Dick Elliott

Dick Elliott

  • Born on
    • April 30th, 1886
  • Died on
    • December 22nd, 1961
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Richard "Dick" Elliott (April 30, 1886 – December 22, 1961) was an American character actor who played in over 240 films from the 1930s until the time of his death. He was born Richard Damon Elliott in Boston, Massachusetts. Elliott played many different roles, typically as a somewhat blustery sort, such as a politician. A short, fat man, Elliott played Santa Claus on the Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, and Jack Benny programs. Elliott had a couple of memorable lines in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), in which he scolded James Stewart, who was trying to say goodnight to Donna Reed, advising him to stop hemming and hawing and "just go ahead and kiss her". He also had a few memorable appearances in episodes of the Adventures of Superman television series. He appeared three times as Stanley on the CBS sitcom December Bride, as well as on two of ABC/Warner Brothers' western series, Sugarfoot and Maverick. He was cast as the prospector Peter Cooper and then as Sheriff Tiny Morris in two segments of CBS's Tales of the Texas Rangers. He appeared twice as Doc Thornton on ABC's The Real McCoys. Elliott is perhaps best known as Mayberry's Mayor Pike in early episodes of CBS's The Andy Griffith Show, one of his last screen works. In two of the eleven episodes featuring Elliot as mayor, actress Josie Lloyd portrayed his daughter. On December 22, 1961, Elliott died from heart illness.

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Acting (47 Credits)

1958Man of the West as Willie
1957Bombers B-52 as Mr. Sampton (uncredited)
1954Witness to Murder as Apartment Manager
1952Park Row as Jeff Hudson
1952Rancho Notorious as Storyteller
1952High Noon as Kibbee (uncredited)
1950Hunt the Man Down as Happy (uncredited)
1950Gun Crazy as Man Fleeing Robbed Market (uncredited)
1950Union Station
1949Flamingo Road as Tom Coyne (uncredited)
1948Money Madness as Malt Shop Customer
1948Act of Violence as Conventioneer Wearing Lampshade (uncredited)
1946Dangerous Money as P.T. Burke
1946Abilene Town as Townsman
1946Deadline at Dawn as Chap
1946It's a Wonderful Life as Man on Porch (uncredited)
1945The Clock as New Jersey Man at Penn Station
1945Star in the Night as Traveler (uncredited)
1945Christmas in Connecticut as Judge Crothers
1945Adventure as George
1944When Strangers Marry as Sam Prescott
1942Meet the Stewarts as Mr. Willoughby (Uncredited)
1942All Through the Night as Husband of Losing Bidder (uncredited)
1941Sunset in Wyoming as Lieutenant Governor Cornelius Peabody
1941Manpower as Drunk
1941Back Street as Hotel desk clerk
1941One Foot in Heaven as Casper Cullenbaugh (uncredited)
1940Young Bill Hickok as Elliott
1940The Mortal Storm as Passport Official on Train
1940I Love You Again as Range Leader (uncredited)
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Politician (uncredited)
1939Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase as McKeever
1939Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Carl Cook
1939The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt as Patrol-Car Cop at Italian Restaurant
1939The Story of Alexander Graham Bell as Man Laughing at Demo
1939Frontier Marshal as Drunk
1939Another Thin Man as Detective
1939The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle as Train Conductor (uncredited)
1939Let Us Live as Rotarian Juror (uncredited)
1938Under Western Stars as William P. Scully
1938Little Miss Broadway as Man Carrying Violin Case
1937You Only Live Once as Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
1936Go West Young Man as Reporter (uncredited)
1936The Prisoner of Shark Island as Actor at Ford's Theatre (uncredited)
1935Break of Hearts as Max - Florist (uncredited)
1933Picture Snatcher as Staff Editor (uncredited)

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