Russell Hicks (I) (1895–1957)

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Tall, distinguished-looking Russell Hicks appeared in almost 300 films in his more than 40-year career (although his first known screen appearance was in 1915, he has screenwriting credits as early as 1913, so it's possible his screen debut was earlier than credited). His cultured bearing, grandfatherly appearance and soothing, resonant voice were... See full bio »

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 1955-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Warden Peters / Judge Irving / Selden
- A Green Hill Far Away (1957) ... Warden Peters
- Convict 1321, Age 21 (1957) ... Judge Irving
- Broadway Trust (1955) ... Selden
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
Adam Henshaw
- The Feud (1957) ... Adam Henshaw
 1957 West Point (TV Series)
- McKinley's Challenge (1957) ... Superintendent
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
J. Winston Fletcher
- Clothes Make the Man (1957) ... J. Winston Fletcher
 1957 Panic! (TV Series)
John J. Martin
- The Embezzler (1957) ... John J. Martin
 1956 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- Father and Son: Doctors (1956) ... Doctor
 1956 Once Upon a Honeymoon (Short)
Angel Chief
 1956 7th Cavalry
Col. Kellogg
 1956 The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series)
Mr. Duncan
- Hawaiian Hamzah (1956) ... Mr. Duncan
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Mayor Nolan
- Hatfield, the Rainmaker (1956) ... Mayor Nolan
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Sam Turner
- Father and Son (1956) ... Sam Turner
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Washburn
- Princess O'Rourke (1956) ... Mr. Washburn
 1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Mr. Adams
- The Yachting Party (1956) ... Mr. Adams
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Mr. More / Gen. Riller
- The Center of the Maze (1956) ... Mr. More
- The Answer (1955) ... Gen. Riller
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Col. Kilrain
- West of the River (1956) ... Col. Kilrain
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Adm. Stevens
- Ninety Day Wonder (1956) ... Adm. Stevens
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "With Liberty and Justice for All")
- With Liberty and Justice for All (1956) ... (segment "With Liberty and Justice for All")
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Eminent Domain (1956) ... Governor
 1955-1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Morton, Sr. / Mr. Forsythe
- Politeness Never Pays (1956) ... Mr. Morton, Sr.
- Harry Morton's Cocktail Party (1955) ... Mr. Forsythe
 1955 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
Capt. Blakely
- The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1955) ... Capt. Blakely
 1955 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Mr. Landers
- Mardi Gras (1955) ... Mr. Landers
 1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Coquette (1955)
- Life and Taxes (1955)
 1955 Studio One (TV Series)
- For the Defense (1955) ... Hinton
 1954 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
The Principal
- The Case of the Narcotics Racket (1954) ... The Principal
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
- A Name for Death (1954)
 1954 Mama (TV Series)
 1954 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Judge J.T. Tyrell
- Episode #1.1 (1954) ... Judge J.T. Tyrell
 1953 The Studebaker Story (Short)
Harold S. Vance
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Gov. Henry Foote
- Whirlwind Courtship (1953) ... Gov. Henry Foote
 1953 Man of Conflict
Mr. Murdock
 1953 Joseph Schildkraut Presents (TV Series)
- The Professor (1953)
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Uncle DeWitt Davenport
- Margie's Phantom Lover (1953) ... Uncle DeWitt Davenport
 1953 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Mr. Edwards
- Subway Switch (1953) ... Mr. Edwards
 1953 Soldier of Peace (TV Movie)
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Sunday Storm (1953)
 1950-1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Col. Morgan
- Next to Crash (1952)
- Man Without a Country (1950) ... Col. Morgan
 1952 The Maverick
Colonel Hook
 1951-1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Jeremiah J. Gates / Kenneth Durwin
- The Elephant in Stockings (1952) ... Jeremiah J. Gates
- The Case of the Slightly Used Car (1951) ... Kenneth Durwin
 1952 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Colonel Hayes
- The Condemned Man (1952) ... Colonel Hayes
 1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie
Col. . Lockwood
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
- Calculated Risk (1952)
 1952 Old Oklahoma Plains
Colonel Charles Bigelow
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- For Life (1952)
 1952 Rodeo
Allen H. Grandstead (uncredited)
 1951 Overland Telegraph
Colonel Marvin
 1951 Crazy Over Horses
 1951 All That I Have
Jess Northrup
 1951 As You Were
Col. Lockwood
 1950-1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Mr Hilscher
- Mechanic on Duty (1951) ... Mr Hilscher
- Double Feature (1950)
 1951 Kentucky Jubilee
T.J. Hoarsely
 1951 Fourteen Hours
Regan - Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Exchange Chairman (uncredited)
 1951 Bowery Battalion
Col. Melvin Hatfield
 1950 The Du Pont Story
Businessman (uncredited)
 1950 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Jasper King - Nancy's Uncle
- False Marriage (1950) ... Jasper King - Nancy's Uncle
 1950 Again... Pioneers
Pete Galloway
 1950 The Petty Girl
Tycoon (uncredited)
 1950 Duchess of Idaho
Contest Judge (uncredited)
 1950 The Big Hangover
Steve Hughes
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
- Double Feature (1950)
 1950 Square Dance Katy
 1950 Unmasked
George Richards - District Attorney
 1950 Blue Grass of Kentucky
James B. Armistead
 1950 The Flying Saucer
Hank Thorn
 1949 Malaya
Businessman with Cigar (uncredited)
 1949 Shocking Affair (Short)
The Banker
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Lord of Ashkelon
 1949 Jackson and Jill (TV Series)
Mr. Gimling / Mr. Grimley
- Trouble is a Gift (1949) ... Mr. Gimling
- Who's Who (1949) ... Mr. Gimling
- Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow (1949) ... Mr. Gimling
- A Man's House is Her Castle (1949) ... Mr. Gimling
- Let 'Em Eat Cake (1949) ... Mr. Gimling
 1949 Barbary Pirate
Commodore Preble
 1949 The Fountainhead
Banner Board Member (uncredited)
 1949 Manhattan Angel
J.C. Rayland
 1949 I Cheated the Law
District Attorney Randolph
 1949 South of St. Louis
Col. Kirby (uncredited)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
Treadway (uncredited)
 1948 Jiggs and Maggie in Court
Supreme Court Judge
 1948 My Dear Secretary
Dick Fulton - Publisher (uncredited)
 1948 The Plunderers
Cavalry Colonel
 1948 The Return of October
Taylor (uncredited)
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Judge Brack
 1948 Shanghai Chest
Dist. Atty. Frank Bronson
 1948 Race Street
Easy Mason
 1948 The Gallant Legion
State Sen. Beale
 1948 Assigned to Danger
Thomas A. Rivers (uncredited)
 1948 Silver River
Edwards (uncredited)
 1948 The Hunted
Dan Meredith - Chief of Detectives
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Johnny - Copper Club Manager (uncredited)
 1948 The Black Arrow
Sir Harry Shelton
 1948 The Mating of Millie
Kirkland (uncredited)
 1948 The Judge Steps Out
Superior Court Judge (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Gen. Sheridan (uncredited)
 1947 Louisiana
Fred Astor
 1947 Exposed
Col. William K. Bentry
 1947 Variety Girl
Man at Steambath (uncredited)
 1947 Smoky River Serenade
J. Bricket Armstrong
 1947 Smooth Sailing (Short)
Capt. McGuire
 1947 Dark Delusion
Mr. Logan - Patient (uncredited)
 1947 Web of Danger
Mr. Gallagher
 1947 Fun on a Weekend
John Biddle
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
Mr. Appleby
 1947 The Beginning or the End
General (uncredited)
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Thackery Gibbs
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Maj. Dell Harney
 1946 The Show-Off
Mr. Thorbison (uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Producer (uncredited)
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Sen. Gwin
 1946 The Bachelor's Daughters
John Llewelyn Dillon
 1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook
John Hawks (uncredited)
 1946 G.I. War Brides
Insp. Ramsaye
 1946 The Unknown
Col. Wetherford (uncredited)
 1946 Dark Alibi
Warden Cameron
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Marty Martindale (uncredited)
 1946 Swing Parade of 1946
Daniel Warren Sr.
 1946 Gay Blades
 1946 A Close Call for Boston Blackie
Harcourt (uncredited)
 1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
Robin Hood - Earl of Huntington
 1945 Scarlet Street
J.J. Hogarth
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter
Board Member (uncredited)
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Mr. Lindsay - Patient (uncredited)
 1945 A Game of Death
Mr. Whitney
 1945 That Night with You
Henry Brock (uncredited)
 1945 Apology for Murder
Harvey Kirkland
 1945 First Yank Into Tokyo
Col. Thompson (uncredited)
 1945 The Hidden Eye (scenes deleted)
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Cyrus Danver
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Mr. Laurence Gaylord
 1945 The Master Key
Police Chief Michael J. O'Brien
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal
General (uncredited)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
 1945 I Was a Criminal
Police Commisioner
 1944 Port of 40 Thieves
Charles Farrington
 1944 Janie
Col. Lucas - Commander Camp Wingate
 1944 Louisiana Hayride
H.C. Forbes
 1944 Bathing Beauty
Mr. Allenwood (uncredited)
 1944 Hat Check Honey
J.J. Worthington
 1944 Captain America
 1943 The Woman of the Town
 1943 What a Woman!
Sutton (uncredited)
 1943/I There's Something About a Soldier
Mr. Edwards (uncredited)
 1943 His Butler's Sister
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Chief Inspector (uncredited)
 1943 Someone to Remember
Mr. Stanton
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia
Army Colonel (uncredited)
 1943 Follow the Band
Jeremiah K. Barton
 1943 King of the Cowboys
Texas Gov. Shuville
 1943 Air Raid Wardens
Major Scanlon
 1943 Harrigan's Kid
Col. Lowry
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Lincoln's Emissary
 1942 Behind the Eight Ball
Harry B. Kemp
 1942 Strictly in the Groove
R.C. Saunders
 1942 Hitler--Dead or Alive
Samuel Thornton
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies
Man in Dark with Lighter (uncredited)
 1942 Keeping Fit (Short)
Plant Manager
 1942 King of the Mounties
Marshal Carleton
 1942 Blondie for Victory
Colonel (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Committee Speaker (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
 1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure
Judge Abbotson
 1942 Pacific Rendezvous
John Carter
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Dr. Chandley
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Capt. C.V. O'Brien (uncredited)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Maj. Wilson
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby
J. Wadsworth Carrington
 1942 Joe Smith, American
Mr. Edgerton
 1942 We Were Dancing
Mr. Bryce-Carew
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Rodeo Announcer #1 (uncredited)
 1942 Sealed Lips
Dr. Charles Evans
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Commanding Officer
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Colonel of 1st Michigan (uncredited)
 1941 Public Enemies
 1941 Great Guns
Gen. Burns
 1941 Buy Me That Town
Fred Malcolm
 1941 Honky Tonk
Dr. Otis (scenes deleted)
 1941 Unexpected Uncle
Tony (uncredited)
 1941 Doctors Don't Tell
Supt. Duff
 1941 The Pittsburgh Kid (uncredited)
 1941 The Little Foxes
William Marshall
 1941 Dive Bomber
Admiral - Speaks at Final Awards (uncredited)
 1941 Hold That Ghost
 1941 The Parson of Panamint
Prosecuting Attorney
 1941 Sergeant York
General (uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store
Arthur Hastings
 1941 Blood and Sand
 1941 The Great Lie
Colonel Harriston
 1941 Man Made Monster
Prison Warden Harris (uncredited)
 1941 The Man Who Lost Himself
Mr. Van der Girt
 1941 Here Comes Happiness
John Vance
 1941 A Man Betrayed
C.R. Pringle
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Treadway - Hugo's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1941 Western Union
 1941 Arkansas Judge
John Root - Attorney
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Mr. Harrington
 1940 No, No, Nanette
'Hutch' Hutchinson
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Dr. J. Boyce Russell (uncredited)
 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's
Mayor Jones of Hollywood
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Wealthy London Host (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
J. Frothingham Waterbury
 1940 East of the River
 1940 Seven Sinners
First Governor
 1940 Nobody's Children
Sen. Lawrence Hargrave (uncredited)
 1940 Fugitive from a Prison Camp
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1940 Junior G-Men
Col. Barton
 1940 The Return of Frank James
 1940 Sporting Blood
'Sneak' OBrien
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Judge (uncredited)
 1940 The Mortal Storm
 1940 Earthbound
 1940 Enemy Agent
Lyman Scott
 1940 Virginia City
 1940 Johnny Apollo
District Attorney
 1940 Parole Fixer
U.S. District Court Judge
 1940 The Blue Bird
Daddy Tyl
 1939 Swanee River
Andrew McDowell
 1939 The Big Guy
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
J.P. Walker
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Mr. Cunard (uncredited)
 1939 Bad Little Angel
Maj. Ellwood - Newspaper Owner (uncredited)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
 1939 Rio
Banker (uncredited)
 1939 The Real Glory
Capt. George Manning
 1939 America's Safest Tire (Short)
Fisk Tire Official
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Chairman (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel for Women
Van Ellis (uncredited)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone
 1939 Man of Conquest
Mr. Allen (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Mr. Sargent (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel Imperial
Austrian Officer (uncredited)
 1939 East Side of Heaven
Hinkle (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Colonel (uncredited)
 1939 I Was a Convict
District Attorney
 1939 The Three Musketeers
 1939 Honolulu
Mr. Clifford Jones (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Slaves
Albee's Attorney (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Trouble
 1939 North of Shanghai
 1938 Kentucky
Thad Goodwin Sr. (1861)
 1938 That Certain Age
Scout Leader (uncredited)
 1938 Fugitives for a Night
Maurice Tenwright
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Attorney to Kirby (uncredited)
 1938 Gateway
Ernest Porter
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
 1938 Men with Wings
Gen. Marlin (uncredited)
 1938 Kidnapped
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Capt. Stafford
 1938 In Old Chicago
Man in Jack's Office
 1937 Wise Girl
David Larrimore (uncredited)
 1937 Clipped Wings
Capt. Morton
 1937 The Westland Case
Mr. Woodbury
 1937 Partners in Crime
Mayor Callahan
 1937 Fit for a King
Editor Hardwick
 1937 The Man Who Cried Wolf
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1937 The Big Shot
Martin Drake
 1937 A Dangerous Adventure
 1937 The Toast of New York
 1937 On Again-Off Again
George Dilwig
 1937 The Wildcatter
Tom Frayne
 1937 Fifty Roads to Town
Police Official
 1937 Pick a Star
Mr. Stone
 1937 It Happened Out West
 1937 Criminals of the Air
Kurt Feldon
 1937 Let Them Live
Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1937 King of Gamblers
Man at Temple's Table (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Barney Flagg
 1937 Maytime
Monsieur Bulliet (uncredited)
 1937 23 1/2 Hours Leave
Capt. Barker
 1937 Espionage
Alfred Hartrix (uncredited)
 1937 Girl Overboard
Sam Le Maire
 1937 Secret Valley
Austin Martin
 1936 We Who Are About to Die
District Attorney Knight (uncredited)
 1936 Dodge City Trail
Kenyon Phillips
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Cyrus Hall
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Senator Forrest
 1936 15 Maiden Lane
Judge Graham
 1936 The Sea Spoilers
Phil Morgan
 1936 The General Died at Dawn
American with No Matches (uncredited)
 1936 Straight from the Shoulder
Capt. Daniels (uncredited)
 1936 Grand Jury
Jim Hanify
 1936 Spendthrift
Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 Bunker Bean
A.C. Jones
 1936 Ticket to Paradise
 1936 Trapped by Television
J.F. Howland - Board Member (uncredited)
 1936 Hearts in Bondage
Sen. Pillsbury
 1936 Fatal Lady
American Opera House Manager (uncredited)
 1936 Special Investigator
Insp. Perkett
 1936 Woman Trap
 1936 Laughing Irish Eyes
Silk Taylor
 1936 The Music Goes 'Round
Mr. Cohn (uncredited)
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Jim Nolan
 1936 Rose-Marie
Commandant (uncredited)
 1936 Tough Guy
Corbin (uncredited)
 1936 Two in the Dark
McCord - Police Officer (uncredited)
 1935 If You Could Only Cook
Dillon (uncredited)
 1935 Millions in the Air
 1935 Grand Exit
Drake (uncredited)
 1935 1, 000 Dollars a Minute
Sonny Rycross
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai
James Andrews
 1935 Thunder in the Night
Prefect of Police
 1935 Ladies Love Danger
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1935 Lady Tubbs
Mr. Ronald Ash-Orcutt
 1935 Honeymoon Limited
Slug Gorman / Sugar Carver
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
Bert Taylor
 1935 $10 Raise
Hendricks (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Sam Rupert (uncredited)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
Le Moyne
 1935 Living on Velvet
 1935 While the Patient Slept
Dr. Jay
 1935 Sweet Music
The Mayor
 1935 The Woman in Red
Clayton - Defense Attorney
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Chief of Detectives (scenes deleted)
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air
 1934 The Secret Bride
John F. Holdstock
 1934 Murder in the Clouds
 1934 Babbitt
Commissioner Lyle Gurnee
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born
Newspaper Editor
 1934 The Firebird
Mr. Beyer - the Stage Manager
 1934 The St. Louis Kid
Gorman (uncredited)
 1934 Happiness Ahead
Jim Meehan
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog
Clinton Foley
 1934 My Mummy's Arms (Short)
Mr. Smith
 1934 Foiled Again (Short)
 1934 Mushrooms (Short)
President of Pure Food Association (uncredited)
 1934 Enlighten Thy Daughter
Daniel Stevens
 1933 Before Morning
James Nichols
 1916 Intolerance
Extra (uncredited)
 1915 The Birth of a Nation
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Stage: Appeared (as "Mr. Pilbeam") in "On Borrowed Time" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by Paul Osborn. Based on the novel by Lawrence Edward Watkin. Directed by Marshall Jamison. 48th Street Theatre: 10 Feb 1953-18 Apr 1953 (78 performances). Cast: Victor Moore (as "Julian Northrup" / "Gramps"), Beulah Bondi (as "Nellie" / "... See more »

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