Jonathan Hale (I) (1891–1966)

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Canadian-born character actor Jonathan Hale had a long and distinguished film career, appearing in over 260 pictures and television programs. He was a member of the diplomatic service prior to his film career, and his stately bearing stood him in good stead for the large variety of corporate executives, military officers and high-level politicians ... See full bio »

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 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Medical Examiner
- Won't It Ever Be Morning? (1965) ... Medical Examiner (as John Hale)
 1960 Full Speed for Anywhere (TV Movie)
 1956 The Three Outlaws
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Dr. Stetson / Judge / Governor
- Deadly Fear (1956) ... Dr. Stetson
- The Unholy Trio (1955) ... Judge (uncredited)
- Cleanup (1955) ... Governor
 1956 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series)
Leland Cheney
- Library Quiz (1956) ... Leland Cheney
 1956 Jaguar
Dr. Powell
 1956 Brave Eagle (TV Series)
- The Storm Fool (1956)
 1956 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
J.A. Turner
- A Tribute to Joel Chandler Harris (1956) ... J.A. Turner
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Final Tribute (1955) ... Mayor
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Morton Archer / Dr. Hugo Milton
- The Stones Began to Move (1955) ... Dr. Morton Archer
- Out of Nowhere (1955) ... Dr. Hugo Milton
 1952-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Kennedy
- Meet Mr. Justice (1955)
- The House of Pride (1952) ... Dr. Kennedy
 1955 The Night Holds Terror
Bob Henderson
 1953-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
James Madison / Postmaster General Brown
- The Rescue of Dr. Beanes (1955) ... James Madison
- Riders of the Pony Express (1953) ... Postmaster General Brown
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Phillip Ridgely / Mr. Cromwell
- The First Year (1955) ... Phillip Ridgely
- The Blank Wall (1955) ... Mr. Cromwell
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Elney Corp. Representative
- Jungle Search (1955) ... Elney Corp. Representative
 1954-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Passage Home (1955) ... Crabtree
- Terror Train (1954)
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
- The Round Dozen (1955)
 1955 City Detective (TV Series)
- Trouble in Toyland (1955) ... Kane
 1955 Lassie (TV Series)
Walter Barton
- Blind Soldier (1955) ... Walter Barton
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Harris Davies
- The Girl Who Knew (1955) ... Harris Davies
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Warden Stone / Adam Harcourt
- Eyes in My Back (1954) ... Warden Stone
- The Guilty Stamps (1954) ... Adam Harcourt
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Judge Tamberg
- Portrait of Lydia (1954) ... Judge Tamberg
 1954 Cattle Queen of Montana
Politician (uncredited)
 1954 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1953-1954 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Bellamy / Mackay
- Second Elopement (1954)
- Juror on Trial (1954) ... Charlie Bellamy
- Man of the Comstock (1953) ... Mackay
- Bless the Man (1953)
 1954 Men of the Fighting Lady
Home Movie Commentator (uncredited)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1954 Duffy of San Quentin
 1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Dean Howard
- Reunion (1954) ... Dean Howard
 1953 The Flaming Urge
Mr. Chalmers
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Prof. Roberts / Col. Brand
- Panic in the Sky (1953) ... Prof. Roberts
- The Evil Three (1953) ... Col. Brand
 1953 She Couldn't Say No
John Bentley (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Landon - Bank Examiner / John Trent
- Double Crossed (1953) ... Landon - Bank Examiner
- The Golden Wolf (1952) ... John Trent
 1953 Kansas Pacific
Sherman Johnson
 1953 Taxi
Mr. Barker (uncredited)
 1952 My Hero (TV Series)
- Horse Trail (1952) ... Judge
 1952 The Steel Trap
Tom Bowers
 1952 Son of Paleface
Gov. Freeman (uncredited)
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Stanley Rickson (uncredited)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Judge Lane (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Man from Yesterday (1952) ... Seaver
 1952 Scandal Sheet
Frank Madison
 1951 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Mayor / Bill Mayfield
- The Grand Fleece (1951) ... Mayor
- The Golden Peso (1951) ... Bill Mayfield
 1951 Sunny Side of the Street
Cyrus Pelley
 1951 The Tall Target
Passenger from Carolina (uncredited)
 1951 Let's Go Navy!
 1951 Rodeo King and the Senorita
Dr. Sands
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Mr. Antony
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- Behind Southern Lines (1951) ... General
 1951 Insurance Investigator
Russell James
 1950 Short Grass
Charlie Bissel
 1950 Three Husbands
Edward Wurdeman - Attorney at Law
 1950 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Barry Owens / Barry Owen aka Bill Stevens
- Medicine Flats (1950) ... Barry Owens
- Rustling (1950) ... Barry Owen aka Bill Stevens
 1950 Triple Trouble
 1950 Federal Agent at Large
James Goodwin
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
 1949 Jackson and Jill (TV Series)
- Let 'Em Eat Cake (1949)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession
Roger Lennert - Lucy's Attorney (uncredited)
 1949 Dog of the Wild (Short)
 1949 The Fountainhead
Guy Francon (uncredited)
 1949 Stampede
 1949 State Department: File 649
 1949 The Judge
Judge Allan J. Brooks
 1949 Rose of the Yukon
Gen. Butler
 1948 Disaster
Police Commissioner Jerome
 1948 Johnny Belinda
Dr. Horace M. Gray (uncredited)
 1948 Michael O'Halloran
Judge Schaffner
 1948 Tap Roots
Gen. Johnston (uncredited)
 1948 Silver River
Maj. Spencer
 1948 King of the Gamblers
Sam Hyland
 1948 Call Northside 777
Robert Winston (uncredited)
 1948 Rocky
Kenneth Forrester
 1947 High Wall
Emory Garrison
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Gov. Fox
 1947 Black Gold
Senator Watkins
 1947 The Vigilantes Return
Judge Holden
 1947 The Ghost Goes Wild
Max Atterbury
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Dr. Vannevar Bush
 1946 Wife Wanted
Philip Conway
 1946 Rolling Home
Henry Kane
 1946 Blondie Knows Best
J.C. Dithers
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Citizens for Better Government Chairman (uncredited)
 1946 Easy to Wed
Hector Boswell
 1946 The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Police Capt. Griffin
 1946 The Cat Creeps
Walter Elliot
 1946 Blondie's Lucky Day
J.C. Dithers
 1946 Riverboat Rhythm
Col. Edward Beeler
 1946 Gay Blades
 1945 Life with Blondie
J.C. Dithers
 1945 The Strange Mr. Gregory
Blair - Defense Attorney
 1945 Man Alive
 1945 Allotment Wives
Brig. Gen. H.N. Gilbert
 1945 Dakota
Col. Wordin
 1945 Divorce
Judge Conlon
 1945 The Phantom Speaks
Owen McAllister
 1945 G.I. Honeymoon
Col. Hammerhead Smith
 1945 Watchtower Over Tomorrow (Documentary short)
General Assembly Chair (uncredited)
 1945 Leave It to Blondie
J.C. Dithers
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Mr. Brodel (uncredited)
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Dr. Sloane (uncredited)
 1944 Dead Man's Eyes
Dr. Welles
 1944 End of the Road
Gregory McCune
 1944 My Buddy
Senator Henry
 1944 Since You Went Away
Second Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1944 The Black Parachute
King Stephen
 1944 This Is the Life
Dr. Plum
 1943/I There's Something About a Soldier
General Sommerton
 1943 Jack London
Kerwin Maxwell
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Mr. Fox
 1943 Footlight Glamour
J.C. Dithers
 1943 Nobody's Darling
Jason Rhodes
 1943 It's a Great Life
J.C. Dithers
 1943 The Rear Gunner (Short)
Commanding Officer
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
 1942 Blondie for Victory
J.C. Dithers
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Frank Marshall Todwell
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Joseph Sanford
 1942 Miss Annie Rooney
Mr. White
 1942 Blondie's Blessed Event
J.C. Dithers
 1942 Lone Star Ranger
Judge Longstreth
 1942 Joe Smith, American
Blake McKettrick
 1942 Blondie Goes to College
J.C. Dithers
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
 1941 The Pittsburgh Kid
Max Ellison
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Dr. Kramer
 1941 Blondie in Society
J.C. Dithers
 1941 Her First Beau
Mr. Harris
 1941 Strange Alibi
Chief Sprague
 1941 The Great Swindle
 1941 Blondie Goes Latin
Mr. J.C. Dithers
 1941 Flight from Destiny
District Attorney
 1941 The Saint in Palm Springs
Inspector Henry Fernack
 1940 Blondie Plays Cupid
J.C. Dithers
 1940 Melody and Moonlight
Otis Barnett
 1940 Dulcy
Homer Patterson
 1940 Blondie Has Servant Trouble
J.C. Dithers
 1940 We Who Are Young
 1940 Private Affairs
George Gilkin
 1940 The Saint Takes Over
Inspector Henry Fernack
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Dr. Brown
 1940 The Saint's Double Trouble
Inspector Henry Fernack
 1939 The Big Guy
Jack Lang
 1939 Barricade
Assistant Secretary of State
 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
J.C. Dithers
 1939 Thunder Afloat
Adm. Girard
 1939 Fugitive at Large
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1939 One Against the World (Short)
Dr. Ephraim McDowell
 1939 In Old Monterey
 1939 In Name Only
Dr. Gateson
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
President of Western Union
 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss
J. C. Dithers
 1939 The Saint Strikes Back
Inspector Henry Fernack
 1939 Tail Spin
Racing Official Starter (uncredited)
 1939 Wings of the Navy
 1939 Stand Up and Fight
Col. Webb
 1938 There's That Woman Again
Rolfe Davis
 1938 The Duke of West Point
Col. Early
 1938 Road Demon
 1938 Blondie
J.C. Dithers
 1938 Tarnished Angel
Detective Sgt. Edward Cramer
 1938 Breaking the Ice
 1938 Fugitives for a Night
Police Captain
 1938 Boys Town
John Hargraves
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Lou Woodstock (uncredited)
 1938 Men with Wings
Long (uncredited)
 1938 Crime Ring
Bank President (uncredited)
 1938 Wives Under Suspicion
 1938 The Saint in New York
Inspector Henry Fernack
 1938 Gangs of New York
 1938 Yellow Jack
Major General Leonard Wood
 1938 Island in the Sky
Prison Warden Matthews (uncredited)
 1938 Over the Wall
 1938 Judge Hardy's Children
John Lee
 1938 Her Jungle Love
J.C. Martin
 1938 The First Hundred Years
Judge Parker
 1938 Mad About Music
Prosecutor - Film Within a Film (uncredited)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
F.B.I. Special Agent
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai
J.B. Willet
 1937 Big Town Girl
 1937 Carnival Queen
Robert Jacoby
 1937 Madame X
Hugh Fariman Sr
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
J.B. Parsons
 1937 Saratoga
Frank Clayton
 1937 Midnight Madonna
Stuart Kirkland
 1937 This Is My Affair
 1937 The League of Frightened Men
Alexander Drummond
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
Judge Advocate (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Buy Luck
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1937 A Star Is Born
Judge George J. Parris (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Found Himself
Dr. Tom Smythe (uncredited)
 1937 Racketeers in Exile
Alden Parker
 1937 John Meade's Woman
Mr. Melton
 1937 Sea Devils
Court-Martial President (uncredited)
 1937 A Doctor's Diary
Mr. Williams (uncredited)
 1937 Outcast
Judge (uncredited)
 1937 Man of the People
Carter Spetner
 1937 She's Dangerous
Charles Fitzgerald
 1937 You Only Live Once
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 Mysterious Crossing
Garland - Banker (uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All
Dr. Harrison (uncredited)
 1936 Happy-Go-Lucky
J. Lansing Bennett
 1936 Flying Hostess
 1936 Born to Dance
Hector - Columnist (uncredited)
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Special Prosecutor
 1936 The Plainsman
Major (uncredited)
 1936 Easy to Take
Mr. Hardy (uncredited)
 1936 The Magnificent Brute
Official (uncredited)
 1936 Down the Stretch
Secretary M.L. Lyon (uncredited)
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Judge Holmes
 1936 China Clipper
State Department Official (uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track
Warren Fenton
 1936 36 Hours to Kill
 1936 Spendthrift
Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 Parole!
Parole Board Member (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Defense Attorney
 1936 Educating Father
Fred Humphrey
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
Judge at First Trial
 1936 Panic on the Air
Johnson (uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Kid
Dr. Brown (uncredited)
 1936 Too Many Parents
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann
District Attorney
 1936 You May Be Next!
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan's Secret
Warren T. Phelps
 1936 Three Live Ghosts
Detective Bolton
 1935 Hit-and-Run Driver (Short)
Captain James (uncredited)
 1935 If You Could Only Cook
Henry Brown - Member of Board of Directors (uncredited)
 1935 Too Tough to Kill
Chairman of the Board (uncredited)
 1935 The Calling of Dan Matthews
Club Owner (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Stage Manager in Opera Box Who Announces Gottlieb's Disappearance (uncredited)
 1935 3 Kids and a Queen
Gangster (uncredited)
 1935 Navy Wife
Norton (uncredited)
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Husband at Train Station (uncredited)
 1935 Alice Adams
Mr. Palmer
 1935 The Raven
Bedside Dr. at Jerry's Right (uncredited)
 1935 Public Hero Number 1
Prison Board Member (uncredited)
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Microscopic Expert (uncredited)
 1935 'G' Men
Congressman (uncredited)
 1935 One New York Night
Mr. Stokes (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Ritz
Director (uncredited)
 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice
Police Captain Hobart Nelson (as John Hale)
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born
Second Broker (uncredited)
 1934 A Lost Lady (uncredited)
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1934 Housewife
Doctor (uncredited)
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