Richard Denning (I) (1914–1998)

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Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Louis Albert Denninger Jr. was the son of a garment manufacturer who relocated and set up shop in Los Angeles when Louis Jr. was 18 months old. After finishing school, Denninger enrolled at Woodbury Business College and majored in business and accounting, graduating cum laude with a master's in business ... See full bio »

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An Affair to Remember Kenneth Bradley
The Black Scorpion Hank Scott
Unknown Island John Fairbanks


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 1980 The Asphalt Cowboy (TV Movie)
Charles Van Heuran
 1968-1980 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Governor / Gov. Paul Jameson / The Governor / ...
- Clash of Shadows (1980) ... Gov. Paul Jameson
- The Golden Noose (1980) ... Gov. Paul Jameson
- A Shallow Grave (1979) ... Gov. Paul Jameson
- Voice of Terror (1979) ... Gov. Paul Jameson
- Good Help Is Hard to Find (1979) ... Gov. Paul Jameson
 1974 McCloud (TV Series)
Edgar Hamilton
- A Cowboy in Paradise (1974) ... Edgar Hamilton
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
- This Guy Smith (1968) ... Delaney
 1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Alice's Father
 1964-1965 Karen (TV Series)
Steve Scott
- Mimi's First Love (1965) ... Steve Scott
- The Understudy (1965) ... Steve Scott
- The Beverly Beat (1965) ... Steve Scott
- Big Bad Jim (1965) ... Steve Scott
- Substitute Father (1965) ... Steve Scott
 1963 Twice-Told Tales
Jonathan Maulle
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Larry McMullen
- Don't Forget to Say Goodbye (1963) ... Larry McMullen
 1960-1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Michael Shayne
- Dead Air (1961) ... Michael Shayne
- It Takes a Heap o' Dyin' (1961) ... Michael Shayne
- No Shroud for Shayne (1961) ... Michael Shayne
- The Trouble with Ernie (1961) ... Michael Shayne
- Date with Death (1961) ... Michael Shayne
 1960 No Greater Love (Short)
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Dr. Greg Graham (the flying doctor) / Dr. Greg Graham
- Ordeal by Willie-Willie (1959) ... Dr. Greg Graham
- The Sound of the Sea (1959) ... Dr. Greg Graham
- The Missile (1959) ... Dr. Greg Graham
- The Choice (1959) ... Dr. Greg Graham
- Night Flight (1959) ... Dr. Greg Graham
 1958 Desert Hell
Sgt. Major Pierre Benet
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Jack Marshall
- The Laughing Willow (1958) ... Jack Marshall
 1958 The Lady Takes a Flyer
Al Reynolds
 1957-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Jim Kendall / Dr. Mark Andrews
- Letters from Cairo (1958) ... Jim Kendall
- Eyes of a Stranger (1957) ... Dr. Mark Andrews
 1957 The Black Scorpion
Hank Scott
 1957 The Buckskin Lady
Dr. Bruce Merritt
 1957 An Affair to Remember
Kenneth Bradley
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Frye / Davey Jones / Barney Maddock / ...
- The Idea Man (1957) ... Charlie Frye
- On the Beach (1956) ... Davey Jones
- Double Trouble (1956) ... Barney Maddock
- All That Glitters (1955) ... Tim Barker
- The Legal Beagles (1954) ... George Beagle
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
- The Undesirable (1957) ... Jeff
 1957 Naked Paradise
Duke Bradley
 1956 Million Dollar Manhunt
Major Gregory Keen
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Reverend Lloyd E. Williams / Rev. George Bolton / Dr. Ira Langston
- The Pure White Orchid (1956) ... Reverend Lloyd E. Williams
- The Bowery Bishop (1956) ... Rev. George Bolton
- Chinese Checkers (1955) ... Dr. Ira Langston
 1956 Girls in Prison
Rev. Fulton
 1956 The Oklahoma Woman
Steve Ward
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
William Broder
- Bachelor Husband (1956) ... William Broder
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Capt. Quinlan
- Decision (1956) ... Capt. Quinlan
 1955 Day the World Ended
 1955 The Crooked Web
Frank Daniel
 1955 The Gun That Won the West
'Dakota' Jack Gaines
 1955 Creature with the Atom Brain
Dr. Chet Walker
 1955 The Magnificent Matador
Mark Russell
 1955 Air Strike
Cmdr. Stanley Blair
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Don Wilkerson
- I'll Pick More Daisies (1955) ... Don Wilkerson
 1954 Target Earth
Frank Brooks
 1952-1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Jerry North
- Climax (1954) ... Jerry North
- Mask of Hate (1954) ... Jerry North
- The Suspected (1954) ... Jerry North
- The Girl in Cell 13 (1954) ... Jerry North
- The Placid Affair (1954) ... Jerry North
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Tapu (1954)
 1954 Battle of Rogue River
Stacey Wyatt
 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon
Mark Williams
 1954 Jivaro
Jerry Russell
 1953 The Glass Web
Dave Markson
 1953 The 49th Man
Chief Investigator Paul Reagan
 1953 Target Hong Kong
Mike Lassiter
 1952 Hangman's Knot
Lee Kemper
 1952 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Eli Whitney
- The Man Who Took a Chance (1952) ... Eli Whitney
 1952 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
- The Hot Welcome (1952)
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Malcolm Bradley
 1952 Okinawa
Lt. Phillips
 1951 Week-End with Father
Don Adams
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- The Hot Welcome (1951)
 1951 Secrets of Beauty
Dr. John Waldron
 1951 Insurance Investigator
Tom Davison
 1951 Flame of Stamboul
Larry Wilson
 1950 Double Deal
Buzz Doyle
 1950 Harbor of Missing Men
Jim 'Brooklyn' Gannon
 1950 No Man of Her Own
Hugh Harkness
 1948 Disaster
Bill Wyatt
 1948 Unknown Island
John Fairbanks
 1948 Lady at Midnight
Peter Wiggins
 1948 Caged Fury
Blaney Lewis
 1947 Seven Were Saved
Captain Allen Danton
 1946 Black Beauty
Bill Dixon
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
Jeff Stewart
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Hal McByrne
 1942 The Glass Key
Taylor Henry
 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Jackra the Magnificent
 1941 West Point Widow
Lt. Rhody Graves
 1941 Adam Had Four Sons
Jack Stoddard (older)
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Constable Thornton
 1940 Golden Gloves
Bill Crane
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Charlie Webster
 1940 Those Were the Days!
 1940 Seventeen
 1940 The Farmer's Daughter
Dennis Crane
 1940 Parole Fixer
Bruce Eaton
 1940 Emergency Squad
Dan Barton
 1939 The Night of Nights
Call Boy (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of a Great Enemy
Lt. Larned (uncredited)
 1939 Our Neighbors - The Carters
Pilot (uncredited)
 1939 Disputed Passage
Student (uncredited)
 1939 Television Spy
Dick Randolph
 1939 The Star Maker
Assistant Dance Director (uncredited)
 1939 Million Dollar Legs
Hunk Jordan
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets
 1939 Undercover Doctor
Frank Oliver
 1939 Some Like It Hot
Mr. Weems
 1939 Union Pacific
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel Imperial (uncredited)
 1939 Sudden Money
Johnny Jordan
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Plane Pilot (uncredited)
 1939 King of Chinatown
Protective Association Henchman
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Powder - Henchman
 1939 Ambush
Police Garage Mechanic
 1938 Say It in French
Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
 1938 Illegal Traffic
Silk Patterson
 1938 The Arkansas Traveler
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1938 Touchdown, Army
Cadet (uncredited)
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Harry Vay
 1938 Campus Confessions
Buck Hogan
 1938 Give Me a Sailor
Sailor (uncredited)
 1938 The Texans
Cpl. Parker CSA (uncredited)
 1938 You and Me
 1938 College Swing
Student (uncredited)
 1938 Her Jungle Love
Pilot (uncredited)
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Officer of The S.S. Gigantic (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Captain Reid
 1937 Wells Fargo
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Vera's Naval Fiancé (scenes deleted)
 1937 Hold 'Em Navy
Midshipman Jepson
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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I never really had any trouble getting along with anybody that I worked with and I think that makes a difference. I enjoyed everything I've ever done and when I look back I really have no regrets. It was a wonderful business. See more »


During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on a submarine as Yeoman 1st Class. See more »



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