Wallace Ford (1898–1966)

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A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England, where the brutality of his childhood rivaled anything that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto branch of the orphanage. There, he began a cycle that ... See full bio »

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Known For

Freaks Phroso
Harvey Ellis Logfren, The Taxi Driver
Shadow of a Doubt Fred Saunders


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 1965 A Patch of Blue
Ole Pa
 1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Roger Hanover
- Aunt Bee's Romance (1964) ... Roger Hanover
 1963-1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Lester Tinney / Uncle Jonas
- Hey, Teacher (1964) ... Lester Tinney
- Three Wishes (1963) ... Uncle Jonas
 1964 Lassie (TV Series)
Old Andrew
- Lassie Counts Sheep (1964) ... Old Andrew
 1964 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Emory Packer
- Bristle Face: Part 2 (1964) ... Emory Packer
- Bristle Face: Part 1 (1964) ... Emory Packer
 1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
Buffalo Pete
- The Day of the Tin Trumpet (1964) ... Buffalo Pete
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Uncle Billy Smith
- The Colonel from Connecticut (1964) ... Uncle Billy Smith
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Mike Fallon
- The Glass Palace (1963) ... Mike Fallon
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Dad Perry
- Journey Down a Dusty Road (1962) ... Dad Perry
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- Killer in the House (1961) ... Judge
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
- Frightened Doll (1961) ... Harry
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
Uncle Charlie
- Wilma's Uncle Charlie (1961) ... Uncle Charlie
 1960 Tess of the Storm Country
Fred Thorson
 1960 Klondike (TV Series)
Temperance Pete
- Keys to Trouble (1960) ... Temperance Pete
 1959-1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Marshal Herk Lamson / Herk Lamson
- Ma Mack (1960) ... Marshal Herk Lamson
- Dark Reward (1960) ... Marshal Herk Lamson
- Lady with a Mission (1960) ... Marshal Herk Lamson
- The Two Faces of Bob Claxton (1960) ... Marshal Herk Lamson
- Queen Bea (1960) ... Marshal Herk Lamson
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Marshal F. X. Murphy
- Dead Man's Street (1960) ... Marshal F. X. Murphy
 1959 Warlock
Judge Holloway
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Captain Morton
- Guilty of Old Age (1959) ... Captain Morton
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Silent Thunder (1958) ... Ringo
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Charles J. Hennessey
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Eli Zach
- A Stone for Benny French (1958) ... Eli Zach
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Old Brown
 1958 The Matchmaker
Malachi Stack
 1957-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Sheriff George Thomas / Boats
- Getaway Car (1958) ... Sheriff George Thomas
- Big Joe's Coming Home (1957) ... Boats (as Wally Ford)
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mule Rogers / Rebel
- The Last Man (1958) ... Mule Rogers
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
William Markham
- The Jim Thompson Case (1957) ... William Markham
 1952-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Blue Hotel (1957) ... Innkeeper
- Come What May (1952)
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Samuel Cramer / Dr. Karl Wexdig / Sheriff / ...
- Stain of Honor (1957) ... Samuel Cramer
- The Fog (1956) ... Dr. Karl Wexdig
- The Prowler (1956) ... Sheriff
- The Champion (1955) ... Bunco Kelly
 1956 Stagecoach to Fury
Judge Lester Farrell
 1956 The Rainmaker
Sheriff Howard Thomas
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Haywire Kelly
- Haywire Kelly's Blues ... Haywire Kelly
 1956 Thunder Over Arizona
Hal Stiles
 1956 Johnny Concho
Albert Dark
 1956 The First Texan
Henry Delaney
 1956 The Maverick Queen
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Ed Rawlings
- One Against Many (1956) ... Ed Rawlings
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Big Joe's Comin' Home (1955) ... Boats
 1955 A Lawless Street
Dr. Amos Wynn
 1955 The Spoilers
Flapjack Simms
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Monty Smith
- The Ox-Bow Incident (1955) ... Monty Smith
 1955 Lucy Gallant
Gus Basserman
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Day of the Trial (1955)
 1955 Kings Row (TV Series)
Uncle Ezra
- Two of a Kind (1955) ... Uncle Ezra
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Charley O'Leary
 1955 Wichita
Arthur Whiteside
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Lt. Harrigan
- Tobias the Terrible (1955) ... Lt. Harrigan
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Sunday Mourn (1955) ... Talker
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Walter Mason / Billy Ford
- The Blank Wall (1955) ... Walter Mason / Billy Ford
 1954 3 Ring Circus
Sam Morley
 1954 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
- The Christmas Story (1954) ... Nick
 1954 Destry
Doc Curtis
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
- Dark of the Night (1954) ... Photographer
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- Run from Honor (1954)
 1953-1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Treasure Trove (1954)
 1954 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
- Night Club (1954)
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
Wally Higgins
 1954 Studio One (TV Series)
- The Runaway (1954)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
Sam Jennings
- The Man Who Knew O. Henry (1953) ... Sam Jennings
 1953 The Nebraskan
Mac McBride
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Happy Rest (1953)
 1953 The Great Jesse James Raid
Elias Hobbs
 1953 She Couldn't Say No
Joe Wheelen
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Buck Hansen
- Claim Jumpin' Jennie (1953) ... Buck Hansen
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Winners Never Lose (1953) ... (as Wally Ford)
 1952 Flesh and Fury
Jack 'Pop' Richardson
 1952 Rodeo
Barbecue Jones
 1951 Warpath
Pvt. 'Irish' Potts
 1951 He Ran All the Way
Fred Dobbs
 1950 Harvey
Ellis Logfren, The Taxi Driver
 1950 The Breaking Point
F.R. Duncan
 1950 The Furies
Scotty Hyslip
 1950 Dakota Lil
 1949 Red Stallion in the Rockies
'Talky' Carson
 1949 The Set-Up
 1948 Belle Starr's Daughter
Lafe Bailey
 1948 Embraceable You
Police Lt. Ferria
 1948 Coroner Creek
Andy West
 1948 Shed No Tears
Sam Grover
 1948 The Man from Texas
Jed (as Wally Ford)
 1947 T-Men
The Schemer (as Wally Ford)
 1947 Magic Town
Lou Dicketts
 1947 Dead Reckoning
 1946 Crack-Up
 1946 Black Angel
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Al Morgan
 1946 Lover Come Back
 1946 The Green Years
Jamie Nigg
 1946 A Guy Could Change
Bill Conley
 1945 Spellbound
Stranger in Hotel Lobby
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Emmett Rogers
 1945 The Great John L.
 1945 Blood on the Sun
Ollie Miller
 1944 Machine Gun Mama
John O'Reilly
 1944 Secret Command
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
 1943 The Ape Man
Jeff B. Carter
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt
Fred Saunders
 1942 Seven Days' Leave
Sgt. Mead
 1942 Scattergood Survives a Murder
Wally Collins
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
Babe Hanson
 1942 Inside the Law
 1942 All Through the Night
Spats Hunter (as Wally Ford)
 1941 Blues in the Night
Brad Ames
 1941 Murder by Invitation
Bob White
 1941 Roar of the Press
Wally Williams
 1941 A Man Betrayed
 1940 Give Us Wings
Mr. York
 1940 The Mummy's Hand
Babe Jenson
 1940 Scatterbrain
Sam Maxwell
 1940 Love, Honor and Oh-Baby!
Joe Redmond
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
Jed Marlowe
 1940 Isle of Destiny
Millard 'Milly' Barnes
 1939 Back Door to Heaven
Frankie Rogers
 1938 The Marines Come Thru
Pvt. 'Singapore' Stebbins
 1938/II Stardust
Peter Jackson
 1938 Swing It, Sailor!
Pete Kelly
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai
Ted Young
 1937 Dark Sands
Mike Clancy
 1937 You're in the Army Now
Jimmy Tracy
 1936 A Son Comes Home
 1936 The Rogues' Tavern
Jimmy Kelly
 1936 Absolute Quiet
 1936 Two in the Dark
Harry Hillyer
 1935 Another Face
Joe Haynes - Press Agent
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
 1935 She Couldn't Take It
'Fingers' Boston
 1935 Get That Man
Jack Kirkland / John Prescott (II)
 1935 The Informer
Frankie McPhillip
 1935 Men of the Hour
Andy Blane
 1935 Swellhead
Terry McCall
 1935 One Frightened Night
Joe Luvalle (as Wally Ford)
 1935 The Nut Farm
Willie Barton
 1935 In Spite of Danger
Bob Crane
 1934 El Misterioso Mr. Wong
Jason H. Barton
 1934 The Mysterious Mr. Wong
Jason H. 'Jay' Barton
 1934 Money Means Nothing
Kenneth 'Kenny' McKay
 1934 I Hate Women
Scoop McGuire
 1934 Men in White
 1934 The Lost Patrol
 1934 A Woman's Man
Joe Flynn - Prizefighter
 1933 East of Fifth Avenue
Vic Howard
 1933 My Woman
Chick Rollins
 1933 Goodbye Again
Arthur Westlake
 1933 Three Cornered Moon
Kenneth Rimplegar
 1933 Headline Shooter
 1933 The Big Cage
Russ Penny
 1933 Night of Terror
Tom Hartley
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Martin West
 1932 Hypnotized
Bill Bogard
 1932 Central Park
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
 1932 Are You Listening?
Larry Barnes
 1932 The Wet Parade
Jerry Tyler
 1932 The Beast of the City
Ed Fitzpatrick
 1932 Freaks
 1931 X Marks the Spot
Ted Lloyd
 1931 Possessed
Al Manning
 1930 Fore (Short)
The Golf Champion
 1930 Absent Minded (Short)
 1929 Married in Hollywood
Mitzi's Fan (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Seventeen" by Booth Tarkington. Chicago, IL. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Wally Ford


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Martha Ann Haworth  (her death)  (1 child)

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Personal Quote:

[when asked by a writer to compose his own epitaph] At last I get top billing!


He appeared in four films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Freaks (1932), Employees' Entrance (1933), The Informer (1935) and Shadow of a Doubt (1943). See more »

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