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Peter Whitney (I) (1916–1972)

The name may have you scratchin' your head a bit while searchin' for your nearby trivia book, but oh...that intimidating face is so familiar. Peter Whitney's over-powering frame, swarthy looks, bushy brows and maniacal look in his eye made him one of the most fearsome character actors to lump around in 40s, 50s and 60s film and TV. Born May 24, ... See full bio »

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 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
First Grave Robber (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
- Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight (1972) ... First Grave Robber (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
 1960-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Senator Carson / Emmett Hudson / Lewt Cutter
- The Iron Butterfly (1971) ... Senator Carson
- Commitment at Angelus (1968) ... Emmett Hudson
- The Mission (1960) ... Lewt Cutter
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Bedford
- The Double Wall (1970) ... Bedford
 1970 San Francisco International Airport (TV Series)
Cole
- Crisis (1970) ... Cole
 1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Cushing
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
Garrett Clegg
- Harlequin's Gold (1970) ... Garrett Clegg
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
London Bob
- The Eyes of London Bob (1969) ... London Bob
 1969 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Jasper Tweedy
- Sorry Doctor, I Ain't Takin No Shots (1969) ... Jasper Tweedy
 1964-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
McPherson / Ansel Miller / Jake Landers / ...
- The Runaway (1969) ... McPherson
- Nobody Said Hello (1966) ... Ansel Miller
- The Showdown (1965) ... Jake Landers
- A Bride for Lars (1964) ... Lars Holstrom
 1969 The Great Bank Robbery
Brother Jordan Cass (Tunneling)
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Sheriff Breckenridge
- A Wide Place in the Road (1968) ... Sheriff Breckenridge
 1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Patrick Mulvany
- A Gun for Jai (1968) ... Patrick Mulvany
 1967 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Terrence Archibald
- Everybody Wants to Be a Writer (1967) ... Terrence Archibald
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
D.A. Lucius Grant
- Firebrand (1967) ... D.A. Lucius Grant
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Sheriff Dan Kincaide
- Night of the Executioner (1967) ... Sheriff Dan Kincaide
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Matthew Kelsoe
- T Is for Traitor (1967) ... Matthew Kelsoe
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Lasting Summers
- Of Lasting Summers and Jim Sonnett (1967) ... Lasting Summers
 1967 The Monkees (TV Series)
El Diablo
- A Nice Place to Visit (1967) ... El Diablo
 1967 In the Heat of the Night
Courtney
 1967 Chubasco
Matt
 1966 The Iron Men (TV Movie)
Sean O'Conner
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series)
Olaf Simpson
- The Good Old Days (1966) ... Olaf Simpson
 1966 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
Lloyd Banner
- Instant Family (1966) ... Lloyd Banner
 1961-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Joe Fuller / Judge Roy Bean / Peter the Hunter / ...
- Crullers at Sundown! (1966) ... Joe Fuller
- Peter the Hunter (1964) ... Peter the Hunter
- From the Earth, a Heritage (1964) ... Nat Halper
- Who's for Divide? (1961) ... Joe Meekes
 1955-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jason Holt / Dan Braden / Gip Cooley / ...
- The Reward (1965) ... Jason Holt
- Run, Sheep, Run (1965) ... Dan Braden
- Harpe's Blood (1961) ... Gip Cooley
- Kangaroo (1959) ... Ira
- Sins of the Father (1957) ... Big Dan Daggit
 1965 The Legend of Jesse James (TV Series)
Quantrill
- The Raiders (1965) ... Quantrill
 1961-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Capt. Otto Varnum / Stefan 'Big Steve' Jahnchek / Roger Gates
- The Case of the Wrongful Writ (1965) ... Capt. Otto Varnum
- The Case of the Stand-In Sister (1962) ... Stefan 'Big Steve' Jahnchek
- The Case of the Pathetic Patient (1961) ... Roger Gates
 1965 The Sword of Ali Baba
Abou
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- George W. Norris (1965)
 1958-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Buster Blee / Sheriff Pincus / Judd / ...
- The Betsy Blee Smith Story (1965) ... Buster Blee
- The Stark Bluff Story (1964) ... Sheriff Pincus
- The David Garner Story (1963) ... Judd
- The Hollister John Garrison Story (1963) ... Kempton
- The Shiloh Degnan Story (1962) ... Sgt. Pat Galloway
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Caleb Calhoun
- Pompey (1964) ... Caleb Calhoun
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Sheik Achmed
- Death of a Fleming (1964) ... Sheik Achmed
 1961-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Nat Franklin / Carl Temple
- The Middle of Ernie Mann (1964) ... Dr. Nat Franklin
- Johnny Temple (1961) ... Carl Temple
 1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Lafayette 'Lafe' Crick
- Son of Lafe Returns (1964) ... Lafayette 'Lafe' Crick
- Lafe Returns (1964) ... Lafayette 'Lafe' Crick
- Lafe Lingers On (1964) ... Lafayette 'Lafe' Crick
- The Girl from Home (1964) ... Lafayette 'Lafe' Crick
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Massine
- Thunder from the Hill (1963) ... Massine
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Cletus Emory
- Jubilee (1963) ... Cletus Emory
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Daddy Scoggins
- The Day of the Skinners (1963) ... Daddy Scoggins
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Bib Hadley
- Terror at Northfield (1963) ... Bib Hadley
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Cobb
- Keep It Cool (1963) ... Cobb
 1959-1963 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Nebeneezer Jackman / Vantine / Neb Jackman / ...
- Gun Shy (1962) ... Vantine
- Lou Mallory (1962) ... Neb Jackman
- Long Gun from Tucson (1961) ... John Holliver
- The Queue (1961) ... Vince Fergus
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Amos Blaufus
- The Quest for Jacob Blaufus (1963) ... Amos Blaufus
 1960-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
'Fat' Augie Strom / Bill Swinney
- The Man in the Cooler (1963) ... 'Fat' Augie Strom
- Jack 'Legs' Diamond (1960) ... Bill Swinney
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Hutch Davis
- The Fortune Hunter (1962) ... Hutch Davis
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
 1958-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Lionel Abbot / Hugo Parma / Sam Magruder / ...
- Legacy of the Lost (1961) ... Lionel Abbot
- The Long Rope (1960) ... Hugo Parma
- The Imposter (1959) ... Sam Magruder
- White Warrior (1958) ... Eli Henderson
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Matson
- The Butcher (1961) ... Matson
 1961 Straightaway (TV Series)
- The Heist (1961)
 1960-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Alteeka McClintoch / Lucas Beyer
- The Stalker (1961) ... Alteeka McClintoch
- Surface of Truth (1960) ... Lucas Beyer
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Lasko
- Prayer of a Chance (1961) ... Lasko
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Tobey
- Tobey's Place (1961) ... Tobey
 1960-1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Moose Gilliam / Big Duggin
- Something Pretty (1961) ... Moose Gilliam
- Forty-Four Forty (1960) ... Big Duggin
 1957-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Moose / Matt / Growler / ...
- Man from Everywhere (1961) ... Moose
- The Bible Man (1961) ... Matt
- License to Kill (1958) ... Growler
- No Man Living (1957) ... Chub
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Wilbur Paddock / Bosun
- Act of Piracy (1961) ... Wilbur Paddock
- Hangman's Island (1960) ... Bosun
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Hobie Kincaid
- The Promise (1961) ... Hobie Kincaid
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Moses Teel
- River Gold (1961) ... Moses Teel
 1960 O'Conner's Ocean (TV Movie)
 1958-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Ollie Brock / Gunnerson
- Dodge City or Bust (1960) ... Ollie Brock
- The Savage Hills (1958) ... Gunnerson
 1958-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Major Proctor / Judd Calhoun
- Fogg Bound (1960) ... Major Proctor
- The Last Laugh (1958) ... Judd Calhoun
 1960 The Islanders (TV Series)
Carruthers
- The Terrified Blonde (1960) ... Carruthers
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Clay Sedon
- Before Sunup (1960) ... Clay Sedon
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Jobka / Bear River Blewitt
- White Vengeance (1960) ... Jobka
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Anton Zwahlen / Jake Tenney
- Incident of the Music Maker (1960) ... Anton Zwahlen
- Incident of the 100 Amulets (1960) ... Jake Tenney
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Josiah
- The Best Laid Plans (1960) ... Josiah
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Governor George Sutcliff
- First Stage to Denver (1960) ... Governor George Sutcliff
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Rosey / Andre Damon
- Hair of the Dog (1960) ... Rosey
- Aces Back to Back (1960) ... Andre Damon
 1959-1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series)
John Wesley / Tree Strelling / Knappe
- The Rawhiders (1960) ... John Wesley
- The Dude (1959) ... Tree Strelling
- The Hostiles (1959) ... Knappe
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Alfred Hawkins
- The Black Magnolia (1959) ... Alfred Hawkins
 1959 Fury (TV Series)
Eli Kane
- The Vanishing Blacksmith (1959) ... Eli Kane
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Arnold Riker
- Dead Wait (1959) ... Arnold Riker
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Noah Woodley
- A Night at Trapper's Landing (1959) ... Noah Woodley
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Coley
- A Rope Is for Hanging (1959) ... Coley
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Ab
- The Missing Train (1959) ... Ab
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Nate Jeeter
- The Dishonest Posse (1959) ... Nate Jeeter
 1957-1959 Captain David Grief (TV Series)
Wrinker / Swithin Hall
- Escape (1959) ... Wrinker
- Swithin Hall (1957) ... Swithin Hall
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Nameless
- The Day the Town Stood Up (1959) ... Nameless
 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Dumauier
- Trial by Fire (1959) ... Dumauier
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Edwin Getty
- The Cape Canaveral Story (1958) ... Edwin Getty
 1958 Buchanan Rides Alone
Amos Agry
 1957-1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Captain Rutland / Piute Strong
- Shanghai Queen (1958) ... Captain Rutland
- Truce of the Tree (1957) ... Piute Strong
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Bill Kearne
- The Stephen Lowell Case (1958) ... Bill Kearne
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Ralph
- Mantrap (1958) ... Ralph
 1958 Rendezvous (TV Series)
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Swanson
- Missing (1957) ... Swanson
 1957 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Karl Rank
- Apache Vendetta (1957) ... Karl Rank
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Peter Chubo
- The Devil's Brood (1957) ... Peter Chubo
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Rocco
- Where Is Louise Milk? (1957) ... Rocco
 1957 Domino Kid
Lafe Prentiss
 1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Jeb Hubble
- Epitaph for an Indian (1957) ... Jeb Hubble
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Burroughs
- Journey into Darkness (1957) ... Lt. Burroughs
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Saul
- The Relatives (1957) ... Saul
 1956 Man from Del Rio
Ed Bannister
 1956 The Cruel Tower
'Joss' Jossman
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Attendant
- The Carroll Formula (1956) ... Attendant
 1956 Great Day in the Morning
Phil the Cannibal (uncredited)
 1955 Navy Log (TV Series)
Deacon Jones
- The Bishop of Bayfield (1955) ... Deacon Jones
 1955 The Last Frontier
Sergeant Major Decker
 1955 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Crothers
- A Case of Honor (1955) ... Crothers
 1955 The Sea Chase
Bachman
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Windy Grant
- Heritage of Treason (1955) ... Windy Grant
 1954 Day of Triumph
Nikator
 1954 The Black Dakotas
Grimes
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Freedom Wilson
- The Hobo Story (1954) ... Freedom Wilson
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Morton / Marshal Billy Lang
- Beneath These Waters (1954) ... Morton
- Gun Job (1953) ... Marshal Billy Lang
 1954 Gorilla at Large
Kovacs
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Gus
- Meet McGraw (1954) ... Gus
 1954 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Capt. McBain
- The Golden Vulture (1954) ... Capt. McBain
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Bill Murphy
- Snake Eyes (1954) ... Bill Murphy
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Massey
- Cargo of the Midnight (1954) ... Massey
 1953 The Great Sioux Uprising
Ahab Jones
 1952 Big Jim McLain
Commie Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1948 The Iron Curtain
Cipher Lt. Vinikov (uncredited)
 1947 The Gangster
Karty's Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
 1947 Northwest Outpost
Volkoff Overseer
 1947 Violence
Joker Robinson
 1946 The Brute Man
Police Lieutenant Gates
 1946 Canyon Passage
Cornelius - Baggage Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Blonde Alibi
Police Lt. Melody Haynes
 1946 The Notorious Lone Wolf
Harvey Beaumont
 1946 Three Strangers
Timothy Delaney aka Gabby
 1945 Murder, He Says
Mert Fleagle / Bert Fleagle
 1945 Hotel Berlin
Heinrichs
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Swede
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Chester Forbish
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Whitey Lara
 1942 Whistling in Dixie
Frank V. Bailie
 1942 Reunion in France
Soldier
 1942 Busses Roar
Frederick Hoff
 1942 Spy Ship
Zinner
 1942 Rio Rita
Jake
 1942 Valley of the Sun
Willie
 1941 Blues in the Night
Pete Bossett
 1941 Underground
Alex Schumann, Underground Member
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Alternate Names:

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6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Father was James Wilson Rhodes Engle and mother's name was Faith Hosford. See more »

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