Don Beddoe

Don Beddoe

  • Born on
    • July 1st, 1903
  • Died on
    • January 19th, 1991
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Donald T. Beddoe (July 1, 1903 – January 19, 1991) was an American character actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Beddoe was the son of Dan Beddoe, a Welsh classical singer, and his wife Mary. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor's and master's degrees and taught English for three years. After a decade of stage work and bit parts in films, Beddoe began more prominent film roles in the late 1930s. He was usually cast as fast-talking reporters and the like. His commercial acting career was put on hold when he served in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps, in which he performed in the Air Force play, Winged Victory. Beddoe subsequently returned to films playing small character roles. He occasionally appeared in comedy shorts playing comic foils, such as in the Three Stooges shorts Three Sappy People and You Nazty Spy! Beddoe appeared in more than 250 films. Beddoe portrayed Mr. Tolliver in the ABC comedy The Second Hundred Years, and he was in the cast of Life with Father on CBS. He also was seen in dozens of television programs. In the 1950s and 1960s, he made four appearances on Have Gun – Will Travel, three times on Lawman, three on Maverick, three on Laramie, three on Lassie, and three on Perry Mason including in the 1958 episode 'The Case of the Buried Clock'. He was also cast on the western aviation series, Sky King, with Kirby Grant, on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, The Alaskans, with Roger Moore, on the ABC adventure series, Straightaway, with Brian Kelly and John Ashley, and on the NBC western series, The Tall Man, with Barry Sullivan and Clu Gulager. He appeared too on the CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams, and on the ABC drama series, Going My Way, with Gene Kelly. He guest starred as well on David Janssen's first series, the crime drama, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. He also made appearances on episodes of The Lone Ranger in the '50s. Beddoe played the outlaw Black Bart in the 1954 episode "Black Bart The PO8" of the western anthology series Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. In the story line, Black Bart is cast as a debonair poetry-writing former school teacher who turns to stagecoach robbery after his first holdup, a prank, pays handsomely. Wells Fargo detectives track him down through a laundry mark. He was also pursued with a romantic interest by his landlady, Winona Webb (Helen Brown). Black Bart spent six years in the penitentiary, never to be heard from again. During the 1970–1971 season of ABC's Nanny and the Professor, Beddoe made four appearances, three as Mr. Thatcher. In 1984, he made his final television appearance as Kris in NBC's Highway to Heaven starring Michael Landon and Victor French.

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Acting (51 Credits)

1968The Impossible Years as Elliot Fish
1966Texas Across the River as Mr. Naylor
1963Papa's Delicate Condition as Mayor Ghio's assistant
1962Jack the Giant Killer as Imp
1959Warlock as Doctor Wagner
1959Pillow Talk as Mr. Walters
1957Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend as Mayor Sam Pelley
1956The Rawhide Years as Frank Porter
1955The Night of the Hunter as Walt Spoon
1955Tarzan's Hidden Jungle as Johnson
1954River of No Return as Ben
1953The Band Wagon as Producer (uncredited)
1952The Narrow Margin as Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes
1952Carson City as Charles Crocker
1952Blue Canadian Rockies as Cyrus Higbee
1952Don't Bother to Knock as Mr. Ballew
1952The Iron Mistress as Dr. Cuny
1952Room for One More as Mr. Taylor (uncredited)
1952Carrie as Mr. Goodman
1951The Company She Keeps as Detective Jamieson
1951The Enforcer as Thomas O'Hara
1951Man in the Saddle as Love Bidwell (uncredited)
1951Behave Yourself! as Sgt. O'Neill (uncredited)
1951The Racket as Mitchell (uncredited)
1950Woman in Hiding as Fat Salesman
1950Cyrano de Bergerac as The Meddler
1950The Great Rupert as Mr. Haggerty (as Donald T. Beddoe)
1950Caged as Sam Walker
1950Gun Crazy as Chicago Man (uncredited)
1949Easy Living as Jaeger
1949The Lady Gambles as Mr. Sutherland
1947They Won't Believe Me as Thomason
1947The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer as Joey
1947Buck Privates Come Home as Mr. Roberts (State Department)
1947California as Stark (uncredited)
1946Behind Green Lights as Yager
1946Calcutta as Jack Collins
1946The Best Years of Our Lives as Mr. Cameron
1942The Boogie Man Will Get You as J. Gilbert Brampton
1942Meet the Stewarts as Taxi Driver
1942The Talk of the Town as Police Chief
1941The Face Behind the Mask as Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara
1941Texas as Sheriff
1940Before I Hang as Capt. McGraw
1940Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise as James Ross
1940The Doctor Takes a Wife as Morning Express Reporter
1939The Man They Could Not Hang as Lieutenant Shane
1939Three Sappy People as Rumsford
1939The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt as Police Inspector Thomas
1939Golden Boy as Borneo
1939Union Pacific as Reporter (uncredited)

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