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Hugh Reilly (I) (1915–1998)

American character actor best known as "Paul Martin," the father on the Lassie (1954) TV series from 1958 to 1964. Reilly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Second World War and entered the theatre after the war. He appeared on Broadway in several shows before entering films in the late 1940s. He was never a well-known performer until his "... See full bio »

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Lassie Paul Martin
The Edge of Night
The Edge of Night Simon Jessup (1971-1973)
Lassie's Great Adventure
Bright Victory
Bright Victory Capt. Phelan


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 1984 Attack on Fear (TV Movie)
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
- Sweet Sixteen (1982) ... Gibbons
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
SRA Leon Butler
- The Legend of John Rim (1967) ... SRA Leon Butler
 1967 Chuka
Captain Carrol
 1953-1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- A Time to Live (1953)
- The Middle Son (1953) ... Fred
 1958 True Story (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 March 1958 (1958) ... Peter
 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The Reward (1958)
 1957 Harbormaster (TV Series)
George Cameron
- Dangerous Channel (1957) ... George Cameron
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Howard Miller
- No License to Kill (II) (1956) ... Howard Miller
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Simon Jessup (1971-1973)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
- Child Pioneer (1955) ... Host-Narrator
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Five Star Crisis (1955)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
- Edge of Light (1955)
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Saxon
- Beloved Stranger (1955) ... Joe Saxon
 1950-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Iron Cobweb (1955) ... Oliver
- The Outer Limit (1953)
- The Phantom Lady (1950)
 1954 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
- Emma's Antenna (1954)
 1954 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Dan Blair
- The Shoeshine Murder (1954) ... Dan Blair
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Burt Hastings
- The Others (1953)
- Portrait of Constance (1953) ... Burt Hastings
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Domain / Adam Smith
- R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (1953) ... Harry Domain
- Adam and Eva (1953) ... Adam Smith
 1951 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1951 Bright Victory
Capt. Phelan
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Second Threshold (1951)
 1950 The Sleeping City
Dr. Foster (uncredited)
 1949 Johnny Stool Pigeon
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
 1949 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
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Appeared on Broadway in "The Philadelphia Story." See more »

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