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Wheaton Chambers (1887–1958)

Chambers was a prolific character actor that appeared in over 200 film and television productions during his long career. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Freehold, New Jersey. Later he relocated to the San Francisco area, where he worked as a vacuum salesman. Beginning in the mid-1930s, Chambers started working regularly ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Crimson Ghost Wilson [Ch. 1]
Deputy Marshal Harley Masters
The Purple Monster Strikes Prof. Benjamin [Ch. 11]
Drums of Fu Manchu Dr. Humphrey


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 1958 Gunman's Walk
Townsman (uncredited)
 1958 Panic! (TV Series)
Camper Grandfather
- Fire Lookout Post (1958) ... Camper Grandfather
 1958 Cole Younger, Gunfighter
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks
Coroner (uncredited)
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
- The Hap Connolly Story (1957) ... Minister
 1957 The Oklahoman
Lounger (uncredited)
 1957 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Game (1957)
 1956 The Peacemaker
Doc Runyan
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Jim Drews (uncredited)
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
- Reservoir Story (1956)
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Prof. Van Kamp
- Sound of Murder (1956) ... Prof. Van Kamp
 1955 Top Gun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
R.W. Bergen
- Cleanup (1955) ... R.W. Bergen
 1955 East of Eden
Townsman at Carnival (uncredited)
 1953-1955 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Justice of the Peace
- Sister Cissy Returns (1955) ... Justice of the Peace
- Riley's Sister Cissy (1953) ... Justice of the Peace
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Dr. Dennis Gogerty
- Flash of Darkness (1955) ... Dr. Dennis Gogerty
 1954 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Kennedy
- Harry Morton's Alumni Banquet (1954) ... Mr. Kennedy
 1954 Willy (TV Series)
Papa Dodger
- Willy Chooses Not to Run (1954) ... Papa Dodger
 1954 Captain Midnight (TV Series)
Dr. Ormond
- Murder by Radiation (1954) ... Dr. Ormond
 1954 The Big Chase
Doctor Janssen
 1954 The Miami Story
Harry Dobey - Editor (uncredited)
 1954 The Lone Gun
Deputy Tuttle (uncredited)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Lost Cause (1954) ... Bookkeeper
 1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Hotel Owner
- Perilous Trail (1953) ... Hotel Owner
 1953 Slaves of Babylon
Cyrus' Foster Father
 1953 So Big
Dr. Bremer (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Cashier / Doc
- Twisted Trails (1953) ... Cashier
- Black Sheep (1952) ... Doc
 1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Old Timer
- The Young Witness (1953) ... Old Timer
 1953 All I Desire
Mr. Atkins (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Jack of Hearts (1953) ... Landlord
 1953 Law and Order
Mr. Sterling (uncredited)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Mirror (1953)
 1951-1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
C.A. Vincent / Businessman
- The Motorcycle Kid (1953) ... C.A. Vincent
- Queen of Thieves (1952) ... Businessman (uncredited)
 1952 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Pete Gifford - Editor
- Peace Pipe (1952) ... Pete Gifford - Editor (uncredited)
 1952 The Lawless Breed
Doc Barker (uncredited)
 1952 The Member of the Wedding
Man Who Gives Bride Away (uncredited)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 The Black Castle
Farmer (uncredited)
 1952 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Krypton Council Member
- Superman on Earth (1952) ... Krypton Council Member (uncredited)
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek
Doc Hargrove (uncredited)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Injured Man (uncredited)
 1952 Wagons West
Sam Wilkins
 1952 Washington Story
Representative (uncredited)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Servant (uncredited)
 1952 The Girl in White
Chemistry Professor (uncredited)
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Bar Exam Proctor (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Fury and Sound (1952)
 1952 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Dave Swallow / Robert Ott
- The Set-Up (1952) ... Dave Swallow
- Doc Stevens' Traveling Store (1952) ... Robert Ott
 1952 The Cimarron Kid
Webb Thompson (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Dr. James
- Babies for Sale (1951) ... Dr. James
 1951 The Unknown Man
Second Bailiff (uncredited)
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Magistrate (uncredited)
 1951 The Well
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Mr. Bleeker (uncredited)
 1951 Night Into Morning
Conductor (uncredited)
 1951 Lorna Doone
Priest (uncredited)
 1951 The Prowler
Doctor James
 1951 Inside Straight
Broker (uncredited)
 1951 Grounds for Marriage
Dr. McKenzie (uncredited)
 1950 The Magnificent Yankee
Senator (uncredited)
 1950 The West Point Story
President's Secretary (uncredited)
 1950 Walk Softly, Stranger
Tobacco Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Wyoming Mail
Bob (uncredited)
 1950 Between Midnight and Dawn
Building Superintendent Blake
 1950 Three Secrets
Man with Dog (uncredited)
 1950 The Petty Girl
Faculty Member (uncredited)
 1950 The Happy Years
Baggage Man (uncredited)
 1950 Peggy
Gateman (uncredited)
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
Brother Gregory (uncredited)
 1950 The Secret Fury
Assistant District Attorney Ed Peterson (uncredited)
 1950 Blonde Dynamite
Dr. Abrams (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 East Side, West Side
Charlie (uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Victim (uncredited)
 1949 All the King's Men
Senator (uncredited)
 1949 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Father Batista
- The Renegades (1949) ... Father Batista
 1949 Deputy Marshal
Harley Masters
 1949 The Great Sinner
Priest (uncredited)
 1949 Not Wanted
Mr. Kelton
 1949 I Can't Remember (Short)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
Guest in Lobby (uncredited)
 1949 The Undercover Man
Parker's Secretary (uncredited)
 1949 The Life of Riley
Mr. Adler (uncredited)
 1949 Caught
Servant (uncredited)
 1948 The Plunderers
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Traveler (uncredited)
 1948 Romance on the High Seas
Passport Photographer (uncredited)
 1948 Four Faces West
Station Agent (uncredited)
 1948 The Pirate
Artist (uncredited)
 1948 Homecoming
Doctor (uncredited)
 1948 Panhandle
Cabot (uncredited)
 1948 Three Daring Daughters
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1948 Song of the Drifter
 1947 Gun Talk
 1947 Always Together
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Good News
The Doctor (uncredited)
 1947 Roses Are Red
Coroner (uncredited)
 1947 Body and Soul
Ben's Doctor (uncredited)
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail
Silas MacIntyre - Oil Co. Clerk
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Conductor (uncredited)
 1947 Song of Love
Mr. Heller (uncredited)
 1947 Magic Town
Electrician (uncredited)
 1947 The Wild Frontier
Doc Hardy
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Doctor (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Possessed
Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 That's My Gal
Sucker (uncredited)
 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Professor (uncredited)
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Val Bert (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Dean (uncredited)
 1947 Son of Zorro
Caleb Baldwin [Chs. 2-3, 5, 9]
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Customs Official (uncredited)
 1946 For All the People (Short)
 1946 The Show-Off
Pedestrian Encountering Hortense (uncredited)
 1946 Stagecoach to Denver
Jasper Braydon
 1946 Lady in the Lake
Property Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Undercurrent
Bookstore Proprietor (uncredited)
 1946 The Crimson Ghost
Wilson [Ch. 1]
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
Board Member (uncredited)
 1946 Big Town
Witness (uncredited)
 1946 The Time of Their Lives
Bill - Museum Guard (uncredited)
 1946 The Last Crooked Mile
Lane (uncredited)
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Man in Movie Theatre with Toupee (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
Assistant Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1946 Trail to Mexico
Padre (uncredited)
 1946 Lover Come Back
Butler (uncredited)
 1946 Valley of the Zombies
Coroner (uncredited)
 1946 The El Paso Kid
Doctor Hamlin
 1946 So Goes My Love
Committee Man (uncredited)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Greek Professor (uncredited)
 1946 King of the Forest Rangers
Ronald Spencer - Assayer [Ch. 11] (uncredited)
 1946 Lost City of the Jungle
Peace Foundation Member (uncredited)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
Head Evangelist (uncredited)
 1946 Tangier
Vendor (uncredited)
 1946 The Flying Serpent
Louis Havener
 1946 People Are Funny
Rev. Allen - Contestant (uncredited)
 1945 The Daltons Ride Again
Attorney (uncredited)
 1945 Marshal of Laredo
Dr. Allen
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1945 Strange Confession
Mr. Reed (uncredited)
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Personnel Man (uncredited)
 1945 That Night with You
Justice of the Peace Franklin (uncredited)
 1945 Apology for Murder
 1945 River Gang
Reporter (uncredited)
 1945 Behind City Lights
Davis (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Assistant Hog Judge (uncredited)
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes
Prof. Benjamin [Ch. 11]
 1945 The Southerner
Store Customer (uncredited)
 1945 Hitchhike to Happiness
Sam Jones (uncredited)
 1945 That's the Spirit
Doctor (uncredited)
 1945 The Brighton Strangler
Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 The Clock
Professor Type (uncredited)
 1945 The Topeka Terror
Dr. Webb (uncredited)
 1944 Nevada
Doctor Burton (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon in Hollywood
Marvin - in Miniatures (uncredited)
 1944 Girl Rush
Dealer (uncredited)
 1944 Black Arrow
Official (uncredited)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Well-Wisher (uncredited)
 1944 Tall in the Saddle
Ab Jenkins (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon in Mexico
Jarvis (uncredited)
 1944 Step Lively
First Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 Girls! Girls! Girls! (Short)
Bob (uncredited)
 1944 A Night of Adventure
Medical Examiner (uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Joker at Train Station (uncredited)
 1944 Buffalo Bill
Customer (uncredited)
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Old Gentleman in Front of Nancy at Concert (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon Out West
Sheriff Bob (uncredited)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Navy Observer (uncredited)
 1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Father Donovan (uncredited)
 1943 The Iron Major
Army Doctor (uncredited)
 1943 Beyond the Last Frontier
Doctor Jessup (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Technician (uncredited)
 1943 The Seventh Victim
Missing Girl's Father (uncredited)
 1943 Black Hills Express
Mr. Southern (uncredited)
 1943 Phantom of the Opera
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Bordertown Gun Fighters
Roland Clark (uncredited)
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Mr. Lorraine (uncredited)
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Dept. Store Manager (uncredited)
 1942 Outlaws of Pine Ridge
Matson - Irate Poker Player (uncredited)
 1942 Even as IOU (Short)
Dr. O.B. Stretrick (uncredited)
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Board Member (uncredited)
 1942 Inside the Law
Minister (uncredited)
 1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer
Chaplain (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1942 Stagecoach Express
Gates - Stage Line Official (uncredited)
 1942 The Power of God
Mr. Gilder
 1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.
Dr. Henderson (uncredited)
 1941 Secrets of the Lone Wolf
Vanderbeek (uncredited)
 1941 Prairie Pioneers
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1941 The Devil Commands
Dr. Sanders (uncredited)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Committeeman (uncredited)
 1940 Adventures of Red Ryder
 1940 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Scientist [Chs. 1, 4] (uncredited)
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu
Dr. Humphrey
 1940 His Girl Friday
Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
 1939 Slightly Honorable
Guest (uncredited)
 1939 Geronimo
John A. Rawlins (uncredited)
 1939 Invitation to Happiness
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Businessman (uncredited)
 1939 Disbarred
Ballistics Expert (uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Wong, Detective
Chemistry Lab Director (uncredited)
 1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Professor (scenes deleted)
 1937 Partners in Crime
Committee Man (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Found Himself
Man at Train Wreck (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Court
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The Plough and the Stars
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 Hats Off
Board Member (uncredited)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Wallace (uncredited)
 1936 Florida Special (uncredited)
 1936 Sky Parade
Farmer (uncredited)
 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Alsatian (uncredited)
 1935 The Florentine Dagger
Servant (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

J. Wheaton Chambers


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