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John Brown (I) (1904–1957)

John Brown was born on April 4, 1904 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Strangers on a Train (1951), Robot Monster (1953) and The Wild One (1953). He died on May 16, 1957 in West Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Strangers on a Train Prof. Collins
Robot Monster Ro-Man / Great Guidance
The Wild One Bill Hannegan


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 1954 Dixieland Droopy (Short)
Narrator / Pee Wee Runt (voice, uncredited)
 1953 The Wild One
Bill Hannegan
 1953 Man Crazy
Mr. Duncan
 1953 The Bigamist
Dr. Wallace (uncredited)
 1953 Crazylegs
 1953 Jennifer
Service Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1953 Robot Monster
Ro-Man / Great Guidance (voice)
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
- Counterfeit Plates (1952) ... Mueller
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen
 1952 Something for the Birds
Mr. Lund
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Auto Salesman (uncredited)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Double Exposure (1952)
 1952 The Sniper
Wise (uncredited)
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Mr. Murdoch
- The Mustache (1952) ... Mr. Murdoch
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
George Barley (uncredited)
 1951 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
The Loan Shark
- Leroy Lends a Hand (1951) ... The Loan Shark (uncredited)
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Prof. Collins
 1951 Symphony in Slang (Short)
The Hipster / Noah Webster (voice, uncredited)
 1951 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Harry Morton
- The Andersons Move In (1951) ... Harry Morton
- Teenage Girl Spends the Weekend (1951) ... Harry Morton
- George is Sick (1951) ... Harry Morton
- Johnny Velvet's Day in Court (1951) ... Harry Morton
- The Vanderlips' Dinner Party (1951) ... Harry Morton
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1951 Three Desperate Men
 1948-1950 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Digger O'Dell / Digger / Agent / ...
- Five Dollar Bill (1950) ... Digger
- The Banned Book (1950) ... Digger O'Dell (credit only)
- The Gambler (1950) ... Digger O'Dell
- Insurance (1950) ... Agent
- Junior Falls for Teacher (1949) ... Digger
 1949 The Life of Riley
Digby 'Digger' ODell
 1946 The Stranger
Passport Photographer (uncredited)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Joe - Nightclub Doorman (uncredited)
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Lew Poplinski - Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 Casanova Brown
Fire Chief (uncredited)
 1934 A Peach of a Pair (Short)
John (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

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Other Works:

(5/8/50) Radio: Appeared (as "Digger O'Dell") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" production of "The Life of Riley".

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Victim of the Red Channels blacklist. Unable to find work in broadcasting or movies after 1952. See more »

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