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Paul Birch (born January 13, 1912, Atmore, Alabama – died May 24, 1969, St. George's, Grenada) was an American actor of stage and film.

Birch was born Paul Smith in Atmore, Alabama. He was a veteran of 39 movies, 50 stage dramas and a number of television shows including the Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). In the late 1950s he starred, along with William Campbell, in the syndicated Canadian series Cannonball (1958), a half-hour drama/adventure show about truckers. He was the original "Marlboro Man" in TV commercials and played both Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee in several historical plays.

He started out as the first of the original members of the Pasadena Playhouse and his stage work included The Caine Mutiny. He also had a recurring role as Captain Carpenter, the boss of Lt. Phillip Gerard in The Fugitive starring David Janssen. He starred in some low-budget science-fiction films in the 1950s, including The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955), Day the World Ended (1955), Not of This Earth (1957) and the cult classic Queen of Outer Space (1958). Birch also had small roles in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1967).

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Paul Birch (born January 13, 1912, Atmore, Alabama – died May 24, 1969, St. George's, Grenada) was an American actor of stage and film.

Birch was born Paul Smith in Atmore, Alabama. He was a veteran of 39 movies, 50 stage dramas and a number of television shows including the Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). In the late 1950s he starred, along with William Campbell, in the syndicated Canadian series Cannonball (1958), a half-hour drama/adventure show about truckers. He was the original "Marlboro Man" in TV commercials and played both Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee in several historical plays.

He started out as the first of the original members of the Pasadena Playhouse and his stage work included The Caine Mutiny. He also had a recurring role as Captain Carpenter, the boss of Lt. Phillip Gerard in The Fugitive starring David Janssen. He starred in some low-budget science-fiction films in the 1950s, including The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955), Day the World Ended (1955), Not of This Earth (1957) and the cult classic Queen of Outer Space (1958). Birch also had small roles in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1967).

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 67

Birthday 1912-01-13

Day of Death 1969-05-24

Place of Birth Atmore, Alabama, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1967 Welcome to Hard Times as Mr. Fee
1967 A Covenant with Death as Governor
1965 The John Forsythe Show (1 episode)
1963 The Raiders as Paul King
1963 The Fugitive (11 episodes)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1962 General Electric True (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (5 episodes)
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Mayor Winder
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1961 Two Rode Together as Judge Edward Purcell
1960 The Tall Man (1 episode)
1960 Portrait in Black as Detective lieutenant
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 The Alaskans (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1959 Gunmen from Laredo as Marshal Matt Crawford
1959 Black Saddle (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes)
1958 Cannonball (38 episodes)
1958 The Texan (1 episode)
1958 Bronco (1 episode)
1958 Queen of Outer Space as Prof. Konrad
1958 The Gun Runners as Sy Phillips
1958 Wild Heritage as Jake Breslin
1958 Gunman's Walk as Bob Selkirk
1958 Sea Hunt (1 episode)
1958 The World Was His Jury as Martin Ranker
1957 The Court of Last Resort (1 episode)
1957 Trackdown (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 M Squad (1 episode)
1957 Wagon Train (1 episode) as Sam Benson
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (3 episodes)
1957 Joe Dakota as Frank Weaver
1957 The Tattered Dress as Prosecutor Frank Mitchell
1957 Panic! (1 episode)
1957 Not of This Earth as Paul Johnson
1957 Gun for a Coward as Andy Niven
1957 The 27th Day as Admiral
1956 The White Squaw as Thad Arnold
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (3 episodes)
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1956 When Gangland Strikes as Sheriff Mack McBride
1955 Day the World Ended as Jim Madison
1955 Rebel Without a Cause as Polizeileutnant
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (2 episodes)
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1955 Navy Log (1 episode)
1955 Apache Woman as Sherrif
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 The Beast with a Million Eyes as Allan Kelley
1955 Five Guns West as J.C. Haggard
1955 Man Without a Star as Mark Toliver
1954 Cattle Queen of Montana as Col. Carrington
1954 Ride Clear of Diablo as Fred Kenyon
1953 I Led Three Lives (1 episode)
1953 The War of the Worlds as Alonzo Hogue
1953 You Are There (1 episode)
1952 Hopalong Cassidy (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (2 episodes)

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