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Phil Tead (1893–1974)

Phil Tead was born on September 29, 1893 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA as Phillips Tead. He was an actor, known for The Lost Paradise (1914), Six of a Kind (1934) and Adventures of Superman (1952). He died on June 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Lost Paradise
The Lost Paradise Billy Hopkins
Six of a Kind
Six of a Kind Clerk in Newspaper Office
Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman Prof. Pepperwinkle / Mr. Willy
The Fighting Blade
The Fighting Blade Lord Trevor


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 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
- Days of Grace (1967) ... Padre
 1958-1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Seymour / Mr. Seymour / Storekeeper H. Seymour
- The Brand Release (1959) ... Seymour
- The Captives (1959) ... Mr. Seymour
- The Badge (1958) ... Storekeeper H. Seymour
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Jack MacRoberts
- High Class Type of Mongrel (1959) ... Jack MacRoberts
 1958 Lassie (TV Series)
- The Sermon (1958) ... Hobo
 1955-1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Prof. Pepperwinkle / Mr. Willy
- All That Glitters (1958) ... Prof. Pepperwinkle (as Phillips Tead)
- The Gentle Monster (1958) ... Prof. Pepperwinkle (as Phillips Tead)
- The Big Forget (1958) ... Prof. Pepperwinkle
- The Phony Alibi (1957) ... Prof. Pepperwinkle
- Topsy Turvy (1956) ... Prof. Pepperwinkle
 1952-1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
A Man Juror / The Postal Clerk / Mr. Larkin - the Postman / ...
- Gracie and the Jury (1958) ... A Man Juror
- Burnses and Mortons Choosing Movie to Attend (1954) ... The Postal Clerk
- Tax Refund (1953) ... Mr. Larkin - the Postman
 1958 Colt .45 (TV Series)
- Rare Specimen (1958) ... Cooper
 1955-1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Police Doctor / Mr. Doyle - Cafe Owner
- The Hot Shot Robbery Case (1958) ... Police Doctor
- The Assault Case (1955) ... Mr. Doyle - Cafe Owner (uncredited)
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Amos / Mr. Amos
- Bad Boy (1958) ... Amos
- Water Witch (1958) ... Mr. Amos (uncredited)
 1957 The Book of Acts Series
Church Elder (1957)
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
- The Humanitarian (1957) ... Cass
 1957 The Hard Man
Card Player (uncredited)
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Postmaster / Proprietor
- Misfire (1957) ... Postmaster
- The Strange Land (1957) ... Proprietor
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
Isaac Cooper
- The Magic Box (1957) ... Isaac Cooper
 1957 Rockabilly Baby
Coach Ed Stone
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Mr. Little
- Major Buffington (1957) ... Mr. Little
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- The Big Leap (1957)
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
- Land Beyond the Law (1957) ... Young
 1957 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Train Passenger
- Lucy and the Loving Cup (1957) ... Train Passenger
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
Admiral Marc Mitscher
- Sacrifice (1956) ... Admiral Marc Mitscher
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1954-1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
Mr. Erickson / Thomas Geer / Hotel Manager
- Blinding Light (1955) ... Mr. Erickson
- The Hobo Story (1954) ... Thomas Geer
- Lost Cause (1954) ... Hotel Manager
 1955 Frontier (TV Series)
Jury Foreman
- King of the Dakotas: Part 2 (1955) ... Jury Foreman
- King of the Dakotas: Part 1 (1955) ... Jury Foreman
 1955 The Tender Trap
Wendell (voice, uncredited)
 1955 Wiretapper
Mr. Wiggins - Postman
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Pete Roberts
- The Direct Approach (1955) ... Pete Roberts
- The Cool One (1955)
- Lost and Found (1953)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
- The Case of the Deadly Homburg (1955) ... Barber
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
 1950-1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Pop Dawson / Cherokee Webster / John Walker / ...
- Showdown at Sand Creek (1955) ... Pop Dawson
- The Globe (1954) ... Cherokee Webster
- A Broken Match (1954) ... John Walker
- Old Bailey (1953) ... Old Bailey
- Death in the Forest (1953) ... Old Man
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Jennings
- A Husband Disappears (1955) ... Dr. Jennings
 1954-1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Ben / MacDonald / Pop Wiley
- The Glass Dime (1955) ... Ben
- Kind Thought (1954) ... MacDonald
- Letters from Aaron Burr (1954) ... Pop Wiley
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- The Hostage (1955)
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dr. Egstrom / Clerk
- Guest in the Night (1954) ... Dr. Egstrom
- Lady Killer (1954) ... Clerk
 1954 Fangs of the Wild
 1954 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Samuel Harron
- Masquerade for Matilda (1954) ... Samuel Harron
 1954 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Dr. Fred Swanson
- The Ungrateful Killer (1954) ... Dr. Fred Swanson
 1954 Loophole
Bank Manager (uncredited)
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Alien (1953)
 1953 So Big
Buyer in Open Marketplace (uncredited)
 1953 Those Redheads from Seattle
Doctor (uncredited)
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Juror (uncredited)
 1953 Mark Saber (TV Series)
George Wesson
- The Case of the Chamber of Death (1953) ... George Wesson
 1953 Confidentially Connie
Prof. McKeever (uncredited)
 1953 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Mrs. Genius (1953)
- Legal Affair (1953)
 1953 Fangs of the Arctic
MacGregor - Trading Post Owner
 1953 The Lawless Breed
Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series)
Dr. Johnson
- Black Market for Death ... Dr. Johnson
 1952 Kansas City Confidential
Mr. Collins (uncredited)
 1952 Arctic Flight
Squid Tucker
 1952 Bonzo Goes to College
Judge (uncredited)
 1952 Glory Alley
Tom, NYC Sportswriter (uncredited)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Grooney
- Serenade for a Sucker (1952) ... Mr. Grooney
 1951 The Billy Bean Show (TV Series)
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Salesman (uncredited)
 1951 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
Bank Teller
- Quo Vadis (1951) ... Bank Teller (as Phillips Tead)
 1951 The Unknown Man
Ambulance Intern Attendant (uncredited)
 1951 Jim Thorpe -- All-American
Chairman of Olympics Board (uncredited)
 1951 The Law and the Lady
Assistant Manager (uncredited)
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Reporter (uncredited)
 1951 The Pride of Maryland
Spectator (uncredited)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
 1949 Act of Violence
Hotel Day Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 The Big Punch
Reporter Peters (uncredited)
 1947 California
Eddie (uncredited)
 1946 Deadline for Murder
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Advertising Manager (uncredited)
 1945 Film Tactics (Short)
Blofeld (uncredited)
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
 1945 State Fair
Fire-Eater Barker (uncredited)
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe
Waiter with Cart (uncredited)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Ninth National Bank Representative (uncredited)
 1944 Casanova Brown
License Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Reporter at Execution (uncredited)
 1942 Pacific Rendezvous
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1942 You're Telling Me
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Machinist (uncredited)
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1942 Right to the Heart
 1941 Buy Me That Town
Mr. Ramsey, Druggist
 1941 Las Vegas Nights
Club Nevada Croupier (uncredited)
 1940 The Westerner
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1940 Pier 13
Photographer (uncredited)
 1940 Susan and God
Exiting Theater Patron (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Music in My Heart
 1939 I Stole a Million
Charlie (uncredited)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Second Reporter on Telephone (uncredited)
 1939 6,000 Enemies
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Marty (uncredited)
 1939 The Hardys Ride High
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Over the Goal
Sound Techincian (uncredited)
 1936 Murder with Pictures
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 Violets in Spring (Short)
Bartender with Cocktail Shaker (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Radio Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1936 Women Are Trouble
Granger (uncredited)
 1936 The Princess Comes Across
Jones - American Newsreel Man (uncredited)
 1936 Absolute Quiet
Dallas Airport Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Press Agent (uncredited)
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Lewis's Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 The Milky Way
Todd Fight Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes
Photographer (uncredited)
 1935 Show Them No Mercy!
Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
 1935 The Payoff
Radio Sports Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Navy Wife
Motorcycle Attendant (uncredited)
 1935 The Gay Deception
Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1935 The Affair of Susan
Boat Ride Concessionaire (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Soldier (scenes deleted)
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Miss Glory's Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1935 Orchids to You
Process Server (uncredited)
 1935 Woman Wanted
Second Juror Talking to Mike (uncredited)
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Cripps - Star Reporter
 1935 Lady Tubbs
Rider (uncredited)
 1935 Men Without Names
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Straight from the Heart
Ward Heeler (uncredited)
 1935 It Happened in New York
Radio Announcer
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Head Bellman (uncredited)
 1935 The Woman in Red
Reporter Talking to Mike (uncredited)
 1935 Carnival
Barker (uncredited)
 1935 Wings in the Dark
Second Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Rollercoaster Attendant (uncredited)
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl
Hendricks (uncredited)
 1934 One Hour Late
Wally (uncredited)
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Reporter #3 (uncredited)
 1934 Dames
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Let's Talk It Over
Golf Professional (uncredited)
 1934 The Thin Man
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Change of Heart
Brisbane's Assistant (uncredited)
 1934 Sing and Like It
Ticket Salesman (uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Vaudevillian (uncredited)
 1934 Glamour
 1934 George White's Scandals
Publicity Man (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Six of a Kind
Clerk in Newspaper Office
 1934 This Side of Heaven
Pete - the Photographer (uncredited)
 1933 Going Hollywood
Freddie (uncredited)
 1933 Lady Killer
Seymour - Usher Sergeant (uncredited)
 1933 Sitting Pretty
Aide (uncredited)
 1933 College Coach
Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Baron
Bus Tour Guide (uncredited)
 1933 The Big Bluff
 1933 The Bowery
Tout (uncredited)
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Picture Snatcher
Reporter F.L. Strange (uncredited)
 1933 Central Airport
Duke, Airplane Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Sailor's Luck
Nugent Busby (uncredited)
 1933 King of the Jungle
Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway Bad
Joe Flynn (uncredited)
 1932 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
Reporter in Crowd (uncredited)
 1932 Lawyer Man
Reporter with Cigar (uncredited)
 1932 Me and My Gal
Radio Salesman (uncredited)
 1932 Faithless
Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game
Passenger on Yacht (uncredited)
 1932 Horse Feathers
Football Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1932 Winner Take All
Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 Lady and Gent
Fight Commentator (uncredited)
 1932 The Washington Masquerade
Daly - New York Times Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Jimmy - the Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1932 The Dark Horse
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Mac the Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 The Final Edition
Dan Cameron - Reporter
 1931 The Guilty Generation
 1931 The Vice Squad
Tony - Waiter
 1931 Kick In
Burke, Reporter (uncredited)
 1931 The Front Page
 1931 Kiki
 1930 Reaching for the Moon
Reporter Looking for Aero Girls (uncredited)
 1930 Lightnin'
Monte Winslow (as Phillip Tead)
 1923 The Fighting Blade
Lord Trevor (as Phillip Tead)
 1920 Whispers
Wesley Maced (as Phillips Tead)
 1920 She Loves and Lies
Bob Brummell (as Phillips Tead)
 1914 The Lost Paradise
Billy Hopkins (as Phillips Tead)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Phillips Tead | Phillip Tead

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Prolific comic supporting actor, who specialised in hayseeds, fast-talking reporters and radio broadcasters, doctors and clerks. After years of cameos and bit parts in movies, he finally got his break with meatier roles in early television, notably as the ever-vague Professor Pepperwinkle in Adventures of Superman (1952).

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