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Donald MacBride (1889–1957)

Best known for his work in slapstick comedy and detective whodunits, character actor Donald MacBride lent his serious, craggy mug and determined professionalism to scores of 30s and 40s crimers. Born in Brooklyn, he first appeared on the vaudeville and Broadway stages as a teenage singer in such shows as "George White's Scandals" and "Room Service... See full bio »

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Known For

High Sierra Big Mac
The Killers R.S. Kenyon
The Brute Man Police Captain M. J. Donelly


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 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Hathaway
- The Marriage Plan (1956) ... Mr. Hathaway
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Col. Hobson
- The Carroll Formula (1956) ... Col. Hobson (as Donald McBride)
 1956 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Avery - restaurant owner / Bank Manager
- Public Pigeon (1956) ... Mr. Avery - restaurant owner
- Lamb to Lion (1956) ... Bank Manager
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Rauchenback
- Shoot the Moon (1956) ... Dr. Rauchenback
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Lt. Ferguson
- The Fifth Wheel (1956) ... Lt. Ferguson
 1955 The Jimmy Durante Show (TV Series)
The Landlord
- Episode #2.2 (1955) ... The Landlord (as Donald McBride)
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
 1955 The Seven Year Itch
Mr. Brady
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
Captain O'Brien
- The Robbery (1955) ... Captain O'Brien
 1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Mr. Withers
- The Unexpected Guest (1955) ... Mr. Withers
 1952-1954 My Friend Irma (TV Series)
Milton J. Clyde / Mr. Clyde
- Episode #3.33 (1954) ... Milton J. Clyde
- Episode #3.17 (1954) ... Milton J. Clyde
- Dating Barrington (1953) ... Mr. Clyde
- Episode #3.1 (1953) ... Milton J. Clyde
- Episode dated 24 April 1953 (1953) ... Milton J. Clyde
 1952 Gobs and Gals
Cmdr. J.E. Gerrens
 1952 Newlyweds' House Guest (Short)
Bob's Boss
 1952 Ghost Buster (Short)
J.R. Lynch
 1952 Meet Danny Wilson
Police Desk Sergeant
 1952 Sailor Beware
Chief Bos'n Mate (uncredited)
 1951 The Andrews Sisters (TV Movie) (as Donald McBride)
 1951 The Stooge
Diner Proprietor (uncredited)
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Bus Terminal Guard Arresting Carter (uncredited)
 1951 Texas Carnival
Concessionaire #2
 1951 Rhubarb
 1951 Cuban Fireball
Captain Brown
 1951 Bowery Battalion
Sgt. Herbert Frisbie
 1950 Holiday Rhythm
Earl E. Byrd
 1949 The Story of Seabiscuit
George Carson
 1948 Jinx Money
Police Capt. James Q. Broaderik
 1948 Campus Sleuth
Insp. Watson
 1948 Smart Politics
Phineas Wharton, Sr. / Phineas Wharton, Jr.
 1947 Public Prosecutor (TV Series)
Police Lt. John Haver
- The Case of the Missing Bullets (1947) ... Police Lt. John Haver
 1947 Good News
Coach Johnson
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Lawyer Gilbert
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
Police Captain
 1947/I The Egg and I
Mr. Henty
 1947 Beat the Band
P. Aloysius Duff
 1946 The Brute Man
Police Captain M. J. Donelly
 1946 The Killers
R.S. Kenyon
 1946 The Time of Their Lives
Lt. Mason
 1946 The Dark Horse
John Rooney
 1946 The Dark Corner
Policeman in Galleries (uncredited)
 1946 Blonde Alibi
Police Inspector Carmichael
 1946 Little Giant
Bus Conductor
 1946 Girl on the Spot
Inspector Gleason
 1945 Doll Face
Lawyer Ferguson (as Donald McBride)
 1945 Hold That Blonde!
Mr. Kratz
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
 1945 Out of This World
J.C. Crawford
 1945 Back to Bataan
Liberated Prisoner (uncredited)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Henry Wright
 1944 Practically Yours
Sam (uncredited)
 1944 The Thin Man Goes Home
Police Chief MacGregor
 1944 The Doughgirls
Judge Franklin
 1943 Best Foot Forward
Capt. Bradd
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Vinnie Z. Blaxton
 1943 They Got Me Covered
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
R. L. Barclay
 1942 A Night to Remember
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Officer Lonigan
 1942 The Glass Key
 1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
Percy Fitzbadden
 1942 Juke Girl
'Muckeye' John
 1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad
Sgt. Valentine
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Capt. Pierre Whitfield
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Colonel Dobson
 1941 Rise and Shine
Coach Graham
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Top Sergeant
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Inspector Williams
 1941 Love Crazy
'Pinky' Grayson
 1941 Footlight Fever
Mr. Geoffrey 'Geoff' Crandall
 1941 Topper Returns
Police Detective Roberts
 1941 High Sierra
Big Mac
 1940 The Invisible Woman
 1940 Michael Shayne: Private Detective
Chief Painter
 1940 Murder Over New York
Inspector Vance
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941
 1940 Wyoming
Bart - Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 My Favorite Wife
Yosemite Hotel Clerk
 1940 Curtain Call
Geoffrey 'Jeff' Crandall
 1940 Northwest Passage
Sgt. McNott
 1940 The Saint's Double Trouble
John Bohlen
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Police Lieutenant Bixler
 1939 Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
Chief J.J. Kilvaine
 1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation
Harvey Morton (as Donald Mac Bride)
 1939 The Girl and the Gambler
Mike Bascom
 1939 The Girl from Mexico
L. B. Renner
 1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case
Dist. Atty. John Markham
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Mr. Roy Thompson
 1939 Twelve Crowded Hours
Detective Sergeant Joe Keller
 1939 The Great Man Votes
Iron Hat McCarthy
 1938 Annabel Takes a Tour
Thompson, RR Conductor
 1938 Room Service
Gregory Wagner
 1937 Who's Crazy? (Short) (as Don MacBride)
 1937 His Pest Girl (Short)
Elevator operator (as Don McBride)
 1936 The Screen Test (Short)
Fighter (as Don McBride)
 1936 Nut Guilty (Short)
Dan Riley (uncredited)
 1936 Modern Home (Short)
Asylum Keeper (as Don MacBride)
 1936 Any Old Port (Short)
 1936 The Chemist (Short)
Gangster (as Don McBride)
 1936 The Good Old Plumbertime (Short) (as Don MacBride)
 1936 The Wife of the Party (Short)
The Husband (as Don MacBride)
 1936 Peaceful Relations (Short)
Irate Camper
 1936 Fresh from the Fleet (Short)
 1936 Shop Talk (Short)
Assistant Manager (uncredited)
 1935 Nutville (Short)
Announcer (as Don MacBride)
 1935 Serves You Right (Short)
Muscle Bound Pete (as Don MacBride)
 1935 Once Over Lightly (Short) (as Don MacBride)
 1935 His First Flame (Short)
Fire Chief (as Don McBride)
 1934 A Peach of a Pair (Short)
The Baron - Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1934 So You Won't T-T-T-Talk (Short)
Angry Neighbor (uncredited)
 1934 Smoked Hams (Short)
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1934 My Mummy's Arms (Short)
Egyptian (uncredited)
 1934 Social Register
Bit (uncredited)
 1934 The Wrong, Wrong Trail (Short)
I. Peek - Head Detective (uncredited)
 1934 Nervous Hands (Short)
 1934 A Little Girl with Big Ideas (Short) (as Donald McBride)
 1934 Howd' Ya Like That? (Short)
Customs Officer (uncredited)
 1933 Here Comes Flossie! (Short)
Flossie's Driver
 1933 Get That Venus (uncredited)
 1933 Static (Short)
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels
Business Associate (uncredited)
 1933 That Goes Double (Short)
The Cop (uncredited)
 1933 Aces Wild (Short)
Mr. Dawson
 1933 Buzzin' Around (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 Artistic Temper (Short)
 1932 The Side Show Mystery (Short)
 1932 The Misleading Lady
Bill - Asylum Guard
 1932 Wayward
Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1932 Detectuvs (Short)
Yegg (uncredited)
 1931 His Woman
Crewman (uncredited)
 1930 Animal Crackers
House Party Guest (uncredited)
 1919 The Capitol
Jimmy Vincent (as Donald Hugh McBride)
 1919 Bunkered (Short) (as Donald McBride)
 1918 The Shell Game
Vocal Teacher
 1917 The Fettered Woman
Jack Wolver (as Donald McBride)
 1917 Gall and Golf (Short)
 1916 The Daring of Diana
Jimmy Towne
 1916 Kernel Nutt and the Piano Tuner (Short)
The Professor
 1916 She Won the Prize (Short)
 1916 Out Ag'in, in Ag'in (Short)
The Burglar
 1916 Jane's Bashful Hero (Short)
Willie Wiggins
 1916 When Hooligan and Dooligan Ran for Mayor (Short)
Jack Dooligan
 1915 By Might of His Right (Short)
The Wife's Big Brother
 1915 Hughey of the Circus (Short)
 1915 Count 'Em (Short)
 1915 Hats Is Hats (Short)
 1915 A Family Picnic (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1915 The Sultan of Zulon (Short)
Frank Kent
 1915/I A Safe Investment (Short)
 1915 Lillian's Husbands (Short)
 1915 Fits and Chills (Short)
1st Hired Man
 1915 The Professional Diner (Short)
The Hotel Clerk
 1915 The Serpent's Tooth (Short)
The Dentist
 1915 Welcome to Bohemia (Short)
 1915 The Honeymoon Baby (Short)
 1915 The Revolt of Mr. Wiggs (Short)
Mr. Wiggs
 1915 What's Ours? (Short)
 1915 Mr. Blink of Bohemia (Short)
 1915 Love, Snow and Ice (Short)
Clarence Posonby
 1915 The Professor's Painless Cure (Short)
The Dancing Master
 1915 Cutey's Sister (Short)
 1915/II Easy Money (Short)
 1915 The Timid Mr. Tootles (Short)
The Assistant Clerk
 1915 Postponed (Short)
 1915 A Man of Parts (Short)
 1915 Some White Hope? (Short)
Hiram Limberger
 1915 The Combination (Short)
 1914 The Mysterious Mr. Davey (Short)
The Office Boy
 1914 The Royal Wild West (Short)
Reginald Butterworth
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