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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2016, 01:36:17 PM »

I'm not sure my second subject is any more qualified for your list because he too is such a known 'name' - Frank Reicher:


He is familiar as the ship's captain in that 1933 film named, uh... well, never mind.  But IMDB has him credited with 230 titles, including 1951's SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN, his last, to a 1915 silent.  We can assume there were many many more of those Silents, long since lost. 

He did the first two KONG films as Capt Englehorn, but also appeared in just about every other Hollywood star's supporting cast in his decades. 

His roles were often uncredited - simply a line or two here, a few lines there, maybe only 1 or 2 scenes - anywhere a producer needed an older, chiseled face, Frank Reicher fit in.  I'm rather amazed to see that he appeared in a large number of "series films" - Torchy Blane, Hildegarde Withers, Gildersleeve, the original Captain America serial, the Mummy's Ghost, House of Frankenstein, Nick Carter Detective, Chaplin's later indie films, William Powell, Joe Palooka, and into Westerns.  With a face like that, sure, why not everything?  And that seems to have been his calling-card - Have Film, Will Travel.


Actually, he is more than qualified as the following list of credits will show:

Films:

King Kong(1933)
The Son Of Kong(1933)
Return Of the Terror(1934)
The Invisible Ray(1936)
The Devil Doll(1936)
Night Key(1937)
Mystery Of the White Room(1938)
Dr.Cyclops(1940)
The Face Behind the Mask(1941)
Mystery Of Marie Roget(1942)
The Mummy's Tomb(1942)
Night Monster(1942)
Captain America(1944)
Gildersleeve's Ghost(1944)
House Of Frankenstein(1944)
The Mummy's Ghost(1944)
The Shadow Returns(1946)
Superman and the Mole Men(1951)
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2016, 01:36:21 PM »
He was a star on the stage, but a character player on film.  I don't know if he ever lost his low opinion of film acting....





The Real Thing At Last (1916)
The Old Dark House (1932)
The Ghoul (1933)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
They Drive By Night/Murder on the Run (1939) not quite genre, more proto-noir, but he's so great as the serial killer, I have to include it
A Place of One's Own (1945)
The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)
Scrooge (1951)
Meet Mr Lucifer (1953)


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« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2016, 12:27:22 PM »
Herbert Lom(9/11/1917-9/27/2012)



An actor with a very distinctive voice, Lom performed in many types of films, however, when he showed up in a horror or sci-fi film, it was usually a bit of something on the special side. Notable genre roles include Professor Van Helsing, Captain Nemo and The Phantom Of the Opera.

Films:

The Mysterious Island(1961)
Phantom Of the Opera(1962)
Journey To the Far Side Of the Sun(1969)
Mark Of the Devil(1970)
Count Dracula(1970)
Dorian Gray(1970)
Murders In the Rue Morgue(1970)
Asylum(1972)
Dark Places(1973)
And Now the Screaming Starts!(1973)
The Dead Zone(1983)
Masque Of the Red Death(1989)
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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2016, 01:10:47 PM »
Herbert Lom(9/11/1917-9/27/2012)

I guess PHANTOM has to be my favorite from that list, though he'll always be Chief Insp. Dreyfus, to me! :)
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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2016, 10:40:07 AM »
Milburn Stone(7/5/1904-6/12/1980)



Actor best known for his portrayl of "Doc" in tv western Gunsmoke, Stone was in over 500 episodes from 1955 through 1975. However, he also had a decent film career from the '30's -'50's prior to this, during which he picked up some horror credits during the 1940's. Usually recognized by his face or distinctive voice, Stone was one of Universal's stock players during the WW II era.

Films:

Invisible Agent(1942)
Captive Wild Woman(1943)
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death(1943)
The Mad Ghoul(1943)
Jungle Woman(1944)
Phantom Lady(1944)
Weird Woman(1944-voice)
The Frozen Ghost(1945)
Strange Confession(1945)
The Spider Woman Strikes Back(1946)
The Atomic City(1952)
Invaders From Mars(1953)
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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2016, 12:27:40 PM »
Arthur Franz(2/29/1920-6/16/2006)



An actor who appeared in dozens of genre films ranging from Western, film-noir drama, horror and sci-fi, comedies and war films, he is primarily remembered for his sci-fi roles of the '50's today. Usually portraying a curmugeonlly scientist or investigator. Also appeared in several genre series such as ONE STEP BEYOND, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA , THE INVADERS, LAND OF THE GIANTS and THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN.

Films:

Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man(1951)
Flight To Mars(1951)
Invaders From Mars(1953)
Back From the Dead(1957)
The Flame Barrier(1958)
Monster On the Campus(1958)
The Atomic Submarine(1959)
Dream No Evil(1970)
Sisters Of Death(1976)
King Monster(1976)
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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2016, 01:12:48 PM »
Michael Ripper(1/27/1913-6/28/2000)




If there was a character actor who was in more British horror films than this man, I cant think of him! Michael was an institution in the classic Hammer films and also appeared in horror roles outside of Hammer studios over the years. His list of films is a classic view of the best of British horror. Appearing as everything from graverobbers and police inspectors to pirates and inn keepers, it's like seeing an old uncle when he turns up in a movie.

Films:

1984(1956)
X- The Unknown(1956)
Quatermass II(1957)
Revenge Of Frankenstein(1958)
The Man Who Could Cheat Death(1959)
The Mummy(1959)
Brides Of Dracula(1960)
Curse Of the Werewolf(1961)
Night Creatures(1962)
Phantom Of the Opera(1962)
Curse Of the Mummy's Tomb(1964)
Plague Of the Zombies(1966)
The Reptile(1966)
The Deadly Bees(1966)
The Mummy's Shroud(1967)
Torture Garden(1967)
The Lost Continent(1968)
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave(1968)
Moon Zero Two(1969)
Taste the Blood Of Dracula(1969)
Scars Of Dracula(1970)
The Creeping Flesh(1972)
Legend Of the Werewolf(1975)
I love Michael Ripper's work for Hammer (and the other Brits). When I watched these films as a kid I wondered who the little pop-eyed guy was who turned up in so many British monster flicks and was so much fun. Later when I started learning about these movies I found out about Michael Ripper, and the huge contribution he made to many of my favorite monster movies. He may not be as well known as Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee, but to me he is just as important to the spirit of Classic Hammer.
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« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2016, 04:05:01 PM »
John Ashley(12/25/1934-10/2/1997)



An American character actor who, despite coming from a teen idol background. went on to produce and direct many television shows later in his career. He also had a long run in the Filipino horror/exploitation film market in the Seventies. He lost out on the lead role in I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF(1957) to Michael Landon and also had a singing career with a few record labels. He was also the announcer in The A-Team series from the 1980's.. Here we'll remember his genre work in more than a few sci-fi and horror films..

Films:

Frankenstein's Daughter(1958)
Attack Of the Eye Creatures(1965)
Brides Of Blood(1968)
Mad Doctor Of Blood Island(1969)
Beast Of Blood(1970)
Beast Of the Yellow Night(1971)
The Woman Hunt(1972)
The Twilight People(1972)
Beyond Atlantis(1973)
Black Mamba(1974)
Invisible Mom(1996)

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« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2016, 11:25:10 AM »
Russell Johnson(11/10/1924-1/16/2014)



To most of us baby boomers, Russell was the familiar face of the Professor on GILLIGAN'S ISLAND for three seasons, however, he also had a pretty lively career appearing in horror/sci-fi features before and after his days on the island. Besides his films, he also was in several genre series over the decades such as THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, THRILLER, TWILIGHT ZONE, THE OUTER LIMITS, THE INVADERS, WONDER WOMAN and BEYOND WESTWORLD and MONSTERS.

Films:

It Came From Outer Space(1953)
This Island Earth(1955)
Attack Of the Crab Monsters(1957)
The Space Children(1958)
The Movie Murderer(1970)
The Horror At 37,000 Feet(1973)
The Ghost Of Flight 401(1978)
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« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2016, 12:39:10 PM »
Johnson was also in episodes of many of the classic genre TV series, like The Adventures of Superman, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and The Invaders.

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« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2016, 04:08:09 PM »
Johnson was also in episodes of many of the classic genre TV series, like The Adventures of Superman, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and The Invaders.




Yep, got those covered in his listing.  :)
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« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2016, 04:58:30 PM »
Yep, got those covered in his listing.  :)

D'Oh! I was just looking at the list. Didn't even notice those.
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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2016, 01:37:25 PM »
Robert Quarry(11/3/1925-2/20/2009)



American-born character actor who later in his career, appeared in quite a few horror films. Quarry appeared in many of the classic television series of the 1960's in varying roles, but leading status eluded him until he appeared as the vampire in the Count Yorga films, subsequently starring alongside names such as Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. He became somewhat of a regular in the '70's exploitation films of AIP films until a car accident severely curtailed his career in the mid-Seventies, however, with help from producer Fred Olen Ray, he was appearing in films again in the 1980's-90's.

Films:

Agent For H.A.R.M.(1966)
Colossus: The Forbin Project(1970)
Count Yorga, Vampire(1970)
Return Of Count Yorga(1971)
Dr.Phibes Rises Again!(1972)
The Deathmaster(1973)
Sugar Hill(1974)
Madhouse(1974)
The Phantom Empire(1985)
Moon In Scorpio(1987)
Warlords(1988)
Beverly Hills Vamp(1989)
Alienator(1990)
Haunting Fear(1990)
Spirits(1990)
Evil Spirits(1990)
Teenage Exorcist(1991)
Droid Gunner(1995)
Hybrid(1997)
Invisible Mom II(1999)

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« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2016, 07:13:26 PM »
John Ashley(12/25/1934-10/2/1997)



An American character actor who, despite coming from a teen idol background. went on to produce and direct many television shows later in his career. He also had a long run in the Filipino horror/exploitation film market in the Seventies. He lost out on the lead role in I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF(1957) to Michael Landon and also had a singing career with a few record labels. He was also the announcer in The A-Team series from the 1980's.. Here we'll remember his genre work in more than a few sci-fi and horror films..

Films:

Frankenstein's Daughter(1958)
Attack Of the Eye Creatures(1965)
Brides Of Blood(1968)
Mad Doctor Of Blood Island(1969)
Beast Of Blood(1970)
Beast Of the Yellow Night(1971)
The Woman Hunt(1972)
The Twilight People(1972)
Beyond Atlantis(1973)
Black Mamba(1974)
Invisible Mom(1996)


I always liked John Ashley as an actor.
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« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2016, 04:09:38 PM »
Marianna Hill(2/9/1942-present)



Strikingly beautiful American actress who has also resided in Canada, the UK and Spain over the years. Known primarily for character work in television and films, she has been retired from acting since the '80's, but has recently started working again. Her genre credits include a nice list of fantastic television series such as THE OUTER LIMITS, BATMAN, STAR TREK, THE WILD, WILD WEST and THE MAGICIAN.

Films:

The Black Zoo(1963)
The Traveling Executioner(1970)
Messiah Of Evil(1973)
The Baby(1974)
Death At Love House(1976)
The Astral Factor(1978)
Schizoid(1980)
Blood Beach(1981)
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