Minor Watson (1889–1965)

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Minor Watson was a jovial, grandfatherly actor specializing in playing warm-hearted doctors, affable small-town businessmen, concerned army officers and other such characters. Watson wasn't as prolific as many other actors of his type; while he made slightly more than 100 films, his colleagues such as Russell Hicks and Pierre Watkin had over 300 ... See full bio »


(age 75) in Alton, Illinois, USA

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Known For

Beyond the Forest Moose Lawson
Hidden Gold Ed Colby
Gentleman Jim Buck Ware


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 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
General Glancy
- The People and General Glancy (1956) ... General Glancy
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
Gen. Andrew Harvey
 1956 The Rawhide Years
Matt Comfort
 1956 Trapeze
John Ringling North
 1954-1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Judge Thatcher
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955) ... Judge Thatcher
- The After House (1954)
 1955 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie)
Judge Thatcher
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Gen. John Hood / Pop Markle
- The Direct Approach (1955) ... Gen. John Hood
- The Last Pilot Schooner (1955) ... Pop Markle
 1955 Waterfront (TV Series)
Charlie Elgin
- Live Bait (1955) ... Charlie Elgin
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Pop / McGinty
- The Poachers (1955) ... Pop
- No Place to Live (1955) ... McGinty
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Adult (Dr.) Radford Sawyer
- A Matter of Life and Death (1955) ... Adult (Dr.) Radford Sawyer
 1955 Ten Wanted Men
Jason Carr
 1953/I Roar of the Crowd
Cyrus Mackey
 1952 The Star
Joe Morrison
 1952 Face to Face
Scratchy' Wilson ("The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
 1952 Untamed Frontier
Matt Denbow
 1952 My Son John
Dr. Carver
 1951 Little Egypt
Cyrus Graydon
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Harold P. Cleveland
 1951 Bright Victory
Mr. Paterson
 1950 Mister 880
Judge O'Neil
 1950 The Jackie Robinson Story
Branch Rickey
 1949 The File on Thelma Jordon
Judge Calvin H. Blackwell
 1949 Beyond the Forest
Moose Lawson
 1948 A Southern Yankee
Gen. Watkins
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Mr. Carver
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Sheriff Ed Grayson
 1946 Boys' Ranch
Mr. Harper
 1945 Saratoga Trunk
J.P. Reynolds (uncredited)
 1945 Bewitched
Edward - the Governor
 1945 You Came Along
Uncle Jack
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Maj. Gen. McKay (uncredited)
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Col. Caleb V. Haynes
 1944 Secrets in the Dark (Short)
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Superior Officer (uncredited)
 1944 The Thin Man Goes Home
Sam Ronson
 1944 That's My Baby!
R. P. (Phineas) Moody
 1944 Shadows in the Night
Frederick Gordon (uncredited)
 1944 Christmas Holiday
Townsend (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Rear Admiral (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon Out West
Dave Colby
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
Ramsey Kent
 1943 Happy Land
Judge Colvin
 1943 Guadalcanal Diary
Col. Wallace E. Grayson
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Mr. Washburn
 1943 Yanks Ahoy
Capt. Scott
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Rear Adm. Williams (uncredited)
 1943 Crash Dive
Adm. Bob Stewart (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Loy Henderson
 1943 Power of the Press
John Cleveland Carter (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Buck Ware
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Cmdr. Lang
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Maj. John Thompson (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Shot
Warden George Booth
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Capt. Christopher Winters
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
District Attorney Orville Beamish
 1942 Frisco Lil
Jeff Gray
 1942 Woman of the Year
William J. Harding
 1942 Kings Row
Sam Winters
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Sen. Smith
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Henri Lambert
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Uncle Jefferson Davis Bethany
 1941 The Parson of Panamint
Sheriff Nickerson
 1941 Moon Over Miami
 1941 Mr. District Attorney
Arthur Barret
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Judge Pulver
 1941 Western Union
Pat Grogan
 1940 Gallant Sons
Barton Newbold
 1940 Rangers of Fortune
Clem Bowdry
 1940 Young People
 1940 Hidden Gold
Ed Colby
 1940 20 Mule Team
 1940 Viva Cisco Kid
Jesse Allen
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Joshua Speed
 1939 The Llano Kid
Sheriff Robert McLane
 1939 Television Spy
Burton Lawson
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
 1939 News Is Made at Night
Charles Coulton - aka Clifford Mussey
 1939 Maisie
Prosecuting Attorney
 1939 Boy Friend
Capt. Duffy
 1939 The Hardys Ride High
Mr. Terry B. Archer
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Airline Personnel Manager (uncredited)
 1939 Stand Up and Fight
U.S. Marshal Cole (uncredited)
 1938 While New York Sleeps
Charles MacFarland
 1938 Stablemates
Barney Donovan
 1938 Touchdown, Army
Col. Denby
 1938 Boys Town
The Bishop
 1938 Fast Company
Steve Langner
 1938 Love, Honor and Behave
Dr. 'Mac' MacConaghey
 1938 Of Human Hearts
Capt. Griggs
 1937 Checkers
Dr. Smith
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold
Lt. Milburn
 1937 Saturday's Heroes
Doc Thomas
 1937 That Certain Woman
 1937 Dead End
Mr. Griswald
 1937 The Woman I Love
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
 1936 The Longest Night
Hardy - Store Security
 1936 Rose of the Rancho
Jonathan Hill
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Cmmdre. Briggs
 1935 Pursuit
 1935 Lady Tubbs
Edward J. Fishbaker
 1935 Age of Indiscretion
Mr. Adams
 1935 Mary Jane's Pa
Kenneth Marvin
 1935 Mister Dynamite
Clark Lewis
 1935 Charlie Chan in Paris
 1934 Babbitt
Paul 'Paulivus' F. Reisling
 1934 The Pursuit of Happiness
Col. Sherwood
 1933 Another Language
 1933 Our Betters
Arthur Fenwick
 1931 24 Hours
David Melbourn
 1914 No. 28, Diplomat (Short)
Tom Malone
 1913 Dollars, Pounds, Sense (Short)
Charles Watson (as Minor S. Watson)
 1913 Day by Day (Short)
 1913 Their Waterloo (Short)
 1913 Love Incognito (Short)
Jack Fuller
 1913 Mr. Rhye Reforms (Short)
 1913 Rescuing Dave (Short)
Billy Graham
 1913 What's the Matter with Father? (Short)
 1913 A Brother's Loyalty (Short) (as Minor S. Watson)
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Stage: Appeared in "Trigger" on Broadway. See more »

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Minor S. Watson


Elinor Hewitt  (his death)  (1 child)

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I'm a stage actor by heart and by profession. I was a movie star by necessity and a desire to eat.

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