Douglas Spencer (I) (1910–1960)

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Douglas Spencer was born on February 10, 1910 in Princeton, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Thing from Another World (1951), This Island Earth (1955) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). He died on October 6, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

This Island Earth The Monitor
Shane Axel 'Swede' Shipstead


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 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
1st Martian
- Mr. Dingle, the Strong (1961) ... 1st Martian
 1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade
Doctor Bikel
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Reverend Fuller
- Early Americana (1960) ... Reverend Fuller
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Joe Shandell
- Explosion (1960) ... Joe Shandell
 1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
- Doc Dawson (1960) ... Sheriff
 1960 Bonanza (TV Series)
Alonzo McFadden
- The Gunmen (1960) ... Alonzo McFadden
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
- The Deadeye Kid (1959) ... Jackson
 1958 Cole Younger, Gunfighter
Marshal Fred Woodruff
 1958 Saddle the Wind
Hemp Scribner
 1957 Cheyenne (TV Series)
- Hired Gun (1957) ... Preacher
 1957 Short Cut to Hell
Conductor (uncredited)
 1957 The Three Faces of Eve
Mr. Black
 1957 The Unholy Wife
 1957 Omar Khayyam
Pigeon Keeper (uncredited)
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
- Dateline Las Vegas (1957) ... Mason
 1955-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Clint / Sheriff
- Outpost (1957) ... Clint
- Nailed Down (1955) ... Sheriff
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
- Apache Massacre (1957) ... Deacon
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Joe Brock
- The David Tremayne Story (1956) ... Joe Brock
 1956 Man from Del Rio
Sheriff Jack Tillman
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Wilson / Jonas
- Rebuke Me Not (1956) ... Dr. Wilson
- Will Power (1953) ... Jonas
 1956 Pardners
 1956 The Bold and the Brave
Sailor in Bar (uncredited)
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Nailed Down (1955) ... Sheriff
 1955 A Man Alone
Henry Slocum
 1955 The Kentuckian
Frome Brother (uncredited)
 1955 This Island Earth
The Monitor
 1955 Smoke Signal
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Frank Heath
- The Manufactured Clue (1955) ... Frank Heath
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
- Strike It Rich (1955)
 1954 The Raid
Rev. Lucas
 1954 Them!
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1954 River of No Return
Sam Benson
 1953 Houdini
Simms - Reporter
 1953 Shane
Axel 'Swede' Shipstead
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Father Procurator
 1953 The Glass Wall
Inspector Bailey
 1953 She's Back on Broadway
Lew Ludlow
 1952 Monkey Business
Dr. Brunner
 1952 Untamed Frontier
Clayton Vance
 1952 Something to Live For
Joey, the Artist (uncredited)
 1951 Come Fill the Cup
Ike Bashaw
 1951 Warpath
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Boatkeeper (uncredited)
 1951 The Thing from Another World
Ned Scott
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Skinny Santa Claus (uncredited)
 1950 The Goldbergs
Superintendent Corrigan (uncredited)
 1950 Southside 1-1000
Prison Chaplain
 1950 Union Station
Stationmaster (uncredited)
 1950 Father of the Bride
Fritz - Organist (uncredited)
 1950 Paid in Full
Curtain Hanger in Nursery (uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Courtier (uncredited)
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Charlie - Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 The Heiress
Minister (uncredited)
 1949 My Friend Irma
Interior Decorator (uncredited)
 1949 Trapped
Sam Hooker (uncredited)
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
Actor in Theatre Group (uncredited)
 1949 Top o' the Morning
Townsman at Dance (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Dan Patch
Boswell County Fair Racing Official (uncredited)
 1949 Follow Me Quietly
Phony Judge
 1949 It Happens Every Spring
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1949 Bride of Vengeance
False Physician
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Henry T. Finch
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Dr. Ramsdell
 1948 The Sainted Sisters
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 The Big Clock
Bert Finch
 1947 Adventure Island
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1946 The Return of Monte Cristo
Georges (uncredited)
 1946 Smoky
Gambler (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Corner
Deli Customer (uncredited)
 1945 Kitty
Ball Guest (uncredited)
 1945 The Lost Weekend
Beetle Man in Drunk Tank (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1944 Double Indemnity
Lou Schwartz (uncredited)
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Pilot (uncredited)
 1942 Fall In
Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1942 The Mayor of 44th Street
Dance Floor Extra, Latham's at the Lake (uncredited)
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1942 A Date with the Falcon
Witness at Accident (uncredited)
 1941 The Mexican Spitfire's Baby
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Lady Scarface
Police Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly
Policeman in Dance Line (uncredited)
 1940 Christmas in July
Co-Worker in Office (uncredited)
 1940 I'm Still Alive
Niblo's Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1940 Men Against the Sky
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Partners
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Prisoner in Irons (uncredited)
 1939 The Day the Bookies Wept
Auction Spectator (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Townsman in Saloon (uncredited)
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Stage play: "Blood on the Moon" by Claire and Paul Sifton, produced by Lucille Ryson and Louis Macloon, and directed by Lucille Ryson, at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles


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Although he appeared in numerous films, he was in real-life Ray Milland's stand-in. He was given small uncredited acting parts in Milland's films, which led to his being cast in several featured parts including The Monitor in This Island Earth (1955) and as Scotty the reporter in The Thing from Another World (1951). One of his last performances was as a two headed alien in the The Twilight Zone (... See more »

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