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Owen Bush (I) (1921–2001)

The laconic character actor Owen Bush was born on November 10, 1921 in Savannah, Missouri. Owen first became interested in acting in high school, when auditioning for a school play got him out of a boring study hall. In the late 1940s, Bush began working as a radio announcer, and in the early '50s, became a sportscaster on WDAF-TV in Kansas City. ... See full bio »

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 2000 Red Letters
Old Man
 2000 The Independent
VFW Old Man
 2000 Passions (TV Series)
Orville Perkins
- Episode #1.142 (2000) ... Orville Perkins
- Episode #1.141 (2000) ... Orville Perkins
- Episode #1.140 (2000) ... Orville Perkins
 1999 Best Laid Plans
Vagrant
 1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie)
Mr. Bartlett
 1998 Smart Guy (TV Series)
Mr. Crabtree
- Stop the Presses (1998) ... Mr. Crabtree
 1996 Weird Science (TV Series)
Clarence
- Grumpy Old Genie (1996) ... Clarence
 1995 Prehysteria! 3 (Video)
Mr. Cranston
 1994 Prehysteria! 2 (Video)
Mr. Cranston
 1994 Hardball (TV Series)
Wrong Way Mulgrew
- Lee's Bad, Bad Day (1994) ... Wrong Way Mulgrew
 1994 Where Are My Children? (TV Movie)
Court Clerk
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
Farmer
- Socrates' Sister (1993) ... Farmer
 1992 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Motel Clerk
- Windows (1992) ... Motel Clerk
 1991 Rover Dangerfield
Fisherman #1 (voice)
 1991 Married with Children (TV Series)
Codger #2
- Route 666: Part 1 (1991) ... Codger #2
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
General Lee
- One Small Step (1990) ... General Lee
 1989 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Clerk
- Heartbreak Hotel (1989) ... Clerk
 1989 Major Dad (TV Series)
Peach Farmer
 1986-1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Hank / Driver
- Alma Murder (1989) ... Hank
- Murder in the Electric Cathedral (1986) ... Driver
 1988 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Harry
- Wimped Out (1988) ... Harry
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Old Man
- A Fair Shake: Part 2 (1988) ... Old Man
 1986-1988 Our House (TV Series)
Crimshaw
- Out of Step (1988) ... Crimshaw
- Trouble in Paradise: Part 2 (1988) ... Crimshaw
- Friends (1987) ... Crimshaw
- Choices (1986) ... Crimshaw
- Small Steps Up a Tall Mountain (1986) ... Crimshaw
 1988 The Slap Maxwell Story (TV Series)
Gas Station Attendant
- Episode #1.13 (1988) ... Gas Station Attendant
 1987 Nine to Five (TV Series)
Bartender
- Bud's Mid-Life Crisis (1987) ... Bartender
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Old Man at Grandview
- Straight to the Heart (1987) ... Old Man at Grandview
 1984-1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Gil Petty / Sam
- Sail Away (1986) ... Gil Petty
- Help Wanted: Angel (1984) ... Sam
 1976-1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Tom / Attendant
- Help Wanted: Kids (1986) ... Attendant
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sam Eyles (segment "An Unlocked Window")
- Pilot (1985) ... Sam Eyles (segment "An Unlocked Window")
 1985 Wildside (TV Series)
Morgan
- The Crimea of the Century (1985) ... Morgan
 1984 The Last Starfighter
Mr. Boone
 1984 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Pickup Truck Driver
- Little Boy Blue (1984) ... Pickup Truck Driver
 1983 Herndon (TV Movie)
Coach
 1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Hotel Manager
- The Older Brothers (1983) ... Hotel Manager
 1982 Dynasty (TV Series)
Justice of the Peace
- Sammy Jo and Steven Marry (1982) ... Justice of the Peace
 1978-1981 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Farmer Parsons / Amos / Bread Man
- The $1000 Bill (1978) ... Amos
- Soup and Me (1978) ... Bread Man
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Max Amaral
- Dead Man's Riddle (1981) ... Max Amaral
 1981 Enos (TV Series)
 1981 Walking Tall (TV Series)
George Nash
- Hitman (1981) ... George Nash
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Shipping Clerk
- Road Pirates (1979) ... Shipping Clerk
 1978-1979 Carter Country (TV Series)
Elmer
- The Big Move: Part 3 (1979) ... Elmer
 1979 Police Story: A Cry for Justice (TV Movie)
Xmas Lot Owner
 1979 Dreamer
The Fan
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Liveryman Craig
- The Rustler (1979) ... Liveryman Craig
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
2nd Neighborhood Farmer
- Dry Spell (1979) ... 2nd Neighborhood Farmer
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
Ed
- Who Ordered the Hot Turkey? (1978) ... Ed
 1978 The Harvey Korman Show (TV Series)
Bailiff
- The One Where Harvey Won't Change (1978) ... Bailiff
 1978 Wild and Wooly (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1978 Skateboard
Sign Painter
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series)
Charley
- Archie and the KKK: Part 1 (1977) ... Charley
 1976-1977 Sirota's Court (TV Series)
John Belson
- The Vacation (1977) ... John Belson
- The Old Friend (1977) ... John Belson
- Snake and the Old People (1977) ... John Belson
- The Alien (1977) ... John Belson
- The Split-Up (1977) ... John Belson
 1975-1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Watchman / Ezra Hayden
- The Fatal Dive (1976) ... Watchman
- Honeymoon with Death (1975) ... Ezra Hayden
 1976 Baretta (TV Series)
Manager
 1976 Flash and the Firecat
Vernon
 1976 The Flight of the Grey Wolf (TV Movie)
Tom
 1974-1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Joe
- The Quasar Kill (1976) ... Joe
- The Exchange (1974)
 1976 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Well Wisher
- Crossing Fox River (1976) ... Well Wisher (uncredited)
 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang
Sleeping Fireman (uncredited)
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Dispatcher
- Sidewinder (1975) ... Dispatcher
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Sam Gillis
- The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague (1974) ... Sam Gillis
 1973-1974 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Bartender
- Only Birds and Fools (1974) ... Bartender
- Dead Heat (1974) ... Bartender
- A Hard Road to Vengeance (1973) ... Bartender
 1964-1973 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bailiff / Hotel Clerk / Jackson Narramore / ...
- Eleven Dollars (1972) ... Hotel Clerk
- A Noose for Dobie Price (1968) ... Jackson Narramore
- Trip West (1964) ... Bank clerk (uncredited)
 1973 Poor Devil (TV Movie)
Tom
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Charlie
- A Game of Shadows (1972) ... Charlie
 1972 The Heist (TV Movie)
 1961-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Station Agent / Billings / Ira / ...
- The Twenty-Sixth Grave (1972) ... Station Agent
- Four Sisters from Boston (1966) ... Billings
- The Meredith Smith (1965) ... Ira
- The Many Faces of Gideon Flinch (1961) ... Hotel Clerk
 1970-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Clerk / Reynolds
- TOD-5 (1972) ... Clerk
- Homecoming (1970) ... Reynolds
 1972 The Eyes of Charles Sand (TV Movie)
Gardener
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Rich Rancher
- Safe Deposit (1971) ... Rich Rancher
 1971 Skin Game
Guard (uncredited)
 1971 Nichols (TV Series)
Conductor
- Pilot (1971) ... Conductor
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Engineer
- Alias Smith and Jones (1971) ... Engineer
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Serviceman / Jenkins the Locksmith
- Doris vs. Pollution (1970) ... Serviceman
- Hot Dogs (1970) ... Jenkins the Locksmith
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Man Representing Missouri (uncredited)
 1970 Nancy (TV Series)
Mr. Willis / Joe
- Adam, the TV Star (1970) ... Mr. Willis
 1968-1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Bartender / Owner
- Ice Station Siegfried (1969) ... Bartender
- The Laser Blazer (1968) ... Owner
 1969 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Delivery Man
- Two's a Crowd (1969) ... Delivery Man
 1967-1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk / Waiter / Charlie - Telegraph Operator
- Trail's End (1969) ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
- Reunion (1968) ... Waiter
- Message at Noon (1967) ... Charlie - Telegraph Operator
 1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- Big Tiny (1968) ... Auctioneer
 1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Chauffeur
- Cannonball for Sale (1968) ... Chauffeur
 1967 Valley of the Dolls
Reporter at Suicide (uncredited)
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Dr. Riley
- The Disappearance (1967) ... Dr. Riley
 1965-1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Doyle, the Clothier / Mr. Hammond / Mr. Jason
- Opie's First Love (1967) ... Doyle, the Clothier
- Goober's Contest (1967) ... Mr. Hammond
- Off to Hollywood (1965) ... Mr. Jason
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde
Policeman (uncredited)
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Gus
 1967 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
 1966 Shane (TV Series)
Ben
- A Man'd Be Proud (1966) ... Ben
- The Big Fifty (1966) ... Ben
- A Long Night of Mourning (1966) ... Ben
- The Day the Wolf Laughed (1966) ... Ben
- The Other Image (1966) ... Ben
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Sam
- A Dozen Ways to Kill a Man (1966) ... Sam
 1965-1966 That Girl (TV Series)
Customer III
- What's in a Name? (1966) ... Customer III (uncredited)
- What's in a Name? (1965) ... Customer III
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Man #2
- Lori (1966) ... Man #2
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Caddy
- The Joker Trumps an Ace (1966) ... Caddy (uncredited)
 1965 Barney (TV Movie)
 1965 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Court Clerk
- Episode #2.26 (1965) ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
Lt. Moller
- The Stowaway (1965) ... Lt. Moller
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Postman
- The Green-Eyed Martian (1965) ... Postman
 1964-1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Norval / Policeman
- George's Man Friday (1965) ... Norval
- Such a Nice Little Man (1964) ... Policeman
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Finley
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Driver
- The Jack Is High (1964) ... Driver
 1964 Roustabout
Man (uncredited)
 1964 Lassie (TV Series)
Charlie
- Leave It to Lassie and the Beavers (1964) ... Charlie
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- Go Down, Moses (1963) ... Auctioneer
 1963 Grindl (TV Series)
Sergeant McGreevy
- Grindl and the Counterfeiters (1963) ... Sergeant McGreevy
 1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff / Deputy
- Little Boy Blew (1963) ... Deputy Sheriff
- Cupid Wore a Tail (1963) ... Deputy
 1962 McKeever & the Colonel (TV Series)
Mr. Ephron
- The Mascot (1962) ... Mr. Ephron
 1961-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Will Puffin / Last Chance Bartender
- The Barber (1962) ... Will Puffin
- The Lords of Darkness (1961) ... Last Chance Bartender
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Homer King
- A Lion Walks Among Us (1961) ... Homer King
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Mitch
- Count Seven! (1961) ... Mitch
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Nibs
- The Murder Bond (1961) ... Nibs
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Cop
- Tony Martin Visits (1961) ... Cop
 1959-1961 Manhunt (TV Series)
Dr. Billy Shaw
- Woman on the Highway (1961) ... Dr. Billy Shaw
- The Seeing Eye Dog Caper (1960) ... Dr. Billy Shaw
- Hair Trigger (1959) ... Dr. Billy Shaw
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Mr. Wood
- Bolt from the Blue (1960) ... Mr. Wood
 1960 Cage of Evil
Sergeant Ray Dean, Records
 1960 Ma Barker's Killer Brood
Carney
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Hose
- Most Beautiful Woman (1960) ... Hose
 1959 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Officer Pete York
- The Fickle Fingers (1959) ... Officer Pete York
 1958 Coffee Break (Short)
Joe, Personnel Manager
 1958 Murder on the Screen (Short)
Jones
 1957 The Delinquents
Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1956 The Magic Bond (Short)
Soldier
 1955 The Perfect Crime (Short)
Motorist
 1953 The Pulse of the City (TV Series)

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Owen Bush had his own State Farm insurance agency in Glendale, California.

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Scorpio

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