Stuart Erwin (1903–1967)

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Stuart Erwin was an American actor, often working as a voice actor in radio and animation. He was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Erwin was born in Squaw Valley, Fresno County, California, in 1903. Squaw Valley is a census-designated place, the location of a post office which has operated on-and-off since 1879. It is... See full bio »

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Known For

Before Dawn Dwight Wilson
Pigskin Parade Amos Dodd
Make Me a Star Merton Gill
Chained John L. 'Johnnie' Smith


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 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie)
 1967 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Harry Tatum
- Wayward Bear: Part 2 (1967) ... Harry Tatum
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Charlie Carter
- Explosion!: Part 2 (1967) ... Charlie Carter (credit only)
- Explosion!: Part 1 (1967) ... Charlie Carter
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Yesterday's Timepiece (1967) ... Williams
 1966 Lassie (TV Series)
Dan Casey
- Little Jim (1966) ... Dan Casey
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mr. Johnson
- Never Look a Gift Tractor in the Mouth (1966) ... Mr. Johnson
 1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Jester McGillicuddy
- Three Brides for Hoss (1966) ... Jester McGillicuddy
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Doc Brown
- Killer at Large (1966) ... Doc Brown
 1961-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Henry Simmons / Everett Stanton / Clem P. 'Sandy' Sandover / ...
- The Case of the Impetuous Imp (1965) ... Henry Simmons
- The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor (1964) ... Everett Stanton
- The Case of the Double-Entry Mind (1962) ... Clem P. 'Sandy' Sandover
- The Case of the Posthumous Painter (1961) ... Austin Durrant
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dave Lesser
- Take Care of My Little Girl (1965) ... Dave Lesser
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Jeremiah Gibbs
- A Locket for Agatha (1964) ... Jeremiah Gibbs
 1963-1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Otto King
- You're All Right, Ivy (1964) ... Otto King
- The Show Must Go on - To Orange City (1964) ... Otto King
- Corsicans Don't Cry (1964) ... Otto King
- Lady in Limbo (1963) ... Otto King (as Stu Erwin)
 1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
Police Captain Loomis
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Burton
- The Playmate (1963) ... Mr. Burton
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- Come a-Runnin' (1963) ... Pharmacist
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Barnaby West, Sr.
- The Barnaby West Story (1963) ... Barnaby West, Sr.
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Joseph Green
- The Poisoned Fruit Doctrine (1963) ... Joseph Green
 1963 Son of Flubber
Coach Wilson
 1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
- The Milkman Cometh (1963) ... Barney
 1962 King of Diamonds (TV Series)
Doc Fairfield
- The Swindler (1962) ... Doc Fairfield (as Stu Erwin)
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Barney Rich
- The Floyd Gibbons Story (1962) ... Barney Rich (as Stu Erwin)
 1950-1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Daniel Harris
- The Lucky Suit (1952) ... Daniel Harris
- Jackpot (1950)
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
George Parsons
- Somebody Please Help Me! (1962) ... George Parsons
 1962 National Velvet (TV Series)
Kelly the Clown
- The Clown (1962) ... Kelly the Clown
 1962 Straightaway (TV Series)
Muley Burke
- Full Circle (1962) ... Muley Burke
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
Justin Rock
- Air Carnival (1961) ... Justin Rock
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
Dr. Bailey
- Doc Bailey Day (1961) ... Dr. Bailey
 1960 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Tom Silby
- Opie's Charity (1960) ... Tom Silby
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Uncle Florian
- The Watcher (1960) ... Uncle Florian (as Stu Erwin)
 1960 For the Love of Mike
Dr. Henry G. Mills
 1960 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Mr. Henslee
- Family Contest (1960) ... Mr. Henslee
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Detective Froelich
- The Vengeance (1958) ... Detective Froelich
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
George Clay / Sentimental Mousie
- The Right Hand Man (1958) ... George Clay
- Snowshoes: A Comedy of People and Horses (1957) ... Sentimental Mousie
 1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
The Reverend Donald Stone
- Patchwork Family (1957) ... The Reverend Donald Stone
 1950-1955 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Stu Erwin
- The Matchmakers (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
- The Pearl Necklace (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
- Pecans vs. Pistachio (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
- Separate Vacations (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
- A Job for Jimmy (1955) ... Stu Erwin (as Stu Erwin)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Stuart Erwin - First Nighter (uncredited)
 1950 Father Is a Bachelor
Constable Pudge Barnham
 1948 Strike It Rich
Delbart Lane
 1947 Doctor Jim
Dr. James (Jim) Gateson
 1947 Heading for Heaven
Henry Elkins
 1947 Heaven Only Knows
Sheriff Matt Bodine
 1947 Killer Dill
Johnny 'Killer' Dill
 1945 Pillow to Post
Captain Jack Ross
 1944 The Great Mike
Jay Spencer
 1943 He Hired the Boss
Hubert Wilkins
 1942 Blondie for Victory
Pvt. Herschel Smith
 1942 Drums of the Congo
Congo Jack
 1942 The Adventures of Martin Eden
Joe Dawson
 1941 Cracked Nuts
Lawrence Trent
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
Tommy Keenan
 1940 Sandy Gets Her Man
Bill Kerry
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Ben Dalton
 1940 Our Town
Howie Newsome
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
Donald Todd
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
Pete Tinney
 1939 It Could Happen to You
Mackinley Winslow
 1939 Back Door to Heaven
Jud Mason
 1938 Passport Husband
Henry Cabot
 1938 Three Blind Mice
Mike Brophy
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Stuart Erwin
 1938 Mr. Boggs Steps Out
Oliver Boggs
 1937 Checkers
Edgar Connell
 1937 I'll Take Romance
'Pancho' Brown
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Leo MacTavish
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
Stuart Erwin
 1937 Small Town Boy
Henry Armstrong
 1937 Dance Charlie Dance
Andrew 'Andy' Tucker
 1937 Slim
 1936 Pigskin Parade
Amos Dodd
 1936 All American Chump
Elmer Lamb
 1936 Women Are Trouble
Matt Casey
 1936 Absolute Quiet
'Chubby' Rudd
 1936 Exclusive Story
Timothy Aloysius Higgins
 1936 Ceiling Zero
Texas Clarke
 1935 After Office Hours
Hank Parr
 1934 The Band Plays On
Stuffy Wilson
 1934 Have a Heart
Gus Anderson
 1934 Chained
John L. 'Johnnie' Smith
 1934 The Party's Over
Bruce Blakely
 1934 Bachelor Bait
Mr. William Watts
 1934 Viva Villa!
Jonny Sykes
 1934 Palooka
Joe Palooka
 1933 Going Hollywood
Ernest P. Baker
 1933 Day of Reckoning
 1933 Before Dawn
Dwight Wilson
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Simon Bates
 1933 Hold Your Man
 1933 International House
Tommy Nash
 1933 Under the Tonto Rim
'Tonto' Daily
 1933 He Learned About Women
Peter Potter Kendall II
 1933 The Crime of the Century
Dan McKee
 1933 Face in the Sky
 1932 The Big Broadcast
Leslie McWhinney
 1932 70, 000 Witnesses
Man talking to Guinn Williams near start (uncredited)
 1932 Make Me a Star
Merton Gill
 1932 The Misleading Lady
 1932 Strangers in Love
Stan Kenney
 1932 Two Kinds of Women
 1931 Working Girls
Pat Kelly
 1931 The Magnificent Lie
Elmer Graham
 1931 Up Pops the Devil
 1931 Dude Ranch
Chester Carr
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
 1931 No Limit
Ole Olson
 1930 Along Came Youth
 1930 Only Saps Work
 1930 Playboy of Paris
Paul Michel
 1930 Road to Paradise
Bit (uncredited)
 1930 Love Among the Millionaires
Clicker Watson
 1930 Dangerous Nan McGrew
Eustace Macy
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Marine (The Montmartre Girl)
 1930 Young Eagles
Pudge Higgins
 1930 Men Without Women
Jenkins - Radioman
 1929 The Trespasser
Reporter (uncredited)
 1929 Sweetie
Axel Bronstrup
 1929 Happy Days
 1929 The Sophomore
Radio Broadcast Technician (uncredited)
 1929 The Cock-Eyed World
 1929 Dangerous Curves
 1929 The Exalted Flapper
Bimbo Mehaffey
 1929 Thru Different Eyes
 1929 Speakeasy
Cy Williams
 1929 Sound Your 'A' (Short)
 1929 New Year's Eve
Landlady's Son
 1929 A Pair of Tights (Short)
Marion's Boyfriend
 1928 Mother Knows Best
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(Summer 1958) He acted in Gore Vidal's play, "Visit to a Small Planet," at the Cherry County Playhouse in Traverse City, Michigan. Ruth Bailey was founder and artistic director. See more »

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Stu Erwin


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