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Donald Curtis (1915–1997)

Donald Curtis was born on February 27, 1915 in Cheney, Washington, USA as Curtis Donald Rudolf. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), The Ten Commandments (1956) and Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956). He was married to Dorothy M. Gessel. He died on May 22, 1997 in Desert Hot Springs, California, USA. See full bio »

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Spellbound Harry
The Ten Commandments
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
It Came from Beneath the Sea


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 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Phi Beta Killer Affair (1967) ... Billionaire
 1967 Warning Shot
Dr. James B. Ruston (uncredited)
 1966 Lassie (TV Series)
- Lassie the Voyager: Part 4 (1966) ... Reverend
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series)
Curly Robins
- Sprained Ankle, Country Style (1966) ... Curly Robins
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Wilbur Goodfellow
- Bedloe's Successor (1965) ... Wilbur Goodfellow
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Army General
- Washington 4, Indians 3 (1965) ... Army General
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Vincent Baker
- The Private Eye (1965) ... Vincent Baker
 1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
- A Touch of Larceny (1964) ... Fred
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Amos Martin
- The Case of the Ancient Romeo (1962) ... Amos Martin
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Dr. Pete Dennis
- No Visitors (1961) ... Dr. Pete Dennis
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
- The Homesteaders (1959) ... Stacey
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
- Everybody's Baby (1957) ... Ross
 1957 Night Passage
 1956-1957 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Rush Harper / Lee Tobey
- Desperate Men (1957) ... Rush Harper
- Western Privateer (1956) ... Lee Tobey
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Roger Kiley / Hugh Warner / Roger Brown / ...
- The Miracle Hour (1956) ... Dr. Roger Kiley
- Facsimile (1956) ... Hugh Warner
- The Voice (1956) ... Roger Brown
- The Strange Doctor Lorenz (1955) ... Dr. Fred Garner
 1956 7th Cavalry
Lt. Bob Fitch
 1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
- The Danger Sisters (1956) ... Paul
 1956 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
- A Quiet Day in Dodge City (1956) ... Jensen
 1956 The Ten Commandments
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Philip Wendell
- The Nevada Nightingale (1956) ... Philip Wendell
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dara (1956) ... Steve
 1956 Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Maj. Huglin
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Cole Brennan
- The Judge (1956) ... Cole Brennan
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1955-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Andy Petticord / Nick Drew
- The Silent Strangers (1956) ... Andy Petticord
- Bet the Queen (1955) ... Nick Drew
 1956 Flame of the Islands
 1954-1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Kimball / Hank
- Reunion (1955) ... Kimball
- Secret Answer (1954) ... Hank
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
- The Case of the Guardian Angel (1955) ... Brant
 1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea
Dr. John Carter
 1954-1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Jack Tanney
- The Director (1955) ... Jack Tanney
- Lisa (1954)
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Everett Coyle
- The Will to Survive (1955) ... Everett Coyle
 1955 City Detective (TV Series)
- Police, Watch My House (1955) ... Davis
 1955 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
- Rome (1955) ... Fitzpatrick
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Phffft
Rick Vidal
 1954 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Eddie Gilbert
- Grandpa Jim's Rejuvenation (1954) ... Eddie Gilbert
 1954 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Leo Gill
- George Invites Critics to Watch First Show of Season (1954) ... Leo Gill (as Don Curtis)
 1954 The Shanghai Story
Leader (uncredited)
 1954 Big Town (TV Series)
Big John Caldwell
- Thirty Days to Live (1954) ... Big John Caldwell
 1952 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
- Canyon City Kid (1952) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- Marriage Is the Beginning (1952) ... Walter
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
 1950-1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Sixteen (1950)
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Bill Blake
- Skylark (1951) ... Bill Blake
- Burlesque (1951)
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- The Lipstick (1951)
 1951 The Dagmar Story (TV Movie)
 1950 The Big Story (TV Series)
Charles Russell
- Charles Russell, Reporter (1950) ... Charles Russell
 1950 Two Flags West (uncredited)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Joe Ferguson
- The Awful Truth (1950)
- The Male Animal (1950) ... Joe Ferguson
 1950 Detective's Wife (TV Series)
Adam Conway
 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Only This Night (1950)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Survivors (1950)
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Beasley
- The Late Mr. Beasley (1950) ... Mr. Beasley
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Hart to Heart (1949)
 1949 Stampede
 1948 The Amazing Mr. X
Paul Faber
 1948 The Fuller Brush Man
Gregory Cruckston
 1948 I Love Trouble
 1947 Dangerous Years
Jeff Carter
 1947 Night Song
 1946 Gallant Bess
Lt. Bridgeman
 1946 White Tie and Tails
Nate Romero
 1946 Courage of Lassie
 1946 Bad Bascomb
John Fulton
 1946 A Letter for Evie
Capt. Budlowe
 1945 They Were Expendable
Lt. (J.G.) 'Shorty' Long / Radio Announcer
 1945 Spellbound
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
K.O. Karny
 1945 Son of Lassie
Sergeant Eddie Brown
 1945 Without Love
Prof. Ellis (uncredited)
 1945 Little White Lie (Short)
 1945 This Man's Navy
Operations Officer
 1944 National Velvet
American (uncredited)
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis
Dr. Girard (uncredited)
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Lt. Randall
 1944 Return from Nowhere (Short)
Jack Stuart (uncredited)
 1944 Patrolling the Ether (Short)
Bill Beck (uncredited)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Sgt. Heldon
 1943 Lost Angel
Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
 1943 Swing Fever
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Joe Peterson
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Randall James
 1943 Bataan
 1943 Law of the Northwest
Frank Mason (as Don Curtis)
 1942 Inflation (Short)
Salesman (uncredited)
 1942 A Tornado in the Saddle
Steve Duncan - aka Slim Stevens
 1942 War Dogs
Fred (as Don Curtis)
 1942 Invisible Agent
German Sentry (uncredited)
 1942 Joan of Ozark
Leonard Jones
 1942 Friendly Enemies
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 In Old California
Pike - Dawson's Henchman (uncredited)
 1942 Westward Ho!
Rick West
 1942 Hello, Annapolis
Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Code of the Outlaw
Henchman Taggart
 1942 Today I Hang
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1941 The Royal Mounted Patrol
Frenchy Duvalle
 1941 We Go Fast
The Real Nabob of Borria (uncredited)
 1941 Thunder Over the Prairie
Henchman Taylor
 1941 The Son of Davy Crockett
Jack Ringe - Henchman (as Don Curtis)
 1941 Criminals Within
Lt. John Harmon
 1941 Hands Across the Rockies
Dade Crawley
 1941 City of Missing Girls
Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Secret Evidence
Detective Murphy
 1940 Texas Rangers Ride Again
Ranger Stafford (uncredited)
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Guard (uncredited)
 1940 Take Me Back to Oklahoma
Henchman Snapper
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Mountie Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
West Point Football Player (uncredited)
 1940 Junior G-Men
Henchman Akin (uncredited)
 1940 Murder in the Air
Quartermaster (uncredited)
 1940 Tear Gas Squad
Second Cadet (uncredited)
 1940 Emergency Squad
Ambulance Intern (uncredited)
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Personal Details

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Stage: Appeared in "Goodbye My Fancy" on Broadway. See more »

Alternate Names:

Don Curtis


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[on why he considers It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) the favorite of his films] It was the only time I got the girl at the end of the picture.


A deep student of world religions, Dr. Curtis studied with the yogis and holy men of India, spending time in their ashrams, as well as seeking out the counsel and instruction of Buddhist monks and Tibetan lamas. See more »

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