Cecil Kellaway (1893–1973)

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Though a native of South Africa, Cecil Kellaway spent many years as an actor, author and director in Australian live theatre until he tried his luck in Hollywood in the 1930s. Finding he could get only gangster bit parts, he got discouraged and returned to Australia. Then William Wyler called and offered him a part in Wuthering Heights (1939). ... See full bio »

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 1972 Call Holme (TV Movie)
Lord Basil Hyde-Smith
 1970 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Old Man Casey / Old Al Casey
- The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City: Part 2 (1970) ... Old Man Casey
- The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City: Part 1 (1970) ... Old Al Casey
 1970 Getting Straight
Dr. Kasper
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Judge Rousch
- Strictly for the Birds (1970) ... Judge Rousch
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Admiral Snedaker
- Chowderhead (1969) ... Admiral Snedaker
 1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Andrew Washington
- Old Man's Darling (1968) ... Andrew Washington
 1967 Fitzwilly
 1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Monsignor Ryan
 1967 Kismet (TV Movie)
Omar Khayam
 1967 The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Mr. Pemberton
 1966 Spinout
Bernard Ranley
 1965 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Uncle Walter
- The Hijackers (1965) ... Uncle Walter
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Dawson Farrow
- Farrow's Fling (1965) ... Dawson Farrow
 1964 Quick, Let's Get Married
The Bishop
 1964 Bewitched (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- A Vision of Sugar Plums (1964) ... Santa Claus
 1964 Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Harry Willis
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Brother Flaherty
- Who Killed Don Pablo? (1964) ... Brother Flaherty
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Doc Browne
- Rosetta (1964) ... Doc Browne
 1964 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Wilbur Canfield
- Now You See It, Now You Don't (1964) ... Wilbur Canfield
 1963 The Cardinal
Monsignor Monaghan
 1962-1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Grandpa Murdock
- If There Were Dreams to Sell (1963) ... Grandpa Murdock
 1960-1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Burgess / Jeremy Wickwire
- Passage on the Lady Anne (1963) ... Burgess
- Elegy (1960) ... Jeremy Wickwire
 1962 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Carleton Jones
- For Richer or Poorer (1962) ... Carleton Jones
 1962 Zotz!
Dean Joshua Updike
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Wilbur Martin
- The Inhuman Equation (1962) ... Wilbur Martin
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Mr. Weltschmerz
- Mr. Weltschmerz (1962) ... Mr. Weltschmerz
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Burton Wilkins
- A Swiss Affair (1961) ... Harry Burton Wilkins
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Algerion O'Hara
- The Fabulous O'Hara (1961) ... Algerion O'Hara
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Hector / Charlie Bassett / Martin Wormer
- The Pretender (1961) ... Hector
- A Touch of Genius (1961) ... Charlie Bassett
- The Intruders (1960) ... Martin Wormer
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
Captain Joe
 1961 Francis of Assisi
Cardinal Hugolino
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
- Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1961) ... MacKay
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Silas Marner
- You Can Fight City Hall (1961) ... Silas Marner
 1960 Hennesey (TV Series)
Admiral Robertson - Chaplain
- Tell It to the Chaplain (1960) ... Admiral Robertson - Chaplain
 1959 Destination Space (TV Movie)
Dr. A.A. Andrews
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Cyrus Hampton
- The Cat (1959) ... Cyrus Hampton
 1958-1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Cecil / Padre
- Shoot Out (1959) ... Cecil
- Buy Me a Miracle (1958) ... Padre
 1959 The Shaggy Dog
Professor Plumcutt
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Father Gilhooley
- Millionaire Father Gilhooley (1959) ... Father Gilhooley
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Sean O'Connor / Uncle Sean
- The O'Connors Stick Together (1959) ... Sean O'Connor
- Hurrah for the Irish (1959) ... Uncle Sean
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Darrell Metcalf
- The Case of the Glittering Goldfish (1959) ... Darrell Metcalf
 1955-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mick Rafferty / Jason
- Birthday Present (1958) ... Mick Rafferty
- Private History (1955) ... Jason
 1958 The Proud Rebel
Dr. Enos Davis (Quaker)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Dr. Parkes
- Verdict of Three (1958) ... Dr. Parkes
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Career Angel (1958)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 Johnny Trouble
Tom McKay
 1956-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Reverand Brown / Minister
- Big Sombrero (1957) ... Reverand Brown
- Tenement Saint (1956) ... Minister
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Pop Smith
- Just Across the Street (1957) ... Pop Smith
 1956 The Toy Tiger
James Fusenot
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Grandpa / Timothy Hanrahan
- The Fabulous Sycamores (1955) ... Grandpa
- Hanrahan (1955) ... Timothy Hanrahan
 1955 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Frank Smythe / Mr. Kirby
- The London Palladium (1955) ... Frank Smythe
- Peter Pan (1955) ... Mr. Kirby
 1955 Female on the Beach
Osbert Sorenson
 1954-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Colley / Druggist / Samuel Cross
- Visa for X (1955) ... Mr. Colley
- Sentence of Death (1955) ... Druggist
- Day of Good News (1954) ... Samuel Cross
 1955 Interrupted Melody
Bill Lawrence
 1955 The Prodigal
 1953 Paris Model
Patrick J. 'P.J.' Sullivan
 1952-1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Sam Mulford
- Sam and the Whale (1953) ... Sam Mulford
- Poor Richard (1952)
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River
Thadeus Jackson
 1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Prof. Thurgood Elson
 1953 Young Bess
Mr. Parry
 1952 My Wife's Best Friend
Rev. Thomas Chamberlain
 1952 Just Across the Street
Pop Smith
 1952 Thunder in the East
Dr. Willoughby
 1951 The Highwayman
Lord Herbert
 1951 Half Angel
Harry Gilpin
 1951 Francis Goes to the Races
Colonel Travers
 1950 The Magnavox Theater (TV Series)
Jonathan Huntoon Smith
- The Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill (1950) ... Jonathan Huntoon Smith
 1950 Kim
Hurree Chunder
 1950 Harvey
Dr. William Chumley
 1950 Katie Did It
Nathaniel B. Wakeley VI
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
Dr. Kevin G. Maguire
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships
Slush Tubbs
 1948 Portrait of Jennie
 1948 The Decision of Christopher Blake
Judge Alexander Adamson
 1948 Joan of Arc
Jean Le Maistre - Inquisitor of Rouen
 1948 The Luck of the Irish
Horace (A Leprechaun)
 1947 Always Together
Jonathan Turner
 1947 Unconquered
Jeremy Love
 1947 Variety Girl
Cecil Kellaway
 1946 The Cockeyed Miracle
Tom Carter
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
Count D'Armand
 1946 Easy to Wed
J.B. Allenbury
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Nick Smith
 1945 Kitty
Thomas Gainsborough
 1945 Love Letters
 1944 Practically Yours
Marvin P. Meglin
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Doctor Weeks
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Edward, Prince of Wales
 1944 Frenchman's Creek
 1944 Showboat Serenade (Short)
Colonel Jordan
 1943 The Good Fellows
Jim Hilton
 1943 It Ain't Hay
King O'Hara
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Pop Tibbets
 1943 Forever and a Day
Dinner Guest
 1943 Freedom Comes High (Short)
Ellen's Father
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Cecil Kellaway (uncredited)
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Alfred Fortescue
 1942 I Married a Witch
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Dan Odell
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Dr. Buell
 1942 Small Town Deb
Henry Randall
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling
Uncle George
 1942 The Lady Has Plans
Peter Miles
 1941 Bahama Passage
Captain Jack Risingwell
 1941 The Night of January 16th
Oscar - the Drunk
 1941 Appointment for Love
 1941 Birth of the Blues
 1941 New York Town
Shipboard Host
 1941 Burma Convoy
Angus McBragel
 1941 A Very Young Lady
Professor Starkweather
 1941 West Point Widow
Dr. Spencer
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Mr. Chapman
 1940 South of Suez
Henry Putnam
 1940 The Letter
 1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
Mr. Chumley
 1940 Diamond Frontier
 1940 The Mummy's Hand
Mr. Solvani (as Cecil Kelloway)
 1940 Pop Always Pays (scenes deleted)
 1940 Brother Orchid
Brother Goodwin
 1940 Phantom Raiders
Franklin Morris
 1940 Adventure in Diamonds
 1940 The House of the Seven Gables
Philip Barton
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
 1940 Mexican Spitfire
Mr. Chumley
 1939 We Are Not Alone
 1939 Intermezzo
 1939 The Under-Pup
Mr. Wendelhares (uncredited)
 1939 Man About Town
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Colonial Official
 1939 Mr. Chedworth Steps Out
George Chedworth
 1939 Wuthering Heights
 1939 Gunga Din
Mr. Stebbins (uncredited)
 1938 Annabel Takes a Tour
Strothers, River-Clyde's Publisher (uncredited)
 1938 Tarnished Angel
Reginald 'Reggie' Roland
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Barrett (uncredited)
 1938 Blond Cheat
Rufus Trent
 1938 Law of the Underworld
Phillips - Gene's Butler (uncredited)
 1938 This Marriage Business
Police Chief Hardy
 1938 Maid's Night Out
 1938 Night Spot
Willard Lorryweather
 1938 Double Danger
Fentriss - aka Gilhooley
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Mr. Beyers
 1937 Wise Girl
Fletcher's Butler (unconfirmed)
 1937 It Isn't Done
Hubert Blaydon
 1934 The Hayseeds
Dad Hayseed
 1918 Bond and Word
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Radio episode: Lux Radio Theatre, ep. The Luck of the Irish; broadcast Dec. 27, 1948. See more »

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