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Frederic Downs (1916–1998)

Frederic Downs was born on May 6, 1916 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Bug (1975) and Terror from the Year 5000 (1958). He died on April 24, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1977-1982 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Storekeeper / Mr. Thoms / Kramer
- Love (1982) ... Storekeeper (as Fred Downs)
- As Long as We're Together: Part 1 (1978) ... Mr. Thoms
- The Wisdom of Solomon (1977) ... Kramer
 1982 I, the Jury
Jack Williams
 1981 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Pop Casco
- The Lost Diablo (1981) ... Pop Casco (as Fred Downs)
 1981 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Andrew
- The Human Torch (1981) ... Andrew (as Fred Downs)
 1981 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
The Porter
- Half Nelson (1981) ... The Porter (as Fred Downs)
 1980-1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Judge E.P. Miller / Lewis Vandercamp
- Bang, Bang... You're Dead! (1981) ... Judge E.P. Miller (as Fred Downs)
- Perkins Bombs Out (1980) ... Lewis Vandercamp (as Fred Downs)
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Watchman
- Home Fires Burning (1981) ... Watchman (as Fred Downs)
 1980 Power (TV Movie)
 1973-1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Dr. Lewis / Garage Man
- The Fastidious Wife (1979) ... Dr. Lewis (as Fred Downs)
- The Theft (1973) ... Garage Man
 1978 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
Warden Ford
- The Con Caper (1978) ... Warden Ford (as Fred Downs)
 1978 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- The Flunked and the Funked (1978) ... (as Fred Downs)
 1978 A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (TV Movie)
Papa Gehrig (as Fred Downs)
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
Frank Bauer
- The Lost Boy (1978) ... Frank Bauer
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Newley
- Main Man (1977) ... Newley
 1976 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Hank Wilson
- Episode #1.2667 (1976) ... Hank Wilson
 1976 Bronk (TV Series)
- The Vigilante (1976)
 1975 The Wild McCullochs
Drunk
 1975 Bug
Henry Tacker (as Fred Downs)
 1975 Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie)
Ben Rucker
 1968-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Lodge Owner / Judge / Store Owner / ...
- The Empty Tower (1975) ... Lodge Owner
- A Problem of Innocence (1973) ... Judge
- Eagles Sometimes Can't Fly (1969) ... Store Owner
- Fear I to Fall (1968) ... County Recorder (as Fred Downs)
 1975 The Honorable Sam Houston (TV Movie)
 1974 The California Kid (TV Movie)
Judge J.A. Hooker
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Gerald Darrow
- The Best Laid Plans (1973) ... Gerald Darrow
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Avery
- Countdown to Panic (1973) ... Avery (as Fred Downs)
 1972 1776
Samuel Huntington (CT) (uncredited)
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Judge / Mr. Hanson, Prosecutor / Judge Peters
- The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1972) ... Mr. Hanson, Prosecutor
- The 5th Victim (1971) ... Judge Peters
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Father (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
- They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar/The Last Laurel (1971) ... Father (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
 1970 I Love My Wife
Minister
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Dr. Martine
- The Law Can't Touch Him (1970) ... Dr. Martine
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Judge
- The Gumball Incident (1970) ... Judge
 1968 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Dewey
- The Return of the Sidewinder (1968) ... Dewey
 1968 Shadow on the Land (TV Movie)
Drucker
 1968 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mr. Harrison
- Handy Lessons (1968) ... Mr. Harrison (as Fredric Downs)
 1968 Lancer (TV Series)
Liveryman
- Julie (1968) ... Liveryman
 1968 The Hellcats
Jack - Innkeeper
 1968 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Dress Shop Owner
- Killing, Country Style (1968) ... Dress Shop Owner
 1968 Bewitched (TV Series)
J. P.
- Once in a Vial (1968) ... J. P.
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Mr. Hansen
- No Experience Necessary (1967) ... Mr. Hansen
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
John Costy
- Death from a Flower Girl (1967) ... John Costy
 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Juror
- Aunt Bee, the Juror (1967) ... Juror
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Matt Haskell
- False Witness (1967) ... Matt Haskell
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Judge
- Is Big Town Burning? (1967) ... Judge
 1967 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Grand Aroo
- Kangaroo Kandidates (1967) ... Grand Aroo
 1966-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mr. Titus / Judge Evers
- Saturday Night (1967) ... Mr. Titus
- The Good People (1966) ... Judge Evers
 1966 Night Train to Mundo Fine
Tinsley (as Fredric Downs)
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Doctor
- Cougar Man (1966) ... Doctor
 1966 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Dr. Brown
- Episode #2.58 (1966) ... Dr. Brown
 1965 Camp Runamuck (TV Series)
Mr. Glefky / Micah
- Turtle? (1965) ... Mr. Glefky
- Fraternize (1965) ... Micah
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Max
- Uncle Fester's Toupee (1965) ... Max
 1965 Kentucky Jones (TV Series)
Plumber
- Kentucky's Vacation (1965) ... Plumber
 1961-1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Cousin Fred / Charlie Perkins / Charles Parkins / ...
- Never Trouble Trouble (1964) ... Cousin Fred
- Genie with the Light Brown Lamp (1962) ... Charlie Perkins
- The Investment Club (1962) ... Charles Parkins
- Hazel's Winning Personality (1961) ... Charles Perkins (as Fred Downs)
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge
 1963 The Skydivers
Pharmacist
 1962-1963 Empire (TV Series)
Denton
- Season of Growth (1963) ... Denton
- Ballard Number One (1962) ... (as Frederick Downs)
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Reverend Brenton
- Suppose I Said I Was the Queen of Spain (1963) ... Reverend Brenton
 1963 The Plot Thickens (TV Movie)
Sid
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Hospital Administrator
- Source of Information (1962) ... Hospital Administrator
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Lee Rider
- My Child Is Yet a Stranger (1962) ... Lee Rider (as Frederic Downes)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Robert Collins
- The Chemistry of Anger (1962) ... Robert Collins
 1962 Experiment in Terror
Welk (uncredited)
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Cousin Fillmore Wilson
- Junior Pathfinders Ride Again (1962) ... Cousin Fillmore Wilson
 1962 Shannon (TV Series)
Barney Jacks
- The Jungle Kid (1962) ... Barney Jacks
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Watchman
- Put Your Dreams Away (1962) ... Watchman
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
- Bite of a Tiger (1961)
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Charlie
- Quiet Night (1961) ... Charlie
 1959 True Story (TV Series)
- Still Hunt (1959)
 1958 Terror from the Year 5000
Prof. Howard Erling
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
- Long Distance (1955) ... (as Frederick Downs)
 1954 First Love (TV Series)
Quentin Andrews
 1953 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie)
 1952 Rocky King, Detective (TV Series)
Doc
- The Hermit's Cat (1952) ... Doc

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