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George Cisar (July 28, 1912 — June 13, 1979) was an American actor who performed in more than one hundred roles in two decades as a character actor in film and television, often in prominent Hollywood productions. He frequently played background parts such as policemen or bartenders.

In 1949, Cisar co-starred with a young Mike Wallace in the short-lived police drama Stand By for Crime. Among Cisar's more frequent roles was from 1960 to 1963 as Sgt. Theodore Mooney in thirty-one episodes of CBS's Dennis the Menace. Oddly, series co-star Gale Gordon took the name "Theodore Mooney" and added the middle initial "J." for his character, Theodore J. Mooney, a tough-minded banker on Lucille Ball's second sitcom, The Lucy Show.[1]

Cisar portrayed character Donald Hollinger's father in That Girl, the Marlo Thomas sitcom which aired on ABC, and Cyrus Tankersley on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show and its sequel Mayberry, R.F.D.

Unbilled in his first film, 1948's Call Northside 777, he was credited at the bottom of the cast list in his next feature, 1949's Johnny Holiday. His final film appearance, also near the end of the list, was as Joe the barber in the 1970 Southern racial drama, ...tick...tick...tick....

Nine years later, Cisar died in Los Angeles, at the age of 66 CLR

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Cisar (July 28, 1912 — June 13, 1979) was an American actor who performed in more than one hundred roles in two decades as a character actor in film and television, often in prominent Hollywood productions. He frequently played background parts such as policemen or bartenders.

In 1949, Cisar co-starred with a young Mike Wallace in the short-lived police drama Stand By for Crime. Among Cisar's more frequent roles was from 1960 to 1963 as Sgt. Theodore Mooney in thirty-one episodes of CBS's Dennis the Menace. Oddly, series co-star Gale Gordon took the name "Theodore Mooney" and added the middle initial "J." for his character, Theodore J. Mooney, a tough-minded banker on Lucille Ball's second sitcom, The Lucy Show.[1]

Cisar portrayed character Donald Hollinger's father in That Girl, the Marlo Thomas sitcom which aired on ABC, and Cyrus Tankersley on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show and its sequel Mayberry, R.F.D.

Unbilled in his first film, 1948's Call Northside 777, he was credited at the bottom of the cast list in his next feature, 1949's Johnny Holiday. His final film appearance, also near the end of the list, was as Joe the barber in the 1970 Southern racial drama, ...tick...tick...tick....

Nine years later, Cisar died in Los Angeles, at the age of 66 CLR

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 18

Birthday 1912-07-28

Day of Death 1979-06-13

Place of Birth Cicero, Illiniois, USA

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Also Known As

  • George Cizar

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1970 ...tick... tick... tick... as Joe - Barber
1966 Batman as Rumpot in Window (uncredited)
1966 Billy the Kid Versus Dracula as Joe Flake
1964 A House Is Not a Home as Dr. Saunders
1963 Johnny Cool as George, a Bartender
1962 Married Too Young as Miltie
1959 Vice Raid as Mob Boss Marty Heffner
1959 Edge of Eternity as Used Car Salesman
1959 Attack of the Giant Leeches as Lem Sawyer
1958 Some Came Running as Hubie Nelson (uncredited)
1957 The Abductors as Officers of the Law
1957 Designing Woman as Card Player (uncredited)
1956 The Opposite Sex as Orchestra Leader
1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me as Fence (uncredited)
1956 The Werewolf as Hoxie
1956 Emergency Room as Mr. Fanmorn
1955 Teen-Age Crime Wave as Fred
1949 Johnny Holiday as Barney Duggan

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