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Murvyn Vye (1913–1976)

Born Marvin Wesley Vye, Jr., this Massachusetts-born, Yale-trained character actor was associated for a time with the Theatre Guild in the 1940s. Equipped with a tough-looking countenance and sturdy baritone, he was hired to originate the role of Jigger Craigin in the Guild's 1945 mounting of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel," which also ... See full bio »

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 1967 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Fred
- Warden in the Bear Pit (1967) ... Fred
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Bart Farge
- Frank Merriwell (1966) ... Bart Farge
 1965 Andy
Bartender
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Caller
- Pay Now, Die Later (1964) ... Caller
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Martin Thomas
- Mind Over Murder (1964) ... Martin Thomas
 1963 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
James Johnson
- The Clampetts in Court (1963) ... James Johnson
 1962 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Paper Picker
- Lucy Misplaces $2,000 (1962) ... Paper Picker (as Mervyn Vye)
 1960-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mr. Miller / Jeb Morgan
- The Madame Sagittarius Story (1962) ... Jeb Morgan
- Trial for Murder: Part 2 (1960) ... Mr. Miller
- Trial for Murder: Part 1 (1960) ... Mr. Miller
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mike Volny / Lou Hyndorf
- The Night They Shot Santa Claus (1962) ... Mike Volny
- The Nero Rankin Story (1961) ... Lou Hyndorf
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Vieta
- Death of a Dream (1962) ... Vieta
 1962 Oh, Those Bells (TV Series)
Big Chester
- Short Change (1962) ... Big Chester
 1961-1962 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Lionel
- Fasten Your Money Belt (1962) ... Lionel
- North by Southeast (1962) ... Lionel
- Operation Cake Lift (1962) ... Lionel
- My Son, the Voodoo Doctor (1962) ... Lionel
 1961 The George Raft Story
Johnny Fuller
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant
- The Bounty Jumpers (1961) ... Police Lieutenant
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
- Tin Caper (1961)
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Sheriff Ramsey
- No More Pencils - No More Books (1961) ... Sheriff Ramsey
 1961 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Gangster
- Detective Story (1961) ... Gangster
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
Steve Braddock
- Dante's Fickle Fate (1961) ... Steve Braddock
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Calico Bill
- Past and Present (1961) ... Calico Bill
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
'Gunner' Gogan
- The Prediction (1960) ... 'Gunner' Gogan
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Jude Nichols
- Nora (1960) ... Jude Nichols
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Abe / Stage Actor
- Gypsy (1960) ... Abe
- Call from Tomorrow (1960) ... Stage Actor
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
Frank Seed
- Trojan Horse (1960) ... Frank Seed
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Cut-Rate Joe
- San Francisco (1960) ... Cut-Rate Joe
 1959-1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Vint Fell / Tom Cardigan
- Reunion in Laramie (1960) ... Vint Fell
- Warpath (1959) ... Tom Cardigan
 1960 Simon Lash: The Black Book (TV Movie)
Rocco
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Arnie
- Music and Mink (1959) ... Arnie
 1957-1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Captain Puget / Gus Wilson / Jamie Craven
- The Cats of Paradise (1959) ... Captain Puget
- Day of Reckoning (1958) ... Gus Wilson
- The Wrecker (1957) ... Jamie Craven
 1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Mike Phelan
- The Wild Bunch (1959) ... Mike Phelan
 1959 Buckskin (TV Series)
Reverend Joe Carson
- Mary MacNamara (1959) ... Reverend Joe Carson
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
Karns
- Passport to the Deep (1959) ... Karns
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Peter Baker (Harry Diamond)
- The Pasadena Caper (1959) ... Peter Baker (Harry Diamond)
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Sam Ryan
- Grandfather (1959) ... Sam Ryan
 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Matt Stacey
- Death Rides the Wind (1959) ... Matt Stacey
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Jackson Huxley
- The Case of the Glittering Goldfish (1959) ... Jackson Huxley
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Brother
- The Pen and the Sword (1959) ... Brother
 1958 The Texan (TV Series)
Pete Phillips
- The Lord Will Provide (1958) ... Pete Phillips
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Oscar Hoffa (uncredited)
 1958 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Big Ed Bacon
- A Noose Fits Anybody (1958) ... Big Ed Bacon
 1958 In Love and War
Charlie Scanlon (uncredited)
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Virgie
- Butch Cassidy (1958) ... Virgie
 1958 Girl in the Woods
Whitlock
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Deke
- Old Enemy (1958) ... Deke
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Troy Jordan
- The Take Over (1958) ... Troy Jordan
 1950-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mr. Antony / Poag
- Tide of Corruption (1958) ... Mr. Antony
- Johnny August (1956) ... Poag
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
 1958 This Is Alice (TV Series)
Big Ed Bacon
- Mrs. U.S.A. (1958) ... Big Ed Bacon
 1957 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Big Jim Sten
- Sermons and Six Guns (1957) ... Big Jim Sten
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Sheriff Willoughby
- Young Gun (1957) ... Sheriff Willoughby
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Zero
- The Law and Aaron Benjamin (1957) ... Zero
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
N.G. Smith
- The Englishman (1957) ... N.G. Smith
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Pete Ferrall
- The Sea Dragon Story (1957) ... Lt. Cmdr. Pete Ferrall
 1957 Short Cut to Hell
Nichols
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 This Could Be the Night
Waxie London
 1951-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Marko / Stallings / Tiny Tim
- The Black Angel (1957) ... Marko
- The Mansion (1954) ... Stallings
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Cravath
- The Relatives (1957) ... Cravath
 1957 Voodoo Island
Barney Finch
 1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Gus
- Ride the Wild Mare (1957) ... Gus
 1956 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Malot
- Slave Market (1956) ... Malot
 1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Len Price
- Turnabout (1956) ... (uncredited)
- Luck of the Trail (1956) ... Len Price (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series)
- Sea Cucumber (1956)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Willy Martinez
- Island in the City (1956) ... Willy Martinez
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free
Manny Costain
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Stumpy Jack
- The Long Winter (1956) ... Stumpy Jack
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Fiddlin' Man (1956)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Bagot
- The Sword of Villon (1956) ... Bagot
 1956 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (TV Series)
Red Cantrell
- Missouri Outlaw (1956) ... Red Cantrell
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Red Horse Hamber (1955)
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Waterhole (1955) ... (as Murvyn Vye Jr.)
 1955 Pearl of the South Pacific
Halemano
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Boris
- The Big Umbrella (1955) ... Boris
 1954-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mike Deegan
- The Unlighted Road (1955) ... Mike Deegan
 1955 Escape to Burma
Makesh
 1954-1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Belden / Melvin
- The Lovely Look (1955) ... Belden
- Grave Secret (1954) ... Melvin
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Maxie
- The Return of Gentleman Jim (1955) ... Maxie
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Ruiz
- A Message from Garcia (1955) ... Ruiz
 1954 Green Fire
El Moro
 1954 Black Horse Canyon
Jennings
 1954 River of No Return
Dave Colby
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. Dailey
- Taps for a Hoofer (1954) ... Lt. Dailey
 1954 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
Kroum
- Sofia (1954) ... Kroum
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
George Cadogan
- Tailor-Made Trouble (1954) ... George Cadogan
 1953 Big Town (TV Series)
- Taxi Dancer (1953)
 1953 Pickup on South Street
Captain Dan Tiger
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Arthur Clymer
- Portrait of Constance (1953) ... Arthur Clymer
 1953 Destination Gobi
Kengtu
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- The Wrestler (1953)
 1953 City Detective (TV Series)
Billings
- The Case of the Happy Hobos (1953) ... Billings
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Medical Officer at Prisoner Exchange (uncredited)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Patsy
- Three Men on a Horse (1952) ... Patsy
 1951-1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
George Logan
- The Pit (1952)
- The Cat's Cradle (1951) ... George Logan
 1952 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
William M. ' Boss' Tweed
- Without Fear or Favor (1952) ... William M. ' Boss' Tweed
 1951 Pickup (uncredited)
 1950-1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Night Over Taos (1951)
- The Raven (1950)
 1950 Danger (TV Series)
- The Hungry Woman (1950)
 1950 The Web (TV Series)
- The Amateur (1950)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1948 Whispering Smith
Blake Barton
 1947 Golden Earrings
Zoltan
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Other Works:

Co-starred in the unsold 1960 pilot for a private detective series set in Phoenix, "Simon Lash". See more »

Alternate Names:

Murvyn Vye Jr. | Mervyn Vye

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Was to have created the role of The Kralahome in the original Broadway production of "The King And I" but Hammerstein cut his only song for time constraints. He left the production while it was still previewing out of town, in 1950. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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