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Paul Guilfoyle (I) (1902–1961)

American character actor. Upon his entry into films in 1930, he was typecast as a weakling or criminal type. He received great acclaim for his role as Garth Esdras, the haunted and hunted accessory to murder in Winterset (1936). Memorable as the weaselly convict who tries to kill James Cagney at Steve Cochran's behest, but gets his just desserts ... See full bio »

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 1960 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Reverend
- Shooting Stopover (1960) ... Reverend
 1958-1959 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Guard / Victor Halstaff
- Underwater Security (1959) ... Guard
- The Sea Has Ears (1958) ... Victor Halstaff
 1957 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
Lascaux
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Announcer
- Deputy's Wife ... Announcer
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Alien / Mr. Avitor / Dr. Sutton
- Jupitron (1956) ... Alien (voice)
- Legend of Crater Mountain (1956) ... Mr. Avitor
- The Other Side of the Moon (1956) ... Dr. Sutton
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Jenks
- The Marshal and the Mob (1956) ... Jenks
 1955 Trial
Cap Grant
 1955 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
Charles Hansard
- Land of Terror (1955) ... Charles Hansard
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Mr. Burke (uncredited)
 1955 Chief Crazy Horse
Worm
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Kaji
- The Greatest Beast (1955) ... Kaji
 1954 Climax! (TV Series)
 1954 Apache
Santos
 1954 The Golden Idol
Prince Ali Ben Mamoud
 1953 The Diamond Queen
Guide
 1953 Torch Song
Monty Rolfe
 1953 The Body Beautiful
Investigator
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Eastbrook
- The Journey (1953) ... Eastbrook
 1953 Julius Caesar
Citizen of Rome
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Fury (1953)
 1952-1953 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Ed Redrow / Brunner
- Survival in the Ice Desert (1953) ... Ed Redrow
- Slaves of the Exonium Mine (1952) ... Brunner
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Collins
- Terror (1953) ... Collins
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Charley Fowler / Boisvert
- The Producer (1952) ... Charley Fowler
- Leopards in Lighting (1952) ... Boisvert
- Fury and Sound (1952) ... Charley Fowler
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
Sing Ho
- Straight Settlement ... Sing Ho
 1952 Confidence Girl
William Pope
 1952 Actor's and Sin
Mr. Blue (Woman of Sin sequence) (uncredited)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Shakedown (1952)
 1952 Japanese War Bride (uncredited)
 1951 Journey Into Light
Fanatic
 1951 When I Grow Up
Doc
 1949 There's a Girl in My Heart
Father Callaghan
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Ralston
 1949 White Heat
Roy Parker (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Smith
 1949 Follow Me Quietly
Overbeck
 1949 A Woman's Secret
Radio Program Moderator (uncredited)
 1949 Miss Mink of 1949
Uncle Newton
 1949 The Judge
William Jackson
 1948 Trouble Preferred
Baby Face Charlie
 1947 Roses Are Red
George 'Buster' Cooley
 1947 Messenger of Peace
Peter Kerl
 1947 Second Chance
Nick
 1947 The Millerson Case
Jud Rookstool
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor
Camel Drover (uncredited)
 1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Frankie
 1946 The Virginian
Shorty
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Jim Bannion (The Scarlet Horseman)
 1945 Why Girls Leave Home
Steve Raymond
 1945 The Missing Corpse
Andy McDonald
 1944 Dark Shadows (Short)
Dudley Badger
 1944 The Mark of the Whistler
'Limpy' Smith
 1944 The Master Race
Katry
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Fiedler
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Shep
 1943 For God and Country (Short)
Danny Brewer
 1943 Three Russian Girls
Trishin
 1943 The North Star
Iakin
 1943 Petticoat Larceny
Joe 'Tinhorn' Foster
 1943 White Savage
Erik
 1942 Time to Kill
Monaghan, Apartment Manager (uncredited)
 1942 The Incredible Stranger (Short)
The Stranger (uncredited)
 1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler?
Carl Spence
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
Clyde Beebe
 1940 East of the River
Balmy
 1940 Wildcat Bus
Donovan
 1940 One Crowded Night
Jim Andrews
 1940 Brother Orchid
Red Martin
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 Remember the Night
District Attorney
 1939 Thou Shalt Not Kill
Gordon Mavis
 1939 One Hour to Live
Stanley Jones
 1939 Sabotage
Steve Barsht
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Jerry Peters
 1939 News Is Made at Night
Bat Randall
 1939 Heritage of the Desert
Snap Thornton
 1939 Unexpected Father
Ed Stone, Sandy's Uncle
 1939 Society Lawyer
Murtock
 1939 Money to Loan (Short)
Hanley's Assistant
 1939 The Story of Alfred Nobel (Short)
Alfred Nobel (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Slaves
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1939 Pacific Liner
Wishart
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone
Bud McQuinn
 1938 Tarnished Angel
Edward 'Eddie' Fox
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Bat Regan
 1938 Stage Fright (Short)
 1938 Fugitives for a Night
Monks
 1938 Carefree
Elevator Starter (uncredited)
 1938 I'm from the City
Willie, aka Chief Dog in the Manger
 1938 The Saint in New York
Hymie Fanro
 1938 Blind Alibi
Taggart
 1938 Law of the Underworld
Batsy
 1938 This Marriage Business
Frankie Spencer
 1938 Maid's Night Out
P.X. Quinn - Bailbondsman (uncredited)
 1938 Bringing Up Baby
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 Double Danger
Taylor
 1938 Crashing Hollywood
Herman Tibbets
 1937 She's Got Everything
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1937 Quick Money
Ambrose Ames
 1937 Danger Patrol
Tim
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
Paris Tribune Reporter Jim Trask
 1937 Flight from Glory
Jones
 1937 Hideaway
Norris
 1937 The Big Shot
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Gibbons
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Louie the Weasel
 1937 Behind the Headlines
Art Martin
 1937 You Can't Buy Luck
Frank Bent
 1937 The Woman I Love
Bertier
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady
Vasiley
 1937 Sea Devils
Charlie - Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1936 Winterset
Garth Esdras
 1936 Wanted! Jane Turner
Phil Crowley
 1936 End of the Trail (uncredited)
 1936 Two-Fisted Gentleman
Gallagher
 1936 Roaming Lady
Dr. Wong
 1936 You May Be Next
Navy Messenger (uncredited)
 1935 Too Tough to Kill
Reporter who takes off hat
 1935 Escape from Devil's Island
Touvier (uncredited)
 1935 Case of the Missing Man
Henchman Joe (uncredited)
 1935 Special Agent
Williams - Quinn's Secretary
 1932 The Skull Murder Mystery (Short)
Paul Beck
Show Show Director (19 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Stage Play: Steel. Drama. Written and directed by John Wexley. Times Square Theatre: 17 Nov 1931-Nov 1931 (closing date unknown/14 performances). Cast: Seth Arnold (as "William Summers" / "/Skinny"), Egon Brecher (as "Daniel Raldny"), Clarence Chase, George Colan, Hubert Courtney, Lew Eckles (as "Detective Johnson"), Paul Guilfoyle (as "... See more »
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No relation to Paul Guilfoyle, the character actor best known from television's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

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