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Donald T. Beddoe (July 1, 1903 – January 19, 1991) was an American character actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Beddoe was the son of Dan Beddoe, a Welsh classical singer, and his wife Mary. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor's and master's degrees and taught English for three years.

After a decade of stage work and bit parts in films, Beddoe began more prominent film roles in the late 1930s. He was usually cast as fast-talking reporters and the like. His commercial acting career was put on hold when he served in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps, in which he performed in the Air Force play, Winged Victory.

Beddoe subsequently returned to films playing small character roles. He occasionally appeared in comedy shorts playing comic foils, such as in the Three Stooges shorts Three Sappy People and You Nazty Spy!

Beddoe appeared in more than 250 films.

Beddoe portrayed Mr. Tolliver in the ABC comedy The Second Hundred Years, and he was in the cast of Life with Father on CBS. He also was seen in dozens of television programs. In the 1950s and 1960s, he made four appearances on Have Gun – Will Travel, three times on Lawman, three on Maverick, three on Laramie, three on Lassie, and three on Perry Mason including in the 1958 episode 'The Case of the Buried Clock'. He was also cast on the western aviation series, Sky King, with Kirby Grant, on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, The Alaskans, with Roger Moore, on the ABC adventure series, Straightaway, with Brian Kelly and John Ashley, and on the NBC western series, The Tall Man, with Barry Sullivan and Clu Gulager. He appeared too on the CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams, and on the ABC drama series, Going My Way, with Gene Kelly. He guest starred as well on David Janssen's first series, the crime drama, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. He also made appearances on episodes of The Lone Ranger in the '50s.

Beddoe played the outlaw Black Bart in the 1954 episode "Black Bart The PO8" of the western anthology series Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. In the story line, Black Bart is cast as a debonair poetry-writing former school teacher who turns to stagecoach robbery after his first holdup, a prank, pays handsomely. Wells Fargo detectives track him down through a laundry mark. He was also pursued with a romantic interest by his landlady, Winona Webb (Helen Brown). Black Bart spent six years in the penitentiary, never to be heard from again.

During the 1970–1971 season of ABC's Nanny and the Professor, Beddoe made four appearances, three as Mr. Thatcher. In 1984, he made his final television appearance as Kris in NBC's Highway to Heaven starring Michael Landon and Victor French.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Donald T. Beddoe (July 1, 1903 – January 19, 1991) was an American character actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Beddoe was the son of Dan Beddoe, a Welsh classical singer, and his wife Mary. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with bachelor's and master's degrees and taught English for three years.

After a decade of stage work and bit parts in films, Beddoe began more prominent film roles in the late 1930s. He was usually cast as fast-talking reporters and the like. His commercial acting career was put on hold when he served in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps, in which he performed in the Air Force play, Winged Victory.

Beddoe subsequently returned to films playing small character roles. He occasionally appeared in comedy shorts playing comic foils, such as in the Three Stooges shorts Three Sappy People and You Nazty Spy!

Beddoe appeared in more than 250 films.

Beddoe portrayed Mr. Tolliver in the ABC comedy The Second Hundred Years, and he was in the cast of Life with Father on CBS. He also was seen in dozens of television programs. In the 1950s and 1960s, he made four appearances on Have Gun – Will Travel, three times on Lawman, three on Maverick, three on Laramie, three on Lassie, and three on Perry Mason including in the 1958 episode 'The Case of the Buried Clock'. He was also cast on the western aviation series, Sky King, with Kirby Grant, on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, The Alaskans, with Roger Moore, on the ABC adventure series, Straightaway, with Brian Kelly and John Ashley, and on the NBC western series, The Tall Man, with Barry Sullivan and Clu Gulager. He appeared too on the CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams, and on the ABC drama series, Going My Way, with Gene Kelly. He guest starred as well on David Janssen's first series, the crime drama, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. He also made appearances on episodes of The Lone Ranger in the '50s.

Beddoe played the outlaw Black Bart in the 1954 episode "Black Bart The PO8" of the western anthology series Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. In the story line, Black Bart is cast as a debonair poetry-writing former school teacher who turns to stagecoach robbery after his first holdup, a prank, pays handsomely. Wells Fargo detectives track him down through a laundry mark. He was also pursued with a romantic interest by his landlady, Winona Webb (Helen Brown). Black Bart spent six years in the penitentiary, never to be heard from again.

During the 1970–1971 season of ABC's Nanny and the Professor, Beddoe made four appearances, three as Mr. Thatcher. In 1984, he made his final television appearance as Kris in NBC's Highway to Heaven starring Michael Landon and Victor French.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 176

Birthday 1903-07-01

Day of Death 1991-01-19

Place of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

  • Donald Beddoe
  • Donald Theophilus Beddoe
  • Donald T. Beddoe

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1984 Nickel Mountain as Doc Cathey
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
1970 Nanny and the Professor (3 episodes)
1969 Generation
1968 The Impossible Years as Elliot Fish
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1966 CBS Playhouse (1 episode)
1966 Texas Across the River as Mr. Naylor
1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1 episode)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode) as Prof. Robey
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1965 F Troop (1 episode)
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1963 For Love or Money as Milo
1963 Papa's Delicate Condition as Mayor Ghio's assistant
1962 Going My Way (1 episode)
1962 The Lucy Show (1 episode)
1962 Jack the Giant Killer as Imp
1962 Saintly Sinners as Father Dan Sheridan
1961 Straightaway (1 episode)
1961 Boy Who Caught a Crook as Colonel
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 The Tom Ewell Show (1 episode)
1960 Pete and Gladys (2 episodes)
1959 The Alaskans (1 episode)
1959 Warlock as Doctor Wagner
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (2 episodes)
1958 Lawman (2 episodes)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 Bullwhip as Judge Carr
1958 The Toughest Gun in Tombstone as David Cooper
1957 Maverick (3 episodes)
1957 Perry Mason (3 episodes)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (4 episodes)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1957 Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend as Mayor Sam Pelley
1956 Wire Service (1 episode)
1956 Behind the High Wall as Todd 'Mac' MacGregor
1956 The Rawhide Years as Frank Porter
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (2 episodes)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (2 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1955 The Night of the Hunter as Walt Spoon
1955 Tarzan's Hidden Jungle as Johnson
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 The Steel Cage as Prison Board Member Alan Ferness, segment "The Hostages"
1954 Lassie (3 episodes)
1954 River of No Return as Ben
1954 Loophole as Herman Tate
1954 Wyoming Renegades as Banker Horace Warren
1954 Public Defender (1 episode)
1953 Letter to Loretta (3 episodes)
1953 The Band Wagon as Producer
1953 Cow Country as Joe Davis
1953 The System as Jerry Allen
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1953 The Clown as Gallagher
1953 Blades of the Musketeers as King Louis XIII
1952 Stop, You're Killing Me as Clyde Post
1952 Blue Canadian Rockies as Cyrus Higbee
1952 The Iron Mistress as Dr. Cuny
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1952 Don't Bother to Knock as Mr. Ballew
1952 Carrie as Mr. Goodman
1952 Carson City as Charles Crocker
1952 The Narrow Margin as Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes
1952 Hoodlum Empire as Sen. Blake
1952 Room for One More as Mr. Taylor (uncredited)
1951 Man in the Saddle as Love Bidwell (uncredited)
1951 The Unknown Man as Ed--Fingerprint Man
1951 Corky of Gasoline Alley as Walt Wallet
1951 Rodeo King and the Senorita as Mr. Richards
1951 The Enforcer as Thomas O'Hara
1951 The Company She Keeps as Detective Jamieson
1951 Gasoline Alley as Walt Wallet
1950 Woman in Hiding as Fat Salesman
1950 Emergency Wedding as Forbish - Floorwalker
1950 Cyrano de Bergerac as The Meddler
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1950 Beyond the Purple Hills as Amos Rayburn
1950 Caged as Sam Walker
1950 Young Daniel Boone as Charlie Bryan
1950 The Great Rupert as Mr. Haggerty (as Donald T. Beddoe)
1949 Dancing in the Dark as Barney Bassett
1949 Easy Living as Jaeger
1949 Once More, My Darling as Judge Fraser
1949 The Lady Gambles as Mr. Sutherland
1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary as Phillip Bellem
1949 Hideout as Dr. Hamilton Gibbs
1948 Black Bart as J.T. Hall
1948 If You Knew Susie as Editor (uncredited)
1947 Calcutta as Jack Collins
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer as Joey
1947 They Won't Believe Me as Thomason
1947 Welcome Stranger as Mort Elkins
1947 Blaze of Noon as Mr. Fell
1947 Buck Privates Come Home as Mr. Roberts (State Department)
1947 California as Stark (uncredited)
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives as Mr. Cameron
1946 O.S.S. as Gates
1946 The Well Groomed Bride as Mr. Beatley, the Hotel Desk Clerk
1946 Behind Green Lights as Yager
1946 The Notorious Lone Wolf as Stonley
1945 Getting Gertie's Garter as Clancy
1945 Midnight Manhunt as Detective Lt. Max Hurley
1945 Crime, Inc. as Deputy District Attorney Dixon
1943 Power of the Press as Pringle (uncredited)
1942 Junior Army as Saginaw Jake
1942 The Boogie Man Will Get You as J. Gilbert Brampton
1942 Smith of Minnesota as Lew Smith
1942 Lucky Legs as Ned McLane
1942 Sabotage Squad as Police Inspector Hanley
1942 The Talk of the Town as Police Chief
1942 Meet the Stewarts as Taxi Driver
1942 Shut My Big Mouth as Hill
1941 Harvard Here I Come as Hypo McGonigle
1941 Honolulu Lu as Bennie Blanchard
1941 Sing for Your Supper as Wing Boley
1941 Unholy Partners as Michael Z. 'Mike' Reynolds
1941 The Blonde from Singapore as Sgt. Burns
1941 Texas as Sheriff
1941 Two Latins from Manhattan as Don Barlow
1941 Sweetheart of the Campus as Sheriff Denby
1941 They Dare Not Love as Second Sailor
1941 She Knew All the Answers as Barber
1941 The Big Boss as Cliff Randall
1941 Under Age as Albert Ward
1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance as Sheriff Haggerty
1941 The Face Behind the Mask as Lt. James 'Jim' O'Hara
1940 This Thing Called Love as Tom Howland
1940 Beyond the Sacramento as Warden McKay
1940 The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date as Big Joe Brady
1940 West of Abilene as Forsyth
1940 Glamour for Sale as Frank Regan
1940 The Spook Speaks as Newlywed husband
1940 Before I Hang as Capt. McGraw
1940 Five Little Peppers in Trouble as Process Server
1940 Girls of the Road as Sheriff
1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady as Police Doctor
1940 Texas Stagecoach as Tug Wilson
1940 Escape to Glory as Ship's Chief Engineer Anderson
1940 Men Without Souls as Warden Schafer
1940 Island of Doomed Men as Brand
1940 The Man from Tumbleweeds as Governor Dawson
1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise as James Ross
1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife as Morning Express Reporter
1940 Blondie on a Budget as Marvin Williams
1940 The Heckler as Green Sox Manager
1940 Convicted Woman as Hank, a Reporter (uncredited)
1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes as Inspector Conroy
1940 Cafe Hostess as Customer
1940 Mandrake the Magician as Frank Raymond
1939 My Son is Guilty as Duke Mason
1939 Three Sappy People as Rumsford
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams as Detective Deever
1939 Beware Spooks! as Nick Bruno
1939 Scandal Sheet as Chick Keller
1939 Those High Grey Walls as Jockey
1939 Golden Boy as Borneo
1939 Konga, the Wild Stallion as Fred Martin
1939 The Man They Could Not Hang as Police Lt. Shane
1939 Coast Guard as Bartender (uncredited)
1939 Good Girls Go to Paris as Attorney Thomas Jamison (uncredited)
1939 Missing Daughters as Al Farrow
1939 Mandrake the Magician as Frank Raymond
1939 Union Pacific as Reporter (uncredited)
1939 Outside These Walls as Dinky
1939 Romance of the Redwoods as Forbes
1939 Blondie Meets the Boss as Marvin Williams
1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt as Police Inspector Thomas
1939 There's That Woman Again as Johnson

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