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Greer in Hot Rod Girl (1956)
Robert William Greer

(1917-04-02)April 2, 1917
Died April 28, 2007(2007-04-28) (aged 90)
Resting place Peace Valley Cemetery McDonald County, Missouri
Alma mater Drury University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1938–2003

Robert William "Dabbs" Greer (April 2, 1917 – April 28, 2007) was an American character actor in film and television for over 60 years. With nearly 100 film roles and appearances in nearly 600 television episodes of various series, Greer may be best remembered as series regular Mr. Jonas in Gunsmoke, as Coach Ossie Weiss in the sitcom Hank, and as series regular Reverend Robert Alden in Little House on the Prairie. Greer may be better known to later audiences as the 108-year-old version of the character played by Tom Hanks in 1999's The Green Mile.

Early life

Greer was born in Fairview, Missouri, the son of Bernice Irene (née Dabbs), a speech teacher, and Randall Alexander Greer, a druggist. Not long after, the family moved to the larger Anderson, Missouri, 30 miles (48 km) southwest, when Greer was an infant. At the age of eight, he began acting in children's theater productions. He attended Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he was a member of Theta Kappa Nu.


After moving to Pasadena, California, in 1943, he became an administrator and acting instructor at the Pasadena Playhouse.

His film debut was as an extra in the 1938 film Jesse James, which was filmed mainly around Pineville, Missouri. He told the Neosho Daily News in 2002, "They were paying $5 a day – a day! – to local people for being extras. That was really good money in those days, more money than we had seen in a long time." (The equivalent of $105 in 2022.)

Greer appeared in three episodes of Adventures of Superman, including the inaugural entry, "Superman on Earth" (1952), in which he was cast as the first person ever to be saved by Superman. He was the major guest star as a man framed for murder in "Five Minutes to Doom" (1954) and as an eccentric millionaire in "The Superman Silver Mine" (1958).

Among hundreds of appearances in nearly 200 different television series, he played the role of the marshal in the two-part "King of the Dakotas" (1955) and as Ray in "Paper Gunman" of the NBC Western anthology series Frontier. In the 1956 movie Hot Rod Girl, he played the auto-repair shop owner Mr. Fry.

In 1957, he appeared in the episode "Revenge" of the syndicated crime drama Sheriff of Cochise and as Sanders in the episode "My Horse Ajax" of NBC's children's Western series Fury. He guest-starred about this time on the syndicated adventure series Whirlybirds and Rescue 8. He also appeared in an episode of Richard Diamond, Private Detective.

Greer was cast on the syndicated Western series Pony Express. He also guest-starred on three CBS Western series: Wanted: Dead or Alive, Trackdown, and Johnny Ringo. Thereafter, he appeared in the NBC modern Western series Empire and also guest-starred on Stoney Burke.

Greer appeared in the 1957 episode "Ambush at Gila Gulch" of ABC's Tombstone Territory, the 1957 episode "Rebel Christmas" of the Tod Andrews syndicated series The Gray Ghost, and as Ed Grimes on the 1958 episode "312 Vertical" of the syndicated series State Trooper. He appeared, too, in It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958).

His other appearances in 1959 included the episode "Peligroso" on NBC's Western series The Restless Gun, episodes of Bat Masterson, and the syndicated Man Without a Gun.

From 1956 until 1974, Greer had a recurring role as storekeeper Mr. Jonas on the long-running TV series "Gunsmoke". He appeared in 42 episodes of the series. Occasionally, he would play someone other than Mr. Jonas. In one episode, he was Chester's uncle.

In 1960, Greer appeared in the episode "Dark Fear" of CBS's anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson.

He was cast twice in The Twilight Zone, in the 1962 episode "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" and the 1963 episode "Valley of the Shadow". Also in 1963, he was cast in a segment of Jack Palance's ABC circus drama The Greatest Show on Earth.

He appeared as a creepy, corrupt policeman in the first episode of The Fugitive ("Fear in a Desert City", first shown in September 1963). He returned for five more episodes, making him the most frequently cast guest actor of nonrecurring roles on the series (tied with Richard Anderson).

The 1960s brought Greer several more recurring roles in popular series, such as track coach Ossie Weiss in Hank and Sheriff Norris "Norrie" Coolidge in The Ghost & Mrs. Muir. He also made eight appearances on the very popular series The Rifleman, playing both good-guy and bad-guy characters.

In 1962, on the ABC/WB Western series Lawman, in an episode titled "The Unmasked", Greer was cast in an entirely fictitious portrayal of Boston Corbett, the Union Army soldier who shot and mortally wounded John Wilkes Booth, the Abraham Lincoln's assassin.

In 1963, Greer was cast as Jack Tabor in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Skeleton's Closet". He guest-starred in seven other Perry Mason episodes. He portrayed, for example, a drunkard in "The Case of the Left-Handed Liar", a murderer in three episodes ("The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor". "The Case of the Lavender Lipstick", and "The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands"), and a murder victim in "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse".

Greer can also be seen portraying a store owner wounded in a robbery in "The Black Flower", a 1964 episode of Arrest and Trial. That same year, he performed in "The Children of Spider County", an episode of The Outer Limits, in which he is the protective father of a country girl who is enamored with the son of an extraterrestrial. Later, in 1967, Greer then played an alien himself, posing as a Catholic priest in "The Experiment", an episode of The Invaders.

As Reverend Alden, he had a prominent recurring role in the NBC series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1983. Often cast as a minister, he performed the marriages of Rob and Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mike and Carol Brady on the first episode of The Brady Bunch. From 1992 to 1996, he tended to the spiritual needs of the townfolk in fictional Rome, Wisconsin, as Reverend Henry Novotny in Picket Fences. He also had a guest appearance on an episode of Charles in Charge in the role of Buzz Powell.

In the May 9, 1991 episode of L.A. Law, titled "On the Toad Again", he played a character addicted to a "high" produced by licking the skin secretions of psychoactive toads. In the 1997 film Con Air, Greer appeared as the old man discovered hiding under a pickup truck at "Lerner Field".

His final feature film was a prominent role as the 108-year-old version of the character played by Tom Hanks in 1999's The Green Mile, 61 years after Greer was an extra in the 1938 film Jesse James. Greer's last television performance was in a 2003 episode of Lizzie McGuire.

Most of Greer's nearly 100 movie roles and nearly 600 television appearances had been in supporting roles, but he told the Albany Times Union in 2000 that "every character actor, in their own little sphere, is the lead."

In an interview in April 2003, Greer, a remarkably humble and kind man whose real persona can be seen in his many performances, as both a good guy and a bad guy (only with a dark "spin") said, "In 1949, I was teaching an acting class at the Pasadena Playhouse. I got a job as a gatekeeper in Anthony Mann’s The Reign of Terror. This was to demonstrate to the class a practical way of getting acting roles. It was so much fun. In the role, I was eating a chicken leg, and the director and I got along so well, that I found acting jobs afterward just kept coming my way. Not long after, that work became so lucrative that I no longer needed to teach. So, I gave up the one and became an actor, full time.”

In response to why he never got a nomination for his remarkable, sensitive performance in The Green Mile, though many thought it was worthy of a best supporting actor, if not a best actor nomination, Greer gently smiled. "Tom was supposed to portray the older character. I thought he was wonderful in the film, but as far as I know, there was trouble with the makeup, so I was hired. I guess the studio didn’t want it known as a fact as having been done by someone else; it was better if all credit went to Tom as both the younger and the older characters."


Greer, who had moved to Pasadena, California, in 1943, died on April 28, 2007, at Pasadena's Huntington Hospital after a battle with kidney failure and heart disease, not quite a month after his 90th birthday. He is interred in Peace Valley Cemetery in McDonald County, Missouri.



Year Title Role Notes
1949 Reign of Terror Bridge Guard Uncredited
1950 The Damned Don't Cry Reporter Uncredited
1950 Trial Without Jury Jack, Police Radio Room Dispatcher Uncredited
1950 Devil's Doorway Spud Keith Uncredited
1950 California Passage Dealer Uncredited
1951 Storm Warning Courtroom Cop Uncredited
1951 Call Me Mister Corporal Aide to Colonel Uncredited
1951 Father's Little Dividend Green Taxicab's Driver Uncredited
1951 The Lady from Texas Bailiff Uncredited
1951 The Unknown Man Ambulance Intern Driver Uncredited
1951 Two Tickets to Broadway Soldier in Nightclub Uncredited
1951 Week-End with Father Minor Role Uncredited
1951 Under the Gun Uncredited
1952 Room for One More Scoutmaster Uncredited
1952 Deadline – U.S.A. Day Reporter Uncredited
1952 Young Man with Ideas Telephone Man Uncredited
1952 Diplomatic Courier Intelligence Clerk Uncredited
1952 Scarlet Angel Man Robbed by Roxy Uncredited
1952 We're Not Married! Beauty Contest Spectator Uncredited
1952 Sally and Saint Anne Mr. Parker Uncredited
1952 Monkey Business Cabbie Uncredited
1952 My Man and I Court Clerk Uncredited
1952 Because You're Mine Sergeant Uncredited
1952 Because of You Mexican Shop Owner Uncredited
1952 Million Dollar Mermaid Movie Set Engineer Uncredited
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful Studio Lighting Technician Uncredited
1952 Above and Beyond Steve Haddock Uncredited
1952 She Couldn't Say No Dick Jordan Uncredited
1953 Trouble Along the Way Father Peterson
1953 House of Wax Sgt. Jim Shane
1953 Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome Uncredited
1953 Remains to Be Seen Julius Uncredited
1953 Dream Wife Night Elevator Operator Uncredited
1953 A Slight Case of Larceny Eddie - 1st Gas Man Uncredited
1953 Affair with a Stranger Happy Murray
1953 Mister Scoutmaster Fireman Uncredited
1953 Mission Over Korea Pilot Uncredited
1953 Half a Hero George Payson
1953 China Venture Galuppo
1953 Take the High Ground! Shorty Uncredited
1954 Riot in Cell Block 11 Schuyler
1954 Bitter Creek Sheriff
1954 Rose Marie Charity Dance Cashier Uncredited
1954 Lucky Me Eddie Szczepanski Uncredited
1954 The Desperado U.S. Marshal Jim Langley
1954 Living It Up Head Boy Ranger Uncredited
1954 Private Hell 36 Sam Marvin, Bartender
1955 Hit the Deck Eddie Uncredited
1955 Stranger on Horseback Hotel Clerk Uncredited
1955 Seven Angry Men Doctor
1955 An Annapolis Story Cmdr. Halleck Uncredited
1955 The Seven Little Foys Tutor Uncredited
1955 Foxfire Bus Driver Uncredited
1955 The Scarlet Coat Capt. Brewster Uncredited
1955 The McConnell Story Pilot Instructor Uncredited
1955 At Gunpoint Preacher at Funeral Uncredited
1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Mac Lomax
1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas Mr. Smith-Johnson Uncredited
1956 D-Day the Sixth of June Cpl. Atkinson Uncredited
1956 The First Texan Delegate Potter Uncredited
1956 Hot Rod Girl Henry Frye
1956 Away All Boats Lt. Cmdr. Harrison Uncredited
1956 The Young Guns Fred Uncredited
1956 Tension at Table Rock Doctor Uncredited
1956 Hot Cars Det. Davenport
1957 Chain of Evidence Dr. Ainsley
1957 The Spirit of St. Louis Goldsborough Uncredited
1957 All Mine to Give Clendenning Uncredited
1957 Johnny Tremain Nat Lorne Uncredited
1957 The Vampire Dr. Will Beaumont
1957 Pawnee John Brewster
1957 My Man Godfrey Lieutenant O'Connor
1957 Young and Dangerous Mr. John Clinton
1957 Baby Face Nelson FBI Agent Charles Bonner
1958 It! The Terror from Beyond Space Eric Royce
1958 I Want to Live! San Quentin Captain
1959 Lone Texan Doc Jansen
1959 Day of the Outlaw Doc Langer, Veterinarian
1959 Last Train from Gun Hill Deputy Andy Uncredited
1959 Edge of Eternity Gas Station Attendant
1960 Cash McCall Bronson Uncredited
1963 Showdown Express Man
1963 Wives and Lovers Sardi's Waiter Uncredited
1963 Palm Springs Weekend Boys' Club Leader Uncredited
1964 Roustabout Arthur Nielsen
1965 Shenandoah Abernathy
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club Jedediah W. Willowby
1972 Rage Dr. Thompson
1973 White Lightning Pa McKlusky
1977 Evil Town Lyle Phelps
1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Wally
1988 Two Moon Junction Kyle
1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Otto
1990 Pacific Heights Mr. Thayer
1992 House IV Dad
1994 Little Giants Wilbur
1997 Con Air Man Under Truck
1999 The Green Mile Old Paul Edgecomb Final film role


Year Title Role Notes
1950 Dick Tracy Shaky 2 episodes
1950–1954 Fireside Theatre Various characters 14 episodes
1951 Space Patrol Paul Marin Episode: "The Lost City of the Carnacans"
1952 The Doctor Pierson Episode: "No Gods to Serve"
1952 The Lone Ranger Toby Durbin Episode: "Through the Wall"
1952–1954 Cavalcade of America Mark Wilson / Johann / John Adams 3 episodes
1952–1955 Big Town Sgt. Jim Ward 4 episodes
1952–1958 Adventures of Superman Episode 1- Played 2 people. Mr. Pebbles and Dan Dobey / Episode 2 - Joe Winters / Episode 3 - Man Saved from Dirigible Fall 3 episodes
1953–1955 Big Town Colonel Venable / Dave / General Charles S. Venable 3 episodes
1954 Waterfront Phil Harvey Episode: "Stand by All Stations"
1954 Topper Jack Episode: "Preparations for Europe"
1954 The Lone Wolf Sheriff Ketton Episode: "The Wife Story"
1954 Climax! Adams Episode: "The After House"
1954 Your Favorite Story Unknown character Episode: "The Waltz"
1954–1960 Letter to Loretta Various characters 9 episodes
1954–1965 Lassie Casey Howell / Joe Baker 3 episodes
1955 Father Knows Best Mr. Collins Episode: "Father Delivers the Papers"
1955 The Man Behind the Badge Detective Merrick Episode: "The Case of the Capital Crime"
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Marshal Crawford Episode: "Wyatt Earp Becomes a Marshal"
1955 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Charlie Episode: "A Gift of Life"
1955 Frontier Marshal / Ray 2 episodes
1955 General Electric Theater Tom Episode: "Prosper's Old Mother"
1955 Navy Log Mr. Sayres Episode: "Navy Corpsman"
1955–1956 Science Fiction Theatre Prof. Horst Reimers / MacNamara / Arthur Kern 3 episodes
1955–1956 Lux Video Theatre Shammy / Maguire 4 episodes
1955–1957 Fireside Theatre Boggs / Germie / Henry Blaine / Jeremy 2 episodes
1956 The Man Called X Josef Episode: "For External Use Only"
1956 The Star and the Story Dr. Carlson Episode: "Payment in Kind"
1956 NBC Matinee Theater Various characters 2 episodes
1956 The Millionaire Stoolie Episode: "The Ed Murdock Story"
1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents The Sheriff / Theodore the Milkman 2 episodes
1956 TV Reader's Digest Captain Larsen / Paul Diamond / Dr. Rayborn / Tad Duncan, Sr. / Dr. Petrie 5 episodes
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars John Episode: "Family Affair"
1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Dr. J. L. Hendricks / Bert Keith 2 episodes
1956 The Joseph Cotten Show Mr. Erwin Episode: "We Who Love Her"
1956 Studio 57 Sheriff Barton Episode: "Swing Your Partner, Hector"
1956–1961 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre Various characters 6 episodes
1956–1974 Gunsmoke Wilbur Jonas (storekeeper) / Joe Bean / Uncle Wesley 43 episodes
1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Zac West Episode: "The Lost Face"
1957 How to Marry a Millionaire Mr. Blandish 3 episodes
1957 Broken Arrow Joe Randolph Episode: "Legacy of a Hero"
1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal Tom Denby / Pete Maxwell 2 episodes
1957 Fury Sanders Episode: "My Horse Ajax"
1957 Sheriff of Cochise Charlie Jackson Episode: "Revenge"
1957 The West Point Story Tom Nolan 2 episodes
1957 Code 3 Louis Johnson / Bill Rockwell 2 episodes
1957 The Web Unknown character Episode: "Man with a Choice"
1957 The Gray Ghost Cooper Episode: "Rebel Christmas"
1957 Tombstone Territory Jim Edwards, Sr. Episode: "Ambush at Gila Gulch"
1957–1958 Whirlybirds Jim Burdette / Dan Malloy 2 episodes
1957–1958 Trackdown Mike Kilroy / Sheriff Chet Farrow / Ward Barrett / Ethan Phelps 4 episodes
1958 Official Detective James Episode: "The Cover-Up"
1958 The Court of Last Resort Sheriff Cass Baker Episode: "The Joel Sheldon Case"
1958 State Trooper Ed Grimes Episode: "312 Vertical"
1958 Target Kirby Episode: "Backfire"
1958 Westinghouse Studio One Lewis Episode: "Image of Fear"
1958 The Restless Gun Roy Stanton Episode: "Peligroso"
1958–1959 Wanted Dead or Alive Bartender / Elder Luke Boone / Tom Wade 3 episodes
1958–1959 Walt Disney Presents Will / Fort Supplier 2 episodes
1958–1966 Perry Mason Various characters 8 episodes
1959 Pony Express Sheriff Barnett Episode: "Wrong Rope"
1959 Steve Canyon Ben Moore Episode: "The Bomb"
1959 Playhouse 90 Clayton Beard Episode: "The Day Before Atlanta"
1959 The Thin Man Amboy - Hotel Clerk Episode: "Anonymity Anyone?"
1959 The Rough Riders Sheriff Jenkins Episode: "Paradise Gap"
1959 Alcoa Theatre Policeman Episode: "Christabel"
1959 Man Without a Gun Ben McLaren Episode: "Hangtree Inn"
1959 The Troubleshooters Lepage Episode: "The Law and the Profits"
1959 Tightrope! Skeet Episode: "Thousand Dollar Bill"
1959 Bat Masterson Will Episode: "Wanted: Dead"
1959 Law of the Plainsman Wesley Episode: “The Hostiles”
1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Scooter Jaffee Episode: "The Adjuster"
1959 The Rifleman Brett Conway Episode: "Panic"
1959 Wichita Town John Matthews Episode: "The Devil's Choice"
1959–1960 Black Saddle Owen Edwards / Denver Pollock 2 episodes
1959–1960 Goodyear Theatre Matty Burton / Policeman 2 episodes
1959–1965 Wagon Train Hiram Snow / Mr. Finley / Tanner 3 episodes
1960 Rescue 8 Harvey Episode: "Quicksand"
1960 Johnny Ringo Sam Episode: "Killer, Choose a Card"
1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Mr. Walter Gilroy 2 episodes
1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson Dr. Meeker Episode: "Dark Fear"
1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook Samuel Episode: "The Reluctant Dragon"
1960 Klondike Piano Delivery Man Episode: "Keys to Trouble"
1960 Tales of Wells Fargo Ben Wilson Episode: "The Bride and the Bandit"
1960 Two Faces West Willie Medford Episode: "The Proud Man"
1960–1961 Death Valley Days Slim Newell / Leo Harris 2 episodes
1960–1962 Laramie Elmo Regis / Mr. Colby / Samuel Clemens 3 episodes
1961 The Rifleman Finny Episodes: "The Wyoming Story: Part 1" & "The Wyoming Story: Part 2"
1961 Shotgun Slade Ed Brandon Episode: "A Gun and a Prayer"
1961 The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown character Episode: "Indian War"
1961 The Jack Benny Program 1st Desk Clerk Episode: "Jack Goes to Las Vegas"
1961 Stagecoach West Foster / Reider 2 episodes
1961 The Asphalt Jungle Al Stehl Episode: "The Friendly Gesture"
1961 The Aquanauts Oscar / Haber 2 episodes
1961 Adventures in Paradise Reverend Forbes Episode: "Errand of Mercy"
1961 Hawaiian Eye Harry Wilson Episode: "Thomas Jefferson Chu"
1961 Cain's Hundred Willie Beal Episode: "The Penitent: Louis Strode"
1961 Dr. Kildare Mr. Willis Episode: "Holiday Weekend"
1961 Bus Stop Jefty Episode: "A Lion Walks Among Us"
1961 Ichabod and Me Mr. Halliday Episode: "Teenage Journalist"
1961–1962 Checkmate Hokey / Henry Creasy 2 episodes
1961–1962 Lawman Joe Brockway / Les Courtney 2 episodes
1961–1963 The Untouchables Brower / Agent Ned Ferber / Thomas B. Randall 3 episodes
1961–1962 The Detectives Ed Foster / Mr. Blane / Todd Adams / Helm Merriwether 4 episodes
1961–1964 Rawhide Sheriff / Jebidiah Haddlebird / Townsman 3 episodes
1961–1965 The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Sims / Naylor / Sales Clerk / Councilman Dobbs 4 episodes
1961–1971 Bonanza Various characters 8 episodes
1962 Have Gun – Will Travel Doc Halop Episode: "Lazarus"
1962 Surfside 6 Finney Tate Episode: "The Surfside Swindle"
1962 Follow the Sun Fulton Episode: "Marine of the Month"
1962 Alcoa Premiere Herb Raymond Episode: "The Very Custom Special"
1962 The Dick Powell Theatre Gavin Episode: "Pericles on 31st Street"
1962 Don't Call Me Charlie! Dr. Martin Episode: "Vive Judson McKay"
1962 The Eleventh Hour Ed Crain Episode: "Angie, You Made My Heart Stop"
1962 Saints and Sinners Walter Hines Episode: "A Night of Horns and Bells"
1962–1963 The Twilight Zone Evans / Scanlan 2 episodes
1962–1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show Mr. Brumley / Mr. Waring / Chaplain Berger 4 episodes
1963 Empire Joseph Williams Episode: "End of an Image"
1963 Stoney Burke Dr. John Banner Episode: "Image of Glory"
1963 Make Room for Daddy Impatient Postal Customer Episode: "Rusty's Birthday"
1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster Charlie Piedmont Episode: "Senior Citizen Charlie"
1963 Temple Houston Marshal Cloud Episode: "Gallows in Galilee"
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre Newton Yort Episode: "A Hero for Our Times"
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown character Episode: "Lady in Limbo"
1963–1967 The Fugitive Various characters 6 episodes
1964 Grindl Sladowski Episode: "Grindl, Private Eye"
1964 Destry Dr. Forbes Episode: "Destry Had a Little Lamb"
1964 Arrest and Trial J.H. Salomon Episode: "The Black Flower"
1964 The Rogues Madigan Episode: "The Personal Touch"
1964 The Outer Limits E.F. Larkin / Mr. Bishop 2 episodes
1965 Wendy and Me Orville Beaumont Episode: "A Bouquet for Mr. Bundy"
1965 The Bill Dana Show Mr. Clark Episode: "The Court Jester"
1965 The Cara Williams Show Fuliner Episode: "Pawn Ticket for a Ticker"
1965 Peyton Place Parole Officer / E.J. Taggart 2 episodes
1965 Profiles in Courage Taylor / Dr. Fenner 2 episodes
1965–1966 Hank Coach Ossie Weiss 21 episodes
1965–1967 The Virginian Ed Harger / Doc 2 episodes
1965–1967 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Policeman / Harper Caldwell 2 episodes
1966 Laredo Ira Episode: "Road to San Remo"
1966–1973 The F.B.I. Various characters 10 episodes
1967 The Invaders The Minister Episode: "The Experiment"
1967 Rango Sheriff Simmons Episode: "Gunfight at the K.O. Saloon"
1967 The Road West Thomas Grimmer Episode: "Elizabeth's Odyssey"
1967 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Police Officer Episode: "The Prize Boat"
1967 Cimarron Strip Judge Quayle Episode: "Nobody"
1967 The Big Valley Matt Carson Episode: "Night of the Executioner"
1967–1969 Mannix Mr. Coombs / Petey O'Grady / Dan Turpin 3 episodes
1968 The Second Hundred Years General Craven Episode: "For Whom the Drums Beat"
1968 Petticoat Junction Mr. Peck Episode: "Ring-A-Ding-Ding"
1968 The Wild Wild West Captain Lyman Butler / Senator Seth Buckley 2 episodes
1968–1969 Judd, for the Defense Dr. Fred Zellmer / Mr. LeBow 2 episodes
1968–1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Norrie Coolidge 6 episodes
1969 The Brady Bunch Minister Episode: "The Honeymoon"
1969 Lancer Sheriff Episode: "The Kid"
1969–1973 Ironside Old Librarian / Mr. Carew / Thomas Gibbs 3 episodes
1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant Stilts Television film
1970 Bracken's World Man on Bus Episode: "Fallen, Fallen Is Babylon"
1970 The Name of the Game Victor Bychek Episode: "Echo of a Nightmare"
1970 The Interns Edgar Jarvis Episode: "Death Wish"
1970 The Young Lawyers Jacobi Episode: "MacGillicuddy Always Was a Pain in the Neck"
1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Casey Episode: "Angry Man"
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Billy Jack Episode: "Operation: Moonshine"
1972 Nichols Harrigan Episode: "Sleight of Hand"
1972 The Mod Squad Store Owner Episode: "Taps, Play It Louder"
1972–1973 The Rookies Billy Levinson / Studio Guard 2 episodes
1973 Ghost Story Harry Bell Episode: "Earth, Air, Fire and Water"
1973 Winesburg, Ohio Parcival Television film
1973 Barnaby Jones Andy Spake Episode: "Murder-Go-Round"
1973 Adam-12 Dave Carlson Division”
1973–1974 Cannon Walt Fox / Windom Salter 2 episodes
1974 Chopper One Motel Manager Episode: "Strain of Innocence"
1974 Chase Parino Episode: "Out of Gas"
1974 The Greatest Gift Deacon Hurd Television film
1974 Paper Moon Unknown character Episode: "Bonnie and Clyde"
1974 The Manhunter Harry Bell Episode: "The Lodester Ambush"
1974–1983 Little House on the Prairie Reverend Alden 76 episodes
1975 Shazam! Seldom Seen Slim Episode: "Fool's Gold"
1975 Saturday Night Live Man at Veterinary Clinic Episode: "Candice Bergen/Esther Phillips"
1976 The Rockford Files Peter Preli Episode: "Where's Houston?"
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Watchman Episode: "Dead or Alive"
1977 Green Eyes Mr. Cousins Television film
1977 Emergency! Dr. Hubert Nippert Episode: "Upward and Onward"
1978 The Incredible Hulk Dr. Malone Episode: "The Beast Within"
1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk Ace Hutchin Television film
1981 Charlie's Angels Bluford Catlin Episode: "Moonshinin' Angels"
1982 The Greatest American Hero Supervisor Episode: "Train of Thought"
1982 Matt Houston Henry Episode: "Who Would Kill Ramona?"
1983 Little House: Look Back to Yesterday Reverend Alden Television film
1984 Little House: The Last Farewell Reverend Alden Television film
1986 Starman Ralph Wollery Episode: "Fever"
1987 Werewolf Russell Episode: "Friendly Haven"
1988 Charles in Charge 'Buzz' Powell Episode: "Poppa, the Sailor Man"
1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation Sills Television film
1988 First Impressions Milt Episode: "Pilot"
1989 Roseanne Joe Episode: "Lobocop"
1989 Ann Jillian Unknown character Episode: "Buddy System"
1990 The Bradys Minister Episode: "The Brady 500"
1990–1991 In the Heat of the Night J.L. Lambry 2 episodes
1991 L.A. Law Chester Mead Episode: "On the Toad Again"
1991 Empty Nest Mr. Sobel Episode: "Almost Like Being in Love"
1992 The Secret of Lost Creek Henry "Grandpa" Fogel Unknown episodes
1992–1996 Picket Fences Rev. Henry Novotny 20 episodes
1994 Rebel Highway Gary Episode: "Runaway Daughters"
1997 George and Leo Uncle Dick Episode: "The Thanksgiving Show"
1998 Ally McBeal Vincent Robbins Episode: "Alone Again"
2000 Spin City Dr. Marsh Laughlin, DDS Episode: "Smile"
2001 Diagnosis: Murder Danny McNamara 2 episodes
2001 Family Law Frank Watson Episode: "The Gay Divorcee"
2001–2002 Maybe It's Me Grandpa Fred Stage 21 episodes
2003 Lizzie McGuire Moe Episode: "My Fair Larry" (final acting role)

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