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Regis Toomey

John Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 – October 12, 1991) was an American film and television actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, he was one of four children of Francis X. and Mary Ellen Toomey and attended Peabody High School. He initially pondered a law career, but acting won out and he established himself as a musical stage performer. Educated in dramatics at the University of Pittsburgh, where he became a brother of Sigma Chi, Toomey began as a stock actor and eventually made it to Broadway. Toomey was a singer on stage until throat problems (acute laryngitis) while touring in Europe stopped that aspect of his career. In 1929, Toomey first began appearing in films. He initially started out as a leading man, but found more success as a character actor (sans his toupee). Toomey appeared in over 180 films, including classics such as The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart. In 1956, he appeared as a judge, with Chuck Connors as "Andy", in the third episode, "The Nevada Nightingale", of the NBC anthology series The Joseph Cotten Show. Toomey thereafter appeared in another anthology series too as the character "Harry" in the 1960 episode "The Doctor and the Redhead", with Dick Powell and Felicia Farr, of CBS's The DuPont Show with June Allyson. In the 1961–1962 television season, he appeared in a supporting role with George Nader in the syndicated crime drama Shannon about insurance investigators. From 1963–1966, Toomey was one of the stars of the ABC crime drama, Burke's Law, starring Gene Barry. He played Sergeant Les Hart, one of the detectives assisting the murder investigations of the millionaire police captain Amos Burke. He also guest-starred on dozens of television programs, including the "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres" episode of Maverick. In 1941, Toomey appeared in You're in the Army Now, in which he and Jane Wyman had the longest screen kiss in cinema history: 3 minutes and 5 seconds.


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Born:
Aug 13, 1898 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
179
First Appeared:
In the movie Alibi 1929-04-20
Latest Project:
Movie Evil Town 1987-11-16
Known For
Poster of Shannon
Poster of Child of Divorce
Poster of The Nurse's Secret
Poster of Picture Brides
Filmography

Evil Town (1987)

Horror
Movie
as Doc Hooper
5 2 votes

The Phantom Of Hollywood (1974)

Horror Thriller Drama
Movie
as Joe
8.5 1 votes

Ghost Story (1972)

Horror
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The Carey Treatment (1972)

Crime Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Sanderson the Pathologist
7.7 3 votes

Gunn (1967)

Action Thriller Mystery
Movie
as The Bishop
4.3 2 votes

The Night of the Grizzly (1966)

Adventure Western
Movie
as Cotton Benson
4.6 9 votes

The Time Tunnel (1966)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.3 21 votes

The Legend of Jesse James (1965)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Green Acres (1965)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.3 15 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
3.8 6 votes

Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Baggley
5.6 19 votes

Burke's Law (1963)

Drama
Series
as Detective Lester Hart
8 4 votes

Petticoat Junction (1963)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.1 7 votes

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Going My Way (1962)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Bill Baird

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

Adventure Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Dr. Jamieson
5.2 26 votes

The Last Sunset (1961)

Action Western
Movie
as Milton Wing
6.4 11 votes

Cain's Hundred (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Dr. Kildare (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

Shannon (1961)

Series

Guns of the Timberland (1960)

Western
Movie
as Sheriff Taylor
4.5 2 votes

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

The Tall Man (1960)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

Warlock (1959)

Action Western Romance
Movie
as Skinner
6.7 22 votes

The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

The Hangman (1959)

Adventure Action Western Thriller
Movie
as Soldier at Fort
4.4 7 votes

Tightrope (1959)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown

Sing Boy Sing (1958)

Movie
as Rev. Easton

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.6 7 votes

Joy Ride (1958)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Miles

Peter Gunn (1958)

Crime
Series
as Unknown
8.7 3 votes

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957)

Crime Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Curfew Breakers (1957)

Crime
Movie
as Coach Bettger

Sugarfoot (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

Trackdown (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Great Day in the Morning (1956)

Western
Movie
as Father Murphy
4.7 3 votes

Dakota Incident (1956)

Action Western
Movie
as Minstrel
6.5 4 votes

Three for Jamie Dawn (1956)

Movie
as Murph

The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Navy Log (1955)

War & Politics Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 2 votes

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 4 votes

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Top Gun (1955)

Western
Movie
as Jim O'Hara
6 1 votes

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Arvide Abernathy
6.7 43 votes

Matinee Theater (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The High and the Mighty (1954)

Action Adventure Drama Thriller
Movie
as Tim Garfield
5.5 17 votes

Drums Across the River (1954)

Western
Movie
as Sheriff Jim Beal
4 4 votes

Hey Mulligan (1954)

Series

December Bride (1954)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The Human Jungle (1954)

Movie
as Det. Bob Geddes
6.3 2 votes

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

Comedy Adventure Romance
Movie
as General Ned Prager
5.5 1 votes

Island in the Sky (1953)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Sergeant Harper
6 14 votes

Letter to Loretta (1953)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Nebraskan (1953)

Movie
as Col. Markham
4 1 votes

My Six Convicts (1952)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Dr. Gordon

The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)

Action Western
Movie
as Dr. Carter
5 3 votes

Cavalcade of America (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Just for You (1952)

Comedy Music
Movie
as Mr. Hodges

My Pal Gus (1952)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Farley Norris

Cry Danger (1951)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Detective Lt. Gus Cobb
6.6 12 votes

Show Boat (1951)

Music Romance
Movie
as Sheriff Ike Vallon (uncredited)
7 15 votes

The People Against O'Hara (1951)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Fred Colton, Police Sound Man
3.9 5 votes

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Undercover Girl (1950)

Crime Mystery Drama
Movie
as Hank Miller
6.5 1 votes

Dynamite Pass (1950)

Western Action
Movie
as Dan Madden
6 1 votes

Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Mystery Comedy
Movie
as Reporter in Light Jacket (uncredited)

Frenchie (1950)

Western
Movie
as Carter

Come to the Stable (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Monsignor Talbot
7 1 votes

Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Adventure Fantasy Drama Action Science Fiction
Movie
as John Young
6.8 21 votes

Beyond the Forest (1949)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Sorren
5.9 8 votes

Reaching from Heaven (1948)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Pastor

I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as Police Inspector Clint Judd
5.2 3 votes

The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

Drama Comedy Family
Movie
as Mr. Davis
5.8 13 votes

Raw Deal (1948)

Crime
Movie
as Police Capt. Fields
7.2 17 votes

Station West (1948)

Romance Western Action Mystery
Movie
as Jim Goddard
6.3 7 votes

The Guilty (1947)

Mystery
Movie
as Detective Heller
2.3 2 votes

High Tide (1947)

Crime
Movie
as Inspector O'Haffey
3.8 2 votes

The Thirteenth Hour (1947)

Crime Mystery
Movie
as Don Parker
6 2 votes

Magic Town (1947)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Ed Weaver
6.3 4 votes

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Comedy Drama Fantasy Romance
Movie
as Mr. Miller
6.9 41 votes

The Big Sleep (1946)

Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls
7.5 193 votes

Her Sister's Secret (1946)

Drama
Movie
as Bill Gordon

Mysterious Intruder (1946)

Mystery Crime
Movie
as James Summers
5 4 votes

Sister Kenny (1946)

Drama
Movie
as New York Reporter
6.7 5 votes

Child of Divorce (1946)

Drama
Movie
as Ray Carter
6 1 votes

Betrayal from the East (1945)

Thriller
Movie
as Agent Posing as 'Sgt. Jimmy Scott'
6 1 votes

Strange Illusion (1945)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Dr. Vincent
5.8 4 votes

Spellbound (1945)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Det. Sgt. Gillespie
7.2 111 votes

Raiders of the Ghost City (1944)

Movie
as Clay Randolph

Follow the Boys (1944)

Comedy Drama Music War
Movie
as Dr. Henderson
3.5 2 votes

Phantom Lady (1944)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Detective Chewing Gum
6 17 votes

Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Action Western
Movie
as Capt. Clay Randolph [Chs. 1-6]

Murder in the Blue Room (1944)

Movie
as Inspector McDonald

Dark Mountain (1944)

Drama
Movie
as Steve Downey
5.5 1 votes

The Doughgirls (1944)

Comedy
Movie
as Timothy Walsh
6 1 votes

When the Lights Go On Again (1944)

War Drama Romance
Movie
as Bill Regan
5 1 votes

Destroyer (1943)

Adventure Drama War
Movie
as Lt. Cmdr. Clark
7.2 3 votes

Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)

Adventure War
Movie
as Capt. Ralph Carson
6 1 votes

Bullet Scars (1942)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Dr. Steven Bishop

I Was Framed (1942)

Action Crime Drama
Movie
as Bob Leeds

Tennessee Johnson (1942)

History Drama
Movie
as Blackstone McDaniel
6 1 votes

The Forest Rangers (1942)

Drama
Movie
as Frank Hatfield

Meet John Doe (1941)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Bert Hansen
7.3 41 votes

The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941)

Mystery
Movie
as Wallace
7 1 votes

A Shot in the Dark (1941)

Mystery Comedy Drama
Movie
as William Ryder

The Nurse's Secret (1941)

Mystery Crime Drama
Movie
as Inspector Tom Patten

You're in the Army Now (1941)

Comedy
Movie
as Captain Radcliffe

Law of the Tropics (1941)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Tom Marshall

They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Drama Romance War Western
Movie
as Fitzhugh Lee
5.9 12 votes

Dive Bomber (1941)

Drama
Movie
as Tom Griffin
5.2 3 votes

Northwest Passage (1940)

Adventure History Western Drama
Movie
as Webster
6.2 8 votes

His Girl Friday (1940)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Sanders
7.4 140 votes

'Til We Meet Again (1940)

Romance
Movie
as Freddy
5.3 3 votes

Arizona (1940)

Western
Movie
as Grant Oury
4.4 7 votes

North West Mounted Police (1940)

Adventure Drama History Romance Western
Movie
as Constable Jerry Moore
6.1 4 votes

March On, Marines (1940)

Movie
as Drill Sergeant

Society Smugglers (1939)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Johnny Beebe

Wings of the Navy (1939)

Drama Romance
Movie
as First Flight Instructor

The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Lt. Jim Daly
5.7 3 votes

Street of Missing Men (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Jim Parker

The Mysterious Miss X (1939)

Mystery
Movie
as Jack Webster
6.5 1 votes

Union Pacific (1939)

Drama Western
Movie
as Paddy O'Rourke
5.6 14 votes

Thunder Afloat (1939)

Movie
as Ives
6.5 1 votes

Indianapolis Speedway (1939)

Action Drama Romance
Movie
as Dick Wilbur

Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

Drama War
Movie
as Tom - in Coffee Shop
5.3 6 votes

Blind Alibi (1938)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Doctor Wilson - Veterinarian
5.5 1 votes

The Invisible Menace (1938)

Mystery
Movie
as Lt. Matthews

Illegal Traffic (1938)

Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Dalton

Big City (1937)

Drama
Movie
as Fred Hawkins

Midnight Taxi (1937)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Hilton
6 1 votes

Back in Circulation (1937)

Comedy Drama Mystery
Movie
as Buck

Bulldog Edition (1936)

Movie
as Jim Hardy

Great God Gold (1935)

Movie
as Phil Stuart

One Frightened Night (1935)

Horror Mystery Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Tom Dean
6 1 votes

Shadow of Doubt (1935)

Thriller
Movie
as Reed Ryan

Skull and Crown (1935)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Bob Franklin Posing as Rocky Morgan

G-Men (1935)

Action Adventure Crime Drama
Movie
as Eddie Buchanan
5.8 13 votes

Bars of Hate (1935)

Movie
as Ted Clark

Shadows of the Orient (1935)

Romance Action Drama
Movie
as Inspector Bob Baxter

Picture Brides (1934)

Movie
as Dave Hart

Murder On The Blackboard (1934)

Comedy Crime
Movie
as Detective Smiley North

Redhead (1934)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Scoop

She Had to Choose (1934)

Movie
as Jack Berry

Red Morning (1934)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as John Hastings

Laughing at Life (1933)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Pat Collins / Mc Hale

Big Time Or Bust (1933)

Movie
as Jimmie Kane

She Had to Say Yes (1933)

Drama
Movie
as Tommy Nelson

Shopworn (1932)

Drama Romance
Movie
as David Livingston
2.5 2 votes

They Never Come Back (1932)

Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Jimmy Nolan

The Crowd Roars (1932)

Action Drama
Movie
as Dick Wilbur
4 3 votes

The Penal Code (1932)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Robert Palmer

The Wayne Murder Case (1932)

Movie
as Detective-Sergeant Mitchell

Scandal Sheet (1931)

Drama
Movie
as Regan

Under 18 (1931)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Jimmie Slocum
8 1 votes

The Finger Points (1931)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Charlie 'Breezy' Russell

Other Men's Women (1931)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Jack Kulper
4.8 4 votes

Finn and Hattie (1931)

Comedy
Movie
as Henry Collins

Kick In (1931)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Chick Hewes

Graft (1931)

Thriller
Movie
as Dustin Hotchkiss

24 Hours (1931)

Drama
Movie
as Tony Bruzzi

Murder by the Clock (1931)

Horror Mystery
Movie
as Office Cassidy
4 1 votes

Framed (1930)

Adventure Crime
Movie
as Jimmy McArthur

Street of Chance (1930)

Drama
Movie
as 'Babe' Marsden
3.3 2 votes

The Light of Western Stars (1930)

Western
Movie
as Bob Drexell

Good Intentions (1930)

Drama Crime Romance Action
Movie

Shadow of the Law (1930)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Tom Owens
7 1 votes

A Man From Wyoming (1930)

War Romance
Movie
as Jersey

Alibi (1929)

Action Crime Thriller
Movie
as Danny McGann
3.3 4 votes

Illusion (1929)

Drama
Movie
as Eric