Biography

American character actor specializing in villainous roles. Born in White Plains, New York to Herman E. and Franceska Lauter, he was raised in Denver, Colorado. Although it has been suggested that he appeared briefly in a couple of films during the Thirties, his real movie career began in 1946. He came to be a familiar presence in low-budget films, serials, and television programs in the 1950s, though he only once really came close to stardom, as one of the leads in the television series "Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955)". Most of his career was spent as a serviceable second lead or heavy, though he continued to play bit parts in larger pictures. The son of an artist, he devoted much of his energy late in life to his own painting and running an art gallery. He died in 1990.

American character actor specializing in villainous roles. Born in White Plains, New York to Herman E. and Franceska Lauter, he was raised in Denver, Colorado. Although it has been suggested that he appeared briefly in a couple of films during the Thirties, his real movie career began in 1946. He came to be a familiar presence in low-budget films, serials, and television programs in the 1950s, though he only once really came close to stardom, as one of the leads in the television series "Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955)". Most of his career was spent as a serviceable second lead or heavy, though he continued to play bit parts in larger pictures. The son of an artist, he devoted much of his energy late in life to his own painting and running an art gallery. He died in 1990.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 147

Birthday 1914-06-19

Day of Death 1990-10-30

Place of Birth White Plains, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Herman Arthur Lauter
  • Harry T. Lauter

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1976 How the West Was Won (1 episode)
1974 The Manhunter (1 episode)
1972 Superbeast as Stewart Victor
1971 The Todd Killings
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes as General Winthrop
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode)
1970 Barquero as Steele
1969 Room 222 (1 episode)
1969 More Dead than Alive as Doctor
1968 Land of the Giants (1 episode) as Policeman
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1967 The High Chaparral (1 episode)
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (3 episodes)
1967 Cimarron Strip (2 episodes)
1967 Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion as Miller
1967 Fort Utah as Britches
1967 Ironside (2 episodes)
1966 Time Tunnel (1 episode)
1966 The Green Hornet (1 episode)
1966 Tarzan (5 episodes)
1966 Batman as Mr. Merrick (uncredited)
1966 Ambush Bay as Cpl. Alvin Ross
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 Hogan's Heroes (1 episode)
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (1 episode)
1965 Fort Courageous as Joe
1965 The Satan Bug as Fake SDI Agent, drives car
1965 Branded (3 episodes)
1965 Convict Stage as Ben Lattimore
1964 Gilligan's Island (1 episode)
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 Wendy and Me (1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1962 Going My Way (1 episode)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian (3 episodes)
1962 The Wild Westerners as Jud Gotch
1962 Lonely Are the Brave as Deputy in Canyon
1961 Buffalo Gun as Vin
1961 Posse from Hell as Russell
1959 Wichita Town (1 episode)
1959 Laramie (2 episodes)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 A Date with Death as Lt. George Caddell
1959 The Gunfight at Dodge City as City Marshal Ed Masterson
1959 The Louisiana Hussy as Clay Lanier
1959 Rawhide (9 episodes)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes)
1958 Girl on the Run as Drunk
1958 Bat Masterson (1 episode)
1958 Yancy Derringer (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (2 episodes)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 The Cry Baby Killer as Police Lt. Porter
1958 Tarzan's Fight for Life as Dr. Ken Warwick
1958 The Toughest Gun in Tombstone as Joe Barger
1958 Sea Hunt (2 episodes)
1958 Missile Monsters as Drake
1957 Raiders of Old California as Lt. Scott Johnson
1957 26 Men (2 episodes)
1957 Trackdown (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 Death in Small Doses as Steve Hummel / Mr. Brown
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1957 Hellcats of the Navy as Lt. (j.g.) Wes Barton
1957 The Badge of Marshal Brennan as Dr. Hale
1957 Official Detective (1 episode)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (6 episodes)
1956 State Trooper (5 episodes)
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1956 The Werewolf as Deputy Ben Clovey
1956 Blonde Bait as State Department Security Chief
1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (1 episode)
1956 Manhunt in Space as Atlasan
1955 Dig That Uranium as Ron Haskell
1955 The Crooked Web as Sgt. Mike Jancoweizc
1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (2 episodes)
1955 Navy Log (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (10 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (2 episodes)
1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea as Deputy Bill Nash
1955 Creature with the Atom Brain as Reporter #1
1955 King of the Carnival as Bert King
1955 Lord of the Jungle as Pilot
1955 Outlaw Treasure as Jesse James
1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (7 episodes)
1955 The Millionaire (2 episodes)
1955 Timber Country Trouble as Webb, the lumberjack
1954 Captain Midnight (1 episode)
1954 The Forty-Niners as Gambler
1954 Crash of Moons as Atlasan
1954 Return to Treasure Island as Parker
1954 Silver Needle in the Sky as Atlasan
1953 The Big Heat as Hank O'Connell (uncredited)
1953 The Fighting Lawman as Outlaw Al Clark - aka Al Deacons
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1953 Topeka as Mack Wilson
1953 The Marshal's Daughter as Russ Mason
1953 Prince of Pirates as Jan
1953 City Detective (1 episode)
1952 Biff Baker U.S.A. (1 episode)
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America (2 episodes)
1952 Hopalong Cassidy (1 episode)
1952 Yukon Gold as Ace Morgan
1952 Apache Country as Dave Kilrain
1952 The Steel Fist as Franz
1951 Valley of Fire as Tod Rawlings
1951 The Kid from Amarillo as Tom Mallory
1951 Hills of Utah as Henchman Evan Fox
1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still as Lieutenant in Charge of Landing Site
1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (5 episodes)
1951 Racket Squad (1 episode)
1951 According to Mrs. Hoyle as Gordon Warren
1951 Whirlwind as Wade Trimble
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (2 episodes)
1951 Thunder in God's Country as Marshal Tim Gallery
1951 Silver City Bonanza as Pete Horne
1951 Roadblock as Saunders (uncredited)
1950 The Flying Missile as Army Base Information Desk Clerk
1950 Experiment Alcatraz as Richard 'Dick' McKenna
1950 Flying Disc Man from Mars as Drake
1950 Bunco Squad as James Worth
1950 The Showdown as Cowhand (uncredited)
1950 The Gene Autry Show (1 episode)
1950 711 Ocean Drive as Flirty Man at Bar (uncredited)
1949 Twelve O'Clock High as Radio officer (uncredited)
1949 Without Honor as Ambulance Attendant
1949 The Life of Riley (1 episode)
1949 White Heat as Man with Microphone in Car (uncredited)
1949 Bandit King of Texas as Trem Turner
1949 The Great Dan Patch as Bud Ransome
1949 Alimony as Doctor
1949 Frontier Investigator as Rocky's Brother
1949 Tucson as George Reeves Jr.
1949 Prince of the Plains as Tom Owens
1948 Incident as Bill Manning
1947 The Magnificent Rogue as Boy Model

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