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Ward Bond

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wardell Edwin Bond (April 9, 1903 – November 5, 1960) was an American film character actor whose rugged appearance and easygoing charm were featured in more than 200 films, as well as in the NBC television series Wagon Train from 1957 to 1961. Among his best-remembered roles are Bert the cop in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Captain Clayton in John Ford's The Searchers (1956).

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Apr 9, 1903 In Benkelman, Nebraska, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Noah's Ark 1929-06-15
Latest Project:
Movie The Adventures of Errol Flynn 2005-04-05
Known For
Poster of The Searchers
Poster of It's a Wonderful Life
Poster of The Maltese Falcon
Poster of The Crime of Helen Stanley
Movie The Adventures of Errol Flynn John L. Sullivan (archive footage) 2005-04-05
Movie Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia DeHavilland Himself-archive 2004-11-05
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie Rio Bravo Pat Wheeler 1959-03-17
Movie Alias Jesse James Major Seth Adams (uncredited) 1959-03-20
Movie China Doll Father Cairns 1958-06-06
Movie The Growler Story Unknown 1957-01-01
Movie The Halliday Brand Big Dan Halliday 1957-01-01
Movie The Wings of Eagles John Dodge 1957-01-31
Series Wagon Train Major Seth Adams 1957-09-18
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie The Searchers Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton 1956-05-07
Movie Dakota Incident Sen. Blakely 1956-07-23
Movie Pillars of the Sky Dr. Joseph Holden 1956-10-12
Movie The Long Gray Line Herman Kohler 1955-02-09
Movie The Red, White and Blue Line Narrator 1955-06-01
Movie Mister Roberts Dowdy 1955-07-10
Movie A Man Alone Sheriff Gil Corrigan 1955-10-17
Movie Gypsy Colt Frank MacWade 1954-04-02
Movie Johnny Guitar John McIvers 1954-05-26
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie The Bob Mathias Story Coach Virgil Jackson 1954-10-24
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Blowing Wild Dutch Peterson 1953-09-16
Movie The Moonlighter Cole Gardner 1953-09-19
Movie Hondo Bufallo Baker 1953-11-25
Movie The Quiet Man Father Peter Lonergan 1952-07-21
Movie Hellgate Lt. Tod Voorhees 1952-09-04
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Thunderbirds Lt. John McCreery 1952-11-20
Movie Operation Pacific John "Pop" Perry 1951-01-27
Movie The Great Missouri Raid Maj. Marshal Trowbridge 1951-02-01
Movie Only the Valiant Cpl. Timothy Gilchrist 1951-04-13
Movie On Dangerous Ground Walter Brent 1951-12-13
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Singing Guns Sheriff Jim Caradac 1950-02-28
Movie Riding High Lee 1950-04-12
Movie Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Inspector Charles Weber 1950-08-19
Movie Wagon Master Elder Wiggs 1950-04-22
Series Suspense Unknown 1949-01-06
Movie Fort Apache Sgt. Maj. Michael O'Rourke 1948-06-14
Movie Tap Roots Hoab Dabney 1948-08-25
Movie The Time of Your Life McCarthy 1948-09-03
Movie 3 Godfathers Perley 'Buck' Sweet 1948-12-31
Movie Joan of Arc La Hire 1948-12-22
Movie Unconquered John Fraser 1947-10-10
Movie The Fugitive James Calvert, aka 'El Gringo' 1947-11-03
Movie My Darling Clementine Morgan Earp 1946-10-17
Movie Canyon Passage Honey Bragg 1946-07-17
Movie It's a Wonderful Life Bert 1946-12-20
Movie They Were Expendable "Boats" Mulcahey, Chief Boatswain's Mate 1945-12-07
Movie Dakota Jim Bender 1945-12-15
Movie The Fighting Sullivans Lt. Cmdr. Robinson 1944-02-03
Movie Tall in the Saddle 'Judge' Robert Garvey 1944-09-29
Movie Home in Indiana Jed Bruce 1944-06-15
Movie Hello, Frisco, Hello Sharkey 1943-03-26
Movie Slightly Dangerous Jimmy 1943-04-01
Movie They Came to Blow Up America FBI Chief Craig 1943-05-07
Movie A Guy Named Joe Al Yackey 1943-12-24
Movie Wild Bill Hickok Rides Sheriff Edmunds 1942-01-31
Movie Ten Gentlemen from West Point Sgt. Scully 1942-06-26
Movie The Falcon Takes Over Moose Malloy (Uncredited) 1942-05-29
Movie Sin Town Rock Delaney 1942-09-25
Movie Hitler- Dead or Alive Steve Maschick 1942-11-12
Movie Gentleman Jim John L. Sullivan 1942-11-14
Movie A Man Betrayed Floyd, Amato's Goon 1941-03-07
Movie Tobacco Road Lov Bensey 1941-02-20
Movie Know For Sure patient 1941-01-01
Movie The Shepherd of the Hills Wash Gibbs 1941-07-18
Movie Doctors Don't Tell Barney Millen 1941-09-22
Movie Manpower Eddie Adams 1941-08-09
Movie The Maltese Falcon Det. Tom Polhaus 1941-10-18
Movie Swamp Water Tim Dorson 1941-11-16
Movie Sergeant York Ike Botkin 1941-09-27
Movie Buck Benny Rides Again First Outlaw 1940-05-31
Movie Virginia City Confederate Sergeant Checking Passengers (uncredited) 1940-03-23
Movie Little Old New York Regan 1940-02-09
Movie The Mortal Storm Franz 1940-06-14
Movie The Grapes of Wrath Policeman 1940-03-15
Movie The Long Voyage Home Yank 1940-11-16
Movie Sailor's Lady Shore Patrolman 1940-07-05
Movie City for Conquest First Policeman (uncredited) 1940-09-21
Movie Santa Fe Trail Townley 1940-12-20
Movie Kit Carson Ape 1940-08-30
Movie Mr. Moto in Danger Island Sailor Sam - Wrestler 1939-04-07
Movie Trouble in Sundown Henchman Dusty 1939-03-23
Movie Dodge City Bud Taylor 1939-04-08
Movie The Oklahoma Kid Wes Handley 1939-03-11
Movie The Return of the Cisco Kid Accused Rustler 1939-04-28
Movie They Made Me a Criminal Lenihan 1939-01-21
Movie Union Pacific Tracklayer (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Son of Frankenstein Gendarme at Gate 1939-01-13
Movie Made for Each Other Jim Hatton 1939-02-10
Movie Pardon Our Nerve Kid Ramsey 1939-02-24
Movie Gone with the Wind Tom the Yankee Captain 1939-12-15
Movie Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence Hunk 1939-11-03
Movie Drums Along the Mohawk Adam Hartman 1939-11-10
Movie Confessions of a Nazi Spy American Legionnaire (uncredited) 1939-05-06
Movie The Cisco Kid and the Lady Walton 1939-12-29
Movie Frontier Marshal Town Marshal 1939-07-28
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Thug (uncredited) 1939-09-16
Movie The Kid from Kokomo Ladislaw Klewicki 1939-05-23
Movie Young Mr. Lincoln John Palmer Cass 1939-06-09
Movie The Girl from Mexico Mexican Pete 1939-06-01
Movie Waterfront Mart Hendler 1939-07-15
Movie Over the Wall Eddie Edwards 1938-04-02
Movie The Adventures of Marco Polo Mongol Guard (uncredited) 1938-04-07
Movie Mr. Moto's Gamble Biff Moran 1938-04-07
Movie Hawaii Calls Muller 1938-03-12
Movie Flight Into Nowhere Unknown 1938-04-19
Movie Of Human Hearts Lout Laughing in Church (uncredited) 1938-02-11
Movie The Kid Comes Back Spike 1938-02-12
Movie Born to Be Wild Bill Purvis 1938-02-16
Movie Bringing Up Baby Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) 1938-02-18
Movie Professor Beware Motorcycle Cop 1938-07-29
Movie The Law West of Tombstone Mulligan P. Martinez 1938-11-18
Movie Going Places Clarence - a Policeman 1938-12-31
Movie Gun Law Henchman Pecos 1938-05-13
Movie Fugitives for a Night Gambler in Fake Fight 1938-09-23
Movie Submarine Patrol Seaman Olaf Swanson 1938-11-25
Movie You Can't Take It with You Mike - the Detective (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie Prison Break Big Red Kincaid 1938-07-12
Movie Numbered Woman Detective 1938-05-22
Movie The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Tug 1938-07-20
Movie 23 1/2 Hours Leave Top Sgt. Burke 1937-03-21
Movie The Soldier and the Lady Tartar Guard (Uncredited) 1937-04-09
Movie Park Avenue Logger Paul Sangar 1937-03-16
Movie Devil's Playground Sidecar Wilson 1937-01-24
Movie You Only Live Once Casey - Guard 1937-01-23
Movie Night Key Fingers 1937-04-18
Movie They Gave Him a Gun MP (uncredited) 1937-05-07
Movie Music for Madame Violets (Uncredited) 1937-10-08
Movie The Westland Case Connors - Death-Row Inmate 1937-10-30
Movie Dead End Doorman 1937-08-27
Movie Escape by Night Peter 'Spudsy' Baker 1937-09-01
Movie Topper Eddie - Cab Driver Slugged by Topper (uncredited) 1937-07-16
Movie Marry the Girl Motorcycle cop 1937-07-13
Movie A Fight to the Finish Eddie Hawkins 1937-06-30
Movie The Case Against Mrs. Ames Newsstand Customer 1936-05-08
Movie Avenging Waters Marve Slater 1936-05-08
Movie Fatal Lady American Stage Manager (uncredited) 1936-05-15
Movie The Cattle Thief Ranse Willard 1936-05-26
Movie Pride of the Marines Gunner Brady 1936-04-02
Movie The Leathernecks Have Landed Tex 1936-01-01
Movie Fury Man (uncredited) 1936-06-05
Movie Two in the Dark Policeman 1936-01-10
Movie Muss 'em Up John Doe, a Gangster 1936-02-13
Movie Boulder Dam Pa's Guest 1936-03-07
Movie Colleen Sweeney (uncredited) 1936-03-21
Movie Without Orders Tim Casey 1936-10-22
Movie Legion of Terror Don Foster 1936-11-01
Movie The Accusing Finger Prison Guard 1936-11-17
Movie High Tension Husky Man 1936-07-10
Movie After the Thin Man Party Guest (uncredited) 1936-12-25
Movie The Big Game Gambler 1936-10-09
Movie Conflict Gus 'Knockout' Carrigan 1936-11-29
Movie White Fang Thief (uncredited) 1936-07-17
Movie They Met in a Taxi Policeman 1936-09-08
Movie Crash Donovan The Drill Master 1936-08-01
Movie The Man Who Lived Twice John 'Gloves' Baker 1936-09-25
Movie Go Into Your Dance Herman Lahey 1935-04-20
Movie Mary Jane's Pa Roughneck Leader 1935-04-27
Movie Fighting Shadows Brad Harrison 1935-04-18
Movie 'G' Men Gunman at Train Station (uncredited) 1935-05-04
Movie One New York Night Policeman 1935-03-08
Movie Grand Old Girl Mr. Clark - Football Coach 1935-01-15
Movie Devil Dogs of the Air Instructor 1935-02-09
Movie Murder in the Fleet 'Heavy' Johnson (Uncredited) 1935-05-24
Movie The Crimson Trail Luke Long 1935-03-11
Movie Strangers All Ward, Assistant Director on Film Set 1935-04-01
Movie Little Big Shot Kell's Henchman 1935-09-07
Movie Broadway Hostess Lucky's Henchman (uncredited) 1935-12-07
Movie Too Tough to Kill Danny 1935-12-20
Movie Hitch Hike Lady Motorcycle cop 1935-12-28
Movie Calm Yourself Detective 1935-06-28
Movie Western Courage Lacrosse 1935-10-29
Movie We're Only Human Bank Robber 1935-12-27
Movie She Gets Her Man Chick 1935-08-05
Movie 3 Kids and a Queen Relative 1935-10-21
Movie Waterfront Lady Jess 1935-10-04
Movie The Last Days of Pompeii Murmex of Carthage, a Gladiator (uncredited) 1935-10-18
Movie Whirlpool Farley 1934-04-10
Movie I'll Tell the World Dirigible Officer 1934-04-20
Movie The Crime of Helen Stanley Jack Baker 1934-04-20
Movie The Fighting Ranger Dave, Cougar Henchman 1934-03-17
Movie School for Romance Husband 1934-01-31
Movie Most Precious Thing in Life Head Coach Smith 1934-06-15
Movie Frontier Marshal Ben Murchison 1934-01-19
Movie The Poor Rich Motor Cop 1934-02-25
Movie It Happened One Night Bus Driver #1 (uncredited) 1934-02-22
Movie Men of the Night Det. John Connors 1934-11-18
Movie Broadway Bill Morgan's Henchman (uncredited) 1934-11-30
Movie A Man's Game Dave Jordon 1934-06-16
Movie Girl in Danger Wynkoski 1934-09-11
Movie The Human Side Cop 1934-09-01
Movie The Circus Clown Spectator 1934-06-30
Movie The Affairs of Cellini Palace Guard Finding Cellini's Clothes 1934-08-24
Movie The Defense Rests Hood 1934-07-15
Movie Chained Ship Steward (uncredited) 1934-08-31
Movie The Wrecker Cramer 1933-07-10
Movie Heroes for Sale Red (uncredited) 1933-06-17
Movie Lady for a Day Mounted Policeman (uncredited) 1933-09-13
Movie Unknown Valley Elder Snead 1933-05-05
Movie Police Car 17 Bumps O'Neill 1933-09-30
Movie College Coach Assistant Coach (uncredited) 1933-11-13
Movie Son of a Sailor Joe 1933-11-29
Movie Wild Boys of the Road Red the Brakeman (uncredited) 1933-10-07
Movie Careless Lady Cop in Raid 1932-04-02
Movie High Speed Ham 1932-04-02
Movie White Eagle Bart - Henchman 1932-10-07
Movie The Trial of Vivienne Ware Johnson (uncredited) 1932-05-01
Movie Flesh Muscles Manning (uncredited) 1932-12-08
Movie That's My Boy Curley Decker 1932-11-13
Movie Virtue Frank 1932-10-25
Movie Rackety Rax 'Brick' Gilligan 1932-10-23
Movie Quick Millions Cop in montage (uncredited) 1931-04-17
Movie Arrowsmith Cop 1931-12-07
Movie Up the River Inmate Socked by Saint Louis (uncredited) 1930-10-12
Movie Born Reckless Sergeant 1930-06-06
Movie The Big Trail Sid Bascom (uncredited) 1930-11-01
Movie Noah's Ark Flood Extra (uncredited) 1929-06-15
Movie So This Is College USC Player - #30 (uncredited) 1929-11-08
Movie Salute Midshipman Harold 1929-09-01