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Les Tremayne (1913–2003)


Born in Balham, England, and best known for his abundant work on radio, actor Les Tremayne moved to Chicago with his family at the age of 4 (his mother was actress Dolly Tremayne), disguising his British accent while growing up. He began his career with community theater, dancing in vaudeville shows and even served as a barker in amusement parks. ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2005 The Naked Monster
General Mann
 1991-1993 The Pirates of Dark Water (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- The Living Treasure (1993) ... (voice)
- The Soul Stealer (1993) ... (voice)
- Sister of the Sword (1993) ... (voice)
- The Pandawa Plague (1993) ... (voice)
- The Game Players of Undaar (1992) ... (voice)
 1990 Adventures of the Gummi Bears (TV Series)
Guardian Spectres
- Toadie the Conqueror (1990) ... Guardian Spectres (voice)
 1988 The Creation (Video short) (voice)
 1987 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy (TV Movie)
Gustav (voice)
 1987 Ultraman: The Adventure Begins (TV Movie) (voice)
 1986 Wildfire (TV Series)
- Dragons of Dar-Shan (1986) ... (voice)
 1986 Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1986 Moses (Video short) (voice)
 1985 Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer
Orin / Bombo / TV announcer (voice)
 1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
- It's a Wonderful Scoob (1985) ... (voice)
 1985 Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
Arthur (voice)
 1984 Quest (Short)
 1984 Challenge of the GoBots (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Big Daddy Hogg
- Big Daddy (1982) ... Big Daddy Hogg
 1981 Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1978 Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper (TV Movie)
Alexander Graham Wolf / Santa Claus (voice)
 1974-1976 Shazam! (TV Series)
Mentor
- Out of Focus (1976) ... Mentor
- Sound of a Different Drummer (1976) ... Mentor
- Finders Keepers (1976) ... Mentor
- Ripcord (1976) ... Mentor
- Bitter Herbs (1976) ... Mentor
 1975 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (TV Short)
Father (voice)
 1974 Snakes
Snakey Bender
 1974 Oliver Twist
Fagin (voice)
 1974 Easter Is (TV Movie) (voice)
 1973 The Cricket in Times Square (TV Short)
Chester C. Cricket / Harry the Cat / Father / ... (voice)
 1971 Curiosity Shop (TV Series) (voice)
 1970 Strawberries Need Rain
The Reaper
 1970 The Phantom Tollbooth
Humbug (voice)
 1962-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Doc Lyman / Judge George Jackson
- The Law and Billy Burgess (1970) ... Doc Lyman
- The Lawmaker (1962) ... Judge George Jackson
 1969 The Pogo Special Birthday Special (TV Short)
Churchy La Femme / Beauregard (voice)
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
President Gray
- The View from the Ivy Tower (1969) ... President Gray
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Victor Dalby Lord #4 (1987)
 1967 Creature of Destruction (TV Movie)
Dr. John Basso
 1965-1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Horatio Troast / Mr. Lowell
- An Echo of Thunder (1966) ... Horatio Troast
- A Slight Case of Charity (1965) ... Mr. Lowell
 1966 Il pianeta errante
Gen. Norton (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1966 Hank (TV Series)
General
- Operation Matriculation (1966) ... General
 1958-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Harry Lannon / Ed Pierce / George Browne / ...
- The Case of the Unwelcome Well (1966) ... Harry Lannon
- The Case of the Ruinous Road (1964) ... Ed Pierce
- The Case of Constant Doyle (1963) ... Lawrence Otis
- The Case of the Left-Handed Liar (1961) ... Bernard Daniels
 1961-1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Dr. Brink / Fred Briggs
- Ed the Bridegroom (1965) ... Dr. Brink
- Ed the Lover (1961) ... Fred Briggs
 1965 Harum Scarum
Trailer Co-Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Mr. Clary
- 006 3/4 (1965) ... Mr. Clary
 1963-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Arthur Jansen / Dr. Keith Bresson
- The Time Buyers (1965) ... Arthur Jansen
- A Game for Three (1963) ... Dr. Keith Bresson
 1965 Girl Happy
Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1965 Strange Bedfellows
Opening Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)
 1964-1965 My Living Doll (TV Series)
General Shaw / General Alfred Cartwright
- Robotic Astronaut (1965) ... General Shaw
- Rhoda and the V.I.P. (1964) ... General Alfred Cartwright
 1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Dr. Stuyvesant
- Start the New Year Right (1964) ... Dr. Stuyvesant
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Denning
- Turn Back the Clock (1964) ... Denning
 1964 Goldfinger
Radio Newsman (voice, uncredited)
 1962-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Selby / Dr. Felix Ryder
- Isabel (1964) ... Mr. Selby
- Day of Reckoning (1962) ... Dr. Felix Ryder
 1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Warde
- The Target (1964) ... Warde
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Bates
- The Exile (1964) ... Bates
 1960-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
William Carr / Dr. Howard / Horace Jurist Hamilton
- The Jed Whitmore Story (1964) ... William Carr
- The Tom O'Neal Story (1963) ... Dr. Howard
- The Maggie Hamilton Story (1960) ... Horace Jurist Hamilton
 1963 The Slime People
Norman Tolliver
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Mr. Barton
- Sanctuary at Crystal Springs (1963) ... Mr. Barton
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Mr. Never
- The Girl from Nob Hill (1963) ... Mr. Never
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series)
McMillan
- Mile-Long Shot to Kill (1962) ... McMillan
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Trailer Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
Narrator (U.S. version only) (voice)
 1962 Shoot Out at Big Sag
Chan Bartholomew
 1962 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
C.J. Hasler
- Andy and Barney in the Big City (1962) ... C.J. Hasler
 1962 Father of the Bride (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- The Milking Stool (1962) ... Auctioneer
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Garland
- The Torch (1962) ... Garland
 1962 About Time (TV Movie)
King of Planet Q
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Simon Oelrich
- Through a Dark Glass (1961) ... Simon Oelrich
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Col. Middleton
- Safety Valve (1961) ... Col. Middleton
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Attorney General
- Jericho (1961) ... Attorney General
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Mr. George
- Mr. George (1961) ... Mr. George (voice, uncredited)
 1960-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Peter Talbot / Dr. Fred Bixby
- Deathmate (1961) ... Peter Talbot
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Dr. Gardner
- Incident at the Top of the World (1961) ... Dr. Gardner
 1960 McGarry and His Mouse (TV Movie)
Captain
 1960 The Gallant Hours
Capt. Frank Enright
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Elliott Conan
- Let There Be Light (1960) ... Dr. Elliott Conan
 1960 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Newcomb
- Square Triangle (1960) ... Newcomb
 1959 The Angry Red Planet
Prof. Theodore Gettell
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Vance
- A Summer's Ending (1959) ... Vance
 1959 Say One for Me
Harry LaMaise
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Major Fillmore
- The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1959) ... Major Fillmore
 1959 Count Your Blessings
Trailer Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1959 The Monster of Piedras Blancas
Dr. Sam Jorgenson
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Night Manager
- Fortune's Folly (1959) ... Night Manager
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Professor
- The Challenge (1959) ... Professor
 1958-1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Major Stone
- Pillajohn's Progress (1959) ... Major Stone
- The Accusation (1959) ... Major Stone
- Stagecoach to Phoenix (1959) ... Major Stone
- Star of India (1959) ... Major Stone
- Decision of Rin Tin Tin (1958) ... Major Stone
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Dr. Neal Carter
- Outpost (1959) ... Dr. Neal Carter
 1958 From the Earth to the Moon
Countdown Announcer (uncredited)
 1958 The Perfect Furlough
Col. Leland
 1958 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Dick - Movie Director
- Academy Awards (1958) ... Dick - Movie Director
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Ralph Parker
- Bentley and His Junior Image (1958) ... Ralph Parker
- Bentley and the Talent Contest (1958) ... Ralph Parker
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Arnold McHugh
- The Arnold McHugh Case (1958) ... Arnold McHugh
 1958 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Kearney
- The Gallant Foe (1958) ... Kearney
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Millikan
- The Dead Giveaway (1957) ... Millikan
 1957 The Monolith Monsters
Martin Cochrane
 1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series)
Burt Stanton
 1957 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Harry Marvel
- Lose Me in Las Vegas (1957) ... Harry Marvel
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Pushover (1957)
 1956 Everything But the Truth
Lawrence 'Larry' Everett
 1956 The Unguarded Moment
Mr. Pendleton
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Trailer Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1955-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Flint / Leffingwell
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) ... Flint
- Branded (1955) ... Leffingwell
 1956 Bhowani Junction
Trailer Narrator (uncredited)
 1956 Forbidden Planet
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Lieutenant Commander Forsythe
- Operation Typewriter (1956) ... Lieutenant Commander Forsythe
 1956 The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
Henry 'Hank' Gaxton
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Duprez
- Christopher Bean (1955) ... Mr. Duprez
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Fred Malcolm
- The Fred Malcolm Story (1955) ... Fred Malcolm
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Arthur Winslowe
- The Man Who Ran (1955) ... Arthur Winslowe
 1955 A Man Called Peter
Sen. Willis K. Harvey
 1954 Susan Slept Here
Harvey Butterworth, Mark's Lawyer
 1953 Dream Wife
Ken Landwell
 1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil
Opening Off-Screen Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1953 I Love Melvin
Mr. Henneman
 1952 It Grows on Trees
Finlay Murchison
 1952 Francis Goes to West Point
Col. Daniels
 1951 The Racket
Harry Craig (Crime Commission chief investigator)
 1951 The Blue Veil
Joplin
 1949 One Man's Family (TV Series)
Bill Herbert #1 (1950)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Cast member on the "Betty and Bob" series. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

He became so popular on 1940s radio that one poll cited him as one of the three most famous voices in America, along with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Bing Crosby. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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