Paul Birch

Paul Birch

  • Born on
    • January 13th, 1912
  • Died on
    • May 24th, 1969
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Birch (born January 13, 1912, Atmore, Alabama – died May 24, 1969, St. George's, Grenada) was an American actor of stage and film. Birch was born Paul Smith in Atmore, Alabama. He was a veteran of 39 movies, 50 stage dramas and a number of television shows including the Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). In the late 1950s he starred, along with William Campbell, in the syndicated Canadian series Cannonball (1958), a half-hour drama/adventure show about truckers. He was the original "Marlboro Man" in TV commercials and played both Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee in several historical plays. He started out as the first of the original members of the Pasadena Playhouse and his stage work included The Caine Mutiny. He also had a recurring role as Captain Carpenter, the boss of Lt. Phillip Gerard in The Fugitive starring David Janssen. He starred in some low-budget science-fiction films in the 1950s, including The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955), Day the World Ended (1955), Not of This Earth (1957) and the cult classic Queen of Outer Space (1958). Birch also had small roles in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1967). Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Birch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (19 Credits)

1967Welcome to Hard Times as Mr. Fee
1962The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Mayor Winder
1961Two Rode Together as Judge Edward Purcell
1960Portrait in Black as Detective lieutenant
1958Queen of Outer Space as Prof. Konrad
1958The Gun Runners as Sy Phillips
1958Gunman's Walk as Bob Selkirk
1957Not of This Earth as Paul Johnson
1957The 27th Day as Admiral
1956Gun for a Coward as Andy Niven
1955The Beast with a Million Eyes as Allan Kelley
1955Day the World Ended as Jim Madison
1955Five Guns West as J.C. Haggard
1955Man Without a Star as Mark Toliver
1955Rebel Without a Cause as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
1954Ride Clear of Diablo as Fred Kenyon
1954Cattle Queen of Montana as Col. Carrington
1953The War of the Worlds as Alonzo Hogue (uncredited)
1945Adventure as First Mate (uncredited)

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