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Lloyd Nolan (1902–1985)

It would no doubt be a real shock to most people to discover that the rich baritone Bronx-like accent of great veteran character actor Lloyd Nolan was a product of the San Francisco streets--not the urban jungle of New York City. Nolan was born in the City by the Bay, and his father, James Nolan, was a successful shoe manufacturer of hard-working ... See full bio »

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 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Julian Tenley
- Murder in the Afternoon (1985) ... Julian Tenley
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie)
Monsignor Donoghue
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Lloyd Nolan
- Cast in Steele (1984) ... Lloyd Nolan
 1983 Adams House (TV Movie)
Frank Gallagher
 1981 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Judge Sean McGuire
- Custody: Part 2 (1981) ... Judge Sean McGuire
- Custody: Part 1 (1981) ... Judge Sean McGuire
 1980 Galyon
 1979 Valentine (TV Movie)
Brother Joe
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
Dr. Warnecke
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Dr. Warnecke
 1978 My Boys Are Good Boys
Security Officer Dan Mountgomery
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Professor Anton Hendricks
- Search for Atlantis (1978) ... Professor Anton Hendricks
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Schumann
- A Test for Living (1978) ... Dr. Schumann
 1978 The Waltons (TV Series)
Cyrus Guthrie
- The Return (1978) ... Cyrus Guthrie
 1977 The Mask of Alexander Cross (TV Movie)
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Q. Waldo Mims
- Merry Christmas Waldo (1977) ... Q. Waldo Mims
 1977 The November Plan (TV Movie)
Gen. Smedley Butler
 1977 Fire! (TV Movie)
Doc Bennett
 1977 Flight to Holocaust (TV Movie)
Wilton Bender
 1977 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Horace Sherwin
- Affair of the Heart (1977) ... Horace Sherwin
 1977 Gibbsville (TV Series)
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
General Butler
- The November Plan: Part 1 (1976) ... General Butler
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Doctor Sanford
- The Adventure of the Sunday Punch (1976) ... Doctor Sanford
 1975 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
William H. Seward
 1975 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
- The Sky's the Limit: Part 2 (1975) ... Cornwall
- The Sky's the Limit: Part 1 (1975) ... Cornwall
 1975 The Abduction of Saint Anne (TV Movie)
Carl Gentry
 1975 The Sky's the Limit
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Charles Keegan
 1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Judge Harper
- The Killing Truth (1973) ... Judge Harper
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Elroy Jenkins
- Butch Cassidy Rides Again (1973) ... Elroy Jenkins
 1973 Isn't It Shocking? (TV Movie)
Jesse Chapin
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Karl Richardson
- A Nation of Human Pincushions (1972) ... Dr. Karl Richardson
 1968 Ice Station Zebra
Admiral Garvey
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
- The Name of the Game (1968) ... Manion
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
District Attorney Patrick Bantry
- The Devil's Surrogate (1968) ... District Attorney Patrick Bantry
 1968 Sergeant Ryker
Gen. Amos Bailey
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Richmond
- The Cage (1968) ... Dr. Richmond
 1963-1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Tom Foster / Abe Clayton / Wade Anders
- The Masquerade (1967) ... Tom Foster
- The Payment (1964) ... Abe Clayton
- It Takes a Big Man (1963) ... Wade Anders
 1967 Mannix (TV Series)
Sam Dubrio
- The Name Is Mannix (1967) ... Sam Dubrio
 1967 The Double Man
 1967 Wings of Fire (TV Movie)
Max Clarity
 1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Jed Daniell
- A Mighty Hunter Before the Lord (1967) ... Jed Daniell
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling
Barney Kelly
 1965 Never Too Late
Mayor Crane
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Admiral Wallace Blackburtn
- Rally Round Your Own Flag, Mister (1965) ... Admiral Wallace Blackburtn
 1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
- What's a Buddy For? (1965) ... Harvey
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Ben Hanks
- The Price of Friendship (1965) ... Ben Hanks
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Dan Sinclair
- Mr. Biddle's Crime Wave (1964) ... Dan Sinclair
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Tom Kagan
- Soldier (1964) ... Tom Kagan
 1964 Circus World
Cap Carson
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Colonel David Watkins
- 5: The Conclusion (1963) ... Colonel David Watkins
- 5: Part 4 (1963) ... Colonel David Watkins
- 5: Part 3 (1963) ... Colonel David Watkins
- 5: Part 1 (1963) ... Colonel David Watkins
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Gen. Amos Bailey
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 2 (1963) ... Gen. Amos Bailey
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 1 (1963) ... Gen. Amos Bailey
 1963 The Girl Hunters
Federal Agent Arthur Rickerby
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
James Feveral
- Two Faces of Treason (1963) ... James Feveral
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Vice Admiral Ryan
 1959-1962 Laramie (TV Series)
General George Barton / Matt Dyer / Sheriff Tully Hatch
- War Hero (1962) ... General George Barton
- Deadly Is the Night (1961) ... Matt Dyer
- The Star Trail (1959) ... Sheriff Tully Hatch
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Vernon Clay
- Special Assignment (1962) ... Vernon Clay
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Buck Breeson
- Buck Breeson Rides Again (1962) ... Buck Breeson
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Robert Hale / Michael Bowen
- Call to Danger (1961) ... Robert Hale
- Star Witness: The Lili Parrish Story (1961) ... Michael Bowen
 1961 Susan Slade
Roger Slade
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
- The Glass Jungle (1961) ... Stroud
 1958-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Elisha Pittman / Adam Larkin
- Knife of Hate (1960) ... Dr. Elisha Pittman
- The Homecoming (1958) ... Adam Larkin
 1960 Girl of the Night
Dr. Mitchell
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
George McShane
- The Seventh Miracle (1960) ... George McShane
 1960 Portrait in Black
Matthew S. Cabot
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
- Crime, Inc. (1960) ... Narrator
 1959 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Coach Harper
- Bud Plays It Safe (1959) ... Coach Harper
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Sheriff Orville Darrow
- Six Guns for Donegan (1959) ... Sheriff Orville Darrow
 1959 Ah, Wilderness! (TV Movie)
Nat Miller
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Hunter Malloy
- The Hunter Malloy Story (1959) ... Hunter Malloy
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
Special Agent Philip Conroy / Special Agent Conroy / Conroy
- Worse Than the Bite (1959) ... Special Agent Philip Conroy
- The Trap (1959) ... Special Agent Philip Conroy
- The Solid Gold Crab (1959) ... Special Agent Philip Conroy
- The Prussian Jewel Case (1959) ... Special Agent Philip Conroy
- The Payoff (1959) ... Special Agent Philip Conroy
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Capt. Kuyper
- Galvanized Yankee (1957) ... Capt. Kuyper
 1957 A Hatful of Rain
John Pope, Sr
 1957 Abandon Ship
Frank Kelly
 1956 Toward the Unknown
Brig. Gen. Bill Banner
 1956 Santiago
Clay Pike
 1956 The Last Hunt
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Jack London
- Sailor on Horseback (1955) ... Jack London
 1953 Crazylegs
Win Brockmeyer
 1953 Island in the Sky
Captain Stutz
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Oxford Charlie
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Nifty Miller
- The Barker (1950) ... Nifty Miller
 1949 Easy Living
 1949 The Sun Comes Up
Thomas I. Chandler
 1947 Wild Harvest
 1947 Lady in the Lake
Lt. DeGarmot
 1946 Two Smart People
Bob Simms
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
Police Lt. Donald Kendall
 1945 Captain Eddie
Lt. Jim Whittaker
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence
Sam Lord
 1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation
USAF Debriefing Officer / Narrator (uncredited)
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Sgt. Hook Malone
 1943 Don't Be a Sucker (Short)
 1942 Manila Calling
Lucky Matthews
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
Frank 'Butterfingers' Maguire
 1941 Steel Against the Sky
Rocky Evans
 1941 Blues in the Night
Del Davis
 1941 Buy Me That Town
Rickey Deane
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
Tommy N. Thornton ('Mr. Dynamite')
 1940 Behind the News
Stuart Woodrow
 1940 Charter Pilot
King Morgan
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Gus Fender
 1940 The Man I Married
Kenneth Delane
 1940 Gangs of Chicago
Matthew J. 'Matty' Burns
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Mickey Dwyer
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Joe Monday
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Sam Barr
 1939 Undercover Doctor
Robert Anders
 1939 St. Louis Blues
Dave Geurney
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Raymond Grayson
 1938 Prison Farm
Larry Harrison
 1938 Hunted Men
Joe Albany
 1938 Tip-Off Girls
Bob Anders
 1938 Dangerous to Know
Insp. Brandon
 1937 Wells Fargo
Dal Slade
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
John Quade
 1937 Exclusive
Charles Gillette
 1937 King of Gamblers
Jim Adams
 1936 Fifteen Maiden Lane
Det. Sgt. Walsh
 1936 Counterfeit
Capper Stevens
 1936 Devil's Squadron
Dana Kirk
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Russ Cortig
 1936 Lady of Secrets
 1936 You May Be Next
Neil Bennett
 1935 One-Way Ticket
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Chesty Burrage
 1935 'G' Men
Hugh Farrell
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Album: Joined such luminaries as Burt Lancaster, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Fonda and Susan Oliver to honor the great people of American history in the LP recording entitled "The American Spirit 1776-1976" for the country's bicentennial. The patriot that Nolan spotlighted was George Washington. See more »

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Did not reveal he was terminally ill from lung cancer while doing his last acting role on Murder, She Wrote (1984) early in that show's second season. He appears to have filmed the show shortly before his 83rd birthday. It aired after his death six weeks later. The strain of fighting the illness had devastated his memory and much of his physical strength. Series star Angela Lansbury worked hard ... See more »



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