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Charles Seel (1897–1980)

Balding, narrow-eyed American character player, a former vaudevillian and radio actor from 1929. Acted in early silent films on the East Coast. Regularly on screen after 1937, he was seen in innumerable small roles as clerks, bartenders and shopkeepers. Most familiar for his recurring role as the telegrapher Barney on TV's Gunsmoke (1955) and as ... See full bio »

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 1972-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mr. Doremus / Mr. Webster
- Strike Two! (1976) ... Mr. Doremus
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
MacPherson
- The Christmas Party (1974) ... MacPherson
 1970-1974 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Franky / Old Man / Manager
- Lady Beware (1974) ... Franky
- Log 134: Child Stealer (1970) ... Old Man
- Log 64: Bottom of the Bottle (1970) ... Manager
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Older Man
- The End Game (1974) ... Older Man
 1961-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Barney Danches / Barney / Josiah / ...
- The Disciple (1974) ... Barney
- Women for Sale: Part 2 (1973) ... Josiah
- Women for Sale: Part 1 (1973) ... Josiah
- Tara (1972) ... Barney
- Morgan (1970) ... Barney Danches
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Apartment Manager
 1972 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Land Agent
- Mystery of the Green Feather (1972) ... Land Agent
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Neighbor
- The Twain (1972) ... Neighbor
 1971 Duel (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Cemetery Caretaker (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
- Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay/With Apologies to Mr. Hyde/The Flip Side of Satan (1971) ... Cemetery Caretaker (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Sacristan
- The Priest Killer (1971) ... Sacristan
 1970 The Young Rebels (TV Series)
Reverend
- Dangerous Ally (1970) ... Reverend
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
Oliver Ryan
- All the World and God (1969) ... Oliver Ryan
 1962-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Happy / Doctor / The Store Proprietor / ...
- A Touch of Hands (1969) ... Happy
- The Barren Ground (1967) ... Doctor
- One Spring Like Long Ago (1966) ... The Store Proprietor
- Shadows of the Past (1965) ... Station Master
- 50 Days to Moose Jaw (1962) ... Cafferty Cook (uncredited)
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Blind Man
- A Sleep in the Deep (1969) ... Blind Man
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Homer Stebbins
- The Road to the Cradle (1969) ... Homer Stebbins
 1969 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Judge Clayton
- The Game Warden (1969) ... Judge Clayton
 1969 This Savage Land (TV Movie)
Grandpa Pride
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Engineer
- Through a Stained Glass Window (1969) ... Engineer
 1962-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Titus / Preacher / Banker Weems / ...
- The Wish (1969) ... Titus
- Lothario Larkin (1965) ... Preacher (uncredited)
- The Cheating Game (1964) ... Banker Weems
- The Quest (1962) ... Hawkins
 1967-1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Bartender / Harry - Merchant
- A Town in Terror: Part 2 (1969) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- A Town in Terror: Part 1 (1969) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- A Bell for Jeff Sonnett (1967) ... Harry - Merchant
 1968 Star Trek (TV Series)
Ed
- Spectre of the Gun (1968) ... Ed
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Bellhop
- Nightmare (1968) ... Bellhop
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Ruckles
- The Search (1967) ... Ruckles
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
McGreevey
- Dear Father Come Home with Me Now (1967) ... McGreevey (uncredited)
 1966-1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Tom Pride
- Elizabeth's Odyssey (1967) ... Tom Pride
- The Agreement (1967) ... Tom Pride
- A War for the Gravediggers (1967) ... Tom Pride
- The Eighty-Seven Dollar Bride (1967) ... Tom Pride
- Charade of Justice (1967) ... Tom Pride
 1964-1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Uncle Charlie / Harry Baxter / Priest
- The Pieces of Fate Affair (1967) ... Uncle Charlie
- Alexander the Greater Affair: Part One (1965) ... Harry Baxter
- The Vulcan Affair (1964) ... Priest (uncredited)
 1965-1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Clem Hackett - Prospector / Abijah Mimms
- The Day They Shot Agarn (1967) ... Clem Hackett - Prospector
- She's Only a Build in a Girdled Cage (1965) ... Abijah Mimms
 1966 Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie)
Mr. Gossinger
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Enoch
- Care of General Delivery (1966) ... Enoch
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Old Timer
- The Man Who Killed Jesse (1965) ... Old Timer
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Rudy Fowler
- Make the Angels Weep (1965) ... Rudy Fowler
 1964-1965 Lassie (TV Series)
Janitor / Simpson
- Pitfall (1965) ... Janitor
- Mountain Mystery (1964) ... Simpson
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Mullins
- Steve, Boy Lovelorn (1965) ... Mullins
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series)
Mr. Wibberly
- Woodman, Spare That Family Tree (1965) ... Mr. Wibberly
 1965 Camp Runamuck (TV Series)
Mr. Woolpit
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Barron
- Three Li'l Lambs (1965) ... Barron
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
Elderly Man
- Munsters on the Move (1965) ... Elderly Man
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Trapper Stitching Furs
- A Short Walk to Salem (1964) ... Trapper Stitching Furs (uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Rush Sigafoose / Doctor Chalmont
- Return of Verge Likens (1964) ... Rush Sigafoose
- You'll Be the Death of Me (1963) ... Doctor Chalmont
 1964 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Conductor
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Conductor
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
The Mining Manager
- The Solid Gold Girl (1964) ... The Mining Manager
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Mr. Clapper
- Grindl and the Boodle (1964) ... Mr. Clapper
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Henry Hicks
- Sam's Boy (1964) ... Henry Hicks
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mr. Morgan
- I Don't Even Live Here (1963) ... Mr. Morgan
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Henry Rutledge
- The Day of the First Suitor (1963) ... Henry Rutledge
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Precinct Worker / Curator
- Colossus (1963) ... Precinct Worker
- The Boston Terrier (1962) ... Curator
 1962-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Detective / Reverend Wood
- He's Alive (1963) ... Detective (uncredited)
- The Hunt (1962) ... Reverend Wood
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Mose
- The Sunday Shoot (1962) ... Mose
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Judge
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Judge
 1961-1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Georgie Prince / The Electrician
- Side by Side (1962) ... Georgie Prince
- Kill the Sound (1961) ... The Electrician
 1957-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Dr. Fergus / Mayor Torvinson
- Royal Maroon (1962) ... Dr. Fergus
- The Hasty Gun (1957) ... Mayor Torvinson
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Chet Cooper
- Hazel Quits (1962) ... Chet Cooper
 1960-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Max Carson / Harry Honnegger / Hotel Clerk
- Elegy for a Bookkeeper (1962) ... Max Carson
- Double Image (1961) ... Harry Honnegger
- Bride and Seek (1960) ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Lloyd
- Step Forward (1962) ... Lloyd
 1962 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Conductor
- A Holiday for Tramp (1962) ... Conductor
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Doctor
- Ride the Man Down (1962) ... Doctor
 1961-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
George McHenry / Martin
- Twice Dead (1962) ... George McHenry
- The Man in the Mirror (1961) ... Martin
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Second Man in a Shop
- The Stepping Stone (1962) ... Second Man in a Shop (uncredited)
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
John Wills
- Never Steal an Owl (1961) ... John Wills
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jansen
- Alias James Stuart (1961) ... Jansen (uncredited)
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Baggage Car Clerk
- The Seventh Vote (1961) ... Baggage Car Clerk (uncredited)
 1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- The Buckbrier Trail (1961) ... Hotel Clerk
 1959-1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Store Proprietor / Hotel Manager
- Dead Man's Tale (1961) ... Store Proprietor
- The Open Window (1959) ... Hotel Manager (as Charles F. Seel)
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
 1958-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
McSorley / Bill / Man / ...
- Enter at Your Own Risk (1961) ... McSorley
- Strange Money (1958) ... Bill
- A Strange Adventure (1958) ... Man
- Dangerous Verdict (1958) ... Mr. Charles
- My Two Hands (1958) ... Supervisor
 1960 The Thread of Life (TV Movie)
Questioner (uncredited)
 1960 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Sam Albright
- Smothered in Love (1960) ... Sam Albright
 1957-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mort / Wagon Train Passenger
- The Colter Craven Story (1960) ... Mort (uncredited)
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... Wagon Train Passenger
 1960 National Velvet (TV Series)
Edwards
- Anniversary (1960) ... Edwards
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Dan
- A Bounty for Billy (1960) ... Dan (uncredited)
 1959-1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Doc Miller / Dr. Miller
- Marked for Bounty (1960) ... Doc Miller
- Final Payment (1960) ... Doc Miller
- Back to Glory (1959) ... Dr. Miller (uncredited)
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Blind Willie
- The List of Death (1960) ... Blind Willie
 1959-1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Jess Tilden, Old Man at General Store / Jess Tilden
- Nine O'Clock Pickup (1960) ... Jess Tilden, Old Man at General Store
- Ghost Town (1959) ... Jess Tilden
 1959-1960 Wichita Town (TV Series)
Charlie Cruter / Old Man
- The Long Night (1960) ... Charlie Cruter
- Bullet for a Friend (1959) ... Old Man
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Willy
- The Trench Coat (1960) ... Willy
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Smudge
- The Lady and the Piano (1960) ... Smudge
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Harry Clegg
- Arson Ring (1960) ... Harry Clegg
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Ticket Seller
- Yellow Terror (1959) ... Ticket Seller
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Fred Sales
- Back to Crawford (1959) ... Fred Sales
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Storekeeper / Willard
- The Mind Reader (1959) ... Storekeeper
- The Boarding House (1959) ... Willard (uncredited)
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Eph
- A Light in the Fruit Closet (1959) ... Eph
 1958-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
County Clerk / Clerk of the Court
- The Kind Waitress (1959) ... County Clerk
- Murder Me Twice (1958) ... Clerk of the Court
 1958-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Bartender
- Competition (1959) ... Bartender
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Barkeep
- Double Trouble in Trinidad (1959) ... Barkeep
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Land Agent
- Murder Is the Bid (1959) ... Land Agent
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Ed Schmidt
- The Chick Madison Case (1958) ... Ed Schmidt
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Clint Thompson
- The $20 Plates (1958) ... Clint Thompson
 1957-1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Otis - Bartender / Otis, The Bartender / Otis
- The Tin Gunman (1958) ... Otis - Bartender
- Guns of Silver (1957) ... Otis, The Bartender
- Killer Without a Conscience (1957) ... Otis - Bartender
- Ride Out at Noon (1957) ... Otis - Bartender
- Gunslinger from Galeville (1957) ... Otis
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Mr. Willie
- The Clarence Redding Case (1957) ... Mr. Willie (uncredited)
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Customer
- Four O'Clock (1957) ... Customer
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Daniel
- The Blue Tie (1957) ... Daniel
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Oly
- The Broken Wire (1957) ... Oly
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Boulder Joe Palace
- Boulder Joe's Bottle House (1957) ... Boulder Joe Palace
 1956 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Hat (1956)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Herman Swink
- Night Court (1956) ... Herman Swink
 1955 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Les Wilkins - School Bus Driver
- Prison Break (1955) ... Les Wilkins - School Bus Driver (as Charles F. Seel)
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jake
- Storm Warnings (1953) ... Jake
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Quincey
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Max, the waiter
- Dr. Impossible (1955) ... Max, the waiter
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Haskins
- One Foot in Heaven (1955) ... Haskins
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Covinger
- Indian Taker (1954)
- Shadowed (1953) ... Covinger
 1954 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Saunders
- Moving (1954) ... Saunders
 1952 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series)
Dr. Maitland
- The Maitland Affair ... Dr. Maitland
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Murphy
- Ghost Trails (1952) ... Murphy (as Charles F. Seel)
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Guest starred on the radio drama "Nightbeat," which starred Frank Lovejoy.

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