Nelson Leigh (1905–1985)

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Nelson Leigh was born on January 1, 1905 in Mississippi, USA as Sydney Talbot Christie. He was an actor, known for Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960), World Without End (1956) and The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949). He was married to Lois Cecile Johnson. He died on July 3, 1985 in Hemet, California, USA. See full bio »


(age 80) in Hemet, California, USA

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Known For

Ma Barker's Killer Brood George Barker
World Without End Dr. Eldon Galbraithe
The Pilgrimage Play Jesus of Nazareth


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 1974 The Nickel Ride (uncredited)
 1969 The Other Wise Man (Short)
Jesus (voice)
 1968 The Christophers (TV Series)
Pastor Martin
- The Billfold (1968) ... Pastor Martin
 1952-1967 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Pastor Martin / Melchior
- Child of Bethlehem (1967) ... Melchior
- Lips of Evil (1964) ... Pastor Martin
- Out of Bondage (1964) ... Pastor Martin
- Thou Shalt Not Kill (1964) ... Pastor Martin
- Test of Love (1964) ... Pastor Martin
 1966-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dr. Gies / Dr. Bingham
- Black Friday (1967) ... Dr. Gies
- The Pursued: Part 2 (1966) ... Dr. Bingham
 1965-1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Judge / Judge Harold Leverette
- The Scourge (1966) ... Judge
- All the Streets Are Silent (1965) ... Judge Harold Leverette
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
- End of the World (1966) ... Preacher (uncredited)
 1966 The Silencers
Tung-Tze Agent (uncredited)
 1959-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Judge / Judge John Davis
- The Case of the Festive Felon (1963) ... Judge
- The Case of the Nine Dolls (1960) ... Judge
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
New York Sun Editor
- The Man Who Stole New York City (1963) ... New York Sun Editor
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Gen. Aymes
 1962 Incident in an Alley
Police Commissioner Bell (uncredited)
 1961 Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series)
- Quicksand (1961)
 1961 The Outsider
Judge (uncredited)
 1961 Lover Come Back
Northcross, Ad Council Chairman (uncredited)
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Dr. Halsted
- Sweet Bloom of Death (1961) ... Dr. Halsted
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
- Witness for the Defense (1961) ... Judge
 1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
- The Wedding (1961) ... Minister
 1961 A Fever in the Blood
Doctor (uncredited)
 1960 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Arthur Gregory
- The Man Who Lived Twice (1960) ... Arthur Gregory
 1960 Joyful Hour (TV Movie)
 1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Ed Peabody (uncredited)
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
General Adams
- Into the Sun (1960) ... General Adams
 1960 Ocean's 11
Doctor / Specialist (uncredited)
 1960 The Gallant Hours
Adm. Dan Callaghan (uncredited)
 1960 Lassie (TV Series)
Herman the Hermit
- The Hermit (1960) ... Herman the Hermit
 1960 Ma Barker's Killer Brood
George Barker
 1959 Vice Raid
Louise's Attending Physician (uncredited)
 1959 Operation Petticoat
Adm. Koenig (uncredited)
 1956-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Mr. Voorhees / Colonel Henshaw
- Millionaire Mark Fleming (1959) ... Mr. Voorhees
- The Captain Jonathan Carroll Story (1956) ... Colonel Henshaw
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Captain Helgarth
- Getaway Day (1959) ... Captain Helgarth
 1959 These Thousand Hills
Brother Van (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Gen. Connors / General Black
- Operation Intercept (1959) ... Gen. Connors
- Operation Zero Launch (1958) ... General Black
 1959 Imitation of Life
Doctor (uncredited)
 1959 The Hangman
Col. Hammond (uncredited)
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 In Love and War
Lt. Col. Herron (uncredited)
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Dr. John Dixon
- Robert Dixon, M.D. (1958) ... Dr. John Dixon
 1958 Step Down to Terror
Reverend Johnson (unconfirmed)
 1958 Voice in the Mirror
Dr. Bernhardt (uncredited)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead
Admiral (uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Admiral / Admiral Charles A. Lockwood
- The Sea Devil Attacks Puget Sound (1958) ... Admiral
- The Tshushima Straits Story (1957) ... Admiral Charles A. Lockwood
- The U.S.S. Seahorse Story (1957) ... Admiral
 1957 The Book of Acts Series
Apostle Paul / Saul of Tarsus
 1957 Official Detective (TV Series)
- Tinseled Alibi (1957)
 1957 Bombers B-52
Brig. Gen. Wayne Acton
 1957 The Unholy Wife
Metallurgy Expert (uncredited)
 1957 Jet Pilot
FBI Agent (uncredited)
 1957 God Is My Partner
Rev. William Goodwin
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Mayor Kelly
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Director (uncredited)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Rev. Thackery
- The Brand (1957) ... Rev. Thackery
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Jack Griffin
- Swiss Family Anderson (1957) ... Jack Griffin
 1956 The Black Panther (Short)
Holy Man
 1956 Untamed Mistress
The Holy Man
 1955-1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Chaplain / Captain Gray / Capt. Galley
- Peril on the Sea (1956) ... Chaplain
- The Fatal Crest (1956) ... Captain Gray
- The Pentagon Story (1955) ... Capt. Galley
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Methodist Minister (uncredited)
 1956 Toward the Unknown
Chaplain (uncredited)
 1956 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Mayor Hoover
- Dodge City Gets a New Marshal (1956) ... Mayor Hoover
 1956 Strange Intruder
Doctor (uncredited)
 1956 Hold Back the Night
Lt. Col. Toomey
 1956 The First Texan
Col. Hockley
 1956 World Without End
Dr. Eldon Galbraithe
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- Fear (1956)
 1956 Empty Shoes (Short)
George Rudd
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Desk Sergeant #1 (uncredited)
 1955 Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (TV Series)
Doctor Carr
- Forbidden Cargo (1955) ... Doctor Carr
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Dr. Clifford / Dr. Moore
- Boy in the Storm (1955) ... Dr. Moore
 1955 Creature with the Atom Brain
Dr. Kenneth C. Norton (uncredited)
 1955 The Virgin Queen
Physician (uncredited)
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
- Run 'Till You Die (1955) ... Rawlins
 1955 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series)
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dr. James
- Case Book (1955) ... Dr. James
 1955 Big House, U.S.A.
Madden's FBI Supervisor (uncredited)
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Take Off Zero (1955)
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
- The Blank Wall (1955) ... Charlie
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Norman Kane
- Girl in Distress (1954) ... Norman Kane
 1954 The Outlaw's Daughter
Jim Dalton
 1954 The Black Shield of Falworth
Archbishop at Myles' Knighting (uncredited)
 1954 The Saracen Blade
 1954 Drums of Tahiti
Minister (uncredited)
 1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons
Father Kerrigan
 1951-1954 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Father Corrigan / Padre Francisco
- A Ticket to Mexico (1951) ... Father Corrigan
- The Padre's Treasure (1951) ... Padre Francisco
 1953 Texas Bad Man
 1953 Jack Slade
Alf Slade
 1953 Prisoners of the Casbah
Emir (uncredited)
 1953 The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd
Robert Langdon [Chs. 1-3, 13-15] (uncredited)
 1953 Valley of Head Hunters
Mr. Bradley
 1953 Split Second
Scientist at Control Station (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Feet of Clay (1952)
 1953 Savage Mutiny
Dr. Parker
 -1952 The Living Bible (TV Series)
Jesus / Jesus Christ
- The Last Journey to Jerusalem (1952) ... Jesus Christ
- Lord's Ascension ... Jesus
- The Lord Is Risen ... Jesus
- Crucifixion ... Jesus
- Nicodemus ... Jesus
 1951-1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Joseph / Jesus / Joseph of Arimathea
- A Star Shall Rise (1952) ... Joseph (uncredited)
- That I May See (1951) ... Jesus (voice)
- Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951) ... Joseph of Arimathea
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
- Don Colorado (1952) ... Hobart
 1952 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Clyde Manson
- Marriage Feud of Ponca City (1952) ... Clyde Manson
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
- Birds of Prey (1952)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Davies
- A Place for Grandma (1952) ... Mr. Davies
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
- The Pat and Mike Story (1952) ... 'Pat'
 1952 Thief of Damascus
Ben Jammal
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon
Maj. Reno (uncredited)
 1951 Submarine Command
Gen. Whitehead (uncredited)
 1951 Hurricane Island
 1951 Yukon Manhunt
Jim Kenmore
 1951 Home Town Story
Dr. Johnson
 1950 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Jeff Henry / James Blake / Jim Holbrook
- Renegade Son (1950) ... Jeff Henry
- Railroad Land Rush (1950) ... James Blake
- Big Switch (1950) ... Jim Holbrook
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Baron Benedict (uncredited)
 1950 Captive Girl
Reverend E.R. Holcom (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sheriff Nabors
- Barnaby Boggs, Esquire (1950) ... Sheriff Nabors
 1949 Life of St. Paul Series
St. Paul
 1949 The Pilgrimage Play
Jesus of Nazareth
 1949 The Christmas Carol (TV Short)
Ghost of Christmas Past
 1949 The Adventures of Sir Galahad
King Arthur
 1949 Jolson Sings Again
Theater Manager (uncredited)
 1949 Barbary Pirate
 1949 The Lost Tribe
 1949 The Fighting O'Flynn
Officer (uncredited)
 1948 Racing Luck
 1948 Congo Bill
Dr. Greenway
 1948 The Gallant Blade
D'Emery (uncredited)
 1948 Superman
Jor-El (uncredited)
 1948 The Black Arrow
Guard (uncredited)
 1948 Angels' Alley
Father O'Hanlon
 1947 The Unfaithful Servant (Short)
 1947 Brick Bradford
Edward Preston (uncredited)
 1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
Robin Hood's Man (uncredited)
 1945 The Blind Beggar of Jerusalem (Short)
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Canadian Officer (uncredited)
 1945 Cornered
Dominion Official (uncredited)
 1945 Son of Lassie
Flight Coordinator (uncredited)
 1945 Identity Unknown
Col. F.A. Marlin
 1945 It's a Pleasure
Waiter (scenes deleted)
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
British Army Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Mary Magdalene (Short)
 1944 Meet Miss Bobby Socks
Henry Bricker (uncredited)
 1944 U-Boat Prisoner
Destroyer Lt. Hagen (uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Army Doctor (uncredited)
 1944 Louisiana Hayride
Wiffle - Makeup Artist
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
British Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys
Bull Fiddler (uncredited)
 1944 Girl in the Case
Fred (uncredited)
 1944 Jam Session
Vincent Blake (uncredited)
 1944 Two-Man Submarine
Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Texas Masquerade
James Corwin
 1943 Journey Into Faith (Short)
 1943 What a Woman!
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Man (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1943 The Return of the Vampire
Sir Frederick's Office Assistant (uncredited)
 1943 Lassie Come Home
Joe's Teacher (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1943/I Sahara
British Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Man in Sydney Pub (uncredited)
 1943 First Comes Courage
Blake (uncredited)
 1943 Appointment in Berlin
Civilian (uncredited)
 1942 No Greater Power (Short)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Jesus of Nazareth") in "Pilgrimage Play", Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA. See more »

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Graduated from the University of Southern California in 1929.

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