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Dan Tobin (October 19, 1910 – November 26, 1982) was an American supporting actor on the stage, in films and on television. He generally played gentle, urbane, rather fussy, sometimes obsequious and shifty characters, often with a concealed edge of malice.

Tobin acted with a touring troupe in England. After an impresario saw him in Ah, Wilderness!, he gained a role in Behind Your Back at the Strand.

Tobin's most memorable roles were as the overbearing secretary, Gerald, in Woman of the Year (1942), and the top-billed scientist in Orson Welles's innovative Peabody Award-winning unsold television pilot, The Fountain of Youth, filmed in 1956 and televised once two years later as an installment of NBC's Colgate Theatre.

Tobin also played as Alexander "Sandy" Lord in the original Broadway production of Phillip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, thus starting his career on stage in 1939. His work on Broadway included American Holiday (1939).

On television, Tobin was a regular on I Married Joan, My Favorite Husband, and Where Were You?

The Internet Movie Database lists 96 television and film acting roles for Tobin over a career spanning from 1939 to 1977. He became a regular during the final season of Perry Mason as the proprietor of "Clay's Grill". He had made a prior appearance in 1964 as Dickens the butler in "The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor."

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dan Tobin (October 19, 1910 – November 26, 1982) was an American supporting actor on the stage, in films and on television. He generally played gentle, urbane, rather fussy, sometimes obsequious and shifty characters, often with a concealed edge of malice.

Tobin acted with a touring troupe in England. After an impresario saw him in Ah, Wilderness!, he gained a role in Behind Your Back at the Strand.

Tobin's most memorable roles were as the overbearing secretary, Gerald, in Woman of the Year (1942), and the top-billed scientist in Orson Welles's innovative Peabody Award-winning unsold television pilot, The Fountain of Youth, filmed in 1956 and televised once two years later as an installment of NBC's Colgate Theatre.

Tobin also played as Alexander "Sandy" Lord in the original Broadway production of Phillip Barry's The Philadelphia Story, thus starting his career on stage in 1939. His work on Broadway included American Holiday (1939).

On television, Tobin was a regular on I Married Joan, My Favorite Husband, and Where Were You?

The Internet Movie Database lists 96 television and film acting roles for Tobin over a career spanning from 1939 to 1977. He became a regular during the final season of Perry Mason as the proprietor of "Clay's Grill". He had made a prior appearance in 1964 as Dickens the butler in "The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor."

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1910-10-19

Day of Death 1982-11-26

Place of Birth Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 The Other Side of the Wind as Dr. Bradley Pease Burroughs
1974 Herbie Rides Again as Lawyer
1970 The Odd Couple (1 episode)
1968 The Outcasts (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode)
1965 Hogan's Heroes (1 episode)
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1964 Profiles in Courage (1 episode)
1964 The Munsters (1 episode)
1964 The Cara Williams Show (1 episode)
1964 Bewitched (3 episodes)
1963 Burke's Law (2 episodes)
1962 Who's Got the Action? as Mr. Sanford
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Hazel (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (2 episodes)
1961 87th Precinct (1 episode)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (1 episode)
1960 Guestward, Ho! (1 episode)
1960 The Aquanauts (2 episodes)
1960 Thriller (1 episode)
1959 The Last Angry Man as Ben Loomer
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (3 episodes)
1958 Yancy Derringer (1 episode)
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1958 The Fountain of Youth as Humphrey Baxter
1957 Maverick (3 episodes)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode) (1 episode) as Terrance Clay
1957 M Squad (2 episodes)
1956 The Catered Affair as Hotel Caterer
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1955 The Star and the Story (1 episode) as Don Shaw
1953 Dream Wife as Mr. Brown
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (2 episodes)
1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions as Gifford Tatlock
1948 Sealed Verdict as Lt. Parker
1948 The Velvet Touch as Jeff Trent
1948 The Big Clock as Ray Cordette
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer as Chester Walters
1947 A Likely Story as Phil Bright
1946 Undercurrent as Prof. Joseph Bangs
1942 Woman of the Year as Gerald Howe
1938 Black Limelight as Reporter Roberts

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