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James Bell (I) (1891–1973)

James Bell was born on December 1, 1891 in Suffolk, Virginia, USA as James Harlee Bell. He was an actor, known for I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Holiday Inn (1942) and The Glenn Miller Story (1954). He was married to Joyce Arling. He died on October 26, 1973 in Kents Store, Virginia. See full bio »

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 1964 Where Love Has Gone
Judge, Divorce Court (uncredited)
 1962-1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Pop / Hjalmer Olson
- A Dime's Worth of Glory (1964) ... Pop (uncredited)
- The Jury (1962) ... Hjalmer Olson
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Dr. Davis Carter
- Toll the Bell Slowly (1963) ... Dr. Davis Carter
 1963 Twilight of Honor
Charles Crispin
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Dr. David T. Harvey
- To Make This Place Remember (1963) ... Dr. David T. Harvey
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Judge Hatfield
- Jail Ward (1963) ... Judge Hatfield
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. Davidson
- Hazel and the Stockholder's Meeting (1963) ... Mr. Davidson
 1959-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Charles Druten / Reverend Peters / Mr. Hennepin
- The Naomi Kaylor Story (1963) ... Charles Druten
- The Luke Grant Story (1960) ... Reverend Peters
- The Vincent Eaglewood Story (1959) ... Mr. Hennepin
 1960-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Anderson / Charlie - Judge
- Bob Wire (1963) ... Anderson
- The Trial (1960) ... Charlie - Judge
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Paul Grayson
- Bandwagon (1962) ... Paul Grayson
 1961 Claudelle Inglish
Josh
 1961 Posse from Hell
Benson
 1958-1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Silas Vance / Zack Davis / P. E. Overbrook / ...
- The Case of the Lavender Lipstick (1960) ... Silas Vance
- The Case of the Frantic Flyer (1960) ... Zack Davis
- The Case of the Lazy Lover (1958) ... P. E. Overbrook
- The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (1958) ... J. J. Stanley
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Old Ben
- Death Runs Wild (1960) ... Old Ben
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Frank
- The Mary Hardin Story (1960) ... Frank
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Andy Davis
- Escape to Sonoita (1960) ... Andy Davis
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Rob Stebbins
- The Lucifer Urge (1960) ... Rob Stebbins
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
John Homart
- The Horse Runs High (1960) ... John Homart
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
John Briggs
- The Shape of the River (1960) ... John Briggs
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Will Davis
- The Golden Tunnel (1960) ... Will Davis
 1960 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Coroner Andrew Karp
- Alibi (1960) ... Coroner Andrew Karp
 1958-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Father Serra / Isom
- Mystery at Malibu (1960) ... Father Serra
- The Last Rodeo (1958) ... Isom
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Kirby sr.
- The Chameleon Truck (1960) ... Kirby sr.
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Martin Guild
- Return to Boothill (1960) ... Martin Guild
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Dr. Malcolm Allen
- Street of Hate (1960) ... Dr. Malcolm Allen
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Ben
- The High Bridge (1960) ... Ben
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Carl Benson
- Riot at Arroyo Seco (1960) ... Carl Benson
 1954-1959 Lassie (TV Series)
Ira Caldwell / Lester Peabody
- Star Reporter (1959) ... Ira Caldwell
- Mr. Peabody (1954) ... Lester Peabody
 1959 -30-
Ben Quinn
 1959 The Rebel (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Scavengers (1959) ... Old Man
 1959 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Grandpa Charlie Perkins
- Grandpa and Miss Cathcart (1959) ... Grandpa Charlie Perkins
 1959 The Oregon Trail
Jeremiah Cooper
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Jonas Blecker
- Ten Minutes to Doomsday (1959) ... Jonas Blecker
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Alex
- Two Counts of Murder (1959) ... Alex
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Phillip Graff
- The Last Bullet (1959) ... Phillip Graff
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Sheriff Art Logan
- Love on the Rocks (1959) ... Sheriff Art Logan
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Dr. Jason
- The Testimonial (1959) ... Dr. Jason
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Sheriff Jeff Turner
- The Big Gamblers (1959) ... Sheriff Jeff Turner
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Kohner
- The Alaskan Story (1959) ... Kohner
 1959 The Trap
Sourdough (uncredited)
 1957-1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Sheriff Pete Haney / Jed Chantry
- The Cleanup (1959) ... Sheriff Pete Haney
- The Hasty Gun (1957) ... Jed Chantry
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Mr. Webb
- The Peddler (1959) ... Mr. Webb
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Judge Harrison
- High Class Type of Mongrel (1959) ... Judge Harrison
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Doc Stewart
- The Captives (1959) ... Doc Stewart
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Priest
- Face of Murder (1959) ... Priest
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Pop Barton aka Farmer Spencer
- Baubles, Bangles and Blood (1959) ... Pop Barton aka Farmer Spencer
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Boniface Terry
- Eight Cent Reward (1958) ... Boniface Terry
 1958 In Love and War
Sidney Lenaine (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Art Masters / Walt Elliott
- The Killer (1958) ... Art Masters
- The Big U (1957) ... Walt Elliott
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Judge Garrison
- The Freighter (1958) ... Judge Garrison
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Sam Wilson / Henry Morgan
- Layover at Jamestown (1957) ... Sam Wilson / Henry Morgan
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Henry
- Sunset Strip (1957) ... Henry
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
Governor Thomas Pemberton
- The Emancipation of Billy (1957) ... Governor Thomas Pemberton
 1957 The Tin Star
Judge Thatcher
 1957 Back from the Dead
Mr. Bradley
 1957 The Lonely Man
Judge Hart
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Jackson
- Death at Twin Pines (1957) ... Jackson
 1957 You Are There (TV Series)
Isham
 1955-1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Charles Wyatt / Ted Roberts
- The Charles Wyatt Story (1957) ... Charles Wyatt
- The Merle Roberts Story (1955) ... Ted Roberts
 1957 Four Girls in Town
Walter Conway
 1956 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Sheriff Clay Hunnicutt
- Sock Takes the Plunge (1956) ... Sheriff Clay Hunnicutt
 1956 The Search for Bridey Murphy
Hugh Lynn Cayce
 1956 Huk!
Stephen Rogers
 1956 Combat Sergeant (TV Series)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Rancher
- The Antidote (1956)
- All the Trees in the Field (1956) ... Rancher
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe
- Partners (1956) ... Joe
 1954-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Pop Latshaw / Garrity / Casey Martin / ...
- Behind the Mask (1956) ... Pop Latshaw
- Garrity's Sons (1955) ... Garrity
- The Stars Don't Shine (1955) ... Casey Martin
- Shadow of Truth (1954) ... Cass Martin
 1956 A Day of Fury
Doc Logan
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Cosick
- Man on the Ledge (1955) ... Mr. Cosick
 1955 A Lawless Street
Asaph Dean
 1955 Texas Lady
Cass Gower
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Dr. Bob
- One Day at a Time (1955) ... Dr. Bob
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Grandfather Hunt
 1955 Teen-Age Crime Wave
Thomas Paul Grant
 1955 Lay That Rifle Down
Mr. Fetcher
 1955 Your Play Time (TV Series)
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Arnold Matthews
- The Case of the Man Next Door (1955) ... Arnold Matthews
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Decker
- A Million Dollar Story (1955) ... Decker
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
 1955 Marty
Mr. Snyder (uncredited)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Montgomery
- The Case of the One-Eyed Jack (1955) ... Montgomery
 1955 Strategic Air Command
Rev. Dr. Thorne
 1955 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- Honolulu (1955)
 1954 Black Tuesday
John Norris
 1954 Climax! (TV Series)
Sheriff
- An Error in Chemistry (1954) ... Sheriff
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
John Hart
- Our Sacred Honor (1954) ... John Hart
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Pop Cehagen
- Midnight Haul (1954) ... Pop Cehagen
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Mr. Herbert Poole
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Live Forever (1954)
 1954 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Plant (1954)
- The Big Mattress (1954)
 1954 Riding Shotgun
Doc Winkler
 1954 Crime Wave
Daniel O'Keefe
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Mr. Burger
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
Old-Timer
- Ghost of a City (1954) ... Old-Timer
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Mike Corning
- Portia of the Sea (1954) ... Mike Corning
 1952-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Pete Johnson
- Impatient Heir (1953)
- Accidentally on Purpose (1952) ... Pete Johnson
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Dr. Betts
 1953 The Last Posse
Will Romer
 1953 Hannah Lee: An American Primitive
Man at Carousel in Prologue (uncredited)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Island of Stone (1953)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Judge
 1952 Ride the Man Down
John Evarts
 1952 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Jim Corbett
- The Trapper Story (1952) ... Jim Corbett
 1952 Wild Horse Ambush
Sheriff Tom White
 1952 Japanese War Bride
Ed Sterling
 1951 Red Mountain
Dr. Terry
 1951 Arizona Manhunt
Sheriff Tom White
 1951 Flying Leathernecks
Colonel
 1951 The Dakota Kid
Sheriff Tom White
 1951 Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas
Sheriff Tom White
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Mr. Neeley
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Ace of Spades (1951) ... Sheriff
 1950 Dial 1119
Harrison D. Barnes
 1949 Roughshod
Pa (Ed) Wyatt
 1949 Streets of Laredo
Ike
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Mr. Hockland
 1948 Black Eagle
Frank Hayden
 1948 I, Jane Doe
Judge Bertrand
 1947 Killer McCoy
Father Patrick Ryan
 1947 Driftwood
Sheriff Bolton
 1947 Philo Vance's Secret Mission
Sheriff Harry Madison
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
John Willhart
 1947 Brute Force
Crenshaw
 1947 The Millerson Case
Ezra Minnich
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Sam Hall, Homesteader
 1947 Blind Spot
Det. Lt. Fred Applegate
 1947 Dead Reckoning
Father Logan
 1946 The Unknown
Edward Martin
 1945 The Spiral Staircase
Constable
 1945 The Girl of the Limberlost
Wesley Sinton
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Williams
 1944 Step Lively
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Tom Burke
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Col. White
 1943 My Friend Flicka
Gus
 1943 The Leopard Man
Dr. Galbraith
 1943 I Walked with a Zombie
Dr. Maxwell
 1942 Holiday Inn
Dunbar
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Indian Officer (uncredited)
 1934 Student Tour
Indian Fakir (uncredited)
 1933 White Woman
Hambly
 1933 Day of Reckoning
Slim
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Peter (uncredited)
 1933 Private Detective 62
Whitey
 1933 Infernal Machine
Spencer
 1933 The King's Vacation
Anderson
 1933 The Monkey's Paw
Flute Player (uncredited)
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Red (uncredited)
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Prolific American character actor, on stage from 1921. In films often as average joes, old timers, kindly fathers, doctors or sheriffs.

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