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Frank Ferguson (I) (1906–1978)

American character actor Frank Ferguson appeared in scores of films and television shows, often as self-important types. Prior to his film debut, he was a prominent performer and director with the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse, where he coached numerous up-and-coming young actors such as Dana Andrews, George Reeves, Robert Preston and ... See full bio »

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 1965 The Great Sioux Massacre
Gen. Alfred Howe Terry
 1965 Those Calloways
Doctor (uncredited)
 1964 The Quick Gun
Dan Evans
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Newspaper Editor
 1960 Sunrise at Campobello
Dr. Bennett
 1960 Raymie
 1960 The Big Night
 1958 Andy Hardy Comes Home
Mayor Benson
 1958 Revolt in the Big House
Gannon's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1958 Man of the West
Crosscut Marshal (uncredited)
 1958 Terror in a Texas Town
Deacon Matt Holmes
 1958 The Light in the Forest
Harry Butler
 1958 Cole Younger, Gunfighter
Sheriff Ralph Wittrock
 1957 The Lawless Eighties
Owen Sutter
 1957 This Could Be the Night
Mr. Shea - Landlord
 1957 Gun Duel in Durango
Sheriff Howard
 1957 The Iron Sheriff
District Attorney Holloway
 1957 The Phantom Stagecoach
Joe Patterson
 1955 At Gunpoint
Marshal George Henderson
 1955 A Lawless Street
Abe Deland (uncredited)
 1955 Trial
Kiley (uncredited)
 1955 The McConnell Story
 1955 Moonfleet
 1955 City of Shadows
District Attorney Hunt
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Admiral L.D.
 1955 New York Confidential
Dr. Ludlow
 1955 Battle Cry
Mr. Hector Walker
 1955 The Violent Men
Mahoney (uncredited)
 1954 Black Tuesday
Police Inspector Hailey (uncredited)
 1954 Young at Heart
 1954 Drum Beat
Mr. Dyar
 1954 A Star Is Born
Judge George J. Barnes (uncredited)
 1954 The Outcast
Chad Polsen
 1954 The Shanghai Story
Mr. Haljerson
 1954 Riding Shotgun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 Dragonfly Squadron
Col. Conners (uncredited)
 1953 Texas Bad Man
 1953 Wicked Woman
Bill Porter
 1953 So Big
Ed (uncredited)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Mr. Cope in Fantasy Sequence
 1953 City of Bad Men
Easterner at Training Camp (uncredited)
 1953 Big Leaguer
Wally Mitchell
 1953 So This Is Love
High School Commencement Speaker (uncredited)
 1953 Hannah Lee: An American Primitive
John Britton
 1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Dr. Morton
 1953 Powder River
Johnny Slater
 1953 The Lone Hand
Mr. Dunn the Banker
 1953 The Marksman
Champ Wiley
 1953 House of Wax
Medical Examiner (uncredited)
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Mike Edwards (uncredited)
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
Drunk Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Bartender (uncredited)
 1953 The Stars Are Singing
Doorman (uncredited)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Ned (uncredited)
 1953 Star of Texas
Marshal Bullock
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Mr. Wells (scenes deleted)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
 1952 The Iron Mistress
Doctor (uncredited)
 1952 It Grows on Trees
John Letherby
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Sam (uncredited)
 1952 Wagons West
Cyrus Cook
 1952 Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Edward Norton
 1952 The Winning Team
Sam Arrants
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
Eldridge Haskell
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Mr. Quinn (uncredited)
 1952 Rodeo
Harry Cartwright
 1952 Rancho Notorious
 1952 Bend of the River
Tom Grundy
 1952 The Cimarron Kid
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1952 Boots Malone
Detective Agency Head (uncredited)
 1952 Room for One More
Steve (uncredited)
 1951 On Dangerous Ground
 1951 Elopement
Pinkie's Father (uncredited)
 1951 The Barefoot Mailman
Doc Bethune (uncredited)
 1951 The Model and the Marriage Broker
Conventioneer (uncredited)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
George (uncredited)
 1951 Warpath
 1951 The Great Missouri Raid
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1950 Frenchie
Jim Dobbs
 1950 Watch the Birdie
Mr. Whittle (uncredited)
 1950 The West Point Story
Commandant (uncredited)
 1950 Under Mexicali Stars
Counterfeitor Goldie
 1950 He's a Cockeyed Wonder
Sheriff Oliver (uncredited)
 1950 Right Cross
Dr. George Esmond (uncredited)
 1950 The Furies
Dr. Grieve
 1950 The Lawless
Carl Green
 1950 Louisa
Park Attendant (uncredited)
 1950 The Good Humor Man
Insp. Quint
 1950 Tyrant of the Sea
Officer (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
Councilman (uncredited)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
John Sharkey (uncredited)
 1949 Free for All
Hap Ross
 1949 Roseanna McCoy
Ellison Hatfield
 1949 Follow Me Quietly
J.C. McGill
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
Mr. Perkins (uncredited)
 1949 Homicide
Albert Murray (uncredited)
 1949 Caught
Dr. Hoffman
 1949 State Department: File 649
Consul Reither
 1949 Slightly French
Marty Freeman (uncredited)
 1949 Shockproof
Logan (uncredited)
 1949 Dynamite
'Hard Rock' Mason
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Findlay (uncredited)
 1948 Rachel and the Stranger
Mr. Green
 1948 Walk a Crooked Mile
Carl Bemish
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Tom Ransome (uncredited)
 1948 They Live by Night
Bum (uncredited)
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Danny's Father (uncredited)
 1948 The Vicious Circle
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
M.R. Colpeck (uncredited)
 1948 The Hunted
Paul Harrison
 1948 Fort Apache
Newspaperman (uncredited)
 1948 The Inside Story
Eph - Editor of The Bugle
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 Road to Rio
Texas Posse Member (uncredited)
 1947 T-Men
Secret Service Man (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Andy Renfro (uncredited)
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Variety Girl
R.J. O'Connell
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Movie Theatre Owner (uncredited)
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Mr. Metcalfe (uncredited)
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Crane (uncredited)
 1947 Killer at Large
Edward Denton
 1947 Blaze of Noon
Cash Jones (uncredited)
 1947 Danger Street
Police Chief Boward (uncredited)
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Dr. James B. Conant
 1947 The Perfect Marriage
Gentleman (uncredited)
 1947 California
Cavalry Lieutenant on Patrol (uncredited)
 1947 The Man I Love
Army Doctor (uncredited)
 1946 Cross My Heart
Reporter (uncredited)
 1946 Swell Guy
Eddie (uncredited)
 1946 Lady Chaser
Attorney J. T. Vickers
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Statistician (scenes deleted)
 1946 Little Miss Big
Dr. Raymond (uncredited)
 1946 Canyon Passage
Preacher (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
Tina's Father (uncredited)
 1946 The Searching Wind
Embassy Attendant (uncredited)
 1946 Blonde for a Day
Walter Bronson
 1946 O.S.S.
Electronics Engineer (uncredited)
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Reporter at Boat Docking (uncredited)
 1945 Secrets of a Sorority Girl
Justin Farley
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
1st Hotel Monte Belva Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Pvt. Williams (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
Mr. Tully (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
American Newsman (uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Teller (uncredited)
 1943 Truck Busters
George Havelock
 1942 The Boss of Big Town
Bram Hart
 1942 City of Silent Men
Fred Bernard
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Coroner (uncredited)
 1942 The Spirit of Stanford
Psychology Professor (uncredited)
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Hansford (uncredited)
 1942 Moonlight Masquerade
Doctor (uncredited)
 1942 Spy Ship
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Alden Brown
 1942 Grand Central Murder
Det. Mike McAdams (uncredited)
 1942 Broadway
Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 My Gal Sal
Loud Customer (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Snaith (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Prof. McAuley (uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Grant's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
Ship's Doctor (uncredited)
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1941 Four Mothers
Music Foundation Director (uncredited)
 1940 Father Is a Prince
Ben Haley
 1940 Gambling on the High Seas
City District Attorney
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Frank was an amateur trap shooter and belonged to the Golden Valley Gun Club in Pacoima, California in the early 1960s.

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