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Don Dubbins (June 28, 1928 - August 17, 1991), originally Donald Dubbins, was an American actor of film and television who in his early career usually played younger military roles, particularly in such classic pictures as From Here to Eternity (1953) and The Caine Mutiny (1954). Screen giant James Cagney took a liking to Dubbins and procured roles for him in two 1956 films, These Wilder Years and Tribute to a Bad Man. In the former, Dubbins played Cagney's long-lost adopted son; in the latter, he was in a romantic triangle with cattle boss Cagney for the affections of a senorita. In 1957, Dubbins played a callow young United States Marines private in Jack Webb's The D.I. In 1958, Dubbins was cast in From the Earth to the Moon, a science fiction picture based on Jules Verne's novel of the same title.

As Dubbins matured, he appeared in such films as The Prize in 1963, The Illustrated Man (based on a Ray Bradbury novel) in 1969, and Death Wish II in 1982.

Dubbins appeared in many television roles, including four episodes each of CBS's Gunsmoke, Perry Mason and Rawhide in Season 1/14 Incident of the Dog Days. In 1960, Dubbins appeared in the episode "Elegy" of CBS's The Twilight Zone. That same year he guest starred with Mel Torme in NBC's crime drama Dan Raven starring Skip Homeier. In 1961, he played a deputy who inadvertently killed his outlaw-brother in an episode of Stagecoach West, a Four Star Television series on ABC. He later appeared on the CBS anthology The Lloyd Bridges Show, and with Walter Brennan in ABC's The Guns of Will Sonnett. He appeared in the 1965 pilot episode of I Dream of Jeannie, and returned for one of the series' final episodes (as a different character) in 1970. In 1966, Dubbins appeared with Robert F. Simon as guest stars in the episode "Long Journey to Leavenworth" in the NBC series The Road West, starring Barry Sullivan, Andrew Prine, and Glenn Corbett.

Dubbins appeared twice on NBC's Little House on the Prairie with Michael Landon and five times on CBS's Barnaby Jones crime drama with Buddy Ebsen. Dubbins appeared in several episodes of Jack Webb's Dragnet 1967 series on NBC. Dubbins played the part of Billy Carter in "The Incident of the Dog Days" on Rawhide.

Dubbins' last TV roles were in episodes of CBS's Knots Landing (1979), ABC's Dynasty (1981), and NBC's Highway to Heaven (1984).

The Brooklyn-born Dubbins retired to Greenville, South Carolina, where his last acting was at the Warehouse Theater as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. He succumbed to cancer at the age of sixty-three.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Don Dubbins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Don Dubbins (June 28, 1928 - August 17, 1991), originally Donald Dubbins, was an American actor of film and television who in his early career usually played younger military roles, particularly in such classic pictures as From Here to Eternity (1953) and The Caine Mutiny (1954). Screen giant James Cagney took a liking to Dubbins and procured roles for him in two 1956 films, These Wilder Years and Tribute to a Bad Man. In the former, Dubbins played Cagney's long-lost adopted son; in the latter, he was in a romantic triangle with cattle boss Cagney for the affections of a senorita. In 1957, Dubbins played a callow young United States Marines private in Jack Webb's The D.I. In 1958, Dubbins was cast in From the Earth to the Moon, a science fiction picture based on Jules Verne's novel of the same title.

As Dubbins matured, he appeared in such films as The Prize in 1963, The Illustrated Man (based on a Ray Bradbury novel) in 1969, and Death Wish II in 1982.

Dubbins appeared in many television roles, including four episodes each of CBS's Gunsmoke, Perry Mason and Rawhide in Season 1/14 Incident of the Dog Days. In 1960, Dubbins appeared in the episode "Elegy" of CBS's The Twilight Zone. That same year he guest starred with Mel Torme in NBC's crime drama Dan Raven starring Skip Homeier. In 1961, he played a deputy who inadvertently killed his outlaw-brother in an episode of Stagecoach West, a Four Star Television series on ABC. He later appeared on the CBS anthology The Lloyd Bridges Show, and with Walter Brennan in ABC's The Guns of Will Sonnett. He appeared in the 1965 pilot episode of I Dream of Jeannie, and returned for one of the series' final episodes (as a different character) in 1970. In 1966, Dubbins appeared with Robert F. Simon as guest stars in the episode "Long Journey to Leavenworth" in the NBC series The Road West, starring Barry Sullivan, Andrew Prine, and Glenn Corbett.

Dubbins appeared twice on NBC's Little House on the Prairie with Michael Landon and five times on CBS's Barnaby Jones crime drama with Buddy Ebsen. Dubbins appeared in several episodes of Jack Webb's Dragnet 1967 series on NBC. Dubbins played the part of Billy Carter in "The Incident of the Dog Days" on Rawhide.

Dubbins' last TV roles were in episodes of CBS's Knots Landing (1979), ABC's Dynasty (1981), and NBC's Highway to Heaven (1984).

The Brooklyn-born Dubbins retired to Greenville, South Carolina, where his last acting was at the Warehouse Theater as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. He succumbed to cancer at the age of sixty-three.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Don Dubbins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1928-06-28

Day of Death 1991-08-17

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1984 Highway to Heaven (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1981 Dynasty (2 episodes)
1979 Knots Landing (1 episode)
1978 The Incredible Hulk (1 episode)
1974 The Manhunter (1 episode)
1974 Little House on the Prairie (2 episodes)
1974 Run, Joe, Run (1 episode)
1974 Movin' On (1 episode)
1974 Firehouse (1 episode)
1973 Outrage as Mr. Werner
1972 Kung Fu (1 episode)
1972 Search (1 episode)
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1972 The Hoax as Sergeant O'Roherty
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1970 Run, Simon, Run as Freddy Tomb
1969 Then Came Bronson (1 episode)
1969 The Illustrated Man as Pickard
1968 The Mod Squad (2 episodes)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (1 episode)
1967 Gunfight in Abilene as Rod Sprague
1965 The F.B.I. (3 episodes)
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (1 episode)
1963 The Prize as Ivar Cramer, Light Henchman
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode)
1963 The Great Adventure (1 episode)
1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (2 episodes)
1962 General Electric True (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1959 The Alaskans (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Peter Kirby
1959 Johnny Ringo (1 episode)
1959 Law of the Plainsman (1 episode)
1959 Wichita Town (1 episode)
1959 Men into Space (1 episode)
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode)
1958 From the Earth to the Moon as Ben Sharpe
1958 Enchanted Island as Tom
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode) as Deputy D.A. Vincent (6 episodes)
1957 M Squad (1 episode)
1957 Sugarfoot (2 episodes)
1957 The D.I. as Pvt. Owens
1956 These Wilder Years as Mark
1956 Tribute to a Bad Man as Steve Miller
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (4 episodes)
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 The Caine Mutiny as Seaman 1st Class Urban (uncredited)
1953 From Here to Eternity as Pvt. Friday Clark (uncredited)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)

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