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Ralph Bellamy (1904–1991)


Ralph Bellamy, the veteran actor who was so well-liked and respected by his peers that he was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 1987 for his contributions to the acting profession, was born on June 17, 1904, in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a player right out of high school in 1922, joining a traveling company that put on ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1988 The Good Mother
Grandfather
 1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
August Redding
- The Bald Ones (1988) ... August Redding
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Sen. Lambert Crawford
- The Power Brokers: Part 2 (1987) ... Sen. Lambert Crawford
- The Power Brokers: Part 1 (1987) ... Sen. Lambert Crawford
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Mr. Gower (segment "Titan Man")
 1987 Disorderlies
Albert Dennison
 1985-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Jake Cabot / Uncle Jake Cabot
- Queen's Gambit (1986) ... Uncle Jake Cabot
- Opening Moves (1986) ... Jake Cabot
- Celebrations (1985) ... Jake Cabot
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Emile Francis Bendictson (segment "Monsters!")
- Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes (1986) ... Emile Francis Bendictson (segment "Monsters!")
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series)
Paul Stidham
- Part III (1985) ... Paul Stidham
- Part II (1985) ... Paul Stidham
 1985 The Fourth Wise Man (TV Movie)
Abgarus
 1981-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Herbert Fleming / Arnold Hamilton
- Aerobic April/The Wager/Story of the Century (1984) ... Herbert Fleming
 1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story (TV Movie)
Sen. Christi
 1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Dr. Marvin Haynes
- Marvin's Garden (1983) ... Dr. Marvin Haynes
 1980-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Dr. Arthur Gates
- Eagleman/Children of Mentu (1980) ... Dr. Arthur Gates
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
Jim Clausen
- Company Town (1981) ... Jim Clausen
 1980 Condominium (TV Movie)
Lee Messenger
 1980 The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Movie)
William E. Ryker
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
Ben Frelinghuysen
 1979 The Billion Dollar Threat (TV Movie)
Mike Larson
 1978 The Millionaire (TV Movie)
George Mathews
 1978 The Clone Master (TV Movie)
Ezra Louthin
 1978 Wheels (TV Mini-Series)
Lowell Baxter
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Lowell Baxter
 1978 Having Babies (TV Series)
Dr. Franklin
- Careers (1978) ... Dr. Franklin
 1977 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Alan Dreesen
- You're Fired, Mr. Chips (1977) ... Alan Dreesen
 1977 Oh, God!
Sam Raven
 1977 Westside Medical (TV Series)
Everett Meade
- My Physician, My Friend: Part 2 (1977) ... Everett Meade
- My Physician, My Friend: Part 1 (1977) ... Everett Meade
 1977 Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging (TV Movie)
McVea
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Jim Spaulding
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
Harold Baker
- U.F.M. 13 (1977) ... Harold Baker
- The Lovejoy File (1977) ... Harold Baker
- The Backup (1977) ... Harold Baker
- Yesterday, Upon the Stair (1977) ... Harold Baker
- The Barking Dog (1977) ... Harold Baker
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Jerome Patterton
- Part IV (1976) ... Jerome Patterton
- Part III (1976) ... Jerome Patterton
- Part II (1976) ... Jerome Patterton
- Part I (1976) ... Jerome Patterton
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Ed Caldwell
 1976 Nightmare in Badham County (TV Movie)
Judge
 1976 Return to Earth (TV Movie)
Col. Edwin E. Aldrin
 1976 McNaughton's Daughter (TV Movie)
Moses Bellman
 1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Benjamin Holbrook
- Cry Wolf (1976) ... Benjamin Holbrook
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Bycroft
- The Eighth Deadly Sin (1975) ... Dr. Bycroft
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
Dr. Kenyon Walker
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Dr. Marshak
- Wasteland (1975) ... Dr. Marshak
 1975 Search for the Gods (TV Movie)
Dr. Henderson
 1975 Adventures of the Queen (TV Movie)
J.L. Dundeen
 1975 The Log of the Black Pearl (TV Movie)
Captain Fitzsimmons
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
- Once a Lion (1973)
 1972 Something Evil (TV Movie)
Harry Lincoln
 1971 The Last of the Powerseekers (TV Movie)
Baylor Carlyle
 1971 Doctors' Wives
Jake Porter
 1970-1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
Ethan Arcane
- I, Said the Sparrow (1971) ... Ethan Arcane
- The Lady from Praha (1971) ... Ethan Arcane
- The Classic Burial Position (1971) ... Ethan Arcane
- Zig Zag (1970) ... Ethan Arcane
- Model for Murder (1970) ... Ethan Arcane
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
Baylor Carlyle
- Chapter Twelve (1969) ... Baylor Carlyle
- Chapter Ten (1969) ... Baylor Carlyle
- Chapter Nine (1969) ... Baylor Carlyle
- Chapter Eight (1969) ... Baylor Carlyle
- Chapter Seven (1969) ... Baylor Carlyle
 1969 The Immortal (TV Series)
Dr. Matthew Pearce
- Pilot (1969) ... Dr. Matthew Pearce
 1966-1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mark Dryden / Captain Jennerson
- The Butcher (1968) ... Mark Dryden
- The Death Wind (1966) ... Captain Jennerson
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jeremiah
- The Saddle Warmer (1968) ... Jeremiah
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Father
- My Father and My Mother (1968) ... Father
 1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Sheriff Bassett
- Rope Fever (1967) ... Sheriff Bassett
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Cal Phillips
- Trip to the Far Side (1967) ... Cal Phillips
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Morgan Tate
- The Condemned (1967) ... Morgan Tate
 1967 Wings of Fire (TV Movie)
Doug Sanborn
 1967 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Commodore Leon Crompton
- The Hunters and the Killers (1967) ... Commodore Leon Crompton
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Chapman
- A Time to Love (1967) ... Dr. Charles Chapman
 1966 The Professionals
Grant
 1961-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Marshal Hanson Dickson / Judge Quince
- The Pursuit (1965) ... Marshal Hanson Dickson
- Judgment at Hondo Seco (1961) ... Judge Quince
 1965 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Host
- Salute to Veteran's Day (1965) ... Host
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Captain Folsom
- What the Rats Knew (1965) ... Captain Folsom
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. L Richard Starke
- Four Feet in the Morning (1963) ... Dr. L Richard Starke
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Julian Wells / Dr. Richard Meredith
- Chain Reaction (1963) ... Julian Wells
- Impact of an Execution (1963) ... Dr. Richard Meredith
 1962 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Daniel Quint
- The Vintage Years (1962) ... Daniel Quint
 1962 Golden Showcase (TV Series)
Mr. Halevy
- Saturday's Children (1962) ... Mr. Halevy
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: The Dispossessed (TV Movie)
Lambertson
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Governor Tom Barker
- Portrait of a Man Running (1961) ... Governor Tom Barker
 1961 Frontier Justice (TV Series)
Host
- A Gun Is for Killing (1961) ... Host
- Heritage (1961) ... Host
- Until the Man Dies (1961) ... Host
- Lariat (1961) ... Host
- Fearful Courage (1961) ... Host
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Judge Hansen
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... Judge Hansen
 1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Willard Mitchell
- The Haven (1961) ... Willard Mitchell
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Dobson
 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
Theron
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Detective Thorpe
- The Sparkle of Diamonds (1957) ... Detective Thorpe
 1954-1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
David Durfee / Walt
- The Locked Door (1957) ... Walt
- The Candidate (1956)
- Fearful Decision (1955) ... David Durfee
- Fearful Decision (1954) ... David Durfee
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Eddy Gilmore / Col. Andy Morgan
- Two Against the Kremlin (1957) ... Eddy Gilmore
- Santa Claus in a Jeep (1957) ... Col. Andy Morgan
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Triumph (1957)
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Damon Runyon / Hap Kennelly / Phillip Hardecker, Sr.
- The Fog (1956) ... Hap Kennelly
- Sit Down with Death (1956) ... Phillip Hardecker, Sr.
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Dutch Scranton
- Nothing to Lose (1957) ... Dutch Scranton
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Nat Hanson
- Hollywood Award Winner (1957) ... Nat Hanson
 1955-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Walter Preston / Todd McNeill
- Like Father, Like Son (1955) ... Todd McNeill
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Steve
- The Big Leap (1957) ... Steve
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe McQuade
- The Big Payoff (1956) ... Joe McQuade
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Joel Todd
- Star Over Texas (1956) ... Joel Todd
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
David Ewing / Jonathan Drexel
- Model Wife (1956) ... David Ewing
- The Alibi (1956) ... Jonathan Drexel
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Eddie Hanneman
- Heritage of Anger (1956) ... Eddie Hanneman
 1955-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Hank Patten
- The Film Maker (1956) ... Hank Patten
- Starlet (1956)
 1956 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
John Hinks
- Honor (1956) ... John Hinks
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Kelog
- Affair in Sumatra (1956) ... Dr. Martin Kelog
 1948-1956 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Porter / Tice Collins
- The Starlet (1956)
- Macbeth (1949) ... Porter
- This Thing Called Love (1948) ... Tice Collins
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Articles of War (1956)
 1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Congressman Frank R. Reid
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Outpost at Home (1955)
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Walter
- High Man (1954) ... Walter
 1949-1954 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
Mike Barnett
- Connecticut State Police (1954) ... Mike Barnett
- No Place to Hide (1954) ... Mike Barnett
- Next to Closing (1954) ... Mike Barnett
- The Young Hoods (1954) ... Mike Barnett
- Concrete Jungle (1954) ... Mike Barnett
 1945 Lady on a Train
Jonathan Waring
 1944 Guest in the House
Douglas Proctor
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Ralph Bellamy
 1942 The Great Impersonation
Sir Edward Dominey / Baron Leopold von Ragenstein
 1942 Men of Texas
Major Lamphere
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Stanley Gardner
 1941 Dive Bomber
Lance Rogers
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Owen Wright
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Dr. R.L. Davis
 1940 Meet the Wildcat
Lt. Brad Williams
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Bruce Fairchild
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
Steve Adams
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Agent Scott Langham
 1940 Brother Orchid
Clarence Fletcher
 1940 Flight Angels
Bill Graves
 1939 Coast Guard
Lt. Raymond 'Ray' Dower
 1939 Let Us Live
Lieutenant Everett
 1938 Smashing the Spy Ring
John Baxter
 1938 Trade Winds
Ben Blodgett
 1938 Girls' School
Michael Hendragin
 1938 Carefree
Stephen Arden
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
C. Elliott Friday
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Phillip Chester
 1938 The Crime of Doctor Hallet
Dr. Paul Hallet
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Ralph Bellamy
 1937 Let's Get Married
Kirk Duncan
 1936 Wild Brian Kent
Brian Kent
 1936 The Man Who Lived Twice
Dr. James Blake / 'Slick' Rawley
 1936 Straight from the Shoulder
Curt Hayden
 1936 The Final Hour
John Vickery
 1936 Roaming Lady
Daniel S. 'Dan' Bailey
 1935 Hands Across the Table
Allen Macklyn
 1935 Navy Wife
Dr. Quentin Harden
 1935 The Healer
Dr. Holden
 1935 Eight Bells
Steve Andrews
 1935 The Wedding Night
Fredrik Sobieski
 1935 Gigolette
Terry Gallagher
 1935 Rendezvous at Midnight
Commissioner Robert Edmonds
 1935 Helldorado
J.F. Van Avery
 1934 Woman in the Dark
John Bradley
 1934 Girl in Danger
Inspector Steve Trent
 1934 One Is Guilty
Police Inspector Steve Trent
 1934 The Crime of Helen Stanley
Inspector Steve Trent
 1934 This Man Is Mine
Jim Dunlap
 1934 Once to Every Woman
Dr. Barclay
 1934 Spitfire
George Fleetwood
 1933 Before Midnight
Inspector Steve Trent
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Jeff
 1933 Ace of Aces
Capt. / Maj. Blake
 1933 Blind Adventure
Jim Steele
 1933 Headline Shooter
Hal Caldwell
 1933 Flying Devils
'Speed' Hardy
 1933 The Narrow Corner
Eric Whittenson
 1933 Picture Snatcher
McLean
 1933 Destination Unknown
Stowaway
 1933 Parole Girl
Joseph B. 'Joe' Smith
 1933 Second Hand Wife
Carter Cavendish
 1932 Almost Married
Deene Maxwell
 1932 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Dr. Ladd
 1932 The Woman in Room 13
John Bruce
 1932 Young America
Judge Blake
 1932 Disorderly Conduct
Captain Tom Manning
 1932 Forbidden
Holland
 1931 Surrender
Captain Ebbing
 1931 West of Broadway
Mac - the Ranch Foreman
 1931 The Magnificent Lie
Bill Childers
 1931 The Secret Six
Johnny Franks
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(3/29/67) Appeared on the daytime talk show "It's Keene at Noon". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

One day in Hollywood I read a script in which the character was described as "charming but dull -- a typical Ralph Bellamy type". I promptly headed for New York to find a part with guts. See more »

Trivia:

Attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He was president of the Drama Club there. He was expelled, however, for smoking on school grounds,. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played the "other man" in romances and comedies, and he was often fleeced by leading men like Cary Grant to get to the female lead. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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