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James Nusser (1905–1979)

James Nusser was born on May 3, 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Gunsmoke (1955), Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) and One Girl's Confession (1953). He died on June 6, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
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 1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Ryan
- The Reformer (1976) ... Ryan
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Building Manager
- Love, Honor and Swindle (1975) ... Building Manager (uncredited)
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal
Doctor Jones
 1972 Goodnight, My Love (TV Movie)
Night Clerk
 1972 The Waltons (TV Series)
Jake the Junkman
- The Hunt (1972) ... Jake the Junkman
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Dan (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
- Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (1972) ... Dan (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Gus
- See the Eagles Dying (1970) ... Gus
 1956-1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Louie Pheeters / Louie / Dick / ...
- Morgan (1970) ... Louie Pheeters
- Stryker (1969) ... Louie Pheeters
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Max
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
Ben Crosswell
- The Old Motorcycle Fiasco (1969) ... Ben Crosswell
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Thin Man
- I Can't Hear You Scream (1968) ... Thin Man
 1967-1968 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jack Bowie / Bank Clerk / Mr. Yeoman the Peddlar
- Ride to Misadventure (1968) ... Jack Bowie
- Execution at Triste (1967) ... Bank Clerk
- Star Crossed (1967) ... Mr. Yeoman the Peddlar
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Reeves
- The Night of the Legion of Death (1967) ... Reeves
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Judge Homer Padgett
- Till the End of Night (1967) ... Judge Homer Padgett
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Amos
- The Gunfighter (1966) ... Amos
 1966 The Rare Breed
Kelly - Bum at Dodge Train Depot (uncredited)
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Pliny
- No Hiding Place (1965) ... Pliny (as Jim Nusser)
 1963-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Smiley / Deke
- A.P.B. (1965) ... Smiley (as Jim Nusser)
- The Witch (1963) ... Deke (uncredited)
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Flytrap
- Billy Hart (1963) ... Flytrap (as Jim Nusser)
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
- A Man's Castle (1962) ... (as Jim Nusser)
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Drunk
- Tunnel of Horrors (1961) ... Drunk (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Elmer / Isaac
- Ledger of Guilt (1961) ... Elmer (as Jim Nusser)
- Cattle and Cane (1960) ... Isaac (as Jim Nusser)
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk / Judge Sam Bridgerd
- The Quota (1960) ... Hotel Clerk (as Jim Nusser)
- Hang the Men High (1960) ... Judge Sam Bridgerd (uncredited)
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
- Accessory to Murder (1960) ... (as Jim Nusser)
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Bartender
- Vendetta (1959) ... Bartender (as Jim Nusser)
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Shanks
- The First Notch (1958) ... Shanks (as Jim Nusser)
 1954-1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Willie Martin
- The Willard Peabody Case (1958) ... Willie Martin
- Cop Shooting (1954) ... Willie Martin
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Judge
- The Todd-Loomis Case (1958) ... Judge
 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge
 1957 Hell Canyon Outlaws
Oscar Schultz
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Perkins
- The Missionaries (1957) ... Perkins (as Jim Nusser)
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
McKnight
- Mother's Boy (1957) ... McKnight (as Jim Nusser)
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Handcuffs (1956) ... (as Jim Nusser)
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- No More Tears (1956) ... Cab Driver
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- The Lonely Ones (1956)
 1956 Mohawk
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Captain Whitman
- The Mad Wolf of Lost Canyon (1955) ... Captain Whitman
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Coroner
- The Case of the Unwelcome Stranger (1955) ... Coroner (as Jim Nusser)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Harry Griffin
- The American Master Counterfeiters (1955) ... Harry Griffin
 1954-1955 I Married Joan (TV Series)
Mr. Rutledge / Albert Kellner - Gazette Reporter
- The Lady and the Prizefighter (1955) ... Mr. Rutledge
- Home of the Week (1954) ... Albert Kellner - Gazette Reporter
 1954 Mr. District Attorney (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 April 1954 (1954) ... (as Jim Nusser)
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Board Member (uncredited)
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Alias Nora Hale (1953)
 1953 One Girl's Confession
Warden (as Jim Nusser)
 1953 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Captain Norton
- Army Infiltration (1953) ... Captain Norton
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Golfer (uncredited)
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Detective Tom Kelly
- The Durable Mike Malloy Case ... Detective Tom Kelly (as Jim Nusser)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Poor Miss Emmie (1952)
 1951 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Ben
- The Underwater Hideout (1951) ... Ben (as Jim Nusser)
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Other Works:

"Gunsmoke" (CBS Radio Series 1952-1961) - Various episodes.

Alternate Names:

Jim Nusser
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Stubble-faced character actor, best remembered as town drunk Louie Pheeters in Gunsmoke (1955). Had a drinking problem in real life, as well. Enjoyed a long career in radio, almost invariably in western programs ("Gunsmoke" from 1952-1961, "Fort Laramie", "Wild Bill Hickock", "The Roy Rogers Show"). Friend of actor Jim Backus.

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