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Mel Welles (1924–2005)

Prior to his Hollywood acting career, New York-born Mel Welles held a variety of jobs, including clinical psychologist, writer and radio deejay. After some stage work he wound up in Hollywood, making his film debut in Appointment in Honduras (1953). His best and favorite role, as flower shop owner Gravis Mushnick in director 'Roger Corman''s ... See full bio »

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 2010 Medium Rare (TV Series)
House Doc
 2002 Raising Dead
Police Dispatcher
 1994-1996 Phantom 2040 (TV Series)
Fat Man / Tor / Dr. Emil Jeeter
- The Second Time Around (1996) ... Fat Man / Tor (voice)
- Three Into One (1994) ... Dr. Emil Jeeter (voice)
 1988 Rented Lips
Milo
 1987 Commando Squad
Quintano
 1986 Chopping Mall
Cook
 1982 Homework
Doctor (as Mell Welles)
 1982 The Last American Virgin
Druggist
 1981 Body and Soul
Joe Gillardi
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Abu Habib Bibubu
 1981 Wolfen
ESS Voice (voice)
 1981 Faeries (TV Short)
Trow / Hunter (voice)
 1980 Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype
Dr. Vince Hinkle
 1977 Joyride to Nowhere
Tank McCall
 1974 The Evil Touch (TV Series)
- Wings of Death (1974) ... (as Mel Wells)
 1971 Lady Frankenstein
Tom Lynch the graverobber (voice, uncredited)
 1966 She Beast
Ladislav Groper
 1964 Panic Button
 1964 A Quiet Business
Antonio
 1963 The Christine Keeler Story
Yevgeni Ivanovich
 1963 Lo sceicco rosso
Hassan
 1962 The Reluctant Saint (uncredited)
 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Italian Sergeant (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Manassian / Frank Garth
- I Know It's Murder (1961) ... Manassian
- The Judgement (1960) ... Frank Garth
 1960 Code of Silence
Max Frankel
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Hoodlum
- Election Bet (1960) ... Hoodlum
 1960 Manhunt (TV Series)
Jordan
- Matinee Mobster (1960) ... Jordan
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Jack Usher
- The Deal (1959) ... Jack Usher (as Mel Wells)
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Matt Lane
- The Ringer (1959) ... Matt Lane
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Sheriff Sam Wiley
- Ballad for a Bad Man (1959) ... Sheriff Sam Wiley
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Big Jules
- Federal Agent (1959) ... Big Jules
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Carlos
- The Judas Mask (1958) ... Carlos
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Red Harper
- The Protégé (1958) ... Red Harper
 1958 Panda and the Magic Serpent
The Wizard (English version, voice)
 1958 High School Confidential!
Charlie O'Flair
 1957-1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Big Steve Harris / Stegner
- Father and Son (1958) ... Big Steve Harris
- Missing Witness (1957) ... Stegner
 1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Gomez
- Border Incident (1958) ... Gomez
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Police Inspector Kafir
- Flight to the East (1958) ... Police Inspector Kafir
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Friend
- The Bargain (1958) ... Friend
 1954-1958 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Komiser Adates / Regis
- Ankara (1958) ... Komiser Adates (as Mel Wells)
- Monte Carlo (1954) ... Regis
 1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey
El Fuad (uncredited)
 1957 Hell on Devil's Island
Felix Molyneaux
 1957 The 27th Day
Russian Marshal (uncredited)
 1957 Designing Woman
Solly Horzmann (uncredited)
 1957 Rock All Night
Sir Bop
 1956-1957 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
- The Regiment (1956)
 1957 The Shadow on the Window
Polikoff (uncredited)
 1957 The Undead
Smolkin, the gravedigger
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Mora
- Bandit Chief (1957) ... Mora
 1957 Attack of the Crab Monsters
Jules Deveroux
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Pawn Broker
- Dollars and Sense (1956) ... Pawn Broker
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
Rudick
- Dr. Fu Manchu's Raid (1956) ... Rudick
 1956 Flight to Hong Kong
Boris
 1956 Calling Homicide
Valensi (uncredited)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Smith of Ecuador (1956) ... (as Mel Wells)
 1956 Outside the Law
Milo
 1955-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Carl / Arturo / Fat Man
- The Payoff (1956) ... Carl
- Journey by Moonlight (1956) ... Arturo
- Mimi (1955) ... Fat Man
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Bolados
- Fury at Rio Hondo (1956) ... Bolados (as Mel Wells)
 1955-1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Gordon / Marco
- A Tale of Two Citizens (1956) ... Gordon
- Blonde Mink (1955) ... Marco
 1956 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
Houssein
- Return of the Tauregs (1956) ... Houssein
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Roulette Player (uncredited)
 1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
The Guard
- The Indian Potentate (1956) ... The Guard
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
 1955 The Fighting Chance
Al Moreno
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Max Jersey
- Retired Gangster (1955) ... Max Jersey
 1955 Hold Back Tomorrow
First Guard
 1955 Kismet
Beggar (uncredited)
 1955 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Karl Gaullas
- Blood Trail (1955) ... Karl Gaullas
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi
Sheriff
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sheriff Pender
- Counterfeit Redskins (1955) ... Sheriff Pender
 1955 The Big Knife
Mustached Party Guest (uncredited)
 1955 Spy Chasers
Nick (uncredited)
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Fernand Rocha
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Sam Grogan
- The Long Count (1955) ... Sam Grogan
 1954-1955 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Dr. Morelli / Mannlciher / Harga
- Peril from the Arctic (1955) ... Dr. Morelli
- The Invisible Terror (1955) ... Mannlciher
- Trapped Behind Bars (1954) ... Harga
 1955 Pirates of Tripoli
General Tomedi
 1955 The Racers
Fiori (uncredited)
 1955 Topper (TV Series)
Gomez
- Topper in Mexico (1955) ... Gomez
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Marcos (uncredited)
 1954 Bengal Brigade (uncredited)
 1954 Pushover
Detective (uncredited)
 1954 Massacre Canyon
Gonzáles
 1954 Yankee Pasha
Servant (uncredited)
 1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons
Lou - Deputy on Train (uncredited)
 1954 Wyoming Renegades
'Whiskey' Pearson (uncredited)
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Smyrna Incident (1954)
 1953 Gun Fury
Pete Barratto (uncredited)
 1953 Appointment in Honduras
Hidalgo (uncredited)
 1953 The Golden Blade
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
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Other Works:

Book: "Sir Bop's Unabridged Hiptionary: A Lexicography for Hipsters of All Ages".

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ira Meltcher | Mell Welles | Mel Wells | Ernst von Theumer
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Trivia:

Father of Kevin Welles and Woody Welles.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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