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Nolan Leary (1889–1987)

Nolan Leary was born on April 26, 1889 in Rock Island, Illinois, USA as George Nolan Leary. He was an actor and writer, known for Strangler of the Swamp (1946), The Tiger Woman (1944) and Make Way for Tomorrow (1937). He was married to Helen Leary. He died on December 12, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Strangler of the Swamp Pete Jeffers
The Tiger Woman Capt. Scott [Ch. 9]
Pollyanna Mr. Thomas


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 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Night Clerk
- Before I Die (1981) ... Night Clerk
 1980 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
- Quarantine (1980) ... Minister
 1979 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
True Cardinal
- With This Gun, I Thee Wed (1979) ... True Cardinal
 1979 The Waltons (TV Series)
Rev. Bradshaw
- The Burden (1979) ... Rev. Bradshaw
 1978 A Family Upside Down (TV Movie)
Mr. Willy
 1972-1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Mr. Swafford / Mr. Buckey / Mr. Conroy
- Let's Pretend We're Strangers (1977) ... Mr. Swafford
- Murder by Proxy (1975) ... Mr. Buckey
- Tower Beyond Tragedy (1972) ... Mr. Conroy
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
- Part I (1976) ... Waiter
 1974 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Walter Tewksbury
- A Boy's Best Friend (1974) ... Walter Tewksbury
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Clerk (uncredited)
 1962-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Old Charlie / Doctor
- Riot (1972) ... Old Charlie
- Inger, My Love (1962) ... Doctor
 1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Station Master (uncredited)
 1970 Mannix (TV Series)
 1969 Hello, Dolly!
Workman (uncredited)
 1969 Sweet Charity
Manfred (uncredited)
 1967 Fitzwilly
Man from Old Sailors Home (uncredited)
 1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Judge Smith
- Getting Even with Haney (1967) ... Judge Smith
 1963-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Judge / 1st Judge
- The Blessings of Liberty (1966) ... Judge
- Glass Tightrope (1963) ... 1st Judge (uncredited)
 1962-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Dr. Benson / Preacher
- The Horse Fighter (1965) ... Dr. Benson
- Big Day, Great Day (1962) ... Preacher (uncredited)
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
The Judge
- Will Success Spoil Herman Munster? (1965) ... The Judge
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Emmett Grenier
- The Homecoming (1965) ... Emmett Grenier
 1957-1963 Lassie (TV Series)
Judge Baxter / Dan Cook / Minister / ...
- Lassie's Gift of Love: Part 2 (1963) ... Minister
- Lassie and the Calf (1962) ... Judge
- The Partnership (1962) ... Judge Baxter
- The Ostrich (1961) ... Judge Baxter
- Judgement Seat (1960) ... Judge Baxter
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Court Clerk
- Some Weeks Are All Mondays (1963) ... Court Clerk
 1963 Lassie: A Christmas Tail
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Movie Judge
- Starring the Defense (1963) ... The Movie Judge
 1963 Wide Country (TV Series)
Dr. Morton
- The Lucky Punch (1963) ... Dr. Morton
 1957-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge Gray / Bob Allen / Judge Harry Meeham
- The Case of the Golden Oranges (1963) ... Judge Gray
- The Case of the Jilted Jockey (1958) ... Bob Allen
- The Case of the Drowning Duck (1957) ... Judge Harry Meeham
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Mr. Curtis
- Thunder in Pleasant Valley (1963) ... Mr. Curtis (uncredited)
 1962 It's a Man's World (TV Series)
Mr. Maynard
- I Count My Life in Coffee Cups (1962) ... Mr. Maynard
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
John Brecker
- Pawn's Gambit (1962) ... John Brecker
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
- Justice in a Hurry (1962) ... Minister
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
The Minister
- Brooding Fixation (1962) ... The Minister
 1961 Lover Come Back
Judge Raskob (uncredited)
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- A Swiss Affair (1961) ... Doctor
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
The Judge
- The Marriage Circle (1960) ... The Judge
 1960 Dante (TV Series)
Jackson Polk
- The Unclean Green (1960) ... Jackson Polk
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
- The Shadow Catcher (1960) ... Doctor (uncredited)
 1960 Pollyanna
Mr. Thomas
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Clarence Magruder
- The Hatchet Man (1960) ... Det. Insp. Clarence Magruder
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Rev. Samuel Aaronson
- The Hoax (1959) ... Rev. Samuel Aaronson
 1959 Career
Carl (uncredited)
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
- One More Step (1959) ... Policeman
 1958-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Chauffeur / Saloon Owner / Coachman
- Nobody's Child (1959) ... Chauffeur
- The Family Man (1959) ... Saloon Owner
- The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (1958) ... Coachman
 1959 The Hangman
Husband (uncredited)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
- The Corner (1959) ... Minister (uncredited)
 1958 Money, Women and Guns
Job Kingman (uncredited)
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Bank Owner
- Profile of a Killer (1958) ... Bank Owner
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Stone
- Homecoming (1958) ... Dr. Stone
 1958 Ten North Frederick
Harry Jackson (uncredited)
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
- The Jailbreak (1958) ... George
 1957 No Down Payment
Reverend (uncredited)
 1957 The Hired Gun
Judge Dwight Larson (uncredited)
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Pa Chaney
 1957 The Abductors
Citizens of Springfield and Chicago
 1957 The George Sanders Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- The Liar (1957)
 1949-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Doc Varney / Doctor / Postmaster / ...
- Blind Witness (1957) ... Doc Varney (uncredited)
- Dead Eye (1957) ... Doctor (uncredited)
- One Jump Ahead (1950) ... Postmaster
- The Masked Rider (1949) ... Sam Barton
 1957 The Persuader
 1955-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Doctor / Justice of the Peace / Mr. Foster
- Girl with a Glow (1957) ... Doctor
- The Wedding Present (1957) ... Justice of the Peace
- No Trial by Jury (1955) ... Mr. Foster
 1956-1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Mathews / Judge Crandall
- Deadline (1957) ... Mathews
- The Storm Riders (1956) ... Judge Crandall (uncredited)
 1957 Gun for a Coward
Doctor (uncredited)
 1952-1957 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Colonel Matock / Pete, Café Customer / Telegrapher
- Deadlock at Dark Canyon (1957) ... Colonel Matock
- Haunted Mine of Paradise Valley (1952) ... Pete, Café Customer (as Nolin Leary)
- The Desert Fugitive (1952) ... Telegrapher (uncredited)
 1956 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
- Andorra (1956) ... Porello
 1955-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
 1953-1956 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Justice of the Peace / Jewelry Store Guard
- The Wedding of Superman (1956) ... Justice of the Peace
- The Face and the Voice (1953) ... Jewelry Store Guard
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Jury Foreman
- Shadow of God (1955) ... Jury Foreman
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Druggist / Stewart / Phil
- Once to Every Woman (1956) ... Druggist
- Command (1956) ... Stewart
- Dark Meeting (1956) ... Phil
 1956 Fury (TV Series)
Mr. Adams
- Joey Sees It Through (1956) ... Mr. Adams
 1955 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
Mr. Jackson
- The Fast Touch (1955) ... Mr. Jackson
 1953-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- One Day at a Time (1955) ... Minister
- The Tenderfoot (1953)
- John Yankee (1953)
 1955 Tall Man Riding
Dr. William Stone (uncredited)
 1955 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Patrick O'Leary Sr.
- The Legacy of Sean O'Hara (1955) ... Patrick O'Leary Sr.
 1954-1955 Topper (TV Series)
Satchervell / Quimby
- Topper in Mexico (1955) ... Satchervell
- College Reunion (1954) ... Quimby
 1955 Prince of Players
Minister (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Doctor / Bank Official
- The Placid Affair (1954) ... Doctor
- Million Dollar Coffin (1953) ... Bank Official
 1953 Red River Shore
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952-1953 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Man in Saddle Shop
- The Baron of Black Springs (1952) ... Man in Saddle Shop
 1953 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Reverend Edward Adams
- The Devil's Idol (1953) ... Reverend Edward Adams
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town
Ed (uncredited)
 1953 Scandal at Scourie
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1953 Cry of the Hunted
Prison Doctor (uncredited)
 1953 Scared Stiff
Policeman (uncredited)
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- The Monkey's Paw (1953)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1952 The Big Sky
Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Church Usher (uncredited)
 1952 Carrie
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1952 Washington Story
Motorman (uncredited)
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Apothecary (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Bumped Woman's Husband (uncredited)
 1952 High Noon
Lewis (uncredited)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Board Member (uncredited)
 1952 Anything Can Happen
Doctor (uncredited)
 1952 Deadline - U.S.A.
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Doc (uncredited)
 1951 The Stooge
Pops (uncredited)
 1951 The Barefoot Mailman
Robbery Victim (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Bella Union Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1951 The Lady Pays Off
 1951 Bannerline
Dick Moore (uncredited)
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1951 Secrets of Beauty
 1951 The Prince Who Was a Thief
Dignitary (uncredited)
 1951 Home Town Story
Mine Disaster Spectator (uncredited)
 1951 Francis Goes to the Races
Motorist (uncredited)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Accountant (uncredited)
 1951 Gene Autry and The Mounties
Dr. Sawyer (uncredited)
 1950 The Blazing Sun
Mike's Summoner (uncredited)
 1950 Southside 1-1000
Hotel Desk Clerk
 1950 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Burton Williams
- Oil Land (1950) ... Burton Williams (uncredited)
 1950 I'll Get By
Gibby (uncredited)
 1950 Between Midnight and Dawn
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1950 County Fair
Horse Owner (uncredited)
 1950 The Furies
Drunk Guest (uncredited)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
 1950 Colt .45
Townsman / Shot Witness (uncredited)
 1950 So You Think You're Not Guilty (Short)
Judge (uncredited)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Minister (uncredited)
 1950 Side Street
Lorrison's Apartment Doorman (uncredited)
 1950 Woman in Hiding
Station Master (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
Top O' Sky Waiter with Blue Duck (uncredited)
 1950 The File on Thelma Jordon
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 All the King's Men
Senator (uncredited)
 1949 Roaring Westward
Mossy Stevens - Prospector
 1949 The Cowboy and the Indians
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1949 White Heat
Russ (uncredited)
 1949 The James Brothers of Missouri
'Pop' Keever [Chs. 2-3]
 1949 Come to the Stable
Bethlehem Station Master (uncredited)
 1949 Forgotten Women
Coroner (uncredited)
 1949 The Wyoming Bandit
Man at Relay Station (uncredited)
 1949 Follow Me Quietly
Larson (uncredited)
 1949 Laramie
Commissioner Briggs (uncredited)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1949 Tulsa
Man with Newspaper (uncredited)
 1949 Ma and Pa Kettle
Minister (uncredited)
 1949 Riders of the Whistling Pines
Rancher (uncredited)
 1949 The Life of Riley
Office Sign Painter (uncredited)
 1949 Act of Violence
Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1949 The Accused
Coroner (uncredited)
 1948 Highway 13
Mack (uncredited)
 1948 Outlaw Brand
 1948 A Song Is Born
Stage Doorman at the Crow's Nest (uncredited)
 1948 Hollow Triumph
Newcomer (uncredited)
 1948 Easter Parade
Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 I, Jane Doe
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1948 On an Island with You
Cameraman (uncredited)
 1948 Homecoming
Doctor (uncredited)
 1948 Money Madness
Taxi Company Boss (uncredited)
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Station Agent (uncredited)
 1947 Love from a Stranger
Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Citizen (uncredited)
 1947 The Last Round-up
Jake (uncredited)
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Doorkeeper (uncredited)
 1947 Driftwood
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Riders of the Lone Star
Doctor (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Huckster (uncredited)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Fan in Audience on Stage (uncredited)
 1947 Web of Danger
Dam Worker (uncredited)
 1947 Saddle Pals
4th Doctor (uncredited)
 1947 That's My Man
Racetrack Starter (uncredited)
 1947 That's My Gal
Sucker (uncredited)
 1947 West of Dodge City
John Avery (uncredited)
 1947 The Egg and I
Announcer (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Homesteader (uncredited)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Over the Santa Fe Trail
Banker Davis (uncredited)
 1947 The Arnelo Affair (uncredited)
 1947 The Luckiest Guy in the World (Short)
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
 1946 Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Cross My Heart
Juror (uncredited)
 1946 Out California Way
George Sheridan
 1946 Landrush
Jenkins (uncredited)
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Board of Directors Member (scenes deleted)
 1946 The Killers
Green Cat Waiter (uncredited)
 1946 Big Town
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1946 Heading West
Sam Parker (uncredited)
 1946 Queen of Burlesque
Pop -Stage Doorman
 1946 Two-Fisted Stranger
Sourdough (uncredited)
 1946 That Texas Jamboree
Durant (uncredited)
 1946 Her Kind of Man
Bartender (uncredited)
 1946 Galloping Thunder
Curt Lawson (uncredited)
 1946 Devil Bat's Daughter
Dr. Elliot
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
Coroner (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Reporter in Utility Office (uncredited)
 1946 Mr. Noisy (Short)
One-Eyed Connolly (uncredited)
 1946 Gunning for Vengeance
Jenkins (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Ackerman (uncredited)
 1946 To Each His Own (uncredited)
 1946 Roaring Rangers
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 California Gold Rush
Man Refusing to Ride Stage (uncredited)
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Bookstore Proprietor (uncredited)
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Rancher (uncredited)
 1946 Girl on the Spot (uncredited)
 1946 Strangler of the Swamp
Pete Jeffers
 1945 Sing Your Way Home
Steward (uncredited)
 1945 Allotment Wives
Crooked Businessman (uncredited)
 1945 This Love of Ours
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 The Royal Mounted Rides Again
Miner at Meeting (uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Director's Assistant (uncredited)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Barber (uncredited)
 1945 Blazing the Western Trail
Bill Halliday (uncredited)
 1945 Outlaws of the Rockies
Deputy Red (uncredited)
 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye
Janitor (uncredited)
 1945 The Hidden Eye
Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Man Talking to Police Chief (uncredited)
 1945 Rustlers of the Badlands
Dr. Burton (uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Milkman (uncredited)
 1945 Hitchhike to Happiness
Customer (uncredited)
 1945 Federal Operator 99
Jim (uncredited)
 1945 You Came Along
Mailman (uncredited)
 1945 Santa Fe Saddlemates
Doctor (uncredited)
 1945 The Great John L.
Restaurant Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Lone Texas Ranger
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
Frank (uncredited)
 1945 The Phantom Speaks
Theater Watchman (uncredited)
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence
Undertaker (uncredited)
 1945 Crime, Inc.
Board Member (uncredited)
 1945 Rough, Tough and Ready
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 The Clock
Court Attendant (uncredited)
 1945 See My Lawyer
Hussar (uncredited)
 1945 Main Street After Dark
Messenger (uncredited)
 1944 Thoroughbreds (uncredited)
 1944 Experiment Perilous
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1944 Nothing But Trouble
Painter (uncredited)
 1944 Faces in the Fog
Man in Hospital (uncredited)
 1944 Three Is a Family
Grandfather (uncredited)
 1944 Zorro's Black Whip
Lynch-Mob Member (uncredited)
 1944 Sheriff of Sundown
Dineem (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Ball Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 My Buddy
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Detroit Auto Works Technician (uncredited)
 1944 Code of the Prairie
Rancher (uncredited)
 1944 Atlantic City
Minister (uncredited)
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City
Townsman in Top Hat (Ch. 11) (uncredited)
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Factory Workman (uncredited)
 1944 Call of the Rockies
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Man from Frisco
Workman (uncredited)
 1944 Jungle Woman
Inquest Juror (uncredited)
 1944 The Tiger Woman
Capt. Scott [Ch. 9]
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1944 Outlaws of Santa Fe
Mayor Ward
 1944 My Best Gal (uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Fight Manager (uncredited)
 1943 The Ghost Ship
Stenographer (uncredited)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Husband at Circus (uncredited)
 1943 The West Side Kid
Businessman (uncredited)
 1943 The Masked Marvel
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1943 Riders of the Rio Grande
Jailer (uncredited)
 1943 Days of Old Cheyenne
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Music Lover (uncredited)
 1943 The Blocked Trail
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Pittsburgh
Smith (uncredited)
 1936 The Girl on the Front Page
Mack (uncredited)
 1931 Secret Service
President's Secretary (uncredited)
 1917 Oh, for a Wife! (Short)
His Chum
 1916 Miss Billie Buttons (Short)
Nolan - the Traveling Salesman
 1916 His Blushing Bride (Short)
 1916 The Deacon's Widow (Short)
 1916 His Wedding Night (Short)
Nolan - the Groom
 1916 Oh, for a Cave Man (Short)
 1916 By the Sad Sea Waves (Short)
Nolan - Harry's Friend
 1916 Foiled (Short)
The Leading Man
 1916 Catching That Burglar (Short)
George - The Bride's Brother
 1916 Seminary Scandal (Short)
 1915 Nabbed (Short)
2nd Reporter (as Mr. Leary)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Mr. Leary | Nolin Leary

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An actor/playwright, he played on the stage as far back as 1911, later appearing in over 150 movies, mainly in bit parts. He was the uncle of actress Phyllis Hill.

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