Biography

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Brian Donlevy  (February 9, 1901 – April 5, 1972) was an Ulster-born American film actor, noted for playing tough guys from the 1930s to the 1960s. He usually appeared in supporting roles. Among his best known films are Beau Geste (1939) and The Great McGinty (1940). For his role as Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His obituary in The Times newspaper in the United Kingdom stated that "any consideration of the American 'film noir' of the 1940s would be incomplete without him".

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Brian Donlevy  (February 9, 1901 – April 5, 1972) was an Ulster-born American film actor, noted for playing tough guys from the 1930s to the 1960s. He usually appeared in supporting roles. Among his best known films are Beau Geste (1939) and The Great McGinty (1940). For his role as Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His obituary in The Times newspaper in the United Kingdom stated that "any consideration of the American 'film noir' of the 1940s would be incomplete without him".

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 105

Birthday 1901-02-09

Day of Death 1972-04-05

Place of Birth Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland [now in Northern Ireland], UK

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Also Known As

  • Waldo Brian Donlevy
  • McGinty

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as (in "The Glass Key") (archive footage)
1969 Pit Stop as Grant Willard
1968 Arizona Bushwhackers as Mayor Joe Smith
1967 Five Golden Dragons as Dragon #3
1967 Hostile Guns as Marshal Willett
1966 Gammera the Invincible as Gen. Terry Arnold
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1966 Waco as Ace Ross
1966 The Fat Spy as George Wellington
1966 Rogue's Gallery as Detective Lee
1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini as B.D. 'Big Deal' MacPherson
1965 Curse of the Fly as Henri Delambre
1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome as Col. Sherman Harrington
1961 The Errand Boy as Tom 'T.P.' Paramutual
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (1 episode)
1960 Girl In Room 13 as Steve Marshall
1959 Never So Few as Gen. Sloan
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1 episode)
1959 Juke Box Rhythm as George Manton
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 The Texan (2 episodes)
1958 Cowboy as Doc Bender, Trailhand
1957 Escape from Red Rock as Bronc Grierson
1957 DuPont Show of the Month (1 episode) as Constable Dale
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode) as General Roger Brandon
1957 Quatermass II as Prof. Bernard Quatermass
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 A Cry in the Night as Captain Ed Bates
1955 The Quatermass Xperiment as Prof. Bernard Quatermass
1955 The Big Combo as Joe McClure
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1953 Woman They Almost Lynched as Charles Quantrill
1952 Ride the Man Down as Bide Marriner
1952 Hoodlum Empire as Sen. William J. 'Bill' Stephens
1952 Dangerous Assignment (41 episodes)
1951 Slaughter Trail as Capt. Dempster
1951 Fighting Coast Guard as Cmdr. McFarland
1950 Lux Video Theatre (3 episodes)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1950 Shakedown as Nick Palmer
1950 Kansas Raiders as Col. William Clarke Quantrill
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1949 The Lucky Stiff as John J. Malone
1949 Impact as Walter Williams
1948 Command Decision as Brigadier General Clifton I. Garnet
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1948 A Southern Yankee as Kurt Devlynn
1947 Killer McCoy as Jim Caighn
1947 Heaven Only Knows as Adam 'Duke' Byron
1947 Kiss of Death as Asst. Dist. Atty. Louis D'Angelo
1947 The Trouble with Women as Joe McBride
1947 Song of Scheherazade as Capt. Vladimir Gregorovitch
1947 The Beginning or the End as Maj. Gen. Leslie R. Groves
1946 Two Years Before the Mast as Richard Henry Dana
1946 Canyon Passage as George Camrose
1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up as Tony Minnetti
1946 The Virginian as Trampas
1945 Duffy's Tavern as Brian Donlevy
1944 An American Romance as Stefan Dubechek aka Steve Dangos
1944 Twenty Years After
1943 The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek as Governor McGinty
1943 Hangmen Also Die! as Dr. Franticek Svoboda
1942 Stand by for Action as Lieut. Cmdr. Martin Roberts
1942 Nightmare as Daniel Shane
1942 The Glass Key as Paul Madvig
1942 Wake Island as Maj. Geoffrey Caton
1942 A Gentleman After Dark as Harry Melton
1942 The Great Man's Lady as Steely Edwards
1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad as Vince Barrows
1942 The Remarkable Andrew as General Andrew Jackson
1941 Birth of the Blues as Memphis
1941 South of Tahiti as Bob
1941 Hold Back the Dawn as Movie Actor (uncredited)
1941 Billy the Kid as Jim Sherwood
1941 I Wanted Wings as Capt. Mercer
1940 Brigham Young as Angus Duncan
1940 When the Daltons Rode as Grat Dalton
1940 The Great McGinty as Daniel 'Dan' McGinty
1939 Destry Rides Again as Kent
1939 Allegheny Uprising as Callendar
1939 Behind Prison Gates as Agent Norman Craig / Red Murray
1939 Beau Geste as Sergeant Markoff
1939 Union Pacific as Sid Campeau
1939 Jesse James as Barshee
1938 Sharpshooters as Steve Mitchell
1938 We're Going to Be Rich as Yankee Gordon
1938 Battle Of Broadway as Chesty Webb
1938 In Old Chicago as Gil Warren
1937 Born Reckless as Bob Kane
1937 This Is My Affair as Batiste Duryea
1937 Midnight Taxi as Charles 'Chick' Gardner
1936 Crack-Up as Ace Martin
1936 36 Hours to Kill as Frank Evers
1936 Half Angel as Duffy Giles
1936 Human Cargo as Packy Campbell
1936 High Tension as Eddie Mitchell
1936 13 Hours by Air as Dr. James L. Evarts
1936 Strike Me Pink as Vance
1935 Another Face as Broken Nose Dawson / Spencer Dutro III
1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive as Spike
1935 Barbary Coast as Knuckles Jacoby
1932 A Modern Cinderella as Charlie, the chauffeur
1932 Ireno as The Drunk
1929 Mother's Boy as Harry O'Day
1929 Gentlemen Of The Press as Kelly - Reporter

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