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Richard "Dick" Elliott (April 30, 1886 – December 22, 1961) was an American character actor who played in over 240 films from the 1930s until the time of his death.

He was born Richard Damon Elliott in Boston, Massachusetts.

Elliott played many different roles, typically as a somewhat blustery sort, such as a politician. A short, fat man, Elliott played Santa Claus on the Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, and Jack Benny programs. Elliott had a couple of memorable lines in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), in which he scolded James Stewart, who was trying to say goodnight to Donna Reed, advising him to stop hemming and hawing and "just go ahead and kiss her".

He also had a few memorable appearances in episodes of the Adventures of Superman television series. He appeared three times as Stanley on the CBS sitcom December Bride, as well as on two of ABC/Warner Brothers' western series, Sugarfoot and Maverick. He was cast as the prospector Peter Cooper and then as Sheriff Tiny Morris in two segments of CBS's Tales of the Texas Rangers. He appeared twice as Doc Thornton on ABC's The Real McCoys. Elliott is perhaps best known as Mayberry's Mayor Pike in early episodes of CBS's The Andy Griffith Show, one of his last screen works. In two of the eleven episodes featuring Elliot as mayor, actress Josie Lloyd portrayed his daughter.

On December 22, 1961, Elliott died from heart illness.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard "Dick" Elliott (April 30, 1886 – December 22, 1961) was an American character actor who played in over 240 films from the 1930s until the time of his death.

He was born Richard Damon Elliott in Boston, Massachusetts.

Elliott played many different roles, typically as a somewhat blustery sort, such as a politician. A short, fat man, Elliott played Santa Claus on the Jimmy Durante, Red Skelton, and Jack Benny programs. Elliott had a couple of memorable lines in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), in which he scolded James Stewart, who was trying to say goodnight to Donna Reed, advising him to stop hemming and hawing and "just go ahead and kiss her".

He also had a few memorable appearances in episodes of the Adventures of Superman television series. He appeared three times as Stanley on the CBS sitcom December Bride, as well as on two of ABC/Warner Brothers' western series, Sugarfoot and Maverick. He was cast as the prospector Peter Cooper and then as Sheriff Tiny Morris in two segments of CBS's Tales of the Texas Rangers. He appeared twice as Doc Thornton on ABC's The Real McCoys. Elliott is perhaps best known as Mayberry's Mayor Pike in early episodes of CBS's The Andy Griffith Show, one of his last screen works. In two of the eleven episodes featuring Elliot as mayor, actress Josie Lloyd portrayed his daughter.

On December 22, 1961, Elliott died from heart illness.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 130

Birthday 1886-04-30

Day of Death 1961-12-22

Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Also Known As

  • Dick Elliot
  • Richard 'Dick' Elliott
  • Richard E. Elliott
  • Richard Elliott

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1957 Up In Smoke as Mike
1957 Bombers B-52 as Mr. Sampton (uncredited)
1957 Looking for Danger as Mike Clancy
1957 Omar Khayyam as Tavern Keeper
1955 Last of the Desperados as Walter 'Wally' Stone
1955 The Twinkle In God's Eye as Lumber salesman
1955 Double Jeopardy as Happy Harry
1954 Witness to Murder as Apartment Manager
1952 Montana Belle as Jeptha Rideout - Banker
1952 Park Row as Jeff Hudson
1952 Three for Bedroom C as Train Passenger
1952 High Noon as Kibbee (uncredited)
1952 Rancho Notorious as Storyteller
1951 Fort Defiance as Kincaid
1950 September Affair as Airplane passenger
1950 Across the Badlands as Rufus Downey
1950 Bunco Squad as Thurman
1950 Rock Island Trail as Martin, Railroad Conductor
1950 Western Pacific Agent as Sheriff
1950 The Silver Bandit as Van Fleet Stooglehammer (as Richard Elliott)
1949 Trail of the Yukon as Editor Sullivan
1949 Night Unto Night as Auto Court Manager
1949 Flamingo Road as Tom Coyne (uncredited)
1949 Act of Violence as Conventioneer Wearing Lampshade (uncredited)
1948 Homicide for Three as Doorman at Atwood Towers
1948 Singin' Spurs as Mr. Miggs
1948 Money Madness as Malt Shop Customer
1948 The Main Street Kid as Sam Trotter
1947 Heading For Heaven as Roger Wingate
1947 Driftwood as Townsman
1946 It's a Wonderful Life as Man on Porch (uncredited)
1946 Dangerous Money as P.T. Burke
1946 High School Hero as Mayor Whitehead
1946 That Texas Jamboree as Mayor Smith
1946 Rainbow Over Texas as Yacht Captain Monroe
1946 Abilene Town as Townsman
1945 Adventure as George
1945 Christmas in Connecticut as Judge Crothers
1945 Purity Squad
1945 Girls of the Big House as Felton
1945 Star in the Night as Traveler (uncredited)
1945 The Clock as New Jersey Man at Penn Station
1945 Adventures of Kitty O'Day as Bascom, Hotel Guest
1944 When Strangers Marry as Sam Prescott
1944 Show Business as Binoculars Man
1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid as Matthews
1943 Whispering Footsteps as Chief Joe Charters
1943 Swing Out the Blues as Malcolm P. Carstairs
1943 Wintertime as Husband (uncredited)
1943 So's Your Uncle as Police Sergeant
1943 Three Hearts For Julia as City Desk Editor
1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour as J.P. McCluskey
1943 After Midnight with Boston Blackie as Mr. Potts - Justice of the Peace
1943 Silver Skates as Promoter
1943 The Powers Girl as Emcee at Glee Club Competition
1942 Criminal Investigator as Brandt
1942 So's Your Aunt Emma! as Evans
1942 The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine as Tim Miller
1942 Man From Headquarters as Editor Elwin A. Jonas
1942 All Through the Night as Husband of Losing Bidder (uncredited)
1941 Road to Happiness as Pawnshop Owner
1941 Three Girls About Town as Magician Boarding Bus
1941 Manpower as Drunk
1941 Sunset in Wyoming as Lieutenant Governor Cornelius Peabody
1941 She Knew All the Answers as Broker
1941 Mr. District Attorney as Detective in Café
1941 Back Street as Hotel desk clerk
1941 Four Mothers as Ed (uncredited)
1940 Behind the News as Foster
1940 Li'l Abner as Marryin' Sam
1940 Young Bill Hickok as Elliott
1940 Melody Ranch as Sheriff Barstow
1940 Up in the Air as B. J. Hastings, Station Owner
1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride as Airport Agent
1940 I Love You Again as Range Leader (uncredited)
1940 One Man's Law as Prendergast
1940 The Mortal Storm as Passport Official on Train
1940 Florian as Auctioneer
1940 Two Girls on Broadway as Ice Rink Security Man
1940 Women Without Names as Roomer
1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Politician
1939 All Women Have Secrets as Justice of the Peace
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams as Druggist (uncredited)
1939 Pack Up Your Troubles as Booking Agent
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Carl Cook
1939 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase as McKeever
1939 I Stole a Million as Small-Town Doctor
1939 Frontier Marshal as Drunk
1939 Undercover Agent as Garrison - Henchman
1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell as Man Laughing at Demo
1939 Sudden Money as Gambler
1939 Let Us Live as Rotarian Juror (uncredited)
1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle as Train Conductor (uncredited)
1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt as Patrol-Car Cop at Italian Restaurant
1939 Boy Trouble as Dr. Benshlager
1939 Another Thin Man as Detective
1938 Next Time I Marry as Henry
1938 A Man to Remember as Hank
1938 Down on the Farm as Slicker
1938 Little Miss Broadway as Man Carrying Bass Violin Case
1938 Hide and Shriek as Haunted-house proprietor
1938 Prison Farm as The Glenby Judge
1938 Under Western Stars as William P. Scully
1938 Start Cheering as Station Agent
1938 International Settlement as Ocean Liner Passenger
1938 The Jury's Secret as Donald Graves
1937 Quick Money as Jeffrey Walker
1937 Tenth Avenue Kid as Gun salesman
1937 Vogues of 1938 as Johnny Withers - Ticket Broker
1937 Behind The Headlines as Bartender
1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat as Stumpy Carter
1937 China Passage as Philip Burton
1937 You Only Live Once as Newspaper Editor
1936 Wanted: Jane Turner as Arizona Sheepman
1936 The Big Game as Lowell
1936 Special Investigator as Gabby Citizen
1936 High Tension as Sundholm
1936 Brilliant Marriage as Editor
1936 Silly Billies as Mayor Culpepper
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island as Actor at Ford's Theatre (uncredited)
1936 Her Master's Voice as Police Captain
1935 Dr. Socrates as Photographer
1935 Ladies Crave Excitement as Starke's Aide
1935 Break of Hearts as Max - Florist (uncredited)
1934 We're Rich Again as Fred Green
1934 The Merry Frinks as Reporter
1934 Woman Unafraid as Tom Brady
1933 Please as Sonny's Father
1933 Stage Mother as Party Guest
1933 Central Airport as Man Looking for Driver

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