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Reginald Owen (1887–1972)

Born August 5th, 1887 in England, Reginald Owen was probably Hollywood's busiest character actor - making more than 80 films. He was educated in England at Sir Herbert Tree's Academy of Dramatic Arts. Owen excelled and made his professional debut also in England at the age of 18. He came to New York in the early 1920s and started working on ... See full bio »


(age 85) in Boise, Idaho, USA

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 1973 Topper Returns (TV Movie)
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
- Give My Regrets to Broadway (1972) ... Orville
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Gen. Teagler
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
- A Matter of Grey Matter: Part 2 (1969) ... Clerk
 1969 The Queen and I (TV Series)
Commodore Dodds
- Duffy's Cruise (1969) ... Commodore Dodds
 1966-1968 Bewitched (TV Series)
Ockie / Ocky
- Mc Tavish (1968) ... Ockie
 1967 Rosie!
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
- The Borders of Barbarism (1966) ... Cooper
 1965 Camp Runamuck (TV Series)
Phineas Everwood
- Spiffy Quits: Part 2 (1965) ... Phineas Everwood
 1965 Kentucky Jones (TV Series)
Julian Fitz-Arthur
- Laughing Buddha (1965) ... Julian Fitz-Arthur
 1964 Voice of the Hurricane
Nigel Charter
 1963 The Thrill of It All
Old Tom Fraleigh
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor
Jason Tripp
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon
 1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Ambrose Feather
- The Quest of Ambrose Feather (1962) ... Ambrose Feather
 1958-1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Major Holbrook Sims / Freddie Hawkins / Marquis Norbert Belcastle
- A Technical Error (1961) ... Major Holbrook Sims
- Gun-Shy (1959) ... Freddie Hawkins
- The Belcastle Brand (1958) ... Marquis Norbert Belcastle
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
The Hussar ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
- Trio for Terror (1961) ... The Hussar ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Herbert Blakely
- The Dream (1959) ... Herbert Blakely
 1958 Darby's Rangers
Sir Arthur Hollister
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
- The Trouble at No. 5 (1957) ... Doctor
 1954 Red Garters
Judge Wallace Winthrop
 1954 The Great Diamond Robbery
Bainbridge Gibbons
 1951 Grounds for Marriage
Dely Delacorte
 1949 Challenge to Lassie
Sergeant Davie
 1948 Hills of Home
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
Benjamin Hawkins
 1948 The Pirate
The Advocate
 1947 If Winter Comes
Mr. Fortune
 1947 Green Dolphin Street
Captain O'Hara
 1947 Thunder in the Valley
James Moore
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Mr. Hopkins
 1946 Piccadilly Incident
 1946 Cluny Brown
Sir Henry Carmel
 1946 The Diary of a Chambermaid
Captain Lanlaire
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Mr. Amboy
 1945 Captain Kidd
Cary Shadwell
 1945 She Went to the Races
Dr. Pembroke
 1945 Kitty
Duke of Malmunster
 1945 The Valley of Decision
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lord George Farmour (uncredited)
 1943 Madame Curie
Dr. Becquerel
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Mr. Henry Caspar
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia
John Girard
 1943 Above Suspicion
Dr. Mespelbrunn
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Colonel Trane
 1943 Forever and a Day
 1942 Reunion in France
 1942 White Cargo
Skipper of the Congo Queen
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Willie Manning
 1942 Cairo
Philo Cobson
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Noah Glenkins
 1942 We Were Dancing
Major Berty Tyler-Blane
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
'Internal Injury' in Air raid drill (uncredited)
 1941 They Met in Bombay
The General
 1941 Free and Easy
Sir George Kelvin
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
 1940 Hullabaloo
'Buzz' Foster
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
Gervase Gonwell
 1939 Remember?
Mr. Bronson
 1939 Bad Little Angel
Edwards, Marvin's Valet
 1939 The Real Glory
Capt. Hartley
 1939 Bridal Suite
Sir Horace Bragdon
 1939 Hotel Imperial
General Videnko
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Charlie Grump
 1938 Vacation from Love
John Hodge Lawson
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy
William, the Butler
 1938 Paradise for Three
Johann Kesselhut
 1938 Everybody Sing
Hillary Bellaire
 1937 Rosalie
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Admiral Monti
 1937 Madame X
Maurice Dourel
 1937 Dangerous Number
Cousin William
 1936 Love on the Run
Baron Otto
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan
Blackton Gregory
 1936 The Girl on the Front Page
Archie Biddle
 1936 Yours for the Asking
Dictionary McKinney
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
 1936 Petticoat Fever
Sir James Felton
 1936 Rose-Marie
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves
Guy Waller
 1935 Escapade
 1935 Enchanted April
Henry Arbuthnot
 1934 Here Is My Heart
Prince Vladimir / Vova
 1934 Music in the Air
Ernst Weber
 1934 The Human Side
James Dalton
 1934 Stingaree
The Governor-General
 1934 Where Sinners Meet
 1934 The Countess of Monte Cristo
The Baron
 1934 The House of Rothschild
 1934 Fashions of 1934
Oscar Baroque
 1934 Mandalay
Col. Thomas Dawson - Police Commissioner
 1934 Nana
 1933 The Big Brain
Lord Darlington
 1933 Double Harness
 1933 The Narrow Corner
Mr. Frith
 1932 Robbers' Roost
Cecil Herrick
 1932 Downstairs
Baron 'Nicky' von Burgen
 1932 The Man Called Back
Dr. Atkins
 1932 A Woman Commands
The Prime Minister
 1932 Lovers Courageous
 1931 Platinum Blonde
 1929 Pusher-in-the-Face (Short)
 1922 The Grass Orphan
Heathcote St. John
 1916 A Place in the Sun
Stuart Capel
 1916/II Sally in Our Alley
 1914 The Flight of Death (Short)
 1911 Henry VIII (Short)
Thomas Cromwell
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Known for his vast portrayals of fictional and non-fictional fellows. Played Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes (1932), and then played the super-sleuth himself in A Study in Scarlet (1933), joining Jeremy Brett, Carleton Hobbs, and Patrick Macnee as the only actors to play both roles. Also played King Louis XV in three different films. See more »

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