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Morris Ankrum (1897–1964)

A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, Morris Ankrum was an attorney and an economics professor before switching careers and joining the theater. He was a veteran stage actor by the time he entered the film industry in the 1930s, where he spent much time in westerns, playing everything from Indian chiefs to crooked town... See full bio »

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 1965 Guns of Diablo
Ray Macklin
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
The Old Man
- The Infernal Triangle (1964) ... The Old Man
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Chief Austin
- Who Is Jennifer? (1964) ... Chief Austin
 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
Mr. Bowhead (uncredited)
 1962 Tower of London
The Archbishop (uncredited)
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mr. Mason
- The Gamble (1962) ... Mr. Mason
 1961 Most Dangerous Man Alive
Capt. Davis
 1958-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Gilbert Groves / Gen. Blunt / Dan Peppin / ...
- Guns of the Lawless (1961) ... Gilbert Groves
- Seminole War Pipe (1960) ... Gen. Blunt
- Death of an Outlaw (1960) ... Dan Peppin
- Brand of Courage (1958) ... Todd Morgan
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Walter Harwood
- Along the Barbary Coast (1961) ... Walter Harwood
 1957-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Jonas Coe / Colonel Sanders
- That Washburn Girl (1961) ... Jonas Coe
- Alder Gulch (1957) ... Colonel Sanders
 1959-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Jacob Black / Aaron Pelser
- The Actress (1961) ... Jacob Black
- Shivaree (1959) ... Aaron Pelser
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Dr. Morgan / Dr. Tom Jackson
- Incident of the Broken Word (1961) ... Dr. Morgan
- Incident of Fear in the Streets (1959) ... Dr. Tom Jackson
 1956-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Cyrus Dawson / Matt Benedict / John Clements / ...
- Incident at Dawson Flats (1961) ... Cyrus Dawson
- White Warrior (1958) ... Matt Benedict
- Star in the Dust (1956) ... John Clements
- The Travelers (1956) ... Ed Roden, Sr.
 1959-1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Wilson / the Governor / Detective Burns
- San Fernadocal (1961) ... Wilson
- San Fernando for Governor (1960) ... the Governor
- San Fernando Loses the Dixie Queen (1959) ... Detective Burns
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Minister
- Dennis and the Wedding (1960) ... Minister
 1960 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Merle Finney
- The Bobsy Twins (1960) ... Merle Finney
 1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Sheriff Bailey
- Thirty Hours to Kill (1960) ... Sheriff Bailey (credit only)
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Martin Randolph
- Portrait of Cynthia (1960) ... Martin Randolph
 1957-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Judge Jason Painter / Joshua Haines
- The Marquessa (1960) ... Judge Jason Painter
- The Naked Gallows (1957) ... Joshua Haines
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
C.C. Thompson
- A Night at Trapper's Landing (1959) ... C.C. Thompson
 1957-1959 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
George West / Galeno Mayor
- Payroll Robbery (1959) ... George West
- Revenge Town (1957) ... Galeno Mayor
 1957-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
John Savage / Cash Billings
- The Wild Bunch (1959) ... John Savage
- The Strange Land (1957) ... Cash Billings
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Harold Burgess
- The Last Bullet (1959) ... Harold Burgess
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Judge Dorset
- A Matter of Honor (1959) ... Judge Dorset
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Ike Smith
- The Young Toughs (1959) ... Ike Smith
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Phillips
- The Talking Wire (1959) ... Phillips
 1959 Union Pacific (TV Series)
- Pawnee Bill (1959)
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
- Sabotage (1959)
 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
- Dead Reckoning (1959)
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Fenton
- A Legacy for Ossie Harper (1959) ... Fenton
 1958-1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Dutch Herman / Sergeant Lund
- The Fast Gun (1959) ... Dutch Herman
- Mackenzie's Raiders (1958) ... Sergeant Lund
 1958 Half Human
Dr. Carl Jordan
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
Miles Young
- False Witness (1958)
- Manhunt (1958) ... Miles Young
 1958 Frontier Gun
Andrew Barton
 1958 Tarawa Beachhead
Chief of Staff, Pearl Harbor (uncredited)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Michael Folsom
- The Tobias Jones Story (1958) ... Michael Folsom (as Morri Ankrum)
 1955-1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Yellow Wolf / Brig. General Jack Lawrence / Chief Red Eagle / ...
- The Foot Soldier (1958) ... Yellow Wolf
- The General's Daughter (1958) ... Brig. General Jack Lawrence
- Rusty's Strategy (1957) ... Walking Hawk
- The Swapper (1957) ... Long Dog
 1958 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Henry Colt
- Good Indian ... Henry Colt
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Sea Captain
 1958 Badman's Country
Mayor Coleman
 1958 Curse of the Faceless Man
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1958 The Saga of Hemp Brown
Bo Slauter
 1958 How to Make a Monster
Police Capt. Hancock
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Maxim Bruckner
- Twenty-Four Hours at North Fork (1958) ... Maxim Bruckner
 1958 Young and Wild
Police Capt. Egan
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Stan MacGregor
- My Wife's Next Husband (1958) ... Stan MacGregor
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Turn of the Tide (1958)
 1958 Giant from the Unknown
Dr. Frederick Cleveland
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Earl Tucker - Head of INS
- The Sea Sled (1958) ... Earl Tucker - Head of INS
 1956-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Dr. Conrad / Inspector Jarech
- Scream in Silence (1958) ... Dr. Conrad (as Morri Ankrum)
- Trial by Fire (1957) ... Inspector Jarech (as Morri Ankrum)
- The Garsten Case (1956)
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Davis
- Genesis (1958) ... Judge Davis
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Police Inspector Dean / Police Capt. Dean
- Family Portrait (1957) ... Police Inspector Dean
- Street of Fear (1957) ... Police Capt. Dean
- Face of Evil (1957) ... Police Capt. Dean
- The Golden Look (1957) ... Police Inspector Dean
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Vandrey
- Fatal Cliche (1957) ... Vandrey
 1954-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Mr. Mason
- Mr. November (1957)
- The Plot Against Miss Pomeroy (1954) ... Mr. Mason
 1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Colonel Cole Bryson
- Trail Herd (1957) ... Colonel Cole Bryson
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Marshal Olds
- Thousand Dollar Gun (1957) ... Marshal Olds
 1957 Boots and Saddles (TV Series)
Surgeon Major
- The Obsession (1957) ... Surgeon Major
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
John McDonogh / Gabriel Durand
- Flowers for McDonough (1957) ... John McDonogh
- The Beggar of New Orleans (1957) ... Gabriel Durand
 1957 Omar Khayyam
Imam Nowaffak
 1957 Beginning of the End
Gen. John Hanson
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
War Correspondent Leaf
- The Wahoo Story (1957) ... War Correspondent Leaf
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Judge / Benson
- Alibi for Murder (1957) ... Benson
 1957 The Giant Claw
Lt. Gen. Edward Considine
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
- Manhunt (1957)
 1957 Kronos
Dr. Albert Stern
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Prof. Fortner
- A Matter of Conscience (1957) ... Prof. Fortner
- No Peace in Lo Dao (1957) ... Prof. Fortner
 1957 Hell's Crossroads
Wheeler
 1953-1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Peter Slade / Maj. Gen. C. H. Gerhardt / Gen. Stonewall Jackson
- The Man Who Asked No Favors (1957) ... Peter Slade
- The Major of St. Lo (1956) ... Maj. Gen. C. H. Gerhardt
 1957 Zombies of Mora Tau
Dr. Jonathan Eggert
 1957 Lassie (TV Series)
Harry
- Lassie's Day (1957) ... Harry (uncredited)
 1957 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
Malik Yusuf Rahman
- The Imposter (1957) ... Malik Yusuf Rahman
 1956-1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Judge
- Man with a Beard (1956) ... Judge
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Henry
- False Witness (1957) ... Henry
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Chief Terkell
- Boy on the Roof (1957) ... Chief Terkell
 1957 Drango
Henry Calder
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Cope
- Beauty in a Bag (1957) ... Cope
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Dulaney
- Father and Son (1957) ... Dulaney
 1956 Naked Gun
Sheriff Jim Jackson (as Morrie Ankrum)
 1956 The Desperados Are in Town
Mr. Rutherford
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
Capt. LaFarge (Homicide Squad)
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Daniel Webster
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. McDermott / Federal Agent Campbell / Dr. Clausen / ...
- The Voice (1956) ... Dr. McDermott
- The Unguided Missile (1956) ... Federal Agent Campbell
- The Hastings Secret (1955) ... Dr. Clausen
- A Visit from Dr. Pliny (1955) ... George Halsey
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
Professor Rutledge
- The Prisoner of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) ... Professor Rutledge
 1956 Down Liberty Road (Short)
Fred Schroder
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Dunlap
- Go Fight City Hall (1956) ... Dunlap
 1956 Quincannon, Frontier Scout
Col. Harry Conover
 1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
The General
- The Newlyweds (1956) ... The General
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Capt. Canty
- Not a Leg to Stand On (1956) ... Capt. Canty
 1956 When Gangland Strikes
Leo Fantzler
 1956 Fury at Gunsight Pass
Doc Phillips
 1955-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Raymond / Mr. Mason / Warden
- High Stakes (1956) ... Mr. Raymond
- A Place Full of Strangers (1955) ... Mr. Mason
- Alias Mr. Hepp (1955) ... Warden
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Reynolds
- The Unfaithful (1956) ... Reynolds
 1956 Casablanca (TV Series)
Lou
- Fateful Night (1956) ... Lou
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Worth
- I Killed John Harrington (1956) ... Worth
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Link Bradford / Hendrick Vandorp / Mark Warren
- The Baited Hook (1955) ... Link Bradford
- The Schoolmarm (1955)
- Storm Swept (1953) ... Hendrick Vandorp
 1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Old Man Cullen
- Trail's End for a Cowboy (1955) ... Old Man Cullen
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- For the Defense (1955)
 1955 No Man's Woman
Capt. Hostedder
 1955 Tennessee's Partner
Judge Parker
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi
Magistrate (uncredited)
 1955 The Last Command
Military Governor Juan Bradburn (uncredited)
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Peter Vetter
- Run 'Till You Die (1955) ... Peter Vetter
 1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
George Fulton
- Story of Nora Fulton (1955) ... George Fulton
 1954-1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Commodore
- Material Witness (1955) ... Commodore
- Teacher's Ordeal (1955) ... Commodore
- Firetrap (1955) ... Commodore
- Egomaniac (1955) ... Commodore
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Vice-Adm. Arthur Dewey Struble
 1955 The Silver Star
Charlie Childress
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Leland
- A Case for Mr. Carrington (1955) ... Leland
 1955 Crashout
Head Guard
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Grant
- The Night Watchman (1955) ... Grant
 1955 Jupiter's Darling (uncredited)
 1955 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Chris Evans
- Sontag and Evans (1955) ... Chris Evans
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Mr. Emmett - Surly Innkeeper & J.P. (uncredited)
 1955 Dr. Harvey W. Wiley (TV Movie)
Dr. Treet
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Floyd King
- The Case of the Troubled Circus (1955) ... Floyd King
 1955 The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story (Short)
Azar the Shepherd (uncredited)
 1954 For the Defense (TV Movie)
Prosecutor
 1954 Vera Cruz
Gen. Ramírez
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Judge
- Girl in Flight (1954) ... Judge
- Sister Veronica (1954)
 1954 The Steel Cage
Prison Board Member Garvey (segment "The Hostages")
 1954 Cattle Queen of Montana
J.I. 'Pop' Jones
 1954 Two Guns and a Badge
Sheriff Jackson
 1954 Apache
Dawson
 1954 The Outlaw Stallion
Sheriff
 1954 Silver Lode
Zachary Evans
 1954 Drums Across the River
Chief Ouray
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Jim Cartwright
- The Jet Story ... Jim Cartwright
 1954 Southwest Passage
Dr. Elias P. Stanton
 1952-1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
John Preston aka Jose Hernandez / Chief Tall Horse
- The Black Sombrero (1954) ... John Preston aka Jose Hernandez
- Black Waters (1952) ... Chief Tall Horse
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Judge
- Nobody's Boy (1954) ... Judge
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise
Grey Eagle
 1954 Three Young Texans
Jeff Blair
 1953 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom
- Frozen Escape (1953) ... Tom
 1953 Flight Nurse
Interrogating Officer (uncredited)
 1951-1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Goodman
- Man of the Comstock (1953) ... Goodman
 1953 The Moonlighter
Alexander Prince
 1953 Mexican Manhunt
Tip Morgan
 1953 Sky Commando
Gen. W.R. Combs
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Sheriff
 1953 Arena
Bucky Hillberry
 1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
John Calhoun / Judge Jefferson Dixon / Carl Randall
- The Woman Mayor (1953) ... John Calhoun
- Mysterious Decoy (1953) ... Carl Randall
 1953 Invaders from Mars
Col. Fielding
 1953 Fort Vengeance
Chief Crowfoot
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun
Bram Creegan
 1953 City Detective (TV Series)
Dailey
- My Sainted Aunt (1953) ... Dailey
 1952-1953 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Peter / King Herod
- I Beheld His Glory (1953) ... Peter
 1952 Hiawatha
Iagoo
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Marked X (1952)
 1952 Because of You
Dr. Travis
 1952 The Raiders
Alcalde Thomas Ainsworth
 1952 Three for Bedroom C
Well-Wisher at Station (uncredited)
 1952 Red Planet Mars
Secretary of Defense Sparks
 1952 Mutiny
Capt. Radford
 1952 Fort Osage
Arthur Pickett
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Gen. Frazer
 1951 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- Swami (1951)
 1951 Flight to Mars
Ikron
 1951 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
Judge
- The Gun (1951) ... Judge (uncredited)
 1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day
Hugh Wagner
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Murdock
- The Case of the Slightly Used Car (1951) ... Mr. Murdock
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Navy Captain
 1951 Along the Great Divide
Ed Roden
 1951 The Lion Hunters
Tom Forbes
 1950 Short Grass
Hal Fenton
 1950 Southside 1-1000
Eugene Deane
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Jim Whitehead
 1950 Borderline
Bill Whittaker
 1950 Chain Lightning
Ed Bostwick
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane
Dr. Holmes (uncredited)
 1949 The Fountainhead
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1949 Colorado Territory
United States Marshal
 1949 We Were Strangers
Mr. Seymour, Bank Manager
 1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
Mr. Jones
 1948 For the Love of Mary
Adm. Walton
 1948 The Fabulous Fraud (Short)
Blind Girl's Father
 1948 Fighting Back
Robert J. Higby
 1948 Souvenirs of Death (Short)
Gangster / Gun Owner #7 (uncredited)
 1948 Alias a Gentleman
O.K. (scenes deleted)
 1947 High Wall
Dr. Stanley Griffin
 1947 Good News
Dean Griswold
 1947 Desire Me
Hector Martin
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Goodfellow's Club Manager (uncredited)
 1947 Cynthia
Mr. Phillips, Principal
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
The Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1947 Little Mister Jim
Col. Starwell
 1947 Undercover Maisie
Parker
 1947 Lady in the Lake
Eugene Grayson
 1947 A Really Important Person (Short)
Contest Emcee (uncredited)
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Fowles
 1946 Undercurrent (uncredited)
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Farmer Crews
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Judge (uncredited)
 1946 The Green Years
Dr. Galbraith (uncredited)
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Rev. Claggett
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home
Willoughby Peavy
 1945 Adventure
Mr. Ludlow - Farmer (uncredited)
 1945 Purity Squad (Short)
Dr. Adams (uncredited)
 1945 The Hidden Eye
Ferris
 1945 Phantoms, Inc. (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Dark Shadows (Short)
Police Lt. Pat McKay
 1944 Gentle Annie
Deputy Gansby
 1944 Return from Nowhere (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Alec Veeder
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Mr. Ed Scofield
 1944 Kismet
The Caliph's Messenger (uncredited)
 1944 Meet the People
Monte Rowland
 1944 Important Business (Short)
Army Officer Who Sits by Doakes (uncredited)
 1944 Radio Bugs (Short)
Pain-Killer Kilroy, the dentist (uncredited)
 1944 Main Street Today (Short)
Mayor Charlie Maxwell (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
Mr. Morgan
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Dr. Green
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Col. Forbes (uncredited)
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Blake - Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
Col. Demas (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Fever
Dan Conlon
 1943 I Dood It
Brinker (uncredited)
 1943 Let's Face It
Man in Sun Shell Cafe (uncredited)
 1943 Best Foot Forward
Col. Harkrider
 1943 Dixie Dugan
Editor
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Stenger (uncredited)
 1943 The Human Comedy
Mr. Beaufrere (uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France
Martin
 1942 Time to Kill
Alexander Morny
 1942 The Omaha Trail
Henchman Job
 1942 The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe
Mr. Graham
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Judge Tom Barnes (Robinson sequence)
 1942 Roxie Hart
Martin S. Harrison
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Ace Anderson
 1941 Road Agent
Big John Morgan
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Asst. District Attorney
 1941 The Bandit Trail
Red Haggerty
 1941 This Woman Is Mine
Roussel
 1941 Wide Open Town
Jim Stuart
 1941 Pirates on Horseback
Ace Gibson
 1941 Border Vigilantes
Dan Forbes
 1941 In Old Colorado
Joe Weiler
 1941 The Roundup
'Parenthesis'
 1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
Professor at Minna's Hearing (uncredited)
 1941 Doomed Caravan
Stephen Westcott
 1940 Three Men from Texas
Bruce Morgan
 1940 Cherokee Strip
Hawk Barrett
 1940 Knights of the Range
Gamecock
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Second Outlaw (as Morri Ankrum)
 1940 The Light of Western Stars
Nat Hayworth
 1940 The Showdown
Baron Rendor
 1937 Rustlers' Valley
Glen Randall (as Stephen Morris)
 1937 North of the Rio Grande
Henry Stoneham / Lone Wolf (as Stephen Morris)
 1937 Hills of Old Wyoming
Andrews (as Stephen Morris)
 1937 Borderland
Loco, aka The Fox (as Stephen Morris)
 1936 Trail Dust
Tex Anderson (as Stephen Morris)
 1936 Hopalong Cassidy Returns
Blackie Felton (as Stephen Morris)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Washington Press Correspondent (uncredited)
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

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