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Regis Toomey (1898–1991)


Pittsburgh-born and -raised character actor Regis Toomey, of Irish descent, took an early interest in the performing arts and initially studied drama at the university of his home town. One of four children of Francis X. and Mary Ellen Toomey, John Regis Toomey initially pondered a law career, but acting won out and he gradually established ... See full bio »

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 1982 It's a Living (TV Series)
Samuel
- Strange Bedfellows (1982) ... Samuel
 1979 C.H.O.M.P.S.
Chief Patterson
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas
- The Appointment/Mr. Tattoo (1978) ... Dr. Thomas
 1977 Evil Town
Doc Hooper
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Burlesque Stagehand
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Admiral Chasen
- The Desertion of Keith Ryder (1974) ... Admiral Chasen
 1974 The Phantom of Hollywood (TV Movie)
Joe
 1973 Police Story (TV Series)
Judge
- The Big Walk (1973) ... Judge
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Billy Heckman
- A Fool and His Money (1973) ... Billy Heckman
 1972 Jigsaw (TV Series)
- Finder's Fee (1972)
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Calvin Betts
- End of a Nightmare (1972) ... Calvin Betts
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Sam Streeter
- The Summer House (1972) ... Sam Streeter
 1972 The Carey Treatment
Sanderson the Pathologist
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Charley Smith
- Who's Got the Trenchcoat? (1972) ... Charley Smith
 1970 Cover Me Babe
Michael
 1970 The Out of Towners
Pilot on Airliner to New York (unconfirmed)
 1969 Change of Habit
Father Gibbons
 1967 Gunn
The Bishop
 1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Dr. Berkhart
- Pirates of Deadman's Island (1967) ... Dr. Berkhart
 1966 The Night of the Grizzly
Cotton Benson
 1966 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Defense Attorney Reed
- Things Don't Just Happen (1966) ... Defense Attorney Reed
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Clergyman
- To Have and to Hold (1965) ... Clergyman
 1960-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Andy Grant / Sam Crane
- The Case of the 12th Wildcat (1965) ... Andy Grant
- The Case of the Loquacious Liar (1960) ... Sam Crane
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
George Penfield
- The Left-Handed Man (1965) ... George Penfield
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Arthur Wheeler
- To Each His Own Prison (1963) ... Arthur Wheeler
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Kinch
- The Man Who Came Home Late (1963) ... Kinch
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mr. Dawson
- A Tough Act to Follow (1963) ... Mr. Dawson
 1959-1963 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
David Howell / Mr. Clem
- Johnny Shiloh: Part 2 (1963) ... Mr. Clem
- Johnny Shiloh: Part 1 (1963) ... Mr. Clem
- Texas John Slaughter: Apache Friendship (1960) ... David Howell
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Joseph Denton
- The Judgment (1963) ... Joseph Denton
 1956-1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Pat Evans / Dr. Henry Malcomb / Pat Galway / ...
- The Vanishing Breed (1962) ... Pat Evans
- Home Is the Brave (1960) ... Dr. Henry Malcomb
- Hard Bargain (1957) ... Pat Galway
- The Storm Riders (1956) ... John Dembro
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mr. Hunter
 1961-1962 Shannon (TV Series)
Bill Cochran
- End of the Line (1962)
- Tarnish on the Badge (1962) ... Bill Cochran
- Dolphin and the Mermaid (1962) ... Bill Cochran
- Cold Trail (1961) ... Bill Cochran
- The Pickup (1961) ... Bill Cochran
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Judge Otto
- Murder by Proxy: Earl Klegg (1962) ... Judge Otto
 1961 The Errand Boy
Studio Exec with the Baron
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Gus Lammerson
- The Hold-Up Proof Safe (1961) ... Gus Lammerson
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Dr. Jamieson
 1961 The Last Sunset
Milton Wing
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Matson
- Off the Set (1961) ... Matson
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
John Peel
- Shepherd with a Gun (1961) ... John Peel
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Rev. Williams
- Image of a Man (1961) ... Rev. Williams
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Jeff
- The Quick and the Dead (1961) ... Jeff
 1960 Wise Use of Credit (Short)
Mr. Money
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Cal Sellers
- Dream Big, Dream Deadly (1960) ... Cal Sellers
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Doc Corbin
- And the Beast (1960) ... Doc Corbin
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Jimmy
- The Playoff (1960) ... Jimmy
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Dickson
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Hull
- Man for the Job (1960) ... Hull
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Harry
- The Doctor and the Redhead (1960) ... Harry
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Warden Jess Martin
- Marked for Bounty (1960) ... Warden Jess Martin
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Jubal Malone
- Left Hand of the Law (1960) ... Jubal Malone
 1956-1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
John Howell / Mr. McCarthy / George Kent / ...
- The Trial (1960) ... John Howell
- Ten Men and a Girl (1959) ... Mr. McCarthy
- Strange Money (1958) ... George Kent
- South American Uncle (1958) ... Father Middleton
- The Bad Apple (1957) ... Henry Herman
 1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Feeny Spindler
- The Lady Lawyer (1960) ... Feeny Spindler
 1960 Bronco (TV Series)
Judge Claymore
- Volunteers from Aberdeen (1960) ... Judge Claymore
 1959-1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Thomas Jefferson Wishbone / Goldy
- Incident of the Tinker's Dam (1960) ... Thomas Jefferson Wishbone
- Incident of the Stalking Death (1959) ... Goldy
 1960 Guns of the Timberland
Sheriff Taylor
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Sam
- Broken Rope (1960) ... Sam
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Finn Curran
- Any Friend of Julie's (1959) ... Finn Curran
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Simon Berwick
- The Long Haul (1959) ... Simon Berwick
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Dr. Lem Shepherd
- The Hill of Death (1959) ... Dr. Lem Shepherd
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Detective Andy Cullen
- Maggie Malone (1959) ... Detective Andy Cullen
 1959 Warlock
Skinner
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Herbert
- Frederick (1959) ... Herbert
 1959 The Hangman
Orderly (uncredited)
 1959 The Ten Commandments (TV Movie)
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Sheriff Waterman / Murdoch
- Guilt (1958) ... Sheriff Waterman
- Matter of Justice (1958) ... Murdoch
 1957-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sheriff Barnes / Will Jenkins
- The Vaunted (1958) ... Sheriff Barnes
- Time of Decision (1957) ... Will Jenkins
 1958 Joy Ride
Miles
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Ben Granville
- Shady Deal at Sunny Acres (1958) ... Ben Granville
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Lenny the Bartender
- Ricochet (1958) ... Lenny the Bartender
 1957-1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Lt. McGough
- Snow Queen (1958) ... Lt. McGough
- The George Dale Case (1958) ... Lt. McGough
- Rodeo (1958) ... Lt. McGough
- Arson (1958) ... Lt. McGough
- Merry-Go-Round Case (1957) ... Lt. McGough
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Thomas Bouchet
- The Transfer (1958) ... Thomas Bouchet
 1958 Navy Log (TV Series)
Admiral
- One Grand Marine (1958) ... Admiral
 1958 Sing Boy Sing
Rev. Easton
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Joe Donaldson
- No Time at All (1958) ... Joe Donaldson
 1957 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Bob Carter
- Man's Best Friend (1957) ... Bob Carter
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Sam McCullers
- The Pearls of Talimeco (1957) ... Sam McCullers
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Pete Marlowe
- The Peter Marlowe Story (1957) ... Pete Marlowe
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Fred Warren
- The Stranger Within (1957) ... Fred Warren
 1956-1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Ephraim Strong / Mr. Adams
- The Still Trumpet (1957) ... Ephraim Strong
- Men Against Speed (1956) ... Mr. Adams
 1957 Curfew Breakers
Coach Bettger
 1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Charlie
- The Reading Room (1957) ... Charlie
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
 1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Judge
- The Nevada Nightingale (1956) ... Judge
 1956 Dakota Incident
Minstrel
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Phil Gordon
- Young Hands, Young Feet (1956) ... Phil Gordon
 1956 The Best in Mystery (TV Series)
Lieutenant Waldo (1956)
 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn
'Murph'
 1952-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. Manny Waldo / Police Lt. Manny Waldo
- The Stacked Deck (1956) ... Police Lt. Manny Waldo
- A Long Way from Texas (1956) ... Lt. Manny Waldo
- No Limit (1956) ... Lt. Manny Waldo
- The House Always Wins (1955) ... Police Lt. Manny Waldo
- The Hard Way (1953) ... Lt. Manny Waldo
 1956 Great Day in the Morning
Father Murphy
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Rev. Arnold Grumm
- Lifeline (1956) ... Rev. Arnold Grumm
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Tubby Pearson
- Dodsworth (1956) ... Tubby Pearson
 1955 Top Gun
Jim O'Hara
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel Hawks / Babe Bricker / Ed Bartlett
- The Careless Cadet (1955) ... Colonel Hawks
- The Last Out (1955) ... Babe Bricker
- The Ledge (1953) ... Ed Bartlett
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Johnny Davis
- Young Girl in an Apple Tree (1955) ... Johnny Davis
 1955 December Bride (TV Series)
Tom Anderson
- The Breakup (1955) ... Tom Anderson
- Wedding Preparations (1955) ... Tom Anderson
- Jealousy (1955) ... Tom Anderson
 1955 Atomic Energy as a Force for Good (Short)
Mike Farrell
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Lost Perspective (1954)
 1954 The Human Jungle
Det. Bob Geddes
 1954 Drums Across the River
Sheriff Jim Beal
 1954 The High and the Mighty
Tim Garfield
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
John Lawrence
- For Value Received (1954) ... John Lawrence
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Backbone of America (TV Movie)
Bill Carmody
 1953 The Nebraskan
Col. Markham
 1953 Take the High Ground!
Chaplain (uncredited)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1953 Island in the Sky
Sgt. Harper
 1953 Son of Belle Starr
Tom Wren
 1953 It Happens Every Thursday
Mayor Hull
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Gen. Ned Prager
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
Clyde Vickers
- The Magician (1953) ... Clyde Vickers
 1952 My Pal Gus
Farley Norris
 1952 Just for You
Mr. Hodges
 1952 The Battle at Apache Pass
Dr. Carter
 1952 My Six Convicts
Dr. Gordon
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- T.K.O. (1951)
- Crossroad (1951)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Fred Colton, Police Sound Man
 1951 The Tall Target
Insp. Tim Reilly (uncredited)
 1951 Show Boat
Sheriff Ike Vallon (uncredited)
 1951 Navy Bound
Capt. Charles Danning
 1951 Cry Danger
Cobb
 1951 Tomahawk
Smith (uncredited)
 1950 Frenchie
Carter
 1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Reporter in Light Jacket (uncredited)
 1950 Again... Pioneers
Dave Harley
 1950 Dynamite Pass
Dan Madden
 1950 The Marionette Mystery (TV Movie)
 1949 Beyond the Forest
Sorren
 1949 The Devil's Henchman
Tip Banning
 1949 Come to the Stable
Monsignor Talbot
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
John Young
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
Mr. Davis
 1948 Station West
Jim Goddard
 1948 Raw Deal
Police Capt. Fields
 1948 I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
Police Inspector Clint Judd
 1948 Reaching from Heaven
Pastor
 1947 Magic Town
Ed Weaver
 1947 High Tide
Inspector O'Haffey
 1947 The Big Fix
Lt. Brenner
 1947 The Guilty
Detective Heller
 1947 The Thirteenth Hour
Don Parker
 1946 Sister Kenny
New York Reporter (uncredited)
 1946 Her Sister's Secret
Bill Gordon
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
James Summers
 1945 Follow That Woman
Barney Manners
 1945 Strange Illusion
Dr. Vincent
 1945 Betrayal from the East
Agent Posing as 'Sgt. Jimmy Scott'
 1944 Murder in the Blue Room
Inspector McDonald
 1944 When the Lights Go on Again
Bill Regan - Reporter
 1944 Dark Mountain
Steve Downey
 1944 The Doughgirls
Timothy Walsh - FBI Agent
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City
Capt. Clay Randolph [Chs. 1-6]
 1944 Song of the Open Road
Connors
 1944 Follow the Boys
Dr. Henderson
 1944 Phantom Lady
Detective Chewing Gum
 1943 Tornado
Narrator (uncredited)
 1943 Jack London
Scratch Nelson
 1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets
Capt. Ralph Carson
 1943 Destroyer
Lt. Cmdr. Clark
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Blackstone McDaniel
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Frank Hatfield
 1942 I Was Framed
Bob Leeds
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Captain Radcliffe
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Fitzhugh Lee
 1941 New York Town
Jim Martin (uncredited)
 1941 Law of the Tropics
Tom Marshall
 1941 Dive Bomber
Tim Griffin
 1941 The Nurse's Secret
Inspector Tom Patten
 1941 Reaching for the Sun
Interne
 1941 A Shot in the Dark
Det. Lt. William 'Bill / Willie' Ryder
 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
1st Policeman
 1941 Meet John Doe
Bert (credit only)
 1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
Wallace (uncredited)
 1940 March On, Marines (Short)
Drill Sergeant (uncredited)
 1940 Arizona
Grant Oury
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Constable Jerry Moore
 1940 'Til We Meet Again
Freddy
 1940 His Girl Friday
Sanders
 1939 The Phantom Creeps
Lt. Jim Daly
 1939 Thunder Afloat
Ives
 1939 Hidden Power
Mayton
 1939 Indianapolis Speedway
Dick Wilbur
 1939 Trapped in the Sky
Lt. Gary
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Tom - in Coffee Shop (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Paddy O'Rourke
 1939 Street of Missing Men
Jim Parker
 1939 Society Smugglers
Johnny Beebe
 1939 Wings of the Navy
First Flight Instructor
 1939 The Mysterious Miss X
Jack Webster
 1939 Pirates of the Skies
Pilot Bill Lambert
 1938 Smashing the Spy Ring
Ted Hall
 1938 His Exciting Night
Bill Stewart
 1938 Passport Husband
G-Man (uncredited)
 1938 Hunted Men
Donovan (uncredited)
 1938 Blind Alibi
Doctor Wilson - Veterinarian (uncredited)
 1938 Island in the Sky
Joe - Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 The Invisible Menace
Lt. Matthews
 1937 Submarine D-1
Tom Callan
 1937 Back in Circulation
Buck
 1937 Big City
Fred Hawkins
 1937 The Lady Escapes
American Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Hilton
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Jim Hardy
 1935 Skull and Crown
Bob Franklin Posing as Rocky Morgan
 1935 Reckless Roads
Speed Demming
 1935 Shadows of the Orient
Inspector Bob Baxter
 1935 Manhattan Moon
Eddie
 1935 One Frightened Night
Tom Dean
 1935 'G' Men
Eddie Buchanan
 1935 Great God Gold
Phil Stuart
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Reed Ryan
 1934 Red Morning
John Hastings
 1934/I Redhead
Scoop
 1934 She Had to Choose
Jack Berry
 1934 Murder on the Blackboard
Detective Smiley North
 1934 Picture Brides
Dave Hart
 1934 What's Your Racket?
Bert Miller
 1933 Big Time or Bust
Jimmy Kane
 1933 She Had to Say Yes
Tommy Nelson
 1933 Laughing at Life
Pat Collins / Mc Hale
 1933 Soldiers of the Storm
Brad Allerton
 1933 State Trooper
Michael Rolph
 1932 The Penal Code
Robert Palmer
 1932 They Never Come Back
Jimmy Nolan
 1932 The Crowd Roars
Dick Wilbur (uncredited)
 1932 The Midnight Patrol
John Martin
 1932 Shopworn
Dave
 1931 Under 18
Jimmie Slocum
 1931 Touchdown
Tom Hussey
 1931 24 Hours
Tony Bruzzi
 1931 Graft
Dustin Hotchkiss
 1931 Murder by the Clock
Officer Cassidy
 1931 Kick In
Chick Hewes
 1931 Finn and Hattie
Henry Collins
 1931 Scandal Sheet
Regan
 1931 Other Men's Women
Jack
 1930 A Man from Wyoming
Jersey
 1930 Good Intentions
Richard Holt
 1930 Shadow of the Law
Tom Owens
 1930 The Light of Western Stars
Bob Drexell
 1930 Crazy That Way
Robert Metcalf
 1930 Framed
Jimmy McArthur
 1930 Street of Chance
'Babe' Marsden
 1929 Rich People
Jef MacLean
 1929 Illusion
Eric
 1929 The Wheel of Life
Lt. MacLaren
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Rose Marie" on Broadway. See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'd rather be a supporting actor than a star. Supporting actors last longer.

Trivia:

Was a lifelong conservative Republican. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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