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Howard Freeman (I) (1895–1967)

With many years' experience on the stage, reliable character actor Howard Freeman entered the film industry in 1942. In a career lasting 23 years, the heavyset actor specialized in portraying oily businessmen, pompous government officials (as in The Snake Pit (1948)), gruff fathers or neighborhood busybodies, but often with a light comedic touch. See full bio »

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Letter from an Unknown Woman
The Snake Pit
The Snake Pit Dr. Curtis
The Blue Dahlia
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 1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Orrin Banes
- The Bartered MacBride (1965) ... Orrin Banes
 1964-1965 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
- To Hawaii with Love (1965) ... Langley
- The Great Yacht Club Robbery (1964) ... Langley
 1965 Dear Brigitte
Dean Sawyer
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Frank Bell
- I Wouldn't Start from Here (1963) ... Frank Bell
 1962-1963 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Guest / Extermination Sketch
- Episode #1.25 (1963)
- Episode #1.9 (1962) ... Guest / Extermination Sketch
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Dr. Michaels / Captain A. Burkholtz / Mr. Parker
- Occupancy, August 1st (1962) ... Dr. Michaels
- The Beast Who Walked the Bronx (1962) ... Captain A. Burkholtz
- Today I Am a Man (1962) ... Mr. Parker (uncredited)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Jared Leggett
- Mr. George (1961) ... Jared Leggett
 1961 The Witness (TV Series)
Andrew Bannister
- Ma Barker (1961) ... Andrew Bannister
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
- The Devil and Daniel Webster (1960) ... Pinkham
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Victor Morse
- Fly Baby, Fly (1959) ... Victor Morse
 1956 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Clyde Fortright
- The Investigation (1956) ... Clyde Fortright
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
William M. 'Boss'Tweed
- The Tiger's Tail (1953) ... William M. 'Boss'Tweed
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- Deception (1953)
 1953 Raiders of the Seven Seas
Mayor Pompaño
 1953 Remains to Be Seen
 1953 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Mr. Bellows
- The Wedding (1953) ... Mr. Bellows
 1953 Horace Mann's Miracle (TV Movie)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
 1952 The Turning Point
 1952 I Married Joan (TV Series)
- Career (1952)
 1952 Scaramouche
Michael Vanneau
 1951 Double Dynamite
R.B. Pulsifer Sr.
 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Three in a Room (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Icebound (1951)
- The Wisdom Tooth (1951)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Jasper (1950) ... Gus
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Arthur Timkin
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Hotspur Shaner
 1949 Take One False Step
Dr. Markheim
 1948 The Snake Pit
Dr. Curtis
 1948 The Girl from Manhattan
Sam Griffin
 1948 Cry of the City
Sullivan the Drunk (uncredited)
 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway
Mr. Waldron
 1948 Up in Central Park
Myron Schultz
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman
Herr Kastner
 1948 Arthur Takes Over
Bert Bixby
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Mr. Clinton
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Hervey Plint
 1947 Magic Town
 1947 The Long Night
Sheriff Ned Meade
 1947 That Way with Women
Dr. Harvey
 1947 Cigarette Girl
B.J. Halstead
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Magistrate (uncredited)
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Hector Damson
 1947 California
Sen. Creel
 1946 Cross My Heart
Wallace Brent
 1946 Susie Steps Out
Mr. Starr
 1946 Swell Guy
Botsworth (uncredited)
 1946 The Killers
Brentwood Police Chief (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
Max Fisher (uncredited)
 1946 Inside Job
Mr. Winkle
 1946 So Goes My Love
 1946 The Blue Dahlia
 1946 House of Horrors
Hal Ormiston
 1946 Abilene Town
Ed Balder
 1945 Mexicana
 1945 This Love of Ours
Dr. Barnes
 1945 That Night with You
Wilbur Weedy
 1945 You Came Along
 1945 I'll Tell the World
Lester Westchester
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
 1945 A Song to Remember
 1944 Meet Miss Bobby Socks
Tom Tyler
 1944 Carolina Blues
Tom Gordon
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
George Hartley
 1944 The Unwritten Code
Mr. Norris
 1944 An American Romance
Jarrett's Associate (uncredited)
 1944 The Mark of the Whistler
M.K. Simmons (uncredited)
 1944 Secret Command
Max Lessing
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Mayor Williams (uncredited)
 1944 Meet the People
Mr. George Peetwick
 1944 Once Upon a Time
McKenzie (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
Cash Riddle
 1943 Lost Angel
Professor Richards
 1943 Madame Curie
Prof. Constant (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Steve Conlon
 1943 Pilot #5
Hank Durban
 1943 Air Raid Wardens
J.P. Norton
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Mr. Quill
 1943 The Human Comedy
Reverend Holly (uncredited)
 1943 Margin for Error
Otto Horst
 1942 Inflation (Short)
Radio Store Proprietor (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Stage Play: A Serpent's Tooth. Written by Arthur Richman. Directed by Robert Milton. Little Theatre: 24 Aug 1922- Sep 1922 (closing date unknown/36 performances). Cast: W. Graham Browne (as "Morgan Trendell"), John Clements (as "A Caterer"), Howard Freeman (as "Bert Boyd") [Broadway debut], Leslie Howard (as "Jerry Middleton"), Robert Lowe... See more »

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