Tom Keene (I) (1896–1963)

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Not much is known about the early life of darkly handsome "B" cowboy actor Tom Keene, who was born George Duryea on December 30, 1896, in Rochester, New York. However, he did arrive in Hollywood in the late 1920s after college studies at Columbia and Carnegie Tech and immediately made an impact as the leading man of the silent films The Godless ... See full bio »

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Plan 9 from Outer Space Colonel Edwards
Our Daily Bread John Sims
Freighters of Destiny Steve Macey
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 1958-1960 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Police Sergeant / Sergeant / Mr. Jenkins / ...
- A Friend in Need (1960) ... Police Sergeant (as Richard Powers)
- The Runaways (1958) ... Sergeant (as Richard Powers)
- Helpful Neighbor (1958) ... Mr. Jenkins (as Richard Powers)
- Ozzie's Daughters (1958) ... Officer (as Richard Powers)
- A Cruise for Harriet (1958) ... Dining Room Steward (as Richard Powers)
 1956-1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Charlie Duff / Sheriff
- Stagecoach Spy (1959) ... Charlie Duff (as Richard Powers)
- The Sinbuster (1956) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1958 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
- The Champ (1958) ... Riley (uncredited)
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Morgan Thorpe
- Traitor's Gold (1958) ... Morgan Thorpe (as Richard Powers)
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Tom Keene
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Sergeant Patterson
- Buy Me a Miracle (1958) ... Sergeant Patterson (as Richard Powers)
 1958 Casey Jones (TV Series)
John Pattrick
- The Silk Train (1958) ... John Pattrick (as Richard Powers)
 1957 Plan 9 from Outer Space
Colonel Edwards
 1956 Judge Roy Bean (TV Series)
Raymond Murton / Kenyon / Ab Hanlon
- Vinegarone (1956) ... Raymond Murton (as Richard Powers)
- The Runaway (1956) ... Kenyon (as Richard Powers)
- Slightly Prodigal (1956) ... Ab Hanlon (as Richard Powers)
 1956 Fury (TV Series)
Sheriff / Sheriff Davis
- Joey and the Stranger (1956) ... Sheriff (as Richard Powers)
- Flying Saucers (1956) ... Sheriff (as Richard Powers)
- Trial by Jury (1956) ... Sheriff Davis (as Richard Powers)
 1955-1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Rev. Aurthur Thomas / Captain Higsby / Rev. John Furman
- Return Visit (1956) ... Rev. Aurthur Thomas (as Richard Powers)
- Skagway Secret (1956) ... Captain Higsby (as Richard Powers)
- Golden Gift (1955) ... Rev. John Furman (as Richard Powers)
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
- Dr. Fu Manchu's Raid (1956) ... (uncredited)
 1956 Tension at Table Rock
Man Killed by Sam (uncredited)
 1956 Wetbacks
Highway Patrol Inspector (as Richard Powers)
 1956 Corky and White Shadow (TV Series)
Sheriff Martin
- White Shadow's Secret (1956) ... Sheriff Martin
- The Search (1956) ... Sheriff Martin
- Outlaws on the Loose (1956) ... Sheriff Martin
- The Jail Break (1956) ... Sheriff Martin
- More Trouble for Corky (1956) ... Sheriff Martin
 1956 The Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series)
Sheriff Martin / serial 'Corky and White Shadow'
 1955 Dig That Uranium
Frank Loomis (as Richard Powers)
 1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
J.L. Jeffers / Jim Burke
- The Fight for Texas (1955) ... J.L. Jeffers (as Richard Powers)
- Lucky Horseshoe (1955) ... Jim Burke (as Richard Powers)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Attorney Marlowe
- The Uncle Robby Story (1955) ... Attorney Marlowe (as Richard Powers)
 1954 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (TV Series)
- My Last Duchess (1954) ... Director (as Dick Powers)
 1954 The Outlaw's Daughter
Bank Manager (uncredited)
 1954 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
- Uncle from New Jersey (1954) ... Joe (uncredited)
 1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Bill Bricker
- Steel Trails West (1954) ... Bill Bricker (as Richard Powers)
 1953 Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (TV Movie)
The Tucson Kid
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Woman's World (1953) ... Slocum (as Richard Powers)
 1953 The Moonlighter
Sheriff (as Richard Powers)
 1953 Mark Saber (TV Series)
- The Case of the Chamber of Death (1953) ... Riley (as Dick Powers)
 1952 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Major Lee
- Double Trouble (1952) ... Major Lee (uncredited)
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
- Jim Bell's Triumph (1952) ... Sheriff (as Richard Powers)
- Stage Coach Robbers (1952) ... Sheriff (as Richard Powers)
 1952 Red Planet Mars
Maj. Gen. George Burdette (uncredited)
 1951 The Range Rider (TV Series)
- The Grand Fleece (1951) ... Lang (as Richard Powers)
 1951 The Sun Was Setting (TV Short)
Paul (as Richard Powers)
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Arthur Hale
- The Big Game (1951) ... Arthur Hale (as Richard Powers)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- The Case of the Not-So-Old-Masters (1951) ... (as Richard Powers)
 1951 Home Town Story
Abbott (uncredited)
 1951 The Fat Man
Mac (uncredited)
 1951 Texans Never Cry
Tracy Wyatt (as Richard Powers)
 1951 The Living Christ Series (TV Mini Series)
- Escape to Egypt (1951) ... Priest
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Tom Keene
 1950 The Milkman
Duzik (uncredited)
 1950 Desperadoes of the West
Ward Gordon (as Richard Powers)
 1950 Storm Over Wyoming
Tug Caldwell (as Richard Powers)
 1949 Brothers in the Saddle
Nash Prescott (as Richard Powers)
 1948 Indian Agent
Morty Hutchins (as Richard Powers)
 1948 Blood on the Moon
Ted Elser (as Richard Powers)
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
Jim Younger (as Richard Powers)
 1948 Race Street
Al (as Richard Powers)
 1948 Berlin Express
Major (as Richard Powers)
 1948 Western Heritage
Spade Thorne (as Richard Powers)
 1948 The Judge Steps Out
Mrs. Winthrop's Attorney (uncredited)
 1947 Wild Horse Mesa
Hod Slack (as Richard Powers)
 1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
Dr. Frankey (uncredited)
 1947 Under the Tonto Rim
John Dennison (as Richard Powers)
 1947 Crossfire
Detective (as Richard Powers)
 1947 Thunder Mountain
Johnny Blue (as Richard Powers)
 1947 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Steve Bland (as Richard Powers)
 1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma
Fred (as Richard Powers)
 1946 San Quentin
Hal Schaeffer, Robbery Detail (as Richard Powers)
 1945 Film Tactics (Short)
Knapp (uncredited)
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Barton Sturgis (as Richard Powers)
 1945 Dangerous Intruder
Curtis (as Richard Powers)
 1944 Sergeant Mike
Reed (as Richard Powers)
 1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe
Frank Madden (as Richard Powers)
 1944 San Diego I Love You
Reporter (uncredited)
 1944 Port of 40 Thieves
Scott Barton (as Richard Powers)
 1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart
Reporter (uncredited)
 1944 Jungle Woman
Joe - Fingerprint Man (as Richard Powers)
 1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
Burger [Ch. 11] (as Richard Powers)
 1944 The Navy Way
Steve Appleby (as Richard Powers)
 1944 Up in Arms
Ashley's Aide (as Richard Powers)
 1942 Where Trails End
Tom Kenyon
 1942 Arizona Roundup
Tom Kenyon
 1942 Western Mail
Tom Allen
 1941 Lone Star Law Men
Tom Sterling
 1941 Riding the Sunset Trail
Tom Sterling
 1941 The Driftin' Kid
Tom Sterling / Jim Vernon
 1941 Dynamite Canyon
Marshal Tom Evans Posing as Ed 'Trigger' Jones
 1941 Wanderers of the West
Tom Mallory posing as The Arizona Kid
 1938 The Painted Trail
Tom Gray Posing as the Pecos Kid
 1937 Romance of the Rockies
Dr. Tom Foster
 1937 Where Trails Divide
Tom Allen
 1937 God's Country and the Man
Jim Reid
 1937 Raw Timber
Tom Corbin
 1937 Drums of Destiny
Capt. Jerry Crawford
 1937 The Law Commands
Dr. Keith Kenton
 1937 Under Strange Flags
Tom Kenyon
 1937 Old Louisiana
John Colfax
 1937 Battle of Greed
John Storm
 1936 Rebellion
Captain John Carroll
 1936 The Glory Trail
Captain John Morgan
 1936 Desert Gold
Randolph Gale
 1936 Drift Fence
Jim Travis
 1936 Timothy's Quest
David Masters
 1935 Hong Kong Nights
Tom Keene
 1934 Our Daily Bread
John Sims
 1933 Cross Fire
Tom 'Jack' Allen
 1933 Sunset Pass
Jack Rock / Jim Collins
 1933 Son of the Border
Tom Owens
 1933 Scarlet River
Tom Baxter
 1933 The Cheyenne Kid
Tom Larkin
 1932 Renegades of the West
Tom Bagby
 1932 Come on Danger!
Larry Madden - Texas Ranger
 1932 Beyond the Rockies
 1932 Ghost Valley
Jerry Long
 1932 The Saddle Buster
Montana - aka Monty
 1932 Partners
Dick Barstow
 1931 Suicide Fleet
Lt. James Keene (uncredited)
 1931 Freighters of Destiny
Steve Macey
 1931 Sundown Trail
Buck Sawyer
 1930 Tol'able David
Alan Kinemon
 1930 Pardon My Gun
Ted Duncan
 1930 Night Work
Harvey Vanderman (as George Duryea)
 1930 The Dude Wrangler
Wally McCann (as George Duryea)
 1930 Radio Kisses (Short)
Lawrence Carol (as George Duryea)
 1930 Beau Bandit
Bill Howard (as George Duryea)
 1929 In Old California
Lt. Tony Hopkins (as George Duryea)
 1929 Thunder
Jim Anderson (as George Duryea)
 1929 Honky Tonk
Freddie Gilmore (as George Duryea)
 1929 Tide of Empire
Dermod D'Arcy (as George Duryea)
 1928 Marked Money
Clyde (as George Duryea)
 1928 The Godless Girl
Bob Hathaway - The Boy (as George Duryea)
 1923 The Just a Little Late Club (Short) (as George Duryea)
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(Late 1920s) Stage: Appeared in touring company of "Abie's Irish Rose". See more »

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George Duryea | Dick Powers | Richard Powers


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Once the honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks, CA (1939). See more »

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