Lon McCallister (1923–2005)


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He started his career as a teenage bit actor in such wholesome, folksy tales as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) and Judge Hardy's Children (1938). As an adult, he found the strength of his career riding on that same homespun sentiment. Lon McCallister was born Herbert Alonzo McCallister, Jr. in Los Angeles, on April 17, 1923, but was almost ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Red House Nath Storm
(1947)
The Big Cat Danny Turner
(1949)
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Daniel 'Snug' Dominy
(1948)
(1950)

Filmography

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 1963 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Willie
- Triple Indemnity (1963) ... Willie
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Coley Wilks
- The Hostage (1961) ... Coley Wilks
 1953 Combat Squad
Martin
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jeffries
- Operation Riviera (1953) ... Jeffries
 1952 Montana Territory
John Malvin
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Gordon Kent
- Enemy Unknown (1951)
- Verdict from Space (1951) ... Gordon Kent
 1951 A Yank in Korea
Andy Smith
 1950 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Ed Brown
- Down Bayou DuBac (1950) ... Ed Brown
 1950 The Boy from Indiana
Lon Decker
 1949 The Story of Seabiscuit
Ted Knowles
 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
Fred
- Collector's Item (1949) ... Fred
- Lunch Box (1949)
 1949 The Big Cat
Danny Turner
 1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
Daniel 'Snug' Dominy
 1947 Thunder in the Valley
David MacAdam
 1947 The Red House
Nath Storm
 1944 Winged Victory
Francis William 'Frankie' Davis (as Pvt. Lon McCallister)
 1944 Home in Indiana
'Sparke' Thornton
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
California Jack Gilman
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1943 The Hard Way
Bud - Call Boy in Montage (uncredited)
 1942 Over My Dead Body
Jimmie (as Bud McCallister)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Freddie, the Stack Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Page Boy (uncredited)
 1942 That Other Woman
George Borden (as Bud McAllister)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Boy in Car (uncredited)
 1942 Spy Ship
Telegram Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Call Boy (uncredited)
 1942 Always in My Heart
Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1941 Henry Aldrich for President
Student (uncredited)
 1940 Susan and God
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
Johnny (uncredited)
 1939 First Love
Boy at School (uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms
Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy (uncredited)
 1939 The Spirit of Culver
Cadet (uncredited)
 1938 Little Tough Guys in Society
Street Kid (uncredited)
 1938 That Certain Age
Billy (uncredited)
 1938 Lord Jeff (uncredited)
 1938 Judge Hardy's Children (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Schoolboy (uncredited)
 1937 Make a Wish
Summer Camp Kid (uncredited)
 1937 Souls at Sea
Cabin Boy (uncredited)
 1937 Stella Dallas
Boy (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
Minor Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1936 Let's Sing Again
Orphan (uncredited)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1950) He acted in Elliott and J.C. Nugent's play, "The Poor Nut," in a Kenley Players production in Lakewood Park Theatre in Barnesville, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 15 Articles | 19 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bud McAllister | Bud McCallister | Pvt. Lon McCallister

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Being a movie star was great, but I never considered doing it for a lifetime. I wanted to be myself, to go where I pleased without causing a traffic jam. I've succeeded in this, and I'm happy.

Trivia:

Longtime friend of Allene Roberts.

Nickname:

Buddy

Star Sign:

Aries

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