Fred Clark (I) (1914–1968)

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This popular, baggy-eyed, bald-domed, big lug of a character actor had few peers when called upon to display that special "slow burn" style of comedy few others perfected. But perfect he did -- on stage, film and TV. In fact, he pretty much cornered the market during the 50s and 60s as the dour, ill-tempered guy you loved to hate. Born Frederick ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sunset Blvd. Sheldrake
Auntie Mame Dwight Babcock
The Unsuspected Richard Donovan
White Heat The Trader aka Winston


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 1971 Eddie (TV Movie)
Chief Pike
 1968 Skidoo
A Tower Guard
 1968 Eve
Lucky Burke
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judge Neeley
- A Girl Named George (1968) ... Judge Neeley
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
William H. Berry / Police Chief
- Who's Afraid of Mother Goose? (1967) ... William H. Berry
- Rhino (1967) ... Police Chief
 1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
 1963-1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Dr. Roy Clyburn
- The Doctors (1967) ... Dr. Roy Clyburn
- Granny Retires (1967) ... Dr. Roy Clyburn
- The Common Cold (1965) ... Dr. Roy Clyburn
- Hair-Raising Holiday (1963) ... Dr. Roy Clyburn
- Jed Gets the Misery (1963) ... Dr. Roy Clyburn
 1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Major Hewitt
- The Day They Shot Agarn (1967) ... Major Hewitt
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Dean Severance
- Olympus 7-0000 (1966) ... Dean Severance
 1966 The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (TV Series)
Chief Gerald B. Hannahan / Gerald B. Hannahan
- A Shot in the Dark (1966) ... Chief Gerald B. Hannahan
- Spend a Million Phyfe (1966) ... Chief Gerald B. Hannahan
- Visit to Washington (1966) ... Chief Gerald B. Hannahan
- Phyfe and the Code Book: Part 2 (1966) ... Gerald B. Hannahan
 1965 Laredo (TV Series)
Commissioner Smoot
- The Land Grabbers (1965) ... Commissioner Smoot
 1965 War Italian Style
Gen. Zacharias
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Mr. Courtney
- Feud in the Addams Family (1965) ... Mr. Courtney
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Horace Singleton
- Mr. Governess (1965) ... Horace Singleton
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls
Bill Dennis
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head
General Rufus Fogg
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
William Van Buren
- One Hundred Terrible Hours (1965) ... William Van Buren
 1965 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
General Elmer Loomis
- The Black Box (1965) ... General Elmer Loomis
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Jim Lorgan
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
Heinous Overreach
 1963-1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jackson Trade / 'Mac' McNulty
- Who Killed Mr. Cartwheel? (1964) ... Jackson Trade
- Who Killed Holly Howard? (1963) ... 'Mac' McNulty
 1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Alexander King
 1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Calvin Coopersmith
- More, More, More, More (1964) ... Calvin Coopersmith
 1963 Rockabye the Infantry (TV Movie)
Colonel Tyler
 1963 Move Over, Darling
Mr. Codd
 1963 Young Girls of Good Families
Mr. Whitehall
 1963 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #16.15 (1963) ... Comedian
 1962 The Sound and the Fidelity (TV Movie)
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
John Murphy
- A Matter of Principle (1962) ... John Murphy
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Martin Gatsby
- The Martin Gatsby Story (1962) ... Martin Gatsby
 1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Male Call (1962)
 1962 Zotz!
Gen. Bullivar
 1962 Boys' Night Out
Mr. Bohannon
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
- Continental Dinner (1962) ... Springer
 1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1961-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Charles Judson / Judge Cyrus Dunn
- The Hold-Out (1962) ... Charles Judson
- My Darling Judge (1961) ... Judge Cyrus Dunn
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
- Bridge Party (1961) ... Grainger
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Governor Jesse Jenkins
- The Runaways (1961) ... Governor Jesse Jenkins
 1961 My Darling Judge (TV Movie)
 1961 Behind Closed Doors
Xatis, il procuratore generale
 1961 La moglie di mio marito
Mr. Bietti
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Chester Dietrich
- A Most Unusual Camera (1960) ... Chester Dietrich
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- Emmy Lou (1960) ... Henry
 1960 The Passionate Thief
 1960 Bells Are Ringing
Larry Hastings
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Major Charlie Byron
- Little Egypt (1960) ... Major Charlie Byron
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet
Maj. Roger Putnam Spelding
 1959 It Started with a Kiss
Maj. Gen. Tim O'Connell
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Dobbs
- The Case of the Two Sisters (1959) ... Charles Dobbs
 1959 The Mating Game
Oliver Kelsey
 1958 Auntie Mame
Dwight Babcock
 1958 Mardi Gras
Al Curtis
 1957 Don't Go Near the Water
Lt. Cmdr. Clinton T. Nash
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
 1957 Joe Butterfly
Colonel E.E. Fuller
 1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
Police Sergeant McBride
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Singin' Idol (1957)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Pursuit of a Princess (1956) ... Ollendorf
 1956 Back from Eternity
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Clifford Snell
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Governor Dan Cowlin
- The President (1956) ... Governor Dan Cowlin
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
Horace Hamilton
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Steven Jalonik
 1956 Studio One (TV Series)
- Circle of Guilt (1956) ... Mort
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Chet Buchanan
- Want Ad Wedding (1955) ... Chet Buchanan
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular
B.J. Marshall
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Phillips
- Forever Female (1955) ... Harry Phillips
 1955 Daddy Long Legs
 1955 Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
Joseph Gorman - aka Sergei Toumanoff
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Premiere Show (1954)
 1954 Living It Up
Oliver Stone
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
Waldo Brewster
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Twentieth Century (1953) ... Oscar
 1951-1953 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Harry Morton
- Gracie at Department Store (1953) ... Harry Morton
- Gracie Sees a Hold-Up/Johnny Velvet (1953) ... Harry Morton
- Gracie Doing a Picture Without George (1953) ... Harry Morton
 1953 Here Come the Girls
Harry Fraser
 1953 The Caddy
Mr. Baxter / Old Skinhead
 1953 The Stars Are Singing
 1952 Dreamboat
Sam Levitt
 1952 Three for Bedroom C
Johnny Pizer
 1951 Meet Me After the Show
Timothy 'Tim' Wayne
 1951 Hollywood Story
Sam Collyer
 1951 A Place in the Sun
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Moose Moran
 1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Tim Marino
 1950 The Jackpot
Mr. Andrew J. Woodruff
 1950 Sunset Blvd.
 1950 The Eagle and the Hawk
Basil Danzeeger
 1950 The Amazing Mr. Malone (TV Movie)
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Victor Santell (uncredited)
 1949 So You Want to Be an Actor (Short)
Mr. Frisbee (uncredited)
 1949 So You Want to Get Rich Quick (Short)
Fastidious Ferguson (uncredited)
 1949 White Heat
The Trader aka Winston
 1949 The Younger Brothers
Daniel Ryckman
 1949 Flamingo Road
Doc Waterson
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Frankie Faulkner
 1948 Cry of the City
Lt. Jim Collins
 1948 Two Guys from Texas
Dr. Straeger
 1948 Hazard
Lonnie Burns
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
 1947 Ride the Pink Horse
Frank Hugo
 1947 The Unsuspected
Richard Donovan
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Character actor seen in many movies and TV shows. Notable as the stuffy executor of Auntie Mame's brother's will in Auntie Mame (1958). See more »

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