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Dave O'Brien (I) (1912–1969)


Former chorus boy who would become a star in "B" westerns, and later a successful comedy writer (under the name David Barclay) and TV director. O'Brien is notable as one of the relatively few success stories to emerge out of the drek of poverty row, where he blissfully worked for nearly a decade before landing work in the hypo-nasal Pete Smith's ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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(1955-1970)
(1936)
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(1943)
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(1943)

Filmography

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 1973 Huyendo del halcón (screenplay) / (story)
  The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (44 episodes, 1957 - 1969) (writer - 227 episodes, 1955 - 1970) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1965)
- People Who Like People Are Cannibals (1970) ... (writer)
- Is This Anyway to Ruin an Airline? (1970) ... (writer)
 1966 Clown Alley (TV Movie) (writer)
 1960 Red Skelton Timex Special (TV Special)
 1959 The Red Skelton Chevy Special (TV Special)
 1957 Encounter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Strictly Normal (1957)
  MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1955)
- Episode #1.14 (1955) ... (screenplay - segment "Pet Peeves", as David Barclay) / (story - segment "Pet Peeves", as David Barclay)
 1955 Just What I Needed (Short) (screen play)
 1955 The Man Around the House (Short) (story and screenplay)
 1954 Meet the O'Briens (TV Movie) (teleplay - as David Barclay)
 1954 Out for Fun (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1954 Do Someone a Favor! (Short) (original screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1954 Ain't It Aggravatin' (Short) (story and screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1953 Things We Can Do Without (Short) (screenplay - as David Barclay) / (story - as David Barclay)
 1953 Landlording It (Short) (original screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1953 It Would Serve 'Em Right (Short) (original screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1953 Cash Stashers (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1953 Dogs 'n Ducks (Short) (story and screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1952 I Love Children But... (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1952 Reducing (Short) (original story and screenplay)
 1951 Mealtime Magic (Short) (narrative - as David Barclay)
 1951 Bargain Madness (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1951 Bandage Bait (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1951 Camera Sleuth (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1950 A Wife's Life (Short) (original story and screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1950 Wrong Way Butch (Short) (original story - as David Barclay) / (screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1950 Did'ja Know? (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1950 Pest Control (Short) (original story and screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1949 How Come? (Short) (original story - as David Barclay) / (screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1949 Those Good Old Days (Short) (story and screenplay - as Dave Barclay)
 1949 What I Want Next (Short) (original story) / (screenplay)
 1949 Super Cue Men (Short) (script by - as David Barclay)
 1948 Let's Cogitate (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1948 Ice Aces (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1948 Why Is It? (Short) (original story and screenplay)
 1948 Just Suppose (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1948 You Can't Win (Short) (original story and screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1948 I Love My Mother-in-Law But... (Short) (original story and screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1948 Bowling Tricks (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1947 Have You Ever Wondered? (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1947 What D'ya Know? (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1947 Surfboard Rhythm (Documentary short) (as David Barclay)
 1947 Pet Peeves (Short) (as David Barclay) / (screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1947 Neighbor Pests (Short) (screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1947 I Love My Wife But! (Short) (story & screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1947 Early Sports Quiz: What's Your I.Q. No. 13 (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1947 Diamond Demon (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1947 Athletiquiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 12 (Short) (screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1946 Playing by Ear (Short) (screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1946 I Love My Husband, But! (Short) (original story - as David Barclay) / (screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1946 Sure Cures (Short) (as David Barclay)
 1946 Treasures from Trash (Short) (screenplay - as David Barclay)
 1946 Equestrian Quiz: What's Your I.Q.? No. 11 (Short) (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

Dave Barclay | David Barclay | Dave O'Brian | Dave 'Tex' O'Brien | Dave Tex O'Brien | David O'Brien | Tex O'Brien

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[About meeting US President Harry S. Truman] Shaking hands and talking with the President of the United States is the greatest thing I've ever done. See more »

Trivia:

In 1954 he made a TV pilot called "Meet the O'Briens'", in which he played a bumbling young husband whose in-laws live with him and his wife. It wasn't picked up. See more »

Trademark:

Delightful appearances in miscellaneous fun shorts.

Nickname:

Tex

Star Sign:

Gemini

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