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Ted de Corsia (1905–1973)


A big, brawny villain of many 1940s and 1950s films, Ted de Corsia was an actor in touring companies and on radio before making a memorable film debut as the killer in The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Although he occasionally played such sympathetic roles as a judge or prison warden, de Corsia's imposing size, tough New York street demeanor - he was... See full bio »

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 1972 The Outside Man
Victor
 1972 The Partners (TV Series)
Victor Manheim
- The 217 in 402 (1972) ... Victor Manheim
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Dull Knife
- The Forge of Hate (1970) ... Dull Knife
 1970 The Delta Factor
Ames (as Ted De Corsia)
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
William Lavor
- A Chance at the Roses (1970) ... William Lavor
 1965-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Talawa / Ankara / Chief Wamakah
- Hannah Comes Home (1969) ... Ankara
- For a Few Rifles (1969) ... Chief Wamakah
- Cain's Birthday: Part 2 (1965) ... Talawa
- Cain's Birthday: Part 1 (1965) ... Talawa
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Long Ride (1969) ... Sheriff
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Johnny Sabatini / 1st Elder
- The Night of the Sabatini Death (1969) ... Johnny Sabatini (as Ted deCorsia)
- The Night of the Spanish Curse (1969) ... 1st Elder
 1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Trail's End (1969) ... Sheriff
 1968 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Series)
- Menace in the Ice (1968) ... (voice, as Ted DeCorsia)
- Pirate Island (1968) ... (voice, as Ted DeCorsia)
- The Terrible Tempered Kahleef (1968) ... (voice, as Ted DeCorsia)
 1968 5 Card Stud
Eldon Bates
 1967-1968 The Monkees (TV Series)
Blackbeard / Frank
- The Devil and Peter Tork (1968) ... Blackbeard (as Ted De Corsia)
- Hitting the High Seas (1967) ... Frank
 1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mr. Grimes
- Won't You Come Home, Arnold Ziffel? (1967) ... Mr. Grimes
 1966-1967 Get Smart (TV Series)
Spinoza / Mr. Natz
- When Good Fellows Get Together (1967) ... Spinoza
- Back to the Old Drawing Board (1966) ... Mr. Natz
 1967 The King's Pirate
Capt. McTigue
 1967 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Ed Crocker
- Parents, Too, Can Be Deliquents (1967) ... Ed Crocker
 1967 Rango (TV Series)
- Rango the Outlaw (1967)
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Foster
- Big Deal (1966) ... Foster
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
 1966 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Two-Gun Richard / Mr. Phillips
- Who Needs a Green-Eyed Jeannie? (1966) ... Two-Gun Richard
- How Lucky Can You Get? (1966) ... Mr. Phillips
 1966 Nevada Smith
Hudson - Bartender
 1964-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
George Emory / Chief Polek / Mort Lynch
- The Case of the Positive Negative (1966) ... George Emory
- The Case of the Reckless Rockhound (1964) ... Chief Polek
- The Case of the Drifting Dropout (1964) ... Mort Lynch
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Chief Highcloud
- The Indian Affairs Affair (1966) ... Chief Highcloud
 1962-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Merl Benlan / Garvy
- By Line (1966) ... Merl Benlan
- He Learned About Women (1962) ... Garvy
 1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jim Jennet
- Crullers at Sundown! (1966) ... Jim Jennet
 1965 The Money Trap
Police captain (uncredited)
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
General Ramsey
- Andrew Johnson (1965) ... General Ramsey
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Foreign General
- The Human Computer (1965) ... Foreign General
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Mr. Arnold
- Courage at 3:00 A.M. (1964) ... Mr. Arnold
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Randolph E. Branch / New Sentry
- The Inheritors: Part 2 (1964) ... Randolph E. Branch
- The Inheritors: Part 1 (1964) ... Randolph E. Branch
- It Crawled Out of the Woodwork (1963) ... New Sentry
 1964 Blood on the Arrow
Jud
 1959-1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Foreman Dickerson / Marty Sall
- The Brain Center at Whipple's (1964) ... Foreman Dickerson
- The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (1959) ... Marty Sall
 1960-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Pala / Lame Bear / Sheriff Kieler / ...
- Incident of the Peyote Cup (1964) ... Pala
- Incident of the Clown (1963) ... Lame Bear
- Incident of the Portrait (1962) ... Sheriff Kieler
- The Devil and the Deep Blue (1962) ... Ben Wade
- Incident of the Lost Idol (1961) ... Sheriff (as Ted De Corsia)
 1964 The Quick Gun
Spangler
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Mike Serra
- Knight's Gambit (1964) ... Mike Serra
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mr. Swenson
- Why Won't Anybody Listen? (1964) ... Mr. Swenson
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Herlie
- The Magic Shop (1964) ... Herlie (as Ted deCorsia)
 1959-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Blackie / Goddard / Ben Gale
- Deposit with Caution (1963) ... Blackie
- The Inverness Cape Caper (1961) ... Goddard
- The Jukebox Caper (1959) ... Ben Gale
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Winters
- Fargo (1963) ... Winters
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Sheriff Bixton / Burlington
- Web of Fear (1963) ... Sheriff Bixton (as Ted DeCorsia)
- King of the Hill (1963) ... Burlington (as Ted DeCorsia)
 1962-1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
The Sheriff / Voice of Capt. Ainslee / Henry McMath
- Speckle Bird (1963) ... The Sheriff
- The Bravest Man in the World (1962) ... Voice of Capt. Ainslee (voice, uncredited)
- Our Ernie Kills People (1962) ... Henry McMath
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Fredericks
- A Night of Horns and Bells (1962) ... Fredericks (as Ted De Corsia)
 1959-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Nate Stryker / Big Jim Harrington
- Come and Kill Me (1962) ... Nate Stryker
- Ain't We Got Fun (1959) ... Big Jim Harrington
 1962 It's Only Money
Patrolman
 1961-1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Chris Narleski / Big Ed Pavanne
- A Creature Lurks in Ambush (1962) ... Big Ed Pavanne
 1957-1962 Maverick (TV Series)
Cannonball Clyde Bassett / Amos Parker / Joe Riggs
- The Money Machine (1962) ... Cannonball Clyde Bassett (as Ted DeCorsia)
- Diamond Flush (1961) ... Amos Parker
- According to Hoyle (1957) ... Joe Riggs
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Warden
- The Hook (1962) ... Warden
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
John Brodek
- Feel of the Trigger (1962) ... John Brodek
 1962 Margie (TV Series)
Hurlbutt
- False Alarm (1962) ... Hurlbutt
 1959-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Lt. Christensen / Inspector Salva
- You Can't Be a Little Girl All Your Life (1961) ... Lt. Christensen
- Dead Weight (1959) ... Inspector Salva
 1960-1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Matthew Witmore / Sam Greer
- Siege at Jubilee (1961) ... Matthew Witmore
- The Protectors (1960) ... Sam Greer
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Big Ed Brody
- Appointment at Tara-Bi (1961) ... Big Ed Brody
 1958-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Lem Pastor / Barrett / Jess Crowthers
- Blind Hate (1961) ... Lem Pastor
- The Senator (1959) ... Barrett (as Ted De Corsia)
- Short Straw (1958) ... Jess Crowthers (as Ted DeCorsia)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Poker Player
- A Skill for Hunting (1961) ... Poker Player (uncredited)
 1956-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dr. Goodman / Manager
- Emergency in 114 (1961) ... Dr. Goodman
- The Cardinal's Secret (1956) ... Manager
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Slade Blatner
- Two-Way Deal (1961) ... Slade Blatner
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Police Commissioner Putnam
- The Fingers of Fear (1961) ... Police Commissioner Putnam
 1960-1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
First Policeman / Ruffler
- Pippi Longstocking (1961) ... First Policeman (as Ted DeCorsia)
- The Prince and the Pauper (1960) ... Ruffler
 1960 Dante (TV Series)
Casey
- A Punch from Judy (1960) ... Casey
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Burly Mexican Bandit
- Chicota Landing (1960) ... Burly Mexican Bandit
 1959-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Arthur Barchester / George Winters
- The Medicine Man (1960) ... Arthur Barchester (as Ted DeCorsia)
- Chain Gang (1959) ... George Winters (as Ted DeCorsia)
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Judson
- I Hit and Ran (1960) ... Judson
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Hurlock
- Cop Without a Badge (1960) ... Hurlock
 1960 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Correro
- The Clown (1960) ... Correro
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mike Pappas
- Mystery Witness (1960) ... Mike Pappas
 1960 Spartacus
Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Curtis Brandt
- The Passenger (1960) ... Curtis Brandt
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
John Barton
- A Lethal Pride (1960) ... John Barton
 1960 From the Terrace
Mr. Ralph W. Benziger
 1959-1960 Markham (TV Series)
O'Roarke / Garon - Thug
- 13 Avenida Muerte (1960) ... O'Roarke
- The Counterfeit Stamps (1959) ... Garon - Thug
 1960 Noose for a Gunman
Jack Cantrell
 1959-1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Ben Verlaine / Charlie Miller
- The Chinese Pendant (1960) ... Ben Verlaine
- The Patsy (1959) ... Charlie Miller
 1960 Oklahoma Territory
Chief Buffalo Horn
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Bert Kolb
- A Question of Courage (1960) ... Bert Kolb
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Al Donovan
- An Act of Terror (1960) ... Al Donovan
 1959-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
John Watson, Bartender / Hank Griswell
- Death by the Half Dozen (1960) ... Hank Griswell
- The Conspiracy: Part 2 (1959) ... John Watson, Bartender
- The Conspiracy: Part 1 (1959) ... John Watson, Bartender
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Ben Douglas
- Lost Gold (1960) ... Ben Douglas
 1957-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Joab / Ben Jackson
- Absalom, My Son (1959) ... Joab
- The Doctors of Pawnee Kill (1957) ... Ben Jackson
 1959 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Roy Berg
- The Gordon Caper (1959) ... Roy Berg (as Ted De Corsia)
 1959 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
- Intimidation (1959)
 1958-1959 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Ahman Dhabi / Jack Rogan / Cyrus Webb / ...
- Kelp Forest (1959) ... Ahman Dhabi
- Jettisoned (1959) ... Jack Rogan
- Underwater Labyrinth (1959) ... Cyrus Webb
- The Manganese Story (1958) ... Esteban Valdez
 1959 Inside the Mafia
Augie Martello
 1959 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Capt. McClosky
- The Poison Ivy Story (1959) ... Capt. McClosky
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Dick Moreno
- Time Out (1959) ... Dick Moreno
 1959 21 Beacon Street (TV Series)
Carl Barron
- Double Vision (1959) ... Carl Barron
 1958-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Lee Spate / Chief Big Bear
- Wolf (1959) ... Lee Spate (as Ted De Corsia)
- Guns for Big Bear (1958) ... Chief Big Bear
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Kyle Heber
- Forty-Five Calibre Law (1959) ... Kyle Heber
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Charlie Breen
- Gringo Pete (1959) ... Charlie Breen
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Adam Brow
- Trouble at Tres Cruces (1959) ... Adam Brow
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Lafe Existarria
- Death of an Overlord (1959) ... Lafe Existarria
 1959 Bold Venture (TV Series)
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Richard Stone
- The Scalp Hunters (1959) ... Richard Stone
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
Big Ed Kelino
- False Witness (1958)
- Manhunt (1958) ... Big Ed Kelino
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Drum Hartneil
- Ambush (1958) ... Drum Hartneil
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
George Caldwell / Lt. Bailey
- Guilt (1958) ... George Caldwell
- The Trail (1958) ... Lt. Bailey (as Ted De Corsia)
 1958 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Norv Waggoner
- Young Englishman (1958) ... Norv Waggoner
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Jim
- Simon Pitt (1958) ... Jim
 1958 Enchanted Island
Capt. Vangs
 1958 South Seas Adventure
Supplemental Narration (voice)
 1957-1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Warren / George Gavin
- Parole (1958) ... Warren
- The Embezzler (1957) ... George Gavin
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Carl Harrison
- The System (1958) ... Carl Harrison
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jenkins
- Natchez (1958) ... Jenkins
 1958 Zorro (TV Series)
Espinosa
- Zorro Lights a Fuse (1958) ... Espinosa
 1958 Handle with Care
Sam Lawrence
 1958 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Bank Robber
- Clem, the Photographer (1958) ... Bank Robber
 1957-1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
Ellis / Evans
- The Cover-Up (1958) ... Ellis
- Bombing Terror (1957) ... Evans
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Pat - Police Captain
- Death Takes an Encore (1958) ... Pat - Police Captain
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Big Joe
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Albert Stewart
- Chinese Honeymoon (1958) ... Albert Stewart
 1957 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Cal Jason
- Thicker Than Water (1957) ... Cal Jason
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Chief Harry Blackfoot
- The Englishman (1957) ... Chief Harry Blackfoot
 1957 Man on the Prowl
Detective
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
Jake Reeves
- Man from Boston (1957) ... Jake Reeves (as Ted DeCorsia)
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Cow Chief
- The Pearls of Talimeco (1957) ... Cow Chief
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Vic Hogan
- The Trackwalker (1957) ... Vic Hogan
 1957 Gun Battle at Monterey
Max Reno
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
John McCloud
- The Feud (1957) ... John McCloud (as Ted DeCorsia)
 1956-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Commander Walker
- The Beachcomber (1956) ... Commander Walker
 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Georgie Parker
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Chief Harrison
- The Hired Man (1957) ... Chief Harrison
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Charley
- Pike's Pique (1957) ... Charley
 1957 The Midnight Story
Lt. Kilrain
 1957 The Lawless Eighties
Grat Bandas
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Shanghai Pierce (as Ted De Corsia)
 1957 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Sergeant Irish McGuire
- Attack at Ras El Ma (1957) ... Sergeant Irish McGuire
 1956-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mayor Sam Kallum / Jim Regan
- The Quiet Stranger (1957) ... Mayor Sam Kallum
- The Face (1956) ... Jim Regan
 1956 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
- Golden Ring (1956)
 1956 Dance with Me, Henry
Big Frank
 1956 State Trooper (TV Series)
Jay O'Grady
- Weep No More O'Grady (1956) ... Jay O'Grady
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Cartwright
- Battle at Apache Pass (1956) ... Cartwright
- The Mail Riders (1956) ... Cartwright
 1956 Showdown at Abilene
Dan Claudius
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
Big Syd Vesta
- Dr. Fu Manchu, Incorporated (1956) ... Big Syd Vesta
 1956 Conflict (TV Series)
Willis
- Shock Wave (1956) ... Willis
 1956 Frontier (TV Series)
Jim Teech
- The Hostage (1956)
- Out from Texas (1956) ... Jim Teech
 1954-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Whitey Murdock
- The Roustabout (1956)
- Man from Outside (1954) ... Whitey Murdock
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1956 The Killing
Policeman Randy Kennan (as Ted DeCorsia)
 1956 Mohawk
Indian Chief Kowanen
 1956 The Kettles in the Ozarks
Professor
 1956 The Steel Jungle
Steve Madden
 1956 Slightly Scarlet
Solly Caspar (syndicate boss)
 1956 The Conqueror
Kumlek
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Steele
- The Lone Hand (1956) ... Steele
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Donaldson, father / Det. Sgt. Cox
- Before the Beginning (1955) ... Dr. Donaldson, father
- Death at Two A.M. (1955) ... Det. Sgt. Cox
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Rawbone
- Branded (1955) ... Rawbone
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Jeremy
- His Maiden Voyage (1955) ... Jeremy
 1955 Man with the Gun
'Frenchy' Lescaux (as Ted DeCorsia)
 1955 Kismet
Police subaltern
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Capt. Joseph Crescio
- The Case of the Pot of Gold (1955) ... Capt. Joseph Crescio
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sam Slater
- Gold Freight (1955) ... Sam Slater
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Vic Thomas
- The Great Armored Car Robbery (1955) ... Vic Thomas
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Vic Kelcey
- The Long Count (1955) ... Vic Kelcey
 1955 The Big Combo
Ralph Bettini
 1954-1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Barney / Al Baldwin
- The Case of the Fatal Error (1955) ... Barney
- The Case of the Gentleman Cheat (1954) ... Al Baldwin
 1955 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Seven / Joe Dermid
- Stevedore Kid (1955) ... Seven
- Dawn's Early Light (1955) ... Joe Dermid
 1955 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Jan Spolny
- Prague (1955) ... Jan Spolny
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Angus Morgan
- The San Francisco Story ... Angus Morgan
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Color Blind (1954)
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Soldier
- Gentle Conquerer (1954) ... Soldier
 1954 Big Town (TV Series)
Faustus
- The Consulate (1954) ... Faustus
 1954 Crime Wave
'Doc' Penny
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Dan Cord
- Sea Bells (1954) ... Dan Cord
- Tug O'War (1954) ... Dan Cord (as Ted DeCorsia)
- Term Paper (1954) ... Dan Cord
 1953 Hot News
Dino Rizzo
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
Sheriff Parker
 1953 Man in the Dark
Lefty
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Bulloti
- Knockout (1953) ... Bulloti
 1952 The Turning Point
Harrigan
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Juice Man (1952)
 1952 The Savage
Iron Breast
 1952 Captain Pirate
Capt. Easterling
 1951 Crazy Over Horses
Duke
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Judge R.S. Oldendorff
 1951 Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
Warden Ben Rickey (as Ted De Corsia)
 1951 New Mexico
Acoma - Indian Chief
 1951 Vengeance Valley
Herb Backett
 1951 The Enforcer
Joseph Rico (as Ted De Corsia)
 1950 Three Secrets
Del Prince
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Rhys
 1950 The Outriders
Bye
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Rainey
 1949 It Happens Every Spring
Manager Jimmy Dolan
 1949 Neptune's Daughter
Lukie Luzette
 1949 The Life of Riley
Norman
 1948 The Naked City
Garzah (as Ted De Corsia)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Sidney Broome (as Ted De Corsia)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Big Boy at age 30") in "Scarlet Sister Mary" on Broadway. 25 Nov 1930-Dec 1930 See more »

Alternate Names:

Ted De Corsia | Ted DeCorsia | Ted deCorsia

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Played the Orson Welles role in the 1951 Lux Radio Theater production of "The Third Man".

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Libra

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