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George Tobias (I) (1901–1980)

American character actor who specialized in none-too-bright pals of the lead, though his range included villains and ethnic types. A native of New York City, he began acting at 15. He studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and played on Broadway with the Theatre Guild, and with the Provincetown Players. He came to Hollywood in the late Thirties and ... See full bio »

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 1977 Tabitha (TV Series)
Abner Kravitz
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
- The Snitch (1977) ... Ludwig
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
- The Las Vegas Strangler, Part 1 (1976) ... 'Ace'
 1972-1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Shapiro / Kabakov
- A Very Private War (1976) ... Shapiro
- Survivors (1975)
- Kiss and Kill (1974) ... Shapiro
- The Fallen (1972) ... Kabakov
 1973 Insight (TV Series)
- Attention Must Be Paid (1973) ... Unger
 1972-1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Vernon Rutley / Junk Man Vernon Rutley
- The Deed (1973) ... Vernon Rutley
- The Hunt (1972) ... Vernon Rutley (uncredited)
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
- Time Out of Mind (1970) ... Dalton
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Captain on Flight Line at Hickam Field (uncredited)
 1970 The Phynx
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Sam Ellsworth (segment "Love and the Bed")
- Love and the Medium/Love and the Bed/Love and the High School Flop-Out (1969) ... Sam Ellsworth (segment "Love and the Bed")
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Harry Parkaginian
- The Hot Number Affair (1967) ... Harry Parkaginian
 1965 Nightmare in the Sun
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sidney Falconer
- The Case of the Antic Angel (1964) ... Sidney Falconer
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Barney Green
- The Seven Little Foys (1964) ... Barney Green
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
- The Body Guards (1963) ... Barney
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Joe Bergner
 1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
 1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
- The Bet (1963) ... Schroeder
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Max Vesterhauzy
- The Bird of Warning (1962) ... Max Vesterhauzy
 1961 Playdate (TV Series)
Sam Shelley
- Heir for a Shoestring (1961) ... Sam Shelley
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mikhail Probich
- Loophole (1961) ... Mikhail Probich
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Trader Penrose / Penrose
- A Touch of Genius (1961) ... Trader Penrose
- Who Is Sylvia? (1961) ... Trader Penrose
- Captain Butcher (1961) ... Trader Penrose
- Man Eater (1961) ... Trader Penrose
- The Perils of Penrose (1961) ... Trader Penrose
 1961 One Happy Family (TV Series)
Mr. Kendall
- For Better or Worse (1961) ... Mr. Kendall
 1960 Angel (TV Series)
Mr. Kurnisch
- The Valedictorian (1960) ... Mr. Kurnisch
 1958-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Gonzales / Pete Schrieber
- The President's Daughter (1960) ... Gonzales
- Vicious Circle (1958) ... Pete Schrieber
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Sheriff Boyd
- The Earl of Durango (1960) ... Sheriff Boyd
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Barney Wagner
- The Lucifer Urge (1960) ... Barney Wagner
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Hard Rock Sam Jackson
- Lawyer in Petticoats (1960) ... Hard Rock Sam Jackson
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Marty Pandora
- Big Business (1960) ... Marty Pandora
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Shanghai Pierce
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- The Last Witness (1958) ... Henry
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
M / Sgt. Al Wirtz
- The Enemy Within (1958) ... M / Sgt. Al Wirtz
 1958 Marjorie Morningstar
Maxwell Greech
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Sergeant Levy
- To Walk the Night (1957) ... Sergeant Levy
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1957 The Tattered Dress
Billy Giles
 1956 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mike the Clown
- Christmas and Clowns (1956) ... Mike the Clown
 1954-1955 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series)
Doctor / Man / Dr. Bedford
- Have Bed - Will Travel (1955) ... Doctor (uncredited)
- The Jewel Robbery (1954) ... Man (uncredited)
- A Dry Scalp Is Better Than None (1954) ... Dr. Bedford (uncredited)
 1955 The Seven Little Foys
Barney Green
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
Si Schribman
 1952 Desert Pursuit
 1951 Ten Tall Men
 1951 The Magic Carpet
 1951 The Mark of the Renegade
Captain Bardoso
 1951 Rawhide
 1950 Southside 1-1000
 1949 The Set-Up
 1948 Adventures of Casanova
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
Nick Popolis
 1947 The Judge Steps Out
 1946 Gallant Bess
Lug Johnson
 1946 Nobody Lives Forever
Al Doyle
 1946 Her Kind of Man
Joe Marino
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Mr. Chris (uncredited)
 1945 Objective, Burma!
Cpl. Gabby Gordon
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
Boris Fenilise
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
George Tobias
 1943 Mission to Moscow
 1943 Air Force
Asst. Crew Chief
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Jake Hanso
 1942 Juke Girl
Nick Garcos
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Blimp Lebec
 1941 The Tanks Are Coming (Short)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
 1941 Out of the Fog
Igor Propotkin
 1941 Affectionately Yours
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Nicholas Pappalas
 1940 South of Suez
Eli Snedeker
 1940 East of the River
Tony Scaduto
 1940 City for Conquest
 1940 The Baron and the Rose (Short)
Henry Stiegel
 1940 River's End
Andrew (Andy) Dijon
 1940 They Drive by Night
George Rondolos
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Slug 'Canvasback' McNutt
 1940 Torrid Zone
 1940 Saturday's Children
Herbert Smith
 1939 Balalaika
Slaski (bartender)
 1939 Ninotchka
Russian Visa Official (uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Soldier in American Army Baracks (uncredited)
 1939 They All Come Out
'Sloppy Joe'
 1939 Maisie
 1939 Yes, My Darling Daughter
Dock Worker (uncredited)
 1927 The Lunatic
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Stage: Appeared (as "Lutikov") in "Red Rust" on Broadway). Drama. Written by'V. Kirchon' and Alexander N. Ouspensky. Material adapted by Virginia Vernon and Frank Vernon. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman (also in cast). Martin Beck Theatre: 17 Dec 1929-Feb 1930 (closing date unknown/65 performances). Cast: Luther Adler, Albert Angell, ... See more »


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