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Michael Balfour (1918–1997)

Michael Balfour possessed a chubby, lived-in face which seemed to convey a perpetual state of bewilderment. The ubiquitous character actor tended to pop up in just about every second 50's or 60's British B-movie or television episode, which usually found him typecast as obtuse cabbies, wisecracking sidekicks or dumb thugs. When his screen career ... See full bio »

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(age 79) in Surrey, England, UK

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 1992 Revenge of Billy the Kid
Gyles MacDonald
 1990 The Krays
Referee
 1989 Batman
Scientist
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Jailer
 1986 The December Rose (TV Mini-Series)
Customer
- Child of Darkness (1986) ... Customer
 1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (TV Series)
Jim Kelly
- The Bogeyman (1985) ... Jim Kelly
 1985 The Holcroft Covenant
Hard Hat
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Moxon
- Death à la Carte (1983) ... Moxon
 1983 Tom, Dick and Harriet (TV Series)
Bert
- Get Out and Get Under (1983) ... Bert
- None Shall Sleep (1983) ... Bert
 1982 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #4.3 (1982)
 1980-1981 Brendon Chase (TV Series)
Rumbold
- The Storm (1981) ... Rumbold
- The Getaway (1980) ... Rumbold
 1979 Angels (TV Series)
Bob Rawlings
- Episode #5.15 (1979) ... Bob Rawlings
- Episode #5.13 (1979) ... Bob Rawlings
 1979 Resting Rough (Short)
 1979 The Prisoner of Zenda
Luger
 1978 The Nativity (TV Movie)
 1977 The Stick Up
Sam
 1977 Candleshoe
Mr. McCress
 1977 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Fisherman
- Sink or Swim (1977) ... Fisherman
 1977 Come Play with Me
Nosher
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Ruffian
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Herbert
- Money Spasms (1977) ... Herbert
 1976 The Copter Kids
Benny Baker
 1975 A Little Bit of Wisdom (TV Series)
Magnifico
- Episode #2.4 (1975) ... Magnifico
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Pedro
- Episode #1.68 (1974) ... Pedro
- Episode #1.67 (1974) ... Pedro
 1974 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Bartholomew
- The Passenger (1974) ... Bartholomew
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
Alf
- Sanctuary (1973) ... Alf
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Fred Larch
- We Do What We Can (1972) ... Fred Larch
- The Money Game (1972) ... Fred Larch
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
Joey Chapman
- The London Beat (1972) ... Joey Chapman
 1972 Wreck Raisers
Mr. Trevor
 1972 The Canterbury Tales
John the carpenter
 1971 Time Flies (Short)
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Donkey cart Driver
- The Man in the Middle (1971) ... Donkey cart Driver
 1971 Man of Violence
Cafe Owner
 1970 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series)
Seamus
- 1890: The Attempt (1970) ... Seamus
 1967-1970 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mervyn Ritchie / Arthur Hopwood / Smokey Bacon / ...
- Off with the Motley: Part 2 (1970) ... Mervyn Ritchie
- Off with the Motley: Part 1 (1970) ... Mervyn Ritchie
- Talking to an Elephant: Part 2 (1970) ... Mervyn Ritchie
- Talking to an Elephant: Part 1 (1970) ... Mervyn Ritchie
- No Questions Asked: Part 1 (1970) ... Arthur Hopwood
 1970 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Charlie Miller
- Men of Property (1970) ... Charlie Miller
 1970 The Adventurers
Detective
 1969 Hoverbug
Father
 1969 Pickwick (TV Movie)
Roker
 1969 The Oblong Box
Ruddock
 1969 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Albert
- The Treasure Hunt (1969) ... Albert
 1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Tom
- Bizarre (1969) ... Tom
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Eccles
- The Trojan Tanker (1969) ... Eccles
 1968 The Fixer
Boatman (uncredited)
 1968 The Ugliest Girl in Town (TV Series)
Allen, Publicity Man
- The Ugliest Girl in Town (1968) ... Allen, Publicity Man
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Porky
- Broadway (1968) ... Porky
 1968 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Mini-Series)
Earl P Neck
- Doom (1968) ... Earl P Neck
 1968 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Will
- Living in Harmony (1968) ... Will
 1967 Escape (TV Series)
Beaver
- Nothing to Lose (1967) ... Beaver
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Stall keeper
- A Cup of Tea with the Fullers (1967) ... Stall keeper
 1967 Write a Play (TV Series)
Warder
- The Escape & Death Sentence (1967) ... Warder
 1967 Who Is Sylvia? (TV Series)
 1966 Press for Time
Sewerman
 1966 Fahrenheit 451
Book Person: Machiavelli's 'The Prince' (uncredited)
 1966 Orlando (TV Series)
Horatio Ponsenby-Smythe
- ...And for My Next Trick (1966) ... Horatio Ponsenby-Smythe
 1966 Where the Bullets Fly
Band Leader
 1966 Cooperama (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1966)
 1966 Kaleidoscope
Poker Player
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Workman (uncredited)
 1957-1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Hobbs / Nicky Medwin / Pip Rutley / ...
- The Late Customer (1965) ... Hobbs
- The Cruel Streak (1962) ... Nicky Medwin
- The Woman in the Case (1961) ... Pip Rutley
- The Half-Wide Mug (1959) ... Joe Ward
- George and the Dragon (1957) ... Bill Nelson
 1965 The Worker (TV Series)
Fred
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Old Orlando
- The Corsican Brothers (1965) ... Old Orlando
 1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
John Vichelski
- Strangler's Web (1965) ... John Vichelski
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Gaston
- Have a Glass of Wine (1965) ... Gaston
 1965 Reluctant Bandit (TV Movie)
Luigi
 1965 Strangler's Web
John Vichelski
 1964 Mike (TV Series)
Squeaky Jenkins
- How to Get in a Pickle Without Even Trying (1964) ... Squeaky Jenkins
 1964 Taxi! (TV Series)
 1964 Beware of the Dog (TV Series)
Buller
- The Rescue (1964) ... Buller
- The Fugitives (1964) ... Buller
- The Dog Prison (1964) ... Buller
- The Dog Catchers (1964) ... Buller
- The Battle (1964) ... Buller
 1963 The Sicilians
Stage door keeper
 1963 A Stitch in Time
Workman with Mallet (uncredited)
 1963 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Cyril - Bus Driver
- The Chars (1963) ... Cyril - Bus Driver
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
Kravitz
- Some Grist from Mervyn's Mill (1963) ... Kravitz
 1963 Echo of Diana
Newsagent
 1963 The Rescue Squad
Barrow-Boy
 1962 The Fast Lady
Bandit
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Harry / Freddy
- Green for Danger (1962) ... Harry
- The Case of George Peterson (1962) ... Freddy
 1962 Design for Loving
Bernie
 1962 Mess Mates (TV Series)
'Twinkle' Martin
- Whose Baby Are You? (1962) ... 'Twinkle' Martin
 1961 Pit of Darkness
Fisher
 1958-1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Bollanger
- The Ship That Couldn't Stop (1961) ... Mr. Bollanger
 1961 The Hellfire Club
John the Juggler (uncredited)
 1959-1961 International Detective (TV Series)
Juan Martinez / Nick Bonito / 2nd Warden
- The Orlando Case (1961) ... Juan Martinez
- The Joplin Case (1960) ... Nick Bonito
- The Conway Case (1959) ... 2nd Warden
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Benny
- The Frame (1961) ... Benny
 1960 Surprise Package
Oscar (uncredited)
 1960 The Larkins (TV Series)
Sharkey
- Gambling Fever (1960) ... Sharkey
 1960 Make Mine Mink
Rowson's Butler
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Barney / George
- A Man Alone (1960) ... Barney
- Out of Thin Air (1960) ... George
 1960 Charlie Drake (TV Series)
 1960 Playgirl After Dark
Tourist guide
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Inspector Hill / Russ
- A Foreign Body (1960) ... Inspector Hill
- Trial at Cranby's Creek (1960) ... Russ
 1960 The Splendid Spur (TV Series)
Black Dick
- The End of the Gleys (1960) ... Black Dick
- Joan of the Tor (1960) ... Black Dick
- The Godsend (1960) ... Black Dick
- The Road to the West (1960) ... Black Dick
- The King's Messenger (1960) ... Black Dick
 1960 Carry on, Constable
Matt
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Able Seaman - Lookout on 'Suffolk' (uncredited)
 1960 The Flesh and the Fiends
Drunken Sailor
 1960 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Farrell
- Episode #1.20 (1960) ... Farrell
 1957-1959 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Cinema manager / Charlie
- The Big Night (1959) ... Cinema manager
- The Russian Prince (1957) ... Charlie
 1955-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Barney O'Keefe / O'Keefe, Barney
- Murder for Gain (1959) ... Barney O'Keefe
- Murder by Design (1959) ... Barney O'Keefe
- Deadline for Murder (1959) ... Barney O'Keefe
- It's Only Mink (1959) ... Barney O'Keefe
- Manhunt (1959) ... Barney O'Keefe
 1959 Look Back in Anger
Picky Shopper (uncredited)
 1959 Alfred Marks Time (TV Series)
- Episode #4.4 (1959)
 1959 Musical Playhouse (TV Series)
Jackson
- A Sparrow in Fleet Street (1959) ... Jackson
 1959 Jo's Boys (TV Series)
Nicolo
- Part 4 (1959) ... Nicolo
- Part 3 (1959) ... Nicolo
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Carson
- Thames Division (1959) ... Carson
 1958 Fiend Without a Face
Sgt. Kasper
 1958 The Big Money
'Wilberforce'
 1958 Run to Earth (TV Series)
Captain Gaunt
- Discovery at Dunoon (1958) ... Captain Gaunt
- Captain Gaunt's Secret (1958) ... Captain Gaunt
- Strange Neighbours (1958) ... Captain Gaunt
 1958 The Silver Sword (TV Series)
American G.I.
- The Last Lap (1958) ... American G.I.
 1957 Thunder Over Tangier
Spade Murphy
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Bert Conway
- The Circle of Fear (1957) ... Bert Conway
 1957 Educated Evans (TV Series)
Man in Pub
- The Return of Evans (1957) ... Man in Pub
 1957 Light Fingers
The Major
 1956-1957 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Alphonso / Alphonso Italian Ship's Engineer / Alphonso #1, Italian Ship's Engineer
- The Golden Head (1957) ... Alphonso Italian Ship's Engineer
- Tangier (1957) ... Alphonso
- Cargo: Dynamite (1957) ... Alphonso
- It Started in Paris (1956) ... Alphonso #1, Italian Ship's Engineer
 1957 Enemy from Space
Harry
 1957 The Steel Bayonet
Pvt. Thomas
 1957 Hour of Decision
Barman
 1957 The Adventures of Aggie (TV Series)
Luigi
- The Man Who Forgot (1957) ... Luigi
 1956 Potts, Gangbuster (TV Series)
Mogs
- Double Identity (1956) ... Mogs
 1956 David Copperfield (TV Series)
Pawnbroker
- Part 3 (1956) ... Pawnbroker
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Orderly (uncredited)
 1956 Strange Experiences (TV Series)
- The Clocks (1956)
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Breakaway
Barney
 1955 It's a Great Day
Charlie Mead's Mate (uncredited)
 1955 Secret Venture
Stevens
 1955 Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
Stage Doorman
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Reporter
- The Glorification of Al Toolum (1955) ... Reporter
 1955 Two Grooms for a Bride
Boxer
 1955 Murder on Approval
Barney Wilson
 1955 Track the Man Down (uncredited)
 1953-1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Finch / Pete / The Drunk
- Honeymoon Deferred (1955) ... Finch
- The 90th Day (1955) ... Pete
- Take a Number (1953) ... The Drunk
 1955 One Good Turn
Boxing Booth Spectator (uncredited)
 1955 The Delavine Affair
Sammy
 1954 Three's Company
The Drunk (segment "Take a Number' story)
 1954 Devil's Harbor
Bennett, short henchman
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1954 Delayed Action
Honey
 1954 Meet Mr. Callaghan
Coffee Stallkeeper (uncredited)
 1954 Scarlet Web (uncredited)
 1954 The Diamond Wizard
Hoxie
 1954 River Beat
Adams (crewman)
 1954 Impulse
Sailor (uncredited)
 1953 Love in Pawn
Alaric
 1953 Small Town Story
Turner (uncredited)
 1953 Escape by Night
Bearded Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 White Fire
Carter, boxing fan
 1953 Black 13
Joe
 1953 Break to Freedom
Lt. Henry Adams
 1953 Norman Conquest
Ted Birston
 1953 Paratrooper
American Sergeant
 1953 Recoil
Parkes
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
Customs official #2
 1953 Johnny on the Run
Fingers
 1953 The Steel Key
Sailor (uncredited)
 1953 Genevieve
Trumpeter (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Work of Art (1953)
 1952 Moulin Rouge
Dodo (uncredited)
 1952 Hot Ice
Jacobson
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
Jersey Sailor
 1952 The Assassin
Moretto
 1952 13 East Street
Joey Long
 1951 A Case for PC 49
Chubby Price
 1951 The Quiet Woman
Lefty
 1950 Help Yourself (Short)
Charlie
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy
Pete
 1950 Cage of Gold
American Soldier (uncredited)
 1950 Blackout
Tom (uncredited)
 1950 Prelude to Fame
Lucio
 1949 How Do You View? (TV Series)
Marvin Crum (1951)
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride
Male Billet Sergeant (uncredited)
 1949 The Hidden Room
American sailor
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Jim Kennedy
 1949 Melody Club
Max
 1949 Stop Press Girl
Crook (uncredited)
 1948 William Comes to Town
Stall-holder
 1948 The Hideout
Frankie
 1948 Woman Hater
Reporter (uncredited)
 1948 Sleeping Car to Trieste
Spiegel (uncredited)
 1948 The Front Page (TV Movie)
Woodenshoes Eichhorn
 1947 Just William's Luck
Jenks
 1947 They Travel by Air (Short)
 1938 Smoky Cell (TV Movie) (1939 version)
 1938 Libel (TV Movie)
Undetermined role
 1938 The Marvellous History of St. Bernard (TV Movie)
Servant / Pilgrim
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He was a passenger in the car driven by Bonar Colleano when it crashed, killing Bonar. His injuries required 98 stitches, but he was released from hospital in time to attend Bonar's funeral. See more »

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