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Kent Taylor (I) (1907–1987)

Born Louis William Weiss on May 11, 1907, Kent Taylor was a modestly popular "B" actor of the 1930's and 1940's. The tall, dark and handsome leading man who sported rugged looks, a slick, pencil-thin mustache and solid physique, was star material with the potential and durability of Clark Gable and Errol Flynn, but lacked their consistent leading ... See full bio »

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The Rough Riders
The Rough Riders Captain Jim Flagg / Capt. Jim Flagg
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues Dr. Ted Stevens / Ted Baxter
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 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Guthrie Reinhart
- Portrait of Evil (1975) ... Guthrie Reinhart
 1974 Girls for Rent
 1974 The Phantom of Hollywood (TV Movie)
 1972 Angels' Wild Women
 1971 Brain of Blood
Dr. Trenton
 1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Doc Jelko
- The Deadly Dart (1970) ... Doc Jelko
 1970 Hell's Bloody Devils
Count Otto Von Delberg
 1969 Satan's Sadists
 1969 The Mighty Gorga
Tonga Jack Adams
 1967 Psycho à Go-Go
Dr. Elton Corey
 1967 Rango (TV Series)
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
- ...And Five of Us Are Left (1965) ... Johnson
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Attorney Rand McDonald
 1963 Harbor Lights
Dan Crown
 1962 The Firebrand
Maj. Tim Bancroft
 1962 The Broken Land
Marshal Jim Cogan
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Justin Crane / Adam Kendricks
- Tusitala (1961) ... Justin Crane
- The Man from Manila (1961) ... Adam Kendricks
 1961 The Purple Hills
Johnny Barnes
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Henry Thaxton
- The Celluloid Cowboy (1961) ... Henry Thaxton
 1959-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Billy Rawlins / Three-Finger Jack
- Stage to the Sky (1961) ... Billy Rawlins
- The Last Resort (1959) ... Three-Finger Jack
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Forbes McKee
- The Wyoming Story: Part 2 (1961) ... Forbes McKee
- The Wyoming Story: Part 1 (1961) ... Forbes McKee
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
George Nye
- Sepi (1960) ... George Nye
 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Ray Norton
- Her Brother's Keeper (1960) ... Ray Norton
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Hank Farragut
- Funeral at Forty Mile (1960) ... Hank Farragut
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
John Martin / Gabilan
- Three Bullets for Bat (1960) ... John Martin / Gabilan
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
John Whittaker
- Coded Newspaper (1960) ... John Whittaker
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Frankie Bragan
- The Gladiators (1960) ... Frankie Bragan
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
- The Treasure of Hawk Hill (1960) ... Morrell
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Ben Carson
- The Legend of Lily (1960) ... Ben Carson
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Harry Brockton
- The Neon Wheel (1959) ... Harry Brockton
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Ed Morley
- Queen for a Day (1959) ... Ed Morley
 1958-1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Captain Jim Flagg / Capt. Jim Flagg
- The Holdout (1959) ... Capt. Jim Flagg
 1958 Gang War
Bryce Barker, Meadows' Attonery
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Turn of the Tide (1958)
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Quirt Johnson
- Alias Jim Hardie (1958) ... Quirt Johnson
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Elston Deiblery
- Imposter for a Day (1958) ... Elston Deiblery
 1958 Fort Bowie
Col. James Garrett
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Wallace Grant
- Last Chance (1957) ... Wallace Grant
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Phillip Brady
- The Case of the Absent Man (1957) ... Phillip Brady
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
Barney Dutton
- Two Martinis (1957) ... Barney Dutton
 1957 The Iron Sheriff
Phil Quincy
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Frank Carson
- The Menace of Hasty Heights (1956) ... Frank Carson
 1956 Frontier Gambler
Roger 'The Duke' Chadwick
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Ted Diamond
- Lifeline (1956) ... Ted Diamond
 1956 Ghost Town
Anse Conroy
 1956 Slightly Scarlet
Frank Jansen
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Lucky Diamond
- Judy the Jinx (1955) ... Lucky Diamond
 1955 The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues
Dr. Ted Stevens / Ted Baxter
 1955 Secret Venture
Ted O'Hara
 1955 Track the Man Down
John Ford
 1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Phillip Hubbard
- Hawaii Story (1955) ... Phillip Hubbard
 1954 Playgirl
Ted Andrews
 1951 Payment on Demand
Robert Townsend
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Trial Without Jury
Jed Kilgore
 1950 Western Pacific Agent
Rod Kendall
 1950 Federal Agent at Large
Mark Reed, aka Nick Ravel
 1946 Tangier
 1946 Young Widow
Peter Waring
 1944 Alaska
Gary Corbett
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Police Capt. Steven Warren
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Capt. Paul von Block
 1942 Army Surgeon
Lt. Philip 'Phil' Harvey
 1942 Halfway to Shanghai
Frederick Barton, [Screen Credit / Ads Name: Alexander Barton ]
 1942 Gang Busters
Det. Lt. Bill Bannister
 1942 Frisco Lil
Peter Brewster
 1941 Washington Melodrama
Hal Thorne
 1941 Repent at Leisure
Richard Hughes
 1940 Men Against the Sky
Martin Ames
 1940 Girl from Avenue A
MacMillan Forrester
 1940 Girl in 313
Gregg Dunn
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
'Chat' Chatsworth
 1940 I Take This Woman
Phil Mayberry
 1939 Escape to Paradise
Richard Fleming
 1939 Three Sons
Gene Pardway
 1939 Five Came Back
Joe Brooks
 1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case
Bill Brown
 1939 Pirates of the Skies
Nick Conlon
 1938 The Jury's Secret
Walter Russell
 1937 Prescription for Romance
Steve Macy
 1937 A Girl with Ideas
Frank Barnes
 1937 Love in a Bungalow
Jeff Langan
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
Greg Chandler
 1937 When Love Is Young
Andy Russell
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Jerry Welch
 1936 Ramona
Felipe Moreno
 1936 Florida Special
Wally Tucker
 1936 Sky Parade
Tommy Wade
 1936 My Marriage
John DeWitt Tyler III
 1935 Two Fisted
Clint Blackburn
 1935 Without Regret
Steven Paradin
 1935 Smart Girl
Nick Graham
 1935 College Scandal
Seth Dunlap
 1935 The County Chairman
Ben Harvey
 1934 Limehouse Blues
Eric Benton
 1934 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Bob Redding
 1934 Many Happy Returns
Actor (uncredited)
 1934 The Scarlet Empress
Paul (uncredited)
 1934 Double Door
Rip Van Brett
 1934 Death Takes a Holiday
 1934 David Harum
John Lennox
 1933 Cradle Song
 1933 White Woman
David von Elst
 1933 I'm No Angel
Kirk Lawrence
 1933 Sunset Pass
Clink Peeples
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
First Jellybean (uncredited)
 1933 A Lady's Profession
Dick Garfield
 1933 Tonight Is Ours
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 Under-Cover Man
Russ (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Romantic Spectator (uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1932 The Night of June 13
Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 Devil and the Deep
A Friend at Party (uncredited)
 1932 Make Me a Star
Theatre Doorman Ticket Taker (uncredited)
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 Merrily We Go to Hell
Gregory 'Greg' Boleslavsky
 1932 Forgotten Commandments
 1932 Sinners in the Sun
Dancing Gigolo (uncredited)
 1932 One Hour with You
Party Guest Greeted by Colette (uncredited)
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Saxophonist (uncredited)
 1932 Two Kinds of Women
Milt Fleisser (uncredited)
 1931 Husband's Holiday
Miguel Balboa (scenes deleted)
 1931 The False Madonna
Footman (uncredited)
 1931 The Road to Reno
One of Jackie's Admirers (uncredited)
 1931 The Magnificent Lie
Cafe Customer (uncredited)
 1931 Kick In
Counter Man in Shop (uncredited)
 1931 Ladies' Man
Dance Extra (uncredited)
 1931 Born to Love
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

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Was Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's inspiration for half of Superman's alter ego name Clark Kent ("Clark" came from Clark Gable, Siegel's idol, and Kent Taylor was Siegel's wife's brother-in-law).

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