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Houseley Stevenson (1879–1953)

British-born American character actor. He labored in a San Francisco glass factory until his thirties, then embarked on an acting career. He became a respected teacher, director, and performer at famed Pasadena Community Playhouse in California. He appeared in numerous films in the Thirties and Forties, his craggy face enlivening many movies. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dark Passage Dr. Walter Coley
Kidnapped Ebenezer
The Wild North Old Man
Sorrowful Jones Doc Chesley


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 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- The Skipper's Lady (1954) ... Hansen
- Moonlight School (1954)
 1952 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Pop Polgase
- Rescue (1952) ... Pop Polgase (as Housely Stevenson Sr.)
 1952 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
- Galahad (1952)
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- The Old Man ... Charles (as Housely Stevenson)
 1952 The Wild North
Old Man
 1951 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
Uncle Willy
- Joe Santa Claus (1951) ... Uncle Willy
 1951 Cave of Outlaws
 1951 Family Theatre (TV Series)
- That I May See (1951)
 1951 All That I Have
Dr. Charles Grayson (as Houseley Stevenson Sr.)
 1951 Darling, How Could You!
Old Man (uncredited)
 1951 The Secret of Convict Lake
Samuel 'Pawnee Sam' Barlow (uncredited)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Old Man on Park Bench (uncredited)
 1951 Hollywood Story
John Miller
 1950 The Du Pont Story
Henry du Pont's Assistant (uncredited)
 1950 The Sun Sets at Dawn
Pops (as Housley Stevenson)
 1950 Edge of Doom
Mr. Swanson, the Florist (as Houseley Stevenson Sr.)
 1950 The Gunfighter
Mr. Barlow (uncredited)
 1950 Sierra
Sam Coulter
 1949 All the King's Men
Madison (uncredited)
 1949 Song of Surrender
Mr. Abernathy (uncredited)
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West
Ted (as old Timer)
 1949 Masked Raiders
Uncle Henry Trevett
 1949 Leave It to Henry
Mr. McCluskey
 1949 Sorrowful Jones
Doc Chesley
 1949 Colorado Territory
 1949 Take One False Step
 1949 The Lady Gambles
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
 1949 The Walking Hills
Mr. King
 1949 Knock on Any Door
Junior (uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface
Pioneer (uncredited)
 1948 Kidnapped
 1948 Joan of Arc
Cardinal of Winchester
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Jud Tavis
 1948 Apartment for Peggy
Prof. T.J. Beck (uncredited)
 1948 Moonrise
Uncle Joe Jingle
 1948 The Vicious Circle
Professor Barr (uncredited)
 1948 Four Faces West
 1948 Casbah
Anton Duval
 1948 Smart Woman
Joe Smith (uncredited)
 1948 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Barchester Towers (1948) ... (as Housely Stevens)
- Spring Green (1948)
 1948 The Challenge
Captain Sonnenberg
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door...
Andy (uncredited)
 1947 Forever Amber
Mr. Starling (uncredited)
 1947 Dark Passage
Dr. Walter Coley
 1947 Thunder in the Valley
Angus MacIvor (uncredited)
 1947 Cheyenne
Stableman (uncredited)
 1947 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Gardener (uncredited)
 1947 Time Out of Mind
 1947 Ramrod
George Smedley (as Housely Stevenson)
 1947 The Brasher Doubloon
Elisha Morningstar (uncredited)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Doctor (uncredited)
 1946 The Yearling
Mr. Ranger (uncredited)
 1946 Little Miss Big
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Dr. Grimes (uncredited)
 1946 Somewhere in the Night
Michael Conroy
 1946 Without Reservations
Turnkey (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
Railroad Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 Happy Land
Sam Watson (uncredited)
 1943 Crime Doctor
Martin - Parole Board (uncredited)
 1942 Native Land
White Sharecropper (as Housely Stevens)
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
Colonel Beebe (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Passerby Professor (uncredited)
 1937 The Adventurous Blonde
Darell (uncredited)
 1937 Midnight Court
Mr. Jones - Witness (uncredited)
 1937 Stolen Holiday
Wedding Official (uncredited)
 1937 Once a Doctor
Magistrate Kendrick (as Housley Stevens Sr.)
 1936 Isle of Fury
The Rector (as Housley Stevenson Sr.)
 1936 China Clipper
Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 Bengal Tiger
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1936 The White Angel
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1936 The Law in Her Hands
Appellate Court Chief Judge (uncredited)

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Other Works:

On the Rocks (1938). Written by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Robert Ross. Daly's 63rd Street Theatre: 15 Jun 1938- Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/66 performances). Cast: Joseph Anthony, Donald Arbury, Doan Borrup (as "Admiral Sir Bemrose Hotspot"), Philip Bourneuf, Lyster Chambers, Edward Forbes, Ardis Gains, Charlotte ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Housley Stevens Sr. | Housely Stevens | Houseley Stevenson Sr. | Housely Stevenson Sr. | Housley Stevenson Sr. | Housely Stevenson | Housley Stevenson


Margurita E. Behrens  (his death)  (3 children)


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