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Louis Jean Heydt (1903–1960)

An American character actor who specialized in "average joes", often timid or down-on-their-luck, Louis Jean Heydt was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He intended a career in journalism and worked as a reporter for the old New York World, but developed an interest in acting and landed a number... See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Sleep Joe Brody
Gone with the Wind Hungry Soldier Holding Beau Wilkes
Abe Lincoln in Illinois Mentor Graham


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 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Sergeant Utterbach
- Command (1960) ... Sergeant Utterbach
 1960 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Dan Mulvey
- The Man in the Middle (1960) ... Dan Mulvey
 1958-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mr. Gantry / Casey Reardon
- The Clayton Tucker Story (1960) ... Mr. Gantry
- The Bernal Sierra Story (1958) ... Casey Reardon
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident of the Devil and His Due (1960) ... Wilson
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Dr. S.V. Lundquist
- Cole Younger (1960) ... Dr. S.V. Lundquist
 1959 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Dr. Summers
- Edge of Eternity (1959) ... Dr. Summers
 1959 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Hank Bailey
- The Winthrop Woman (1959) ... Hank Bailey
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Dan Morton
- Black Tie Kill (1959) ... Dan Morton
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Holly's Father
- The Killers (1959) ... Holly's Father
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Jim Malone
- A Tale of Three Cities (1959) ... Jim Malone
 1959 Inside the Mafia
Rod Balcom
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Marvin Tannis
- The Raider (1959) ... Marvin Tannis
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
- Sky Hook (1958)
 1958 Hide and Seek (TV Movie)
Joe McHale
 1958 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Adam Pierce
- Court Martial (1958) ... Adam Pierce
 1958 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Secretary of War
- Mackenzie's Raiders (1958) ... Secretary of War
 1958 The Man Who Died Twice
Police Captain Andy Hampton
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Joseph McHale
- Hide and Seek (1958) ... Joseph McHale
 1958 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Ben Mallory
- The Fire Eater (1958) ... Ben Mallory
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
Detective Herman
- The Blind Man (1957) ... Detective Herman
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Andre Hedior
- The Barbara Lydon Story (1957) ... Andre Hedior
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
- The Joshua Tree (1957) ... Marcel
 1957 Raiders of Old California
Judge Ward Young
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Paul Evans
- Brannigan's Boots (1957) ... Paul Evans
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Wilson
- A Loud Laugh (1957) ... Mr. Wilson
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Morgan / Burr
- Death Do Us Part (1957) ... Morgan
- Flamingo Road (1956) ... Burr
- Captive City (1954)
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
- Violence Preferred (1957) ... Benton
 1957 The Badge of Marshal Brennan
Col. Donaphin
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Dr. John Keye (uncredited)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Lee Mitchell
- The Trap (1956) ... Lee Mitchell
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Leo Carter
- Cracker Money (1956) ... Leo Carter
 1955-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1953-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Dr. Francis / James Madison
- Wild April (1956)
- G for Goldberger (1954) ... Dr. Francis
- Mr. Peale's Dinosaur (1953) ... James Madison
- New Salem Story (1953)
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive
Myron Spink (uncredited)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
- The Judge (1956) ... Roberts
 1956 Wetbacks
Coast Guard Comdr. Randall
 1956 Stranger at My Door
Sheriff John Tatum
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Newspaper Reporter Smith / Constable Trimble / George Young / ...
- The Secret Weapon of Joe Smith (1956) ... Newspaper Reporter Smith
- The Trigger Finger Clue (1956) ... Constable Trimble
- The Sad Death of a Hero (1955) ... George Young
- The Making of a Submarine (1955) ... Warner
- A Million Dollar Story (1955) ... Reporter
 1956 Fury (TV Series)
Louis Baxter Sr.
- The Test (1956) ... Louis Baxter Sr.
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
- The Waiting Place (1955) ... Malcolm
 1955 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
- The Little Secret (1955) ... Burton
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Cal Ferris
- Silver Saddle (1955) ... Cal Ferris
 1955 No Man's Woman
Det. Lt. Colton
 1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Cliff Bennett
- Gracie Plays Talent Scout for Imitator (1955) ... Cliff Bennett
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
- Armed (1955) ... General
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Col. Van Dyke
- Y..O..R..D.. (1955) ... Lt. Col. Van Dyke
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Capt. Walter F. Rodee
 1952-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Dan / Lt. Albert
- Eddie's Place (1955) ... Dan
- Backstage (1952) ... Lt. Albert
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- No Place to Live (1955)
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Noah Crawford (uncredited)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
 1955 Ten Wanted Men
Tom Baines (uncredited)
 1955 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
- Rare Editions (1955) ... Perry
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Sidney Tyler
- The Case of the Iron Curtain (1955) ... Sidney Tyler
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Joe Johnson / Ed Billings / Clint Johnson
- Tension (1954) ... Joe Johnson
- Anchors of the Past (1954) ... Joe Johnson
- Cap'n John's Dilemma (1954) ... Ed Billings
- Trouble Ship ... Clint Johnson
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
- The Lady in the Beautiful Frame (1954) ... George
 1954 A Star Is Born
Ocean Scene Director (uncredited)
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Tom Horn
- Tom Horn (1954) ... Tom Horn
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Brenner
- Borrow My Car (1954) ... Sgt. Brenner
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
Paul Evans
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
- The Man in the Lead Mask (1953) ... Pawley
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Code of Honor (1952)
 1952-1953 Big Town (TV Series)
'Mac' MacGrath / 'Mac' McGrath
- Watch the Birdie (1953) ... 'Mac' MacGrath
- The Eliminator (1953) ... 'Mac' McGrath
- Locomotive Story (1952)
 1953 Island in the Sky
Fitch (as Louis Heydt)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1953 The Vanquished
Luke Taylor (uncredited)
 1953 My Hero (TV Series)
- The Boat (1953) ... Lacey
 1952 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Bob Simpson
- The File of Death (1952) ... Bob Simpson
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Stanley Crossett
- Anyone Can Be a Sucker (1952) ... Stanley Crossett (as Louis Gene Heydt)
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
Burton Lambert
- Cruise to Colombo ... Burton Lambert
 1952 Models Inc.
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Cal Ferris
- Appointment with the Past (1952) ... Cal Ferris
 1952 Flesh and Fury
 1952 Mutiny
Captain Herwig (uncredited)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Calculated Risk (1952) ... Southerland
 1952 Sailor Beware
Naval Doctor (uncredited)
 1952 The Old West
Jeff Bleeker
 1951 Close to My Heart
Probation Officer Duncan (uncredited)
 1951 Drums in the Deep South
Col. House
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Air Force Captain looking perplexed (uncredited)
 1951 Roadblock
Harry Miller
 1951 Warpath
Herb Woodson
 1951 Criminal Lawyer
Frank Burnett
 1951 Two of a Kind
Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1951 Raton Pass
Jim Pozner (as Louis J. Heydt)
 1951 Rawhide
 1951 The Great Missouri Raid
Charles Ford
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
John Jennings
 1950 The Furies
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Paid in Full
Dr. Carter - Psychiatrist
 1949 The Kid from Cleveland
Carl Novak
 1949 Come to the Stable
Al Newman (uncredited)
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom
Jerskin Elliott (uncredited)
 1949 Badmen of Tombstone
John Stover
 1947 Spoilers of the North
Inspector Carl Winters
 1947 I Cover Big Town
John Moulton
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor
Mercenary (uncredited)
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Hefflin (uncredited)
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose
Priest (uncredited)
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
 1946 The Big Sleep
Joe Brody
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Mike Flaherty
 1946 To Each His Own
American Officer (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
 1945 Strange Destiny (Short)
Asa K. Jennings
 1945 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
Mr. Faraassen
 1945 You Came Along
Navy Man (uncredited)
 1945 Zombies on Broadway
Douglas Walker
 1945 Betrayal from the East
Jack Marsden
 1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Lieut. Miller
 1944 The Great Moment
Dr. Horace Wells
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Ensign (uncredited)
 1944 Her Primitive Man
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Captain Administering Oath (uncredited)
 1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1943 Sucker Bait (Documentary short)
Hotel Desk Clerk - Spy
 1943 The Iron Major
Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
 1943 First Comes Courage
Norwegian (uncredited)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Capt. Robinson (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
American Newsman (uncredited)
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
Karl Arnesen
 1942 One Dangerous Night
 1942 Manila Calling
Harold Watson
 1942 The Glass Key
Man watching dice throw (uncredited)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Bit (uncredited)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Jared Danforth
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Young Doctor (uncredited)
 1942 Canal Zone
Ralph Merrill (uncredited)
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Provost Marshal
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Mr. Ray Johnson (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Harold Kermin
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Miner (uncredited)
 1941 Dive Bomber
Swede Larson
 1941 Coffins on Wheels (Short)
Detective (uncredited)
 1941 Power Dive
Johnny Coles
 1941 Sleepers West
Everett Jason
 1941 High Sierra
Bob - Tourist at Robbery (uncredited)
 1940 Let's Make Music
Mr. Stevens
 1940 Pier 13
Bill Hamilton
 1940 The Great McGinty
Tommy Thompson
 1940 Irene
'Biffy' Webster - the Columnist (uncredited)
 1940 The Hidden Master (Short)
Harry Jones (uncredited)
 1940 All About Hash (Short)
Bob Henry, Mickey's father
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Guard with Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Dr. Kunze
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Mentor Graham
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Hungry Soldier Holding Beau Wilkes
 1939 A Child Is Born
Mr. Kempner
 1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
Dr. Standish (uncredited)
 1939 Reno
Judge Jimmy Howard
 1939 Dad for a Day (Short)
Bill Henry (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Soapbox Speaker (uncredited)
 1939 Full Confession
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Court Appointed Attorney (uncredited)
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Man Betting Doug Won't Get Off the Ground (uncredited)
 1939 They Made Her a Spy
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
Ned Wilkie
 1938 I Am the Law
John W. Butler
 1938 They're Always Caught (Short)
Eddie Diesel
 1938 Test Pilot
Greg Benson
 1938 No Time to Marry
 1937 The Jones Family in Borrowing Trouble
Martin (uncredited)
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow
 1933 Before Morning
Neil Kennedy
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Stage Play: When the Bough Breaks. Drama. Written by Jerry Sackheim [credited as Jerome Sackheim]. Directed by Arthur Lubin. 48th Street Theatre: 16 Feb 1932- Mar 1932 (closing date unknown/17 Performances). Cast: Malcolm Duncan (as "Walker Maitland"), Maud Durand (as "Pritch"), Clyde Franklin (as "Lewis Warren"), Pauline Frederick (as "... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Louis Gene Heydt | Louis J. Heydt | Louis Heydt


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Collapsed and died of a heart attack after appearing in the first scene of "There Was a Little Girl," in which he had played opposite actress Jane Fonda.

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