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Hal K. Dawson (1896–1987)

Hal K. Dawson was born on October 17, 1896 in Rockville, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Libeled Lady (1936), The Touch of Satan (1971) and The Tin Star (1957). He died on February 17, 1987 in Loma Linda, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Louie
- The Thomas Treasure (1979) ... Louie
 1977 American Raspberry
Grandpa
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Cavanaugh
- The Christmas Party (1974) ... Cavanaugh
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Promise (1973) ... Old Man
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
Older Drunk
- The Violent Homecoming (1973) ... Older Drunk
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Watchman
- West Valley Division (1973) ... Watchman
 1973 Wicked, Wicked
Grandpa Blake (uncredited)
 1973 Showdown
Car Salesman (uncredited)
 1973 Brock's Last Case (TV Movie)
Mr. Henderson
 1970-1973 Room 222 (TV Series)
Older Man / Tony Como
- A Hairy Escape (1973) ... Older Man
- Only a Rose (1970) ... Tony Como
 1971 The Touch of Satan
Mr. Gentry
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
George (segment "Love and Grandma")
- Love and the Other Guy/Love and Grandma (1970) ... George (segment "Love and Grandma") (uncredited)
 1970 Airport
Ben Bradley - Passenger (uncredited)
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Judge
- The Stranger (1969) ... Judge (uncredited)
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Aaron Kester
- Death Run (1969) ... Aaron Kester
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Ferret
- The Night of the Egyptian Queen (1968) ... Ferret
 1968 Funny Girl
Doorman at Keeney's (uncredited)
 1968 What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
Harris (uncredited)
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Judge Erwin Chandler
- To Love and Stand Mute (1967) ... Judge Erwin Chandler
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Stage Doorman
- The Show Must Go On (1967) ... Stage Doorman
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling
Apartment House Guard (uncredited)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Elderly Messenger
- True or False Face (1966) ... Elderly Messenger (uncredited)
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Derelict
- Night of the Beast (1964) ... Derelict
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mountaineer
- Pioneer Woman (1963) ... Mountaineer
 1955-1963 Lassie (TV Series)
Race Official / Bill Anderson / Winston / ...
- Lassie's Lonely Burden (1963) ... Race Official
- The Contest (1959) ... Bill Anderson
- The Business (1958) ... Winston
- The Search (1957) ... Watchmaker
- The Gift (1955) ... Repairman
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Storekeeper / Hotel Clerk
- Shadow of the Past (1962) ... Storekeeper
- The Runaway (1962) ... Hotel Clerk
 1962 Shannon (TV Series)
Obie Scoggins
- The Medal (1962) ... Obie Scoggins
 1961-1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
The Clerk / Jack / Justice of the Peace
- The Frame (1962) ... Jack
- The Impatient Brides (1962) ... The Clerk
- The Hunt (1962) ... The Clerk
- The Liberty Belle (1961) ... The Clerk
- Ladies of the Town (1961) ... Justice of the Peace
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Percy
- The Boston Terrier (1962) ... Percy
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Vendor
- The Whitey Steele Story (1962) ... Vendor
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Old Man
- Showdown with Rance McGrew (1962) ... Old Man
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Watchman
- The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (1961) ... Watchman (as Hal Dawson)
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Truckee Charlie
- Massacre at Gunsight Pass (1961) ... Truckee Charlie (as Hal Dawson)
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Sam Powell
- Spoken in Silence (1961) ... Sam Powell
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Finnegan
- The Good and the Bad (1961) ... Finnegan
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Bum
- The Gold Bar (1961) ... Bum
 1956-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Barber / Casey
- Old Slanders (1961) ... Barber (as Hal Dawson)
- The Necktie Party (1956) ... Casey
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Fane - Storekeeper
- The Squatters (1961) ... Fane - Storekeeper
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Harley Hannaberry
- Six Years and a Day (1961) ... Harley Hannaberry
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Henry Foster
- To the Victor (1960) ... Henry Foster
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Aaron
- The Unexpected Candidate (1960) ... Aaron
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Arthur Fletcher
- The Skid Row Story (1960) ... Arthur Fletcher
 1960 Wrangler (TV Series)
Rancher
- Encounter at Elephant Butte (1960) ... Rancher
 1960 The Rat Race
Bo Kerry
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Bill
- Betrayal (1960) ... Bill
 1960 Guns of the Timberland
Husband (uncredited)
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Mr. Low
- Maggie the Witness (1960) ... Mr. Low
 1959 But Not for Me
Father in Play (uncredited)
 1959 The Alligator People
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1957-1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Eye Witness (1959)
- Silent Town (1957)
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Gus
- The Unwanted (1959) ... Gus
 1959 Face of a Fugitive
Jackson (uncredited)
 1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home
Irate Townsman (uncredited)
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
George
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (1958) ... George
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Managing Editor (uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Stableman / Dan Trayfor
- Mercyday (1958) ... Stableman
- General Gilford's Widow (1957) ... Dan Trayfor
 1958 Cattle Empire
George Washington Jeffrey
 1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Telegrapher / Frazier - Assayer
- The Pickpocket (1958) ... Telegrapher
- The Target (1957) ... Frazier - Assayer
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Bowie's Baby (1958) ... Hotel Clerk
 1958 Teacher's Pet
Bill (uncredited)
 1958 Fury (TV Series)
 1958 The Female Animal
Eddie, Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Benny Norvitt
- The White Rose (1957) ... Benny Norvitt
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Doc Creel
- Bunch Quitter (1957) ... Doc Creel
 1957 The Tin Star
Andy Miller
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Mr. Flinch
- You Can't Kill a Marine (1957) ... Mr. Flinch
 1957 Loving You
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1956-1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Graham / Secretary
- The End of Indian Summer (1957) ... Graham (as Hal Dawson)
- You Got to Have Luck (1956) ... Secretary
 1957 Top Secret Affair
Reporter (uncredited)
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Doc Carter
- The Trial (1957) ... Doc Carter
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Clerk
- The Trial (1957) ... Clerk
 1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Ben
- The Front Trail (1956) ... Ben
 1956 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Jeff McCoy
- Bonnie Lassie (1956) ... Jeff McCoy
 1956 A Cry in the Night
Matson (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
- The Judge (1956)
- Cleanup (1955)
 1956 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Storekeeper Patterson / Storekeeper Little
- The Jayhawker (1956) ... Storekeeper Patterson
- The Assassins (1956) ... Storekeeper Little
 1952-1956 Sky King (TV Series)
Fred Watson / Briggs
- Diamonds on a Sky-Hook (1956) ... Fred Watson (as Hal Dawson)
- Speak No Evil (1952) ... Briggs
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story
McHenshey - Mgr. Columbus Pavilion (uncredited)
 1955 A Lawless Street
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- Known But to God (1955) ... Mr. Johnson
 1955 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series)
Jim Custer
- Salted Ground (1955) ... Jim Custer
 1955 Trial
Nervous Man (uncredited)
 1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Gus
- Vindication of Yukon King (1955) ... Gus
 1955 The Girl Rush
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1955 The Donald O'Connor Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.17 (1955)
 1955 Foxfire
Man Tourist (uncredited)
 1954-1955 Topper (TV Series)
Schuman
- Masquerade (1954) ... Schuman
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
- An Actor's Life (1955)
 1955 City of Shadows
Ski Lodge Proprietor (uncredited)
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Silas Baker
- No Food for Thought (1955) ... Silas Baker
 1955 Three for the Show
Theatre Treasuer (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Mr. Pritkin
- The Eagle's Nest (1955) ... Mr. Pritkin
 1955 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Constable Pete Holorand
- Kate Bender (1955) ... Constable Pete Holorand
 1955 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- Joe Black Story (1955)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Jackson
- Double Indemnity (1954) ... Jackson
 1952-1954 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Knobby Clark / Outpost Clerk
- Outlaw's Justice (1954)
- Highway to Doom (1952) ... Knobby Clark
- Bandit's Blade (1952) ... Outpost Clerk
 1954 The Country Girl
Actor (uncredited)
 1954 The Yellow Mountain
Sam Torrence
 1954 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Henry Nelson
- Gracie Gives Wedding in Payment of a Favor (1954) ... Henry Nelson
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Clerk
- The Big Heist (1954) ... Clerk
 1954 Rails Into Laramie
Pop (uncredited)
 1954 Loophole
Mr. Johnson - Bank Examiner (uncredited)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Used Car Salesman (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Gallagher (1953)
 1952-1953 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Charlie / Shorty, the printer
- The Midnight Rider (1953) ... Charlie
- Special Edition (1952) ... Shorty, the printer
 1952-1953 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Eric Potter / Charles Blaine
- Gun Totin' Papa (1953) ... Eric Potter
- Lodestone (1952) ... Charles Blaine
 1952 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Self-Made Man (1952)
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Collingsworth
- Birth of a Hero (1952) ... Mr. Collingsworth
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Man in Barbershop (uncredited)
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Dispatcher (uncredited)
 1952 It Grows on Trees
John Tutt (uncredited)
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Mr. Cox (uncredited)
 1952 Park Row
Mr. Wiley
 1952 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Mr. Cumberly (uncredited)
 1952 The Captive City
Clyde Nelson
 1951 Double Dynamite
Mr. Hartman (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Teller
- Two for One (1951) ... Teller (as Hal Dawson)
 1951 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Fortune Teller (1951)
 1951 Rhubarb
Mr. Fisher
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Crossroad (1951)
 1951 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Soapy Lester
- The Baron of Broken Bow (1951) ... Soapy Lester
 1950 Dallas
Butterfield the Drummer (uncredited)
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
'Blowfly' Jones
- The Killer Horse (1950) ... 'Blowfly' Jones
 1950 To Please a Lady
IMRA Promoter (uncredited)
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Healy
 1949 You're My Everything
Ticket Seller (uncredited)
 1949 Slightly French
Whitaker (uncredited)
 1949 Chicken Every Sunday
Jake Barker
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Radio Show M.C. (uncredited)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Passerby (uncredited)
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Night Clerk
 1948 Apartment for Peggy
Salesman (uncredited)
 1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Harry Selby (uncredited)
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter
Marvin X. Gibson, Lecture Bureau (uncredited)
 1948 The Mating of Millie
Davidson (uncredited)
 1947 Road to Rio
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1947 The Flame
Telegraph Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Blondie in the Dough
Mr. Tyler, the Grocer (uncredited)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Gus Blanchard - Agent (uncredited)
 1947 Variety Girl
Man at Steambath (uncredited)
 1947 Television Turmoil (Short)
 1947 Something in the Wind
Cook (uncredited)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Exhibitor (uncredited)
 1947 Danger Street
Stevens, Auditor (uncredited)
 1947 A Likely Story
Doctor Fraser (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
Artie (uncredited)
 1947 Blondie's Big Moment
Mr. Little (uncredited)
 1947 The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
Peabody (uncredited)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Man at Airport (uncredited)
 1946 One More Tomorrow
Henry - Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 One Way to Love
Henry (uncredited)
 1945 Doll Face
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 Life with Blondie
Reporter (uncredited)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
First Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 Guest Wife
Dennis
 1945 You Came Along
Reporter (uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe
Sam Carter (uncredited)
 1944 Greenwich Village
Herb, the Cashier (uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich's Little Secret
Photographer
 1944 Take It Big
Manager Al Baxter (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Foster (uncredited)
 1943 Riding High
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1943 Hi'ya, Sailor
Howard (uncredited)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Poindexter - Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
Dr. Agnew, the Minister
 1943 Coney Island
Cashier (scenes deleted)
 1943 Jitterbugs
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Draft Board Doctor (uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Photographer (uncredited)
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Producer (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Shumate (uncredited)
 1942 Baby Face Morgan
J.B. Brown
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
Charlie
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Eberle (uncredited)
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Henry, Country Club Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 The Mad Martindales
Hotel clerk
 1942 Song of the Islands
John Rodney
 1942 Jail House Blues
Talent Scout (uncredited)
 1942 Obliging Young Lady
Bore in Pullman Car with Linda (uncredited)
 1942 The Fleet's In
Bert (uncredited)
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Photographer at Pool (uncredited)
 1941 Blues in the Night
Man #2 Sitting with Kay (uncredited)
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Week-End in Havana
Mr. Marks
 1941 Man at Large
Drunk Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Railroad Information Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Lydia
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Cracked Nuts
Sawhorse Man (uncredited)
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Farnsworth (uncredited)
 1941 Angels with Broken Wings (uncredited)
 1941 Washington Melodrama
Harry Logan
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Photographer (uncredited)
 1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
Men's Department Salesman (uncredited)
 1941 You're the One
Male Secretary
 1940 This Thing Called Love
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1940 Little Men
Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
Hotel Clerk
 1940 Slightly Tempted
Steward (uncredited)
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Layout Man (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Profile
Ticket Seller
 1940 Pier 13
Ticket Salesman
 1940 We Who Are Young
Salesman
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
Mike, a Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Lillian Russell
Chauffeur
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Charlie
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
License Bureau Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Star Dust
Cargo, Wellman's Assistant
 1940 Blondie on a Budget
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
O'Grady (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Drunken Man on Riverboat (uncredited)
 1939 The Big Guy
Man Customer (uncredited)
 1939 The Great Victor Herbert
George Faller
 1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
Bill (uncredited)
 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles
Booking Agent (uncredited)
 1939 Two Bright Boys
Boswell
 1939 Blackmail
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel for Women
Dave Moore (uncredited)
 1939 I Stole a Million
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1939 For Love or Money
Cashier
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky
Announcer (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Man in Balcony in Fields Audience (uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Publicity Man (uncredited)
 1939 How to Sub-Let (Short)
Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
 1939 Disbarred
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky
Auction Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
Morty - Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Blondie
Eddie (scenes deleted)
 1938 Just Around the Corner
Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Camera Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Film Cutter (uncredited)
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
Wardrobe Attendant (uncredited)
 1938 How to Read (Short)
Annoying Club Member (uncredited)
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Mr. Allen (uncredited)
 1938/II Keep Smiling
Casting Director
 1938 Gateway
Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Pedestrian at Burglary Site (uncredited)
 1938 Always Goodbye
Al - Groom-to-Be (uncredited)
 1938 You and Me
Information Clerk
 1938 Safety in Numbers
Cameraman
 1938 The Nurse from Brooklyn
Tommy Tucker (uncredited)
 1938 International Settlement
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1938 Change of Heart
Golf Store Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 Wells Fargo
Ormsby - N.Y. Herald Correspondent (uncredited)
 1937 Mama Runs Wild
Bank Robber (uncredited)
 1937 Love and Hisses
Music store clerk
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Andy
 1937 A Night at the Movies (Short)
Mr. Pennelly (uncredited)
 1937 Behind the Criminal (Short)
Phillips - Eye Witness to Shooting (uncredited)
 1937 Life Begins in College
Graduate Manager (uncredited)
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
Chauffeur
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Dr. Hedges
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Jim - Ticket Seller in Boston (uncredited)
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Information Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 On Again-Off Again
Sanford
 1937 Easy Living
Jeweler (uncredited)
 1937 She Had to Eat
Mr. McIntire - Telegraph Cler k (uncredited)
 1937 Mountain Music
Hillbilly (uncredited)
 1937 Café Metropole
Arthur Cleveland Thorndyke
 1937 Park Avenue Logger
Joe--Wrestling Manager (uncredited)
 1937 We're on the Jury
Mr. John Weatherman
 1936 Crack-Up
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
Harvey Allen
 1936 Wedding Present
Furniture Salesman (uncredited)
 1936 Down the Stretch
Mr. Watson (uncredited)
 1936 China Clipper
Airplane Designer (uncredited)
 1936 My American Wife
Stephen Cantillon
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife
Daugherty
 1935 Music Is Magic
Jim Watson (uncredited)
 1935 Paddy O'Day
Motorist (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Socrates
Mel Towne (uncredited)
 1934 The Firebird
Assistant Stage Manager
 1933 Another Language
Walter Hallam
 1930 Roadhouse Nights
Newspaperman (uncredited)
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Stage Play: Torch Song. Written by Kenyon Nicholson. Directed by Arthur Hopkins. Plymouth Theatre: 27 Aug 1930- Nov 1930 (closing date unknown/87 performances). Cast: Frank Andrews, Reed Brown Jr. (as "Howard Palmer"), June Clayworth, Hal K. Dawson (as "Joe Kramer"), Russell Hicks (as "Carl Loomis"), Pearl Hight, Aphie James, John Junior, ... See more »

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American character actor. Appeared in summer stock and with repertory companies before making his Broadway debut in 1928. Joined the cast of "Another Language" (1933) in Hollywood, upon filming of the play by MGM. See more »

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