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Edgar Buchanan (1903–1979)

At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Oregon. After studying at the University of Oregon, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist, graduating from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1937, he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon. He then moved his practice to Altadena, CA. There he joined the Pasadena ... See full bio »

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 1974 Benji
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
Axel Gresham
 1967 Welcome to Hard Times
 1966 Gunpoint
 1965 The Man from Button Willow
Sorry (voice)
 1965 The Rounders
Vince Moore
 1963 Move Over, Darling
Judge Bryson
 1963 A Ticklish Affair
Captain Martin / Gramps
 1963 Donovan's Reef
Boston Attorney Francis X. O'Brien
 1961 The Comancheros
Circuit Court Judge Thaddeus Jackson Breen
 1961 Devil's Partner
Doc Lucas
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
Judge Carver
 1960 Chartroose Caboose
Woodrow 'Woody' Watts
 1960 Cimarron
Judge Neal Hefner
 1960 Four Fast Guns
 1959 Stump Run
Buck Gaskin
 1959 Edge of Eternity
Sheriff Edwards
 1959 Hound-Dog Man
Doc Cole
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Congressman Richard Tappe
 1958 The Sheepman
Milt Masters
 1958 Day of the Badman
Sam Wyckoff
 1957 Spoilers of the Forest
Tom Duncan
 1956 Come Next Spring
Mr. Canary
 1955 Wichita
Doc Black
 1955 The Lonesome Trail
Dan Wells
 1955 The Silver Star
Will 'Bill' Dowdy (as Edgar Buchanon)
 1955 Rage at Dawn
 1954 Destry
Mayor Sellers
 1954 Dawn at Socorro
Sheriff Cauthen
 1954 Human Desire
Alec Simmons
 1954 Make Haste to Live
Sheriff Lafe
 1954 She Couldn't Say No
Ed Meeker
 1953 Shane
Fred Lewis
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
Jim Hadlock
 1952 Wild Stallion
John Wintergreen
 1952 The Big Trees
Walter 'Yukon' Burns
 1952 Flaming Feather
Sgt. O'Rourke
 1951 Silver City
Dutch Surrency
 1951 Cave of Outlaws
 1951 Rawhide
Sam Todd
 1950 Devil's Doorway
Zeke Carmody
 1950 The Big Hangover
Uncle Fred Mahoney
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Sam Bennett
 1949 Lust for Gold
 1949 Red Canyon
Jonah Johnson
 1949 The Walking Hills
Old Willy
 1948 The Untamed Breed
John Rambeau
 1948 The Man from Colorado
Doc Merriam
 1948 Coroner Creek
Sheriff O'Hea
 1948 Best Man Wins
Jim Smiley
 1948 Adventures in Silverado
Dr. Hendersonn, aka The Monk
 1948 The Swordsman
Angus MacArden
 1947 Framed
Jeff Cunningham
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Jeff, Cook on Brewton Ranch
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Darius J. Magonnagle
 1946 Renegades
Kirk Dembrow
 1946 Perilous Holiday
George Richards
 1946 Abilene Town
Sheriff 'Bravo' Trimble
 1946 The Fighting Guardsman
Pepe, Bandit-Valet
 1944 Strange Affair
Lt. Washburn
 1944 The Impatient Years
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Sgt. Chips McGraw
 1943 Destroyer
Kansus Jackson
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Jonesey Jones
 1943 The Desperadoes
Uncle Willie McLeod
 1943 City Without Men
Judge Michael T. Mallory
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Sam Yates
 1941 You Belong to Me
 1941 Texas
Buford 'Doc' Thorpe
 1941 The Richest Man in Town
Pete Martin
 1941 Her First Beau
Elmer Tuttle
 1941 Penny Serenade
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Narrator / Old-Timer (uncredited)
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Ben Rollins (uncredited)
 1940 Escape to Glory
Charles Atterbee
 1940 Tear Gas Squad
Cousin Andy
 1940 Three Cheers for the Irish
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
Dan, Bartender
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Was originally a dentist with his own practice. At age 38, he turned the practice over to his wife and began his acting career. See more »


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