Dean Jagger (I) (1903–1991)

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Dean Jagger was born in Lima, Ohio, on November 7, 1903. He dropped out of high school twice before finally graduating from Wabash College. Working first as a school teacher, he soon became interested in acting and enrolled at Chicago's "Lyceum Art Conservatory". Mr. Jagger made his first movie and only silent film, The Woman from Hell (1929) in ... See full bio »

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Twelve O'Clock High Major Stovall
White Christmas Major General Thomas F. Waverly
Vanishing Point Prospector
Game of Death Dr. Land


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 1987 Evil Town
Dr. Schaeffer
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. David Domedion
- Cheers (1985) ... Dr. David Domedion
 1980 This Is the Life (TV Series)
 1980 Alligator
 1980 Gideon's Trumpet (TV Movie)
Sixth Supreme Court Justice
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Professor Bowen
- Founders' Day (1979) ... Professor Bowen
 1978 Game of Death
Dr. Land
 1977 End of the World
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
Arthur Nelson Page
- The K Group: Part 2 (1977) ... Arthur Nelson Page
- The K Group: Part 1 (1977) ... Arthur Nelson Page
 1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Simon Applequist
- The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong (1976) ... Simon Applequist
 1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (TV Movie)
 1974 The Great Lester Boggs
Grandather Vandiver
 1974 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Josiah Lowe
 1974 Love Story (TV Series)
Great Grandfather
- Time for Love (1974) ... Great Grandfather
 1973 I Heard the Owl Call My Name (TV Movie)
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Judge McCormick
- The Enforcers (1973) ... Judge McCormick
 1973 So Sad About Gloria
Fredrick Wellman
 1973 The Lie (TV Movie)
Arnold Edgarton
 1972-1973 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Quick / Matthew Keller
- The Terror Broker Project (1973) ... Quick
- Pilot (1972) ... Matthew Keller
 1973 The Stranger (TV Movie)
Carl Webster
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
- End of the Line (1973) ... Boom
 1973 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Mark Tisdale
- Only Three to a Bed (1973) ... Mark Tisdale
 1972 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Henry Raphael Caine
- Dark Angel (1972) ... Henry Raphael Caine
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Walter Cunnell
- The Most Crucial Game (1972) ... Walter Cunnell
 1972 The Glass House (TV Movie)
Warden Auerbach
 1971 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
Sam Baldwin
 1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Gen. Ira Cloninger
- Shadow of a Hero (1971) ... Gen. Ira Cloninger
 1971 Vanishing Point
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
Dr. Matthew Lincoln Sr. / Matt Lincoln Sr
- Adam (1970) ... Matt Lincoln Sr
- Lia (1970) ... Dr. Matthew Lincoln Sr.
- Angie (1970) ... Dr. Matthew Lincoln Sr.
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Senator Tom Ellis
- Little Bear Died Running (1970) ... Senator Tom Ellis
 1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Movie)
Chad Harmon
 1970 Men at Law (TV Series)
Karl Holder
- A Man's Castle (1970) ... Karl Holder
 1970 The Kremlin Letter
 1970 Tiger by the Tail
Top Polk
 1969 The Lonely Profession (TV Movie)
Charles Van Cleve
 1969 Smith!
Judge James C. Brown
 1968 Day of the Evil Gun
Jimmy Noble
 1968 Firecreek
 1967 First to Fight
Lt. Col. E.J. Baseman
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Tony Donovan
- Right in the Middle of the Season (1966) ... Tony Donovan
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Bishop John Atwood
- The Assassin (1966) ... Bishop John Atwood
 1963-1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Principal Albert Vane / Albert Vane
- Mountains to Climb (1965) ... Albert Vane
- The Silent Dissuaders (1965) ... Albert Vane
- From the Brow of Zeus (1965) ... Albert Vane
- Love Among the Grown-Ups (1964) ... Albert Vane
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1964) ... Albert Vane
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
George Davies
- The Star Juror (1963) ... George Davies
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo
John Noble
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Lt. Gen. John Sparrow
- A Distant Thunder (1962) ... Lt. Gen. John Sparrow
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Adam 'Mister Doc' Darrow
- Mister Doc (1962) ... Adam 'Mister Doc' Darrow
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine
Admiral Fitch
 1961 Parrish
Sala Post
 1961 Our American Heritage (TV Series)
General Robert E. Lee
- Gentleman's Decision (1961) ... General Robert E. Lee
 1961 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
General Robert E. Lee
- Our American Heritage: Gentleman's Decision (1961) ... General Robert E. Lee
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ed Lindsay
- Static (1961) ... Ed Lindsay
 1960 Jarrett of K Street (TV Movie)
Dr. Morgan Jarrett
 1960 Elmer Gantry
William L. Morgan
 1960 Cash McCall
Grant Austen
 1959 The House on K-Street (TV Movie)
Dr. Morgan Jarrett
 1959 The Nun's Story
Dr. van der Mal
 1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Harry Holt
- Seed from the East (1959) ... Harry Holt
 1958 King Creole
Mr. Fisher
 1958 The Proud Rebel
Harry Burleigh
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Anton Rojas
- The Dark Side of the Earth (1957) ... Anton Rojas
 1957 Forty Guns
Sheriff Ned Logan
 1957 Bernardine
J. Fullerton Weldy
 1957 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Bert Ensign
- There Were Four (1957) ... Bert Ensign
 1956 The Great Man
Philip Carleton
 1956 Three Brave Men
John W. Rogers - Secretary of the Navy
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Chief Fred Anderson
- Smoke Jumpers (1956) ... Chief Fred Anderson
 1956 X the Unknown
Dr. Adam Royston
 1956 Red Sundown
Sheriff Jade Murphy
 1956 On the Threshold of Space
Dr. Hugo Thornton
 1955 It's a Dog's Life
Mr. Wyndham
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Jim Collins
- My Son Is Gone (1955) ... Jim Collins
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Ed Gorman
- Visibility Zero (1955) ... Ed Gorman
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Vice-Adm. Thomas L. Semple
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock
Tim Horn
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Night Call (1954)
 1954 White Christmas
Major General Thomas F. Waverly
 1954 Private Hell 36
Police Capt. Michaels
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
John Straley
- Blind Fury (1954) ... John Straley
 1954 Executive Suite
Jesse Q. Grimm
 1953 The Robe
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 It Grows on Trees
Phil Baxter
 1952 Denver & Rio Grande
Gen. William J. Palmer
 1952 My Son John
Dan Jefferson
 1951 Warpath
Sam Quade
 1951 Rawhide
 1950 Dark City
Captain Garvey
 1950 Sierra
Jeff Hassard
 1949 Twelve O'Clock High
Major Stovall
 1949 'C'-Man
Cliff Holden - alias William Harrah
 1948-1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
The Killer
- Heat Lightning (1949) ... The Killer
- Thinking Aloud (1948)
 1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Burnett
- Parlor Story (1948) ... Charles Burnett
 1948 Studio One (TV Series)
Ben Willson
- The Storm (1948) ... Ben Willson
 1947 Driftwood
Dr. Steve Webster
 1947 Pursued
Grant Callum
 1946 Sister Kenny
Kevin Connors
 1945 A Yank in London
Sgt. John Patterson
 1944 Alaska
U.S. Marshal John Masters
 1944 When Strangers Marry
Paul Baxter
 1943 The North Star
Rodion Pavlov
 1943 I Escaped from the Gestapo
Torgut Lane
 1942 The Omaha Trail
'Pipestone' Ross
 1942 Valley of the Sun
Jim Sawyer
 1941 The Men in Her Life
David Gibson
 1941 Western Union
Edward Creighton
 1940 Brigham Young
Brigham Young
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Charlie - Emma's Husband (uncredited)
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai
Charlie Sears
 1937 Escape by Night
James 'Capper' Regan
 1937 Song of the City
Paul Herrick (as Jeffrey Dean)
 1937 Dangerous Number
Vance Dillman
 1937 Woman in Distress
Fred Stevens
 1937 Under Cover of Night
Alan Shaw
 1936 Star for a Night
Fritz Lind
 1936 Pepper
Bob O'Ryan
 1936 Revolt of the Zombies
Armand Louque
 1936 13 Hours by Air
Hap Waller
 1936 Woman Trap
'Honey' Hogan
 1935 It's a Great Life
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Adam Larey
 1935 Men Without Names
 1935 People Will Talk
Bill Trask
 1935 Car 99
Recruit Burton
 1935 Home on the Range
 1935 Wings in the Dark
Top Harmon
 1934 Behold My Wife!
 1934 College Rhythm
Coach Robbins
 1934 You Belong to Me
Military School Instructor
 1930 Whoopee!
Deputy (uncredited)
 1929 Handcuffed
Gerald Morely
 1929 The Woman from Hell
Jim Coakley
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