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Charles Tannen (1915–1980)

Charles Tannen was born on October 22, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles David Tannen. He was an actor and writer, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961). He died on December 28, 1980 in San Bernardino, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Benson
- Where There's Smokey (1966) ... Benson
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Mister Haley
- There's No Business with Show Business (1965) ... Mister Haley
 1964 Kisses for My President
TV Crew Director (voice, uncredited)
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Joe Walnut
- Grindl Goes West (1964) ... Joe Walnut
 1959-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Nelson / Rep Two / First Bartender / ...
- Gold Fever (1962) ... Nelson
- The Sendoff (1961) ... Rep Two
- Incident on the Road to Yesterday (1960) ... First Bartender
- Incident of the 13th Man (1959) ... Jed Hodges
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Mr. Peterson / Simms
- Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (1962) ... Simms
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Whit / Gus
- Them New Neighbors Is Nice (1962) ... Whit
- Hazel's Tough Customer (1962) ... Gus
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- The Hook (1962)
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
1st Man in Line
- To Serve Man (1962) ... 1st Man in Line (uncredited)
 1959-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
String / Howie
- The Bel Air Hermit (1962) ... String
- The Grandma Caper (1959) ... Howie
 1956-1961 Lassie (TV Series)
Mr. Shulman / Dispatcher / Bert's Father
- The Parrot (1961) ... Mr. Shulman
- The Fire Watchers (1961) ... Dispatcher
- The Visitor (1956) ... Bert's Father (uncredited)
 1960-1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Frank Herndon / Hank
- Escort (1961) ... Frank Herndon
- Blue Fire (1960) ... Hank
 1958-1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Cabby / Jasper Horn / Night Clerk
- The Case of the Brazen Bequest (1961) ... Cabby
- The Case of the Calendar Girl (1959) ... Jasper Horn
- The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (1958) ... Night Clerk
 1957-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Perkins / Lonnie the Conductor
- The Young Fugitives (1961) ... Perkins
- The Iron Trail (1957) ... Lonnie the Conductor
 1958-1961 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Hill / Cashier
- Old Yellow Boots (1961) ... Hill
- Kitty Caught (1958) ... Cashier
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
CPO Gleason
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Hardy Albrecht
- The Promise (1961) ... Hardy Albrecht
 1959-1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Bartender
- Men in Shadows (1961) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- Bare Knuckles (1959) ... Bartender
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Bartender
- The Heiress (1961) ... Bartender
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Royce
- The Hostage Fort (1961) ... Royce
 1961 Mister Ed (TV Series)
George
- Ed the Lover (1961) ... George
 1959-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Carson / Mr. Penn / Storekeeper / ...
- The Actress (1961) ... Carson
- Miss Milly (1960) ... Mr. Penn
- Woman from Hog Ridge (1960) ... Storekeeper
- The Jailbird (1960) ... Josh Moore
- Sins of the Father (1960) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Hotel Manager
- Dead Man's Tale (1961) ... Hotel Manager
 1957-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Roz Gilmore / Sam / Henry Vance
- The Has-Been (1961) ... Roz Gilmore
- The Reward (1958) ... Sam
- Barbary Coast (1957) ... Henry Vance (as Chas. Tannen)
 1960-1961 Bonanza (TV Series)
Charlie the Bartender / Dave, the Bartender / Jake the Clerk
- The Courtship (1961) ... Charlie the Bartender
- The Ape (1960) ... Dave, the Bartender
- The Stranger (1960) ... Jake the Clerk
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Badger
- Halliday's Club (1960) ... Badger
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Tate
- Seminole War Pipe (1960) ... Tate
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Farrell
- Blind Bargain (1960) ... Farrell
 1960 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Lt. Pollack
- Decoy (1960) ... Lt. Pollack
 1960 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Detective
- Mike O'Toole, Angler (1960) ... Detective
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- The Passenger (1960) ... Bus Driver
 1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
George Harley
- Shooter McLaine (1960) ... George Harley
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Ed Boyle
- Hit and Run (1960) ... Ed Boyle
 1957-1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Angie, Bartender / Ollie Purvis
- Anything for Joe (1960) ... Angie, Bartender
- The Palace Guard (1957) ... Ollie Purvis
 1960 Ma Barker's Killer Brood
Sheriff #1
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Mokey Hoag
- Lady of the Press (1959) ... Mokey Hoag
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Jethro Collins
- Jessie Quinn (1959) ... Jethro Collins
 1959 The Rookie
Arnold - Bartender / Waiter (uncredited)
 1956-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Maurice
- Platinum on the Rocks (1959) ... Maurice
- The Pot of Gold (1956)
 1959 Beloved Infidel
Radio Director (uncredited)
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Reporter on Telephone
- The Jake Lingle Killing (1959) ... Reporter on Telephone (uncredited)
 1959 But Not for Me
Caldwell - Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1959 The Wild and the Innocent
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Captain Brown
- The Quiet Firecracker (1959) ... Captain Brown
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Roberts
- Nora Goes Over the Wall (1959) ... Roberts
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Andy Benson
- Client: Mowery (1959) ... Andy Benson
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
TV Director (uncredited)
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Vince
- Kickback (1958) ... Vince
 1958 A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed
Charlie - Walkie Talkie Policeman (uncredited)
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Floyd
- The Protégé (1958) ... Floyd
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Dandy Case
- Obituary (1958) ... Dandy Case
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
- The Glory Road (1958)
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Rev. Dr. Gavin MacFarland
- The Sandshark Story (1958) ... Rev. Dr. Gavin MacFarland
 1958 The Fly
Doctor (uncredited)
 1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
The City Editor / Mr. Chapman
- A Visit from Charles Vidor (1958) ... The City Editor
- Frozen Passion (1958) ... Mr. Chapman
 1958 The Return of Dracula
Mack Bryant, Dept. of Immigration (uncredited)
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Birdie
- The Louie Lawrence Case (1958) ... Birdie
 1958 I Married a Woman
Young Cop (uncredited)
 1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Mikie de Graff
- Wyatt Fights (1958) ... Mikie de Graff
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Ben
- The Freighter (1958) ... Ben
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Runk Wrangler
- Sign in the Sand (1958) ... Runk Wrangler
 1955-1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Martin / Hal Berdahl
- The Indispensable Man (1957) ... Martin
- Advantage to Betty (1955) ... Hal Berdahl
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Jeff - Stableman
- Ghost Rider (1957) ... Jeff - Stableman
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Ballanger
- The Brunette (1957) ... Ballanger
 1957 The Monster That Challenged the World
Seaman Wyatt (radioman)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Doctor
- Deep Water (1957) ... Doctor
 1957 Four Girls in Town
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1956 The Rack
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Perfect Likeness (1956)
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Nye
- Looters ... Nye
 1956 These Wilder Years
Loafer (uncredited)
 1956 The First Traveling Saleslady
Buyer (uncredited)
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Werner
- The Jill Mayfield Story (1956) ... Werner
 1956 The Proud Ones
2nd Foreman (uncredited)
 1956 The Harder They Fall
Reporter (uncredited)
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- Safe Keeping (1956)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story
Mr. Stewart - Manager of Palomar Ballroom (uncredited)
 1956 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Comrade Lanzing
- Historical Society (1956) ... Comrade Lanzing
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow
Audition Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1955 Trial
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1954-1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Mac / Clerk 'C'
- Hash House (1955) ... Mac
- The Driver's License (1954) ... Clerk 'C'
 1955 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1955 Daddy Long Legs
Man in White Suit, Ballet Nightmare Sequence (uncredited)
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Detective in Office
- Windfall (1955) ... Detective in Office
- The Other Hand (1955)
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business
EmCee / Orchestra Leader (voice, uncredited)
 1954 The Country Girl
First Photographer (uncredited)
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Military Police Major (uncredited)
 1954 The Steel Cage
Convict Patient (segment "The Hostages")
 1954 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Henchman / Rod Miner
- The Lady Killer (1954) ... Henchman
- The Kid from Silver City (1954) ... Rod Miner
 1954 Down Three Dark Streets
Masher in Car (uncredited)
 1954 Gorilla at Large
Owens (uncredited)
 1953 City of Bad Men
Cashier (uncredited)
 1953 Inferno
Police Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1953 Dangerous Crossing
Wine Steward (uncredited)
 1953 A Blueprint for Murder
Detective (uncredited)
 1953 Vice Squad
Dutch (uncredited)
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Ed - Malone's Contact (uncredited)
 1953 The Kid from Left Field
Fan (uncredited)
 1953 The Girl Next Door
Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 Call Me Madam
Reporter (uncredited)
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Radio Operator McGee (uncredited)
 1952 Angel Face
TV Broadcaster (scenes deleted)
 1952 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Bookie on phone (uncredited)
 1952 Night Without Sleep
Steve Brooks (uncredited)
 1952 Without Warning!
Wolf
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis
Larry (uncredited)
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A.
Sports Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
Voice on Airport Intercom (uncredited)
 1952 Red Skies of Montana
Charlie (uncredited)
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Voice of Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1951 Follow the Sun
Voice of Golf Announcer (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Houlihan (uncredited)
 1951 Call Me Mister
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1950 The Jackpot
Al Vogel (uncredited)
 1950 I'll Get By
Director / Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Police Radio Dispatcher #79 (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me
Anaesthetist (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Jack (uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything
Director (uncredited)
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Radio Announcer for 'Confessions of Brenda' (voice, uncredited)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Benny Johnson (uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Intern (uncredited)
 1948 Unfaithfully Yours
Airport Information Man (uncredited)
 1948 Cry of the City
Intern (uncredited)
 1948 The Street with No Name
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway
Insurance Agent (uncredited)
 1948 Green Grass of Wyoming
Dr. Kimgrough - Veterinarian
 1948 The Iron Curtain
Radio Commentator (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Sitting Pretty
Newsreel Director (uncredited)
 1948 You Were Meant for Me
Harry Jarvis (uncredited)
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Secretary (scenes deleted)
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Glass (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Corner
Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Behind Green Lights
Ames - Reporter
 1946 Shock
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 Doll Face
Flo's Aide
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Man (uncredited)
 1945 The Spider
Det. Tonti
 1944 Land and Live in the Jungle
Charley Tannen (uncredited)
 1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation
Sgt. Freulich - German Prison Plant (uncredited)
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Smitty - Craig's Deputy (uncredited)
 1943 Crash Dive
Seaman Hammond (uncredited)
 1943 Photographic Intelligence for Bombardment Aviation (Documentary short)
FIU captain (uncredited)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Hollis
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies
Backstage Call Boy (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air]
American Flyer / Opening Off-Screen Narrator (voice)
 1942 Manila Calling
Fillmore
 1942 Just Off Broadway
Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Pilot (Robeson sequence) (uncredited)
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Charlie, Stage manager
 1942 Little Tokyo, U.S.A.
Marsten
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1942 My Gal Sal
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 Moontide
Voice of Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1942 Sundown Jim
Dan Barr
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Swifty (uncredited)
 1942 Sex Hygiene (Short)
Soldier
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect
Ship's Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1941 Remember the Day
Slicker (uncredited)
 1941 The Perfect Snob
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1941 Cadet Girl
Jimmy, a Cadet
 1941 Marry the Bo$$'$ Daughter
Chauffeur Benton (uncredited)
 1941 Great Guns
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1941 Dive Bomber
Pilot (uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Miami
Third Customer at Texas Tommy's (uncredited)
 1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast
Usher (uncredited)
 1941 Dead Men Tell
Sailor with Girl (uncredited)
 1941 Sleepers West
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Jennie
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 Murder Over New York
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Young People
Assistant Manager (uncredited)
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Sailor (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Cisco Kid
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 Lillian Russell
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Star Dust
Desk Clerk at Hotel Roosevelt (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Joe
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Morrison Foster
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
Newsreel Man (uncredited)
 1939 Barricade
Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Dr. Robert Johnson
 1939 Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
Plane Passenger (uncredited)
 1939 Second Fiddle
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Ninian Edwards (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 Up the River
Trustie (uncredited)
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Undetermined Part (script name, Kelly) (unconfirmed)
 1938 Five of a Kind
Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 My Lucky Star
Saier
 1938 Gateway
Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Always Goodbye
Hospital Interne (uncredited)
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Dillingham's Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Engineer (uncredited)
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 Happy Landing
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Love and Hisses
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 Big Town Girl
Radio Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Wake Up and Live
Agent (uncredited)
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Usher (uncredited)
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto
One of Bob's Friends (uncredited)
 1937 Sing and Be Happy
Clerk (uncredited)
 1937 Fair Warning
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1937 Love Is News
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 Dimples
Box Office Man (uncredited)
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Reporter / Radio Station Messenger (uncredited)
 1936 Sins of Man
Steamship Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Educating Father
Jim Courtney
 1936 Love Before Breakfast
Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Blazing Justice
Jones, Bank Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Youth
Radical Student (uncredited)
 1935 The Dark Angel
Man in Dormitory (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Preston Sturges wrote in a trade paper advertisement, "If you have a middle-aged character part, either Gentile or Jewish, either comic or dramatic, I urge you to give it to Tannen, and I guarantee that you will be enchanted by his authority, his unction, his voice, his theatrical resource, and his profound ability. See more »

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