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Edward Binns (1916–1990)

Gravel-voiced, authoritative American character actor, a reliable presence on screen for more than four decades. Edward Thomas Binns was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Esther (Bracken) and Edward Thoms Binns. His family were Quakers. He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and first learned his trade as an apprentice at the ... See full bio »

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12 Angry Men
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 1988 After School
Monsignor Frank Barrett
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Father Martin O'Donohugh
 1986 Whatever It Takes
Mr. Kingsley
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
John Brady
 1984 The Leatherstocking Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Sergeant Durnham
 1982 A Conflict of Interest (TV Movie)
President William Maxwell
 1982 The Verdict
Bishop Brophy
 1980 The Pilot
Larry Zanoff
 1980 F.D.R.: The Last Year (TV Movie)
Gen. 'Pa' Watson
 1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Allan Battles
 1979 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series)
 1979 The Power Within (TV Movie)
Gen. Tom Darrow
 1978 Stubby Pringle's Christmas (TV Movie)
 1978 Oliver's Story
Phil Cavilleri
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
 1977 Lucan (TV Series)
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Everet Alton Benson
 1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
General Korshak
 1976 Diary of the Dead
Mr. McNulty
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
 1975-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Lieutenant O'Brien / Sergeant Dobson
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
John Solvana
 1976 Just an Old Sweet Song (TV Movie)
Mr. Claypool
 1976 20 Shades of Pink (TV Movie)
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
 1975 Night Moves
Joey Ziegler
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Simon Ambler
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Lt. Lyle Stacy
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Wild Bill Hickok
 1974 Lovin' Molly
Mr. Frye (as Ed Binns)
 1974 The First Woman President (TV Movie)
Joe Tumulty
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
Sgt. Lew Simons
 1973 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
 1973 Hunter (TV Movie)
Owen Larkdale
 1972 Fireball Forward (TV Movie)
Corps Commander
 1971 The Tell-Tale Heart (Short)
Police Officer
 1971 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Lt. Dick Garr
 1971 The Sheriff (TV Movie)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Charlie Culver
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Jim Lynch
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Dan Borden
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series)
Arthur Beresford
 1964-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Dr. Benjamin Kinkaid / Pa McRae / Mike McCormick / ...
 1969-1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Wally Powers
 1969-1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
 1968-1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Barney Simms / Bill Hollis
 1970 Patton
Major General Walter Bedell Smith
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
John Flint
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Ambrose Liston
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Colonel Roper
 1967-1968 Insight (TV Series)
 1967 Chubasco
Judge North
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Lyle Sailer
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
 1967 Laredo (TV Series)
Sgt. Llewellyn Durgom
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series)
Al Spencer
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Colonel Delaney
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Roger Zollner
 1966 The Plainsman
 1961-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Peter De Gravio / Ben Laney
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series)
Major Traynor
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
 1963-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
George Savano / Josh Kovaks / Angstrom
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Major Morrison
 1965 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Seth Jennings
 1965 Karen (TV Series)
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Clifford Moran
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Walter Bryce
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Representative Paul Carlson
 1964 The Americanization of Emily
Admiral Thomas Healy
 1964 Fail-Safe
Col. Grady (as Ed Binns)
 1959-1964 Brenner (TV Series)
Roy Brenner
 1964 Suspense (TV Series)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Sloane
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Colonel Johnson
 1961-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Major Starbuck / Jud Steele / Sheriff Bill Strode
 1961-1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
District Attorney Wolf / Victor Fergusson
 1963-1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Anson Kiley / Dr. Anson Kelly
 1960-1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
General Walters / Col. Bob Donlin
 1963 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Lt. Kimball
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
James Hawley
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Dr. Samuels / Steve Ballard
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Deke Barron / Matthew Connors
 1960-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Donald McTaggart / Fred Durant
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Arlie Gibbs
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
George Hawley
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Joe Gullion
 1962 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Harl Stoner
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Capt. Ernest Lemoyne
 1962 A Public Affair
Sen. Fred Baines
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Harry Wilson
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
Sen. Burkette
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Jim Corbin
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Charles Griffin / Lloyd Castle
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Sgt. George Costello
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Reverend Hallett
 1958-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sam Tompkins / Abel McHugh
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Shad Billings
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Lt. Giddeon
 1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Col. Robert Baldwin
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Lt. Bert Walker
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Sam Decker
 1960 Desire in the Dust
Luke Connett
 1960 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Ed Barron
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1960 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Fred Graham
 1957-1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Major Robert Fielding / Captain Posen
 1957-1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Major Robert Fielding / Rangler
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Sheriff Ed McClain
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
 1959 North by Northwest
Captain Junket
 1959 Curse of the Undead
 1959 The Man in the Net
State Police Capt. Green
 1959 Compulsion
Tom Daly
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Harley Bender / Frederick Walden
 1958 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Keely Thompson
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Governor Jim Pierson
 1953-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Bull Maddox
 1957-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Ben Silcox / Perry Slavins
 1958 Target (TV Series)
 1957-1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Doug Jessop / Lt. Ericson
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Lieutenant Larrabee
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Harry Decker
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Melvin Cressler
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Nathaniel Beecher
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Wally Gardner
 1955-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Robert J. Quinn / Zeke
 1957 Young and Dangerous
Dr. Price
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Brown
 1957 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bill Stapp
 1957 Portland Exposé
George Madison
 1957 12 Angry Men
Juror 6
 1957 Conflict (TV Series)
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Lieutenant Marchese / Anderson
 1956 This Is the Life (TV Series)
 1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Lt. Kennedy
 1956 The Scarlet Hour
Sgt. Allen
 1956 Patterns
Elevator Starter
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
 1956 Justice (TV Series)
 1955-1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1953-1955 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "Jack Be Normal") / Bitter ex-beau (segment "Glory in the Flower") / (segment "The Oyster and the Pearl")
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954-1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Peters / Reporter / George Moffat / ...
 1952-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Joe Doyle / Black Dog
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Prosecutor / Silas
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Lieutenant Lewis
 1955 Mr. Citizen (TV Series)
Harley J. Lee
 1953-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
Colonel Hendricks
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Sam Blaine
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
 1952-1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Dan Thompson
 1953-1955 You Are There (TV Series)
General Gerow / General McDougall
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Uhl / Rocky / Lacey / ...
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
 1951-1954 Danger (TV Series)
The Man
 1953 Joseph Schildkraut Presents (TV Series)
 1953 Pentagon U.S.A. (TV Series)
Army Investigator (1953)
 1953 Vice Squad
Al Barkis
 1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
 1952 Horns of a Dilemma (TV Movie)
 1952 Police Story (TV Series)
 1952 The Real Glory (TV Movie)
 1952 Without Warning!
Lt. Pete Hamilton
 1951-1952 The Web (TV Series)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951 The Big Story (TV Series)
George Cleveland Bullette
 1951 Teresa
Sgt. Brown
 1951 Halls of Montezuma
First Soldier in Final Tracking Shot (uncredited)
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
The Doctor
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Stage Play: Detective Story. Drama/melodrama. Written / directed by Sidney Kingsley. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Hudson Theatre (moved to The Broadhurst Theatre from 3 Jul 1950- close): 23 Mar 1949-12 Aug 1950 (581 performances). Cast: Ralph Bellamy (as "Det. McLeod"), Edward Binns (as "Det. Gallagher"), Meg Mundy (as "Mary McLeod"), ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Eddie Binns | Edwards Binns | Edwared Binns | Ed Binns


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