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Kenneth MacDonald (I) (1901–1972)

Kenneth MacDonald began his career as a stage actor in the 1920s. In the early 1930s he came to Hollywood to break into motion pictures, but after several bit parts, he found employment difficult to come by. He hit upon the idea of a little self-promotion, and wrote a pamphlet called "The Case of Kenneth MacDonald," and distributed it to as many ... See full bio »

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 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Pentagon Navy Admiral (uncredited)
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
The Banker
- The 3:13 Arrives at Noon (1969) ... The Banker
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Judge Waylan
- Visitation (1969) ... Judge Waylan
 1967 40 Guns to Apache Pass
Harry Malone
 1960-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sheriff
- A House Divided (1960) ... Sheriff
 1966 Fantastic Voyage
Henry - Heart Monitoring (uncredited)
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Hamer / Man
- Cry of Gold (1965) ... Hamer
- The Prophet (1965) ... Man (uncredited)
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Surgeon
- The Blizzard Makers (1964) ... Surgeon
 1963-1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Miner
- The Day of the Misfits (1963) ... Miner
 1963-1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Jury Foreman / Election Officer
- Sam's Boy (1964) ... Jury Foreman
- Enough Rope (1963) ... Election Officer
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Doctor
- Speckle Bird (1963) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Captain
- A Dog for Father Fitz (1962) ... Captain
 1960-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Wagon Train Member / General Collins
- The Caroline Casteel Story (1962) ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
- The Colonel Harris Story (1960) ... General Collins (uncredited)
 1962 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Canfield
- The Good Fight (1962) ... Canfield
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Major Croton
- The Green Beret (1962) ... Major Croton
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Dr. Page
- Double Drop (1962) ... Dr. Page
 1961 The Errand Boy
Mr. Fumble
 1958-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Sheriff Elliott / Sheriff Lem Pritt / Sheriff
- One Came Back (1961) ... Sheriff Elliott
- Guns of the Lawless (1961) ... Sheriff Lem Pritt
- Four Guns and a Prayer (1958) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Captain Reeves / Duggan / Sheriff / ...
- Wolf Cub (1961) ... Captain Reeves
- Duel at Parkison Town (1960) ... Duggan
- Cemetery Road (1960) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
- The General Must Die (1959) ... Zeke - Decoy Stage Driver
 1959-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Bartender / Morgan Shaw / Townsman
- Rio Salado (1961) ... Bartender
- Incident of the Running Iron (1961) ... Morgan Shaw
- Incident of a Burst of Evil (1959) ... Townsman (as Kenneth McDonald)
 1961 The Ladies Man
Papa Heebert (uncredited)
 1961 Return to Peyton Place
Dexter (uncredited)
 1961 Posse from Hell
Townsman (uncredited)
 1958-1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Sheriff / Mayor / Mr. Smith
- Stranger in Town (1961) ... Sheriff
- The Captive Locomotive (1960) ... Mayor
- Wolf Pack (1960) ... Mr. Smith
- Small War at Custer Junction (1958) ... Sheriff (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
 1959-1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Sheriff / Charley, Telegrapher
- Two-Way Deal (1961) ... Sheriff (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
- Powder Keg (1959) ... Charley, Telegrapher (uncredited)
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Howard Stacey
- Casey and the Clowns (1961) ... Howard Stacey (uncredited)
 1961 Angel (TV Series)
- Happy Marriage (1961)
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sam Jansen / Tack Colby
- The Price of Paradise (1961) ... Sam Jansen
- A Matter of Honor (1959) ... Tack Colby
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Elmer
- Death Runs Wild (1960) ... Elmer
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Jess
- The Search for Cope Borden (1960) ... Jess
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Senate Committee Member
- The Big Squeeze (1960) ... Senate Committee Member (uncredited)
 1956-1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Indian Agent Clum / Sheriff / Sheriff Gaffey
- Apache Blood (1960) ... Indian Agent Clum (uncredited)
- Land Beyond the Law (1957) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
- The Trap (1956) ... Sheriff Gaffey
 1959-1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
George Dexter / Inspector Chambers
- The Treasure of Hawk Hill (1960) ... George Dexter
- The Barrier (1959) ... Inspector Chambers
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Sheriff
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
Army Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Russ Cantrell
- One on the House (1959) ... Russ Cantrell
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Sheriff Quinn
- Danger Valley (1959) ... Sheriff Quinn
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Ed Grover
- The Marshal of Yellow Jacket (1959) ... Ed Grover
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Oliver Wentworth
- Wilderness Trace (1959) ... Oliver Wentworth
 1958 The Heart Is a Rebel
Alfred Carlson
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Drop to Drink (1958) ... Sheriff (as Ken MacDonald)
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Hub Grimm
- Every Man a Witness (1958) ... Hub Grimm (as Ken MacDonald)
 1958 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Sheriff No. 1
- Find That Bomb! (1958) ... Sheriff No. 1 (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
 1958 Lawman (TV Series)
Mr. Matson
- The Badge (1958) ... Mr. Matson (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Deputy Sheriff
- The Departed Doctor (1958) ... Deputy Sheriff
 1957-1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Col. Parker
- The Deserters (1958) ... Col. Parker (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
- Rare Specimen (1958) ... Col. Parker
- Dead Reckoning (1958) ... Col. Parker
- Sign in the Sand (1958) ... Col. Parker (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
- A Time to Die (1957) ... Col. Parker (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series)
John Dalby
- Death on Wheels (1958) ... John Dalby
 1958 Man from God's Country
Judge (uncredited)
 1958 Day of the Badman
Fred Collins (uncredited)
 1956-1958 Navy Log (TV Series)
Admiral / Captain
- The Butchers of Kapsan (1958) ... Admiral
- Bucket of Sand (1956) ... Captain
- Lunger at Kunsan (1956) ... Admiral
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
- The Tinhorn (1957)
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Joshua T. Kirby
- The Old Timer (1957) ... Joshua T. Kirby
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Sheriff Corin
- McGraw in Reno (1957) ... Sheriff Corin
 1957 The Delicate Delinquent
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1953-1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Halloway
- Dan Marshall's Brat (1957) ... Halloway
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jury Foreman
- There Were Four (1957) ... Jury Foreman
 1957 Battle Hymn
Three-Star General (uncredited)
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Judge Advocate
- The Brothers (1957) ... Judge Advocate
 1956 Three Violent People
Croupier (uncredited)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Doctor Edwards
- Circus Priest (1956) ... Doctor Edwards
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Lowrie
- Indian Agent (1956) ... Lowrie
- Battle at Apache Pass (1956) ... Lowrie
- The Mail Riders (1956) ... Lowrie
 1956 Scheming Schemers (Short)
Mr. Allen
 1956 Showdown at Abilene
Jay Ingles (uncredited)
 1956 The She-Creature
Police Doctor with Prof. Anderson
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Roebel (uncredited)
 1956 Star in the Dust
Hank (uncredited)
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Brady
- The Foundlings (1956) ... Brady
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Townsman
- Broken Arrow (1956) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (TV Series)
Chief Marshal
- Stone River (1956) ... Chief Marshal
 1956 Perils of the Wilderness
Bart Randall (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
 1955 Blunder Boys (Short)
Capt. F.B. Eye
 1952-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Councilman / Sultana Foreman / Callen
- Gun Job (1953) ... Councilman
- The Sermon of the Gun (1953) ... Sultana Foreman
- Crossed and Double Crossed (1952) ... Callen
 1955 Hot Ice (Short)
Dapper Malone
 1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (TV Series)
Dispenser Station Superintendent / Dispensing Station Superintendent / Dispersal Station Superintendent
- The Hydrogen Hurricane (1955) ... Dispenser Station Superintendent (uncredited)
- Robot Monster from Mars (1955) ... Dispensing Station Superintendent (uncredited)
- Destroyers of the Sun (1955) ... Dispersal Station Superintendent (uncredited)
 1955 The Gun That Won the West
Colonel E.M. Still (uncredited)
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
 1949-1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Deputy Zack / Sheriff Mason / The Sheriff / ...
- Death Goes to Press (1955) ... Deputy Zack
- Gold Freight (1955) ... Sheriff Mason
- Outlaw's Revenge (1950) ... The Sheriff
 1955 Seminole Uprising
Denker (uncredited)
 1955 Seven Angry Men
William Clark (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Agent
- The Guilty One (1955) ... Agent
 1954-1955 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Frank Guthrie / Marshal Ed Watson / Ralph Hammond / ...
- Vendetta (1955) ... Frank Guthrie
- Juggler's Silver (1955) ... Marshal Ed Watson
- Doorway to Nowhere (1955) ... Ralph Hammond (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
- Fool's Gold (1954) ... J.L. Webster
- Trouble in Tonopah (1954) ... Henry Blake
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
Desmond (High Steward) (as Kenneth Mac Donald)
 1955 Of Cash and Hash (Short)
Lefty Loomis
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Brian (1955)
- The Uncrossed River (1954) ... (as Ked MacDonald)
 1954-1955 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Al Sieber / Deputy Marshal Gleason
- Apache Kid (1955) ... Al Sieber
- The Doolin Gang (1954) ... Deputy Marshal Gleason
 1954 Shot in the Frontier (Short)
Bill Noonan (uncredited)
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
John Sawyer
- Death Below Zero (1954) ... John Sawyer
 1954 Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series)
Ortho
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter III (1954) ... Ortho (uncredited)
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter II (1954) ... Ortho (uncredited)
- Silver Needle in the Sky: Chapter I (1954) ... Ortho (uncredited)
 1954 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Sheriff Luke, Annie's Uncle / Sheriff Luke MacTavish, Annie's Uncle
- Bull's Eye (1954) ... Sheriff Luke, Annie's Uncle
- The Hardrock Trail (1954) ... Sheriff Luke MacTavish, Annie's Uncle
 1954 Rails Into Laramie
Saloon Owner (uncredited)
 1954 Southwest Passage
Sheriff Morgan (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Dr. Arlington / Prof. Joshua Loring
- The Road of No Return (1954) ... Prof. Joshua Loring
- The Flaming Mountain (1953) ... Dr. Arlington (as Kenneth McDonald)
- The Golden Tablet (1953) ... Dr. Arlington (as Kenneth McDonald)
 1953 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Sheriff Gordon
- The Sole Survivor (1953) ... Sheriff Gordon
 1953 Bandits of the West
Nugget's Assistant (uncredited)
 1953 Savage Frontier
Marshal Bradley
 1953 He Popped His Pistol (Short)
 1953 Law and Order
Rancher Waiting for Stagecoach (uncredited)
 1953 Loose Loot (Short)
Icabod Slipp
 1953 Marshal of Cedar Rock
Sheriff Blake
 1952-1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Sheriff Carter / Dan Layton
- Mysterious Decoy (1953) ... Sheriff Carter
- Salted Mines (1952) ... Dan Layton (as Kenneth McDonald)
 1951-1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Dan Harris / Marshal / Mr. Morrow / ...
- Convict at Large (1953) ... Dan Harris
- Outlaw's Double (1952) ... Marshal
- Greed Rides the Range (1952) ... Mr. Morrow
- The Secret Lode (1951) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
- The Range Rider (1951) ... Sheriff McCoy
 1952 Montana Belle
Sheriff with Combs (uncredited)
 1951-1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Attorney Sam Devlin / Capt. William Drayson / Ray Bolton / ...
- The Range Master (1952) ... Attorney Sam Devlin
- Roaring Challenge (1952) ... Capt. William Drayson
- Law of the Six-Guns (1951) ... Ray Bolton
- The Road to Monterey (1951) ... Senator Tom Fowler
 1952 Arctic Flight
Father François
 1952 Three Dark Horses (Short)
William 'Bill' Wick
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Doctor (uncredited)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Right to Hate (1952)
 1952 Carson City
Dave Fairchild (uncredited)
 1952 Leadville Gunslinger
Sheriff Nichols
 1952 Trail Guide
Wagon Master Wheeler
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- The Cheat (1952)
 1952 Rose of Cimarron
Posse Sheriff (as Kenneth Mac Donald)
 1951 Distant Drums
General's Staff Officer (uncredited)
 1951 Desert of Lost Men
Bill Hackett
 1951 Cave of Outlaws
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1951 Hula-La-La (Short)
Varanu, Witch Doctor
 1951 Hot Lead
Sheriff Lacy
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1951 Along the Great Divide
Crowley - Rancher (uncredited)
 1951 Francis Goes to the Races
Third Steward (uncredited)
 1951 My Forbidden Past
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1951 The Sword of Monte Cristo
Chamberlain
 1951 Law of the Badlands
Captain Bill McVey
 1951 Sugarfoot
Rancher (uncredited)
 1951 Red Ryder (TV Series)
Collins
- Whiplash (1951) ... Collins (uncredited)
 1950 Experiment Alcatraz
Col. Harris
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Tom Lawton / Sheriff Jack Judd
- The Fight at Peaceful Mesa (1950) ... Tom Lawton
- Gun Powder Range (1950) ... Sheriff Jack Judd (as Ken MacDonald)
 1950 Studio Stoops (Short)
Dandy Dawson
 1950 Border Treasure
Sheriff Carrigan (as Ken MacDonald)
 1950 Cactus Caravan (Short)
Jed Newman, aka Al Carter
 1950 Salt Lake Raiders
Deputy Marshal Tom
 1950 Storm Over Wyoming
Robert Dawson
 1950 Federal Agent at Large
Captain
 1950 Guilty of Treason
Major Arresting Mindszenty
 1950 Dakota Lil
Fletch, Sentry (as Ken MacDonald)
 1950 Punchy Cowpunchers (Short)
Dillon
 1949 South of Santa Fe (Short)
Jed Newman
 1949 Vagabond Loafers (Short)
Mr. Allen
 1949 The Mysterious Desperado
Sheriff Anders
 1949 Stagecoach Kid
Sheriff
 1949 Hellfire
Man with Warning (uncredited)
 1949 The Gay Amigo
Captain Lewis
 1949 Radio Riot (Short)
 1948 Crime on Their Hands (Short)
Dapper Malone
 1948 Belle Starr's Daughter
Uncle Jim Davis
 1948 A Pinch in Time (Short)
 1948 The Plunderers
Rancher (uncredited)
 1948 The Gallant Blade
Conference Table General de Beaufort (uncredited)
 1948 An Innocent Affair
Board Member (uncredited)
 1948 False Paradise
Bentley (as Kenneth R. MacDonald)
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
Colonel Markham (uncredited)
 1948 Train to Alcatraz
Guard Reeves
 1948 Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'
Judge (uncredited)
 1948 Frontier Agent
Burton Wheelock
 1948 Shivering Sherlocks (Short)
Lefty Loomis
 1948 The Swordsman
Clansman (uncredited)
 1947 Rolling Down to Reno (Short)
Ted Crissman, Gangster
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Citizen (uncredited)
 1947 The Son of Rusty
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1947 Crossfire
Major (uncredited)
 1947 Hold That Lion! (Short)
Icabod Slipp
 1947 Brute Force
Cell Check Guard (uncredited)
 1947 Cheyenne
Gambler (uncredited)
 1947 Banjo
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1947 Nervous Shakedown (Short)
 1947 Framed
Policeman (uncredited)
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Cop (uncredited)
 1946 San Quentin
Dubbed Voice of Visiting Colonel (uncredited)
 1946 Lady Luck
Masters - Casino Manager (uncredited)
 1946 Pardon My Terror (Short)
Mr. Grooch
 1946 Monkey Businessmen (Short)
Dr. Mallard (uncredited)
 1946 That Texas Jamboree
Brady (uncredited)
 1945 Cornered
Incza's Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 The Windjammer
Producer
 1945 The Lost Trail
John Corbett
 1945 Shadow of Terror
McKenzie
 1945 First Yank Into Tokyo
Col. Thompson (uncredited)
 1945 Back to Bataan
Maj. McKinley (uncredited)
 1945 The Monster and the Ape
Police Inspector Hamilton [Ch. 8,12]
 1945 The Power of the Whistler
John Crawford, Mental Hospital Warden (uncredited)
 1944 Bowery Champs
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Black Arrow
Jake Jackson
 1944 Cowboy from Lonesome River
Senator Daniel G. Proctor / Sheppard Proctor
 1944 West of the Rio Grande
Martin Keene
 1944 U-Boat Prisoner
Prof. Hamilton (uncredited)
 1944 The Desert Hawk
Akbar
 1944 The Racket Man
Captain (uncredited)
 1944 Pride of the Plains
Dan Hurley
 1943 The Phantom
Dr. Max Bremmer (uncredited)
 1943 Destroyer
Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1943 Six Gun Gospel
Ace Benton
 1943 Robin Hood of the Range
Henry Marlowe
 1943 We've Never Been Licked
Captain (uncredited)
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
Jonathan Kincaid
 1942 Underground Agent
J.M. Clyde (uncredited)
 1942 Junior Army
Keller (uncredited)
 1942 Stand By All Networks
Captain Banion
 1942 Smith of Minnesota
Doc Williams (uncredited)
 1942 Sabotage Squad
Medical Examiner (uncredited)
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Margate Dispatcher (uncredited)
 1942 Perils of the Royal Mounted
Mort Ransome
 1942 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
Doctor (uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
Officer Fosse
 1942 Cadets on Parade
Dr. Nesbitt
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
Pony Express Rider (uncredited)
 1941 Harmon of Michigan
Doctor (uncredited)
 1941 Mystery Ship
Gorman
 1941 I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island
Advocate (uncredited)
 1941 The Son of Davy Crockett
King Canfield
 1941 Hands Across the Rockies
Juneau Jessup
 1941 Under Age
Johnson
 1941 Prairie Pioneers
Fields (as Ken MacDonald)
 1941 The Devil Commands
Sheriff Ed Willis
 1940 The Wildcat of Tucson
Rance McKee
 1940 Frontier Vengeance
Slash
 1940 The Durango Kid
Mace Ballard
 1940 Texas Stagecoach
John Appleby
 1940 Island of Doomed Men
Doctor Rosener
 1940 Bullets for Rustlers
Ed Brock
 1939 Two-Fisted Rangers
Jack Rand
 1939 The Taming of the West
Blaisdale
 1939 Outpost of the Mounties
R.A. Kirby
 1939 Overland with Kit Carson
Trapper Winchester
 1939 Mandrake, the Magician
James Webster
 1939 Outside These Walls
Hutchins (uncredited)
 1939 Spoilers of the Range
Cash Fenton
 1935 Border Vengeance
Flash Purdue
 1934 There's Always Tomorrow
Motorman (uncredited)
 1934 Good Dame
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1933 Cocktail Hour
Ship's Steward (uncredited)
 1933 Below the Sea
Sailor (uncredited)
 1932 The Last Mile
Harris... Guard
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Orderly (uncredited)
 1931 Safe in Hell
Wireless Operator (uncredited)
 1931 Politics
Cop-Driver (uncredited)
 1931 Dirigible
Lt. Fogarty (uncredited)
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