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Rick Vallin (1919–1977)

Reliable "B" character actor Rick Vallin had the rangy physique, prominent cheekbones and swarthy look ideal for rugged films. In the 1940s and '50s he was seen almost everywhere -- in mysteries, musicals, oaters and, especially, the ever-popular edge-of-your-seat cliffhangers. Born in Russia in 1919, he was the son of Nedja Yatsenko, an aspiring ... See full bio »

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 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Sentry
- The Prisoner (1966) ... Sentry (as Rick Vallen)
 1964 The Quick Gun
Johnson (uncredited)
 1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Jenks
- The Marble Slab (1961) ... Jenks
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Rodolfo
- Appointment in Cascabel (1961) ... Rodolfo
 1960 The Wizard of Baghdad
Guard (uncredited)
 1959 Pier 5, Havana
Pablo
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Henchman
- I, the People (1958) ... Henchman
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Tanner
- Madame Faro (1958) ... Tanner
 1958 Bullwhip
Marshal Hendricks
 1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Man
- The Amnesiac (1958) ... Man
 1958 Zorro (TV Series)
Ranchero Unloading Barrels
- The Eagle's Brood (1958) ... Ranchero Unloading Barrels (uncredited)
 1955-1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Pallini the Human Fly / Rick Sable / Pruitt - Thug #1 / ...
- Close Shave (1957) ... Rick Sable
- Jimmy the Kid (1956) ... Pruitt - Thug #1
- The Seven Souvenirs (1955) ... Scarface
 1955-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Williams
- Getaway Car (1958) ... Williams
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Clary / Cal
- Birds of a Feather (1958) ... Clary (as Ric Vallin)
- The O'Hare Story (1958) ... Cal (as Ric Vallin)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
'Blue Indigo' Requestor at Ballroom
- Blue Indigo (1958) ... 'Blue Indigo' Requestor at Ballroom
 1957 Sky King (TV Series)
Jim Clark
- Mystery Horse (1957) ... Jim Clark
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Henshaw
- Lone Woman (1957)
- Massacre at Sand Creek (1956) ... Henshaw
 1957 Escape from Red Rock
Judd Bowman
 1957 Raiders of Old California
Burt (as Ric Vallon)
 1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Len Parsons
- A Texas Million (1957) ... Len Parsons
 1957 The Tijuana Story
Ricardo - Club Manager (uncredited)
 1957 Jet Pilot
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Goatee
- The Man with the Goatee (1957) ... Goatee
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Sergeant Merrante
- You Don't Live Here (1957) ... Sergeant Merrante
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Broken Wrist
- Renegade Raiders (1957) ... Broken Wrist (as Ric Vallin)
 1955-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Chief Blue Feather / Crazy Wolf Cantrell
- Journey to San Carlos (1957) ... Chief Blue Feather
- Jornada Del Muerto (1955) ... Crazy Wolf Cantrell
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Dallas
- Husband and Wife (1957) ... Dallas (as Ric Vallin)
 1957 The Badge of Marshal Brennan
Deputy Jody (as Ric Vallon)
 1953-1957 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Stanton / Jim Wilson
- Brady's Bonanza (1957) ... Stanton
- Outlaws of Paradise Valley (1953) ... Jim Wilson
 1957 The Storm Rider
Jack Feylan (uncredited)
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Firpo
- The Knife Thrower (1957) ... Firpo
 1955-1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Pacing Bear / Gahewa
- The Indian Hater (1957) ... Pacing Bear
- Rusty Plays Cupid (1955) ... Gahewa
 1957 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Simpson
- Armored Car (1957) ... Simpson
 1955-1957 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Polentz / Alfredo
- Temple of Terror (1957) ... Polentz
- Escape from Camp Diablo (1955) ... Alfredo
 1956 The Black Panther (Short)
Kadlu
 1956 Untamed Mistress
Henchman
 1956 Massacre at Sand Creek (TV Movie)
Soldier (uncredited)
 1955-1956 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Zach Newcombe / Buff Yancy
- Nineteen Notches on His Gun (1956) ... Zach Newcombe
- The Man Who Lied (1955) ... Buff Yancy
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Fallout (1956)
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Alchisay
- Medicine Men (1956) ... Alchisay
 1954-1956 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Al / Billy / The Abilene Kid / ...
- The Front Trail (1956) ... Al
- Sugarfoot Sue (1956) ... Billy
- Renegade's Return (1956) ... The Abilene Kid
- Sure Shot Annie (1955) ... Joe McGee
 1956 Naked Gun
Savage (henchman)
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
Reporter (uncredited)
 1952-1956 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Pete / Henchman Melford / Frank Norton
- The Missing Diamonds (1956) ... Pete
- The Boy and the Hound Dog (1955) ... Henchman Melford
- Civilian Clothes (1952) ... Frank Norton (as Ric Vallin)
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Tirelle
- Victor Hugo (1956) ... Tirelle
 1956 Fighting Trouble
Vic Savinie (uncredited)
 1956 Gun Brothers
Gomez (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
Morgan
- The Golden God of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) ... Morgan
 1955-1956 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Ned Ranton / George Hanford aka Gibson / Henchman Dobe / ...
- Double-Cross Money (1956) ... Ned Ranton
- The Lady and the Judge (1956) ... George Hanford aka Gibson
- Pawnee Stampede (1955) ... Henchman Stan
 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn
Policeman (uncredited)
 1956 Frontier Gambler
Gambler #3 (uncredited)
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Officer
- One Forty-Two (1956) ... Officer
 1956 Terror at Midnight
Police Officer Gaudino
 1955-1956 Brave Eagle (TV Series)
Black Raven / Gibson / Chief Iron Shield
- Papoose (1956) ... Gibson
- Medicine Drums (1955)
- The Challenge (1955) ... Black Raven
- Voice of the Serpent (1955) ... Chief Iron Shield
- Blood Brother (1955) ... Black Raven
 1956 Perils of the Wilderness
Little Bear
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Double Cross (1956)
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Crazy George / Cherokee Joe / Del Randall
- The Hypnotist (1956) ... Crazy George
- Terror Rides the Trail (1956) ... Cherokee Joe
- Deliver the Body (1956) ... Del Randall
 1955 At Gunpoint
Moore (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Champion (TV Series)
Mort Dickson / Ledoux
- King of the Rodeo (1955) ... Mort Dickson
- Lost River (1955) ... Ledoux
 1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (TV Series)
Captain Duron
- S.O.S. Ice Age (1955) ... Captain Duron (uncredited)
- War of the Space Giants (1955) ... Captain Duron (uncredited)
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Mounted Lieutenant Escorting Maj. Andre (uncredited)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
 1955 King of the Carnival
Agent Art Kerr
 1955 The Man from Bitter Ridge
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 Dial Red O
Deputy Clark
 1955 Treasure of Ruby Hills
Robert Vernon
 1955 Bowery to Bagdad
Selim
 1955 The Great Gildersleeve (TV Series)
Husband
- Gildy's Dancing Lessons (1955) ... Husband
 1954 Sign of the Pagan
Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
 1954 Riding with Buffalo Bill
Reb Morgan
 1953-1954 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Yancy - Gunslinger henchman / Vasco, Gang Leader / Doc McCoy / ...
- Boots and Ballots (1954) ... Yancy - Gunslinger henchman
- Battle Axe (1954) ... Vasco, Gang Leader
- Prize Winner (1954) ... Doc McCoy
- Narrow Escape (1953) ... Big Tim Brady
 1954 Thunder Pass
Reeger
 1952-1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Marco Rodriguez / Ramon Torres / Johnny Tall Horse
- The Black Sombrero (1954) ... Marco Rodriguez
- The Renegade Press (1954) ... Ramon Torres
- Black Waters (1952) ... Johnny Tall Horse
 1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
Indian (uncredited)
 1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Alfredo, Airline Official
- Flight 217 (1954) ... Alfredo, Airline Official (uncredited)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Blake
- The Search ... Blake
 1952-1953 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Henchman / Piney / Bob Mason / ...
- Badman's Escape (1953)
- The Widow of Indian Wells (1953) ... Piney
- The Range Master (1952) ... Bob Mason
- Road to Destiny (1952) ... Deputy Marton
- Powder Smoke Trail (1952) ... Henchman
 1953 The Fighting Lawman
Manuel Jackson
 1953 Topeka
Ray Hammond
 1952-1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Jode, Bartell's Henchman / Hank, Brandow Henchman / Henchman / ...
- High Heeled Boots (1953) ... Jode, Bartell's Henchman
- Hush Money (1953) ... Hank, Brandow Henchman
- General Delivery (1953) ... Henchman
- Hang the Jury (1953) ... Sheldon Crane
- Mysterious Decoy (1953) ... Man with pitch fork
 1953 The Marksman
Leo Santee
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Rod Ross
- The Bandits of Panamint (1953) ... Rod Ross
 1953 Trail Blazers
Officer Lundig
 1953 The Homesteaders
Slim
 1953 Salome
Sailor (uncredited)
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Blue Mosque (1953)
 1953 Star of Texas
Texas Ranger William Vance
 1953 City Detective (TV Series)
Mickey
- My Sainted Aunt (1953) ... Mickey
 1952 Woman in the Dark
Phil Morello
 1952 Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger
Henchman Eadie
 1952 Voodoo Tiger
Sgt. Bono
 1952 Strange Fascination
Carlo
 1952 Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom
Stanislaus / Boris
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Joe Rollins / William Kennedy
- The Phantom (1952) ... Joe Rollins
- The Blonde Tigress ... William Kennedy (as Rick Vallon)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Yousef
- The Archeological Story (1952) ... Yousef
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Ross
- House of Shadows (1952) ... Ross
 1952 King of the Congo
Andreov
 1952 Thief of Damascus
Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1952 Aladdin and His Lamp
Captain of the Guard
 1952 Lone Star
Apache Brave (uncredited)
 1951 Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere
Ranger Brown [Chs. 7-8, 11, 13] (uncredited)
 1951 The Magic Carpet
Abdul
 1951 Yellow Fin
Jan
 1951 Jungle Manhunt
Matusa Chief Bono
 1951 Hurricane Island
Coba (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Marine (uncredited)
 1951 When the Redskins Rode
Duprez (uncredited)
 1951 Roar of the Iron Horse - Rail-Blazer of the Apache Trail
White Eagle [Chs. 1-3, 6, 12] (uncredited)
 1950 Revenue Agent
Al Chaloopka - Henchman
 1950 Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard
Agent McCullough
 1950 Rio Grande Patrol
Captain Alberto Trevino
 1950 Atom Man vs. Superman
Power Company Truck Worker [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
 1950 Snow Dog
Louis Blanchard
 1950 State Penitentiary
Tom - Prison Guard
 1950 Captive Girl
Chief Mahala
 1950 Comanche Territory
Pakanah
 1950 Cody of the Pony Express
Henchman Denver [Chs.1-4]
 1950 Killer Shark
Joe, crewman
 1949 Batman and Robin
Barry Brown
 1949 Tuna Clipper
Silvestre Pereira
 1949 Tarzan's Magic Fountain
Mountain Leader, Flaming Arrow Shooter (uncredited)
 1949 Shamrock Hill
Oliver Matthews
 1948 Jungle Jim
Kolu - Chief of the Masai
 1948 Bob and Sally
Jim Cooper
 1947 Brick Bradford
Sandy Sanderson
 1947 Two Blondes and a Redhead
Freddie Ainsley
 1947 The Sea Hound
Manila Pete
 1947 Northwest Outpost
Dovkin
 1946 Dangerous Money
Tao Erickson (as Richard Vallin)
 1945 Secrets of a Sorority Girl
Paul Reynolds
 1944 Army Wives
Barney
 1944 The Desert Hawk (uncredited)
 1943 Smart Guy
Johnny Reagan
 1943 The Desert Song
French Officer (uncredited)
 1943 Nearly Eighteen
Tony Morgan
 1943 Wagon Tracks West
Dr. John Fleetwing
 1943 Isle of Forgotten Sins
Johnny Pacific
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose
Jack
 1943 Riders of the Rio Grande
Tom Owens
 1943 His Girl's Worst Friend (Short)
 1943 Clancy Street Boys
George Mooney
 1943 Corregidor
Cpl. Pinky Mason
 1943 Socks Appeal (Short)
Terry's Rival
 1943 A Night for Crime
Arthur Evans - Chauffeur
 1942 Lady from Chungking
Rodney Carr
 1942 Stand By All Networks
Sound Control Room Engineer (uncredited)
 1942 Secrets of a Co-Ed
Nick Jordan
 1942 Youth on Parade
Customer (uncredited)
 1942 King of the Stallions
Sina-Oga (Little Coyote) (as Ric Vallin)
 1942 Friendly Enemies
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Perils of the Royal Mounted
Little Wolf (as Richard Vallin)
 1942 Flying with Music
Juan Breganza (uncredited)
 1942 The Panther's Claw
Anthony 'Tony' Abbot (as Ricki Vallin)
 1942 Sleepytime Gal
Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
Red (uncredited)
 1941 Escort Girl
Jack (as Ric Vallon)
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
De Revenau's Friend at Opera (uncredited)
 1941 Desperate Cargo
Radioman Stevens
 1938 Newsboys' Home
Man (uncredited)
 1938 Dramatic School
Student (uncredited)
 1938 Freshman Year
Upperclassman (uncredited)
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