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Frank Overton (1918–1967)


Perpetually serious-looking New York-born character actor, who showed up to good effect in many TV shows of the 50's and 60's. His quietly authoritarian demeanour lent itself ideally to portraying characters with badges or uniforms: Sheriff Heck Tate in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), General Bogan of Strategic Air Command in Fail-Safe (1964) and ... See full bio »

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 1962-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Amos Crenshaw / Capt. Matthew White
- The Wormwood Cup (1967) ... Amos Crenshaw
- The Storm (1962) ... Capt. Matthew White
 1962-1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sam Atkins / Mr. Umber / Sam Cafferty
- A Welcoming Town (1967) ... Sam Atkins
- Smile of a Dragon (1964) ... Mr. Umber
- 50 Days to Moose Jaw (1962) ... Sam Cafferty
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Dr. Grayson
- Genesis (1967) ... Dr. Grayson
 1961-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
District Attorney / Richard Holmes / Malcolm Page / ...
- The Prosecutor (1965) ... Richard Holmes
- Yankee Come Home (1964) ... Malcolm Page
 1959-1964 Brenner (TV Series)
Assistant District Attorney William Thompson
- Episode #2.6 (1964)
- False Witness (1959) ... Assistant District Attorney William Thompson
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Bruce Reynolds
- Leviathan Five (1964) ... Bruce Reynolds
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Gene Farrell
- Corridor 400 (1963) ... Gene Farrell
 1962-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
The Doctor / Martin Jennings
- The Story of Cain (1963) ... The Doctor
- The Lonnie Fallon Story (1962) ... Martin Jennings
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
John Oliver
- Charlie Wade Makes Lots of Shade (1963) ... John Oliver
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Sheriff Al Springer
- Nightmare at Northoak (1963) ... Sheriff Al Springer
 1962-1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Crowell / Dr. Ethan Bower
- The Guilt of Molly Kane (1963) ... Dr. Crowell
- The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1962) ... Dr. Ethan Bower
 1960-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Andy Ferguson / Peter Graham / Cord Webster / ...
- Soda Pop and Paper Flags (1963) ... Andy Ferguson
- The Quick and the Dead (1961) ... Cord Webster
- The Man on the Monkey Board (1960) ... Hanson
 1962-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
James Courtland / Jason Duncan
- The Last Battleground (1963) ... James Courtland
- The High Country (1962) ... Jason Duncan
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
George Felse
- Death and the Joyful Woman (1963) ... George Felse
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Chief Ramsey
- Joby (1963) ... Chief Ramsey
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Dan Corbett
- Colossus (1963) ... Dan Corbett
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
 1959-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Harry Wheeler / Robert Sloan
- Mute (1963) ... Harry Wheeler
- Walking Distance (1959) ... Robert Sloan
 1961-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Deputy D.A. Nelson Taylor / Father Paul
- The Case of the Renegade Refugee (1961) ... Father Paul
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Roger Colby
- Where There's a Will (1962) ... Roger Colby
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Charles Pierce
- The Tall Shadow (1962) ... Charles Pierce
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Martin Brack
- Brooding Fixation (1962) ... Martin Brack
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Jim Wylie
- Call Back Yesterday (1961) ... Jim Wylie
 1961 Claudelle Inglish
Harley Peasley
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Bill Corman
- Lorinda Belle (1961) ... Bill Corman
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Brad Turner
- Cold Fear (1961) ... Brad Turner
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Mr. Kevison
- The Professor (1961) ... Mr. Kevison
 1961 Posse from Hell
Burt Hogan
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
- The Down Car (1961)
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
John Galt
- Two Weeks (1961) ... John Galt
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Roy Melvane
- Big Career (1961) ... Roy Melvane
 1960 Naked City (TV Series)
Andy Brent
- A Succession of Heartbeats (1960) ... Andy Brent
 1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Morris Lacey
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Bart Hattering
- Child's Play (1960) ... Bart Hattering
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Amos Dundee
- Comanche Scalps (1960) ... Amos Dundee
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Henry Lockwood
- Letter of the Law (1960) ... Henry Lockwood
 1960 Wild River
Walter Clark
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Nick Logan
- The Sellout (1960) ... Nick Logan
 1960 Markham (TV Series)
Steve Powers
- Fateful Reunion (1960) ... Steve Powers
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Congressman
- The American (1960) ... Congressman
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Max Brodie
- Judith (1960) ... Max Brodie
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Calvin Gannis
- The Justice Tree (1960) ... Calvin Gannis
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Pete Hooker
- The Deal (1959) ... Pete Hooker
 1954-1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Bergman / Sam Starr / Mr. Arnquist
- Prescription-Hypnosis (1959) ... Dr. Bergman
- A Baby Named X (1956) ... Mr. Arnquist
- Crisis (1955)
- Explosion (1954)
 1959 Deadline (TV Series)
Captain / Cane
- The Blue Dahlia (1959) ... Captain
- State Scandal (1959) ... Cane
 1958 True Story (TV Series)
Frank
- Episode dated 11 January 1958 (1958) ... Frank
 1958 An American Girl (Short)
Gloria's Father
 1958 Lonelyhearts
Mr. Sargeant
 1951-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Dr. Manning / Mr.McGinnis / Alan Wall / ...
- Act of Mercy (1957) ... Dr. Manning
- Plan for Escape (1952) ... Alan Wall
- Abraham Lincoln (1952) ... Samuel Stone
 1954-1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Matt Preston / Mr. Thornton / Steve / ...
- Haunted Harbor (1957) ... Matt Preston
- To Die Alone (1957) ... Mr. Thornton
- Noon on Doomsday (1956) ... Steve
- Fearful Decision (1955) ... Al Durfee
- Fearful Decision (1954) ... Al
 1953-1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Sam H. Day / Roger Dove / Douglas Wildey
- The Mad Bomber (1957) ... Sam H. Day
 1957 Decoy (TV Series)
Lieutenant Bergen
- To Trap a Thief (1957) ... Lieutenant Bergen
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Tyler / Barton Steinbach
- No License to Kill (II) (1956) ... Tyler
- Even the Weariest River (1956) ... Barton Steinbach
 1952-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Sergeant / Sam Reid
- The Sentry (1956) ... Sergeant
- John Turner (1953)
- The Room (1952) ... Sam Reid
 1956 Star Tonight (TV Series)
- Night Escape (1956)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Hamilton Calhoun
- Bloomer Girl (1956) ... Hamilton Calhoun
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Will Thompson
- The Day the Trains Stopped Running (1956) ... Will Thompson
 1953-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Pat Garrett / Harris Rhodes / Mr. Davis / ...
- A Sense of Justice (1955) ... Harris Rhodes
- The Dancers (1954) ... Mr. Davis
- The Trip to Bountiful (1953) ... Sheriff
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
Man
- Crash Landing (1955)
- Five in Judgment (1955) ... Man
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Ad Man
- Hearts and Hollywood (1954) ... Ad Man
 1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Charm Bracelet (1954)
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Lester
- The Power and the Prize (1954) ... Lester
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- Poisoned Village (1954)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
Father
- Cafe Society (1953) ... Father
 1953 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie)
Sheriff
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Prefekt
- A Child Is Born (1952) ... Prefekt
 1952 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
Cal
- Three Bags Full ... Cal
 1950 No Way Out
Intern (uncredited)
 1950 Mystery Street
Guard (uncredited)
 1947 Boomerang!
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1943 No Greater Love
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