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Michael Whalen (I) (1902–1974)

A dark, debonair, mustachioed, slick-looking leading man who cut a fine figure in 1930s Fox movies, Michael Whalen's good looks were interestingly offset by a slightly prominent Romanesque nose. Born Joseph Shovlin on June 30, 1902, in Wilkes-Barre, Penssylvania, he took piano lessons as a child but the talent never went anywhere. He eventually ... See full bio »

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Poor Little Rich Girl Richard Barry


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 1965 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Dr. Burke
- Tramp and the Prince (1965) ... Dr. Burke
 1961 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Oliver Brandon
- Dark Evil (1961) ... Oliver Brandon
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Abel Boyce
- Fraud (1961) ... Abel Boyce
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
- The Mink Coat (1960)
 1960 Elmer Gantry
Rev. Phillips (uncredited)
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
- Sabotage (1959) ... Sheriff
 1957-1959 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Ernest Zober / Thad Docker
- Gem Robbery (1959) ... Ernest Zober
- Counterfeit (1957) ... Thad Docker
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Matthew Grayson
- Thunder Stick (1959) ... Matthew Grayson
 1958 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
 1958 Missile to the Moon
Dirk Green
 1957 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Mayor Fred Donolon
- Ride Out at Noon (1957) ... Mayor Fred Donolon
- Reward for a Gunslinger (1957) ... Mayor Fred Donolon
 1957 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
First Mate Jacobson
- A Son of the Sun (1957) ... First Mate Jacobson
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Rear Adm. Harris
- Destination--1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (1956) ... Rear Adm. Harris
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Dr. Quinlan
- God's Healing (1956) ... Dr. Quinlan
 1956 Lassie (TV Series)
Phil Potter
- Fish Conservation (1956) ... Phil Potter
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
- The Duel (1956) ... Balbec
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Fallout (1956)
 1955-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Peterson / Carson / Blaisdell / ...
- Mildred Pierce (1956) ... Peterson
- The Quick and the Dead (1956) ... Carson
- Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1956) ... Blaisdell
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Big Payday (1956)
 1949-1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Tom Harding / Sheriff / Marshal Hawkins / ...
- The Bait: Gold! (1955) ... Tom Harding
- False Accusations (1955) ... Sheriff
- The Globe (1954) ... Marshal Hawkins
- The Black Widow (1950) ... Marshal Vic Mason
- High Heels (1949) ... Monk Gow
 1955 Outlaw Treasure
Maj. Cooper
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Frank Layton
- Emergency (1955) ... Frank Layton
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Tom Blake
- The Unforgivable (1955) ... Tom Blake
- Louise (1955)
 1954 Climax! (TV Series)
- The After House (1954)
 1954 Lady in the Wings (TV Movie)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Sheriff Bill Roberts
- Tom Horn (1954) ... Sheriff Bill Roberts
 1951-1954 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Hank Winters / Cain Haggar / Matt Haggar / ...
- Cisco Plays the Ghost (1954) ... Hank Winters
- The Iron Mask (1954) ... Cain Haggar / Matt Haggar
- Water Toll (1951) ... Pete Sturgis
- Jewelry Store Fence (1951) ... Pete
 1953-1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Vice Versa (1953)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Capt. Jamie Jamison
- House of Shadows (1952)
- Mardi Gras (1952) ... Capt. Jamie Jamison
 1952 Waco
Banker Barnes
 1952 The Living Bible (TV Series)
- Nicodemus ... Pharisee
 1951 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Scar Hand (1951)
 1951 G.I. Jane
Maj. James Simpkins
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
 1951 According to Mrs. Hoyle
Rev. Haverford
 1951 Kentucky Jubilee
 1951 Mask of the Dragon
Maj. Clinton
 1951 Fingerprints Don't Lie
Police Commissioner Frank Kelso
 1950 King of the Bullwhip
Henchman Thurman
 1950 Cody of the Pony Express
Maj. Walker (uncredited)
 1950 Everybody's Dancin'
Mr. London
 1950 Sarumba
Senor Valdez
 1949 Tough Assignment
'Hutch' Hutchison
 1949 Treasure of Monte Cristo
Lt. Michael Perry
 1949 Sky Liner
Ben Howard
 1949 Wild Weed
Jonathan Treanor (as Michael Whelan)
 1949 Omoo-Omoo the Shark God
 1948 Highway 13
Frank Denton
 1948 Shep Comes Home
'Chance' Martin
 1948 Parole, Inc.
Kid Redmond
 1948 Thunder in the Pines
 1948 Blonde Ice
Stanley Mason
 1947 The Gas House Kids in Hollywood
Lance Carter
 1943 Tahiti Honey
Lt. John Barton
 1941 I'll Sell My Life
Mordecai Breen
 1940 Ellery Queen, Master Detective
Dr. James Rogers
 1939 They Asked for It
Howard Adams
 1939 Inside Story
Barney Callahan
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Dick Malone
 1938 While New York Sleeps
Barney Callahan
 1938 Time Out for Murder
Barney Callahan
 1938 Speed to Burn
Matt Kerry
 1938 Island in the Sky
Michael Fraser
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Peter Claybourne
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Michael Whalen - at Premiere (uncredited)
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Michael Hilton
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie
Coppy - Lieut. Brandes
 1937 Time Out for Romance
Bob Reynolds
 1937 Woman-Wise
Tracey Browne
 1936 Career Woman
Barry Conant
 1936 The Man I Marry
Ken Durkin
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Ted Blake
 1936 White Fang
Gordon Weedon Scott
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl
Richard Barry
 1936 The Country Doctor
Tony Luke
 1936 Song and Dance Man
Alan Davis
 1935 Professional Soldier
George Foster
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Stage: Appeared in "When Knighthood Was in Flower", Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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Michael Whelan

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One-time radio and vaudeville singer before becoming a virile romantic lead in Fox films in the late 30s opposite such big stars as Alice Faye and Shirley Temple. See more »

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