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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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 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
- One Ball (1985) ... Poco Loco
- The One Called Daisy (1985) ... Poco Loco
- Stumpy Boy (1985) ... Poco Loco
- I Will Abide (1985) ... Poco Loco
- Fast Louie (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 Mr. Too Little
Concessionaire
 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)
Bum
- Black Tie Blues (1977) ... 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
 1975 The Strongest Man in the World
Mr. Willoughby
 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 Now You See Him, Now You Don't
Charlie, School Custodian (uncredited)
 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)
 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
 1971 How to Frame a Figg
Old Man
 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 Hello, Dolly!
Mr. Cassidy (uncredited)
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
Reverend Beckwith
 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
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1967-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Bill / Man
- Goodbye, Dolly (1968) ... Bill
- Lou-Ann Poovie Sings No More (1967) ... Man
 1968 The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz
Man on Bicycle (uncredited)
 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 A Guide for the Married Man
Cologne Salesman (uncredited)
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Car Dealer (uncredited)
 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
 1961-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Agent / Photographer / Bookkeeper 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 Keller
 1966 Frankie and Johnny
Cashier (uncredited)
 1964-1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Mr. Joe Digby / Joe Digby / Clyde Arbogast / ...
- The Addams Policy (1966) ... Mr. Joe Digby
- Morticia, the Decorator (1966) ... Joe Digby
- Crisis in the Addams Family (1965) ... Horace Beesley
- Gomez, the Politician (1964) ... George Bass
 1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 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
 1965 The Bounty Killer
Pianist
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
Man Watching TV (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Grover Cleveland Fipple
- Instant Father (1965) ... Grover Cleveland Fipple
- Fraudulent Female (1964) ... Grover Cleveland Fipple
- The Life You Save Is Yours (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
 1964 Advance to the Rear
Sgt. Smitty (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mort / Dick
- The Genghis Keane Story (1964) ... Mort
- Spur Line to Shady Rest (1963) ... Dick
 1964 Viva Las Vegas
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
 1963 Move Over, Darling
Bellboy
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Gatewman (uncredited)
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Eddie
- The Pros and Cons (1963) ... Eddie
 1963 Gunfight at Comanche Creek
Hotel Clerk
 1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Mover / Attendant
- Hazel's Luck (1963) ... Attendant
 1963 Promises... Promises!
Bartender
 1963 Summer Magic
Mailman (uncredited)
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1958-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Arthur / Mr. Nelson / Bert / ...
- Pepino's Vacation (1962) ... Mr. Nelson
- The Talk of the Town (1960) ... Bert
- The Honeymoon (1958) ... Bellboy
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Tom (uncredited)
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
The Sailor
- One of Our Engines Is Missing (1963) ... The Sailor
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Dingo the Telephone Repairman (uncredited)
 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 The Ladies Man
Wolf Man (scenes deleted)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Chuck
- Little Mister Kelly (1961) ... Chuck
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Bellboy
- Jack Goes to Las Vegas (1961) ... Bellboy
 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
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Inspector Ferguson
- The One That Got Away (1960) ... Inspector Ferguson
 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
 1956 Come on Seven (Short)
Eddie
 1955 He Took a Powder (Short)
Eddie
 1955 Nobody's Home (Short)
Eddie
 1955 His Pest Friend (Short)
Eddie
 1954 Brigadoon
Sandy
 1954 Doggie in the Bedroom (Short)
 1953 He Popped His Pistol (Short)
 1952 Strop, Look and Listen (Short)
 1952 Heebie Gee-Gees (Short)
Eddie
 1952 A Fool and His Honey (Short)
Eddie
 1951 Fun on the Run (Short)
Eddie
 1951 He Flew the Shrew (Short)
Eddie
 1950 House About It (Short)
Eddie
 1950 Sideshow
Big Top
 1949 Let Down Your Aerial (Short)
Eddie
 1948 Parlor, Bedroom and Wrath (Short)
 1948 Crabbin' in the Cabin (Short)
Eddie
 1948 A-Hunting They Did Go (Short)
 1946 A Guy Could Change
George Cummings
 1945 Sensation Hunters
Ray Lawson
 1945 Jungle Raiders
Joe Riley
 1945 Song of the Sarong
Tony Romans
 1945 Jungle Queen
Chuck Kelly
 1944 The Mystery of the Riverboat
Jug Jenks
 1944 Moonlight and Cactus
Stubby Lamont
 1944 Dark Mountain
Willie Dinsmire
 1944 Dixie Jamboree
Jeff Calhoun
 1944 This Is the Life
Gus
 1944 Slightly Terrific
Charlie Young
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'!
Dynamo Carson
 1944 Strange Confession
Cochery
 1943 Hi'ya, Sailor
Corky Mills
 1943 Here Comes Kelly
James Aloysius 'Jimmy' Kelly
 1943 Melody Parade
Jimmy Tracy
 1943 Alaska Highway
Pompadour 'Shorty' Jones
 1943 Follow the Band
Marvin Howe
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Harry, the Horse
 1942 Priorities on Parade
Sticks O'Hara
 1942 Kid Glove Killer
Eddie Wright
 1941 Flying Blind
Riley
 1941 Too Many Blondes
Wally Pelton
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
Third Sailor
 1941 Where Did You Get That Girl?
Joe Olsen
 1940 Dark Streets of Cairo
Jerry Jones
 1940 Dancing on a Dime
Jack Norcross
 1940 Margie
Joe
 1940 La Conga Nights
Titus Endover
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Anderson
 1939 Hawaiian Nights
Ray Peters
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Adam Clay
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Henry Corrigan
 1939 The Family Next Door
Sammy
 1939 Made for Each Other
Conway
 1938 Swing, Sister, Swing
Chick 'Satchel Lips' Peters
 1937 Big City
Mike Edwards
 1937 London by Night
Bill
 1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana
Tod Mason
 1934 Gridiron Flash
Thomas Burke
 1934 Hollywood Party
Bob Benson
 1933 Meet the Baron
Man at Dock (uncredited)
 1933 Strictly Personal
Andy
 1932 Girl Crazy
Danny Churchill - The Heroine
 1931 The Big Shot
Ray Smith
 1931 The Tip-Off
Thomas 'Tommy' Jordan
 1931 Sweepstakes
Bud Doyle
 1930/I Big Money
Eddie
 1930 Night Work
Willie
 1929 The Sophomore
Joe Collins
 1929 The Godless Girl
Samuel 'Bozo' Johnson - The Goat
 1929 Noisy Neighbors
Eddie Van Revel
 1929 Geraldine
Eddie Able
 1928 Show Folks
Eddie Kehoe
 1928 A Little Bit of Everything (Short) (as Eddie Quillan and Family)
 1927 Love in a Police Station (Short)
Officer Eddie Chase
 1927 Red Hot Bullets (Short)
 1927 The Bull Fighter (Short)
Young Flint
 1927 Ain't Nature Grand (Short)
 1927 For Sale, a Bungalow (Short)
Eddie
 1927 The Golf Nut (Short)
Eddie
 1927 The College Kiddo (Short)
Eddie Dunn - the Freshman
 1927 Catalina, Here I Come (Short)
Eddie - the Cook
 1927 The Plumber's Daughter (Short)
Buddy Jones
 1927 Pass the Dumplings (Short)
Eddie Jones
 1926 Kitty from Killarney (Short)
Eddie McManus
 1926 Hesitating Horses (Short)
Eddie Hicks
 1926 Should Husbands Marry? (Short)
Eddie McGrew
 1926 The Perils of Petersboro (Short)
Eddie Knight
 1926 Her Actor Friend (Short)
Buddy Jones
 1926 Alice Be Good (Short)
Buddy Jones
 1926 Puppy Lovetime (Short)
Buddy Jones
 1926 The Ghost of Folly (Short)
Buzz Dugan - Messenger
 1926 A Love Sundae (Short)
Buddy Jones
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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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Brother of players John Quillan and Marie Quillan See more »

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Aries

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