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Clothed in anonymity, actors like John Breen are often overlooked by movie and television audiences alike. Breen started in films in the 1930s and worked steadily in movies through the early 1950s. Unfortunately for him, his short appearance and natural curly hair didn't allow him to fall into the typical dinner party scenes in dramas so much of his... See full bio »
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Gunsmoke Townsman / Barfly / Waiter / Party Guest / Bartender / Court Clerk / Courtroom Spectator / Cowboy / Saloon Dealer
1958-1969

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 1965-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Townsman / Waiter / Show Spectator / ...
- Point and Counterpoint (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Royal Road (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Lightfoot (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- A Stranger Everywhere (1968) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- They Called Her Delilah (1968) ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Townsman (uncredited)
 1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Townsman / Juror / Trial Spectator
- The Man Who Killed Jim Sonnett (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- One Angry Juror (1969) ... Juror (uncredited)
- The Trial (1969) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1958-1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Waiter / ...
- The Night Riders (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Money Store (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Lyle's Kid (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The First People (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Baker's Dozen (1967) ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1963-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Barfly / Juror / Trial Spectator
- The Ordeal (1969) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Decision (1968) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Two Men Named Laredo (1965) ... Juror (uncredited)
- To Make This Place Remember (1963) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1967-1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Waiter / Gambler / Banker / ...
- Doomsday (1969) ... Banker (uncredited)
- The Diplomat (1968) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Contender: Part 2 (1968) ... Gambler (uncredited)
- The Contender: Part 1 (1968) ... Gambler (uncredited)
- Recovery (1968) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Barfly
- The Glory Soldiers (1969) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- No Irish Need Apply (1969) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1960-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Townsman / Party Guest / Barfly / ...
- Mrs. Wharton and the Lesser Breeds (1969) ... Stage Passenger (uncredited)
- The Passing of a King (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Real People of Muddy Creek (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Stage Door Johnnies (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Arrival of Eddie (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1968 Something for a Lonely Man (TV Movie)
Townsman (uncredited)
 1968 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Audience Member
- The Church Play (1968) ... Audience Member (uncredited)
 1968 Ice Station Zebra
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1967-1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Passenger / Party Guest / Stagehand / ...
- The Hi-Jack and the Mighty (1968) ... Passenger (uncredited)
- Old Man's Darling (1968) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
- Sixty-Five on the Aisle (1968) ... Stagehand (uncredited)
- Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman (1967) ... Audience Member (uncredited)
 1965-1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Townsman / Juror / Diplomat / ...
- The Night of the Big Blackmail (1968) ... Diplomat (uncredited)
- The Night of the Death-Maker (1968) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- The Night of the Legion of Death (1967) ... Juror (uncredited)
- The Night of the Circus of Death (1967) ... Hotel Guest at Fire (uncredited)
- The Night of the Bubbling Death (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West
Passerby (uncredited)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Commuter at Airport
- To Steal a Battleship (1968) ... Commuter at Airport (uncredited)
 1967 The Ballad of Josie
Townsman (uncredited)
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Townsman / John
- The Search (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Roarer (1967) ... John (uncredited)
- The Battle of Bloody Stones (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho
Waiter (uncredited)
 1954-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Bartender / ...
- A Calamity Called Jane (1966) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- Paid in Full (1965) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The $25,000 Wager (1964) ... Reporter (uncredited)
- The Quiet and the Fury (1964) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- See the Elephant and Hear the Owl (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1966 Gambit
Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Hanging Harry
- The Triangle (1966) ... Hanging Harry (uncredited)
 1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Barfly (uncredited)
 1966 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Train Passenger
- War of the Hotels (1966) ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Baseball Game Spectator
- Rats Like Cheese (1966) ... Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover
Crew Member (uncredited)
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series)
Waiter
- O.K. Crackerby Arrives (1965) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1965 Town Tamer
Townsman (uncredited)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- Very Few Heroes (1965) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Driver
- House of Cards (1964) ... Driver (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Townsman / Towsman / Barfly / ...
- Incident at Deadhorse: Part II (1964) ... Towsman (uncredited)
- Incident of the Banker (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Incident at Zebulon (1964) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Incident at Confidence Creek (1963) ... Juror (uncredited)
- Incident at Two Graves (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1964 A Global Affair
Delegate (uncredited)
 1963 Gunfight at Comanche Creek
Townsman (uncredited)
 1963 Twilight of Honor
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1963 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Baseball Game Spectator
- Lucy and the Little League (1963) ... Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
 1958-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Townsman / Hotel Carlton Guest / Barfly
- American Primitive (1963) ... Hotel Carlton Guest (uncredited)
- Marshal of Sweetwater (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- El Paso Stage (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Prisoner (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Saturday Night (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Juror (uncredited)
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator / Clerk
- Life Is a Lie, Love Is a Cheat (1962) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- Nothing Equals Nothing (1962) ... Clerk (uncredited)
 1962 How the West Was Won
Waiter (uncredited)
 1962 The Music Man
Townsman (uncredited)
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Bartender / Townsman / Juror / ...
- Meeting at Mimbers (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Run for Your Money (1961) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- High Card Loses (1960) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- Three Bullets for Bat (1960) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- Garrison Finish (1959) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1958-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Townsman / Waiter
- The Clarence Bibs Story (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Martinet (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Jailbird (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Lariat (1960) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- The Indian (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
Waiter
- Wine, Women and Willie (1961) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1960 One Foot in Hell
Cantina Barfly (uncredited)
 1958-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Roulette Dealer / ...
- The Pariah (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- A House Divided (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Tolliver Bender (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Jason (1960) ... Roulette Dealer (uncredited)
- Most Beautiful Woman (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1958-1960 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Barfly / Townsman / Bartender / ...
- Silver Killers (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Female Killer (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Bride (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Noose That Broke (1959) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Marked Horseshoe (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Passerby on Street
- The Empty Chair (1959) ... Passerby on Street (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Townsman
- To Sit in Judgment (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Village of Fear (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1958 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Club Patron
- Danny the Performer (1958) ... Club Patron (uncredited)
 1958 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Race Spectator
- Lucy Wins a Race Horse (1958) ... Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Coward (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Truce of the Tree (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 Hear Me Good
Spectator (uncredited)
 1957 Johnny Tremain
Spectator at Assembly (uncredited)
 1957 Monkey on My Back
Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1957 Footsteps in the Night
Salesman (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
Man at Airport
- The Prisoner of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956) ... Man at Airport (uncredited)
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Hearing Specatator (uncredited)
 1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Waiter (uncredited)
 1956 Mohawk
Settler (uncredited)
 1956 The Kettles in the Ozarks
Passenger (uncredited)
 1956 Come Next Spring
Churchgoer (uncredited)
 1954-1955 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Hood / Waiter
- The Stamp Story (1955) ... Hood (uncredited)
- Skid Row (1954) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1955 The Fighting Chance
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Reporter
- The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) ... Reporter (uncredited)
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- Meet the Governor (1955) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1955 Illegal
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1955 To Catch a Thief
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1955 There's Always Tomorrow
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
 1954 Masterson of Kansas
Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Theatre Patron
- Ethel's Birthday (1954) ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
 1954 Broken Lance
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Man at Well / Museum Patron
- The Dog Who Knew Superman (1953) ... Man at Well (uncredited)
- Mystery in Wax (1953) ... Museum Patron (uncredited)
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
Cook (uncredited)
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Cafe Patron
- The Witness (1953) ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Deputy (uncredited)
 1953 City of Bad Men
Bartender (uncredited)
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 Powder River
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Crewman / Helmsman / Hotel Guest / ...
- The Submarine Story (1952) ... Crewman (uncredited)
- Displaced Persons Story (1952) ... Helmsman (uncredited)
- The Memory Chain (1952) ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
- The Key Story (1952) ... Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 Off Limits
Second (uncredited)
 1952 Hellgate
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1952 Dreamboat
Man in Lobby (uncredited)
 1952 Holiday for Sinners
Celebration Spectator (uncredited)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Fair Worker (uncredited)
 1952 High Noon
Church Member (uncredited)
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 Trail Guide
Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 Room for One More
Official at Boy Scout Ceremony (uncredited)
 1951 On Dangerous Ground
Waiter (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 Rhubarb
Western Union Boy (uncredited)
 1951 A Place in the Sun
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1950 Dark City
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1950 The Furies
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1950 Lucky Losers
Gambler (uncredited)
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
Man at Support Rally (uncredited)
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Always Leave Them Laughing
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1949 Ringside
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 Fighting Fools
Training Spectator (uncredited)
 1949 Brothers in the Saddle
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Reporter (uncredited)
 1948 Jinx Money
Observer at Scene (uncredited)
 1947 Thunder Mountain
Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 Violence
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Man Tossing Pudding (uncredited)
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Gambler (uncredited)
 1945 The Jade Mask
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 For Me and My Gal
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Desperate Journey
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Soldier (uncredited)
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Officer at Party (uncredited)
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Sidewalk Passerby (uncredited)
 1941 Roar of the Press
Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Spectator at Robbery (uncredited)
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