomb
6 2 votes

The Illustrated Man (1969)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Pickard
5.5 12 votes

Then Came Bronson (1969)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Mod Squad (1968)

Action Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 4 votes

Gunfight in Abilene (1967)

Western
Movie
as Rod Sprague
6 1 votes

Mannix (1967)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.4 9 votes

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967)

Western
Series
as Unknown

The Big Valley (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
5.5 4 votes

I Dream of Jeannie (1965)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 35 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
4.4 5 votes

The Great Adventure (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Fugitive (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
8.1 10 votes

Petticoat Junction (1963)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6 6 votes

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Prize (1963)

Drama Mystery Crime
Movie
as Ivar Cramer, Light Henchman
6.4 13 votes

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

General Electric True (1962)

Series
as Unknown

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

Wichita Town (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
0.5 1 votes

Men into Space (1959)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959)

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

Law of the Plainsman (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown

The Alaskans (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Adventures in Paradise (1959)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

Johnny Ringo (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

The Twilight Zone (1959)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Peter Kirby
8.4 119 votes

Hawaiian Eye (1959)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

The Rifleman (1958)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.8 10 votes

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 6 votes

Enchanted Island (1958)

Adventure Drama
Movie
5.3 2 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.8 6 votes

From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Ben Sharpe
5 3 votes

The D.I. (1957)

Drama
Movie
as Pvt. Owens
6.7 5 votes

Sugarfoot (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

M Squad (1957)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 20 votes

Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

Western
Movie
as Steve Miller
6.2 5 votes

These Wilder Years (1956)

Drama
Movie
as Mark
5.8 3 votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 40 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.4 16 votes

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Drama War
Movie
as Seaman 1st Class Urban (uncredited)
7.2 69 votes

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown