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Preston Foster (I) (1900–1970)

He-man actor in 30's and 40's US films. See full bio »

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 1967 Chubasco
 1967 You've Got to Be Smart
D.A. Griggs
 1964 The Time Travelers
Dr. Erik von Steiner
 1964 Advance to the Rear
Gen. Bateman (uncredited)
 1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Boss Gates
- Lovers' Lane (1964) ... Boss Gates
 1963 The Man from Galveston
Judge Homer Black
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Philip Green
- Cold Hands, Warm Heart (1963) ... Philip Green
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Francis X. Finnegan
- My Memorial for Finnegan (1963) ... Francis X. Finnegan
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Harvey Bragen
- Prison Empire (1961) ... Harvey Bragen
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Major Ramsur
- Return to New March (1961) ... Major Ramsur
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
Capt. Zachary Wingate
- New Savannah (1961) ... Capt. Zachary Wingate
- The Death of Yellow Singer (1961) ... Capt. Zachary Wingate
- Johnny Sergeant (1961) ... Capt. Zachary Wingate
- The Diehards (1961) ... Capt. Zachary Wingate
- Golden Circle (1961) ... Capt. Zachary Wingate
 1953-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Dan McGann
- Tunnel Eight (1958) ... Colonel Dan McGann
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
- Between Rounds (1957)
 1957 Destination 60,000
Col. Ed Buckley
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Sam Hodges
- The Guardian (1956) ... Sam Hodges
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Fear Me Not (1955)
 1954-1955 Waterfront (TV Series)
Cap'n John Herrick / Capt. John Herrick / Cap'n JohnHerrick
- The Yacht Race (1955) ... Cap'n John Herrick
- The Seal (1955) ... Capt. John Herrick
- The Rivals (1955) ... Cap'n John Herrick
- The Hideout (1955) ... Cap'n John Herrick
- The Angel Louise (1955) ... Cap'n John Herrick
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Hunted (1953)
 1953 Law and Order
Kurt Durling
 1952 Montana Territory
Sheriff Henry Plummer
 1951 The Big Night
Andy La Main
 1951 The Big Gusher
Henry 'Hank' Mason
 1951 Tomahawk
Col. Carrington
 1951 Three Desperate Men
Tom Denton
 1951 The Bogus Green (TV Movie)
Brass McGannon
 1950 The Tougher They Come
Joe MacKinley
 1950 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 The Big Cat
Tom Eggers
 1946 Inside Job
Bart Madden
 1946 Tangier
Col. Jose Artiego
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Judge Sam Purvis
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Preston Foster (uncredited)
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Jim Brennan
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Roger Touhy
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Steve Carramond
 1942 American Empire
Paxton Bryce
 1942 Little Tokyo, U.S.A.
Michael Steele
 1942 A Gentleman After Dark
Lt. Tom Gaynor
 1941 Unfinished Business
Steve Duncan
 1941 The Roundup
Greg Lane
 1940 Moon Over Burma
Bill Gordon
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Sergeant Jim Brett
 1940 Cafe Hostess
Dan Walters
 1939 Geronimo
Capt. Bill Starrett
 1939 Chasing Danger
Steve Mitchell
 1939 Society Smugglers
Richard 'Sully' Sullivan
 1938 Up the River
'Chipper' Morgan
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Lt. (j.g.) John C. Drake
 1938 The Storm
Jack Stacey
 1938 Army Girl
Capt. Dike Conger
 1938 The Lady in the Morgue
Det. Bill Crane
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Bruce Keene
 1937 First Lady
Stephen Wayne
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
James Ellsworth 'Jimmy' Hughes
 1937 Sea Devils
Michael 'Mike' O'Shay
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Steven Mathews
 1936 Love Before Breakfast
Scott Miller
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short)
Preston Foster
 1935 Strangers All
Murray Carter
 1934 The Band Plays On
Howdy Hardy
 1934 Sleepers East
Jason Everett
 1934 Wharf Angel
Como Murphy
 1934 Heat Lightning
 1933 Hoop-La
Nifty Miller
 1933 The Devil's Mate
Insp. O'Brien
 1933 The Man Who Dared
Jan Novak
 1933 Corruption
Tim Butler (as Preston S. Foster)
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Walker (as Preston S. Foster)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About
David Slade (as Preston S. Foster)
 1933 Sensation Hunters
Tom Baylor
 1933 Just Around the Corner (Short)
Tim - Office Worker
 1932 You Said a Mouthful
Ed Dover (as Preston S. Foster)
 1932 The All-American
Steve Kelly
 1932 Life Begins
Dr. Brett
 1932 The Last Mile
John 'Killer' Mears... Cell 4
 1932 Doctor X
Dr. Wells
 1931 His Woman
 1930 Follow the Leader
Two-Gun Terry
 1930 Heads Up
 1929 Nothing But the Truth
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1929 Pusher-in-the-Face (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Leary") in "Adam Had Two Sons" on Broadway. Written by John McDermott. Directed by Melville Burke. Alvin Theatre: 20 Jan 1932-Jan 1932 (closing date unknown/5 performances). Cast: Jay Adair (as "Ed"), Pilar Arcos, Lola Bazan, Herbert Belmore, Muriel Campbell, Alex Cross, Aristides de Leoni, Harry DeKoven (as "... See more »

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Preston S. Foster


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Buried at El Camino Memorial Park, La Jolla, California. See more »

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