Don Beddoe

Biography

Date of Birth 1 July 1903, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Date of Death 19 January 1991, Laguna Hills, California, USA (natural causes) Birth Name Donald Theophilus Beddoe Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography American character actor. Raised in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio, Beddoe was the son of a professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who happened also to be the world-famous Welsh tenor, Dan Beddoe. Although Don Beddoe intended a career in journalism, he took an interest in theatre and became involved first with amateur companies and then with professional theatre troupes. He debuted on Broadway in 1929 and kept up a decade-long career on the stage. Although said to have made some minor appearances in silent films, Beddoe made his real transfer to film work in 1938. He appeared in a wide range of supporting roles in literally scores of films, often as either a fast-talking reporter or as a mousey sort. He became one of the most readily familiar faces in Hollywood movies, despite remaining almost unknown by name outside the industry. Following service in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War, he continued to work steadily in small roles, complementing them with television work. Despite advancing (and very ripe old) age, he remained quite active, supplementing his acting work with a second career in real estate. He died in 1991.

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Die schwarze Maske

J.T. Hall

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The Face Behind the Mask

Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara

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Bullwhip

Judge Carr

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You Nazty Spy!

Mr. Amscray (uncredited)

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Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise

James Ross

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Behind the High Wall

Todd MacGregor

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Three Sappy People

J. Rumsford Rumsford

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The Man They Could Not Hang

Police Lt. Shane

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The Big Sky

Horse Trader (uncredited)

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Jack the Giant Killer

Imp

Starring In
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How Do I Love Thee?

Dr. Littlefield

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The Impossible Years

Dr. Elliot Fish

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Texas across the River

Mr. Naylor

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A Very Special Favor

Mr. Calvin Ruthledge (uncredited)

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Papa's Delicate Condition

Mayor Ghio's assistant

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Der Fuchs geht in die Falle

Milo (uncredited)

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Cattle King

John - Cheyenne Club Drunk (uncredited)

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Jack the Giant Killer

Imp

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Pillow Talk

Mr. Walters (scenes deleted)

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Warlock (59)

Dr. Wagner

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Bullwhip

Judge Carr

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The Joker Is Wild

Heckler at the Copacabana (uncredited)

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Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

Mayor Sam Pelley

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Behind the High Wall

Todd MacGregor

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El Asesino Anda Suelto

Mr. Freeman (uncredited)

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The Night of the Hunter

Walt Spoon

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The Miracle On 34th Street

R.H. Macy

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The Rawhide Years

Frank Porter

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Wyoming Renegades

Horace Warren

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A Star is Born

Studio Executive at Premiere (uncredited)

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River of No Return

Ben - Council City Storekeeper (uncredited)

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Loophole

Herman Tate

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The Band Wagon

Producer (uncredited)

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Cow Country

Joe Davis

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Die Tränen des Clowns

Gallagher

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Topper

Mr. Newby (1 episode, 1954)

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The Big Sky

Horse Trader (uncredited)

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Don't bother to knock

Mr. Ballew

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Carrie

Mr. Goodman

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Stop, You're Killing Me

Clyde Post

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Mördersyndikat San Francisco

Senator Blake

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The Narrow Margin

Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes

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The Iron Mistress

Dr. Cuny (as Donald Beddoe)

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Carson City

Zeke Mitchell

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Scandal Sheet

Pete (uncredited)

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Vater werden ist nicht schwer

Mr. Taylor (uncredited)

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Starlift

Bob Wayne (uncredited)

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The Enforcer

Thomas O'Hara

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Man in the Saddle

Love Bidwell (uncredited)

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The Racket

Mitchell - Member of Craig's Office (uncredited)

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As Young As You Feel

Head of Sales (uncredited)

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Francis Goes to the Races

Dr. Quimby (uncredited)

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Behave Yourself

Sgt. O'Neill (uncredited)

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The Company She Keeps

Detective Jamieson

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Cyrano de Bergerac

The Meddler

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Caged!

Commissioner Sam Walker (uncredited)

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A Christmas Wish (aka The Great Rupert)

Mr. Haggerty

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Woman in Hiding

Fat Salesman

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Emergency Wedding

Forbish - Floorwalker

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Gun Crazy

Man from Chicago (uncredited)

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Hideout

Dr. Hamilton Gibbs

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The Lady Gambles

Mr. Sutherland

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Vida Fácil

Jaeger

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Bride of Vengeance

Councillor

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The Crime Doctor's Diary

Phillip Bellem

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Another Part of the Forest

Penniman

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Die schwarze Maske

J.T. Hall

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If You Knew Susie

Editor (uncredited)

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An Act of Murder

Pearson

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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Joey

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They Won't Believe Me

Thomason

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Buck Privates Come Home

Mr. Roberts (State Department)

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The Farmer's Daughter

Einar - Campaign Reporter

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California

Stark (uncredited)

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Welcome Stranger

Mort Elkins

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Calcutta

Jack Collins (uncredited)

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Mr. Cameron

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O.S.S.

Gates

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Behind Green Lights

Dr. G.F. Yager - Medical Examiner (uncredited)

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Midnight Manhunt

Det. Lt. Max Hurley

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Power of the Press

Pringle (uncredited)

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Blondie for Victory

Mr. Larkin, Husband Who Nominates Dagwood (uncredited)

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The Boogie Man Will Get You

J. Gilbert Brampton (uncredited)

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The Talk of the Town

Police Chief

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Texas

Sheriff

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The Face Behind the Mask

Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara

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Unholy Partners

Michael Z. 'Mike' Reynolds

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The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance

Sheriff Haggerty

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You Nazty Spy!

Mr. Amscray (uncredited)

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Blondie on a Budget

Marvin Williams

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The Doctor Takes a Wife

Morning Express Reporter (uncredited)

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Before I Hang

Capt. McGraw

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Five Little Peppers in Trouble

Process Server (uncredited)

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Three Sappy People

J. Rumsford Rumsford

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The Man They Could Not Hang

Police Lt. Shane

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Blondie Meets the Boss

Marvin Williams

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Union Pacific

Reporter (uncredited)

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Mandrake the Magician

Frank Raymond

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Golden Boy

Borneo

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The Amazing Mr. Williams

Detective Deever

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Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise

James Ross

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