Richard Arlen (1899–1976)

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During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount Pictures and suffered a broken leg, the studio ... See full bio »

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Known For

Island of Lost Souls Edward Parker
Wings David Armstrong
Call of the Yukon Gaston Rogers


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 1976 A Whale of a Tale
Mr. Monahan
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Silent Film Star 2
 1975 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
- The Sky's the Limit: Part 2 (1975) ... Grimes
- The Sky's the Limit: Part 1 (1975) ... Grimes
 1975 The Sky's the Limit
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Dave Bliss
- Delegate at Large (1971) ... Dave Bliss
 1968 Rogue's Gallery
Man in Club
 1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Richard Arlen
- Wings (1968) ... Richard Arlen
 1968 Anzio
Capt. Gannon (uncredited)
 1968 Buckskin
 1967 The Road to Nashville
Studio Boss
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
- Lucy and Carol Burnett: Part 2 (1967) ... Richard
 1967 Fort Utah
Sam Tyler
 1967 Hostile Guns
Sheriff Travis
 1967 Red Tomahawk
 1966 Waco
Sheriff Billy Kelly
 1966 To the Shores of Hell
Brig. Gen. F.W. Ramsgate
 1966 Johnny Reno
Ned Duggan
 1965 Apache Uprising
Capt. Gannon
 1965 The Bounty Killer
Matthew Ridgeway
 1965 Town Tamer
Dr. L. Kent
 1965 Black Spurs
Pete Muchin
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Bartender Hatton
- Coward Step Aside (1965) ... Bartender Hatton
 1965 The Human Duplicators
Lt. Shaw - National Intelligence
 1964 Sex and the College Girl
Charles Devon
 1964 Young Fury
Sheriff Jenkins
 1964 The Shepherd of the Hills
Old Matt
 1964 The Best Man
Sen. Oscar Anderson
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Ben -- Bartender
 1963 The Crawling Hand
Lee Barrenger
 1963 The Young and the Brave
Col. Ralph Holbein
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
- To Sell Another Human Being (1962) ... Willits
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
Phillip Hanna
- Crime Jump (1961) ... Phillip Hanna
 1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie
Col. Edwin Martin
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. Harrison
- The Case of the Misguided Missile (1961) ... Dr. Harrison
 1959-1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Fred Stiles / Bill Jennings / Kurt Monroe
- The Man from New York (1961) ... Fred Stiles
- Last Stop (1960) ... Bill Jennings
- The Gunman (1959) ... Kurt Monroe
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Vincent Rinker
- Murder Is a Fine Art (1961) ... Vincent Rinker
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Eddie Carver
- A French Affair (1961) ... Eddie Carver
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sheriff Dan Rainey / John Minor
- The Price of Paradise (1961) ... Sheriff Dan Rainey
- Death and Taxes (1959) ... John Minor
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
- Treasury Agent (1960) ... Corben
 1960 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Blair Harper
- Doomtown (1960) ... Blair Harper
 1960 Raymie
 1960 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Chris Blake
- Four Little Indians (1960) ... Chris Blake
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
General Hugh Morgan
- A State of Crisis (1959) ... General Hugh Morgan
 1959 Warlock
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Swift Cloud Story (1959) ... Lewis
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Damon Ring, Sr.
- Rope Law (1959) ... Damon Ring, Sr.
 1958 The Day of the Trumpet
Sgt. Jim Heisler
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
David Summerfield
- Georgia's Ruling (1957) ... David Summerfield
 1956-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Reverend Dr. Robert J. Cox / Rev. Joseph D. Hanley / Father John Fletcher Slee
- 9:30 Action (1957) ... Reverend Dr. Robert J. Cox
- Weekend Minister (1957) ... Rev. Joseph D. Hanley
- St. George and the Dragon (1956) ... Father John Fletcher Slee
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Louis Contino
- Child of Trouble (1957) ... Louis Contino
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
- Deep Water (1957) ... Vincent
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
- Flight to Tomorrow (1956) ... Nevers
 1956 The Mountain
C.W. Rivial
 1955-1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Henry 'Red' Sanders
- The Red Sanders Story (1955) ... Henry 'Red' Sanders
 1956 Hidden Guns
Sheriff Ward Young
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
- In the Eye of the Hurricane (1956) ... Captain
 1955 Blonde Blackmailer
Tony Pelassier
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Lloyd Adams
- Cancelled Flight (1955) ... Lloyd Adams
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Osbourne
- Out of Nowhere (1955) ... Dr. Osbourne
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Christopher Waring
- He Always Comes Home (1955) ... Christopher Waring
 1954 Devil's Harbor
John 'Captain' Martin
 1954 Alarm (TV Movie)
Captain Ed London
 1953 Sabre Jet
Gen. Robert E. 'Bob' Hale
 1952 The Blazing Forest
Joe Morgan
 1952 Hurricane Smith
 1952 Flaming Feather
Showdown Calhoun
 1951 Silver City
Charles Storrs
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
- Pot o' Gold (1951)
 1950 Kansas Raiders
Union Captain
 1949 Grand Canyon
Mike Adams
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Harvey Howell
 1948 The Return of Wildfire
Dobe Williams
 1948 Speed to Spare
Cliff Jordan
 1947 Buffalo Bill Rides Again
Buffalo Bill
 1946 Accomplice
Simon Lash
 1945 The Phantom Speaks
Matt Fraser
 1945 Identity Unknown
Pvt. Johnny March
 1944 The Big Bonanza
Captain Jed Kilton
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
John Craig
 1944 That's My Baby!
Tim Jones
 1944 The Lady and the Monster
Dr. Patrick Cory
 1944 Timber Queen
Russell Evans
 1943 Minesweeper
Richard Houston - aka Jim 'Tennessee' Smith
 1943 Alaska Highway
Woody Ormsby
 1943 Aerial Gunner
Sgt / Lt. Jonathan 'Jon' Davis
 1943 Submarine Alert
Lewis J. 'Lee' Deerhold
 1942 Wrecking Crew
Matt Carney
 1942 A Letter from Bataan (Short)
Pvt. John W. Lewis
 1942 Wildcat
Johnny Maverick
 1942 Torpedo Boat
Skinner Barnes
 1941 Flying Blind
Jim Clark
 1941 A Dangerous Game
Dick Williams
 1941 Raiders of the Desert
Dick Manning
 1941 Forced Landing
Dan Kendall
 1941 Men of the Timberland
Dick O'Hara
 1941 Power Dive
Brad Farrell
 1941 Mutiny in the Arctic
Dick Barclay
 1941 Lucky Devils
Dick McManus
 1940 The Devil's Pipeline
Dick Talbot
 1940 The Leather Pushers
Dick 'Kid' Roberts
 1940 Black Diamonds
Walter Norton
 1940 Hot Steel
Frank Stewart
 1940 Danger on Wheels
Larry Taylor
 1939 Man from Montreal
Clark Manning
 1939 Legion of Lost Flyers
Gene 'Loop' Gillan
 1939 Tropic Fury
Dan Burton
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Capt. Robert Lawrence
 1939 Missing Daughters
Wally King
 1938 Straight Place and Show
Denny Paine
 1938 Call of the Yukon
Gaston Rogers
 1938 No Time to Marry
Perry Brown
 1937 Murder in Greenwich Village
Steve Havens Jackson Jr.
 1937 Artist and Models
Alan Townsend
 1937 Silent Barriers
 1937 Secret Valley
Lee Rogers
 1936 The Mine with the Iron Door
Bob Harvey
 1936 Three Live Ghosts
William 'Bill' Jones, an alias of William Foster
 1935 The Calling of Dan Matthews
Dan Matthews
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Mal Stevens
 1935 Helldorado
Art Ryan
 1934 Ready for Love
Julian Barrow
 1934 She Made Her Bed
Wild Bill Smith
 1934 Come On, Marines!
Lucky Davis
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
Cheshire Cat
 1933 Hell and High Water
Capt. J.J. Jericho
 1933 Golden Harvest
Walt Martin
 1933 Three Cornered Moon
Dr. Alan Stevens
 1933 College Humor
 1933 Song of the Eagle
Bill Hoffman
 1932 Island of Lost Souls
Edward Parker
 1932 The All-American
Gary King
 1932 Tiger Shark
Pipes Boley
 1932 Guilty as Hell
Frank C. Marsh
 1932 Sky Bride
Bert 'Speed' Condon
 1932 Wayward
David Frost
 1931 Touchdown!
Dan Curtis
 1931 Caught
Lt. Tom Colton
 1931 The Secret Call
Tom Blake
 1931 The Lawyer's Secret
Joe Hart
 1931 Gun Smoke
Brad Farley
 1931 The Conquering Horde
Dan McMasters
 1930 Only Saps Work
Lawrence Payne
 1930 The Santa Fe Trail
Stan Hollister
 1930 The Sea God
Phillip 'Pink' Barker
 1930 The Border Legion
Jim Cleve
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Hunter - Episode 'Dream Girl'
 1930 The Light of Western Stars
Dick Bailey
 1930 Dangerous Paradise
 1930 Burning Up
Lou Larrigan
 1929 The Virginian
 1929 Dangerous Curves
Larry Lee
 1929 The Four Feathers
Lt. Harry Faversham
 1929 Thunderbolt
Bob Moran
 1929 The Man I Love
Dum-Dum Brooks
 1928 Manhattan Cocktail
Fred Tilden
 1928 Beggars of Life
The Boy - Jim
 1928 Ladies of the Mob
 1928 Feel My Pulse
Her Problem
 1928 Under the Tonto Rim
Edd Denmeade
 1927 She's a Sheik
Capt. Colton
 1927 Figures Don't Lie
Bob Blewe
 1927 Sally in Our Alley
Jimmie Adams
 1927 The Blood Ship
John Shreve
 1927 Rolled Stockings
Ralph Treadway
 1927 Wings
David Armstrong
 1926 Old Ironsides
Seaman (uncredited)
 1926 You'd Be Surprised
Photographer (uncredited)
 1926 Padlocked
'Tubby' Clark
 1926 Behind the Front
Percy Brown
 1926 The Enchanted Hill
Link Halliwell
 1925 The Coast of Folly
 1925 In the Name of Love
Dumas Dufrayne
 1925 Sally
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1924 The Fighting Coward
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1923 Hollywood
Richard Arlen
 1923 Vengeance of the Deep
Jean (as Van Mattimore)
 1923 Quicksands (uncredited)
 1922 The Ghost Breaker
One of the 'Ghosts' (uncredited)
 1922 The Green Temptation (uncredited)
 1921 Ladies Must Live
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1957) He acted in Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields' play, "Anniversary Waltz," at the Cherry County Playhouse in Traverse City, Michigan. Ruth Bailey was founder and artistic director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dick Arlen | Van Mattimore


5' 11½" (1.82 m)


Margaret Kinsella  (his death) | See more »


Richard Arlen Jr.

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