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Cyril Delevanti (1887–1975)

Seasoned London-born character actor, who had a lengthy career in American films and on television. The son of an Anglo-Italian music professor, Cyril also had a secondary career in Hollywood as a respected drama coach, engaged by Douglas Fairbanks, James Craig, and others. He appears to have divided the remainder of his time between films and the... See full bio »

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 1974 Black Eye
Talbot
 1972-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Dr. Krikorian (segment "Love and the Time Machine") / Phil (segment "Love and the Oldly Weds")
- Love and the Blue Plate Special/Love and the Man of the Year/Love and the Time Machine (1973) ... Dr. Krikorian (segment "Love and the Time Machine")
 1973 The Girl Most Likely to... (TV Movie)
Chaplain
 1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
The Old Man (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... The Old Man (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Elderly Farmer
 1970 Crowhaven Farm (TV Movie)
Harold Dane
 1970 Macho Callahan
Old man
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Ellis Pierson
- The Prey (1969) ... Ellis Pierson
 1969 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Lauder
- Rhyme with Reason (1969) ... Lauder
 1969 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Basil Jennings
- D.H.Q.: Medical (1969) ... Basil Jennings
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
John B. Cannon
- The Family (1969) ... John B. Cannon
 1968 The Killing of Sister George
Ted Baker
 1963-1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Stonecutter / John Evans
- Execution at Triste (1967) ... Stonecutter
- The Money Cage (1963) ... John Evans
 1967 Counterpoint
Tartzoff
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Commodore Wallace
- The Taker (1967) ... Commodore Wallace
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
Thelonious Hardy
- The Murderer Stallion Brief (1967) ... Thelonious Hardy
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Bendat
- A Room with a Rack (1967) ... Bendat
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Salen Grigor
- None to Weep, None to Mourn (1966) ... Salen Grigor
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Cardinal Vossek
- Old Man Out: Part 2 (1966) ... Cardinal Vossek
- Old Man Out: Part 1 (1966) ... Cardinal Vossek
 1964-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Bishop Andrews / Toulouse / Mario / ...
- In Pursuit of Excellence (1966) ... Bishop Andrews
- The Game (1965) ... Toulouse
- Cops and Robbers (1965) ... Mario
- Time for Elizabeth (1964) ... McPherson
 1956-1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Grandpa Harris / Jake Bookly / Old / ...
- Killer at Large (1966) ... Grandpa Harris
- Double Entry (1965) ... Jake Bookly
- The Summons (1962) ... Old
- Love Thy Neighbor (1961) ... Sy Tewksbury
- Laughing Gas (1958) ... Old Man
 1957-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Craig Jefferson / Tulloch
- The Case of the Silent Six (1965) ... Craig Jefferson
- The Case of the Silent Partner (1957) ... Tulloch
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Noah Grafton
- The Left-Handed Man (1965) ... Noah Grafton
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Judge Kleiner
- Where Mystery Begins (1965) ... Judge Kleiner
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Nitashanta
- The Old Man and the Cave (1965) ... Nitashanta
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- Edmund G. Ross (1965)
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Tahoolcut
- Corporal Dasovik (1964) ... Tahoolcut
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Julius Wald
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Old Timer
- Man on a String (1964) ... Old Timer
 1964 Mary Poppins
Mr. Grubbs (uncredited)
 1964 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Mr. Green
- My Nephew the Artist (1964) ... Mr. Green
 1964 Dead Ringer
Henry, the Butler
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
Karl Van Root
- A Diamond in the Rough (1963) ... Karl Van Root
 1961-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Officer / Marvin - Butler / Franklin / ...
- Passage on the Lady Anne (1963) ... Officer
- A Piano in the House (1962) ... Marvin - Butler
- The Silence (1961) ... Franklin
- A Penny for Your Thoughts (1961) ... L.J. Smithers
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Mr. Nebbitt (uncredited)
 1962 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Grandpa Petrie
- What's in a Middle Name? (1962) ... Grandpa Petrie
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Ederly Man
- Barney Hatfield, Where Are You? (1962) ... Ederly Man
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jamieson
- The Heather Mahoney Story (1962) ... Jamieson
 1962 Paradise Alley
Grandpa
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Summers
- Phoebe (1962) ... Summers
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Ace Babcock
- Chalk One Up for Johnny (1962) ... Ace Babcock
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
The Old Man
- Cousin Tundifer (1962) ... The Old Man
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Newsboy / Museum Night Watchman / Flophouse Manager / ...
- The Death Tree (1962) ... Newsboy (as Cyril Delavanti)
- The King of Champagne (1961) ... Museum Night Watchman (uncredited)
- The Organization (1961) ... Flophouse Manager (uncredited)
- A Seat on the Fence (1960) ... News Vendor (uncredited)
- The Noise of Death (1960) ... Men's Room Attendant (uncredited)
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Wedding Rings (1962) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1961 Everglades (TV Series)
Burrows
- Flight at Boca Chico (1961) ... Burrows
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Dan the Jeweler
- Prayer of a Chance (1961) ... Dan the Jeweler
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Ozzie Brandon
- Lawman's Conscience (1961) ... Ozzie Brandon
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Dan Canfield
- The Guerrillas (1961) ... Dan Canfield
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Dr. Hall
- The Ancient Art of Murder (1961) ... Dr. Hall
 1960-1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Samuel Abercrombie Putnam / Desk Clerk / Emil Hansen / ...
- A Case of Arson (1961) ... Samuel Abercrombie Putnam
- The Seventh Hour (1960) ... Desk Clerk
- Mind Over Murder (1960) ... Emil Hansen
- Poker Club (1960) ... George Putnam
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Sullivan
- Hangman's Island (1960) ... Sullivan
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Women Who (1960) ... Old Man
 1959-1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Charlamagne / The Owl
- The Judgement (1960) ... Charlamagne
- Protection (1959) ... The Owl
 1960 From the Terrace
MacHardie's Secretary (uncredited)
 1956-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Josiah Wingate / Bearded Member / Alfred J. Sloane
- Letter of Credit (1960) ... Josiah Wingate
- Specialty of the House (1959) ... Bearded Member (uncredited)
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mr. Gibson
- Miss Cathcart's Sunsuit (1960) ... Mr. Gibson
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Pianist
- The Haunting (1960) ... Pianist
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Armond Villiac
- Knock on Any Tombstone (1960) ... Armond Villiac
 1959-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Speedy Deliverer / Cornish - Storekeeper
- The Pledge (1960) ... Speedy Deliverer
- Charley Red Dog (1959) ... Cornish - Storekeeper
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Gardenia O'Toole
- The Two Million Dollar Window (1960) ... Gardenia O'Toole
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Kishinev
- The Emerald Curtain (1959) ... Kishinev
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- The Giant (1959)
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Brinkman - Jewelry Appraiser
- The Glass Diamond (1959) ... Brinkman - Jewelry Appraiser
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Buckley, the Motel Manager / Buckley
- R.I.P. (1959) ... Buckley, the Motel Manager
- Armored Car (1959) ... Buckley
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Clerk
- Various Temptations (1959) ... Clerk
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series)
Johnnycake Jones
- Black Barrier (1959) ... Johnnycake Jones
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Lucius Coin, Printer
- Simon Pitt (1958) ... Lucius Coin, Printer
- Prison Hill (1958) ... Lucius Coin, Printer
- Thicker Than Water (1958) ... Lucius Coin, Printer
- Pete Henke (1958) ... Lucius Coin, Printer
- $50 for a Dead Man (1958) ... Lucius Coin, Printer
 1958 I Bury the Living
William Isham (uncredited)
 1958 Kings Go Forth
Blairs' Butler (uncredited)
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Ben Wilgus
- Seven Orchids (1958) ... Ben Wilgus
 1958 Teacher's Pet
Copy Man (uncredited)
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Lars Anderson
- Killer Whale (1958) ... Lars Anderson
 1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Chief Nana
- Tomahawk Tubbs (1958) ... Chief Nana
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
 1958 Gun Fever
Jerry
 1957 Ride Out for Revenge
Preacher
 1957 Boots and Saddles (TV Series)
- The Paymaster (1957)
 1957 Les Girls
Fanatic with 'What Is Truth' Sign (uncredited)
 1957 Trooper Hook
Junius
 1957 Johnny Tremain
Mr. Robert Newman (uncredited)
 1957 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
King of Sartania
- The Man Who Made Dreams Come True (1957) ... King of Sartania
 1955-1957 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Rohrbach / Dr. Kenneth White / Dr. Lewis Milton / ...
- The Strange Lodger (1957) ... Mr. Rohrbach
- The Miracle of Dr. Dove (1956) ... Dr. Kenneth White
- The Mind Machine (1956) ... Dr. Lewis Milton
- Postcard from Barcelona (1955) ... Thatcher
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Stage Passenger
- The Conspirators (1956) ... Stage Passenger
 1956 Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Ben Ashton
- Human Bomb (1956) ... Ben Ashton (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Father Michael
- Trapline (1956) ... Father Michael
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June
Coat Room Attendant (uncredited)
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- Sunday Editor (1955)
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Silk
- Passage to Yesterday (1955) ... Silk
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Mr. Hoyt
- Radioactive (1955) ... Mr. Hoyt
 1955 The First Mintmaster (TV Movie)
Robert Kearney
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Comrade Valentine
- Deportation (1954) ... Comrade Valentine
 1954 Mr. District Attorney (TV Series)
The Bet Man
- Numbers (1954) ... The Bet Man
 1952 Limelight
Griffin - a Clown (uncredited)
 1951 David and Bathsheba
Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1948 The Emperor Waltz
Diplomat (uncredited)
 1947 Forever Amber
Cobbler (uncredited)
 1947 Lured
Medical Examiner (uncredited)
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Postman (uncredited)
 1947 I'll Be Yours
Businessman (uncredited)
 1946 Deception
Beggar (uncredited)
 1946 The Mysterious Mr. M
Prof. Jackson Parker (uncredited)
 1946 Dressed to Kill
Convict at Dartmoor Prison (uncredited)
 1946 Lost City of the Jungle
Representative at Peace Foundation (uncredited)
 1946 The Shadow Returns
John Adams
 1946 Three Strangers
Stockbroker (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Daltons Ride Again
Jennings (uncredited)
 1945 Captain Tugboat Annie
Fred
 1945 Confidential Agent
Businessman (uncredited)
 1945 This Love of Ours
Secretary (uncredited)
 1945 Kitty
All Hot Hawker (uncredited)
 1945 Scotland Yard Investigator
Police Surgeon (uncredited)
 1945 The Fatal Witness
Second Coroner (uncredited)
 1945 The Shanghai Cobra
Detective Larkin (uncredited)
 1945 The House of Fear
Stanley Raeburn (uncredited)
 1945 The Jade Mask
Roth
 1945 Jungle Queen
Rogers (uncredited)
 1944 Double Exposure
Henry - Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 Enter Arsene Lupin
Wine Expert (uncredited)
 1944 Ministry of Fear
Railroad Agent (uncredited)
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Malty Bill - Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1944 Her Primitive Man
Scientist (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Confession
Bartender (uncredited)
 1944 Phantom Lady
Claude (uncredited)
 1944 The Lodger
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1943 Son of Dracula
Dr. Peters, the Coroner (uncredited)
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Phantom of the Opera
Bookkeeper (uncredited)
 1943 Two Tickets to London
Scottish Man (uncredited)
 1943 All by Myself
Mr. Vincent (uncredited)
 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Freddy Jolly--Graverobber (uncredited)
 1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Mah Ling / Han Po
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Professor (uncredited)
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1942 Night Monster
Torque
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Bellhop (scenes deleted)
 1941 Man Hunt
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
Cockney News Vendor (uncredited)
 1939 Buck Rogers
Saturnian Councilman (uncredited)
 1938 Red Barry
Wing Fu (as Syril Delevanti)
 1931 Arrowsmith
Committee Member (uncredited)
 1931 Devotion
Reporter (uncredited)
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Cyril Delavanti's daughter Kitty was married to ace serial director and writer Ford Beebe.

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