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Don DeFore (1913–1993)

Don DeFore toured the country in stock companies for several years before making his Broadway debut in 1938. In films since 1941, he occasionally played leads in B pictures, but was more often cast as the good-natured buddy of the hero or a likable but gullible character whom the hero has to bail out of trouble. DeFore found much more success on ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Harry Klein
- Visiting Daze (1987) ... Harry Klein
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jake Sanford
- Unfinished Business (1986) ... Jake Sanford
 1984 Rare Breed
Frank Nelson
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Mayor
- The Beverly Woods Social Club (1983) ... Mayor
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Sid Green
- Serve, Volley and Kill (1978) ... Sid Green (as Don De Fore)
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mr. Wendover
- The War Games/Queen of the Boston Bruisers (1978) ... Mr. Wendover
 1978 Black Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Martin Tremaine
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Everett Loudon
 1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- Go Ahead and Cry (1975)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mayor Evans
- The West vs. Colonel MacKenzie (1970) ... Mayor Evans
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Ted Hackett
- Murder Revisited (1970) ... Ted Hackett
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
George Anders
- A Place to Run, a Heart to Hide In (1969) ... George Anders
 1969 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Harry Palmer
- The Matchmakers (1969) ... Harry Palmer
 1968 A Punt, a Pass, and a Prayer (TV Movie)
Rooter Baker
 1961 Daddy-O (TV Movie)
Ben Cousin a.k.a. Daddy-O
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Arthur Clark
- Coming, Mama (1961) ... Arthur Clark
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
- Suicide Flight (1960)
 1960 The Facts of Life
Jack Weaver
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Jeremy Parker
- Plain, Unmarked Envelope (1960) ... Jeremy Parker
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
George
- The Lady's Choice (1959) ... George
 1958 A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Hermann Boettcher
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Capt. George Lowry
- The Enemy Within (1958) ... Capt. George Lowry
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Harding
- The Idea Man (1957) ... Tom Harding
 1952-1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Thorny / Thorny Thornberry / 'Thorny' Thornberry
- Ozzie, the Treasurer (1957) ... Thorny
- David Picks Up the Tab (1956) ... Thorny
- Pool Table (1956) ... Thorny
- Captain Salty and the Submarine (1956) ... Thorny
- Harriet's Secret Admirer (1956) ... Thorny
 1957 Battle Hymn
Capt. Dan Skidmore
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Sam Bradford / Jack Sargent / Stan
- You Can't Escape Forever (1956) ... Sam Bradford
- Remember the Night (1955) ... Jack Sargent
- Make Believe Bride (1953) ... Stan
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Rev. C.E. 'Stoney' Jackson
- The Comeback (1956) ... Rev. C.E. 'Stoney' Jackson
 1952-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Bill Nichol
- A Gift of Life (1955) ... Bill Nichol
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Al Brown
- Time Is Just a Place (1955) ... Al Brown
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series)
- Nearly Normal (1955)
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1952 No Room for the Groom
Herman Strouple
 1952 Jumping Jacks
Lt. Kelsey
 1952 A Girl in Every Port
Bert Sedgwick
 1950-1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Walter
- Walter and Lavina (1951) ... Walter
- Double Feature (1950)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Gordon Towne
 1950 Southside 1-1000
John Riggs / Nick Starnes
 1950 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series)
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Walt
- Walt and Lavinia (1950) ... Walt
- Double Feature (1950)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
Hugo Barnstead
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Michael Kent
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Jim Bullock
 1946 Without Reservations
Dink
 1945 The Stork Club
Sgt. Danny Wilton
 1945 You Came Along
Captain W. Anders
 1945 The Affairs of Susan
Mike Ward
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Charles McClure
 1944 Return from Nowhere (Short)
Allan (uncredited)
 1944 Practical Joker (Short)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
James J. Rourke (as Don De Fore)
 1943 City Without Men
Mr. Peters (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Davis - Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Men of the Sky (Short)
Cadet Dick Mathews
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Gil Borden
 1942 Winning Your Wings (Short)
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1942 Right to the Heart
Tommy Sands
 1941 We Go Fast
Herman Huff (as Don DeForest)
 1938 Brother Rat
Baseball Catcher (uncredited)
 1938 Freshman Year
Upperclassman (uncredited)
 1937 Submarine D-1
Sailor (uncredited)
 1937 Kid Galahad
Ringsider (uncredited)
 1936 Reunion
Bit Role (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Wally Myers") in "The Male Animal" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by James Thurber and Elliott Nugent (also in cast as "Tommy Turner"). Directed / produced by Herman Shumlin. Cort Theatre: 9 Jan 1940-3 Aug 1940 (243 performances). Cast: Leon Ames (as "Joe Ferguson"), Richard Beckhard, John Boruff (as "Newspaper ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Don De Fore | Don J. DeFore | Don DeForest

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[As Master of Ceremonies at Ronald Reagan's victory party in Los Angeles, November 1966, after his election as Governor of California] This is a great night for actors!

Trivia:

He once generously helped the beloved Walt Disney out of a jam. During the annual Disneyland Christmas parade, Disney's grandchildren were supposed to ride with him in a horse drawn carriage. Parade time was approaching and the grandchildren had not yet shown up, so he called Don DeFore in a panic and asked if he could borrow two of his children, because he couldn't ride in the parade without ... See more »

Nickname:

Dude

Star Sign:

Virgo

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