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Paul Ford (I) (1901–1976)


If any man ever had a character face absolutely made for TV and film, it was Paul Ford. Small-eyed, lugubrious, pot-bellied, balding and with a plum nose to rival Karl Malden, Ford was a rather wanderlust family man who decided to give acting a try in his early 40. He excelled at puppetry and found work staging such shows at the World's Fair. This ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

The Phil Silvers Show
The Phil Silvers Show Col. John T. Hall / Charlie Clusternan / Col. John T.Hall
(1955-1959)
The Music Man
The Music Man Mayor George Shinn
(1962)
The Baileys of Balboa
(1964-1965)

Filmography

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 1970-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Reggie (segment "Love and the Old Flames") / John Carlson (segment "Love and Grandma")
- Love and the Other Guy/Love and Grandma (1970) ... John Carlson (segment "Love and Grandma")
 1972 Fair Play (TV Movie)
F.O. McGill
 1970 Lola
Mr. Wardman, Scott's Father
 1969 In Name Only (TV Movie)
Elwy Pertwhistle
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
 1967 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
J.J. Marshall
- The Honeymooners: To Whom It May Concern (1967) ... J.J. Marshall
 1967 The Comedians
Smith
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
American General
 1965 Never Too Late
Harry M. Lambert
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Quincy Quiverlips / General Hap Hazard
- How Stupid of Cupid (1965) ... Quincy Quiverlips
- Junior's Bustin' Out All Over (1965) ... General Hap Hazard
 1964-1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
Sam Bailey
- Sam and the Sea Monster (1965) ... Sam Bailey
- Sam Sells Out (1965) ... Sam Bailey
- Sam's Treasure Hunt (1965) ... Sam Bailey
- Sam's Economy Kick (1965) ... Sam Bailey
- Stanley, the Runaway (1965) ... Sam Bailey
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Tuppman
- Now, You Take Your Average Rock... (1962) ... Tuppman
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Judge Boatwright
 1962 Teahouse of the August Moon (TV Movie)
Col. Wainwright Purdy III
 1962 Advise & Consent
Senator Stanley Danta
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Professor Jarvis
- The Hatbox (1961) ... Professor Jarvis
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Capt. Horace Griggs
- Outrage at Pawnee Bend (1961) ... Capt. Horace Griggs
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Captain Joe McQueen
- Open House (1961) ... Captain Joe McQueen
 1960 The Right Man (TV Movie)
Perfect Candidate
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Allen / Nella
- The Girls in Room 509 (1960) ... Allen / Nella
 1959 Keep in Step (TV Movie)
Col. John T. Hall
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Colonel
- Turn Left at Mount Everest (1958) ... Colonel
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Finas Daugherty
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
J.B. Curtis
- Junior Miss (1957) ... J.B. Curtis
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Rockman
- A Man's Game (1957) ... Rockman
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jones
- The Tale of St. Emergency (1956) ... Jones
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Horatio Applegate
- Bloomer Girl (1956) ... Horatio Applegate
 1955 Norby (TV Series)
Bank President
- Wahleen's Romance (1955) ... Bank President
- The Picnic (1955) ... Bank President
- Overdrawn Account (1955) ... Bank President
- Late Love (1955) ... Bank President
- Helen's Holiday (1955) ... Bank President
 1953 Jamie (TV Series)
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Commissioner
- The Great Silence (1953) ... Commissioner
 1952 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- Flat Feet (1952)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Allison
- The Debt (1952) ... Allison
 1952 The Web (TV Series)
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Rudolph Kugler
- The Ghost Patrol (1951) ... Rudolph Kugler
- The Ghost Patrol (1951) ... Rudolph Kugler
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Judge James Byron
 1950 The Kid from Texas
Sheriff Copeland
 1949 All the King's Men
Spokesman for Impeachment (uncredited)
 1949 Lust for Gold
Sheriff Lynn Early
 1948 The Naked City
Henry Fowler (uncredited)
 1945 The Front Page (TV Movie)
 1945 The House on 92nd Street
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the musical revue, "A Thurber Carnival," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Tom Ewell, Peggy Cass, John McGiver, Peter Turgeon, Alice Ghostley and Wynne Miller in the cast. James Thurber wrote the book. Don Elliott was composer and performer. Marvin Reiss was set designer. Ramse Stevens was costume ... See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

During the Depression, my kids used to think everybody survived on peanut butter sandwiches. See more »

Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Never Too Late," a part he recreated in the film version of the same title, Never Too Late (1965). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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