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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 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 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)
 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 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
 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 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
 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 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
- The King of the Hill (1963) ... Burlington (as Ted De Corsia)
 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
 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)
Commissioner Putnam
- The Fingers of Fear (1961) ... 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 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Curtis Brandt
- The Passenger (1960) ... Curtis Brandt
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
John Barton
- A Lethal Pride (1960) ... John Barton
 1959-1960 Markham (TV Series)
O'Roarke / Garon - Thug
- 13 Avenida Muerte (1960) ... O'Roarke
- The Counterfeit Stamps (1959) ... Garon - Thug
 1959-1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Ben Verlaine / Charlie Miller
- The Chinese Pendant (1960) ... Ben Verlaine
- The Patsy (1959) ... Charlie Miller
 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 Hill (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 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
 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 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 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 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 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 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mr. Simms
- Little League Umpire (1957) ... Mr. Simms
 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 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 (as Ted DeCorsia)
- The Mail Riders (1956) ... Cartwright (as Ted DeCorsia)
 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 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 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
 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 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Color Blind (1954)
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Soldier
- Gentle Conqueror (1954) ... Soldier
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Angus Morgan
- The San Francisco Story ... Angus Morgan
 1953-1954 Big Town (TV Series)
Faustus
- The Consulate (1954) ... Faustus
- The Big Cheat (1953)
 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 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Bulloti
- Knockout (1953) ... Bulloti
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Juice Man (1952)
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Radio: Appeared (as "Harry Lime") in "The Third Man" on "Lux Radio Theatre". 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". See more »

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