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Emile Meyer (August 18, 1910 – March 19, 1987) was an American actor (born in New Orleans) usually known for tough, aggressive, authoritative characters in Hollywood films from the 1950s era, mostly in westerns or thrillers. He provided such noteworthy performances as Ryker in Shane (1953), as Father Dupree in Paths of Glory (1957) and the corrupt cop in Sweet Smell of Success (1957). He appeared in an episode of the 1961 series The Asphalt Jungle.

He also appeared on television, including a guest spot on John Payne's The Restless Gun and as a truculently stubborn juror opposite James Garner in the 1957 Maverick episode "Rope of Cards." His guest appearance on the "Restless Gun" episode "Man and Boy" in 1957 included filming on the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Calif. His final film role was in The Legend of Frank Woods (1977).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Emile Meyer (August 18, 1910 – March 19, 1987) was an American actor (born in New Orleans) usually known for tough, aggressive, authoritative characters in Hollywood films from the 1950s era, mostly in westerns or thrillers. He provided such noteworthy performances as Ryker in Shane (1953), as Father Dupree in Paths of Glory (1957) and the corrupt cop in Sweet Smell of Success (1957). He appeared in an episode of the 1961 series The Asphalt Jungle.

He also appeared on television, including a guest spot on John Payne's The Restless Gun and as a truculently stubborn juror opposite James Garner in the 1957 Maverick episode "Rope of Cards." His guest appearance on the "Restless Gun" episode "Man and Boy" in 1957 included filming on the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Calif. His final film role was in The Legend of Frank Woods (1977).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 66

Birthday 1910-08-18

Day of Death 1987-03-19

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1977 The Legend of Frank Woods
1974 Macon County Line as Gurney
1973 The Blue Knight as Harry Debbs
1967 A Time for Killing as Col. Harries
1967 Hostile Guns as Uncle Joe Reno
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1965 The Legend of Jesse James (1 episode)
1965 Young Dillinger as Det. Jergins
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1961 87th Precinct (1 episode)
1961 The Asphalt Jungle (1 episode)
1960 The Roaring 20's (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 The Islanders (1 episode)
1960 Outlaws (1 episode)
1960 The Tall Man (1 episode)
1960 Young Jesse James as Quantrill
1960 The Girl in Lovers Lane as Cal Anders
1959 Dennis the Menace (1 episode)
1959 Wichita Town (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1959 King of the Wild Stallions as Matt MacGuire
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1959 Good Day for a Hanging as Marshal Hiram Cain
1958 Revolt in the Big House as Warden
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Bat Masterson (2 episodes)
1958 Lawman (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 The Fiend Who Walked The West as Ames, Head Prison Guard
1958 The Lineup as Emile Meyer
1958 The Case Against Brooklyn as Police Capt. T.W. Wills
1957 Maverick (2 episodes)
1957 Perry Mason (2 episodes)
1957 The Thin Man (1 episode)
1957 Paths of Glory as Father Dupree
1957 Sweet Smell of Success as Lt. Harry Kello
1957 Badlands of Montana as Henry Harrison Hammer
1956 Gun The Man Down as Sheriff Morton
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 The Maverick Queen as Leo Malone
1956 Raw Edge as Pop Penny
1955 The Man with the Golden Arm as Detective Bednar
1955 Man with the Gun as Saul Atkins
1955 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing as Hunchbacher
1955 The Tall Men as Chickasaw Charlie
1955 Blackboard Jungle as Mr. Halloran
1955 Stranger on Horseback as Sheriff Nat Bell
1955 White Feather as Magruder
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 The Human Jungle as Police Chief Abe Rowan
1954 Shield for Murder as Capt. Gunnarson
1954 Silver Lode as Sheriff Wooley
1954 Drums Across the River as Nathan Marlowe
1954 Public Defender (1 episode)
1954 Riot in Cell Block 11 as Warden Reynolds
1953 Shane as Rufus Ryker
1953 Girls in the Night as Police Officer Kovacs
1953 City Detective (1 episode)
1951 The Big Night as Peckinpaugh (as Emil Meyer)
1951 Cattle Queen as Shotgun Thompson
1951 The Sea Hornet as Harrie
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 The People Against O'Hara as Captain Tom Mulvaney
1950 Treasury Men in Action (1 episode)
1950 Panic in the Streets as Capt. Beauclyde - Master of Nile Queen (uncredited)

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