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Harry Cheshire (1891–1968)

Harry Cheshire was born on August 16, 1891 in Emporia, Kansas, USA as Harry V. Cheshire. He was an actor, known for Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1955), The Luckiest Guy in the World (1947) and Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949). He died on June 16, 1968 in Orange County, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Buffalo Bill, Jr.
Buffalo Bill, Jr. Judge Ben 'Fair and Square' Wiley / Judge Ben (Fair 'n' Square) Wiley / Judge Ben Wiley / Major (Judge) Ben Wiley
The Luckiest Guy in the World
The Luckiest Guy in the World Mr. Mossley, Charles' Landlord
Riders of the Whistling Pines
Riders of the Whistling Pines Dr. Daniel Chadwick
Moonrise J.B. Sykes


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 1964 The Patsy
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1961 The Errand Boy
Ulysses Paramutual (uncredited)
 1960 Let's Make Love
Minister, Amanda's Father (uncredited)
 1960 From the Terrace
Partner (uncredited)
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Judge Whipple - Wedding Guest with Cake in Hat (uncredited)
 1958 The Big Country
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1958 I Married a Woman
Texan at Phone Booth (uncredited)
 1957 My Man Godfrey
James Elliott
 1957 Loving You
Mayor (uncredited)
 1957 The Restless Breed
Mayor Johnson
 1956 The Boss
Gov. Beck (uncredited)
 1955 The Seven Little Foys
Stage Doorman at 'Iroquois' (uncredited)
 1954 Phffft
Nina's Divorce Lawyer (uncredited)
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Commissioner Spencer
 1954 Pride of the Blue Grass
 1954 Dangerous Mission
Mr. Elster
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Chaplain (uncredited)
 1953 Jack Slade
Mr. Hill (uncredited)
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Happy - the Bartender (uncredited)
 1953 Latin Lovers
Tom Marston - Board Member (uncredited)
 1953 Cry of the Hunted
Doctor (uncredited)
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Rancher (uncredited)
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Bystander (uncredited)
 1952 Dreamboat
Macintosh (uncredited)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Pastor (uncredited)
 1952 Washington Story
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 Paula
Gentleman in Park (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Mayor (uncredited)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Judge Kerr (uncredited)
 1952 Flesh and Fury
Dr. Gundling (uncredited)
 1952 Just This Once
Prouty - Creditor (uncredited)
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons
Bronco Riding Event Announcer (uncredited)
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
Dr. Luther Fletcher (uncredited)
 1951 The Family Secret
Dr. Black - Coroner (uncredited)
 1951 Bannerline
Mayor Ducat (uncredited)
 1951 Rhubarb
Mr. Seegle - Board Member (uncredited)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Chamber of Commerce President (uncredited)
 1951 Thunder in God's Country
Mayor Larkin
 1951 Blue Blood
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Cliff Martin - Larry's Boss (uncredited)
 1950 The Flying Missile
First Senator (uncredited)
 1950 Again... Pioneers
Col. Garnett
 1950 Let's Dance
Man (uncredited)
 1950 Chain Gang
Henry 'Pop' O'Donnell
 1950 Lonely Heart Bandits
Sheriff Polk
 1950 September Affair
Jim (uncredited)
 1950 County Fair
 1950 Lucky Losers
John W. 'Chick' Martin
 1950 No Sad Songs for Me
Mel Fenelly (uncredited)
 1950 The Arizona Cowboy
David Carson (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1950 Square Dance Katy
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Train Steward (uncredited)
 1950 Girls' School
Calhoun Robie
 1950 Paid in Full
Minister (uncredited)
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Judge Vardon (uncredited)
 1949 Bride for Sale
Haskins (uncredited)
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Minister (uncredited)
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
Mr. Cornwall
 1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Leo Hopkins (uncredited)
 1949 Brimstone
Calvin Willis (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1949 Sand
Logan (uncredited)
 1949 Anna Lucasta
Minister (uncredited)
 1949 Air Hostess
Dr. Lee
 1949 It Happens Every Spring
Team Doctor X-Raying King's Hand (uncredited)
 1949 Ma and Pa Kettle
Fletcher (uncredited)
 1949 Riders of the Whistling Pines
Dr. Daniel Chadwick
 1949 The Clay Pigeon
Doctor (uncredited)
 1949 The Lucky Stiff
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1948 Adventures of Gallant Bess
Doctor Gray (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1948 Smoky Mountain Melody
Doc Moffitt (as Harry V. 'Pappy' Cheshire)
 1948 Racing Luck
Radcliffe Malone
 1948 Incident
T.A. Hartley
 1948 Moonrise
J.B. Sykes (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1948 For the Love of Mary
Col. Hedley
 1948 Night Wind
Judge Thorgeson (uncredited)
 1948 Northwest Stampede
Rodeo Judge (uncredited)
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Cap Huston (uncredited)
 1948 16 Fathoms Deep
Uncle Mike
 1948 Ruthless
Lawyer Nevin (uncredited)
 1948 Mr. Reckless
Doctor at Wedding (uncredited)
 1948 Here Comes Trouble
Judge J.J. Bellinger (uncredited)
 1948 Slippy McGee
Dr. Moore (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1948 The Tender Years
Sheriff Fred Ackley (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1947 The Flame
The Minister (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Mayor Jim Dandy Harker (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Judge Gavin (uncredited)
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Eugene Hamilton
 1947 Nightmare Alley
Mr. Prescott (uncredited)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Minister (uncredited)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1947 The Hucksters
Joe Lorrison - Lawyer (uncredited)
 1947 Springtime in the Sierras
Cap Foster (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1947 Sport of Kings
Theodore McKeogh
 1947 The Homestretch
Col. Albright (uncredited)
 1947 Danger Street
Commissioner (uncredited)
 1947 Lost Honeymoon
Judge Henderson (uncredited)
 1947 Shoot to Kill
Mike Blake (as Harry Chesire)
 1947 Code of the West
Judge Culver (uncredited)
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Dr. Bekins (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Dr. Campbell (uncredited)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Jules Sparkle (uncredited)
 1946/I Sioux City Sue
Mayor Tussie of Whispering Rock (uncredited)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Minister at Wedding (uncredited)
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine
Judge Fricke (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1946 Child of Divorce
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Phil Gargan, State Engineer (uncredited)
 1946 Big Town
Police Chief Masters (uncredited)
 1946 Traffic in Crime
Dan Marlowe (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1946 Smooth as Silk
 1946 Drifting Along
Bart Holden (uncredited)
 1944 Sing, Neighbor, Sing
Dean Cheshire (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)
 1943 O, My Darling Clementine
'Pappy' Cheshire (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)
 1943/I Swing Your Partner
Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire
 1942 Hi, Neighbor
Professor Edgar Boggs (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)
 1940 Barnyard Follies
Pappy (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire | Harry V. 'Pappy' Cheshire | Harry V. Cheshire | Harry Chesire

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A pot-bellied, white-haired, syrup-voiced character actor who often played bankers and western townsmen, but could be an effective villain, as in Dangerous Mission (1954). His best-known role was as Judge Ben Wiley in the TV series Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1955).



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