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George Mathews (I) (1911–1984)

Burly, craggy-faced tough guy actor George Mathews was brought up in Manhattan and educated in Brooklyn. He had an extensive career on stage, which began in the early 1930s, after he failed to get a job with the US Post Office. Instead, he joined the WPA (Works Progress Administration) Theatre Program, a government agency that provided jobs for ... See full bio »

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 1971 Going Home
Malloy
 1967 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Centurion
 1966 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Amos Fitch
- Episode #1.89 (1966) ... Amos Fitch
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Intern
- The April Thaw of Doctor Mai (1965) ... Intern
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Chester
- Nightingale for Sale (1964) ... Chester
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Hank Stone
- The $5.98 Dress (1964) ... Hank Stone
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Chick Rogers
- Crime After a Fashion (1963) ... Chick Rogers
- This One Will Kill You (1963) ... Chick Rogers
- Catsa Nostra (1963) ... Chick Rogers
- The Body Guards (1963) ... Chick Rogers
- Two Way Stretch (1963) ... Chick Rogers
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mr. McGinley
- Who Will Cheer My Bonnie Bride (1963) ... Mr. McGinley
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Detective Al Marks
- The Eye of Fear (1963) ... Detective Al Marks
 1962 The Hole (Short) (voice)
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Patsy Peru
- Toody Undercover (1962) ... Patsy Peru
 1959-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Ahab Tyson / Ben Harvey
- The Bird of Time (1962) ... Ahab Tyson
- One Came Back (1959) ... Ben Harvey
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Charlie Grach / Matt Malloy
- The Economist (1962) ... Charlie Grach
- Arsenal (1962) ... Matt Malloy
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mike Flint
- The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox (1962) ... Mike Flint
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Champ Larkin
- The Dealer (1962) ... Champ Larkin
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
James 'Jim' Mulroy - Bartender
- Lament for a Dead Indian (1962) ... James 'Jim' Mulroy - Bartender (as George Matthews)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Willard Ryson
- The Search (1962) ... Dr. Willard Ryson
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
- Three in One (1960)
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Holt
- Castaways (1960) ... Holt
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Sam Pierce
 1959 Winterset (TV Movie)
Shadow
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Abel MacDonald
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
McCarthy
- Time of Your Life (1958) ... McCarthy
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Chief Guard Bricker
- The Hard Case (1957) ... Chief Guard Bricker
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Rubio
- Storm Over Rapallo (1957) ... Rubio
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
John Shanssey
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Devlin
- The Blue Wall (1956) ... Devlin
 1952-1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mr. Bolt / Samuelson / Jarnecke
- The Landlady's Daughter (1956) ... Mr. Bolt
- Shakedown Cruise (1955) ... Samuelson
- The Hospital (1952) ... Jarnecke
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mac McGurk / Sam Dunleavy
- Toby (1956) ... Mac McGurk
- The Big Switch (1956) ... Sam Dunleavy
 1956 The Honeymooners (TV Series)
Harvey
- The Bensonhurst Bomber (1956) ... Harvey (uncredited)
 1956 The Proud Ones
Dillon
 1956 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
MSgt. Quinton Q. 'Beast' Benton
- Bilko and the Beast (1956) ... MSgt. Quinton Q. 'Beast' Benton
 1956 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
 1955 The Man with the Golden Arm
Williams
 1952-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Bill Meyers
- Cry Silence (1955) ... Bill Meyers
- Victory (1952)
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
John Bigwell
- Highway (1954) ... John Bigwell
 1954 The Great Diamond Robbery
Duke Fargoh
 1953 Act of Love
Henderson
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- Like Father (1953)
 1953 City Beneath the Sea
Capt. Meade aka Ralph Sorensen
 1953 Last of the Comanches
Romany O'Rattigan
 1949-1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Jug / Police Detective
- Go Home Dead Man (1951) ... Jug (as George Matthews)
- Help Wanted (1949) ... Police Detective
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer
Chief Petty Officer Link
 1952 Sally and Saint Anne
Father Kennedy
 1946 Seven Keys to Baldpate (TV Movie)
 1945 The Front Page (TV Movie)
 1945 The Great John L.
John Flood
 1945 The Corn Is Green
Trap Driver (uncredited)
 1944 X Marks the Spot (Short)
Guardian Angel
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Dooley
 1944 Wilson
Army Sergeant (uncredited)
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Sgt. Ruby
 1944 Up in Arms
Blackie
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Marine Sergeant with Ray Bolger (uncredited)

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Stage: Appeared (as "Guard") in "Antigone" on Broadway. See more »

Alternate Names:

George Matthews

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Star Sign:

Libra

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