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Ford Rainey (1908–2005)

American character actor of stage, films, and television. A native of Idaho, Rainey was the son of a colorful character who was, among many other things, a champion of local dance contests. As a boy, Rainey was painfully shy, but found an outlet in school plays. He pursued stage work in regional companies, then went to New York to study with the ... See full bio »

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 1999-2003 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Mickey
- American Idle (2003) ... Mickey
- Bed Spread (2003) ... Mickey
- Connect Four (2002) ... Mickey
- Arthur, Spooner (2002) ... Mickey
- Papa Pill (2001) ... Mickey
 2003 Purgatory Flats
Phil (as Ford Raney)
 1999/II Desert Heat
Pop Reynolds
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Army Armstrong
- Power (1999) ... Army Armstrong
 1998 The Politics of Desire
Radio Listener's Husband
 1996-1997 Ned and Stacey (TV Series)
Nate
- Scenes from a Muffin Shop (1997) ... Nate
- Fifteen A-Minutes (1997) ... Nate
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Eric (1997) ... Nate
- Loganberry's Run (1996) ... Nate
 1996 Marshal Law (TV Movie)
Old Timer George
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
 1993 There Was a Little Boy (TV Movie)
Father Ramirez (uncredited)
 1992 Bridges (Short)
 1991 Bed & Breakfast
Amos
 1991 China Beach (TV Series)
Owen
- Through and Through (1991) ... Owen
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Prescott Wilson
- Day Nine (1989) ... Prescott Wilson
- Day Seven (1989) ... Prescott Wilson
 1989 The Cellar
T.C. van Houten
 1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Judge
- In 'N Outlaws (1989) ... Judge
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Judge Donald Powell
- The Mayor: Part 2 (1989) ... Judge Donald Powell
- The Mayor: Part 1 (1989) ... Judge Donald Powell
 1987 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Clyde
- Episode #1.842 (1987) ... Clyde
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini-Series)
Will Milford
- Part VII (1987) ... Will Milford
- Part V (1987) ... Will Milford
- Part IV (1987) ... Will Milford
- Part III (1987) ... Will Milford
- Part II (1987) ... Will Milford
 1986 Who Is Julia? (TV Movie)
The Commentator
 1984 Newhart (TV Series)
Mr. Hinton
- Tell a Lie, Get a Check (1984) ... Mr. Hinton
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Adam
- Small Town Steele (1984) ... Adam
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Doc Bogert
- In Sickness and in Health (1984) ... Doc Bogert
 1982 It Takes Two (TV Series)
Raymond
- A Healthy Romance (1982) ... Raymond
 1982 Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (TV Movie)
Beatrice's Father
 1980 Gideon's Trumpet (TV Movie)
2nd Supreme Court Justice
 1980 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
General Coogan
- Dreams (1980) ... General Coogan
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Emmett Lumm
- Gasohol (1979) ... Emmett Lumm
 1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Mr. Harkins
- Angels on the Street (1979) ... Mr. Harkins
 1979 Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter (TV Movie)
Mr. Meecham
 1979 Friendly Fire (TV Movie)
Hamilton
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Rancher Barrett
- The Rustler (1979) ... Rancher Barrett
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Edwin N. Denby
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Edwin N. Denby
 1978 The Waltons (TV Series)
Judge
- The Moonshiner (1978) ... Judge
 1978 A Family Upside Down (TV Movie)
Mr. Case
 1975-1978 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Dr. Burke
- Four Eyes (1975) ... Dr. Burke
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Bellamy
- Accomplice to Murder (1977) ... Dr. Bellamy
 1973-1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Carmine Sandell / Andrew Mills
- Deadly Homecoming (1977) ... Carmine Sandell
- The Day of the Viper (1973) ... Andrew Mills
 1977 Our Town (TV Movie)
Joe Stoddard
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Dr. Farrell
- The Hit Men (1977) ... Dr. Farrell
 1977 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
General Muncie
- The War Biz Warrior (1977) ... General Muncie
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Abraham Lincoln
 1976 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Doctor
- Mary Midwife (1976) ... Doctor
 1976 The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Movie)
The Judge
 1976 Sara (TV Series)
Jake Willis
- Child Bride (1976) ... Jake Willis
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Haggard Mellon
- Trail of Terror (1975) ... Haggard Mellon
 1975 Babe (TV Movie)
Dr. Tatum
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Hank
- Death Ride (1975) ... Hank
 1975 Medical Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Patterson
 1975 Strange New World (TV Movie)
Sirus
 1965-1975 Insight (TV Series)
Father Abbott / Colin McNulty / Doctor / ...
- The Pendulum (1975) ... Father Abbott
- Death of an Elephant (1971) ... Colin McNulty
- Exit (1970) ... Doctor
- Thunder in Munich (1965) ... Father Reisch
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Manny Tolan
- Counter Gambit (1975) ... Manny Tolan
 1962-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Storekeeper / Hode Embry / Tate
- Thirty a Month and Found (1974) ... Storekeeper
- Song for Dying (1965) ... Hode Embry
- The Search (1962) ... Tate
 1971-1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Raymond Wheelock / Mr. Taylor / Farmer
- Voice from the Grave (1974) ... Raymond Wheelock
- Hounds of Hell (1973) ... Mr. Taylor
- Country Blues (1971) ... Farmer
 1974 The Parallax View
Commission Spokesman #2
 1974 The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd (TV Movie)
Mr. Suggs
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
Charlie Horn
- The Copperhead (1974) ... Charlie Horn
 1974 Manhunter (TV Movie)
James Barrett
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
James Barrett (1974-75)
 1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series)
Abel Blackner
- The Touch of God (1974) ... Abel Blackner
 1973 Cotter
 1973 Key West (TV Movie)
Prescott Webb
 1973 Sixteen
Pa Irtley
 1973 Linda (TV Movie)
Police Chief Vernon
 1967-1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Reverend Walker / Bob Lachlan / Dr. Linkram / ...
- Desert Run (1973) ... Reverend Walker
- To Kill a Memory (1972) ... Bob Lachlan
- The World Between (1970) ... Dr. Linkram
- Edge of the Knife (1968) ... Roscoe Bell
- Huntdown (1967) ... Dr. Crow
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Warden Mason / Mr. Ellis
- Deadly Cage (1973) ... Warden Mason
- Point of Impact (1973) ... Mr. Ellis
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Jacob Sterne
- Superstition (1973) ... Jacob Sterne
 1967-1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Jacob Simpson Crane / John Prysock / Burke / ...
- A Gathering of Sharks (1973) ... Jacob Simpson Crane
- The Architect (1970) ... John Prysock
- The Swindler (1969) ... Burke
- The Legend of John Rim (1967) ... Greer
- Passage into Fear (1967) ... Harry Fortier
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Dr. Barnett
- In Search of Midas (1972) ... Dr. Barnett (uncredited)
- Moonrock (1972) ... Dr. Barnett
- Short Circuit (1972) ... Dr. Barnett (uncredited)
- The Murrow Disappearance (1972) ... Dr. Barnett (uncredited)
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Teshmacker / Collins / Deputy D.A. Collins / ...
- Bushwack! (1972) ... Teshmacker
- The Biggest Game in the West (1972) ... Collins
- The Man Who Broke the Bank at Red Gap (1972) ... Deputy D.A. Collins
- Never Trust an Honest Man (1971) ... Father
- Exit from Wickenburg (1971) ... Warren Epps
 1972 Probe (TV Movie)
Aaron Johannes (uncredited)
 1961-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judge Taylor / Judge Simms / Capt. Arnholt / ...
- A Home for Jamie (1971) ... Judge Taylor
- Fallen Woman (1971) ... Judge Simms
- The Deserter (1969) ... Capt. Arnholt
- Check Rein (1967) ... Gabriel Bingham
- Black Friday (1967) ... Judge Josh Wyllit
 1971 A Howling in the Woods (TV Movie)
Bud Henshaw
 1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
The Sheriff (segment "The Phantom Farmhouse")
- The Phantom Farmhouse/Silent Snow, Secret Snow (1971) ... The Sheriff (segment "The Phantom Farmhouse")
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Chairman
- Ring of Prayer (1971) ... Chairman
 1971 My Old Man's Place
Sheriff Coleman
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
Judge Carp / Judge Hemming
- Yesterday Is But a Dream (1971) ... Judge Carp
- Hostage (1971) ... Judge Hemming
 1970-1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Judge Salke / Wycoff
- Legal Maneuver (1971) ... Judge Salke
- The Alienation Kick (1970) ... Wycoff
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Sheriff Billy
- The Return (1970) ... Sheriff Billy
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Earl Milford / District Attorney Douglass
- The People Against Doctor Chapman (1970) ... Earl Milford
- The Shattered Image (1970) ... District Attorney Douglass
 1970 The Naked Zoo
Harry Golden
 1970 The Traveling Executioner
Stanley Mae
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
- Murder by Proxy (1970)
 1970 The Andersonville Trial (TV Movie)
The Board of Military Judges
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Garrett
- A Town Called Sincere (1970) ... Garrett
 1970 My Sweet Charlie (TV Movie)
Treadwell
 1964-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Jonas / John Gist / Matawa
- Hannah Comes Home (1969) ... Jonas
- The Patriot (1968) ... John Gist
- My Brother's Keeper (1964) ... Matawa
 1969 D.A.: Murder One (TV Movie)
Dr. Ellis Anders
 1969 The Gypsy Moths
Stand Owner
 1963-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Amos Wardlow / Marcus Van Owen / Sheriff / ...
- The Land Dreamer (1969) ... Amos Wardlow
- The Hell Wind (1968) ... Marcus Van Owen
- Requiem for a Country Doctor (1967) ... Sheriff
- The Awakening (1965) ... Sam Claypool
- Legend for a Lawman (1965) ... Marshal Floyd Buckman
 1965-1969 Lassie (TV Series)
Jake Peterson / Boone Sawyer
- Tempest: Part 2 (1969) ... Jake Peterson
- Tempest: Part 1 (1969) ... Jake Peterson
 1967-1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Ed Samulen / Philip Lindsay
- Between the Dark and the Daylight (1969) ... Ed Samulen
- A Civil Case of Murder (1967) ... Philip Lindsay
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series)
 1967-1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Sheriff Chafee / Doc Sales
- Meeting in a Small Town (1968) ... Sheriff Chafee
- A Bell for Jeff Sonnett (1967) ... Doc Sales
 1966-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Admiral Charles Hammond / Pa Garrison / Hellfire Simon
- The Night of the Kraken (1968) ... Admiral Charles Hammond
- The Night of the Iron Fist (1967) ... Pa Garrison
- The Night of the Flying Pie Plate (1966) ... Hellfire Simon
 1968 The Man from the 25th Century (TV Short)
General George Atwood
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
Ed Farnum
- The Catch a Thief Brief (1967) ... Ed Farnum
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
General Jonathan Blaine / Dr. George Grundy
- Summit Meeting: Part I (1967) ... General Jonathan Blaine
- Panic (1967) ... Dr. George Grundy
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
General Andrew Douglas
- The Company of Scoundrels (1967) ... General Andrew Douglas
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Marshal Tillman
- The Legend of Jud Starr (1967) ... Marshal Tillman
 1967 Chuka
Captain Robert R. Foster (uncredited)
 1966 The Sand Pebbles
Harris
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Ross
- A Dozen Ways to Kill a Man (1966) ... Ross
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Oliver Corman / Lieutenant Wynn
- Ten Thousand Pieces of Silver (1966) ... Oliver Corman
- Echo of a Nightmare (1966) ... Lieutenant Wynn
 1966 Johnny Tiger
Sam Tiger
 1966 Gunpoint
Tom Emerson
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Anson Holbrook / Daniel Ralston
- The Hero (1965) ... Anson Holbrook
- Question: What Time Is the Next Bandwagon? (1965) ... Daniel Ralston
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Colin Murdoch
- Heritage (1965) ... Colin Murdoch
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Clay Wyman
- The Twisted Image: Part 2 (1965) ... Clay Wyman
- The Twisted Image: Part 1 (1965) ... Clay Wyman
 1965 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
Vasek
- The Day the Crew Paced the Deck (1965) ... Vasek
 1962-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. Fisher / Randolph Cartwell / Harry Trilling / ...
- The Case of the Fatal Fortune (1965) ... Dr. Fisher
- The Case of the Paper Bullets (1964) ... Randolph Cartwell
- The Case of the Ugly Duckling (1964) ... Harry Trilling
- The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle (1962) ... Russell W. Durham
 1961-1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Colonel Hart / Broken Bow / Sheriff
- Retreat (1965) ... Colonel Hart
- Incident of the Dogfaces (1962) ... Broken Bow
- Incident of the Wager on Payday (1961) ... Sheriff
 1961-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Walter Untermeyer MD / Dr. Andy Meadows
- A Miracle for Margaret (1965) ... Walter Untermeyer MD
- The Lonely Ones (1961) ... Dr. Andy Meadows
 1964-1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
President / U.S. President
- Doomsday (1965) ... President
- Hot Line (1964) ... U.S. President
 1965 Lost in Space (TV Series)
The President
- No Place to Hide (1965) ... The President (uncredited)
- The Reluctant Stowaway (1965) ... The President (uncredited)
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Bird
- Richard T. Ely (1964) ... Bird
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
 1963-1964 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series)
Jacob Osserman / Premier Salero / Sergeant Wills / ...
- A Need of Valor (1964) ... Premier Salero
- The Arena: Part 2 (1964) ... Jacob Osserman
- The Arena: Part 1 (1964) ... Jacob Osserman
- Run, Pony, Run (1964) ... Sergeant Wills
- A Tough Man to Kill (1964) ... Joey Williams
 1963 Kings of the Sun
The chief
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Walter Cooper
- Show Just Cause Why You Should Weep (1963) ... Walter Cooper
 1962-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Police Lt. Roy Gunther / Julius Chavis
- Line of Fire (1963) ... Police Lt. Roy Gunther
- Come and Kill Me (1962) ... Julius Chavis
 1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Warden
- Cage at McNaab (1963) ... Warden
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Stollery
- The Fugitives (1963) ... Stollery
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Warden Hickson
- Ten Days for a Shirt Tail (1963) ... Warden Hickson
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble
Judge
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Mike Callahan
- The Bravest Man in the World (1962) ... Mike Callahan
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Josh
- Pressure Lock (1962) ... Josh
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Frank Hughes
- The Mob Riders (1962) ... Frank Hughes
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Paul O'Neill
- Brooding Fixation (1962) ... Paul O'Neill
 1961-1962 Window on Main Street (TV Series)
Lloyd Ramsey
- Rumor on Campus (1962) ... Lloyd Ramsey
- The Charity Drive (1961) ... Lloyd Ramsey
- Christmas Memory (1961) ... Lloyd Ramsey
- The Dollar Nineteen Cent Thief (1961) ... Lloyd Ramsey
- The Letter (1961) ... Lloyd Ramsey
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
John Lester
- Pandora's Box (1962) ... John Lester
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Capt. Amherst
- The Schemer (1962) ... Capt. Amherst
 1961 Dead to the World
Congressman Keach
 1961 Claudelle Inglish
Reverend Armstrong
 1961 Ada
Speaker
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Raymond McKeever
- The Hunter and the Hunted (1961) ... Raymond McKeever
 1961 Two Rode Together
Rev. Henry Clegg
 1961 Parrish
John Donati (uncredited)
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Tom Russell
- Fly Away Home: Part 2 (1961) ... Tom Russell
 1960 Flaming Star
Doc Phillips
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Sheriff John Brady
- The Lonely Star (1960) ... Sheriff John Brady
- Forty-Dollar Boots (1960) ... Sheriff John Brady
 1959 John Paul Jones
Lt. Simpson
 1958 The Badlanders
Warden
 1955-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Jim Williams
- The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1958) ... Jim Williams
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Walt
- The House (1957) ... Walt
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Rev. C.K. Dickey
- Crisis at Sand Cave (1957) ... Rev. C.K. Dickey
 1955 Danger (TV Series)
- The Piano (1955)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Sam Forrest
- The Broken Spur (1955) ... Sam Forrest
 1954 The Human Jungle
Jones - Older Cop (uncredited)
 1953 The Robe
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Mailpouch
- Mark of the Bola (1953) ... Mailpouch
 1952-1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- The Monkey's Paw (1953)
- Juice Man (1952) ... (unconfirmed)
- Delayed Action (1952)
 1952 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Matt Sloan, Moss' Partner
- Bounty Jumpers (1952) ... Matt Sloan, Moss' Partner
 1951 Frontiers of Faith (TV Series)
 1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Fake Colonel
- Law of the Frontier (1951) ... Fake Colonel
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Ernest Craig (uncredited)
 1949 White Heat
Zuckie Hommell (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Stage Play: The Possessed. Drama. Written by George Shdanoff. Based on works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Translated by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood. Directed by Michael Chekhov. Cast: Ronald Bennett, Donald Bouche, Erika Chambliss, Woodrow Chambliss, Burke Clarke, James P. Corr, Blair Cutting, Louis Dowdney, Jeanne Elgart, John Flynn, Bert Griscom... See more »

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Ford Raney
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His austere, authoritative looks were perfect for playing presidents, which he did several times on TV, including the pilot episode of Lost in Space (1965) and on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964). See more »

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