Biography

Tim Ryan was an American performer who is probably best known today as a film actor. Ryan and his wife, Irene who later played Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies, were a show business team that performed on Broadway, film and radio. They made some short films for Educational Pictures in the mid-1930s based on their vaudeville act.

They were married from 1922 to 1942. Even after their divorce in 1942, the couple occasionally worked together. In the 1940s, Ryan found opportunities at Monogram Pictures where he acted in films as well as wrote screenplays. In films of the 1940s and the early 1950s, Ryan appeared on screen playing numerous roles as cops, newspaper editors and detectives.

Tim Ryan was an American performer who is probably best known today as a film actor. Ryan and his wife, Irene who later played Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies, were a show business team that performed on Broadway, film and radio. They made some short films for Educational Pictures in the mid-1930s based on their vaudeville act.

They were married from 1922 to 1942. Even after their divorce in 1942, the couple occasionally worked together. In the 1940s, Ryan found opportunities at Monogram Pictures where he acted in films as well as wrote screenplays. In films of the 1940s and the early 1950s, Ryan appeared on screen playing numerous roles as cops, newspaper editors and detectives.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 85

Birthday 1899-07-05

Day of Death 1956-10-22

Place of Birth Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1988 China Beach (64 episodes)
1956 Fighting Trouble as Ray Vance
1953 Private Eyes as Andy the Cop
1953 From Here to Eternity as Sgt. Pete Karelsen
1953 The Marksman as Stage Driver
1952 Fargo as Sam
1952 Here Come the Marines as Sheriff Benson
1951 All That I Have
1951 Crazy Over Horses as Flynn
1950 Jiggs and Maggie Out West as Dinty Moore
1949 Forgotten Women as Harry
1949 The Sky Dragon as Lt. Mike Ruark
1949 Miss Mink of 1949 as Police Sgt. Clancy
1948 The Golden Eye as Vincent O'Brien / Lt. Mike Ruark
1948 The Shanghai Chest as Lt. Mike Ruark
1948 Half Past Midnight as Amos, Bartender
1947 Jiggs and Maggie in Society as Dinty Moore
1947 Body and Soul as Jack Shelton
1947 Merton of the Movies as Mammoth Studio's Night guard (uncredited)
1947 News Hounds as John 'Bullfrog' Burke
1946 Bringing Up Father as Dinty Moore
1946 Wife Wanted as Bartender
1946 Charlie Chan in Dark Alibi as Foggy
1945 Detour as Nevada Diner Proprietor
1945 Swingin' on a Rainbow as Hustun Greer
1945 Rockin' In The Rockies as Tom Trove
1945 Fashion Model as O'Hara
1945 Adventures of Kitty O'Day as Inspector Clancy
1944 Hi, Beautiful as Babcock
1944 Crazy Knights as Grogan
1944 Shadow of Suspicion as Everett G. Northrup
1944 Kansas City Kitty as Dave Clark
1944 Detective Kitty O'Day as Inspector Clancy
1944 And the Angels Sing as Stage-Door Man (uncredited)
1944 Hot Rhythm as Mr. O'Hara (as Tim)
1944 Swingtime Johnny as Sparks
1943 True to Life as Mr. Mammal
1943 Swing Out the Blues as Judge Dudley Gordon
1943 The Sultan's Daughter as Tim
1943 The Mystery of the 13th Guest as Police Lt. Burke
1943 Melody Parade as Happy Harrington
1943 Sarong Girl as Tim Raynor
1943 Redhead from Manhattan as Mike Glendon
1943 Reveille with Beverly as Mr. Kennedy
1942 Stand by for Action as Lt. Tim Ryan
1942 Stand By All Networks as Police Inspector Ryan
1942 Get Hep to Love as Detective Tucker
1942 This Gun for Hire as Weems - Guard (uncredited)
1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy as Police Officer Farrell (uncredited)
1942 This Time for Keeps as Professor Diz
1942 Blondie Goes to College as Mr. Higby, Football Coach
1942 Blue, White, and Perfect as Barney - Cop
1942 Don't Get Personal as Traffic Cop
1941 Bedtime Story as Mac
1941 Ball of Fire as Motor Cop
1941 The Devil Pays Off as First Mate
1941 I Wake Up Screaming as Detective (uncredited)
1941 Three Girls About Town as Singing Drunk
1941 Harmon of Michigan as Flash Regan
1941 Ice-Capades as Jackson
1941 Charlie Chan in Dead Men Tell as Red Eye Bartender (uncredited)
1941 Lucky Devils as Momser
1941 Where Did You Get That Girl? as Police Inspector
1940 I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now as Judge Saunders
1940 Hullabaloo as Skee Golf Concessionaire
1940 Third Finger, Left Hand as Third Mate on Ship
1940 Brother Orchid as Turkey Malone
1937 Will You Stop? as Tim / Mark Antony

Writing

1953 Jalopy Screenplay
1952 No Holds Barred Writer
1952 Feudin' Fools Screenplay
1952 Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla Writer
1952 Here Come the Marines Writer
1952 Hold That Line Screenplay
1951 Crazy Over Horses Screenplay
1949 Trouble Makers Screenplay
1948 Smuggler's Cove Screenplay
1948 Jinx Money Screenplay
1948 Angels' Alley Screenplay
1947 Bowery Buckaroos Screenplay
1947 News Hounds Screenplay
1946 Spook Busters Screenplay
1946 Bowery Bombshell Dialogue
1946 In Fast Company Screenplay
1946 Live Wires Screenplay
1945 Adventures of Kitty O'Day Screenplay
1944 Crazy Knights Story
1944 Leave It to the Irish Screenplay
1944 Detective Kitty O'Day Screenplay
1944 Hot Rhythm Screenplay
1943 The Sultan's Daughter Screenplay
1943 The Mystery of the 13th Guest Screenplay
1943 Melody Parade Screenplay
1937 Will You Stop? Story

Crew

1945 G.I. Honeymoon Additional Dialogue
1945 There Goes Kelly Additional Dialogue

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