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George Cleveland (I) (1885–1957)

Round-faced and twinkling, George Cleveland had a 58-year career of stage, vaudeville, motion picture, radio and television acting. His first film was Mystery Liner (1934) with Noah Beery and he went on to appear in 150 others. However, he is best remembered as Gramps on the original Lassie (1954) TV series. See full bio »

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 1954 Outlaw's Daughter
Lem Creel
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Chief Rorty
 1954 Rails Into Laramie (uncredited)
 1954 Untamed Heiress
Andrew 'Cactus' Clayton
 1954 Racing Blood
Gramps
 1954 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1953 Walking My Baby Back Home
Col. Dan Wallace
 1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Grandpa Quenley
- Grandpa and Genie (1953) ... Grandpa Quenley
 1953 San Antone
Colonel Allerby
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla
Gramps Canova
 1952 Cripple Creek
'Hardrock' Hanson
 1952 Carson City
Henry Dodson
 1952 Flaming Feather
Doc Fallon
 1951 Fort Defiance
Uncle Charlie Tallon
 1950 Frenchie
Mayor Jefferson Harding
 1950 Trigger, Jr.
Colonel Harkrider
 1950 Please Believe Me
Mr. Cooper
 1950 The Boy from Indiana
Robert Bruce Mac Dougall
 1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Judge Ben Grant
 1949 Kazan
Trapper
 1949 Home in San Antone
Grandpa Gibson
 1949 Rimfire
Judge Gardner
 1948 Miraculous Journey
The Hermit
 1948 A Date with Judy
Gramps
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Judge
 1948 Albuquerque
John Armin
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
Captain Brennan
 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
Judge Benbow
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Grandfather McKinley
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
John McCullem
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Gilligan
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Prof. Feverfew (uncredited)
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Albert
 1946 Step by Step
Captain Caleb Simpson
 1946 Wild Beauty
Barney Skeets
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Old Man
 1946 Boys' Ranch
Butch's Grandpa (uncredited)
 1946 The Runaround
Feenan the cabbie
 1946 Little Giant
Clarence Goodring
 1945 Pillow of Death
Samuel 'Sam' Kincaid
 1945 Dakota
Mr. Plummer
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Ticket Seller (uncredited)
 1945 Sunbonnet Sue
Casey, Tavern Owner
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Dr. Elfson
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Busby - Hotel Manager
 1945 Song of the Sarong
Captain William Reemis
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Father of Catherine Scott (uncredited)
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Marshal
 1944 Alaska
Pete (Postmaster)
 1944 When the Lights Go on Again
Pat 'Gramps' Benson
 1944 My Pal Wolf
Wilson
 1944 Abroad with Two Yanks
Roderick Stuart
 1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas
Captain 'Cap' Joe
 1944 Man from Frisco
Mayor Winter (uncredited)
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Mr. Gordon
 1944 My Best Gal
Ralph Hodges
 1943 The Woman of the Town
Judge Blackburn
 1943 Klondike Kate
Judge Horace Crawford
 1943 Man from Music Mountain
Sheriff Hal Darcey
 1943 Johnny Come Lately
Willie Ferguson
 1943 Cowboy in Manhattan
Wild Bill
 1943 Ladies' Day
Doc, Sox Trainer
 1942 The Traitor Within
'Pop' Betts
 1942 Seven Miles from Alcatraz
Captain Porter
 1942 Army Surgeon
Col. John Wishart
 1942 Here We Go Again
Ramble Inn Proprietor (uncredited)
 1942 Highways by Night
Judkins - Hotel Manager
 1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
Chief Customs Inspector (uncredited)
 1942 Mail Trouble (Short)
The Father-in-Law
 1942 The Big Street
Colonel Samuel Venus
 1942 Hold 'Em Jail (Short)
Judge
 1942 Powder Town
Gus, Institute Janitor
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over
Jerry - Servant (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Gus
 1942 The Spoilers
Banty
 1942 Valley of the Sun
Bill Yard
 1942 Obliging Young Lady
Clarence, manager of Lake Mohawk Lodge
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Bartender
 1941 Playmates
Mr. Nelson Pennypacker (uncredited)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Kelsey
 1941 The Devil and Daniel Webster
Cy Bibber
 1941 Riders of the Purple Sage (uncredited)
 1941 Man at Large
Sheriff Pickering
 1941 Wide Open Town
Pete Carter - Miner (uncredited)
 1941 Sucker List (Short)
Old Man Not Beaten Up
 1941 Sunset in Wyoming
Asa Wentworth aka Gramp
 1941 Two in a Taxi
Gas Station Proprietor
 1941 Nevada City
Hank Liddell
 1941 A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: 'Forbidden Passage' (Short)
Anna's Father (uncredited)
 1940 The Old Swimmin' Hole
Grandpa Harper
 1940 The Ape
Mr. Howley (uncredited)
 1940 Queen of the Yukon
Grub
 1940 Soak the Old (Short)
John Arnold
 1940 Haunted House
Albert Henshaw
 1940 One Man's Law
Judge Wingate
 1940 Tomboy
Uncle Matt
 1940 Blazing Six Shooters
Mark Rawlins
 1940 Midnight Limited
Prof. Van Dillon
 1940 Pioneers of the West
Dr. Bailey
 1940 Chasing Trouble
Lester
 1940 Hidden Enemy
John MacGregor
 1939 Overland Mail
Frank Porter, aka Saunders
 1939 Mutiny in the Big House
Convict 'Dad' Schultz
 1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men
Gramps Williams (uncredited)
 1939 Stunt Pilot
Sheriff
 1939 Wolf Call
Dr. MacTavish
 1939 Streets of New York
Pop O'Toole
 1939 The Sap Takes a Wrap (Short)
Maloney, (uncredited)
 1939 Home on the Prairie
Jim Wheeler
 1939 Convict's Code
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1939 The Phantom Stage
Sidekick Grizzly
 1938 Ghost Town Riders
Judge Stillwell
 1938 Strange Case of Dr. Meade
Thurber
 1938 Under the Big Top
Joe
 1938 Prison Break
Ding, Fisherman with Joaquin
 1938 Outlaws of Sonora
Cattlemen's Agent (uncredited)
 1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Professor Hensley (scenes deleted)
 1938 Rose of the Rio Grande
Pedro
 1938 Port of Missing Girls
Clinton
 1938 Born to Be Wild
Stevens (uncredited)
 1937 Prescription for Romance
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Boy of the Streets
Tim 'Flannel-Mouth' Farley
 1937 Adventure's End
Tom
 1937 A Girl with Ideas
Malladay (uncredited)
 1937 Behind the Mike
Stable Man
 1937 Small Town Boy
Police Station Man (unconfirmed)
 1937 Trapped by G-Men
Miner
 1937 Atlantic Flight
Old-Timer in Diner (uncredited)
 1937 The Toast of New York
Perkins - Luke's Secretary in Boston (uncredited)
 1937 West Bound Limited
Division Superintendent (uncredited)
 1937 Night Key
Sam Adams - Company Engineer (uncredited)
 1937 Swing It Professor
Dean
 1937 Paradise Express
Farmer Beasley
 1937 Breezing Home
Man (uncredited)
 1937 The Devil Diamond
George Davis
 1936 The Plainsman
Van Ellyn Associate (uncredited)
 1936 North of Nome
Ship Captain
 1936 Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island
Goebel, Gang Scientist
 1936 Put on the Spot
Sheriff Williams
 1936 Phantom Patrol
Inspector McCloud
 1936 Two-Fisted Gentleman
Mr. Bainbridge
 1936 Revolt of the Zombies
Gen. Duval
 1936 Rio Grande Romance
Sheriff Williams
 1936/I Flash Gordon
Professor Hensley
 1936 Brilliant Marriage
Bartender
 1936 Foolproof (Short)
 1936 Don't Get Personal
Farmer
 1936 Black Gold
Clemmons
 1936 I Conquer the Sea!
Caleb Ashley
 1935 Forced Landing
Jolly
 1935 His Night Out
Detective
 1935 The Public Menace
Ship's Pilot (uncredited)
 1935 Cheers of the Crowd
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Drunk in Lunch Room (uncredited)
 1935 The Keeper of the Bees
Judge
 1935 Do Your Stuff (Short)
 1935 The Hoosier Schoolmaster
Townsman (uncredited)
 1934 Girl O' My Dreams
Newsreel Company Man (uncredited)
 1934 The Star Packer
Jake - Cook (uncredited)
 1934 Monte Carlo Nights
Croupier
 1934 Blue Steel
Hank - Innkeeper
 1934 City Limits
Graflex (uncredited)
 1934 Voice in the Night
Worker (uncredited)
 1934 House of Mystery
Detective Clancy (uncredited)
 1934 School for Girls
Reeves
 1934 Mystery Liner
Simms the Steward
 1934 A Woman's Man
Announcer at Premiere (uncredited)
 1933 He Couldn't Take It
Drunk (uncredited)
 1931 The Sky Raiders
John - the Air Dispatcher (uncredited)
 1930 The Thoroughbred
Detective (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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