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Edward Binns (1916–1990)


Gravel-voiced, authoritative American character actor, a reliable presence on screen for more than four decades. The son of Pennsylvania Quakers, he was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and first learned his trade as an apprentice at the Cleveland Playhouse. Binns was among the first to join the newly established Actors Studio in 1947, ... See full bio »

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 1988 After School
Monsignor Frank Barrett
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Father Martin O'Donohugh
- Shades of Darkness (1986) ... Father Martin O'Donohugh
 1986 Whatever It Takes
Mr. Kingsley
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
John Brady
- A Day's Wages (1986) ... John Brady
 1984 The Leatherstocking Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Sergeant Durnham
- Episode #1.4 ... Sergeant Durnham
 1982 A Conflict of Interest (TV Movie)
President William Maxwell
 1980 F.D.R.: The Last Year (TV Movie)
Gen. 'Pa' Watson
 1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Allan Battles
 1980 The Pilot
Larry Zanoff
 1979 The Power Within (TV Movie)
Gen. Tom Darrow
 1979 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series)
 1978 Stubby Pringle's Christmas (TV Movie)
Red
 1978 Oliver's Story
Phil Cavilleri
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
Driscoll
- Earthquake (1978) ... Driscoll
 1977 Lucan (TV Series)
Marston
- The Search (1977) ... Marston
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Everet Alton Benson
- The Mayor's Committee from Deer Lick Falls (1977) ... Everet Alton Benson
 1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
General Korshak
- The General's Practitioner (1977) ... General Korshak
 1975-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Lieutenant O'Brien / Sergeant Dobson
- Monster Manor (1976) ... Sergeant Dobson
- Year of the Dragon: Part 2 (1975) ... Lieutenant O'Brien
- Year of the Dragon: Part 1 (1975) ... Lieutenant O'Brien
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
John Solvana
- Trial by Prejudice (1976) ... John Solvana
 1976 Just an Old Sweet Song (TV Movie)
Mr. Claypool
 1976 20 Shades of Pink (TV Movie)
 1976 Diary of the Dead
Mr. McNulty
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
- Throwaway (1976)
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Swanson
- The Patriots (1975) ... Swanson
 1975 Night Moves
Joey Ziegler
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Simon Ambler
- The Seventh Man (1975) ... Simon Ambler
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Lt. Lyle Stacy
- The Exchange (1974) ... Lt. Lyle Stacy
 1974 Lovin' Molly
Mr. Fry
 1974 The First Woman President (TV Movie)
Joe Tumulty
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
Lew Simons
- The Copperhead (1974) ... Lew Simons
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Mills
- Jury of One (1973) ... Mills
 1973 Hunter (TV Movie)
Owen Larkdale
 1972 Fireball Forward (TV Movie)
Corps Commander
 1971 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short)
Police Officer
 1971 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Gar
- Dark Pages ... Gar
 1971 The Sheriff (TV Movie)
Paulsen
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Charlie Culver
- Accident (1971) ... Charlie Culver
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Jim Lynch
- An Absence of Loneliness (1971) ... Jim Lynch
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Dan Borden
- The Glory Shouter (1970) ... Dan Borden
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Arthur Beresford
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 2 (1970) ... Arthur Beresford
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 1 (1970) ... Arthur Beresford
 1964-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Dr. Benjamin Kinkaid / Pa McRae / Mike McCormick / ...
- The Price of the Hanging (1970) ... Dr. Benjamin Kinkaid
- Sue Ann (1967) ... Pa McRae
- Ring of Silence (1965) ... Mike McCormick
- A Gallows for Sam Horn (1964) ... Colonel John Briscoe
 1967-1970 Insight (TV Series)
Lou
- Confrontation (1970)
- The 34th Hour (1968)
- The Dog That Bit You (1967) ... Lou
 1968-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Barney Simms / Bill Hollis
- The Dealer (1970) ... Barney Simms
- The Tunnel (1968) ... Bill Hollis
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
John Flint
- It's a Small World (1970) ... John Flint
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Ambrose Liston
- The Holy Ground: The Killers - Part 2 (1969) ... Ambrose Liston (as Ed Binns)
- The Holy Ground: The Killing - Part 1 (1969) ... Ambrose Liston (as Ed Binns)
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Colonel Roper
- The Night of the Pistoleros (1969) ... Colonel Roper
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Lyle Sailer
- The Assassins (1967) ... Lyle Sailer
 1967 Chubasco
Judge North
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Pedro
- The Perils of Charity Jones: Part 1 (1967) ... Pedro (as Ed Binns)
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Sgt. Durgom
- The Small Chance Ghost (1967) ... Sgt. Durgom
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Al Spencer
- That Was the Bridge That Was (1967) ... Al Spencer
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Colonel Delaney
- A Rage for Justice: Part 2 (1967) ... Colonel Delaney
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Roger Zollner
- The Man Who Owned Everyone (1966) ... Roger Zollner
 1966 The Plainsman
Lattimer
 1961-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Peter De Gravio / Ben Laney
- Strange Sort of Accident (1966) ... Peter De Gravio
- Some Tales for Halloween (1966) ... Peter De Gravio
- A Few Hearts, a Few Flowers (1966) ... Peter De Gravio
- Holiday Weekend (1961) ... Ben Laney
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Manet
- The Trial in Paradise (1966) ... Manet
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series)
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Castle
- A Medal for Mirko (1965) ... Castle
 1963-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
George Savano / Josh Kovaks / Angstrom
- Set Fire to a Straw Man (1965) ... George Savano
- Cry Uncle (1964) ... Josh Kovaks
- Glass Tightrope (1963) ... Angstrom
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Major Morrison
- The Fort (1965) ... Major Morrison
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Seth Jennings
- Doll of Sorrow (1965) ... Seth Jennings
 1965 Karen (TV Series)
Mark
- Good Neighbor Policy (1965) ... Mark
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Clifford Moran
- The Suspected (1964) ... Clifford Moran
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Walter Bryce
- The Ghost of Moby Dick (1964) ... Walter Bryce
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Representative Paul Carlson
- Question: Which One Has the Privilege? (1964) ... Representative Paul Carlson (as Edwared Binns)
 1964 The Americanization of Emily
Adm. Thomas Healy
 1964 Fail-Safe
Colonel Grady (as Ed Binns)
 1964 Suspense (TV Series)
- Brother Lathrop (1964)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Sloane
- The Command (1964) ... Captain Sloane
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Colonel Johnson
- Rescue (1964) ... Colonel Johnson
 1961-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Major Starbuck / Jud Steele / Sheriff Bill Strode
- The Santiago Quesada Story (1964) ... Major Starbuck
- The Jud Steele Story (1962) ... Jud Steele
- The Earl Packer Story (1961) ... Sheriff Bill Strode
 1961-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
District Attorney Wolf / Victor Fergusson / Franklin Williams
- The Pill Man (1964) ... District Attorney Wolf
- The Weeping Baboon (1963) ... District Attorney Wolf
- A Taste for Vengeance (1963) ... District Attorney Wolf
- The Treadmill (1961) ... Victor Fergusson
- The Trial of Jenny Scott (1961) ... Franklin Williams
 1963-1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Anson Kiley
- The Intern Syndrome (1964) ... Dr. Anson Kiley
- Ordeal (1963) ... Dr. Anson Kiley
 1960-1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
General Walters / Col. Bob Donlin
- The Long Morrow (1964) ... General Walters
- I Shot an Arrow into the Air (1960) ... Col. Bob Donlin
 1963 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Lt. Kimball
- Stakeout (1963) ... Lt. Kimball
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
James Hawley
- Diamond Field Jack (1963) ... James Hawley
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Dr. Samuels / Steve Ballard
- A Taste for Pineapple (1963) ... Dr. Samuels
- Junk Man (1963) ... Steve Ballard
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Deke Barron / Matthew Connors
- The Old Man and the City (1963) ... Deke Barron
- The Judge (1963) ... Matthew Connors
 1960-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Donald McTaggart / Fred Durant
- The Cruelest Sea of All (1963) ... Donald McTaggart
- The Beryllium Eater (1960) ... Fred Durant
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Arlie Gibbs
- Return to Dryrock (1963) ... Arlie Gibbs
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
George Hawley
- Luscious Lois (1962) ... George Hawley
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Joe Gullion
- Sidewinder (1962) ... Joe Gullion
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Harl Stoner
- The Bold and the Tough (1962) ... Harl Stoner
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Captain Lemoyne
- The Quick Brown Fox (1962) ... Captain Lemoyne
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Harry Wilson
- A Very Special Girl (1962) ... Harry Wilson
 1962 A Public Affair
Sen. Fred Baines
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Crafts
- The All-American Boy (1962) ... Crafts (as Edwards Binns)
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
Sen. Burkette
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Jim Corbin
- Style of Living (1961) ... Jim Corbin
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Charles Griffin / Lloyd Castle
- The Case of the Malicious Mariner (1961) ... Charles Griffin
- The Case of the Angry Dead Man (1961) ... Lloyd Castle
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Sgt. George Costello
- The McMasters Story (1961) ... Sgt. George Costello
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Reverend Jim Hallett
- A Place of Still Waters (1961) ... Reverend Jim Hallett
 1958-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sam Tompkins / Abel McHugh
- The Atoner (1961) ... Sam Tompkins
- Wire (1958) ... Abel McHugh
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Shad Billings
- The Lonely Road (1961) ... Shad Billings
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Lt. Giddeon
- The Merriweather File (1961) ... Lt. Giddeon
 1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Colonel Robert Baldwin
- Without Fear (1961) ... Colonel Robert Baldwin
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Lt. Bert Walker
- Big Poison (1960) ... Lt. Bert Walker
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Sam Decker
- Shorty (1960) ... Sam Decker
 1960 Desire in the Dust
Luke Connett
 1960 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Ed Barron
- Paradivers (1960) ... Ed Barron
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Ross
- Dishonor System (1960) ... Ross
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Fred Graham
- Vanishing Point (1960) ... Fred Graham
 1957-1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Major Robert Fielding / Captain Posen
- The Last Flight Out (1960) ... Major Robert Fielding
- On Edge (1957) ... Captain Posen
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Sheriff Ed McClain
 1959 The Man in the Net
State Police Capt. Green
 1959 Curse of the Undead
Sheriff
 1959 Compulsion
Tom Daly
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
Gruman
- The Prussian Jewel Case (1959) ... Gruman
- The Gold-Plated People (1959) ... Gruman
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Harley Bender / Frederick Walden
- Prettiest Dress in Goldfield (1959) ... Harley Bender
- What's Mine Is Mine ... Frederick Walden
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Governor Jim Pierson
- For Better or for Worse (1958) ... Governor Jim Pierson
 1953-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Bull Maddox
- Cop Killer (1958)
- Vengeance (1957) ... Bull Maddox
- The Written Word (1955)
- The Barn (1954)
 1957-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Ben Silcox / Perry Slavins
- Death Watch (1958) ... Ben Silcox
- Doomsday (1957) ... Perry Slavins
 1957-1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Doug Jessop / Lt. Ericson
- Time Out of Mind (1958) ... Doug Jessop
- Boy on the Roof (1957) ... Lt. Ericson
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Larrabee
- Pension Plan (1958) ... Larrabee
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Brazier
- Man of Principle (1958) ... Brazier
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Decker
- Double Jeopardy (1958) ... Decker
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Melvin Cressler
- The Peter Stevens Case (1958) ... Melvin Cressler
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Nathaniel Beecher
- The Hanging Cross (1957) ... Nathaniel Beecher
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Wally Gardner
- The Alibi Witness (1957) ... Wally Gardner
 1955-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Robert J. Quinn
- Fire at Sea (1957) ... Robert J. Quinn
 1957 Young and Dangerous
Dr. Price
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Brown
- Heart of Gold (1957) ... Mr. Brown
 1957 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bill Stapp
- Jesse (1957) ... Bill Stapp
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Rangler
- Lost and Found (1957) ... Rangler
 1957 Portland Exposé
George Madison
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Lieutenant Marchese / Anderson
- No License to Kill (1957) ... Lieutenant Marchese
- Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956) ... Anderson
 1956 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Winters
- Pardon for the Penitent (1956) ... Winters
 1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Lt. Kennedy
 1956 The Scarlet Hour
Sgt. Allen
 1956 Patterns
Elevator Starter
 1956 Justice (TV Series)
Rankin
- The Trapped (1956) ... Rankin
 1955-1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Articles of War (1956)
- The Knife (1955)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Trees (1955)
 1953-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Trees (1955)
- The Cipher (1953)
 1954-1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Peters / Reporter / George Moffat / ...
- Incident in an Alley (1955) ... Peters
- Fearful Decision (1955) ... Reporter
- The Man with the Gun (1954) ... George Moffat
- Fearful Decision (1954) ... Charlie Ferber
 1952-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Joe Doyle / Black Dog
- Uncle Ed and Circumstances (1955) ... Joe Doyle
- Treasure Island (1952) ... Black Dog (uncredited)
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Daniels
- The Last Out (1955) ... Daniels
 1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Prosecutor / Silas
- The Last Confession (1955) ... Prosecutor
- Gilia (1952) ... Silas
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Lieutenant Lewis
- Edge of Terror (1955) ... Lieutenant Lewis
 1955 Mr. Citizen (TV Series)
 1953-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Rain No More (1953)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Sam Blaine
- Coroner Probe Report (1955) ... Sam Blaine
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Roy
- The Lavender Kite (1955) ... Roy
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Tucker
- Black Eagle Pass (1955) ... Tucker
 1952-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Dan Thompson
- N.Y. to L.A. (1955) ... Dan Thompson
 1953-1955 You Are There (TV Series)
General Gerow / General McDougall
- D-Day (June 6, 1944) (1955) ... General Gerow
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Uhl / Rocky / Lacey / ...
- The Lonely One (1954) ... Uhl
- Family Skeleton (1954) ... Rocky
- Ghost Mail (1954) ... Lacey
- Queen of Spades (1954) ... Barney
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
- North Side (1954)
 1951-1954 Danger (TV Series)
The Man
- The Bet (1954)
- Return Flight (1953)
- Change Up (1952)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Customer
- Glory in the Flower (1953) ... Customer
 1953 Pentagon U.S.A. (TV Series)
Army Investigator (1953)
 1953 Vice Squad
Al Barkis
 1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
- The Dog Tag (1953)
 1952 Horns of a Dilemma (TV Movie)
 1952 Police Story (TV Series)
- The Boston Case (1952)
 1952 The Real Glory (TV Movie)
 1952 Without Warning!
Lt. Pete Hamilton
 1951-1952 The Web (TV Series)
- Rx Death (1952)
 1951 The Big Story (TV Series)
George Cleveland Bullette
- Cleve Bullette, Reporter (1951) ... George Cleveland Bullette
 1951 Teresa
Sgt. Brown
 1950 Halls of Montezuma
First soldier in final tracking shot (uncredited)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
The Doctor
- Portrait of a Madonna (1948) ... The Doctor
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Stage Play: Peer Gynt (Revival). Written by Henrik Ibsen. Book adapted by Paul Green. Incidental music by Lan Adomian. Near East Music by Hillel and Aviva. Choreographed by Valerie Bettis. Directed by Lee Strasberg. ANTA Playhouse: 28 Jan 1951- 24 Feb 1951 (32 performances). Cast: Joseph Anthony (as "Solveig's Father/Monsieur Ballon/Dr. ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Eddie Binns | Edwards Binns | Edwared Binns | Ed Binns

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Both he and Malachi Throne played Alexander Mundy's government boss on It Takes a Thief (1968), and both actors debuted on the same episode of Brenner (1959). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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