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Wardell Edwin Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960) was an American film character actor whose rugged appearance and easygoing charm were featured in more than 200 films, as well as in the NBC television series Wagon Train from 1957 to 1961. Among his best-remembered roles are Bert the cop in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Captain Clayton in John Ford's The Searchers (1956).

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wardell Edwin Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960) was an American film character actor whose rugged appearance and easygoing charm were featured in more than 200 films, as well as in the NBC television series Wagon Train from 1957 to 1961. Among his best-remembered roles are Bert the cop in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Captain Clayton in John Ford's The Searchers (1956).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 222

Birthday 1903-04-09

Day of Death 1960-11-05

Place of Birth Benkelman, Nebraska, USA

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Also Known As

  • Wardell Edwin Bond

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn as John L. Sullivan (archive footage)
2004 Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia DeHavilland as Himself-archive
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1965 Hollywood My Home Town
1959 Alias Jesse James as Major Seth Adams (uncredited)
1959 Rio Bravo as Pat Wheeler
1958 China Doll as Father Cairns
1957 Wagon Train (46 episodes) as Major Seth Adams
1957 The Wings of Eagles as John Dodge
1957 The Halliday Brand as Big Dan Halliday
1957 The Growler Story
1956 Pillars of the Sky as Dr. Joseph Holden
1956 Dakota Incident as Sen. Blakely
1956 The Steve Allen Show (2 episodes)
1956 The Searchers as Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse: Rookie of the Year as Buck Goodhue, alias Buck Garrison
1955 A Man Alone as Sheriff Gil Corrigan
1955 Mister Roberts as Chief Petty Officer Dowdy
1955 The Long Gray Line as Capt. Herman J. Kohler
1954 The Bob Mathias Story as Coach Virgil Jackson
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 Johnny Guitar as John McIvers
1954 Gypsy Colt as Frank MacWade
1953 Hondo as Bufallo Baker
1953 The Moonlighter as Cole Gardner
1953 Blowing Wild as Dutch Peterson
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1952 Thunderbirds as Lt. John McCreery
1952 Cavalcade of America (2 episodes)
1952 Hellgate as Lt. Tod Voorhees
1952 The Quiet Man as Father Peter Lonergan
1951 On Dangerous Ground as Walter Brent
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (3 episodes)
1951 Only the Valiant as Cpl. Timothy Gilchrist
1951 The Great Missouri Raid as Maj. Marshal Trowbridge
1951 Operation Pacific as Cmdr. John T. 'Pop' Perry
1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye as Inspector Charles Weber
1950 Wagon Master as Elder Wiggs
1950 Riding High as Lee
1950 Singing Guns as Sheriff Jim Caradac
1949 Suspense (1 episode)
1948 Joan of Arc as La Hire
1948 3 Godfathers as Perley 'Buck' Sweet
1948 The Time of Your Life as McCarthy (a blatherskite)
1948 Tap Roots as Hoab Dabney
1948 Fort Apache as Sgt. Maj. Michael O'Rourke
1947 The Fugitive as James Calvert, aka 'El Gringo'
1947 Unconquered as John Fraser
1946 It's a Wonderful Life as Bert
1946 My Darling Clementine as Morgan Earp
1946 Canyon Passage as Honey Bragg
1945 They Were Expendable as "Boats" Mulcahey, Chief Boatswain's Mate
1945 Dakota as Jim Bender
1944 Tall in the Saddle as 'Judge' Robert Garvey
1944 Home in Indiana as Jed Bruce
1944 A Guy Named Joe as Al Yackey
1944 The Fighting Sullivans as Lt. Cmdr. Robinson
1943 They Came to Blow Up America as FBI Chief Craig
1943 Slightly Dangerous as Jimmy
1943 Hello, Frisco, Hello as Sharkey
1942 Gentleman Jim as John L. Sullivan
1942 Hitler- Dead or Alive as Steve Maschick
1942 Sin Town as Rock Delaney
1942 Ten Gentlemen From West Point as Sgt. Scully
1942 The Falcon Takes Over as Moose Malloy (uncredited)
1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides as Sheriff Edmunds
1941 Swamp Water as Tim Dorson
1941 The Maltese Falcon as Det. Tom Polhaus
1941 Doctors Don't Tell as Barney Millen
1941 Manpower as Eddie Adams
1941 The Shepherd of the Hills as Wash Gibbs
1941 Sergeant York as Ike Botkin
1941 A Man Betrayed as Floyd, Amato's Goon
1941 Tobacco Road as Lov Bensey
1941 Know For Sure as patient
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Townley
1940 The Long Voyage Home as Yank
1940 City for Conquest as First Policeman (uncredited)
1940 Kit Carson as Ape
1940 Sailor's Lady as Shore Patrolman
1940 The Mortal Storm as Franz
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again as First Outlaw
1940 Virginia City as Confederate Sergeant Checking Passengers
1940 The Grapes of Wrath as Policeman
1940 Little Old New York as Regan
1939 The Cisco Kid and the Lady as Walton
1939 Gone with the Wind as Tom the Yankee Captain
1939 Drums Along the Mohawk as Adam Hartman
1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence as Hunk
1939 Dust Be My Destiny as Thug (uncredited)
1939 Frontier Marshal as Town Marshal
1939 Waterfront as Mart Hendler
1939 Young Mr. Lincoln as John Palmer Cass
1939 The Girl from Mexico as Mexican Pete - the Wrestler
1939 The Kid from Kokomo as Ladislaw Klewicki
1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy as American Legionnaire
1939 Union Pacific as Tracklayer (uncredited)
1939 The Return of the Cisco Kid as Accused Rustler
1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island as Sailor Sam - Wrestler
1939 Dodge City as Bud Taylor
1939 Trouble in Sundown as Henchman Dusty
1939 The Oklahoma Kid as Wes Handley
1939 Pardon Our Nerve as Kid Ramsey
1939 Made for Each Other as Jim Hatton
1939 They Made Me a Criminal as Lenihan
1939 Son of Frankenstein as Gendarme at Gate
1938 Going Places as Clarence - a Policeman
1938 Submarine Patrol as Seaman Olaf Swanson
1938 The Law West of Tombstone as Mulligan P. Martinez
1938 Fugitives for a Night as Gambler in Fake Fight
1938 You Can't Take It with You as Mike - the Detective (uncredited)
1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse as Tug
1938 Professor Beware as Motorcycle Cop
1938 Prison Break as Big Red Kincaid
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo as Mongol Guard (uncredited)
1938 Numbered Woman as Detective
1938 Gun Law as Henchman Pecos
1938 Flight Into Nowhere
1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble as Biff Moran
1938 Over The Wall as Eddie Edwards
1938 Hawaii Calls as Muller
1938 Bringing Up Baby as Motorcycle Cop at Jail (uncredited)
1938 Born to Be Wild as Bill Purvis
1938 The Kid Comes Back as Spike
1938 Of Human Hearts as Lout Laughing in Church (uncredited)
1937 The Westland Case as Connors - Death-Row Inmate
1937 Music for Madame as Violets
1937 Escape by Night as Peter 'Spudsy' Baker
1937 Dead End as Doorman
1937 Topper as Eddie - Cab Driver Slugged by Topper (uncredited)
1937 Marry the Girl as Motorcycle cop
1937 A Fight to the Finish as Eddie Hawkins
1937 They Gave Him a Gun as MP (uncredited)
1937 Night Key as Fingers
1937 The Soldier and the Lady as Tartar Guard
1937 23 1/2 Hours Leave as Top Sgt. Burke
1937 Park Avenue Logger as Paul Sangar
1937 You Only Live Once as Casey - Guard (uncredited)
1937 Devil's Playground as Sidecar Wilson
1936 Conflict as Gus 'Knockout' Carrigan
1936 The Accusing Finger as Prison Guard
1936 Without Orders as Tim Casey
1936 The Big Game as Gambler
1936 The Man Who Lived Twice as John 'Gloves' Baker
1936 They Met in a Taxi as Policeman
1936 Crash Donovan as The Drill Master
1936 White Fang as Thief (uncredited)
1936 Fury as Man (uncredited)
1936 The Cattle Thief as Ranse Willard
1936 Fatal Lady as American Stage Manager
1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames as Newsstand Customer
1936 Avenging Waters as Marve Slater
1936 High Tension as Husky Man
1936 Pride of the Marines as Gunner Brady
1936 Colleen as Sweeney - Second Officer
1936 Boulder Dam as Pa's Guest
1936 Muss 'em Up as John Doe, a Gangster
1936 Two in the Dark as Policeman
1936 Legion of Terror as Don Foster
1936 The Leathernecks Have Landed as Tex
1935 Hitch Hike Lady as Motorcycle cop
1935 We're Only Human as Bank Robber
1935 Too Tough To Kill as Danny
1935 Broadway Hostess as Thug
1935 Western Courage as Lacrosse
1935 3 Kids and a Queen as Relative
1935 The Last Days of Pompeii as Murmex of Carthage, a Gladiator (uncredited)
1935 Waterfront Lady as Jess
1935 Little Big Shot as Kell's henchman
1935 She Gets Her Man as Chick
1935 Calm Yourself as Detective
1935 Murder in the Fleet as 'Heavy' Johnson
1935 'G' Men as Gunman at Train Station (uncredited)
1935 Mary Jane's Pa as Roughneck Leader
1935 Go Into Your Dance as Herman Lahey
1935 Fighting Shadows as Brad Harrison
1935 Strangers All as Ward, Assistant Director on Film Set
1935 The Crimson Trail as Luke Long
1935 One New York Night as Policeman
1935 Devil Dogs of the Air as Instructor
1935 Grand Old Girl as Mr. Clark - Football Coach
1934 Broadway Bill as Morgan's Henchman (uncredited)
1934 Men of the Night as Det. John Connors
1934 Girl in Danger as Wynkoski
1934 The Human Side as Cop
1934 Chained as Ship Steward
1934 The Affairs of Cellini as Palace Guard Finding Cellini's Clothes
1934 The Defense Rests as Hood
1934 The Circus Clown as Spectator
1934 A Man's Game as Dave Jordon
1934 The Most Precious Thing in Life as Head Coach Smith
1934 I'll Tell the World as Dirigible Officer
1934 The Crime of Helen Stanley as Jack Baker
1934 Whirlpool as Farley
1934 The Fighting Ranger as Dave, Cougar Henchman
1934 The Poor Rich as Motor Cop
1934 It Happened One Night as Bus Driver #1 (uncredited)
1934 School for Romance as Husband
1934 Frontier Marshal as Ben Murchison
1933 Son of a Sailor as Joe
1933 College Coach as Assistant Coach (uncredited)
1933 Wild Boys of the Road as Red the Brakeman (uncredited)
1933 Police Car 17 as Bumps O'Neill
1933 Lady for a Day as Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
1933 The Wrecker as Cramer
1933 Heroes for Sale as Red (uncredited)
1933 Unknown Valley as Elder Snead
1932 Flesh as Muscles Manning (uncredited)
1932 That's My Boy as Curley Decker
1932 Virtue as Frank
1932 Rackety Rax as 'Brick' Gilligan
1932 White Eagle as Bart - Henchman
1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware as Johnson (uncredited)
1932 Careless Lady as Cop in Raid
1931 Arrowsmith as Cop
1931 Quick Millions as Cop in montage (uncredited)
1930 The Big Trail as Sid Bascom (uncredited)
1930 Up the River as Inmate Socked by Saint Louis (uncredited)
1930 Born Reckless as Sergeant
1929 So This Is College as USC Player - #30 (uncredited)
1929 Salute as Midshipman Harold
1929 Noah's Ark as Flood Extra (uncredited)

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