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Kent Taylor (May 11, 1907 – April 11, 1987) was an American actor.

Born Louis William Weiss in Nashua, Iowa, Taylor appeared in more than 110 films, the bulk of them B-movies in the 1930s and 1940s, although he also had roles in more prestigious studio releases, including I'm No Angel (1933), Death Takes a Holiday (1934), Payment on Demand (1951), and Track the Man Down (1955).

In the 1950s, with his movie career on the decline and television production on the upswing, he played the title role in 58 episodes of the detective series Boston Blackie and the lead in 39 episodes of ABC's The Rough Riders (1958–1959). Other small screen credits include My Little Margie, Tales of Wells Fargo, Zorro, Bat Masterson, Peter Gunn, and Hawaiian Eye. The last years of his career were spent in slasher and horror films with titles like Satan's Sadists, Blood of Ghastly Horror, I Spit on Your Corpse, and Hell's Bloody Devils.

Taylor is interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Kent Taylor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kent Taylor (May 11, 1907 – April 11, 1987) was an American actor.

Born Louis William Weiss in Nashua, Iowa, Taylor appeared in more than 110 films, the bulk of them B-movies in the 1930s and 1940s, although he also had roles in more prestigious studio releases, including I'm No Angel (1933), Death Takes a Holiday (1934), Payment on Demand (1951), and Track the Man Down (1955).

In the 1950s, with his movie career on the decline and television production on the upswing, he played the title role in 58 episodes of the detective series Boston Blackie and the lead in 39 episodes of ABC's The Rough Riders (1958–1959). Other small screen credits include My Little Margie, Tales of Wells Fargo, Zorro, Bat Masterson, Peter Gunn, and Hawaiian Eye. The last years of his career were spent in slasher and horror films with titles like Satan's Sadists, Blood of Ghastly Horror, I Spit on Your Corpse, and Hell's Bloody Devils.

Taylor is interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Kent Taylor, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 113

Birthday 1907-05-11

Day of Death 1987-04-11

Place of Birth Nashua, Iowa, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1991 The Crawling Hand as Dr. Max Weitberg
1974 Girls for Rent as Moreno
1974 The Phantom of Hollywood as Wickes
1972 Blood of Ghastly Horror as Elton Corey
1972 Angels' Wild Women as Parker
1971 Brain of Blood as Dr. Trenton
1970 Hell's Bloody Devils as Count von Delberg
1969 Satan's Sadists as Lew
1969 The Mighty Gorga as Tonga Jack Adams
1968 Land of the Giants (1 episode) as Doc Jelko
1968 Brides of Blood as Dr. Paul Henderson
1967 Rango (1 episode)
1964 Law of the Lawless as Attorney Rand McDonald
1963 The Crawling Hand as Dr. Max Weitzberg
1963 Harbor Lights as Dan Crown
1963 The Day Mars Invaded Earth as Dr. David Fielding
1962 The Firebrand
1962 The Broken Land as Marshal Jim Cogan
1961 The Purple Hills as Johnny Barnes
1960 Walk Tall as Frank Carter
1959 Mr. Lucky (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (2 episodes)
1959 Laramie (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Bat Masterson (2 episodes)
1958 The Rough Riders (39 episodes)
1958 The Rifleman (2 episodes)
1958 Bronco (2 episodes)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 Gang War as Bryce Barker, Meadows' Attonery
1958 Fort Bowie as Col. James Garrett
1957 Zorro (4 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 The Iron Sheriff as Phil Quincy
1957 Panic! (1 episode)
1956 Frontier Gambler as Roger Chadwick
1956 Ghost Town as Anse Conroy
1956 Slightly Scarlet as Frank Jansen, Mayoral Candidate / Mayor of Bay City
1955 The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues as Dr. Ted Stevens, alias Ted Baxter
1955 Track the Man Down as John Ford
1954 Playgirl as Ted Andrews
1952 My Little Margie (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Boston Blackie (58 episodes)
1951 Payment on Demand as Robert Townsend
1950 Trial Without Jury as Jed Kilgore
1950 Western Pacific Agent as Rod Kendall
1950 Federal Agent At Large as Mark Reed, aka Nick Ravel
1948 Half Past Midnight as Wade Hamilton
1947 Second Chance as Kendal Wolf
1947 The Crimson Key as Lawrence 'Larry' Morgan
1946 Deadline for Murder as Steve Millard
1946 Tangier as Ramon
1946 Young Widow as Peter Waring
1946 Smooth as Silk as Mark Fenton
1945 The Daltons Ride Again as Bob Dalton
1944 Alaska as Gary Corbett
1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster as Police Capt. Steve Warren
1943 Bomber's Moon as Capt. Paul von Block
1942 Army Surgeon as Lt. Philip Harvey
1942 Half Way to Shanghai as Frederick Barton, [Screen Credit / Ads Name: Alexander Barton ]
1942 Tombstone: The Town too Tough to Die as Doc Holliday
1942 Mississippi Gambler as John J. 'Johnny' Forbes
1942 Gang Busters as Det. Lt. Bannister
1941 Washington Melodrama as Hal Thorne
1941 Repent at Leisure as Richard Hughes
1940 I'm Still Alive as Steve Bennett
1940 Men Against the Sky as Martin Ames
1940 Girl in 313 as Gregg Dunn
1940 Two Girls on Broadway as 'Chat' Chatsworth
1940 I Take This Woman as Phil Mayberry
1939 Escape to Paradise as Richard Fleming
1939 Sued For Libel as Steve Lonegan
1939 Three Sons as Gene Pardway
1939 Five Came Back as Joe the Co-Pilot
1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case as Bill Brown
1939 Four Girls in White as Robert 'Bob' Maitland
1938 The Last Express as Duncan MacLain, Private Detective
1937 Prescription for Romance as Steve Macy
1937 A Girl with Ideas as Frank Barnes
1937 The Lady Fights Back as Owen Merrill
1937 Wings Over Honolulu as Greg Chandler
1937 When Love Is Young as Andy Russell
1936 The Accusing Finger as Jerry Welch
1936 Ramona as Felipe Moreno
1936 Florida Special as Wally Tucker
1936 My Marriage as John DeWitt Tyler III
1935 Two-Fisted as Clint Blackburn
1935 Without Regret as Steve Paradin
1935 Smart Girl as Nick Graham
1935 College Scandal as Seth Dunlap
1935 The County Chairman as Ben Harvey
1934 Limehouse Blues as Eric Benton
1934 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch as Bob Redding
1934 Double Door as Rip Van Brett
1934 Death Takes a Holiday as Corrado
1934 David Harum as John Lennox
1933 Cradle Song as Antonio
1933 White Woman as David von Elst
1933 I'm No Angel as Kirk Lawrence
1933 Sunset Pass as Clink Peeples
1933 The Story of Temple Drake as First Jellybean (uncredited)
1933 A Lady's Profession as Dick Garfield
1932 Under-Cover Man as Russ
1932 The Night of June 13 as Reporter
1932 The Man from Yesterday as Military Policeman
1932 Merrily We Go to Hell as Gregory 'Greg' Boleslavsky
1932 Forgotten Commandments as Gregor
1932 Dancers in the Dark as Saxophonist
1931 The False Madonna as Footman
1931 The Road to Reno as One of Jackie's Admirers
1931 Born To Love as Ballroom Dancer

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