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Eddie Quillan (1907–1990)


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1907, Eddie Quillan was seven years old and already performing in vaudeville with his sister and three brothers in an act called "The Rising Generation." His parents, Joseph Quillan and Sarah Quillan, were well-known performers with Joseph himself managing the family act. Booked in such top places as... See full bio »

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The Grapes of Wrath
(1940)
Mutiny on the Bounty
(1935)
Made for Each Other
(1939)
Young Mr. Lincoln
Young Mr. Lincoln Adam Clay
(1939)

Filmography

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 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
David Sears
- The Author (1987) ... David Sears
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Grey Team (1986) ... Old Man
 1984-1986 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Clyde / Bart / Tramp
- Basinger's New York (1986) ... Bart / Tramp
- Highway to Heaven: Part 2 (1984) ... Clyde
- Highway to Heaven: Part 1 (1984) ... Clyde
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Abbie Cadabra
- In God We Strongly Suspect (1986) ... Abbie Cadabra
 1985 Hell Town (TV Series)
Poco Loco / Poco-Loco
- One Ball (1985) ... Poco Loco
- The One Called Daisy (1985) ... Poco Loco
- Stumpy Boy (1985) ... Poco Loco
- I Will Abide (1985) ... Poco Loco
- Hell Town Goes Bananas (1985) ... Poco-Loco
 1985 Hell Town (TV Movie)
Smitty
 1977-1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Buffalo Bill / Old Timer / Kavendish / ...
- The In-laws (1980) ... Kavendish
- The Return of Mr. Edwards (1979) ... Shorty
- Someone Please Love Me (1979) ... Gargan
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Grizzly
- John Michael Murphy, R.I.P. (1982) ... Grizzly
 1982 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Arthur
- Flatfoots (1982) ... Arthur
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Wino
 1980 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Guard
- The Loan (1980) ... Guard
 1979 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- A Special Gift (1979)
 1979 Kaz (TV Series)
 1979 The Darker Side of Terror (TV Movie)
Watchman
 1978 Baretta (TV Series)
- Why Me? (1978)
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Rafferty
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- Merry Christmas Waldo (1977) ... Bus Driver
 1977 The Banana Company (TV Movie)
Seebring
 1973-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Thacher / Dexter / Sally
- The Six Foot Stretch (1977) ... Thacher
- Officer Dooly (1976) ... Dexter
- The Big Walk (1973) ... Sally
 1977 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
The Bum
- Black Tie Blues (1977) ... The Bum
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Timpkins
- Runaway (1976) ... Timpkins
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Drunk
- Six Strings of Guilt (1976) ... Drunk
 1975 Harry and Maggie (TV Short)
Max Lovechild
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series)
Mr. Krebbs
- One to One (1975) ... Mr. Krebbs
- Shattered (1975) ... Mr. Krebbs
- Pay the Two Dollars (1975) ... Mr. Krebbs
 1973-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Willie / Woody Blaine / Informant Hobo
- Search for a Dead Man (1975) ... Willie
- The Survivor Who Wasn't (1974) ... Woody Blaine
- To Quote a Dead Man (1973) ... Informant Hobo
 1971-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Telegrapher / Barkeep
- The Tarnished Badge (1974) ... Telegrapher
- Lynott (1971) ... Barkeep
 1974 Melvin Purvis G-MAN (TV Movie)
Hotel Clerk
 1970-1974 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Mr. Jackson / Cab Driver
- Lucy Fights the System (1974) ... Mr. Jackson
- Lucy, the Part-Time Wife (1970) ... Cab Driver
 1974 Hitchhike! (TV Movie)
Counterman
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
Tompkins
- All the Lonely People (1973) ... Tompkins
 1973 She Lives! (TV Movie)
Janitor
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie)
Security Guard (uncredited)
 1972 The Judge and Jake Wyler (TV Movie)
Billy Lambert
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Amos Wick
- The Deadly Species (1972) ... Amos Wick
 1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
The Burglar / Mr. Grover
- Song of the Jailbird (1972) ... The Burglar
- As the Escrow Flies (1972) ... Mr. Grover
 1972 Adam-12 (TV Series)
T.J.
- The Tip (1972) ... T.J.
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Ferguson
- Short Fuse (1972) ... Ferguson
 1972 Me and the Chimp (TV Series)
Harley
- Mike's Day with Buttons (1972) ... Harley
 1971 Nichols (TV Series)
Agent
- The Indian Giver (1971) ... Agent
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Loud Mouth")
- Love and Formula 26B/Love and the Loud Mouth/Love and the Penal Code (1971) ... (segment "Love and the Loud Mouth")
 1968-1971 Julia (TV Series)
Eddie Edson / Eddie Elson
- Paper Tigers (1971) ... Eddie Edson
- Toast Melba (1971) ... Eddie Edson
- Smoke Scream (1970) ... Eddie Edson
 1970 The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (TV Movie)
Silver Dollar Bartender (uncredited)
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Davis
 1966-1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Proprietor / Mr. Stokey / Inn Landlord / ...
- Noblesse Oblige (1970) ... Proprietor
- First in War, First in Peace (1966) ... Inn Landlord
- The Accused (1966) ... Ephraim Smith (uncredited)
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Man #4
- The Gas Station (1970) ... Man #4
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Edmunds
- The Girl in the Shadows (1969) ... Edmunds
 1967-1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Snidley / Hogan
- The Night of the Sabatini Death (1969) ... Snidley
- The Night of the Cut-Throats (1967) ... Hogan
 1967-1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Bartender / Desk Clerk / Hotel Desk Clerk
- Trail's End (1969) ... Bartender
- A Difference of Opinion (1968) ... Desk Clerk
- And a Killing Rode in Town (1967) ... Hotel Desk Clerk
 1968 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Man
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... Man
 1967-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Bill / Man
- Goodbye, Dolly (1968) ... Bill
- Lou-Ann Poovie Sings No More (1967) ... Man
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Night of the Executioner (1967) ... Hotel Clerk
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Guard
- Till the End of Night (1967) ... Guard
 1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
McAllister
- To Sign or Not to Sign (1967) ... McAllister
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Newsie
- Batman's Anniversary (1967) ... Newsie
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Scotty MacPherson
- The Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum Affair (1967) ... Scotty MacPherson
 1966 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Pawnbroker
- Phyllis Beats the Rap (1966) ... Pawnbroker
 1961-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Agent / Photographer / Bookkeeper Abner Keller
- The Case of the Misguided Model (1966) ... Agent
- The Case of the Captain's Coins (1962) ... Photographer
- The Case of the Cowardly Lion (1961) ... Bookkeeper Abner Keller
 1964-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Mr. Digby / Clyde Arbogast / Horace Beesley / ...
- The Addams Policy (1966) ... Mr. Digby
- Morticia, the Decorator (1966) ... Mr. Digby
- Crisis in the Addams Family (1965) ... Horace Beesley
- Gomez, the Politician (1964) ... George Bass
 1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Bell Hop
- The Taylors in Hollywood (1965) ... Bell Hop
 1962-1965 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Briggs / Mr. Vincent
- Lucy the Stunt Man (1965) ... Briggs
- Lucy Buys a Sheep (1962) ... Mr. Vincent
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Emcee
- Cap'n Ahab (1965) ... Emcee
 1964-1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Grover Cleveland Fipple / Grover Cleveland Pierce
- Instant Father (1965) ... Grover Cleveland Fipple
- All Right, Louie, Drop That Blue Pencil (1965) ... Grover Cleveland Fipple
- Two Weeks with Pay (1965) ... Grover Cleveland Fipple
- Follow the Broken Pretzel (1965) ... Grover Cleveland Fipple
- All Through the Night (1964) ... Grover Cleveland Fipple
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Mr. Jellybean / Elevator Starter
- Who Killed Mother Goose? (1965) ... Mr. Jellybean
- Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee? (1964) ... Elevator Starter
 1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Deliveryman
- Laughing Gas (1964) ... Deliveryman
 1964 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
Cook
- The Permanent Recruit (1964) ... Cook
 1963-1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mort / Dick
- The Genghis Keane Story (1964) ... Mort
- Spur Line to Shady Rest (1963) ... Dick
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Eddie
- The Pros and Cons (1963) ... Eddie
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Mover / Attendant
- Hazel's Luck (1963) ... Attendant
 1958-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Arthur / Mr. Nelson / Mr. Smith / ...
- Pepino's Vacation (1962) ... Mr. Nelson
- Excess Baggage (1961) ... Mr. Smith
- The Talk of the Town (1960) ... Bert
- The Honeymoon (1958) ... Bellboy
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
The Sailor
- One of Our Engines Is Missing (1963) ... The Sailor
 1961-1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Bellboy
- Jack Goes to Las Vegas (1961) ... Bellboy
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Angus Evans
- Conflict (1962) ... Angus Evans
- Mark's Rifle (1962) ... Angus Evans
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Danny Culp
- The Decision (1962) ... Danny Culp
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Willie the Barber
- Side by Side (1962) ... Willie the Barber
 1962 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Mr. Hewlitt
- The Kibitzers (1962) ... Mr. Hewlitt
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Lennie
- The Chocolate Cake Caper (1962) ... Lennie
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Noolie
- One Lousy Wednesday (1962) ... Noolie
 1962 Hennesey (TV Series)
Ticket Taker
- Close Enough for Jazz (1962) ... Ticket Taker
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Hill Benehy / Job Darius
- Trial by Fear (1961) ... Hill Benehy
- Gamble with Death (1961) ... Job Darius
 1961 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Photographer
- Ed the Hero (1961) ... Photographer
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Blinky Smith
- The Modus Man (1961) ... Blinky Smith
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Chuck
- Little Mister Kelly (1961) ... Chuck
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Switzer
- Top Secret (1960) ... Switzer
 1960 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
George Martin
- Send This Boy to Camp (1960) ... George Martin
 1959 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Kid Johns
- Contest at Gold Bottom (1959) ... Kid Johns
 1959 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Horace Arnold
- Passenger to Mescalero (1959) ... Horace Arnold
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Slick Parker
- The Smiling Loser (1959) ... Slick Parker
 1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Bob in Orbit (1958) ... Sergeant
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Mel Jones
- Bungalow Murder (1958) ... Mel Jones
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Jesse Lamont
- Bookworms (1958) ... Jesse Lamont
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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[In 1972 interview] Casting directors are so young these days they haven't a clue as to who I am or what I've done. How do you tell someone you've been in over 100 movies?

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Star Sign:

Aries

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