Dennis O'Keefe (I) (1908–1968)

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Tall, cheerful, outdoorsy leading man of Hollywood B movies who started in show business as an infant accompanying his vaudevillian parents ("Flanagan and Edwards, the Rollicking Twosome") on the stage. In his teens, Dennis started to write film scripts while attending college. He then tried to break into films as an extra, appearing under his ... See full bio »

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Known For

Walk a Crooked Mile Daniel F. O'Hara
T-Men Dennis O'Brien - aka Vannie Harrigan
The Leopard Man Jerry Manning
Brewster's Millions Montague L. 'Monty' Brewster


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 1966 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Walter O'Connor
- Twenty-Five Years Too Late (1966) ... Walter O'Connor
 1964 Deadline for Murder
Paul Ashley
 1963 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Sid the Snitch
- Sing a Song of Sing Sing (1963) ... Sid the Snitch
 1961-1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Harry B. Hogan
- Annie Beeler's Place (1962) ... Harry B. Hogan
- The Longest Crap Game in History (1961) ... Harry B. Hogan
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Pete Flannery
- Open Season (1961) ... Pete Flannery
 1961 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Brian Taylor
- The Bachelor (1961) ... Brian Taylor
 1961 All Hands on Deck
Lt. Cmdr. Brian O'Gara
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Dan Muldoon
- River Champion (1960) ... Dan Muldoon
 1959-1960 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
Hal Towne
- June Thursday (1960) ... Hal Towne
- Send This Boy to Camp (1960) ... Hal Towne
- Marriage, Anyone? (1960) ... Hal Towne
- Child Genius (1960) ... Hal Towne
- Dimples (1960) ... Hal Towne
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Dick Richards
- Take five (1958) ... Dick Richards
 1957 Sail Into Danger
Steve Ryman
 1957 Lady of Vengeance
William T. Marshall
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Prof. Stephen Bolt
- The Traveling Corpse (1957) ... Prof. Stephen Bolt
 1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre
Capt. Matt Riordan
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Ben Birch
- Confession (1956) ... Ben Birch
 1954-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Howard Davenport / Fred Long / Evans / ...
- A Trophy for Howard Davenport (1956) ... Howard Davenport
- Schedule to Defraud (1955) ... Fred Long
- Edge of Terror (1955) ... Evans
- The Thirteenth Chair (1954) ... Inspector Marney
 1951-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Bill / Captain John Danforth / Jeff Sewell / ...
- Little Boy Lost (1956) ... Bill
- The Human Jungle (1955) ... Captain John Danforth
- The Odyssey of Jeffrey Sewell (1953) ... Jeff Sewell
- A Time for Heroes (1953) ... Mack
 1956 Studio One (TV Series)
- Manhattan Duet (1956) ... Will
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Inside Detroit
Blair Vickers
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Reverend Charles Parker
- It's Always Sunday (1956) ... Reverend Charles Parker
 1955 Chicago Syndicate
Barry Amsterdam
 1955 Las Vegas Shakedown
Joe Barnes
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
James Carroll
- Yellow Jack (1955) ... James Carroll
 1954 Angela
Steve Catlett
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
 1954 The Diamond Wizard
Joe Dennison
 1954 Drums of Tahiti
Mike Macklin
 1950-1953 Suspense (TV Series)
- The Gift of Fear (1953) ... (as Bud Flannagan)
- I'm No Hero (1950) ... Vince
 1953 The Fake
Paul Mitchell
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
Jim Connors
 1952 Everything I Have Is Yours
Alec Tackabury
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- Double By-Line (1952)
 1952 One Big Affair
Jimmy Donovan
 1951 Passage West
Jacob Karns
 1951 Follow the Sun
Chuck Williams
 1951 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Larry Collins
 1950 Woman on the Run
Dan Legget
 1950 The Eagle and the Hawk
Whitney Randolph
 1949 Abandoned
Mark Sitko
 1949 The Great Dan Patch
David Palmer
 1949 Cover Up
Sam Donovan
 1949 Siren of Atlantis
Capt. Jean Morhange
 1948 Walk a Crooked Mile
Daniel F. O'Hara
 1948 Raw Deal
Joe Sullivan
 1947 T-Men
Dennis O'Brien - aka Vannie Harrigan
 1947 Dishonored Lady
Dr. David S. Cousins
 1947 Mr. District Attorney
Steve Bennett
 1946 Her Adventurous Night
Bill Fry
 1945 Doll Face
Michael Francis 'Mike' Hannegan
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter
Dr. Kenneth B. Ford
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Danny Baldwin
 1945 Brewster's Millions
Montague L. 'Monty' Brewster
 1945 The Affairs of Susan
Bill Anthony
 1944 Abroad with Two Yanks
Jeff Reardon
 1944 Sensations of 1945
Junior Crane
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Benjamin 'Hoppy' Hopkins
 1944 Up in Mabel's Room
Gary Ainsworth
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow
 1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
Sonny Phyffe
 1943 The Leopard Man
Jerry Manning
 1943 Good Morning, Judge
David Barton
 1943 Tahiti Honey
Mickey Monroe
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Jan Horak
 1942 Moonlight Masquerade
John Bennett Jr.
 1942 The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine
Mike Jason
 1941 Weekend for Three
Jim Craig
 1941 Lady Scarface
Lt. Bill Mason
 1941 Broadway Limited
Dr. Harvey North
 1941 Mr. District Attorney
P. Cadwallader Jones
 1941 Topper Returns
 1940 Bowery Boy
Dr. Tom O'Hara
 1940 You'll Find Out
Chuck Deems
 1940 I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Tod Lowell
 1940 Arise, My Love
 1940 Girl from Havana
Woody Davis
 1940 Pop Always Pays
Jeff Thompson
 1940 La Conga Nights
Steve Collins
 1940 Alias the Deacon
Johnny Sloan
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong
Chuck Deems - the Band Manager
 1939 Unexpected Father
Jimmy Hanley
 1939 The Kid from Texas
William Quincy
 1939 Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
Jerry O'Connor
 1938 Vacation from Love
W.D. 'Bill' Blair
 1938 The Chaser
Thomas Z. 'Tom' Brandon
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Tommy Bradford
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Racetrack Handler (uncredited)
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
Jeffrey Burton
 1937 Conquest
Jan Walewska (uncredited)
 1937 Life Begins with Love
Musician (uncredited)
 1937 Big City
Stanley - Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Double or Nothing
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1937 The Firefly
French Soldier Admirer (uncredited)
 1937 Vogues of 1938
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga
Second Bidder / Dancer at Party (uncredited)
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Between Two Women
Patricia's Friend (uncredited)
 1937 Easy Living
Office Manager (uncredited)
 1937 Blazing Barriers
Club Manager (uncredited)
 1937 The Great Gambini
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Salesman (uncredited)
 1937 Riding on Air
Radium Plane 23 Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1937 The Girl from Scotland Yard
John (as Bud Flanagan)
 1937 Captains Courageous
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1937 Nobody's Baby
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1937 A Star Is Born
Burke's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Top of the Town
Frank (uncredited)
 1937 Swing High, Swing Low
Purser (uncredited)
 1937 Parole Racket
Thompson, Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 History Is Made at Night
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
Nightclub Extra / Party Extra / Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 They Wanted to Marry
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Champagne Waltz
Dance Extra at Blue Danube Room (uncredited)
 1936 Great Guy
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Beloved Enemy
Reception Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Nightclub Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All
Night Club Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Hats Off
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1936 Born to Dance
Spectator at Lonely Hearts Club (uncredited)
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Man #2 (uncredited)
 1936 Theodora Goes Wild
Man (uncredited)
 1936 Legion of Terror
New Postal Inspector (uncredited)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Jones (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
Barker at Charity Affair (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Sound Technician (uncredited)
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Bandleader (uncredited)
 1936 Swing Time
Dancer in 'The Way You Look Tonight' Number (uncredited)
 1936 Piccadilly Jim
Petie McGregor (uncredited)
 1936 Yours for the Asking
Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
New Year's Eve Night Club Celebrant (uncredited)
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Sidewalk Heckler (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
New Year's Celebrant (uncredited)
 1936 The Return of Sophie Lang
S.S. Niantic Passenger (uncredited)
 1936 The Last Outlaw
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 Private Number
Gambler (uncredited)
 1936 Nobody's Fool
Young Man (uncredited)
 1936 Burning Gold
Derrick Worker (as Bud Flanagan)
 1936 Show Boat
Blackface Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 And So They Were Married
Drunk in Car (uncredited)
 1936 13 Hours by Air
Baker - Co-Pilot (as Bud Flannagan)
 1936 Small Town Girl
Man Dancing in Tavern (uncredited)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 Till We Meet Again
Viennese Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Kid
Bud (uncredited)
 1936 Colleen
Extra on Dance Floor (uncredited)
 1936 Love Before Breakfast
College Boy (uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes
Party Boy with Reno (uncredited)
 1936 Strike Me Pink
Club Lido Patron (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Hostess
Donald Ross - Ronnie's Friend (uncredited)
 1935 In Person
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Onlooker at Casino (uncredited)
 1935 A Feather in Her Hat
Theatregoer (uncredited)
 1935 Personal Maid's Secret
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Trainee (uncredited)
 1935 It's in the Air
Announcer / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1935 The Girl Friend
Soldier in Play (uncredited)
 1935 Anna Karenina
Best Man at Wedding (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Party Guest at Reunion (uncredited)
 1935 Top Hat
Elevator Passenger / Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1935 Every Night at Eight
Huxley Employee (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Wedding Participant (uncredited)
 1935 Doubting Thomas
Member of Audience (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short)
Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Trainee (uncredited)
 1935 The Misses Stooge (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1935 Baby Face Harrington
Country Club Patron (uncredited)
 1935 Mississippi
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Newspaper Reporter / Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 The Wedding Night
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1935 One New York Night
Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air
Student (uncredited)
 1935 Rumba
Man in Diana's Party at Theatre (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl (uncredited)
 1934 In a Pig's Eye (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 White Lies
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood
Dancing Boy (uncredited)
 1934 Broadway Bill (uncredited)
 1934 College Rhythm
Department Store Doorman (uncredited)
 1934 Kid Millions
Chorus Boy in Ship's Show (uncredited)
 1934 Imitation of Life
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round
Passenger Watching Revue (uncredited)
 1934 Everything's Ducky (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Lady by Choice
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1934 Two Heads on a Pillow
Night Club Patron (uncredited)
 1934 A Lost Lady
Dance Extra (uncredited)
 1934 Young and Beautiful
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Game Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1934 Desirable
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Gift of Gab
Dancer (uncredited)
 1934 The Man with Two Faces
Theatregoer (uncredited)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Paris Interlude
Charles Lindbergh (uncredited)
 1934 We're Rich Again
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Midnight Alibi
Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Madame Du Barry
King's Attendant with Robe (uncredited)
 1934 Fog Over Frisco
Van Brugh - Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Smarty
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1934 He Was Her Man
Man Leaving Courtroom (uncredited)
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Reporter / Woodcliff Inn Patron (uncredited)
 1934 Upperworld
Photographer (uncredited)
 1934 Registered Nurse
Interne (uncredited)
 1934 Coming Out Party
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 Jimmy the Gent
Chester Coote - Wallingham Assistant (uncredited)
 1934 Wonder Bar
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1934 All of Me
Policeman (uncredited)
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1933 The House on 56th Street
Gambler (uncredited)
 1933 Lady Killer
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Blood Money
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
 1933 Duck Soup
Bridegroom at Firefly's Reception (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
New Year's Eve Reveler (uncredited)
 1933 Bombshell
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel
Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Too Much Harmony
Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Torch Singer
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Midnight Club
Dance Extra (uncredited)
 1933 She Had to Say Yes
Cabaret Patron (uncredited)
 1933 College Humor
Student (uncredited)
 1933 Ann Carver's Profession
Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Cocktail Hour
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Theatregoer (uncredited)
 1933 The Phantom of the Air
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 The Eagle and the Hawk
Flier (uncredited)
 1933 A Bedtime Story
A Friend (uncredited)
 1933 Girl Missing
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Louie - Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1933 42nd Street
Chorus Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Grand Slam
Elevator Rider / Liederkranz Club Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Hello, Everybody!
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1933 The Woman Accused
Party Extra (uncredited)
 1933 Hot Pepper
Montmartre Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1932 Central Park
Casino Diner (uncredited)
 1932 Tess of the Storm Country
Dance Extra at Party (uncredited)
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Café Chateau Dancer (uncredited)
 1932 Night After Night
Drunk Sleeping on a Table (uncredited)
 1932 Hat Check Girl
A Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 A Bill of Divorcement
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton
Dance Floor Guest at Madge's Party (uncredited)
 1932 Blonde Venus
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 Big City Blues
Dice Spectator (uncredited)
 1932 Two Against the World
Party Guest / Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 Crooner
Nightclub Dance Patron (uncredited)
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
Stock Brokerage Clerk (uncredited)
 1932 Bachelor's Affairs
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1932 Hollywood Speaks
Seated at 2nd Level Table in Night Club (uncredited)
 1932 The Man from Yesterday
Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1932 Week Ends Only
Gambling Club Extra at Bar (uncredited)
 1932 Merrily We Go to Hell
Wedding Usher (uncredited)
 1932 Huddle
Dinner Dance Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Scarface
Night Club Patron (uncredited)
 1932 The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1932 Devil's Lottery
Derbied Extra at Track (uncredited)
 1932 Love Affair
One of Carol's Friends at Party (uncredited)
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Under Eighteen
Penthouse Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Working Girls
Dance Extra (uncredited)
 1931 West of Broadway
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1931 Smart Woman
Passenger Departing Ship (uncredited)
 1931 Honeymoon Trio (Short)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1931 The Miracle Woman
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1931 Laugh and Get Rich
Young Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1931 Cimarron (uncredited)
 1930 Reaching for the Moon
Ship's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1930 The Silver Horde
Night Club Patron (uncredited)
 1930 Check and Double Check
Party Guest (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Self (25 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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(9/2/46) Radio: Appeared in a "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "Weekend for Three". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Al Everett Dennis | Bud Flanagan | Bud Flannagan | Jonathan Ricks | Jonathan Rix


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