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Dayton Lummis (1903–1988)

Dayton Lummis was born on August 8, 1903 in Summit, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Elmer Gantry (1960), The Wrong Man (1956) and Julius Caesar (1953). He died on March 23, 1988 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mr. Holmby
- The Angry Land (1975) ... Mr. Holmby
 1970 Moonfire
Fuentes
 1968 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Series)
- Huck of La Mancha (1968) ... (voice)
 1967 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Judge Brandt
- Parents, Too, Can Be Deliquents (1967) ... Judge Brandt
 1960-1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judge O'Hara / Col. Abel Chapin / Atty. Hiram Wood / ...
- The Dilemma (1965) ... Judge O'Hara
- The Legacy (1963) ... Col. Abel Chapin
- The Secret (1961) ... Atty. Hiram Wood
- Escape to Ponderosa (1960) ... Col. Metcalfe
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Reinhardt
- The Last Battle (1965) ... Reinhardt
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Dr. Murray
- Funny Man with a Monkey (1964) ... Dr. Murray
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Col. Bob Grainger
- Fracas at Kiowa Flats (1963) ... Col. Bob Grainger
 1959-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Rev. Philip Marshall / Dr. Baldwin / T.J. Gingle / ...
- The Myra Marshall Story (1963) ... Rev. Philip Marshall
- The Annie Duggan Story (1963) ... Dr. Baldwin
- The John Turnbull Story (1962) ... T.J. Gingle
- The Martha Barham Story (1959) ... Major P.S. Barham
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Clayton Emory
- The Chooser of the Slain (1963) ... Clayton Emory
 1962-1963 Empire (TV Series)
Thomas Fenton Giler / Jason Simms
- Down There, the World (1963) ... Thomas Fenton Giler (uncredited)
- Green, Green Hills (1962) ... Jason Simms
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Doctor (uncredited)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Horatio Turner
- The Money Cage (1963) ... Horatio Turner
 1962 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Commissioner
- The Mooncussers: Wake of Disaster (1962) ... Commissioner
- The Mooncussers: Graveyard of Ships (1962) ... Commissioner
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Guy Winters
- Shadow on Your Shoulder (1962) ... Guy Winters
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Dr. Willis Burroughs
- The Royce Bennett Story (1962) ... Dr. Willis Burroughs
 1962 Beauty and the Beast
Roderick
 1962 Jack the Giant Killer
King Mark
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Torvald
 1961-1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Colonel Gibbons / Judge
- Charge aka Outpost (1962) ... Colonel Gibbons
- The Verdict (1961) ... Judge
 1960-1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Millard Braystone / Clarence Kramer
- Cousin Tundifer (1962) ... Millard Braystone
- The Cheaters (1960) ... Clarence Kramer
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Charles Fouchet
- Please Believe Me (1962) ... Charles Fouchet
 1962 Deadly Duo
Thorne Fletcher
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Dr. Chapman
- Flight for Life (1962) ... Dr. Chapman
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Frank Collins
- The Young Fugitives (1961) ... Frank Collins
 1961 The Flight That Disappeared
Dr. Carl Morris
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series)
Dr. Gregory
- The Assassin (1961) ... Dr. Gregory
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Silas Rigsby
- Trouble at Sand Springs (1961) ... Silas Rigsby
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Maj. Turner
- The Escape (1961) ... Maj. Turner
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Judge
- Killer Without Cause (1961) ... Judge
 1960 The Renegade (TV Movie)
Captain Flood
 1960 Angel (TV Series)
- The Museum (1960)
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
John De La Mar / Lew Wallace
- City of Widows (1960) ... John De La Mar
- Shadows on the Window (1960) ... Lew Wallace
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Jake Shaw / Col. Craig
- The Illustrator (1960) ... Jake Shaw
- The Lariat (1960) ... Col. Craig
 1953-1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
E. H. Sloan / Mr. Gianelli / Roger Grayson
- Fugitive Father (1960) ... E. H. Sloan
- Gina from Italy (1959) ... Mr. Gianelli
- Wonderland (1953) ... Roger Grayson
 1960 Spartacus
Symmachus (uncredited)
 1960 Elmer Gantry
Eddington
 1960 The Music Box Kid
Father Gorman
 1959-1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
George / Teddy Davis
- Dead Man's Shoes (1960) ... George
- Presumption of Guilt (1959) ... Teddy Davis
 1960 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
Arthur Hammond
- Gem of a Murder (1960) ... Arthur Hammond
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Gideon Templeton
- Path of the Eagle (1960) ... Gideon Templeton
 1960 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Judge
- The Prantera Story (1960) ... Judge
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Howard Fulton
- The Father (1959) ... Howard Fulton
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Judge Randall
- Gone But Not Forgotten (1959) ... Judge Randall
 1959 Compulsion
Dr. Allwyn - Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1959 December Bride (TV Series)
- The Martian Show (1959)
 1958-1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Lord Meredith / Prosecutor
- A London Affair (1959) ... Lord Meredith
- The Lady Takes the Stand (1958) ... Prosecutor
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Mr. Carlson
- Excitement at Milltown (1959) ... Mr. Carlson
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Jabez Lord
- Hunter's Moon (1958) ... Jabez Lord
 1958 Bitter Heritage (TV Movie)
Colonel Brecker
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Clyde Pickens
- Death Watch (1958) ... Clyde Pickens
 1958 From Hell to Texas
Padre (uncredited)
 1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Police Sgt. Oliver / Charles Blanchard / Tom Ackley
- Listen, Listen.....! (1958) ... Police Sgt. Oliver
- Crack of Doom (1956) ... Tom Ackley
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Cesar Grandet / Father
- Eugenie Grandet (1956) ... Cesar Grandet
- Savrola (1956)
- Alison's House (1956)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Jonas Warman
- The Healer (1958) ... Jonas Warman
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Col. Brecker / Dr. Engle
- Bitter Heritage (1958) ... Col. Brecker
- Before I Die (1958) ... Dr. Engle
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Figure of Death
- The Nightingale (1958) ... Figure of Death
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Publisher
- Novel Appeal (1957) ... Publisher
 1957 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- The Fugitive (1957)
 1953-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Arthur Healy / Editor Cartwright
- Bitter Parting (1957)
- Ambitious Cop (1955) ... Arthur Healy
- The Last Pilot Schooner (1955) ... Editor Cartwright
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Hess
- Your Money or Your Wife (1957) ... Hess
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Evans / Williams / Bob Warren / ...
- High Tension (1957) ... Evans
- The Undesirable (1957) ... Williams
- Only Yesterday (1956) ... Bob Warren
- Temptation (1956) ... Nigel
- An Act of Murder (1955) ... Dr. Morrison
 1957 Monkey on My Back
J.L. McAvoy
 1953-1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
LaFort / Arnold Hoffman
- I Will Not Die (1957) ... LaFort
- Too Good with a Gun (1957) ... Arnold Hoffman
- The Hunted (1953)
- Best Seller (1953)
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
General Rogers
- The General's Disgrace (1957) ... General Rogers
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Colonel Duncan Smythe
- The Tichborne Claimant (1957) ... Colonel Duncan Smythe
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Ray Talbot
- Nine Priceless Objects (1956) ... Ray Talbot
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Amos Fairchild
- Campaign Trail (1956) ... Amos Fairchild
 1956 Showdown at Abilene
Jack Bedford
 1956 The Bad Seed
The Doctor (uncredited)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Oscar W. Hoffman
- The Carroll Formula (1956) ... Dr. Oscar W. Hoffman
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
James Thorpe / Prosecutor
- The Rabbi Davis Story (1956) ... James Thorpe
- Shadow of God (1955) ... Prosecutor
 1956 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Mr. Marshall
- Expectantly Yours (1956) ... Mr. Marshall
- Babs's Wedding (1956) ... Mr. Marshall
 1956 Over-Exposed
Horace Sutherland
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
Mr. Barrett
 1954-1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Doctor / Commissioner Blackburn / Registrar / ...
- Inga III (1956) ... Doctor
- Time and Yuletide (1954) ... Commissioner Blackburn
- It's a Man's Game (1954) ... Registrar
- The Count of Ten (1954) ... Doctor
- The Hollywood Story (1954) ... Ted Maskin
 1955 The Spoilers
Wheaton
 1955 Sudden Danger
Raymond Wilkins
 1955 The View from Pompey's Head
Charles Barlowe
 1955 Navy Log (TV Series)
Executive Officer
- Sky Pilot (1955) ... Executive Officer
 1955 My Sister Eileen
Mr. Wallace (uncredited)
 1954-1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Jason / Matt / Arnold Pearson
- Trademark (1955) ... Jason
- Roark Island (1955) ... Matt
- Backfire (1954) ... Arnold Pearson
 1955 The Cobweb
Dr. Tim Carmody (uncredited)
 1955 High Society
H. Stuyvesant Jones
 1955 A Man Called Peter
Scottish Police Constable (uncredited)
 1954-1955 Lassie (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Stewart
- The Snake (1955) ... Dr. Walter Stewart
- The Injury (1955) ... Dr. Walter Stewart
- Gramps (1954) ... Dr. Walter Stewart
 1955 The Prodigal
Caleb
 1953-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Lee
- G for Goldberger (1954)
- Major Pauline (1953)
- Night Strike (1953) ... Lee
 1953-1955 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Mr. Sherman / Mel Eaton / Bill Parker
- Hollywood at Last (1955) ... Mr. Sherman
- Lucy Writes a Novel (1954) ... Mel Eaton
 1955 Prince of Players
English Doctor
 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Reporter from The Bulletin (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Whit Lonigan / Warden / Mail Clerk
- A Championship Affair (1954) ... Whit Lonigan
- Vote of Confidence (1954) ... Warden
- To Whom It May Concern (1953) ... Mail Clerk
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
La Volga / Dr. Hillary Tyson
- The Trial of Rocky Jones: Chapter I (1954) ... La Volga
- Rocky's Odyssey: Chapter I (1954) ... La Volga (uncredited)
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter III (1954) ... Dr. Hillary Tyson
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter II (1954) ... Dr. Hillary Tyson
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter I (1954) ... Dr. Hillary Tyson
 1954 The Yellow Mountain
Geraghty
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Dr. Todd
- Hot Rod (1954) ... Dr. Todd
 1954 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Jack Goodman
 1954 Return to Treasure Island
Capt. Flint (as Dayton Lumis)
 1954 The Caine Mutiny
Uncle Lloyd (uncredited)
 1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators
Magistrate (uncredited)
 1954 Princess of the Nile
Prince Shamin (uncredited)
 1954 Loophole
Jim Starling
 1954 Dragon's Gold
Donald McCutcheon
 1954 Dragnet (TV Series)
Sgt. Jack Gotch
- The Big Trunk (1954) ... Sgt. Jack Gotch
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Col. Spaulding, USAAF (uncredited)
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
The Judge
- Masquerade (1954) ... The Judge
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
CaptainTurner
- Portia of the Sea (1954) ... CaptainTurner
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- Lady's Choice (1953)
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Return (1953)
 1953 China Venture
Dr. Masterson
 1953 The Golden Blade
Munkar (uncredited)
 1953 All I Desire
Col. Underwood
 1953 The President's Lady
Dr. May (uncredited)
 1953 Port Sinister
Mr. Lennox
 1953 Man in the Dark
Dr. Marston
 1953 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Jonathan Wilkins, Banker
- Trouble in Town (1953) ... Jonathan Wilkins, Banker
 1953 Tangier Incident
Henry Morrison
 1953 The Mississippi Gambler
John Sanford (uncredited)
 1952 Ruby Gentry
Ruby's Attorney (uncredited)
 1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Paul Clarkson
- Where There's a Will (1952) ... Paul Clarkson
 1952 Because of You
Philip Arnold (uncredited)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Chairman (uncredited)
 1952 Operation Secret
French Radio Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Something for the Birds
Speaker of the House (uncredited)
 1952 Les Miserables
Defense Lawyer (uncredited)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Superintendent
- The Strange Case of James Doyle (1952) ... Superintendent
 1952 Breakdown
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1952 The Winning Team
Graham McNamee (uncredited)
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
Neville
- Year of the Phoenix ... Neville
 1952 Red Planet Mars
Radio Commentator (uncredited)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Cmdr Elwood / Captain
- The Submarine Story (1952) ... Cmdr Elwood
- Displaced Persons Story (1952) ... Captain
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 Believe It or Not (TV Series)
 1946 Sorry, Wrong Number (TV Short)
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Prolific American character actor of stage, screen and radio. Usually seen as bearded judges, marshals, senior military officers or aristocrats in westerns and period dramas on television. Trained at the Martha Oatman Theatre School in Los Angeles. On stage from the age of 24. His son, Dayton Lummis Jr, is a former museum curator and author of nonfiction works on the American West.

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