Clem Bevans

Clem Bevans

  • Born on
    • October 16th, 1879
  • Died on
    • August 11th, 1963
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clem Bevans (October 16, 1879 – August 11, 1963) was an American character actor best remembered for playing eccentric, grumpy old men. Bevans had a very long career, starting in vaudeville in 1900 in an act with Grace Emmett. He progressed to burlesque, Broadway, and even light opera, before making his film debut at the age of 55 in Way Down East (1935). His portrayal was so good, he became stereotyped and played mostly likable old codgers for the rest of his life. Bevans played the neighbour of Gregory Peck in The Yearling and the gatekeeper in Harvey (1950). However, he did occasionally play against type, for example as a Nazi spy in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). He also made some television appearances, including the role of murderer Captain Hugo in the 1958 Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Demure Defendant" and as Pete in The Twilight Zone episode "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" (1962). He played Captain Cobb in Disney's TV miniseries Davy Crockett. His first cousin was actress Merie Earle, best known as Maude Gormley on The Waltons.

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Acting (35 Credits)

1956Davy Crockett and the River Pirates as Cap'n Cobb
1955Ten Wanted Men as Tod Grinnel
1955The Kentuckian as Riverboat Captain
1953The Stranger Wore a Gun as Jim Martin
1952Hangman's Knot as Plunkett, the Station agent
1951Man in the Saddle as Pay Lankershim
1950Harvey as Herman - Sanitarium gatekeeper
1949Streets of Laredo as Pop Lint
1949Tell It to the Judge as Alonzo K. Roogle
1948The Paleface as Hank Billings
1948Portrait of Jennie as Capt. Cobb
1948Loaded Pistols as Jim Hedge
1946The Yearling as Pa Forrester
1944Tall in the Saddle as Card Game Spectator (uncredited)
1943The Human Comedy as Henderson
1942Saboteur as Neilson
1942Captains of the Clouds as Sam 'Store-Teeth' Morrison
1942This Gun for Hire as Scissor Grinder
1941Sergeant York as Zeke
1941The Smiling Ghost as Sexton at cemetery
1941Texas as Abilene Fight Spectator (uncredited)
1940Young Tom Edison as Mr. Waddell
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Ben Mattling
1940Go West as Railroad Official
1939Zenobia as Sheriff
1939Maisie as Station Agent (Uncredited)
1939The Oklahoma Kid as Postman
1939Idiot's Delight as Jimmy Barzek
1939King of the Underworld as Villager #3 (uncredited)
1939Dodge City as Charley (uncredited)
1939They Made Me a Criminal as Ticket Taker (uncredited)
1938Of Human Hearts as Elder Massey
1937Big City as Grandpa Sloane
1937Topper as Board Member (uncredited)
1936Every Sunday

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