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James O'Rear (I) (1914–2000)

James O'Rear was born on January 4, 1914 in Frankfort, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Chinatown (1974), That Girl (1966) and Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958). He was married to Emily Woodruff. He died on June 20, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Chinatown Lawyer
That Girl Bailiff / Clerk
Criss Cross Waxie


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 1975 Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case (TV Movie)
Dr. James Luden
 1974 Chinatown
Lawyer (as James O'Reare)
 1974 Conrack
Messenger (as James O'Reare)
 1973 All in the Family (TV Series)
Mr. Dundee
- Archie and the Computer (1973) ... Mr. Dundee (as James O'Reare)
 1973 The Bait (TV Movie)
Interviewee on street
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
- The Valediction (1970) ... Parent (as James O'Reare)
 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Coefield
- Floyd's Barbershop (1967) ... Mr. Coefield
 1966-1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Clerk / Bailiff
- Rain, Snow and Rice (1967) ... Clerk (as James O'Reare)
- I'll Be Suing You (1966) ... Bailiff
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
- Father Abraham (1966) ... Consul
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Dice Player
 1965 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Timothy Banks
- Episode #2.18 (1965) ... Timothy Banks
 1964 Dear Heart
 1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
Beverly Hills Cop
 1960 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Mr. Donovan
- The Tycoon (1960) ... Mr. Donovan
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
- Dead Man's Walk (1960) ... Vatsek
 1959 The Story on Page One
Hauser (uncredited)
 1959 The Last Angry Man
Dexter Daw (uncredited)
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Song of Bernadette (1958) ... Jacomet
 1958 Decoy (TV Series)
- The Gentle Gun-Man (1958) ... Johnson
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Earl Thompson (uncredited)
 1956 Teenage Rebel
Mr. Heffernan (uncredited)
 1956 The Search for Bridey Murphy
Reverend Conway (uncredited)
 1956 Bus Stop
Mr. Foster (uncredited)
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dara (1956) ... Anderson
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Judge (uncredited)
 1956 Over-Exposed
Roy Carver
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
- Arsonist (1956)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
- Innocent Witness (1956)
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Dr. Brooks
- If Tomorrow Be Sad (1956) ... Dr. Brooks
 1955 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Drew Holt
- General Parsley Smith (1955) ... Drew Holt
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Julius Caesar (1955) ... Decius
 1949 Criss Cross
 1947 Brute Force
Wilson (uncredited)
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Piano Tuner (uncredited)
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Westinghouse (uncredited)

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James O'Reare

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In 10 of his first 12 big screen roles, some of which had quite a few speaking lines and many minutes of screen time, he was uncredited. See more »

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