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George Chandler (June 30, 1898 – June 10, 1985), born in Waukegan, Illinois, was an American actor. He made his screen debut in 1928, ultimately appearing, throughout his career, in over 140 films, usually in smaller supporting roles. Chandler is perhaps best known for playing the character of Uncle Petrie Martin on the television series Lassie.

Early in his performing career he had a vaudeville act, billed as "George Chandler, the Musical Nut", which featured comedy and his violin. He served in the United States Army during World War I.

In addition to many film roles throughout the years 1928-1979, Chandler appeared, from 1951 onward, in numerous television series.

He was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1960.

George Chandler died in Panorama City, California, the result of cancer, on June 10, 1985. He was 86.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Chandler (June 30, 1898 – June 10, 1985), born in Waukegan, Illinois, was an American actor. He made his screen debut in 1928, ultimately appearing, throughout his career, in over 140 films, usually in smaller supporting roles. Chandler is perhaps best known for playing the character of Uncle Petrie Martin on the television series Lassie.

Early in his performing career he had a vaudeville act, billed as "George Chandler, the Musical Nut", which featured comedy and his violin. He served in the United States Army during World War I.

In addition to many film roles throughout the years 1928-1979, Chandler appeared, from 1951 onward, in numerous television series.

He was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1960.

George Chandler died in Panorama City, California, the result of cancer, on June 10, 1985. He was 86.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 220

Birthday 1898-06-30

Day of Death 1985-06-10

Place of Birth Waukegan, Illinois, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1979 The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again as Elderly Man (Right outside the Police Office)
1977 CHiPs (1 episode)
1976 Griffin and Phoenix as Old Man
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1975 Capone as Robert E. Crowe
1975 Escape to Witch Mountain as Grocer
1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1 episode)
1972 The Waltons (1 episode)
1972 Pickup on 101 as Pawnshop owner
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (2 episodes)
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1966 Run, Buddy, Run (1 episode)
1966 The Ghost & Mr. Chicken as Judge Harley Nast
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1965 Green Acres (1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1964 Law of the Lawless as Martin
1964 Dead Ringer as George, Chauffeur
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1961 Ichabod and Me (36 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1957 Gunsight Ridge as Gus Withers
1957 Spring Reunion as Zimmie
1956 Wire Service (1 episode)
1956 Good-bye, My Lady as Reporter
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1955 Playwrights '56 (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Kings Row (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1 episode)
1955 Apache Ambush as Chandler
1954 Lassie (4 episodes)
1954 Summer Playhouse (1 episode)
1954 The High and the Mighty as Ben Sneed
1954 Rails Into Laramie as Grimes
1953 Island in the Sky as Rene
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1952 Hans Christian Andersen as Farmer
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1952 Somebody Loves Me as Stagehand
1952 Adventures of Superman (3 episodes)
1952 My Man and I as Bartender Frankie
1952 The Narrow Margin as Accomplice Running Newsstand (uncredited)
1952 This Woman Is Dangerous as Dr. Bill Ryan
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Across the Wide Missouri as Gowie
1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (6 episodes)
1951 Racket Squad (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (7 episodes)
1950 Pretty Baby as Henderson
1950 Kansas Raiders as Willie
1950 The Happy Years as Johnny
1950 Singing Guns as Smitty, Piano Player
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (2 episodes)
1949 Once More, My Darling as Motel Proprietor
1949 The House Across the Street as Carl's Boss
1949 Canadian Pacific as Telegraph Operator
1948 The Paleface as Patient #1
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1948 Sons of Adventure as Billy Wilkes - Asst. Director
1948 Hollow Triumph as Aubrey - Assistant
1948 The Hunted as Joe, the Bartender
1948 The Miracle of the Bells as Max
1948 If You Knew Susie as Reporter (uncredited)
1948 Reaching from Heaven as Bert Kestner (as Geo. Chandler)
1947 The Judge Steps Out as Train Station Agent
1947 Magic Town as Bus Driver
1947 So You Want to Be in Pictures as Assistant Director Sammy (uncredited)
1947 Saddle Pals as Pickpocket Dippy
1947 Dead Reckoning as Louis Ord
1946 The Missing Lady as Shrevvie
1946 The Last Crooked Mile as Roller Coaster Operator
1946 Rendezvous with Annie as Sgt. Harrington
1946 Lover Come Back as Bit Role
1946 Behind the Mask as Shrevvie
1946 The Glass Alibi as Bartender
1946 Strange Impersonation as J W Rinse, plaintiffs' atty.
1946 Little Giant as O'Brien (salesman)
1946 A Guy Could Change as Gus, Photographer
1945 Strange Confession as Harper
1945 Tell It to a Star as Al Marx
1945 Patrick the Great as Bellboy
1945 This Man's Navy as Bert Bland
1945 Without Love as Elevator Operator
1945 The Great Morgan
1944 Bride by Mistake as Armed Guard
1944 It Happened Tomorrow as Bob
1943 Swing Fever as Hamburger Vendor
1943 The Ox-Bow Incident as Jimmy Cairnes (uncredited)
1943 The Powers Girl as Harry, Nancy's Boyfriend
1942 The Great Gildersleeve as Messenger
1942 A Night to Remember as Taxi Driver
1942 That Other Woman as Man Carrying Rifle in Woods
1942 The Forest Rangers as Keystone Cop (uncredited)
1942 Isle of Missing Men as Ship's bartender
1942 The Great Man's Lady as Forbes
1942 Obliging Young Lady as Skip - the Bellboy
1942 Roxie Hart as Amos Hart
1941 Remember the Day as Telegraph clerk
1941 Design for Scandal as First Cabbie
1941 Three Sons o' Guns as Tailor
1941 Reaching for the Sun as Jerry
1941 Model Wife as Mr. Williams
1941 Repent at Leisure as Bus Conductor
1941 Western Union as Herb
1941 Tobacco Road as Hotel Desk Clark
1940 Arizona as Haley
1940 Trail of the Vigilantes as Railroad Station Attendant
1940 The Mad Doctor as Elevator Operator
1940 Melody Ranch as Taxi Driver
1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home as Parkersville Counterman
1940 The Return of Frank James as Roy
1940 Edison, the Man as Gold Exchange Clerk
1940 Shooting High as Charley
1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Minor Role
1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 as Mr. Jones
1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk as First Clerk
1939 Thou Shalt Not Kill as Johnny
1939 The Light That Failed as First Man (voice)
1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare as Pay Orderly
1939 20,000 Men a Year as Soda Jerker
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Reporter (uncredited)
1939 Everything's on Ice
1939 I Stole a Million as Herbert
1939 Beau Geste as Legionnaire Cordier (uncredited)
1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation as Cameraman
1939 Second Fiddle as Taxi Driver
1939 Young Mr. Lincoln as Loafer
1939 Exile Express as Marvln McGee
1939 It's a Wonderful World as Photographer at Ferry Landing (uncredited)
1939 Calling Dr. Kildare as Elevator Operator
1939 The Flying Irishman as Airport Gas Attendant
1939 Everybody's Baby as G. Randolph (uncredited)
1939 Blondie Meets the Boss as Laundryman
1939 King of the Turf as 2nd Tout
1939 Jesse James as Roy
1938 While New York Sleeps as Gus - Piano Player
1938 The Shining Hour as Press Agent (uncredited)
1938 The Mad Miss Manton as Newspaper Staff (uncredited)
1938 Straight, Place and Show as Cabbie
1938 Gateway as Reporter
1938 Men with Wings as Cody
1938 One Wild Night as Rutherford
1938 Rascals as Waiting Room Patient
1938 In Old Chicago as Onlooker (uncredited)
1938 Mannequin as 'Swing' Magoo (uncredited)
1937 Big Town Girl as Red Evans
1937 Nothing Sacred as Photographer (uncredited)
1937 Danger - Love at Work as Garage attendant
1937 Small Town Boy as Bill Clipper
1937 Hot Water as Photographer
1937 One Mile From Heaven as Herman
1937 The Go-Getter as Business card printer (uncredited)
1937 Charlie Chan at the Olympics as Ship's Radio Operator
1937 Woman Chases Man as Taxi Driver
1937 They Gave Him a Gun as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
1937 Fair Warning as Hotel Clerk
1937 Time Out for Romance as Simpson
1936 The Accusing Finger as Reporter
1936 Libeled Lady as Bellhop
1936 Sworn Enemy as Lunch Stand Man
1936 Sing, Baby, Sing as Hospital Interne
1936 Women Are Trouble as Reporter
1936 Fury as Milton Jackson
1936 The Princess Comes Across as Film Man (uncredited)
1936 Speed as 'Shorty', Bystander at Barn Dance
1936 High Tension as Man at Honolulu Dock
1936 The Country Doctor as Greasy
1936 Here Comes Trouble as Purser Brooks
1935 Stars Over Broadway as Charlie
1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive as Cashier
1935 It's in the Air as (uncredited)
1935 Broadway Gondolier as Photographer
1935 The Murder Man as Sol Hertzberger
1935 Front Page Woman as Reporter (uncredited)
1935 While the Patient Slept as Evening Bulletin Reporter
1935 The Payoff as Reporter
1934 Music in the Air as Assistant Stage Manager
1934 Happiness Ahead as Window Washer
1934 Big Hearted Herbert as Murphy (uncredited)
1934 He Was Her Man as Highway Service Station Counterman
1934 Fog Over Frisco as Taxi Driver
1934 Rough Necking as Joe Cuttlehammer Jr.
1934 Dark Hazard as Soapy Sam Lambert
1934 Hi, Nellie! as Sullivan
1933 Son of a Sailor as Sailor
1933 The Kennel Murder Case as Reporter at Police Station (uncredited)
1933 Bureau of Missing Persons as Homer Howard
1933 The Mind Reader as Reporter (uncredited)
1933 The Keyhole as Joe
1933 The Fatal Glass of Beer as Wastrel Son Chester Snavely
1933 Parachute Jumper as Chauffeur
1932 Me and My Gal as Eddie Collins
1932 Merry-Go-Round as Pete (bellhop)
1932 The Sport Parade as Pullman Ticket Agent (uncredited)
1932 Blessed Event as Hanson
1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain as Reporter (uncredited)
1932 The Famous Ferguson Case as Depot Loafer (uncredited)
1932 Union Depot as Panhandler Wanting One Dollar (uncredited)
1931 The Woman Between as Sweet - a Waiter
1931 A Holy Terror as Joe, Western Union Clerk
1931 Too Many Cooks as Ned
1931 Everything’s Rosie as Jail Guard
1931 Man of the World as Fred
1930 Only Saps Work as Elevator Operator
1930 The Florodora Girl as Georgie Smith
1930 In Gay Madrid as Enrique
1930 The Light of Western Stars as Slig Whalen
1930 Her Man as Barfly
1929 Devil-May-Care as Timid Royalist

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